Day 1: Hanoi arrival. Arrive at Noi Bai Airport, welcomed by your tour guide and transfer from airport to your selected hotel in Hanoi. Take your own an orientation tour around the old quarter. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi. After breakfast, 8:00 am drive to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. Afternoon, visit Quan Thanh Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and shopping in the old quarter. Evening enjoy water puppet show. Dinner on guest‘s account. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu. At 8:00 am transfer to Ninh Binh (110 kms). Visit Dinh and Le temples in Hoa Lu, ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century. Then continue to Van Lam Village. Afternoon, take small sampan for 3 hours cruise to discover Tam Coc caves. Then visit Bich Dong Pagoda before returning to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 4: Hanoi - Ha Long. After breakfast, transfer to Ha Long Bay during 3 hours. Arrive Halong Bay. Check in boat and have lunch. Then visit Halong Bay during 4 hours. Overnight on boat. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Ha Long - Hanoi. After breakfast, take another 4 - hour boat trip on the bay. Lunch at local restaurant. Return to Hanoi. Dinner on guest‘s account. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Hanoi - Hue. Early breakfast then transfer to the airport for boarding to Hue. Welcomed by your tour guide at Phu Bai Airport and transfer to your selected hotel. Afternoon, transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel Khai Dinh Tomb and Dong Ba Market. Overnight at hotel in Hue. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Hue. After breakfast, 8:30 am we cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Tomb. Lunch in a local restaurant. Afternoon, visit to Tu Duc Tomb, Diem Phung Thi exhibition of picture and shopping. Overnight at hotel in Hue. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An. After early breakfast then 7:45 am transfer to Da Nang via the Hai Van Pass. Stop at the Lang Co Beach and the local fishing village. Arrive in Da Nang; visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain. Lunch in Da Nang. Then continue to visit Hoi An: Japanese Bridge pagoda, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung Old House, Quang Dong Assembly. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City. After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang Airport for morning flight to Hochiminh city. Welcomed by your tour guide at Tan San Nhat Airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits, we visit Ho Chi Minh City: The Old Colonial Residential, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, the War Crime Exhibition, China Town (Cholon) and a lacquerware factory. Overnight at hotel in Hochimihn city. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho. Leaving Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields, stopping to see how the rice is cultivated. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat trip to Tortoise Island. Then disembark and go for a gentle stroll through the picturesque orchards. Enjoy lunch on the island, followed by a traditional cock fighting display. Return to the water for a relaxing rowing boat ride along a small canal, cruising in the shade of the water coconut trees. Learn about bee-keeping in the delta and sip a refreshing cup of honey tea to the accompaniment of traditional Vietnamese folk music.
Then travel the narrow rural road by horse and cart to visit the coconut candy mill to find out how this delicious confectionery is made and sample the finished product. Return by boat to My Tho and head back to HCM City by bus. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories. The meeting point is the Bonsai Garden from where you will travel by bus to Can Tho City. Check into your hotel.
Day 11: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Phong Dien - Ho Chi Minh City. Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the liveliest in the whole region. Wander around the village and meet the friendly local people. Visit the bustling Can Tho market. On the way back to HCMC by bus, stop off to visit the Rung Tram forest. It is a former Viet Cong base used by guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 12: Hochiminh city. Drive west to Tay Ninh, head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Driving back to HCMC. Overnight at hotel in HCMC. Includes: (B).
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure. Free until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. End of our services. Includes: (B).
Note: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
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