Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (Dinner). Our tour guide welcomes you at the airport and transfer to the center. Check-in the hotel. Afternoon, strolling in the colonial quarter. Welcome dinner at a typical restaurant. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch). Today, you will visit the capital of the city interfering the obsolete perfume of a colonial atmosphere and the charm of a life remained very traditional: Our trip starting from your hotel to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda.
Keep going to see the Temple of Literature - originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone stele mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with the names of the university's graduates. The complex is divided into five courtyards with different paths that would originally have been reserved for the Emperor and his mandarins. One of the courtyards contains the statue of Confucius guarded by two beautiful bronze storks standing on turtles.
The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Lunch will be served “Cha Ca” famous Hanoi cuisine. After lunch, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples.
As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the grounds. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city. After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names' was related to the products being sold there.
Before we go back to hotel: we will have chance enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Moreover, it had its moments, there are different stories, mostly enacting historical events or slice of Vietnamese rural life... Farmers in their fields. The trip will be finished after the show and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D). After the breakfast, drive to Halong. On the way, stop to visit But Thap pagoda. Arrive in Halong.
- 12h30: Board Junk, check-in registration.
- 13h00: Have lunch with welcome wine.
- 13h30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay to visit Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island, Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Fishing with seine, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a romantic night on junk.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi - Hue (B, L) (by flight). A new day wake you up with joys and emotions in an early morning for watching sunrise on sea. A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long bay, Toad Island, Bai tho mountain. Return to Halong city. After lunch back to Hanoi. Transfer to the airport to take flight for Hue. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Night in Hue.
Day 5: Hau city tour (B, L). AM: Take a dragon boat cruise down the Perfume River visiting the Thien Mu pagoda and Minh Mang tomb. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour to visit the Citadel containing the Imperial city and the Forbidden Purple city. Visit the Dong Ba market. Dinner your own account.
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B, L). After breakfast, drive to Hoi An, a historic old Quarter. On the way to Hoian stopover at LangCo, a beautiful beach and HaiVan Pass.Visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain in Danang. Proceed to Hoian. Check in hotel. Free at your leisure to explore Hoian, shopping or swimming in the sea… Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian (B, L). Spend your full day visiting the town of Hoi An today. Together with your local guide in Hoian, walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, you may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or order your clothes to be tailored within a day. Late afternoon is open for your optional tour by boat to a ceramic village in Thu Bon River, or relax on Cua Dai (Big Beach). O/N Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian - Danang - Nhatrang (B, L) by flight. Am: Free time until transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight to NhaTrang, the guide will welcome you and escort you to the hotel. The left of the day is open for free sea bathing at NhaTrang beach. Overnight in NhaTrang.
Day 9: Nha trang - Phanthiet - Muine (B, L). 8:00 am starting boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium and Hon Tam Island. Bathing at the beach on the island. PM: Departure for Phan Thiet and across shrimp breeding fields. Phan Thiet is well-known for its white sand beaches with many mountains and forests. Arrive in Muine and then leisure. Overnight at a resort.
Day 10: Muine Beach (B). Breakfast at hotel. Free bathing with sun and white sand at the resort. Night at the resort in Muine beach.
Day 11: Muine Beach (B). Enjoy the beach at sunrise. Visit the famous moving sand-hill of Phan Thiet. Night at the resort.
Day 12: PhanThiet - HoChiMinh (B, L). Am: Transfer to Saigon. Pm: Explore the city: Post office, Cathedral, History museum and Cholon China Town. Dinner on boat to cruise along Sai Gon river to see Saigon by night. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Saigon - Mytho – Saigon (B, L). A.M: Leave for My Tho town of Tien Giang province (the first province in the Mekong Delta - about 75 km from Ho Chi Minh City). Boat trip on Mekong river to visit the fruit gardens and peasants' houses on a islet. Lunch at a typical restaurant of Mekong Delta. P.M. Return to HoChiMinh City. Night at hotel.
Day 14: Day departure (B). Free until transfer to airport for departure to your destination. End tour.
- Accommodation in the hotels indicated or similar of same category
- Meals as indicated in the program (special require (diet, vegetarian) are available upon advance noted)
- Transportation by car/minibus/bus (depending on number of participants) with A/C
- Private boat in Hue
- Private boat in Hoian
- 2 days/1 night in joint basis Junk in Halong bay
- Transfers, tours with English/French speaking local guides (each city 1 guide in Vietnam) (If 1 guide escosted will be surchaged), other languages are available upon request
- Entrance fees, water puppet show
- 2 bottles of mineral water per pax per day
- Visa request service
- International air tickets reconfirmation
- Service charges, room tax and handling fee (10% VAT)
- Personal insurance
- XMas and New Year Gala dinner
- Others not mentioned nor specified above not to be included in the tour prices.
- International airfare to/from Vietnam
- International departure airport tax
- Vietnamese visas fee
- Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nhatrang
- Other meals not mentioned in the program
- Early-check-In, late check-out surcharge
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone call, tips, etc.) and drinks
- Other services not included in the program.
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