Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival.
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. A half day tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City takes in the Nôtre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory and the bustling market of Binh Tay Market in Chinatown. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City.
After two hours by road from Ho Chi Minh’s bustling streets, we start venturing into the watery world of the Mekong Delta. As a highlight of the trip, we take a cruise along narrow waterways through the lush vegetation to an orchard garden where we have the opportunity to visit local homes as well as enjoy a lunch followed with seasonal fruits. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang.
A short morning flight to Beach City – Nha Trang. After checking into hotel, we enjoy a half day tour of Nha Trang, seeing the Oceanographic Institute and the Long Son Pagoda with its famous giant Buddha image. Heading out of this area, we follow our trip to the Hon Chong Promontory and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which are overlooking the colorful fishing port. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax on a beach. Over night in Nha Trang. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Nha Trang.
The fabulous sunny weather, turquoise water surrounding a string of islands and white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang one of Vietnam's premier beach resorts. The usual water spots such as fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving are also available. On these free days, you can soak up as much sun and sea as you want by spending your time on the turquoise water enjoying swimming or lazing on a beach. Over night in Nha Trang. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Nha Trang – Da Lat.
Today we will have free time relaxing on a beach or strolling around the town. Travel to Dalat on road. Enjoy cooler mountain air, and is in a region dotted with waterfalls, forests, gardens and lakes. Overnight in Dalat. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Da Lat.
Begin our tour by visiting Prenn and Datanla waterfall, Tuyen Lam Lake. Boat trip to the jungle - Walking up the hill. Challenge yourself with riding Elephant- Lunch. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 7: Da Lat – Hue.
A half day city tour includes: Domain De Marie Church, crazy house, flower garden, Xuan Huong Lake, Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palace. Take a flight from Lien Khuong Airport to Hue – the formal imperial capital of Vietnam. Cruising on Perfume river while enjoying Imperial folk song. Overnight in Hue. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 8: Hue.
This morning we take a boat trip on the Perfume River, stopping at the beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in the tranquil setting garden and lakes. The Imperial Citadel and the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc are also visited today. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 9: Hue – Hanoi.
After breakfast, take a short flight to Hanoi. After a change and rest, enjoy a tour in the afternoon with Literature Temple, Hoa lo Prison, Ethnology Museum and a cyclo drive around Hoan kiem Lake and Hanoi's Old quarter. Overnight in Hanoi. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long.
Transfer to Halong. Board our traditional wooden junk boat, Huong Hai Junk, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery. Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board. Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 11: Ha Long – Hanoi.
For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. 8.00am: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you to Hanoi. Enjoy Water Puppet show. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 12: Hanoi – Departure.
Airport transfer for your flight out. Includes: (B).
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