Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (-/-/D).
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for relax. Dinner will be served at one of the nicest restaurants after brief discussion on tour. Hanoi is starting to prepare for upcoming Christmas. Hanoi old quarter streets, commercial centers, stores along Hue, Trang Tien, Ba Trieu, Hang Ma streets were all decorated motley with sparkle pine trees, Santa Claus and sound of “Jingle Bells” . After dinner, you are free to discover Ha Noi at night.
Day 2: Hanoi (B, L, D).
After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Hochiminh Complex for visit Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hochiminh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. Afternoon visit ethnological museum then have cyclo in the old quarter and visit Dong Xuan market, enjoy water puppet show in the afternoon before dinner. Then car transfer to train station to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Day 3: Sapa (B).
Traveling Sapa, you can enjoy cool atmosphere of the winter and gaze away bright colorful flowered skirts. Enjoy breakfast. Disembark in Sapa tour. Visiting Ham Rong mountains, Orchid garden, heaven gate... Enjoy an afternoon tour to the village of Lao Chai & Ta Van. Walk around at leisure to explore the local life and beautiful views of Sapa. Return to Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi (B).
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check out. Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring Sapa. Transfer to the railway station at 16:00 and board the train back Hanoi. Overnight on board train.
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D).
After breakfast, transfer to Halong. 12.15 pm: Arrive in Ha Long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat 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. 7.30 pm: Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board. 9.00 pm: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay on boat.
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast we continue our cruise to visit Man‘s Head island, Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Upon our return to Halong city we have lunch on board, and then board our transport back to Hanoi in the afternoon to take a flight to Danang. Transfer by car from Danang to Hoi An. On leisure at hotel – Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An (B/L/D)
Sightseeing of Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The tranquillity and charm of this town with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An free day (B).
Free at leisure in Hoi An. O/N at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/D)
We board a flight south this morning to Ho Chi Minh City. An afternoon city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, includes the Nôtre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory, the bustling Chinatown and Giac Lam Pagoda. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D).
Depart to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta. Board the Cai Be Princess junk boat and start the tour with the visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market. Follow with a visit of some local home factories that produce rice paste, rice pop corn and coconut candies. Cruise then to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through large networks of meandering rivers, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Lunch at a fruit orchard then cruise to Vinh Long and discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life.
Day 11: Sai Gon-Cu Chi-Sai Gon (B/L/D).
You are free in the morning to get over jet-lag. In the afternoon, the guide and driver will take you to Tay Ninh to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels. You’ll have an opportunity to get the unique experience of guerrillas living and fighting under ground during the war before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll spend the night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B).
Free at leisure before take a flight home with sweet memories.
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