Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the 11th century dazzles visitors its unique blend of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes. Still retaining a charming air from its colonial days, visitors are often impressed with the quietness and subtle beauty of Hanoi. Upon arrival, you are picked up and transferred to hotel check in and leisure. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Ha Noi – Ha Long (B/L/D).
After breakfast drive to Ha Long Bay, list as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea as it is know in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy fresh seafood lunch is prepared and ser After lunch we will have a great opportunity to explore the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Visit caves and floating fishing villages, go kayaking in secluded lagoons and swim. Enjoy an exotic overnight cruise on Halong Bay. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Ha Long – Ha Noi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L).
Wake up the next morning at sunrise, feel the early morning salt water scent; bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. This morning, we will continue to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot - Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. A fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Then you will return to the port and transfer back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Take the flight to Da Nang. Transfer by car to Hoi An for relax and overnight. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An (B).
Spend your full day visiting the town of Hoi An today. Walk over the 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 5: Hoi An free day (B).
Free at leisure in Hoi An. Overnight at your hotel in Hoian.
Day 6: Hoi An – Da Nang – Sai Gon (B).
Take a morning flight to Saigon and transfer to hotel for check-in. Saigon, the second largest city in Vietnam and its economic center, is an electric and vibrant city of 8-million inhabitants. In the afternoon, city tour of Saigon with Independence Palace and the War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post office, from historic Dong Khoi Street to the bustling markets of Ben Thanh and Chinatown. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 7: Sai Gon – Melkong Delta – Sai Gon (B/L).
Depart for Cai Be around 3 hrs driving. On our dedicated bus you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizontal. When you arrive Cai Be, you’ll board a motorized boat that takes you to the floating market and spend 1 hr there for an interaction that you’ll see no where else in the world. Next, your row boat will zigzag through a maze of shadow canals to arrive at a great orchard where you can freely taste many famous tropical fruits of Vietnam and watch locals’ daily chores. Then we’ll see how coconut candy, crispy rice cake and ceramic are made here (served free with premium hot tea.) After this, we will ride bicycles and roaming through a village to check out several rural shops or we can relax on a hammock for a short rest. We will land on a marketplace and walk around to see how and what the poor rural people selling. You are encouraged to interact with the vendors and see how friendly and respectful they are. You might also buy many interesting things for very little amount of money. Back to Saigon for leisure. Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 8: Sai Gon – Cu Chi Tunnel – Sai Gon (B).
After breakfast, visit the tunnel of Cu Chi – an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Then visit War museum. You will return to Sai Gon in the afternoon. The rest of time is free for us to explore Saigon at our own pace. Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 9: Sai Gon – Nha Trang (B).
Morning, take a flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrive Nha Trang, you are met and transferred to hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax on a beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 10: Nha Trang (B).
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. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11: Nha Trang – Sai Gon Departure (B).
Enjoy your morning with the sea before checking out to come back Sai Gon to take a flight home with sweet memories.
- Air tickets Ha Noi – Da Nang: 85 USD/pax
- Air tickets Da Nang – Sai Gon: 85 USD/pax
- Air tickets Sai Gon – Nha Trang – Sai Gon: 170 USD/pax
- Accommodation at hotels 3* as listed, sharing twin/double room
- Private transfer by modern car
- English speaking guide
- Buffet breakfasts at hotel daily
- Lunches & Dinners as described in the program at local restaurant
- All entrance fees as described in the program
- Boat trip in Ha Long Bay & Mekong Delta
- Cyclo ride and water puppet show in Hanoi
- Mineral water on bus daily: 2 bottle/pax/day
- Internal Tourist insurance
- Handmade gifts.
- Visa fees: 45 USD (Visa upon arrival is easy and available for an extra fees of 25 USD/pax, all we need is passport copies)
- Personal expense such as laundry, spa in hotel...
- Optional tours.
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