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This trips offers you to explore wide range of activities includes trekking, kayaking, off the beaten path to enjoy more of this stunning country.
Day 01 : ARRIVAL HANOI (-/-/-)
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a stylish and gracious city that retains a unique old world charm and some Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks make for relaxing atmosphere.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02 : HANOI FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR (B/-/-)
Today we commence our exploration of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city.
We follow it with a visit to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the History Museum with an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history.
City tours to visit Temple of literature. Later on, we will take a short visit at Hilton Prison where Vietnamese soldiers did captured & detained American pilots from 1967 till 1973 to learn more about the history of Vietnam war against American Imperialists.
In this afternoon, visiting the outlying Ethnologic Museum is also a major part of our sightseeing. This gleaming mansion is dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.
Afterwards we drive to the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. They are some major highlights set by the beautiful West Lake. We also visit the old quarters and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple. In front of this lake is the famous water puppet theatre where we will see a fantastic performance.
If time permits we enjoy a short cyclo ride through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 03 : HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
07h45 – 8h30: Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and then transfer to Halong city. On the haft way, you have a short break around 20 minutes at Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, sculptures, embroideries, clothing etc, made by Hai Duong inhabitants and children war victims. After that, we go straight to Halong city.
12h30 – 13h00: Arrive Halong Bay, Welcome aboard with drinks. Checking in and setting sail through the mysterious bay whilst an exquisite lunch is served in a relaxing ambiance while cruising through the Bai Tu Long Bay.
15h15: Visiting Amazing Cave – One of the most beautiful cave on Bay. Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay.
16h00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming and kayaking around Luon Cave Area, you will kayak a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from green water, every turn will bring you knew surprise. Secret passages leading to hidden lagoons and magical sea caves with a unique ecosystem, getting close to sea creatures and coral reef.
17h30: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with green tea and fresh fruits. At this time, our guide also takes this chance to share more about local people’s living and customs.
19h00: Dinner is served in the Restaurant. A perfect moment for talking with friends and having discussion on the next day’s exploration.
20h30: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the Bar or trying squid fishing.
21h00: Overnight on board.
Day 04 : HALONG BAY BACK TO HANOI – Night train to Hue (B/L)
06h30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30: Have breakfast with Sunrise while cruising to Titov Island – surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls.
09h15: Back to Cruise and continue to explore the Bay & visit Hoa Cuong Fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang Fishing Village, Ga Choi Island, Dinh Huong Islet…
10h00: Join Vietnamese Cooking Class.
10h30: Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Halong Pier.
11h30: Disembark at the harbor, Halong City. Time to say Good Bye to the Crew.
12h00: Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
Around 16h30: You arrive in Hanoi.
Our guide & driver will meet you at meeting point and then transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch a train to Hue on SE1 (19.00 – 08.00+) or SE3 (23.00 – 10.30+).
Overnight on train.
Day 05 : ARRIVAL HUE – HUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B)
Arrive in Hue Train Station at 8.00 am on SE1 train from Hanoi, guide and driver pick up and transfer to downtown for have a short relax. Then make a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Next the driver picks up and transfers to visit the Citadel with the Forbidden Purple city including Five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties… Have lunch at restaurant. (your own account).
In the afternoon make a visiting to Minh Mang and Khai Dinh mausoleum to discover more of Royal tomb complex with different architectures of Orient and Western combination. Free dinner.
Overnight O/N at hotel in Hue.
Day 06 : BIKE RIDE TO LOCAL MARKET – FREE AFTERNOON (B)
Guide welcomes you at hotel and make a biking trip to surrounding Hue city center to experience countryside life and natural landscapes. Ride bike through rice field to get more of local life. Visit an old bridge called Thanh Toan Bridge and experience farmers work and life. Here is the chance to discover the local villagers in their morning work at local market near here. Return Hue city centre and pass through more of countryside village and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Have lunch at restaurant.(your own account)
Afternoon is the free time to wander around the city as your own experience. Hue is a peaceful city for you to get on foot exploration.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 07 : JOURNEY TO HOIAN VIA DANANG CROSSING HAIVAN PASS (B)
Guide and driver welcome you at hotel and transfer you to leave Hue for Hoian and have passing through Lang co Beach, Hai Van Pass. Take photo of spectacular pass from the summit. Arriving Da Nang, stopover at Marble Mountain to have more enjoyment of Da Nang city and My Khe beach.
Have lunch at restaurant. (your own account)
Afternoon you reach Hoian ancient town and check in hotel. The rest of time is your free time to walk around the town to get your own experience.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 08 : WALKING TOUR OF HOIAN – FREE AFTERNOON (B)
Make a morning walking around Hoian ancient town to experience this charm city including Phuc Kien Hall, Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky Old House… Hoian is ideal place for shopping at silk shops and lantern shops…
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 09 : VISIT MYSON – FREE AFTERNOON IN HOIAN (B)
Morning is the excursion to leave Hoian for My Son Holly land for visiting the ruins of Cham Pa – the Kingdom of Champa since 12th century. Have chance to enjoy traditional music show. Return Hoian and have lunch at restaurant. (your own account)
Afternoon is the relaxing time at hotel or spend your time on beach or wandering around Hoian ancient town.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 10 : FLY TO SAIGON – WALKING CITY TOUR (B)
The driver and guide drop you off Da Nang airport for taking flight departure to Saigon on VN1505 (0920:1035).
On arrival, we will be met by our guide with a signboard then transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, we will take a short walk to visit Reunification Palace and Museum, Duc Ba Cathedral, Ben Thanh market.
O/N at hotel in Saigon.
Day 11 : MORNING VISIT CU CHI TUNNELS – FREE AFTERNOON (B)
After breakfast at hotel. This morning we visit Cu Chi, famed for its elaborate network of tunnels used to conceal guerilla fighters operating against the U.S. military forces. Here we visit the underground shelter where the revolutionary cadres were living.
Afternoon is at leisure.
O/N at hotel in Saigon.
Day 12 : SAIGON – CAI BE – VINH LONG (B/L/D)
This morning our driver will meet you at your hotel and we head into the Mekong Delta, the most fertile region of Viet Nam. Before arrival in Cai Be, you will pass a beautiful Cao Dai church, nice to take a look inside. On arrival, our local guide will meet you and you will be supplied the standard bicycles and cycling throughout the town street with the local daily life, stop to visit the Literature temple. Cycling to Son Dong to visit the village of traditional carrier of making brick Son Dong where the tourist know how to make the brick and the pottery from the local clay and styles with the local traditional technique. Cycling across the Co Chien river by the local ferry, then cycling along the paths with the fine weather at the countryside to the homestay on the island.
Preparing to enjoy the dinner with the family and overnight at the homestay.
Overnight at Homestay in Vinh Long
Day 13 : VINH LONG – SAI GON (B)
In the morning, cycling along the village under the foliage, visiting the local village and know how the local people begin a new day at the rural village.
Boating across the Mekong river to visit the floating market at the busiest time- the original style of commerce on the Mekong river basin, you will be dizzy of hundred boats on the river, see how the local are selling their produce as well as their way of life.
Visiting the local pop rice, rice paper workshop where they do not only know how to make cakes but also try on and taste the warm one right after processing. Strolling along the cottage industry village to visit : die – casting cement, salt processing line, net – rice paper making workshop. Transfer back to Sai Gon.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 14 : DEPARTURE (B)
Leisure time until check out.
Our driver will meet you at hotel and transfer to Sai Gon Airport for your onward flight.
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