This trip brings you from the North to the South with most highlights’ Vietnam (or vice versa).
Starting from Hanoi –Vietnam’s Capital with its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture,peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. Overnight on Cruise in Ha Long Bay- the World Heritage Site to immerse yourself in picturesque scenery. A very short flight will take you to Hoi An, ancient and peaceful town lies in Thu Bon River in Central of Vietnam. The biggest city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh city. Explore the lush landscape of the Mekong Delta and the bright lights and urban bustle of Saigon.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Meals: NA – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s historic and charming capital. Your driver and tour guide will meet you at Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy city tour visiting Hanoi’s main attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Old Quarter, Opera House, St. Joseph Church.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Today you have a full day to explore the capital of Vietnam. You will visit main attraction site in Hanoi like the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace); the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and the most attraction museum in Hanoi is the Ethnology Museum or History Museum. Later in the afternoon enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Day 3: Hanoi-Ha Long
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner – Accommodation: On Cruise
After pick-up from your hotel, you will be transferred by van/car to Ha Long Bay at 12:00. You will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the emerald bay through many Islands and Islets. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you can enjoy drinks while watching the sunset. Dinner and overnight on the Junk.
Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast/Brunch – Accommodation: On Cruise
Early Morning wake up with Tai Chi Session on Sundeck. You have opportunity to enjoy the sun raising from the bay. After breakfast, you will visit a spectacular limestone grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Checkout and the boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive back to Hanoi.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
In the morning, you will visit My Son Sanctuary, a group of ruined Hindu temples dating back to the Champa Kingdom, also known as “Angkor Wat in Vietnam”. Later in the afternoon, you will have a tour around the ancient town and visit some well-preserved historical sites, like Japanese Bridge, Chinese Temple, and the former Vietnamese merchants’ houses.
Day 6 Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
In the morning, you will transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Today’s highlight will definitely be a tour around the famed Ho Chi Minh City landmarks. First, you will stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral, widely known as Red Church, then followed by a visit to the Old Post Office. Afterwards, you can appreciate some Vietnam War exhibits in the War Remnants Museum, and drop by the Independence Palace symbolizing the reunification of Vietnam. Visit China Town and the Ben Thanh Market, where a wide variety of Vietnamese food and souvenirs can be found.
Day 7: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Today you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be floating market. Take a cruising among the local barges stuffed-full of fruits and vegetables. Visit some local workshops then have lunch in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, take a sampan and venture into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables. The cruise ends in Vinh Long. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Saigon.
Day 8 Departure Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast – Accommodation: NA
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be free until the convenient time our guide will come to pick you to the airport to catch your scheduled flight.
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