- Explore Hanoi's landmarks and its delicious street foods.
- Soak up in the historic and peaceful ambience in Ninh Binh
- Enjoy a wonderful cruise on Halong Bay
- Have an interesting tour in and around Hoian.
- Admire the beauty of ancient Khmer architecture at My Son Holy Land
- Learn more about Vietnam history at Cu Chi Tunnels.
- Contemplate the colonial buidings in Ho Chi Minh city.
- Immerse in the bustling atmophere in Mekong Delta with vibrant floating market and traditional villages.
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Upon your arrival in Hanoi. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check - in at 2:00pm. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals on your own account. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Today is going to be an interesting day sightseeing in Hanoi. Our first visit is Ho Chi Minh Vestige Complex where you can have a chance to learn more about the Great Father of Vietnam - Uncle Ho through his relics at the Still House, Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Next, head to Temple of Literature is also known as the first university of Vietnam. Lunch on your own account.
In the afternoon, we will visit the biggest and most fascinating museum in Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology where to observe a great collection of artifacts of 54 ethnic groups as well as enjoy some green space.
Afterwards, proceed to the colorful Old Quarter where a wide range of products can be found from street foods, clothings, furniture to jewelleries, souvenirs and more. Follow our knowledge tour guide to some secret alleys to taste some delicious dishes.
Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Today morning takes us to Ninh Binh after 110 km of driving (about 2 hours). We arrive in Van Long Nature Reserve - best known for the setting of the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island. Hop on a rowboat for a delightful trip around this wetland (about 1,5 hours) contemplating the magnificent for limestone peaks and lush paddy fields.
Our next stop is Gia Hung village where to take a bike tour along the dike of Boi river (8 km), discovering the local community and its surrounding areas.
After that, we head to Nho Quan village to have lunch with the friendly locals. Then, pay a visit to Hoa Lu ancient capital exploring the vestiges of Dinh and Le dynasty from the 10th century as well as the country glorious history.
Back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own account. overnight stay at the hotel.
Have your breakfast at the hotel before we travel to another fascinating place today. Recognized as UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay is long famous for its breath - taking beauty of spectacular natural landscape.
The drive will take us through the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of the Red river delta to reach the gem on the Gulf of Tonkin - Halong Bay. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Junk boat for a mesmerizing cruise on the bay by a tender. Lunch will then be served on board.
In the afternoon, the tender takes us to visit some of the most interesting caves of Halong with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm water of the bay as the ship stops enroute. You can also choose to do kayak to admire the beauty of this tropical paradise.
Drop the anchor for an overnight stay on the bay. Diner on board will then followed by many interesting activities.
To be noted that, shared shuttle bus will be used to transfered you to Halong with a English speaking guide. For more information about private transfer, please contact our travel consultants.
Wake up early this morning to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and gentle sun beam of the bay. Enjoy your breakfast on board when the ship continues to sail to other remote areas. Around midday, you will be transferred to the pier for a trip back to Hanoi on shuttle bus. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, a private car (no guide) will picked you up and transferred to the airport for a flight to Danang.
Our guide and driver will wait for you at Danang airport for a pick up and transfer to Hoian ancient town. Dinner on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoian.
Breakfast at the hotel. Ready for an exhilarating market exploration this morning. Our guide will take you to visit a local market in Hoian where gathers many people and local produces. This is a great chance for you to interact with the natives and learn some useful tips of bargaining. Additionally, we also choose some ingredients for our cooking class later in the day.
Bay Mau nipa palm forest is our next stop. Coracle is our amazing means of transport for this trip. As we float through the lush mangrove forest observing its beauty, you can also find some cute souvenirs made of palm leaves such as hats, rings and watches sold by locals.
Next, join in a very interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu”. Then, relax with a nice cup of local tea while a cooking class is preparing. The ingredients picked up at the market this morning will be used to create some wonderful dishes with our chefs. Furthermore, the chefs will tell you about the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his cooking demonstration. Enjoy your self - made lunch after that.
Next, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river watching the daily life and fishing movements of the locals in the countryside.
Return to the town center in the afternoon for a leisure walk through its impressive architecture which are the perfect combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. We will pay a visit to the Hoian Museum, a handicraft workshop and the stunning Japanese Covered Bridge.
Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner on your own account. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
We head west today for a visit to the most magnificent historic and religious monument of Vietnam - My Son Sanctuary. Located in a holy valley on the mountain range of Indochina, My Son sanctuary came into existence in the 4th century under the Champa Kingdom. 68 spectacular Hindu temples worshiped Shiva god were built in over 900 years. Hence, only 25 survives until the present day due to the destruction of wars. The buildings were constructed with fired bricks fitted perfectly together without mortar and decorated with intricate sandstone carvings.
Back to Hoian later this morning. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoian.
This morning is free at your leisure. You can spend time exploring the ancient town buying some lovely gifts for your family and friends back home.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Da Nang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city (no guide). Upon your arrival, our guide and driver are ready to pick up and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Meals on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today morning, transfer by car to Cu Chi Tunnels - the incredible tunnel network of 250 km in length. This is the ultimate shelter of Vietnamese fighters during the American war with not only living areas, communication routes but also hospitals and storages for weapons and food. You can also try to get into the tunnels to learn more about the harsh conditions that the people have to face during the difficult time.
Back to the city center. Lunch is on your own account.
In the afternoon, a sightseeing tour will be arranged around Ho Chi Minh city exploring the beautiful French architectures. Our visit includes the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Reunification Palace and Chinatown.
Dinner on your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
We spend this whole day today exploring the boisterous Mekong Delta. It will take about 2.5 - 3 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh city to Ben Tre. Get on the boat at Phong Nam quay for a cruise on Chet Say river - a branch of Mekong river. Here, you will have a chance to get an insight into the local life and their traditional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut products processing and mat weaving.
We will pay a visit to a tranquil village nearby. You can choose to hop on “xe loi” (a special motorized trishaw) or ride a bike around the village through the lush vegetations and beautiful paddy fields. Lunch at a local house where you can enjoy some tasty delicacies.
In the afternoon, enjoy a delightful boat trip along a narrow canal before returning to the quay. Transfer to Can Tho city. Dinner on your own expense. Overnight stay at a hotel in Can Tho.
Our trip today starts at Ninh Kieu Pier where we hop on board and set sail to Cai Rang floating market. A bazaard is crammed with a great number of sampan boats carrying all kind of tropical fruits from mangos, bananas to durians. This is a great opportunity for you to experience the authentic life of the people on Mekong Delta.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight stay the hotel.
Take this last day of your trip to select some great souvenirs for your loved ones back home. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight (no guide). Meals on your own account.
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- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
- Regional flights: Hanoi – Danang / Danang – Ho Chi Minh
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Local English speaking guide
- Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Entrance fees
- Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
- International flight tickets
- Vietnam visa
- Single supplement surcharge
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Drinks, other than water on activity days
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance
Time Travel: Possible to travel all year around. February to August is the best time because temperatures and humidity falls across central Vietnam and rainfall becomes less frequent.
Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.
Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e - ticket issuance.
Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:
- Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied)
- Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
- Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
- Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied
During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:
- Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
- Easter Holidays: 10 April – 12 April: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.
- Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.
For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.