ITINERARY: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Mekong delta – Hoian – Hue – Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport and greeted by our representative, then transfer to your hotel in the center of city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B/L)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city for lunch after 4 hours excursion.
In the afternoon, visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City – Hoian (B/L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we drive along rice field to My Tho city, one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Have lunch at a typical countryside garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province.
Drive back Ho Chi Minh for late flight at to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoian City 35km away. Overnight in Hoi An Day 4: Hoi An Ancient City (B/L)
In the morning, you will walk to visit ancient tiny City Hoi An. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. Lunch included at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, free to explore ancient Hoi An walk down the 400 year old narrow streets, visit the best of Tailor shop making clothes to order within 24 hours. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B/L)
We will transfer to Hue in the morning with a visit to Cham Museum on the way. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit to King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue
Day 6: Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/D)
Breakfast at hotel then take a morning visit to the Imperial citadel of Nguyen Dynasty.
Leave Hue on the noon flight to Hanoi. After one hour and a half flight you will land at Noi Bai airport in the Hanoi Capital of Vietnam. Pick up and transfer directly to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Check in hotel for freshen- up and relaxation. Overnight in Halong city.
Day 7: Halong bay - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, you will embark a sailing boat for cruising around the islets, caves and grottos of Halong Bay. The boat will stop a while for you to take a short excursion visit Sung Sot grotto (Surprise Cave). Having seafood lunch on board before leaving for Hanoi. Upon arrival, we would like to present you Hanoi locals’ daily life with one hour trishaw (cyclo) ride around Hanoi Old streets, Hoan Kiem lake, stop at Ngoc Son temple and you then attending a Water Puppets show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi City – Departure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), then continue to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda. Back to hotel for check-out and prepare for flight back home. Tour ends at the airport.
LAND SERVICE COST :
Tour price is in US dollar per person based on twin sharing room
Validity: until 30 Sep 2010
Twin share accommodation as specific or similar (at hotels and/or on boat in Halong Bay)
Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
Boat fee in Mekong delta and Halong Bay
All entrance fees to specific sites
Local English or French speaking guide in each city.
Standard half board meals as per program
VAT & service charge
Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes