Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (D)
You firstly arrive at our thousand years Capital – Hanoi city. Our tour guide & driver welcome you at Noi Bai International airport and then transfer to your hotel in the city center. It is time for freshen up and a short rest after long journey. When darkness falls, our guide comes to pick you up for dining out at a local Vietnamese restaurant. Overnight in Ha Noi Day 2: Hanoi City (B/L)
The full day tour commences with visit to Hochiminh’s Mausoleum, His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda & Van Mieu- Quoc Tu Giam (our first national University). Lunch included at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue discovering more of Hanoi with the visit to Ethnology Museum of Vietnam. Then we roam to the old Quarter to learn more about the legend/history about Hoan Kiem lake (the lake of the Restored Sword), Ngoc Son Temple and Pho Co (Old quarter). Then enjoy Water Puppet show at Thang Long Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long bay – the World heritage (B/L/D)
Start at 08:30am at your hotel, after 03 hours and a half drive we arrive in Halong Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. Passing many rocks and islets in shape of Dog, Incense, Fighting-cock, Finger, Hoa Cuong etc and visit Surprise Cave and short swim at Titov beach, kayak (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (if you like) and later over night on board.
Day 4: Ha Long bay – Hanoi - Danang (B/L)
In the morning, cruising through Bai Tu long bay, enjoy breakfast while passing several rocks & islets, Bo Nau cave and fishing villages. Disembark around 12.00 noon. On return, go directly to Noibai airport for late afternoon flight to Danang
Upon arrival in Danang airport, you are escorted by our local tour guide to hotel in Hoian city for overnight.
Day 5: Hoi An Ancient City (B/L)
In the morning, you will walk to visit ancient tiny city Hoi An. The visit includes the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. It is time for you to go shopping or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river of Hoi An. Lunch included at local restaurant with Specials of Hoian. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B)
Leisure time in the morning. In the afternoon, go to Hue with a stop in Danang to visit Cham Museum where you will see the open air collection of Cham breathtaking sculptures. After arrival at Hue, check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue Ancient City (B/L)
Today, you will visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, King Tu Duc’s tomb, King Minh Mang tomb(typical formal oriental style designed). Late in the afternoon, take a cruise on Huong River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, and enjoy watching sunset on the way back. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
You will take morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, enjoy short city tour passing Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market.
After lunch, continue the trip to Cu Chi, visit the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Mekong Delta (B/L)
Leaving the busy city, you are going to visit typical country side of Vietnam. Upon arrival at My Tho, cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) and stop over a garden restaurant at a local house for Vietnamese lunch. The motorized boat cruises along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at Cao Dai temple in Ben Luc town. Overnight in Hochiminh.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city - Departure (B)
Free time for last minute shopping before departure. Service ends at Tan Son Nhat airport.
LAND SERVICE COST :
Tour price is in US dollar per person based on twin sharing room
Validity: until 30 Sep 2010
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 fees in Hue and in Mekong delta
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
Other meals not clearly mentioned
Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
Personal expenses & Tips
Visa to Vietnam
Airfare supplement: US$148 per person domestic flights (Hanoi - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City) on VNA, Economy class