ITINERARY: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Welcomed at Noi Bai International airport and transferred to your hotel.
Relax after a long journey before we present you Vietnam daily life with one hour cyclo ride or walking around the Hoan Kiem lake, visit Ngoc Son temple and Old quarter streets. Stop at Thang Long Theater for one hour Water Puppets shows. Enjoy welcome dinner and over night in Hanoi. Note: If your arrival flight is after 2pm, the itinerary will be changed accordingly
Day 2: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay – the World heritage (B/L)
This morning, enjoy a city tour of Hanoi including: The Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (except Monday & Friday), Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam, Hoan Kiem Lake.
In the afternoon, depart from Hanoi through the Red River Delta to beautiful Ha Long Bay. O/N at hotel in Halong.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay- Cruise Trip (B/L)
After breakfast we will embark on a traditional style wooden boat for 4-5 hour cruise rocks, islets, caves and grottos to explore the Bay. You then will visit to the Thien Cung & Dau Go caves - the most beautiful among thousands. Lunch with sea food served on boat before disembarking. Drive back to Hanoi for over night.
Day 4: Hanoi- Danang - Hoi An - the Ancient town (B/L)
After breakfast, you check out and transfer to Noi Bai airport, stop at the Museum of Vietnam Ethnology – the most interesting Museum in Hanoi for one hour. Take noon flight to Danang. On arrival at Da Nang Airport, you are transferred to a local restaurant in the city for lunch, and then visit to Cham Museum (see rich collection of Cham sculptures from in 14-15 century back with Indian influences) before transferring to Hoi An City, which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Visit of Hoi An City with mixed the culture of Vietnam/Chinese/Japanese with Chinese tiled houses, Chinese temples, Japanese covered bridge. Over night in Hoi an town.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi tunnel (B/L)
Leave your hotel early for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival we take a quick view of the busiest city of Vietnam by visiting the Independence Palace and China Town. Lunch at local restaurant before checking in hotel.
This afternoon, you will visit Cu Chi tunnels, the “Iron Triangle”, our Viet Cong basement in the American war. Back to Ho Chi Minh city late after for over night.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta (B/L)
Leaving the busy city, you are going to visit country side in the Mekong Delta -water, the base life of the South of Vietnam. On arrival at Cai Be, of course, the only way for you to observe the local lifestyle is getting on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region. You will see the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchards, rice crisped producing process, etc. (Optional short biking before lunch). After lunch at an Ancient garden house proceeding to Vinh Long, passing small and beautiful canal see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. Stop at An Binh islet famous for their fruit orchards. After crossing the Co Chien river, the excursion ends at Vinh Long pier where our driver is waiting for your drive back to Saigon for over night
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
You are at leisure for last minute shopping or relax before for departure. Tour ends at the airport.
LAND SERVICE COST :
Tour price is in US dollar per person based on twin sharing room
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