Day 1 Arrive Hanoi (D)
Upon our arrival at the Noi Bai (Hanoi) airport, our local guide will meet us and escort us to our hotel. The rest of the day is ours to relax and recover from jetlag. Tonight we will have dinner at one of the finest restaurant in Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi (B, L)
Sites visited: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh square, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Cyclo in Hanoi Old quarter, Water puppet show
On this day we will first visit Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh complex followed by the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon we will visit Museum of Ethnology and explore Hanoi Old quarter by cyclo (paddle rickshaw). In the evening we will enjoy the Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay - Stay Overnight on Cruise (B, L, D)
We meet the tour guide again today at around 08:00AM today then depart for Halong Bay. Along the way we will have a coffee break at a humanity center. Arriving at Tuan Chau private wharf at noontime (11:45), we transfer to our Luxury Paradise Cruise. On the cruise we will have a welcome cocktail and having a briefing, safety instructions then check in our luxury cabins.
We then set sail and to explore Halong Bay. Our Asian Buffet lunch will be severed from 13.00 – 14.30 as the vessel sails to Halong Bay passing numerous of limestone islands and islets like: the Cocks fighting islets, the Elephant leg islet, the Castle islet…and the TITOP Island. At around 14.30 we arrive at Luon Cave (Hallow cave). We will have chance to explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong Bay by local rowing boat or we can enjoy kayaking activities ( If weather permitted) or Discover the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay, the Surprising Cave.
After the excursion at 15.30 we transfer back to cruise ship and continue cruising through the bay.
At 16.30 we arrive at Fairy Male cave and visit the Cua Vạn Floating Village – experience the daily life of local people – Optional: kayaking
At 17.15 we keep on to cruise to explore Halong Bay.
17.30 Enjoy the open-air cooking demonstration on the sundeck (weather permitting) and discover the secrets of the Vietnamese cuisine.
At 18.00 we arrive at Pearl farm area where once again we have chance to do swimming or kayaking, then anchor for stay overnight.
At dawn we can enjoy the open-air cocktail bar located on the sundeck then savor a delicious five course Set-dinner will be severed at 7:00 PM. Follow by is the happy hour and night activities including: enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Beauty Spa services or relax at leisure. Overnight in luxury Paradise junk cruise.
Day 4 Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Sunrise on this seclude Bay will be a wonderful experience; we then have chance for a Tai Chi Lesson at 06:45 on the sundeck. After that, we enjoy our Continental Buffet breakfast from 07.00 – 09.00. During breakfast the cruise keeps moving to explore other areas in Halong Bay. At around 07.45 we arrive at Ti Top Island where we can enjoy the Ti Top Beach or get up to the top of the island for a fabulous bird eyes view of Halong Bay. We have option of : swimming or kayaking activities (subject to weather permission).
At 08.30 we depart Ti Top Island to continue cruise through Halong Bay. We check out our cabin at 09.30 & our settle bills – Luggage collection. At 10.30 we will disembark the Warf at Tuan Chau Island. We then transfer to our vehicles to go back to Hanoi.
Arriving in Hanoi, we check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5 Hanoi – Hue (B, L)
Site visited: Imperial city, Forbidden Purple City, Dong Ba market
This morning, we will be transferred to the airport to take flight to Hue at 11:50. Welcome upon arrival in Hue, we then transfer to directly to a local restaurant for our lunch.
After that, we transfer to hotel for checking in. Relaxing until 3PM, we will visit Imperial city, Forbidden Purple City, Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6 Hue City Tour (B)
Sites visited: Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc tomb, Perfume River
Today, we take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda; then take our vehicle to the majestic and scenic Emperor Tu Duc tomb.
After that, we are back to the city for our leisure in the afternoon. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 Hue - Hoi An (B)
Sites visited: Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, Marble Mountain, Chine Beach,
After breakfast, we depart Hue for Hoi An travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the East Sea en route to Da Nang. We will visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain, My Khe beach and then going to Cua Dai Beach for our resort.
Relax at beach in the rest of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8 Hoi An Town Tour (B)
We have a morning walking tour in Hoi An town – one of the World Culture Heritages of Vietnam. This quaint riverside town still boasts a wealth of century’s old traditional architecture. The influences of several Asian cultures can be seen in the old houses and waterside buildings. It is also famous as a place to be instantly created inexpensive tailored outfits. Free at leisure in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 Hoi An - Free day (B)
Free at leisure day and enjoy shopping in Hoi An town or swimming at the beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10 Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (B)
In the morning, we transfer to Da Nang airport to take the flight to Saigon. After 1 hour flight, we are welcome at the airport by tour guide then we transfer to hotel. Check in and relax in the rest of the day. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11 (Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City tour(B, L)
Sites visited: Former Presidential Palace, North Dame Cathedral, General Post office, War Museum, Ben Thanh Market
This morning, we visit the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that, we will visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch, we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post.
In the afternoon we will visit: Ben Thanh market, and also the sprawling commercial hub of China town(Cholon) including the chaotic Binh Tay market area and Thien Hau pagoda.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Cao Dai temple (B, L)
In the morning we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will explore the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that we will drive to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai temple. This religion is an odd mix of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianism and Christianity. Join Cao Dai worshippers for their daily noontide ceremony. Then we return to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B, L)
Sites visited: Island, workshops, farmer houses
Today we drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be for about 2 hours. Vivid farming activities and the riverine life of the Mekong Delta can be seen en route. Take a boat trip from Cai Be along the mighty Mekong River and its tributaries to view the riverine of local people who work and play on the waterways of the Mekong Delta. It would be a miss if we do not visit floating market at Cai Be, and a family-run workshop making popcorn, pop-rice. A taste of these local products with green tea brings you a great feeling in tropical weather. Lunch will be set up in a local house that located on an island, which is fertile place for different fruits and trees. After lunch, taking a short nap on a hammock under the shady garden or you also can do cycling along the village paths to enjoy the beautiful of country side..Lastly, the cruise will transfer us to Vinh Long city where we take our vehicle to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 14: Can Tho - Cai Rang – Saigon (B)
Sites visited: Cai Rang floating market
Early morning today, we will take the boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market with the busy sense right at the time. This is a biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where you can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. After that, we are back to hotel for breakfast & relaxing by the pool of the hotel.
In the afternoon, we transfer back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 15: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight - your arrangement
Today our vehicle will transfer us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.
Type of tour:
Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your way of travel)
Feature of tour:
This trip introduce to you the warm of South Vietnam & the warmth of our people
|Tour cost per person (in USD):
Size of Group
3 - 4 pax
5 - 6 pax
7 - 9 pax
10 - 14 pax
01 May 2012 - 31 Dec 2013
Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
Private car/mini van
Boat Trips in Mekong River, Halong Bay
All entrance fees
English or French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
All meals as per program
Vietnam domestic airfare as per program
Train Tickets ( Deluxe Soft Sleeper ,Cabin of 04 berths ) as per program
Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
International flight and international airport tax on departure
Insurance, Personal expenses & Tips
Vietnam Visa - this can be done with our Visa service
Travel Package 15 Day Vietnam