Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival.
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check-in and dropping off the luggage. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. O/N at Palace Hotel **** (alternative: Namara Hotel****)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai – Cu Chi Tunnel.
After breakfast, drive from Ho Chi Minh to Tay Ninh, visit The Great Holy temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of Asia. It is the headquarter of Caodaism, a religion with colorful mix of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism. You will attend the daily noon mass held by the Cao Dai’s followers prayer session to witness, which is a great culture’s experience, have lunch at local restaurant,
you will go to the Cu Chi tunnels which underground network now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system fo over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. O/N at Palace Hotel **** (alternative: Namara Hotel****)
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Day 3: Mekong River Cruise – My Tho – Can Tho.
A smooth one and half hour bus ride passing the green rice fields, lead you to the beautiful rural My Tho city. Get on the motorized boat on the Tien river to the Quy (Tortoise islet). On the way, you will view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat building workshops, the other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islet. The cruise will lead you through Bao Dinh canal, to see a typical agricultural model call “Garden – Pond – Cage” then enjoy coconut candy mill and the relaxing honey tea. Then the amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal –have some minutes of relax by riding a horse carriage
After lunch, you will walk along the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruit while you are listening to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders. Here we also can join the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside. Land on My Tho, Continue driving to Can Tho. O/N in Can Tho at Golf Can Tho Hotel****
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Day 4: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City.
Starts from Ninh Kieu boat quay, we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). you try the Vietnamese vermicelli noodle? Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. So, you will go and see how it is made. Trekking along the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, you have a chance to experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one bamboo. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City via My Tho. O/N at Palace Hotel **** (alternative: Namara Hotel****).
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang.
Morning: Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Da Nang, on the way to Hoi An, visit Champa Museum. Drop at a stone sculpturing village.
Afternoon: Free & easy. O/N at Hoi An Beach Resort**** (alternative: Vinh Hung Hotel****)
Day 6: My Son Holy Land.
In the morning, we will visit My Son holy land by car, 45 km away from Hoi An. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam . The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a must-see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam.
Early afternoon, drive back to Hoi An for lunch, visit the ancient town of Hoi An. It still reserves hundreds of houses built of precious wood in original forms. Explore ancient Hoi An by walking through the 400 years old narrow streets, visiting Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Communal House, Thien Hau Temple, an ancient house of inhabitant.
O/N at Hoi An Beach Resort**** (alternative: Vinh Hung Hotel****)
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue Dynasty.
Morning: Drive to Hue - the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty of Emperors from 1802 until 1945. The scenic route passes through Da Nang before climbing over the Hai Van Pass – Pass of the Ocean Clouds - where the summit provides a spectacular panoramic view of the central coastline, dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co located on a jutting sand dune line. Upon arrival in Hue, transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon: Drive to visit Imperial Citadel to get an overview about the former Royal history and life.
O/N at Green Hotel****
Day 8: Hue City Tour.
Morning: Get the Perfume River cruise to visit the ancient relics locating on the sides of the river: Thien Mu Pagoda – the biggest and drive to visit the elaborate Tu Duc Royal Tomb which was designed to blend with the natural setting of the landscape or (Khai Dinh Royal Tomb) with different architecture and atmosphere that has elements of eastern art mixed with western designs. Lunch is at a restored Royal home.
Afternoon: Embark on an interesting trip to Ho Quyen, the Royal Arena of the Nguyen Emperors located 4km south-west of Hue. Tigers were forced to fight elephants in this theater, and the elephant- a symbol of imperial power-was expected to win. The last fight was held in 1904. Continue to visit Phuong Duc traditional bronze-casting village, opportunity to interact with the local artisans at work.
O/N at Green Hotel****
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Day 9: Hue – Quang Tri DMZ.
Leave Hue early for a 60 km drive to visit Khe Sanh Combat base, Ta Co former Air Base and Vinh Moc tunnels, Truong son Cemetery, Hien luong Bridge, Quang Tri citadel. Then drive back to Hue.
Khe Sanh Combat Base, in 1971 Khe Sanh was reactivated by the US Army (Operation Dewey Canyon II) to support Operation Lam Son 719, the South Vietnamese incursion into Laos. It was abandoned again sometime in 1972. In March 1973, American officials in Saigon reported that North Vietnamese troops had rebuilt the old airstrip at Khe Sanh and were using it for courier flights into the south. Today Khe Sanh Combat Base is a museum where relics of the war are exhibited. Most of the former base is now overgrown by wilderness or coffee and banana plants. However, to this day nothing will grow on the airstrip itself.
O/N at Green Hotel****
Day 10: Hue – Hanoi.
After breakfast drive to airport for flight to Hanoi, Pick up and transfer to Hanoi for checking hotel (Free & easy). Free and easy. O/N at Flower Garden Hotel****
Day 11: Hanoi – Halong Cruise.
Pick up at your hotel. Drive to Ha Long harbor: 3 hours with a short break on the way. Arrive in Halong City at around 12.00. Board boat and start cruising. Lunch will be served on the boat, while we cruise and enjoy the breathtaking view around the bay. Drop off for a guided visit of Sung Sot cave. Depart for Titop area for swimming. Weather permitting our guests will be able to hike up Titop mountain as well as kayak or swim in the bay’s emerald waters. A Vietnamese dinner will be served on the boat. Evening entertainment options are karaoke, board games, movies or stargazing on the upper deck.
O/N on boat.
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Day 12: Halong Cruise – Hanoi.
After the breakfast, you have more time to enjoy Halong bay before the boat returns to the harbor. Transfer to a restaurant in Halong city for lunch. Drive to Ha Noi: 3 hours with a short break on the way. You will be drop off at your hotel around 16:00. O/N at Flower Garden Hotel****
Day 13: Hanoi Capital Tour.
Pick up from your hotel, drive to West Lake, visit Tran Quoc pagoda. After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake). The last place of the tour is taking a walk for few minutes to visit the Old quarter of Hanoi. Tour ends at your hotel.
O/N at Flower Garden Hotel****
Day 14: Hanoi Departure.
Morning: free shopping until time transfer to Noibai Airport to turn back your country.
End of tour.
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast;
- English - speaking guide;
- All private transfers and flight tickets
- A private boat in Halong Bay (deluxe boat);
- Entrance fees;
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary;
- Water & cold towel on sightseeing days.
Excluding: Vietnam visa, travel insurance, drinks, personal expenses and tips!
- All the services are based on a private basis.
- Check-in time at all hotel is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00.
- All the flights are subject to change without prior notice