DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN HANOI CAPITAL
With plentiful trees canopying the sky, Hanoi sits peacefully at the riverbank of Hong river. Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up & transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Begin your day touring the most highlights of Ha Noi, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi, including the Temple of Literature, which is well-known as the first University of Vietnam built in 1070, then visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Museum of Ethnology & History museum
In the afternoon, enjoy another short city tour by cyclo around French Quarters, Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son temple. Then wander around the trading area in the Old Quarter.
In the evening, before having a welcome diner, you will be served a spectacular performance of Water Puppet show - a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 03: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON THE JUNK (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Ha Long. On arrival, embark on Junk. Enjoy a fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Ti Top beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Go fishing, drink Vietnamese wine, and spend a tranquil night on board.
DAY 04: HA LONG – HA NOI (B, L)
Breakfast on board. A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, Luon cave by small bamboo boat. Visits to Bai Tu Long bay, Toad island, Bai Tho mountain. Return to Ha Long city and have lunch on board. After lunch, get back to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 05: HA NOI – DA NANG – HUE (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel . Then transfer to the airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be again greeted & transferred to Hue.
In the afternoon, visit the Tomb of Tu Duc King, It is one of the most beautiful Royal architectural works of the Nguyen dynasty. Then visit the tomb of Khai Dinh King - one of the most surprising among myriads of royal tombs in Hue. Then we move to Thien Mu pagoda – the Hue’s symbol. From Thien Mu, take a dragon boat trip down stream to Trang Tien bridge and enjoy sun set on Huong river.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 06: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, then take a short excursion to visit the Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City. In the afternoon, take a very scenic trip to Da Nang across the Hai Van Pass - the “Pass of clouds" through the Truong Son Mountain. The mountainous stretch of the highway offers spectacular views.
Arrive in Da Nang. Stopover at the sensational Cham Museum & then the Marble Mountains. Continue to drive to the charming and historic city of Hoi An , which is known as one of South-East Asia’s major international ports for the Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and other trading vessels with name of Faifo.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 07: HOI AN – CITY TOUR – LEISURE TIME AT THE BEACH (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Make a city tour in Hoi An downtown - a living monument to Viet Nam’s rich history, then make an excursions to visit some major highlights here including famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong pagoda and the vibrant market. Free at leisure on the white sand beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 08: FLIGHT TO SAI GON – THE SOUTHEN METROPOLIS OF VIET NAM (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. The rest of the day is spent for a half day city tour including: the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Municipal Post office, bustling Ben Thanh market, Vinh Trang pagoda and the Cho Lon, Sai Gon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes A dinner cruise on Sai Gon river is available for your option.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
DAY 09: MEKONG DELTA TOUR (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a coach trip to Ben Tre - the metropolis of Ben Tre province through many lush orchards and immense rice fields.…En route, stop at Ben Luc and try some sweet grapefruits – the local special tropical fruits . Upon arrival, embark a motorized boat through the narrow, tree-lined canals of Mekong Delta. Relax on boat and enjoy fresh coconut juice. Stop at Con Quy (Tortoise islet) visit Orchards farm enjoy tropical fruit.
Back to the boat station by a rowing boat through the narrow, green and quiet creeks. Lunch is served in a local restaurant with dishes of specialty such as “elephant ear“ deep - fried fish”. Drive back to HCMC.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
DAY 10: SAI GON DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat international airport for departure.