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Day 01: HA NOI                

Meeting at arrival in Ha Noi and transfer to hotel with guide, check in at hotel.

Free at leisure

Accommodation at hotel

Day 02: HA NOI                                                    (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. We will pick you up and drive to Quan Thanh Temple . The name Quan Thanh is meaning as it translates to ‘Place of the Gods’After that, we will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where has offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. Next palace is Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoian culture and appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture.  Enjoy a lunch in Hanoi cappital is one of the best way to discover Vietnamese cuisine.

After lunch, we will take a cyclo ride around “the 36 meandering streets” of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter  to visit Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem lake. Finally, take a rest with  a water puppet show to finish a Hanoi excursion day.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 03: HA NOI – NINH BINH – HA NOI       (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. 

Depart from Hanoi to Hoalu, visit 2 temples dedicated to 2 royal families of Vietnam in 10th century. Then pass through the magnificent countryside of North Vietnam typical with green limestone mountains jutting out of the green paddy fields to Tamcoc, famous as so called “Dry Halong Bay”. Lunch at local restaurant.

Taking boats for the cruise on the river through the green rice paddy surrounded by ranges of green limestone mountains. After 1.5 hours of the rowing boat trip, proceed to Bich Dong pagodas, complex of pagodas built into limestone mountain cliffs from 15th century with unreal scenery around. Getting to the top pagoda and enjoy panorama view of countryside. Drive back Hanoi.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 04: HA NOI – HA LONG                             (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Depart to Halong, sightseeing on route. Arrive at Tuan Chau island–take break and welcome drink at  Cruise Lounge before transferred to  Cruise

Welcome to  Cruise, enjoy welcome drink while our cruise manager give a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout  Cruise. Check-in your cabin and Start cruising and explore Halong Bay one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

After lunch, continues to cruising then you will visit Titop Beach- one of very famous Island in Halong Bay, you can swimming, climbing up to the Titop moutain and taking photos.

Continues to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, do Kayaking at Pearl Farm.

Cruising back to our  Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.

Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of  Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.

Evening entertainments: Relax at leisure; Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movie; Play game on the cruise such as cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing,

Overnight on the cruise 

Day 05: HA LONG – HA NOI - HUE                 (B/L)

Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi le session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.

Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. It takes approximately 50 minutes for cave visiting, one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.

Check-out and settle bills at reception. Having brunch at  Restaurant on boat

Back to cruise’s dock and transfer to Ha Noi airport for flight to Hue.

Meeting at arrival and transfer to hotel with guide for check in. Free time at leisure.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 06: HUE                                                          (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel

Coach trip to visit Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. It is where established highest offices of Vietnam's feudalism and sanctums honouring the cult of decreased Emperors. And Dong Ba Market, visit to a food market is always very interesting and sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. Lunch at local restaurant

Take a Dragon boat cruise along the romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious workship in Hue. The Tu Duc tomb is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. An incense stick-making village the village’s most visible sights are yellow of incense and red of incense’s stick.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 07: HUE – DA NANG -  HOI AN                (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Pick-up at hotel in Hue and depart for Danang, passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards. Stop at Lang Co for relaxing then acrossing the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds), enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Arrival Danang,  visit Cham Museum, the museum displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th centuries. Lunch at local restaurant.

Visiting handicraft sculpture rocks village and Marble Mountains is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, The five “mountains” are named after the five elements; Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth). Procced to Hoain and transfer to your hotel.

Free time at leisure. Accommodation at hotel

Day 08:  HOI AN - SAIGON                                (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Pick-up at hotel and discovery the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. Lunch at local restaurant

Enjoy your boat trip to Hoian's traditional villages. Thanh Ha Pottery Village craftsmen had ever been invited by the Court of Nguyen Dynasty in Hue to create special products for activities of the Imperial Palace and Kim Bong Carpentry Village is very famous for its wood-carving products. Now in this village, there is one workshop funded by UNESCO in order to train young people in the village. Transfer to Da Nang airport for  flight to Saigon.

Meeting at arrival and transfer to hotel for check in with guide.

Accommodation at hotel

Day 09: SAIGON                                                   (B/L)


Breakfast at hotel.

Visiting Notre Dame, a cathedral is established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880.  All building materials were imported from France. Central Post Office was constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel in the early 20th century, has a Gothic architectural style. Visiting Former President Palace. It was workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Drive to China town the most bustling quarter of the city including Thien Hau pagoda was built by the Cantonese congregation in the early 19th century.

Have lunch at local restaurant

Visiting War Remnants museum. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. City Hall, it is originally called the Hotel de Ville and now formally re-branded the People's Committee Hall. Grand thearter was built in 1897 by French architect Ferret Eugene. Ben Thanh Market is popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

Accommodation at hotel.

 

Day 10: SAIGON – TAY NINH – CU CHI        (B/L)


Breakfast at hotel.

Pick up at hotel and drive forward Tay Ninh (about 100 km), to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai, is an mixture of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. In this religious, Buddha and the Christian God are believed to both exist as deities, but Cao Dai is the third, highest deity. Attending the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Have lunch at local restaurant

Continuing to visit to Cu Chi Tunnels system which had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later used during the Vietnam war. An amazing complex of underground tunnels with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years. Drive back to Saigon hotel.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 11: SAIGON – MY THO – SAIGON          (B/L)


Breakfast at hotel.

Pick up at hotel then drive to My Tho, is famous for its extensive orchards and immense fruit gardens of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, the architecture of the pagoda is a harmonious combination of Asian and European types, creating the splendid, but simple features of this Buddhist pagoda. Then enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River seeing “Dragon-Unicorn-Tortoise-Phoneix” islets before to Thoison islets for visiting local house making goods from coconut, banana caramel and coconut caramel. Continue to visit an orchard on an island and take horse-cart on village road. Have lunch at local garden restaurant with special “Elephant fish” on islet then swimming sampan through Coconut canal.

Back to pier and transfer to Saigon.

Accommodation at hotel.


Day 12: SAIGON – PHAN THIET                      (B)


Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Phan Thiet with guide. Check in at hotel. Relax on the beach.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 13-14: PHAN THIET                                    (B)


Breakfast at hotel.

Free time relax on the beach.

Accommodation at hotel.

Day 15: PHAN THIET – SAIGON DEPART    (B)


Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for connecting flight to go back home.


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SERVICES & PRICES

Accommodation with meals (food only) as mentioned in program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner).

Domestic ticket and airport tax: Hanoi-Hue & Da Nang - Saigon(economy class/luggage: 20kg/pax)

Private transfers and tours with English speaking local guide

All entrance fees, boat fee and cyclo fee indicated in program.

Private boat trip in  Ninh Binh, Hue. Hoi An and My Tho

Mineral water and tissues on vehicle (2 bottles + 2 tissues/1 day)

Intenational flight and airport tax to Hanoi and from Saigon

Vietnamese visa arrangment

Personal and travel insurance

Expenditure of a personal nature, such as other meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry & etc.

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