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DAY 01: HO CHI MINH- ARRIVAL
Pick up and transfer to hotel.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B, L)
0800 at hotel lobby. Take a city tour: Former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office. China Town with Binh Tay Market and Ben Thanh Market, Thien Hau pagoda. Transfer to hotel.
DAY 03: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (B, L)
0800 Morning transfer to Cai Be townlet located on the Mekong riverside, take a
wonderful boat ride on the Upper Branch of the Mekong River, seeing a floating market, visiting locals houses and workshops of making pop rice, coconut candies, fruit gardens, boating through small canals. The boat ends in Vinh Long, then drive to Can Tho
DAY 04: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH - FLIGHT TO HOIAN (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market. Roam into the villages to visit the rice paper mill, the rice noodles. Stop by “Monkey Bridge” Drive back to HCMC and flight to Danang VN1322 (18.00/19.10) . Transfer to Hoian.
DAY 05: HOIAN - MY SON (B, L)
Morning to visit My Son. Then explore the Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. A walking tour of the ancient town centre offers visits to the former merchants’ homes, the over 300 year-old Japanese Style Bridge and the local market.
DAY 06: HOIAN FREE (B)
DAY 07: HOIAN – HUE (B, L)
Depart for Hue. Visit Marble Mountains in Danang. Via Hai Van Pass, stop Lang Co beach. Excursion on Perfume River to visit ThienMu Pagoda, By car to visit the imperial Citadel.
DAY 08: HUE- HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
6.00AM driver pick up from hotel transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi VN1540(8.00/9.10), on arrival meet by local guide & driver then transfer to the central for full day Hanoi city tour. We explore a day Hanoi's charming French colonial boulevards, the Old Quarter. Journey into the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam, visiting his mausoleum, museum, one pillar pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11 Century), Hanoi Hilton Museum. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 09: HANOI - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B)
20:00 transfer to train station for night train to Sapa
DAY 10: SAPA - COC LY TUESDAY MARKET (B, L)
Pick up at train station. Depart to Coc Ly market. Boat trip on Chay river. Transfer to Sapa centre.
DAY 11: SAPA - MACHA TA PHIN VILLAGE (B, L)
Morning visit Sapa town & Sapa market, lunch in Sapa
14.00 transfer to visit the hill tribe villages of Macha village (a van escorted) - less touristy areas.
1700 transfer back to Lao Cai for the train journey back to Hanoi.
DAY 12: HANOI – HALONG (B, L, D)
6.00AM train arrive station, meet by guide & driver then transfer to central for breakfast
8.00AM leave for Halong with driver only , a journey of approximately 3 1/2 hours. Listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Ha Long Bay is a stunning limestone archipelago stretching over some 1500 square kilometers and comprising nearly 2000 islets.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
13: 00: Check- in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing
13:30 – 15:00: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay
15.00 – 15.30: Enjoy swimming in the crystal water.
15.40: Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave
16.45: Short cruise to Hon Co island where you can enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach, swimming or kayaking.
18.00: Back to junk for relaxing.
19.00: Have dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 13: HALONG – HANOI (B, L)
07.30 – 08.00: Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.30 –09:30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
9.30 – 10.00: More time for swimming in the middle of the bay.
10.00 – 11.30: Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00: Disembark. Fare well.
Car pick up and transfer back to hotel
DAY14: HANOI - FREE (B)
DAY15: HANOI - FLY HOME (B)
Airport transfer. Tour ends.
- Transfers and tours with private car
- Domestic flights and train tickets as indicated
- Accommodation at mentioned hotels with breakfast included.
- English speaking guide as indicated
- Meals as mentioned in program (B) for breakfast - L (lunch) - D as dinner
- All Entrance fees as mentioned in program.
- Boat trip in Hue, Mekong,
- Private cabins on train & on junk with kayaking
- Travel insurance