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Day 1: HO CHI MINH- ARRIVAL- CITY TOUR (D)
Arrive in Saigon, greeted by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. After noon time, the city tour will begin at Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market in the city's bustling Chinatown and end at a famous lacquer ware factory. Welcome dinner in one of the finest local restaurant in town.
Day 2: HO CHI MINH CITY- CU CHI TUNNLES (B)
Breakfast in the hotel then you are transferred for Saigon city tour
Day 3: HO CHI MINH- MY THO- BEN TRE- CAN THO (B, L)
A smooth one-and-half-hour bus ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong.
Take a motorboat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho's colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce.
The Mekong Delta Tours take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to Tortoise Island. End route, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively named Islands - Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch served right in the heart of the orchard to the accompaniment of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the islanders.
After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconuts", to see a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond - Cage". Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Departure to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: CAN THO- CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET (B, L)
Depart hotel early in the morning to board a motorized boat to travel to visit the famous Cai Rang Floating market. Continue the boat ride to visit the orchards and try the tropical fruits. Visit the local people at their home. After having lunch in CanTho, we go back to Saigon and arrive at Saigon in the late afternoon.
Day 5: HO CHI MINH- DA NANG – HOI AN (B)
Breakfast at your hotel then you will be transferred to airport for flight to Danang. On arrival, get a pick up and transfer 30 km to Hoian. Check in hotel in Hoian and free at your leisure. And you will have a” Fisherman eco-tour” Pick up guest at hotel by Van. Transfer Guest to a Local fishing village. Visiting the fishing village community to learn about local fishing way of life. Take a rest for a drink at a small restaurant in the village. Boarding guest to big boat by small basket boat. Arriving to see the mouth of the sea; joining to fish with local fisherman on the river for example fishing round net, fishing castnet; learning how to use funny adventure basket boat. Start to race basket boat performed by fisherman ( joining with fisherman). Back boat have a rest with cold drinks. Coming and exploring the beautiful water coconut palm paradise. Listening and learning about the the life of Former V.C soldier against the Southern U.S. ARMY before 1975. Back boat for light meal to enjoy the talent of the captain cook on board (Captain Cook is cooking ob board from the fish that guest caught with the fishing net…… Get back to your hotel by Van.
Day 6: HOI AN (B)
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoian was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk & ceramics which is still produced in the area. Today, Hoian is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. Have breakfast in the hotel. 08.00 A.M driver will transfer you to Hai Scout Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 510 3863210) – our meeting point. We start the day (08.15am / 13.00pm) with a drink then take part in a guided visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked. Finish at approximately 13.00 P.M Then transfer back your hotel for leisurely afternoon. In the afternoon, we enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 – year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Day 7: HOI AN – HUE (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, then our driver will meet you at hotel’s lobby for transfer to Hue. Arrival Hue then check in hotel, then you will have a Hue city tour with: Tu Duc, Khai Dinh tomb, Hue citadel and Thien Mu pagoda.
Day 8: HUE – HA NOI (B)
Breakfast at hotel, and then you will be transferred to Phu Bai airport for flight to Hanoi. Pick up at the airport transfer to Hotel. Free time & stay overnight at hotel.
Day 9: HA NOI - HA LONG (B, L, D)
In the morning the guide will pick up at hotel, transfer to Halong Bay.
In the afternoon cruise around many islands such as Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island… visit one of 3 biggest caves in Halong Bay: Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot. You can swim in the blue water of South Sea (weather permitted). Stay overnight on the Bay. We will also give you more details of cruise to suit with your choice.
Day 10: HALONG - HA NOI (B, L)
Breakfast on the junk and enjoy the sundeck of the junk while she navigates amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to get back to Halong City. Have lunch on board before getting back to Halong pier. Back to Hanoi in the afternoon then have free time.
Day 11: HA NOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
After breakfast in the hotel, we will have a full day city tour and visit the most tourist attraction in town: HoChiMinh Mausoleum (Closes in Oct and Nov just have look from outside) One pillar pagoda Tran Quoc Pagoda and Temple of Literature .Hoa Lo Prison which is known as “Hanoi Hilton”. Having an hour cyclo around Hanoi old quarter Evening highlight will be Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet-rice civilization in South East Asia.
Day 12: HA NOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, Free till transferred to airport for flight home.
- 11 Nights Accommodation in deluxe twin / double room view with daily buffet BKF.
- Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
- Domestic flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh- Da Nang, Hue- Hanoi, including domestic airport taxes.
- Boat cruises as specified in the program
- Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Dinners, except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Surcharge for peak season (if any) & Other not mentioned in the above detail program.
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