Day 01: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by tour guide & car driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B)
After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel and depart on tour to visit Hanoi with the following highlights: The Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have a 20 minute drive out of town to visit the serene Museum of Ethnology where you observe Vietnam’s diverse culture through the Museum’s unique presentation of artefacts and dress used in daily life. (Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays). The Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest of all pagodas in Hanoi – located beside the dazzling West Lake. Continuing to visit Quan Thanh Temple, with its spacious and charming landscape helps highlight the ancient and romantic beauty of this area. Quan Thanh Temple is dedicated to Saint Huyen Thien Tran Vu who guarded and administered the north of the country. Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you. Enjoy a water puppet show & cyclo tour. Stay overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 03: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board (B,L,D)
Note: Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by private car without guide. Transfer to Halong bay – the bay of legend with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. Exploring this overwhelming seascape from the cruise. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore HaLong Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.
Day 04: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. Flight to Danang. Hoian (B,brunch)
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served. Along the way you will see more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Take the private car to transfer to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel in Hoian for check in. Stay overnight in Hoian
Day 05: Hoi An Excursion/Thu Bon River Boat Trip (B)
Today, we will visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and the local market. Afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat building families on Cam Kim Island and Thanh Ha pottery village. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 06: Leave Hoi An to Nha Trang Beach City (B)
Free for leisure in the morning until transfer to Danang Airport to take flight to Nha Trang Beach City – one of the most beautiful Beaches in the World. Pick up & transfer to the hotel. Check in & overnight in Nha Trang City.
Day 07: Nha Trang Sightseeing (B)
In the morning you will transfer to Cau Da port for a cruise on the Nha Trang Bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island to enjoy hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures then continue the trip to Mun Island -the best island for snorkeling with lots of lives colorful corals and fish. Taking a break at the Con Se Tre island. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 08: Leave Nha Trang - Da Lat - City of Love (B)
Pick up at Nha Trang city and transfer to Da Lat City – known as the City of Eternal Spring by road. It takes around 3-4 hours to drive. Upon arrival, you will be able to take a short walk to get a feel for this delightful city. Stay overnight in Dalat.
Day 09: Dalat Sightseeing full day (B)
Today you will take a tour of Da Lat and the surrounding areas. We will visit Bao Dai Palace . From here you visit the rather bizarre and very aptly named Crazy House, a brightly painted concrete house which winds itself around trees, mimicking their shapes. It now functions as a guesthouse. Next visit is Truc Lam Thien Vien and Pagoda. This afternoon, those interested can take the short train ride on the Cremaillere railway to the village of Tri Mat. In the evening, you will enjoy fine cuisine at a local restaurant. Overnight in Dalat.
Day10: Free for leisure in Dalat - Depart for Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Breakfast will be served at the hotel in the morning. Free to discover Dalat City in the morning. Leave Dalat for Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon by Vietnam Airlines. Arrive Ho Chi City, warmly welcome by Tour Guide. Pick up & transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free.
Day 12: Mekong full day delta tour (B)
Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in at the hotel & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh then transfer to the airport before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable Vietnam trip. Good bye & see you next time.