15 DAYS VIETNAM TOUR

Code: VN15
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Temple of Literature
  • Museum of Ethnology
  • pho co hanoi
  • halong bay
  • thien canh cave
  • tam coc
  • Hoa Lu citadel
  • SAPA
  • SAPA MARKET
  • Ta Van (Zay) village
  • Ma Tra village
  • Thien-Mu-Pagoda-in-Hue-Vietnam
  • Khai Dinh tomb
  • hue imperial
  • The-Imperial-City-of-Hue-shutterstock_561196942
  • Nine Dynastic Urns
  • Cham Museum
  • ngu hanh son
  • Quan Cong temple
  • The Japanese Bridge
  • Tan Ky ancient house
  • Hoi An port
  • shipbuilding workshop, wood carvings Huynh Ri
  • boats baskets of woven bamboo
  • TRA-QUE-VEGETABLE-VILLAGE
  • tra-que-vegetable-village-tour1
  • dinh doc lap
  • nha tho duc ba
  • old post office hcmc
  • thien hau pagoda
  • cu chi
  • mekong-3
  • coco my tho

Vietnam is our collection of the country’s top sights, most authentic experiences, and filled with captivating natural beauty, amazing archaeological wonders and delicious cuisine. Discover tradition and history in Vietnam’s charming rural villages and the dynamic new face of Asia in the hubbub of thriving cities. With so many amazing places to visit and cultural insights that will give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience such as history, festivals, cuisine, architecture, religion, environment, wildlife, painting, literature, film. Discover the best of Vietnam and begin your journey now!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Noi Bai International Airport/Tan Son Nhat International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED

Accomodations Transportation
Professional guide Meals specified in itinerary
NOT INCLUDED

International  Airfare Guide gratuity Travel Insurance
Entrance fees Meals not specified in itinerary

We cater to single travelers, couples, families and extended families with curated professional tour services. All of our tours and services are tailored to your specific needs. You get to chose how you want to travel and make arrangements on your terms. Each tour is carefully planned by our travel designers so that you have the best possible time while travelling. Your safety and comfort are the first priority. We provide only the best licensed Vietnamese speaking guides. Let’s go with Vietnam Travel to explore the best of Vietnam tour package!

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Day 1: Hanoi (D)

Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature. You will have the afternoon at your leisure before an evening welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2: Hanoi (B/L)

After breakfast, spend your day taking a tour around the capital and visiting such sites as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum  (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. His former residence, stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.

One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower.

Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Co Viet took place. Built in 1070 at the time of King Ly Nhan Tong, it is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Lunch in local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Trip finish at around 3:00 pm, free time at your hotel.

At 4:00 pm afternoon, you will start your excellent street food walking tour in old quarter of Hanoi along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. You eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you tempt your taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish such as Bun Cha Hanoi , Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Our next two snack stops are at outdoor BBQ stalls. You will sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor.  It’s then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits! At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area and enjoy a rickshaw tour in the Ancient Quarter with its antique shops, or your guide will assist  you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel. Dinner on your own.

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Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, The Swan shutter bus will pick you up around 8 – 8:30 am and head to Northeast of Vietnam. It will take 3 and ½ hour to Halong Bay – a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with 3,000 islands of towering limestone rising from the bay and Gulf of Tonkin. along Bay means “Bay of the Descending Dragon”. Legend has it that a long time ago when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay. You will transfer to Swan Cruise and enjoy welcome drink while hearing the brief about safety on boat and activities included, then check in cabin. You then savor a delicious Vietnamese lunch set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.

In the afternoon, you will explore the amazing Cap La Island – one of the most beautiful area in Bai Tu Long Bay. In here, you can enjoy swimming and relaxing at the beautiful beach or kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature. After enjoyable fresh moment, you will return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

Along with the unique and memorable cruise trip, you will capture an incredible sunset over a panorama of peaks on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set while enjoying Sunset party. You will have some spare time at night to socialize with other guests, take part in board games, night squid fishing, or just laze around. Overnight on board.

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Day 4: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh (B/L)

Starting your day with Tai Chi unique exercise on the Sundeck to begin a full of energy day. Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food.

You then explore the Thien Canh Son Cave which is made by Mother Nature and offered a wild and mysterious beauty. The pathway to Thien Canh Son Cave is set below the forest canopy and a stone cliff, so you will have the feeling like you are climbing toward heaven. Inside the cave, it is an ethereal wonderland with naturally carved lotus images resembling and a baby elephant. The ceiling of the cave is covered with a shiny ‘gem carpet’, and numerous sparkling stalactites appear like ‘hanging lamps’. Stone statues of seals and flowers create an imaginary dream world.

Upon your return to the boat, you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

Next, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch with Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat. After that, you will disembark in Hon Gai pier and farewell Halong Bay then transfer to Ninh Binh city. Dinner on your own.

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Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Laocai (B/L)

After breakfast, you will take a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways and admire a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields to the stunning Linh Coc Hai Nham (at 05 km from Tam Coc, with  three cave Hang Chua, Hang Nge, Hang But). Lunch in a local restaurant

In the afternoon, you will visit the Hoa Lu Citadel – was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Ninh Binh City. The area is one of rice-fields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. Together with Phat Diem Cathedral, Tam Coc Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Temple, Trang An, Hoa Lư is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ninh Bình Province.

In the late 10th century, Hoa Lư was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. by the local warlord Dinh Bo Linh (posthumously known as Dinh Tien Hoang, or “First Dinh Emperor”), following years of civil war and a violent secessionist movement against China’s Southern Han Dynasty. Hoa Lư was the native land of the first two imperial dynasties of Vietnam: the Dinh founded by Đinh Tiên Hoàng, and the Early Le founded by Le Dai Hanh. Following the demise of the Le Dynasty, in 1010 Ly Cong Uan, the founder of the Ly Dynasty, transferred the capital to Thăng Long (now Hanoi), and Hoa Lư became known as the “ancient capital. The capital at Hoa Lư covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain.

Transfer back to Hanoi for your night train to Sapa (Soft sleeper, Air condition, 4 persons/cabin) Dinner on your own.

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Day 6: Laocai – Sapa (B/L)

We will arrive at Laocai railway station about 6:30 in the morning and transfer by coach to Sapa by 45 minutes.  Sapa is a small, mountain town in Laocai Province. It is located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Here’s where you’ll find the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains, which includes Fan Si Pan—the country’s highest peak. This quiet Vietnamese town is home to different ethnic tribal groups. There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa such as H’mong, Red Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. It is said that Sapa was first occupied by the first four groups, since the Vietnamese from the lowlands (better known as the Kinh) did not colonies the highest valleys. These days, Sapa welcomes a diverse range of visitors, attracted by the highland tribes, iconic rice paddies and forest treks. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty in Vietnam’s highest peak: Mount Fansipan.

When arriving, you will have breakfast at the hotel just after check-in. The rest of the morning is at leisure to to explore on your own the town of Sapa and its colorful market. Lunch in a restaurant.

Next to Lao Chai on the same side of Muong Hoa River is Ta Van village where the Zay and H’mong ethnic people live together. This is one of the best places to see the different traditional ways of living as well as cultural assimilation. The Zay live a sedentary style and always choose the low land near valleys’ bottom and river for growing wet rice while the H’mong prefer higher elevation for corn farming. Especially some decade ago when poppy cultivation for opium was not forbidden. Recently, the H’mong changed from sifting into sedentary way of life they gradually move to lower land and learn many things from others. At this moment Ta Van can be reach by car, Jeep, mini van. However a trail up and downhill from Y Linh Ho through Lao Chai to Ta Van offers superb and romantic rout to hikers. In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Van (Zay) village where you will enjoy a walk and discover the traditional lifestyle of these friendly people as well as the rural scenery of rice paddies, wooden bridges, and rivers, etc.

Dinner on your own.

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Day 7: Sapa – Laocai – Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, you will trek to Ma Tra Village which is home of Black H’mong and Red Dao. It lies some kilometers east of Sapa town lies a large oval shaped valley. Following the main road from Sapa to Lao Cai for 4km, you can enjoy the panorama view of the whole valley, stretching for about 12km with some low hills in the middle to divide the valley into two parts. The closer part to the road is area of Ma Tra village; the further one is Ta Phin Village where the Red Dao and Black H’mong share the land. The H’mong occupies on the higher land which they built narrow terraced rice paddies while the Red Dao cultivates larger and flat fields around the center of the valley. Morever, it is much more interesting to follow the trail which run on high elevation around the valley for a real life discovery. Lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, you will transfer back to Hanoi by express bus – Limousine 9 seats and arrive around 9pm. Check in hotel and have dinner on your own.

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Day 8: Hanoi – Hue (B)

After breakfast, you will have little free time until flight to Hue. You will be welcomed by our tour guide and driven to check in your hotel. Take a well-earned rest today as you enjoy great views of Hue world heritage and Hue traditional taste of foods.

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Day 9: Hue World Heritage (B/L)

Hue is a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. the Complex of Hue Monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the city of Hue in central Vietnam. Hue was founded as the Vietnam capital city by Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty in 1802. It held this position for nine Nguyen dynasties until 1945. The massive complex features hundreds of monuments and ruins, such as the Forbidden Purple City, once the residence of the royal family and badly damaged during the Vietnam War, the Imperial City, royal tombs, flag tower, pagodas, temples, a library and museum. Hue, located on the banks of the Huong River, (called the Perfume River) is about three hours north of Da Nang.

You will take a short cruise trip on the gentle Huong River, passing Dong Ba market and visit Thien Mu pagoda which is well-known called The Pagoda of the Celestial Lady. It is a historic temple in the city of Hue in Vietnam and its iconic seven-story pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the city, and the temple has often been the subject of folk rhymes and ca dao about Hue. You also pass the Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, reminiscent of the Ming tombs in Chinese pavilions, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.

Then you will visit Tomb of Khai Dinh, officially called Ung Mausoleum, is located in Chau Chu and was built for Khai Dinh who was the twelfth Emperor of Nguyen Dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 (11 years to complete). The tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Hue. Lunch in local restaurant.

Next, you will enjoy a panoramic view of both the daily life and the architecture of Hue with a Rickshaw (Cyclo) Tour. Hop in this 3-wheeled rickshaw and begin your private tour to Tinh Tam Lake, one of the most famous and beautiful spots in this ancient imperial capital. Located adjacent to Dinh Tien Road, this man-made, rectangular lake is an iconic achievement of 19th-century architecture.

Afterward, you will head to Hue’s Imperial City. Among the most impressive monuments in this former grand imperial capital are the Ngo Mon Gate of the imperial city which once was exclusively used by the royal family and their eunuch servants, the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang as well as the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. In fact many of the monuments surrounding the royal buildings were constructed in the early 19th century and were modeled after Beijing’s Forbidden City. The wall that surrounds the citadel is six meters high and two-and-a-half kilometers long. The historical complex is known not only for its rich architecture but also for beautiful landscaping. Overall, the site in Hue is very stunning and it is also famous for Imperial-style cuisine.

Later, your private guide takes you to see the Nine Dynastic Urns, magnificent bronze vases cast to signify the sovereignty of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the Nine Holy Cannons, symbolic guards of the spirits in the citadel. It is one of the most valuable works of art in Vietnam. The Dynastic Urns include 9 urns situated in the front of Hien Lam Pavilion, opposite The Mieu Temple and to the southwest of Hue Imperial City. It was started its construction in December 1835 and completed in June 1837 under King Minh Mang. This artwork represents the unity and the beauty of the country as well as the sustainable and permanent existence of Nguyen Dynasty. The pictures selected to display on the 9 Urns could also regarded as a vivid encyclopedia of Vietnam country at that time. The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the fascinating tourist attractions in Hue. Dinner on your own.

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Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B)

After breakfast, you will transfer to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass and the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.

When arriving in Da Nang, you will visit the Cham Museum – the establishment of a Cham sculpture museum in Da Nang was first proposed in 1902 by the Department of Archaeology of EFEO. Henri Pamentier, a prominent archaeologist of the department, made great contributions to the campaign for its construction. Reportedly founded in 1915 as the Musée Henri Parmentier, its first building opened in 1919 and was designed by two French architects, M. Deleval and M. Auclair, who were inspired by Parmentier to use some traditional Cham elements in the composition. Prior to the establishment of the museum, the site was known as the “garden of sculptures” and many Cham sculptures that had been collected in Da Nand, Quang Nam  and elsewhere had been brought there over the preceding twenty years.

Next, you will move to Marble Mountains are a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble in Da Nang. It’s also a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Named after the elements metal, wood, water, fire and earth, Marble Mountains exist in a coastal area that is renowned for stone-cutting and sculpture about 9km south of Da Nang. The caves within the mountains hold many secrets including bullet holes from when troops used to spy on the US soldiers relaxing on My Khe Beach below and buildings standing within the caves and grottoes. There are also Buddhist sanctuaries and places of worship dotted across the mountains which are a much-visited spiritual site. You can even see a special circular cave here. It leads to the summit, where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views. Everybody calls it is “Hon Non Nuoc”, which means Mountain and Water in Vietnamese.

You will continue to the riverside town of Hoi An – an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and officially listed as a World Heritage Site. Lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, you will walk around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures such as:

Phuc Kien pagoda –  the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town. Fukjianese were Chinese traders who first came to Hoi An in great number, at least in the XVII century. That is the reason why all above mentioned gods were worshiped in this pagoda after the collapse of the old pagoda.

The Japanese Bridge – Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town. It was built by Japanese merchants in the 16the century.

Tan Ky ancient house – the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses.

Hoi An port – the World Heritage listed by Unesco.

Dinner on your own.

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Day 11: Hoian (B/L)

At 8:30 in the morning, the guide pick up you at your hotel then taking a bike ride to the pier where you will embark on a cruise for about 15 minutes to arrive to the village of Kim Bong. Since the 16th century, the village which originated in the north of Vietnam, has had its artisans work on furniture and houses across the country, from prominent buildings in Hanoi to Hue citadel and royal tombs or most of the architectural projects in Hoian’s heyday. The style of Kim Bong Carpentry is said to be the excellent combination of Cham kingdom, China, Japanese… and of course the talented hands of Vietnamese craft-men. For many years, Kim Bong village has developed vigorously and formed 3 groups of artisans: ancient architectural construction, civil wooden furniture and shipbuilding. Whichever the group they are in, Kim Bong’s craftsmen still keep their traditional manner of starting out as apprentices and earning the rank of master through years of hard work.

You will visit the shipbuilding workshop, wood carvings Huynh Ri, a traditional trade of the family, the mosaic Can Phuc and other craft workshops and souvenir shops on the verge of rivers Song Thu. Then, returning by cycling through the gardens of beans, sweet potatoes etc … and stop to see the production of incense sticks and the common house.

The next stop is the family of Mr. Kha, 85 years old, who manufactures boats baskets of woven bamboo. This journey to the Countryside will be aims to discover of artisan specialties such as Hoian rice cakes, Cao Lau noodles. You will walk and bike are a perfect mixture through the real Vietnam to exploring Vietnamese  daily life and culture.

Then, you will continue your bike ride to the village of Tra Nhieu – a village of Duy Vinh commune, is located on Thu Bon river bank. This is a peaceful, romantic area where typical features of Vietnamese villages are now still maintained. From Hoi An, by boat along Thu Bon river, 3km toward the southeast, you will reach the site. Here, you can enjoy fresh air, beautiful and poetic scenery. You can see all the village roads winding around local garden houses shaded by scented betel-nut trees. The further you walk through the village, the more peaceful and simple you feel about the local life. You can see some traditional handicrafts, community activities related to the river life. Tra Nhieu village has a wide range of livelihood such as farming, fishing, poultry and livestock breeding, sleeping mat making….

You will pass from island to island via unusual bridges made of wood or bamboo. By going along the river, you will see water coconut, fishing nets, and wild birds, small pleasant walk on a quiet bamboo bridge surrounded by nature in the forest of water coconut trees. Then visit handicraft manufacturing mats.

After a leisurely cruise on the Song Thu River, you will continue cycling to the village of vegetable Tra Que. What makes this village special is no chemical or toxic used in the plant growing process. It is to guarantee the best quality of vegetables. With a short visit to Tra Que, visitors can see firsthand how the farmers grow vegetables in their own ways. You will arrive at Mr Minh who welcome you with a fresh drink “basil juice”. You will have full of flavor uses and local knowledge such as the history of the village, the method of vegetable crops, the use of medicinal plants, the Vietnamese Pharmacopoeia. Then visit the gardens of the village where you will be explained: the fertilization of the soil of the land with the algae from the river in the company of gardeners. The morning will continue with other gardening activities.

For relaxation, there is a foot bath in the medicinal water with massage for 30 minutes, you can relax before attending the preparation of lunch with his family. Delicious and delicate local dishes are served, including: Tam Huu, Banh Xeo (something like sizzling crepe.) Back in town and free time to explore the ancient town Hoi An.

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Day 12: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B)

After breakfast, you will have some free time until transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), then you will transfer directly to your centrally located hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own.

Optional show in the evening: A O Show – https://www.luneproduction.com/ao-show/ (ticket booked by client, not included on price.)

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Day 13: Ho Chi Minh (B)

The morning city tour will starts with well-known Ho Chi Minh City, under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945–1955) and president (1945–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).

Visit the former Presidential Palace (outside), other name is Reunification palace, you will get well-maintained and spacious grounds of this historic building is a prominent symbol of the country’s political history. During the 19th century, the Reunification Hall was the site of the Nonrandom Palace, former residence of the French governor general.

Then, you will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in the center of Saigon which is established between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists. This is one of the most famous landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City, thanks to its special architecture, rich spirituality and oozing history. Located in the most crowded district of Saigon – District 1, the Cathedral is also in close proximity to Saigon Post Office and Reunification Palace. The impressive red bricks of the cathedral make it outstanding in the modern city that has been rapidly growing up.  It was built by French colonists; thus, all the materials and decorations were imported from France. The outside of the buildings, for instance, was built totally of red bricks from Marseille without plastered or cemented. However, it still remains fresh orange-red color until today. The focusing point of the building is its two identical 58-metre bell towers in which each tower has 6 bronze bells that still ring loudly these days. The appearance of these 2 bell towers does increase the value of the cathedral’s unique architecture. When you visit the cathedral, don’t forget to spend time walking around the building to enjoy its fresh color as well as special architecture.

The Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia. Located next door to Notre Dame Cathedral, the two cultural sites can be visited together and offers visitors a chance to imagine life in Vietnam during the times of the Indochinese Empire. The building was designed by Alfred Foulhoux and features arched windows and wooden shutters, just as it would have in its heyday in the late 19th Century.

Then, you will visit Lacquerware factory fine art which is a producer and trader of wood carving, interior decoration items and other handicrafts ranging from vases, boxes, coasters, bowls, plates… to suites, cupboards, buffets, screens, pictures, decorative objects and those for sales promotion programs. Furthermore, custom-made products are our specialty and under taken by talented artists.

Thien Hau Pagoda is a gorgeous 19th-century temple is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, and always attracts a mix of worshippers and visitors who mingle beneath the large coils of incense suspended overhead. It is believed that Thien Hau can travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to save people in trouble on the high seas. There are intricate ceramic friezes above the roof line of the interior courtyard, while the protectors of the pagoda are said to be two land turtles that live here. Near the large braziers stand two miniature wooden structures in which a small figure of Thien Hau is paraded around nearby streets on the 23rd day of the third lunar month. On the main dais are three figures of Thien Hau, one behind the other, all flanked by two servants or guardians. To the right is a scale-model boat and on the far right is the Goddess Long Mau, Protector of Mothers and Newborns.

In the afternoon, you will visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels – an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped to counter the growing American military effort. Dinner on your own.

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Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho (B/L)

After breakfast, you will departure from Ho Chi Minh City and drive to My Tho which is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tien Giang province. This province locates in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of dis-tributaries, life revolves much around the river, and many of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.

When you arrive in My Tho, you will take a boat for Mekong River short trip and its multiple canals to Ben Tre, then visit a coconut candy factory where you can taste local specialties. Coming to those workshops, you can see the process of making a small bar of sticky coconut candy from top to toe and enjoy hot pieces of sweet and greasy coconut candies which just come out of the oven.

Next, you will take a 15-minute coach ride to visit a garden house to enjoy tea with honey and fresh tropical fruits. After that, you will enjoy a ride on the sampan through water-coconut forest before returning for lunch with a chance to taste Elephant’s Ear Fish which is a special kind of fish that having big ears. Last, you will transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Day 15: Ho Chi Minh (B)

After breakfast, you will transfer by our private car to airport for the flight back home.

Finish the fantastic tour.

 

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