Upon arrival, Our tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport. Transfer to the city for hotel check-in. Free at leisure to make your own exploration to discover Ha Noi .
Overnight in Hanoi
Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including Ho Chi Minh Memorial complex where the tour begins at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday). Here visitors can pay respect to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue through the Park to Ho Chi Minh Silt House, a simple two rooms dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days,visit One Pillar Pagoda. Then heading to the Temple of Literature which is peaceful series of walled courtyards end graceful gateways. Keep going to visit Hoan Kiem Lake( Sword Lake) located in the heart of Hanoi. In the Northern of this lake one can find Ngoc Son Temple from 18 century. visit Hanoi’s Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hilltribes in Vietnam. Enjoy Water Puppet Show
Overnight in Hanoi
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay.On arrival in Halong, you will board the Pararadise ,Indochina cruise or luxury Emeraude, a fantastic replica of a steamer that navigated Halong Bay’s shallow waters a century ago. Halong Bay covers an area of 1,500 km over which thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rise from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Bac Bo. Climbing the steps up to the top of Titop islet will enable you to see breathtaking views over the entire bay. If you prefer kayaking, bathing or simply soaking in the sun then feel free to do so with a massage service and bar available on board. At night, the boat anchors away from the crowds at the Bay, enabling you to enjoy the quietness and romance of the region under the stars
Overnight on cruise
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you 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 emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. The cruise will back to the jetty while brunch is served before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi in the early afternoon and transfer to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue.
Overnight in Hue
After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue’s best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. Visit old imperial city located in the heart of Hue. This vast complex will built in the early 19th century. End model after the forbidden city of Peking. Most the building have been destroyed during the Vietnam- American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the Court Life of the Nguyen Dynasty.Return to the hotel. Free at leisure.
Overnight in Hue
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An B/L
This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter.Visit JAPANESE COVERED BRIDGE PAGODA: the first bridge on this site was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. TRAN FAMILY CHAPEL PHUOC KIEN ASSEMBLY HALL: Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and then restored and enlarged in 1900. It is typical of the Chinese clans that were established in the Hoi An area. The temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – My Son -Tra Kieu – Hoi An B/L
My Son. Set in a lush green valley, dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries provide a breathtaking site.
On the way back to Hoi An stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, that once stood as the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. On returning to Hoi An, the afternoon is free to relax, browse for souvenirs in art galleries and silk shops, or maybe cycle to the nearby Cua Dai Beach.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An B
If you have ever known Cao Lau, the famous dish of Hoi An, you also should know that one of the keys to its flavor is fresh raw vegetables from Tra Que. This small village is located on the banks of a lagoon, and for generations the locals have been raising vegetables that end up in chefs’ kitchens all over the country. Today you will spend the whole day living and working among the villagers in Tra Que, learning how they raise and prepare vegetables. You will cook together and then have a lunch of Vietnamese dishes with the family. Free at leisure by your own to explore the ancient town of Hoi An or shopping at tailor shops
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City B
Leaving Hoi An to Danang airport for the short flight to Ho chi Minh with Vietnam airlines. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful cities in Vietnam. Free time at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels B/L
After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh, visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail.In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for the peace.
Overnight in Ho chi Minh City
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta B/L/D
Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere . Pick up by our driver and guide at your hotel and drive to Can Tho. Boarding on Bassac cruise at Can Tho pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.Tour near Tra On floating market cruising into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.
Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.
Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night.
Overnight on Boat on river Mang Thit
06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.
The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.
Arrival in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.
Leaving the board at: Cai Be and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight in Ho chi Minh city
Day free at leisure for your own arrangement
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial holiday until our guide will see you off at the airport for your onward flight.