Itinerary in Brief: Day 1: Hanoi arrival ( D ) Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay (B, L,D) Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi (B, L) Day 4: Hanoi – Ho chi minh flight (B, L) Day 5: Ho chi minh – Mekong delta – Ho chi minh ( B, L ) Day 6: Ho chi minh – Cu chi tunnel - departure ( B, L) Itinerary in Details:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival ( D )
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to city center.
We then do a short city tour to 11th century Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam, the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple. Do a cyclo tour around around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. Enjoy water puppet show- a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Free for shopping in the Old Quarter, Dong xuan Market.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay ( B, L,D )
Breakfast at hotel, This morning we start city tour with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the Ba Dinh Square, Ho chi minh mausoleum (Close on every Monday, Friday,October & November for annual maintenance ), the Ho chi minh former Residence which called Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the biggest Lake in Hanoi – the West lake and the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, take 3,5 hour drive to Halong. Arrive in Halong late afternoon, check in, relax. This evening free and easy to discover the night market and beautiful Halong city. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at hotel in Halong city.
Day 3: Halong bay - Hanoi ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel. We then transfer to the sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. Cruising around the Bay with famous sites such as: Fighting cock's islet, Stone dog or Joss stick bowl islet. Round walking to visit beautiful stalactites which have been formed millions of years ago, exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Back to the Junk boat and keep cruising to view fabulous scenery of Halong bay. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch. After lunch, we drive back to Hanoi. We arrive back hotel in Hanoi at around 4:00 PM, check in, relax. Free for shopping and relax.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Ho chi minh flight (B, L)
Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Ho chi minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to Ho chi minh city center, still called Sagion by many locals. The city is crowded with motorbikes and cars, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. A city tour takes us to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office, Opera house. We’ll head to Cholon or Chinatown to experience first-hand Chinese influence on Vietnamese society. Light some incense at the Thien Hau Pagoda, visit traditional Chinese herbalists and famous silk shops
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5: Ho chi minh – Mekong delta – Ho chi minh ( B, L )
You will be picked up at your hotel, transfer to My Tho, 80km from Ho chi minh city. It takes you around 2 hours to get the area. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Delta. The huge ships, which come from many different countries moving slowly, quietly along the river is what you will see at the Saigon River. Do not miss this sight! On the way you will see daily activities of local people along the river sellers and buyers bargaining, exchanging fish, the products that they got from their working on the sea. From My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat around Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will take a short trek and go for a rowing boat trip. You will also enjoy lunch, tropical fruit and free time bike ride in the rural village. Take 2 hour drive back Ho chi minh city, check in, relax, free at leisure or shopping at the bustling Ben thanh market where anything and everything is for sale.
Day 6: Ho chi minh – Cu chi tunnel – departure ( B, L )
Pick up at hotel, travel by roads t the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25 years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet Minh and, later, the Viet Cong control a huge rural area. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was several stories deep and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth, and going to schools.
Drive back Ho chi minh city for lunch.
Then transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Say goodbye Vietnam.
| Location || Superior 3* || First class 4* || Deluxe 5* |
| Hanoi || Le Carnot 3* || Hanoi Pearl 4* || De L’ Opera 5* |
| Halong || Star City suoimo 4* || Star City suoimo 4* || Novotel 5* |
| Ho chi minh || Tan Hai long hotel &spa 3* || Grand Silverland 4* || Majestic 5* |
- All accommodation in double / twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- All tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Domestic flight Hanoi – Ho chi minh
- Boat cruise as stated
- Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
- Mineral water & towel
- Government taxes & Service charges
Policy for children:
- International flights to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam visa
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills
- Tips and gratuities
- Child under 6 years old sharing room with two adults without extra bed: 25 % of adult cost
- Child 6-under 12 years old sharing room with two adults without extra bed: 50% adult cost
- Child 6-under 12 years old sharing room with two adults with extra bed: 75% of adult cost
- Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost