Price: US$995 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho – Phong Dien – Cai Rang – Nha Trang – Hoian – Danang – Hue – Hanoi – Halong
Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Depart from: Saigon
Return to: Hanoi
Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Saigon for relax, overnight at proposed hotel after welcomed dinner.
Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B/L)
Full day city tour, visit Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Xa Loi Pagoda, where keeps the glass vase that on its central altar contains the heart of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who felt so strongly about the in humane treatment of his fellows that he committed suicide by burning on June 11, 1963 as a final protest, visit Ben Thanh market and China town. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho (B/L)
At 8: 00 pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stealhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in on arrival. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Phong Dien – Cai Rang – Saigon (B/L)
At 8: 00, after breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge” in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Saigon. Stop for visit and rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to Saigon for overnight.
Day 5: Saigon – Nha Trang (B/L)
In the morning, after breakfast, you are transferred to airport for flight to Nhatrang depart at 10: 15. Upon arrival you are picked up to hotel for check in. Afternoon city tour Nha Trang including Po Nagar Cham Tower, and Long Son Pagoda. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian (B/L)
Morning boat trip to visit Tam and Mun islands. Take flight to Danang depart at 12: 05, upon arrival you will be picked up to Hoi An, on the way visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoian – Hue (B/L)
In the morning take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. In the afternoon drive to Hue, on the way visit Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue City Tour (B/L)
In the morning visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch. In the afternoon a boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue – Hanoi (B/L)
Take flight to Hanoi depart at 8: 30, upon arrival, you will be picked up to visit Hanoi city include: Hochiminh Complex for visit Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hochiminh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. In the afternoon visit ethnological museum then have cyclo in the old quarter and visit Dong Xuan market, enjoy water puppet show in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
Pick up at your address in Hanoi at 8: 30 by Van and drive to Halong. Arrive at 12: 00. At Halong Port, our Crew welcomes you on boat, enjoy welcome drink and check into your cabin. Lunch with seafood will be served right after. At 13: 00, boat starts 3.5 hours cruising into Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) Islet, But Moc Islet, Cap De Islet, Trong (Drum) Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, to a Floating Fishing village to se this unique way of life and then explore Luon Cave (from 16: 40 to 17: 30). There will be lots of time for swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 11: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes with a cup of tea, coffee, fresh fruits. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. And then explore Sung Sot (Amazing) Cave (8: 00 to 9: 00), swim and relax at Titop Beach. At 9: 24, boat start cruising back and brunch buffet will served from 10: 30 to 11: 30, check out procedure at 11: 35. Arrive at harbor by 12: 00 noon, and drive back to Hanoi. Farewell dinner will be served late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B)
Our car and tour guide will accompany you go shopping until transferred to airport for your ongoing flight.
Tour Prices include:
- Accommodation at hotels in places as indicated in program
- Meals as indicated in program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Private transportation at places as indicated in program
- Air tickets (Economy class, Vietnam Airlines) Saigon–Nhatrang, Nhatrang–Danang and Hue-Hanoi
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- Tour guide at places (language upon inquiry)
- Boat trip at places.
Tour Prices exclude:
- Other meals and drinks/personal expenses
- International air fares/airport taxes
- Visas application fees to Vietnam