Group & private tour
Place to visit: Ha Noi – Ha Long bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong
You don’t have lots of time but you’d like to discover the main nice spots in Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, HoChiMinh city and Mekong). Follow this package tour within 12 days, you’ll be admired Vietnamese beauty about both scenery and culture. You will travel by airplaine and air-conditioned vehicles and with of a local tour guide during the trip.
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi.
Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travellers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center.
Our driver will take you to our office (by private car) in Hanoi to reconfirm all information as well as get your train or flight ticket and collect the balance.
Free to enjoy your first day in Hanoi. Overnight in hotel.
AM: 08:00 - 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist - dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 - 16h00.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Deluxe Tour (optional): Tour with Water Puppet Show or Cycling
+/ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
+/ Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
HON GAI PIER – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND
Breakfast at your hotel.
08:00 – 8:30: Our luxury limousine or shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start our trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop at the middle of the way to rest.
12.30: Arrive in our office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive in kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.
20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.
BAI TU LONG BAY – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR (B, L)
06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.
08.00: Explore the well hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
10.00: Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetables carving.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat.
12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.
12.30: Our shuttle bus or limousine will take you back to Hanoi.
17.00: reach your hotel. You can relax at the lobby and wait our private car to take you to the airport for flight Hanoi-Hue.
Pick up at Phu Bai airport of Hue by private car. Transfer to your hotel. Free. Overnight in Hue.
Attention: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.
After breakfast, our minivan will pick you up at your hotel and take you visit Hue City.Trip starts at 8.00 am from hotel, the driver and guide will take you to the boat landing on the river to make a trip on Perfume River for visiting Thien Mu pagoda. Along the river on dragon boat you will enjoy the tranquil feeling with two sides of green banks’ river and see the daily life of local people. Next you will be transferred back Hue city center to visit the Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace.
Have break for having lunch at restaurant.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb, next is handicraft villages such as hat-making, bronze-casting, incense - making and last to visit An Hien Garden house. You are back hotel around 5.00 pm.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Breakfast at hotel.
8h00 Transfer to Danang . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang.
Option: visit Nam Son pagoda in Da Nang. Built in 1962, the ancient Nam Son Pagoda is located in Cam Nam Village, Hoa Chau Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang. Thanks to its peaceful and ancient beauty, the pagoda will make visitors feel more tranquil, relaxed, and carefree.
Afternoon visit Marble Mountain and enjoying sea/sun bathing in Danang beach. Arrive Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Visit Hoian: Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese. PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight in Hoian
8:00 local guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy.
10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
Free and night in Hoi An
Am: Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city by private car, the driver will welcome you and escort you to the hotel.
Free time for yourselves. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride.
1/ Participate in Saigon by night and street food tour from 17h30 to 21h00. Price: 39$/1pax.
"See how to make and try Vietnamese noodle, sugarcane juice – Very famous in Vietnam.
The famous old apartment and street food area – Walking around to see local life and try roll ice cream or local food.
The Biggest flower market – District 10
Try Vietnamese pancake, Grilled beef in bettal leaf
The Fashion street in district 5 – just for local
The Slum area – See another life of local
The district 4 - The smallest and the most famous district for street food.
Try bread or steam rice roll, caramel flan cake, BBQ seafood and local beer."
2/ Go for a walk on Nguyen Hue Street.
(start 8.00 – return 18.30)
Breakfast at your hotel.
AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market -only drop off).
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Night in Saigon.
PICK UP: 7:30am – 8:15am (the time of pick up depends on customer’s hotel/ accommodation’s exact position).
ROUTE: HCMC – My Tho - Ben Tre – HCMC
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out before 12h00.
Free until transfer to the airport for your departure by private car. Finish our service.
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