Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Luang Prabang
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (Vietnam)
Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Driver to Cu Chi district to visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi. After lunch, transfer back to the city to visit the main sights including the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, War Remnants museum and the famous Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Mekong Delta Tour (B, L)
Transfer to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, take a boat trip to discover Cai Be floating market. Next, transfer to a village where you can see how the locals make rice paper, coconut candy, pop rice and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music then take a small sampan to feel the real Mekong river. After lunch, visit to a local brick kiln before taking another boat to Vinh Long, the center of tropical fruits and stopping for a short visit at local market then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Hoian & Sunset Cruise (B)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoian for enjoy a walking tour to visit the Old Quarter. Afterward, take a boat trip to a local fishing village. Here, you will enjoy the river culture, bird life, local farming and the other daily activities of the local people. During cruising, you will also try some local foods & drinks on the boat. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoian – Hue (B)
Take free time for enjoy beach until transfer by car over the most spectacular Hai Van Pass to Hue, the Vietnam’s former Imperial Capital. En route, visit the Marble Mountain, Cham Museum and the Stone Village. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue City Tour – Hanoi (B, L)
Enjoy a full day tour in the former imperial capital of Hue. A boat trip on Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda then visit to the Imperial Citadel. After lunch, visit the elaborate tombs of King Khai Dinh & King Tu Duc. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. In the evening, transfer to airport for a flight to Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Take full day city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, his House on stilt and One Pillar pagoda. Next, visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the Museum of Ethnology where you can learn different life aspects of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. After lunch, enjoy a cyclo tour to visit the Old Quarter & Ho Guom lake then watch a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Theatre.
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
After breakfast, leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Enjoying the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields. Upon arrival, board a overnight cruise to discover the legendary Halong Bay. Enjoy full board meals and many indoor & outdoor activities. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Luang Prabang (Laos) (B, L)
Join a Tai Chi session then enjoy an international breakfast while the cruise cruises among hundreds of islets before coming back to the pier. Drive back to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 10: Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Cave (B, L)
An Optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks.
Transfer to visit the city’s temples including Wat Sene and Wat Xieng Thong then take boat trip to visit Pak Ou Caves. On the way, you will also enjoy a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. After lunch, visit some local villages including Ban Xieng Mene village & Ban Chan village and Ban Xang Hai village where the local rice wine is produced.
Day 11: Luang Prabang & Kuang Si Waterfall & Elephant Riding (B, L)
Transfer to visit the stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrines of Wat Aham & Wat Mai and Phosi market. Next, enjoy a Asian elephants tour which you will venture on a 35 mins scenic journey through forests, plantations & fields then visit to some ethnic minority villages. Afterward, transfer to visit the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls. Late afternoon, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and capture a beautiful view of the city & river at sunset. From there, you will visit to the Night market.
Day 12: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)
You will visit to The National museum at the former Royal Palace which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. You will also see the Central market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to explore town and stroll around the shopping areas until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight.
Price per person (US$/Pax) & Validity until April 30, 2018
|Number of Group||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||Sing-Sup|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Queen Ann Hotel – www.queenannhotelvn.com||Deluxe|
|Hoi An||Aurora Riverside Hotel – www.aurorahoian.com||Superior|
|Hue||Emm Hotel – www.emmhotels.com||Deluxe|
|Hanoi||Maison Boutique Hotel – www.maisondhanoi.com||Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||Oriental Sails – www.orientalsails.com||Deluxe|
|Luang Prabang||Villa Chitdara – www.villachitdara.com||Standard|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Royal Hotel – www.royalhotelsaigon.com||S.Deluxe|
|Hoi An||Hoian Beach Resort – www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn||Superior|
|Hue||Cherish Hotel – www.cherishhotel.com||City View|
|Hanoi||Hanoi Pearl Hotel – www.hanoipearlhotel.com||C.Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||La Vela Classic Cruise – www.lavelacruisehalong.com||Deluxe|
|Luang Prabang||Villa Santi – www.villasantihotel.com||Deluxe|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Majestic Hotel – www.majesticsaigon.com||C.C.Deluxe|
|Hoi An||Palm Garden Resort – www.palmgardenresort.com.vn||S.Garden|
|Hue||Indochine Palace Hotel – www.bwp-indochinepalace.com||P.Deluxe|
|Hanoi||Apricot Hotel – www.apricothotels.com||Sketch|
|Halong Bay||Paradise Luxury Cruise – www.paradisecruises.vn||Deluxe|
|Luang Prabang||Villa Maly – www.villa-maly.com||Superior|
Inclusions: Hotel accommodation as mentioned; Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay; Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner; All transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle; English speaking guide (Other languages on request); Domestic flights (Vietnam Airlines): Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang, Hue – Hanoi; Mineral water and wet towel; All entrance and sightseeing fees; Asian Elephants; Boat trips; All taxes and service charges.
Exclusions: International flight: Hanoi – Luang Prabang; Visa fees; Early check-in & Late check-out at all hotels; Other drinks; Insurance; Personal expenses; Tipping/Gratuities; Surcharge on special days; Any other services not clearly mentioned above.