Duration: 18 days/17 nights
Tour Code: MTC03
Price from: US $ Pax
Tour Valid: December 31th, 2014
Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, meet our guide and driver for welcome, pick up with private transfer to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, we start to discover Hanoi following: First, visiting is Uncle Ho’s (Ho Chi Minh President)Mausoleum, His Residence area, and one Pillar – pagoda nearby & Tran Quoc pagoda. Next site is Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature & the first university in Vietnam). Then our guide will introduce its legend around Old Trading quarter, Ngoc Son temple and Hoan Kiem (The lake of Restored Sword). Follow is one hour Traditional Water Puppet shows at Thang Long theatre. After city tour finish, back to hotel for fresh up & relax. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 – Hanoi – Ha Long (B,L,D)
07.45 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus.
12.00 Embark at Hon Gai International harbour.
13.00 Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.
13.30 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15.00 Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water.
15.40 Explore the secluded Thien Canh Son Cave.
16.45 Short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swim or kayak.
18.00 Back to the junk for relaxation.
19.00 Have dinner and stay overnight on board.
Day 4 – Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)
07.30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air.
08.30 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
09.30 More leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay.
10.00 Cruise back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served.
11.45 Disembark. Farewell.
15.45 Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5 – Hanoi – Morning flight to Hue (B)
This morning, you take a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, you enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and take a boat along the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6 – Hue City Tour – Transfer to Hoian (B,L)
After breakfast, you will visit the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes, the elaborate mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh After lunch, you will transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains and My Khe beach en route. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7 – Hoian – My Son (B,L)
Breakfast is served at hotel then meet our guide with private transfer to visit My Son: a World Heritage site, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, with red brick towers and sanctuaries, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor-Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries.In the afternoon, you will walk to visit ancient tiny town Hoi an. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. It is time for you to go shopping or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8 – Tra Que herb village half day tour – Beach relaxation (B,L)
Depart at your hotel in Hoi an at 8:30, you will ride by bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village (3kms far from Hoian). It is time for you to experience a day of living and working with the local farmers in this village.A tour of the organic vegetable and herb gardens can include some time working in the field if you like, or merely observing and learning about the system and the fresh ingredients.Back to Tra Que’s family house, you will be working together with our family chef to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. Then, sit down and a chance to savour the dishes you have prepared. After lunch, biking back to your hotel in Hoi an. In the afternoon, you are free for optional visit or beach relaxation. Overnight in Hoian
Day 9 – Hoian – Transfer to Danang – Morning flight to Nha Trang (B)
After breakfast, you will take a short flight to Nha Trang – a city right on the beach, check in hotel, rush to the beach and relax, take part in some activities there by yourselves. Overnight in Nhatrang.
Day 10 – Nha Trang (B,L)
A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay visits some of the nearby islands, fishing village and there are opportunities to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. After a fresh seafood lunch at one of the islands in the bay return to shore for a short afternoon city tour including the Po Nagar Cham Towers, Long Son Pagoda with its enormous white Buddha statue and the lively Dam Market. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11 – Nha Trang – Transfer to Dalat (B,L)
After breakfast, take about 3.5 hour drive to Dalat. After lunch you will visit Bao Dai palace where the last Emperor of Vietnam – Bao Dai (1913-1997) stayed and ruled his Vietnam from 1949 to 1954, visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery – The largest Zen Monastery of Vietnam in Dalat city, Tuyen Lam Lake – The nicest Lake of Dalat and Prenn Waterfall – Prenn is one of the water falls retained the pristine of the Highland mountains. Then back to hotel and overnight in Dalat.
Day 12 – Dalat (B,L)
This morning, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and start to explore Dalat. You will visit Old Railway Station, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Cao Dai Temple Dalat.Afternoon: Visit Robin Hill, Mong Mo hill, Valley of love- is beautiful and romantic landscape of Dalat Vietnam, XQ embroidery Village – where you can enjoy many fascinating silk embroidery paintings, renown around the world for their magic uniqueness and their regal origins. Back to visit Dalat central market – where you can buy something for gift. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 13 – Dalat – Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)
After breakfast start to drive from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00AM. Along the scenic 7 hour drive along Highway 20 to Saigon will be broken up by stops at some of the tea and coffee plantations. Then visit Pongour Fall. It is located in the primeval jungle; only trails are enough for just hunter’s foot. In the past, to go to these falls, people must go through many difficulties, but in 1999, Pongour jungle was opened. Located in Tan Hoi commune, Duc Trong district, 45km to Da Lat, it is about 7km from Highway 20. Travelers give Pongour nickname “The first Southern extraction waterfall first Southern extraction”. Arrive to Saigon around 4.30PM, check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
Around 8AM, the guide will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will visit:
– The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city.
– War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
– Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
-Thien Hau Pagoda: Located in Cholon, the city’s Chinatown, this pagoda is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.
– Ben Thanh Market by cyclo: This is one of the best ways to observe street life in this vibrant commercial centre. Enjoy a ride through the narrow streets and timeless street scenes as you soak up the atmosphere in comfort.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 15 – Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple (B/L)
Around 8 AM meet our guide and driver for private pick up and start to visit Cu Chi Tunnel: Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants. After lunch, travel by road to Tay Ninh province. Here you will see the famous Cao Dai Temple, the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion, a unique combination of the Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam with colorful ceremonies that are unique to observe. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16 – Chi Minh City – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (Mekong Delta) (B/L/D)
Breakfast is served at hotel, check out then we depart for Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta, and embark on a cruise on the private boat. The tour begins with a visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to some locale home factories that produce rice paste, rice popcorn and coconut candy. Proceed to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Lunch is eaten at a fruit orchard before the cruise to Vinh Long to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Drive to Can Tho and transfer to hotel on arrival for c.in hotel and enjoy dinner at local restaurant before stay overnight in hotel in Can Tho.
Day 17 – Can Tho (Mekong Delta) – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Morning breakfast at hotel and check out, we will then cruise to the colorful Cai Rang floating market while exploring & relaxing on board the traditional Mekong-style Mystic Sampan. Then it is back to dry land in Can Tho for a two-hour Tuk Tuk car & tour of the countryside. Then leave Can Tho for Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon for c.in hotel again and stay overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 18 – Ho Chi Minh City – Transfer to Mui Ne (B,L)
After breakfast start to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne at 8.00AM. It takes about 6 hour driver. Check in hotel (by own) and the rest of day is at leisure. Tour ends.
The Tour Inclusion:
» 16 nights accommodation in Hotels base on sharing room
» 01 night accommodation on Halong Cruise base on sharing cabin
» Sightseeing as specified including entrance fee.
» Boat trip in Hue and Mekong Delta
» Private local English-speaking experience guides in different parts of the country.
» All meals as per program mentioned as: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
» 01 Visa Approval Letter
The Tour Exclusion:
» Meals and drinks, except others as mentioned in the detail program.
» Visa fee, flight ticket with airport taxes.
» Personal insurance and personal expenses.