12D11N THE WONDER OF VIETNAM (Ha Noi – Ha Long – Hue – Hoi An – Sai Gon – Mekong Delta)
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive in Noi Bai airport, you will be warmly welcomed & transferred to Ha Noi – Vietnam’s capital is one thousand year old city with peaceful lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, three lined boulevards, brightly painted temples and pagodas. Ha Noi is one of Asia’s most charming cities. Check in hotel and Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
18:00 Transfer to local restaurant. After dinner, transfer the group back to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)
08:30 Start the city tour by drive through the various Government offices, the preservation colonial French residences. We first visit to the Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam
10:30 Visit to the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and His Former residence & One Pillar Pagoda, one of the oldest architectures dated back from 11th century. Visiting this site, you will understand more about the life of President Ho, a great leader, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture.
12:30 Lunch at restaurant in the city
13:30 Depart for Halong city – 165 km east of Hanoi. You will have a deep experience about a nation whose 80 percent of population leaving on rice while moving through the countryside
17:30 Arrive in Halong, transfer to hotel for check in.
19:00 Enjoy dinner at a nice local restaurant. Back to hotel then. Overnight at hotel in Ha Long.
DAY 3: HALONG – HANOI (B/L/D)
07:30 Check out from hotel and transfer to Halong pier to embark our boat and start for 04 hours cruising on the bay which will bring you an unforgettable memory. You will be marveled by thousands of cave and islets. We start cruising among limestone islands and photograph of stunning landscapes of Ha Long. You will visit Thien Cung grotto, Dau Go cave which are considered as the most beautiful sightseeing places of Halong Bay. Some of the caves still remain prehistoric era’s vestiges.
11:00 Enjoy lunch on board while boat continues passing by the most beautiful place of the bay with the famous islets such as Stone Dog, Incense Burner, Fighting cock islet..
12:00 Disembark the boat and return to Hanoi.
16:00 Arrive in Hanoi, starts 2-hour walking tour to visit outside The Ngoc Son temple & Hoan Kiem lake, just to the south of the bustling Old Quarter streets, is an oasis of calm right in the centre of the city. This place is considered as the symbol of Hanoi Capital
Then free shopping in Hanoi Old quarters – the most crowded shopping area in Hanoi. It covers an area of 100 ha, just north of the central Hoan Kiem Lake. The original 36 streets that make up the Old Quarter are named after the goods once sold there such as silk, paper, silver, copper, herbs, cotton, fish and chicken.
Strolling around the Hanoi food street brings you a great feeling of our Vietnamese cuisine. Treat yourself a coffee or a local beer at a traditional house in the old street for a panoramic view of the city. Wondering in the food streets, you can easily find the typical Vietnamese dishes such as Pho – Traditional noodle, Nem – Spring rolls, French bread, local beer….
18:00 We proceed to a local restaurant for dinner, then back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI – HUE (B/D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Pick up at the airport & transfer & proceed to a local restaurant for dinner, then back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hue
DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR FULLDAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. We’ll spend the day experiencing Hue, Vietnam’s most traditional city whose monuments evoke its past grandeur as home to emperors and mandarins. We’ll tour the ancient Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, visit the serene Thien Mu Pagoda and the majestic Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh Tombs, Hue’s best preserved Buddhist monuments. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 6: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Hoi An. On the way visiting and taking photo Lang Co, the most
Beautiful pass in the central of Vietnam.Visit Cham Museum; Marble Mountain.
Afternoon: transfer to Hoi An, free & leisure time. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: HOI AN CITY TOUR FULLDAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart from Hotel -Visit Hoi An old town – the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences. You will visit Japanese bridge, old houses, museum, Phuc Kien pagoda ….
Afternoon free time for shopping. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: HOI AN – DA NANG – SAI GON (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. 9:30am check out from hotel. Transfer to Da Nang Airport for flight departure to Sai Gon.
13:25 Pick up at airport, transfer to local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, take a half day tour to discover the city, known as the ”Paris of the East”: visit the War Remnant Museum, The Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the handicraft and lacquer ware workshop. Then ending up at Ben Thanh market wet & dry market for your free & easy shopping moment. Back to hotel for relaxing. Overnight in Sai Gon.
DAY 9: CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and transfer to Cu Chi – 65 km from city center, it takes around 1hour 15mins. The network included 250km underground tunnels, innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, health bunker, command centers and kitchens. It was also an underground village with over 16000 people live there during the war.
Lunch at local restaurant. Then back to hotel
18:30 pick up for dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Sai Gon.
DAY 10: SAI GON – CAI BE – VINH LONG (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel, and then transfer to Tien Giang Province, enjoy Mekong Delta tour.
On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Visit some hand – made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Keep cruising to An Binh islet, visit South Vietnam style old house, enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk music.
Have lunch with fresh river food in the heart of garden.
After that, biking or walking along the village road visit bonsai garden and nursery garden.
Before ending the program, we will stop at brick and pottery factory, visitors will have a change to discover how to produce traditional ceramic with a unique local techniques.
Boat will stop at Vinh Long pier, ending one day Mekong Delta Tour.
Continuing transfer to Can Tho City, check in hotel for relaxing. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 11: CAN THO – SAI GON (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the early morning, take a boat to visit Cai Rang floating market – Can Tho
Cai Rang Floating Market, about 6km from Can Tho City , is the most famous and biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta . From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc… Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling.
After finish tour, coming back to the pier.
Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Sai Gon.
DAY 12: SAI GON DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Freetime till transfer to airport for flight departure.
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