Overview

  • Be a part of the vibrant life in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover the local life of the people in the Mekong Delta.
  • Uncover the secret of the gigantic subterranean Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Join in the life of the farmers in the countryside of Hoian
  • Discover Hanoi and its wonderful value of arts and architects from a Water Puppet Show, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.
  • Onboard the most exotic cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage
     
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Ho Chi Minh Arrival

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Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your 2:00pm check-in. You are at your leisure for the rest of the day, which means meals are at your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.

Day 2

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta full day

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The whole day is for the visiting to the boisterous Mekong Delta. A trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre will take us about 2.5 - 3 hours. For a cruise on a tributary of Mekong river, Chet Say river, we embark the boat at Phong Nam wharf. During the trip, feast your eyes with the vibrant local life and the people’s traditional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut processing for production, as well as mat weaving.

A nearby peaceful village can be explored as you choose to get in on “xe loi" (a special motorized tricycle) or hiring a bike to move around the village through the luxuriant trees and magnificent paddy fields. We will have lunch at a local house where tasty Vietnamese cuisine is served.

Before heading back to the wharf for your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal. Dinner will be served at a cozy restaurant, and your staying will be at the hotel.
 

Day 3

Cu Chi tunnels Half Day - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, transfer by car to Cu Chi Tunnels - the massive network of 250 km in length tunnels. This is one of the most important shelters of the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with living areas, communication routes and even hospitals and bunkers that have weapons and food inside. Visitors can also try to get into the tunnels to experience the harsh life that the people in the past have to face during the hard time.

Then, you will be driven to Da Nang airport. When arriving, our guide and driver are there to pick you up to the hotel for your check-in.

You are free from schedule for the rest of the day. Meals at a local restaurant. Staying overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A 15-minute of cycling in the morning from Hoi An ancient town will take you to a farming village of Tra Que Vegetable Village. A cyclo or a private car is also ready for your transportation needs. This is an opportunity to relax and dive in the tranquil atmosphere.

At Tra Que village, the aromatic herbs give people a comfortable feel. Also, rolling yourself in the gardens to join hands with farm work. Then, take part in a cooking class of local dishes like “Tam Huu": shrimps, pork, local herbs included. Enjoy your own making dish for lunch accompanied with other cuisine. After finishing your meal, head back to Hoi An and have dinner at a local restaurant. Stay a night at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 5

My Son Holyland - Afternoon flight to Hanoi

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day by a scenic drive to the base of the Indochina mountain range. After that, hiking up to My Son Sanctuary, once home to the breathtaking religious monuments of Champa Kingdom. Here you can find 68 glorious Hindu temples exceptionally built for Shiva in the 4th century with excellent sandstone carvings and indestructible. However, due to the destruction of wars, there are now 25 of them left.

Move to Da Nang City (without guide) to have a flight to Hanoi. When arriving, your local guide will be waiting and ready to get you to the hotel.

Lunch and dinner are served at a local restaurant. One night is spent at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6

Hanoi - Sightseeing - Water Puppet Show

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Be ready as this day is for you to get to know the most genuine spots in Hanoi. Our first stop is the important architect in the heart of Vietnamese people - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. You will hear great stories about President Ho Chi Minh’s former life as well as his legacies at the Stilt House and the Presidential Palace from our tour guide. Next, we will be heading to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university to be found in Vietnam.

Savor your lunch at your own expense at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, spend some time visiting Hanoi's Museum of Ethnology, where to observe a number of collections of artifacts from 54 distinct ethnic communities in Vietnam. Then, join in reproducing activities at the museum.

After that, a Water Puppet Show is featured and you should watch this outstanding performances of Vietnamese traditional art.

Day 7

Hanoi - Overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel before traveling to another wonderful location today. The UNESCO-nominated Ha Long Bay is famous for its magnificent beauty with breathtaking natural scenes. 

En - route, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of Red River Delta. Then, you will get on board the Junk boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board.

Afternoon is the time to visit some of the most interesting caves in Halong as they feature stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The ship will stop along the way for you to take a swim. Also you can choose kayaking to enjoy the view of this tropical paradise.

Our ship will dock on the Bay. Dinner will be served on board followed by many interesting activities.

Day 8

Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early risers can enjoy the tranquility of the morning and gentle sun beam lighting up the Bay. Savor your breakfast on board as the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. After having your served lunch, you will be transferred to a shuttle bus on your way back to Hanoi.

Dinner is served at local restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 9

Hanoi - Departure - No Guide

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Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking for some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before transferred without guided to Noi Bai Airport for your upcoming flight.
 

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Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: February to October

► Visa Requirements: 

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 

► Car Procedure:

Group Types of Car
1 - 2 Pax 4 - seater car
3 - 8 Pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 Pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 Pax 35 - seater car
21 - 35 Pax 45 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.
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