Hello Vietnam and welcome to Vietnam, one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Spreading along the eastern edge of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam offer tourists the legendary world of Halong Bay, the colorful charm of Central Highlands and the criss-cross waterways of the Mekong Delta. The country boasts a marvelous coastline of 3,260km dotted with white sandy beaches, tranquil bays and vivid coral reefs. Moreover, with a tropical monsoon climate, all parts of the country are mostly warm the whole year round, which is ideal for those who love sunny weather.
Day 1 : Welcome to Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 5 : Fly Hanoi to Hue
Day 6 : Hue
Day 7 : Hue - Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An
Day 9: Fly Hoi An/Danang to HCMC
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city
Day 11: Mekong Delta Excurion
Day 12: Departure HCMC
Features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sun-deck with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars. All cabins are well-organized and sophisticatedly designed by equipping a plenty of modern facilities as a floating 4-star hotel plus the sun-deck on the top.
Widely acknowledged as one of the loveliest cities in Asia, this one-thousand-year old city offer you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities. Hanoi still retains a small-town provincial charm and unique intermingle with a French legacy wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, grand villas and an artistic, café society. Warm welcome upon arrival Hanoi airport. Transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. Enjoy a cyclo riding around Hanoi Old Quarter with last stop at the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theater for a Water Puppet Show – a unique art performance. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Different people, different interests and tastes. That's what the Hanoi Free Choice Sightseeing and the Hanoi Street Food Tasting offers you so that you can enjoy the best things that Hanoi has to offer and satisfy you with a personalized discovery and authentic experience. Just list your preferred Hanoi attractions for Hanoi full-day or you can enjoy half-day to explore the city of Hanoi and half-day to visit one of the handicraft villages: Bat Trang ceramic village; Van Phuc Silk village. Afternoon is time for Hanoi Street Food Tasting to sample some Hanoi famous street dishes as : Pho Hanoi | Banh Cuon | Bun Cha Hanoi.
Halong Bay boasts a magnificent scenery of over 3,000 limestone islands jutting out of emerald green waters in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Welcome on board. Enjoy the cruise program with the beautiful scenery and joining some activity as kayaking, swimming and visit Halong pearl farm at the Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy dinner at cruise restaurant. Evening activities including chat around the bar, watching movies of Vietnamese films, playing cards, playing chess, reading or try your luck with squid fishing.
Continue the cruise program exploring the Halong Bay, enjoy the bay's magnificent scenery of countless rugged limestone islands. Early bird to join Tai Chi on the sundeck. Enjoy sunrise at the bay followed by a light breakfast.Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to explore the cave one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Back to the cruise. Join in the cooking class guided by the cruise chef with some Vietnamese traditional dishes. Enjoy lunch in the cruise restaurant. Rejoin your car for journey back to Hanoi.
Established as the capital of unified Viet Nam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious centre under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Perfume River winds its way through the Capital City, the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Inner City, giving this unique feudal capital a setting of great natural beauty.
Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Meet your local guide for transfer to hotel. At leisure. Evening you meet your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Today you have a whole day to explore Hue city. You may want to spend full-day with a dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda followed by visiting some tombs of Nguyen Dynasty kings, Hue Citadel and Dong Ba local market. You also can spend half-day to explore Hue Citadel and tombs of Nguyen Dynasty kings and another half-day to visit one of the Hue handicraft village as Phuoc Tich ancient village or Thanh Toan village. It’s also time to sample and taste some one of the below Hue street food followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub-cafe. All included. No extra cost.
Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. Hoi An is one of the oldest towns in south-east Asia and characterized by a rich blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architecture. Formerly known as Faifo, the ancient riverside town of Hoi An was a major trading port from the 16th to the 19th century. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. On the way to Hoi An you may like to stop at Museum of Cham Sculpture or Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village
Your stay in the Hoi An Ancient town will be full of interesting. You can spend the morning walking to explore the ancient town with with old houses, narrow streets and stop to visit the lantern makers, Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop. Hoi An tailor-made clothing fast services is famous and worth to try. Do not forget to taste Hoi An street food. Afternoon you may want to explore the countryside by visiting one of Hoi An famous handicraft villages as Tra Que village or Kim Bong village. Dinner and experience the Quang Nam cuisine.
Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. In the afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Tonight you dinner on the Bonsai cruises dinner on the Saigon river.
HCMC is a city full of surprises. The city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings and offers plenty of reasons to visit, from its blend of historic, attractions to vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife.
The Free Choice Sightseeing is to maximize your day in HCMC on your own way. You may want to spend half-day to explore the city and half-day driving for the Cu Chi tunnels, a must-see when you are in HCMC. The Street Food Tasting is the good way to see the differences between the Southern cuisine with other parts of Vietnam.
Cruising through the lush labyrinth of palm-fringed channels, rivers, and islands of the Mekong Delta offers a fascinating glimpse into the way of life of the people who depend on this fragile waterway for their survival.
Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets. Visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.
Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before meeting your guide for transfer to airport for your flight home.
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