HCMC | CU CHI | MEKONG DELTA | NHA TRANG | HOI AN | HUE | HANOI | HALONG BAY
TRIP'S BEST TIME
HIGH SEASON: FROM OCTOBER - APRIL
FROM HO CHINH MINH CITY to HANOI
VICE VERSA ON REQUEST
18-Day Vietnam Luxury Journey
Trip type: Luxury
Duration: 18 days 17 nights
Sightseeings: HCMC-Cu Chi-Mekong Delta-Nha Trang-Hue-Hoi An-Hanoi-Halong Bay
Trip starting: From HCMC to Hanoi or vice versa on request.
Accommodation: 4 star/ 5 star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date
Luxury Journey in Vietnam 18 days starting from HCMC with its famous Cu Chi tunnels and surrounding Mekong Delta then you are offered to enjoy free and easy time at one of the most luxurious resort located in the Ninh Van Bay, Nha Trang. Continue your journey to the Centre Vietnam where you do not only stay at the worldwide famous Four Season The Nam Hai resort in hoi An and the MGallery La Résidence Hue Hôtel & Spa, a member of the MGallery collection of memorable hotels by Accor but also explore the World Heritage Sites : Hoi An Ancient Town and Hue Citadel. End of the Luxury Journey are three nights at the Sofitel Legend Metropole, another member of the MGallery collection of memorable hotels by Accor in the one-thousand-year-old Hanoi capital and experience one night on the most luxurious traditional junk in the Halong Bay – the Natural World Heritage.
Day 1. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city | D | Overnight: HCMC
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport – HCMC – 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. Meet your local guide at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Check in. At leisure. Your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at the Bonsai cruise on the Saigon river. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 2. HCMC & Cu Chi tunnels | B - L | Overnight: HCMC
In the morning you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market.
Afternoon you drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. This underground complex is a must-see when you are in HCMC. You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 3. Mekong Delta Excursion | B - L | Overnight: HCMC
Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to 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. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 4. Fly to Nha Trang | B | Overnight: Nha Trang
Emjoy your free time at hotel until transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Nha Trang boasts a six-mile stretch of fine white sand, quiet and warm waters, and stunning archipelagos. Have free time until transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang to start your beach vacations.
Day 5 - 7. Nha Trang | B | Overnight: Nha Trang
Your free time for relax and enjoy the facilities offered by the resort. Try some water sports like snorkeling or diving among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views before retiring for the evening.
Day 8. Fly to Danang - Hoi An | B - D | Overnight: Hoi An
Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Danang for Hoi An. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. Meet your local guide at the Danang airport for a transfer to Hoi An. Check-in. At leisure. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
Day 9. Hoi An & Tra Que village | B - L | Overnight: Hoi An
In the morning you have a walk to explore the Hoi An Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon you ride by bicycle about 3km from Hoi An town to Tra Que Vegetable village, “the loveliest village on earth”. At the village you can experience of being a farmer, take photos of rice field and vegetable village, enjoy a leisurely walk taking and a stunning sunset or take a foot massage with the ingredients from Tra Que herbs and surround yourself with stunning landscape. Ride back to the town. At leisure.
Day 10. Hoi An Cooking Class | B - L | Overnight: Hoi An
The cooking class begins with a with a Vietnamese cup of coffee followed by a visit the Hoi An colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson. Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The 2-hour cooking lesson includes a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving . You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 11. Hoi An Free & Easy | B | Overnight: Hoi An
Enjoy your whole day free for relaxation at the resort , water sports, diving, snorkeling, sunset watching or take a bicycle to discover the other sides of Hoi An, visiting some handicraft village nearby or visit another World Heritages Sites in the Central: My Son Ruins. Experience the bespoke clothing tailoring or relax with a cup of coffee in a local street pub are worth to try.
Day 12. Hoi An - Hue | B - D | Overnight : Hue
In the morning you leave Hoi An for Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Journey to Hue is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. Check-in. At leisure. Meet your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Day 13: Hue Sightseeing | B - L | Overnight: Hue
In the morning you have a Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. Rejoin your car to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon you explore the Hue Citadel comprising three circles of Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. Visit Dong Ba market, located on a bank of the Perfume river and is a paradise for snapshots of daily activities. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 14. Fly to Hanoi | B - D | Overnight: Hanoi
Enjoy your free time until transfer to Danang airport for an one-hour flight to Hanoi, the one-thousand-year old city and the capital of Vietnam. Meet your guide at the Noi Bai airport for a transfer to hotel. At leisure. Your guide see you again for a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 15. Hanoi Sightseeing | B - L | Overnight: Hanoi
This full day sightseeing offers you Hanoi’s most interesting places, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Former Prison, Ngoc Son Temple. End your day with a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 16. Hanoi – Halong Bay | B - L - D | Overnight: Traditional Junk
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Welcome drink on board upon arrival Tuan Chau Harbor. Cabin check-in. Lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Stop at the Pearl Farm village. Take a kayak around Pearl Farm village before sailing to the Titop Island. Time for sunbathing, swimming or climb up to the peak of the Titop for the panorama view of the Halong bay. Return to the cruise. Join in the Cooking demonstration by the cruise chef to prepare some Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy the Sunset Cocktail on the Sundeck. Dinner with Vietnamese set-menu. Evening you are free to join some cruise activities including chat around the bar, watching movies of Vietnamese films, playing cards, playing chess, reading or try your luck with squid fishing.
Day 17. Halong Bay – Hanoi | Brunch | Overnight: Hanoi
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. Cabin check-out . Light lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Disembarkation. Rejoin your car back to hotel in Hanoi. At leisure.
Day 18: Departure Hanoi | Meal : B
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. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.
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Private airport pick-up & drop off with English speaking guide
Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
Private boat trip as per tour program
Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
Meals as stated in the program
Water on coach
All entrance fees
All in-tour flights
24/7 hotline support
Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter. Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
International flights & tax
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above
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