Trip starting: From Hanoi to HCMC or vice versa on request.
Accommodation: 4-star / 5-star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients date
Starting from Thang Long-Hanoi, the one-thousand-year city and capital, water puppet show, a unique art performance in Vietnam, your next stop is Pu Luong Nature Reserve which offer you soft adventure to visit some hidden villages as well as the everyday life of the ethnic people. Halong Bay , a must-see offer you an marvelous stay overnight on a traditional junk before you travel to Central Hoi An Ancient town. When in the South you are joining in the floating market in the Mekong Delta , biking from village to village or experience “Southern Vietnamese folk music “, enjoying a delta cuisine, taking a sampan through the small canals are the most exciting activities that all member of your family want to do together.
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi | Meal: | Overnight: Hanoi
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. After check in you have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.
Day 2: Hanoi city-tour| Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hanoi
This full day tour offers you Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by QuanThanh Temple and Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century. For lunch you enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at one of the most unique restaurants located in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Afternoon you visit the Temple of Literature then having a walk around the Sword Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub.
Day 3: Hanoi – Pu Luong | Meal: B -L - D | Overnight: Pu Luong Retreat
Today you leave Hanoi for Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. Check-in and lunch at the beautiful retreat. In the afternoon you have a transfer to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Upon arrival a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts. You disembark at the Tan Lap Bridge and join your car back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Day 4: Enthralling trekking | Meal: B -L - D | Overnight: Pu Luong Retreat
Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot. Then you have a transfer back to Puluong Retreat for lunch. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Pu Luong – Hanoi | Meal: B | Overnight: Hanoi
Breakfast and enjoy the morning at the Retreat before you drive back to Hanoi. Again enjoy the breathtaking mountain view. After check-in hotel in Hanoi it is free time to refresh. You may like to join in the night market at the Hanoi Old Quarter with its ancient commercial streets named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years such as Sillk road, Sugar road, Silver road…
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Traditional Junk
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight. BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.
Day 7: Ceramic village – Fly to Hoi An | Meal: B-L-D| Overnight: Hoi An
Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th century in the North of Vietnam. On the journey to Hanoi airport for flight to Danang you have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th. Meet you local guide at airport for a transfer to hotel. Enjoy dinner with some famous dishes of the town.
Day 8: Hoi An Town & "Fish & Farm Life ” | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Hoi An
In the morning you have a walking tour to explore the Hoi An Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance. Afternoon you take a bike along country roads to experience Vietnamese rural life and get in touch with local farmers and enjoy a sampan sailing on the Thu Bon River to meet local fishermen, try their traditional net fishing, experience paddling the bamboo basket boat. Biking back to the town to relax at a local pub, do some shopping or visit the local tailors who make quality clothes in a flash.
Day 9: Hoi An – Free & Easy | Meal: B | Overnight: Hoi An
Today you have a free day 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 or Hue Citadel. The Hoi An bespoke clothing tailoring or relax with a cup of coffee in a local street pub are worth to try.
Day 10: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city | Half-day Tour | Meal: B-D | Overnight: HCMC
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 Lady Hau cruises on the Saigon river.
Day 11: Cu Chi tunnels | Meal: B | Overnight: HCMC
In the morning you drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Very famous in the wartime with its smart and complicated system including underground meeting room, kitchen, food, weapon caches, hospital. 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. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon.
Day 12: HCMC – My Tho – Can Tho | Meal: B-L-D | Stay overnight: Can Tho
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. 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. Rejoin your car for a drive to Can Tho.
Early wake up today to join in the Cai Rang floating market, one of the most exciting activities you should do when you are in this area. Take a motorized boat to join the market and experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. You also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Back to the shore and take a bike cycling from village to village on path, over monkey bridges, get in touch with local people. Lunch is at local restaurant before driving back to HCMC.
Day 14: Departure HCMC | 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 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 and tissues 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.
Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ; Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)
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Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
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