DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport meet and transfer to centre of Hanoi ( some 45 minutes of driving) for check in to Hotel. if there is time permits, we will start our sightseeing tour in the old quarter Hanoi and next will be free time for dinner and overnight Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI- HALONG BAY ABOARD
Have our breakfast and check out the hotel. Today journey is to Halong bay, some160km away from Hanoi. As we will pass through the Red river delta, the second largest one in Vietnam. Stop over for relax and have a coffee at the Sao Do handicraft village.
Pick up at 8h00 am at the lobby of your hotel, you leave Hanoi arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm.
Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on a junk boat ( Cruise trip of 2days 1night in Halong bay is always a best choice for family tours in Vietnam and should not be missed). (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY-HANOI-HUE/ FLIGHT
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45.
Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping .
From here, we drive straight back to Hanoi airport for flying to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hue. Overnight Hue.(B/L)
DAY 4: HUE CITY TOURS
Depart from your hotel in Hue at 8.00 AM and start with our sighseeing tour of Hue ancient, Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be the itinerary for today.
The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. You will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam.
From here we will cruise further to the ornate Minh Mang’s tomb. We will enjoy lunch on the boat before disembarking the Dragon Boat. We drive back to the centre Hue to visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. We end this day trip at your hotel at around 4 p.m. Overnight Hue (B/L)
DAY 5: HUE- HOIAN-DANANG-SAIGON/ flight
Breakfast at hotel and next will drive from Hue for two and half hours to Danang, , upon arrival in Da Nang visit Cham museum, one of the 5 oldest museums in ASIA, containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures and visit marble mountains before continuing to hoi an ancient town. exploration the ancient town with the former merchant’ homes, Chinese temples and the 400years old Japanese covered bridge and the colorful local market. before transfer back Danang airport for flying to Saigon. on arrival Tan Son Nhat airport. meet local guide and transfer to Saigon Hotel. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 6: SAIGON-CU CHI TUNNLES- CITY
This morning, we pick you up at your hotel and depart for cu chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE.
The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Return back to Saigon for lunch, next will be visiting the Reunification Palace, war Museum, China Town and Notre Dame Cathedral. At early this afternoon, tour will be finished at your hotel at 5.00 PM. (B/L)
DAY 7: SAIGON- VUNG TAU
Have breakfast in the hotel before we will check out and driving for Vung Tau, some 2 and half hours away from Saigon on the tropical beach, away from cold winnter season in the north parts of Vietnam. On arrival, check in the hotel and free time for swimming and relaxing Vung Tau. Overnight in Vung Tau Beach city (B)
DAY 8: VUNG TAU FREE DAY
Have breakfast in the hotel and free one more day for shopping and relaxing Vung Tau, No guide and car services for today. Overnight in Vung Tau (B)
DAY 9: VUNG TAU FREE DAY
Have breakfast in the hotel and free one more day for shopping and relaxing Vung Tau, No car and guide services for free day. Overnight in Vung Tau (B)
DAY 10: VUNG TAU - SAIGON-HANOI/ FLIGHT
Free at leisure until our driver come back to pick up and transfer back Tan Son Nhat airport for flying to Hanoi, meet our local guide at Noi Bai airport and transfer to Hanoi hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B)