Day 1 Arrive Hanoi (-/-/D)
Activities: Your leisure to walk, visit Dong Xuan market, watch Water Puppet show.
Itinerary: Arrival in Hanoi, the car and tour guide of the Tours In Vietnam will pick you up at Noi Bai Airport and then transfer you to Hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to walk around city center, visit Dong Xuan market. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the water puppet performance and then having welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour – Lao Cai (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Masoleum, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar pagoda, Ethnology Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake
Itinerary: After breakfast, we will start your day with a morning city tour of Hanoi, we will visit Hanoi Old Quarter (called: 36 streets and guilds) – an important part of history and development of the city located between the Royal Citadel and the bank of the Red River. You can enjoy free time at leisure to explore, take photos, buy souvenirs such as: silk clothing, lacquerwares, embroidered lines, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and so on and taking in the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s former stilt house residence, then visit Temple of Literature (the first University of Vietnam), Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy Vietnamese food lunch in a nice local restaurant then continue to visit the most famous and interesting Museum of Hanoi – the Museum of Ethnology. In the evening, you will be transferred to Hanoi train station for Lao Cai departure. Overnight on train.
Day 3 Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit around town, find out about ethnic minority lifestyle, have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in here.
Itinerary: About 5:00AM you will arrive Lao Cai train station, the car of company will pick you up and then transfer to Sapa. After breakfast, enjoy your free time at your leisure to relax, explore, sightseeing around town. In the afternoon, we will trek through the scenic valley of Cat Cat village. This is a village of H’mong ethnic minority to find out about their traditional customs, lifestyle and fairly developed agriculture with cultivation of all kinds of plants including rice, maize and sweet potato as well as seasonable fruit and vegetables. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the local families. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4 Sapa – Lao Cai – Train back to Hanoi (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit market, visit villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van to find out about their lifestyle.
Itinerary: After breakfast, we will enjoy the weekly cultural market that only held on Sunday with very colorful of many minority groups such as: H’mong, Dzay… And then we take about 3 – 4 hours to trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people where you meet ethnic minority to share experience, find out about culture, religion, belief, lifestyle and so on. We will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to Ta Van village. And then we will transfer you to Lao Cai station for your journey back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 5 Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Activities: Go sightseeing on board in Halong Bay, discovery the amazing karsts such as: Mat Qui, Trinh Nu Cave, Trong Cave.
Itinerary: Arrive Hanoi railway station about 5:00AM, check in a nearby hotel by yourself for freshen up and breakfast. Around 8:00AM the car of company will pick you up for 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay – the World’s Natural Wonder. Our crew welcomes you on board the Deluxe Cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served while cruising among majestic amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on cruise.
Day 6 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B/-/-)
Activities: To explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax at Soi Sim Beach.
Itinerary: We will continue our journey to Halong Bay on early morning, sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sightseeing while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, we will explore to Sung Sot cave, situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay, swim and relax at Soi Sim Beach. Then our boat cruises back to the mainland while lunch is served. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Check out cabin and drive directly from Halong to Hanoi Airport for your short flight to Hue, the car of company will pick up at Phu Bai Airport and then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 Hue City tour (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit Royal Citadel, Imperial Museum, Minh Mang Tomb, the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside Market
Itinerary: After breakfast, we will take a city tour of Hue and the surrounding areas. We first visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architecture Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor’s private residence. There are many palaces and temples inside. We also visit the Imperial Museum, Minh Mang Tomb and the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside Market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8 Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B/L/-)
Activities: Boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, ancient architecture in Cham Museum, transfer to Hoi An.
Itinerary: Rising up in the ancient land, enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. Then we will have a boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Disembarking the Dragon boat and having lunch. Leave the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Hue for Hoi An, taking photos from Hai Van Pass and visiting ancient architecture in Cham Museum the finest collection of Hindu-Cham sculptures in the world. Once in Hoi An, you will check into hotel and have free time to explore the town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 Hoi An (B/L/-)
Activities: Walking tour around this enchanting port town, visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda
Itinerary: We spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. After lunch in local restaurant, enjoy a short boat ride to a nearby village specializing in ceramics and crafts-including boat building. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tan Ky Ancestral House. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10 Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)
Activities: To embark on a city tour of Saigon including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Remnant War Museum
Itinerary: We take about 1 hour driving from Hoi An Town to Danang Airport and then taking flight to Ho Chi Minh City, where we transfer you directly to centrally located hotel. We embark on a city tour of Saigon including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11 Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi Tunnel (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit Cao Dai is an attempt to create a perfect synthesis of world religions and Cu Chi Tunnels
Itinerary: This morning, we will continue our journey to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service; Cao Dai is an attempt to create a perfect synthesis of world religions. It is a combination of Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Taoism. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. You will have chance to witness the amazing, incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometers constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Then return to Ho Chi Minh City at around 6.00PM. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (B/L/-)
Activities: Visit the snake farm Dong Tam, Vinh Trang pagoda.
Itinerary: Leaving Ho Chi Minh City and take about 70km to My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong, complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam, Vinh Trang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 13 Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)
Activities: Take a boat trip to explore the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang and Phong Dien.
Itinerary: The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day we take a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang and Phong Dien, which the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it will be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort you back to the hotel through myriad canals. Lunch at local restaurant before return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 14 Departure (B/-/-)
Activities: Free time for shopping.
Itinerary: Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buy souvenirs, and take photos until be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Thank you and see you again!