A twelvedayandelevennight of grand tour in Vietnam gives you a great chance to explore all popular tourist destinations of Vietnam from the northern region to central provinces and the southern region of Vietnam. Joining in this tour, you will definitely come to explore the charming beauty of the capital city Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the spectacular sceneries of Ha Long Bay’s Land and water, the ancient town of Hue, Hoi An as well as the mighty Mekong delta.
On arrival our guide greeting and pick up at airport then transfer to Hanoi, check in hotel and free at the rest of the day. Overnight at hotel.
Pick up at hotel then transfer to do city tour with Hoan Kiem lake, Hochiminh mausoleum (closed on every Monday and Friday and October, November) and museum, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, West lake, Tran Quoc pagoda. Lunch at a restaurant, Continue to visit Ethnology museum. Cyclo tour around Hanoi old quarter, enjoy water puppet show, back to hotel and free in evening. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast at hotel we continue our trip to Tamcoc with many limestone Rock Mountains that grow from green rice field. Ninh Binh knows as Ha Long Bay on land. On arrival, you will take a similar dreamy boat ride through karts landscape to visit three grottoes cave. On the way coming back you can visit a small 13th century temple called Thai Vi. We continue to visit the beautiful scenery of this rural area and stop at Hoa Lu which was the capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties in 10th and 11th centuries, visit two maintain temple then driving to hotel for check in. Overnight in Ninhbinh.
(Others option to visit Trang An grottoes instead of Tam Coc).
Today we will drive through Red River delta from Ninh Binh province to Nam Dinh province to Thaibinh province then Hai Phong and arrive to Ha Long city around 12.00, check – in registration, board on a Deluxe junks, welcome drink and have lunch on boat. The cruise will take you by exotic islets with shapes of Dog, Incense Urn, Fight Cocks, Finger islets and explore the mysteries of Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave). Swimming and relax at Titop beach. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Wake up early morning to admire the sunrise, Breakfast then paddle by small bamboo boat to visit Luon (grottoes) cave. Cruise to Bai Tu Long bay and sightseeing Fire Island, Man Head Island, Fishing village. Having lunch on boat and arrive at Ha Long wharf about 12.00 noon. Driving direct to Noibai airport for flight departure to Hue, On arrival Hue our guide pick up and transfer to Hue city for check in hotel. Free in evening. Overnight at hotel.
Having breakfast at hotel and then we will doing Hue city tour with visit the Tu Duc, Khai Dinh, Minhmang tombs, Each of them represents the spirit of the King buried inside. Lunch at a restaurant continue to visit Thien Mu pagoda one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue, visit the citadel including forbidden city, Thai Hoa temple, Ngo mon gate….via Dong Ba markets. Late afternoon we will transfer to the port get on a boat, having dinner on boat with enjoying traditional show. Back to hotel and free in evening. Overnight at hotel.
Today we will drive to Hoian with stop over on top of Hai Van pass for taking picture and Cham museum in Danang houses the world’s largest and finest collection of the Cham sculpture, with over 300 sandstone pieces exhibited in a building constructed in 1915 by the Ecole Francaise de Extreme – Orient. Many of the sandstone carvings such as altars, lingers, garudas, ganeshas and images of Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu are absolutely stunning. On arrival to Hoian, chek in hotel and afternoon we will start to visit Hoian with Tanky house, Japanese bridge, Fukien assembly…. Back to hotel and free for shopping and visiting Hoian by your own in evening. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and we will pick you up to drive to My son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered being in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries. After visiting My Son, Bus to a harbor gets on board we cruise on Thu Bon River, with stop to visit the ceramic, furniture traditional village.
Back to Hoi an ancient town, free until transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon.
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, pick up and transfer to hotel. Free in evening. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel; get on our bus driving 70 km North West to Cuchi tunnel. The Cu Chi Tunnel system had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in the combat with French. And it was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. Drive back to Hochiminh.
Lunch at a restaurant and in the afternoon; we continue to visit Saigon with War Museum, Reunification Hall, Central Post Office, Ben Thanh market. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
This Mekong Delta trip provides you a look at varieties of the life and scenery on the Mekong River itself as well as on the bank of the river. Start the trip by a drive to Vinh Long, which on the way is green/yellow rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. On arrival, you will embark a boat for cruising the Mekong River with a passing floating Cai Be Market. Along the river is more exploring the local life, farmer and handicraft productions. The boat continues toward Can Tho, you will have a chance enjoy sunset on the way to Can Tho. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho city.
The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day you will do a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang and Phong Dien, where the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item. After an impressive boat trip, you are back to Ho Chi Minh via My Tho with stop over a Bonsai garden. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight.