Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival-Once arrive to Hanoi city, the driver is ready to transfer you to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of day is free for you to walk around old quarter and try some traditional food. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi city.Day 2 : Hanoi city tour (breakfast, lunch)Breakfast is served at the hotel. At 8.00am, guide and bus will come to pick you up for Halong bay tour. Today, you visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh stilt house, lake, One Pillar pagda. It is located in the same area with different formations. By visiting this area, you will have deep knowledge about the most famous hero of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh and the fascinating history of Vietnam thru 2 great wars with French colonial and American Military. Next is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi city called Tran Quoc pagoda. it is one of the few reputation pagodas in Vietnam that retains valuable virtues of Buddhism. You also visit Temple of Literature (the first national university of Vietnam) became the symbol of education of Vietnamese people.
Lunch is served at the local restaurant.In the afternoon is for Ethnology museum – a place meets all the characteristics of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam from lifestyle, customs, uniform… Afer that you return Hoan Kiem Lake with a mysterious story related.
Tour finishes at around 16.00pm at your hotel. Lunch is included in the tour.Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong bay – cruiseship (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)Around 08.00, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night on board and overnight on board.Day 4 : Halong bay – Hanoi – train to Sapa (breakfast, lunch)In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.
Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm.
The rest of day is for free to relax. At 20.30am, guide will go with you to the train station to get the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Day 5 : Trekking in Sapa (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
One arrival Lao Cai train station, you will get picked up by tour guide and go by bus to the hotel in Sapa. You will have breakfast and start to trekking in Sapa by transferring by bus to Lao Chai village.
You will spend 6km of walking down to the South East of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sapa. Overnight at the family homestay.
Day 6 : Continue trekking in Sapa – Train back to Hanoi (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In the morning after having breakfast, you will start trekking at around 8am. You will trek thru Muong Hoa valley to visit Cat Cat – Sin Chai village where you will see typical lifestyle of the people in Sapa.
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. Small lunch is served at the family in the village.
From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a Car to return to Sapa. At around 16pm, you will get picked up from Sapa to Lao Cai transtation to get the night train to Hanoi after having dinner. Overnight on train.
Day 7 : Hanoi – Da Nang city by flight (breakfast)
Arrive Hanoi early in the morning, get picked up and transfer to the hotel in Old Quarter, have relax after long trip. Have breakfast at the hotel and short relax. Our driver will come to transfer you to the airport in Hanoi to get flight to Da Nang city. Once arrive to Da Nang city, the driver is ready to transfer you to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. The afternoon is for free to enjoy the beach time. It is one of the most beautiful beach in Vietnam with clean water and sandy beach. Overnight at the hotel in Da Nang city.
Day 8 : Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An tour (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast is served in the hotel. At around 8.00am, our bus and tour guide will come to pick you up at the hotel in Hoi An and depart to My son holyland. in a private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide. ,The Champa King lived in the political capital of Tra Kieu (whose commercial capital was the port of Hoi An) and so the My Son complex became the most important temples of the Champa Kingdom. Bricks were used to build the temples without the aid of mortar and sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of mythical battles adorned the walls. The temples were places of worship to the Hindu God Vishnu. ,After that, car bring you to Hoi An.
The afternoon is free for you to walk in Old Quarter by yourself. Please pay the entrance fees to visit the Old Town. You can return to Da Nang any time by just calling us before 30 minutes, we will prepare a car to transfer you back to Da Nang city. Overnight in Da Nang city.
Day 9 : Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city by flight – Cu Chi tunnel group tour (breakfast)
In the morning after breakfast, taxi will transfer you to the airport in Da Nang city and get the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Once arrive to Ho Chi Minh city, the driver is ready to transfer you to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. After a short relax and have lunch, tour guide and car come to pick you up for Cu Chi tunnel at 12.30pm. Arriving at Cu Chi tunnels (Ben Dinh) and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunitions at the nearby shooting range. Tour finishes at your hotel at around 17.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10 : Full day Ho Chi Minh city tour – dinner on Dragon cruise (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will visit, Independence Palace known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. It was the sight of the end of the Vietnam/American war in 1975, as a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the gates. The tank is still located at the Independence Palaces’ property.
Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. In courtyard massive military vehicles are for exhibition as well as tiger cages for the visitor to get a feel on how it was to be a prisoner during wartime. In the museum building itself, each floor will represent a separate theme from the war and the war crimes committed towards the Vietnamese people.
You return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city at around 16pm, have short relax.
At 18pm, Pick up at your hotel in HCMC and transfer to the Bach Dang Pier on Saigon River, you enter the replica of the Indochina Junk for a magnificent and memorable dining and entertainment spectacle along the Saigon river. Enjoy 2 hours cruise and gastronomic moment with soft and classic music on the most authentic vessel on the river. The captain will welcome you onboard and introduce you to the specialties which have made this boat a culinary experience in Ho Chi Minh City . While on board, relax on the upper deck and enjoy a panoramic view of the city lights. Admire this lacquer wooden boat while cruising along the water, choose from several traditional menus, including Fried Shrimps with Tamarind Sauce, Sautéed “Pox Oi” with Beef or Steamed Elephant Ear Fish. Indulge yourself in an unforgettable evening on the waterways.
Tour finishes at your hotel at around 21pm. Overnight at the hotel in HCM city.
Day 11 : Full day Mekong delta (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast is at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Bus and tour guide to pick you up at around 7.30am and departure for Mekong delta.
Enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. ,On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. ,Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Tour finishes at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city at around 18.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho CHi Minh city.
Day 12 : Departure (breakfast)
Breakfast is at your hotel. Morning is free for you to relax, do last minutes shopping. Car and driver comes to transfer you to the airport. Tour ends.