This tour includes the most popular tourist attractions and activities in Vietnam. You will enjoy variously beautiful sceneries, lively daily life and traditions, in other words, real sights and tastes of the country.
DAY 1: HANOI
Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, hotel check-in, time at leisure. Enjoy a fantastic rickshaw ride through the bustle and hustle of Hanoi Old Quarter and dinner a t a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI
Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together. Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visit HCM Mausoleum, HCM’s stilt house and garden, the One Pillar pagoda. Take another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature, and visit at the Fine Arts Museum. Finally take a fascinating walk through the famous 36 busy streets of the Old Quarter and shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY
Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. Upon arrival, check in aboard a deluxe junk and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning sceneries, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (exclusive), and fishing. Overnight aboard Note: In case of small parties from 2 pax to 7 pax, we will use shuttle bus from the cruise company and share a junk with other guests. For any parties from 8 pax up, we will arrange private transport and charter a junk. More options can be discussed case by case.
DAY 4: HALONG – HUE
After breakfast on the boat, enjoy cruising around the bay, visiting caves, swimming and kayaking (exclusive) and another beautiful seafood meal on the boat. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take late afternoon flight to Hue, the Royal city of the Nguyen Dynasty. Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel in Hue. Enjoy dinner with Hue specialties. Overnight in Hue
DAY 5: HUE
Full day enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful. Activities: lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda, King Tu Duc’s tomb, King Khai Dinh’s tomb. Afternoon: excellent motorbike trip with drivers to interesting traditional villages and beautiful sceneries around Hue. Dinner at a local restaurant and Overnight in Hue
DAY 6: HUE – HOIAN
Morning visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market. Then enjoy scenic drive to Hoi An via Danang, stop at the fine arts Cham museum and Marble Mountains in Danang. Arrival in Hoian, a very charming ancient town, another World Heritage site in Vietnam, check in a hotel and rest till dinner. Dinner and overnight in Hoian
DAY 7: HOIAN
Morning enjoy a relaxing city walk to more than 200 years-old temples and houses. Enjoy pleasant shopping with much variety, low costs and friendly hosts. Afternoon take a fantastic bicycle ride to explore interesting villages and the beautiful countryside, or free time for shopping or swimming in the South China Sea. Overnight in Hoian
DAY 8: HOIAN – MY SON HOLY PLACE
Morning excursion to My Son, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, enjoy the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture Back to Hoian for lunch, then free time for shopping and relaxation. Overnight in Hoian
DAY 9: HOI AN – HCMC
Morning transfer back to Danang airport to take a flight to HCMC. Upon arrival, meet our guide and drivers and transfer to check in hotel, have lunch at the popular Pho 2000 restaurant where Bill Clinton had enjoyed local specialties: noodle soup, spring rolls, etc. Afternoon city tour, visit China town, Cho Lon market, Thien Hau temple, the Reunification Hall, the War Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral (1880) and Old Post Office (1886), and the Ben Thanh market Enjoy the unique water puppet show. Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 10: HCMC – TAY NINH – CU CHI
Full day excursion to visit two contrast sites: the colourful Cao Dai Holy See of the most egalitarian religion combining 5 religions (Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Catholicism, and Islam) and the impressive Cu Chi tunnels system, one of the most violent battlefields of the Vietnam War. Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 11: HCMC – MY THO – CAN THO
After breakfast, a two hour drive to My Tho will expose the guests to the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Visit the colourful Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho, then get on a boat trip up the Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Experience the authentic life of the locals. An adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks will be th e next experience of the riverside region. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty - Deep Fried Elephant ear fish, big legged shrimps and more. Then continue to Can Tho, the capital of the Mekong region. Hotel check-in and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant . Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 12: CAN THO FLOATING MARKETS – HCMC
After breakfast, check out the hotel and take a terrific boat trip to the floating market of Cai Rang and go through many small canals, experiencing daily activities of the locals. Have a walk through My Khanh fruit orchard and learn about farming and gardening in South Vietnam. Transfer back to HCMC. Enjoy the unique water puppet show. Overnight in HCMC
DAY 13: HCMC
Full day free for enjoying shopping, relaxation, spa and massage Farewell dinner on the boat along the Saigon river at the end of day.
DAY 14: HCMC - DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure and with sweet memories with us.