DAY 01: ARRIVAL HANOI
Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport (Flight TBA) and transfer to Hanoi. Check in Hotel. O/N at hotel in Hanoi
DAY 02: HANOI- HA LONG BAY FULLDAY (Meals: Breakfast, lunch)
Halong Bay (Vịnh + Hạ Long, literally: “descending dragon bay”) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Halong Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. Ha Long Bay_was recognized by UNESCO twice as world natural heritage. First time on 17/12/1994, Ha Long Bay was recognized for aesthetic value. On 2/12/2000, the Bay was recognized for the value of geology, geomorphology. Moreover, Ha Long bay has just been announced in list of top seven new natural world’s wonders by New7Worlder Organization. Visitors have constantly marveled at Halong Bay natural beauty. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and caves created by the wind and the waves that make a excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck.
08:00 – 08:30 Pick up at your hotel. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Halong city. Arrive in Halong city. Lunch. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung Cave and floating village. Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. 20h30 arrive in Hanoi. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 03: HANOI EXPLOREATION -HO CHI MINH CITY BY FLIGHT (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:00 AM Departure. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh”s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam). Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam”s first university constructed in 1070, it”s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Our driver will pick you up at Tan San Nhat International Airport (Flight TBA) and transfer to HCMC. Check in Hotel. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 04: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
AM: HCM City
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, take break time at Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy lunch at one of the best restaurant.
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”.
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 05: HO CHI MINH- MY THO/MEKONG DELTA- HO CHI MINH (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM (start8.00 – return 17.00) Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway 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. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
DAY 6: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (Meals: Breakfast)
Free at leisure till drive to Tan San Nhat International Airport for departure (Flight TBA) End of service.