North to South of Vietnam 8 days 7 nights package with La Belle Vie Hotel + Hoa Lu Tam Coc + Halong overnight with Vspirit Cruise + Domestic flight HN- HCM+ Cu Chi Turnels Cao Dai Temple + Mekong Delta day trip + 4 ways airport transfer in Hanoi and HCM
Day 1: Our driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to La Belle Vie hotel – Overnight at La Belle Vie Hotel ( No Meal)
Day 2: After having breakfast, you will join Hoa Lu Tam Coc ( B/L)
7:50 – 8:40: Our modern bus and guide pick up at your address then depart for Ninh Binh province.
10:00: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Viet Nam in the 10th century, visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le, our tour guide will tell you the stories of 2 kings and Queen Duong Van Nga, the tragedy in royal family, after that visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple.
Proceed the cycling tour from Tam Coc around 5 to 8 km along country rivers and rice fields. Arrive at Tam Coc wharf at noon. Have lunch at a local restaurant with direct view to Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc (you have chance to enjoy the delicious goat meat and elderberry – the special dishes in Ninh Binh)
14:00: Get on sampan boat rowed by the locals going among the villages, mountains and rice fields. Pass through 3 caves “Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba”. Then back to wharf to take a rest and get on bus to Hanoi.
18:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Our tour guide say goodbye to you at your address.
Hoa Lu Tam Coc One Day Tour is finished.
What to bring:
– Sun glasses, Sun cream
– Camera and film
– Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.
– Seating on bamboo boat in 1.5 hours with local rower to visit TamCoc Cave.
Day 3: Check out La Belle Vie hotel and join Halong Bay with Vspirit Cruise ( B/L/D)
|Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to HalongBay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.|
|Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing|
|Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands…|
|Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area.|
|Back to the V’Spirit Classic|
|Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of HalongBay|
|Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set|
|Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around|
|Overnight on board.|
|Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)|
|Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt|
|Have breakfast at sunrise.|
|Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in HalongBay.|
|Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.|
|Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…|
|While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise|
|Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.|
You will back from Halong to Hanoi at 16:30- recheck in La Belle Vie Hotel.
Day 5: Check out La Belle Vie hotel , our driver will take you to the airport to get the flight to Ho Chi Minh. ( B)Arrival HCM, our Driver will transfer you to hotel in HCM- you have free day to discover HCM city by yourself.
Day 6: After having Breakfast, you will join Cao Dai Temple – Cu chi Tunnels day trip ( B/L)
HCM – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 18.00 )
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Cao Dai sm, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It 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. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to SaiGon.- Overnight at hotel
Day 7: After having Breakfast, you will join Mekong Delta day trip ( B/L)
HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit VinhTrang 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.
Day 8: Depart. Our Driver will take you back to Tan Son Nhat to get your flight back home.( B) Tour finished.
Tour Package includes:
+ 03 nights stay at Superior room – La Belle Vie hotel on Day 1+2 + Day 4
+ 2D1 N Halong Bay overnight with Vspirit Cruise
+ Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip as itinerary
+ 03 nights at Elios Sai Gon hotel or Signature Sai Gon Hotel at day 5,6,7
+ Full day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
+ Full day trip to Mekong Delta
+ 02 ways airport transfer in Hanoi
+ 02 ways airport transfer in Ho Chi Minh
+ 01 way of Domestic flight from HN to HCM
+All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
+All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.
+ English speaking guide.