Highlights: Vietnam classic tour with Hanoi stay + Sapa tour + Halong overnight on Board + Domestic flight from HN to HCM + Mekong Delta tour + Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels + Airport transfer.
Day 1: Our Driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. ( No Meal)
Day 2: After having Breakfast, you will join Hanoi city tour day trip with water puppet show B/L)
Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiemLake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.
AM: 08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
- Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 – 17h00.
- Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without Ethnology Museum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Day 3: Check out Hotel and join Sapa tour ( B/L/D) Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village
6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break
11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
- Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
- Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.
Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L)
7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking
8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.
Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours
11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, check out and have lunch and time at leisure on your own.
15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.
15.15: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.
21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.
Recheck in Hotel in Hanoi – Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5: Check out Hanoi hotel and join Halong Overnight with Vspirit cruise ( B/L/D)
After having Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up at hotel and start for Halong tour.
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
16h30 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quite area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Cooking class and sunset party on sundeck
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Day 6: Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06h30 – 07h30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.
08h30 – 09h30 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fisherman who live there…
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 17h00.
- Round trip transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi
- Welcome Drinks
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- English-speaking Tour Guide
- Deluxe Cabins and A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
- Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (B, L, D)
- Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
- Airfares, Car Transfers
- Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above
- Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and Program subject to change when necessary or bad weather condition
- Advanced reservation is required with full passenger details, including Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Visa Expiry Date etc.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board.
- What to bring: Swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellents
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
Back Hanoi- re-check in Hotel- Overnight in Hanoi Hotel.
Day 7: Check out hotel and get flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city ( B).
On this day, when you arrival HCM airport, our driver in HCM city will pick you up with your name and transfer you to HCM Hotel- Overnight in HCM. Free time
Day 8: 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 9: 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 10: Depart. Our Driver will take you back to Tan Son Nhat to get your flight back home.( B) Tour finished.
Tour Package include:
+ 04 nights stay at Classic room – Viet View hotel or Deluxe room at Flower Hotel on the day 1, 2, 4 and 6
+ Hanoi city tour with water puppet show day trip
+ Sapa tour 2days 1 night at Sapa Lodge Hotel
+ 2D1 N Halong Bay overnight with V’spirit Cruise
+ 03 nights at Ellios Sai Gon Hotel or Liberty Sai Gon Hotel
+ 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 with Vietnam airline
+ All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
+ Transport as tour program.
+English speaking tour guide.
+All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.