Highlights: HCM – Mekong Delta – Hanoi – Halong – Trang An Bai Dinh
Vietnam Classic tour 10days from South to North with HCM stay, Mekong delta tour, HCM city tour, Domestic flight ticket from HCM to Hanoi, Hanoi accommodation, Hanoi city tour, Halong 2 days 1night on cruise, Trang An Bai Dinh full day trip and all transportation.
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City arrival , Check in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city ( No Meal )
When you arrival HCM airport, Pick up from the airport to hotel in HCMC. Arrive Hotel, check in hotel, get welcome drink. After that you are free to visit HCM City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.
Night 1: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 2: After having Breakfast, you will join Mekong Delta full 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 thestilt 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.
Night 2: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 3: HCM city tour half day (B)
Half day tour ( start 8.00 – return 12.00
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, (optional Ben Thanh Market – only drop off).
Night 3: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 4: HCM and Hanoi. (B)
Check out hotel in HCM city and get flight from HCM to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi- Overnight in Hanoi city (B)- Free time to discover city by yourself.
Night 4: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 5: Hanoi city tour full day trip (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 EthnologyMuseum). EthnologyMuseum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Night 5: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 6: 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.
Experience Halong Bay, on a V’Spirit Classic Cruise, one of the best mid-range cruises available. You will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about its history and local people…
|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 – 14h30||Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.|
|14h30 – 15h30||Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.|
|15h30 – 16h30||Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.|
|16h30 – 17h30||Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.|
|17h30 – 19h00||Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.|
|19h00||Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.Overnight on board.|
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
|06h30 – 07h30||Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.|
|07h30 – 08h30||Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.|
|08h30 – 09h30||Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.|
|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 and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|10h30 – 11h30||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 and recheck in hotel- Overnight in Hanoi.
Night 7: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 8: Hanoi – Trang An Bai Dinh (B/L)
On this day, you will join Trang An Bai Dinh Full day trip.
07: 30 – Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 100km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short-brake en route.
10:30 – Arrive Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karats dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complexes stunningly boast a array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:
- 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)
- 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones
- Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains.
12:30 – Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….
13:30 -Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields.
Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dack ) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long… Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.
15:30 – Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with back drop of a maze of limestone mountains.
16:30 – Take the returns shuttle bus to Hanoi.
19:00 – Drop off at your hotel/ accommodation’s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Night 8: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 9: Free time and relax (B)
Night 9: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 10: Hanoi – airport transfer and Ends the trip . (B)
Our driver will pick you up from hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for next destination.
Tour Package include:
+ 03 nights at Elios Sai Gon Hotel or Liberty Sai Gon Hotel
+ Ho Chi Minh city tour half day trip
+ 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 HCM to Hanoi with Vietnam airline 20 kg check in and 7kg in hand
+ Halong Bay 2 days 1 nights on Lavender cruise or Vspirit cruise
+ 05 nights at Viet View hotel with Classic room or Flower Hotel with Deluxe room
+ Trang An Bai Dinh full day trip
+ Hanoi city tour full day trip with water puppet show.
+ 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.