Highlights: Vietnam tour 12 days with La Belle Vie hotel + Hanoi city tour with water puppet show + Halong Bay overnight 2 night with V’spirit cruise + night train from Hanoi to Da nang + Hoi An city tour + Cooking class at Tra Que + Domestic flight from Da nang to Ho Chi Minh + Ho Chi Minh stay+ Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tour + Mekong Delta tour + Airport transfer and station transfer in Hanoi, Da nang and HCM + Accommodation in Hanoi, Da nang and HCM.
Day 1: Our Driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi city. ( No Meal)
+ Option 1: 3 star Hotel: La Belle Vie Hotel or Silk Queen Hotel
+ Option 2: 4 star Hotel: Chalcedony Hotel or Flower Garden Hotel
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 Hoan Kiem Lake 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 QuanThanh Temple (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 Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple 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 Hoan Kiem Lake 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 Hanoi hotel and join Halong Overnight
Option 1: 3 star cruise with V’spirit cruise ( B/L/D)
After having breakfast at Hotel, our tour guide will pick you up to Halong Bay.
|08h00 – 08h30||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.|
|12h00 – 12h30||Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing|
|13h00 – 15h30||Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands…|
|15h30 – 16h30||Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area.|
|16h30||Back to the V’Spirit Classic|
|16h30 – 17h30||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|
|17h30||Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set|
|19h00||Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around|
|Overnight on board.|
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
|06h30 – 07h00||Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt|
|07h30 – 08h30||Have breakfast at sunrise.|
|08h30 – 09h30||Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in HalongBay.|
|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 habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|12h00||Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise|
|12h30||Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.|
|16h30 – 17h00||Trip finishes.|
+ Welcome Drinks
+ Shuttle bus with compliment bottled water (P/u: Hanoi city center)
+ 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
+ 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 onboard..
– What to bring: Swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent
– Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
Back Hanoi and recheck in Hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Option 2: 4 star cruise with Pelican cruise ( B/L/D)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (B/ L/D)
Boarding and check-in with welcome drink, then the cruise starts through Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Hoa Cuong limestone islets while a lunch is served on board. Then visit Sung Sot Grotto, the “Cave of Surprises”, before taking a swim in TitovBeach or SoiSimBeach’s pristine waters. The vessel then cruises further to reach its overnight anchorage location near Ho Dong Tien or LuonCave.
Enjoy the sunset from the sundeck or while swimming; then a dinner will be served on board. Evening is devoted to relaxing in that peaceful piece of a setting, or to experience night-fishing from the boat’s deck.
Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi ( B/L/…)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, then a small boat will take you to visit LuonCave. Back on board the cruise heads to Tuan Chau pier. Transfer by tender to Pelican & Image cafe. Lunch is served on board while the cruise goes back to HalongCity for disembarking at noon time. End of the cruise.
Notes: The itinerary can change due to weather, tide levels.
All mentioned services and entrance fees, English & French tour guide and accommodation in double cabin.
Additional services such as Spa and massage, kayak rental, drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned are excluded.
Day 5: Check out hotel in Hanoi and get night train from Hanoi to Da nang SE1 or SE19- Overnight on night train ( Share 4 berth cabin ) (B)
Day 6: Arrival Da nang around 12:30 PM- Pick up and transfer Hotel in Hoi An- Feel free to discover city by yourself (No meal)
+ Option 1: 3 star hotel: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or Lantern Hoi An Hotel
+ Option 2: 4 star hotel: Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel or Glory Hoi An Hotel
Day 7: After having Breakfast, you will join Hoi An half day tour ( B)
Hoi An is an ancient town located in the lower section of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam Province, about 30 kilometers south of Danang city. Hoi An was a bustling international trading port,a meeting place of the trading ships of Japan, China and the West during the 17th and 18th centuries. Before this period, there was here also traces of Champa port which was known as a site on Silk Road along the sea. Hoi An ancient town today is a special example of a traditional port city in Southeast Asia which has been well preserved. Most houses here are of traditional architecture dating from the 17th to the 19th century, and are along the narrow main streets. Hoi An is also a landmark recorded much of the mixture of acculturation. The architecture of the city reflects the influence of chinese, japanese, portuguese, french and british traders. Hoi An still maintained an intangible cultural diversity and richness. Hoi An is considered as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.With outstanding value,in the end of 1999, UNESCO has recognized the ancient town of Hoi An as a world cultural heritage.
You will be collected at your hotel lobby and transferred to the meeting point at Hoi An Travel (Add: 10 Tran Hung Dao Street – Hoi An city). Walk to the ancient city, visit the Kwan Temple, Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Old House, Japanese Cover Bridge and Historic & Cultural museum in Hoi An. Then you have a traditional music performance & visit Hoi An’s handicraft workshop before coming back to the hotel. Tour ends.
- Transportation: A/c bus
- Departure time: 08:00 am & 14:00 pm
- Duration: 02 – > 03 hours
- Activities: Visit the ancient city
Day 8: After having Breakfast, you will join Cooking class at Tra Que Village (B)
Tra Que village is famous for very fresh vegetables and vietnamese herbs.Most of tropical vegetables can grow well at Tra Que and their flavor and taste are so distinctive that they can never be mistaken for products of the same kind from other localities.You will have a chance to learn how to make tasty traditional dishes from vegetable.
Welcome you at the hotel’s lobby. Riding bicycle to Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. Bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields, using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. Go to the restaurant & work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
- Tra Que vegetable salad Tam Huu dish
- Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake)
- Hoi An spring rolls
- Transportation: Bicycle
- Departure time: 08:00 am & 14:00 pm
- Duration: 04 hours
- Activities: Cooking Vietnamese food
Day 9: 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
+ Option 1: 3 star hotel: Elios Hotel or Signature Hotel
+ Option 2: 4 star hotel: Grand Silverland Hotel
Day 10: 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 Caodaism, 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 11: 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 12: 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 Hotel in Hanoi
+ Hanoi city tour with water puppet show day trip
+ 2D1 N Halong Bay overnight with Cruise
+ Night train deluxe 4 berth cabin from Hanoi to Da nang
+ 03 night stay at Hotel in Hoi An
+ 03 nights at Hotel in HCM city
+ Full day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple
+ Full day trip to Mekong Delta
+English speaking tour guide.
+All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.
+ Airport and station transfer and pick up service in Hanoi ,Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh
+ Hoi An city tour half day
+ Cooking class tour at Tra Que Village
+ Domestic flight from Da nang to HCM
+ All Meal as itinerary. Tour guide and Entrance fee as program.