Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Hoi An – My Son - Hue - Hoa Lu - Halong - Ha Noi
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city - Arrival (D)
You are welcomed by our guide at Tan Son Nhat airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city. Half day city tour visit Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral with the passing Ben Thanh market. Dinner & overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (B/L)
This Mekong Delta trip provides you a look at varieties of the life and scenery on the Mekong River itself as well as on the bank of the river. Start the trip by a drive to Vinh Long, which on the way is green/yellow rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. On arrival, you will embark on a boat for cruising on the Mekong River with a passing floating Cai Be market. Along the river we have more exploring of the local life, farmer and handicraft productions. We then access to An Binh Islet for enjoying the very peaceful atmosphere of Vietnam country side. You are invited to enjoy lunch at local House while listening to the folk songs of Nam Bo performed by the “local family artists”. In the afternoon we continue driving toward Can Tho. You may be suggested to stop en route for visiting the snake farm. Overrnight in Can Tho.
Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B/L)
The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day we take a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, in which the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, they are whether pumpkins, pineapples or sugar canes and so on. After an impressive boat trip, you are back to Ho Chi Minh city via My Tho with stop over for a visit a Bonsai garden. Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L)
You will take a morning flight to Da Nang airport, then transfer to Hoi an about 35km away. Being the most tiny town of Vietnam, you can finish the visit Hoi An by walk within a half day, but Hoi an previous was an importance port of Vietnam, where Chinese and Japanese traders had come over to trade and live. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – My Son (B/L)
Take a private car from Hoi An ancient town to Cham ruins at My Son. On the way back, you will be dropped off at Cao Lau Ferry Boat to get on a boat back to Hoi an - en-route visit Thanh Ha Pottery village & Kim Bong Carpentry village. Return to Hoi an in the afternoon. Over night in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An – Hue (B/L)
We will transfer to Hue in the morning with a visit to Cham museum on the way. Continue to Hue through Hai Van pass, arrive in Hue City by noon, have lunch at local restaurant before checking. Take a short rest before visiting to the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Over night in Hue.
Day 7: Hue (B/L)
Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of the past emperors, and with Orient style – those tombs almost located near the bank of Hue’s river – Perfume river. Take a drive to visit King Minh Mang tomb and King Tu Duc’s tomb. You will embark on the Dragon boat along Perfume River to admire sunset. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue- Hanoi (B/L)
Leaving the Imperial city, you will visit our current, but also thousand years Capital. You will have a half day Hanoi city tour to visit the most attractions of Hanoi: Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple & Hoan Kiem lake (the lake of the Restored Sword) and the Old quarter streets. The day ends with a traditional cultural show of Water Puppets. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B/L)
From the first day of Union Vietnam to a country, our first King had established our capital on the bank of Hoang Long river. Go to Hoa Lu, in the morning you will see the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King. Continue driving toward Tam Coc for lunch. After lunch we take 02 hours on rowing boat along the stream flowing through green and lush rice fields dotted with towering mountains as the backdrop to visit the Three Caves. Later on you will return to Hanoi for overnight.
Day 10: Hanoi - Halong (B/L)
Day 11: Hanoi - Departure (B)
This day, you will visit Halong, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. The travel start at 8:30am, after 3 hour and a half, you will arrive at Halong. Embark on a traditional style wooden junk around noon. Lunch with sea food served on boat during your cruise. With 4-hour boat trip, you are cruising around rocks, islets, caves and grottos. You then will visit to the Thien Cung & Dau Go caves - the most beautiful among thousands. Drive back to Hanoi for over night in Hanoi.
Leisure time before leaving time for departure home.
|Type of tour:
|| Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your way of travel)
|| Any day
|Feature of tour:
|| Vietnam - the country of river and ocean. Vietnam is crisscrossed by thousands of streams and rivers. There is a river discharging every 20 kilometers along Vietnam's coastline. The waterways are a very convenient means of transport with major rivers like the Red River in the north and the Mekong River in the south.
|Tour cost per person (in USD):
|Size of Group
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 6 pax
||7 - 9 pax
||10 - 14 pax
01 Jan 2008 - 30 Oct 2008
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||Hoa Binh, Thang Long Opera
||Sofitel Plaza, Melia
||Heritage Hue, Asia Hue
||Huong Giang, Pilgrimate
||Saigon Morin, Imperial
||La Residence (deluxe room)
|Hoi An Hotels
||Hoi An Hotel, Lotus
||Hoi An Beach, Hoi An Trails
||Life Resort, Golden Sand
||Victoria Hoi An (deluxe room)
|Can Tho Hotels
||Saigon Can Tho
||Golf Can Tho
||Victoria Can Tho (sup room)
||Victoria Can Tho (del room)
|Ho Chi Minh City Hotels
||Oscar, Liberty 2, Metropole
||Equatorial, Amara, Rex
||Majestic, New World
|| Domestic flight (Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang and Hue - Hanoi)
Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
Private car/mini van
Private junk/boat in Mekong Delta and in Ha Long
All entrance fees
English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
All meals as per program
|| Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
International flight and international airport tax on departure
Personal expenses & Tips
Vietnam Visa (this can be done with our Visa service)