- Hotel accommodation in a twin or double shared room with daily breakfast.
- Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary.
- Shared cruise boat on Halong bay – private room en-suite bathroom.
- Boat cruises if specified in the program.
- Domestic Flight tickets Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Saigon with Vietnam Airlines
- English-speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program.
- Meals as indicated in program (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
Enjoy Vietnam with the north–south package. First in Hanoi, life style with outstanding attractions and activities. Wallow in the World natural Heritage site – Halong Bay, discover the Paradise cave of Phong Nha – Ke Bang park. A day being farmer in Tra Que village to experience the local culture, admire the great Mekong river with colorful floating market..
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
The charm from the French era still emerges of the capital of Vietnam. City of broad ho_guom1boulevards lined with tamarind trees and numerous lakes, HANOI combines harmoniously the liveness of the Old Quarter with remarkable colonial architecture. Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you will be met and driven to your hotel. Relax after your journey before head out for dinner and enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
You will spend the whole day to discover Hanoi charming ancient capital. Your guide will take you to the Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and a popular attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his simple stilt house where he lived and worked, One Pillar pagoda.
After lunch, you will moved to Museum of Ethnology widely acknowledged as the best in the country which houses a display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples. Back to Hoan Kiem lake, visit the Ngoc Son temple which set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake and dates back to the 13th century. The lake itself is a picturesque focal point of Hanoi. Experience sitting on a cyclo, the popular mean of transport in Hanoi, enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old Quarter.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Halong bay, the magnificent heritage with its 2000 islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin. Ha Long is an excellent example of a Karst landscape created by a complex chain during millions of years of geological movement.
8:00 pick up at your hotel, on the way to Halong city enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong board a traditional junk cruise. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. After visiting Amazing cave we stop at a floating house and go kayaking to Luon cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island (B, L)
Sunrise breakfast is ready to serve at around 7h30am. Our boat cruise around the clear cat-baand emerald water toward Van Gia floating village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Then you will be transferred to a smaller boat cruising towards to Lan Ha Bay with stalagmite caves, hidden lagoon. After visiting Monkey island you will get to Cat Ba island for lunch. Check in your hotel, in the afternoon it is the time for you to relax, walk to Cat Co beach to dump the beauty connection between sea and mountain or just lie down on the beach looking at sunset. Dinner is for your choice, enjoy taste of Vietnamese cuisine for special or anywhere you wish for your favorite
Day 5: Cat Ba Island – Ha Long – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)
After breakfast our bus picks up for transit boat back to Halong City, keeping on cruising along another part of bay with arm–chair exploration of more beautiful limestone islands en route to the dock. Having lunch on board with a variety of local foods before back to Halong dock. Have a short break and then en route to Hanoi. Be relaxed a little bit before heading to airport for evening flight to Hue.
Day 6: Hue – Thien Duong cave (Paradise cave) – Hue (B, L)
Leave your hotel early morning for Phong Nha National Park (Quang Binh). On the way, (if time permits) stop for sightseeing the Basilica of Our Lady of La Vang – a catholic church formerly built in the forest near Quang Tri up from the old DMZ, later, several buildings of La Vang were rebuilt and destroyed during the war. Have lunch in Dong Hoi city.
Afternoon continue to Paradise Cave and begin to explore the glamour of Asia’s longest and largest dry cave. You travel on a buggy pass through dense forest for about 2km, then climb about 500 rocky steps, and you’re in.. Paradise. Begin your journey to explore the magical Heaven – the Eden on earth with special stalagmites, stalactites system with sparkling, mysterious beauty, out of human beings imagination.
Return to Hue late in the evening. Your own leisure at hotel.
Day 7: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
Your morning will be taken up by a cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, and then by road to the Royal Tombs of Emperor Khai Dinh and Imperial Citadel. Each Royal mausoleum reflects the personality of the Emperor it commemorates. The most majestic is that of Emperor Minh Mang, a staunch follower of Confucianism with many wives, concubines and a small army of children. Planned by the Emperor and built shortly after his death in formal Chinese style, it’s opulent and exotic, and a good example of classic Sino-Vietnamese architecture. After lunch you will move to Hoi An via Da Nang. Visit China Beach and Cham Museum before heading to Hoi An. Arrive in Hoi An ancient town check in your hotel, walking tour to visit Hoi An town.
Day 8: Hoi An – Biking to Tra Que vegetable village (B, L)
Depart at your hotel at 9:00am, you will ride by bicycle to Tra Que vegetable village, experience a day of living and working with the local farmers in this village. A tour of the organic vegetable and herb gardens can include some time working in the field if you like, or merely observing and learning about the system and the fresh ingredients. Upon returning to the house, we were all treated to an herbal foot massage followed by a session of cooking various local dishes such as: Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region. Biking back to your hotel after lunch.
Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (B)
You will be free in the morning until our car and driver come to take you to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive, a private car will be waiting to take you to your hotel in the city center. After checking in, you will be free for a preliminary wander around District 1. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong delta homestay (B, L, D)
Two hour drive ahead to My Tho helps you get away from Ho Chi Minh bustling city. Transfer to small boat and then our boat trip start around four beautiful Islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix on Tien River. Through Xep camel to visit Mekong traditional houses at Quoi An village (make all from coconut tree). See coconut collection set and how the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music. Take the horse-cart on village path and stop at Ben Truc orchard, taste honey with tea or wine. See bees-breeding in wooden boxes at local farms. Have lunch at local restaurant before continuing the drive to Vinh Long. Homestay in Vinh Long
Day 11: Cai Be floating market – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
You have a relaxing morning with home breakfast. 8:00am, you are transferred to a local boat to enjoy Cai Be colorful floating market. Experience the daily life by a visit to coconut candy workshop, taste the little brown sweets. Visit local houses to learn the process of making rice cakes and pop rice. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Transferred to the car, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City departure (B)
After breakfast you will be relaxed until our car will come and pick you up to the airport for your homebound flight.