Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you will be met and driven to your hotel. You willl have time to relax after your journey. In the evening, you will have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Your overnight stay will be in Hanoi .
Day 2: Hanoi orientation (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 and the museum dedicated to his memory, One pillar pagoda. After lunch, you will moved to Museum of Ethnology. Back to Hoan Kiem lake for experiencing sitting on a cyclo , the popular mean of transport in Hanoi , enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old Quarter. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay –Deluxe Phoenix Cruiser(B,L,D).
Day 4: Deluxe Phoenix Cruiser – Halong - Hanoi (B,L)
Day 5: Charming Hanoi with cuisine and shopping (B)
The day will be free for strolling in the charming ancient capital, go shopping in the old quarter, enjoy the savour of Hanoi speciality, take your pick from traditional Hanoi Pho (beef noodle soup), Nom (green papaya salad with seasoned beef), Banh Goi (pillow-shaped rice pastry with minced pork and mushroom), Banh Cuon (hot rice paper with pork and fried onion) or Bun Cha (fresh noodle with grilled pork). If you are hungry, try two or three varieties – they are snacks rather than a meal. They are all your choices for free & easy day in Hanoi. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh (B)
After breakfast you will be relax until our driver come and transfer you to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City , the hustle and the bustle city, you will be met and driven to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi half day tour (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, a morning drive will take you to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialise as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of tunnels. and vanish equally rapidly. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong day trip (B,L)
We start the tour early at 7.30 am and go ahead to Tien Giang . On arrival t ake a boat trip around four beautiful Islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix on Tien River. Through Xep canel 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. Take rowing-boat on water palm creek. Lunch on islets at the local house. Experience the friendliness and hospitability of the host . Boat to visit a coconut candy workshop, taste candy (Special products of Bentre province). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City . End of the tour at about 5:00 pm.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – relaxing and shopping around (B)
After breakfast you will be spoilt for choice for shops and most of them are within easy walking distance of each other. Many shops are found along Dong Khoi, which used to be the trendy Rue Catinat in French colonial times. Close by are Hai Ba Trung and Le Loi, which are also worth a look. Off-the-peg clothing is always a good buy but even better is to have clothes made up by one of the many tailors. There is always a good range of colored silk to choose from. Hand-embroidered tablecloths and napkins are very popular. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City .
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh departure (B)
Our fantastic holiday come to an end. After breakfast, relax until our driver will come to take you to airport for your flight.
Quotation in USD per person:
2 - 3 pax
4 - 5 pax
6 - 7 pax
These prices are valid until Apr 30th, 2014. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.