DAY 1: Ha Noi arrival (No meal)
Our guide and driver will welcome and show you to your hotel in Ha Noi for checking in. Enjoy our welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: Ha Noi city tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast, take the Ha Noi full day trip with highlighs such as the Ho Chi Minh complex, including The President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology, which features the ethnic costumes and relics of the various minorities of Vietnam. After lunch in a local restaurant, go to the Temple of Literature, known as the first University of Vietnam.Take your short time to visit the Hoa Lo Prison. Walk around the Old Quarter, combining with shopping and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy water puppet show. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner)
After your breakfast at your hotel, our bus will pick you up to Ha Long Bay. On the way, we stop for refreshment and photos.
Arrive in Halong and go on board. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascapes. Roam around the labyrinth of the Bay through the Fighting Cock, Canh Buom, and stop for swimming then go for visiting Sung Sot cave (The Sudden Surprise). Kayak to Luon cave, Dau Nguoi Mountain, Titop beach. Dinner is served. Overnight on the Junk in Halong Bay.
DAY 4: Ha Long – Ha Noi – railway station – Lao Cai (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Buffet breakfast while cruising back to Halong wharf and visit Fire Island, Dinh Huong Island, floating village. Arrive at the pier to come back.Shuttle bus will take you back to Hanoi. Dinner on guest’s account. Relax until transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
DAY 5: Sapa – Cat Cat village (Breakfast)
Transfer to Sapa by private van from Lao Cai Railway Station in the early morning. Have breakfast at the hotel or in the local restaurant (optional). Relax for a while. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short downhill walk to the village of the H’mong tribe in the valley, called Cat Cat village. Mix with the local families and learn of their customs and social life. Further down past the village down you will reach the Cat Cat waterfall. Dinner on guest’s account. Discover Sapa in night and see the ethnic people and their activities and life in Sapa. Overnight in Sapa town
DAY 6: Lao Chai -Ta Van village (Breakfast)
Breakfast before a private jeep transfers you to Lao Chai village, a village of the Black H’mong. A short walk down to the river will take you to a hill tribe hoto see their living style and the local women making their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people stay can be seen. Visit the village and learn their customs. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai railway station – Ha Noi (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. Upon leaving Sapa we off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colourful Sunday market of Bac Ha (If time permits). Ater the market we enjoy a walk around the area, visiting the Hmong King’s former residence and Ban Pho where the villagers make the potent local maize alcohol before transfer back to Lao Cai railway station for night train back to Hanoi. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight on train.
DAY 8: Ha Noi – Hue (Breakfast)
Train arrives back in Hanoi at around 6.00am in the morning. Pick up at the railway station and drive to the restaurant for breakfast. Relax until transfered to the airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, you will be picked up and transfered to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 9: Hue City tour (Breakfast)
In the morning we will visit The Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Take a boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 10: Hue – Hoi An (Breakfast)
Departing from Hue, we drive south to Hoi An. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. We stop en route to visit the Cham Museum in Danang City, My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An
DAY 11: Hoi An full day tour (Breakfast)
We will take some of these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. There is plenty to see in this delightful town, some of the attractions are the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. A perfect way to round off the day is a boat trip on the Thu Bon River, which also gives us a chance to admire the spectacular countryside and explore a handicraft ceramic village and boat building yards.
DAY 12: Hoi An -Ho Chi Minh city tour (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you have free time to relax in the morning. Then, transfered to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, picked up and transfered to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 12: Ho Chi Minh city -Cu Chi tunnel (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel then spend full day visiting the city. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi tunnel, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Turn back to Saigon for relax and night sleep.
DAY 14:Ho Chi Minh city – My Tho -Can Tho (Breakfast/Lunch)
Transfer to My Tho and take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilhoand the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch will be served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Go to Can Tho and check into a hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 15: Can Tho – Ho Ci Minh City (Breakfast)
After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge “in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Stop for visit & rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Enjoy the rest of day in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 16: Ho Chi minh city – Departure (Breakfast)
Free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for the flight back home.