DAY 1: ARRIVAL HA NOI – WATER PUPPET (D)
Upon arrival Ha Noi Airport. Our driver and your guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel.
In the evening: Have dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HA NOI – PERFUME PAGODA (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
In the morning: Have breakfast at your hotel.
Perfume Pagoda is 60 km south from Ha Noi. This is the biggest pagoda complex in Vietnam, hosting the Perfume Festival (a Buddhist event that lasts from the first to the third month of the lunar calendar). All year round, you can enjoy marvelous scenery along the Yen River as well as the historical grandeur of the pagoda complex. On the way, if you fancy an invigorating work-out, you can row the boat yourself.
07:40 – 08:30 Pick you up to appointment place and meet your tour guide then depart for Perfume Pagoda (60 km west of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes half way to relax and experience Vietnamese handicraft products such as lacquer wares, paintings, embroideries…
Take a 50 minutes boat ride along the river side to enjoy beautiful landscape of streams and paddy fields. Start hiking up to a unique pagoda inside Huong Tich cave on the mountain summit (2.5km in height). You will have a feeling of entering the holy land of buddhism while experience the breath-taking views of surroundings.
12:30 Go back down and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant nearby. Visit Thien Tru Pagoda. Board the boat back to Duc Dock and return Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Get dropped off at your hotel
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 03: HANOI- MAI CHAU (B/L/D) – SEAT IN COACH
08:00: Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai.
12: 00: Arrive in Mai Chau around noon and enjoy your lunch.
14:00: Check in your room (If room is available, we can offer you early check in)
15:00: Biking tour with local guide to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Chieng Sai, Cha Long, Tong Dau, Van villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 2,5 hours on flat village paths.
18:30: Back to Mai Chau Ecolodge for dinner.
20:30: Enjoy a traditional dance show and taste Ruou Can, a local rice wine.
Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge.
DAY 04: MAI CHAU – HANOI (B/L)
06:30 – 07:30: Breakfast at Ecolodge
08:00: (Recommend itinerary) Free exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total walking time is around 2.5 – 3 hours on flat village paths. Take it all in: the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
Check out around 12.pm
12:00 – 13:15: Have lunch at Ecolodge’ restaurant
13:30: Transfer back to Hanoi.
End of the tour.
Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY 05 : FREE DAY TO EXPLORE HA NOI CITY
Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY 6: HA NOI – HA LONG (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
In the morning: After have breakfast at your hotel.
Tour guide pick you up at your hotel, then start the trip with 3 hours/ 170km driving to Halong bay.
Arrival Halong city and Tuan Chau island. A gourmet lunch will be served in cozy restaurant ,After another, passing uninhabited islets and outcrops including Stone Dog, Thumb, Duck, Incense Burner.
Do kayaking for 30 minutes or the other choice is taking a bamboo boat rowed by locals to explore Ba Hang floating village (three caves), gently glide through water tunnels into secluded sea lagoons.
Walk up 10 minutes to visit Thien Cung cave “Heaven palace cave” Thien Cung is considered as one of the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay.
16.30 Return to Tuan Chau wharf where our driver will be welcoming you again, and drive 3 hours for the same road to Hanoi.
Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY 7: HA NOI AIRPORT – DEPART FOR DA NANG- HOI AN (B/L)
In the morning: Pick up you at Noi Bai to take flight to Da Nang. Arrival Da Nang you will be transferred to Hoi An.
You have free day to explore Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 8: HOI AN COOKING CLASS (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
In the morning: After have breakfast our car will pick you up to Hai Scout Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 3863210) – our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.
Final tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 9: HOI AN – MY SON – DA NANG (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
In the morning: Have breakfast at your hotel. At 7:30 am – 8:30 a.m our driver and Guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hoi An center and depart to My Son Holy Land to explore and research.
In My Son Holy Land, the towers and tombs have been dated from VII century to XIV century, but archaeological findings show us that the Cham kings were buried here since IV century. My Son Sanctuary supposedly is the religion center and culture of the Champa Ancient Kindom.
At about 12:00 p.m: After visiting My Son Sanctuary, learning about its history as well as architecture, you can choose to come back Hoi An by boat.
If coming back to Hoi An by boat, you will travel up the Thu Bon river by motorized boat , stop to visit the traditional Kim Bong carpentry village before returning to Hoi an center.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
Then transfer to Da Nang you will enjoy your leisure time.
Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 10: HOI AN – DA NANG (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
In the morning: After breakfast you go on to Da Nang.
09:00 – 09:30 Pick up at your hotel to join the group to explore Da Nang city. To the escort of the tour guide, you spend one day discovering Danang city.
First, you’ll be transferred to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain), you’ll discover the stunning natural caves, enjoy the beautiful view from the from the top of the mountain, visit the mysterious pagodas and the sculpturing village.
10:30 Drive along Hoang Sa – Truong Sa street to Son Tra peninsula, you’ll pass and enjoy sea bath on My Khe Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches Forbes magazine’s voted. Then, you’ll visit Linh Ung pogada with the highest Lady Buddha statue in Vietnam (67 meters height, approximately 30 stories).
12h00: Have lunch at local restaurant
13h00: You’ll pay a visit to the Champa Sculpture Art Visit, which shows the most complete collection of rare and valuable items of the famous Cham culture.
14h00: Visit and Han market, one of the city’s major traditional markets and among its most-visited attractions for both domestic and foreign visitors. This market is well-known for its live and fresh seafood, as well as its fresh fruits and vegetables, and local specialities.
14h30: Return your hotel.
Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 11: DA NANG – DEPARTURE HO CHI MINH (B/L)
In the morning: You have free day to enjoy the beautiful My Khue beach
In the afternoon: You will be transferred to Da Nang Airport.
Arrival Ho Chi Minh, you will picked up and transferred to hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY FULL DAY (B/L) – SEAT IN COACH
Morning: 08:45AM You will pick up to transfer the offices to join the group depart for Giac Lam pagoda built in the 17th century and is one of the oldest temples in the city. Then visiting Chinatown, Cho Lon (Binh Tay) market, not only seeing the locals bartering, purchasing and selling merchandises at the market but also seeing a rich and diverse Chinese culture that is subtle yet distinctive from other parts of the city. Stopping at Thien Hau Lady temple that was built in the early 19th century dedicated to Thien Hau – Goddess of seafarers. Travelling along the Saigon Riverside to overview Nha Rong wharf where Ho Chi Minh President first left Vietnam in 1911. Returning back to the office and having free time for lunch at own expense.
Afternoon: 02:15PM Visiting War Remnants Museum – originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: DEPARTUTRE (B)
Enjoy your leisure time and wait for departure.
You will be transferred to airport.
End of Service
|Group size||High Season: (Jan – Apr & Oct – Dec, 2017)|
|Hotel: 3 Star||$988|
Stop-sell on Public Holidays: [01 Jan (New Year Eve), 18-21 Feb (Tet Holidays), 28 Apr (Hung King), 30 Apr (Reunification Day), 01 May (May Day), 02 Sep (National Day), 24 Dec (Christmas Season), 31 Dec (New Year Eve)].
Tour price includes:
- Overnight accommodation in : DBL/TWN sharing room + Breakfast (OR SIMILAR HOTEL).
- All transfers by air-conditioned high class Vehicles as per the itinerary.
- All applicable entrance fees, as per the itinerary.
- Meals as stated as per the itinerary.
- Domestic flight
- Experience English Speaking Tour Guide
Tour price excludes:
- Airfare, VISA arrangement
- International flight
- Tip for guide and driver, Travel insurance, Visa fee
- Personal expenses: drinks, telephone, laundry…
Child from 4 – under 7 years old sharing the same room with parents will be charged 50% of the adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.Children Policy (only when sharing room with 2 adults): 1st child under 4 years old occupying the same room with parents and utilizing existing bedding is complementary to a maximum of one concerning accommodation.
- Child from 7 – under 12 years old sharing the same room with parents will be charged 75% of the adult rate and utilizing existing bedding.Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old per room.
- Or maximum 3 adults per room, extra charge is applied as per contract including extra bed.
- Baby cot for infant is free of charge
- The extra bed arrangement is subject to availability for all the above child price included extra bed.
Remark: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change upon weather conditions. Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number, valid visa to Vietnam for all passengers.