Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Pick up at airport. Transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi (B, L, D)
Morning, take part in Hanoi City Tour, firstly visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (outside view on Monday and Friday), his house on stilt, the botanical garden and the Presidential palace while learning about his life and revolutionary activities.
On the way out visit One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple. Take the 1 hour cyclo tour around the Old quarter through its streets which are named after the guilds that used to represent such as Hang Bac (Silver Street), Hang Gai (Silk Street), Hang Tre (Bamboo Street) etc…
Having dinner and enjoy Water Puppet Show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay // B,L,D
Today, you will take a ride out to Halong Bay – New 7 Wonders of The World to aboard the overnight cruise. Ponder upon your recent impressions among the hundreds of green limestone islets that offer a rewarding end to a magical trip through Vietnam.
Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An (Brunch, D)
Enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh seafood, and take a swim through the crystal clear waters. After the cruise, you will straight to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang.
On arrival Danang airport. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An cooking class (B, L)
We start the day (8:15am or 1:30pm) with a drink at Hai Scout Café (98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town) – 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, pick up the guests and transfer back to your hotel.
Tonight, you are free to explore the ancient town and find a nice restaurant by your own arrangements.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Hue (B, L, D)
In Danang we will visit the world famous Cham Museum, then visit Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) where we will discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top. On the way to Hue, you will have a chance to enjoy Lang Co and Hai Van pass landscape.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – HCMC (B, L)
Hue City features beautifully natural landscapes and the king’s ancient tombs. With a Hue city tour, you can visit famous tombs such as Hue Citadel and a featured symbol of Hue City-that are Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Tomb by riding a boat on Perfume River. After that, transfer to airport for the flight to HCMC.
Arrive HCMC, pick up and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at your leisure.
Tonight, you will join in the special tour to explore the “Saigon by Night – Back of the Bike” and enjoy spectacular “Street Foods of Saigonese”. This will make you an unforgettable memory about Saigon – Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 8: HCMC (B, L, D)
You will do a city tour today. Firstly to Cu Chi Tunnel -one of the branches of the 200km underground tunnels system in Cu Chi. Exploring the tunnels with local guide who’s in uniform of the real guerilla during the Vietnam War.
Returning to Ho Chi Minh city for Lunch. Then transfer to visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market.
Having Dinner and enjoy AO Show in the Opera House.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 9: HCMC – Mekong (B, L, D)
In the morning, Tour Guide will come pick up you at the hotel and depart to Vinh Long 110km When you arriving to Cai Be, changing a moto boat to visit a floating market. And watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Have lunch at the local restaurant
Afternoon, transfer to Can tho, check in.
Overnight in Can Tho
Day 10: Can Tho – HCMC (B, L)
When you have breakfast already.We board a boat to get our Can Tho markets are a great chance to see an authentic Cai Rang floating market with real trading going on. The Cai Rang floating markets where you can see dozens of boats selling tropical fruits not just tourist, this might be one of your last chances to capture a bit of the old boat to boat trading atmosphere on the Mekong. Have luch at the local restaurant. Coming back to Ho Chi Minh City, then straight forward to airport.
End of services.
|Group size||High Season: (Jan – Apr & Oct – Dec, 2017)|
|10 Pax||15+1 FOc||20+1 FOC||SGL/SUP|
|Superior||$ 768||$ 798||$ 754||$ 362|
|Deluxe||$ 1,005||$ 1,068||$ 1,015||$ 594|
|Group size||Low Season: (May – Sep, 2017)|
|Superior||$ 723||$ 748||$ 715||$ 328|
|Deluxe||$ 979||$ 1,039||$ 997||$ 382|
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 private air-conditioned high class Vehicles as per the itinerary
- All applicable entrance fees, boat fees as per the itinerary
- Guide and assistance: expert English speaking guide (Spot guide)
- Meals as stated as per the itinerary
- Train Hanoi-Lao Cai-Hanoi on private cabin (cabin 4 berths shared)
- 1 FOC for Tour Leader stay on twin shared occupancy
- Complimentary 2 bottles of drinking water per pax per day tour
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.