Highlights of the trip:
DAY 1 (08 Dec 2022): SAIGON ARRIVAL [DINNER]
DAY 2 (09 Dec 2022): MEKONG RIVER DELTA FULL DAY TOUR [B/D]
DAY 3 (10 Dec 2022): CUCHI TUNNELS - SAIGON CITY - FLY TO DANANG [B/D]
DAY 4 (11 Dec 2022): BANA HILLS FULL DAY TOUR [B/L/D]
DAY 5 (12 Dec 2022): CAMTHANH VILLAGE - HOIAN CITY FULL DAY TOUR - FLY TO HANOI [B/ D]
DAY 6 (13 Dec 2022): HOALU - TAMCOC FULL DAY TOUR [B/L/D]
DAY 7 (14 Dec 2022): HANOI – HALONG BAY [B/L/D]
DAY 8 (15 Dec 2022): HALONG – HANOI [B/L/D]
DAY 9 (16 Dec 2022): HANOI - DEPARTURE
DAY1/08.12.2022: SAIGON ARRIVAL (DINNER)
Welcome to Saigon, the biggest city of Vietnam. Our guide will be waiting for you with a big smile at the bus drop off. Then, transfer to your hotel to check in. Relax and comfort yourself for the rest of day after long bus journey.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city. Dinner @ Indian Restaurant
We will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Tourist Boat Station in My Tho. We will arrive at around 11.00 am and then:
• Cruising on Tien river (Mekong River) and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice
• Stop at Unicorn island, go walking around countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. Take a horse-cart riding along Quoi Son village with peaceful scenery.
• Take a rowing boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of countryside, to visit honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea.
• To boat up Tien River to Tan Thach canal (Ben Tre) visit coconut candy workshop and handicraft workshop. Come back to My Tho. Finish your tour at My Tho harbour. Take our private bus back Hochiminh city. Overnight in Saigon. Dinner @ Indian Restaurant
Breakfast and check out hotel. You will have 6 hours to visit famous Cuchi tunnels which used to be VC base during Vietnam war. You will have chance to learn much about Vietnam history, especially, Vietnam war or Vietnamese people say American war. You will see how brutal the war is! During the war, local people couldn’t live on ground because of American bombing every day. So they went underground, day after day, they had created an amazing system of tunnels with more than 200 km length. Today, you can get in one of them to experience the feeling of staying deeply underground.
Drive back to Saigon and if the time permits, we visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. Then to visit the War Remnants Museum where you learn something about serious wars that happened in the country in the last century. Next, admire the special gothic style of century-old Notre-Dame Cathedral and the nearby Central Post Office.
16.00pm driver will transfer you to the airport and catch your flight to Danang.
Welcome to Danang, the biggest city of the center. Our driver will be waiting for you with a big smile at the airport. Then, transfer to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Danang. Dinner at [email protected] Indian Restaurant.
After breakfast at your hotel, our driver with guide will pick you up at your hotel. Depart to Ba Na Hill on Nguyen Tat Thanh way. This is the most beautiful road of central Vietnam. On arrival Bana Hills, you will get on cable car in 20 minutes.
Visit Le Jardin – French’s monuments, almost 100 years old grapefruit tree and traces of ancient villas, Especially Debay wine cellar, wine cellar was built by the French in 1923. Visit Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda admire 27m of Buddha high. Your feeling drop into place of meditation courses, visit Sarnath, and Bodhisattva temple. Have Vietnamese BUFFET lunch at restaurant.
After lunch, our guide take you visit Fantasy Park – It is the biggest amusement park in Vietnam. Our ticket includes all most game on Bana hills (except games with coin)
After that discovering Chua mountain – rooftops of the city. Then visit Linh Chua Linh Tu temple, located at the height of 148m. Take cable car down.
Overnight in Da Nang.
8:30 am You will be collected at your hotel lobby and star your trip to Camthanh village. Learn how to paddle the Vietnamese unique bamboo basket boat to explore water coconut forest.
Lunch by your account. In the afternoon, you will start your tour to the old town area, where you will visit many historical sites such as: Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese people to separate between Chinese quarter and Japanese Quarter, visit to one of the ancient houses, Fujian Assembly Hall where Chinese community often come to meet and pray for the Heaven Empress… Visit to one of nice museums here.
15.30 transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi, our driver will pick you at the airport and transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. Dinner at Hanoi @ Indian Restaurant
You should depart your hotel early to avoid big crowd in Tamcoc. On the way, you can see peaceful countryside of Vietnam with villages, rice fields, water buffalos… On arrival at Tamcoc, you will get on a sampan boat (for 2 people only) to row along beautiful river and enjoy marvelous nature here; people said that this is the meeting point of Heaven and Earth. Really, it looks like another Halong bay, but all of them are on rice fields! On the way back, we will stop at Thai Vi temple to walk around and enjoy quiet, peaceful atmosphere here, you may be overwhelming by the scenery of this region. It is just like a legendary landscape!
After 2,5hours boat trip and walking in Thaivi temple region. Lunch at Indian Restaurant. In the afternoon, we head to Hoalu, the ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 to 1010. However, after a long time, the capital doesn’t remain much for you to see, what you can see is temples of the Kings who ruled Vietnam during the time capital of Vietnam located here.
The temples lie in the center of Hoalu, surrounded by high limestone mountains which served as natural citadels to protect Royal City. You will walk around and if you like, you can climb up a mount nearby to have a great view of the region. Then turn back our car to drive back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi @ Indian Restaurant
08.30am: Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start your trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop in the middle of the way to rest.
12.30: Arrive at our waiting lounge at HaLong international cruise port, you will have a bit of time to relax. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.
12.45: Enjoy a welcome drink and spend a couple of minutes briefing about safety on the boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board.
20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.
MEALS: VIETNAM FOOD
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.
08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
10.00: Attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetable carving.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat.
12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark at Ha Long cruise port
12.30: Our driver will take you back to Hanoi. Arrivel in Hanoi arround 16.30pm. Check in hotel.
Dinner In Hanoi @ Indian Restaurant. Free time for leisure.
MEALS: VIETNAM FOOD
DAY9/16.12.2022: HANOI - DEPARTURE
0h00am driver (no guide) pick up at your hotel and transfer to the airport for departure flight. Home sweet home.
Hotel in use:
|Standard||Hanoi||Halong Cruise||Danang||Ho Chi Minh City|
|Hanoi TK123 Hotel /Deluxe room||Swan Cruise/Deluxe window cabin||Marry Land Hotel – Deluxe room||Blue Diamond Hotel/Superior double room|
All accommodations in twin/double sharing rooms as mentioned in the itinerary
Rowing boat trip in Mekong river, Cam Thanh Village and Tam Coc
Overnight cruise on Halong bay
Kayaking or rowing boat trip on Halong Bay
Daily breakfasts at your hotels + lunch and dinners as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
Private vehicle with driver during your trip- 29 SEAT BUS
Experienced English-speaking guide during your trip
Evisa – 1month single entry
All entrance fees to sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
Cable ticket to Bana Hill (includes cable car, funicular, Fantasy Park, and Moon Castle)
Mineral water and wet tissue
TIPPING POLICY FOR GUIDE, DRIVER during tour in Vietnam (USD3/guest/day)
International flight ticket
Domestic flight Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang – Hanoi
Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
Other meals not mentioned
Other not stated above
Tipping for Halong Crew