Highlight of Vietnam is a wonderful trip designed for those who want to experience the very best of Vietnam, but only have limited time. Brings you the charm of Hanoi, the scenic impressive sights of Halong Bay, the charming Hoi An, the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and the mighty Mekong Delta.
Type of tour: Private tour except Halong bay cruise
Hotel standard: 4* hotel
Tour start at: Hanoi – Noi Bai airport
Tour finish: Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat airport
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival early morning at 4.40AM/6E-1378 IndiGo – Hanoi city half day (B)
Day 2 : Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Mua Cave (B)
Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong/Bai Tu Long (B/L/D) – private car, no guide
Day 4 : Lan Ha – Cat Ba – Hanoi – Fly to Danang (Brunch)
Day 5 : Danang – Bana Hill tour – Golden Bridge (B/L)
Day 6 : Danang – Hoi An (B)
Day 7 : Hoi An – Danang – fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B)
Day 9 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels half day – departure at 02.10Am on 20th of Jul 2022/6E-1364 (B)
4.40AM: Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to have breakfast.
Check in hotel (ready room) and free in the morning.
13.30: Our tour guide will take your family to visit Hanoi half day city to visit:Temple Of Literature – the first University of Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake, the Museum of Ethnology. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple.
Tour ends at about 17h30 pm.
O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
AM: 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our van will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM (lunch by your own account)
PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong or Mua Cave (around 5 km) – for who can not do cycle, the van will take you instead. Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.
08:30 | Pick-up time
Our transfer service will be collected from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter to explore Halong Bay.
11:45 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbour (No. 26 Tuan Chau International Marina – Terminal 2)
12:00 – 12:30 | Transfer to main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruises
Warmly welcome to Sena Cruises! While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check-in your cabin.
13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous lunch is served while Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises starts her sail into magnificent Ha Long Bay – an extension of HaLong Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:00 | Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long Bay
Option 1: Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruises reaches Ao Ech Area (or Three Peach Areas if the weather permits). It is time to discover Lan Ha Bay yourselves with your travel buddy sharing kayak. While kayaking, you will have a brief look at the geology of the Karts Mountains that form a beautiful surrounding.
Option 2: We will visit the Dark and Bright cave – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoying bamboo boat or swimming – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities.
17:00 | Tea ceremony
Back to SENA Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises and relax on cruise. Enjoy our “Happy Hour Deal” in all bars on cruise.
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight
19:00 | Savor deluxe dinner
After the incredible dinner, take your leisure time to chat at the bar, watch the movie in the restaurant, enjoy Spa treatment.
After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing (We open the light and preparing the squid fishing rods).
You will stay overnight on cruise.
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
07:00 | Have light breakfast
Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
08:15 | Explore Tra Bau floating village
Join the kayaking experience to explore the Tra Bau area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018. You can visit the fish raft and interact with local fishermen to explore daily life and traditional fishing methods.
09:30 | Back to the boat for check-out
10:00 | Brunch time
During the time well prepared lunch is served, Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbour.
11:30 – 12:00 | Disembark Sena Cruises and farewell the crew.
Van transfer service by the highway from Halong to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang.
Up on arrive to Danang airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel. O/N at hotel in Danang.
Important notes to explore Ha Long Bay:
1. Schedule and activities:
The program may be subject to change depending on weather conditions or specific tides without announcing to visitors in advance.
Time in the schedule is only relative. The specific time will be announced by our tour guide on the day of departure.
All activities are included in the program. Guests can choose to relax themselves and enjoy the scenery on board, without having to fully participate in activities above.
2. Menu and meals:
The trip will full meals on board.
The menu on board is daily standard for all visitors. If there are personal requirements such as diet, vegetarian … please advise us when book the tour or tour guide in advance. After embarking, it is no longer changeable due to the stock limit condition.
The identifications and personal belongings should be brought.
Original passport / ID card (required for check-in).
Personal wares: Sunglasses, hats, sun scream, sport shoe, casual wears.
8:30: Pick up from the hotel in Danang and start transfer to Ba Na Hills
- Check in at the Suoi Mo Cable Car Station and transfer to Marseille Station
- Explore Golden Bridge (The Hands of The Gods) - majestic and impressive as a scene in “Game of Thrones” or “ The Lords of the Rings”
- Drop by Le Jardin D’Amour (the Flower Garden of Love) with 9 gardens of Le Jardin D’Amour are 9 amusing tales in 9 varying architectures, which harmonize so well in a visual sonata of beauty
- Continue the trip with Linh Ung Pagoda & Debay Wine Cellar
- Have lunch at a Vietnamese buffet restaurant with over 70 Vietnamese culinary items
- Discover and play games at the Fantasy Park - a perfect tourist attraction for an entire family as well as to explore King Peak
- Return to the Cable Car Station and back to the Gateway then transfer back to the hotel.
Have swimming at your hotel or at My Khe beach – one of the most wonderful beach in the world. There are many seafood restaurants in this place and you should try tonight.
O/N at hotel in Danang.
Morning: Heading out of the town, we drive south to Hoi An Ancient town which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Along the way we can stop at the My Khe Beach to visit the Marble Mountains, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Standing on the top of Thuy Son, you can get a panorama view of other peaks and surroundings.
Arrive to Hoi An, there are many things to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. We visit these on our morning walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. The rest of day will be free for your own exploration of the town and catching up on some shopping areas.
O/N at hotel in Hoi An.
Have breakfast at your hotel and drive (no guide) to the airport at 7.00AM for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
PM: Begin the Ho Chi Minh City tour with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, fine examples of classical French colonial architecture.
- Visit the Reunification Palace, one of the city’s most important buildings.
- Drop by the War Remnants Museum features poignant displays of the futility of war.
- Stop at the bustling Ben Thanh Market, which is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location.
O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
8.00AM: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant by your ơn account. Break time.
And then return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Free for relaxing or shopping this morning.
- 12.00: Check out hotel and have lunch (bring all luggage with your family)
- 13.30: Leave Ho Chi Minh city for Cu Chi Tunnels
- Arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels after a 02-hour trip through beautiful landscape of the countryside.
- Watch a short documentary film about these tunnels which illustrates how fierce the war was.
- Try local special food such as rice tapioca & hot tea which was the main food during the war.
- Try to fire off an AK47 or M16 or machine gun at the nearby shooting range ( Self-payment ).
- 18:00: Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Have dinner by your own arrangement.
Note: If you need a place (mini hotel or guesshoue 1-2 hours) for a short refreshment and shower, please ask for recommendation from tour guide or I can help you to check and book in advance.
23.00: Our driver will pick you up at the meeting point and transfer to the airport for your departure flight at 2.10am on 20 Jul 2022. End of services here.