DAY 01: HA NOI ARRIVAL ( No Meal)
On arrival in Ha Noi capital, we will see at the airport have private transfer to the center for check-in hotel.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 02: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY ( B, L, D)
– Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
– Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
– Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx
– Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.
– Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind – Set sail as lunch is served
– Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Afternoon
– Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave, and find out how the cave was named surprising.
– Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of the island to have an overview of Halong bay from here -Heading back toward the sleeping area Early evening
– Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s the ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, share your traveling experience, or simply watch the sunset – An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
– After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing… Overnight on cruise.
DAY 03: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B, L)
06:30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi sessions to full charge your energy for the day.
07:00 – 08:00 Local breakfast is served 08:00 -Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn) -Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on the kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:00 Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise takes you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10:00 You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12:00 Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew says farewell. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately
16:30 Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 04: HA NOI CITY TOUR–TRAIN TO SAPA IN THE EVENING (B, L)
In the morning:
07:50 – 8:00: Our bus & tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter depart to Hanoi city tour full day.
09:00: Visiting first place named Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.
09:30: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
11:00: Visit the Bat Trang Pottery Village
In the afternoon:
13:00: Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14:00: Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30: Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00: Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends !
21:00: Our dirver pick you up at hotel. Transfer to train station, taking train to Lao Cai. Stay overnight on Train, soft sleeper cabin (4 beds/cabin).
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Ethnology Museum and close on Monday and Friday morning.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
DAY 05: SAPA TREKKING TOUR (B, L, D)
Our driver pick you up from Lao Cai station and transfer to our office in Sapa for breakfast. Relax and have a shower before start the tour. Trek to Catcat village, the village of H‘mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H‘mong village.and panorama of the village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, The village is surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather. Walking back Sapa for Lunch and free time in afternoon for discovering beautiful town, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa. Dinner will be served at local restaurant.
Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 06: SAPA TREKKING TOUR–TRAIN TO HA NOI (B, L, D)
After Breakfast in the hotel, we take a bus to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H‘mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the trail, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs and colorful from black Hmong and red DZAO people. Lunh in local restaurant, after that we continue up and down to rice paddy field , it is one of best view place in sapa and walk through bamboo forest, relaxing in waterfall to have a swimming and a panorama of Giang Ta Chai village. Turn back to Sapa by bus in afternoon for hot shower, relax before take a bus back to Laocai railways station for night train back to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant nearby Train Station.
Stay overnight on train.
DAY 07: HA NOI – HUE BY FLIGHT – TOUR 1/2 DAY (B)
05:00AM Arrive to Hanoi train station, our car take you to the airport. Have a breakfast at the airport by yourself.
8:30am take the flight to Hue.
10:10am arrive to Hue, pick up at the airport, transfer to Hue center.
12:00 start join half day Hue city tour with group: Hue Imperial Palace,Thien Mu Pagoda (400yrs old). From the pagoda, you will take a dragon boat on Perfume River. During that time, you will be relaxed in fresh cool wind and enjoy the beautiful sceneries on the way. We will spend 30 minutes for coming back to Hue City.
16:30 Tour will be ended. Free time in Hue city and overnight in Hue.
DAY 08: PARADISE CAVE TOUR (B, L)
7:00-7:15: Car and tour guide of Viet Nam Adventure tour will meet you at hotel and depart to Quang Binh. On the way, we stop for seeing La Vang Church where Virgin Maria appeared in 1798. We continue to go sightseeing Hien Luong Bridge, and Ben Hai River (Parallel 17 division from south to north of the country during 20 years from 1954 to 1973).
11h30: We will have lunch at Phong Nha Restaurant.
12h15: We will continue to make a trip to Paradise Cave to explore the charm of Asia’s longest dry and beautiful than the Phong Nha Cave which is recognizing as Natural Wonders of theWorld with the beautiful of nature given chemical. From the historic Ho Chi Minh Road (former Ho Chi Minh Trail), you will pass on a path through crass forest for about four kilometers, then you climb 519 rocky steps, and you’re in… Heaven, it’s truly a Paradise.
19:30: Tour will back to Hue and we will finish Paradise Cave tour.
Spend overnight in Hue.
DAY 09: HUE – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN BY PRIVATE CAR (B)
Breakfast at hotel. 10.00 Private car pick you up at your hotel to Hoi An. (3 hours). Arrive to Hoi An, transfer to hotel, after check in Hoi An hotel, free to visit ancient town, Japanese bridge, lantern road, Thu Bon river, use the offer bicycle to the beach…
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: MY SON HOLYLAND (B, L)
8.15 – 8.30: our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son holy land – the world cultural heritage.
10.00: Arrive at My Son and we’ll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa’s traditional performances.
11.30: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
12.00: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
13.30: take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
14.30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel. Tour ends!
DAY 11: BANA HILL – GOLDEN BRIDGE (B, L)
7:30 – 7:45: Car and tour guide will pick you at your hotel
– After picking all visitors, bus will depart for Sun World Ba Na hills.
9:3 Arrive at Ba Na, you will rest and take photos when our guide gets the cable car ticket
– You will spend 20 minutes to move by cable car line
– After finishing the cable car line, you could follow the guide to visit Golden Bridge – the famous attraction in Vietnam, Le Jardin Garden, old wine cellar
– You will use the next cable car line to come to French villages. At here, you could take photos with the Gothic-style castles at Du Dôme Square and join in the lively street festivals
12:00 Have buffet lunch
– Play more than 100 free games at Fantasy Park and superfast slide
15:00 You will gather and follow the guide to move down the cable car line
16:30 – 17:00 Car drops you at your hotel
DAY 12: DA NANG – NHA TRANG BY FLIGHT (B)
Breakfast at hotel until 9.30 car pick up and transfer to Da Nang airport. After 1 hour flight, we transfer to Nha Trang city. Free time for walk around the lake, visit the market and enjoy local food there.
Overnight in Nha Trang
DAY 13: NHA TRANG 4 ISLAND–PRIVATE CAR TO DA LAT (B)
8.45-9.00: Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Cau Da pier.
10.00 – 11.30: AtMun Island – Observe the structure of Salanganeisland. – Snorkelling to view coral reefs covered with multicolour fish.
11.45- 13.45: AtMot Island – Having lunch with dishes: fried salted shrimp, fried fish in sour and sweet sauce, sauteed cuttlefish, grilled rib, spring rolls, softly sauteed noodles… – Entertainment program: singing songs & music. – Enjoy cooktails at “ Floating Bar”
14.00 – 15.30: At Con Se Tre Village – Relax at Con Se Tre village. – Seasonal fruit party.
15.45 – 16.15: At Mieu Island Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium 16h30: Back to harbour and hotel. 16.30 Then our driver picks you up to Da Lat.
Overnight in Da Lat
DAY 14: DA LAT COUNTRYSIDE TOUR (B, L)
08:45 Tour guide will see you at your hotel and start the tour with group, driver will take you to the countryside of Dalat to visit the farms: the Flower, vegetable farms. Take a walk along Mountain view. Visit Coffee plantations, enjoy Coffee. Special, silkworm farms and its factory. Take a walk to Elephant waterfall. Visit Linh An Pagoda – with big Buddha. Keep driving to countryside landcape. Crickets farm. Minority village with their traditions. Hand embroidery picture gallery.
16:00 go back the hotel, and depart to Nha Trang by private car (3 hours drive). Stay overnight in Nha Trang.
DAY 15: DA LAT CITY TOUR (B, L) – NIGHT BUS TO SAIGON
In the morning
You can enjoy airy space at RoBin Hill, Dalat Cable Car Station to get the panorama view of the Dalat City and enjoy the marvelous sight of the pine forested valley stretched down to the South. After taking some photos of this, an option to take the cable car descending down 300 meters with the nice view of flower, vegetable fields dotted in the pine forested valley below to visit to Tuyen Lam Lake. Surrounding by pine forest, Tuyen Lam Lake looks like a paradise with the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, at present is the biggest Zen University in Viet Nam. Please dress decently, a very quiet scenery beside it’s beautiful flower garden, which is built on the top of Phoenix Hill. Keep driving southward, you will visit to Datanla waterfall with magnificent view and can be approached by the roller coaster. On the way back to Dalat City center, we visit the Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace, the last Emperor and unique cultural lifestyle of Vietnamese through Royal decoration, the meaningful place of your Dalat trip.
Have your lunch at local restaurant on the way (tour guide will recommend the prestigious restaurant if require)
In the afternoon
We continue our trip to Da Lat Flower Garden (formed in 1966) is known as the paradise of flowers with a rich collection of local and foreign flower types: roses, impatiens walleriana, chives, azaleas, bird of paradise, hydrangeas, orchids, cactus…. You can take pictures in the colorful flower garden, walking in bonsai park, stroll along romantic lakeside, riding horse or using the swan pedal boat. If you love art work, XQ Embroidery village (XQ Historical Village) is a worthy place to see many miraculous hand made embroidery works and find out how they make those fantastic artwork, this is the head and original hand embroidered works of XQ in Vietnam, you will be surprised and admired the charming ladies working here. Keeping on visiting a giant golden statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. Continuously, The Cock Church (The Cathedral of Dalat city), known with a bronze rooster was placed on the top of the tower and the European Gothic architectural style since 1931 and it is the biggest church in Dalat city which was designed and built by Frenchman. Free to enjoy the artichoke tea, jams at Dalat’s Specialities Showroom.
DAY 16:HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL – CU CHI TUNNELS BEN DUOC OPTION (B)
06:20am Arrive to Ho Chi Minh bus station, drive to center, leave your bags at the hotel, free to go to market for breakfast.
08:20am Our tour guide see you at the hotel to start Cu Chi tunnels tour. 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47? Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!
15:00 The bus back HCM. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 17: MEKONG DELTA FULL DAY (B, L)
8:00Am Begin the trip. It takes for one and half hours by bus to drive from Ho Chi Minh to My Tho City. • A smooth pass the rice fields to the beautiful rural. Start boat on the Tien River to islet. View the Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruit while folk music is performed by the local people. • The cruise will lead to Ben Tre province, “the country of coconut”, visit coconut candy workshop, bee house, enjoy honey tea and take a picture with snake. • The amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal – fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree. • After lunch, you have freetime for biking, walking. Next journey is CanTho. Spend overnight in the hotel (or family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request).
Overnight in Can Tho
DAY 18: MEKONG FLOATING MARKET (B, L)
After having breakfast, you have chance to take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river, visit CaiRăng floating market which are the live liest in the whole Can Tho City. Your experience will be full fill when you go and see how vermicelli’s soup is made. Wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and seea “Monkey bridge” – A bridge was builtby only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Make a stop for lunch. Final trip is coming back to HCM City. Overnight in Hochiminh.
DAY 19: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
After having breakfast at hotel, you have relaxing time in Ho Chi Minh city
Our driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight back home. Tour end.