Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums and the Cu Chi tunnels, used by Viet Cong soldiers.
Welcome to Vietnam!! Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi
You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his living Quarter, then One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong. We visit the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thai Tong. With our local guide visit the most interesting Museum of Vietnam – Ethnology museum and Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the & “Hanoi Hilton”. Enjoy the Water Puppet Show, cyclo ride around the Old Quarter
Transfer to Halong bay – the bay of legend with more than 3,000 limestones “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. Exploring this overwhelming seascape from the cruise. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.
Note: Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by private car without guide
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch are served. Along the way, you will see more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Take the private car to transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang Upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Hoian for check-in. Stay overnight in Hoian
Today, we will visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and the local market. Afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat-building families on Cam Kim Island and Thanh Ha pottery village. Overnight in Hoi An.
Breakfast will be severed at the hotel in the morning. Free to discover Hoian Ancient town in the morning. Leave Danang for Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon by Vietnam Airlines. Arrive Ho Chi City, warmly welcome by Tour Guide. Pick up & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next, we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free.
Today we take you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometres southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check-in hotel. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast you have free time and you will be at leisure until your private vehicle will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to airport for departure flight