Our tour prices are inclusive of accommodation in shared Twin/ Double/ Triple room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom, meals as stated in the programme [B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner], transfers and tours with local English speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles until 9pm (after 9pm, will be surcharged), all entrance fees as mentioned in the programme, mineral water of 2 bottles on bus per day available on the vehicles
Day 1Hochiminh - Arrival
All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport by our local guide then transfer to check in the hotel (standard check in time at 14:00).
You will visit Independence Palace (Reunification Palace), War Remnants Museum. Afterwards, stroll through the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient as was the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee (formerly Hôtel de Ville) which is one of the most photographed buildings in Vietnam – notable for its gardens, ornate facade and elegant interior lit with crystal chandeliers.
End of day you will explore the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones. Overnight in Hochiminh
Day 2Hochiminh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Morning you will enjoy the journey to of 75 km from Saigon to Cu Chi Tunnels – a complex of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge). Transfer back to Hochiminh City. Overnight in Hochiminh
Day 3Hochiminh Free & Easy
Free at your own arrangement in Hochiminh City (no guide, no tour, no transportation). Overnight in Hochiminh
Day 4Hochiminh - Danang
Free at your own activities until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for domestic flight to Danang Upon arrival Danang Airport, our local guide will pick you up and transfer to visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda. This serene compound features stunning views over the sea and the Cham Islands. The pagoda is dominated by a 67-metre statue of Guanyin, the goddess of mercy. The locals believe Guanyin protects fishermen from danger so it is not uncommon to see devotees making offerings or saying prayers at the base of the statue. Next, visit visit the Cham Museum – The world’s foremost collection of the sculpture of the ancient King-dom of Champa from the 7th to 15th century. Afternoon, transfer to visit the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe then visit the famous bridges in Danang with Han River Bridge, Love Bridge & Dragon Bridge. Overnight at hotel in Danang.
Day 5Danang - Hoi An - Cam Thanh Water Coconut Village
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer 1 hour from hotel to visit Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduce to the history there. Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river (02 paxs/ boat). Disembark on the boat, back to the Hoian Town
One of the best ways to discover Hoi An and its surroundings is by walking, during your leisurely walk you will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the daily life of the local people: green paddy fields, vegetable gardens, markets, temples, historic houses, fishermen and stunning countryside scenes will simply mesmerize you. This tour offers great photo opportunities and you may find yourself chatting with the locals and inhaling unforgettable memories. Transfer back to hotel in Danang.
Overnight at hotel in Danang.
Day 6Danang - Bana Hills (Golden Bridge) - Danang
After breakfast at hotel, our local guide will meet you at the lobby and transfer to Danang – the fourth largest city in Vietnam, the gateway to the central provinces and a sea port with nice beaches and resort
Today you will visit this mountainous theme park perched 1,500m high on a mountain, a hill resort inherited from the French – Bana Hills. The site was first developed by the French in the 1920s, who escaped the summer heat for its cool, mountain air.
Arrive at the Cable car station at the foot of Ba Na Mountain. Enjoy the first leg cable car, which achieves two Guinness World records in 2009, longest non-stop cable car (5,042m) and highest non-stop cable car (1,292m). Sitting in the cabin, in mid-air, looking upon the endless tree line of the forests, bring you with spectacular views of the lush jungle and fairly waterfalls along the way. Experience pristine ecological systems of the Ba Na Mountains will leave you the sense of unforeseeable discovery.
You will visit the Le Jardin, old wineries, remains of French Villas and Ling Ung Pagoda with 27m high Buddha status. We then leave the Le Jardin for the second cable car station to visit the top of mountain and see the remain of old villas. Conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain at the height of 1,487m. View the whole Danang city under the cluster of white clouds. Leave Peak of Chua Mountain, visit the trail of Dreaming Stream, Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley, and ruined Opera House, play with wild monkeys and take photos, Stroll through the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang city. Return to Cable car station and get back to Danang
Afterward, you will explore the famous Han Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones. Overnight at hotel in Danang
Day 7Danang - Hanoi
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to Danang Airport for domestic flight to Hanoi.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, all guests are warmly welcomed by our local guide then transfer to have city tour includes a visit to the Temple of Literature. Then enjoy a leisurely one-hour trishaw tour through the streets of this fascinating city. You will come face to face with the daily lives and activities of Hanoi’s streets as you pass through the congested, but delightful, Old Quarter. Ride pass the fascinating streets, which still bear the names of the shops that could be found in them in the 15th to 18th centuries. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Templeand Hanoi Old Quarter.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8Hanoi - Ninh Binh
Today, you will enjoy the journey to Ninh Binh for the 2.5-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to Tam Coc Town.
After lunch board your private sampan though a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. The boat gently slices through the water notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to the area’s other name, ‘Halong bay on Land‘. Here you will visit Tam Coc – a mysterious grotto, you may feel like they had just disappeared from the real world to get lost in such a hidden fairy site. Return by sampan to Tam Coc town
Should you feel adventurous, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprised of three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order.
Afterward transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 9Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise
After breakfast, you will enjoy the 2.5 – 3.0hrs drive to Halong Bay. Arrive at the jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. Be welcomed onboard and have lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board. Overnight on Halong Bay.
Day 10Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi - Departure
Enjoy the fresh morning in the middle of the bay, the sun rises on Halong in the morning and breakfast is served (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruise slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.
If time permit, you will explore the famous Dong Xuan Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones
Free at your own leisure until transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!