Vietnam

Day 1 : ARRIVE HANOI

Meals: on your own

Arrive Hanoi Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Arrive Hotel & complete your check-in formalities (Standard check-in time applicable)

Spend rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at selected Hotel in Hanoi


Day 2 : HANOI

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, proceed for Full Day Hanoi City Tour

0830 hrs: Meet your tour Guide. Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stil and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi. Arrive Ethnology museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam.

1300 hrs: Break time for lunch (on own).

Later in the afternoon, proceed to visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam's first university. Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

1600 hrs: Return to the Hotel

Overnight stay at selected Hotel in Hanoi


Day 3 : HANOI – HALONG BAY CRUISE

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, check-out from the Hotel & transfer to Halong Bay Cruise Terminal

0745 hrs: The Bus’ for Cruise will pick you up from your Hotel

0830 hrs: Depart for Halong Bay (approx 3.5 hrs drive)

1000 hrs: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break

1200 hrs: Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing

1300 hrs: Savor a delectable lunch as we cruise among the limestone islands

1430 hrs: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

1500 hrs: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area

1630 hrs: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoying the beautiful seascape on the way

1730 hrs: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set

1900 hrs: Dinner will be served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around

Overnight stay on board the selected Cruise


Day 4 : HALONG BAY CRUISE – SAIGON/HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Brunch

0630 hrs: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

0730 hrs: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.

0830 hrs: Cruising to Titov Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the Island for a panorama view of Halong Bay

0930 hrs: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check-out of your cabin. Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more

1030 hrs: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch

1030 hrs: Disembark from the Cruise. The bus will pick you up & transfer to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi City & transfer to Hanoi Airport to board the Flight for Saigon after 1800 hrs

Arrive Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Arrive Hotel & complete your check-in formalities (Standard check-in time applicable)

Overnight stay at selected Hotel in Saigon


Day 5 : SAIGON/HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, proceed for Mekong Delta Tour

0830 hrs: Leave the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip 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.

Break time

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach Village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City

Overnight stay at selected Hotel in Saigon


Day 6 : SAIGON/HO CHI MINH CITY

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, proceed for Half Day Saigon City Tour

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification Palace. It was built on the sight of the former Norodom Palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, the museum has a vast display of the both Indochina Wars

Later proceed for Cu Chi Tunnel Tour

Depart for Cu Chi Tunnel; the trip will take approximately one and a half hours drive by bus. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Later, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time to relax or free time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Later return to Saigon

Overnight stay at selected Hotel in Saigon


Day 7 : DEPART SAIGON

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, check-out from the Hotel

Transfer to Saigon Airport to board the Flight for your onward destination


INCLUSIONS

  • 02 Nights Accommodation at Hotel in Hanoi
  • 01 Night Accommodation on Halong Bay Cruise
  • 03 Nights Accommodation at Hotel in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary with local food in Halong Bay
  • Sightseeing Tours & Transfers as per the Itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Transfer and Transportation on Tour on Private Basis
  • Visa Letter Arrangement Only
  • Service Tax
     
Exclusions:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Remittance charges
  • High season surcharge if any
  • Porterage, tips, insurance and all the items of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the “Tour Includes” column
  • Early Check-in and late Check-out charges in hotel and subject to availability