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Overview

 
Explore Vietnam on an in-depth journey that takes you from North to South. Start with the colonial charm of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, then travel to the natural wonderland of Halong Bay. Visit Hue to see the intricate Citadel and Forbidden Purple City, the former home of Vietnam’s emperors. Explore charming Hoian which one of the loveliest towns in Vietnam. Enjoy the lush landscape of the Mekong Delta and the bright lights and urban bustle of Saigon and more. This tour takes you deep into our beautiful country, immersing you in our rich culture and elegant landscapes.
 
  • Destinations: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - My Son - Thu Bon – HCMC – Mekong delta – Cu Chi
  • Start: Hanoi
  • Finish: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Daily tour group size: from 2 to 15pax. Halong cruise group size: from 5 to 22pax

Trip at a glance

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong cruise (B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 4:  Hanoi –Free and easy (B)
Day 5:  Hanoi – Night train to Hue(B)
Day 6: Hue arrival – Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 7: Hue city full day tour (B/L)
Day 8: Hue – transfer to Hoi An (B)
Day 9: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - boat trip on Thu Bon river (B/L)
Day 10: Hoi An – Free and easy day (B)
Day 11:  Hoi An – Danang- Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B) 
Day 12: HCM – Mekong Delta deluxe group (B/L)
Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group (B/Light Lunch)
Day 14:  Ho Chi Minh – Back Home (B)

 
FULL ITINERARY
 

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)

Pick up from the airport to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi and check in Hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter. Get welcome drink when check in. Then you will have time for discovering by yourselves the attractions of Hanoi City.
Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong cruise (B/L/D)

7.45-8.30:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30
Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews, playing card, karaoke or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 2: Overnight on Lavender Cruises
 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
Night 3: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 4:  Hanoi – Free and easy (B)

You have breakfast at the hotel then have the whole day free in Hanoi to relax, go shopping and explore this city by yourself. Check out your reflection in beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, wander along shaded. Museum-wise, why not visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, drop into the serene Temple of Literature or get arty at the city's Fine Arts Museum.  
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 4: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 5:  Hanoi – Night train to Hue(B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel, free and easy in the day time then we will transfer you to Hanoi railway station to catch night train to Hue city.
Please contact us if you want to upgrade to the flight from Hanoi to Hue.
Night 5: Overnight on night train
 

Day 6: Hue arrival – Free and easy (Meals: No)

9:45 - 10:50 Arrive in Hue. Pick up from train station to hotel in Hue. You will have free time to explore Hue city and Perfume River by yourself or catch a cyclo moving around Hue City.
Night 6: Overnight at the hotel in Hue
 

Day 7: Hue city full day tour (B/L)

08:00 – 08:30am: Our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel/stay in Hue city center.
09:00 am: Thanh Toan Bridge (Roof-tiled bridge)- an arched wooden bridge, a rare and the most aesthetically valuable bridge among those of Vietnam
10:30 am: Minh Mang Tomb - Consider as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. Renowned for its architecture, which harmoniously blends into the nature surroundings.
11:30 am: Khai Dinh Tomb - which is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture
12:30 am: Lunch at Local Restaurant
01:30pm: Citadel - Imperial citadel is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty
03: 00 pm: Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) – the oldest pagoda in Hue city
04: 00pm: Get dragon boat cruise to see sunset and come back to city.
04:30 pm: Drop you off at your hotel in Hue city center. Finish the tour.
Night 7: Overnight at the hotel in Hue
 

Day 8: Hue – transfer to Hoi An (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel then get transferred by private car to Hoi An. We will drop you off at Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble Mountains and Stone Carving village for taking photo if you request.
12:30: Arrive Hoi An. Drop of at hotel.
Night 8: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - boat trip on Thu Bon river (B/L)

8:00 – 8:30: We will  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel  (in Hoi An  ancient  town  area).
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Holyland.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. You will have one hour to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
11.30: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River.
You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river and see the living of the local people then visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional village.
12:30: Our trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. We will take you to the local restaurant for lunch.
14:00-14:30: Drop you off at the hotel. Trip ends.
Night 9: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 10: Hoi An – Free and easy day (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Many people like to just wander around and soak up the ambience of the town, perhaps visiting a couple of the old traditional Chinese mansions. Others shop till they drop, spend time at the tailors or head out to the beach outside town, which has glorious white sand.
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Night 10: Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 11:  Hoi An – Danang- Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B) 

After breakfast at your hotel, you are free till our driver come to transfer you to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Night 11: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 12: HCM – Mekong Delta deluxe group (B/L)

A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
7:30 - 8:30: 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. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19
th century. Then  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. 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. 
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.
Night 12: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh-Cu Chi tunnel deluxe group (B/Light Lunch)

7:45-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start driving to Cu Chi which located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest.  Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
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. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Have lunch at the restaurant
14:30: Get transferred back to your hotel. Trip ends.
Night 13: Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 14:  Ho Chi Minh – Back Home (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver come and pick you to the airport.
Trip ends.


Feel free to contact us if you want to extend your stay in HCM or visit other places in Vietnam, Cambodia. We can customize the tour as your request.

 

 PACKAGE INCLUDED:

•    Flight ticket Danang to Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam airlines (the first priority), Vietjet or Jetstar) with baggage allowance is 20 Kg check in and 7 Kg hand carry per person
•    Train tickets from Hanoi to Hue (4-soft berth per cabin with A/C). You may share with other passengers. 
•    Private airport/train transfers in Hanoi, Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city
•    All entrance fees
•    Private transfer from Hue-Hoi An
•    English speaking guide during tour
•    Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower onboard
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    Insurance on-board.
•    Cooking class onboard
•    Tax and service charges.

PACKAGE EXCLUDED:

•    Beverages, International Insurance 
•    Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
•    Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

•    Valid from 11 July 2018  to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Daily departure except block out dates from 3 Feb 2019 to 8 Feb 2019( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $360USD per person (3-star option), $550USD per person (4-star option) or $900USD per person (5-star option)
•     High season surcharge of $45USD for the 3 star package, $55USD for 4 star package, $70USD for 5 star package applies p/p for bookings from 1 Oct 2018 to 1 May 2019 and 1 Oct 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Surcharge of $15USD for the 3 star package, $25USD for 4 star package, $45USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2018/ 2019.
•    Children policies

•    Children under 2 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $60USD per child for the internal flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh.
•    Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of $145USD per child 
•    Children from 5 – 8 years old will be required to pay 75% of tour price, sharing the bed with parents or pay full price to have an extra bed.
 

NOTE:

•  Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions, traffic or other reasons beyon our control
•  Hotels and cruise will be replaced by
similar standard option only in case of full booking.
•  Daily small group tours from 2pax to 15pax

•  In case, the train ticket is sold out in high/peak season. The upgrade from train to flight is required with a surcharge of train ticket to flight ticket + 1 night in hotel in Hanoi or Hue

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi King Palace hotel/HM Boutique Hotel/La Santé Hotel & Spa   Deluxe room
Halong Lavender Cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Hue On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hue Hue Serene Palace hotel/ Cherry Hotel Superior room/Deluxe room
Hoian

Kim An Hotel & Spa/Pearl River Hoi An Hotel & Spa/Venus Hotel

Superior/Superior Garden View/Standard room

Ho Chi Minh Cititel central hotel/Elios Hotel Deluxe room/Senior Superior

 

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique/Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel /Silk Queen Grand Hotel Deluxe Room/Lotus Deluxe/Deluxe Room
Halong Flamingo cruise/Renea Cruise/Lavender Elegance Cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Hue On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hue Eldora Hue hotel Deluxe room
Hoian Atlas Hotel/Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Deluxe city/Deluxe room/Deluxe Balcony
Ho Chi Minh Millennium Boutique Hotel/Northern Hotel SaiGon Junior Deluxe/ Premium Deluxe

 

5 star

Place    Accommodation                 Room Type
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel            Sketch King room
Halong Athena cruise/Ancora Cruise/ La Regina Cruise Suite Ocean View/Deluxe Balcony Room/ Princess Suite
Hanoi-Hue On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hue Imperial Hue hotel Deluxe City View
Hoian Allegro Hoian/ Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An Junior Suite/Superior Garden View 
Ho Chi Minh Majestic Saigon hotel Colonial deluxe room
NOTE: We can customize the tour as per your request. Please contact us if you do not like the above listed accommodation. We can make a new itinerary at your preferred accommodation and will guarantee the best available price.


 


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