TOUR HA NOI – HA LONG – NINH BINH – DA NANG – HOI AN – HUE – HCMC – MEKONG DELTA
11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS
Departure: Every Wednesday, Sunday
DAY 01: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY (L,D)
07:45 – 08:30 Tour guide and shuttle bus of Halong Dragon Cruise pick you up then take 3.5 hour scenic drive to Halong city. Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs.
12:15 Embark Bai Chay Harbor, get transferred to Dragon Cruise by a tender and enjoy a welcome drink.
13:00 Receive a cruise briefing. Savor delicious lunch while cruising among wonderful limestone island.
14:30 Stop at Ti Top Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
15:30 Do kayaking among hidden parts and around Bo Nau Cave to discover mysterious beauty of Halong.
Bo Nau cave
16:30 Experiencing unforgettable memory passing through “tunnel cave” on a bamboo boat to a secluded lake.
17:30 Drop anchor in calm water area and enjoy some local wine, fruits on the sundeck at sunset.
19:00 Have a delectable dinner in cozy restaurant of Dragon Cruise in the middle of Halong.
20:00 Entertain evening by karaoke singing or try your luck doing squid-fishing. Overnight on Halong Dragon Cruise.
DAY 02: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B, L)
07:00 Start your new day with complimentary tea and coffee served, photograph magnificent pictures.
07:30 Have breakfast on board, get your cameras ready then go off boat.
08:00 Visit Sung Sot “amazing” cave, the most beautiful with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites.
09:30 Check out your cabin. Relax on sundeck for sun-bathing, photo hunting while sailing back to the harbor.
11:30 Lunch is served aboard Dragon Cruise.
Sung Sot cave
13:30 Say goodbye to Ha Long Bay then return to Hanoi. Have a rest en-route again to free your legs.
17:30 Get dropped off at your hotel.
DAY 03: HA NOI – BAI DINH –TRANG AN (B,L)
07:30 – 08:30: Tour guide picks you up at suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter
Depart for Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An eco-tourism site. Have short break en-route to free your legs. Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam.
Trang An- Ninh Binh
12:30 : Have lunch in a restaurant with local special dishes including goat meat. Leave for Trang An eco-tourism attraction. You will be amazed by neglected area while having a boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”
19:30 : Back in Hanoi, get dropped off at your hotel.
DAY 04: HA NOI – DA NANG – SON TRA (B,L,D)
Morning: Have breakfast, pick up from your hotel to Noi Bai airport, take flight from Ha Noi to Da Nang. Pick-up at Danang airport.
Afternoon:have lunch – enjoy Danang local food and check-in hotel. Cross Bridges to visit Son Tra Peninsula (Money Mountain). Go around Son Tra peninsula to see the whole city view, visit Linh Ung Pagoda with the highest lady Budda in Viet Nam(67meters), swim at My Khe beach – one of the most beautiful beaches over the world.
My Khe beach
Evening: have dinner, take a boat on Han River (not including) to enjoy the beauty of Danang by night, unique architecture of bridges, see Dragon Bridge breathes fire and water every Saturday and Sunday( 9pm). Overnight in Da Nang
DAY 05: DA NANG – BA NA HILLS – HOI AN (B,L,D)
Morning: Breakfast. Visit Non Nuoc stone carving village.
Afternoon:Lunch at restaurant. Continue to visit Ba Na Hills – wellknown as the second Da Lat or Sa Pa in the Central of Viet Nam with the longest telpher (6000 m) in the world.
Evening: move to the ancient town of Hoian. Take a walking tour around the old sections (charming and wonderfully preserved, combining Chinese, Japanese and European influences). Free to explore the “Hoi An ancient night”. Dinner at local restaurant. Back to Da Nang and overnight in Da Nang city.
The ancient town of Hoian
DAY 06: DA NANG – HUE (B,L,D)
Morning: Breakfast and check-out. Leaving Da Nang for the old capital of Hue, through Hai Van tunnel.
The old capital of Hue
Afternoon:Lunch at restaurant. After that, explore the Imperial Citadel – The grand palace of the last dynasty of Nguyen and Goddess-heavenly pagoda.
Evening: Dinner at restaurant and take a dragon boat trip to enjoying Hue folksong on Perfume river. Accommodation in Hue.
DAY 07: HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
Morning: Breakfast followed by a visit to Khai Dinh tombs and Tu Hieu pagoda.
Tu Hieu Pagoda
Afternoon: Lunch at local restaurant. Leisure time until transfer to Hue Airport(13:00) or Da Nang Airport(16:00-22:00) for departure flight. Take flight from Hue/ Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city, pick up form the airport your hotel, overnight in HCMC.
DAY 08: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
8:30: We depart from Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon to Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour. We stop at a lacquer art factory for the disabled on the way.
We arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels. Then we will watch a propaganda film a wartime propaganda film showing how local guerilla fighters were “American Killing Heroes” (a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed).
Cu Chi Tunnels
We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels in Cu Chi. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
Also, you can try to real gun shooting for extra.
At 15.00, we arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and finish Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour.
DAY 09: HO CHI MINH CITY MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO (B,L,D)
8:00Am, travel by shuttle bus to My Tho – 9:45 AM, board a wooden motor boat to Unicorn Island. On this boat along the river’s bank, you’ll be passing through natural creeks and quiet villages and watch rural people going to work. You will see an interesting fishermen’s port,stilt houses. One of the boat’s stops during this trip is at a large orchard that has many different types of tasty tropical fruits for your enjoyments.
Another boat stop is for the Turtle Island 1 hr from the previous one. Here, on a small row boat, you’ll see interesting transportation modes that local people use to move around.
From there, we’ll take you to a bee farm where you have a chance to taste a tasteful cup of authentic honey tea while checking out the folk music that is typical to only the people in Southern Vietnam.
After that we’ll take you to a village where you can smell the flavor of coconut candies being made many yards away. This is a great chance to witness how village people make candy and handcrafted items from coconuts. You might learn that those people can amazingly make dozens of useful products out of coconut trees.
At 3:00 PM we back to the bus, check in hotel in Can Tho around 6:00PM.
DAY 10: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
After breakfast, around 7:15 am, we board a boat and travel for about 40 minutes to get to our first spectacular landscape —- Cai Rang floating market...
Cai Rang Floating market
This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong delta. During this visit, you’ll have a chance to board a merchant boat that sells pineapples which come from Can Tho City.
After that, we continue on our riverine route for 5-7 minutes and then on foot for about 5 minutes to reach a noodle and a rice paper factory.
The next stop is a rice processing factory where you’ll learn the many steps that transform “rice with a brown cover” to the delicious and beautiful rice grain that we consume daily.
The time now should be around 12 noon. Time for lunch! Let’s go back to Can Tho for that.
We end our sightseeing trip at downtown Can Tho. On the way back to Saigon by bus/private car, we’ll have a stop at an interesting point to rest and also have photographs.
Finish trip in Ho Chi Minh at 18.00 pm.
DAY 11:HO CHI MINH CITY – SEE OFF
Pick up at your hotel, our dirver will drive you to Tan Son Nhat airport. Finish the tour.