Arrive to Hanoi (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai airport, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel. Free time at leisure, you can take a walk around the Old Quarter for shopping. Enjoy the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet Show. Have dinner in a restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
8:30am. be ready at the lobby, our car will pick you up and drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast on board, exploring this overwhelming sea scape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. 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, kayak 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.
Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)
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 or join Taichi exercise on sundeck. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim, kayaking and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi.
Hanoi sightseeing – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B/L)
08:00 – 08:30 a.m: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, where tourists will learn a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology where you will learn about 54 groups of Vietnam with many collections of ethnic costumes and houses. After lunch, our car transfers you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Ho Chi Minh sightseeing – Cu Chi tunnels (B/L)
Morning: Start with a half hour drive to Cu Chi, where there are the connecting command posts, the hospitals, the shelters and the weapon factories. The tunnels used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops, with more than 200Km long. Dug out by hand tools and without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. Come back Ho Chi Minh city to visit Notre Dame cathedral, Central Post Office. Free time go shopping. Overnight in HCMC.
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta (B/L)
Morning transfer to Vinh Long market in town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...
The boat of Mekong Travel will take you to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Then, come to visit the orchard & traditional house. We will enjoy some kinds of fruits and tea when listening to the traditional music. The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful time. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to make contacts with them and see how they catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta.
One more thing to do in this trip is biking! It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, “monkey” bridge, real life... The cruise will back Vinh Long city. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in HCMC.
Ho Chi Minh departure (B)
Free time at leisure until our car transfers you to the airport for your departure flight. See you next trip.