Day 1 – Welcome to Vietnam – Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide & driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. On your first day in Vietnam you have free at your leisure to rest or explore, discovering your own first impression of Vietnam with Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake … Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will have full day to visit Hanoi city with rich history of cultures. Enjoy speacial in Hanoi Capital city and Old Quarter:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residental place.
Then visit Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, The Temple of Literature - where Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam is Vietnam’s first University, built in twenty century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here you will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance.
12:00 am Taste of authentic Hanoi at local Restaurant for lunch.
13:30 pm Continue visiting Ethnology Museum, the miniature of 54 ethnic groups in
Vietnam. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple. Walk around Hanoi’s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping and can try street side traditional food.
Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia at theater. It is an unforgetable experience of Hanoi culture and speacial thing. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Excursion to Halong Bay. Overnight on Board. (B/L/D)
Having two days trip on cruises in Halong bay to admire the magnificent and spectacular of this bay. Overnight on cruises to enjoy the wonderful experience on sea.
The journey to Halong Bay is the opportunity to discover the hidden charm of nature and take time to swim on blue water, kayak through lagoon to get more untouched charm in Halong Bay
Leave hotel at 7.30 am – 8.00 am and go ahead Halong City with pass through wonderful scenery en route for tranquil villages and buffalo on fields.
Cruise through islands and see its wonderful scenery of limestone, karts islands, caves, lagoon… Enjoy the seascape from the sundeck or even in your private cabin through glass window. Spending night on board in elegant cabin and handicraft wooden interiors with air-conditioning. Take swimming and visit caves on the island to get more experience. Enjoy the sunset over the bay. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
More time to enjoy the sunrise, take swimming and sunbathing afterward having more discovery of Halong bay by visiting lagoon, islands, floating village before getting back Hanoi city
Have chance to enjoy the sunrise from the sundeck and experience wonderful scenery and view of landscapes. Kayak on emerald water through hidden lagoon and islands to discover more of nature. Have sunbathing, relaxing and swimming on nice sandy beach of island
Visit fishing village and row boat through islands to get more charming of the bay, meet local people and share their daily life
After Halong bay trip you return Hanoi city and have more leisure time and walking around Old Town for own experience. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Quang Binh – Dong Hoi (B)
You spend more time to wander around Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Town for experience more of local life and then take flight to Dong Hoi – Quang Binh and spend your leisure time on Nhat Le beach to refresh yourself. Overnight in Dong Hoi.
Day 6: Visit Phong Nha cave and Paradise Cave (B/L)
The attraction today is to visit the complex of glorious caves in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Each cave gives you different admiration of stalagmites formations for a long time at Phong Nha Cave and Paradise cave
Leave hotel at 8:00 am and be transferred to Paradise cave, you will be on car transfer so that can get into this cave for visiting. Walk through a narrow gate just only 1 person you will be surprise for the large space of inside cave with big column of limestones
Have lunch at local restaurant
Take a boat trip on Son River in the afternoon for visiting Phong Nha Cave. This is a complex of dry and wet caves that give you a chance to see different beauties of majestic stalactites and spend more night in Dong Hoi
Day 7: Quang Binh – Hue – Lang Co (B/L)
The sightseeing for this day is the wonderful scenery along the road you travel from Quang Binh to Hue city and Lang Co Beach. You also have time to discover the charm of Hue Imperial city with Royal Palace and Thien Mu pagoda.
Leave hotel in Dong Hoi at 8.00 am and travel to Hue city. En route you have chance to see beautiful landscapes along National Highway No1
Arrive in Hue at noon and have lunch at restaurant to taste Hue cuisines
Visit The Citadel which is the royal palace of Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945 where remains a lot of constructions such as Five Phoenix Tower, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Urn Dynasties… Continue to visit Thien Mu Pagoda to learn more of beautiful landscapes as well as Buddhism
Leave Hue afternoon and go ahead to Lang Co beach, check in hotel and have night in Lang Co
Day 8: Lang Co free day (B)
Take full day to relax on nice sandy beach, take swimming and enjoy the fresh air of the beach or stay at hotel and overlooking the ocean with chill out the beach beauties and landscapes
Day 9: Lang Co – Da Nang – Hoian – boat trip on Thu Bon River & cooking class (B/L/D)
The distance from Lang Co to Hoian is the ideal to admire beautiful mountain-scape and seascapes.
Visit Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountain where you can get the panorama of Da Nang city and beach. The route along beach from Danang to Hoian is excellent to see beach beauty.
Leave Lang Co at 8:00 am and travel on windy road to conquer the summit of the highest pass in Vietnam and catch the excellent views of lagoon, beach and city from the top of mountain.
Be driven along beautiful beach streets from Da Nang to Hoian town and chill out wonderful views. Visit Marble Mountains – known Five Mountains with five elements of creating universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. From the summit of mountain you can catch the wonderful views of the beach and panorama of Danang city.
Visit Hoian ancient town by wandering and follow narrow lanes with our guide to experience and learn of unique architectures at old houses such as Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Ong Pagoda, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Museum, local market, etc… Have chance to enjoy traditional music show at an old house in Hoian to get more knowledge of folk song in Hoian and culture of this region.
Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit traditional Thanh Ha Ceramic village where you can have chance to experience in making a small product by your own besides seeing beautiful scenes along river banks as well as enjoy the sun set on the river. Join dinner cooking class at restaurant for learn how to cook and prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisines and taste dinner with dishes you cook under the instruction of the chef.
Day 10: Hoian free day (B)
Have full day free in Hoian to experience more of the hidden charming. Hoian is an ideal place for relaxing on nice and tranquil beach, go shopping and make tailor with reasonable price. For those who love to have street foods, walking around the streets and taste street foods is great experience for the time staying here. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 11: Hoian – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh & city tour (B/L)
Hoi An offers a great time for wandering around old streets to enjoy the quiet life and old houses for more experiences. Then you continue your trip to Ho Chi Minh City and discover the contrast life at this modern and busy city. Wander around the town to catch the hidden charm in early morning and local life.
Take flight from Da Nang city to leave Hoian and continue your trip to Ho Chi Minh City in South Vietnam. Drive into the modern history of the city when visiting the Reunification Palace – the former President Palace of South Government. See the witness for Vietnam-American War while seeing War Museum and learn more of Vietnam history
Visit the French-colonial style constructions of Notre Dame Catholic, Old Post Office and see local purchasing at wholesale markets such as Ben Thanh, Binh Tay…
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Phan Thiet – Mui Ne & Red/White Sand Dunes (B/L)
Continue your beach vacation in South Vietnam to reach Mui Ne to experience nice beach which is very famous. Red and White Sand Dunes is fanciful experience on changeable sand dunes. Have time to take part in different beach and sea activities to enjoy as your own.
Leave Ho Chi Minh city with guide and driver at 8:00 am and travel ahead to Phan Thiet – Mui Ne beach. En route is the chance to stopover at Cham Poshanur Tower to get more discovery of Champa culture. Arrive in Mui Ne at noon and spend leisure time on nice beach.
Spend the afternoon time for visiting and discovering Red & White Sand Dunes that make Phan Thiet more attractive than besides nice beach. Each minutes the shapes of Sand Dunes change because of the change of wind. Have leisure time on beach the rest one to enjoy the fresh air as your own way and overnight Hotel in Mui Ne
Day 13: Mui Ne free day (B)
Enjoy the dawn on beach and get fresh air of beach and join sea & beach activities such as kite-surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding, golf, etc. overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh (B)
Take more time to relax on beach, get up early and enjoy the dawn on beach and get more fresh air on nice sandy beach. After that the driver transfers you to leave Mui Ne for returning Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Departure Ho Chi Minh City. Goodbye Vietnam (B)
After breakfast, you have more free time to walk around Ho Chi Minh City to get more experience or just relax at hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Ho Chi Minh. Say Goodbye Vietnam to back home or to next destination!