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.
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)
After breakfast, keep cruising around the bay. 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. Have lunch on board, then back to harbor and rejoin car back to Hanoi. Check in hotel and free. Overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hanoi – Hue (B/L)
After breakfast, you will be free until transfer to the airport for a flight to the ancient imperial capital of Hue. In Hue, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay in Hue.
Day 6: Hue (B/L)
Hue is one must-see attraction in Central Vietnam where you can learn about Vietnam history. This old capital of Nguyen Dynasty – the last one in Vietnam with many royal constructions and the complex of King’s tombs which remains original and unique architectures.
After breakfast, morning cruise trip along on the romantic Perfume River to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and green scenery. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the most ancient in Hue to get more knowledge of Buddhism in Hue and Vietnam. Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Enjoy at the local restaurant
The afternoon continues with a visit the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the bustling Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue
Day 7: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L/D)
Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port, is an outstanding material manifestation of the fusion of cultures over time in an international maritime commercial centre.
Have breakfast, tranfer from Hue to Hoian ancient. It is a great journey with pass over famous beautiful destinations of Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass - “Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass”, to get more experience of Vietnam landscapes and stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum and handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have free time to relax before an overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Ancient town Hoi An (B)
You will enjoy a half day orientation tour of Hoi An, including the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. Following the tour there will be free time to shopping or relaxing before an overnight stay in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
Have breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure to have more wandering around Hoian ancient town and surrounding to get the tranquil and amazing life of local people. Then, Transfer to Danang Airport for onward flight to next destination – Ho Chi Minh City which is the biggest industrial and commercial city of Vietnam. Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to hotel. Dinner on guests account. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: Mekong Delta (B/L)
Mekong Delta is a special in south of Vietnam where consists of rice fields, channels, tropical fruit gardens…
Leaving out of the bustling city, we ride along rice field to My Tho – one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we visit to My Tho’s fruit market alongside the canal to see the locals trade their produce.
Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien River. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Having lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province. Drive back Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)
It is a great experience in Vietnam to get back America And Vietnam War when visiting Cu Chi Tunnel. At there, you can see all facilities for daily life including hospital, living room, kitchen, school…
Travel from Ho Chi Minh City at 8.00 am and on distance of 65km to reach Cu Chi District where you have chance to visit Cu Chi Tunnel – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. It was great way for Vietcong to move around the countryside without realizing by American.
Back Ho Chi Minh city after the lunch at local restaurant.
The rest of time is your own free time to go shopping and more experience of Ho Chi Minh City at Ben Thanh Market as well as other markets in the city. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 12: Sai Gon – Siem Reap (B/D)
You are free until transfer to airport for your morning flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival at airport, you are met and continue to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill (if time permit). Buffet Dinner with dance Apsaras show at Koulen II Restaurant.
Overnight in Seam Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap (B/L)
We embark on elephant ride from South Gate of Angkor Thom into jungle of archeological area to the famous Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at Fou Nan Restaurant . We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei and Ta Keo. Overnight in Seam Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
You will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past floating villages, complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. You will also visit the school known as "Les Artisans d'Angkor" before transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure. Thanks for joining with Vietpower Travel!