Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (No meals)
On arrival Ha Noi capital, we will see at the airport have private transfer to center. Arrive to the hotel after 40 minutes drive. You have free time for leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HOA LU- TRANG AN - MUA CAVE (B,L)
07:45-08:15: Our tour guide and driver will pick up at your hotel in Hanoi city to depart for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms). Start Hoa Lu/ Trang An full day tour. Hoa Lu: Visit Hoa Lu – the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. 13:00 Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take a boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see the scenery of mountain and rivers Halong Bay on the land of Ninh Binh.
15:30 Visit Mua Cave – the highlight attraction in Ninh binh, challenge yourself for 500 step up Cave mountain where you will have great panorama view of Tam Coc and rice field.
18:00 Leave Ninh binh for Hanoi
20:30: Tour Trang An full day Tour ends.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
(Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina – Halong bay – Lunch– Surprising Cave – Titop Island – Sunset party – Dinner – Onboard night activities)
07.45 – 08.15 approx
– Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
– Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
– Get your camera ready to take photos.
Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 approx
– Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.
– Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
– Set sail as lunch is served
– Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.
– Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising.
– Heading to Titop island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Halong bay from here
– Heading back toward the sleeping area
– Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
– An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
– After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…
Accommodation and overnight on boat.
Day 4: HALONG BAY – HA NOI THEN FLIGHT TO HUE (B,L)
(Tai Chi – Breakfast – Luon Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell)
06:30: For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.
07:00 – 08:00: Local breakfast is served
– Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn)
– Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:00: Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.
10:00: You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12:00: Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.
Your flight at 7:00pm, arrive to Hue citadel airport at 8:15pm.
Our car pick you up and take you to the hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: HUE CITY FULL DAY (B,L)
A day in Hue is designed to show you this unexpected side of Hue, once former capital of Vietnam (1802 – 1945) under the reign of the 13 Nguyen Kings
Let us take you further in depth to the exotic culture, history and architectural works of a high cultural, historic value and the wall city that represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.
Let us show you just simple daily lives of local people at market and on the river…
We highly recommend you to the best tour to see other side of Hue, Vietnam
Morning (8:15 am – 12:30 pm)
Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people
Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue City
Imperial Citadel of Royal Dynasty of Nguyen Family (1802 – 1945)
Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty
Lunch at local restaurant (Huế specialities, Western and Asian food)
Afternoon (12:30 – 17:30)
Incense stick village
Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.
Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.
8. On the way back to your hotel, we drop in handicraft village in Hue city – Conical hat village
16:00 – 16:30 pm: Back to Hue city. Tour ends.
Day 6: 1 DAY PARADISE CAVE (B,L)
Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave, labeled the world’s most beautiful and magnificent cave when it was discovered in the central province of Quang Binh in 2005, has been open to tourists since September 3.
Located in the middle of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in Quang Binh, the cave was formed around 300-400 million years ago, surrounded by underground streams and rocky mountains.
The cave is 30-100 meters wide, with the widest point measuring 150 meters, according to the British Caving Association, the Governing Body for Underground Exploration in the UK.
There are two stalactite pillars, each about five meters high and a rock arch around 100 meters wide. Take a deep breath before you go further to prepare yourself for what is ahead, or you will think you have stepped into a primitive forest that aged into stalactite. Stalactites that look like temples, cranes with their arched necks looking up to the sky and a pine tree with hundreds of branches are dotted throughout this underground world. With a little imagination, there is no end to the shapes to be found in the cave.
What’s more, around Thien Duong Cave are dozens of stalactite mounds 30-50 centimeters tall, resembling Buddha statues, some of them with diameters of more than a meter. One stalactite structure looks like the communal house of the Central Highlands people.
Howard Limbert, a member of the British Caving Association, says Thien Duong Cave might be the longest dry cave in Asia.
6:30am Tour guide pick you up from your hotel in Hue and depart for Quang Binh. On the way, stop for sightseeing La Vang Church, where Virgin Maria appeared in 1798, and Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River (latitude 17 division from south to north of the country during 20 years from 1954 to 1973).
11:30am: Lunch at Phong Nha Restaurant
12:15pm: continue to Paradise Cave to explore the glamor of Asia’s longest dry and beautiful than the Phong Nhais inherently Natural Wonders of the World with the beautiful of nature given chemical. From the historic Ho Chi Minh Road (former Ho Chi Minh Trail), you veer off on a path through dense forest for about four kilometers, then you climb 519 rocky steps, and you’re in… heaven, well, Paradise.
Tour will back to Hue and finish around 8:00pm
Spend overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 7: HUE – THEN CAR TO HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel, then private car will transfer to Hoi An town (3 hours drive). After check in Hoi An hotel, free to visit ancient town, Japanese bridge, lantern road, Thu Bon river, use the offer bicycle to the beach…
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND MAKING LANTERN LEARNING (B,L)
Departure : 8 :00 AM & 1:30 PM
Time duration: 4 hours
The tour will begin at your hotel or tour office. Our tour guide will greet you and provide your bicycle for your trip.
Your day will start at Tra Que vegetable village. You can relax and enjoy the peaceful countryside then stroll along the vegetable villages. As a special treat, you will be involved with digging, sowing, planting, harvesting the vegetables with hundreds of years rudimentary tools of the farmers. You will enjoy the E Water, a speciality of Tra Que vegetable village, you can feel the strong medicinal flavour from many kinds of vegetables. You could will be a farmer with many interesting activities.
Finish your time in Tra Que vegetable village, you will ride your bicycle leisurely passing the rice fields, villages, to come to the art of making lanterns.
– You will visit craftsmen with skillful hands, showing you how to create the brightly colored lanterns. Expertly guided you could make yourself a lantern as a gift to your family.
Finish your learning, the tour guide will take you back to your hotel, finish your trip.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 9: FLIGHT DANANG – DALAT (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel, then private car will pick up and transfer you to Da Nang airport. You can get early flight in the morning (06:30am or 10:20am) to Dalat. After 1-hour flight, we transfer to Dalat city.
Free time for walk around the lake, visit the market and enjoy local food there.
Overnight in Da Lat
Day 10: DALAT CITY FULL DAY – THEN PRIVATE CAR TO NHA TRANG (B,L)
At 8:30am, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel to visit these palaces in Dalat:
- Bao Dai King Palace
- Da Lat Cathedral
- Robin hill, cable car (exclusive)
- Datanla fall
- Flower Garden
- Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
4:30pm: tour ends at your hotel.
Private car will take you to Nha Trang beach.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 11: NHA TRANG BAY – 4 ISLAND (B,L)
8:30am: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel. We will proceed to Nha Trang harbor.
9:00am: We leave for Mun Island by boat (It takes 45 minutes for arriving Mun Island). You will have chance to observe the structure of salangane Island and enjoy snorkeling on the extraordinary coral reefs which are covered with the multicolored fishes.
12:00pm: We continue coming to Mot Island. You have lunch with many delicious dishes and enjoy the floating bar here.
2:00pm: We make a trip to Tam Island and take a rest at Tam Resort. There, you cannot only enjoy the fruit party but also some fantastic water sports.
3:45pm: We start to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will see the sea biology inside Neptune’s place with hundred of multicolored fishes.
4:00pm: Coming back to your hotel.
Then private car will transfer you to Nha Trang train station.
8:00pm: Overnight train to Ho Chi Minh city, soft sleeper – 4 beds in cabin, air-con.
Day 12: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL – THEN HALF DAY CU CHI TUNNEL (B)
6:20am: Arrive to Ho Chi Minh train station, drive to center, leave your bags at hotel, free to go to market for breakfast.
8:30am: Our tour guide will see you at the hotel to start Cu Chi tunnels tour. 60km from Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreigner. The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers along the side of road. You will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, when Cu Chi was “A Free Target Zone “. The remnants you will see that Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there. Ever wonder what it feels like to fire an AK-47? Visit Cu chi tunnels, you have a chance to find out!
2:30pm: Bus back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Stay overnight at your hotel in Saigon
Day 13: 1 DAY MEKONG DELTA (MY THO- BEN TRE) (B,L)
Our tour guide meet you at your hotel lobby before heading to My Tho city by bus. Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one and a half hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta.
Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river.
The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town.
We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers.
Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts.
Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees.
After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village, or perhaps going for a short bike ride.
Travel back to Saigon and arrive around 5.00 pm for the end of the tour.
Day 14: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)
Free time in Ho Chi Minh until your flight, car pick you up at the hotel and transfer to the airport. See you again.