- Tour Code: VBG01
- Tour Price: See the table below
- Tour Type: Joining random group
- Tour Highlights: HCM City - Cuchi Tunnels - Nhatrang - Danang - Hoian - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. The afternoon we stroll around Sai gon down town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 2: Tay Ninh - Cuchi Tunnels
7h45 Heading out of town we travel by road to Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On return trip we also make stop to explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho
8:00 AM Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by rows of traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son Island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Can Tho. (Home stay can be arranged on request.)
Day 4: Can Tho- Ho Chi Minh City
7:00 AM After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market which is at its busiest at this time of day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the "Monkey Bridge" in the Delta. Visit a second floating market (Cai Rang). Break for lunch. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang
Today, we start our north bound journey by train to Nha Trang. You can view a real Vietnam over the window of the Vietnam Train. Arrive Nha Trang, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nhatrang
Today, you will have plenty of time on the beach. Nha Trang has the best beach in Vietnam. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 7: Nhatrang
The picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang is an ideal place for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. 8:30 A.M taking a boat trip out we explore some nearby islands of the South China Sea and spend a half day on the turquoise water enjoying swimming, snorkeling, or simply lazing on a beach and feasting on seafood lunch. Overnight in NhaTrang.
Day 8: Nhatrang - Danang - Hoian
We board a flight to Da Nang. The tour of central Vietnam begins with sightseeing of Hoi An was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The tranquil and charm of Hoi An with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: My son Holley
We drive to visit holly land My Son. This is a former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam between the second and thirteenth centuries. Hinduism from India heavily influenced their religion. Located 60 km. from Danang, My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a must-see for those who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations. It is one of four World Heritage listed sites in Vietnam. Balance of the day will be at your leisure to do your endless shopping in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 10: Hoian - Hue
We embark on northern bound journey to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The scenic route passes through Da Nang as we are climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping down to the picturesque fishing villages of Lang Co. A visit to beautiful Cham museum in Danang where display Cham’s finest sculpture and artifact in the world. Afternoon we visit the Citdel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple city, the Emperor's private residence. Both were almost totally destroyed during the Tet offensive of 1968. We visit vibrant Dong Ba riverside market. Overnight in Hue
Day 11: Hue - Hanoi
This morning we board our dragon board for a cruise along lovely Perfume river with a stop to visit Thien Mu pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treating of Buddhist. We continue our ride upstream to visit Minh Mang tomb, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes as well as t from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. This evening we take overnight soft sleeper train to Ha Noi.
Day 12: Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in Morning you will be transferred to our hotel for a freshen up and breakfast. Free in the morning to relax. Sightseeing tour of the town in the afternoon to Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university, the Ethnology Museum. Tonight we enjoy water puppet showed followed by Vietnamese diner. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi - Halong bay
Breakfast and ready or go to Ha long Bay, we drive to Halong bay. The drive journey boasts one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Arriving to Halong we embark on a cruise out to explore the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove. After a seafood lunch served on board. We explore this stunning bay with prime beaches. Overnight on the boat.
Day 14: Halong bay - Hanoi
More exploration of breathtaking secluded bay. We cruise further to Bai Tu Long bay where Indochina film is taken. We are treated to a seafood lunch before our drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 15: Departure
There is a free time to relax or further exploration of Ha Noi until the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.
Price in US$ per person
||6 -8 Pax
||Plus 175 |
• English Speaking Guide.
• All accommodation in 2 star hotel on twin share basis with daily breakfasts
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
• All tours & transfers
• Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
• Flight: Nha Trang- Da Nang (economic class)
• Train tickets: Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang (soft seat), Hue- Hanoi (soft- sleeper)
• International Airfares.
• International departure tax
• Visas and visa arrangement
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
• Tips and gratuities
• Saigon: Le Trung Hotel/ An An 2 Hotel
• Nha Trang: Cat Trang Hotel or similar
• Hoian: Vinh Hung 3 Hotel or similar
• Hue: Sports Hotel or similar
• Hanoi: Sunny Hotel/ Nam Hai Hotel or similar
Note: We will stay at clean local hotels with good location, that is easy access to city central, dining area, and favorite hangouts. While our emphasis is not on luxury accommodation, we can upgrade or downgrade the lodging upon your request