Day 1 ARRIVAL IN HANOI (D)
Arrival at Noi Bai airport. Pick-up then transfer to hotel. Enjoy a water puppet show, a unique art of Vietnamese wet-rice culture. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 HANOI – HALONG (B,L,D)
Morning city tour: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s house on stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda. Depart for Ha Long with a rest stop at Hai Duong, enjoy local specialties: green bean cakes and tea. Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 3 HA LONG (B,L,D)
A cruise on Ha Long Bay (7 hours) to enjoy beautiful landscapes and to visit some caves: Dau Go, Thien Cung. Seafood lunch on boat. Relax on the beach. Overnight in Halong.
Day 4 HA LONG – HANOI – QUANG BINH (B,L,D)
Return to Hanoi. City tour in the afternoon: History Museum, Temple of Literature considered as the first national university of Vietnam. In a pedicab (1 hour), you will be driven through the Old Quarters and go shopping at Dong Xuan market. Transfer to Hanoi train station to take evening train to Quang Binh (12 hours). Overnight on board.
Day 5 QUANG BINH – HUE (B,L,D)
Morning arrival in Dong Hoi train station. Boat trip to visit Phong Nha grottoes: Ky Niem, Tien, Cung Dinh caves. Afternoon drive to Hue, used to be the capital of the last Vietnamese feudal dynasty. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6 HUE (B,L,D)
Cruise on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb. Walk around the Imperial Enclosure and visit: Ngo Mon gate, Thai Hoa Palace, The Mieu temple and the Nine Dynastic Urns. Dinner with Royal music performance. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 HUE – HOI AN – DANANG (B,L,D)
Drive to Danang, passing paddy fields, mountains on your way. Take a look at the Lang Co fishing village. Arrive in Danang. Visit Cham museum. Proceed to Hoian. Visit Hoi An ancient town: Chinese Pagoda, Japanese Bridge, ancient house. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 8 HOIAN - DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L,D)
Transfer to Danang train station to take morning train to HCMC (17 hours). Lunch and dinner on train with bread, cheese, canned pork or served by train attendant. Overnight on board.
Day 9 HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L,D)
Arrive in HCMC in the early morning. Transfer to hotel. Visit Unification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, War museum. Visit China town by pedicab (1 hour), Thien Hau temple and famous lacquer workshop. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 10 HCMC – MEKONG DELTA – HCMC (B,L,D)
Depart for My Tho City, Mekong Delta. Boat trip on Tien River to visit Thai Son Islet. Take a sampan to visit honey and coconut candy factories, farming-home, the orchards, enjoy tropical fruit. Return to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 11 HCMC – CU CHI – HCMC (B,L, D)
Depart for Cu Chi. Visit Cu Chi Underground Tunnel. Return to HCMC. Shopping. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 12 HCMC - DEPARTURE (B)
Free at leisure. Transfer to the airport for leaving.