DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR HALF DAY. (L - D)
Start point: Hanoi airport.(Please advise us your flight details if you need a pick-up service.)
Welcome to Hanoi. You will be picked up at Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center.
In the afternoon, take a half day city tour. We start our tour by visiting the Temple of Literature and the Museum of History. We continue with a short tour around the Hoan Kiem Lake, followed by a visit to Ngoc Son temple. Then finish off with a Water Puppet show offered free by us! This delightful stage performance, created by the Vietnamese peasants, will enthrall you for over an hour. Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to learn about some of Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and current customs.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI - HA LONG BAY – SURPRISING CAVE AREA (B-L-D)
08.00: Picked up at the hotel lobby. Scenic four-hours drives from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12.30: Check-in at Hon Gai Pier; embark on Galaxy Cruises for a welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing. You are welcomed by Galaxy Cruises staffs.
13.15: Enjoy delicious lunch served on board with seafood and Vietnamese cuisine while cruising to Surprising Cave area.
14.30: Exploring the most fantastic cave in Halong Bay for an hour.
15.30: Come back to the cruise and departure for Soi Sim Island. Enjoy swimming at sandy beach and emerald water or climbing up to the top of this island to take your miracle photos.
17.00: Get back to the tender and return Galaxy Cruises to refresh.
17.30: Time for Vietnamese cooking demonstration in the restaurant.
18.00: Sunset happy hour with variety of beverages.
19.00: Dinner will be served with Vietnamese tasty cuisine.
20.00: Joining some games, squid fishing (Optional) or Massage service (On request)
Stay overnight on cruises.
DAY 3: SURPRISING CAVE AREA – BAI TU LONG BAY – HANOI ( BR - D)
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi section on Sundeck.
07.15: Breakfast is served with Western Style.
08.00: Arrive at Floating village by tender and spend an hour for kayaking around here. Spend your time to discover the local life and contemplate the limestone rise up from water surface.
09.30: Return Galaxy Cruises, check out your cabin.
11.00: Delicious buffet lunch is served while our cruise continues exploring Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back.
12.15: Disembark at Hon Gai Pier. Return Hanoi City.
16.45: Arrive in Hanoi. Finishing the trip.
Overnight hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI - DANANG - HOI AN (B-L-D)
An early morning flight booked by yourself or our help from Hanoi to Danang.
On arrival we are greeted and driven a short distance to Hoian Town, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures.
There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the bustling market.
We visit these sights on an exciting walking tour passing many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past.
Overnight hotel in Hoi An
DAY 5: HOIAN - DANANG - HUE (B-L-D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by car to Hue - Vietnams imperial capital between 1802 and 1945. Along the way we explore the sensational Marble Mountains and the China Beach before continuing to the interesting Cham Museum in Danang City. The winding road begins as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we will stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang. Arriving in Hue we enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River with stopover at the bustling Dong Ba Market and the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda. After our boat trip we will visit the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins.
Ovenight at hotel in Hue
DAY 6: HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY (B-L-D)
After breakfast, transfer to Hue airport and take flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh city ( Sai gon). Be picked up at Tan Son Nhat airport to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city for check in.
The sightseeing tour of Hue would not be complete without a visit to the elaborate tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. After seeing this sight we board a flight south. Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is crowded with motorbikes and cars, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. An afternoon city tour takes us in the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant before we continue to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale.
Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - MY THO (B-L-D)
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands.
The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island.
Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, free time.
Overnight hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM HO CHI MINH CITYPLACE (B-L-D)
Go shopping or do some final sightseeing before our transfer to the airport for your departure.
Finish unforgettable Vietnam Tour with Impressive Travel Vietnam.
Good bye & see you in the next time!
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