Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. Hotel check-in. Free. At leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Option recommended: + Water Puppet Performance at Thang Long theatre + Ca Tru (House Singing) performances from 8pm -9pm Tue, Thu, Sat at 87 Ma May Street, Hanoi Old Quarter. + One hour cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarter and stop at a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 2: Hanoi Free & Easy (B)
You are free to enjoy the hotel facilities or discover the city of Hanoi. This one-thousand-year old city and now is the capital of Vietnam offer you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities at your first sight upon arrival and in your visits to pagodas, temples, museums and at its 36-street Old quarter with its hundreds of specialty shops, selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects.
Option recommended:+ Wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son temple; + Walking from your hotel to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex followed by the Temple of Literature + Take motor-taxi to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Traditional Junk (B/L/D)
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (a World Natural Heritage site) via the Red River Delta. Upon arrival you will have a short break at the Café Lounge. Welcome on board. You will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while seafood lunch is served. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay , swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. In the late afternoon, you will take a take a bamboo row boat to visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. You also take a kayak to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board to enjoy watching the peaceful sunset, joining a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and later unwind at a restaurant. Tonight you stay overnight onboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly HCMC (Brunch)
Early birds will have a chance to join in the Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck and view the sunrise over the bay with a cup of coffee or tea. After brunch you will take a tender to visit one of the most beautiful limestone grottos – Sung Sot cave. Your junk sets sail to cruise back to the dock while you enjoy a final glimpse of Halong Bay . On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brands dated from 17th – 19th century in the North of Vietnam . Then you will drive directly to Hanoi airport for flight to HCMC. Tonight you stay overnight in HCMC.
Day 5: Saigon (B/-/D)
Unlike most cities you have visited, Saigon is the most dynamic. Everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying, and building. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. After having a leisure time in the morning, in the afternoon you will have a private tour visiting some of its famous attractions such as the Reunification Palace, the Municipal Theatre, the City Post Office, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. You can also have a walk through the city’s main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house-wares and end up at the Ben Thanh market, one of the city biggest markets. Enjoy dinner on the Bonsai cruises on the Saigon river. You stay overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Saigon – Mui Ne/ Phan Thiet (B/-/-)
Late in the morning you will leave HCMC for Phan Thiet – Mui Ne. Situated near the city of Phan Thiet and roughly four hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne is one of the most unspoiled beaches in all of South East Asia. Check-in. At leisure. Overnight stay in Mui Ne.
Day 7 –Day 13: Mui Ne Beach vacation (B/-/-)
You will be free to relax and enjoy the facilities offered by the resort or you can easily visit some of Mui Ne highlights such as jeep rides, visit the Po Shanu Cham Tower or play a round of golf at the Ocean Dunes Golf Club. Overnight stay in Mui Ne.
Day 14: Departure (B/-/-)
Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do your last minute souvenir shopping before transfer to HCMC airport for your flight home. Thanks for joining with us and we hope to serve you for your next trip.