Day 1 title: Arrival Hanoi, Hanoi city tour half day
Day 1 meals:
Day 1 overnight: Apricot Hotel - Sketch Room
Day 1 description:
Welcome to Hanoi!
Note: Please print “Visa on arrival approval letter” (provided by TiiM) and prepare 25 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Vietnam visa on arrival.
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
In the afternoon, start on cyclo tour to experience at the Old Quarter, along beautiful tree-lined boulevards until we get to Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945. Visit the humblehouse on stilts. Continue on to the intriguing Ho Chi Minh Museum, an amazingly surreal exhibition of the life of Ho Chi Minh. We’ll also view the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Finish your day with a relaxing walk around Ha Noi famous Hoan Kiem Lake. Return to your hotel.
Note: If your flight arrives late, we can arrange city tour on the departure date.
Day 2 title: Hanoi to Halong Bay for overnight cruise
Day 2 meals:
Day 2 overnight: Victory Star Cruise 2 days 1 night - Deluxe 2pax/cabin
Day 2 description:
Meet and greet at your hotel at 7.00am for the journey east (approximately 170km or 4 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to amazing Halong Bay. Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. En route enjoy the captivating rural scenery and see fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation. At 11:30am, you will board your luxurious junk and set sail through the bay whilst lunch is served. Spend the afternoon cruising the bay with stops to explore fascinating caves, a floating fishing village and to enjoy a swim in the warmer months. Indulge in sunset cocktails on deck before a scrumptious buffet dinner is served.
Note: Sailing itinerary subject to change by cruise management and weather.
Day 3 title: Halong Bay to Hai Phong, flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 3 meals:
Day 3 overnight: Grand Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 3 description: Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage. Visit an island to enjoy panorama view of Ha Long Bay, relax and swim at the beach. Pass by a fishing village. After exploring a lofty grotto hidden beneath towering cliffs, we sail back to port. Disembark.
You will be transferred to Hai Phong airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Note: Flight ticket is not included in the price. We are delighted to book flight ticket with price varied from 60usd - 100usd or more per oneway economy ticket. Subject to availability and airfare subject to change.
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (so-called Saigon)!
Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.
Day 4 title: Saigon city and Cu Chi Tunnels full day
Day 4 meals:
Day 4 overnight: Grand Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 4 description:
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam's rush to modernize more visible. Despite its rush to modernity, Saigon, as it is still known, is a friendly and welcoming place with many reminders of its turbulent past and a palpable momentum towards the future.
Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning begin a walking tour of Saigon's famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatreand Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace). Make a short visit to Long Beach Pearl and Ben Thanh Market, stop forlunch at a 'pho' restaurant for a delicious bowl of the noodle soup that Vietnam is famous for. We then travel to the Cu Chi tunnels located in an area known during the Vietnam War as the 'Iron Triangle' on account of the strength of its communist insurgency. The Cu Chi tunnel network was established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American fire power. The network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of communist forces during the Vietnam War. Return to your hotel.
Day 5 title: Mekong full day to My Tho and Ben Tre
Day 5 meals:
Day 5 overnight: Grand Hotel - Deluxe Room
Day 5 description: Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Start on traveling south from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong Delta. Known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, the Delta is the most fertile region in the country, and the main producer of rice and tropical fruits. From My Tho, you board the boat and travel to one of the islands located in the middle of the Mekong River. On the island visit a fruit orchard and sample some of the local produce, before boarding a smaller sampan that winds along narrow canals. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a local family’s house and enjoy their hospitality and share with them some tea or rice wine. Drive back to Saigon and return to your hotel.
Day 6 title: Departure Saigon
Day 6 meals:
Day 6 overnight: None of accommodation
Day 6 description: This is the last day of your Vietnam trip. We know that you will have many beautiful memories of Vietnam. Our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey or flight back home.