Code: TST 012
Duration: 9 Days, 8 Nights
Destination: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Hochiminh City, Mekong Delta
Arrival City: Hanoi
Departure City: Hochiminh City
Accommodations: 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night aboaard a cruise in Halong Bay, 2 nights in Hoian, 1 night in Hue, 2 nights in Hochiminh City.
Transportation: Car, Cruise, Plane
Tour Guide: English - Native Language
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Day 1 - Hanoi (D)
Day 2 - Hanoi (B)
Day 3 - Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
Day 5 - Hoian (B)
Day 6 - Hoian - Hue (B)
Day 7 - Hue - Hochiminh City (B)
Day 8 - Hochiminh City - Mekong Delta (B, D)
Day 9 - Mekong Delta - Hochiminh City (B)
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, joining this Vietnam Package Tour allows you to see how Vietnam is ranked as the most friendly country in the world. Putting the War behind, Vietnamese people now opens their heart to welcome foreign friends from all over the world. Today, on arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you by private car to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in the Old Quarter. In the evening, you will enjoy welcome dinner at local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Overnight in Hanoi hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy morning tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilt and One Pillar Pagoda, then visit Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Next is Vietnam National Museum of Ethnology, the attractive collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. In the afternoon, make your way to Hoan Kiem Lake for Ngoc Son Temple and Dong Xuan Market. In the evening, you will be entertained by Water Puppet Show and Vietnamese traditional music at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Today, get up early for morning Tai Chi with local people at Hoan Kiem lake, then have "Pho" the typical breakfast for Vietnamese people. Go to¬† Halong Bay, the world natural heritage site, enjoy drive in the rural area with scenic view of rice paddy field in the Red River Delta. You may be lucky enough to see cows or pigs on motor bike or Vietnamese kids ridding on water buffalo flying kites. On the way, enjoy Vietnamese Coffee at Vietnam Handicraft Center then continue to Hon Gai, the gateway of Halong Bay. Upon arrival, embark on Vietnamese Cruise then start journey along the spectacular limestone islands, floating villages and beautiful beaches while having sea food lunch. Disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or Surprising Cave, one of the most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay. Next stop is Titop Island where you could swim in crystal water or climb up to the top for panoramic view. In the evening, you will be delighted by candle light dinner on board with sea food. Overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B, L)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local dishes. Experience the Bay up close and personal with a leisure sampan tour to Hang Luon or Lagoon Cave which allows you to see flora and fauna system of Catba National Park, then continue to Halong City. Disembark to enjoy seafood lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, go back to Hanoi International Airport for short flight (1 hour) to Da Nang then transfer to Hoian. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoian (B)
After your breakfast, enjoy a short bike to the Ancient Town of Hoian and a walking tour to Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. In the afternoon, enjoy peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic Village. The balance of the day is free for relaxation in Cua Dai Beach or shopping in Hoian where you can find the best Vietnamese silk products and contemporary painting galleries. The evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hoian
Day 6: Hoian - Hue (B)
After your breakfast, go to Hue, the former imperial capital. On the way, visit the Cham Museum, the last collection of Champa Kingdom, then drive over the 'Pass of Ocean and Clouds'. The afternoon tour leads you to the major attractions in Hue including The Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum and the King Minh Mang Tomb. Overnight at hotel in Hue
Day 7: Hue - Hochiminh City (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then take a short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary enegy followed by an oriental visit to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. The afternoon tour leads you to China Town where you will visit Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay Market. In the evening, free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Hochiminh City - Mekong Delta - Hochiminh City (B, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for the Mekong Delta Tour, enjoy 1 hour drive through Vietnam's picturesque countryside with its rice paddies and rural villages. Upon arrival in the Delta, the mornign cruise led by a local tour guide shows you Cai Be Floating Market, traditional villages, evergreen orchards then move to traditional sampan which allows you to discover the smaller canals and tributaries of this region. In the afternoon, go back to Ho Chi Minh City. Tonight our tourguide will host farewell dinner at local restaurant with Vietnamese cuisines. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 9: Hochiminh City Departure (B)
Today, you will have free day for your own activities in Ho Chi Minh City until your guide will transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for international flights. Thank you for joining our Vietnam Package Tour and wish you had a wonderful tour in Vietnam and sweet departure.