Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (-/-/-)
Meet upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time at leisure. Accommodation in Hanoi. Check - in time at 2:00pm.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
We discover Hanoi-the charming capital of Vietnam today:
Hochiminh's mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday & every afternoon, in October and November) and his residence, Tran Quoc pagoda, One pillar pagoda, French colonial quarter, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera, Fine Arts Museum.
Then explore Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk in the Hanoi Old quarter.
Attend a performance of water puppets show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
8.00am depart for Halong bay, 180km east of Hanoi, listed as World Heritage Area by UNESCO in 1994.
12:00 we board a traditional junk to discover the 8th World Wonder where the movie "Indochine" was realized with Catherine Deneuve, French star in the 1990's. Lunch on boat with fresh seafood. It is time to relax on the deck through the most beautiful landscapes with more than 2,000 islands and limestone, rising from the emerald water. Visit a natural cave, the most picturesque grotto in the bay. Swimming if the weather permits and relaxing on the deck. Dinner & Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong - Hue (B/L/-)
Continue our excursion.
10h30 disembark and have lunch at local restaurant.
12h00 drive to Hanoi domestic airport for flight to Hue. Visit a workshop of potteries en route.
Take the flight to Hue
Meet our guide at Hue Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Leisure time. Accommodation in Hue.
Day 5: Hue (B/L/-)
Full day to explore Hue, the former Royal city of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties: visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden city, Tu Duc king' mausoleum and a local market Dong Ba. Enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River to discover Thien Mu pagoda, the wonderful architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Lunch at local restaurant. Accommodation in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Hoian (B/L/-)
Depart for Danang. The scenic 4 hours drive vie HaiVan pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages. Visit Cham museum on the way. We continue further south to the charming historic city of Hoian. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Accommodation in Hoian
Day 7: Hoian – Saigon (B/L/-)
After breakfast, discover Hoian ancient town, known to early Western merchants, the city was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoian has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Visit historic merchants and community houses, places of worship and Japanese bridge, market Hoian.
PM: Transfer to Danang Domestic Airport for flight to Hochiminh city.
Discover Hochiminh city (formerly Saigon), the biggest economic center in the country: visit Opera house, cathedral Notre Dame and Post Office, Lam Son lacquer factory.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8: Saigon – Mekong delta – departure (B/L/-)
Drive to Mytho, to explore the Mekong delta. Mytho is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong river and visit an orchard on an island. Lunch at local restaurant.
Transfer to HCM/Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight. End of services. Check-out before 12:00
- Double/Twin room at selected hotels & on junk (NON-PRIVATE) in Halong
- Entrance fees and permits
- Boat trips in Halong bay, Perfume River, Mekong delta
- Private air-conditioning transfer
- ENGLISH speaking guides
- Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner) as mentioned in program
- Vietnam visa and visa fees
- International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam
- Domestic airfares Hanoi - Hue/Danang – Saigon on Vietnam Airlines Economy Class
- Tips, drinks,
- Travel insurances
- Other personal expenses...
Prices: from US$1999/ person. Please contact our Travel Managers for assistance
- Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel Premium (*****) in Hanoi
- Jasmine Cruises Deluxe (****) in Halong
- La Residence Hotel & Spa Superior (****) in Hue
- The Nam Hai one Bedroom villa in Hoian - TOP LUXURY
- Rex Hotel Premium (*****) in Hochiminh city
Supplement: (subject to change without prior notice by the carrier)
Domestic airfares Hanoi - Hue/Danang – Saigon: US$220 per person on Vietnam Airlines Economy Class