SAIGON - MYTHO - CANTHO - HOIAN - HUE - HANOI - HALONG
10 DAYS | 9 NIGHTS
Explore the essential highlights of Vietnam including vibrant Saigon, the colorful markets of the Mekong Delta, the mercantile history of Hoi An and the grace of Hue on the Perfume River, colonial Hanoi and dramatic Ha Long Bay with all of most beautiful landscapes and the most famous destinations provides you the real experience of country.
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be met our guide and transferred to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure till welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon
After breakfast, we commence a day city tour with a first visit to the Independence Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace, the home to the last 3 President of South Vietnam; the War Crime Museum which exhibits photographs and weapons of the Vietnam, the town’s center with the Notre Dame Cathedral - the city’s main Catholic cathedral built by the French in the 1880s with twin spires are for decades the city best-known landmark, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Xa Loi Pagoda, Ben Thanh market and China town.
Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh canal; view the stilt-houses and the fruit plantations along the canals. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise Island. Lunch is served in the heart of a fruit orchard. Enjoy a nice boat ride on the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre and cruise under the shadows of the coconut trees. Visit the family business teaching you about traditional agricultural lifestyle. Trek through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son Island, enjoy a ride in a rowing boat on the creeks before returning to My Tho. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in to the hotel on arrival.
After breakfast, take the morning boat to the busy Phong Dien floating market. Keep cruising through the small channels and visit a rice noodle-making village. Visit the “Monkey Bridge“ and the second floating market of Cai Rang.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stop for a visit and rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to Saigon and check in to the hotel.
After breakfast, take the flight to Danang. Upon arrival you are picked up and transferred to the hotel for check-in. On the way there, visit the Cham Museum and Marble Mountains. Overnight in Hoi An
Visit Hoi An ancient town, an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and today an officially listed UNESCO world heritage site. Check in to the hotel, then take a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town and explore its treasures: the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung Old Merchant House, and Quang Dong Assembly Hall.
Free time in the afternoon
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure then transfer to Hue via the Hai Van Pass and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co.
In the afternoon, visit the Royal Citadel constructed by Emperor Gia Long during the first decades of the 19th century. We also visit the Imperial Museum and The Tomb of Khai Dinh.
We take the morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel before the visit of Hanoi taking you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda) and the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature, the first University in Vietnam dating back to the 16th century.
Enjoy a traditional water puppet show in the afternoon.
See Ha Llong Bay in style on board Bhaya - a traditional wooden junk featuring twenty luxurious cabins furnished in classic Eastern style. A truly memorable experience awaits you as you cruise the delightful Bay. Start your day with calming Tai Chi, dine on fresh seafood on the deck, then retire to your own plush cabin - just some of the highlights of Bhaya’s exceptional Ha Long Bay cruise.
Enjoy the sunrise over the Bay and continue cruising. Visit to Luon Cave by boat or kayak. Enjoy the brunch on the way back to port, transfer to Hanoi airport for your departure flight.
Transfers and ground transport by private air-conditioned vehicles
Domestic airfare in Vietnam
Accommodation based on twin/double sharing room with daily breakfast.
All meals mentioned in the itinerary
English speaking guide throughout the itinerary.
All entrance fees, boat cruise trip, water puppet show as indicated in itinerary.
2 bottle mineral water per day per person
We saw, learned, heard, tasted a lot and really got to know these 2 countries better. Thanks a lot for organizing our tour.
My husband and I are now home and we'd like to thank you for an extraordinary trip in Vietnam and Cambodia. Thu, you did a terrific job in planning it and all details were perfect and everything happened like clockwork. We loved...
We just got back. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You're a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the...
Loraine F. Gardner
I wanted to specifically tell you how wonderful my tour guide Tien from Hue was. We were lucky enough to have him for Hue, Danang and Hoi An. He was sweet, caring, knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate about his country. I felt...
Dr. Halli Zung