Halong Bay Tour from Cai Lan Port (1day)
Being listed by UNESCO as natural heritage site in 1994, Halong bay has been a famous tourist destination in Vietnam.
7.00am: 12:00Am: You are welcomed at Cai Lan (Hon Gai, Halong) port with procedure assistance to exit from the cruise. Drive to Halong pier and boarding the traditional junk for cruising the bay. Cruising around the Bay with famous sites such as : Fighting cock’s islet, Stone dog or Joss stick bowl islet. Visit Thien Cung cave with a round walking to visit beautiful stalactites and stalagmites which have been formed millions of years ago. Back to the Junk boat and keep cruising to view fabulous scenery of Halong bay. Lunch will be served on board. After a 4 hour boat trip. We will take you back to your cruise ship in Cai Lan port for your departure.
Hanoi Tour from Cai Lan Port (1day)
Not only is Ha Long Bay’s landscape spectacular, but Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, is easily within reach. Hanoi lies in sometimes stark contrast with its southern sister city. While in Saigon, one sees Vietnam’s future; in Hanoi, one sees its past. In a city with a population of 2.6 million people and approximately 2 million motorbikes, the downtown intersections represent a free-for-all between pedestrians and cyclists.Surprisingly, Hanoians aren’t rushed and scrambling as are the Saigonese. Instead, they stroll and linger, converse and reflect. Old-fashioned in style, Hanoi is a city of lakes and parks, tree-lined, bicycle-filled boulevards, elegant colonial mansions and villas, all of which testify of its French legacy.Venturing into the city is a must and will provide you with a microcosm of Vietnamese culture and a truly memorable experience. Enjoy your adventures ashore!
07.00 a.m.: You are welcomed at Cai Lan (Hon Gai, Halong) port with procedure assistance to exit from the cruise. Drive to Hanoi (170km) 10.30 a.m.: Explore Hanoi capital. Hanoi is a city of lakes and parks, tree-lined, bicycle-filled boulevards, elegant colonial mansions and villas, all of which testify of its French legacy You will have opportunity to visit the followings:
10.30 a.m.: Visit Temple of Literature
12.00 a.m.: Lunch time
01.30 p.m.: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from outside, his former residence and one pillar pagoda
02.30 p.m.: Visit Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son temple
03.00 p.m.: Explore Hanoi old quarter by one hour cyclo ride
04.00 p.m.: Drive back to Cai Lan port in Halong
08.00 p.m.: Cruise departs
Cuchi Tunnels Tour from Phu My port (1 day)
08.00 a.m.: Pick up at the jetty. It will be about a 2.25 hour drive to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Just 65 km (40 miles) northwest of Saigon, the Cu Chi area lies at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and was the base from which Ho Chi Minh guerillas used to attack Saigon. As a result the whole area became a “free fire zone” and was carpet-bombed in one of many American “scorched-earth” policies. But the residents of Cu Chi took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas – an effective network for waging guerilla warfare on nearby U.S. troops. The U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry Division was just next door, and there are detailed maps denoting land that was either U.S.-held, Vietminh-held, or in dispute. The sight supports a small museum of photos and artifacts, as well as an extensive outdoor exhibit of guerilla snares and reconstructions of the original tunnels and bunkers. Wear your “play clothes” if you choose to get down in the tunnels; the experience is dusty and claustrophobic.
02.00 p.m.: Transfer back to port 04.30 p.m.: Arrive at port
Ho Chi Minh City Tour from Phu My port (1day)
08.00 a.m.: You will be picked up by our guide at Phu My port in Vung Tau. The transfer to Ho Chi Minh City is app. 2.25 hrs. to its centre. Saigon is not only sightseeing, but about street markets, where bargains are struck and deals are done; the pavement cafes, where stereo speakers fill the surrounding streets with a melodious thumping beat; and the sleek new cafes and pubs, where tourists chat over beer, pretzels, coffee and croissants.Today you will have a sightseeing tour in Saigon which includes visits to the:Former Presidential Palace, the Reunification Palace, which is beautiful in its ugliness, a 1960s monstrosity designed with the help of Soviet architects. Most people will remember the image of a North Vietnamese tank crashing through the gates on 30 April 1975, signifying the fall of Saigon. The tank still graces the front lawn. Rooms open to the public remain exactly as they were in 1975, showing where important meetings were held during the war, as well as some of the private quarters of the president and his family. Most fascinating are a series of underground tunnels housing a telecommunications centre.Cholon (China Town) with Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon is in District 5 and is a maze of narrow streets, bustling with people. Most of Vietnam’s ethnic Chinese live here and they are the largest single ethnic minority group in the country. Merchants began to settle in Cholon in the 1770s, although many ethnic Chinese fled the country in 1975.The Thien Hau Pagoda is one of Cholon’s must-sees. It is dedicated to the goddess Thien Hau, protector of the sea. Photographers are spoilt for choice with the ornate decoration inside the pagoda and the statues of Thien Hau. It is popular with worshippers (the air is always heavy with the smell of incense).Notre Dame Cathedral: The twin towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral have been a familiar landmark in Ho Chi Minh City since the 1880s. In front of the cathedral in a small garden is a delicate statue of the Virgin Mary. The interior of the cathedral is rather plain, unlike most French cathedrals, with no stained glass but it is a cool escape from the heat outside.Former Post Office: Across from the Notre Dame Cathedral, the vast Post Office was also built in the late 19th century in European style. The interior has hardly been touched since it was built and is dominated by a huge portrait of Ho Chi Minh. The building always seems busy but most people are just visitors rather than customers.02.00 p.m.: Transfer back to port 04.30 p.m.: Arrive at port; cruise departs at 05.00 p.m.
Hoian Tour from Chan May Port (1day)
08.00 a.m: You are welcomed at Chan May port with procedure assistance to exit from the cruise. Drive to Hoian (110km)
10.00 a.m: Explore Hoian charming town. Hoian Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
You will have opportunity to visit tailors at which you can have your dress made within hours.
12.00 a.m.: Lunch time
01.30 p.m.: Visit Phuoc Kien Temple & Phung Hung Old house
03.00 p.m.: Japaness Cover Bridge
04.00 p.m.: Drive back the port to check in cruise
06.00 p.m.: Cruise departs
Hue Tour from Chan May Port (1day)
08.00 a.m: You are welcomed at Chan May port with procedure assistance to exit from the cruise and drive through northward to Hue. Today you will spend the day in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. We start the visit to the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen emperors once ruled Vietnam. Then visit Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s most preserved religious monument standing on the riverbank with its seven-floor tower. You will further visit King Tu Duc’s tomb or King Minh Mang tomb (typical formal oriental style designed). Latest 04:20 pm you will have to drive back to the port for your departure.