Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival
You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.Accommodation: Medallion Hotel Superior room including breakfast Located in the heart of Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter and only 400m away from the Sword Lake
Day 2 : Hanoi City Tours ( B.L)
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, exudes a totally different atmosphere than the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Its wide, tree-lined streets, beautiful lakes and Old French Quarter give Hanoi a decidedly agreeable character. Very densely populated, Hanoi buzzes with activity from as early as 5.00am. For early risers the sight of Vietnamese exercising around the mystical Hoan Kiem Lake is quite unforgettable. The queues of Vietnamese who line up to catch a glimpse of the embalmed body of Uncle Ho is a stirring spectacle in itself. Roaming through the streets and alleys of the Old French Quarter is an experience of constant and delightful discovery. 9.00am You will be picked up at your hotel after breakfast. Visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Pagodas: one pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc West Lake, Temple of literature. Lunch. Enjoy lunch at KoTo Restaurant (school for young disadvantaged) 2.00pm More sites this afternoon including a visit the ethnology museum This evening enjoy a Water Puppet Show Accommodation Medallion Hotel Deluxe Room including breakfast
Day 3 : Hanoi Discover (B)
Free time to explore Hanoi at your own pace .Accommodation: Medallion Hotel Deluxe room including breakfast
Day 4 : Hanoi – Halong Bay ( B.L.D)
Halong Bay Junk 2 night Deluxe Huong Hai Junk .You will be picked up at your hotel at 8:00am for the three -hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving. You then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving you the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.While on board you will be served a sumptuous fresh local seafood lunch followed by a swim and time to explore some of the limestone caves in this area. When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night near a remote island. 12.15 Arrive in Ha Long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat, Huong Hai Junk, for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. 13.00 Start sailing from Bai Tu Long Bay area, Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful of islets (Tea pot islet, Mat Quy –Monster Face islet, Yen Ngua islet, Man s Head islet, Tortoise islet etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot - Amazing cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain (426 Steps) for a magnificent panorama scenery.17.30 Fresh fruits served at lounge bar or sundeck.Enjoy Vegetable/Fruit Carving & Folding Napkin 19.30 Enjoy your dinner on board.21.00 Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk.
Day 5 : Halong Bay Cruise (B.L.D)
06.20 Tai Chi Exercise with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery of sunrise over the Bay.07.00 Sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee and breakfast served 08.30 Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most untouched locales (Cua Van fishing village, Doi Cave or Ho Ba Ham area, Three Peaches Beach). Exact locations depend on tide and weather conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly: swimwear and a set of dry clothes. There may be some walking through shallow water and on slippery rocks so appropriate shoes for this (you may bring the sandals provided in your cabin.)16.00 Back to mother boat at afternoon.19.30 Enjoy your dinner on board.21.00 Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk.
Day 6 : Halong Bay - Ninh Binh (B.L)
06.20 Tai Chi Exercise with an opportunity to admire the magnificent scenery of sunrise over the Bay.07.00 For early risers complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast are served.08.00 Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddled by our crew and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Back to our Huong Hai Junk.Sail past rock formations such as and passing Finger islet, Hoa Cuong fishing village area, Ga Choi – Fghting Cock islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Little Dog islet. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc.09.00 Arrange your luggage and check out on board.10.15 Enjoy a lunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations 11.30 Arrive back at Ha Long City. Meet up with our local guide and transfer to Ning Binh. Arrival Ninh Binh and check in at Tam Coc Garden. Overnight at Tam Coc.Accommodation: Tam Coc Gardens -Superior Room including breakfast
Day 7 : Ninh Binh (B)
After have breakfast our local tour guide will pick up you at Tam Coc Garden and take you to the boat station.Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a must – see sightseeing complex. To describe its beauty, many people often say that Tam Coc is “Halong Bay on land”. It is comprised of three natural caves namely Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba. The largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. You are taken into the cave by sampans which are rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.Bich Dong is an ancient pogoda, which is built in 1428 on Ngu Nhac Mountain. You will be fascinated when catching the pleasant view of surrounding sites from there.Accommodation: Tam Coc Gardens.Superior Room including breakfast
Day 8 : Ninh Binh – Danang – Hoi an
You will be picked up after breakfast and transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang.Vietnam Airlines Depart Hanoi: 11:20am Flight: Arrive Danang: 12:25pm Accommodation Hoi An Historic Hotel Superior Room .Well preserved and charming, the world heritage site Hoi An was one of S.E Asia’s most important ports during the 17 - 19th centuries. Enjoy a half-day tour of the old town and water front area with a free afternoon to roam the beautiful old streets at your leisure or head down to the nearby beach for a dip or massage.
Day 9 : Hoi An – Cooking Class Tour
After breakfast this morning you can join a cooking class. Explore the cooking school´s herb-vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi an’s and Vietnam´s well-known dishes, which are mixed of Vietnam and Chinese cuisine. Be welcomed at Hai Scout Café at 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street by The Chef. First lesson is buying typical Vietnamese ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson. After the market visit, you have a 25minutes cruise with the Red Bridge boat on Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School with a chance to view local river life. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is firstly demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s before you prepare the same dish yourself. We will later enjoy exactly what we have cooked. Tour then ends with a Hoi An river cruise back Hoi An town.
Day 10 ; Hoi An (B)
Free time to explore Hoi An at your own pace
Day 11 : Hoi An – Sai Gon (B)
You will be picked up around noon and transferred to the airport for your flight to Saigon.Transfer Upon arrival in Saigon you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel
Accommodation Spring Hotel Deluxe Room including breakfast .Situated in a prime city position, minutes from historic City Opera House, famous landmarks, lively array of shops, restaurants, shopping streets and business offices. This afternoon you will have a city orientation tour. There are also many options for the shopping including the bustling Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien Street in the back packer area, the luxurious Dong Khoi Street and many shopping malls and department stores.
Day 11 : Half day tour of the Cui Chi Tunnels.(B)
The Cu Chi Tunnel system was constructed from 1948 to assist Viet Minh in their combat with French. And it was continually built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres. In places it housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. Accommodation Spring Hotel Deluxe Room including breakfast
Day 12 : Sai Gon – Mekong Eyes Cruise (B.L.D)
08:45 Shuttle Bus Pick-up at the hotel in Sai Gon depart for Mekong
11.30 Board the cruise vessel and check-in
12.00 Panorama cruise and lunch on board
16.00 Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages
17.30 Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck
19.00 Dinner on board, night on board
Day 13 : Mekong Eyes Cruise (B.L)
06.30 Morning cruise and morning tea served until 8.00
08.00 Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market
11.30 Departure to Sai Gon
12:30 Lunch in Vinh Long City
16.30 Arrival in Sai Gon..Check into Hotel ,Accommodation: Spring Hotel Deluxe Room including breakfast
Day 14 : Sai Gon – Depart (B)
Transfer: You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport