Enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter
Explore the hidden charm of Mai Chau valley and unique traditional culture of White Thai people
See the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay on a cruise
Participate in farming work like a local farmer in Hoi An
Join in a cooking class in Saigon
Visit the most crowded floating market of Cai Rang
Welcome to Hanoi - the ‘Paris of the Orient’. Upon arrival at the airport you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remains of the day at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi..
Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Today you will spend a full day to discover Hanoi with a tour guide. Start with the Temple of Literature dedicated to Confucianism and being the first national university of Vietnam in 1706. Next, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Comple ( close every Monday and Friday), One Pillar Pagoda. Have lunch with the delicious dish of Cha Ca, speciality of Hanoi cuisine.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Ethnographic Museum (closed every Monday) and at the end of the afternoon, we will take a cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter before we enjoy a water puppet performance. Overnight in hotel..
Hanoi - Mai Chau (B, L, D)
In the morning, one 3.5 hour drive will take you to Mai Chau (150km), the capital of White Thai in the Northwest Vietnam. After a short rest at the lodge, you will explore the ethnic villages in valley on foot. You can meet and talk to many ethnic people of White Thai, H’Mong on the way. Stop to learn how to weave silk, brocade or participate in agricultural activities like a local people such as: planting vegetable, collecting corn and rice. These activities are a subject to change depend on season. Dinner at hotel before you enjoy a traditional dance. Overnight at the stilts house.
Overnight: Mai Chau
Mai Chau - Poom Coong - Lac Village (B, L)
After breakfast, you can take a walk to two nearby Thai villages - Pom Coong and Lac, to see traditional village life and meet the locals who are warm and welcoming, and famous for their handicrafts - particularly embroidery. Lunch is served back at the lodge before returning to Hanoi late afternoon..
Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
This morning transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to Halong City, the drive takes about 4 hours, stopping oﬀ for a refreshment break en route. Upon arrival meet the crew of your traditional Junk boat at the dock and embark upon a scenic cruise to the famous limestone peaked islands of Halong Bay and on to Bai Tu Long Bay which is every bit as beautiful as Halong. Aside from the cave visit and swimming, there is also a chance to explore this stunning area by sea kayak. Returning back to the Junk for a scrumptious dinner.
Overnight: Halong Junk Boat
Bai Tu Long Bay (B, L)
Wake up to spectacular views of the bay. Cruise through Bai Tu Long and visit the floating fishing village of Vong Vieng, where you can gain a fascinating insight into everyday life on the bay. Cruise back to the dock arriving in Halong around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.
Overnight: Hoi An
Hoi An City Tour (B)
This morning enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house and the Japanese Covered Bridge. At the end of your, you will visit a lantern workshop to discover the traditional processing of making a lantern.
Back to hotel and free at your leisure.
Overnight: Hoi An
Hoi An - Tour Fish and Chip - Tra Que Village (B, L)
The guide will welcome you at your hotel for bike ride to Cam Nam. After boarding, you’ll head to Cua Dai - sand dune, where you'll get to see the fishermen cast their nets and you too can enjoy fishing with them. The trip continues up to Cam Thanh - Village Coconut, where you will hear a brief introduction of its history.
Along the "River of Coconut Trees", you can catch crabs along with a local fisherman, enjoy the traditional songs and learn how to make musical instruments with the coconuts. Then in Cam Nam, you can take the bicycle to go to the village of Tra Que and participate in the daily activities in a local farmer's company. Taste and appreciate the local food on the village of Tra Que. In the afternoon, you’ll return to the hotel..
Overnight: Hoi An
Free day in Hoi An (B)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Spend all day at leisure on Cua Dai beach or buy silk clothes and souvenir for your members in family. Overnight in Hoi An..
Overnight: Hoi An
Hoi An – Saigon (B)
Transfer to the airport in Danang and take a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remains of the day at leisure in this vibrant and historic city. Overnight in Saigon..
Saigon - Cu Chi (B)
Enjoy a full day of touring on day 10. In the morning travel north west of the city to visit the historic Cu Chi Tunnels which were a key battleground in the Vietnam War. Returning to Saigon City early afternoon and enjoy lunch before embarking on a city tour. Major attractions include the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. End city tour at Ben Thanh market for shopping. Overnight in Saigon.
Saigon Cooking Class (B, L)
Today enjoy a half day cooking class, which includes a hands-on lesson on how to shop for and cook authentic Vietnamese cuisine. The day begins with a visit to Ben Thanh Market with your chef. Ben Thanh is centrally located and known as one of liveliest and busiest in Saigon. Here you will learn more about the ingredients, Vietnamese herbs and spices and start collecting vegetables for your lesson. After the market visit, transfer to “Mai Home” (Saigon Culinary Art Centre); where you will learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine during a cooking class. After you have completed your lesson, you can sit down and enjoy the tasty fruits of your labour!.
Saigon - Ben Tre - Can Tho. (B, L)
After breakfast, we will depart for Ben Tre - the “coconut capital” in Vietnam. Arriving at the pier of Hung Vuong. A short transfer by boat takes us into the small canals covered by coconut forests. During the tour we will have the opportunity to admire the vibrant local activities from, fishing along the river to experiencing life on channels. We will visit a local coconut candy factory, the brickyard of Mr. Tu Lo and learn the procession to create a brick in the traditional way. Have lunch at a small local restaurant.
After lunch, we will have a bit of time to relax and then take a bike ride through lush gardens, channels to drop by the ancient house of Mr. Sau Khanh to admire his splendid collection of antiques.
Drive to Can Tho and spend overnight in Can Tho..
Overnight: Can Tho
Can Tho - Saigon. (B)
Early in the morning, we will depart from from Ninh Kieu boat quay, we cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries to visit Cai Rang floating market.Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals. Later, we’ll get to visit the Binh Thuy ancient house where the Academy Award-winning 1992 movie"The Lover" was filmed, and then a stop at the Khmer pagoda. Once finished, we will depart for Can Tho and head back to Saigon. Overnight in hotel.
Saigon Departure (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. It’s time for you to wrap up your memories of Vietnam Package Tour before transferring to the airport for a departure flight. End the program.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Hanoi Quoc Hoa Hotel
Located in the heart of the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi, close to such famous spots as the historic Hoan Kiem Lake and the Opera House, Quoc Hoa hotel is a three- star boutique hotel with 46 luxurious rooms which were paid much attention to every details in design and interior decoration..
Romance Hue Hotel
The Romance Hotel provides 4-star accommodations and a beautiful rooftop pool in downtown Hue City, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage area. Featuring 2 restaurants and 3 bars, it is within comfortable walking distance of the scenic Perfume River. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Phu Bai Airport and 2.4 km from Hue Train Station..
Thuy Duong 3 hotel
Located 30 kilometres from Da Nang Airport and the heart of Hoi An Old Quarter, Thuy Duong 3 hotel is the best choice for those who wish to go sightseeing, shopping or enjoying the beautiful sites of Hoi An. The hotel is designed with 45 fully equipped rooms in combination of oriental and western architecture. It will be sure to make a memorable and deep impression on tourist from everywhere..
Halong Glory Cruise
Halong Glory Legend Cruise offers an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless style in Halong bay. The cruise is a perfect combination between international standards and traditional style. The cruise has been operating since December 2014. It features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars.
Cap Town hotel
Featuring a marble-detailed facade, Cap Town hotel is a minute's walk from the nearest bus stop, a 4-minute walk from Bến Thành Market and an 8-minute walk from the historic Independence Palace.
Subdued rooms with wood floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes and mini bar. Upgraded rooms add city views, and some have soaking tubs. Family rooms offer elegant, Louis XVI-style furnishings, and tea and coffee making facilities; some feature whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7.