Visit the best highlights of Hanoi: Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
Enjoy cruising on Halong Bay to visit the spectacular beauty of the World Heritage Site
Experience peaceful life in Hoian Old Quarter
Explore the bustling floating market of Cai Rang
Relax on white sandy beach of Phu Quoc
Upon arrival , you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to hotel in the centre for check in. Known as the ‘Paris of the Orient’ with charming French architecture houses, leafy boulervards and tasty street food, Hanoi is the charming capital and cultural heart of Vietnam. You are free to relax at hotel or explore the city by yourself. Overnight in Hanoi..
Hanoi Cooking class & Half day City (B, L)
Early in the morning, get up and take a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to breathe the fresh air and enjoy a Tai Chi lesson with local people. Taste a traditional Vietnamese breakfast (Pho) at a restaurant. After breakfast, prepare yourself to get immersed into a real Vietnam culinary tour.
A half day cooking tour in Hanoi will include both a hands-on lesson on how to buy ingredients and cook authentic Vietnamese food like locals. Start from the cooking centre and walk to the market where you can see the plentiful fresh ingredients from vegetables, herbs, spices and many kinds of meat. Back to the cooking centre and learn how to combine materials in a Vietnamese dish by an experienced chef. End the cooking, you can enjoy your creations with a local beer.
In the afternoon, you will explore a half day tour of Hanoi with highlights such as: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Uncle Ho’s stilts house, Women Museum. Top off you adventure by a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter before you enjoy a water puppet show.
Overnight at hotel.
Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Breakfast at a hotel.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, freshen up before driving to Halong City (approx 4 hours), stopping for refreshments en route. You will have a chance to explore how to make ceramic pottery.
12:pm, you will reach Halong Bay. The boarding time is 12:15pm. You will get on board, listen the briefing itinerary before check in. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood lunch while your junk boat cruises to the famous islands of Halong Bay. Stopover to visit a beautiful cave and then you can swim or explore the stunning beauty of the bay by a kayak. Return to the boat for a delicious dinner and exciting night activities such as: squid fishing, playing cards or chatting with your friends. Overnight on board..
Overnight: Halong Junk boat
Hanoi - Halong Bay – Hue (B, L)
Wake up early morning to see the spectacular sunrise over the bay and do Tai Chi exercise on sundeck.
This morning, you will cruise to visit Vung Vieng fishing village – where you will understand the daily life of fishermen in Halong. Return to the harbor and transfer back to Hanoi. En route, you will stop in Hai Duong to visit Con Son Pagoda. Depart to the airport for flight to Hue. Overnight in hotel.
(Note: Please take note that the cruise itinerary is a subject to change depend on the cruise you choose).
Hue full day City tour (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Today we have a full day city tour to discover Hue. This was the capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty 1802 -1945. Start with the ancient Citadel – was modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. Inside you will visit the former Imperial Palace. The next point is Thien Mu Pagoda – a famous symbol of Buddhism in Hue. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit two royal tombs of King Minh Mang and Tu Duc. Have dinner before taking a scenic boat cruise along the Perfume River to listen Hue folklore songs. Overnight in a hotel..
Hue – Hoi An (B)
Breakfast at your hotel
Depart from Hue to Hoi An ancient town (about 80km). From the 16th to 18th century, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port of the centre part of Vietnam with the culture exchange of many countries: China, Japan, France, etc… Today, Hoi An is still a must- visit destination to tourists who wish to find a peaceful space to relax in their Vietnam holiday. It is a real heaven for family travelling to Vietnam.
Arrive in Hoi An, you will check in hotel and then enjoy a walking tour to explore Hoi An’s highlights such as: Chua Ong Pagoda, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, 200- year- old Tan Ky house and the Japanese Bridge.
You continue to visit a lantern workshop to know about the procedures to create a beautiful lantern. Overnight at hotel..
Overnight: Hoi An
Free day at 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)
Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check in hotel and free to relax.
In the afternoon, we will take a half day to visit Saigon including: the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, Central Post Office. Top off your adventure at Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in hotel..
Saigon - Cu Chi – Saigon (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a morning excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels to experience the immense underground tunnels approximately 200km hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas in the Vietnam – America War. Watch a short introduction video of the tunnels before you try discovering the maze of tunnels which have been safe for tourists..
Saigon - Cai Be Floating market – Saigon (B,L)
Today enjoy a full day cruise excursion on the beautiful Mekong Delta, one of the world’s greatest river systems and the largest rice basket of Vietnam. It is very famous for lush green rice paddy fields, luxurious fruit garden, bustling floating markets and delicious dishes.
Early morning transfer to Cai Be – Phu An where you board the Cai Be Princess at around 10:00am to visit Cai Be floating market. You will drop by some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coconut candy,etc. You continue to cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep Island to observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Lunch at Le Longanier restaurant at La Residence de Phu An Resort, a superb Indochine style resort before disembarking mid-afternoon and returning to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon..
Saigon – Phu Quoc (B)
Heading out to the airport for flight to Phu Quoc. You will be picked up from hotel and transfer hotel for check in. Free at your leisure. Overnight in hotel..
Overnight: Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc free time (B)
You’ll have free time to relax or play on Phu Quoc beach..
Overnight: Phu Quoc
Saigon Departure (B)
You still have a haft day to relax, bathe, or embark on any activity you choose. It’s time for you to wrap up your memories of Vietnam family tour within the past of 13 days.
In the afternoon, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Saigon. Once arrive to Saigon, we wait our outbound flight..
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.