Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Our local guide and driver pick you up and transfer to your hotels in Hanoi and have a walk around Hoan Kiem lake area to catch a first glimpse of this peaceful city
In the evening, we'll have a special dinner out at a stylic restaurant, where our guide will summarize the itinerary for coming days.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour and Water puppet performance (B)
A day to visit some of the most prominent historical sites of Hanoi and take activities which helps you explore the landmarks and also daily life of the locals. That includes:
Visit Hochiminh complex, Sacred One-Pillar Pagoda, Strolling around Temple of Literature- a former well-known " schooll for the sons of the Nation" and an interesting local market vegies nearby .
Have lunch in a local restaurant with tasty authentic Vietnamese cuisines.
Visit interesting Museum of Ethnology to get to know about the diversity, richness of colourful ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Take a cyclo ride for 45 minutes around the old quarter of Hanoi. Enjoy waterpuppet performance in a theatre nearby historical Hoankiem lake.
Day 3: Hanoi drive to Halong Bay. Halong Bay cruise. Overnight on traditional Junk (B,L,D)
Take a scenic drive for 3.5 hours to Halong city with stop to have to see authentic locals farming rice and taking photos.
Our cruise will start at noon and take you to explore the magnificiences of Halong Bay World Heritage sites passing hundreds of tiny limestone karsts, local floating villages, running in to local fishermen living on their sampan and visit Sung sot Grotto- the biggest dry grotto in Halong Bay with its amazing insights.
Have a chance for swimming in the bay. Overnight on Traditional Junks in the bay
Day 4: More Halong Bay cruise- Drive straight to the airport for flight to Saigon (Brunch)
You’ll spend the morning cruising the spectacular Halong Bay with it’s thousands of limestone islets that rise out of the sea before enjoy a nice seafood brunch onboard and take a drive journey straight to the airport for flight to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon
Day 5: Saigon visit and Cu Chi tunnels (B)
Morning visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels to experience how the Viet Cong lived underground during the American war. Lunch during visits. Afternoon, Saigon city tour will include an orientation tour of Saigon’s main boulevards, Notre Dame Cathedral, the splendid Post Office, the bustling Ben Thanh market and ChoLon China town. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Saigon – Mekong Delta Day trip (B,L)
Depart by road to My Tho province ( one and a half hour drive ). On arrival board a motor-boat and leisurely cruise along the small canals in the Mekong Delta passing by lush green vegetation. Off the boat enjoy a stroll in a village road leading to an orchard, home to southerner farmers and various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch with the unmissable crispy elephant ear fish, seasonal fruits, return to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Day 7: Saigon departs (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
( Legend: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Diner)
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