This tour is a chance for you to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter and emerald green waters of Ha Long Bay, travel through the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant past to quaint Hoi An and many fascinating experiences are waiting for you to explore.
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L,D)
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B,L)
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An (B)
Day 6: Hoi An Free time (B)
Day 7: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Can Tho (B,L)
Day 9: Cai Rang floating market – Fly to Phu Quoc (B)
Day 10-12: Phu Quoc Free time (B)
Day 13: Phu Quoc – Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)
*** Tour schedule:
DAY 01 : HANOI ARRIVAL
You are welcome at Noi Bai airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is free time. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 02 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour will take you around the most interesting sights, of Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take a 1-hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi. End the day with a show of Water Puppet.
DAY 03 : HA NOI – HA LONG BAY (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we take a 4-hour drive to Ha Long Bay with 4 hours travelling for the overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Beginning with a seafood lunch then exploring some limestone caves. In the afternoon, you enjoy a swim, relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
DAY 04 : HA LONG BAY – HA NOI (B, L)
This morning, we continue moving around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around the midday, the boat will return to the main harbour before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi to spend the night.
DAY 05 : HA NOI – FLY TO DA NANG – HOI AN (B)
Take a morning flight to Danang. On arrival we are greeted and driven a short distance to Hoi An, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down for centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market.
We visit these sights on an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets, and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 06 : HOI AN FREE TIME (B)
This day, you spend at leisure on the beach or have clothes made by our of the experts, inexpensive tailors in Hoi An is famous for. If you like to cook, you can spend a fabulous day exploring the local product market with an expert chef who will teach you the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine.
DAY 07 : HOI AN – FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)
Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City and spend the afternoon on a guided tour of the highlights of this bustling, cosmopolitan city including the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Nearby are the Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 08 : HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO (B, L)
We leave Ho Chi Minh City to lush My Tho, where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, in which we are treated to a delicious lunch with tropical fruits in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, snake wine and the we visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a combination of Asian and European pagoda before heading Can Tho city, the heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 09 : CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – FLY TO PHU QUOC (B, L)
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River. Take boat trip to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle and join in the Cai Rang floating market – one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle. After sampling local fruits, our guide will escort the guests back to the hotel through the myriad canals.
After that, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc at noon. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
DAY 10 -12 : PHU QUOC FREE TIME (B, L)
The next three full days are free at leisure in the resort or on the beach to relax at your leisure. For the more active, take an excursion by jeep to the island interior or a snorkelling and scuba diving trip.
DAY 13 : PHU QUOC – FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B, L)
You have free time until getting transfered to the airport for your flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. The balance of the day is your free time. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 14 : HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE (B, L)
There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh. The trip ends after your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. End of our services.