Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi in the afternoon, meet your guide and then transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - City tour - Lao Cai (B/L) Night train
Morning depart from your hotel to visit Hanoi history and culture & people and get some more shocks of the culture. This tour draws to: the Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of literature, one of the Museums (Ethnology, Fine Art, Army, History...) with lunch at restaurant then back to the Old Quarter for some more exploration. Short break before the night train to Sapa. ( Soft sleeper AC cabin of 04 berth )
Day 3: Lao Cai /Sapa (B/L)
Get Lao Cai Railway Station at about 06:00, welcome and transfer to Sapa. Breakfast just right after hotel check in. Free at leisure at the hotel in the morning.
In the afternoon, Trekking to visit Cat cat village, H’mong people and Catcat waterfall lying in a small valley. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa Surrounding/Hanoi (B, L) Night train
All day trekking to visit some minority villages. Lao Chai - TaVan.You will meet some different minority people H’mong, Zay, Red Dzao, you can see the different colorful dresses. 17h00 transfer to Laocai train station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Hanoi – Ha long Bay (B/L/D) Night on cruise ( Share cruise).
Arrival from Sapa in the early morning. Have breakfast at restaurant
Then start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall - The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00 Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:30 – 16:30 You are free to choose one of the below options:
Option 1: Fishing village visit
Option 2: Beach and kayaking
16:30 – 17:30 Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
17:30-19:00 Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
Overnight on board at Cong Do Area
Day 6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi-Hue (B/L) Flight
06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
09:00 – 09:30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 – 10:00 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
10:00 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board.
Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30 Back to Hanoi then directly to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue. Welcome and transfer for hotel check in. Night in Hue.
Day 7: City tour of Vietnam last feudal dynasty (B/L)
Morning visit the Imperial Citadel and Emperor Khai Dinh’s mausoleum. In the afternoon visit Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Boat trip to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Boat trip then to Hoian - the charming old town (B/L)
Morning boat trip along Perfume river to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Leave Hue in the afternon by a mini van for Hoi An, on the way stop for Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, Marble mountain, Lang Co Beach. Hotel check in upon arrival. Overnight in Hoian
Day 9: Hoian - Walking tour in the ancient town (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel then join the walking tour to discover around Hoi An- the old Tan Ky House, Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Shop for tailored made silk products or spend your time at the wonderful beach. Free at leisure at night in Hoian.
Day 10: Da Nang - Nha Trang - the best beaches & corals(B) Flight
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Da Nang airport for fligh to Nha Trang, welcome and transfer to your hotel, free to chill out on the beautiful and white sandy beach. Overnight in Nhatrang.
Day 11: Nhatrang –island boat trip(B/L)
A morning boat trip on Nha Trang bay visits some of the nearby islands and there are opportunities to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. Return to shore after a fresh seafood lunch on one of the islands in the bay. The afternoon is free to relax on the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 12: Nha Trang - Hochiminh (B/L) Flight
Morning flight from Nhatrang to Saigon. Welcome at the airport and take a short city tour of SaiGon to visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, post office, War crimes Museum, Chinatown, Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 13: Day trip to Tay Ninh and Cu Chi tunnels(B/L)
Spending full day to Tay Ninh with the Great CaoDai temple (a mixture of Buddhism, Confucius, Taoism, Hinduism and Christian). Seeing the noon mass (~one hour). Lunch in Tay Ninh. In the afternoon, we visit Cu Chi - a fabulous tunnel. You will have an opportunity to get the unique experience of guerillas living and fighting underground during the war. Get back Saigon in the late afternoon. Overnight in SaiGon.
Day 14: Sai Gon – Visit the fertile Mekong delta(B/L)
One day with busy branches of the Mekong and into the peaceful canals. Visit an island orchard, see the daily life of farmers and try exotic seasonal fruits unique to the region. See what life is really like for Mekong locals by exploring a quiet island on foot, call on coconut-candy workshop and visit a bee farm to try some honey with rice wine or tea. Back Saigon in the late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 15: Departure Sai Gon, Goodbye Vietnam(B)
Free at your leisure until your next departure.