1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, meet your guide, and transfer
to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City / Cu Chi - Ho Chi
Minh City Tour (B, L)
A morning tour to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels,
an incredible underground tunnel network constructed
by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long
struggle for independence. In the afternoon a city
tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon
by many locals, takes in the former Presidential Palace,
the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office,
and the Thien Hau Pagoda in the city's bustling Chinatown.
Overnight Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City / Vinh Long (Mekong
Delta) / Can Tho (B,L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast for Vinh Long.
On arrival at Cai Be, board a boat to explore the
floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta. Continue
by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards
of tropical fruits and have lunch in a garden. After
lunch continue by boat to the town of Vinh Long be
picked up by your vehicle and continue on to Can Tho.
Overnight Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Early in the morning enjoy an excursion by boat to
visit the Cai Rang floating market. Return to your
hotel. Check out. Transfer back to Saigon. Overnight
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City / Nha Trang (B, L)
Transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Arrive
in Nha Trang, meet your guide and transfer to your
hotel. An afternoon city tour includes the Po Nagar
Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda with its enormous
white Buddha statue. Overnight Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang (B,L)
A full day boat trip on Nha Trang bay visits some
of the nearby islands, and you will have opportunities
to swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. A fresh
seafood lunch is included. Overnight Nha Trang
Day 7: Nha Trang / Danang / Hoi An (B,L)
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Danang. On
arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, containing
the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
Continue to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in
the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and
relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years.
Take a walking tour of the old town center to visit
the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese
Covered Bridge, and the colorful market. Overnight
Day 8: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An (B, L)
A half-day trip to visit the capital and religious
center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here,
40km southwest of Hoi An in a lush green valley, are
dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating
from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Enjoy an
afternoon excursion on boat to visit some ceramic
villages. Overnight Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)
Depart Hoi An for Hue after breakfast. Upon arrival,
take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume
River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, the
Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards, visit the elaborate mausoleums
of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Overnight Hue.
Day 10: Hue - Hanoi (B, L) Flight
In the morning, visit the Imperial Citadel from where
the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Transfer
to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, meet
your guide and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure
on your own. Overnight Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi City Tour (shouldn't be on a
Monday) (B, L)
After breakfast, take a full day city tour in Hanoi
- Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards,
French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental
temples. The city tour includes such sights as the
Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the
One Pillar Pagoda, and the Fine Arts Museum. In the
late afternoon visit the Museum of Ethnology, then
take a one hour cyclo tour (Vietnamese rickshaw) to
see the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter.
In the evening enjoy Water Puppet Show. Overnight
Day 12: Hanoi - Halong Junk Boat (B,L,D)
Pick up at hotel in Hanoi. Leave Hanoi by road for
Halong Bay. Enjoy a journey through the rich farmlands
of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields,
water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Arrive in Halong and board a traditional sailing junk.
While cruising the exquisite waters, sample the region's
fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise
Grotto with its great views, and on the next island
see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively
journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites
and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in
the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that
you wish. Watch the sun set over the bay while enjoying
a delicious dinner. Overnight on-board junk.
Day 13: Halong - Hanoi (B,L)
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast
before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the
junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations
that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons
and even General de Gaulle's nose! disembark at the
dock in Halong City. Lunch at restaurant. Return to
Hanoi. Overnight Hanoi
Note: This tour may be subject to change depending
on weather conditions.
Day 14: Depart Hanoi (B)
Breafast at hotel. Free time at leisure. Check out
at 12h00. Transfer to the airport for your onward