Day by day travel itinerary of 7 day A Glance at Vietnam Highlights
Day 1. Ho Chi Minh Arrival.Overnight in HCM city
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam.Our driver will hold your signed name board : Mr/Ms……………………, following your flight number …………, at its landed time ………. at airport, he picks you up and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
The room is at your disposal from 2pm onwards. The balance of the day will be free at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
The service includes : Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Airport pick-up by private car with driver
Day 2. Day trip to Mekong Delta. Overnight in HCM city (B,L)
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, and drive 1,5 hours to My Tho. We will stop along the way for refreshments and toilet.
- Upon arrival, we board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River, including four famous islands “Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix”.
- Stop at one of the floating fish houses, in nets and wire baskets under their house, the villagers cultivate freshwater fish and shrimp – a major export product of the region.
- Cross the River to the other side, you will stop at a traditional workshop to witness a step-by-step process on how to make coconut candy, honey farming… while trying some yourself and listening to traditional music.
- Enjoy what local people offer by hand rowing a sampan along the shady, breezy canal. We will transfer to local transportation called Xe Loi to travel throughout the villages.
Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant with a Vietnamese 5-course set menu. Please request in advance if you have a food allergy, you are a vegetarian, or you observe Halal.
Take a rest after lunch before boarding the motor-boat back to My Tho.
We drive to Vinh Trang pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem built in the middle of the 19th century. There are many Buddha statues including some that are over a hundred years old.
We drive another 1,5 hours back to Ho Chi Minh city and drop you at your hotel.
The service includes : Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, shared-bus with the group, meals (B-breakfast, L-lunch), English- speaking tourguide, entrance sightseeing fees, boat ride in Mekong delta.
Day 3. HCM city visit & Cu Chi Tunnels – fly to Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi city (B,L)
08:00-08:30 am: Pick up at your hotel and start the city tour included:
- Independence Palace (the Reunification Palace) was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace.
- War Remnants Museum which has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
- Notre Dame Cathedral & Central Post Office the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times
- Jade Emperor Pagoda with the peaceful atmosphere &o many stories behind each detail of the pagoda.
12:30 am: Lunchtime with a famous Phở restaurant (Vietnamese noodle soup).
02:00 pm: Depart around 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi Tunnels – the historic site where Vietnamese soldiers used as a shelter during wartime. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars.
After Cu Chi tunnels, you will get drop at Tan Son Nhat airport for your 2 hour flight to Hanoi.
Upon your arrival, our private car with driver holds your signed names following your flight number.He picks you up & transfer to Hanoi city for the hotel check-in.Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.
The service includes :Hotel in Hanoi city, Meals (Breakfast & lunch), English speaking guide, Private Car Transportation for the tour & airport transfers, Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places
Day 4. Hanoi – Halong bay. Explore Halong bay & Overnight on Halong bay cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi without the guide for a journey to Halong Bay, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites with its 2000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery.
You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savor a special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.
You will be served with lunch and dinner on the boat. Overnight onboard.
Note: Meals on the boat with local/Asian food. Vegetarian good is available upon request.
The service includes : Overnight Cabin on cruise, Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), English speaking guide on cruise, Shuttle -bus Hanoi – Halong bay, Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places.
Day 5. Halong bay visit – Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast, enjoy your time to sunbathe and relax in the fascinating background of the bay. After brunch on board – around 11.30 am, transfer back to Hanoi to check in the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
The service includes : Hotel in Hanoi, Meals (Breakfast & Brunch), English speaking guide on cruise, Shuttle -bus Halong bay – Hanoi, Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places.
Day 6. Hanoi day trip to Mua cave, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc.Overnight in Hanoi city (B,L)
At 8h00 am, our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Ninh Binh. After 2 hour drive, we arrive in Mua cave for a healthy exercise of hiking up steps by steps to the peak of mountain in Mua cave area. The trek is quite steep & hard on stone steps so keep your pace, conquer the mount slowly and you will be rewarded with a impressive panorama of beautiful landscapes in Tam Coc & Trang An. Chances for picturesque photos
Proceed to Tam Coc harbour for a scenic rowing boat trip along Ngo Dong river.You will have a pleasant journey admiring limestone pillars & rice fields on both sides of the river, and sneaking through three natural caves of beautifully sparkling stalagtites hanging down from the ceiling.
The lunch of local Vietnamese dishes will be served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will continue with a leisure biking along mountainscapes & local villages with stops for photos & chatting with locals
Continue our trip to Hoa Lu – the heart of Vietnam in the 10th & 11th century, paying a visit to two remain temples : King & Le Temples.The visit offers you deep understanding of Vietnam’s history under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasties and good insight of the 17th century’s architectural values reflected in those temples.
Then, our driver picks you up & transfers back to your hotel in Hanoi city.
The service includes :Hotel in Hanoi, Meals (Breakfast & Lunch), English speaking guide, SIC bus, Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places.
Day 7. Hanoi Deparure (B)
You are free to relax until getting transferred to the airport (without tour guide) for your departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noontime. Meals on your own. End of service.
The service includes : Breakfast at the hotel, Private car to Hanoi Airport