Vietnam Highlights - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Nha Trang - HCMC


Day 1


Welcome at the airport on arrive by guide driver, transfer to hotel for check in procedure then free at leisure to relax.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2


Today you will have a day tour to visit Hanoi’s featured sights.
Start with a visit to the memorial complex for the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. Here you will visit the mausoleum (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct to Nov). Nearby is the little One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples built from 1049 by Emperor Ly Thai Tong. Continue to another landmark of the city, Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university that built from 1076 where for incredible more than 700 years, Vietnamese intellectuals were educated and names of those received Doctor Laureate through Royal examinations still remain on huge stone steles that stand on turtle’s backs. The picturesque West Lake and the sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda will be visit next before having lunch at local restaurants.
After lunch, enjoy a cyclo ride or electric car through the Old Quarter also known as the ‘Hanoi’s 36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you.
Time for shopping at Dong Xuan market, shopping center…Have dinner at local restaurant then free as your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3


Have breakfast at the hotel then check out.
07.45 – 8:30: The shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start our trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop at the middle of the way to rest.
12.30: Arrive in our office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive in kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.
20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: En-suite cabin on boat.

Day 4


06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.
09.00: Transfer to a day cruise, we cruise passing several floating hamlets including Cap La and Cong Dam, we enter the Centre of pristine Bai Tu Long Geology Park. In there, we will visit Vung Vieng fishing village to interact with local people.
12.00: Back to the boat for a delicious hot lunch at noontime
14.00: Spend more time for kayaking and swimming at Cong Dam, or relaxing on boat. If the weather allows, we can take a glance at Thay Cave before back to the anchor point.
16.30: Return to the main boat and enjoy sunset party afterwards
19.00: Dinner will be served.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: En-suite cabin on boat

Day 5


06.30: Start early Tai Chi demonstration on sundeck.
07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food.
08.00: Explore the well hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. Our tour guide will provide some interesting stories of Ha Long Bay and this cave, made by Mother Nature.
09.00: Back to the boat to pack and check out of your cabin. Prepare to join in our traditional cooking demonstration.
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
Your private driver will waiting to transfer you to Hanoi airport for flight to Nha Trang.
Welcome upon arrival Nha Trang airport, transfer to hotel for check in and free as your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 6


Have breakfast at your hotel then you choose the opional full day tours as following:
• DISCOVER THE VINPEARLLAND AMUSEMENT PARK with lunch or dinner including: Vinpearlland Amusement Park – Cable cars – Underground Aquarium - Water Park – Waterfall Music. Price: optional
• ISLANDS AND SNORKELING TOUR (6-8hours) with seafood lunch: optional
• COUNTRYSIDE BIKING SAFARIS (6-8hours) with lunch: optional
• YANGBAY WATERFALL TOUR (8hours) with lunch: optional
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 7


Have breakfast at hotel then free for shopping and relax until transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Optional: Take Ponagar Temples/ Hon chong promontory – Thap Ba Mud Spa center/I-resort Mud Spa/100 Eggs Mud Center – Mineral Springs bathing: US$60/pax Welcome upon arrival Ho Chi Minh airport, transfer to hotel for check in procedure and refreshing.
Evening: Have dinner at Indian restaurant and free to explore Night Street in HCMC
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8


Have breakfast at the hotel then take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeingthe beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9


Enjoy breakfast at hotel then free as your leisure until leaving to Ho Chi Minh airport for fly back home.
Meals: Breakfast