Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City arrival , Check in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city (No Meal )
When you arrival HCM airport, Pick up from the airport to hotel in HCMC. Arrive Hotel, check in hotel, get welcome drink. After that you are free to visit HCM City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.
Night 1: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 2: After having Breakfast, you will join Mekong Delta full day trip ( B/L)
HCM ,My Tho, Ben Tre , HCM ( start 8.00 and return 17.00 )
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit VinhTrang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view thestilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of â€śSouthern Vietnamese folk musicâ€ś, performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Night 2: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 3: HCM city tour half day (B)
Half day tour ( start 8.00 and return 12.00
We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market , only drop off).
Night 3: Overnight at Elios hotel or similar
Day 4: HCM and Hanoi. (B)
Check out hotel in HCM city and get flight from HCM to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi- Overnight in Hanoi city (B)- Free time to discover city by yourself.
Night 4: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 5: Hanoi city tour full day trip (B/L)
Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiemLake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minhâ€™s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.
AM: 08:00 to 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Hoâ€™s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minhâ€™s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 , the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch weâ€™ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. Weâ€™ll also see Vietnamâ€™s first university, constructed in 1070, itâ€™s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnamâ€™s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour weâ€™ll journey through Hanoiâ€™s Old Quarter, where youâ€™ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 to 16h00.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian â€¦) should be sent before your departure date.
Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 to 17h00.
Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without EthnologyMuseum). EthnologyMuseum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Night 5: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 6: Hanoi and Halong (B/L/D)
7.45-8.15: Pick-up at the hotel. (Note: this time applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10.00: Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province in about 25 minutes on the way to Halong.
12.00 to 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dogâ€¦ Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains
or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Ba Hang Fishing Village
Back to Cruises to fresh and then participate in 01 out of 2 options:
Option 1 : Photo hunting at Trinh Nu and Bo Nau Cave
Option 2 : Visit Pearl Farm to witness the whole process to make a valuable pearl and expensive jewelry from the first step of growing and harvesting pearl from Halong Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Join our Cooking Class at the restaurant. Letâ€™s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, â€śRang Duaâ€ť Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, Playing card, karaokeâ€¦.
Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Overnight on Lavender Cruises
Day 7 : Halong Bay and Hanoi ( B and L )
06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bayâ€™s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
***End of services***
Full furnished deluxe en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
English Speaking Guide
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
All meals on board (01 breakfast, 02 lunches, 01 dinner)
Entrance and sightseeing fees
Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
Fruits and local green tea
2 bottles of mineral water in rooms
On board insurance
All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above
Night 7: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 8: Hanoi and Trang An Bai Dinh (B/L)
On this day, you will join Trang An Bai Dinh Full day trip.
07: 30 . Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start 100km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short-brake en route.
10:30 . Arrive Glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast of Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karats dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complexes stunningly boast a array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all. So you will visit some of the highlights that owned the national:
500 stone statues of â€śLa Hanâ€ť (Arhats)
2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones
Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains.
12:30. Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vesselâ€¦.
13:30 -Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields.
Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dack ) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter longâ€¦ Every passages bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.
15:30. Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with back drop of a maze of limestone mountains.
16:30 .Take the returns shuttle bus to Hanoi.
19:00 . Drop off at your hotel/ accommodationâ€™s door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Night 8: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 9: Free time and relax (B)
Night 9: Overnight at Viet View hotel or similar
Day 10: Hanoi and airport transfer and Ends the trip . (B)
Our driver will pick you up from hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for next destination.