The shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ha Long Bay. Cruise past exquisite scenery; limestone islands majestically rising out of emerald water, seductively scattered with grottoes and caves. Overnight on the Junk Cruise
08:00 Pick up at the hotel in the morning and drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where the late President Ho Chi Minh read Viet Nam’s Proclamation of Independence on 2 September 1945. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to One-Pillar Pagoda, a must-see monument in Ha Noi. One-Pillar Pagoda is an ancient Buddhist pagoda supported by only one pillar. Built in the early 11th century during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, the pagoda resembles a lotus blossom. We will also visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (temple of literature), the first Imperial school in Viet Nam built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly.
Note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closed on Monday & Friday and from 5th September to 5th November for annual maintenance.
Transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. Overnight in Da Nang.
07:30 One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Viet Nam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.
Originally built with wood, they were completely destroyed by fire in the 6th century and restored in the 7th century by Sambhuvarman who rebuilt the temples with locally made bricks. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples were built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom. Overnight in Da Nang.
10:00 Transfer to Hoi An and contact Ann Tailor at 09 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An Town to have a free tailor-made item of clothing.
In the afternoon, exploring Hoi An on foot is one of the best ways to take in the city’s charm. While exploring the small yet beautiful town, tourists and frequent visitors alike find that it is a place of quiet and peace. The unique atmosphere here combines elements of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese culture. Some of the most remarkable views of the city are from the ancient houses. From here, visitors can catch a glimpse of a long gone past and more subdued and simple time.
The tour includes visits to Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence, a handicraft workshop and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. An optional stop is at the private home of Diep Dong Nguyen (subject to availability) to view a stunning collection of pottery, seals and old Hoi An photographs. Overnight in Hoi An
09:00 Discover Hoi An’s countryside and its local foods by bicycle. We will start our tour with a ride through the countryside to a local village with a stop to enjoy a bowl of Cao Lau. Cao Lau is a traditional Hoi An specialty composed of local noodles, pork, fresh vegetables and rice paper. The noodles are made with local sticky rice soaked in the water that must be taken from Ba Le Well: the oldest well in Hoi An, believed to have the best water anywhere.
You will also be able learn to make special white rose cakes with a local family and have the opportunity to enjoy them. Before the end of the tour, we will go to Cam Nam to enjoy the Ying and Yang food such as: Banh Dap, Che Bap. This tour is definitely an interesting journey. Overnight in Hoi An.
06:45 The day will begin with a two-hour ride from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, we will take a boat cruise to visit Cai Be Floating Market. The floating market is one of the most interesting and exciting attractions in the Mekong Delta. At the floating market, you can watch locals aboard their small boats trading fresh goods and local commodities. We will stop over at a local house where we can see how they make coconut candy, rice-paper, rice-pop corn and rice wine. Leave Cai Be for Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet where the maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a chance to spend time amidst the local farmers, enjoying traditional music and tropical fruits. Have a traditional lunch at a local home, including the popular dish of ‘Elephant Ear Fish’. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
07:55 Start the day with a visit to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Stretching over 250 km, Cu Chi is one of the most famous and historical aspects of war in Viet Nam. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence and became legendary during the 1960’s in playing a vital role in the Viet Nam War by allowing the Viet Cong (communist guerrillas) to control large rural areas, just 65 km away from Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon, we will visit some of the other major attractions in HCMC: the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hotel pick-up and return by new air-condition minivan
Accommodations (twin/double/triple share), check-in time: 14:00, check-out time: 12:00
All entrance fees
Meals specific in the itinerary (B = Breakfasts, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
English speaking guides
Child 0 – 5 years old: 10%, 6 – 10 years old: 50% (sharing bed with parents, maximum 2 children), 100% of adult price if request separate bed
Join in a group tour of maximum 10 persons.
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
All International air tickets
All others services not mentioned in inclusion
- CHANGES BY THE CUSTOMER PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
A modification of booking by the customer won’t lead to complementary charges in the following cases:
• Increase of the number of pax
• Increase of the number of services
• In case of a change arising during the trip, the supplementary charges will be directly paid at this time.
- CANCELLATION CHARGES
ALL cancellation from the customer arise additional charges as follows:
• More than 90 days before departure: 10% of the tour price
• 30-90 days before departure: 50% of the tour price
• 7-29 days before departure: 75% of the tour price
• Less than 7 days or No show: 100% of the tour price