Day 01: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – Airport Pickup
Our driver with private car will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Free time for your own leisure.
Day 02: Vinh Long, Can Tho - Mekong Delta (B/L)
In the Morning, pick up at your hotel and transfer about 136km to Vinh Long, a riverside town located in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats, and then go to Binh Hoa Phuoc islet where the maze o shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a chance to mighle with local peasants; learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening. Visit local homes where the families produce tiles and ceramics; drop into rice-paper kiln and coconut-candy kiln; and observe daily country life. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged.
Afternoon, drive to Can Tho and check in hotel. In the evening, wandering around the night market will be recommended for you to have some evening exercise after dinner.
Day 03: Can Tho, Drive to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Rise early morning for a private boat trip to take part in the Cai Rang floating market. Your boat will start from Ninh Kieu and sail along the Can Tho River. You will enjoy watching bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. Particularly, you may know how local people go fishing with plenty of fish traps and how they transport passengers as well as products by waterway.
Then take part in Cai Rang Floating Market to enjoy selling & buying activities with the traditional signal “offering pole” (exchanging goods hung on the pole to introduce people what the boat is selling). To understand more about lifestyle over here, keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf.
After Lunch in Can Tho, we return to Ho Chi Minh city for overnight.
Day 04: Saigon City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
In the morning, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels System to see the complicate tunnel system the Vietnamese built in the war time. In the afternoon, drive back to the city and visit the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office, the China Town of the city with the Jade Emperor Pagoda (Phuoc Hai Pagoda).
Stay overnight in Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 05: Saigon - Flight to Hoi An for Overnight (B)
After having breakfast, our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hue and depart for Tan Son Nhat Airport to take the 1 hour flight to Danang.
Our driver will welcome you from Danang Airport and take you to Hotel in Hoi An for check-in. Free afternoon for your own discovery in Hoi An Ancient City - (See Hoi An Travel Guide).
Overnight in Hotel in Hoi An.
Day 06: My Son Holy Land & Hoi An Ancient Town (B)
Local guide pick you up at the hotel’s lobby an depart for the ancient Cham ruins of My Son Sanctuary. Once there, visit the Tra Kieu capital which was the the former administration centre of champa kingdom. Discover the majestic ancient ruins at My son including ancient towers which were built from 4th Century.
Then driver and tour guide will drop you off in Hoi An center for your own leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 07: Hoi An Countryside Cycling Half Day Tour (B/L)
8.00am: We depart from hotel for beautiful Hoi An Cycling Adventure Tour on the island with a short boat trip crossing the well-known Thu Bon river from Hoi An.
During our Cycling Tour on Cam Kim Island, we will visit a number of families who is living on the island and making delicious My Quang noodles, home made rice wine and weave colorful straw sleeping mats. We will have plenty of time to chat with them and ask questions to learn about their history, local customs and way of life.
We will also enjoy delicious real local lunch cooked by the family to experience the real taste of Hoi An. During the tour, we will also learn about the traditional farming methods, see water buffaloes and witness the fishermen setting and harvesting their nets.
Free Afternoon and overnight in Hotel in Hoi An.
Day 08: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue City Tour (B/L)
Our experienced driver pick up you at the hotel’s lobby and then depart for Hue city. On the way, you will stop at Hai Van pass to have a spectacular view back along the coast to Da Nang. Continue to Hue along some of the most winding roads in Viet Nam which glory in the best sea views in Central Viet Nam.
Once in Hue, our local knowledgeable guide will welcome you and we will visit the ancient Imperial Citadel with Forbidden City and beautiful Thien Mu pagoda before taking a boat cruise on the Perfume river. Have optional lunch in a local restaurant, then visit the royal tombs of King Tu Duc, these are two among the 13 kings of the Nguyen dynasty which lasted from 1802 until 1945.
On the returning trip to Hotel, stop at Dong Ba market, where you can buy local products for souvenir. Overnight in Hue.
Day 09: Hue Countryside Cycling Tour with Fishing (B/L)
8.30AM: We start our Hue Countryside Cycling Tour from your hotel to ride to the Thanh Toan Covered Bridge. On the way we will have chance to go through beautiful village to learn about daily live of local, stop in some rice farm, veggie gardens, duck farm,...
Climb off your bike to explore the local market stalls in Thuy Thanh Village, we then pay a visit to the Thanh Toan Agricultural Museum to discover more about the role of agriculture in local society, and spend your time to enjoy the beautiful Thanh Toan covered bridge.
We then continue our Hue bike tour with a visit to the lagoon named DAM CHUON ( local name), on the way we will stop to visit local family to have tea and interaction with them before we get to take the boat and enjoy fishing live with local man such as: catching fish by fishing net and fishing trap, before our seafood lunch served on the hut in the middle of water.
1.30 - 2.00PM: We cycle for 30 minutes along the village and lagoon to go back to your hotel in Hue for refreshment before dinner. Stay overnight in Hotel in Hue.
Day 10: Hue - Flight to Hanoi - Overnight in Hotel (B)
After having breakfast, our driver will take you to Phu Bai Airport to take the flight to Hanoi. Where our another driver will pick you up to transfer to Hotel for check-in.
Free afternoon for your own discovery and overnight in Hanoi. (see Hanoi Travel Guide)
Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay – Overnight on Boat (B/L/D)
8.00AM: Our driver will pick up from your hotel for about 3.5 - 4.00 hours road journey to transfer to Halong Bay. We might stop on the way for a break.
12.00PM: Arrival to Halong City. We go for boarding then cruising into Halong bay with local seafood lunch then caving, kayaking,... in the tranquil bay. Seafood dinner on Boat. Overnight on Boat.
Day 12: Halong bay - Hanoi - Departure - Trip Ends (B/L)
AM: Continue our boat cruise in Halong bay then back to Habour for another 3.5 - 4 hours road journey back to Hanoi before leaving for Noi Bai Airport to flight home! Tour ends!