Day 1: Arrival to Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Visa arrangements. Welcome by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city centre. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Dinner on guest’s account. Enjoy the water puppet show in the evening. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong ( B / L / D )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Halong through the Red River Delta. Transfer to the Dragon's Pearl on arrival and enjoy a welcome drink and a splendid lunch of local seafood. Then begin a 4-hour cruise of the bay to see the amazing limestone karsts with different real-world formations such as: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad, Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islets. Take a walk through Sung Sot, the "Amazing Cave". There is ample time for swimming and sunbathing (weather permitting), as the Dragon's Pearl anchors for a night in the Bay. Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner in the beautiful restaurant before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (Brunch)
Early risers can enjoy an energizing swim in the cool, calm, quiet of the overnight anchorage. A buffet brunch is served from 07:30 to 09:30. The cruise then continues, passing more interesting formations such as Titot and Soi Sim Beaches, Ngon Tay (Finger) islet, Thien Nga (Swan) islet and Ga Choi (Fighting Cocks) islet on the return to Halong City. Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return to Hanoi. Transfer to Noi Bai airport for boarding flight VN 247 to Hue (19:30 - 20:40). Pick up and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5: Hue ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a morning cruise on the Perfume River to visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy a night boat trip on the Perfume River enlivened by a performance of Hue folk songs. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hoi An, stop for photos and sightseeing at the Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach, the Marble mountain. In the afternoon, stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, and the Chinese-style temples and pagodas. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - HCMC City Tour ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Danang airport for boarding to Ho Chi Minh City on flight No VN 321 ( 8 : 20 - 9 : 30 ). Pick up and transfer to hotel. A sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 8: Hochiminh city - Mekong Delta ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Walking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 9: Hochiminh city - Cu chi tunnels ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cu Chi to visit the underground tunnels. Transfer to the aiport for deaparture. End of services.