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Itinerary

  • Days 1:

    Hanoi - Arrival (D)

  • Days 2:

    Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

  • Days 3:

    Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/L/D)

  • Days 4:

    Hue visit - Cloud pass (Hai Van) - Danang - Hoi An (B/L/D)

  • Days 5:

    Hoi An visits - beaches (B/L/D)

  • Days 6:

    Hoi An - Danang - Saigon - Ben Tre (B/L/D)

  • Days 7:

    Saigon - Full day visit - Departure (B)

Activities

Plane (Flights)
Junk Cruise
Holidays on the Beach
English Speaking Guide

Activities Highlights

  • Ride by cyclo in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Visit the historic monuments of Hue known
  • Discover ancient Hoi An city
  • Cruise on the Mekong Delta 
  • Walk in the center of Saigon

Photos of this trip


Program in details (7 days)

  • Days 1

    Hanoi - Arrival (D)

    Meet on arrival by our guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel (rooms are an available afternoon at 14h00).

    Discovery the capital Hanoi by cyclo ride for an hour through the old town (the Old quarter of 36 streets - ward), visit Ngoc Son temple on the island in Hoan Kiem's Lake - a central lake of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from outside, his house on stilts and One Pillar pagoda.

    Evening entertainment on the water puppets. Welcome dinner at local restaurant in town.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Days 2

    Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

    Depart to Halong Bay from 8h00 am, we go through the traditional Vietnamese countryside with its villages, markets, rice paddies, all of them are complemented by the daily lives of people.

    Arrival in Halong around at noon, embark on the junk for cruising for 5 hours. Crustaceans lunch on board. An extraordinary landscape, "one of the wonders of the world", nearly 3000 islands and fantastic types of limestone with the figure of turtle, sailing sampan, etc... scattered across the emerald water with a surface of 1500km².

    Transfer by tender to the Surprise cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. 

    Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.  

    Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

    Seafood dinner with chapels and overnight on board.

  • Days 3

    Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/L/D)

    After breakfast, the cruise passes still the beautiful spots in the bay before landing. After early lunch on board, landed and then continue to depart to directly to the airport for flight to Hue. 

    Stop to visiting a workshop manufactures ceramics and a school for the training of all traditional artisan crafts of Vietnam. 

    Arrival in Hue, welcome by guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local resto and overnight at the hotel.

  • Days 4

    Hue visit - Cloud pass (Hai Van) - Danang - Hoi An (B/L/D)

    Breakfast at the hotel and then visits and discovery the Imperial Citadel under the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty: The Citadel "in Vauban" with palaces in the Forbidden City and you watch a spectacle of royal music at Duyet Thi Duong. All this corresponds to the extension of the power of Vietnam to the south. A short cruise for an hour in the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda located at the edge of the river.

    Lunch at local restaurant in town and then heading straight to Hoi An via Hai Van pass where there is a magnificent view of Danang and its surroundings (toward the South of China beach). Stop for break and visit the Danang museum in Danang with its famous art collection of Hindu influence.

    Continue to drive to Hoi An. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Days 5

    Hoi An visits - beaches (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we took tours of the city and discovered ancient Hoi An (a busy commercial harbor in the middle of the 16th century Indochina), with the monuments in typical style with three main cultures: Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese, monuments to visit: Chinese congregation housecovered marketJapanese Bridge and a traditional Vietnamese house, cruise on the Hoai River to admire the sunset. 

    Lunch in town and free time for shopping and the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • Days 6

    Hoi An - Danang - Saigon - Ben Tre (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon.

    Arrival to Saigon, welcomed by your guide and driver, depart to the Mekong Delta (Ben Tre - a region famous with coconut) and therefore it visits local manufacturing such as: making blew rice, caramel candy and conical hats. A short rowing sampan ride in small channels. 

    Lunch with local specialties and especially taste Elephant Ear Fish listen Don Ca Tai Tu (popular songs + traditional music made by amateurs in the region). Landing and back to Saigon. Dinner at the restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

  • Days 7

    Saigon - Full day visit - Departure (B)

    After breakfast at the hotel and start full day city tours: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and the Town Hall, the Independence Palace and China town with Thien Hau PagodaBinh Tay market to discover the greatest commercial city of the country. 

    The rest of the time for shopping and then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.


INCLUDED

  • Accommodations in the hotels as mentioned in the program
  • Night aboard the Junk Boat in Ha Long Bay * Land travel by private vehicle + qualified driver by Step
  • Domestic flights + taxes mentioned in the program 
  • Boat and sampan for the excursions mentioned
  • Cycling and cycling for the walks
  • French guides to the course and by stage
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

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