Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi at 12:30, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
AM: After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi.
PM: Visit Ethnological museum then have Cyclo in the Old Quarter and visit Dong Xuan market, enjoy Water Puppet show in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong on Emotion Cruiser (B, L, D)
8:00 ~ 8:30 AM pick up and transfer to Halong Bay city.
11.30 -12.00: Arrival in HaLong Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Emotion by tender.
12.00 - 12.30: Welcome cocktail on board. Check into your private cabin, while we start cruising towards Bai Tu Long
13.15 -14.30: Vietnamese lunch served on board, against the stunning backdrop of limestone formations and islands such as: Coc island, Cap De island, Bo Cau island, Vong Vieng fishing village. 16.00: Arrive in Vong Vieng fishing village, discover the life of local people by a sampan. You are free to join one of our onboard activities:
- Visiting the village by sampan
- Diving to discover Bai Tu Long bay
- Swimming in Cong Troi beach (transferred by tender, included)
- Kite flying, relaxing on sundeck
18.00: Stop in Trong cave area /Ho Dong Tien cave area for overnight.
19.00: Have dinner with fresh seafood provided by fishing villagers in the bay.
20.00-24.00: Freely enjoying the beauty of Halong at night, join with one of optional activities: Realease the windlamp, fight up the fireworks, enjoy traditional music (on special occasions) or barbecue (up on passenger’s request)
Overnight on boat.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Sapa (B, L, D)
6-6.30: At leisure or practise Tai Chi with our instructor during the sunrise.
6.30-8.00: Start your day with an International Buffet Breakfast or set manu.
8.00-8.45: Explore the Cave of Surprise (Sung Sot Cave) one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
9: 00 – 9: 25: Swimming/relax
9: 30: Turn back to the Tourist Wharf - continue cruise slowly through Halong Bay
10: 00: Check-out, clear bills
10.45: Depart to Halong Tourist Wharf, transferred to the restaurant
11.30: Have lunch in a restaurant in Halong city.
12.30: Departure to Hanoi.
Arrival in Hanoi at around 16:30, you will be transferred for dinner then go to the railway station to catch the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on the train.
Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat (B, L)
Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at: 06:00), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather…
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast before private car transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sapa, transferred to Lao Cai for dinner the take the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Day 7: Hanoi – Hue City Tour (B, L)
AM: The train arrives in Hanoi at 5:00 AM, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for flight to Hue at 7:00 AM. Upon arrival in Hue at 8:10 AM, you will be picked up and visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit ImperialMuseum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch.
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
Drive to Hoian on the way visit Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, via Danang and visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain en route. Afternoon visit Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants 'homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9, 10: Hoi An (B)
Free & easy. Discover the beauty of Hoi An ancient city & beach.
Day 11: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh (B)
AM: Free at your relax
PM: Transferred to Da Nang airport for flight to HCMC depart at 12:40 PM, upon arrival in Saigon at 14:00 PM, you will be picked up to hotel for relax and overnight.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
We start our tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to this sight are some of the best French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office.
Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the War Remnant and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Here anything and everything is for sale.
Lunch at local restaurant. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Turn back to Saigon for overnight.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L)
8:00 Pick up at hotel. Transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stilhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal 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 Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Saigon and relax.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh (B)
Free & easy
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)
Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.