Day 1 Hanoi – airport pick up – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)
Pick up from the Noi Bai (HAN) airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M and Our people will greet and brief all information around the trip.
Day 2 Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on cruises (Meal: B, L, D)
7:45 – 8:30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. 12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard. Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay Afternoon Activities: Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Back to the APRICOT Cruise, we will take you to visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay in the Summer time or visit a floating Pearl Farm village and learn the technique for making high quality pearls in the Winter time. Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way. After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine & fresh fruits). Evening Relaxing: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board: Clean air – conditioned rooms with private washroom
Day 3 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L)
6:30 – 6:45 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone. Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there. We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store. Afternoon Activities: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more… Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.
11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30 – 17:00. Recheck in
Day 4 Hanoi Free day – Train station transfer- Night train to Hue City (Meals: B)
Today, you are free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter until transfer to Hanoi Train Station for soft – Sleeping train to Hue City. Time, you need to spend on the train is around 11 hours. On the train, you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Hue train station at the next morning.
Day 5 Hue Train station pick up – Check in hotel in Hue City town (Meals: No)
Train arrive on this day, we will pick up and transfer to Hue town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.
Day 6 Hue City Tour full day (Meals: B/L)
08:00-08:30 Pick up at your hotel and then head to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people, and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this vibrant place. Afterwards, it’s time for a dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hue.
Then it’s time to see the regal Imperial Citadel, the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty. This will stand you in good stead to appreciate the Hue Royal Antiques Museum, consisting of a collection of ornaments from the Nguyen Dynasty.
By now you will have earned a nice lunch at a nearby restaurant ahead of more historical insights, including Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture, and Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Finally, you will be taken back to your hotel between 16:00-16:30.
Day 07 Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An by bus (Meals: B)
08.00 – 08.30 Bus pick up from your hotel and start journey to Hoi An City. On the way, bus will stop at Hai Van Pass for taking photos, Linh Ung Pagoda, Marble Mountain in Da Nang City for the short visit. You will have lunch by yourself in stop over place.
14.00 Arrive in your hotel in Hoi An City
Day 8 Hoi An – My Son tour (Meals: B, L)
7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel 08:30 : Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son – the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river
13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!.
Day 9 Hoi An – Airport transfer – Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meals: B )
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10 HCMC – Mekong delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long tour (Meals: B, L )
8: 00 Picking up from hotel/stay.
08:15 Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.
10:30 Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.
Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.
Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.
18:30 Arrive in your hotel.
Day 11 HCMC – Cu Chi tunnel tour (Meals: B, L)
08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City – Airport transfer (Meals: B)
After breakfast, free at leisure till the time for you to be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.