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DISCOVER VIETNAM (12 days / 11 nights)

DISCOVER VIETNAM (12 days / 11 nights)

Get a taste of adventure in Vietnam. Soak up the French charm of Hanoi capital, cruise the sparkling waters of Halong Bay and enjoy the seafood banquets, discover Imperial Citadel in Hue, experience the fit of tailor-made clothes in picturesque Hoi An. Adventure through the countryside of the South, the rural life and experience a different way of life.

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI

Arrival in Hanoi. Airport transfer service is available upon advanced booking. Check in at hotel and at leisure to discover Hanoi at your own pace.

Note: Transfer from the airport to and fro the hotel with supplement. Hotel check-in time is 14:00, early check-in is

subject to availability.

DAY 2: HANOI

Meet up with your tour guide and start the day to visit the capital with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (exterior), his stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the Vietnam's first national university which was built in the 11th century and dedicated to confucius, sages and scholars. Enjoy your cyclo ride around the old shopping district of the city, where each name of every street has a unique meaning that represents the special trait of the street. Stop to visit Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Over night in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG

Head to Halong, on the way, stop for a visit at Dong Trieu ceramics. Arrive and embark on cruise and start a 2 days 1 night visiting Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage by UNESCO. The cruise will pass into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. Lunch will be served on board.

In the afternoon, continue to explore amazing caves in Ha Long. Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 4: HALONG – NINH BINH

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy beauty of Ha Long bay at sunrise and start your day with Tai Chi exercise before breakfast. Continue cruising along the bay and visit in the morning

After brunch on board, disembark and transfer to Ninh Binh – also known as “Ha Long on land”. Arrive at Ninh Binh, check in and enjoy dinner at hotel.

DAY 5: NINH BINH – HUE (NIGHT TRAIN)

Discover Ninh Binh on a traditional boat trip with breath-taking view of limestone mountains, rice paddy fields and crystal clear water. Enjoy lunch with local specialities such as “Grilled goat” and “Com chay” (crunchy rice). After lunch, enjoy the wonderful scenary by immersing yourself into the calmness of the countryside by a bicycle ride. At the end of the day, transfer to train station for the night train departs to Hue. Spend the night on board.

DAY 6: HUE

Arrive at Hue station early in the morning, transfer for breakfast and start to visit the ancient city with a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda – the most notable religious site. Enjoy the local specialty “Bun Bo Hue” for lunch. After lunch, visit to the Imperial Citadel and the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc - the Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty that ruled from 1802 to 1945. Stop at a conical hat and incense making. Transfer to hotel and spend the night at the hotel.

 

DAY 7: HUE – DA NANG - HOI AN

Depart Hue for Hoi An, ancient little town which was recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Enjoy a local specialty that is called “Cao Lau”. Walk through the streets in the town of Hoi An to visit The Japanese bridge, an oldhouse and the Phuoc Kien temple. Discover the amazing craft of lanterns and silk spinning mills from the local.Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 8: HOI AN – TRA QUE VILLAGE

Travel by bike to Tra Que, a charming little vegetable village where farmers do not use pesticides but natural fertilizers. Discover the lives of the villagers by joining in agricultural activities, gardening activities and a short cooking class. Enjoy your own dish from the class at lunch time with significant dishes such as spring rolls, “Banh Xeo” – the traditional crepe and “Tam Huu” – a local specialty of shrimp, pork and herbs. Back to hotel and overnight at Hoi An.

DAY 9: HOI AN – MY SON – DANANG/HO CHI MINH (FLIGHT)

Travel to My Son (60kms from Hoi An), the Sacred Land of the Cham, where all the brick and stone works of the Cham from the 7th century to the 12th century are still preserved. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to the airport, flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH – BEN TRE – HO CHI MINH

Depart Ho Chi Minh city for Ben Tre - the town that is known as the region of fruits and coconut trees. Take a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit local houses to discover the work and daily life of the people there. Visit a workshop to learn more about the making of rice cake, coconut milk canday, popped rice cake. After lunch, continue the journey along the canal on a small sampan which is used by local for their daily transportation through small and narrow cannals network. Discover the village on bike or motorbike then back to Ho Chi Minh city.

 

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH

Discover the dynamic Ho Chi Minh full day city tour: the Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Catheral, Catinat – the legendary street and the historical Central Post Office, stroll through Chinatown to discover the daily life of the people in Soai Kinh Lam’s wholesale fabric market and St. Francis Xavier Church (“Cha Tam” Church), the well-known church that was built in the late 19th century. Ben Thanh Market, the oldest market that is still active in the central of the city. Night at the hotel.

 

DAY 12 : HO CHI MINH DEPART

At leisure until time to transfer to airport for departure.