Day 1: Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to our office. Then go to the hotel for check in. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. Then have half day Hanoi city tour. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong on Deluxe Phoenix Cruiser (B, L, D)
08:00 ~ 08:30 AM Shuttle bus pick you up at your hotel, for the 3.5 hr (165km) drive to Halong City.
12: 00 Board Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape.
You will see Dog Rock, Incense Burner Rock, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave ( Cave of Surprises ). Later we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay.
After returning to the boat a fresh fruit platter will be served, and we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and our overnight stay.
Dinner is served onboard and then you have free time to listen to music, join in Karaoke singing or relax under the stars. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B, L)
07: 30: Breakfast will be served on the boat, before cruising to another part of Halong Bay where you will view more of the bays spectacular limestone scenery, such as Drum Cave, Man's Head Islet, Turtle Islet and Fairman's Cave. The junk then heads to Van Gia fishing village- one of the oldest and largest floating villages in Halong Bay. You will have the opportunity to understand more about the fishermen's daily life, before cruising to a beautiful, secluded spot to swim.
11: 30 The boat returns to the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue at 18:45 PM. Upon arrival in Hue at 19:55 PM, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Hue.
Day 4: Hue - DMZ - Hue (B, L)
After breakfast, leave Hue for Dong Hoi. On the way see Quang Tri Citadel, Hien Luong Bridge & Vinh Moc tunnel, dug to accommodate an under ground village safe from American air raid in the north of DMZ. Go back to Hue for check in and relax.
Day 5: Hue City Tour - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
After breakfast, boat trip on Perfume River to see Thien Mu Pagoda & 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 Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Tu Duc Tomb. Have lunch then drive to Hoi An, on the way visit Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum. Check in hotel and relax.
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Saigon City tour (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Danang airport for the early flight at 8:00 AM to Saigon. Arrival in Saigon at 9:10 AM, you will be picked up for Saigon city tour: The sightseeing tour acquaints us with the city's some major sights. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace 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 Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 7: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Snake Farm (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. Before leaving Mytho for Saigon we stop over at Dongtam snake Farm - The snake farm at Dong Tam, located about 10km from My Tho , breeds snakes for eating, for their skins and for producing antivenin. Most of the snakes raised here are pythons and cobras. The king cobras are raised only for exhibit -they are extremely aggressive and are even capable of spitting poison; don't get too close to their cages. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
AM:Drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong during the American war. Return to Saigon to have lunch. PM: Free & easy Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: Saigon - Departure (B)
Relax until transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight at 11:40 AM. Pick up at hotel lobby at 8:40 AM.
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