Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (D)
Arrive at the Tan Son Nhat airport, you?ll be greeted by your guide and driven to the city centre for hotel check-in. You?ll have time to relax after your journey before a welcome dinner at a Vietnamese traditional restaurant. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City ? Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to Hoc Mon District to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong to suddenly materialise as if from nowhere, launch a lightning ambush, and vanish equally rapidly. Return to the city for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the War Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Your overnight will be in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City ? My Tho ? Ho Chi Minh City ? Danang ? Hoi An (B/L)
In the morning, depart from your hotel to travel to My Tho. On arrival, you?ll board a boat to cruise on the Mekong River and rowing through small canals and channels to Thoi Son Island where you?ll disembark and walk along a small village road to visit fruit gardens, the elementary school, the local distillery, and witness the daily life of Mekong villagers. You?ll have chance to sample some of area?s tropical fruits and watch a traditional music show. After lunch at a local restaurant on the island, you?ll climb back on the boat to visit a coconut candy workshop. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and then drive to the airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your local guide and driven to Hoi An ancient town for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An ? My Son Sanctuary ? Hoi An (B/L)
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you to the World Heritage My Son Sanctuary, 40km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. Return to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, you will follow your guide to visit the ancient town including 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants?house before being dropped off at your hotel. You will spend the night in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An ? Hanoi (B)
You will be free in Hoi An until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you will be met and driven to your hotel. You will have time to relax before we present you with Vietnam daily life in the past and now with one or two hour cylo tour around the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will then enjoy a Water Puppet Show before return to the hotel. You will spend the night in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi ? Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
8:00am: Depart from your hotel Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world?s largest marine limestone ?karst? landscape. There you?ll board a traditional-style boat for four-hour cruise on the bay to visit some of the less well-known grottoes and caves. Weather permitting, you?ll be able to swim, and climb hills (not mountains!) for an overview of the Bay?s remarkable seascape. You?ll be served a seafood lunch on the boat. In the late afternoon, you?ll return to Hanoi. Tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi at 19:00. You will spend overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi City ? Departure (B/L)
In the morning, your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and a popular attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh?s Mausoleum, his simple stilt house where he lived and worked, and the museum dedicated to his memory. After lunch, you will drive to the the airport for your departure flight.