DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (NO MEAL)
You will be warmly welcomed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Check in time is 14:00.
On this afternoon, you will spend your time to explore the most famous sites in city including the impressive Museum of Ethnology, ranked at most favorite museums in Vietnam. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. It will offer a truly colorful introduction to these ethnic tribes. From here, you will enjoy a Cyclo tour around Hanoi’s vibrant Old Quarter and HoanKiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet Show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
|DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L ON BOAT)|
You will be greeted at your hotel at 7:30 am and drive to Halong City on 4 hours ride. Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay, you will board our boat for a four hour cruise of this stunning Ha Long Bay. The Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders dotted with more than 3,000 islands which time, wind and waves have sculpted into fantastic shapes. The best way to appreciate this magical scene is from a boat, cruising between the karst cliffs, which look like fairytale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves. As the boat start to cruise, you will enjoy lunch on boat.
On the cruising time we will stop to visit one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the area.
After 4 hour navigation and explore the bay, you will go back to the harbor for a drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. Free at leisure on the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
This morning city tour will have you drive to Ho Chi Minh’s complex, including the mausoleum of the nation’s founder and leader. The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho’s wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of must-see places in the complex is the One Pillar pagoda dating back tothe 11th century. The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s oldest university and dedicated to one of the world’s most famous scholars, Confucius. Inside the temple grounds, huge steles rest on the backs of even larger stone turtles (in Vietnam’s culture, the turtle represents longevity). The stele recorded the names of the successful candidates who later became mandarins in the Emperor’s court.
Transfer to the airport for the departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
You will be greeted by your guide upon arrival at HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat International airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel in town for a two-night stay. You’ll then have a relaxing overnight stay in HCMC.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNEL (B)
In the morning you will visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If desired, you can also visit the moving War Remnants Museum, containing a wealth of images from the Vietnam wars, help you understand the history of Vietnam further.. You’ll also be able to explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city’s main shopping boulevard with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and houseware.
In the afternoon you will take a drive to visit Cu Chi tunnels – At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam American must have been like. Back to HCMC and free at leisure. Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Meet our guide & driver at the hotel lobby then transfer to Saigon airport for departure flight.
|Type||ALL RATES ARE NET IN US$ PERSON|
|2 PAX||3-5 PAX||6-9 PAX||10-14 PAX||15+1 PAX||20+1 PAX||25+1 PAX||S/S|
|SAIGON||THIEN TUNG, BLESSING 1 HOTEL||GOLDEN CENTRAL, PALACE HOTEL||NEW WORLD SAIGON HOTEL|
|HANOI||THANG LONG ESPANA, LAROSA HOTEL||THE ANN, LACASA HANOI HOTEL||SHERATON, NIKKO HANOI HOTEL|