Depart at 8:00 am from your hotel by van. We will begin our day by visiting Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place. Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam´s first University, built in twelfth century, to teach Confucius’s theory to royals. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi Pho (noodle soup). In the afternoon, choose one from the numerous museums or temples around Hanoi (Museum of Ethnology, Women´s Museum, History Museum or Quan Thanh Temple). In the late afternoon walk around Hoan Kiem lake and Hanoi´s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun, shopping, and street side traditional food, may be to try one “Hanoi bia”. This is your chance to be part of typical Hanoian style and its traditional Vietnamese culture. We finish our relaxing but informative day by attending a Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. Check in hotel and stay overnight in Hanoi.
At 9:00 am we will pick you up, by private mini-van/bus, at the hotel and begin our journey to Halong city. After 3.5 hours driving and viewing simple, countryside, rice paddy life, we arrive at the at port. Board your private boat, an authentic Chinese Junk, and start your amazing cruise through this World Heritage Site. Lunch is served on board, a selection of the freshest seafood. We visit “the amazing cave”, followed by a swim in the tranquility of Halong Bay and its emerald water. We will cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and stay overnight. Dinner and relax as the sun sets. Then you are free to swim in the phosphorous water, retire to your cabin, or fall asleep under the stars amidst the magic of Halong on the top deck. Stay overnight on Boat.
Wake up early in the morning for a great sunrise and a breath of fresh ocean air. Breakfast served on boat then we do a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly never ending islands. These are great opportunities to capture some amazing photographs, We stop to visit a floating fishing village and listen to some legendary stories of the fishermen’s daily life. Have lunch on boat while cruising back to the Halong city pier, return to Hanoi.
Spend overnight with good sleep on the night train. Arrive Danang City (40km from Hoi An) around 10:30 am! Pick up at Railway Station upon arrival then transfer to hotel in Hoi An. You`ll prepare the breakfast by yourself because the Train doesn`t serve breakfast.
Check in & have a rest or discover Hoi An Ancient Town by yourself. No sightseeing activity today!! Overnight in Hoi An..
Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km 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. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch by your own around 1:00pm.
In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.
8:00am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide welcomes you at hotel in Hoi An and ride bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village far from Hoi An Ancient Town 3km. You ride through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauty of countryside surrounding Hoi An. Arrive in Tra Que Vegetable Village; you can experience the living and working of local farmers at this organic vegetable and herb garden. Your learn how to prepare soil, grow vegetable, water to get fresh vegetables as you see at the garden from previous tourists. You have 15 minutes foot massaged by herb to fresh yourself. Here is the chance for you to join in cooking class with the family. Under the instruction how to prepare ingredients, you will cook Hoi An special foods like Tam Huu Spring Roll, BanhXeo pancake… Have lunch at the family. And then ride bicycle back Hoi An Town or hotel Pm: This afternoon you have more free time to experience around the town to get some souvenir gifts or spend your time at Cua Dai beach - 4km from the ancient town.
Trip ends at hotel around 3:30pm.
Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in Hoi An Town.
Today you will visit the largest Vietnamese city. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. This teeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Cho lon, which means Big Market. Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon’s government quarter, is of neo- Romanesque architecture with two high square tower and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as Hotel de Ville, is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars. Trip ends at 5:00pm.
This morning you take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of Buddhist symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.
The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the 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 US - Vietnam War.
8:30 am. Depart for Cai Be Floating Market, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta.
Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in hotel. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
12 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast: (03 nights in Pomihoa Hotel Hanoi + 01 night in Bakhan Village Resort + 04 nights in Phu Thinh Resort Hoi An + 04 nights at Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel)
01 Night on the overnight train from Hanoi to Da Nang City (4 Berth Cabin sleeper)
01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin: Garden Bay Cruise 3*
Internal Flight Ticket from Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City. (economy class, including fuel charge & airport taxes). Packed Luggage: 20kg + Handing Luggage: 7kg
Experienced English speaking tour guide on location.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner): 13 Breakfasts + 09 Lunches + 02 Dinners
All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance and sightseeing fees
Approval letter for one month single entry visa to Vietnam
Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group.
International Flights (IN/OUT of Vietnam)
Other flights not mentioned
Beverages and other meals not indicated in the program
Visa stamp fee entry Vietnam (upon arrival at airport)
Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.