Day 01: Hanoi arrival ( D )
Upon arrive Hanoi, pick up by local guide and transfer to hotel. Enjoy water puppets ne hour cyclo and welcome dinner.
Day 02 Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Visit the featured sites of the city, includes HCM Mausoleum, Presidential Place, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi Hilton Prison Museum. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 : Ninh Binh -Trang An- Bai Dinh (B,L)
8:00 AM and depart for Ninh Binh province. Enjoy a pleasant 2 hour drive to Trang An natural reservation complex. Have short break before join a 2hours rowing boat to explore temple and caves of Ha Long inland. All temples were built in island and layback on mountain, all five caves were water cave where rowing boat going through under the mountain. Return to the bus after boat trip.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant with some local special dishes.
In the afternoon, upon arrival at the Buddha prayer place in Bai Dinh pagoda, you will be explained why it has such an important place in Vietnamese Buddhism. It’s not only the new biggest pagoda in Viet Nam with 500 La Han statues, the biggest bronze Buddha statue with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight but also a new destination for pilgrims to come to pray and admire the religion successful.
If time permits you can visit the 13 floors in , Shakyamuni Buddha tower (also named as Siddhārtha Gautama, Gautama Buddha) where set Gautama Budda’s sariras (a kind of born crytalized forming objects that are purportedly found among the cremated ashes of Buddhist spiritual masters, Gautama Buddha had found more than 80,000 sariras) were donated by Royal Thai Lan, Myanmar and Indian in the 13th floor of the tower. It is said that those sariras is the most mysterious part of the pagoda and the tower it self is the place to connect The Past and The Present, Heaven and Earth, Buddha and human kind.
Elevator is included in entrance fee so you can use it to 12th floor then climb up to the 13th for a magnificent view of Bai Dinh pagoda. Worth to see in your life.
Return to your bus and come back Hanoi.
Tour end around 6:30PM
Day 4 : Hanoi- Halong (B,L,D)
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel by shuttle bus and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30: avor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
2 choices for tourists:
Option 1: Discovery local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng
Option 2: Go kayaking by yourself at Vung Vieng island.
17:30 – 18:00: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area
Day 5 : Halong-Hanoi –fly to Hue(B,L)
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
Arrive Hanoi at around 16 30 pm.
Transfer to airport for flight to Hue at 19:15. Transfer to hotel in Hue.
Day 6 : Hue( B, L )
Pick up at hotel at 8:00, we will visit Hue’s best-known religious sites, Thien Mu Pagoda by dragon boat. Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen sDynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
After lunch at local restaurant, the afternoon continues with a visit to the elaborate tombs of emperors Khai Dinh &Tu Duc. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. Return to hotel.
Day 7 : Hue – Hoi An ( B )
This morning we drive to Hoi An. On the way, We will stop along the way to visit the Lang co beach which lies on the most beautiful curve of the “S”. Lang Co beach attracts visitors by its wild beauty with white sand and blue sea. After passing Lang Co beach, we drive 20km on Sea cloud pass (Hai Van Pass) – the highest pass in the country and one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. Sea cloud pass is the last spur of the Truong Son Range that reaches to the sea, sightseeing in Vietnam is at its best here with the sequel of valleys and lagoons as the road descends lower.
After lunch (own expenses), we will we spend the afternoon for a walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market … Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.
Overnight in hotel in Hoian.
Day 8 : Hoi An –fly to Saigon( B )
Free day and evening flight to Saigon, transfer to hotel.
Day 9 : Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel( B, L )
Morning visit to Cu Chi’s amazing tunnel system built by Communist guerillas during the Vietnam War. Back to Saigon for lunch. Walking tour to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, War Remnants Museum. O/n in Saigon
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh– Ben Tre – daytour( B,L )
Depart from Saigon and head south to Ben Tre province (90km – 1.0 hours).
Boat trip along the river to visit a brick kiln factory, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house.
Visit a quite village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life.
Enjoy some local fresh fruits.
Take XeLoi ride (a kind of modern motorized rickshaw) or cycling tour to explore around village under coconut row. Have lunch at a riverside restaurant. Head back to Saigon.
Day 11 : Saigon – Mui Ne (B)
Morning drive about 5 hours to Mui ne, free day
Days 12-13 : Mui Ne (B)
Free day in Mui Ne
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh Departure( B )
Free till transfer to airport for departure. Tour ends
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