SVC 03 – VIETNAM DISCOVERY 17 DAYS 16 NIGHTS
Duration: 17 days 16nights
group: 15-19 pax
Hanoi –Halong – Hue – Hoian – Danang – Nha Trang- Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon
Day 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Welcome on arrival at Noi Bai Airport by your guide, transfer to hotel for check in. Then you enjoy a tour by cyclo around the 36 old quarter streets to discover the local people life.
Evening: Water puppets show, the Vietnam unique traditional art. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel.
A full-day city tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Then continue to visit the Temple of Literature well known as Viet Nam’s first university. The afternoon, after visiting the History Museum and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred Ngoc Son Temple, a short walk in the old streets and local markets. The rest of day is individual time. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 3: HA NOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)
Breakfast in hotel.
Morning drive to Halong Bay. After a quick registration process at Halong harbour, we embark on a cruise to visit Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. During the boat trip, fresh seafood lunch prepared and served on board. Visit and relax at the Titov beach, Enjoy the kayak to Luon Cave, Dau Go….Dinner on board. Night in Ha Long.
Day 4: HALONG- HA NOI (B/-/-)
Sunshine and practice the Tai Chi on the deck. Visit Sung Sot Cave. Brunch on board. Disembarking at 11h30 at Halong pier. Drive back Ha Noi . On the road visit Thay Pagoda, belong to Sai Son village was built in the 8th century with unique wooden statues in Viet Nam. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 5: HANOI – HUE (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer directly to Noi Bai Airport for flight to Hue. You are met on arrival at Phu Bai airport. Transferred to hotel for check in.Annual Flight HAN-HUI: 0630 – 0730 ; 1240-1350 ; 1720-1900
Afternoon, visit Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Night in Hue.
Day 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Early morning take a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu – Hon Chen pagoda. In the afternoon, continue by car to visit the Royal Mausoleum of Minh Mang. On the road to return hotel, visit Tu Hieu Pagoda. Night in Hue.
Day 7: HUE – HOI AN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, depart to Da Nang. The scenic 4-hour drive via Hai Van Pass offers spectaculars views of moutains, the sea idyllic beaches and villages. On the way, we will stop over to visit Marble Moutain and Cham museum. The continuing further south to Hoi An, the ancient town known as Faifo to early Western merchants between 16th-17th. Check in. Leisure or biking to ancient town for experience the lively and prosperous life on night. Night in Hoi An.
Day 8: HOI AN SIGHTSEEINGS (B/-/-)
Morning, take a walk trip to discover daily life at ancient town. Visit Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Japanese Covered bridge, Tan Ky ancient house . Take some picture of trading on boat at wharf, continue visit Thanh Ha pottery village. In the afternoon, free time to relax at Cua Dai Beach or biking around lovely town for individual activities. Night in Hoi An.
Day 9: HOI AN – DANANG – NHA TRANG(B/-/-)
Free time or relax until 13h, transfer to airport to take the flight to Nha Trang.
In the afternoon, continue drive to Da Nang airport to take the flight to Nha Trang. Welcome and pick up at Cam Ranh airport. Overnight in Nha Trang. (Annual flight DAD-NHA 14h10 -15h30)
Day 10: NHA TRANG ISLAND (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take a remarkable trip to discover Nha Trang that known as the most beautiful bay of the world with 7 km long beach and different islands. Boat trip on Nha Trang island, visit some of the nearby island at Tri Nguyen aquarium, fishing village, reach to Hon Mot, Hon Mun island to enjoy snorkeling and contemplate the coral in the deep, reach the Bai Tranh Beach for swimming and relax. Afternoon, disembarking at Cau Da pier. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 11: NHA TRANG – 1/2 DAY SIGHTSEEING (B/-/-)
After breakfast, ½ day city tour in Nha Trang, sightseeing Ponagar Cham Temple , Chong Promontory, the Central market, the Institute of Oceanography. Afternoon, relax and swimming in Nha Trang. Night in hotel.
Day 12: NHA TRANG INDIVIDUAL (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Free time for leisure and swimming on beach in Nha Trang. . Night in hotel.
Day 13: NHA TRANG – Flight SAIGON (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Cam Ranh airport to take the flight to Saigon (Annual flight : 8h15-9h10). Welcome at Tan Son Nhat airport. Transfer for check in. In the afternoon, sightseeing Saigon to experience life and people at the most dynamic and developed city in Viet Nam. Visit China Town, God lady pagoda and look around old architecture at Notre Dame Catheral, Post Office . Night in hotel.
Day 14: TAY NINH – CU CHI (B/L/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai region founded on 1926. This is unique religion that you will enjoy a peculiar soleme ceremony accompanied by special religious hymns with followers attired livery red, yellow, blue and white as a symbol of the combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism Proceed to Cu Chi tunnels and visit an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Night in Saigon.
Day 15: SAI GON – MY THO- BEN TRE – CAN THO (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer to My Tho . Enjoy the boat trip to discover local people life with their daily work. Stop at a Con Lan islet to enjoy fruit and traditional music. Then continue to Con Quy islet , visit some home production chain of coconut candy, sweet honey bee farm, …take a chance walking on countryside road and exited riding. Rowing on small boat to return motorboat . Transfer to Can Tho, the city considered as the heart of the Mekong Delta. Overnight in local house
Day 16: CAN THO-SAI GON (B/L/-)
Early morning, enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cai Rang, the famous floating market in the west of Viet Nam, along narrow waterways through the lush vegetation to an orchard garden where we have the opportunity to visit local homes as well as enjoy a lunch followed with seasonal fruits. Drive back Saigon. . Night in hotel.
Day 17: SAI GON – Departure (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00).
Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon, is the economic capital of Vietnam. It’s a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre and by far the most populous city of the country. The streets, where much of the city’s life takes place, are a myriad of shops, stalls, stands-on-wheels and vendors selling wares spread out on sidewalks. The city churns ferments, bubbles and fumes. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of the ancient culture.Hanoi, smaller and more dignified than Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam look likes a provincial city with its green areas, tree-lined boulevards and lakes. Souvenirs of a colonial past and a rich historical background, Hanoi is by far an excellent city for romance.
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver • Accommodation in hotels (twin shared room) • Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner • English or French speaking guide (except on free day in Nhatrang) • Entrance fee to visits mentioned in the program • Water puppet show ticket • Boat trips: Mekong Delta, Halong Bay
• International flight and airport tax • Air tickets in Eco by Vietnam Airlines • Visa for Vietnam • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and other services not mentioned in the program