Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. Have free time in Hanoi. Stay overnight at De Syloia Hotel (4****)
Day 2: Have free day in Hanoi (B)
Have free time in Hanoi for sleeping, walking, shopping… (if you request tour on this day, we will arrange for you). Stay overnight at De Syloia Hotel (4****)
Day 3: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
AM: 8.30 pick up at your hotel to Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch at a famous restaurant in Hanoi. PM: We will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. It contains more than 10,000 objects, 15,000 black and white photos and hundreds of videotapes and cassettes, which depict all aspects of life, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Have walking tour in 1000 Years Old Hanoi Old Quarter. Free time to relax and enjoy shopping and holiday. Stay overnight at De Syloia Hotel (4****).
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
AM: 08: 30, transferred to Halong city for boat cruises on the Bay, stop on route to admire the landscape picture; you might take picture of buffalo boy. Embark on Dragon Junk, boat screw will greetings you special seafood lunch PM: Boat cruise 4 hours around the bay to visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Thien Cung cave and Dau Go cave, … Turn back to harbor in the after noon for private vehicle transfer back to Hanoi. Stay overnight at De Syloia Hotel (4****)
Day 5: Have free day in Hanoi – Lao Cai (B)
Our tour guide will meet you at 20.00 at your hotel & escort you to train station for night train to Lao Cai at 21.15. Stay overnight at Friendly train.
Day 6: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat village (B)
AM: Train arrives at Laocai Railway Station at 06.00AM. Transferred to Sapa by private car. Have a breakfast, then have free time for visiting local market and back your hotel for check in. PM: At 14.00 Our tour guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather… Then discover Sapa in night, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa. Stay overnight at Victoria Sapa Hotel (4****).
Day 7: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B, L)
AM: Breakfast before private jeep transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. PM: Turn back to Sapa in the afternoon. Have free time to relax at your hotel. Stay overnight at Victoria Sapa Hotel (4****).
Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B)
Have free day to relax at your hotel. Our driver will pick you up at the lobby Victoria at 18.30. Transfer you to Lao Cai Station for night train back to Hanoi. Stay overnight on the Friendly train.
Day 9: Hanoi – Hue (B)
AM: Arrive in Hanoi at 4.45am. Our tour guide will meet you at the train staion. Have breakfast in the restaurant. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue at 10.10 (VN 245). Our driver will pick you up at Hue airport. Transfer to hotel. Check in hotel. PM: Have free time in Hue. Stay overnight at Orchid Hue Hotel (3***).
Day 10: Hue city tour (B, L)
AM: 8.00 we visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Have lunch in a restaurant in Hue. PM: We visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Have boat trip to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang. Stay overnight at Orchid Hue Hotel (3***).
Day 11: Hue – DMZ – Hue (B)
AM: Have breakfast at the hotel. Pick you up at your hotel at 8.00, we transfer about 120 km to Dong Ha. Visit DMZ (Demilitarize Zone), 17th parallel, Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Tunnel. Have lunch in the restaurant in Dong Ha. PM: We visit Quang Tri Old Citadel. Return to Danang via Highway No.1. Arrive in your hotel in Hue at 18.00. Finish tour in Hue. Stay overnight at Orchid Hue Hotel (3***).
Day 12: Hue – Hoi An (B)
AM: Have free time to go walking & shopping. PM: Pick you up at 12.00. Drive to Hoian via Danang and visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain en route. Arrive in Hoian at 16.00. Check in hotel. Have free time to go shopping, have clothes made…. Stay overnight in Ha An Hotel (3***).
Day 13: Hoi An – My Son (B, L)
AM: In the morning, take a private car from Hoi An Town to My Son Holy Land. Back to Hoi An for lunch. PM: After the relax, it is light excursion to go around tiny town of Hoi An for city tour: 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants' house. Tour end at about 16.30 pm. Stay overnight in Ha An Hotel (3***).
Day 14: Hoi An (B)
Have full free day to go walking & shopping. Stay overnight in Ha An Hotel (3***).
Day 15: Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon (B)
Have breakfast at hotel, have free time before transfer to the airport at 11.40 for flight at 13.40 (VN 323) Pick up at Saigon airport, transfer to hotel in Saigon. Stay overnight in Duxton Hotel (4****).
Day 16: Half day city tour in Saigon (B)
AM: 8.00 We visit the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Visit Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. PM: Have free time in Saigon Stay overnight in Duxton Hotel (4****).
Day 17: Saigon – Cu Chi – Cao Dai (B, L)
AM: Breakfast at the hotel, 7.30 am, we start transfer to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. We drive to Tay Ninh province for Cao Dai temple. Have lunch at the restaurant on the way. PM: Join Cao Dai followers to arrange their daily afternoon mass for half an hour (12.00). Have private car to transfer back to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon at 16.00. Stay overnight in Duxton Hotel (4****).
Day 18: Saigon – Mekong delta (B, L)
AM: A smooth one and half hour private van ride passing rice fields and stopping over the National highway 1, leads visitors to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. The morning trip continues on the generator boat to enter My tho city to through Bao Dinh natural canal, visit the My tho street fruit market alongside the canal. Here you can join in with the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere. Visitor then take a cruise on the Tien River to the Qui Island (Tortoise island). On the way, they view the fishing port, stilt houses, boat building workshops, and the other Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music ", performed by the islanders. PM: After visiting the coconut candy mill, the amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal is something visitors cannot miss. Then continue on to Ben Tre province - "the country of coconut "to see a typical agricultural model call "Garden - Pond - Cage ", then enjoy the relaxing honey tea. Visitors' expectations will be full filed by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal, which is fully covered with water coconuts. Head home to Hochiminh city by car. Come to HCM at 18.00 Stay overnight in Duxton Hotel (4****).
Day 19: Saigon – Siem Riep (B, D)
AM: Breakfast at hotel. Check out hotel and have morning flight to Siem Reap (VN 827 – 11.40). Our driver will meet you at the airport; transfer you to your hotel. Check in hotel. PM: In the afternoon tour to Small Circuit including Prasat Kravan (Cardamon sanctuary) the structure is unusual in that it was not constructed by royalty, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang (Royal Bath), Ta Prohm (Jungle Temple) is undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor should be high on the lit list of every visitor, Takeo is a stark and undecorated temple that undoubtedly would have been one of the finest of all Angkor’s structures, Thomamanon and Chau Say Tevoda. Have welcome dinner at the restaurant. Stay overnight at Prince D`Angkor Hotel & Spa (4****).
Day 20: South gate of Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L)
AM: In the early morning, enjoy our time with sunrise at Angkor Wat, then start our tour to South Gate of Angkor Thom, then go to Angkor Thom (the temple) which was built by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII. The major attraction of Angkor Thom is the Bayon, whose exact function and symbolism is still unknown until now, then go to Baphoun which is one of the most spectacular of Angkor’s temples in its heyday; Terrace of the Elephants was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of the Leper King is another of Angkor’s mysteries. Have lunch in the restaurant. PM: In the afternoon visit the World Seventh Wonder which is well known as Angkor Wat, which is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Angkor wat stretch over some 400 sq. km, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire. In the evening view sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show. Have dinner on your own at the restaurant. Stay overnight at Prince D`Angkor Hotel & Spa (4****).
Day 21: Bantey Srei & Grand Circuit (B, L)
AM: Today in the early morning, we will view sunrise at Angkor Wat. There you will see the wonderful of spectrum sun rise on the top of the five peaks of Angkor Temple, breakfast at hotel. In the morning we continue to visit Banteay Srei (Citadel of the women) where is the finest stone carving seen anywhere on the planet and then we will visit Kbal Spean (The river of a Thousand lingas). Then lunch at the local restaurant. PM: We continue to visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup (Turning the body) where there are some amazingly detailed lintel carvings here, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong. Stay overnight at Prince D`Angkor Hotel & Spa (4****).
Day 22: Siem Reap – Departure (B, L)
Have free day before depart to the airport for your departure flight (MI 630 – 12.25am).