Vietnam Tour 03
Package code: PTVN- 03
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days, Hanoi 3Nights+ Halong Bay 1Night+ Hue 1Night+ Hoi An 3 Night+ Ho Chi Minh City 2 Nights+ Mekong 1Night

Day 01 Arrive Hanoi
Arrive at the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city of tree-lined streets, colonial houses and centuries-old temples. On arrival you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free for you. Later in the evening you are taken to witness the famous water puppet show followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Created during the Ly Dynasty (1009-1224), the water puppet show, in which the artistes controlling the puppets stand in water behind the stage door, has become a unique form of artistic performance to the Vietnamese. Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 02 Hanoi 
Post breakfast this morning, enjoy a full day city tour which features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, the Quan Thanh Temple, the Tran Quoc Pagoda, the old quarters and shopping. The sight seeing day ends with a pedicab ride (1 hour). Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 03 Hanoi-Halong Bay
You are transferred to Ha Long (170km), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994, this morning. Upon arrival to Tuan Chau Island, you are welcomed on board the Paradise Junk and start your cruise program: 

11.30

 

Arrive at Tuan Chau Island

11.45 - 12.00

 

Transfer to cruise ship

12.00

 

Welcome Cocktail - cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins

12.15

 

Depart to Halong Bay - cruise and program commence

13.00 - 14.30

 

Asian Lunch Buffet

14.30

 

Arrive at Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) - explore most famous grotto

15.45

 

Transfer to cruise ship

16.30

 

Arrive at Cua Van Fishing Village - experience life of local people

17.15

 

Continue cruise through Halong Bay

18.00

 

Arrive at Dong Tien (Fairy Cave) Area - swimming or kayaking, stay overnight

19.00 - 20.30

 

Asian Dinner Buffet

21.00 - 23.00

 

Happy Hour and Music - enjoy Buy One - Get Two Drinks -

21.00

 

Evening Activities - enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Beauty Spa services

23.00

 

Program ends. Overnight on Junk.

Overnight on board the junk boat.

 

Day 04 Halong Bay-Hanoi
Its an early morning as you wake up at 0600 hrs for Tai Chi lessons on the Sundeck. This is followed by the morning activities of swimming or kayaking till 0800 hrs. Aaround 0830 hrs its time to tuck into some sumptuous breakfast following which you continue cruising through Halong Bay. At 1003 hrs you arrive at Tuan Chau Island, where you check out of your cruise and from where you are transferred and drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the day is free for you Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 05 Hanoi - Hue
Following breakfast this morning its time to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival you are greeted and are transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you are taken on a city tour to visit the Imperial Citadel and the tombs of King Tu Duc and King Khai Dinh. The monuments, designed by the kings themselves, were also used as holiday retreats during their lifetime. Later in the evening you are in for a treat where dinner awaits you with the specialties of Hue at the famous Ancient Hue restaurant. Overnight in Hue

 

Day 06 Hue – Danang - Hoi An
Relax this morning boating on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, a 21-metre-high (69-foot-high) octagonal tower regarded as the symbol of Hue. Drive to the Dong Ba Market, famous for the best conical hats in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch and transfer to Hoi An, an ancient trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants several centuries ago. Stop-over to visit the scenic Lang Co lagoon in Hai Van Pass, the stone-carving village of Non Nuoc and the Cham Sculpture Museum in Danang. Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 07 Hoi An 
Wake up to breakfast this morning and enjoy a walking tour in Hoi An to explore the ancient city with traditional and original antique houses, temples, markets and handicraft workshops. Hoai An is also known for its beaches and this is exactly where you spend relaxing this afternoon.
Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 08 Hoi An
The day is yours to spend as you please. Relax on the sandy beaches or spend time shopping in the ancient lovely town. Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 09 Hoi An – Danang - Ho Chi Minh City 
Post breakfast this morning its time to be transferred to Danang airport for your short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, the largest and busiest city in Vietnam. The city tour will take you around Saigon, from downtown to Chinatown. You will get to know Saigon's history and culture with stops at the Reunification Palace and at the Thien Hau Pagoda. Learn about the past and see the many stalls and diversified products available at Binh Tay Market in Chinatown. See other places of interest such as the Fito museum specializing in traditional medicine, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Take the rest of the time for shopping activities around Dong Khoi Street and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong 
(Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long)
This morning after an early breakfast you are driven to Cai Be to get on board the Bassac Cruise at noon. You are welcomed with a drink on board and are then introduced to the ship and crew, check into your cabin. You then depart towards Cho Lach on the Tien Giang river. Lunch is served whilst enroute. Spend time unwinding on the deck. Branching into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards. Visit a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby. Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river. The Bassac sets anchor just downstream from the little Tra On floating market, for the night. Overnight on board the Bassac cruise

 

Day 11 Mekong - Ho chi minh city
(Vinh Long - Can Tho - Saigon)
Wake up and enjoy breakfast this morning on board the cruise as u travel the Tra On floating market. The ship then departs towards Can Tho. Upon arrival in Cai Rang floating market, you check out and transfer onto a local boat to visit the floating market, the nearby arroyos and gardens and return to the Ninh Kieu pier. You then get off the cruise boat by mid-morning and drive back to HCM City. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Day 12 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Its time to bid farewell to your Indochina holiday as you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
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