Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi City tour 1/2day.
Day 03: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Day 04: Mai Chau – Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi – Halong bay Junk
Day 06: Halong bay – Airport to Danang
Day 07: Hoi an – Fishing tour – Cooking Class.
Day 08: Hoi an – Cham island.
Day 09: Hoi An – Marble mountain – MySon
Day 10: Hoi An – Saigon Day 11 City Tour – Cu Chi tunnels.
Day 12: Saigon – BaRia ( LongTan) – Vung Tau (Nui Dat)
Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Tour
Day 14: Saigon – Shopping. Departure.
Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival
Welcome at the airport and Get transferred to hotel.
Check in Hotel and Free time at leisure.
Day 2 : Hanoi city tour ½ day (B)
AM: Our guide and driver will come to hotel and take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison ( Hanoi Hilton) then cyclo tour to Old Quarter ( one hour) to explore the life of Hanoi.
PM: free time to shopping or explore city on your own. O/N Hotel
Day3 : Hanoi – Mai Chau (B,L,D)
AM: Pick up from your hotel and depart for Mai Chau, enjoy the scenery in mountainous countryside with rice fields, villages …Upon arrive, you will be welcome by White Thai Family and check in their stilt house for your accommodation today.
PM: Walking to explore the charming village in valley of Mai Chau.
After Dinner you will have chance to watch a local musical performance by girls and boys in the village.
Overnight in stilt house of White Thai people. ( HOMESTAY)
Day 4 : Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)
After breakfast, You will have a walk to explore local market and the charming valley of Mai Chau , enjoy the landscape.
After lunch, we farewell to friendly host and villagers, and take drive to Hanoi.
Check in hotel and free at leisure.
O/N Hotel ….
Day 5 : Hanoi – Halong bay Overnight on Junk. (B,L,D)
08:00 AM. Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive through scenic countryside areas to Halong Bay. Stop on the way to refresh (20 minutes). We will be arriving at the pier to embark at 12:00. Welcome on board and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with junk sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel in a scenic lagoon. Back on board , enjoy cocktails while watching sunset before dinner on board.
O/N on board :
Day 6 : Halong bay – Hanoi airport – Flight to Danang. (B,L)
Greet the day with a morning exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Our driver will be awaiting for you at the pier and drive you back to Hanoi airport for Flight to Da Nang city. Upon arrival, our van and guide will welcome and transfer you to Hoi An town (25km).
Check in ….
Day 7 : Hoi An (B,)
Free day for your optional activities:
AM: Fishing tour
PM: Take part in Cooking class in town til dinner and enjoy your food after cooking.
Overnight in Hotel. ….
Day 8 : Hoi An – Cham Island (B,L)
AM: Breakfast in the hotel, then get transferred to pier for a short boat ride to island of Cham. Where you will have visit to local fishing village, temple, and the snorkeling in Coral Reaf before enjoying time on a white sand beach to relax.
PM: The boat will bring you back to Hoi An, The rest of time is free.
O/N in the same hotel.
Day 9 : Hoi An – Marble Mountain – My Son Holly Land (B)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will get transfer to Marble Mountain (15km from Hoi An town) where you will visit a famous 5 mountains named after 5 essential elements on the earth. Couple of mountain with Bhuddist shrines inside the cave. On top of Mountain of Water you will have nice view to once known China Beach.
Your trip will go on to My Son Holly Land, where you will admire the a secret architecture of Champa Kingdom on the temples, shrines…they are in a nice valley .
PM: Back to Hotel .
Day 10 : Hoi An – Saigon. (B)
AM: Breakfast in the hotel then get transferred to Danang airport for an hour flight to Saigon. Welcome at the airport and get driven to hotel for check in.
PM: free at your leisure for shopping around or do your own activities. O/N in hotel.
Day 11 : Saigon city tour and Cu Chi tunnel. (B)
AM: We depart to visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office . Visiting Ben Thanh market.
After Lunch with Noodle 2000 ( on your bill) we ll have an and half hour road trip to CU CHI tunnels. Cu Chi is a system of hand dug tunnes, At its height the tunnel system stretched over 200km, from Saigon to the Cambodian border and is 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 in the American war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those who are interested, there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or M60 at the nearby rifle range.
Back to Saigon in the afternoon, O/N in .
Day 12 : Saigon – Ba Ria ( Long Tan) – Saion. (B,)
We start today at 07:30 from Ho Chi Minh City by road; our first stop is the sight of the former Nui Dat Task Force Base. Little remains of this camp except the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and the old heli-pad is now a soccer field. A school established by the Australians is nearby. Later we drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. Visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels and visit Ming Dam (no longer the “Secret Zone”) and Long Hai. We keep driving to Vung Tau City via to visit the massive War Memorial at Back Beach (the previous site of the Australian Logistics Group and the Peter Badcoe Club). Then we visit Front Beach, Bao Dai Summer House, the airport area, (previous home of “Wallaby Airlines”), the town centre and market area.
Back to Hotel in Saigon in the late afternoon.
Day 13 : Saigon – Mekong delta (B, L)
08h00 pick up at hotel for departing to My Tho (Mekong Delta). And then take a boat to visit local gardens and houses to see orchard and local trade. You will have lunch at a garden house, after lunch you will continue some activities with local people, passing a small and beautiful canal with peaceful villages, the unique natural setting of Mekong Delta region.
PM: Back to Saigon .
Day 14 : Saigon shopping – Departure.(B)
AM: . After breakfast, you have time for shopping and free til transfer to the airport for your home sweet home flight. at … . Have a nice journey home, See you again.
Day 15 : Arrive in Australia.