Daywise Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – city tour

Welcome to Hanoi! - the capital of Vietnam, is a bustling metropolis with a rich history and culture.

We will pick you up at Noi Bai Airport and transfer you to the city center. You will have free time to relax after long flight.

In the afternoon, we will visit Ba Dinh Square, the largest square in Hanoi. This is where all of the city's biggest cultural and political events take place. We will take some photos of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum from the outside. Then we continue to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. The temple was built in 1070, and the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam's past. After visiting the temple, we will walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, a picturesque lake in the heart of Hanoi. The lake is home to a number of temples and pagodas, and it is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. We will then take a leisurely walk around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, a fascinating network of narrow alleys and shophouses. The Old Quarter is also known as "The 36 Streets," as each street is named after the merchandise that was traditionally sold there. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note:

  • Normal check-in time at hotel is 14:00/15:00. Early check-in is not
  • Normal check-out time at hotel is 11:00/12:00. Late check-out is not

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong bay – Overnight on cruise (B, L, D) – Shuttle Bus

Breakfast at the hotel, then check out. At 08:30 - 09:00 am, you will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarters and transferred to Ha Long Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as recognized by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006.

Upon arrival at the Cruise Port, you will enjoy a warm welcome from cruise staff and complete the check- in procedure for the overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this "Descending Dragon" bay, created by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, pass floating houses, and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close proximity. Later in the afternoon, go back to the cruise and enjoy the cooking demonstration before having dinner. In the evening, attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the cruise.

Please note: The guest will self-transfer to the pick-up point in the Old Quarter, address is provided upon booking confirmation. The program may be a little varied depending on the cruise you choose. You will have stationed English speaking guide on board.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Flight after 18:00 to Danang (Br) – Shuttle Bus

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by a point-oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise coming back the pier. Disembark from the cruise, return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

Then private driver pick you up from Hanoi and transfer to Noi Bai airport (without tour guide) for your

flight to Danang city (air tickets excluded).

Upon arrival, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to check in hotel. Overnight in Danang.

Day 4: Danang - Cam Thanh coconut village - Hoian Ancient town (B)

After breakfast, we transfer to visit Cam Thanh village and Bay Mau coconut forest. Here you have chance to experience the traditional way of life. Take a bamboo basket boat tour through the coconut groves, learn how to paddle a traditional boat and try your hand at catching fish and shrimp using traditional techniques. Relax in the peaceful countryside by simply sit back and enjoy the views. Learn about traditional handicrafts by watching local artisans weave baskets and mats using coconut leaves and other natural materials. You can even try your hand at making your own.

In the afternoon, after our transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town, we will be immersed in a magical world of Oriental feel. We will walk over the Japanese Bridge, visit Chinese Assembly halls, and explore ancient houses. We can also listen to folk music at old club-houses or stroll into the market by Thu Bon river. Here, we may feel the same inspiration as artists who have found the rooftops of Hoi An to be a source of inspiration.

The rest of the time is free for shopping. Hoi An is legendary for its affordable yet quality tailoring services. The streets of the ancient town are also lined with shop houses and makeshift stalls selling handicrafts, jewelry, traditional apparel, and shoes. The central marketplace is filled with locals bargaining for fresh produce and foodstuffs. Hoi An town in the evening is a magical place, where is bathed in warm yellow light from the lanterns that hang from the shophouses, and the streets are filled with the sound of music and laughter. Drive back to hotel in Danang for overnight.

Day 5: Danang - Ba Na Hills – Danang (B) – SIC Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in Danang at 07:00-08:00. We'll transfer to Ba Na Hills, a French-inspired hilltop resort. We'll take the iconic cable car, which has been awarded 5 world records, to the Ba Na Hills station. From the iconic Golden Bridge, we can admire the lush vegetation and rich terrain of the Truong Son Mountains, which stretch to the East Sea. Just a few steps away from the village is the Linh Ung Pagoda, home to a 27-meter-high Buddha statue. The pagoda's impressive facade is a testament to traditional Vietnamese architecture. Next, we'll head to Loc Uyen Garden and Quan Am Pavilion for a walk through well-manicured landscapes that are perfect for photoshoots. The tour guide will take guests to visit Fantasy Park, join in adventurous, fun, and modern games such as Love Swing, Skiver Pilot, Fire Racing Track, Bumper Car, Ghost House... Have buffet lunch at the restaurant.

Later in the afternoon, conquer the Peak of Chua mountain at the height of 1,487m – Visit Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple. Enjoy the panorama view of the Da Nang City and Da Nang Bay. Go downhill by cable car and return to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach feeling. Overnight in Danang.

Please note: Wax Museum (USD 5/pax), Debay Wine Cellar (~USD 5/pax) entrance fees and coin games at Fantasy Park are not included, joining them will be at your own account.

Day 6: Danang - Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh  - Afternoon city tour (B)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to the airport (without tour guide) for your short flight to Ho Chi Minh city (air tickets excluded).

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and drive to hotel for checking in.

In the afternoon, start your city tour at the War Remnants Museum, one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese struggled and fought for their independence, freedom, and peace of the nation, as well as the locals' perspective of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, documents, and photographs, displayed in the museum are firm evidence of war crimes in Vietnam and speak for the heroic actions of the former Vietnamese generation. We then visit the Reunification Palace, a witness to the fierce Vietnam War that ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall for official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the Notre Dame Cathedral (view from outside only), built between 1877 and 1883, and the colonial- styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s major landmarks. Late in the afternoon, visit Ben Thanh Market, a symbol of Saigon. Have some shopping time there. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels (B) – SIC Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up from pick-up point in District 1 arround 07:30-08:00 am. Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels: the network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the war. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities, including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. After a short introduction video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. Experience the thrill of firing an M15, AK-47, and carbine rifle at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range (at guests own extra cost). This is your chance to get a taste of what it's like to be a soldier in a war zone. With the help of experienced instructors, you'll learn how to handle these powerful weapons and how to shoot them safely. Return to Ho Chi Minh city centre. Rest time of the day at leisure or shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Please note: The guest will self-transfer to the pick-up point in District 1, address is provided upon booking confirmation.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure until check-out, and transfer to the airport with a driver only (no guide) for the departure flight back to your sweet home.

Vietnam Luxury Holidays

Package Cost: USD 689 Per Person

Land Package Coverage Inclusion:

  • 6-night accommodation based on double/twin sharing room
  • 1-night cruise based on double/twin sharing cabin on non-private boat in Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned in the B-Breakfast, Br-Brunch, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Boat trip(s) as mentioned in the itinerary
  • SIC tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation by vehicle with A/C
    • Private airport transfers and private tour transfers
    • Shared vehicle for SIC tours
    • Shuttle bus as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water during tour day
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam (different guides in different cities & tour)
Luxury Vietnam Package

Exclusion:

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Any flights (International & Domestic) and airport tax
  • Single Supplement; Early check-in and late check-out; Hotel/Room upgrade

Tips, drinks, personal expenses and any services not mentioned in the program.

Accommodation Details:

Hanoi: Grand Vista Hotel Deluxe or similar

Halong Bay: La Regina Royal Cruise Noble Suite or similar

Danang: Rosamia Hotel ROH or similar

Ho Chi Minh: Hotel Grand Saigon Deluxe or similar

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