VIETNAM TOUR 12 DAYS - INSIGHT VIETNAM
Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Saigon, Dream Travel’s guide welcome you at the airport then escort to your hotel in Saigon. Welcome dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at your proposed hotel
Day 2: Saigon City Tour (B/L)
Full day city tour, visit Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Xa Loi Pagoda, where keeps the glass vase that on its central altar contains the heart of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who felt so strongly about the in humane treatment of his fellows that he committed suicide by burning on June 11, 1963 as a final protest, visit Ben Thanh market and China town. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3: Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at hotel then transfer to My Tho. Take the motorized boat through the Bao Dinh natural canal; view the stealhouse and the fruit plantation along the canal sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise Island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Tach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family business where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride on the creeks before returning to My Tho by rowing boat. Proceed to Can Tho. Check in on arrival. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Phong Dien - Cai Rang - Saigon (B/L)
Have breakfast at your hotel, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Keep cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the "monkey Bridge" in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang. Break time for lunch. Return to Hochiminh city. Stop for visit and rest at the Bonsai garden in My Tho. Drive back to Saigon for overnight.
Day 5: Saigon - Danang - Hoian (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival you will be picked up and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoian - Hue (B/L)
In the morning take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. In the afternoon drive to Hue, on the way visit Marble Mountain and Linh Ung Pagoda, stopover at Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue City Tour (B/L)
In the morning visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch. In the afternoon a boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hanoi city tour - Overnight Train to Lao Cai (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Visit Hochiminh Complex for visit Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hochiminh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. In the afternoon visit ethnological museum then have cyclo in the old quarter and visit Dong Xuan market. Free at your leisure to explore the city
20.30: Transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train
Day 9: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Sapa (B/L/D)
Train arrives at Lao Cai Railway Station at 06.00AM. Transfer to Sapa by minibus. Have breakfast at the hotel or in the local restaurant (optional). Relax for a while. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short downhill walk to Cat Cat village. This village of the H'mong tribe in the valley, remains in very original style. Excellent views of the valley with the magnificent limestone hills and paddy fields of the H'mong village. Mix with the local families and learn of their customs and social life. Further down past the village down you will reach the Cat Cat waterfall. A "white curtain" cascade appears which is surrounded by a flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for photos and sunbathing during good weather You will also see a disused French hydro power station. Dinner on guest's account and overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 10: Sapa - Trekking Lao Chai - Ta Van - Overnight train back to Hanoi (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Walk from hotel to Y Linh Ho then trek to Lao Chai village, a village of the Black H’mong. A short walk down to the river will take you to a hill tribe house to see their living style and the local women making their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people stay can be seen. Visit the village and learn their customs. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Dinner on guest's account. Transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi ( AC Soft sleeper with)
Day 11: Hanoi - Halong - Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)
Arrive Hanoi around 5.00am. Pick up and transfer to mini hotel for rest and breakfast
8.00 - 8.15: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi by the Glory Legend shuttle bus. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
12.00 – 13.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge.
Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island.
Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands.
Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu).
Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19.30 – 23.00 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner.
Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
Day 12: Halong - Hanoi (Brunch)
06.00 – 08.00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
08.00 – 11.30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception.
Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.
Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew. Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi around 16.30pm. Check in hotel, free at your leisure and Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi Departure (B)
Breakfast the hotel. Free at your leisure until transfer to airport for your ongoing flight.
Price in US$ per person in group of
Tour Package include:
- Accommodation at hotels in places as indicated in program
- Meals as indicated in program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Private transportation at places as indicated in program
- Air tickets (Economy class, Vietnam Airlines) Saigon - Danang and Hue - Hanoi
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- Tour guide at places (language upon request)
- Boat trips in Mekong Delta, Hue
- Cruise in Halong Bay ( double/twin beds cabin)
Tour Package exclude:
- Other meals and drinks/personal expenses
- International air fares
- Visas application fees to Vietnam