Embark on an enchanting journey through Captivating Vietnam, from the vibrant city of Saigon to the captivating capital of Hanoi. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture as you explore iconic landmarks like the Reunification Palace, Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon. Discover the serene beauty of the Mekong Delta, cruising along the Tien River and visiting Vinh Trang Pagoda. Experience the charm of Hanoi with a cyclo tour in the Old Quarter and visits to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and the Temple of Literature. Indulge in the breathtaking landscapes of Halong Bay, cruising amidst limestone karsts and exploring hidden caves.
This tour offers a perfect blend of history, natural wonders, and warm hospitality, leaving you with cherished memories of Vietnam’s delights.
- Accommodation as indicated above twin including all taxes and breakfast (normally check-in time: 14.00hrs & check- out time: 12.00hrs)
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
- Indicated meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Accommodation at hotel as mentioned or similar ones
- Mineral water during excursion 2bottles/Pax/Day
- All services mentioned in the program
- English speaking guides during the trip
- Approval letter for Visa
- Personal expenses and beverage
- Visa stamp 25$ into Vietnam
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Airfares (international and domestic) and airport tax
- Early check in and late check-out surcharge: check in time: 14.00 hrs, check out time: 12.00 hrs
- International and domestic flights including airport tax
- Other meals and services not mentioned below.
- Tipping for guide and driver ($3/pax/day suggested)
Day 01 - SAIGON ARRIVAL- CITY TOUR
Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be transferred to the city. Begin your exploration with a visit to the historic Reunification Palace, once the residence of President Thieu and now a museum. Inside, witness the preserved private rooms, the poignant "War Room," and the room where the North Vietnamese army took control in 1975. Nearby, marvel at the architecture of the Post Office and the Neo-romanesque beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral. Continue to the serene Jade Emperor Pagoda, adorned with intricate statues. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and check-in at your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax and explore at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 02 - SAIGON-MYTHO-BENTR-SAIGON
After breakfast, embark on a journey to the picturesque Mekong Delta. Drive through green rice fields and arrive in the rural town of My Tho. Visit the magnificent Vinh Trang Pagoda, known as the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Explore the temple grounds, surrounded by fruit trees in the charming village of My Hoa. Board a motorized boat and cruise along the Tien River, passing by Tortoise, Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islets. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit a fruit garden, enjoy tropical fruits, and listen to enchanting Southern Vietnamese folk music. Discover the art of beekeeping at a local bee house. Continue to Ben Tre Province, renowned as "The Land of Coconut." Witness the coconut candy-making process and take a rowing boat trip along the small canals, enveloped by water coconut palms. You'll have the opportunity to relax on a hammock or explore the village by bike. Return to Saigon in the late afternoon and spend the night.
Day 03 - SAIGON-HANOI CITY TOUR
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the city. Begin your Hanoi adventure with a unique cyclo tour around the captivating Old Quarter, where you can absorb the charm and beauty of the bustling streets. Marvel at the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple, nestled on an islet. Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university founded in 1070, known for its well-preserved architecture and serene gardens. Afterward, check-in at your hotel and enjoy some free time to relax. In the late afternoon, immerse yourself in the traditional art form of water puppetry, a captivating show unique to Vietnam. Spend the night in Hanoi.
Day 04 - HANOI-HALONG-HANOI
Embark on an unforgettable day trip to the breathtaking Halong Bay. In the morning, your guide will pick you up and drive you to this natural wonder. Admire the scenic landscapes as you pass through the highway and take a brief rest stop. Arrive at Tuan Chau International Port and board a cruise ship to begin your Halong Bay exploration. Marvel at the stunning limestone karsts and islets that dot the bay. Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch featuring authentic Vietnamese dishes and seafood specialties. Visit the mesmerizing Surprising Cave, one of the most famous and beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Engage in kayaking or take a row-boat ride at Hang Luon, surrounded by water coconut palms. Head to Titop Island and have the opportunity to swim in the emerald green waters or hike to the mountaintop for panoramic views of Halong Bay. As the day draws to a close, enjoy the sunset over the bay while savoring a delightful tea-time experience
Day 05 - HANOI DEPARTURE
Have breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.