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Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – HCMC – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Siem Reap
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Hanoi, the first stop for your Indochina tours. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday
to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the
dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city
with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural
museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than
bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where
imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Travel.
Today, we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city
including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on
Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house
on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the
impressive Ethnologic Museum (or Museum of Fine Arts, Army Museum,
History Museum, Woman Museum, Hoa Lo Prison), the beautiful West Lake,
the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the
bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once
offered for sale at these places. Enjoy a glass of "Bia Hoi - draught beer - included" at Ta Hien Street before we enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any Vietnam Holidays.
We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hour drive (170 km) through the Red
River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of
Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way,
we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes,
embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in
Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is the World
Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain
islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam
Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated
with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into
the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on
the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing time combining the fine
tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise,
we'll stop some times for visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave and the
Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night. Overnight on
board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Danang (Hoi An)
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay
as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone
cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless
collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.
After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon
of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up.
After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long
traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck
Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot.
Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive
back to Hanoi. Stop in Hai Duong to visit the famous Con Son pagoda.
Transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Danang. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class
Meals: B, L
Cooking class and tasting Vietnamese food can be special and highlight for your Indochina tours
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights,
sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to
interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to
be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes)
along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a
chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before
learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The
cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first
demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves.
Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving
(plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An Free Day
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no
Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved
example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the
19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences,
both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An
ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art
galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of
this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang
Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An
will transfer you to the airport for your flight to to Saigon. Arrive
at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and
driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most
exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a
chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public
buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Indochina Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
Free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to
visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we
visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200
kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long
struggle for independence where you will understand more about the
Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating market – Can Tho
Meals: B, L
we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice
producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine
deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast
network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes
plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and
no doubt one of the most interesting destinations for Vietnam Tours.
On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market,
visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your
boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in
the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in
Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can
Day 10: Can Tho (Cai Rang floating market) – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of
any Vietnam Tours
where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities
of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will
roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles
making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of
Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. After lunch, transfer back to
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Siem Reap
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in HCMC will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina tours,
the home of the Temples of Angkor. Set off this afternoon for a tuk
tuk ride to Angkor Thom. Discover an ancient city of incredible
proportions- perfectly planned and filled with impressive temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap Angkor Wat
Meals: B, L
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours.
Early this morning, enjoy a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat with great
photographing opportunities. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Continue
to explore Angkor Thom, the site of the ancient capital of the Khmer
period. Visit the South Gate, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas,
Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm,
which many deemed the most charming of all the temples.
This afternoon, take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to observe the
local’s life on water. Stop by at the Artisan D’Angkor and Old market
for some shopping.
Day 13: Siem Reap Free Day
Day free at leisure for you to rest and explore Siem Reap on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap departure
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until Vivutravel's
private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere
thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed
your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
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