Arrive at Hanoi airport, our driver and tour guide will be waiting to welcome you to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam and quickly transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi to relax after a long tiring flight.
Overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, you will have a trip to Halong which takes approximately 4 hours. We will arrive at the cruise office in the city of Halong, from where we will transfer to our cruise. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and start the cruise.
You will have lunch while the cruise is heading to Bai Tu Long Bay. Pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave.
After the exploration of the cave, enjoy kayaking in the blue ocean.
In the evening, you will enjoy dinner and spend the night on board.
Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
After breakfast, you will visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by bamboo sampan for an hour in to the village. Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created.
Upon return to the boat, you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing and check out the cabin
Enjoy the cooking class and the set menu for lunch while the cruise is getting back to the harbor.
Get on car back to Hanoi and spend free evening in the Old Quarter (No hotel room available)
At 20:30 - 20:45, our driver pick you up and transfer you to the train station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 6:30. Take a short drive (about 40 Km) to Sapa from Lao Cai. Drop off at a local restaurant for breakfast and then a light warm-up session afterwards before we start our trekking journey.
9:30AM, start trekking for 14 km and visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or at a food stall nearby the river bank, continue hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
Overnight at homestay in Ta Van Village.
Breakfast will be served at your home stay at about 8AM.
After breakfast, at around 9:30 AM, continue trekking for 8 Km to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Here you will get the chance to see a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy the landscapes before we pass through a bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get to the Jeep to return to Sapa.
Arrive at Sapa. Free time to explore Sapa town until 17:30 - 18:00, our driver pick you up at the meeting point and transfer to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on train (Sharing cabin with other passengers).
Arrival Hanoi train station at around 5:30AM, our driver pick you up and transfer to your day-use hotel for check in and refresh.
8:00 - 8:15: We pick you up from your hotel, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969.
You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
Departure on MON, FRI
Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- milleary historic development.
Departure on TUE, WED, THU, SAT, SUNDAY
You’ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
You have lunch at a local restaurant in the Old Quarter
After lunch, we pay a visit the Temple of literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.
Around 15:30, end of Hanoi city tour and your private transfer will pick you up at your hotel to transfer to Hanoi train station for the night train to Hue.
8.30 am: you arrive Hue train station, our driver pick you up and transfer to local restaurant for breakfast.
After the breakfast, we start exploring the ancient city.
Take a scenic boat trip on the perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda & drive to visit the Hue Citadel palace complex. It takes 203 years for building & consider as the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Time to discover the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945): admire the impressive architecture of the palaces, entrance gates, temples, the viewing platforms, the Mandarin buildings, the royal reading room and Hien Lam pavilion.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon: you will visit the two of seven attractive royal tombs, discover more about the architecture, culture & history of Hue and Vietnam. King Tu Duc’s tomb (Tu Duc is a king but also a poet, so his mausoleum is a poet garden, situated in a narrow valley 8 km from the city center).
Next, we move to the most interesting emperor’s tombs is Minh Mang King, located 12 km outside of Hue on the west bank of the perfum river, the king that founded the last Vietnamese dynasty of Nguyen.
Drive to check-in your hotel.
Overnight in Hue.
Breakfast at hotel.
Free time at leisure till transfer to Hue station for a 2,5 hour train ride to Danang. Vietnam Reunification train, soft seat ticket with air conditioned.
Upon arrival at 13:00, be picked up and drive to visit the Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) - one of attractive place in Da Nang city.
Continue the drive to Hoian town.
Explore the charming town on foot in 1.5 hours, you will visit: Chinese assembly halls, the Japanese covered bridge, museum of trade ceramic, Tan Ky house,…
Transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Hoian.
You are free at leisure to discover Hoi An or relax on the beach.
Free day in Hoian until check out (12:00PM)
23:00 transfer to the train station for an overnight train trip in 16 hours to Saigon. Vietnam Reunification train, soft sleeper ticket in a 4-berth sharing cabin SE1 (1.15 pm/5.20 am)
Overnight on train.
5.20AM Early morning arrive Saigon Train Station
Our driver pick you up at the train station and transfer you to your hotel for early checkin and have breakfast.
9.00AM Your local tour guide and driver will pick you up and we start driving from Saigon through rice paddies and small villages to My Tho (70km ~ 1.5 hours)
Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda – one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the region.
Arrive, start boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stopover at Unicorn Island, take a walk around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music performed by the local people.
Visit the fruit plantation, Honey Bee Farm and try special hot tea from the farm.
After feasting on a delicious lunch, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
After breakfast at the hotel, your day is free to enjoy the city until you transfer to the airport for your next destination.