Asia Eyes Travel will take you to a unique journey from North to South of this wonderful country so that you can enjoy the beauty landscapes, villages and the richness, variety of its cuisine from the rugged mountains in the North to the lush mouth of the Mekong in the South. We will discover from the bustling capital of the North , Hanoi to the old Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) of the South, pass through impossible landscapes such as Halong Bay, pagodas and temples in My Son, rivers and ancient cities, such as Hue and Hoian, witnesses of the millenary history of the nation of the Viet.
Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, Asia Eyes Travel will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore this bustling city by your own.
Breakfast at the hotel.
At 08:30, our tour guide will pick up from your hotel, then visit Ho Chi Minh complex where tourists will learn all kinds of information about president Ho Chi Minh. Then we move to One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
Have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, we will head to Hoa Lo Prison which once known as “Hanoi Hilton”.
Back to downtown for refreshment by Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple before taking one hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers.
Come back your hotel and enjoy your night in Hanoi Old Quarter.
After breakfast, our bus will pick you up at around 07:30-08:00. The duration of the trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay is 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 we 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 cabin
Enjoy the cooking class and the set menu for lunch while the cruise is getting back to harbor.
Get on car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi approximate 16:45 PM.
Free time to rest or take a walk around the Old Quarter. At 20:45 we will transfer you to the station to take the train to Lao Cai. You will spend the night in a sharing cabin, in the direction to the impressive Sapa rice fields.
6: 30am: Arrive at Lao Cai Train station. Take a transfer to Sapa. . Early check in when you arrive if the room available, otherwise we will provide you a basic hotel room where you can have shower or relax.
9:30am: Visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on 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.
8 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the jeep to return to Sapa. Tour finish in Sapa by 3PM.
Free to discover the beauty of Sapa town until catch the night train to Hanoi.
Our driver will pick you up at the train station and take you to the hotel for taking shower and having breakfast.Afterwards, freetime to enjoy the morning in Hanoi city until our driver pick you up and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Hue
Arrive Hue airport and be transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Hue city.
At 09:00 our guide pick you up at your hotel. Start tour with a boat for a trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese site that we must see in Hue.
Then we take a short drive into the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen emperors. Each is an expression of the unique personality of the man whose remains it holds and each is comprised of three elements: a temple dedicated to the worship of the deceased emperor and his queen, a stone stele that records the biographical and historical high points of his life, and the royal tomb itself. Today, we will visit two of the tombs of emperors Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb before driving outside of town for a lunch of classic Hue cuisine at a restaurant in a beautiful garden setting.
In the afternoon, we return to the center of Hue. Continue to visit Hue Citadel -the most famous site in Hue and the Forbidden Purple City, originally built in the early 1800s for the personal use of the emperor and staffed by eunuchs who posed no threat to the royal concubines. Then, back to hotel for relaxing.
Overnight in Hue.
Freetime until the scheduled time, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An Ancient Town, you can stop to visiting My Son Holland on the way to Hoian. Free time to enjoy the peaceful of this old city. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
Today you are free at leisure in Hoi An (Optional: take a boat trip to Cham island, join a cooking class, visit My Son Sanctuary, cycle to the villages or cycle to be beach for swimming and relaxing, etc.)
This morning you are free until we pick you up to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive in the Ho Chi Minh City our guide will pick you up and take you a tour to visit the beautiful city. We visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s – Apr 1975s ). We will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).
Back to your hotel for relaxing. Overnight at hotel
8.30 am: Our private car picks you up at your hotel then transfer to Cai Be. Arrive Cai Be, our guide greets you at Cai Be harbor and we take boat trip transfer to Mekong Lodge.
Check-in bungalows. After that, you enjoy a lunch at local restaurant.
From 15.00: afternoon cycling tour to Tan Phong island, go to one of the orchard: approx. 10km along village paths, in passing 3 wooden ferries, in about 2 hours.
In the evening, you join Cooking class & have dinner in restaurant.
Overnight in Mekong Lodge.
07.00 – 08.00 am: breakfast in the restaurant.
From 08.00 am: take a boat trip to the bustling floating market, visit handicraft villages, and Cai Be market on land, then transferred to Mekong Lodge.
Lunch is served in the nice restaurant with the Vietnamese day-menu
Around 12:00 pm: boat trip transfer to Cai Be harbor, our driver is waiting you there for the drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Breakfast at the hotel. At the schedules time, you will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport to take your departure flight. End of service.