Welcome to Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport where you will meet your guide after immigration and taken to your hotel.
(Note : hotel official check in is from 14:00, hotel early check in is NOT included, and is subject to hotel availability and regulation; hotel early check in can be available on request )
After breakfast at your hotel, we visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. Next, we head out to visit Bat Trang pottery village (if on Mon, Wed or Fri). Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
After lunch a to visit, the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, followed by a visit to Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. A scenic drive past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. Before we end the day, we go through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Evening is at leisure.
Lunch is a buffet with Vietnamese cuisine.
After lunch we continue to visit Tam Coc wharf and take the sampan along the Ngo Dong river to visit three different caves.
A quick bike tour around the Tam Coc Area or enjoy a Vietnamese tea break.
Next, we visit Mua cave. We climb around 500 stone steps, where you can see all the way to Tam Coc and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and the Ngo Dong river.
We then head back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
8:30- 9:00 After breakfast you are transferred along the expressway and head off to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at Tuan Chau Wharf, you are transferred by speed boat to ASPIRA CRUISE.
11.30 – 12.00 : After checking in at reception on ASPIRA CRUISES, you are served a welcome drink and provided with a cold towel. This will be followed by a cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking in to your cabin. After we set sail lunch is served onboard ASPIRA CRUISES luxury restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
This afternoon we arrive at Light and Dark Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people. Then a bit of time for swimming.
Upon returning to the ship to you can admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and just relax by the seasonal swimming pool, enjoying a complimentary sunset party and our Happy Hour Deals in all bars on the cruise.
This evening before dinner on board, you can join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew.
You can also book in for the massage service which is available. (Please book directly with the Cruise Manager on the boat). If you desire the cruises have fitness centers onboard which are positioned on the higher deck with panoramic views and they are always free to use.
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight. A great dining experience awaits you.
After dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic ballad music, enjoy drinks from the bar or try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy Spa treatment, or simply relax in your room.
An early wake up to start your day with Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise on the top deck or the gym is a great place to get an unspoiled view of the sunrise.
After a light breakfast we head to Gia Luan, by bus to Trung Trang cave which is known locally as "gold treasure". It is a must visit due to the most beautiful stalagmite and stalactite cave, located in Cat Ba National Park.
Discover more than 300 m. the Trung Trang cave is the creeper door with many shapes as the great sculptures of creativity. From here, visitors will step into a green space with thousands of trees and vines. Within the caves grounds there is a very beautiful natural forest.
At approximately 10:00am we return to the boat and check out our cabin. Then have brunch in restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Please settle all bills before disembarking and returning to the port.
Transfer and return to Hanoi to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue a transfer to your hotel.
Meet your guide in the lobby for a city tour of Hue. We start with a dragon boat ride along the Perfume river for you to view the city in the morning.
We visit Thien Mu pagoda (The most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam), then we do land transport to visit other famous places in Hue city including the Imperial Citadel: The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty. Next is the royal Antiques Museum: A gallery of antiques displaying collections of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. Then it is off to Dong Ba market, the largest commercial center of Hue city. Here you will find special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market
This afternoon lunch is at a local restaurant with Hue specialty cakes. After lunch we visit the Emperors Tombs, the conical hat village and the incense stick making village. Our tour continues onto the Khai Dinh tomb which is the tomb of emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty, the Minh Mang tomb, the tomb of emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty.
This evening is free to roam around Hue city at your leisure.
Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast you have some free time to visit the Dong Ba Market & check out the hotel.
As we leave Hue, we depart to Hoi An, with a stopover at the summit of the Hai Van Pass for a sightseeing tour and to take photographs from the top of the mountain. Upon arrival in Danang city, lunch is served then we visit the Cham Museum to learn about the Cham people’s history, culture, and especially architecture and sculpture with stones, temples and towers, these are truly magnificent & unique artworks of the people who once found and developed a very brilliantly Empire and civilization from about the 4th until the 13th centuries and in the land where present day is the central part of Vietnam.
On our way to Hoi An we visit Marble mountain which is a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, and named after the 5 essential elements including metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered. Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in to your hotel and overnight stay. Evening is at leisure to wonder the city and possibly get some of the best tailor-made clothes Vietnam has to offer.
Our tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel’s lobby to the World Cultural Heritage site of Hoi An ancient town. From here we will start to walk to visit the complex of architectural monuments of various forms: Tan Ky old house, assembly hall, Japanese bridge, water wells, local markets, Harbor & enjoy Hoi An’s traditional dance and folk song.
Lunch is with many kinds of Hoi An’s special local food. After lunch we head back to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure to swim in the pool, relax or do some shopping.
Overnight at your hotel in Hoi An
After breakfast the guide will be waiting for you at the lobby for our days adventures. We head off to Ba Na Hills via the Cable Car, visit Dream Stream Cable car Station and see the panorama of Danang City on high. Next, we visit The Golden Bridge which has the most exotic structure. We then ccontinue to the 2nd cable car to visit the French Village (enjoy Street Music, watch Art’s statue).
Challenge the most popular adventure ride - Slide of Tube Car (free ride),
Lunch is a buffet at the restaurant. After lunch we enter Fantasy Park for some entertainment and rides. We then head back to the cable car to Ba Na Hills and back to the hotel.
Overnight at your hotel Hoi An
After breakfast a transfer from Hoi An to airport in Danang for your flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival in Saigon a transfer the airport to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to wander around Saigon and see the crazy traffic and amazing shopping.
Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast meet your guide in the hotel lobby so we can visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnels are located in an area known during the Viet Nam war as “Iron Triangle” on the account of the strength of its communist insurgency. The network stretches 250km long underground dug out which was being used during the Vietnam war. You visit a short distance of the real tunnels network underground. You can get down into the tunnels if you dare. We also visit the trap door and many other areas of the tunnels. After a little free time at the end we head back to Saigon city and stop for lunch along the way at a local restaurant.
Evening is at leisure and your stay at the hotel.
After breakfast finalize all bills and checkout as we depart for the Mekong delta about 2hour drive. On the way to the Mekong Delta, we pass by the famous pagoda named “Vinh Trang pagoda”. After arriving visit we get on boat to visit Phoenix Island. Here we visit the bee farm and enjoy honey tea as we llisten to traditional folk music and eat some tropical fruits. Next we hop onto a rowing sampan boat to visit the coconut candy workshop and enjoy the candy that we make by ourselves.
We the have lunch at restaurant and continue to Can Tho for our overnight stay Evening is at leisure.
After an early breakfast you are picked up from the lobby for a trip to the floating market, followed by a visit to a tropical fruit garden and then to noodle making house and rice paper workshop. Later in the morning we return to Ninh Kieu pier.
Lunch is at a local restaurant (Lunch is at own expense) before heading back to Saigon at around 17:00
Overnight at you your hotel
After breakfast at the hotel you have free time to explore Ho Chi Minh city before heading to the airport with our driver this afternoon.
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