Day 01: Arrival to Ha Noi ( L or D )
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport you will be welcomed by Aodai Travel?s guide and driver.
Enjoy your lunch or dinner at traditional restaurant. Transfer to your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha Noi.
Day 02: Ha Noi city tour with food street at evening (B,L, D)
Breakfast at your hotel.
08.00: Aodai Travel's guide will pick you up. Today you have chance visit 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.
9.30: 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.
After that you will visit the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam's first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
Day 03: Ha Noi - Ha Long (B,L,D)
07.45 - 08.15 approx
Aodai Travel's guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta
Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ? hours.
12 - 12.30 approx
Arriving Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing
Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
Set sail as lunch is served
Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it?s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Maze cave
Arrive at Amazing cave (hang Sung Sot), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named Amazing.
Reach to the peak point of the cave for a breath taking panoramic view of the bay
Back to the boat, our cruise will take you to a stunning tranquilizing isolated lagoon for swimming or just simply relaxing on the boat with our spa service and mingle in the picturesque seascape.
Heading back toward the sleeping area
Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizer. It's ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset
An authentic Vietnamese menu is served
After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing?
Day 04: Ha Long - Ha Noi -Hue (B,L) Flight
Early risers can enjoy an energizing swim in the cool, calm and quiet waters of the overnight anchorage. 07.30 breakfast, The cruise then continues, passing more interesting formations such as Ti Tot and Soi Sim Beaches, Ngon Tay (Finger) islet, Thien Nga (Swan) islet and Ga Choi (Fighting Cock) islet.
Return to Halong City. Have lunch on boat.
Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return trip to Hanoi. Transfer to Noi Bai airport to board flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on guest?s account. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Hue city.
Day 5: Hue ( B, L)
Following breakfast at your hotel,Aodai travel's guide will pick you up then you will take a morning cruise on the Perfume River to visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy a night boat trip on the Perfume River enlivened by a performance of Hue folk songs. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Hue city.
Day 6: Hue ? Da Nang ? Hoi An (B )
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for Hoi An, stop for photos and sightseeing at the Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach, and Marble mountain.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, stroll around town and visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, silk street of Hoi An, and Danang-style temples and pagodas. Dinner at your expense. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, D) Flight
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Danang airport for boarding flight to Ho Chi Minh City . Pick up and transfer to your hotel. A sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975. Visit some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral and the Old Central Post Office.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
Take a tour of town and visit Thien Hau & Quan Am pagoda. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be floating market (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating markets and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into a small village to visit an orchard and fruit plantation. Continue cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals and experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long, where you can immerse yourself in nature.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of a garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Take a delightful walk through a bonsai garden. Meet the driver in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city - departure
Breakfast at your hotel. Free leisure time to explore before tour transfer to the airport for departure.
End of services.
Prices net per person in US$, and may change depending on high or low
Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
Meals on indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Junk Cruise in Halong with Kayak
English or French ? speaking guide
Private Boat trip in Son river, Perfume River, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)
1 Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue, Danang ? Ho chi Minh City
International airfare to/from Vietnam
Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.