From Rober Dombale@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jun 11 21:33:16 2017
Make the most of your stay in Vietnam and enjoy idyllic sites while staying in luxury resorts. You will be provided with the best comfort you can possibly imagine and will enjoy at the same time all of the beauty that Vietnam has to offer. You will
experience original leisure activities while decompressing in a harmonious framework that will make you feel like you’ve reached heaven.
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Met and welcomed by your guide upon arrival, transferred to hotel by private car
Enjoy a traditional cyclo ride of exploration through the busy streets of the ‘Old Quarter’
Enjoy a water puppet show, a traditional and ancient art form, unique to Vietnam, which is loved by children and also adults
Enjoy a welcome dinner
Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole 5*****
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong - CRUISE and NIGHT on board
Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay by private car with tour guide
Halong Bay, with its 1969 islands, is set in beautiful turquoise waters and was recognized for its natural beauty by UNESCO in 1994, and classified as a World Heritage Site.
Receive a welcome drink on boarding
Install in private cabins
Start your cruise while enjoying lunch.
Lunch is served from a delicious seafood menu while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay
Admire the beautiful landscapes
Visit the mysterious Canh Thien cave
Relax on the island beach and enjoy swimming
Kayak for 1 hour
Dinner is served outdoors, (weather permitting), or in the indoor dining room Overnight on board
Accommodation: Indochina Junk – Dragon Legend Cruise
Plus: travel agency Hanoi
Day 3: Halong - CRUISE - Hanoi
Enjoy a journey through the Vung Vieng fishing village
Discover the floating houses and the lifestyle of its population, who live permanently on the water, and visit a floating school
Lunch on board the junk will close this beautiful cruise
Disembark from the junk
Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi including breakfast
Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Metropole 5****
Day 4: Hanoi - City tour - FLY - Danang
This city tour gives a glimpse and an introduction to the history and highlights of the nation’s capital and includes:
Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to see the embalmed body of the nation’s hero Visit the One Pillar Pagoda
Visit the Temple of Literature
Discover the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest in Vietnam
Enjoy a lunch of the specialties of Hanoi
Visit the Ethnology Museum, one if the finest museums in the country
Transfer by private car to the airport for a flight to Danang
Met and welcomed by your guide upon arrival then transfer to your hotel by private car
Overnight in Danang including breakfast
Day 5: Danang - Free time
Free time to enjoy the beach or just stroll around the town.
Day 6: Danang - Hoian - Free time
Day 7: Hoian - Hai Van Pass - Hue - 1/2 City tour
Drive Hue from Hoian via the Mandarin Road, crossing the Hai Van Pass whose elevation has led to it being known as “the pass in the clouds” and it commands spectacular views.
Hue is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its ancient relics, historical monuments, local culture and well-preserved architecture
Visit the Imperial Palace, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 See Khai Dinh’s tomb
Enjoy a lunch of Hue’s unique, spicy cuisine
Take a cyclo ride through shady lane-ways and past many historical sites Overnight in Hue including breakfast.
Day 8: Hue - Thuy Bieu cooking class - FLY - HCM City
Transfer by private car to Toa Kham wharf to begin the cruise along the poetic Perfume River
Stop at Dong Ba Market to buy the ingredients for the cooking class. Continue cruising to Thuy Bieu Village, an ancient village overlooking the most pristine part of the Perfume River.
Take a walking or cycling tour of the village to see ancestral temples, communal houses and garden houses – a unique and typical feature of Hue.
Visit "do" paper making a family to know more about a traditional custom of Vietnamese people and know why they use joss paper, also known as ghost money, for the died people.
Visit paper painting family to see the countryside painting art of the young local artists.
Join a cooking class at the Thuy Bieu restaurant to prepare Hue signature dishes with instruction from our chefs. Then enjoy your creations in the open air riverside restaurant surrounded by luxuriant trees.
Relax with a medicinal herbal foot bath and an excellent body massage by a blind masseur. • In the late afternoon, transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in HCM City
Day 9: HCM City - City
Visit the War Remnants Museum, housing a history of the local perspective of the Vietnam War.
Visit the old Presidential Palace, where victory was declared after years of fighting and preserved as it was found, including vehicles in the garages.
Visit FITO, a couple of first private museums in Vietnam dedicated to the traditional Vietnamese medicine and pharmacy.
Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office, both magnificent displays of the architecture of bygone days.
Spend some time at Binh Tay Market, to witness the biggest market in Cholon in full swing, and check out many goods, including fresh produce, on offer in this busy place.
Overnight in HCM City
Day 10: HCM City - Mekong - CRUISE and NIGHT on Song Xanh sampan
Travel by road to Cai Be. Board the Song Xanh Sampan, with nicely furnished private cabins, with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and tastefully decorated by Vietnamese artisans.
Cruise downstream on the Tien Giang River to Cho Lach.
Lunch will be served during the cruise.
See the river activity of the many sands and rice barges on the river.
Visit the inhabitants of a village on the banks of the Mang Thit River. Visit the lush, productive orchards or nearby rice fields.
Back on board, and cruise towards the Mang Thit River.
Anchor for the night in the small floating market downstream from Tra On. Overnight on board
Day 11: Mekong - CRUISE - HCM City
Navigate the way through Tra On floating market in the direction of Can Tho. Transfer to a lighter boat to visit the Cai Rang market on close by canals. Discover the people whose life is maintained around these wonderful markets on water.
Visit a colonial house and orchard planted with durian, oranges, and mangosteen.
Enjoy the peaceful setting in which some people live in the Delta region Land at the pier in Ninh Kieu in Can Tho.
Take a stroll around the covered market in Can Tho.
Journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight at a hotel in HCM City.