- Explore the vibrant and fascinating country of Vietnam, with stop overs in 5 top tourism centers: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
- Take an overnight boat cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay with plenty of fun activities onboard and onshore, including cooking classes, squid fishing and kayaking.
- Visiting Imperial Palace in the poetic Hue city
- Travel and explore lovely Hoi An Town in your special way: by bike
- Relaxing in the best beach of Nha Trang - 1 of the best beach on the world.
- Feel history come alive as you explore the My Son Holy Land
- Discover the beautiful Mekong Delta and experience local daily life by joining a day tour to the Cai Be Floating Market.
- Transport , transfers and most of your meals are taken care of for you, and your tour guide is always on hand to help.
- Your tour allows you plenty of free time to explore Vietnam at your leisure.
- All hotels are highly recommended by tourists on Tripadvisor and guidebook.
Day 01 Airport pick up – Check in Hotel in Hanoi (Meals: No)
Pick up at the airport then transfer to Hotel in Hanoi Center. Check in hotel and free time to see Hanoi City.
Overnight in Hanoi
Note: Check in time after 13:00 P.M
Day 02 Hanoi- HALONG BAY ON ALISA CRUISE ( L/ D)
07h20 – 08h10: Our tour guide and Limousine Shuttle Bus will pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi old quarter upon your requirement.
08h30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours and on the way you can enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side
10h00 – 10h20: You will have 20 minutes to rest, drink or visiting. Please note that the 20-minute stop is compulsory according to the rules of Vietnam road rules for distance over 150 kms, the driver must stop at least once
12h00 - 12h30: Arrive at Tuan Chau harbor, take break and welcome drink at Alisa Cruise Lounge before boarding to Alisa Cruise
12h30: Welcome to Alisa Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink while our cruise manager gives a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout Alisa Cruise. Check-in your cabin and start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
12h40 -14h00: Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
14h00: After Lunch continues to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, the Ho-dong Tien cave, Luon cave... Customers also have chance to experience how beautiful are for Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island
15h00: Continued exploration the Halong Bay. Depend on a specific day and season only 1 option will be chosen
VISITING TITOP ISLAND FOR SWIMMING
15h10: Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
VISITING PEARL FARM VILLAGE OR KAYAKING AROUND HERE
Customers can choose between go kayaking or visiting the Pearl Farm Village ( You can not take both trips because it is not enough time)
16h00: Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village. Travelers will have a chance to visit Floating Pearl Farm and see how local people produce the great pearls. This Pearl Farm Village was established in 1995 by a Japanese organization, after years run by Japanese experts, it was transferred for Vietnamese. Our guide will show you around the farm and the museum there and explained how the process is done. You will pass a floating raft where some kinds of oyster pearls are grown and transplanted such as South Sea pearl, Tahitian Black Pearl,…etc. After that, you will see a processing room where workers transplanting oysters and understand some precious species of pearl. The last, you could see one of the workers here opening an alive oyster in front of your eyes to see pearl inside and then have to look their achievement in the showroom!
17h30: Come back to our Alisa Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Alisa Sky Bar.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
18h00 -18h30: Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. on sundeck – Our Chef will guides how to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy 2 drinks get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxes. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19h30 :Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.
21h00: Evening entertainments: Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on
Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Alisa Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
23h00: End of Program for Day One.
Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi – hotel in Hanoi (Meals: B, L)
6h30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi Le session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Coffee, tea, and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with the morning view of bay’s landscape.
07h00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08h00: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
9h40: Back to Alisa Cruise
10h00: Check-out of your room and settle bills at reception ( Check our from the room and having lunch after that)
10h15: Having brunch at Alisa Restaurant on boat
11h30: Arriving the harbor and get off from the boat
12h30: Return to Hanoi by comfortable air-con shuttle bus
14h30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop
16h00 – 16h30: Arrive in Hanoi end your trip.
Day 4 Hanoi – Flight to Hue - Check in hotel in Hue (meal: B)
Airport transfer in Hanoi for the flight to Hue airport, We will pick up and transfer to Hotel near Imperial Palace. Check in hotel and relaxing.
Day 5: Hue City tour (meal: B, L)
07.45 Am, We will pick up you at your hotel & transfer to Visit 04 famous sites:
- Minh Mang Tomb
- Khai Dinh Tomb
- Tu Duc Tomb
Conical Hat Making Incense Making Village.
After having lunch, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank
After you visit Thien Mu Pagoda, you get on the boat for a sight-seeing along the Perfume River. After the tour, the boat will drops off you at the Hue River Bank in the city center.
Here, you walk to your hotel.
The tour ends at 16.30
Day 6: Hue – Hai Van Pass – Hotel in Hoi An (meal: B, L)
A private car with English speaking driver will pick you up and transfer you to the ancient town Hoi An. On the way, he will stop for visiting Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 7 Hoi An Eco tour – Fishermen & Palm Paradise Tour (Meal: B,L )
On the Fishermen & Palm Paradise Tour of Jack Tran Hoi An Eco Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences - from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.
Departure Time: 0830hr (8:30am) : Pick up at hotel by coach
Transfer to a local fishing village
Learn about daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, their families and their community
Board Jack Tran's boat and commence cruising on the Cua Dai River
Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing
Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in a basket boat race
Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides
Back on-board our Jack Tran's boat, enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink
Return to hotel by coach at 13:30hr (1:30pm)
Day 8 Hoi An - My Son holyland tour (Meal: B,L)
8:00: The car and tour guide pick you up at your hotel 8:30 : Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for transfer back to the city for lunch
14.00 arrive your hotel.
Day 9: Hoi An – flight to Nha Trang beach (Meal: B)
We pick you up to the airpoert for fligh to Nha Trang beach. Be picked up and transfer to hotel in Nha Trang city.
Day 10: Nha Trang beach Free and Easy (Meal: B)
Free Day in Nha Trang
Day 11 Nha Trang - Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meal: B )
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12 HCMC - Mekong delta - Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long tour (Meal: B, L )
You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).
After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetations of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. Break time for lunch at the orchard fruit garden. From here, you will have a pleasant time riding bicycles to the villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock.
After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long - a center of tropical fruit; stop in for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.
Day 13 HCMC Free day (Meal: B )
You are free after a long trip from North to South of Vietnam, if you need a tour organized please email Vietnam Travel Top
Day 14 HCMC - Airport transfer - end the trip (Meal: B )
This day you are free to visit Ho Chi Minh City and shopping for souvernirs until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.
If you want to extend your trip to Phu Quoc Island or Siem Reap Cambodia, please contact Vietnam Travel Top to book it in advance. This extra fee is optional and not included in the price.