October 8, 2015
Vietnam Holidays: Vietnam Sun & Sea
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival [D]
upon arrival, our tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport; transfer you to the downtown of Hanoi for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour [B, L]
Free morning at leisure. After lunch in the local restaurant, we will start our city tour with most featured places: Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt House, and the Presidential Palace. We then move to The Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam dating back to 1070. Go on with a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple . We end the day with water puppet show – one of Vietnamese unique traditions. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau [B, L, D]
We leave for Mai Chau with stops on the way to take photo of spectacular scenery. Arrive at a White Thai minority around noon and lunch in a family. Afternoon we walk to the surrounding villages. Dinner and overnight on the Thai’s traditional house-on-stilts. This evening you have chance to enjoy the local dance and music (optional)
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi [B, L]
If today is Sunday we will drive 1 hour further to enter a weekend market at Xa Linh where you can see many ethnic minorities gather around for trading. It is very colorful market with the presentation of the Red and Green Hmong. After lunch we return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay [B, L, D]
We have private transport to Halong Bay with stops on the way for photos and visiting a humanity centre. The drive takes about 4 hours to get to Halong harbor. Embark a traditional junk boat around noon. Seafood lunch will be served on board while cruising across many beautiful islands. In the afternoon, visit to a limestone cave. Overnight on boat.
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue [B, L, D]
Wake up early in the morning if you would like to enjoy beautiful sunrise at the bay. Have some coffee and cakes for a small breakfast while the crew is pulling the anchor up for more cruise other parts of the bay. Have a brunch on boat before reaching the pier, get back to Hanoi for dinner and hop on a night train to Hue. Overnight train.
Day 7: Hue City Tour [B, L]
Arrive in Hue in the morning, transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Free on your own for the rest of the morning. Afternoon, we will tour around Hue Forbidden City. The great value of this ancient landmark is the royal architectural complex, which has been officially recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Following with a walk around Dong Ba Market where you can learn more about local’s life. Enjoy shopping here. Royal dinner would be great experience in the imperial city. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue – Hoi An [B, L]
After your breakfast, walk to the boat wharf for a cruise on charming Perfume River, Visit Thien Mu pagoda and Tu Duc tombs. In the afternoon, drive to Hanoi with a stop at Cham museum. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An Relaxation [B, L]
Spend half a day for tour of little Hoi An. Tour includes Phuc Kien assembly hall, Japanese recovered bridge and one of the most famous old houses in town, Tan Ky house. The rest of the day is yours to relax on the beach or visit to some of the famous tailors of the town where you can have your cloths made! Dinner and overnight in Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An – Nha Trang [B, L]
Morning departure for Da Nang city for a short flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, transfer directly to Whale Island where you are going to make your first night dive. After dinner, take your motor boat to the Whale island dive site area called Van Phong Bay, an absolutely untouched place where we are sure you will have a good Vietnam dive experience. Overnight in Whale Island.
Day 11: Whale Island Relaxation [B]
Your free day in Whales island for relaxing. You can also optionally enjoy some resort facilities such as wind surfing, kayaking, fishing or just relax on the white sandy beach in front of your bungalow. Dinner and overnight in Whale Island.
Day 12: Whale Island – Nha Trang [B, L]
Breakfast at the resort. Get your speed boat to return to the mainland for departure to Nha Trang – beautiful beach city. Check into hotel. Afternoon accompanied by our guide do a short city tour. Visit Long Son pagoda, Dam market before we experience a mud bath in the afternoon at Suoi Ba mud bath centre. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 13: Nha Trang (Full day dive) [B, L]
Depart early to Cau Da pier where you meet your boat and dive instructor. Leave for Electric Nose– one of the best diving spots in Nha Trang Island. Snorkeling in this beautiful island is also a great idea. Lunch with seafood. Afternoon, dive in Mun Island – another very interesting dive spot in Nha Trang before heading back to the dock. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 14: Nha Trang – Saigon – Cu Chi tunnels [B, L]
Transfer to the airport for the short morning flight to Saigon. Get picked up at the airport, transfer to the hotel for rest. Lunch on your own. Afternoon followed by the journey to Cu Chi Tunnels – 50 kilometers west of Saigon. It is used to be the iron land of VC during Vietnam War. The tunnel created from French war but getting widen and famous in Vietnam War. Upon arrival; we have a short documentary film about Cu Chi before enjoying a trip around the revolutionary base. The local tour guide will help you to understand the underground living condition then. You will also have chance to head to the real tunnel. The tunnel now is opened for tourists but they still keep some original part for sightseeing. Back to Saigon in the late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 15: Saigon – Phu Quoc Island [B, L]
A short flight takes you to Phu Quoc Island where you will dive in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel. Meet your instructor and get full information about this paradise island and your dive sites. All afternoon is your dive experience in Phu Quoc. Dinner and overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 16: Phu Quoc Relaxation [ B, L, D]
Buffet breakfast, we then departure to visit fish sauce factory, Khu Tuong pepper garden and Cau Castle. Back to the resort to have lunch. Visit Southern Islet: Sao beach, Phu quoc former prison, An Thoi port, the pearl-cultivating farm. Getting on Saigon–Phuquoc boat equipped with neon’s, nets, fishing rods… to go fishing and squid-fishing. The fishing time begins at the sunset and the squid-fishing at night. Enjoying grilled seafood and having dinner on boat. Back to the resort. overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 17: Phu Quoc Island – Saigon [B, D]
Buffet breakfast. Free for shopping at Duong Dong market. Check- out. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Saigon. Check in the hotel. Rest at leisure. Farewell dinner on a well-lit ship in Saigon River. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 18: Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time at leisure until get transferred to the airport for the departure flight or carry on with more Custom Vietnam Travel’s special interests
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