Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ninh Binh – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnel
Note: At the moment, there are no overnight cruises available in Halong Bay, so we use Halong Bay 1 day tour to be an alternative. We will change into 2 day cruises and additional cost as they are available.
Go Asia Travel representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to hotel in Hanoi, check-in hotel, free and easy to discover Hanoi Old Quarter. Its diverse city draws its influences from both French and Chinese culture.
Night 1: Overnight in HM Hotel/Babylon Premium 3* or similar
From 07:45 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay
12h30 Embarking on Classic Cruise*** followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 Enjoying lunch as the ship cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 Exploring the amazing Sung Sot Cave, trek up to Titov Island or swimming on the beach
16h30 Kayaking among the hidden areas of the bay Returning to the boat and cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
Enjoying Sunset and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
17:45 Disembarking and transfer back to Hanoi.
Night 2: Overnight in HM Hotel/Babylon Premium 3* or similar
08:00 Picking up from hotel and driving to Ninh Binh Province (120 kms South of Hanoi)
10:00 Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples OR visit Bai Dinh pagoda – the biggest pagoda in South East Asia.
11:00 Approaching Mua Cave, trekking up to Ngoa Long Checkpoint with spectacular view.
12:45 Having nice lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines and relaxing
14:00 Getting on Sampan boats in Trang An sanctuary (Natural Wonder of the World) through caves, historic relics locating by the bank of river with spectacular view.
17:30 Going back to Hanoi.
Night 3: Overnight in HM Hotel/Babylon Premium 3* or similar
On this day, you will spend time to explore Hanoi with cultural and historic places such as Ngoc Son Temple, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of literature or simply walk through the old streets. In the evening, our car takes you to Hanoi Train Station to catch the night train to Danang (SE3 19.00 – 23.00), enjoy the night on the train.
Night 4: Overnight on the train to Da Nang
Upon arrival in Danang station, our driver picks you up to Hoi An old town, check in hotel and time at leisure.
Night 5: Overnight in Kim An hotel 3* or similar
Option 1: My Son Sanctuary (Visit the ruins of Holyland of Kingdom of Champa)
8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel and leave for My Son.
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. Discover the beauty of ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom. Having lunch and enjoying scenery.
In the afternoon, cycle to An Bang beach – the most beautiful one in Hoi An for sunbathing.
Option 2: Cham Island (Cham Island with cultural sites of Kingdom of Champa, swimming and snorkeling)
At 8:00 AM: Local tour guide picks you up at the hotel’s to Cua Dai harbor to register with local police then get on speedboat to approach the island.
At 9:00 a.m: Upon arriving on the island, your guide will take you to the Cu Lao Cham museum, and showroom where the history, map, objects are displayed.
Visiting Au Thuyen where the local boats are hidden in big storms, walking along the rice field to the over-200-years-old temple of Hai Tang, Chăm’s old well and Seafood Market.
Snorkeling for half an hour at Xep beach. Here you can swim, dive and see the forest of nice coral under the sea. Go to Bai Bac beach for lunch and relax.
At 14:00: Back to Cua Dai estuary where our vehicle will take you back to Hoi An.
Night 6: Overnight in Kim An hotel 3* or similar
You are at leisure till our car picks you up to Danang airport to fly to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, our representative picks you up to city center, check in hotel, and explore the city by yourself.
Night 7: Overnight in Elliot/Chill Suits hotel 3* or similar
7.30: Tour guide will welcome you at our office at 123 Ly Tu Trong, District 1, or at your hotel in District 1 before heading to My Tho city by bus. We will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river.
The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts.
Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village. Go back to HCM city 5.00 pm.
Night 8: Overnight in Elliot/Chill Suits hotel 3* or similar
Breakfast at hotel and checkout, you can leave your entire luggage at the hotel.
8:00 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
13:00 Having lunch in a local restaurant then come back to city for relaxing
Night 9: Overnight in Elliot/Chill Suits hotel 3* or similar
Breakfast at hotel, checkout, time at leisure till our car picks you up to airport to fly home