When you arrive at the Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City you will be welcomes by your tour guide and driver. We will take you to your hotel, and if times permit, we will take you on a tour around in the afternoon. In the evening you will enjoy your dinner at a cruise at the Saigon River and in the evening you can enjoy a good night’s rest in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City .
Pick up at your hotel and drive to Cu Chi (60km – 1.5 hours). Upon arrival, watch a documentary film about the Vietnam War. Discover special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers inside Cu Chi tunnels.
Discover many hidden left behind trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels and learn more about the handmade weapon and traps used during the Vietnam War. Seeing huge bomb craters and the mere 10–13 feet thick level of upper soil.
Break at the shooting range to shoot some real guns with Ak47, M16, M30, and M60 (shooting fee is paid separately).
Highlight of the trip is to crawl and experience the underground town of Cu Chi Tunnels. This is the best part of the trip when you actually crawl into it to feel how it was like in the war. Guests who have claustrophobia be not afraid of crawling inside, you still can see it from above the ground.
Taste the tapioca (guerilla’s food during the war) before heading back to Saigon
This afternoon, our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. We visit The Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Next is WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM: Vietnam War storytelling from the other side
Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here.
You will be picked up and leave Saigon for My Tho Ben Tre City. Along the freeway, you will have a chance to see the beautiful Rice Paddy Fields.
We will take the boat ride on the Ba Lai River in Ben Tre. The motherland of coconut to understand how the locals not just only have coconut for juice, but for other manufacturers, including coconut candy and coconut oil.
Cruising to discover the local culture of the South and to see how the locals live their life such as lively activities on waterways by cargo boats, fishing boats, kinds of fish traps, and handicraft factories of coconut process. Continue the journey to visit coconut charcoal ovens – make products from coconut shells as active charcoal (a kind of material for battery).
Taking the rowing boat which is paddled by the local people on the amazing beautiful coconut canal in Ben Tre. Hop on a tuk-tuk (cycling is optional) through the coconut grove of the village to see how the locals make sleeping mats.
We will have a set menu of delicious Southern local lunches in the riverside family restaurant. After lunch, you might Relax and keep going by rowing boat on a shady palm tree canal. End of day, our boat will ride back to the boat station and head back to Saigon
Our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary - The World Cultural Heritage.
Arrive at My Son and we'll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa's traditional performances. Then Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
Have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air. Take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
In the afternoon, Take your own walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful market. Hoi An is a destination with two faces – the charming, old-world trading port of narrow streets and traditional houses, and the beach with its new resorts and long stretch of clean white sand. In keeping with Hoi An’s heritage as a trading port, the town’s tiny shop houses now host a range of craft shops and artisans including some of Asia’s best bespoke tailors. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday
Car and tour guide will pick up you at your hotel and go to Hue city.On the way, you will visit Hai Van road tunnel - the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia and Lang Co Beach. You will visit the Khai Dinh tomb, the tomb had elements of eastern art mixed with western designs.
Having lunch and rest at restaurant
You will continue visiting Hue imperial city – the palace of 13 Nguyen Kings with Ngo Mon Gate, Library, Thai Hoa palace, Nine Dynastic Urns and visiting Thien Mu pagoda associated with culture and history of Hue.
Overnight In Hue
Have breakfast before we proceed towards the airport to depart for Hanoi. When you arrive at Noi Bai international Airportin Hanoi, your tour guide and driver will pick you up and bring youto your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi City.
Tonight you will have a chance to taste some of the most famous dishes of Hanoi people, described as “Hanoi style fast foods.” Your local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Many delicious dishes are waiting for your tasting in the Old quarters
Before beginning an interesting day with the history of Vietnam, breakfast is served at the hotel. To begin with we will bring you to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you can see Uncle Ho’s humble house onstilts and then continue to the nearby One Pillar Pagoda inspired by the lotus flower. Continuing we will visit the stunning architectural Temple of Literature, where youcan see the old scripture on massive stone plates, while walking through the symmetric gardens alongside the small lakes inwhat is known as the first university inVietnam. Cross the red bridge over the lakes in the heart of Hanoi to the Ngoc Son Temple and afterwards you can relax while being taken around in the Old Quarter of Hanoi by Rickshaw. After a tour in the charming streetsof Hanoi’s Old Quarter,we will bring youto your hotel. For the restof the evening youare free to enjoy Hanoi furthermore anddinner is on guest’s own account.
11:45 – 12:00 : Arrive in Tuan Chau Wharf . From here, you will transfer by speed boat to ASPIRA CRUISES. Checkin Halong Cruise. You will be served a welcome drink and provided with a cold towel. This will be followed by a cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking in to your cabin. We will set sail and you will have lunch in ASPIRA CRUISES’luxury restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the canals on our way to Halong Bay.
15:00– 16:00 : We arrive at Bright & Dark Caves, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people. Then return to ASPIRA CRUISES, followed by swimming near the ship.
16:30 – 17:30 : Return to ASPIRA CRUISES, where you can admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and just relax in the seasonal swimming pool , enjoy a complimentary sunset party and Enjoy our Happy Hour Deal in all bars on cruise.
18:00 : On board, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew.
You can also enjoy the massage service which is available onboard. (Please book directly with the Cruise Manager on the boat). Especially, the cruises have fitness centers onboard which positioned on high deck with panoramic views and they are always free to use.
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight
19:00 : A great dining experience awaits you.
20:45 : After finishing dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck, relax with romantic ballad music, enjoy drinks from the bar try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy Spa treatment, relax in your room.
Overnight on board.
6:15 : Wake up early to start your perfect day, watch the sunrise on the top deck or you can choose Gym as a great place to get an unspoiled view of a sunrise
7:00 : Light breakfast is served. in the restaurant.
8:00 – 9.00: Exploring Lan ha Bay the most beautiful natural bay in Viet nam, Having leisure time by doing kayaking around Lan ha Bay.
9:30 : Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then have brunch in restaurant while the boat sails back to pier. We settle the bill at the end of trip.
11:30 : Disembark the boat and return to port.
In the morning you will enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before getting ready to leave Hanoi. While waiting for your flight, you are free todowhat you please, and as you will leave, we will bring you to the Noi Bai International Airport. This will be the endof our services, andwe truly hope that you have had a journey of a lifetime