Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to Hanoi Center for checking into the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Our full day of sightseeing includes a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s House built on stilts in a traditional Vietnamese style. Continue on to visit One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius; and the former "Hanoi Hilton" prison, so named by American POWs during the war. After lunch, explore the fascinating maze of back streets on a pedicab ride through the Old Quarter. Evening enjoy an entertaining performance at the Water Puppet Theater, an art form that originated in northern Vietnam over 1000 years ago. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
07:30 - 07:45 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10:30 Stopover on the way for short break.
12:30 Arrive at Hon Gai wharf - Meet the captain, crews and join us for a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
13:00 Lunch with fresh seafood is served while cruising towards Vong Vieng floating village, passing through extraordinary shaped-islands.
15:30 Drop anchor at Vong Vieng: visit local houses, fish farm, schools and have a chat with the friendly fish men. (You also swim here if you like) The other option is to travel by kayak (passenger row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
17:00 Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo for anchoring.
19:00 Dinner is served.
21:00 Enjoy the comfort in your cabin or night fishing. Overnight on boat.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
06:30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07:30 Lightly breakfast is served.
08:30 Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
09:30 Back on board, continue cruising, enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax.
10:30 Lunch is served on board while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
12:00 Arrive Hon Gai wharf. Farewell.
12:30 Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14:30 Stop-over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B, L) - by flight
We catch a morning flight to Hue city to tour the city with a guide, visiting the Imperial city, the Thien Mu pagoda on the banks of Perfume river and Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B)
In the morning, we drive to Hoi An ancient town via the Hai Van Pass and visiting the narrow streets of the town for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Free at Leisure (B)
The day is at leisure to explore Hoi An on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang (B) - by flight
We proceed to Da Nang airport to catch the flight to Nha Trang city. Free at leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9: Nha Trang (B)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the paradise beach in Nha Trang or you can take an optional boat or cable car trip to the Hon Tam islands. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 10: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (B) - by flight
Today we fly to Ho Chi Minh City with the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L)
At 08:30, you will be a picked up from your hotel. In the morning we visit: The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.
After lunch at local restaurant we continue to visit: Giac Lam Pagoda, Cholon, including the Thien Hau Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market. Back to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)
08:00 Viet Bamboo Travel’s guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be Floating Market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation... Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand - made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village - the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature. Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Finish the trip around 18:00 at your hotel.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
08:00 VBT’s guide will pick you up at the hotel. This morning you take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Following lunch we will drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels and then return to Ho Chi Minh city at approximately 18:00. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to airport for flight back home. End of services.