Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by Viet Bamboo Travel guide and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
You are met at 08:30 in the hotel lobby. There is a morning and afternoon schedule, as well as an organised lunch. Morning: Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh Museum; The Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070; A local Vietnamese lunch. Afternoon: Vietnam National History of Museum; Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake; A one-hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter; A traditional performance of the famous Vietnamese water puppets. You will finish city tour round 17:00. Come back hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
AM: We come to pick you up at your hotel from 08:00 for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Halong City. Water buffalos, paddy fields (rice transplanting time: February and June) and daily Vietnamese farmer life are on both sides of the way. PM: Arrive in Halong City around noon, we board a traditional wooden junk and start the cruising trip to the centre of the bay. Fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) is served while the boat is gliding out. Get ready for exotic photos and absorbing the most magnificent natural splendors, limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck (quick swim is an optional choice), Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs. Stopping for a rowing boat trip around Ba Hang Floating village then keep cruising to the most beautiful cave named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise on the way back to Halong harbor, our waiting vehicle transfer you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 19:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) - by flight
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon we visit: The Reunification Palace; War Remnants Museum; Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City to lush My Tho where you will board a private boat to go through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where guests are treated to a delicious lunch in a bonsai garden in the heart of the Mekong, complete with succulent tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine and enjoy a bonsai garden in Trung Luong before we pick up and we heading back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Half-day private excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Afternoon free at leisure in town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight back home.