Day 1: Arrive - Ho Chi Minh City
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by Viet Bamboo Travel's car. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Breasfast at hotel. We then travel by roads to Tay Ninh to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. Back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Mighty Mekong Delta (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Today we will visit Cai Be floating market, on the way stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat to 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. Turn back to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L) - by flight
Breakfast at hotel. Today we spend a half day seeing some major sights of the city with our tour guide. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!. The next stop of our trip is Da Nang which is a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you are greeted and driven to Hoi An, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Check into hotel. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a walk to visit famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Passing many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. Lunch at local restaurant. Upon leaving Hoi An, we drive North to Hue. Along the way, we make a stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains and Da Nang City for a visit to the Cham Museum. We then follow the road crossing over the scenic Hai Van Pass before arriving in Hue, Vietnam's last imperial capital of Vietnam. Check into hotel. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue City Tour (B, L)
08:30 Viet Bamboo Travel's guide and driver will pick you up at hotel
09:00 Visit the Imperial Citadel - the grand complex of palaces built by Nguyen Dynasty (the last Dynasty of Vietnam feudalism).
10:00 Transfer to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - the symbol of Hue tourism
11:00 Experience local market in Hue at Dong Ba Market.
11:40 Transfer to restaurant for lunch.
12:00 Have lunch with Hue specialities.
13:30 Tranfer to visit two of the most beautiful royal tombs of Nguyen Dynasty Kings: Khai Dinh and Tu Duc tombs.
16:00 Drop in an incense traditional village for photos stop.
16:30 Transfer back to city center. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue - Hanoi City Tour (B, L) - by flight
Breakfast at hotel before boarding a short flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, Viet Bamboo Travel car will pick you up and transfer to the hotel for registration. If time permits then we enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places before enjoy Water Puppet Unique show at 16:00, the unique performance show in Vietnam. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: 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 junk.
Day 9: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
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 10: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure to do other things you are interested in until time transfer to airport for flight back home. End of Services.