Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
08:00 Pick up from your hotel. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10:00 Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12:30 Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13:00 Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
15:30 Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16:30 Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17:00 Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.
19:00 Dinner is served.
21:00 Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise.
Overnight on the junk.
Day 3: Halong Bay Discovery (B, L, D)
07:30 Start the day with an International breakfast
08:30 Transfer to another boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion
10:00 Guided kayaking, swimming & snorkeling at Three Peach Beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise water.
12:00 Fresh seafood lunch is served onboard or enjoy Barbeque on beach if the weather permitted.
13:30 Continue on to discover Ho Ba Ham Islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. 14:30 Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain (time and weather permitting).
16:00 Cruise back to Glory Cruises
19:00 Sumptuous seafood set-dinner onboard
21:00 Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program
Overnight on the junk.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang (B) - by flight
07:00 Coffee and tea will be served
08:00 Continue cruising.
08:15 Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09:00 Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
09:30 Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through HalongBay to the pier
11:30 Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12:00 Drive from Halong to Hanoi.
14:00 Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a Ceramics workshop.
16:00 Arrive in Hanoi
17:30 Our driver will pick you up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang at 20:00.
Overnigh in Da Nang.
Day 5: Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
Visit Cham Sculpture Museum, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain, Rock carving workshop… Proceed to Hoi An, the World Cultural Heritage. On foot to explore Hoi An town. Visit Hoi An museum, old merchants’ house, Assembly hall, Japanese covered Bridge. Walk along the bank of the lively Thu Bon River, once prosperous and famous as a trading port. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An - Hue (B, L)
Transfer overland northwards for about 5 hours to Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Take some stops for “bird eyed” view and photogenic scenery. Afternoon, Short excursion to boat port. Then the Dragon boat will take you along the peaceful Huong River to Hon Chen Temple, Thien Mu Pagoda King, Minh Mang Tomb. Admire the beautiful landscapes and the sunset on the way back. Dinner and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat on Perfume River. Tour end at your hotel around 20.00. Free in the evening to see Hue by night. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue - Saigon (B, L) - by flight
Viet Bamboo Travel's guide will come to meet you at your hotel at 08.30, then together take cyclo tour around Hue city, and end at Imperial Citadel. Visit the Citadel, including Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh). Tour end at your hotel by noon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8: Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B, L)
This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After arrival in Cai Be, a boat takes you to the floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Next, a boat rides on the maze of shady canals visiting the An Binh islands (Vinh Long). We will enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how local people cultivate their orchards, make their living from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper... A nice chance for bicycle riding, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. A stop will be landed on Vinh Long market a nice walk around. Continue driving to Can Tho. Overnight at Can Tho.
Day 9: Can Tho - My Tho - Saigon (B, L)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Drive back to Saigon via My Tho city. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 10: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel, drive to cu chi district, en route you will have the opportunity to visit local homes producing rice paper and rice wine. Visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi Tunnels. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 11: Saigon - Phnom Penh (B, L) - by flight
Transfer from Phnom Penh Pochentong airport to hotel Phnom Penh City tour, visit National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace, Independence Monument, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, local market. Dinner at a local restaurants, visit Naga Casino. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 12: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B, L) - by flight
Transfer to the airport for flight Phnom Penh / Siem Reap. Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit to The Khmer Silk Farm, West Baray lake, Angkor Wat until sunset Dinner at a local restaurants and watch Traditional dance show in the evening. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap (B, L)
Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Visit to Banteay Srey (37 km far from Siem Reap Town), Kravan, Pre Rup, Mebon Oriental, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit to Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples and view the sunset from Phnom Bakheng hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap - Departure (B, L)
Visit the floating village and take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap, visit The "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" and Local market. Lunch at restaurant then transfer to Siem Reap airport. End of service!