Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Welcomed by Viet Bamboo Travel’s local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. Today we commence our exploration of Hanoi by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex, starting at the President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. We continue to his humble “house on stilts”, his musuem and the 11th century One-Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards we go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museum containing the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of Vietnam, as well as relics, tools and even full size replicas of their homes and buildings. After lunch in a great local restaurant, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature which was the first Vietnam University dating to 1070. You will take short time to visit the Hoa Lo Prison Musuem before head to the Old Quarter. You will have one hours for shopping & walk around Hoan Kiem Lake in the middle of the city and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy water puppet show. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
AM: We come to pick you up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long 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 Ha Long harbor, our waiting vehicle transfer you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 19:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Hue City Tour (B, L) - by flight
Early breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb. Lunch at local restaurant. PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue - Nha Trang (B, L) - by train
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for train to Nha Trang. Check into hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for swimming at the Nha Trang beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) - by flight
Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy in Nha Trang until transferred to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Departure (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. City sightseeing: Reunification Palace (Thong Nhat), Maria Cathedral, Vinh Nghiem pagoda, Cho Lon. Lunch at local restaurant then transfer to the airport for flight back to your country. End of services.