Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi
Upon your arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (NBA), our local guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you.
Hotel: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa (4 stars) – Deluxe room
Day 02: Hanoi (B+L)
We firstly come to the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex in Ba Dinh Square. Then we continue to visit Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature. After lunch, we go to the Museum of Ethnology and explore the Old Quarter. Afterwards, we transfer you to enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show.
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B+L+D)
We will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and then set out on around 3.5-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Board the cruise at around noon and have lunch on board while sailing out into the mysterious bay. You will take an excursion to one limestone cave to view a great many stalactites and stalagmites. Stay overnight on the cruise.
Hotel: Signature Cruise (4 stars) - Junior Suite
Day 04: Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) (Brunch)
At about 07:45, we will disembark for a walking tour excursion. Then return to the cruise ship for a big brunch. Pack your luggage and check out at about 11:00. Our guide will meet you on board and transfer you to Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, where you will take a flight to Saigon. On arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Hotel: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel (4 stars) – Deluxe room
Day 05: Ho Chi Minh (B+L)
Morning tour will take you to the Thien Hau Temple, Saigon’s China Town or traditional Vietnamese medicine at the FITO Museum. In the afternoon, we come to the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace, and its nearby attractions, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Hall.
Day 06: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (B+L)
Today we drive 90km (2hrs) to Ben Tre. Board on a private boat. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta. The boat will stop at a quiet village, you can have a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, tropical fruits, take “Xe Loi”, a kind of motorized rickshaw or you can hop onto your bicycle and peddle through villages. Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. The boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre where your car will take you to Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 07: Departure from Ho Chi Minh(B)
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey or flight back home.