Hanoi is Asia’s most atmospheric capital. It's an energetic city on the move and Hanoi’s ambitious citizens are determined to make up for lost time. Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with an incredible heritage that quickly becomes addictive.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Hanoi - Water Puppet Show With Dinner
Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, you are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Be free and relax after long journey. This evening you will attend a Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Theatre and enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Full Day Tour Of Halong Bay
Morning, meet our guide at hotel and transfer to Halong Bay, literally called Descending Dragon Bay, is the most wondrous of bays sculpted when an ancient dragon swished its immense tail. Vietnam’s most obvious attraction is Ha Long Bay, adjacent to the Gulf of Tonkin, and currently attracting nearly two million visitors each year. Despite its status as one of Vietnam’s busiest tourist centres, its enormous scale, unique geomorphology and indisputable splendor makes a visit almost essential. Enjoy 04-hour cruise to visit islands and grottoes, leaving those that have been equipped with lights, walkways, refreshment stalls and souvenir shops to the tourists. The exceptions are Dau Go, a large cavern worth visiting for its grandeur, and Sung Sot, for its remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. Return back to Hanoi in the evening for overnight stay.
Day 3: Hanoi Half Day Tour - Transfer To Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast we first visit the Ba Dinh square - the political centre of the country and Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, One pillar pagoda. Next visit Temple of Literature- the temple of Confucius and also Vietnam’s first national university dated from 11st century and Tran Quoc temple- oldest temple on the western bank of the West lake. Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for you to relax on your own.
Travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Fly from Hanoi
Train to Haiphong, fly
Bus Phoung Hoang Group
Bus Hoang Long Transit Co
Day 4: Full Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour And Cu Chi Tunnels
Morning, we will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Vietnamese are proud of their resolve in their prolonged history of struggle against invading armies, and the story of the people of Cu Chi is indicative of that spirit. The residents of Cu Chi then took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas.
Afternoon, city tour to visit Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office, Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Full Day Mekong Delta Tour
Today we take an excursion to My Tho. We will be traveling past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling High Way. On arrival at My Tho, we board a Mekong cruise boat to Thoi Son Island where we will be entertained with traditional music. We will then change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit home grown industries like coconut candy and rice-wine making. We next travel by motorized boat to another Mekong island to visit a bee farm and try tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits. As we return to My Tho there will be a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda.
Day 6: Fly To Siem Reap + Pagoda Tour
After breakfast we take a flight to Siem Reap,in the afternoon we embark for a city tour of Siem Reap. Religion is closely linked to Khmer life and pagodas are very important in the country. There are different activities in the pagoda and some are related to the traditions that still remain nowadays. You’ll visit Wat Inkosei built on the site of an ancient temple, which still remains and visit a workshop where traditional shadow play puppets are made. Next, continue to Wat Bo pagoda to view its well-preserved paintings. You will also observe monks making the various moldings, which adorn the pagodas. Drive from Siem Reap to the district of Puok to the Silk Farm and learn the different stages of the complex process of producing handmade silk, including the growing of the mulberry trees, silk worm breeding, and training in the ancient craft of silk dyeing and weaving. Return to hotel and end of the tour.
Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
Day 7: Full Day Angkor Tour
Today morning proceed for a full day tour of Angkor. Visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century) : the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch not included , after your rest, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8: Departure From Siem Reap
Today, we check out and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. Your tour ends with happy memories.