Hanoi - Halong bay - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Mekong Delta - Bangkok - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
- 12 Nights accommodation in top-rated hotels; breakfast included - 01 Night stay in a traditional boat cabin during our cruise through Halong Bay - All transportation in an air-conditioned car - Tour Guides are well-informed, highly qualified, English speaking locals - Meals and Entrance Fees are as mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals and drinks, except others as mentioned in the detail program. - Visa, domestic and international flights with airport taxes. - Personal insurance and personal expenses. - Tips for tour guide and driver
- Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
- Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
- Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
- Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a room with two adults
- For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
- 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
- 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Price per person in USD in the from 1st Oct to 31st Sept
Day 1 Hanoi in Arrival
Upon on arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
8.30AM: Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurant. After that travel by cyclo through the bustling area of the Old Quarter around 1 hour and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Then transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 Hanoi City - Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8.00 – 8.30AM by shuttles bus and drive to Halong. Arrive at Halong port, the crew welcomes you on Ha Long Cruise, enjoy welcome drink and check into your cabin. Lunch with seafood will be served right after. Cruise starts cruising into Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, to a Floating Fishing village to see this unique way of life and then explore Luon Cave). There will be lots of time for swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 4 Ha long – Hanoi – Evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscapes with breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. And then explore Sung Sot (Amazing) Cave), swim and relax at Titop Beach. Then, start cruising back and lunch will be served. Arrive at harbor by 12: 00 noon, and drive back to Hanoi by shuttles bus. Arrive in Hanoi around 4.30PM.
In the evening, the driver transfer you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5 Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City tour (B,L)
After breakfast, you will visit the Cu Chi- a fabulous tunnel. You will have a chance to get the unique experience of guerillas living and fighting underground during the war (a crawls through 50-100m out 200km of the tunnel system is unforgettable). Local rice paper workshops, nice paddy field are pleasant sights on the way. Back to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch.
Then, you continue visit: The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city, then visit: War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture, visit Ben Thanh Market: This is one of the best ways to observe street life in this vibrant commercial centre. Drive back to hotel for relaxation. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long - Can Tho (B,L)
Today, you will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating river in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters give the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and there is no doubt that it is one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tour. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family. The next stop is Vinh Long City from An Binh Island (35 minutes by boat), you will land on a marketplace and walk around to explore how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell in Vinh Long City. You are encouraged to interact with the suppliers and see how kindly and respectful they are. It takes us about ½ hour here to buy many delightful things for little amount of money and then board the private transport and travel to Can Tho. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 7 Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning you cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat. You will see the Cai Rang which is biggest and colorful floating market in Mekong delta. From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants, foods, etc... Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals.
After that, you visit rice-husking mill, a rice noodles shop and enjoy tropical seasonal fruits. Lunch in the local restaurant on the way. Then drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Bangkok (B)
You are free time till the driver transfer you to airport for flight to Bangkok. Upon on arrival, pick up and transfer you to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 9 Bangkok City Tour (B,L)
Today you start to visit Wat Po, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and home to the original school of traditional Thai massage. Then you'll enjoy a relaxed tour of the nearby Grand Palace, with its many colorful halls, temples and artifacts including the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
After lunch, continue to Chinatown and absorb the vibrant street atmosphere with a walking tour followed by a longtail boat trip through the winding city canals. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 10 Bangkok - Ayutthaya (B,L)
Drive to legendary Ayutthaya, the capital of Thailand for more than 417 years, stopping at a tranquil former summer palace built by King Rama IV en route. You'll visit Ayuthaya Historical Park's ruined temples and sample some local delights in the muslim quarter. Enjoy a pleasant riverside lunch before boarding a leisurely longtail boat ride to Bang Pa where you can explore the majestic Royal mansions. Back to Bangkok in late afternoon. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 11 Bangkok – Morning flight to Chiang Mai & Tour (B,L)
Today you will take a morning flight to Chiang Mai. Arrival in Chiang Mai, you will visit temples such as Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang in an ancient city encircled by old crumbling walls and gates. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 12 Chiang Mai: Elephant Camp – Doi Suthep (B,L)
Enjoy a real Thailand experience today as we take you on an elephant ride though thick forests and visit a local elephant camp before heading to the Mae Ping River for a leisurely bamboo rafting ride. After enjoying scenes of river life, continue your city tour on foot in the heart of the old quarter followed by a trip to Doi Suthep mountain temple. Arriving in Doi Suthep in the late afternoon, the temple is virtually empty. Receive a special private blessing from a monk and then witness the evening chants as the sun sets, capping off a memorable day. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 13 Chiang Mai cooking class join group tour – Fly back to Bangkok (B,L)
After breakfast, join your chef and visit the local market to pick out some ingredients for your class. Return to the cooking school to learn how to cook Thai food and test your culinary skills. Lunch is eating the fruits of your efforts – enjoy!
Afternoon transfer to airport for your flight back to Bangkok. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 14 Bangkok Departure (B)
You are free time till the driver transfer you to airport for your flight. Tour ends.
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