Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon your arrival at the Noibai International Airport, our tour guide will warmly greet you and drive you to the hotel for check-in. After a break, we'll begin your Vietnam holiday with a cyclo tour of the fascinating Old Quarter - 36 streets in old-schooled French colonial style would present you the past days. End the day with a show of water puppet which is not only kids' favorite but also a cultural spotlight of your Vietnam tours.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Am: Be picked 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. Upon arrival, aboard on a traditional boat, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is creeping out.
Pm: A short tender ride from your boat in the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, followed by another island visit (Titop Island) and swimming on its sandy beach. As the sun sets over the anchorage area, it is your own time to lean back on our well designed deck with your favorite drink. Dinner will be served with typically local seafood. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island
Am: Morning breath taking in the serene Heritage Site then breakfast before leaving Halong Phoenix Cruiser for an active day on another site of the bay. A local support boat will take us to a sleepy water area of Cat Ba National Park, where you grab the paddle and make your own strokes to discover parts of Lan Ha Bay. It is your time to go exploring labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea, paddle through floating houses and deserted lagoons and wild sandy beaches from our sleek ocean kayaks.
Pm: Lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) on boat, relax and swim from your own private beach. More kayaking to other parts of the bay, by now you are pro kayakers, seeing other amazing limestone karts formations from the water up close and personal, in ways many people can only imagine!
When you get tired, leave your kayaks behind to take a transfer boat to Cat Ba Island. We then drive you to Cat Ba Eco Lodge, an ideal jungle lodge that compliments the local culture, perfectly in tune with the surrounding environment.
Day 4: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi
Am: After your breakfast, options arise to:
o Relax and do some reading at the lodge
o Rent a motorbike (at your expense) from the lodge and drive to see the town
o Stick to our original itinerary: be guided to hike Cat Ba National Park (2 hours hiking) after a short bus ride from the lodge. Physical reward and magnificent view!
Pm: We take a hydrofoil boat ride from Cai Vieng Pier to Hai Phong City, and then 2 more hours drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 17h00.
Day 5: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hanoi
In the morning, depart for for Hoa Lu with 2 hours driving. The capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left its legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old.
Then you will start riding through the limestone peaks to Tam Coc, passing the rice paddies of Red River Delta. You will have lunch in Tam Coc, near the sampan pier, followed by a 3-hour sampan trip along the Boi river to visit the Tam Coc caves.
Back to Hanoi and spend the night there.
Day 6: Hanoi – Fly to Hue
Have breakfast in your hotel and some free time in Hanoi for shopping or free strolling.
Later our driver will take you to the airport for the ongoing flight to Hue. Check in upon arrival.
In the afternoon, you will be free in this enchanting town with your beloved ones.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue City excursion
Have breakfast in your hotel and then we follow the cobbled paths through the grounds of the Imperial Citadel and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans. Later, you can get some great deals done at the local Dong Ba Market. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will sail the Perfume River by royal dragon boat to serene Thien Mu Pagoda and drive to visit the majestic Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang. Back to Hue before sunset.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
We drive our way to Hoi An in the morning, the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of the Hai Van Pass makes your Vietnam holiday journey very interesting and you are in for an excellent photo shooting. We will also visit the famous Marble Mountain, which stands for the five essential elements that establish nature. Sure the folktale will be quite an amusement for your Vietnam tours! Have lunch en route.
We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, take a light excursion to go around the tiny town and visit 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, 300-year-old Chinese temple, 200-year-old Vietnamese former merchants' house. Numbers don't mean anything, history thickness behind does. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An Free time
Today, you will be free in this carefree and nonchalant town. Noted for top-notch tailor shops, Hoi An tailors sure know how to bring out a lady's pulchritude in a traditional Ao Dai. Hoi An beach is also a pleasant place to put your feet up.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Get transferred to Danang’s airport to fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in upon arrival. Free time at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho
This morning, we will sail off to visit Cai Be Floating Market. And then, stop at Binh Hoa Phuoc Island for an encounter with the dwellers, possibility of getting invited to lunch or a coffee in a private house of fruit plantation. Have lunch before carry on the trip.
In the afternoon, our sampan takes you to Can Tho, a sparkling diamond over Mekong Delta. Check in upon arrival and have some free time on your own.
Stay overnight in Can Tho.
Day 12: Can Tho - Rach Gia – Speed boat Phu Quoc Island
In the morning, our private vehicle will drive you to Rach Gia, a booming town on the Gulf of Thailand. We will stop to visit Rach Gia Museum and Oc-Eo artifacts and pottery area. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will take a ferry to Phu Quoc Island. Let the ocean wind tousle your hair while we are heading to this rapturous Vietnam tour destination.
Check in upon arrival. Have free time at leisure.
Stay overnight in Phu Quoc Island.
Day 13 & 14: Phu Quoc Island
Enjoy your free day in Phu Quoc Island!
Day 15: Phu Quoc Island – Fly back to Ho Chi Minh City
Waving goodbye to the pretty beach of Phu Quoc Island, we will fly back to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in upon arrival. Free time at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
The last day of the Vietnam tours for your family, how would you like to spend it? Kicking back in one of Ho Chi Minh City's thousands of bars? Going shopping? Or just simply wandering in the boulevard?
Free time until we will see you off at the airport. See you soon for your future Vietnam tours!