Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City Highlights
6 days from $560pp
- Overnight cruise trip to Halong Bay
- Full day visit to Mekong Delta and floating market
- Best city tours in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
You will be warmly welcome upon arrival Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel by our driver. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Pick up at your hotel at 8am. Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex and One Pillar pagoda. Next, heading to one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi – The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. It is not only a valuable centre for the exhibition and the preservation of cultural heritages of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam but also a centre for ethnographic research employing many experts on the different ethnic groups. People come to the Museum just not to visit or entertain, but also to learn about these ethnic groups, their cultural diversity and the uniqueness of each group and region, as well as traditional values throughout the Vietnamese country. Continue to visit Temple of Literature - the first University in Vietnam.
Lunch at local restaurant, afternoon take a Cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem lake and Old quarters, continue to visit Dong Xuan market, this is the biggest market of Hanoi on the North part of Old quarters was constructed in 1889. End tour with a-hour water puppet show at Thang Long Opera house. Transfer back to Hanoi hotel, dinner on your own. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Breakfast then at around 7:50-8am, bus picks up to Legendary Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong pier at noon and get on our traditional wooden boat/cruise.
Enjoy your time for relaxing, sightseeing and swimming. Visit the Floating Fishing village and swimming if the weather permits. Meals are including. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to HCMC
You’ll wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. Then you will have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Bus transfer back to Hanoi, an other car picks up midway to the airport for flight to Saigon.
Day 5: Authentic Mekond Delta Full day
Depart from hotel at around 7:50-8:15am to Ben Tre. Known by Vietnamese as the “Land of Coconut”, Ben Tre is one the best area to explore the untouched and natural landscapes of Mekong Delta and discover its local life, beautiful canals and traditional activities. An authentic and relaxing experience! Depart from Saigon and head straight to Ben Tre (90 km/ 2 hours’ drive), crossing the impressive R?ch Mi?u cable-stayed bridge. On arrival board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house. Stop at a quiet village, take a short walk to witness local life and hop on a xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) to reach a nice riverside restaurant for a local lunch.
After lunch, take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals. Come back to the port and drive back Saigon, dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: HCMC City Tour - Departure
Morning breakfast then enjoy a half day tour to visit the most beautiful places in this area including Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch in the local restaurant then transfer to the airport for onward your flights. End of the tour.
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