Day 01: Welcome to Hanoi
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are met and welcomed by our guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of this day will take time to explore Hanoi charm city by you. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi city tour (B)
AM: Getting started from your hotel at 8.30 AM, driving to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt HouseOne Pillar Pagoda - a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda and transfer to West Lake, visit Tran Quoc pagoda then having lunch. - where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, the next place to move to is
PM: After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology - the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake). The last place of the tour is taking a walk for few minutes to visit The old quarter of Hanoi, finally enjoy Vietnam traditional water puppet show within one hour. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 03: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B)
AM: Asiana Travel guide will pick up you at hotel in Hanoi, then driving to the south of Hanoi with 2 hours to Ninh Binh province. It will be an exciting day highlighted firstly by 2 hours local boat ride in Tam Coc streams that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you.
PM: After lunch served with local food at a restaurant riverside, a short transfer through the peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, once the Vietnam’s ancient capital 11 centuries ago. Here are the two temples dedicated to the King Dinh and King Le, the founder of the capital in 10th century. Return to Hanoi at about 5.00 p.m. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 04: Hanoi - Hai Phong (B)
AM: After breakfast at hotel, we are driving to Hai Phong city to visit Keo Pagoda in Thai Binh province on the way which is one of the oldest and biggest pagodas in Vietnam and the keep on going to Hai Phong city. We check in hotel and having lunch in Hai Phong city.
PM: After lunch, we travel around Hai Phong city to visit the City Museum, Du Hang Pagoda, the Hang Kenh Tapestry Factory and local markets. Overnight at hotel in Hai Phong city.
Day 05: Hai Phong city - Cat Ba Island (B)
AM: After hotel breakfast, We transfer to Hai Phong harbour to take hydrofoil (speed boat) from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island (45 minutes).
PM: Welcome to Cat Ba island, check in hotel, have a lunch and then at leisure on beach for swimming …. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba island.
Day 06: Boat trip in Lan Ha bay (B)
AM: Breakfast in Cat Ba island resort and then take car / van to Beo pier to take the boat trip around Lan Ha bay. Cat Ba island boat cruise around and stop some small desert islands for swimming with far from touristy area and we have picnic lunch on the board.
PM: Our boat cruise back to Cat Ba Island and then your free time to explore Cat Ba island town. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba island.
Day 07: Cat Ba island - Halong bay - Hanoi for night train to Sapa (B)
AM: Following breakfast this morning, then leaving Cat Ba island take boat trip to Halong bay. On the cruising route, we stop to visit Sung Sot cave that is one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong bay and Lan Ha bay. The lunch will be served on the boat with seafood while the boat is cruising up to the land of Halong city.
PM: After Halong bay and Lan Ha boat trip, we meet with our vehicle for the 3hour drive back to Hanoi for taking over stop in Hanoi mini hotel with shower and preparing for night train to Sapa at 9.15 PM. Overnight on train.
Day 08: Sapa arrival and easy trekking to Ta Van village (B)
AM: The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m, Asiana Travel guide will welcome you by your name sign. We drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes on Car / Van, you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here. After breakfast & short morning break, we start trekking from Sapa town. Our trekking route is from here to through the villages of Hmong and Zay people, chances to meet the locals working on the mountainsides or the rice terraces, kids ride on back of buffalo, to take photograph of picturesque valleys & awesome scenery. We have picnic lunch on trekking route.
PM: After lunch keep on trekking to Ta Van village of Zay people, where you will be warmly welcomed by the host, share the dinner with them, and stay at their traditional wooden house. Homestay in Ta Van village, Sapa.
Day 09: Ta Van village, trek to Giang Ta Chai and Sapa town (B)
AM: After breakfast, we are on the beaten track to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces and through bamboo forests. Visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then cross Muong Hoa River up to the mountain to visit the last village of the trek - Supan village of the H'mong then having picnic lunch.
PM: Get back to Sapa by Car / Van. On the way back, enjoy visiting the ancient stone circle where stones are decorated with ancient carvings. Check in hotel and your free time to explore Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 10: Sapa town to Cat Cat village and night train to be back Hanoi (B)
AM: Breakfast, visit village of the black H'mong (Cat Cat village), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Back town have lunch.
PM: Check out hotel, free to explore the town. At about 5 PM, drive to Lao Cai station for a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 11: Hanoi free and flight to Hue city (B)
Pick up on arrival at about 05h00AM at Hanoi Railway station, you are transfer to have breakfast at the local restaurant then free at your leisure until transfer to the airport to take onwards flight to Hue. Check-in hotel on arrival and free to explore the city by yourself. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 12: Hue city tours (B)
Pick you up at 8.00am from the hotel in Hue central, then transfer to the pier for a motor dragon boat ride along Perfume river, the first impression is a green and peaceful on both side of the river. First stop at Thien Mu pagoda, the magnificent architecture was found in 17th century. Transfer back to Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace. Enjoy lunch at Vietnamese restaurant for special dishes in Hue Vietnam. After lunch, visit King’s Tombs of Tu Duc, and handicraft villages such as conical hat making, bronze-casting, incense-making village and last visit at Ming Mang Tomb. Return to hotel for overnight in Hue.
Day 13: Hue - Lang Co beach - My Son - Hoi An (B)
AM: Depart to Hoian. Relax at Lang Co Beach. Stop on Hai Van Mountain Pass of 30 km length, and then having a lunch in Danang.
PM: Drive to visit My Son, a ancient religion center of the Cham people in the past, 40 km to the South West of Hoi An town, another World's Cultural Heritage. Transfer to Hoian and overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Hoi An city and cooking class (B)
AM: Breakfast at hotel then we leave your hotel at 8.30, you will walk with your tour guide to visit around Hoi An: the old Tan Ky House, Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall… you will also get a chance to enjoy the musical show at 10.00 a.m, and a visit to some of the handicrafts workshop. Shop for tailored made silk products or spend your time at the wonderful beach (4km away).
PM: At 5.00 p.m. we will join in the cooking class, where our Vietnamese chef, will teach you some of our great Vietnamese cuisines. After your lesion, you will have dinner right there of what you have done at your class. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 15: Hoi An - Nha Trang (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport in Da Nang for your noon flight to Nha Trang. A Van / Car takes you to your hotel, it is free to chill out on the beautiful white sand beach. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 16: Nha Trang boat trip (B,L)
AM: Getting started from hotel, transfer to the boat station (45 minutes). Hop on the boat and begin a day on the water. The first stop will be at Mum island. This is one of the best places for snorkeling in Nha Trang. Hold your breath for as long as you can and dive deep into this colorful world of fish and coral. Next stop, Tam Island, for sun bathing and relaxing on the off shore beach.
PM: Lunch will be served at a nearby fishing village with a selection of fresh seafood. After the lunch we will visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium then take the boat back to hotel in Nha Trang city.
Day 17: Nha trang - Buon Me Thuot 190 km (B)
Breakfast at hotel in Nha Trang, then leaving to Buon Me Thuot in the central highland of Vietnam. Upon arrival, meet the local guide at Buon Ma Thuot for city tour briefing, and then have lunch before touring. You are picked up and transfer to Don village which is very famous for elephants. Explore the legend of traditional wild elephant catching and taming of the M’nong ethnic group. Visit the Ancient wooden house- on- stilts with it’s Laotian architecture. Visit the tomb of the King of elephant catchers before taking a walk on the suspension bamboo bridge. Ride an elephant for 1 hour. Overnight at hotel in Buon Me Thuot.
Day 18: Buon Me Thuot - Dalat 230 km (B)
Morning breakfast at the hotel then get on bus and transfer to Dalat. On arrival check-in hotel and free at your leisure to explore the city. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 19: Dalat city tour (B)
Asiana Travel guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 Am. And then visiting Bao Dai palace where the last Emperor of Vietnam - Bao Dai (1913-1997) stayed and ruled his Vietnam from 1949 to 1954 and then transfer to Mong Mo hill, Love Valley is beautiful and romantic landscape of Dalat Vietnam. Visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery - The largest Zen Monastery of Vietnam in Dalat city. Tuyen Lam Lake - The nicest Lake of Dalat. And then and enjoy Lat Ethnic band before we return Dalat city. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 20: Dalat - Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) city (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you are free until transfer from Dalat to Sai Gon by Van / Car (308 km/6 hours/depart at 7:30 AM). Stop at Tam Chau restaurant (Bao Loc) for lunch. Hotel check-in upon arrival. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 21: Sai Gon city tour (B)
AM: Asiana Travel guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 AM. We will visit to the Re Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. You can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. Nearby is the Post OfficeNotre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. Lunch with Vietnamese delicacies. and the Sai Gon
PM: We will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Sai Gon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of goods are offered. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 22: Ho Chi Minh city - Cao Dai temple - Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)
Getting started from your hotel, transferring to Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is an odd mix of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels. At its height the tunnel system stretched from Sai Gon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attr giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 23: Sai Gon - Cai Be floating market - Vinh Long - Can Tho
AM: Leave the frenzied pace of the city behind for the sedate pace of the Mekong Delta at 0800 and along the way soak up the wonderful scenery. After arriving in the town of Cai Be, board your boat for a cruise on the mighty Mekong River, cruise down small tributaries and waterways and explore the delta's second most famous produce after rice, tropical fruits. On Binh Hoa Phuoc Island, visit a famous Bonsai Garden which is owned by local celebrity 'Mr Giao'. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the gardens which are filled with ancient plants sculpted into strange forms and shapes.
PM: In Vinh Long your car and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Can Tho city for overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 24: Can Tho - Chau Doc (B)
AM: After enjoying breakfast at the hotel you will make an early departure to see the delightful Cai Rang floating market, perhaps the most colourful and unique of all the markets in Vietnam. Depart the floating market by boat, then onto Cai Rang Be canal and then have a lunch.
PM: After a delicious Vietnamese lunch, visit some of small fruit garden & enjoy tropical fruit there. ( you can take biking 30 mintute in the countryside road - require surcharge for biking fee ). Continuing North-West to Chau Doc which is situated on the Cambodian border, a visit by boat to Thot Not Stork Sanctuary where you can watch from a viewing tower thousands of egrets, herons and cormorants. On arrival in Chau Doc, check into the charming hotel. In the late afternoon drive up the Sam Mountain to visit the Chau Su Temple and watch the sunset over the Cambodian border. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 25: Chau Doc - Sai Gon (B)
AM: After enjoying breakfast at the hotel embarks by boat to visit the unique farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river. Continuing on by boat to visit a traditional stilt house village belonging to the ethnic Cham people. Here colourful traditional textiles are woven on old wooden looms.
PM: Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city stopping for lunch en-route. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 26: Sai Gon - Phu Quoc island (B)
AM: Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure till transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure to Phu Quoc. Arrive in Phu Quoc, check in hotel. Take a rest. Have lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Take around Phu Quoc town for visiting: Hung Long Pagoda, Thatch Spring, Ham Ninh fishing village (enjoy fresh seafood by yourself). Free time for sea bathing at hotel’s beach. Have dinner and overnight in Phu Quoc island.
Day 27: Phu Quoc Island sightseeing (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to An Thoi village for visiting the best famous fish sauce factory. Then visit Phu Quoc vestige prison; War Memorial and a famous underground work grow Australian pearl. Have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, being free for shopping snail shell & coral. Relax yourself at the beach.
Day 28: Phu Quoc - Sai Gon (B)
Breakfast. Free at leisure. Pick up & transfer to Phu Quoc airport for take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrive in Sai Gon city check-in hotel and free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 29: Sai Gon departure (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, car / van pick you up from hotel and transfer to Tan San Nhat airport for Ho Chi Minh city departure to the next destination or coming back home. Goodbye Vietnam and Hen gap lai (See you again). End of services.