Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival in Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel (check in time 14:00). Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Have breakfast at hotel.
Hanoi city sightseeing:
Start the tour at the One Pillar Pagoda – resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water, it is shaped like a lotus on its stalk. Wind your way afterwards to the Temple of Literature for an overview about Hanoi’s culture and Vietnamese architecture. Visit Vietnam Military History Museum.
Then, transfer to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi Old Quarter by cyclo riding.
Enjoy Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi:
Free at leisure
Day 4: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Ninh Binh. Visit Dinh & Le Dynasty temples in Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh temple. Having lunch at the local restaurant. Continue to Trang An and cruise with a sampan ride to visit Trang An.
Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Ha Long Bay.
Enjoy the landscape of the the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Image Halong Cruise Lounge.
Transfer to Pelican Halong Cruise.
Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island.
Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands.
Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19:30 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner. Overnight on board.
Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B)
06:00 – 08:00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
08:00 – 11:30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
Back to Pelican Halong Cruises. Check out.
Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.
Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf.
12:00 get on car and proceed to transfer to Noi Bai Airport via Dong Trieu Pottery Village.
Arrive at the airport, taking night flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival in Da Nang, pick up and transfer Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Tra Que Village (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Arrived in Hoi An and get your bicycle to cycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. A short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Following steps are raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other gardening activities. After all these activities, you will take a short rest and enjoy foot bath before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Your lunch will consist of many local delicacies including ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, Banh Xeo or local pancake of people in Vietnam middle region. You can join the cooking with the chef on these meals. After your morning excursions and your lunch, you will learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Around 13.00 bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An. Arrive in Hoi An and take an excursion to visit some major highlights of Hoi An Ancient Town including the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 year- old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market.
Enjoy dinner with specialty of Hoi An, such as Cao Lau, white rose cake… Free to discover Hoi An by night. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son – Da Nang (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to visit My Son – the ancient capital of Cham Kingdom
Continue to Da Nang, visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain.
Overnight in Da Nang.
Day 9: Da Nang – Hue (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart to Hue. Arrive Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, taking boat cruise on Huong River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda and end up at Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. Stop at Dong Ba Market.for visiting and shopping some specialties of Hue.
In the evening, enjoy dinner with Royal meals in Royal Clothes. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – HCM City (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to HCM City.
Upon arrival, pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in HCM City
Day 11: HCM City – My Tho – Ben Tre (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Then, drive to My Tho. Visit “Vinh Trang Pagoda” – the national cultural and historical monument, to pray for blessing. Take a boat and cruise on the Tien River to the Thoi Son Island. Then, visit southern garden house and handcraft workshop, enjoy fruits and honey tea, listen to Đờn ca Tài Tử – the kind of special folk art of local in the southern Vietnam. Getting on sampan for rowing through the idyllic water palm creek. Cruise to Ben Tre Province and visit Coconut candy workshop – where you can see the process made of Coconut candy. Participate to the scoop ditch fishing activities with local clothes “Áo bà ba”. Have lunch and take a rest. Change to motorized boat for cruising back to the pier. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Ben Tre.
Day 12: Ben Tre – Can Tho (B, L)