Hanoi and HaLong cruise to Ho Chi Minh 7 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Ben Tre

Commence your journey in Hanoi and conclude it in Ho Chi Minh City! Embark on the In-depth Cultural tour, a 7-day exploration that will guide you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive package includes accommodation in well-selected hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, and various other inclusions to enhance your cultural experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 HA NOI

Meals are not provided. Morning: The car will pick you up from Noi Bai Airport (located in Hanoi) and transport you to the heart of the city. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Once there, you are free to explore numerous historic and picturesque sites such as the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Dong Xuan Market. Evening: Take advantage of the opportunity to experience a water puppet show and stroll through the scenic landscapes of the city. Consider trying a Cyclo ride, a traditional mode of transportation in Vietnam. Enjoy your overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2 TAM COC - NINH BINH

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch 8:00 am: Following your breakfast, we will collect you from your hotel for the journey to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, providing you with the opportunity to relish the scenic beauty of rural areas along the way. 10:30: Upon reaching Ninh Binh province, your guide will lead you on a visit to Hoa Lu, the Ancient Royal capital of Vietnam. Explore the Dinh King temple and Le King temple, both dating back to the 10th century, gaining insights into the heroic histories of these two Kings during Chinese Wars. Subsequently, we proceed to Tam Coc, located 10 km away from Hoa Lu, where lunch awaits at a local restaurant. After a satisfying meal, board a bamboo boat rowed by local residents along the Hoang Long River to explore Tam Coc, known as the "three caves." Navigate through these enchanting caves, providing a refreshing escape from the intense summer sun. Spend approximately two hours on the river, encountering local fisherfolk, observing village life along the riverbanks, and marveling at the distinctive limestone karst formations that have made Tam Coc renowned. Consider taking a biking excursion, offering an opportunity to visit authentic villages and witness stunning scenery during a one-hour ride (starting from the restaurant). 17:00: Return to Hanoi by car, arriving at your hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3 HA NOI - HA LONG

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Your hotel – Tuan Chau Marina - Halong Bay - Lunch – Amazing Van Gia Floating Village – Sunset Party – Soi Sim Island – Dinner – Fishing) 7:45 - 8:00 AM - Our guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car will be ready for your pick-up. Immerse yourself in the tranquil scenery as we journey through the countryside, farmlands, and the Red River delta. Capture memorable photos during the journey. Enjoy a comfort break. The travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay is approximately 3 ½ hours. 12 – 12:30 noon approx - Arrival at Tuan Chau Marina. Receive a warm welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew, and join us for a welcome cocktail as we provide insights into life onboard. Check into your cabin. Take some time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as our chef prepares a delightful lunch. Indulge in a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Savor the breathtaking views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islands as we navigate the calm waters. Afternoon - As we head to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck, observe the surroundings, or take a nap in your cabin. In the middle of the afternoon, we arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village. Drop anchor. Our guide will share information and interesting facts about this captivating village and its local community. Disembark and choose your preferred option to explore the village by kayak or local bamboo boat. Local residents will be your guides through their fishing village, providing you with an authentic glimpse into life on the water. We take pride in our working partnership with and support of this community. Our cruise then proceeds to Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy engaging games such as football and basketball. While cruising, relish the sunset party with complimentary fruits and wine. Return to the cruise for the journey to the sleeping area. Early evening - Take this opportunity to refresh and then join fellow travelers for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. Dinner, a gastronomic delight, is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if weather permits. After dinner, unwind in the bar, where a selection of books, magazines, and board games awaits, or watch a movie on our plasma TV. You can also join some of our team for night cuttle fishing. Accommodation and overnight on the boat.
Day 4

Day 4 HA LONG - HA NOI - HO CHI MINH CITY

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch (Tai Chi - Breakfast – Surprising Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Your hotel and Farewell) 06:30 am - Early risers are invited to join a revitalizing Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai Chi fosters mental focus and physical conditioning, and there is no better setting for this practice than amidst the limestone peaks and islands. Breakfast is served, accompanied by coffee and tea. After breakfast, we sail through the waters, passing by several caves before dropping anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. Disembark and explore Surprise Cave, situated on Bo Hon Island. It stands out as one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay, adorned with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. 09:30 am: Reboard the cruise. Take a moment to refresh and relax before the check-out process. Leave your bags in the luggage store. Engage in a brief Cooking demonstration, learning how to make spring rolls, before an early lunch is served. 12 noon: Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew bids you farewell. Transfer to a minibus or private vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi. Anticipate arrival at your hotel around 16:30/17:00. Enjoy free time for dinner. 06:00 PM: Car transfer to the airport. 08:00 PM: Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. 10:00 PM: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, transfer by car to the city center, check in at the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 5

Day 5 CU CHI TUNNEL

Meal Inclusion: Breakfast 8:30 AM: We commence our journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi Tunnels, approximately 60 km away. Cu Chi holds a significant place in history for its pivotal role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. Renowned for its extensive tunnel system spanning over 220 km, Cu Chi attracts both local and international visitors. As we traverse the peacefully rural rice paddy landscapes, witness ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. It's challenging to envision the past destruction, damage, and defoliation caused by bombings and mines during the time when Cu Chi was deemed a "Free Target Zone." The remnants you will encounter provide tangible evidence of the intense battleground that unfolded. Have you ever wondered what it feels like to fire an AK-47? A visit to Cu Chi Tunnels presents the opportunity to experience it firsthand! 02:30 PM: The tour concludes at our company. Enjoy your overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 6

Day 6 MEKONG DELTA

Meal Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch 08:00 AM: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho City, embarking on a pleasant one-and-a-half-hour bus journey. Enjoy the smooth ride as you pass through lush green rice fields, reaching the picturesque rural city of My Tho. The morning adventure continues aboard a motorized boat on the Tien River towards Qui (Tortoise Islet). Along the way, marvel at the fishing port, stilt houses, boat-building workshops, and other islets named Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn. The cruise proceeds through Bao Dinh Canal, entering Ben Tre province, also known as the "country of coconut." Witness a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond – Cage" and indulge in visits to a coconut candy mill and a soothing honey tea experience. Don't miss the incredible rowing boat journey along a small canal, shaded by water coconut trees and cooled by gentle breezes. Lunch awaits in the heart of the orchard garden. Afternoon: Following lunch, stroll into the village, explore fruit gardens, and savor tropical fruits while listening to the melodies of "Southern Vietnamese folk music" performed by the locals. Immerse yourself in the daily activities of the community and relish the ambiance of the breathtaking natural countryside. Your memorable day concludes with a final boat trip back to My Tho along the Tan Thach natural canal. 03:00 PM: Return to Ho Chi Minh City, with a stop at Vinh Trang Pagoda. The tour concludes at 05:00 PM.
Day 7

Day 7 HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE

Meal Inclusion: Breakfast Enjoy leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City until your departure flight. Our car will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. Until we meet again.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1006 USD 606 USD 3star
Deluxe 1206 USD 806 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin 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

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