Xin chao! Welcome to the Capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi! On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, Our English speaking tour guide will welcome you and arrange your transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, enjoy a short cyclo ride around the Old Quarter with 36 streets bearing names such as Rice Street, Silk Street or Paper Street to reflect the history of businesses carried over there from the 15th century. Overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning, post-breakfast, depart for the beautiful bay of Halong. After check-in and security briefings, you will set sail, join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Get mesmerized by the stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters. Explore the Amazing cave and find out how the cave was named Amazing, Also reach to the peak point of the cave for a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay. Then, the cruise will take you to a tranquillizing isolated lagoon for swimming or simply relax on the boat with our spa service and get lost in the picturesque seascape. In the early evening, assemble on the sundeck to watch the sunset, enjoy our pre-dinner local wine appetizers. It’s an ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, share your travel stories. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese menu for dinner and then relax or join in some activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing. Overnight on Cruise.
Learn relaxation and focus techniques with a Tai Chi exercise session in the morning, and get a bonus sunrise view over the bay. After breakfast, explore the bay on the kayak or comfortably capture the daily life of the fishermen on bamboo boat rowed by the locals. Next is a cooking demonstration, where you learn how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served. Late we get back to the wharf and return to Hanoi. Free time for shopping in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Post breakfast at the hotel join our full day city tour to explore the thousand years old capital. Visit the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda. Stop at Ho Chi Minh Complex where you can explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which is the symbol for Hanoi. Take a look at President Palace then visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to learn about the life of Uncle Ho. Explore the education system during dynasties at the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Afternoon transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arriving, Tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to Hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Leave the hustle-bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to My Tho, a town that lies to the west of the Mekong River. Board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Stop over at the Unicorn Island, walk around country lane and see the orchards in bloom (in season), enjoy tropical fruits, folk songs performed by the local people and visit the fruit plantation. Try your hands on rowing a sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the countryside, visit the family businesses, honey-bee farm, sip on the honey tea and munch through the coconut candies. In the afternoon, head to Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Return and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Post the breakfast and the checkout from the hotel, you will be trasferred to the airport for your flight back home. The photos of your trip will make your friends want to come to the beautiful country that is Vietnam.
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