Day 1-2 USA West Coast-Vietnam
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Vietnam.
Day 3 Hanoi - Arrival (B)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will transfer us to our hotel
in the center of the city. In the evening, we are treated with a welcome
Water Puppet Show.
Dai Nam Vietnam
Day 4 Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
Depart for Halong, a world heritage area of outstanding natural beauty.
Upon arrival, we cruise around Halong Bay, passing by Dog Island, Incense
Urn Island and Ga Cho. A delicious local seafood lunch will be served on
the Junk Boat.
Day 5 Halong Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
In the morning, we cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay, Fire Island, Bo Nau Island,
and Fishing Village. Lunch is served on the boat prior to our arrival at
Halong Wharf. On the way back to Hanoi, we visit either Dong Trieu or
Phu Lang Ceramic Village.
Day 6 Hanoi - Hue (B, L)
Tourist Boats In Halong Bay, Vietnam
We begin our day visiting the Tran Quoc Pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho
Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House. In the afternoon, we
visit Van Mieu (the first National University) and Hoan Kiem Lake. In the
evening, take a flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our
guide to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 Hue City (B, L)
Today, we will visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, King Tu Duc's Tomb, King
Minh Mang Tomb (typical formal oriental style designed) and Thien Mu
Optional dinner at Royal Park Restaurant with Hue Royal formality and
Hue Folk songs performed by ladies in Hue Long dresses.
Day 8 Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
Along the way to Hoi An Town, we will drive through Hai Van Pass and
stop by Lang Co Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
We continue onto Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum where we see
the open air collection of the breathtaking sandstone Cham Sculptures.
Day 9 Hoi An Town (B)
In the morning, we take a walking tour of the ancient tiny town Hoi An.
This visit includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Chinese Assembly
Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of the 18th century. The rest
of the day can be spent either shopping in town, or relaxing on the beach.
Optional visit to My Son, a World Heritage in Hoi An Town.
Hindu temples My Son near Hoi An. Vietnam
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B, L)
In the morning, we will board a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. We'll
visit the Reunification Palace, Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jade
Emperor Pagoda, and Chinatown. After lunch, the trip continues to Cu Chi,
where we visit the incredible underground tunnel network constructed
by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Day 11 Mekong Delta - My Tho (B, L)
Ride along the rice fields to My Tho, one of the Mekong Delta Province,
where we cruise to the My Tho fruit market and the Tien River. The cruise
continues to Unicorn Island, where you can taste many seasonal fruits
and enjoy the local traditional music preformed by the islanders. Have
lunch at a typical country garden house. Next, we visit the Coconut Candy
"Mill"and some other local industries in the Ben Tre Province. Drive back
to Ho Chi Minh for an overnight stay.
Optional Euro-Asian buffet dinner on the Bonsai Cruise over Saigon River.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free morning in Ho Chi Minh before catching a flight back home.