Day 1 LAX
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Vietnam.
Day 2 LAX
Day 3 Hanoi-Arrival
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 and dinner 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. Breakfast 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 Pagoda.
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 at additional cost.
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 at additional cost.
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh City-Departure (B)
Free morning in Ho Chi Minh before catching a flight back home.