Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (Dinner)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in.
A Short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City: The Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral), The Old Post Office and The People’s Committee Hall. Dinner will be served on Saigon River Cruise with show entertainment along the Saigon River at the end of the day.
Day 2: Saigon - Vung Tau Beach (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer and visit Vung Tau and on the way – we will stop at the Our Mother Mary BAI DAU.
In Vung Tau we will visit Jesus Statue, one of the highest Jesus statues in the world, the White Palace, Vung Tau’s nicest colonial era mansion; it was built as a retreat for French Governor General Paul Doumer at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Pay a visit to Whale Temple. Lunch at local restaurant and check-in at Hotel, Free at own Leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Vung Tau.
Day 3: Vung Tau - Can Tho (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast, transfer and visit the Maria Church, free at own leisure and check out for lunch then transfer and proceed to Mekong Delta Can Tho city, Dinner and discover Can Tho by night.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 4: Can Tho - Bac Lieu - Father Diep Shrine (Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner included)
After breakfast transfer and visit the Bac Lieu for Tac Say Church and pray at the Father Diep’s Shrine, a center of Pilgrimage in the South Catholics. The Saint Father Diep, Vietnamese priest and martyr honored even by the non-Christians.
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints has given the green light to the cause of canonization of Father Francis-Xavier Truong Buu Diep. He sacrificed his life to defend his parishioners. Catholic and believers of other religions pray on his tomb.
Back to Can Tho city for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Can Tho - Caibe Floating Market (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner included)
After breakfast, we will go to Vinh Long to take a boat trip on Cai Be floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta.
The boat takes you to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards of tropical fruits and have lunch at the local restaurant on the island. Back to Saigon for final shopping at Ben Thanh market.
Discover Saigon at night.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Early morning we will attend a Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral.
After breakfast, Free at your own leisure and transfer to Airport for departure with a sweet memories to Hanoi.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet our representative and transfer for dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi full day tour Cathedral and Mass (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast, Take Full day Cathedral Tour, visiting St. Joseph Cathedral, the place of the importance of the Catholic Mass and normally celebrate Holy Communion Joseph Patrons of the diocese of Hanoi on 19th March every year. We will attend the Mass here. (Public Mass), then proceed and Visit Cua Bac Church – where George W. Bush and his wife attended the Mass here (in front of the old North Gate of Citadel) we will attend the public mass here. We will also visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake, then take an hour Cyclo ride through the fascinating medieval streets of the Old Quarter. Enjoy Water Puppet Show of Vietnamese traditional art before having your dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast, (hotel pick-up time at 8:00am), we will take the bus ride through the Red River Delta, along the road we will having a great opportunity to see what the daily life of Vietnamese Farmers; Rice fields and water buffalo flank both sides of the road. The most interesting glimpses into rural life come during February and June, when whole families are busy transplanting the young rice plants to the growing fields. Arrive at Halong City tourist wharf around 12:00NN. We will board a Traditional Wooden Junk and head into the bay. A fresh seafood Lunch awaits us (Vegetarian available if requested). The limestone bedrock and sheer cliffs of the countless islets have inspired local people to come up with equally fanciful names: Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island, the symbol of Halong Bay. You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto), a magnificent and otherworldly cave. Explore their huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. We will also relish a 45-minutes Kayaking or Bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels and bask in the charm of this natural paradise. Around 4:30 pm you will be brought back to the Halong tourist wharf, where your vehicle is waiting to take you for checking in at Hotel in Halong city.
Dinner and Overnight in Halong.
Day 9: Halong - Bui Chu (Phu Nhai & Kien Lao Church) - Bnh Binh (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After breakfast, Transfer to Nam Dinh, and visit Phu Nhai Church – The church, located in Xuan Phuong Commune, Xuan Truong District, was first built in 1866 as a small temple, but was later renovated and expanded.
It is considered the Biggest Church of Gothic Architecture in Vietnam, with 30m height, 28m width and 80m length.
There are 2 bell towers with 44m height, containing 4 bells. It has statues stuck on the surface of the walls or the doors and Kien Lao Shrine – located in Xuan Tien commune, Xuan Truong district with a length of 75m, 26m wide, 28m high and a 46m high bell tower. On the two sides of the church are lakes and rows of street lights, it’s not only the architecture of Catholicism, sights of tourists near and far, but also the object of the research civil engineer, architectural and cultural studies.
Proceed to Ninh Binh for your dinner and overnight stay in Ninh Binh.
Day 10: Ninh Binh - Phat Diem Church - Tam Coc - Hanoi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast, Morning drive to Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, this was built from 1875 to 1899 by Priest Tran Luc and Catholics in here made by all of stone and wood. Now, there is Priest’s Grave in front of the Church. The feature of this building is modeled on the architecture of the traditional temples in Vietnam inspire of Catholic Church.
Then transfer to Visit Hoa Lu ancient capital to see the temples of the Ancient Royal capital before a bike tour along quiet country roads past fields and small villages. The final visiting Tam Coc – See the breathtaking karst formations of Tam Coc on a scenic journey down the Ngo Dong River during boat tour (around 2 hours).
Back to Hanoi in the evening for Dinner & Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Departure Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast, Free at your own leisure and transfer to Hanoi Airport for departure with a sweet memories.