Day 1: Saigon Arrival
You will be warmly welcomed to Saigon by your English speaking tour guide and driver who will take you to your centrally located hotel to let you rest up from your long journey. It’s all at your leisure, and you can go and explore the city at your leisure if you wish.
Day 2: Saigon Cu Chi - City Tour
After breakfast, you will be taken to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a staple in the darker side of Vietnamese history. A tunnel system over 200km in length can be found here, which provided cover and strategic advantage for the notorious Vietcong during the Vietnam War. You’ll even get the chance to crawl through a selection of them to experience it for yourselves! And after a great lunch to tantalize the senses, you will engage in a short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City, calling at the War Museum, The Hundred Years Red Cathedral, The Old Post Office and The People’s Committee Hall. Dinner will be served on a fantastically enriching Saigon River Cruise, complete with an assortment of show entertainment to see throughout. What a way to end the day!
Day 3: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon
Today you will take to the waves and the water once again, with a day trip up the Mekong Delta to explore the rich, beautiful culture and lush fluvial landscapes it offers. It all starts with a drive to Cai Be and a trip to the Cai Be floating market, where the locals can be observed selling their wares from their little barges. For the afternoon, you will take a traditional rowboat deeper into the countryside, through iconic narrow canals to experience the luscious and enigmatic surroundings. The cruise concludes in Vinh Long late afternoon, where your driver will meet you to take you back to Saigon.
Day 4: Saigon - Fly to Hanoi
By morning, it’s time to head on the next leg of your journey…
You will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to the capital, Hanoi. On arrival, it’s a relaxing car journey to your centrally located, comfortable hotel. Free at your leisure. You have the entire day to travel around the city on your own, exploring the sights it has to offer, or you can simply enjoy the comfort of your hotel room.
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise
With a hot breakfast to prepare you for the day, you’ll be heading to one of the most beautiful places on Earth… a four hour car journey to Halong Bay awaits…
It’s accented with a 24 hour stay on a traditional Junk Cruise in the myriad of shining emerald waters and thousands of natural, elegant rock formations atop the waves around it. You will arrive there around noon and board your junk, just in time for a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood as you set off into the natural wonder before you. By afternoon, the cruise will take you around some of Halong’s many islands and caves. You will even get the chance to take a refreshing swim in a sheltered white-sand beach in the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). And when you’re all tired out, a relaxing sleep in your own private cabin on board will be sure to help you loosen up and get a fantastic night of rest that you know you deserve.
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi
For those with a love of martial arts, the chance to indulge in a spot of Tai Chi on the top deck awaits, or you can simply kick back and watch the sunrise over the beautiful bay seascape with a cup of coffee or tea in hand. Enjoy a hearty brunch on your ship and use the sundeck as a front row seat for the breathtaking views you’ll see on your way back to Halong City. Your driver will meet you at the dock, where he will and take you to Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure
With just breakfast to enjoy, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. It is sad to see you go, but make sure you book with us again soon!