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 CanTho 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 - Da Nang (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 Da Nang.
Arrival in Da Nang, meet and greet by our representative, transfer and visit Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Tra Kieu, where Tra Kieu became an important target and was attacked by Van Than soldiers, when Co Nhon (Priest Bruyère) and lay people were unprepared. By conspiracy, conscientious and courageous, they countered with the mighty Van Than. You may study the area at this apparition in 1858 and Champa culture. After Lunch we will proceed and discover the Bana Hills, one of the newest and most exciting destinations in Vietnam. It’s a mountaintop resort complex that looks like a medieval castle, but inside these stone walls are modern accommodations, world class restaurants and a Fantasy Park full of exciting rides. A little Paris (French Village), As long as you suspend your disbelief, you might actually feel like you’re in the French Alps. When the mists come in at night, or when the clouds fog the entire mountaintop, the illusion is even more complete. The cobblestone streets and European-style buildings are remarkably well-built considering that this area in Vietnam and at an elevation of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet). We will ride the Cable Car which achievements of 5 world scores to BaNa hills station. It’s also known as the second DaLat/ Sapa in Central Vietnam, the weather here is always good and calm (cool). We will also visit France wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda; to see the panoramic view of Da Nang City. Free to join the games in Fantasy Park, the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4D and 5D film, skiver, the death race, Dinosaur Park… (For 2 hours).
Return to Da Nang city along the Red Beach Bay. After dinner, we will visit the Han Bridge, Dragon Bridge at night.
Overnight in Da Nang.
Day 7: Da Nang - Our Lady of Sao Bien - Hoi An (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast we will enjoy and discover the legend of Da Nang with Thuan Phuoc Bridge, Son Tra Peninsular. On a one-acre public park running along the sandy beach of My Khe that is dotted with Casuarina trees, Hotels and Restaurants, stand the statues of Jesus Christ, Mother Mary with baby in her arms and St. Joseph. Our Lady Star of the Sea (Sao Bien), a religious park in Da Nang City, (Central Vietnam) draws hundreds of pilgrims daily to its bonsais, trees, flowers, grass and winding concrete paths. On the grounds owned by the sisters (Nuns) of St. Paul de Chartres (before the government took the lands, people pray and leave incense and bouquets under the Christ statue). After Lunch we will proceed and Visit the Marble Mountains, Non Nuoc Stone Village, Hoi An Ancient Town, the World Cultural Heritage, you will be admire the ancient definition of old stretched system; visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Phung Hung Ancient House and we will Visit Hoi An Church and Hoi An Relics before Dinner.
Back to Da Nang for overnight.
Day 8: Da Nang - Hue - Our Lady of La Vang (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After Breakfast, meet our guide to the lobby and transfer to Hue (recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage in 1993) and visit Phu Cam Cathedral, the famous and oldest Church in Hue, the church is built in a modern architectural style by architect Ngo Viet Thu, then we will visit Hue Redemptories, A massive structures with high values of the Roman Catholic in Hue. You can relax/refresh in Lunch time and take the Royal Food in Hue.
After Lunch, transfer and visit Our Lady of Lavang (Basilica of Our Lady of La Vang), situated in what is today Hai Phu commune in Hai Lang District of Quang Tri Province and discover the Legend of Apparition in 1798 & listen to people talk about the miracles of Our Lady did.. Continue to Visit Srine of St Toma Thien in Quang Tri, the shrine was built on land where he heroically died, and was buried. After tour, we will pray and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, after praying we will visit Linh Dai, Le Dai, Old Tower… Evening Mass at Lavang Church at 7PM.
Dinner and Overnight in La Vang – Peaceful night in Holyland.
Day 9: Our Lady of La Vang - Hue (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Included)
Attend the morning Mass in Our Lady of Lavang (Basilica of Our Lady of La Vang), then Have breakfast and transfer back to Hue, visit Hue Imperial Citadel – the Capital of Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945 with Phu Van Lau, Ngo Mon Gate, and Thai Hoa Temple. Lunch then continue to visit Khai Dinh Tomb or Tu Duc Tomb, the typical work of Nguyen dynasty tombs system. We will visit Thien An Monastery – pray, visit and take photos at the Monastery before Dinner & Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue - Hanoi (Breakfast /- /- Included)
After breakfast, Free at own leisure and Transfer to Airport for departure with a sweet memories.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet our representative and transfer for dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Halong - Bui Chu (Phu Nhai & Kien Lao Church - Ninh 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 14: 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 15: Departure Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast, Free at your own leisure and transfer to Hanoi Airport for departure with a sweet memories.
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