|Day 2||Arrive Hanoi|
Transfer to hotel. Day at leisure.
|Day 3||Hanoi |
Enjoy a city tour of Hanoi’s most famous sites including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside view), the Presidential Palace and Ho’s still house, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s rst university. This afternoon, enjoy a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter to discover the lifestyle of locals. At night, you may enjoy a optional Water Puppet Show, a traditional form of Vietnamese folk art, before tonight’s welcome dinner
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|Day 4||Hanoi-Halong Bay|
Travel to Halong Bay. Stop enroute at the ceramic and embroidery workshops which have ready to wear silk clothes.
*Premium package: Travel to Halong Bay and take a boat trip to explore one of the world’s great natural wonders cruising the thousands of limestone islands. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnicent picturesque scene that blends with the sky. You also get a chance to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs. A seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board the charming junk. Stay overnight on board.
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|Day 5||Halong Bay-Hanoi|
This morning board the cruise in Halong Bay, a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam. Seafood Lunch served on board. Disembark from the junk at noon and return to Hanoi.
*Premium package: Enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best as the junk continues to cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations. Disembark from the junk at noon and return to Hanoi. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join an optional “Food Tour” to sample tasty local delicacies.
|Day 6||Hanoi-Hoa Lu-Hanoi|
After breakfast, depart from your hotel to Hoa Lu. Along the way, you can take photographs of local villages and the surrounding landscape. On arrival in Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th and 11th century, visit two temples, one of them dedicated to Emperor Dinh (968-980) and the other in memory of Emperor Le (980-1009). Continue to Tam Coc Town for a Vietnamese lunch; then board your private sampan boat on Ngo Dong river through “the Ha Long on land” the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice elds surrounded by limestone formations to visit three grottoes of Tam Coc (Hang Ca, Hang Giua & Hang Cuoi). Then enjoy a short biking tour Bich Dong before returning to Hanoi.
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|Day 7||Fly to Saigon|
You are free until transfer to the airport to catch the departure ight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival, this afternoon is free at leisure.
|Day 8||Saigon-Mekong Delta|
You will be picked up from hotel, then travel by road from Saigon to the peaceful countryside in Ben Tre. Embark on a boat ride on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river. Stop to see how to make bricks by hand. Visit the perfume coconut garden and coconut processing workshops located along canal and enjoy some fruits, coconut juice. Continue the trip by boat through criss-crossed with countless canals where they look more narrow to countryside. Walking on peaceful paths to farm houses to see people weave mats. Take a motor cart (xe loi) or bicycle on shady road, pass by rice fields and vegetable plains and learn out about tropical culture. Enjoy lunch at a farmer's house on the riverside. Afternoon, take a row boat along water palm canal and then back to Ben Tre before return to Saigon for your farewell dinner on Indochina Junk on Saigon river.
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This morning enjoy a city tour including Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market. This afternoon is free at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Travel 30km northwest of Saigon to the town of Cu Chi and explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War. The secret tunnel system is 200 km long deep inside the earth, and was used for hiding in during combat, also serving as communication and supply routes during the Vietnam War.
|Day 10||Return flight Saigon to Canada||B|