Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Arriving Tan Son Nhat airport, met by Trans-Indochina tour guide and car. Transfer to the hotel for check in. Taking a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, still called Sai gon by many locals visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai gon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory, the bustling market of Binh Tay Market in Chinatown and Giac Lam Pagoda. Overnight in Saigon.
Note: If your flight is in the afternoon, we can change the full day of Saigon City tour on next day.
Day 2 : Tay Ninh - Cu Chi tunnels
Breakfast in hotel then heading out of town to Tay Ninh, the headquarter of Cao Dai region. Attending the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall. Exploring Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War with hundreds kilometers of underground tunnels. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 3 : Mekong Delta
Breakfast in hotel then driving southward to Cat Be exciting floating market with local people being occupied in selling, purchasing, exchanging goods from their boats. Take a walk thru the orchards and visit the rice-paper making and rice crispies family factories of the Mekong people. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 4: Saigon - Dalat
Breakfast in hotel then starting northbound journey to Da Lat, one of Vietnam’s most charming towns. At an elevation of 15,000 meters, Da Lat, called the" city of eternal spring". The city is set around a lake and surrounded forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. Overnight in Dalat.
Day 5: Dalat - Nha Trang
Breakfast in hotel then visit Dalat: the former villa of Emperor Bao Dai, Hang Nga House, Xuan Huong Lake, the Central Market, the Love Valley and Lam Ty Ni Pagoda. In the afternoon, we travel by road to Nha Trang with stopover at the scenic Pass of Ngoan Muc and the 13th century Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Islands in Nha Trang
Breakfast in hotel then visiting Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. Back to the city for overnight.
Day 7 : Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An
Breakfast in hotel then transferring to Cam Ranh airport for the flight to Da Nang. Met in Danang airport then transferred to Hoi An ancient town. Visiting the tranquil and charming Hoi An with its low tiled houses of Chinese commuinity houses, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - My Son Santuary
Breakfast in hotel then driving to Holyland of My Son which was a former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam between the second and thirteenth centuries. Hinduism from India heavily influenced their religion. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 : Hoi An - Hue
Breakfast in hotel then departing for Hue, enjoying beautiful view on the way, via Hai Van Pass (Cloudy Pass) and the picturesque beach of Lang Co. Visiting Cham museum in Danang where display Cham’s finest sculpture and artifacts. In Hue, we visit the Citadel, the Imperial Quarter. Visit vibrant Dong Ba market and enjoying an evening on boat in Perfume River with traditional song. Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Royal Tombs and Pagodas - train to Hanoi
Breakfast in hotel then boarding dragon boat for a cruise along lovely Perfume river with a stop to visit Thien Mu pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. We continue our ride upstream to visit King Minh Mang tomb, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Transferred to Hue train station for the night train to Ha Noi (soft sleeper).
Day 11 : Hanoi City Tour
Arrival Hanoi train station in morning. Transfer to the restaurant for breakfast then transfer to hotel for check in (or storing luggage if the rooms are not available) Transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilt, One Pillar pagoda nearby, and Temple of Literature - the first college of Vietnamese education. Visiting the Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda in the bank of West Lake and the Ethnology Museum. Having a cyclo tour around the Hanoi Old Quarter. In the evening, we enjoy Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 12: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Lunch + Dinner)
Breakfast in hotel then starting the trip to Halong Bay. Arriving to Halong we embark on a cruise out to explore the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Along the way we will anchor for a visit to Sung Sot Cave and Titov beach a leisurely swim in a secluded beach. Dinner and overnight on junk.
Day 13 : Halong - Hanoi
Breakfast in junk then doing kayaking for 01 hour before returing to the whaft for transferring back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 14 : Departure
Breakfast in hotel then transferred to Noi Bai airport for the departure flight. End of the tour.
- English speaking guides (Other languages are available upon request)
- Twin-shared/double rooms
- Daily breakfasts
- Private land transfer
- Air tickets from Nha Trang to Danang and airport tax (Vietnam Airlines)
- Train tickets from Hue to Hanoi (Tourist Tulico train - 4 people in a A/C cabin)
- Boat trip in Halong bay, Mekong Delta, Perfume River
- Admission fees
- Bottled fresh water
- Air tickets to/from Vietnam
- Meals are quoted separately (USD 7-8 / meal/person)
- Visa to Vietnam
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities