Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
You arrive in the charming capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi where our guide will pick you up for check in at our hotel. The rest of the day is free at our leisure.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
Today you make a full day Hanoi city tour with private car and guide visiting the Ho Chi Minh Museum, one pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Museum of Ethnology and Temple of Literature.
Eenjoy lunch at a local restaurant then go walking around the Hoan Kiem lake, the Ngoc Son temple before enjoying a one hour cyclo ride around Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long - Overnight on Luxury Cruiser ( B,L,D)
11:30 : Arrive at the Scarlet Pearl check-in area at Halong International Cruise Port - where we will complete the check-in process and other procedures.
Direct to Scarlet Pearl Cruise. Welcome aboard! Enjoy a welcome drink during the cruise briefing, including safety instructions, before check-in to your cabin.
A splendid lunch is served at Tahiti Restaurant while cruising into the primitive Lan Ha Bay. The bay has hundreds of small and large islands, making it an enormous, wonderful scene to look at while dining.
15:00 : Transfer to a speedboat to visit Viet Hai Village on Cat Ba Island and hop on a bicycle ride (electric car also available) through a rainforest tunnel that leads to a village nestled in a valley deep in a national park. Meet, visit a traditional house, and greet local inhabitants doing their daily work, see their homes and the village school.
Guests - who choose not to visit Viet Hai Village - can try kayaking or simply swim in the clear waters on the beach near the boat. Please notice that if you choose to visit Viet Hai Village, you won’t have enough time for swimming or kayaking when you return to the cruise.
Return to Scarlet Pearl Cruises to relax and admire the sunset on our sundeck.
17:30 : Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious dishes and Our chef will guide you on how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and salad.
19:00 : It is time to enjoy your dinner and our live traditional music.
21:30 : Enjoy evening views of the bay at the bar. Try your hand squid fishing, or chat with your friends and family on the top deck. The bars are open until late.
Day 4 : Ha Long - Hue (B,L)
06:00 – 06:30 : Begin your new day with a Yoga session, taking photos, or enjoy the sunrise from your cabin window.
Enjoy a light breakfast in the delighted and peaceful beauty of the bay
Visit Dark & Bright Cave which is the perfect destination for our excursion, a serene round lake encompassed by rich trees and high stone walls. Take your pick either exploring the cave by yourself in a kayak or comfortably on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals.
09:00 – 09:45 : Return to Scarlet Pearl Cruises, pack your luggage and check-out of your cabin while cruising towards the port.
Enjoy an extraordinary brunch on board and then disembark at Halong International Cruise Port. Our luxury limousine car will transfer you back to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi for the flight to Hue City
Hue airport transfer to the hotel
Day 5: Hue (B,L)
Dragon boat trip on Huong River will take you to Thien Mu pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Hue city.
After Thien Mu Pagoda, your tour guide will take you to visit Hue Imperial Citadel – The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.
12h00 : Lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, we visit Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, one is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. a short visit to Dong Ba Market - the biggest local market in Hue City to see the local life.
The tour end with a Cyclo ride around Hue City then back to your hotel around 17h00
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An (B,L)
9h00: Private car transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town, check in the hotel on arrival, free time for lunch
After lunch, your tour guide will take to to visit Hoi An Ancient Town by walking on old streets, visit Japanese Covered Bridge; Fujian assembly hall, Tan Ky Old House, Hoi An Central Market, etc.
After that We enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee in local style ( much stronger than the Western style ) then We continue the visit to the Tra Que Vegetable Village Where you can see more than 50 kinds of veggies and herbs, see how the local growing vegetables and you can try to be a farmer and grow vegetables in the farm, enjoy the sunset in the village then back to your hotel, time at leisure to enjoy the night of Hoi An Ancient town
Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Free time in Hoi An, you can relax at your hotel or walk around ancient town. Hoi An is also very famous for tailor shops
, you can have some suites, skirts or dresses customized quickly with very good prices.
Day 8: Hoi An - Nha Trang (B)
Free time then car transfer to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Nha Trang. Check in the hotel in Nha Trang, free time
Day 9, 10: Nha Trang (B)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the paradise beach in Nha Trang or you can take an optional boat trip to the Hon Tam islands.
Day 11: Nhatrang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Today you fly to Ho Chi Minh City with the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own.
Day 12: Saigon City Tour (B,L)
08h00: Drive to extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels, about 65 Km (1½ hours drive) from Sai Gon. The complicated system of underground network was built by Viet Cong guerillas. En route, you have chance to see rural people live and work. View occupations such as cashew nut farming, duck breeding, rice farming and production of rice paper, a key ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine.
Back to Ho Chi Minh City for Lunch
After lunch, the City tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the former Presidential Palace, War Museum of Remnants, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sai Gon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, time at leisure
Day 13~14: Saigon & Departure (B)
The last two days are at leisure. You can take an optional Mekong tour to Cai Be and Vinh Long full day
On the last day, go shopping or do some final sightseeing before our transfer to the airport for your departure.