Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. You will be welcomed & picked up by Viet Bamboo Travel's guide then transferring to a hotel in Hanoi. Check-in registration. Relax and stay overnight at hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
07: 30 - 07: 45 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10: 30 Stopover on the way for short break.
12: 30 Arrive at Hon Gai wharf - Meet the captain, crews and join us for a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
13: 00 Lunch with fresh seafood is served while cruising towards Vong Vieng floating village, passing through extraordinary shaped-islands.
15: 30 Drop anchor at Vong Vieng: visit local houses, fish farm, schools and have a chat with the friendly fish men. (You also swim here if you like) The other option is to travel by kayak (passenger row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
17: 00 Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo for anchoring.
19: 00 Dinner is served.
21: 00 Enjoy the comfort in your cabin or night fishing… and overnight on junk.
Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An (B) - by flight
06: 30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07: 30 Lightly breakfast is served.
08: 30 Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
09: 30 Back on board, continue cruising, enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax.
10: 30 Lunch is served on board while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11: 30 Check-out.
12: 00 Arrive Hon Gai wharf. Farewell.
12: 30 Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14: 30 Stop-over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16: 30 Arrive in Hanoi.
17: 45 Our driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be taken to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An Walking Tour - Hue City (B, L)
Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and the workshop of traditional occupation of Hoi An ancient town. After lunch in one of the finest restaurant of Hoi An, drive a long cost to Hue, the Old Royal city in the 17th century of Vietnam, passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Arrival in Hue. Visit Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue City Tour - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L) - by flight
Breakfast at hotel. Take a boat trip along Huong river, visiting Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to Phu Bai airport. Depart Hue by VN251 for Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, Viet Bamboo Travel’s car will pick you up at airport and transferring to visit China town, Thien Hau Pagoda, History Museum and former Presidential Palace. Make photo stops at the famous tourist sites such as Notre Dame Church, and Central Post Office. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6: Mighty Mekong Delta (B, L)
08: 00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Cai Be, stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat ro visit the Cai Be Floating Market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation...
Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand – made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village – the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature. Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Finish the trip around 18: 00 at your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free at leisure to explore the city or doing other things you are interested in until time transfer to airport for flight back home. We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.