7 days / 6 nights

HANOI – HA LONG BAY - HO CHI MINH

HANOI – HA LONG BAY - HO CHI MINH
HANOI – HA LONG BAY - HO CHI MINH
HANOI – HA LONG BAY - HO CHI MINH
HANOI – HA LONG BAY - HO CHI MINH

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Cruise
Summer
Adventure
Family

Snapshot

Visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the program B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner(meals only, no drinks/water) 
  • Transfers in private and tours in air-conditioned vehicles 
  • Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides (one guide in each city) 
  • Special visit & interaction arrangement 
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the program 
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles 

Exclusions

  • International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested
  • Surcharges for night-time services, especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 05:00 hrs. 
  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Personal expenditure 
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program 

Itinerary

Day 1
HO CHI MINH – ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Hanoi driver meet and transfer you to the hotel ( check - in time at 14:00hrs, early check - in is not inclusive and subject to the availability ).   

Dinner at restaurant – meals paid by clients – transfer included 

Meal: none 
Day 2
HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – CITY TOUR
Morning: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office.  Afternoon, Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.  Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.  

Dinner at restaurant – meals paid by clients – transfer included 

Meal: Breakfast at hotel  
Day 3
HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands .  
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.  Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.  Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time. In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip.  

Dinner at restaurant – meals paid by clients – transfer included 

Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at restaurant. 
Day 4
HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO HANOI – CITY TOUR
Return to Ho Chi Minh City, driver pick you up to the airport for domestic flight to Hanoi. Arrival in Noi Bai international airport, meet our driver and transfer to hotel for checking in and taking a rest.  Afternoon: take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the world. Then, you’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.  

Dinner at restaurant – meals paid by clients – transfer included 

Meal: Breakfast at hotel  
Day 5
HANOI– HALONG BAY WITH OVERNIGHT ONBOARD OF CRUISE
As an UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay is the most famous destination in Vietnam, and it becomes a must see place in tourist’s eyes once they come to Vietnam. The bay covers more than 1500 square kilometers with thousands of limestone islands , which is unique and no words to describle the beauty of Ha Long Bay 

7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel. (Note: this time applied for those who book our shuttle bus service) 

10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province. 

12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin. 

13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.  

15.00-16.30     

     • Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains in Luon Cave, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing          on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay 
     • Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party • Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave. 
     • Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fishsauce. 

19.30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods. Evening activities: 
     • Join squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, Playing card, karaoke…. 
     • Overnight on Lavender Cruises 
Day 6
HALONG BAY - HANOI
06.15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck. 07.15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board. 

08.00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong. 

09.30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery. 

10.15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. 

12.00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi. 

16.30 – 17.00 : Arrive in Hanoi, check in hotel and take a rest. 

Dinner at restaurant – meals paid by clients – transfer included 

NOTE:  

• The itinerary might be subject to changes due to weather or time permitting conditions without prior notice  
• The cruise schedule might be subject to changes upon weather and operation conditions. 
• Wi Fi is available on board but is sometimes unstable due to weak signal points across the mountainous bay. 

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch on boat.. 
Day 7
HA NOI DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel, then you will be free until our diver pick you up to the airport for your departure flight to your home. (No guide) 

Meals: breakfast at hotel

Accomodations

3 STAR
Adamas Hanoi Hotel or Similar, La Suite hotel or Similar, Lavender Cruise or Similar, Le Duy Hotel or similar, Oriental cruise or Similar, Park view Hotel or similar or similar
4 STAR
Bay hotel or Similar, Garden bay Legend Hotel or Similar, Lavender Elegance cruiser or Similar, Northern Saigon Hotel or Similar, Silk Queen hotel or Similar, The Light hotel or Similar or similar

Policies

  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.

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