Absorb the French charm of Hanoi. Witness a traditional water-puppet performance. Sail through the pristine waters of Halong Bay. Discover dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Admire the beauty of the Mekong River. Experience life underground in the Cu Chi Tunnels. Visit the beautiful beaches of Vung Tau. Enjoy fresh seafood and sumptuous meals at real Halal and Indian restaurants. All in one trip with Asia Senses Travel!
Upon arrival Noi Bai International airport, welcome by our guide and driver, transferred to your hotel of choice for check-in. Have lunch at local Halah restaurant. Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Cyclo in the Old Quarter. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
- Essence d’Orient Hotel & Spa
- Oriental Suites Hotel
After breakfast, we visit some more of the attractions in Hanoi city covering Imperial Citadel, Tran Quoc pagoda. After lunch, proceed to Halong town. Halong Bay was placed on the UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 .This four hour drive will show you the diversity of Northern Vietnamese villages and rice fields. Have dinner at local restaurant (seafood only, no meat). Stay overnight at your hotel in Ha Long.
Enjoy breakfast and then relax on a half-day boat trip of Halong Bay. Enjoy spectacular views of multi-shaped limestone rocks and visit the dramatic caves and grotto such as Paradise Grotto and Wooden Stakes Cave. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch, which will be served on board. Return to Hanoi. Sightseeing at Hoan Kiem Lake, the old city center with over 36 ancient streets and shopping. Enjoy dinner at a local Halal restaurant, followed by a traditional Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight at your hotel in Ha Noi city.
- Halong Plaza Hotel
- Citybay Palace
Main Ha Long Bay Attraction(s): Paradise Grotto, Wooden Stakes Cave
Transfer to Noi bai airport for boarding late afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat international airport, you will be met by your guide and driver who will transfer you to your hotel in the city centre. Enjoy a fabulous evening dinner cruise on the Saigon River as you are entertained by a live show. Stay overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Northern Hotel Saigon
- Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel
After breakfast at your hotel, we drive you to Cu Chi tunnels where you will experience the labyrinth of web-like tunnels of more than 200km in length. These tunnels were used to as shelters by guerrillas during the American war. They included hospitals, accommodation, kitchens and much more. Return to Ho Chi Minh for a buffet lunch. After lunch, we head off to Vung Tau City. Vung Tau is situated 125km southeast of Ho Chi Minh city. It is a famous beach with long white sandy beaches and warm water the whole year round. A sumptuous dinner awaits you at local restaurant (sea food only, no meat). Stay overnight at your hotel in Vung Tau city.
- Ho Tram Beach Boutique Resort
- Alma Oasis Long Hai
Breakfast at your hotel. Embark on a Vung Tau city tour including Christ of Vung Tau, a large statue of Christ on a hilltop with the height of 32 meters, the18 meter high Goddess of Mercy statue, Thuy Van beach and Whale Temple dedicated to whales considered as rescuing gods for Vietnamese fisherman in the east sea. Lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Ho Chi Minh city. Visit the War Remnants Museum, China Town, Thien Hau Temple, a lacquer ware factory and handicraft center. Dinner on your own. Stay overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Today's attraction(s): Christ of Vung Tau, Thuy Van Beach, Whale Temple, War Remnants Museum, China Town, Thien Hau Temple
Following breakfast, we take a two hour drive to My Tho. On the way witness picturesque rice fields and buffalo. Upon arrival, enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong River with a stop at Thoi Son islet to taste seasonal fruit whilst enjoying traditional folk music. Then, visit the authentic life of the locals and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Take an adventurous sampan ride in palm shaded canals. Lunch to be served with a Mekong Delta specialty - Deep Fried Elephant ear fish. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and take a short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Notre Dame Cathedral, The Old Post Office and The People’s Committee Hall. Dinner on your own. Stay overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Main Attraction(s) today: Thoi Son Islet, Notre Dame Cathedral, The Old Post Office and The People’s Committee Hall
Breakfast at your hotel. Leisure time to relax or go for shopping. Afterwards you will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat international airport for your departure. End of services.
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