Day 01: HANOI ARRIVAL You will depart from Australia in the morning and arrive Hanoi in the evening. Upon arrival, our tour guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 02: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D) In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and we depart from Hanoi to the Red River Delta to the beautiful Halong Bay on air-conditioned bus. On the way, we will pass some scenic rural landscapes, and you can have a glimpse of Vietnam countryside. Upon arrival in the afternoon, you will check into the junk. Halong Bay is the most famous World Heritage site in Vietnam, which consists of more than 3000 natural islands in various shapes and sizes. We will enjoy a fantastic cruise to visit some highlights of the bay such as Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, and round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island. Afterwards, you can treat yourselves with a relaxing swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board & try Vietnamese wine while watching sunset and enjoy extra activities such as squid fishing, night party etc. Overnight on cruise.
Day 03: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D) In the morning, enjoy breakfast on cruise, then we will set sailing to visit the gorgeous Man's Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon Cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Afterwards, we will return to Halong city and have lunch on board. In the afternoon, we will head back to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi in the evening, you will have a chance to enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 04: HANOI – HUE (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then our tour guide will pick you up and we will stroll around Hanoi on a city tour visiting some famous spots in town such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Fine Art Museum. Then move on to the Temple of Literature, Sword Lake and the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hue. Overnight in hotel in Hue.
Day 05: HUE (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then we will head on a boat trip on Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the most beautiful Pagodas in Vietnam built at the end of the 16th century - and the famous King Minh Mang's tomb. In the afternoon, we will take a look at Imperial Palace - an ancient citadel surrounded by large moats. Then continue to visit King Tu Duc’s tomb. In the evening, enjoy traditional music on Perfume River. Overnight in hotel in Hue.
Day 06: HUE – HOI AN (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then check out. Our tour guide will pick you up and we head on a drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. On the way, we will have short visit to Cham Museum where you can find endless remaining evidences of the Champa civilization. Then visit the Marble Mountains, which is fascinating maze of cave and temples, hidden with five sacred marble rocks. Upon reaching Hoi An ancient town, we will stroll around to visit Japanese Bridge, Old House, Chinese Temple and Hoi An Cultural Museum. Overnight in hotel in Hoi An.
Day 07: HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then we will take a short boat ride on Thu Bon River to have an overview of the town, enjoy the peaceful landscape and learn more about the daily local life. We will then follow by a visit to explore the ruins of My Son – initially a religious center of Cham Kingdom, and Bang An, one of Vietnam's best preserved Cham towers. Overnight in hotel in Hoi An.
Day 08: HOI AN – DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will be free at leisure the whole morning to explore Hoi An ancient town on your own, and in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, our tour guide will welcome and pick up you to the city center for hotel check-in. In the afternoon, we will visit some famous destinations in town such as the former Presidential Palace, History Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office. Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 09: HO CHI MINH CITY – CAN THO (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and we will head on a few hours driving to Cu Chi tunnel - an immense and remarkable network of 250 km linking underground tunnels. The tunnels were built during the French occupation in the 1940s with simple tools and bare hands to facilitate Vietnamese soldiers control over a large rural area, supply hospitals, food and weapons. Afterwards, we head to Can Tho city - the bustling hub of Mekong Delta. Have a short visit to a Cao Dai Temple in Cai Lay District on the way. Enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant in town. Overnight in hotel in Can Tho.
Day 10: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. In the morning, we will join a boat trip to visit the floating market & scenic fruit garden in Can Tho. Continue with a visit to Southern Tyni Pagoda and the local market. Enjoy your lunch while watching a traditional Southern musical performance. We will then head back to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon. On the way back, we will stop at China Town to visit the bustling wholesales market and Holy Lady Temple. Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 11: HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/D) After having breakfast at your hotel, our tour guide will pick you up and we will stroll around the city to visit Jade Pagoda, Lacquerware Factory and War Crime Museum. After lunch, you will be transferred to Ben Thanh Market. Here you can have a chance to enjoy the bustling daily local life and free to shop at your own leisure. Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 12: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will be free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight back to Australia.
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