Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Mekong Delta
Duration: 14 Days/ 13 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Saigon
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form below)
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang
Day 5: Danang – Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An Cycling Tour & Cooking Class
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Nha Trang – Whale Island
Day 8: Whale Island Relax & Revelry
Day 9: Nha Trang – Fly to Saigon
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi and the start of your holiday. Transfer from Noi Bai airport to the hotel for check-in is included. The rest of the day is free for you and your family to explore the city, which is easily accessible on foot.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
In the morning, travel to beautiful Halong Bay by private vehicle (about 4 hours of transfer). On arrival, board a deluxe junk boat and cruise the emerald waters to see magnificent limestone mountains while your welcome lunch of seafood is served. Later, visit spectacular Trinh Nu Cave (Cave of Virgin) and there is an opportunity for your family to swim and kayak to explore hidden corners of this World Heritage Site as well as the local floating village. In the evening, join in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration delivered by the cruise chef or enjoy luxurious amenities on the cruise.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue
Start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck which is extremely good for your family’s health. Then your family is free to explore Halong Bay before having lunch and disembarking the cruise. Later, travel back to Hanoi. On arrival, your family can relax at the hotel or join in a cyclo tour around the 36 streets of Hanoi’s old quarter.
Day 4: Hanoi – Fly to Hue
Today, take a domestic flight to Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam. In the afternoon, take in the highlights of this historic city including a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda – the iconic religious construction in central Vietnam as well as the Imperial Citadel, which is home to the spectacular Imperial Purple Palace and stunning monuments. Later, take a leisure river cruise on the romantic Perfume River to behold the beautiful sunset with your favorite drinks.
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An
In the morning, travel to Hoi An ancient town on the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds). On arrival, take a short rest to recover from your transfer before beginning a walking tour at the second World Heritage Site of this journey including Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, and Fujian Assembly Hall. Later, participate in a lantern-making class to make colorful lanterns by yourself.
Day 6: Hoi An Farming & Cooking Class
For a taste of rural life, today, your family will have a chance to take a bicycle ride out of Hoi An to Cam Thanh Farm, where you will learn about traditional farming practices. Enjoy a hands-on day family day, tending to the fields and gardens, before a lesson in preparing tasty traditional Vietnamese cuisine for the cooking class. Your family will be instructed by the local expert chef to cook traditional dishes with fresh ingredients harvested from Cam Thanh Farm. Then enjoy your lunch of the dishes you cook in the class.
Day 7: Hoi An Leisure
Today is free for you to spend as you choose – relax at the beach or sightsee further.
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Saigon
In the morning, transfer to Danang to take a domestic flight to Saigon. On arrival, your family will be transferred to the hotel to check-in and relax. In the afternoon, take in some of the city’s most famous landmarks on a sightseeing tour including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, before visiting the sobering War Remnants Museum and the grand Independence Palace.
Day 9: Saigon Departure
Your tour comes to an end today, with a departure transfer to the airport. If time permits, your family should consider shopping for souvenirs and local foods at the Ben Thanh Market – the biggest one in town.
Note: You can also opt to extend your stay for a night and visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels to know the reason why small Vietnam could defeat the powerful American troops.