Tour Code: EWH
Duration: 11 days
Destination: Hanoi – Halong –Bac Ninh - Hue- Hoian –Dalat- Hochiminh City
Musical Shows: Ca Tru (Hanoi), Quan Ho (Bac Ninh), Water Puppet (Hanoi), Nha Nhac (Hue), Gong (Dalat)
Accommodation: Hotels and Cruises
Transportation: Car, Airplane, Cruise
Finish: Hochiminh City
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam, on arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you by private car to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in the Old Quarter. In the evening, you will enjoy welcomed dinner at local restaurant with authentic Vietnamese cuisines. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Thang Long Imperial Citadel - Ca Tru Show (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy morning tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilt and One Pillar Pagoda, then visit Temple of Literature for doctoral stone steles. In the afternoon, Visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the attractive collection of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam, then make your way to Hoan Kiem Lake for Ngoc son Temple, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 2010. In the evening you will be entertained with Ca tru. ‘Ca Tru’, also known as “hat a dao” or “hat noi” (ceremonial singing) which dates back to the 15th century, has also been listed among 12 intangible global cultural heritage traditions by UNESCO in 2010. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Today, Leaving Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, the world natural heritage site in 1994, enjoy drive though the rural area with scenic view of rice paddy field in the Red River Delta. You may be lucky enough to see cows or pigs on motor bike or Vietnamese kids ridding on water buffalo flying Vietnam Kites. On the way, enjoy tasty coffee at Vietnam Handicraft Center. Upon arrival, check in Vietnamese wooden junk and start journey along the spectacular limestone islands, floating villages while having sea food lunch, then disembark to visit 'Sung Sot' or “Surprising Cave”, one of the most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay. Next stop is Titop Island where you could swim on sandy beach or climb up to the top for panoramic view. In the evening, you will be delighted by candle light dinner on board with sea food. Overnight on board in Ha long Bay.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Quan Ho Show – Water Puppet (B, L)
A breakfast will be served in the restaurant with the combination of western style and local dishes then experience the Bay up close and personal with a leisure sampan tour to “Hang Luon” or “Lagoon Cave” which allows you to see flora and fauna system of Catba National Park. Afterward, continue to cruise to Halong City, check out, disembark and enjoy seafood lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, go to Bac Ninh for Quan Ho Show which was recognized as intangible heritage in 2009 by UNESCO. After the show, go back to your hotel. In the evening, you will be entertained with Water Puppet Performance and Vietnamese traditional music at Thang Long Water Puppet. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Nha Nhac (Royal Court Music) (B)
After your breakfast, transfer to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital. Upon arrival in Hue, our tour guide will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba Market, the biggest market in Hue and the Hue Royal Fine Arts Museum and the King Minh Mang Tomb, the King Khai Dinh Tomb then continue to visit Imperial Citadel where you will be entertained with Nha Nhac or Royal Court Music which was recognized in 2005 by UNESCO as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In the evening, free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 6: Hue- Danang - Hoian (B)
After your breakfast, leave Hue for Hoian Ancient Town. On the way, visit the Cham Museum, the last collection of Champa Kingdom and drive over the 'Pass of Ocean and Clouds'. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour to Japanese Covered Bridge, Phung Hung Ancient House, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and Chua Ong Pagoda. Have lunch at local restaurant with traditional food. In the afternoon, enjoy peaceful boat ride along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Ceramic village. The balance of the day is at leisure on Cua Dai Beach. Overnight at hotel in Hoian
Day 7: Hoian - My Son (B)
After your breakfast, go to My Son, the imperial city of the Champa Empire. My Son Sancturary is a complex of more than 70 temples and towers which were built to worship the gods who protect the king and the Kingdom of Champa. UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site in1999. In the afternoon, go back to Hoian, free at leisure for shopping in the Hoian' center. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian- Danang - Dalat (B)
After your breakfast, it is free at leisure until transfer to Danang International Airport for a short flight to the highland city of Dalat. In the evening, enjoy Cong Chieng or Gong Show. Since 25/11/2005 "Culture of chieng ethnic Tay Nguyen - Vietnam" has been recognized as a masterpiece heritage of non-physical world by UNESCO. Chieng is the type of unique art of ethnic minorities Tay Nguyen region, was generated and linked to community life of the nation. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 9: Dalat (B)
Today, The morning tour leads you to Tuyen Lam Lake, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, the summer palace of late Emperor Bao Dai, the old Dalat Railway Station, Xuan Huong Lake, Valley of Love, and Flower Garden City. In the afternoon, visit Dalat Center Market and enjoy Vietnamese coffee at lakeside coffee shop. Overnight in Dalat hotel .
Day 10: Dalat-Hochiminh (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel then transfer to Dalat Airport for a short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, followed by an oriental tour leads you to the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. In the afternoon, visit Thien Hau temple and Quan Am Pagoda in China Town. In the evening, our tour guide will host farewell dinner in local restaurant with Vietnamese dishes. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Hochiminh Depature (B)
You are free for leisure for shopping until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward international flight or domestic extension. Thank you for selecting us as Vietnam Travel Agent and wish you had a wonderful tour in Vietnam and sweet departure.