Day 1 – Hanoi arrival
HTS Tour driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples of this unique city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 – Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
7:30 – 8am: Met at your hotel, and you depart for Halong City through the countryside, farmlands and the Red River Delta.
10:15 am: Enjoy a stopover on the way for a refreshment break.
12:30 pm: Arrive at Hon Gai habour – next to Baitho mountain, and check-in on the Legacy Cruise. A welcome drink will be served on boarding.
1 pm: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long Bay, as you enjoy the breathtaking vistas.
3:30 pm: Rowing in a small local bamboo boat or kayak (around 1 hour), visit Vong Vieng floating fishing village. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community who live permanently on the water.
4:30 pm: Return to the Legacy Cruise, and proceed to Drum Cave for docking.
Time for relaxing this afternoon; make the most of swimming or sunbathing on the deck and enjoy a small party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese tea, and you can also participate in a cooking class.
7 pm: Dinner is served in the restaurant, on board your boat.
9 pm: Leisure time, to enjoy a chat around the bar, dancing, karaoke; watch a movie or ẹnjoy some night fishing… Relax and spend a romantic night on board.
DAY 02: Halong – Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
Start your day early with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
7am: Breakfast, coffee and tea are served.
8am: Visit splendid Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave the most beautiful cave in the bay.
9:30am: Return to the Legacy boat, and take time to refresh and relax,before checking out of your cabin.
Continue cruising back through the bay, passing by a number of features including Trong (Drum) Cave, Dong Tien (Fairy) Lake, Man’s Head Islet, Yen Ngua (saddle) Mountain…
10:45am: An early lunch will be served.
12:00pm: Arrive at the pier, and say goodbye to the crew.
12h45: Return from Halong to Hanoi by road, enjoying a stopover on the way for a break.
Around 5pm you will arrive in Hanoi and your hotel, where your tour ends.
Day 4 – Hanoi City Tour (B,L)
Begin the tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace, 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 on to visit the Temple of Literature 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.
Take lunch at a local restaurant, then proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, one of the finest in the country, and then travel by cyclo through the bustling area of the Old Quarter for 1 hour. Pay a visit to the Ngoc Son Temple, and transfer back to your hotel at 5PM. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5 – Hanoi – Morning flight to Danang – Hoian Tour (B, L)
Today, you will take a morning flight to Da Nang airport where you will be picked up and transferred to Hoian to visit: the famous 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200 year old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. You will pass many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. After have lunch at local restaurant you transfer to your hotel, and for the rest of the day enjoy free time for personal discoveries. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 6 – Hoian Free day (B)
Today your time is free, to enjoy the beach, the tailor shops,and other relaxing pursuits in the ancient township. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7 – Hoian – Flight to Nha Trang (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take the morning flight to the beautiful beach in Nha Trang. Arrive in Nha Trang, and be met by our driver who will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, and stay overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8 – Nha Trang Free day (B)
Have breakfast, then the day is a free day for you to enjoy some activities on the beach in Nha Trang: water sports abound, including swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the outlying islands. If you prefer to keep your feet dry then hop into a taxi or take a cyclo for an exploratory trip around Nhatrang. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 9 – Nha Trang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast, it’s time for you to relax and recover, before transferring to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L)
Around 8AM, the guide will pick you up at your hotel. Today you will visit:
– The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city.
– War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
– Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 they are some of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
– Thien Hau Pagoda: Located in Cholon, the city’s Chinatown, this pagoda is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea.
– Ben Thanh Market by cyclo: This is one of the best ways to observe street life in this vibrant commercial centre. Enjoy a ride through the narrow and timeless street scenes as you soak up the atmosphere in comfort.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)
After breakfast, depending on your flight time departure, you may have time to go shopping and relaxing for a while, then our driver will take you to the airport to see you off on your onward journey.