Vietnam Itinerary for 7 days
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, and get a friendly welcome from our guide, who will take you to your hotel. The distance is approximately 40 minutes.
Hanoi (meaning River-bound city) is Vietnam’s capital, with a thousand-year history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, and tree-lined boulevards, among others.
In the morning, you visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, who founded independent Vietnam. At the complex, you have options to explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the colonial Presidential Palance, and the One Pillar Pagoda. Also, continue to explore the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam from 1070.
In the afternoon, continue the tour to one of the following museums of choice, namely: the Museum of Revolution, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, Museum of Fine Arts, among others.
Then in the late afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple on an islet in the lake. Hoan Kiem Lake is the central point of Hanoi and is famous for being home to a rare endangered giant turtle species.
Later, shop or stroll in the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets.
In the morning, pick up at 8:00 AM at your hotel to move to Ha Long Bay, located about 160 km or a 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will experience some amazing sights of the Red River Delta, where you'll see Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields.
Stop halfway to explore a handicraft workshop of fine clothe and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 am and check in aboard the booked junk once the welcome drink has been served.
Start cruising while enjoying your lunch on board and relishing the mighty bay view. The bay is one of the world's wonders whose formation dates back 500 million years and consists of 2,000 islands and islets.
The bay cruise will continue with an up-close sighting of Dog Island, Dinh Huong Island, Sail Island, and Ga Choi Island, followed by a visit to Sung Sot Cave and a swimming stop at Titov beach. Then, relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner later, go fishing around 9:00 pm and spend an amazing night on board.
The morning would be the best experience for the early risers as they can enjoy the splendid and tranquil view of the bay at dawn. Get a feel of the pure morning breeze and raise your spirits by listening to the sounds of birds above. Once you have breakfast, you will cruise to visit the Human Head-shaped islet and the Tortoise island.
Further, keep cruising forward to the east into Bai Tu Long Bay (Little Dragon Bowing to His Mother). Afterward, check out and have lunch on board on your way to the shore. Then, disembark and Hanoi airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh (formerly: Saigon), and get a friendly welcome from our guide, who will take you to the hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and economic center of the country.
In the morning, take a half-day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 75 km northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which was once the underground hideout and the resistance base of Viet Cong forces. It was complexity was astounding as it had meeting rooms, kitchens, clinics, etc., all aimed at guerrilla warfare. After exploration, you return to Saigon.
For the afternoon, you have a city tour arranged to visit the neo-Roman cathedral Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Following that, see the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits, including weaponry, photos, and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans.
End of the day, you have leisure time to go shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
In the morning, post-breakfast, travel by road to the Mekong Delta, the world's largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. Once arrive in My Tho City, the capital of Tien Giang Province, you board a boat and navigate through intricate canals, experiencing unique lush islands and waterways.
Then, you land on Unicorn Island to experience wandering through Verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits, and listening to relaxing traditional music. Next, move on to the second delta province Ben Tre, where you experience the sight of local villagers making coconut candy in a rural workshop environment. You can also try riding a horse-pulled carriage there.
More cruising follows towards some bee-keeping households to relish fresh homegrown honey and honey tea. Then, you return to Ho Chi Minh City and spend time at leisure.
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.