8 Days/7nights
Duration
Available Daily, Monthly
Availability
English Speaking guide, Live Guide/Instructor
Guiding Method
8 Days
Long day

Overview

Day 1: Pick – up At Tan Son Nhat Airport, free time (-/-/-)

Day 2: Cu chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City tour (B/L/-)

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – My tho – Ben Tre – Can tho (B/L/-)

Day 4: Cai Rang – Can Tho – Tan Son Nhat fly to Ha Noi (B/L/-)

Day 5: Ha Noi – City tour (B/L/-)

Day 6: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L/-)

Day 8: Free time till back your country (B/-/-)

Day 1: Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport – Hotel (-/-/-)

            Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Tour guide & private van pick you up and transfer to hotel, Check in (after 14:00) and free time. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Cu chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City tour full day (B/L/-)

            7:30AM – Tour guide & private van will collect you early in the morning and depart for Cu Chi 44mi (70 km). Today, enjoy an exciting visit to the legendary Cu Chi, site of some of the most intense battles during the Vietnam War. You will have the chance to explore the underground base of the resistance fighters and see the intricate network of over 124mi (200km) of the tunnels.

After the tunnels, head back to Ho Chi Minh City. stop for lunch at local restaurant, then enjoy visits to the Old Colonial Residential Quarter, the Hotel De Ville, the Opera House, the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and the historical Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market.

Then this afternoon, you will be taken back to your hotel where the tour ends at approximately 5:30pm. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (B/L/-)

            This morning, 8:30AM – your tour guide and private car will pick you up at your hotel and depart for My Tho City, the Capital of Tien Giang (Front River) province. Once here, you’ll take a boat ride over to Unicorn Island, one of the four lucky islands.

On this island you will see daily activities of the local people along tributaries of river and enjoy some typical produces of the Mekong Delta such as tropical candies, fresh fruits (depend on the season) and enjoy folk song.

Next, enjoy a ride on hand–rowing sampans that will take you along the small canals. You will enjoy a stop to try your hand at making coconut candy. Next, you will be taken in a horse-drawn carriage to the village’ s roads and taken to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties like Tai Tuong fried fish, spring rolls, and fresh shrimp.

After lunch, enjoy a short walk on the village’s trail which will lead you past local houses, you will stop at one local house where you can taste fresh coconut milk at coconut garden with short coconut trees so you can pick yourself.

Head back along the trail and on the way back, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. Then continue to Can Tho, the main town of the Mekong Delta. Arrival Can tho, discover “Binh Thuy” Ancient house. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat airport fly to Ha Noi (B/L/-)

            After breakfast, Early morning 6:45AM go to Ninh Kieu ferry, private boat pick up to visit Cai Rang floating market (a biggest floating in Mekong Delta) then to visit “Ba Cong” garden, witness the rural life and the beautiful vegetation along the riverbanks. Back the land, drive back to Ho Chi Minh Airport for fly to Ha Noi; On the way, have lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival Noi Bai Airport – Driver pick up and transfer to Ha Noi Center. Overnight in Ha Noi City .

Day 5:  Ha Noi City tour (B/L/-)

            08:30AM – Tour guide and private car pick up from your hotel to start this full day Ha Noi city tour. We first head to the Ho Chi Minh Complex to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which is a great lively illustrator of the national unity, and then Uncle Ho’s House and the One-pillar pagoda – one of the two most iconic temples in Vietnam. Leave One-pillar pagoda for the temple of literature -“Van Mieu” – the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Have lunch in local restaurant, then visiting Ethnology Museum where you have great chance to know about culture, custom, languages, houses of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Next is Hoan Kiem lake (restored sword lake) with Ngoc Son temple. Take 1 hour for cyclo tour around Hanoi old quarter. 17:00 drop off at your hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi City .

Day 6: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

8h00AM: Car and guide will pick you up at your hotel, for the 3.5 hr (175km) drive to Halong City.

12.30:  Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – Enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and start the cruise.

13.30 Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.

15:15 – 15:40 :  Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as  Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can  hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous  sparkling  stalactites  appear  like ‘hanging  lamps’  inside  the  Cave. ( No swimming)

After the exploration of Thien Canh Sơn Cave, enjoy kayak activities around magnificent karst mountains or back cruise for sunset party

18: 00 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam.

19.15  Having dinner on board.

21.00 Relaxing or joining  activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L/-)

06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07.00 Have breakfast

07:45 – 09.00:  Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to  the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. ( No Swimming)

09:45: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:00: Check out cabin. Then return to dining room for Vietnamese cooking class.

10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax and  enjoy the rest of Halong Bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai  Harbour. Get on a van or a car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 4:30 PM. Overnight in Ha Noi .

Day 8:  Free time transfer to the Airport (B/-/-)

Free time Discover Hanoi by yourself until private car transfer to the Noi Bai airport. End of services.

(Note: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

– Pick up time on arrival & departure day:  as per air ticket

– Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Including:

  • Transportations: New air-condition vehicle transfer
  • Air ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Ha Noi by Viet Nam Airline or Vietjet Air
  • Accommodation in DBL or TWIN sharing room: 3&04 star hotel as:
    • Junk in Ha Long Bay – palomacruise.com or similar
    • Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
    • Meal as stated in itinerary at local restaurant (07 BBF, 06 Lunches + 01 Dinner)
    • English speaking guide
    • Sightseeing and entrances fee at local guide
    • 02 Bottle mineral water / pax / day

Excluding:

  • International air ticket
  • Beverage, Travel Insurance, Tips
  • Others not mentioned in the price above.

Children:

  • Children under 05 years old: free of charge for first children.
  • Children from 05 – 09 years old: 50 % of charge

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel at least 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 8 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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