Day 1: Fly Sydney – Hanoi. O/N Hanoi
Welcome at Noi Bai international airport. Then transfer to check in hotel. Free for leisure for a long day trip.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour / Train to Sapa. O/N On Train. Lunch included
0800: Our guide and driver will welcome you at hotel.
A full day of city tour Hanoi. We visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum complex (not go inside Hochiminh mausoleum as It shuts down for maintenance, so we will not visit the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh inside the mausoleum). You will visit:
Hochiminh mausoleum (out side)
Ba Dinh square.
Ho Chi Minh’s Residence.
One Pillar Pagoda.
Note: Remember to wear full-length clothes when you visit any pagoda.
Ho Chi Minh Museum.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: you have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.
Finally, You’ ll stop in at Vietnam Army museum to visit.
Back to Hotel to have shower. Check out at 1800.
1800: Our guide and bus pick up to the Water Puppet Theater. You will enjoy 45 minutes of water puppet show. The show stars at 1830.
Transfer from Hotel to railway station.
2150 hours departure for Lao Cai city. Overnight first class sleeper to Sapa.
Victoria Express Train departs according to the following schedule:
Daily departure, except Saturday: Ha Noi – Lao Cai ETD at 22:00, then ETA 05:30
Day 3: Sapa Sightseeing / Light Trekking. O/N Sapa. Dinner included
Day sightseeing / light trekking.
Early morning: arrival in Lao Cai station at around 0600 am, our mini bus and tour guide will pick up and transfer to Sapa (around 01 hour).
0700 Arrival at Victoria Sapa resort. Have breakfast (book and paid) at Ta Van restaurant that located at Victoria Sapa Resort. Relaxing and have shower/massage/sauna.
0930: Light trek: visit Cat Cat village of Black Hmong people with panoramic view of Sapa.
12.30: Back to Sapa for your lunch. After lunch, check in Victoria Sapa.
PM: Relax, free to explore Sa Pa town like Stone Church, Lake Sapa or you can rent motorcycles to visit Lao Chai, Ta Van, Muong Hoa valley, take pictures and admire the remote of Fansipan mountain.
1830: Have dinner at Victoria Sapa Resort.
After dinner, you’re free to explore the charm of Sapa by night.
Day 4: Sapa Sightseeing / Light Trekking - Hanoi (O/N in Ha Noi)
0830: The van and tour guides pick you up, then visit Silver waterfall. Then take you to Sapa cable car station. Take cable car from Sapa station to Fansipan station - The Longest non-stop three-rope cable car in the world, then take the train to go up the peak of Fansipan (3,143 m high from sea level) – The Highest hill in Indochina (the roof of Indochina house).
12.00: Back to hotel for check out.
PM: Free time to have lunch / shopping at Sa Pa Market.
14:00 Departure for Hanoi (06 hours)
Arrival at Hanoi, check in hotel.
Day 5: Arrive Hanoi / Halong Bay – Cruise tour
O/N on cruise. Lunch & Dinner included
0700: Have breakfast at hotel, then check out.
0800: Our private van and guide will pick up at silk Path hotel.
08:05 Departure for Ha Long Bay day trip. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Star 02 days -01 night on the cruise in which:
12:00: Arrive at Bhaya Café on Tuan Chau Island
12:45 Board the boat and start your journey. Enjoy welcome drinks during the itinerary and safety briefing from Cruise Manager.
13:00 Let the vacation begin with a set lunch as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Chicken Rock and Finger Islet.
14:45 Explore Surprise cave: one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
16:00 Swim or hike on Titov Island.
17:00 Optional onboard activities traditional spa (chargeable), sunbathing on board.
17:30 Bar opens for happy hour with buy one get one free on drinks.
18:00 Master chef Competition show and fruit carving demonstration on sundeck (or in the
restaurant in case of inclement weather) while boat cruises to overnight anchorage area.
19:30 Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant.
21:00 Relax in your cabin or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing.
Overnight on board.
- The transportation: Van of 16 seater from Hanoi – Halong – one way; Local English speaking guide.
- The Bhaya (04 star cruise) 02 days – 01 night on board; 03 Double deluxe room (02 adults), inclusive of:
- Welcome drink, juice, tea and coffee in the morning.
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- English/French speaking guide onboard
- Luxury cabin with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin.
- All meals mentioned above (01 lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast and brunch)
- Insurance onboard.
- Tax and service charges
02 days – 01 night packaged exclusive:
- Optional requested services: such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving, Barbeques and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses
- All service non-clearly mentioned in the inclusions list
Day 6: Ha Long Bay. O/N Hanoi. Lunch included
06:15: start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck.
07:00: Light breakfast is served. The vessel weighs anchor to cruise through more of Ha Long Bay.
08:00 Option choose kayak or bamboo boat while visit Luon cave.
09:00 Check out, settle bill at reception desk.
09:15 Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor.
10:30 Disembark at Bhaya Café, Tuan Chau Marina.
10:40: The tour guide will be waiting for you back to Hanoi.
1430 Arrive in Hanoi. Check in Silk Path hotel.
Day 7: Fly Hanoi / Hue. O/N Hue. Royal Dinner include.
Check out at 06:30, then driver pick you up at 06:45. Departure for Hanoi Airport to take Vietnam Airlines flight VN1543 at 08:45 – 09:55 to Hue.
1030: Our local tour guide in Hue and a 16 seater van will welcome and pick up.
Transfer to hotel. Check in and free for leisure.
1800: a Royal Dinner at The Royal hotel restaurant - located Ground Floor Block A. The dinner with full ceremony and The Royal set menu, you become a King and a Queen for a while. Enjoy.
Day 8: Hue City Full-Day Sightseeing Tour. O/N Hue. Lunch included
0800: Your local guide and van of 16 seater will welcome and pick you up at Huong Giang hotel. A full day trip inclusive of:
- Minh Mang Tomb
2. Khai Dinh Tomb
3. Performing Programs of Vo Kinh Van An
4. Conical hat Making and Incense Making Village
After enjoying a Buffet Lunch with a choice of 50 traditional Hue foods, Asian and Western dishes, the tour will continue at 1:30PM to sightsee:
- Hue Citadel
2. Thien Mu Pagoda.
Then from Thiên Mụ pagoda, you will get on a dragon boat to cruise the beautiful Perfume River back to the wharf in Hue city. On the way you can discover lovely views and splendid sunsets on the Perfume River.
The boat will arrive at Toa Kham boat wharf around 4:30 PM. The tour ends and you will go back to your hotel on your.
Day 9: Hue – Da Nang road tour – Hoi An. O/N Hoi An
0830: Your local tour guide and a 16 seater van will pick you up at hotel. Road tour to Da Nang city. On the way stop at Lang Co Beach; Hai Van pass.
Arrive in Da Nang, visit:
- Museum of Cham. Relax and enjoy lunch in a restaurant with a stunning view to the beach, before driving around Son Tra peninsula named as Monkey Mountain – the screen of Da Nang City.
- Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, where exists the highest Goddess of Mercy Statue of Viet Nam. The pagoda offers stunning views of Danang beach and Cham Islands in the distance. Pay a visit to the French & Spanish Cemetery, to the memory of soldiers of a joint expedition led by French admiral Rigault de Genouillly in 1858.
- Visit Marble Mountain. Climb Thuy Son (‘Water’ Mountain) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside, and visit Huyen Khong cavebefore entering Tam Thai and Linh Ung pagodas where you will be rewarded by great city views and amazed by the main cave which houses a beautiful Cham Buddha sitting under a natural shaft of light. Rest at the foot of the mountain, where you can visit Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide.
Heading back to Hoi An. Check in on arrival. Free for your relaxing.
Day 10: Hoi An ancient town city tour. O/N Hoi An
0900: our local tour guide will come to hotel and take a walk to visit Hoi An Ancient Town inclusive the Japanese Covered Bridge-the symbol of Hoian. Step back in time to discover the Chinese street with stunning Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture. We then visit Hoi An vibrant market and ancient port to explore the rhythm of local daily life and savor the true color, flavor and taste of the oriental. Finally, we visit Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze.
Tour will be end at around 1230. Then back to hotel for your relaxing.
Day 11: Hoi An – My Son Holy land / Cam Thanh water coconut village
O/N Hoi An town
0830: Our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel for transfer to My Son Holyland- once the capital city of Champa Kingdom (around the 4th to 12th century). My Son is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connecting to each other with complicated red brick designs. The major structure of Cham architecture is tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. Drive back to Hoi An around noon for your lunch and refreshment.
1300: Then continue to visit Cam Thanh water coconut village. While the boat cruises along the river, observing beautiful Hoi An rural lives with water coconut forest in the background.
1400 Transferring from the main boat to the bamboo basket boat and slowly rowing to the village. Having an opportunity to learn how to row this unique bamboo basket boat then participating in a bamboo basket boat race. Together with local fishermen, throwing fish nets, catching fishes, mud-crabs, coconut mussels (an indigenous specie that can only be found here) and turning coconut leaves into fun items.
Tour will be end at around 1500. Then back to hotel for your relaxing.
Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang flight to Nha Trang. O/N Nha Trang
1130: Our guide and van will pick you up at Hoi An historic hotel, transfer to Da Nang airport.
1200: arrive in Da Nang airport, check in and take Vietnam Airlines flight VN1943 at 1335 – 1445 to Nha Trang.
1445: Arrive Cam Ranh airport, then new our tour guide and van of 16 seat will welcome to pick you up.
1530: Transfer to Nha Trang city, Visit Nha Trang city before we check in hotel.
1600: visit Nha Trang city:
Oceanographic Institute: The institute of oceanography, which was established in 1923, was one of the first centers for scientific research in Indochina. Visitor can have a change to visit the Marine Creature Museum, which shows more than 80,000 sea and fresh water specimen as well as living creatures that are kept in glass tanks. It is really an attractive destination for those who have the passion of sea discovery.
Day 13: Nha Trang city tour, Drive / Road Tour Nha Trang to Dalat. O/N Dalat
0830: Our guide and bus will pick you up at Nha Trang. Continue to visit Nha Trang.
- Ponagar Cham Tower: The tower was built the Cham civilization between the 7th and 12th century to honor Yang I Nu Ponagar – mother of the Kingdom. The local Buddhists of Nha Trang use this place for prayer and worshipping and there are many incense lighted giving the place an interesting aroma. The Ponagar tower is a very glorified structure with amazing architectures filling with stunning colors.
- Chong Rocks: Chong Rocks is a famous sight in Nha Trang city. It is at Hon Chong clump, Vinh Phuoc ward. Chong Rocks of two large rock clusters is located on the beach at the foot of la San hill. All of the rocks lying about in disorder and in the way create a majestic look.
- Long Son Pagoda: The pagoda that was founded in the late 19th century then renovated in 1940. Located on Trai Thuy hill, it is the largest pagoda in Nha Trang. Every year, tens of thousands of tourists visit the Pagoda to see and praise the 79 feet tall white Buddha statue, Kim Than Phat To, and many other architectural features that the pagoda has offer.
Then 1200: Take road trip to Da Lat. On the way stop to visit some beauty landscape such as the pass, the Bi Doup jungle. It take around 03 hrs. and half.
Around 1630: Check in hotel when arrival. Then free to explore the center highland city called Da Lat.
Day 14: Motor trip/ Local sightseeing. O/N Dalat
0830: Be at hotel foyer. 06 motor bikes with driver and helmet for each will come and pick you up. Star a full day to visit Da Lat city by moto bike. Each guest will be served with a private motorbike and driver. Unforgettable trip to guest in Da Lat. The itinerary:
- Linh Quang Dragon Pagoda
- Vegetable farm
- Flowers farm
- Coffee farm
- Hiking on the mountain & enjoy one of the most beautiful view in the North of Dalat city
- Local winery
- Silk factory
- Elephant waterfall
- Mushroom farm
- Minority village (Chicken village)
- Paradise Lake & Zen Buddhist meditation monastery
- Old French railway station…
Back to hotel around 1600.
Day 15: Drive / Road Tour Dalat / Vung Tau O/N Vung Tau
0830: Your local guide and van of 16 seater welcome and pick up from Da Lat to Vung Tau city. Visit Dambri Water fall on the way. Arrival in Vung Tau at around 1630. Check in Grand Vung Tau hotel.
1800: Have dinner with my father and his mates.
Day 16: Long Tan & Nui Dat tour / Sightseeing back to Saigon
O/N Saigon; Lunch included
0830: Your local guide and van of 16 seater welcome and pick up. Have a full day Baria-Vung Tau Province tour. (Including Viet Cong Memorial, Long Tan, Nui Dat, Long Phuoc Tunnels, The 1 Filed Squadron with the rock for Australian Tunnel Rat, the Baria Orphanage & Lunch. Long Hai hill). Finish tour in Saigon around 1700.
1730: check in hotel.
Day 17 Saigon city tour . O/N Saigon
0830: Pick up and welcome at Grand SGN hotel. A half day trip to visit Saigon inclusive of some popular palaces such as:
War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War.
Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
Shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Finish tour around 1400.
1430: Free in the afternoon.
Day 18: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho (Mekong Delta) O/N Can Tho; Lunch included
08:00 Departure for Ben Tre. Arrive in Ben Tre (Mekong) at around 10:00AM. Then boarding a motorboat and cruising through beautiful rivers and canals where coconut trees line perfectly along both sides. Reaching a bee-keeping farm where Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit as well as honey tea can be tasted (included). Then slowly proceeding to a workshop where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process.
Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike and traveling through some tranquil villages where rice fields, vegetables gardens…can be seen and admired.
Before heading to lunch, taking a ride on a hand-rowing boat and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lunch is served at a restaurant by the river. After lunch, boarding the motorboat and heading back to Ben Tre.
Around 03:00PM leaving Ben Tre for Can Tho. Checking in the hotel upon arrival and have dinner, afterward there is free time for sightseeing.
Day 19: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc O/N Chau Doc; Lunch included
06:30 check out hotel. Leave your luggage at hotel foyer. Then door man helps you to carry it into the van while you go to the Pomelo restaurant for breakfast.
0730: Take a walk to Can Tho wharf with your local guide to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region.
In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods...line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling.
After the Cai Rang market, continuing cruising through small creeks to a local orchard garden and enjoying tropical seasonal fruits (included). Have lunch with Vietnamese set menu.
After lunch, then heading for Chau Doc town by mini bus. 1600 arrive in Chau Doc town. Check in Victoria Chau Doc hotel.
Day 20: Chau Doc – Phnompenh by high speed boat O/N Phnompenh
0730: Take a short waking to wharf located at the back of hotel. Departure for Phnom Penh by high speed chartered boat to Phnom Penh (08 seats of high speed chartered boat).
Prepare 04 straight photos to attach on Cambodia visa applicant form. We stop at at Vinh Xuong border for custom clearance and visa processing. The tour take you normally 04 hours + 30 minutes for custom formalities.
Around 12:30PM arriving at International Floating Port (Add: 103 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia).
Then Vietnamese local guide will say good bye to you. He will give your trip to Cambodian English Speaking local guide.
Check in Himawari hotel.
After noon: visit Phnom Penh city inclusive of:
- Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda (Open every day, 7:30-11:00 / 2:30-5:00)
- Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.
- Independence Monument.
Tour may ends at the hotel around 1800. Free for your dinner and relaxing.
Day 21: Phnom Penh – Siem Riep by road O/N Siem riep
0700: Check out first and have breakfast.
0800: Departure for Siemriep by road.
1300: Check in Chateau d'Angkor La Residence hotel.
Afternoon: free for leisure.
1800: Local guide and driver pick up for buffet dinner at Tonle Mekong restaurant with Apsara traditional dance show.
2030: Back to hotel.
Day 22: Siem Riep full day trip. O/N Siemriep
A full day to visit Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat inclusive of:
0800: The Cambodian guide and van of 16 seater will pick you up at Chateau d'Angkor La Residence resort.
0830: Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk) the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara)
The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King and drive to a local restaurant for your lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. And visit the 7th world heritage, Angkor Wat a unique and stunning blend of spirituality and symmetry, an enduring example of man’s devotion to his Gods. It is the largest and undoubtedly the most breath taking of the monuments of Angkor and it is widely believed that it is the largest religious structure in the world.
Watch sunset on the top of Balkheng hill.
Back to hotel around 1800.
Day 23: Siem Riep – Home Sweet home
Today is the last day on the trip. Have breakfast at hotel.
0800: Check out.
Then our driver and Cambodian Local tour guide come to Chateau d'Angkor La Residence to pick you up and transfer to the Siepriep international airport (It takes around 30 mins from hotel to the airport) for your flight home End of the trip.