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Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival to Hanoi International Airport (for Vietnamese people it called Noi Bai International Airport because it located in Noi Bai commune far from Hanoi centre around 35KM ), you will be warmly welcomed by tour experts of Rosanta Travel Company: an English speaking guide of us who holds a signboard with your name on it when you reach to gate-out at the airport lobby, you will meet him, and a driver of us. Then head to the old quarter in Hanoi city centre, check in the hotel. The rest of the day is the time for a rest or you can walk around on streets nearby your hotel if you want.
The old quarter of Hanoi which is also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there. There are countless attraction sights; small shops; big markets; bars & pubs; restaurants; as well as Vietnam government and diplomatic institutions around charming Old Quarter of Hanoi, so Hanoi Old Quarter is the best attractive place for all foreign/overseas tourists to visiting Hanoi Capital City of Vietnam. We have many nice hotels in the old quarter of Hanoi, which will be dedicated to you if you book the tour with us! Surely that it will be a convenience extremely for you to go to the big markets or small shops for shopping at your leisure time if you want.
Accommodation: Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Day 2: Full Day Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and it is center of tradition, history and culture. The city is well-know with Hanoi Old Quarters - ancient-narrow streets where is lovely to walk around this area & an ideal place for travelers go shopping anything… You will have a chance to visit all highlights of Hanoi City such as: The Ho Chi Minh Complex; War Remnants Museum; the Temple of Literature; the Fine Arts Museum or Vietnam Ethnology Museum; Hoan Kiem Lake.
The Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, President Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he lived from 1958 to 1969, Ho Chi Minh museum, the Presidential Palace, Vietnam National Assembly' Building, and the One Pillar Pagoda which was built in square water lake middle that is Hanoi’s oldest and finest pagoda, dating back to 1049.
Continuing your trip visiting War Remnants Museum in Hanoi City that is formerly known as the museum of war crimes, this is a poignant display the futility of war and you will also visit the underground hideout cellar relics of Vietnam Army headquarters "Hanoi tunnel of Vietnam Defense Department" during the war in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975.
Visiting the Imperial Citadel of Thanglong Hanoi which is one of the World Culture Heritage. (in Vietnamese: Hoàng thành Thăng Long) is the cultural complex comprising the royal enclosure first built during the Ly Dynasty (1010) and subsequently expanded by the Tran Dynasty, Le Dynasty and finally the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945).
After having lunch at a nice restaurant, you will visit the Temple of Literature - a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Continue the trip to visit Museum of Ethnology that is widely acknowledged as the best museum in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
15:00PM the tour guide will take you to the Dong Xuan Market that is one of largest market in North Vietnam as well as in Hanoi City. 16:00PM you will have a dinner by a Hanoi Street Food Tour with detail itinerary: walking on the old quarter of Hanoi your tour guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes.
Walking through narrow streets, small alleys that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, continuing into the centre of the Old Quarter, where you can see local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. And you will try the famous Hanoi's dishes on a popular street such as Banh Cuon, Bun Cha, Phở (noodles with beef well done), Bia Hoi (fresh beer), Vietnam fresh fruit or fresh fruit mix with milk, then your guide will take you to one of Hanoi’s best-known coffee shop where you will have choices of egg coffee or milk coffee. These specialties are one not to be missed whenever visiting Hanoi.
18:30PM enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show at the Thang Long Opera Theatre – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. You will have a chance to experience an overview of daily life in Vietnam's rural areas in dramatic form.
Accommodation: Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Day 3: Experience Life of Vietnamese Farmer - in Red River Delta in North Vietnam - Sleeper Bus to Sapa
8:00AM our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel then depart for the tour. It takes about 1.5 hours (65km) to drive to a village. You will drive through a lot of towns, villages and countryside and you will get a great views and insightfully about Vietnam country as well as day to day life of Vietnamese people on both sides of the way. You will see the farmers on the fields they are on busy on their rice field with traditional cultivation methods which have had since thousands years ago in Vietnam.
9:45AM you will reach in the village, having a cup of tea with the local family, have short rest… Then you will start to join on the activities on rice filed with some of suggestion of tour guide and local farmers. You will try to become a real Vietnamese farmer working on rice filed in authentic Vietnam farmer clothes with activities such as: (plowing the soil) plough/ plow a rice paddies; harrow a rice paddies with a big water buffalo … Just be prepared to get muddy! and you can also ride on a water buffalo if you want; to bail/take water into a rice paddies with a scoop; farming a small rice paddies with untimely rice (cultivating rice);…et … and listen to the farmer explains the farming process of the wet rice.
Come back the local family for a short biking around the villages to see some of traditional old houses, old temple, enjoying the peaceful lifestyle of the local people. This is a great way to interact, explore the rural Vietnamese architecture and traditional culture.
Return the local family, you will take part in cooking class, you will be tried making authentic Vietnamese’s dishes with some suggested recipes. You will also learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people and you will enjoy products that you made them. The lunch is served at local family with plentiful food.
15:00PM the guide and driver will take you to a big lake, this is a great time to enjoy a sampan-boat trip around the stork island. The island located in the middle of a large lake with thousands of stork and herons residing and nesting. The stork island is the home for 20.000 storks more than 7000 herons of various kinds and precious birds such as pelicans and teal residing together. After visiting the Stork Island, the guide and driver will take you come back to Hanoi. Arrival at Hanoi Old Quarter at about 18:00PM.
Tonight, you will go to Sapa by the night-sleeper-travel-bus (VIP - Beds/Seats class at first, second, third rows at the first floor of the Sleeper Bus). The bus will be departed @ 22:30PM from Hanoi Old Quarter.
Accommodation: Sleep overnight on the Sleeper Bus.
Day 4: Trekking Cat Cat Village and Lao Chai, Ta Van Villages, Overnight Homestay
Upon arrival in Sapa at approx 5:30AM, the tour guide and driver will pick you up at Sapa Bus Station. (The night sleeper travel bus is 45 seaters, 2016 - 2017 model, and you will join with other people on the bus). There are lots of overseas tourists travelling Vietnam by this bus type.
in the morning Visiting Cat Cat Village: The guide and driver will take you down to the South-west of Sapa town to visit Cat Cat Village to learn about the life of the Black H’mong people. Then coming back Sapa town for having lunch.
“Cat Cat is an old village of of the Black H’Mong ethnic people, nestled in a beautiful valley about 3KM from Sapa Town. Cat Cat village attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs. The original architecture of H’Mong people is interesting as well. Their house typically contains three rooms with three doors and po mu wood roof, while the walls’ material is sawn timber. There are other indispensable parts of the house such as altar, kitchen, place of sleeping; place to keeping food, etc.
Coming the Cat Cat Village there will be the opportunity to look through the houses of the ethnic minorities in the village and discover how people in this area live. You will often see a big family in one household; 10 members more or less and you will be amazed at how they share in it. As you go down the village you will walk past a lot of stalls with colorful and beautiful handicrafts "This is a shopping Mecca". And you will have opportunity to try the local delicacy, try the home-made apple wine with just 10,000 VND (50cents), you’d have a glass of fine traditionally made wine. Chances are-you can no longer find them anywhere else as soon as you have left the village. So while you are in the area, taste their food to remember the experience; Take the photos of the splendidly picturesque view of the hills and the terraced rice fields, and the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall...”
in the afternoon Visiting Lao Chai, Ta Van Villages: After lunch, the guide and driver & MiniBus 16seats they will take you 6KM along the main road to a beautiful spot where you will depart for 2,5 hour trekking through Muong Hoa valley of Lao Chai village of H'mong people, and Ta Van village of Dzay people, visiting to local homes, village schools... you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. The valley is covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Tonight you will enjoy a night at a home stay in the Village, you will be experienced an unique village life.
Accommodation: at Homestay in the Ta Van Village (recommend for the Private Room)
Day 5: Conquering Fansipan Mountain Peak by Cable Car
In the morning, after having breakfast, at 8:00AM the driver will pick-up to take you to the Fansipan Cable Car station (9 km to the southwest of Sapa town) to begin the journey to conquer Fansipan Mountain peak by cable car to the point of 3,000m ASL (up and down). Enjoy the view of Sin Chai valley, Fansipan peak as well as Hoang Lien National Park from the cable car cabin.
Following 639 stone steps walking from the cable car station on the hill you will arrive at the top of Fansipan Mountain at an altitude of 3,143m - the roof of Indochina (it takes around 40 minutes) at here it will be your victory celebration conquering the roof of Indochina. Standing at the best high peak of the mountain ranges you will have a panorama on stunning natural landscape of North Vietnam: mountains; waterfalls; the valleys; the villages... around the Fansipan Mountain.
>>> 11:00AM (noon) Going down to the cable car station the driver will pick you up and takes you back to in Sapa town. Having lunch.
12:30PM (noon) Come back to the hotel to get back your luggages and the bus will take you to the
Sleeper Bus Station in SaPa Town to back to Hanoi (VIP - Beds/Seats class at first, second, third rows at the first floor of the Sleeper Bus). (The bus will be departed @ 13:30PM from SaPa).
19:30PM you will arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Accommodation: Hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi City - Halong Bay (overnight on the cruise 3star; 4star; 5star) (Joining Tour)
Upon arrival in Hanoi at approx 5:30AM, the tour guide and driver will pick you up at Hanoi Bus Station and takes you back to the hotel.
7:30AM the guide and bus driver of Joining Tour they will pick you up at your hotel and then depart for Halong Bay. It will take about 3.5 hours to drive to there. The trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi is rather long but extremely interesting. You will go through lots of towns, villages and countryside and you get a great views and insight to the country and day to day life of Vietnamese people on both sides of the road (165km).
12:30AM reach Halong harbor, you will get on the cruise welcome drink is served while enjoy the amazing scenery of Halong Bay and the cruise’s manager who will give you a short briefing and instruction about safety and notes before you start to check into your cabin,… you will then explore center area of the world natural heritage of Ha Long Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. We prepare a special delicious lunch (international cuisine) which will be served in the restaurant while you can enjoy the amazing scenery of Halong Bay. Cruising amongst the hundreds of islands, you will pass through floating villages and a lot of islands and islets highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck islet, Swan islet, Incense Burner islet, and Stone Dogs islet, Stone Cat islet, Finger Islet, and Frog Islet...
Stop at the center area of the World natural heritage of Halong Bay for kayaking around the breathtakingly beautiful limestone island formations or for a rowing boat trip to visiting a beautiful tunnel cave on the water “The Luon cave”. If you are lucky, you can see monkey herds/flocks on the limestone mountain in Halong Bay.
Then the boat will take you to a beautiful limestone island which named the Titop island. There you can swim on the Titop beach, and walk to the top of island to see the bay from the top of this mountain with a height of over 100 meters above sea level, you will have a panorama on Halong Bay. Get back the cruise and the cruise will take you to where the night’s anchorage of the cruise. While the cruise moving you will enjoy a sunset party with juices, cocktails, red vine and fruits on the sundeck of cruise and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. or you can also enjoy everyday promotion HAPPY HOUR - BUY 2 GET 1 FREE for all other beverages at the bar of the cruise.
18:00PM to18:30PM you will take part in cooking class at the restaurant of the cruise, you will be guided directly by Chef of the Cruise, you will be tried to making a authentic spring-roll dish of Vietnamese people with some suggested recipes. You will also learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people. Then enjoy a happy hour (buy one drink gets more one Free) and It’s also the time for have a chat and relaxes…
19:30PM Dinner will be served with special foods (you can see more photos) at the restaurant of the cruise in middle romantic quite bay. The dining room is open so that guests could admire the views during meals.
21:00PM After dinner, it's time for entertainments, the activities included such as: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing, playing cards, chess are available,... or you can play your own favorite live music by yourself with a drum kit on the cruise, or you may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the cruise.
Accommodation: Overnight on the cruise in Halong Bay
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Hue Royal City
6:30AM early morning, enjoy landscape of Halong Bay and join on the Tai-Chi session on the sundeck of the cruise. The Tai-chi exercises combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and smooth movements. These exercises are so good for human health. 7:00AM the breakfast will be served at the restaurant with delicious foods and pastries, Coffee, tea...
After having breakfast, sailing to an impressive cave of Halong Bay, a long cave and large which named Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, everything are created by naturally. The Sung Sot cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. This cave requires some moderate climbing. On exiting from the cave at the top, you'll not regret climbing as you are treated to a picture postcard view of Halong Bay.
Come back the cruise for relaxing and admire the stunning Halong Bay views once again when the sailing itinerary gets back to the harbor. The lunch will be served at restaurant on the cruise during cruising towards the harbor and you will then get back to Hanoi. At 16:00PM, around further 30km as reach Hanoi. Our driver and guide will meet you on the way so that pick you up and takes you to Hanoi Airport (at 16:30PM) for your flight to Hue.
Upon your arrival at Phu Bai Airport in Hue City at around 20:30PM, you will be warmly welcomed by tour experts of Rosanta Travel Company: an English speaking guide of us who holds a signboard with your name on it when you reach to gate-out at the airport lobby, you will meet him, and a driver of us. Then head to the hotel for check in and relax. Your hotel is located in the center of Hue City.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Royal City
Flight ticket: Hnoi (HAN) - Hue (HUI)
Day 8: Full Day Hue Royal Palace Tour
Hue City constitutes the cultural, political and economic centre of Thua Thien Hue province, and was the old imperial city of Viet Nam under the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. The old capital of Vietnam has plenty of wonderful places to visit. The first place is Imperial City with many gates of the fortress, including the famous forbidden Gate of the Noon (Ngo Mon) and many temples and worship places (Trieu Mieu, Hung Mieu, Thai Mieu) inside the City. Moreover, the Purple Forbidden City is the home to many emperors, queens and royal families of Nguyen Dynasty in 19th century. Another notable place is the complex of mausoleum of Nguyen emperors, including Gia Long Mausoleum, Tu Duc Mausoleum, Minh Mang Mausoleum, Dong Khanh Mausoleum, Khai Dinh Mausoleum... and beautiful pagodas and temples. Visiting Hue City is synonymous with learnning more about life style from old times.
Complex of Hue's monuments lies along the Perfume River belonging in Hue City and some adjacent areas of Thua Thien Hue Province. December 11, 1993, UNESCO has come to the decision of recognizing the architectural ensemble of Hue as a world cultural heritage.
After breakfast, 08.00AM our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for visiting Dong Ba Market and Hue Royal Palace and Hue citadel; some highlight mausoleums of Kings of Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam.
Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Hue City as well as Thua Thien Hue Province and the adjacent regions (Dong Ba Market is usually very crowded/bustling in the morning daily). It is located on the north bank of Huong River, on Tran Hung Dao Street of Hue City.
This market was built in 1899. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs of Thua Thien Hue that remain until today can be found in Dong Ba Market. They include “non la bai tho” (palm-leaf conical hats having poems woven into their design) from Phu Cam Village, which is made of latanier leaves; me xung (candies), Truoi berries, Tuan tea, tom chua (Hue Sour Shrimp), lotus seed of Tinh Tam Lake, etc. Traditional food such as mussel rice, beef vermicelli, leaves cakes, etc. can be purchased in the market, too.
It’s said that Dong Ba Market is where people can get most of Hue’s delicious dishes within a place – its food courts, and at a high quality standard. Don’t miss these street vendors on the ground of the market (under the stair). They’re really worth a try.
Nowadays, Dong Ba Market still holds an important position in the economy and trade of the city, though many supermarkets have been established. Apart from providing food and other goods for the cities, it’s also a must-stop of visitors to discover typical trading methods as well as buying some specialities of the local people.
Continuing you will visit Hue Royal Palace and Hue citadel. Hue citadel which’s within 21 metres-thick and 10 kilometres-long walls that you’ll find several of the city’s best sites, from the many ornate pagodas to the Forbidden Purple City. Most of the buildings were destroyed by bombs during the French War and American War, and nowadays they are under restoration.
Hue Royal Palace and Hue citadel which is one of the World Culture Heritages. This construction stared in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Ming Mang. Under Nguyen' reign, Kings have ordered to build ramparts, palaces and constructional works of royal. Over 200 years to now, it is still original with nearly 140 small and large constructions. The Citadel, square in shape and almost 10 km in circumference, 6 m high, 21 m thick and 10 entrances. On the top of the walls that surround it, 24 bastions are established for defensive purposes.
Royal Palace consists of more 100 beautiful constructional works divided many sectors: From the Ngo Mon to the Thai Hoa Palace: This is the place for setting up various grand ceremonies; Sector for worship shrines of the Kings of the Nguyen dynasty: Trieu Mieu, Thai Mieu, Hung Mieu, The Mieu and Phung Tien place; Sector for internal affairs office: Storehouse for precious objects, workshop for manufacturing various useful articles; Sectors for the Kham Van palace and the Co Ha garden: place where the princes are studying or enjoying…
Then you will have short walk to Hue traditional crafts village (Luc Bo Cultural Center) to learn more about how to make Hue’s palm-leaf conical hats; kites; paper flowers, paintings...
Continuing the trip, you will have short Dragon-Boat cruise trip around 5km along poetic Perfume River to enjoy beautiful views of Hue City and visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and beautiful temples complex that is located on a hill overlooking out the poetic Perfume River. The driver will then pick you up to back for visiting some highlight mausoleums of Kings of Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam (since 1802 to 1945) such as:
+ The most majestic mausoleum of King Minh Mang – This majestic tomb is well-known for its architecture and sublime forest setting in beautiful quite area. This mausoleum was planned during his reign (since 1820–1840) but built by his successor, King Thieu Tri (since 1841-1843).
+ The most picturesque mausoleum of King Tu Duc which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque mausoleums. its architectures looks like his dynasty royal palace.
+ The most elaborate mausoleum of King Khai Dinh, the mausoleum’s area is much smaller than other mausoleums. However, this mausoleum is far more elaborately designed than others of its era, being a mix of a number of architectural styles: Vietnamese, Indian and European Architectures.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Royal City
Day 9: Hue City - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An Old Quarter
After breakfast, the tour guide and driver will take you to visiting My Son Sanctuary which is one of the World Culture Heritage in Quang Nam province, Vietnam approx 120km from Hue City. My Son Sanctuary which is complex of temples of Cham minority with over 70 old towers monuments and 32 epitaphs. My Son was considered as the sanctuary of the Cham Kingdom. The constructions were built from the 4th to the 13th centuries under the reign of Bhadravarman for the worship of God Shiva-Bhadresvara. Each new monarch came to My Son after his accession to the throne, for the ceremony of purification and to present offerings and erect new monuments.
Continuing to visits Hoian Old Quarter one of the World Culture Heritage. Hoi An is an old downtown located on riverside of the Thu Bon River in Quang Nam Province Vietnam approx 130km from Hue. Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages that has crafts such as carpentry, ceramic, bronze making,... Hoi An used to be known on the international market with many different names such as Faifo, Hoai Pho, Lam Ap, and Hoi An.
From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Dutch, Portuguese, French, Japanese and Arab... traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk, ceramic, bronze... Nowadays, Hoian is a famous relaxing resort for tourists for its architecture. Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Cham Towers have been recognized as the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO since 12/1999.
Arrival in Hoian Old Quarter, you’ll then have a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting highlights of Hoian Old Quarter. Coming there, you can see a series of old-architecture lanes and houses with nearly 100% left from their initial buildings with moss-grown walls, deeply plain roofs, old furniture in their original past arrangement etc. Most premium oriental and western style of architecture meet together here, making a unique ancient Hoi An, absorbing all tourists who are eager for classic beauty! Even you are not classic styled, you still want to see by yourself how a lively ancient world can survive in this new modern and high-tech era!
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian City
Day 10: Hoian - Marble Mountain in Da Nang City – fly to Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
07.00AM our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel to depart for Marble Mountain, in Vietnamese they are called “Nui Ngu Hanh Son” which translates to “Mountains of the Five Elements”. The small sandstone and marble mountains are named – Nui Thuy Son (water), Nui Tho Son (earth), Nui Kim Son (metal), Nui Hoa Son (fire) and Nui Moc Son (wood). It made of limestone and marble, they look like 5 fingers. There are several caves, caverns, pagodas, many stairs and 2 spectacular viewing points. They are also home to several Buddhist sanctuaries and Hindu grottoes which are much visited places of worship for the local population. The Marble Mountain has become one of the must-see destinations for those who enjoy the beauty of nature and want a respite from the busy urban areas.
After that we transfer to Da Nang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh at around 11:45AM, the tour guide and driver will pick-up to take you to visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels is a defense system in the ground in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City approx 70 km to the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This system of tunnels was dug the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam during the war in Vietnam. Tunnel system includes the medical stations, many rooms for stay, kitchens, storage, working rooms, tunnels system underground. The tunnels system is about 200km long tunnels and it was built with well-aired systems under the bushes. Cu Chi Tunnels were built on land known as the "land of steel", located at the end of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. During Tet 1968 Campaign, National Liberation Front of South Vietnam has used the tunnel system to attack in Saigon.
Cu Chi tunnel has been used by the Vietnamese during the Vietnam-American war. This secret underground life will give you an unique experience as exploring one of the greatest invention that had ever been created by human strength.
Upon arrival in Cu Chi, start your tour of the tunnels by watching a movie about the Vietnam War. Then, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels site, including the tiny entrance gates, traps, underground hospitals, worships, kitchens and bunkers. Crawl through a section of the tunnels to experience first hand what life was like under the ground for the Viet Cong… and you will also be given the chance to fire with an M-16, AK-47 or a carbine (own expense).
Back to Ho Chi Minh City, you will enjoy a visit to Ben Thanh Market which is one of largest market in Saigon, there is a wide selection of goods at Ben Thanh Market - a trading centre of the city where sellers display a vast array of goods and handicrafts.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Flight ticket: Da Nang (DAD) - Ho Chi Minh (SGN)
Day 11: Full Day Mekong River Delta Tour
Highlights: The Mekong Delta is a unique region where life on the water has remained unchanged for centuries. Life on the delta revolves around the Mekong River, with its green expanses of paddy fields, thick orchards, and canals. Mekong River Delta is often referred to as a major granary of Viet Nam where three rice harvests are produced per year. The fertile Mekong River Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area in the south of Viet Nam marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Boating along a vast network of canals and channels is the traditional way of local people here. My Tho/Ben Tre is known as a launching pad for boat tours.
After the breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide and driver will pick you up for a visiting to the Mekong River Delta to exploring lush fluvial landscape in the Mekong River Delta. You will visit Ben Tre coconut area in Ben Tre province which is a wildest area in the Mekong River Delta currently.
Ben Tre is situated in the Mekong River Delta approx 85KM to Southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. It shares its border with Tien Giang in the north, Vinh Long in the west and south - west, and Tra Vinh in the south. The four main rivers are Tien Giang, Ba Lai, Ham Luong, and Co Chien. Ben Tre has complex network of rivers and canals, so Ben Tre is the granary and fruits depot of Mekong Delta. There are agriculture productions such as rice, corn, pineapple, custard-apple, star apple, durian, mango, longan, and many more. Industrial trees are tobacco, sugar-cane, and cotton. Especially, Ben Tre is homeland of coconut. It is well known with special fresh coconuts candy in Vietnam.
Upon your arrival at Hung Vuong harbor in Ben Tre City you will get on the boat and you will cruise along the Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong) (30 - 40 minutes) through a lot of villages in countryside and you will have a great views and insight about day to day life of local people; fruit orchards with hundreds of hectares coconut, mango, pineapple, custard-apple, star-apple, durian, longan, corn… of Mekong Delta on both sides of the river banks.
Then the boat will stop at a traditional handicraft village with coconut candy located riverside, you will visit processing workshops of coconut, coconut candy, other produce from coconut, rice… enjoy local special fruits of Mekong Delta like coconut, mango, pineapple, custard-apple, star-apple, durian, longan, corn…
Get back the boat continuing cruising along river (30 minutes) to other traditional handicraft villages with workshops making sedge mat, making brick-clay, all of them are still painstakingly made traditional style by hands, and going local market see one sale agriculture productions as custard-apple, star-apple, durian, longan, coconut, mango, pineapple… you can have chat with local people; trying local special fruits of Mekong River Delta.
Then, you can choose biking a short way (4KM) or get on the Tuk Tuk (cart-motor) to go to a local restaurant, the lunch will be served with local special foods of Mekong River Delta such as river-fish; river-shrimp, vegetable, fruits…
After lunch you will visit a typical forest region of Mekong River Delta by rowing-boat on narrow creeks/canals, it'll be a great experience to you. Then getting back the boat and the boat will take you back to Hung Vung harbor and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City Tour - Departure
In the morning, you will visit some highlights of Sai Gon City, then the tour guide and driver will take you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your international flight back to home.
you will visit Notre Dame Cathedral that was built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue to visit War Remnants Museum - Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
In the afternoon, transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your international flight back to home or next destinations. Have a safe flight for you. End of itinerary.