HANOI – HALONG BAY – HOIAN – HOCHIMINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA
TOUR CODE: SPE3
Day 1: Hanoi capital welcomes you
Day 2: Explore the Vietnam’s capital, Rehearsal
Day 3: Cyclo tour, Music Performance
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Danang, Hoian
Day 6: Hoian, Music Performance
Day 7: Explore Hoian Ancient town, Biking tour
Day 8: Hoian, Danang – Ho Chi Minh city, Music Performance
Day 9: Explore the Mekong Delta’s local life, Dinner Cruise
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure
Day 1: Hanoi Capital welcomes you (D)
A warming welcome at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Transfer to the hotel for check-in. (Check-in time is at 14h00, early check-in at 12h00 is subject to availability).
Free time to relax. Welcome dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Explore Hanoi capital, Rehearsal (B,L,D)
This morning, we start the tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, the Presidential Palace and Ho’s still-house. And visit the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, the symbol of purity. Next, you will visit Vietnam’s first university, the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature.
Afternoon, after lunch, you will visit your concert site and rehearsal time.
In the evening, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art.
Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Music Performance (B,L,D)
After breakfast. Enjoy a cyclo-ride to the Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Then, take a walking tour at Hoan Kiem Lake; visit The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon free for relaxation and stage setup, preparation for the evening music performance. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Evening: concert & music exchange (at a High School or University)
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we drive to Halong bay. Stop on the way to stretch your legs at a Humanity Center. The vast Halong Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin, 164 km east of Hanoi. This spectacular water landscape of limestone pillars and islands covers 434 square kilometers. Most of the 1,969 islands and islets are rugged and steep and therefore hardly affected by man.
11h30-12h00: Arrive at the harbor. Welcome and transfer to the cruise ship. Briefing about the itinerary, safety instructions and check-in cabin.
Enjoy seafood lunch served on board.
You will visit a floating fishing village. Contemplate beautiful landscape with thousands of islands of different shapes and sizes.
Time for relaxing on the deck, kayaking (on your own account) & swimming (if time permits). Enjoy dinner served on board.
Overnight onboard (Non-private cruise ship).
Day 5: Halong - Hanoi – Danang (Flight) - Hoi An (B,L,D)
Enjoy sunrise over the Bay from the sundeck. Then have a light breakfast: cakes, coffee, tea… Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Then visit a beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Check out cabins – Luggage collection.
The cruise ship returns to the wharf while you have brunch served on board.
11:30 – 12:00 Return to Hanoi by private car.
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoi An. Hotel check-in. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An – Music performance (B,L,D)
Morning: After your breakfast, you’ll visit the performance site in Hoian.
Afternoon: Rehearsal time and stage setup, preparation for the evening music performance.
Evening: concert performance for Local Community in Hoi An.
Day 7: Explore Hoi An Ancient Town (B,L,D)
08:00 AM, start the biking tour from your hotel. We will ride to a charming local village on the edge of Hoi An which is known for its herbs. This bike ride is mainly quiet, flat country roads. There you can see the typical Vietnamese farming life scenery with all the local farmers working hard on their crops.
You’ll also cycle to a local fishing village where we’ll experience a ride by bamboo basket boat. You will enjoy the scenery on both sides of the river banks and take great photos.
Having lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon walking tour to visit an Ancient house, Fujian Assembly Hall, the covered Japanese Bridge… Dinner and Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (Flight), Rehearsal & Performance (B,L,D)
After breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Danang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Upon arrival, you’ll do a short city tour visit the Reunification Palace (outside), the Central Post office, the Notre Dame Cathedral (outside). Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon: Visit the performance site. Rehearsal time and stage setup, preparation for the evening music performance. Dinner and Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Evening: concert performance.
Day 9: Mekong Delta (Full-day) (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, 08:00 AM, we’ll drive to My Tho city (Tien Giang province, Mekong Delta) passing the green rice fields, leads you to the beautiful rural My Tho city.
Arrive at My Tho pier, take a motorized boat trip on the Tien River (a branch of Mekong river).
Visit fisherman’s wharf and see 4 islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix. Stop at Thoi Son island (Unicorn) to taste tropical fruit while you are listening to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by the islanders.
Visit a coconut candy workshop, a famous specialty of Ben Tre province. Transfer to Ben Tre by boat. Take a short motor ride (Xe Loi) on village roads to explore the daily life of local people.
Then visit a family size honey bee farm and enjoy honey tea.
You’ll take a rowing boat trip on an arroyo. Visit a rice paper production workshop and back to My Tho pier.
Lunch at a local restaurant with specialty of Mekong region: Deep fried “Elephant Ear fish” rolled with rice paper, fine herbs… Drive back to HCMC.
Enjoy your Farewell Dinner on a Boat cruising on Saigon River accompanied by music performance. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city - Departure (B)
Free time for shopping, relaxation… Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure flight.
Note: B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
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