7 Days
Duration
8/10
Physicality
Vietnam
Location
From 2+
Age
Year-round
Dates

HANOI – HALONG BAY – HOCHIMINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA

TOUR CODE: SPE7

ITINERARY: 

Day 1: Hanoi Capital welcomes you

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 3: Halong Bay Day Cruise – Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (Flight)

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Full-day)

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city, Free time & Dinner Cruise

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh city – Departure

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Day 1: Hanoi Capital Welcomes You (D)

Meet on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in at hotel (check-in time at 14h00, early check-in at 12h possible if rooms available).

Free time at leisure for relax or walking around in Hanoi to discover the nightlife, or enjoy “Bia Hoi Hanoi” (Hanoi draft beer) in the walking street… Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

  • Meal: Dinner at an Indian restaurant
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Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel, take a short tour to visit:  the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature and walking tour around the Hanoi Old Quarter to discover the very famous “36 Guild Streets”.

After lunch, transfer to Halong Bay – the most famous World Natural Heritage site of Vietnam recognized by the UNESCO in 1993. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Evening, free at leisure. Overnight at a hotel in Halong city.

  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner at Indian restaurants

Night activities: visit the night market where you can find typical souvenirs of Vietnam or enjoy street seafood, drink some local beer (your own payment), enjoy the atmosphere of the beach city…

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Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to a cruise ship to visit the amazing Halong Bay.

Visit Heaven Palace – Driftwood (Thiên Cung- Đầu Gỗ) Cave. Continue cruising through Halong Bay and pass by numerous beautiful islets: Dog (Hòn Chó Đá), Incense Burner (Hòn Đỉnh Hương), Fighting Cocks (Hòn Gà Chọi)… Enjoy a seafood lunch on board (vegetarian food available, to book in advance).

Back to the mainland then transfer to Hanoi. Free at leisure, overnight in Hanoi.

  • Meal: Dinner at an Indian restaurant

Night activities: You can enjoy some local beer at a street bar, where the local people gather in the late afternoon for chatting, cheering… a street beer as local people will complete your picture of Saigon by night, no luxury restaurant, no nice designing bar with high chair, no professional service and servers, very noisy, chaos but so exciting and real life.

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Day 4: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (Flight) (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Noi Bai airport to take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Welcome and transfer to the downtown. Lunch & check into the hotel.

Afternoon, visit some tourist attractions of the city:

The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975, when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to the end.

The Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France (only outside – under renovation).

The Central Post Office was finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office.

Photo stop at the Saigon Opera House (outside), the City Hall (outside).

Then shopping time at Ben Thanh market where you can buy everything: fruits, foods, souvenirs, coffee…Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Meal: Lunch & Dinner at Indian restaurants

Night activities:  visit Ben Thanh night market and have a drink and enjoy the panoramic view from a sky bar (Eon Heli Bar, Chill Skybar…) (on guest’s own account).

Taste some bottle of Saigon beer or 333 beer, looking the people rushing on the street, feeling the life around you is a nice experience in your trip (Bui Vien walking street)…

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Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (full-day) (B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel.

08h00AM:  We depart from Ho Chi Minh City to My Tho city.

A smooth 1,5-hour bus ride passing the green rice fields leads you to the beautiful rural My Tho city.

Embark on a boat to start the cruise on the 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 family size honey bee farm and enjoy honey tea.

Transfer to Ben Tre by boat. Visit a coconut candy workshop, a famous specialty of Ben Tre province. Take a horse cart riding on village roads. You’ll take a rowing boat trip on small arroyos (about 15 minutes) then transfer to the pier. Visit a rice paper production workshop and back to My Tho pier. Lunch at a local restaurant with Vietnamese food (vegetarian meal available). Drive back to Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Meal: Dinner at an Indian restaurant

Night activities:  visit Ben Thanh night market and have a drink and enjoy the panoramic view from a sky bar (Eon Heli Bar, Chill Skybar…) (on guest’s own account). Taste some bottle of Saigon beer or 333 beer, looking the people rushing on the street, feeling the life around you is a nice experience in your trip (Bui Vien walking street)…

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Day 6: Free at leisure (B,L,D)

Morning: Free day at your leisure for shopping, relax…

Afternoon: transfer to a Spa Center for body massage, steam bath, sauna… (on your own account).

Evening, transfer to Saigon boat pier. Embark on a Cruise ship. Enjoy your meal accompanied by a music performance while the boat cruises along with the Saigon River Vietnamese food (vegetarian meal available). Overnight in Saigon.

  • Meal: Lunch at an Indian restaurant + Dinner Cruise

Night activities:  visit Ben Thanh night market and have a drink and enjoy the panoramic view from a sky bar (Eon Heli Bar, Chill Skybar…) (on guest’s own account). Taste some bottle of Saigon beer or 333 beer, looking the people rushing on the street, feeling the life around you is a nice experience in your trip (Bui Vien walking street)…

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Day 7: Saigon – Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.

Contact us via:  info@vietcalatravel.com

INCLUDED
  • Accommodation at hotels/resorts with daily breakfasts (DBL/TWN room)
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for transfers and transportation
  • 01 Dinner Cruise on Saigon River
  • Meals as mentioned (Indian food & Vietnamese food)
  • 4-hour cruise on Halong Bay
  • Entrance fee, boat fee as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water for sightseeing days
  • Local travel insurance
NOT INCLUDED
  • International & Domestic air ticket
  • Beverage at meals & meals not specified
  • Visa fee for Vietnam
  • All tips & gratuities
  • Services not mentioned & personal expenses

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