The Smile of Vietnam tour showing how peace in Vietnam is now and you will see how friendly Vietnam people with smile when visiting the long Vietnam from South to North.
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City – Arrival (D)
Arrive Tan Son Nhat airport on —–. Our guide will welcome you transfer to your hotel in the center of city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B/L)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city for lunch after 4 hours excursion. In the afternoon, visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) Heading out of the bustling city, we drive along rice field to My Tho, one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Have lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province. Drive back Ho Chi Minh for late flight at to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoian town 35km away. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An (B) Today you will spend half day city tour around Hoi An town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B/L) We will transfer to Hue in the morning with a visit to Cham Museum on the way. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit to King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue – Hanoi (B/L) Breakfast at hotel and visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue & Dong Ba Market. Lunch at local restaurant. Leave Hue on the first flight to Hanoi. After one hour and a half flight you will land at Noi Bai airport in the Hanoi Capital of Vietnam. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon we would like to present you Hanoi locals’ daily life with one hour trishaw (cyclo) ride around Hanoi Old streets, Hoan Kiem lake, stop at Ngoc Son temple and you then attending a Water Puppets show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong (B/L) This day, you will visit Halong, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. The travel start at 8:30am, after 3 hour and a half, you will arrive at Halong. Embark on a traditional style wooden junk around noon. Lunch with sea food served on boat during your cruise. With 4-hour boat trip, you are cruising around rocks, islets, caves and grottos. You then will visit to the Thien Cung & Dau Go caves – the most beautiful among thousands. Drive back to Hanoi for over night in Hanoi. Day 8: Hanoi City – Departure (B) After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), then continue to visit Quan Thanh temple, Tran Quoc pagoda. Back to hotel for check-out and prepare for flight back home.
- Domestic flight (Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang, Hue – Hanoi)
- Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
- Private car/mini van, train tickets (AC comfortable soft sleeper, sharing basic)
- Private boat in Hue & Halong
- All entrance fees
- English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
- All meals as per program
- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Personal expenses & Tips
- Vietnam Visa – this can be done with our Visa service