We pick you up from the airport in Vietnam capital Hanoi and bring you to your hotel. Afternoon dedicated to a guided introduction of the capital city with a visit of the historical quarter of Hanoi, located around the Hoan Kiem Lake, also called the “Lake of the Returned Sword”.
Enjoy wandering in this calm yet lively area and visit the little Ngoc Son Temple located at the center of the lake, linked by a bright red traditional bridge, then on to the the famous quarter of the “36 old streets and guilds”. Overnight in Hanoi.
Hanoi, the timeless city of Vietnam will surprise you. This morning, guided visit of the Ethnology Museum to learn about habits and ancestral traditions of the 54 ethnics composing the country and then lunch in a nice Vietnamese villa.
Afternoon dedicated to the most renowned man of the nation: Ho Chi Minh. An impressive mausoleum hosts his body and, located nearby, many personal belongings are displayed in his former house. You will also visit the peculiar “One Pilar Pagoda”.
Time to rest at the hotel before heading to the city center for a water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Only 2 hours drive away from Hanoi, you will see the “dry Halong Bay“, which offers an amaizing landscape of karst mountains. In the afternoon Visit a lost temple in the countryside and continue with a stunning promenade among the lush rice paddies and majestic karst mountains. Lunch in Ninh Binh, then visit of temples and historical buildings from the outside and back to Hanoi at the end of the day.
Take your time in the morning to enjoy breakfast and depart to the airport for a short flight to Danang, located in central Vietnam, by the sea. On arrival in Danang, meet with your local guide and drive to your hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An is the dream place to wander and shop. Listed as a UNESCO heritage site, the old town of Hoi An is entirely pedestrian.
Start the tour with your guide in the beautiful little paved streets, with houses painted in warm colors, hanging lanterns on their doorsteps. Cross the popular Japanese bridge from the 16th century, built to link the Chinese and Japanese communities.
It is now time for an unforgettable and delicious experience: meet in the city with a passionate specialist of Vietnamese gastronomy, enjoy this street food tour; but not only… during 3 hours you will learn plenty about the wonderful little town of Hoi An, its history, its culture and of course its restaurants offering on their menus a large range of traditional culinary specialties with unique flavors ! Overnight in Hoi An.
The countryside of Hoi An remains quite authentic. It is only at a 10mn ride from your hotel that you reach the rural village of Tra Que located along a little canal. Your guide will introduce you to the history of the village but also to the agricultural activity of this zone where all the work is still done manually thanks to ancestral techniques.
Take a stroll on the paths along the plantation fields and then continue to a local house where you will watch a cooking demonstration. Enjoy tasting the local food specialties such as the “Tam Huu” rolls or the “ban Xeo” pancakes. Lunch after the cooking demonstration, then foot massage under the bamboo hut.
Back to the hotel and rest of the afternoon at leisure to rest or explore more with your guide. Overnight in Hoi An.
Full day at leisure in Hoi An to enjoy the old town, its pedestrian streets, many restaurants and shopping boutiques! (No guide and no car). Lunch and dinner at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Transfer to Danang airport and flight to Saigon. On arrival in Saigon, meet with your local guide and transfer to your hotel.
Named Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, the economic capital of Vietnam is here, and one can feel it: trendy youth, overloaded traffic of scooters, luxury shops! The afternoon will be dedicated to the visit of the city’s architectural highlights: Notre Dame Cathedral built with French pink bricks, the Central Post Office designed by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, the Reunification Palace also called Independence Palace … not forgetting an enjoyable break at the park, under the shadow of the trees, to taste a local favorites: “cà phê sữa đá”, a sweet iced coffee! Overnight in Saigon.
Good morning Saigon! Vietnamese wake up early to enjoy the morning fresh air for exercising and hang out with their domestic birds. Departure toward Tao Dan Park, located in the heart of the city. You will enjoy wandering in there to watch the locals performing Tai Chi: a gracious martial art originally from China. This park is however less known for its birds owners: a group of men meet there every morning to show their favorite bird and teach them how to sing. Enjoy this unusual scene with a local tea or coffee.
Take a ride to the flower market of “Ho Thi Ky” to delight yourself with this beautiful sight and smell of photogenic tropical flowers. Afternoon at the central market for those willing to purchase last minute souvenirs or at the War remnant museum depending on your interests. Overnight in Saigon.
Today, departure for the mighty Mekong Delta, famous for being the most hospitable and wealthy region of Vietnam. Visit a dynamic market where you can see all the supplies coming from fisheries and orchards of the whole Mekong region. Lunch will be served in a nice restaurant ideally located along the banks of the river.
Back to Saigon at the end of the afternoon after a great day away from the city. Dinner at leisure and overnight in Saigon.
Day at leisure until your time of departure to the airport for your international flight. Possibility to arrange visits on that day once we know your flight schedule. Drive to the airport for your flight. Time to say goodbye.
What is included:
All transfers in private AC vehicles
Hotels are guaranteed adapted/accessible
English speaking guide during all visits
All entrance fees of mentioned visits
What is not included:
Domestic flights (from 110 USD per flight per person inc airline assistance form)
Drinks during meals