REALISTIC VIETNAM IN 11 DAYS REALISTIC VIETNAM IN 11 DAYS

Vietnam will surprise you with its rich traditional culture, a host of world heritage sites, stunning inland scenery, and world-renowned cuisine. Start your tour in Hanoi - Vietnam's colonially influenced atmospheric capital, escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities in Ba Vi countryside, then be ready to be amazed by the most famous bay in Vietnam with the "Dragon" in its name. Head to the South and discover the amazing network of Cu Chi tunnels which was used by Viet Cong during the Vietnam War then explore the life of locals alongside the mighty Mekong River. Feel the essence of the calming ocean in Phu Quoc which is a raw beauty, immerse yourself with white sand and emerald water sea, stay close with nature and sunbathing on the beach. 

»Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.

»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.

»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife

»Cu Chi Tunnel: Into some history lesson with a trip to Cu Chi tunnels. A fascinating underground networks built during the Vietnam war.

»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.

»Phu Quoc: An ideal holiday destination, famed by its raw beauty and a serene atmosphere

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DAY 01: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, our guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport transfer to Hanoi Old Quarter and drop off at the hotel to check-in. The rest of the day, you can stroll around the Old Town to get used to the City or just relax to recover from the jet lag.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 02: EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE LIFESTYLE IN COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.  Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice.  As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 03: CRUISING TO EMERALD WATER - SHARING CRUISE, BUS (B/L/D)

Explore Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Sơn – Cap La

07h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta.

10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break.

12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time

12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.

13h30: Have lunch while cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15h30: Transfer by tender to Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water or join with cooking class by our chef.

19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board.

21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.

Stay overnight on boat.

DAY 04: MORNING IN VIETNAM'S MOST STUNNING BAY (B/L) SHARING CRUISE

Explore Vung Vieng floating village by Bamboo boat.

07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy the sunrise on the bay.

09h00: Visit ancient Vung Vieng floating village you are not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere but also be surrounded by the rocky mountains by small bamboo boat for an hour in to the ancient village then return to cruise for relaxing and check out the room.

10h30: Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier

11h30: Disembark at Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew.

12h00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi.

14h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break.

16h00: Arrive in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 05: TRAVEL FROM TRANQUIL HANOI TO VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to HCMC, Arrival, our guide and the shuttle bus will holding a sign with your name and welcome you. Transfer directly to the hotel in HCMC. After check-in, free for leisure and shopping in the local markets.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE FASCINATING UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS  (B)

Depart for Cu Chi tunnel at 8:00 - 8:30 am, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, native Cu Chi tapioca will be served.

Break time to relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.

13:00 – 13:30 Drop off at your hotels. Trip ends.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 7: DISCOVER THE "RICE BASKET OF VIETNAM" (B/L)

The Mekong Delta (from Vietnamese "Nine Dragon river delta") is the region in South-western Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and falls into the sea through a network of distributaries.

07.30 – 08.00 am: Pick you up at your hotel. Then have an unforgettable drive along the provincial roads, down to the Southern region of Vietnam, through paddy rice fields, pineapple plantations, orchards and small hamlets (2-hour drive).

After arrive at My Tho, you will take a local motorboat and have a sightseeing tour of Dragon, Phoenix and Turtle Islands and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. At Unicorn Island, you will visit a honey bee farm, taste some honey wine, rice wine, and banana wine. Then have a