Vietnam (South to North Adventure)

 Day 01: Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Transfer to accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight.

 Day 02: Embark on a journey to the enchanting Mekong Delta, where the rhythm of rural life unfolds against the backdrop of lush landscapes. Glide along the Mekong River to My Tho, where traditional melodies serenade us as we savor honey-sweetened tea and ripe seasonal fruits. Navigate the intricate network of canals by paddle boat, immersing ourselves in the unique water-based transportation system of the region. Witness the thriving cottage industry of coconut candy making and indulge in a lunch featuring the renowned ‘Elephant-Ear Fish’ alongside flavorful Vietnamese delicacies. Explore the architectural and spiritual marvels of Vinh Trang Pagoda, a national treasure steeped in history and culture. Experience the vibrant pulse of Ho Chi Minh City as we conclude our day.

 Day 03: Start your morning with leisurely free time, then embark on a captivating half-day excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, renowned for their significance during the Vietnam War. Witness the intricate network of tunnels, spanning over 250 kilometers, initially constructed in 1948 to aid the Viet Minh in their struggle against French colonial rule. These tunnels evolved into an underground city with living quarters, kitchens, armories, and more, sustaining thousands of inhabitants for years. Despite heavy bombardment during the conflict, sections of the tunnels have been preserved for visitors since 1988, offering a remarkable insight into Vietnam’s history.

For those seeking a unique experience, there’s an optional opportunity to test your skills with an M16 or AK47 at the nearby firing range (additional fees apply).

Afterward, head to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your flight to Hoi An. Upon arrival in Da Nang, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An for check-in and relaxation. Enjoy your overnight stay in this charming city.

Day 04: Embarking on a stroll through Hoi, An Ancient Town, reveals its enchanting allure. Amidst its quaint streets, visitors discover a serene ambiance shaped by Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences. The town’s Ancient Houses offer captivating glimpses into bygone eras, evoking a sense of nostalgia for simpler times.

This tour encompasses Hoi An Market, the town’s museum, and iconic landmarks like the Japanese Covered Bridge. Each stop showcases the fusion of architectural styles from France, Japan, China, and Vietnam, a testament to Hoi An’s rich cultural tapestry enduring over centuries. As you wander, immerse yourself in the charm of daily life adorned with rustic windflowers and timeless traditions. Experience the tranquility of this ancient city, cherishing moments of reflection and discovery. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before retiring for the night in Hoi An.

Day 05: Embark on a culinary journey by bike through Hoi An’s rural landscapes. Delight in the renowned local cuisine cherished by tourists far and wide. These dishes, emblematic of Hoi An’s culture, are ubiquitous throughout its streets. Before cycling through the picturesque Tra Que Village, we’ll pedal to a quaint eatery for a taste of Cao Lau, a Hoi An specialty. Here, you’ll join a local family to craft “white rose” dumplings, savoring the fruits of your labor. Venture onward to Cam Nam for a culinary exploration of Yin and Yang flavors, featuring delicacies like Banh Dap and Che Bap.

Later, immerse yourself in history at the captivating My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site in a breathtaking valley. Wander among the remnants of the ancient Champa Kingdom, marveling at temples dating back to the 3rd century. Gain insight into the sanctuary’s Hindu heritage before retiring for the night in charming Hoi An.

Day 06: Enjoy the entire day at leisure to discover Hoi An at your own pace, or opt for an excursion with Hoi An Express before heading to Da Nang. Spend the night in Da Nang.

Day 07: Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, indulge in a delectable lunch before embarking on a city tour.

Ha Noi exudes an undeniable charm with its ochre-colored colonial architecture, tree-lined avenues, and picturesque lakes. Explore some of the city’s iconic heritage sites, including the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first Imperial school established in 1070 during the reign of King Ly. Wander around Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple, But Tower, Dai Nghien, and The Huc Bridge. Then, experience the vibrant local life with a cyclo ride through the historic Old Quarter’s maze of streets.

With a history spanning over a millennium, Ha Noi boasts distinct cultural traits compared to other regions in Vietnam. Its people, cuisine, and fashion reflect this unique heritage. Exploring Ha Noi in the morning offers a glimpse into its bustling life, where locals are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality. May this experience be the highlight of your journey through Vietnam? Enjoy your overnight stay in Ha Noi.

Day 08: Embark on an unforgettable journey to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s stunning gem—Marvel at the 3000 limestone islands emerging from the emerald waters. Explore hidden caves and grottoes nestled among the karst formations. Swim in secluded coves and anchor for the night on a luxurious cruise. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Ha Long Bay like never before.

Day 09: Following breakfast, indulge in a refreshing swim and soak up the sun’s warmth. After lunch, journey back to Ha Noi for an overnight stay.

Day 10: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before unwinding until it’s time to depart to Noi Bai International Airport for your flight.

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