- This is a private tour with an English speaking guide.
- You choose the date of departure.
- This tour starts from Ho Chi Minh City and ends in Hanoi or vice versa.
Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
You will be warmly welcomed at HCMC Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Then you will have some time at leisure. In the afternoon you embark on a city tour of HCMC (Saigon) including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, Remnant War Museum and the bustling Ben Thanh market. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 2: HCMC – Nha Trang
In the morning you take a one-hour flight to Nha trang. From the airport you will be picked up and transferred to your resort. You have the rest of the day free at leisure relaxing and unwinding at the resort overlooking beautiful bay. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 3: Nha Trang – Explore with Emperor Cruise
08.30 – 08.45: Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.
08.45 – 09.30: Arrival at the port and enjoy welcome drinks accompanied by the Experience Manager, who will give you an introduction of Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the Emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising while watching the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay.
09.30 – 10.30: Head out to Mieu Island for trekking and visit the local fishing villages. Learn about the way of living off the mainland and interact with the friendly locals while discovering the daily lives of the villagers. Spend a little time exploring the beautiful landscape by basket boats.
10.30 – 12.00: Continue the journey by cruise across the Tam, Mot, and Mun Islands before heading out for water activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling or swimming in the clear blue waters of Nha Trang Bay.
12.00 – 13.30: Enjoy the views of Nha Trang Bay and stopover at Dam Bay for a sumptuous set lunch served onboard as the boat anchors nearby Tre Island, where a tranquil lagoon with fishing farms awaits.
13.30 – 15.30: After lunch, you will have the choice of either going trekking across Tre Island for a short nature trip, or cruising along the coast to see the other side of the biggest island in Nha Trang Bay. Both options will lead you to a wild stretch of tropical paradise called Tru Beach for more water activities such as swimming, sunbathing and kayaking.
15.30 – 16.30: Cruise through Vinpearl Land and catch a glimpse of the Bao Dai Villas on the way back to Nha Trang Port, before returning to the mainland and transferring back to your hotels. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 4: Nha Trang – Enjoy the Sunset Cocktails and Dinner with the Emperor Cruise
You will have a whole day to relax at your resort.
At around 16:30 you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Hon Tam Port for the 3-hour cruise along the coast in Nha Trang Bay. At 17.30, you will board the Emperor Junk and watch the sky change from just a hint of a color to shades of deep orange, purple and red as you enjoy a cool drink on the open-air sun deck. As the sun sets, the boat heads out into Nha Trang Bay, where you will enjoy a delicious seafood dinner entertained by the talented musicians playing against a stunning backdrop of the stars, moon and the city lights. There is no better way to spend a tropical evening than on an Emperor Junk cruise where the staff goes out of their way to ensure it is a memorable one.
At 20:30 return to your hotel.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi An
Enjoy free time until your transfer to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang you will visit the Cham Museum where you can find out more about this ancient but advanced civilization of Cham people. This will be followed by a short drive to visit the Marble Mountains where you will climb to the top and admire the temples that have a commanding view over the surrounding district. Then you continue the drive to your hotel in Hoi An. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An Ancient town
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. Hoi An now is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors, shops and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. You will enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An Free and Easy
You have free time at the resort to enjoy the facilities and comforts of the finest resort in Hoi An, with breakfast included. Hoi An is now one of five UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites in Vietnam. For your leisure time, you are free to meander in Hoi An, unwind at Cua Dai Beach, indulge yourself at a spa or take an optional half-day trip to My Son Cham Ruins or the Imperial Capital Hue. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Hanoi
Free until transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. The colonial capital city of Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples.
In the afternoon you will have a private tour to explore Hanoi, Vietnam ‘s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more, or enjoy people-watching at stylish cafes. You will also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. In the evening there will be a water puppet performance. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
A bit early in the morning you will begin the drive to Halong Bay, approximately 3.5 hours away. Once at Halong city you will be welcomed onto your private boat for a four-hour cruise of this stunning area, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. While you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After four hours of navigation you sail back to the harbor and then drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Departure
There are no activities planned for today. Enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Tour price includes:
- Private door-to-door pick-up and drop-off services
- All private transportation
- All in-tour flights
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Accommodation shared in a double room
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Drinking water is provided
- Services charges and government tax
- Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
- No extra charge after services confirmation
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes:
- International flights and departure taxes, if any
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge, if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year, if any
- Vietnam visa stamp fee (USD 45 and one passport photo)
- Other services not mentioned above