- 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: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight in HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City).
Day 2: Cao Dai Temples and Cu Chi Tunnels
This morning you will drive to the Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh. Cao Dai Holysee Temple is the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion with the “Divine Eye”, the official symbol of Caodaism. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. There will be time to observe the midday service.
Following lunch you will drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200 km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving the visitors a unique experience and a feel of underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 3: HCMC Tour – Nha Trang
Starting in the morning you will enjoy the city tour, which unravels HCMC’s (former Saigon) turbulent past, and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. This city tour includes The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, the Remnant War Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, Chinatown with its ancient pagodas and temples, and the bustling Binh Tay Market. Then we transfer to the airport for a short flight to Nha Trang where you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: Nha Trang – Hanoi
Today you leave Nha Trang for the Hanoi capital. You will be picked up and transferred to Cam Ranh airport for your flight to Ha Noi. After check-in at the hotel you are transferred out for a welcome dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. In the evening, enjoy the famous traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Halong Bay Excursion
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away. Once at Halong Bay City you are welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise along the stunning bay, stopping on the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After four hours of navigation, you sail back to harbor and rejoin the car which will escort you back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi City Tour – Departure
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. This full-day tour takes you around Hanoi ‘s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilt House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter (also known as the 36 streets and guilds), and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum. Transfer to 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