4 Days 3 Nights
Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants in 2016, it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam is bordered by China to the North, Laos and Cambodia to the West, part of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the East and Southeast.
Ha Long Bay is an iconic Vietnamese landscape. Embarking on an overnight cruise though the azure waters is an experience like no other. Sunsets over the bay are magnificent and the mist rising off the waters adds an eerie, mysterious element to this geological wonder. It’s the number one tourist destination in Vietnam so it can be crammed during high season, but gazing at the limestone formations in the water is worth it.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. A short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City: The Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral), the Old Post Office and the People’s Committee Hall. Dinner will be served on Saigon River Cruise with entertainment show along the Saigon River at the end of the day.
After breakfast, a one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing an web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. Return to Ho Chi Minh for lunch. After lunch, visit to The War Museum, the famous lacquer ware factory and the handicraft center. A sumptuous dinner awaits you at local restaurant.
After breakfast, a two hour drive to My Tho will expose the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Upon arrival, get on a boat trip up Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Then, visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. An adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks will be the next experience of the riverside region. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, visit to China Town and Thien Hau Temple. A sumptuous dinner awaits you at local restaurant.
Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City today. After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure flight and with a sweet memory.