The essence of Vietnam

A journey to discover the essence of Vietnam. Traveler will enjoy the contrasts of the country:  the French influence of the north and the southwestern air.

Two nights in the traditional Hanoi, one night at the World Heritage Halong Bay and three nights in the bustling Saigon. A program with activities and experiences tailored made

Day 01

Arrival at the International Airport in Hanoi. Welcome by the assigned guide and private transfer to the hotel. After Check-in at the hotel, we will have a typical tricycle ride across the old town (Old Quarter), the first contact with town.

Day 02

After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin knowing this unique city, in which we will visit the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, Tran Quoc Pagoda, the National Museum of Ethnology and the Temple of Literature. There will be time to wander through the streets occupying the central area, nearby the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Day 03

Private transfer to the coast (2h 30min by car aprox.) to enjoy one of the great wonders of the country, Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We will take a boat that will take us across the bay, visiting different islands and caves along the route. During the tour, there will be different activities such as trekking or Tai Chi while we enjoy the sunset, a boat trip to know the fishing village
* Note: Lunch and dinner included on board.

As a different option, travelers can enjoy a night in Lan Ha Bay. This is a less crowded bay very close to Halong Bay. With similar landscapes and smaller size.

Day 04

Latest visits and activities on board during the morning. Private transfer back to Hanoi by road (2h 30min by car aprox.). Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to the airport for the departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 05

Day to discover Bentre, in the Mekong Delta. We will take a boat and enjoy the delta from the water. This area produced 80% of the food consumed throughout the country.
As part of the experiences in the Vietnamese delta, we will learn the coconut process: ancestral techniques and artisans process. We also recommend travelers take a bike to ride to a fisherman’s house.
Lunch included with view of the river.
After lunch, we will visit another house of a Vietcong survivor of the two-year war in Phnom Penh against Cambodian Khmer Rouge. The experience of knowing this veteran of war is always enriching.


Day 06

Today we visit Cuchi, to know the network of tunnels. There we will have the opportunity to chat with a veteran of the Vietcong who will show us the subterranean passages, way of communication and refuge during the war.
In the afternoon, we will visit Saigon, visiting the most important places of the historic city: the Reunification Hall (formerly the Presidential Palace), the Ben Thanh Market, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the famous Post Office building.

Day 07

Free time before private transfer to the airport for departure.