10 days 9 nights
Tour route: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Departure Date 2023 – 2024: Every Thursday from Ho Chi Minh City
Nov-2023: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Dec-2023: 07, 14, 21
Jan-2024: 04, 11, 18, 25
Feb-2024: 15, 22, 29
Mar-2024: 07, 14, 21, 28
Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam.
- Upon your arrival in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called “Saigon” by many locals, your guide will welcome you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
- Check-in time at the hotel is at 14:00, and in case you would like to secure an early check-in, an additional charge will be applied.
Note: Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded sometimes during the day, so in case you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please present at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and contact us, so we could easily search for you.
Depart from Saigon for the 1.5hr drive to Ben Tre, situated in the Mekong River Delta, exchanging city scenes for lush rice paddies and fruit farms. At the pier, embark on a fascinating motorboat excursion past stilt houses, fish farms and scenes of countryside living. Arrive at Turtle Island, and sample freshly picked fruit and coconut milk while interacting with a local farming family. Visit a family-run coconut candy workshop, utilising Ben Tre’s famous coconuts. Explore more of the Delta from a rowing sampan through a network of small canals. A local lunch of local specialties will be served at a local restaurant before returning to Saigon in mid-afternoon.
In the morning, you will take a half-day city tour to visit outside of Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (is renovating until 2022), a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, Saigon Central Post Office, which was designed and constructed in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel. Then, visit the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans. You also have free time to go shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
In the morning, following lunch at local restaurant, you will transfer to Hochiminh airport for flight to Danang.
Upon arrival at Danang airport, you will meet our guide and transfer to hotel in for check in. Overnight in Danang.
Drive 45 minutes from Danang to Ba Na Hill. In the old-growth forest, there are 543 species of flora and 256 species of fauna including many rare animals such as: Crested Argus, Asian Black Bear, northern buffed-cheeked gibbon. Located at an elevation of 1,487 meters, the temperature of this place is mostly cool year-round.
Arrive at Ba Na Hills Station where you have a chance to ride on a modern system of cable cars. Get a bird's-eye view of nature which is strikingly beautiful, while enjoying a feeling of flying in the blue sky among the clouds and wind. Next, visit some old French villas as well as a suspension bridge, Nui Chua and the Mountain Peak. Experience the feeling of walking in the clouds when you walk on the Golden Bridge which is supported by giant hands at a height of over 1,400m above sea level. After your lunch at a local restaurant with a great view, continue to explore Vong Nguyet villa (and its wine cellar), and Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha's monument. Transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Danang.
In the morning, you will join Hoi An Ancient City. Hoi An known then as ‘Faifo’, was a prosperous trading port, attracting Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish ships amongst others. Today, this World Heritage ancient town is recognised for its well-preserved architecture, pedestrian-only streets and distinctive local cuisine, allowing visitors a glimpse of its illustrious past. Hoi An’s narrow lanes are ideal for a guided walking tour of its many atmospheric sights including: old merchant houses with influences from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture; the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, first built in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with its intricate woodcarvings; and the colourful market with stalls brimming with local specialties including silk, which can be turned into fashionable garments within a day or two.
Then you will transfer to Danang Rail Station for night train to Hanoi.
Train SE2: 13:54 5:45 (+1) – Soft 4 Berth per AC Cabin
This Afternoon will be the highlight moment of the trip, the train will pass by Danang and go through the magnificent view of Hai Van Pass to Hue, you will have 3 hours with wonderful view from the window of the train with 01 side is the mountain and 01 side is the ocean. Overnight on train.
Upon arrival in Hanoi Railway Station at 05:45AM. Our driver and guide will pick you up at and transfer to hotel. You will leave your luggage and have breakfast to relax.
In the morning, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology and then walking through the famed Old Quarter known for its ‘36 streets of 36 wares’ named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date as far back as the 13th century. Conclude the day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form said to have originated in the flooded rice fields of the Red River Delta. The show uses colourful wooden puppets to depict scenes of rural life and episodes of national history set to music. Overnight in Hanoi
Depart Hanoi for a 2hr drive to the Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh Province. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, Trang An is famed for its spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks whose sheer vertical walls rise abruptly 200m (656ft) above the surrounding land and water. Dense rain forest covers the landscape, even clinging to the cliffs and peaks, blending naturally with rice paddy fields and rivers, creating a picturesque patchwork of color. Within the complex, visit Vietnam’s ancient capital of Hoa Lu, the country’s first centralized feudal state from the end of the 10th century. While the ancient citadel has largely disappeared, the temples of the Dinh and Le dynasties still stand surrounded by rice paddies. After lunch Continue to Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on Land”, where a skilled rower will take you on a 2hr slow journey on the winding river and canals. Enjoy the views of the beautiful karst formations as you enter three of the many natural caves formed under the hills. Return to Hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
Depart for a 2.5 hour journey to Halong Bay. Make a stop en route for some refreshment (around 15-20 minutes). On arrival in Halong Bay, This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a wild beauty of clustered limestone islets and crescent beaches. Then board your deluxe junk, settle into your cabin and prepare your appetite for an enjoyable lunch on deck. Settle on board your main boat to begin a 2 day/1 night cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay. Afterwards, take an exhilarating kayak trip through the lagoon, have a refreshing swim or simply relax on board and enjoy the sunset. Overnight on junk.
Wake up early and take a position on the upper deck to witness the sun rise over the bay, a cup of hot tea in hand. Early morning is truly a magical time on the bay as the limestone karsts appear all around you in different shapes, sizes and colours. Continue sailing through magnificent Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a brunch on board before arriving at Ha Long City Pier at noon where transportation will be waiting for and drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy the farewell dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
Today is your last day in Vietnam. Spare some time for shopping and the driver will take you to Airport for your departure flight back home.
Deposit of 20% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client.
The bank account name: METTA VOYAGES COMPANY LIMTIED
The bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank
The bank branch: Hanoi Branch
The International Banking Account Number: 8888116868
Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX
The bank address: 442 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999
After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.
You can amend your booking when the confirmation is made. Just contact us at [email protected] with your booking number. Our reservations team is glad to amend your booking accordingly. The extra expense may occurred will be informed to you before you decide to amend the services or travel date.
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied.
Cancellations will be charged as follow:
*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.
+ No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced or during the tour.
Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.
Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.
Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details. We can suggest you the insurance carrier case by case.
Metta Voyage Co., ltd strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
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The group size for this tour is up to 15 people.
The tour includes visits to multiple cities and attractions in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Halong Bay.
The tour departs every Thursday from Ho Chi Minh City.
Yes, a local English-speaking guide is included in the tour.
The tour departs every Thursday from Ho Chi Minh City. If you wish to book the tour for a different day, it's best to contact Metta Voyage directly.
The tour includes accommodation in a Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.