When you arrive at the Noi Bai International airport you’ll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly driver. Just look for the sign with our FTrip Vietnam logo and your name. We’ll get you to your hotel and see that you’re comfortable, plus we’ll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area. Hanoi has many great restaurants with French, Vietnamese and international cuisines available. Ask your guide for personal recommendations. Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.
Hanoi City Tour
After breakfast at your hotel.About 8h00am,our friendly tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and then visit the capital of Vietnam, a city that celebrated 1.000 years in 2010 has countless fascinating cultural and historic sites and our days' tour will visit the highlights. Firstly visit Tran Quoc pagoda then go to vsit Ho Chi Minh Complex; Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum is closed on Monday and Friday anf from 15th June to 2nd Sept,you can view from outside). This used to be the residence of the Governor of Indochina. After 1954 it was named the Presidential Palace and became the place where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked until he passed away in 1969. On the way out visit the One Pillar Pagoda. The pagoda was constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong according to his dream of Bodhisattva sitting on a lotus flower and leading him to the pagoda. In 1954, the pagoda was destroyed by the French before their withdrawal. Arrive at the Temple of Literature. This is the combination of the Confucius Temple which was built in 1070 and the first Royal National university in Vietnam built 6 years later in 1076. Considered as 'an escape' from the bustling city, this temple and its beautiful garden provides an opportunity to learn more about education in Vietnam since 1000 years ago until recent times. Enjoy a delicious lunch in local restaurant with traditional local Vietnamese Cuisines. After lunch, continue to visit more interesting museums. There are some options that you can chose from such as the Ethnology Museum (Close on Monday), the Museum of Vietnamese History the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, the Women's Museum.Located west of the city centre, all of the museums offer informative and well-documented displays of country's heritage. Visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword lake) and Ngoc Son Temple. Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the lake got its name according to a national legend. In the 15th century during the Ming Chinese invasion, general Le Loi was presented with a holy sword. With the help of this sword he expelled the Chinese from Thang Long, Hanoi and proclaimed himself king Le Thai To. One day, when the king was sailing on the lake, suddenly a golden turtle emerged from the water and claimed back the sword which had been believed to have been given to him by God. Since then, the lake has been known as Ho Hoan Kiem or the lake of the Restored Sword. On as island in the northern part of the lake stands Ngoc Son or Jade Mountain temple, one of the most beautiful and important religious sites in the capital. The temple was established by a mandarin named Nguyen Van Sieu and is dedicated to the spirits of the soil, medicine, literature, and also to Tran Hung Dao, the general who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century. In ths afternoon , you will explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter for visiting the bustling Old Quarter.In the end of day,experience the magic of a water puppet show at a traditional theater in Hanoi. Gain fascinating insight into the origin of water puppetry from your guide then take a seat to witness a 50-minute performance that offers a unique glimpse into traditional Vietnamese culture.We will return to your hotel. You will have free time and overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong Bay
Following with breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter ,our driver will come to pick you up around 0800 AM with our shuttle bus to start your trip to Halong Bay through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at The cruise Lounge.Transfer to The cruise. Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island. Visiting Tung Sau area, is covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting, Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl. Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu) Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on The cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.End of Program for Day One.
Halong Bay – Hanoi –Danang - Hoian
The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to The cruise. Check out and settle your bill at reception. Have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew and get on the van to return to Hanoi. Your driver will pick you up from the van on the way to Hanoi and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. When you arrive in Danang, we’ll pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Hoi An was a prosperous port from the 16th to 19th centuries trading with merchants from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Europe who came to buy silk, spices and porcelain. Hoi An’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Quarter is beautifully preserved with ornate pagodas, antique trading houses and old tile-roofed shops. It is a rich architectural fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles. Many of the historic buildings lining the canals and pedestrian streets have been converted into art galleries, boutique restaurants, bars and cafes. Hoi An is surrounded by attractive countryside with traditional farming and fishing, and by sandy beaches with modern seaside resorts.
Hoian – Tra Que Village
Breakfast at your hotel. The local guide pick you up and ride bicycles to Tra Que Village. Arrive in Tra Que, take around the vegetable village and join in the daily activities with local farmer there. Then continue to take bicycles along De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharlf.Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune , enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisher man. Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village , have a brief introduce to the history there. Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs ( 02 paxs/ boat ). Divide group into 2 teams for basket boat racing and catching crabs. There will be a lovely present for winner. Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there.Enjoy special local food such as pancake , Tam Huu spring roll , fried fish … After lunch, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf. Continue to the accient town , experience the daily life of fisher man along Thu Bon River. Then return to hotel and free time for relaxing on Cua Dai Beach.
Hoi An Tour
Breakfast will be served at the hotel and afterwards you’ll explore the enchanting time-capsule town of Old Hoi An on a walking tour with your guide. Hoi An was a major sea port in Asia and it resulted in a fusion of style and culture that has been perfectly preserved. Wander traditional Chinese shops, luxurious French homes, and an ancient Japanese bridge. The town is home to silk markets, Vietnamese food stalls, and talented street performers– all of which are sure to charm you. Then spend the afternoon further exploring the town on your own or head down to Cua Dai Beach to relax.
Hoian – Danang – Nha Trang
You’ll have the morning for a leisurely breakfast before we come to collect you and take you to Danang to catch a flight to Nha Trang. When you arrive in Nha Trang we’ll be there to pick you up and get you settled in your hotel. You’ll have free time in the afternoon to relax or begin to see the sites of Nha Trang. Nha Trang is relatively small and easy to find your way around and your guide can point you in the right direction regarding restaurants, bars and beach activities. If in doubt and you’re looking for a western style experience, head down to the classy Sailing Club restaurant, bar and nightclub on the beach. Run by an Australian, it’s a favourite among visitors.
Nha Trang Cruise Tour
We’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you to Cau Da Port for a cruise around Nha Trang. The first stop will be to the beautiful Mieu Island where you can visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium and see hundreds of colorul, strange, and other-worldy sea creatures that call the shores of Mieu home. The next stop will be Mun Island for snorkeling through a jungle of undersea coral with tropical fish that flash like silver. Our third stop will be either Mot, Tranh Beach, or “Mini Beach” island where you can lounge on the beach, rent a kayak, or go for a swim and we’ll have a picnic lunch. Afterwards we’ll make one last stop to a local fishing village. In the evening you can soak and relax at the Thap Ba Mud spa.
Nha Trang City Tour
After your breakfast the guide will take you to see the best spots in Nha Trang. You’ll visit the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute and Oceanography Museum, with its rich collection of sea creatures and interactive displays. Then on to the Long Son Pagoda, the French colonial Nha Trang Cathedral, Hon Chong Promontory Rocks and the Po Nagar Temple. The last stop of the day will be to the Dam Market to shop local foods and goods and experience the culture.
Nha Trang Free time
You have the day in Nha Trang to spend as you choose– you can head to the beach for a day by the sea or to take part in water sports, go to the spa and mud baths, or explore the markets.
Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City
We’ll pick you up after breakast and take you to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After you arrive we’ll get you to your hotel and then you can spend the evening exploring the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh.Ho Chi Minh is a city that never sleeps and offers a plethora of great restaurants and bars catering to all tastes, from street food vendors to the rooftop bar at the Rex Hotel, where international correspondents covered the Vietnam War and where the U.S. military attaché’s press briefing was held daily and dubbed the “Five O’clock Follies”. Whatever your interests, be sure to ask your guide for personal recommendations.
Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
Morning, you will be picked up for driving to the remarkable Cu Chi tunnels, just outside Ho Chi Minh City. During the war “Viet Cong” guerillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide during bombing raids and stage surprise attacks. Transfer to Ho Chi Minh for lunch. After that we enjoy a city tour that includes War Remnants Museum, take a walking tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office, Opera house and downtown Saigon. The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from the Vietnam War. In the courtyard we will find some larger exhibits including a F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. The Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace was the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975. Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office and the Opera House are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. We have last time for visit Ben Thank Market. Back to hotel and relax.
Mekong Delta – Ben Tre – Can Tho
Breakfast at your hotel. The guide pick you up and transfer you to Ben Tre. Pick up at Phong Nam Pier (Phong Nam old ferry station). Take the boat on along the River – one of tributaries of Mekong River, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring …..Stop at brickwork – coconut charcoal making and coconut husking. Then visit one of the plenty of coconut processing workshops where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process located along canal . Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family making sleep mats. Afterward, being on a cart powered by a motorbike or biking and traveling through some tranquil villages where vegetables gardens to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, take biking around the village, rowing-boat along water palm creek and boat to Hung Vuong Pier. Then take a car to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho, check in hotel and free time
Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island
You’ll take a leisurely boat trip in the morning to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river, then visit the vibrant Cai Răng floating market.See how the popular Vietnamese dish, rice vermicelli soup, is made and enjoy a delicious meal. Then we’ll take you to the airport for a flight to Phu Quoc island. We’ll pick you up when you arrive and take you to your hotel, then the afternoon is yours to relax on the famously beautiful island beach.Phu Quoc has a lot to offer. In addition to featuring its spectacular beach, this charming island is home to local villages whose way of life has remained unchanged over the span of generations. Excursions by car through the island’s interior reveal small neighborhoods where the famed Phu Quoc fish sauce is made, sprawling pepper plantations and dozens of tiny fishing hamlets.
Phu Quoc Island tour
We’ll pick you up after breakfast at your hotel and take you to cruise the twelve stunning southern islands off the coast of Phu Quoc. You’ll get to do some snorkeling and fishing at the three most beautiful spots on the islands and simply enjoy the pristine beaches and underwater coral reef kingdom. On board the ship we’ll serve you a fresh fruit platter while you lounge in the tropical sun and take in the gorgeous view. Before we head back to the dock on Phu Quoc we’ll take you to Bai Sao Beach, a hidden treasure, a perfect beach with white sands and turquoise waves– it’s the beach you’ll be day-dreaming of for years to come!
Phu Quoc Island free time
You’ll have a full day to spend however you’d like. Relax in the sun, go for a swim, or for the more adventurous– take a jeep excursion to the island interior or do a scuba diving day trip.
Phu Quoc Island – Ho Chi Minh City
You’ll have breakfast at the hotel and some morning free time, then we’ll come pick you up and take you to the airport for a flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive in HCMC we’ll collect you and transfer you to your hotel, then you have the day to spend as you’d like.
Ho Chi Minh city departure
Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to next destination. Finish unforgettable the Vietnam Family Holiday 18 Days 17 Nights Tour with FTrip Vietnam. Good bye & see you in the next time! FTrip Vietnam can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.