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Your trip begins with your arrival in Vietnam. Then, your private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check in to the hotel and have some rest after the flight. The remaining part of the day is at your leisure. After that, you can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and product variety are splashed all over this area.
After enjoying the first day by yourself return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
In the morning, check out from the hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise at 7:30 am. Following that, you’ll take the most scenic route to Halong Bay across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies. On arrival to Halong, you will take a cruise on the bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can also attend the activities taking part on the boat.
Overnight on cruise.
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Later, the boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites, or the floating village. From here, you will sail back to the main harbor and return to Hanoi (around 16:30-17:00). Drop at the hotel in Hanoi. Free in your leisure time.
08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours of driving, you will arrive your Mr. Duoc’s house with a welcome drink.
10:00 – Then visit the 30-year-old tea plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the village. Besides, this Tea Plantation plays important role in providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. During the trip, you will have a chance to help a local family to harvest tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam’s traditional tea.
Mr. Duoc is a veteran of the Vietnam War and the owner of a large tea farm. Furthermore, he also is an expert in handling raw tea leaves, he will introduce you to how to make a good green tea before selling. Consequently, you will have a great time listening to the host’s stories of his life in the Vietnam war and enjoying the tea with green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.
11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village to give you a cooking class by Mrs. Chin – a host family. There, she will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you will have a great time enjoying lunch with the food you did.
12:30: Have lunch with the host’s family and a short break after lunch.
Back to your hotel and ready for pick up at the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Have breakfast and check out from the hotel. Next, depart for Cu Chi tunnel at 8:00 am, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours of bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have a short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of war time.
Then, spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the specially constructed living areas with kitchens, and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Now, it’s your break time to relax or time for those who want to try a real shooting gun.
Return to Saigon at 14:00, to pick your luggage up at the hotel and short break. Transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne beach!
Overnight in Mui Ne.
Have a leisure day exploring Mui Ne beaches or just relax at your resort.
Leisure day on the beach – Then we will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon by private vehicle.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.
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This tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.
Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet
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All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
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My trip was well planned with the support from Vietnam Tour Fun team from the first to the end of the trip. I even forgot my bracelet on the bus when we went to Halong Bay, thank you Hannah for all your help. Much appreciation and much love.