Day 1 Arrival Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Up on arrival in Hanoi, group will be met then transfer to hotel. Before our Dinner at a fine local restaurant, group will have one hour cyclo tour in the Old Quarter and 1 hour watching Water Puppet show in Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay (overnight on junk) (B, L, D)
08:30: Pick up at hotel then transfer to Halong.
12.30: Arrive to Ha Long public pier. Warmly welcomed by friendly crew. Welcome drink upon arrival, the Halong Sails Cruises. Check in procedure.
13.00: Luch is served at the restaurant. Enjoy fresh local specialty whilst cruising among thousands of karst islets. Pass by the most breathtaking scenery such as Dog Islet, Incense Burner Islet, Hoa Cuong Floating Village, Fighting Cocks Islet and Thumb Islet.
15.30 – 17.30: Visit Surprising Cave.
Cruise to other side and have a remote watch from boat to Pearl Farm.
Return to Titop Island. Make various options for doing sightseeing with opened panoramic view at the peak of the mountain. Going for a walk on sandy beach or swimming in the emerald water surface of the World Heritage Site.
17.30: Back to the anchorage for the night. Availability for kayaking (if booked in advance) and swimming from the boat. Enjoy the sunset from top deck.
19.00: Dinner is served at the restaurant. You would be appetizing by valuable dishes, prepared by an experienced chef. Relax and experience a new life style in Ha Long by night. Taste some drink or take part to catch some squid with friendly crew (depends on the squid season). Try to be a singer by singing with karaoke system on board. Back to cabin and have a good sleep. .
Day 3 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
6.00: Wake up in the early morning. Enjoy fresh air and breeze from the sea. Sunrise is over Ha Long bay.
7.00: Western breakfast is served at the restaurant.
8.00 – 10.00: Have a sampan to visit Tunnel Cave (Hang Luon) by going through the mountains. Availability for kayaking (if booked in advance). After the Tunnel Cave, set sail to have a continuation of cruise, pass by Human Head Islet, Turtle Islet and head to Ha Long pier by cruising in Bai Tu Long bay which is close to the city and gradually become a thriving region.
10.00: Check out procedure.
10.30: Lunch is served at the restaurant. Last chance to get more energy from delicious dishes that excited you throughout the trip to next destination.
11.30: Time to say good bye to crew. Have a short transfer to the Ha Long public pier then transfer to Hanoi.
Day 4 Hanoi - City tour (B, L, D)
Today we start our one day city tour from the lobby of the hotel. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Lunch will be at KFC restaurant in Hanoi.
In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city.
After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names' was related to the products being sold there. Before we go back to hotel, we will have chance enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. The trip will be finished after the show at the hotel
Day 5 Hanoi - fly to Danang at 10:10AM- Transfer to Hoi An (B, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to the airport for our short domestic flight to Danang. Danang city with Cham Museum – the houses of the most complete collection if Cham Artifacts anywhere in the world; Me Khe beach – where the American named and used to have their Rest and Relaxation; and the Marble Mountain – the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, water, fire and earth). We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, relax and take our walking tour before our Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6 Visit Hoi An (B, L, D)
NO FLUORESCENT LIGHTS. NO MOTORCYCLES. NO TELEVISION. ON THE 15TH DAY OF EACH LUNAR MONTH, THE RIVERSIDE TOWN OF HOI AN GIVES MODERN LIFE THE NIGHT OFF.
Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.
We enjoy a morning walking tour around the ancient city to visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Lunch at Indian food restaurant
In the afternoon, we will take 3 hour boat trip to Thanh Ha Pottery village, where we can see old men who produce jars, bowls, vases… Back to down town for coffee and relax. .
Day 7 Cooking class (B, L or D)
8.30am or 3.30pm - Pickup at your hotel. After a short drive through the local countryside we arrive at Tra Que Village , and the home of your host, Mr Tuan. A welcome drink of freshly picked fruits is waiting, before we take a walk around the village and learn about the history and customs of this charming village. We walk through the market gardens where hundreds of local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago - no electrical machinery here.
We return to the home of Mr Tuan, and this is where the real fun begins. Everyone is given a farming instruments, and we set about joining the farmers in preparing the land for sewing. Our guide describes the traditional farming methods while we help fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river, and then water it using huge tin cans strapped to our back.
Time is then spent picking vegetables and herbs, and learning how to wrap them to prevent damage.Many of the local herbs are used by the farmers for traditional village medicines - this includes the herbal pillow, which helps relax your body and mind, ready for a good night's sleep.
It's now time to try are hands at making the village speciality named “Tam Huu” spring rolls - using the local herbs and vegetables we have just picked or Xeo Cake ( Banh Xeo). We then sit down and enjoy a lovely local meal.
Menu - Tam Huu, Family's spring rolls, Banh Xeo, Vietnamese dishes ( Fish, Soup, vegetables, Rice)& Fruit Salad 1.00pm or 6.30pm - Transfer back to Hoi An. .
Day 8 Hoi An - Danang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh city at 13:40 (B, D)
Free at our leisure today for swimming, shopping.
At 11:30, we transfer back to Da Nang for our short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arriving in HCM city, we transfer to hotel. Then, we will visit HCM city. Group will visit Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market. Here you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life.
In the evening, we enjoy our Dinner at fine local restaurant. Overnight in HCM city.
Day 9 Mekong Delta (B, L)
At 08.00 we leave Saigon behind and head to Vietnam's rice basket, the Mekong Delta. We will pass through idyllic, rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Next we will have a boat ride on the Mekong, visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing. We return to Saigon about 5pm .
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City tour - Cu Chi Tunnel (B, L)
Our tour starts at 08:30 and ends at 18:00. We depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam.
Our delicious lunch at KFC restaurant will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city .
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City - Dam Sen Theme Park (B, D)
Today, students will have full day in Dam Sen Theme Park.
Dam Sen is an excellent relaxing place for all ages. Especially, teenagers are the most popular patrons attracted by a variety of amusement and shows such as: Roller Coaster, Winding Fall, Magic Flying Carpet, the Virtual World, Swinging Height... DS always makes every effort to ensure that its patrons would be offered the most up-to-date entertainments.
In the evening, students will have Fare well dinner at restaurant.
Day 12 Departure (B)
Our awaiting vehicle will transfer group to the airport for our flight to home. Trip concluded.
Price & Included Features
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your student group size (must be from 10 students), the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour for students, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Our professional travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
Service of the bilingual tour guides in deferent part of Vietnam or tour leader though out the trip
3 star hotels accommodation (based on twin share basis with daily breakfast)
Ground services as indicated in itinerary
All transports by private news van or bus with A.C, seat belt, water
One night stay on deluxe Junk cruise in Halong bay (twin share)
Cooking class in Hoi An with boat trip in Hoi An
Water puppet show, cyclo ride in Hanoi
Meals indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D= Dinner)
All domestic airfares (Hanoi – Da Nang; Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh)
Sightseeing fee & permits as indicated in the itinerary
Kayaking on Halong Bay based on twin shared kayak (optional)
International flight ticket (your own arrangement)
Visa or visa fee
Other expenses such as: meals not included, laundry, telephone bill and others not included in the itinerary
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||Melia hotel – ROH |
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||Halong Sails – Charter Boat |
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|Ho Chi Minh City
||Rex Hotel - ROH
||Rex hotel – Premium Room|
If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Viet Vision Travel can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.
Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served. Some times the student would love to have western food. Our tour leaders will take them to: Indian, Italian or Some fast food as student always love that.
Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.