Day 1                Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City. 3 nights in the Liberty Central Saigon Centre or similar hotel.

Day 2                  Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, Opera House, Ben Thanh Market, Dong Khoi Street.    

Day 3              Mekong Delta day trip: My Tho, Mekong River boat trip, coconut factory, handicraft workshop, honey bee farm and orchards.    

Day 4              Flight to Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An, UNESCO world heritage site. In Hoi An: Old Quarter, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge and the Ancient House. 2 nights in Hoi An Trails Resort or similar hotel.

Day 5              Day trip to My Son Sanctuary, UNESCO world heritage site. Boat ride along Thu Bon River. Traditional riverside villages.  

Day 6              Hoi An - Hue past Da Nang and Marble Mountain. In Hue, UNESCO world heritage site: citadel, Ngo Mon and other Imperial City gates, The Mieu Temple, Thai Hoa Palace, Halls of the Mandarins, Nine Dynastic Urns, ruins of the Forbidden Purple City, Pavilion of Splendour. 2 nights in Eldora or similar hotel.      

Day 7              Perfume River boat trip: local villages, Ha Khe Hill, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Khai Dinh, Dong Thien Pagoda.

Day 8              Flight to Hanoi and transfer to Halong Bay. Royal Lotus or similar hotel.

Day 9              Cruise in Halong Bay, UNESCO world heritage site: limestone rocks, islands, caves and grotto. Transfer to Hanoi. 3 nights in La Belle Vie or similar hotel.

Day 10            Hanoi: Museum of Ethnology, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Imperial Citadel, Water Puppet Show.

Day 11            Day trip to Bai Dinh pagoda and Tang Ang, UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 12              Drive to Sapa along Red River Valley. 3 nights in Fistachio or similar hotel.

Day 13              Trekking to Fansipan.

Day 14              Trekking in Sapa area.

Day 15              Return to Hanoi. 1 night in La Belle Vie or similar hotel.

Day 16          Departure from Hanoi.                      

Domestic flights within Vietnam
Accommodation in hotels
5 lunches and 4 dinners
Admission fees
Water Puppet Show
Boat trips in Tang Ang and on Mekong, Perfume and Thu Bon rivers
Halong Bay cruise
Electric car to Bai Dinh Pagoda
Guide service

7 NM points:  7 regions of Vietnam
2 MTP points:  North and South Vietnam
1 TCC point:  Vietnam
UNESCO:  6 world heritage sites and 1 tentative world heritage site

Date:     November 18, 2023          Price: $3,800, single supplement $950