DAY 1: ARRIVAL SAIGON
You will be met at the airport by your photo tour guide who will transfer you to your hotel. You will check in at the hotel and rest or do some sightseeing if time permits. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
DAY 2: SAIGON SIGHTSEEING TOURS
This morning, our car and guide will pick you up at hotel and start the full day sightseeing the city, included of Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. This guided tour to present you the history of entire the building from the living quarter of the president’s family, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, under-ground head quarter. Our next stop will be the Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam, drive to the War Remains Museum, where you will have a great chance to read and see pictures of Vietnam war that you may never seen before or taking pictures with old tanks, helicopter that displayed at outside the Museum. Relax and have lunch at top local restaurant.
This afternoon, we will continue to visit the Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, a great place for shopping before transfer back hotel. tour ends at 4.30PM. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 3: SAIGON- TAY NINH- CU CHI TUNNELS
After breakfast, we will depart for cu chi tunnels. By 1965, 250 km of tunnels criss-crossed Cu Chi and surrounding areas -just across the Saigon River was the notorious guerrilla power base known as the IRON TRIANGLE. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
Next, we will drive for Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh (Have lunch in town of Tay Ninh), some 30km away from Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai is a syncretist Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism.
The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was begun in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions, drive back Saigon and drop off at your hotel around 5.00pm. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 4: SAIGON- NHATRANG BEACH CITY
Transfer back Tan Son Nhat airport for flying to Nha Trang, some 1hour away from Saigon. meet our local guide and driver and transfer to your hotel. free time at leisure on your own of taking pictures on beach.
Overnight at hotel (B/L)
DAY 5: NHA TRANG- RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
You are pick-up from the port at 9.00, then tour around by private car and boat. The first stop of the tour is an embroidery factory and next is PoNagar Temples, an outstanding example of Cham architecture, situated on Mount Cu Lao. This hillside offers panoramic views of the surrounding. From here you can board the riverboat for the leisurely cruise. Travel down the Cai River to observe the peaceful life of the villages along Nha Trang waterway. Enjoy coconut milk on coconut island and visit a wide range of local handicrafts in production, as well as see the beautiful scenery that unfolds along the banks, Other highlights of our 1day Nha Trang river tour that including of:
+ A horse carriage to ride along the countryside road.
+ Rush mat weaving: Sedge mat is popular to all people in tropical weather and tourists can try weaving.
+ Pagoda Orphanage: where shelters and cares for over 120 abandoned, orphaned and street children
+ Ancient house (Over 200years): visit a family and see a typical Vietnamese country house with your own eyes an ancestors’ shrine, a kitchen, enjoy fruits and green tea.
Lunch is served at local restaurant by the river before transfer back by car to visit the Dam Market for sightseeing before transfer back the hotel. Overnight Nha Trang (B/L)
DAY 6: NHA TRANG - DANANG - HOI AN
Have breakfast at hotel and transfer back the airport for flying to Danang. On arrival Danang Airport, you are greeted and driven to Hoian, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Stay overnight in Hoian.(B)
DAY 7: MY SON HOLYLAND -HALF DAY
Pick up at your hotel and start our half day sightseeing tour to the holy land of Cham people in Vietnam some 60km away from Hoi an town, the My Son. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. This site is a Must-See for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam.
Tour ends at 12.00 am at your hotel
Free time this afternoon. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 8: HOI AN -HUE ANCIENT CITY- PHOTOGRAPHY DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and next we will start our walking and photography day around the ancient town of Hoian.
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. We visit these on our morning walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past.
Free time for lunch (your own account)
This Pm, we will drive north for Hue ancient capital of Vietnam. Along the way, we make stopover at the sensational Marble Mountains and Danang City for a visit to the Cham Museum. On arrival in Hue, Vietnam’s last imperial capital of Vietnam, check in hotel and Stay overnight in Hue city (B)
DAY 9: HUE SIGHTSEEING & PHOTOPGRAPHY DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and next will start our sightseeing Hue ancient, Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs for today (This is also a great place to take best pictures of Vietnam ancient architectures).
The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. You will enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam.
Drive to the ornate Minh Mang’s tomb. We will enjoy lunch on the boat before disembarking the Dragon Boat. We drive back to the centre Hue to visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. We end this day trip at your hotel at around 4.00 p.m. Overnight Hue (B/L)
DAY 10: HUE- HANOI CAPITAL
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer back Phu Bai airport for flying to Hanoi. meet our guide and driver at Noibai airport and transfer to your hotel. free time leisure for your own of exploration the city and Overnight Hanoi(B/L)
DAY 11: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISES/ SEAPLANE Flight Scenic 15 minutes
Pick up at your hotel at 7.00 Am this morning and transfer to Noi Bai airport for flying to Halong bay, the flight with Seaplane takes some 30 minutes and a great opportunity to take best pictures of Red River Delta on way down to Halong Bay, After 15’ scenic flight over Halong Bay, land on waterlanding to Halong water on arrival,
Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on board junk ( B/L/D)
DAY 12: HALONG BAY CRUISES- HANOI/ Seaplane Flight
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45.
Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping .
12h45 Transfer back to the dock for boarding our return flight with Seaplane back Hanoi airport, the flight takes for 30 minutes.
On arrival Noi Bai airport, meet back our car and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 13: HANOI SIGHTSEEING & PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel and start our photography tour included all Hanoi's highlights such as The Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam and walking in the old quarter, this afternoon, You will take one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show for one hour before transfer back the hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 14: HANOI DEPARTURE
Transfer back the Noi Bai airport for flight onwards, tour ends at airport (B)