Tour route: Hanoi – City Tour – Halong Bay – Sapa – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh Departure
Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
Tour type: Muslim, Culture, shopping, cruising, hiking, history
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Water Puppet & Dinner
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight Cruise
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – City Tour – Overnight Train to Sapa
Day 4: Sapa – Ethnic Villages
Day 5: Sapa – Bus back to Hanoi – Fly Danang
Day 6: Danang City Tour – Hoi An Walking Tour
Day 7: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – City Tour then Departure
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, we will be welcomed by our friendly local guide and transferred to our hotel. After short rest, we will take a 1-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet show. Dinner at nice Halal restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat (B, L, D)
This morning, we will take 180 KM to Halong Bay, which was recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage in 1994 and 2000. On arrival, we will board our overnight cruise and savour a delicious seafood lunch. We will be passing through several limestone islands, kayaking among the hidden areas of the Bay, swimming at Soi Sim Beach or trekking to the top of the island. Dinner with seafood mainly and overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – City Tour – Overnight Train to Sapa (B, L, D)
Start your day with Tai Chi exercises before having breakfast. We then explore Sung Sot Cave – one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay and passing through Ba Hang Fishing village, Dog Islet and more. Watch the cooking demonstration and enjoying lunch before cruising back to the pier and find our car to take us to the airport in Hanoi.
On arrival, we will visit Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam and the only Mosque in Hang Luoc Street. After dinner with Halal food, we will take the overnight train to Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho Village (B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai Station then we drive to Sapa. After breakfast at a local restaurant, we will hike downhill to Cat Cat Village with stops at a beautiful waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Continue hiking through the rice fields to Y Linh Ho – homes to Black H’mong people. After 3-hour walking, we return to the town and have free time at Sapa town. Overnight in a hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Bus back to Hanoi – Fly to Danang (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, we will depart for Silver Waterfall which offers stunning views of surrounding mountains and lust forests. Stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with the local before continue to the Heaven Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam.
Back to the town for lunch and check out, we will in our Express Bus to go back to Hanoi. Along the way, we stop near Noi Bai airport and find our taxi with guide is waiting to take us to the airport for check-in for the evening flight to Danang. Overnight in Danang.
Day 6: Danang City Tour – Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, we will visit Danang Cathedral, Linh Ung Pagoda located in Son Tra Peninsular, Han Market. After lunch with Muslim food, we will drive to Hoi An and stop at the famous Marble Mountain for a short visit.
In the afternoon, we start our walking tour around Hoi An ancient town visiting Japanese Covered Bridge, Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, Cantonese congregation. The rest of the day will be free for shopping at the Ancient Town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L, D)
Today, we will take the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, we will drive to visit the well-known Cu Chi Tunnels and explore the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. We will also see the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters. Dinner with Halal food and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (My Tho) – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
Today, we will drive to the Mekong Delta and take the boat ride on small canals to visit some local cottage industries, fruit orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit, honey tea, and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing. Later of the day, we return to Ho Chi Minh City for Muslim dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Shopping & Departure (B)
After breakfast, we will visit Central Mosque – JAMIA AL MUSLIMIN (Dong Du Mosque) in District 1 and the Central Post Office. We then have free time for shopping at Ben Thanh market until our car arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends.