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12 Days North South Compact

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Duration : 12 days/ 11 nights
Route : Saigon - Mekong - Danang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay (or vice versa )



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Discover the landscapes of Vietnam with this tour. Start with a visit around vibrant Sai Gon and then take a boat trip along famous Me Kong river.
A short flight brings you to Da Nang. Transfer to Hoi An ancient town – an ideal place for visiting and shopping. You will continue to visit Imperial City of Hue and some royal tombs here.
Leaving Hue for a flight to Ha Noi where you learn about the 1,000-years history and culture of the capital City.
Finally, you depart to Ha Long bay for a cruising trip to admire a natural wonder with thousands of island rising from the water.
Finish your tour with a transfer to Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi.

Tour in brief:

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (L)
Day 2 : Mytho - Mekong delta tour (B, L)
Day 3 : Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An (B, L) ( Flight )
Day 5 : Hoi An (B, L)
Day 6: Hoi An - Hue (B, L) ( 150km )
Day 7: Hue - Hanoi (B, L) ( flight )
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong bay ( B, L, D)
Day 9 : Ha Long Bay – Ninh Binh ( B, L)
Day 10 : Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc - Hanoi ( B, L)
Day 11: Hanoi City Tour ( B, L)
Day 12: Depart Hanoi (B)

Detail program:

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (L)
Tour guide and car pick up at the airport and then transfer to the hotel for checking in. Visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, City Hall. Free time . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Mytho - Mekong delta tour (B, L)
Our tourguide will pick you up at your hotel or the airport. You leave Saigon to My Tho city, about 75km, 1h30 by free way, this is the first free way in the South of Vietnam. An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial Roads down on the Southern Region of Vietnam through the Paddy rice fields, orchards and small hamlets.
On arrival in My Tho city, you’ll take a local motor boat, cross Mekong River (the biggest River in Asia, through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, its length about 4.800km long). You enjoy fresh coconut juice on the boat. Your first visit at Unicorn island where you taste the natural pure honey bee, bee pollen and Royal jelly bee. Your second visit byboat is in the Dragon Island where you can see how the local people make coconut candy and rice paper. This is the special product in the Ben Tre province. Walking on the village, you pass the Monkey Bridge, then you take the Horse Carriage about 1,5km around the village. Upon arrival at the Garden, you can eat the tropical fruits as pine-apple, water melon, longan, royal bananas. You listen to the traditional folk music, called “Cai Luong”. Next, you take a sampan, rowing boat by hand, about 2km, you can discover the rural daily life of local people inside the water coconut tree jungle. You have  lunch in the Turtle Island with the special food as the “Elephant Ear fish:,..ect
Back to habor . Pick up and transfer back Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 3 : Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Depart from Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels (about 50km). As you know, CuChi tunnels is one of the most famous historical Vestiges of Vietnam’s national liberation War. It is network consists of over 200km of tunnels linked to the other like a Cobweb. You go to inside the tunnels which has the kitchens, food and ammunition storage caches, medic-care chambers (a small clinic), meeting room, commanding chambers ..etc. You discover the tunnels by entering inside on it, about 15 m, 30m, 60m and 100m long belong to your health. At the end of the tunnels, you can eat Cassava (called KhoaiMi), this is the main food for Vietcong people during the war.

Say goodbye the Cu Chi tunnels, it’s take you by car about 1 hour, you visit the Cao Dai Temple.  You across many Rubber-tree plantations, near the road.

When you arrive the temple at noon, you participate in the big Ceremony of Cao Dai Religion. This sect was founded in 1926 by Master Ngo Minh Chieu. There are four ceremonies per day. This temple was built according to the architectural requirements off the Cao Dai Sects. Its construction is a harmonious Fusion of Asia and European styles, with domes and embellishment exemplifying the spirit of the religion many people came here because of their believe God. After lunch, you come back to Ho Chi Minh around 5pm. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An (B, L) ( Flight )
Transferring back to the airport this morning for another flight, you will be greeted on your arrival at Danang and driven to Hoi An. There will be a stop to visit the Marble Mountains along the way.
From here we make our way to Danang Beach for lunch before continuing on to Hoi An. You will have the remainder of the day free to explore some of the many tailor shops or cycle to Cua Dai Beach six kilometers from the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 5 : Hoi An (B, L)
Fullday visit Hoian: PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall of Cantonese Chinese Congregation, Hoian market. Lunch and dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Hoi An - Hue (B, L) ( 150km )
Drive to Hue at 8.00 am. On the way visit Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach. Arrive Hue. Have lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 7: Hue - Hanoi (B, L) ( flight )
Cruise along the Perfume River to visit the ornate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. From here we will cruise back to the eccentric Tu Duc's tomb, and discover this Emperor's opulent lifestyle. Back to the Perfume River and board our Dragon Boat. We enjoy lunch while cruising back down towards Hue, stopping on the way to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi airport, pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong bay ( B, L, D)
Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village
– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.  Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.
Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
– Overnight on board at Cong Do Area
Day 9 : Ha Long Bay –Ninh Binh ( B, L)
Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
Transfer to Ninh Binh. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 10 : Ninh Binh– Hoa Lu – Tam Coc - Hanoi ( B, L)
Transfer to Hoa Lu. Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and The Dinh Dynasties. Then transfer to Tam Coc. Boat trip to visit TamCoc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Back to Tam Coc for lunch. Then take bicycle to Bich Dong pagoda. Visit Bich Dong pagoda. Dive back to Ha Noi.
Day 11: Hanoi City Tour ( B, L)
This morning we start our itinerary with a morning city tour of Hanoi, taking in the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Fine Arts Museum as well as Ho Chi Minh's former stilt house residence. After lunch, visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake and the vibrant old quarter . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Depart Hanoi (B)
Free time until transfer hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam.

All prices quoted in USD per person valid 30 Oct 2018
(Except Christmas, New year and Tet holiday )

Package Class

Price per person in half-twin by private
car/coach with guide in the party of







Superior – 3 stars







First Class - 4 tars







Deluxe - 5 stars








List of Accommodation in this trip ( or similar)


Superior Class

First Class

Deluxe Class


Mon Regency hotel

The Ann hotel

Sheraton hotel


Oriental Sails

Calypso Cruise

Starlight Cruise


Asia hotel

Moonlight hotel

Indochine Palace

Hoi An

Thuy Duong 3

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa

Palm Resort

Ninh Binh

Thuy Anh hotel

Ninh Binh legend hotel

Emeralda Resort & Spa


Le Duy hotel

Eden stars Saigon  hotel

Majestic hotel

Prices includes:
- 11 nights accommodation twin-sharing with daily breakfast at hotel.
- Half boat meal as indicated ( L = lunch ) at the local restaurant. Vietnamese food.
- All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles.
- Domestic airfare with airport tax: Saigon – Danang / Hue – Hanoi with Vietnamairline – Eco class
- Local English or French speaking guides
- Entrances fees +sightseeing as indicated.
- Private boat for sightseeing in Mekong, Hue
-Sharing boat in Halong bay

Prices not includes:
- International airfare and Airport Taxes
- Vietnam entry visa.
- Drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program.

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