Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Can Tho - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc (Trip code: BT8D)

Phu Quoc is about the same size as Singapore , 600 sq.kms and is the largest of all Vietnamese islands. It is the only place in Vietnam you can enjoy the sun setting over the ocean. There are 99 mountains and hills covered in green primitive forests with majestic waterfalls and bubbling streams. The fresh sea breezes and stunning sandy beaches touching crystal clear blue waters make this a true paradise.

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

  • HCM-Statue-and-Peoples-committee-building
  • Phu-Quoc3
  • Phu-Quocs-island2
  • Phu-Quocs-island
  • Phu-Quocs-island3
  • Tunnel-Cu-Chi
  • Tunnel-Cu-Chi2
  • Can-Tho5
  • Can-Tho3
  • Can-tho
  • Cu-Chi-tunnel
  • HCM-SaiGon


  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Day 1.


On your arrival, you are met local guide and driver who will take you to hotel for check in. If time is permitted, you will take an orientation tour of Hanoi and take a cyclo ride (pedicab) around the ancient quarter of Hanoi. It absolutely is a fascinating way to get the first look of this peaceful and beautiful city. Evening we enjoy the water puppet show, a unique northern Vietnamese art performance that we cannot be missed on our schedule for today. We will have a chance to learn more about the rural life of Vietnamese peasants and national heroes via a series of history story which were beautifully demonstrated by the artists. 

Day 2.

Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)

A new exciting day waiting us to discover, we depart for Ha Long, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Hạ Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islands and islets in all sides reflecting on turquoise water. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments.

There are a lot of photo opportunity on our way to Ha Long as we drive through the rural area, street markets, paddy fields, vegetable farms, poultry farms and lotus farms. We take a rest stop Hong Ngoc shop after 2 hour drive for a coffee break then continue to Ha Long Bay. At midday we board the overnight junk for the cruise. A welcome drink is well prepared for us as we get on board then check in and enjoy a pleasant cruise on the bay. Seafood lunch is served on board while the junk is slowly going among the islands and islets. There are some activities for us to join in in this afternoon; visiting to the cave, swimming at Ti Top beach, climbing up the top of Ti Top Island for panoramic view of the bay, kayaking in late afternoon or joining squids finishing at night. The junk is anchored in a quiet bay for overnight. Dinner and overnight on board. 

Day 3.

Ha Long - Hanoi - Hue (B)

Morning just join the Tai Chi Class on sundeck for half an hour and then we will have breakfast. We keep on our excursion and visit to Sung Sot cave, fantastic stalactites and stalagmites in all different sides with beautiful natural color. Return to our junk and check out. Enjoy a pleasant cruise back to the pier for disembarkation then drive to Noi Bai Airport for a short flight to Hue. A lovely and romantic city located on the bank of Huong (perfume) River. Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 and famous for the Citadel, Imperial City, Forbidden City and the royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal regime of Vietnam. Check in our hotel then you are free at leisure.

Day 4.

Hue (B)

We start our excursion by taking a boat trip on Huong River to Thien Mu pagoda which was built in 17th century on the top of the hill overlooking the river and Truong Son mountain range. This pagoda is one of the oldest Buddhist Pagodas in Vietnam and is not only an iconic simple but also the Buddhist school of Hue City. Visiting this site, we will see the old car which was used by Thich Quang Duc who drove to Saigon and decided to immolate himself to protest the Saigon government during the American and Vietnam War in 1963. After visiting this place, we continue our boat trip to Minh Mang tomb which is located on bank of Perfume River. The master plan of this complex and all the buildings in the opposite sides along the main axis from the triple gates to the tomb looks like a lying body whose head is on the top of the burial place looking over the river. We finish our boat trip here then drive to Khai Dinh Tomb which is located on the hill step of Chau E Mountain, the tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern style and built in 1920. Return our hotel for lunch and refresh.

Later afternoon we visit to the Imperial and Forbidden City of Hue, most of the contraction site of a heyday royal dynasty were destroyed during the turmoil of the war for many years but there is still the sense of grace and majestic of the rulers. A royal court music show, a world tangible heritage is on our list of thing we must do. We finish our day with a visiting to Dong Ba market where can buy our souvenir, handcraft items, foods, many other things. Return to our hotel then free at leisure.

Day 5.

Hue - Hoi An (B)

Today we will enjoy the most beautiful distance in Central part of Vietnam on our way to Hoi An, a world heritage site. It is only 140 km long but there are many things for us to see. Tam Giang Lagoon, Lang Co beach, Lang Co fishing village, Hai Van pass, Danang City, Marble Mountain and Hoi An. Hoi An, a lovely ancient seaport city located on the bank of Thu Bon River is not only famous for its architecture, temples, pagodas, ancient trading houses, tailor shops  but also the hospitality and friendly people of this place. We will have a short stop to view Lang Co beach and this picturesque fishing village before we drive up to the top of Hai Van (Ocean and Cloud) pass. It is really a fantastic panorama view of Nam O beach and Danang City, the third biggest city in Vietnam. The development of this city is incredible in term of its infrastructure and modernization. We also visit to Cham Museum which all artifacts were collected in My Son sanctuary and it is absolutely an amazing collection of art and culture of Champa of Kingdom. On our arrival Hoi An, we check in hotel then take a history walking tour to the ancient quarter of Hoi An and visit most of local tourist attractions such as: Thien Hau temple, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky ancient house and then you are free at leisure.

Day 6.

Hoi An - Tra Que (B)

Today we actually take our hand on activity at the farm and try to be a farmer for a day at Tra Que vegetable village which provide all kinds of vegetable and Vietnamese mints to Hoi An market as well as to local restaurants. After having breakfast at hotel, we take a bike ride toward this beautiful village and start our activities here. First the host of the farm give us a warm welcome to their home then we will change our clothes and put on the farms’ wearing and take stool to start our working day on the farm. We learn how to hoe the soil and make the furrowed field, how to seedling and watering from the host’s instruction cheerfully and happily. Just be a farm impersonator to experience the local life. Working on the farm with a lot of fun and laughing for an hour, we get back to the host family and enjoy a traditional food massage. Putting our tiring feet in a bucket of warm water associated with traditional herbs and then we just relax and enjoy the massage for 15 minutes. Next we enjoy lunch with the host and it is a truly Vietnamese cuisine, a typical food for daily life of all Vietnamese.

Return to our hotel and free at leisure.

Day 7.

Hoian - Ho Chi Minh (B)

Today we take our flight to HCM, the largest city in Vietnam. Its former name was Saigon which was well known as the “Pearl of Far East” during the French colony and today Ho Chi Minh has become an official name of this dynamic, bustle and hustle city since 1976. There are so many interesting thing to see in this city from very early in the morning until midnight. . After having our breakfast at hotel, we check out then take a short drive to Danang Airport for our flight.

On our arrival, we take an orientation tour around the town and visit to some typical colonial buildings over hundreds of year; Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, the Opera House and City hall. 

Day 8.

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi (B)

Today we drive out to Cu Chi tunnel which is the most complicated underground system in Vietnam built in early 1948 and completed its 250km long around 1960. This is an amazing place where we are absolutely admired the way of the guerrillas’ living and fighting for their mission. Before examining this historic site such as a private entrance of the tunnel, Commander Bunker, Fighting Bunker, Meeting Bunker and Health Care Bunker, we will watch a short documentary film about this special place to have an idea why it was named as an “Iron Land”. After that we walk to see the site. Our first place in our list thing to visit is original private entrance which is 25cm width and 30cm length then we head to Fighting bunker where we actually get down the tunnel. Next we will have a chance to view the booby trap gallery, all kinds of traps were used by guerrillas to stop the attack from their enemy. The smokeless Hoang Cam kitchen where we will have a chance to taste the guerrilla’s food, the steamed cassava associated with peanut, salt and sugar is an incredible bunker to visit. Mr. Hoang Cam designed this special kitchen during the French – Vietnam War in Dien Bien Phu battle field and it became very popular as its smokeless chimney system in a later War. After that we drive back Saigon for an afternoon city tour. The War Remnant Museum is a must for us to see and to learn more about the sorrow of this war that left unpleasant after- effect to the people and environment for years.

We finish our day with a visit to Thien Hau temple in China town and Binh Tay Market.

Return our hotel then free at leisure.

Day 9.

Ho Chi Minh - Con Dao Island (B)

Morning enjoy our breakfast then take a light to Con Dao Island for 3 days relaxing. Con Dao Island is part of a maritime and national park and is made up of 16 islands. The islands are mostly rugged and still have a lot of original forest cover and associated flora and fauna. The most famous indigenous animal is the dugong. The islands have very nice beaches, great swimming and snorkeling opportunities and is a paradise for relaxation.

Day 10.

Con Dao Island (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 11.

Con Dao Island (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 12.

Con Dao Island - Ho Chi Minh - Departure (B)

Morning enjoy our breakfast then fly to Tan Son Nhat Airport then connect to your departure flight home.

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