6:30: Wake up to a unique morning with an organized Tai Chi class, among the peaceful surroundings of Halong Bay.
7:00 – 7:30: After the morning activity, you will be served a light breakfast of assorted homemade pastries. You will also get to enjoy coffee, tea, or fruit juice of your choice.
7:30 – 8:30:Next, visit Sung Sot Cave, an important landmark not to be missed. Hike up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong Bay.
9:30: At this time, you will have an early check out from your cabin as we prepare to return to the harbour. You will also settle any bill for additional alcoholic drinks or services that you might have ordered earlier on that are not included in the tour package.
10:00: Brunch will be served while the cruise ship gets on its way back to Halong Bay harbour.
12:30 – 12:45: Upon arrival at the harbour, we will pick you up and proceed to go back to Hanoi.
16:30 – 17:00: We will arrive in Hanoi approximately this time, but it depends on the traffic as well. Then you will go back to your hotel and take a rest before going out for your dinner. Overnight in your hotel.
DAY 4 : HANOI – HOCHIMINH – CU CHI TUNNELS (B,L)
In the morning, you will have your own free time to explore the last of Hanoi before we bring you to the domestic airport for the two-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, you will be greeted and brought to the hotel to check in. Then we will start with a city tour by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.
We will have lunch before visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its strategic role during the American war in Vietnam. It is significant to Vietnam for its network of tunnels which extends over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Today, Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalo bathing in the rivers, alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombings and exploding mines when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”, during the wartime. Cu Chi still contains obvious evidence of the fierce battles that took place before. Once we has explained and explored Cu Chi, we will bring you back to your hotel.