Authentic Vietnam & Malaysia

ICN12: 13 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi    Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - Da Nang    Ho Chi Minh City    Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
After touching down at Hanoi Airport, you will meet our experienced guide and driver at the exit and then take a comfortable ride to the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour
Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Water Puppet Show. (B+L)
Ho Chi Minh's stilt house
Today, we will have a whole day exploring must-see attractions in downtown Hanoi. Firstly, our guide will lead you to the Ba Dinh Square, located in the heart of the city, and then further the exploration to the surrounding Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Complex, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, we will head southwards to the Temple of Literature to learn the academic history of the country.

The afternoon tour starts with the Museum of Ethnology. Then our guide will accompany you to hang out in the Old Quarter to have a glimpse of local people's life. We will also take a leisure walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake there and enjoy a special Water Puppet Show at a nearby theater.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board the Signature Cruise and stay one night on the cruise. You will have a wonderful time. (B+L+D)
Halong Bay is a renowned scenic resort of Vietnam, famed for captivating seascapes, peculiar hills and numerous islands. After breakfast, we will drive for 3 hours to board the Signature Cruise ship at the Halong Wharf. Then this memorable Halong Bay cruise starts and the undulating landscape along the way will definitely amaze you.

In the afternoon, after passing through the Bai Tu Long Bay, you will have an ashore visit to a karst cave, and then visit the VungVieng Fishing Village by a rowing boat. After getting back, you are free to enjoy the picturesque scenery onboard or take part in some leisure activities. Stay overnight at the luxury cabin on the junk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An
Relax on board, disembark around noon and fly to Da Nang, airport pick-up, transfer to Hoi An. (Brunch)
A karst cave on Halong Bay
If interested, you may get up early to attend a Tai Chi class on the deck. Then enjoy your leisure time onboard and also have a brunch. You will disembark at the wharf at noon. After that, a private drive will take you to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our local guide will escort you to check in a hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Little Hoian Beach Boutique
Day 5 Hoi An (Walking Tour & Boat trip)
A guided day trip in Hoi An Old Town. Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky Old house, Japanese Bridge, boat trip to an island village. (B+L)
With the company of our guide, today you will have a day trip of the Hoi An Old Town. While wandering around, you may find most buildings there are in the style of traditional Chinese and Japanese architectures. Our guide will lead you to have a close look at the Chua Ong Pagoda and Tan Ky Old House - both possessing Chinese features, as well as the Japanese Covered Bridge. Then we will take a boat trip to visit an island village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Little Hoian Beach Boutique
Day 6 Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An
Join-in group Cooking Class in Hoi An, My Son tour in the afternoon. (B+L)
Vendor on the street
This morning, you will attend a join-in group cooking class to learn a few Vietnamese cuisines, under the guidance of a professional chef. After class, we will enjoy your self-cooked dishes as lunch.

In the afternoon, we will have an excursion to My Son, the ruling center of the Champa Dynasty during the 3th-15th century, to explore the remaining largest and oldest complex of the regime in the world. After that, reverse the trip back to the hotel in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Little Hoian Beach Boutique
Day 7 Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
Morning free at leisure. Drive to Da Nang, Museum of Cham Sculpture, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, aiport-hotel transfer. (B)
You will enjoy a leisure morning to either rest at the hotel or stroll around the surroundings on your own. After that, we will drive to the Da Nang Airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Before that, a visit to the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang will be arranged for you to appreciate sculptures unearthed from My Son.

Upon arrival, our local guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City
Morning excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, afternoon visits to War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, City Center Post Office, Dong Khoi Street. (B+L)
Post office in Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, we will drive to the suburb of Ho Chi Minh City to explore the underground Cu Chi Tunnels, first constructed in 1940s as a military headquarter. After that, return to downtown area to visit the War Remnants Museum exhibiting weapons, military facilities and real photos during the war times. Then comes a visit to the French-style Reunification Palace built in 1869. Next, eastwards to the City Center Post Office, a gothic building adorn with luxury reliefs, lattice windows, and glamorous chandeliers. Later, we will come to the prosperous Dong Khoi Street and experience local night life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to My Tho, visit Vin Trang Pagoda, boat trip on Mekong Delta, visit My Tho fish market, four islands and a coconut candy making workshop in Tan Thach. (B+L)
Today, you will have a guided tour around the Mekong Delta. To start with, a private ride will take you to My Tho, an idyllic city along Mekong River. In our guide's company, you will pay a visit to the castle-like Vin Trang Pagoda, which is decorated with porcelain mosaics, standing in the middle of a garden. After that follows a boat trip along the Mekong River and you are able to visit the My Tho fish market, four islands and a coconut candy workshop in Tan Thach.

When the Mekong tour finishes, we will drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City - Kuala Lumpur
Fly to Kuala Lumpur, airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer, rest of the day free at leisure. (B)
Floating market in the Mekong Delta
After checking out the hotel, you will be escorted to the airport for a flight to Kuala Lumpur. Meet our local guide upon arrival and then take a car ride to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Day 11 Kuala Lumpur
King's Palace, National Monument, National Museum, Independence Square, Moorish-style railway station, stop at Petronas Twin Towers. Afternoon is free for shopping or relax on your own. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will set out for this private Kuala Lumpur tour to appreciate imperial antiques and historic relics of Malaysia at the King's Palace and the National Museum. You will also be led to popular photography sites, including National Monument, Independence Square, the world's only Moorish-style railway station, and the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers.

After lunch, you will have a free afternoon exploring the city on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Day 12 Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur
Drive 2 hours to Malacca, Dutch Administration office, St Peter's Church, ruins of St Paul's Church, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple & Jonker Street. (B)
A church in Malacca
Today, we will drive for 2 hours to Malacca. From a long time ago, people from various countries had already settled in Malacca, turning the city into a melting pot of different cultures. There you can catch sight of not only classical Chinese gardens and temples, but also buildings of Dutch and Portuguese styles as well as Arabic mosques. In our guide's company, you will pay a visit to some popular attractions there, including Dutch Administration Office, St. Peter's Church, ruins of St. Paul's Church, Porta De Santiago, as well as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and also hang out in the bustling Jonker Street.

After finished, we will head back to the hotel in Kuala Lumpur by a private ride.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Day 13 Departure from Kuala Lumpur
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your memorable 2 weeks private Vietnam - Malaysia tour package will finish today. After breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport and see you off. Wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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