D1 Arrival in Hanoi
A driver will be waiting for you at the end of the day at Hanoi airport. It will take you to your hotel in the heart of the capital.
Transport: Transfer to your hotel
D2 Hanoi, a thousand year old garden
This morning you will have the knowledge of your French-speaking guide who will pick you up for your first day of discovery in Vietnam dedicated to the visit of Hanoi.
Nearly ten centuries ago, King Ly Thai To saw a dragon rise above the river and decided to found "Thăng Long" ("Dragon that stands"). The constructions of the time, of which you will find some traces during the day, were strictly conditioned by the consultation of astrologers and geomancers.
The throne moved, the emulsions of Haussmann among the French colonial administration exercised their devastating talents. But the garden-town dotted with lakes still has beautiful remains. Whether royal, commercial or intellectual, the activities have their own territory.
Your visit day will take place according to the urban planning and geomancian order of the city.
This evening, you will attend the water puppet show at the Thanh Long Theater.
Visits: Quarter of thirty Six Corporations, West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Single Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, as well as Hoan Kiem Lake and Mountain Temple From Jade. "
Private Vehicle Transport
J3 Beginning of the cruise on the legendary Halong Bay
You will leave the effervescent capital for Halong Bay by taking the road along the Red River Delta. You board a traditional junk where a cabin is reserved for you for the night. The humble junk engages in the karst pitons that obediently spread from one another allowing it to pass before gathering behind it. The unique scenery of the bay is offered to your eyes in all their grandeur. Possibility of sailing in sea kayak during the cruise.
Transportation: Private Vehicle
J4 Night train to Hue
Aurora and twilight show unreal scenes. After breakfast, the boat will continue to make its way through thousands of sugar loaves emerging from the turquoise waters. Nomadic fishing populations live in the bay and gather there in floating villages. Returning to the mainland, your driver will take you back to Hanoi. Enjoy some free time before heading to the train station for your overnight train to Hue.
Accommodation: Night train
D5 Visit Hue, Imperial City
Your guide will welcome you upon your arrival at Hue station. This day will be devoted to the visit of the Royal City, whose ramparts show the influence of French architects who came in the luggage of Cardinal d'Adran, then that of the pagoda of the old celestial lady and later in the after -midi to an excursion to the traditional village of Thanh Toan and its covered bridge.
French speaking guide
D6 Cruise on the perfume river and road to Hoi An, old commercial port
You will embark on a junk that will take you to the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the largest in the vicinity of the former imperial capital. You will then take the road in the direction of the South. Shortly after you leave, you stop at the mausoleum of Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen dynasty. Then you pass through Lang Co and the Cloud Pass, where you will enjoy a break to contemplate the view.
You will then arrive in Hoi An in the middle of the afternoon. You will find on foot the influences of Chinese, Japanese and French in the architecture of the old town, which was since the 15th century a prosperous port located on the roads of the silk trade, where wealthy merchants set up their trading post.
D7 Free day in Hoi An
Free day before your transfer to the airport and your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Private Car Rental Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
J8 The forest of Xeo Quyt, the house of a mandarin and Sadec, former colonial city
Your vehicle and guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Mekong Delta.
You stop en route to the Xeo Quyt Forest, home to hundreds of species of plants and two hundred species of wildlife.
You will then go to Cai Be, where you will discover the local floating market before going to meet the local craftsmen, in particular in a brickyard.
You will then discover the hamlet of Phu An for the beauty of the typical landscape of the delta. You will then take the Sadec road. The city is a kind of small Venice, with its many canals. You will disembark to visit the Nha Co, home of Huynh Thuy Lè, better known as Marguerite Duras' lover, a Cao Dai temple and a garden of Bonzai. You will board the Tcharokaa, "" Khmer traveler "" at the end of the day. The sampan will sail to Vinh Long.
Meals and overnight on board
J9 the island of An Binh
You will leave this morning to discover the islet of An Binh, its many orchards, gardens, pagodas and the daily life of its inhabitants by bicycle. You will resume in the afternoon the road for Ho Chi Minh City to take an early flight for Phu Quoc.
Transport: private vehicle / flight Can Tho - Phu Quoc
Accommodation: Hotel in Phu Quoc
French speaking guide before your departure for Can Tho
D10 and D11 Free seaside break
Free beach holiday.
J12 End of your trip
You will take this day at the end of the day a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Transport: private vehicle / flight Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City
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