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Location: Vietnam

Day 1 - 6 Dec 2019

Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN

Vietnam,  Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN
Vietnam,  Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN
Vietnam,  Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN

Content: We took Korean Airlines flight from New York to Vietnam it was 21 hours flight.This was an exceptionally busy time, and the lines were very long. The immigration staff generally do not speak good English, and most visitors are not prepared for arriving here. Fees are payable in US Dollars. The staff are not rude, but very busy. Overwhelmed and stressed.

Incheon International Airport ICN

Vietnam, Incheon International Airport ICN
Vietnam, Incheon International Airport ICN
Vietnam, Incheon International Airport ICN

Content: We took Korean Airlines flight from New York to Vietnam it was 21 hours flight. Relatively small but quite well organized airport. I was amazed how quickly immigration was done, how people were kind and orderly. Airport perfectly fitting the traffic. Good transportation between domestic and international terminal.

Location: Hanoi

Day 1 - 6 Dec 2019

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Content: The cutest luxury French inspired hotel in a great location near the Opera House.Great place to rest and relax after a busy day of sightseeing and all the hustle bustle of old Hanoi. Good surroundings, pleasant and courteous staff, plenty of choice of bar or dining. It’s not cheap but then luxury always comes with a price tag. Well worth splashing out though.

Location: Hanoi

Day 2 - 7 Dec 2019

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Hanoi,  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hanoi,  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Hanoi,  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Content: Begin today's tour after breakfast with a visit to 'Uncle Ho', at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Learn about his great life, and why he is so important to the Vietnamese people. Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam's first university. Here you'll have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant; the authentic Hanoi pho (noodle soup) is recommended.

The Women Museum

Hanoi, The Women Museum
Hanoi, The Women Museum
Hanoi, The Women Museum
Hanoi, The Women Museum
Hanoi, The Women Museum

Content: In the afternoon, choose to visit one of the numerous museums or temples around Hanoi, such as the Museum of Ethnology, the Women's Museum, History Museum or Quan Thanh Temple. Then, take a trip in a cyclo (or, three-wheeled bike taxi) around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi´s fascinating Old Quarter. This is your chance to be in the midst of typical Hanoi life and Vietnamese culture. The Vietnamese commonly ride around on bikes and scooters, so get in there and join them!

Duong's Restaurant

Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant
Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant
Hanoi, Duong's Restaurant

Content: End the day with a water puppet show, a favorite experience for many visitors to Vietnam. We went to Duong's Restaurant for dinner. he restaurant is cozy and has a modern Vietnamese decor. The service was very professional and friendly. The food was great! Me and my partner had the vegetarian mushroom spring rolls as a starter which were absolutely delicious and the tuna steak for our main which was very good. It’s definitely a great place for a romantic meal. We had a lovely time

Location: Hanoi

Day 3 - 8 Dec 2019

Cuc Phuong National Park

Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong National Park
Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong National Park
Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong National Park

Content: Start early today with the 3.5-hour drive to Ninh Binh and into Cuc Phuong National Park. Visit to the Primate Rescue Center, followed by lunch. On the agenda for the afternoon is a 6 mile (9 km) hike within the park, spotting insects and reptiles along the way.

Cuc Phuong Bungalow

Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong Bungalow
Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong Bungalow
Hanoi,  Cuc Phuong Bungalow

Content: Return to accommodations for dinner - but get ready to head out again after dark. The evening's activity involves searching for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, such as civets, owls, large insects, flying squirrels, and bats.

Location: Hanoi

Day 4 - 9 Dec 2019

Van Long nature Reserve

Hanoi,  Van Long nature Reserve
Hanoi,  Van Long nature Reserve
Hanoi,  Van Long nature Reserve

Content: Enjoy some free time after breakfast before heading to the Botanical Gardens and the oldest forest in Vietnam. Then, transfer to Van Long nature reserve. Explore the beautiful natural area on a bamboo boat, and enjoy spectacular scenery and the rural life of the locals. This tranquil reserve comprises a reedy wetland that's popular with bird-watchers.

Location: Ninh Binh

Day 4 - 9 Dec 2019

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

Content: After 2 hours car drive from Cuc Phuong we reached Ninh Binh Legend Hotel. Located in a quiet place, about 1.5 km from the city center, this 4 * modern European-style hotel. The rooms are modern, spacious and very clean. They have full services: from restaurant serving Eurasian meals, tennis court and 2 indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, spa. Friendly, professional staff, good service

Location: Ninh Binh

Day 5 - 10 Dec 2019

Ha Long Bay

Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay

Content: Depart for Ha Long Bay after breakfast in a shared van, a journey of around four hours. Be escorted on board and to your cabin before your cruise briefing. The food on board is a real highlight, so enjoy a lunch of fresh local seafood while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay. Stop for a swim and visit a mysterious cave. Afterwards, relax at a secluded island beach or explore the bay in a kayak.

Location: Ninh Binh

Day 6 - 11 Dec 2019

Ha Long Bay

Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay
Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay

Content: Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet, breathtaking beauty of the bay’s landscape. Breakfast will be served around 8 am, before a short rowboat ride with the locals of the bay. Later on, you can take one more swim in the middle of the bay. Lunch will be served on the boat as you slowly cruise back to the harbor.

Location: Hanoi

Day 6 - 11 Dec 2019

Da Nang Airport

Hanoi, Da Nang Airport
Hanoi, Da Nang Airport
Hanoi, Da Nang Airport
Hanoi, Da Nang Airport

Content: | Too expensive - prices almost like Switzerland. Cannot waiting in this airport with prices so high. One coffee $5 dollars. Customs services so bad and the tax is too much

Location: Danang

Day 6 - 11 Dec 2019

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Danang, Anantara Hoi An Resort
Danang, Anantara Hoi An Resort
Danang, Anantara Hoi An Resort

Content: Wonderful. Great staff and the location is just perfect for the town. Easy to get to town but just far enough away to avoid the noise. Only slight criticism is the rooms, whilst very nice are quite dark as the don't have any natural light apart from the front door.

Location: Danang

Day 7 - 12 Dec 2019

Hoi An City Tour

Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour

Content: Get picked up after breakfast and taken to the boat docks. From there, you'll be taken to a fishing village, where you can see and experience the life of fishing communities. Hop in a basket boat for a short row around the village, and then enjoy a delicious local lunch.

Hoi An City Tour

Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour
Danang, Hoi An City Tour

Content: After lunch, cycle along country roads through fields of rice, coconut and corn, and head back to the town of Hoi An. Tour the famous cultural sites around Hoi An, including the Japanese Bridge, numerous temples, and beautiful merchant townhouses.

Location: Danang

Day 8 - 13 Dec 2019

Hue

Danang, Hue
Danang, Hue
Danang, Hue

Content: We took and a cab and drive over Hai Van Pass – Sea Cloudy Pass with 20km of length. Hai Van Pass is the natural border between Da Nang and Hue City. From 500m above sea level, we got a chance to take a panorama view of Da Nang. Besides, in cloudy day, we saw the cloud climb over the mountains range. Its a 2 hours journey by car.

Location: Hue

Day 8 - 13 Dec 2019

Hue Citadel

Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel
Hue,  Hue Citadel

Content: Occupying a large, bounded area on the north side of Perfume River; four citadels were comprised to create the Capital City: Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) for royal palaces and shrines, Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Purple City) for royal residences, Dai Noi (Inner city) and Tran Binh Dai, which exclusively ancient architecture. Tourists are expected to spend at least one day to visit the whole complex.

Emperors Tombs

Hue,  Emperors Tombs
Hue,  Emperors Tombs
Hue,  Emperors Tombs
Hue,  Emperors Tombs
Hue,  Emperors Tombs

Content: There are several tombs of ancient emperors scattering along the Perfume River: such as Minh Mang, Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, etc. On Cam Khe Hill, Minh Mang Tomb was built in 1843, with the area of 18 hectare, 3-meter-high defended wall, and nearly 20 architectural constructions. Lying in the middle of a pine forest, Tu Duc Tomb belongs to Duong Xuan Moutain, 8km far from Hue.

Nook Eatery

Hue, Nook Eatery
Hue, Nook Eatery

Content: A nice cozy place with good ambience. A bit expensive for Vietnamese standards, but the food was good. Ordered yellow curry with chicken and green curry with chicken. The sauces were great, but it would have been great if chicken was a bit more tender for both dishes. The Mango, banana, yogurt smoothie was tasty.

Train to Nha Trang

Hue, Train to Nha Trang
Hue, Train to Nha Trang
Hue, Train to Nha Trang

Content: We took a train from Hue to our next destination Nha Trang. Its a 12 hours journey by train.

Location: Nha Trang

Day 9 - 14 Dec 2019

Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang

Nha Trang, Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang

Content: Great place for relaxation: no need to cross a busy highway, excellent breakfasts, wonderful and unobtrusive service. All staff persons are very polite.

Cau Da port

Nha Trang,  Cau Da port

Content: We reached the port for a boat trip to visit the three islands Transfers are available from hotel itself

Mieu Island

Nha Trang, Mieu Island
Nha Trang, Mieu Island
Nha Trang, Mieu Island

Content: Firstly, we reach the Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island; saw the multiple aquariums and climb up and enjoy the view of the ocean. After an hour discovering the variety of sea life in the aquariums, continue to the next Mun Island, the best snorkeling spot in Nha Trang. Time to jump into the clear water, swim surrounded a lot of fish, coral in 45 minutes.

Con Se Tre Resort

Nha Trang,  Con Se Tre Resort
Nha Trang,  Con Se Tre Resort

Content: The scenery is more beautiful than I imagineThe sea is very clean, clear water, low depth suitable for all ages of swimming And take pictures of things The food is quite delicious and varied The staff is very young and enthusiastic The price of the service is also quite affordable for everyone

Location: Nha Trang

Day 10 - 15 Dec 2019

Ho Chi Minh City

Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City
Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City
Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City

Content: We took our flight to HCMC from Nha Trang its a one hour Viet Jet Air flight.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 10 - 15 Dec 2019

Park Hyatt Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Park Hyatt Saigon

Content: Beautiful hotel with friendly staff. Our room was a good size with 2 chairs in addition to the desk chair. Comfortable bed and pillows. Outlets on both sides of bed. Decent lighting. Large bathroom with tub and shower. Separate water closet. Unusually large and nice pool on the third floor. Exceptional exercise room. Breakfast buffet is very good. The pastries are not to be missed

Drive to Chu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City, Drive to Chu Chi Tunnels

Content: A private car costs not much for this trip, normally it costs about 30usd/day for a car with driver within 100km/day. Moto taxi is cheaper...

Chu Chi Tunnels

Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City, Chu Chi Tunnels

Content: Fantastic half day tour, really interesting and informative. Amazing to crawl through a section of the tunnels and to experience shooting the weapons on the shooting ranges. Our guide was very good, but unfortunately I cant remember her name, she sang our group two lovely songs on the way back to our hotel whilst travelling along the road in the bus..Anyone thinking of doing this activity should be aware that it was extremely hot and hard going at times, but well worth a visit. Cu Chi has a good outdoor cafe serving nice snacks and generally the facilities are good. I would really recommend this activity.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11 - 16 Dec 2019

Dong Phu Island

Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Phu Island
Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Phu Island
Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Phu Island

Content: This morning, we headed south of HCMC to Cai Be. Upon arrival, board a boat to visit a floating market and cruise over the mighty Mekong River to Dong Phu Island. Here, cycle under a green canopy of coconut palms, exploring the orchards and daily life of the local farmers.

Cho Lach canals

Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals
Ho Chi Minh City, Cho Lach canals

Content: We had lunch on the island, then board the boat again to cruise 1.5 hours down the Mekong to the Cho Lach canals. Here, get back on your bike to explore the local nursery gardens and fruit orchards. In evening, We took another short cruise to Ben Tre for dinner and spend the night in a home stay at a local farmer's house.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12 - 17 Dec 2019

Pau

Ho Chi Minh City, Pau
Ho Chi Minh City, Pau

Content: We went for a big day of cycling - about 22 miles (35 km). The route travels along the river and through Ben Tre's coconut palm-lined roads to Pau. There, we had lunch and a taste of seasonal fruit, a coconut-candy workshop, and a handicraft workshop..

Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN

Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN
Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN
Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN

Content: We took our flight back to New york after 12 days unforgettable journey.