Vietnam Route & Cham Islands Diving

Frequently, when a diver makes a land trip, miss the marine component. For all of them, we have planned this route through Vietnam, including an extension to the Cham Islands; a beautiful archipelago formed by 8 islands -7 of them uninhabited- declared World Heritage.

Itinerario

Day 1: Flight to Ho Chi Mihn
Overnight on board.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh
Upon arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels- Saigon
In the morning , transfer overland to visit the Cu Chi tunnels. In the afternoon we take a guided tour of the most emblematic points of the city of Saigon.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh-Delta Mekong
After a 1.5 hour journey from Saigon, we reached Ben Tre one of the southern rural provinces in the Mekong river delta. We enjoy the lush rice fields and fruit farms. Arrival at the dock, where we start an excursion by motor boat along the river. We observe the landscape of the Delta, the houses on stilts and the fish farms on the way. Upon arrival to Isla Tortuga, we visit a local house, meet the owners, taste the newly harvested fruit and coconut milk to get to know more about the daily life of the farmers. We enjoy a nice walk through the village observing tropical gardens along the way, we visit a small family business where they make coconut candy, near the pier. We continue the trip in a sampan paddled by a rower while we admire the labyrinth of canals. After saying goodbye to the rower, a small tour of the shaded areas of the coconut gardens before reaching a resting place to enjoy a cup of tea with honey and folk music, recently declared a World Heritage Site. Lunch is served in My Tho to try some delicate local specialties before returning to Saigon in the middle of the afternoon.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh-Danang-Hoi An
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for the flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Hoi An. Rest of free day

Day 6: Hoi An
Between the 17th and 19th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving commercial port. Today, this city, a World Heritage Site, has well-preserved buildings, pedestrian streets and a unique kitchen, which makes visitors get an idea of ​​its illustrious past. The narrow streets are ideal to enjoy a good walk. There is much to visit, including the houses of the merchants, with Chinese influences, the Japanese and Vietnamese architecture, 400 years old. The Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chinese Chaozhou Congregation and the colorful market, full of stalls brimming with local specialties such as silk, which can be turned into garments in a day or two

Day 7: Hoi An – Cham Island
After breakfast, transfer to Cham Island, Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. It is a group of 8 tropical islands of which only one is inhabited. Two dives are carried out, at the end of which we eat in Chong Bay, on Cu Lao Island. Return to Hoi An and accommodation

Day 8: Hoi An - Cham Islands
Breakfast and early departure for boarding and two dives in different points of the Cham Islands. Lunch at Cu Lao and return to Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An-Hue
Breakfast and transfer overland to Hue. Lunch at a local restaurant. On the way we stopped at the Marble Mountains to admire impressive temples dug in the mountains and in the Cham museum. Arrival in Hue, check in at the hotel and free afternoon rest.

Day 10: Hue- Hanoi
Hue was the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty, who reigned from the late seventeenth century until the nineteenth century. Thanks to its imperial tombs, the ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, the city still has an air of royalty. We start with a walk around the Imperial Citadel. Although this area was heavily bombed, it has amazingly been preserved splendidly well, some of the buildings are intact while others have been exquisitely restored. We head to the Thien Mu pagoda, the best preserved religious monument in Hue. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Day 11: Hanoi
Visit to City. With its ocher-colored colonial buildings and boulevards flanked by plants and lakes, Hanoi is a charming city. We start with the Ho Chi Minh Historical Museum, an impressive mausoleum built of marble and granite, where the body of Tio Ho is preserved. Behind the mausoleum, you can see the House of Ho Chi Minh, the pagoda One Pillar, the Temple of Literature, the first university of the children of the mandarins. In the afternoon, the Museum of Ethnology, which is 20 min. travel outside of Hanoi, to learn more about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Return to the center of Hanoi for a walking tour of the old town to enjoy the lively local life. We ended the day with a show at the water puppet theater, a unique art form of northern Vietnam depicting scenes of rural life and episodes of national history.

Day 12: Hanoi-Halong Bay
Breakfast and transfer 3.5 hours to Halong Bay with a quick rest stop at the Dai Viet Center, to rest. We embark on the reed upon arrival. After a relaxing break, we will enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood while the rush sails through the area, a Unesco World Heritage Site, through the sculpted stone islands that emerge from the turquoise waters. We explore the Sung Sot cave where stalactites hang from the ceiling creating numerous shapes and figures. We relaxed on the beach before returning to the ship for dinner

Day 13: Halong-Hanoi
We sailed on a small bamboo boat to explore the Luon cave, where the cliffs are reflected in clear water and time seems to have stopped. We returned to the junk and enjoyed the brunch on board during the cruise back to the dock, then transfer back to Hanoi with a light snack on the way

Day 14: Breakfast at the hotel and free day until transfer to airport to take the flight back
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Day 15: Arrival at your city
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Incluye

Domestic flights
Airport and transfer assistance.
Parck and monuments entrances.
Spanish-speaking guide, subject to availability.
Basic travel insurance.

No Incluye

Drinks
Meals not specified
Other aspects not mentioned in the section include.
Visa, border taxes
International flights

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Month
Jan 20ºC 14ºC 20ºC 92% 6% 13ml 11kmh
Feb 22ºC 17ºC 20ºC 92% 8% 15ml 12kmh
Mar 26ºC 20ºC 22ºC 92% 15% 29ml 13kmh
Apr 30ºC 23ºC 25ºC 92% 24% 63ml 12kmh
May 33ºC 25ºC 28ºC 92% 39% 119ml 10kmh
Jun 33ºC 27ºC 29ºC 92% 51% 166ml 10kmh
Jul 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 92% 55% 202ml 9kmh
Aug 32ºC 26ºC 30ºC 92% 55% 214ml 8kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 29ºC 92% 42% 159ml 9kmh
Oct 28ºC 21ºC 27ºC 92% 27% 88ml 10kmh
Nov 24ºC 17ºC 24ºC 92% 15% 43ml 10kmh
Dec 21ºC 14ºC 21ºC 92% 7% 19ml 10kmh
Month
Jan 26ºC 18ºC 23ºC 93% 5% 10ml 11kmh
Feb 28ºC 21ºC 23ºC 93% 5% 10ml 13kmh
Mar 30ºC 23ºC 25ºC 93% 11% 21ml 14kmh
Apr 32ºC 25ºC 27ºC 93% 20% 53ml 13kmh
May 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 38% 112ml 11kmh
Jun 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 52% 160ml 11kmh
Jul 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 55% 181ml 12kmh
Aug 32ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 53% 183ml 11kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 29ºC 93% 49% 163ml 11kmh
Oct 30ºC 23ºC 28ºC 93% 39% 120ml 10kmh
Nov 28ºC 20ºC 26ºC 93% 23% 59ml 10kmh
Dec 26ºC 18ºC 24ºC 93% 9% 22ml 10kmh
Month
Jan 32ºC 22ºC 26ºC 93% 3% 7ml 10kmh
Feb 33ºC 24ºC 26ºC 93% 2% 5ml 13kmh
Mar 34ºC 26ºC 28ºC 93% 6% 12ml 15kmh
Apr 34ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 16% 42ml 14kmh
May 33ºC 26ºC 30ºC 93% 36% 105ml 12kmh
Jun 32ºC 25ºC 29ºC 93% 52% 154ml 12kmh
Jul 32ºC 25ºC 29ºC 93% 54% 159ml 14kmh
Aug 32ºC 25ºC 28ºC 93% 51% 151ml 14kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 28ºC 93% 56% 167ml 12kmh
Oct 31ºC 24ºC 29ºC 93% 51% 151ml 10kmh
Nov 31ºC 23ºC 28ºC 93% 30% 75ml 9kmh
Dec 31ºC 22ºC 26ºC 93% 11% 25ml 10kmh

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