This tour is designed to give guests the ability to enjoy a taste of all the flavours of Vietnam. Our aim was to create an experience that will engage guests in the rich culture, history, timeless beauty, energy and ambition that is Vietnam. From the busy capital city steeped in traditions onto the wondrous Ha Long Bay world heritage archipelago. Down the country to Hue with its Royal Citadel of the last ruling Vietnamese emperor and Hoi An where the trading of so many international cultures have created a unique experience. Further south to Da Nang and Nha Trang with their pristine beaches and resort atmospheres and finishing in the rich and diverse cosmopolitan that is Ho Chi Minh City. This tour has everything the explorer could want, it will leave you with a feeling that you must experience more.
|Itinerary in brief|
|Day 1: Hanoi Arrival||Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)|
|Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)||Day 7: Hoi An – My Son excursion (B,L)|
|Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L,D)||Day 8: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon (B, L)|
|Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B,L)||Day 9: Mekong Delta excursion (B, L)|
|Day 5: Ha Noi – Fly to Hue (B,L)||Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)|
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
You are welcome at Noi Bai airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is free time. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take 01 hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi. End the day with a show of Water Puppet.
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Ha Long Bay with 4 hours travelling for the overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Begin with a seafood lunch then explore some limestone caves. In the afternoon enjoy a swim or relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B,L)
This morning continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around midday, the boat will return to the main harbour before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi to spend the night.
Day 5: Ha Noi – Fly to Hue (B,L)
Fly to Hue in the morning with 01 hour fly.
On arrival, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting in the converge of rivers, and gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area.
This afternoon we embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue .
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)
Free time in the morning.
In the afternoon, drive to Hoi An via Danang. Stop over at the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before a scenic route climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds (Hai Van Pass).
On arrival in Hoi An in late afternoon, transfer to hotel.
Day 7: Hoi An – My Son excursion (B,L)
In the morning, drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 kms southwest of Hoi An. My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered being in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries.
Back to Hoi An for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the tranquility and charm of Hoi An Town with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. Ovenight in Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An – Fly to Saigon (B, L)
Transfer to Danang’s airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh.
On arrival, drive to Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnels were part of an underground network that was built by the Vietcong during the American War. It reached from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh trail near the Cambodian border to the Saigon River. You will have the opportunity to creep into a tunnel to experience how the Vietcong lived and fought during this time.
Back to the city center to visit the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Nearby are the Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 9: Mekong Delta excursion (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh to lush My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong , complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine before heading back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B)
Time at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.
|Price in USD per person, valid until 30 April 2017|
|Tour package||3* hotel category||4* hotel category||5* hotel category|
|2pax||$744||$ 954||$ 1,464|
|3-4pax||$ 663||$ 876||$ 1,384|
|5-6pax||$ 574||$ 782||$ 1,302|
|Over 7pax||$ 508||$ 704||$ 1,228|
|Single Supplement||$ 302||$ 522||$ 968|
Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
+ All private transportation.
+ Accommodation shared in Double room with daily breakfast
+ Experienced English speaking local tour guides
+ Private boat trip as per tour
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter.
+ Services charges and government tax.
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes:
+ International flights & Departure taxes if any
+ Internal flight ticket (quoted seperately)
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
+ Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 01 passport photo each person)
+ Other services not mentioned above.