Essential Viet Nam – 11 Days

Overview

This is a basic classic journey which introduces you to the tourist site highlights of three regions: North, Center & South. In the North, visit historical & architecture sites, bustle market and mysterious legend story about the foundation of city through the One Pillar Pagoda, emotional life story of our Uncle Ho during visiting Ho Chi Minh complex, interesting story of street’s names in the Old Quarter with cyclo tour. It is shortcoming without enjoying the unique traditional art Water Puppet Show before ending the trip. And leaving the ancient and peaceful atmosphere, come to the incredible feat of nature Halong Bay – The World Heritage of Vietnam. Fly to the Center where is home to a wealth of Hue imperial complex and cosmopolitan shopping, famous handicraft villages in Hoi An ancient town, moreover you will take part in the Cooking Lesson with specialties of riverside town Hoi An. In the South especially take boat excursion in Mekong Delta-Vietnam’s largest rice bowl and while enjoy wonderful traditional music you will taste Vietnamese lunch on the famous island.

Intinerary in brief:

  • Starts from: Hanoi
  • Return from: Ho Chi Minh
  • Highlights: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hoi An – Danang – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
  • Group size: Max 12 pax
  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi City tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hoian
  • Day 5: Hoian
  • Day 6: Hoian– Danang – Hue
  • Day 7: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Can Tho
  • Day 10: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi. The guide pick you up and transfer to hotel. Free time for relaxing. Overnight :at Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour

You will have a all day Hanoi City Tour, tour guide will show you the most attractions of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Complex includes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace (open only in the morning), House on stilt & One pillar pagoda, continue to West lake with stop at Quan Thanh Tempnle & Tran Quoc Pagoda, then visit Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam before the lunch at local restaurant. More sightseeing to Ethnology Museum where you will have time to explore traditional lifestyle of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. And finishing Hanoi city tour with rickshaw (cyclo) tour around Hanoi Old Quarter & Hoan Kiem lake, then time for enjoy Water Puppet show. Overnight :at Hotel in Hanoi ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Morning : 08:00 AM – Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi City by private car . Spend 3 hour sight seeing Country side in Red River Delta in North Vietnam. Noon : 11.00 AM : Check in Cruise. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail upon boarding. Start cruising; enjoy the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay. Afternoon: enjoin buffet lunch in restaurant . Cruise among hundreds of islets to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay, Surprise (Sung Sot) cave and its remote floating fishing villages. Kayak or swim from the vessel’s stern deck. At the Hang Trong anchorage, whet your appetite with an onboard cooking demonstration. Enjoy sunbathing onboard with cool drinks. Relax over onboard beauty spa services and massage. Evening : Dinner buffet and light entertainment. Watch movies, play games with fellow passengers or enjoy night-fishing and chat with our crew Overnight on Junks in Halong Bay ( include: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Danang – Hoian

Morning: Attend in a Tai chi course to relax yourself in the early morning of Orient or wake up early to see Sunrise International breakfast buffet during The Cruise sail once again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for Halong city. End Cruise and Return Hon Gai/ Halong Bay Check-out Cruise . . Car will wait & pick-up and transfer directly to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Danang. Arrive in Danang airport, pick up and transfer to Hoian (30km). Check in and free time relaxing at Cua Dai beach. Overnight at Resort in Hoian ( include: Breakfast)

Day 5: Hoian

A morning walking to around Hoian town to discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Walking tour in Hoi An to Chinese Assembly Hall & Temples, old houses & Japanese Covered Bridge, Nguyen Tran ancient house then free time for relaxing at Cua Dai Beach. Overnight at Resort in Hoian ( include: Breakfast)

Day 6: Hoian – Hue

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Hue (140km). On the way to Hue, stop over for visiting at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Arrive in Hue, take a boat on the Perfume River for visiting Trang Tien Bridge, Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of King Minh Mang and then free time. Overnight at Hotel in Hue ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 7: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at your hotel, visit Imperial Citadel and tomb of Tu Duc. And then transfer to airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, the guide pick you up and transfer to hotel. Free time Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh Temple – Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, the guide picks you up at your hotel and transfer to forward Tay Ninh, to see the ornate temple of Cao Dai and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and after lunch, transfer to remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels outside Ho Chi Minh City. During the war “Viet Cong” guerillas built the labyrinth of narrow tunnels using them to hide during bombing raids and stage surprise attacks. After visiting Cu Chi tunnels, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing

One day explore around Saigon is characterized by a vast variety of sights and sounds, from ancient pagodas, mosques and cathedrals to the former Presidential Palace and the War Museum, Post Office Centre, Notre Dame from historic Dong Khoi Street (the Rue Catinat from Graham Greene’s novel The Quiet American) to the bustling markets of Ben Thanh and Cholon (Chinatown) and Thien Hau Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City– Vinh Long

 Pick up at your hotel and then escaping from Ho Chi Minh City’s urban sprawl, you’ll travel to My Tho. Along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong.Take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho’s colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to Tortoise island. En route, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands – Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch served right in the heart of the orchard to the accompaniment of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the islanders. After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, “the country of coconuts”, to see a typical agricultural model known as “Garden – Pond – Cage”. Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 11: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

At leisure for shopping & relaxing until transfer directly to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight departure ( include: Breakfast)

Tour Price

Dates Tour cost per person ( in USD)
Middle range 3* Superior 4*
Start
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Finish
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Twin/ Double share Single supplement Twin/ Double share Single
01/ 08/ 2011 09/ 08/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
09/ 08/ 2011 17/ 08/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
17/ 08/ 2011 25/ 08/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
26/ 08/ 2011 03/ 09/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524

September

01/ 09/ 2011 09/ 09/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
09/ 09/ 2011 17/ 09/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
17/ 09/ 2011 25/ 09/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
26/ 09/ 2011 03/ 10/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524

October

01/ 10/ 2011 09/ 10/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
09/ 10/ 2011 17/ 10/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
17/ 10/ 2011 25/ 10/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
26/ 10/ 2011 03/ 11/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524

November

01/ 11/ 2011 09/ 11/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
09/ 11/ 2011 17/ 11/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
17/ 11/ 2011 25/ 11/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
26/ 11/ 2011 03/ 12/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524

December

01/ 12/ 2011 09/ 12/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
09/ 12/ 2011 17/ 12/ 2011 $ 1,079 $ 305 $ 1,263 $ 524
17/ 12/ 2011 25/ 12/ 2011 $ 1,124 $ 305 $ 1,323 $ 524
26/ 12/ 2011 03/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,124 $ 305 $ 1,323 $ 524

January 2012

01/ 01/ 2012 09/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
09/ 01/ 2012 17/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
17/ 01/ 2012 25/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,199 $ 330 $ 1,363 $ 549
26/ 01/ 2011 03/ 02/ 2012 $ 1,169 $ 330 $1,333 $ 549

February 2012

01/ 02/ 2012 09/ 02/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
09/ 02/ 2012 17/ 02/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
17/ 02/ 2012 25/ 02/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
26/ 02/ 2011 03/ 03/ 2012 $ 1,119 $ 330 $ 1,303 $ 549
City Standard Suprior
Hanoi Hotels Tirant Hotels 3* or similar Zephyr Hotels 4* or similar
Halong Bay Glory Cruise or similar Paradise Cruise or similar
Hue New Star 3* or similar Romance Hotel 4* or similar
Hoian Hoian ancient house Resort & Spa 3* or similar Hoian Riversider Resort & Spa or similar
Ho chi Minh City Elois Hotel 3* or similar Norfolk Hotel 4* or similar

Trip inclusive:

  • Accommodation on double basis at Hotel with daily breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers in private Air-Con car
  • Admission fees and permits where applicable
  • Cruises in Halong Bay
  • Cyclo in Hanoi
  • Boat in Hue Perfume River and Mekong Delta
  • Domestic flight as the itinerary: Hanoi – Danang & Hue – Ho Chi Minh City,
  • Vietnam visa processing fee (approval letter)

Trip exclusive:

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not indicated
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

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