Viet Nam insight – 9 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: Ho Chi Minh
  • Return from: Ho Chi Minh
  • Highlights: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Danang – Hoian – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
  • Group size: Maximum 12 pax
  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2: Hanoi City tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
  • Day 4: Halong Bay – Hue
  • Day 5: Hue – Danang – Hoian
  • Day 6: Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi

You are welcomed by our guide at Noi Bai airport and then transfer to hotel for check-in. Free time for relaxing. Overnight :at Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

The guide pick you up at your hotel and then start the tour. In the morning, visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, History Museum. After lunch, continue on to visit Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Witness a performance of the unique art of water puppetry. 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 : 12.00 AM : Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard. Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters. While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village. Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water. We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community. Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches. enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit. Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars. Overnight on Cruise in Halong Bay ( include: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hue

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim. After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave. Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. Breakfast, coffee and tea and served. Car will wait & pick-up and to Noi Bai airport. On the way to airport, stop over for visiting Dong Trieu ceramic. Arrive in Hue, the guide pick up and transfer to hotel. Free time. Overnight :at Hotel in Hue ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 5: Hue – Hoian

After breakfast at your hotel, take a boat on the Perfume River for visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of King Minh Mang. Trang Tien Bridge. Then visit Hue Citadel and tomb of king Tu Duc. Then transfer to Hoian. One the way to Hoian, stop over for visiting Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum. Arrive in Hoian, free time for relaxing on Sandy Beach. Overnight at Hotel in Hoian ( include: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 6: Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at your hotel, the guide pick you up walking tour in Hoi An to Chinese Assembly Hall & Temples, old houses & Japanese Covered Bridge, Nguyen Tran ancient house then free time for relaxing on sandy beach in Hoian until 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 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast at your hotel, the guide pick you up and 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. Then transfer back Ho Chi Minh City for visiting 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 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

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 9: Departure from Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at your hotel, free time until transfer to airport for your flight. See you next journey in Indochina with Vietnam TripAdvisor Co., ( include: Breakfast)

Tour Price

Dates Price in US Dollars
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 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,016 $ 434
09/ 08/ 2011 17/ 08/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,016 $ 434
17/ 08/ 2011 25/ 08/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,016 $ 434
26/ 08/ 2011 03/ 09/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,016 $ 434
September
01/ 09/ 2011 09/ 09/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,062 $ 434
09/ 09/ 2011 17/ 09/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,062 $ 434
17/ 09/ 2011 25/ 09/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,062 $ 434
26/ 09/ 2011 03/ 10/ 2011 $ 925 $ 348 $ 1,062 $ 434
October
01/ 10/ 2011 09/ 10/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
09/ 10/ 2011 17/ 10/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
17/ 10/ 2011 25/ 10/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
26/ 10/ 2011 03/ 11/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
November
01/ 11/ 2011 09/ 11/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
09/ 11/ 2011 17/ 11/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
17/ 11/ 2011 25/ 11/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
26/ 11/ 2011 03/ 12/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
December
01/ 12/ 2011 09/ 12/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
09/ 12/ 2011 17/ 12/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,136 $ 542
17/ 12/ 2011 25/ 12/ 2011 $ 958 $ 452 $ 1,211 $ 542
26/ 12/ 2011 03/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,015 $ 452 $ 1,211 $ 542
January 2012
01/ 01/ 2012 09/ 01/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
19/ 01/ 2012 17/ 01/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
17/ 01/ 2012 25/ 01/ 2012 $ 1,078 $ 477 $ 1,291 $ 567
26/ 01/ 2012 03/ 02/ 2012 $ 1,048 $ 477 $ 1,226 $ 567
February 2012
01/ 02/ 2012 09/ 02/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
19/ 02/ 2012 17/ 02/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
17/ 02/ 2012 25/ 02/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
26/ 02/ 2012 03/ 03/ 2012 $ 998 $ 477 $ 1,176 $ 567
City Middle range 3* Superior 4*
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 Sapphire Hotel 3* or similar Norfolk Hotel 4* or similar

Trip inclusive:

  • Accommodation on double/ Twin basis at 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
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta and Perfume River in Hue
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Domestic flight as the itinerary: Hanoi – Danang; Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
  • The bottles of mineral water and cold towel 2pcs daily
  • Vietnam visa processing fee (approval letter)

Trip exclusive:

  • Pre/post trip arrangement
  • International Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa stamp fee in Vietnam
  • Meals not indicated
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities

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