Highlight Vietnam Tour 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Overview
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise & stay overnight on Board (B, L, D)
Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch included)
Day 4: Depart Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An. (B)
Day 5: Explore Hoi An full day. (B, L)
Day 6: Depart Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City. (B)
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing full day. (B, L)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Vietnam

Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi to Halong Bay Cruise. (B, L, D)

Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Ha Long Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Board.

Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)

After breakfast onboard and a full morning in Ha Long Bay, we disembark about noon and return to Hanoi. Today’s sightseeing of Hanoi includes an overview of the city as well as visits to the Temple of Literature, the oldest school in the country. After lunch your city tour continues to the imposing gray marble Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. Tonight is free for you to enjoy Hanoi and explore on your own. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Depart Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An. (B)

This morning a flight brings you to the coastal city of Danang in Vietnam’s Central Region. You visit Cham Museum, an open air collection of some of the finest sandstone carvings in the world, China Beach, and the Marble Mountain, before you continue on to picturesque Hoi An Vietnam’s largest port. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Hoi An was inhabited by Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese traders; the city is remarkable for its collection of original Chinese temples and glorious homes built by wealthy merchants of earlier times. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Explore Hoi An full day. (B, L)

A full-day tour here includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuok Kien Pagoda, and the local market. You’ll also take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat building families on Cam Kim Island. Later visit a local school for a very special visit with what are sure to become your newest friends (“Make a Friend” program). The evening is free. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: Depart Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

The day is free, Hoi An is a beach resort that’s easy to explore on your own, especially by bicycle. The hotel offers bike rentals (about $5.00 a day). In the late afternoon, we drive to Danang and fly on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here you’ll see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City in the noon time. Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing full day. (B, L)

This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Departure. (B)

Today you are free for leisure & shopping until transfer to Airport for departure. Finish unforgettable Vietnam trip with Vietnam Tour Advisor. Good bye & see you in the next time!

Tour Price

Number in Group Validity until 30th of September 2011
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Mid-range (3*) 1,230 835 705 623 585 580 210
Superior (4*) 1,630 1,110 940 817 774 766 380
Deluxe (5*) 2,160 1,335 1,135 1,038 987 972 575
Premium (5+*) Request! Request! Request! Request! Request! Request! Request!
Accommodation Mid-range (3+*) Superior (4*) Deluxe (5*) Premium (5+*)
Hanoi hotels Tirant hotel, Medallion or similar Sunway, Folower Garden or similar Sofitel Plaza, Intercontinental, Horison Sofitel Metropole
Sapa hotels Papillon, Holiday Sapa, Bamboo or similar Chau Long Hotel or similar Victoria Sapa Victoria Sapa
Quang Binh Hotels Sun Spa Resort or similar Sun Spa Resort or similar Sun Spa Resort Sun Spa Resort
Hue hotels New Star, Hue Queen or similar Villa Hue, Park View or similar Imperial hotel or similar La Residence
Hoian hotels Glory, Lotus or similar Hoian Trail, Hoi An Beach or similar Life Resort, Golden Sand Victoria Hoi An
Nha Trang Hotels The Light, Hon Tam Sun & Sea or similar Nha Trang Lodge, Yasaka Sunrise Beach, Vinpearl Resort Ana Mandara
Saigon Hotels Kingston, Saigon inn, Tan My Dinh, Elios or similar Liberty Central, Kim Do, Rex or similar Caravelle, Majestic hotel Sheraton or or similar
Can Tho hotels Kim Tho hotel or similar Golf Can Tho Victoria Can Tho Victoria Can Tho
Halong Cruise Glory Cruise, Phoenix Cruise or similar Paloma Cruise, Dragon Pearl Cruise, White Dolphin Cruise or simlar Paradise Cruise , Indochina Sails or similar

Trip included:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.

Trip excluded:

  • International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Kayak, Massage onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

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