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tour
Highlights: Hanoi – Halong – Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Nhatrang – Saigon
Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Trip start: Hanoi
Trip end: Saigon
Price range: from US$ 1979 per person
ITINERARY IN BRIEF
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
DAY 2: HANOI
DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG
DAY 4: HALONG - HANOI – HUE
DAY 5: HUE
DAY 6: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN
DAY 7: HOIAN
DAY 8: HOIAN – NHATRANG
DAY 9: NHA TRANG
DAY 10: NHA TRANG
DAY 11: NHA TRANG - SAIGON
DAY 12: SAIGON – CUCHI TUNNELS
DAY 13: SAIGON –VINHLONG
DAY 14: SAIGON - DEPARTURE

LUXURY A:
-    Group of 2 persons: US$ per person
-    Group of 3 - 4 persons: US$ per person
-    Single supplement: US$

LUXURY B:

-    Group of 2 persons: US$ per person
-    Group of 3 - 4 persons: US$  per person
-    Single supplement: US$

* USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

 

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/D)

Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport, transfer to Ha Noi , Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia ‘s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks make for relaxing atmosphere.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 2: HANOI (B/L/-)

Morning, city tour to visit Hochiminh Complex, this complex  comprises the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Hochiminh (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of October-November), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070.

Afternoon, we visit the Ethnological Museum, the most interesting museum in Hanoi. We will view Tran Quoc Pagoda, Vietnam's oldest pagoda, built in the 6th century and located on Cayang Island in the middle of the lake.  We visit these sights before continuing to the peaceful  Hoan Kiem Lake with Ngoc Son Temple, take 1-hour Cyclo trip around with 36 streets of Ha Noi old quarter and enjoy the performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long theatre.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hanoi

  

DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)

Morning, our guide and driver pick you up from hotel, transfer to Ha long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and board a traditional style junk. Weather permitting, take a swim or hike to a summit of panoramic views of the bay, scattered with more than a thousand tiny islands and ringed by saw-toothed karst formations. Explore a floating fishing village by kayak, whole residents spend almost their entired lives on water,
venturing to land about one a month.

Overnight Stay on board in Halong

 

DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – HUE (B/L/-)

Wake up early in the morning for Tai Chi exercises and enjoy the glamorous view of sunrise on the sundeck. After brunch , continue cruising around Halong Bay and enjoy the tranquil scenery, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock at about 10:30. Disembark and travel back to Hanoi with stop-over at Phu Lang ceramic village where you can meet and make friends with the locals and make original gifts for friends and relatives before transferring to airport for flight to Hue by….

Arrival lHue, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hue

 

DAY 5: HUE (B/L/-)

Morning, transfer to visit Hue Citadel - Vietnam’s former imperial capital and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel) and Khai Dinh Tomb _ In comparison with those of the preceding emperors, it is very elaborate. It is the result of the interminglement of many architectural trends: European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern. Stop at Dong Ba market for shopping. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, we cruise along the Perfume River. Being the former royal capital, Hue's surrounding countryside contains several of the tombs of the former Nguyen Emperors to visit Minh Mang Tomb. Back to the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hue

 

DAY 6: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN (B/L/-)

Morning, leave Hue we drive south to Hoian which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. We stop en route to visit the Cham Museum in Danang City, the China Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe.
Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon,  visit  Hoian Ancient Town - was declared a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO in late 1999. It  is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are  plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are  the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past.

 

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hoian

 

DAY 7: HOIAN (B/-/-)

Full day free at leisure.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Hoian

 

DAY 8: HOIAN – NHA TRANG (FLIGHT 45MINS) (B/L/-)

Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for domestic flight to Nha Trang by…
Arrival Nha Trang, meet our local guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, take a short city tour to visit Cham tower and around area then continue to visit Cham Por Nagar Tower, Oceanique Institute, Hon Chong Promotory.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Nhatrang

 

DAY 9: NHA TRANG (B/-/-)

Full day free at leisure.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Nhatrang

 

DAY 10: NHA TRANG (B/-/-)

Full day free at leisure.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Nhatrang

 

DAY 11: NHA TRANG – SAIGON (B/L/-)

Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Hochiminh by…
Meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, we will take a halfday Sai Gon city tour: Visit Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975 and War Remnant Museum – contains countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting American war crimes Such documents illustrate the killing of civilians, speading of chemicals, torturing of prisisoners, and the effects of the war on the north.
Overnight Stay at hotel in Saigon

 

DAY 12: HOCHIMINH – CUCHI TUNNELS (B/L/-)

Morning, drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Dug out of hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. Lunch at local restaurant.

Drive back Hochiminh, we continue to visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office , former US Embassy, City Hall, China Town and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam. End of the day we concludes with a stroll through the famous Ben Thanh Market, whose clock tower over the main entrance to what was formerly known as Les Halles Centrale is the symbol of Saigon. Opened first in 1914, it features one-way aisles loaded with people clamoring to sell you cheap goods (T-shirts, aluminum wares, silk, bamboo, and lacquer) and postcards.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Saigon


DAY 13: HOCHIMINH – MEKONG DELTA (VINHLONG) (B/L/-)

 

Morning, pick up at your hotel and transfer about 136km to Vinhlong, a riverside town located in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Caibe floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchangeing goods from their boats, and then to Hoa Binh Phuoc islet where the maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a change to mingle with local peasants, learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening. Visit local homes where the famillies produce tiles and ceramics; drop into rice-paper kiln and coconut-candy kiln; and observe daily country life. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, drive back Hochiminh city and free at leisure.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Saigon

 

DAY 14: HOCHIMINH – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Leisure time until transfer to airport for flight departure.



Price Include:

  • 12 nights accommodations at top 5-star Luxury hotel with daily breakfast based on twin sharing
  • One night accommodation on board in Halong based on twin sharing
  • Domestic airfare for flight from Hanoi – Danang – Saigon
  • Private transportation with English speaking guide.
  • Private boat for sightseeing as stated in the program.
  • Entrances fees + sightseeing as indicated.
  • Vietnamese food as mentioned in the program
  • Gov’t tax and service charge.
  • Mineral water is available (free)
  • Vietnam Visa Approval letter (free)
  • Vietnam Traditional Gift (free)


Price Exclude:

  • Visa on arrival, Insurance, drinks, personal expenses, others not mentioned in details, tips are welcome!
  • Surcharge for booking during Chinese New Years from 20 – 30 Jan 2012: US$ 15/ pax/ day
  • Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve


Peak Season Surcharge

  • At La Residence Hue on Chrismas’s Eve 24 Dec 2011 & New Year’s Eve 31 December 2011 at USD 65 net per person (including Compulsory Gala dinner, tax & service charge)
  • At Pilgrimage Village Compulsory Dinner on Chrismas’s Eve 24 Dec 2011 & New Year’s Eve 31 December 2011 at USD 70 net per adult, USD 45 per child from 4 to 11 years old (including Compulsory Gala dinner, tax & service charge)
  • At Victoria Hoian Beach Resort & Spa: peak season surcharge USD 25 net per room per night
  •     - Christmas Period: From 24/12/2011 to 26/12/2011 (2nights)
        - New year period: From 31/12/2011 to 02/01/2012 (2nights)
  • At Ginger, Jasmine cruise in Ha long: Peak season surcharge on Chrismas’s Eve 24/12 & New Year’s Eve 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve: USD 135 at Single cabin and USD 145 at Double / Twin cabin
  • At Anamandara Resort Nha Trang: Peak season surcharge from 1Jan 2012 – 15Jan. 2012 and 20Dec. 2011 – 31Dec. 2011: USD 90 per Single or Double  room per night.


Accommodation

  • Luxury A: Sofitel Metropole Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi, Violet Cruise in Halong, La Residence Hotel in Hue, Victoria Hoian Resort in Hoian, Vinpearl Nhatragn Resort in Nhatrang, Sheraton Saigon hotel in Saigon
  • Luxury B: Hilton Hanoi Hotel or Inter Continental West Lake Hotel in Hanoi, Ginger Halong Cruise or Paradise Cruises in Halong, La Residence Hotel in Hue, Palm Garden Resort in Hoian, Sunrise Beach Resort in NHatrang or Renaissance Riverside Saigon Hotel in Hochiminh