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tour
Highlights: Hanoi – Ha long Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoian – My Son - Saigon – Cuchi – Mytho.
Duration: 11 days/ 10 nights
Trip start: Hanoi
Trip end: Saigon
Price range: from US$ 1000 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 – DA NANG – HOIAN
DAY 7: HOIAN – MYSON
DAY 8: HOIAN – SAIGON
DAY 9: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNEL
DAY 10: SAIGON – MYTHO
DAY 11: SAIGON – DEPARTURE

Tour price:

-    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(B/L/-)

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, welcome to Vietnam by our guide and transferred to hotel in centre Hanoi for check in. Depending on arrival time, optional activities can be arranged on this day.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Hanoi.

 

DAY 2: HANOI (B/L/-)

 

Morning, start city tour by visiting 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 the city. Continuously, we visit the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 and Vietnam museum of ethnology.

 

Afternoon, visit Thang Long Royal Citadel (NEW) that has been recognized as a world Cultural  heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Thang Long Imperial Citadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty. Next, you will explore West Lake, which is steeped in legend and is bordered by several significant pagodas. 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 lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son Temple, take 1-hour cyclo ride to visit Hanoi 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 – HALONG(B/L/D)

 

08:00     Our guide and driver pick you up from hotel, transfer toHa Longvia vehicle  (160km driving one way - 3.5hrs drive). This will be your opportunity to see some of the rural areas of Vietnam. The drive goes through the Red River delta, so we'll have plenty of chance for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy field. At half way, we will have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes and embroidered paintings. With a quick rest stop en route, you will reach Halong City. Arrival in Halong at 11:30 (Depending on your choice of junk)

12:15:     Check-in registration, Boarding on Junk. Welcome drink

is served

13:00:     Have lunch board

13:30:     A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop beach.

17:30:     Relax and enjoy sunset

19:30:     Enjoy dinner on board.

21:00:     Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.
Overnight Stay on Phoenix Junk or similar in Halong

 


DAY 4: HALONG - HANOI - HUE(FLIGHT) (B/L/-)

 

Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay's landscapes. Sitting on the upper desk, we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the Bay. We can hear the birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and  gentle breeze.

7:00     Have breakfast

7:30     A morning cruise to visit Man's head island,Tortoise island. Then, visit Bai Tu Long bay.

10:00     Arrange luggage and check out then have lunch on boat.
11:45     Arrive at the pier.

Our guide and driver pick you up and transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue.

After 1 hour flight, we arrive at Phu Bai airport-Hue. You will be welcomed by our tour guide and driver. Transfer to Hue city center for check-in.

Overnight at the Hotels in Hue.

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.
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, leaving 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.
Arrival at Hoian, check in hotel then take city tour to visit  the ancient architecture of Hoian which is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influences. There are  plenty of sightseeing 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 – MYSON (B/L/-)

Morning, transfer to visit My Son Holy Land - Vietnam's most important Cham’s site. In 1999, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. My Son beccame a religious center in the late 4th century and lasted till 13th century – a longest period of development of any monument in Southeast Asia. My Son is considered to be Champa’s counterpart to the grand cities of Southeast Asia’s other Indian – influenced civilizations: Angkor (Cambodia), Ayuthaya (Thailand) or Borobudur (Java).
Afternoon, free at leisure for sightseeing and relaxing at Cua Dai Beach or shopping in the central of town.


Overnight Stay at hotel in Hoian

 

DAY 8: HOIAN - DANANG - HOCHIMINH (FLIGHT 1HR) (B/L/-)

 Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Hochiminh by ...

Arrive at Hochiminh, meet our guide at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

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 the 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 prisoners, and the effects of the war on the north.

 

Overnight Stay at hotel in Saigon

 

DAY 9: 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.


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, this market 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 10: HOCHIMINH – MYTHO (B/L/-)

Today we take an excursion to My Tho.  We will be traveling past miles of flat rice fields, along a bustling High Way. On arrival at My Tho, we embark on a boat to Thoi Son Island where we will be entertained with traditional music.  We will then change to a paddle boat to cruise through the narrow canals and visit home grown industries like coconut candy and rice-wine making. We next travel by motorized boat to another Mekong island to visit a bee farm and try tea with fresh honey from the beehives and enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. As we return to My Tho there will be a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Drive back Hochiminh city, free at leisure.

Overnight Stay at hotel in Saigon

 

DAY 11: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Today, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight…


Price Include:

  • 9 nights accommodations at 3 stars standard 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 – Hue / 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.
  • Vietnam Traditional Gift (free)

Price Exclude:

  • Visa, 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