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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta
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$930 /pp
Taking the tour means you give yourself a chance to discover completely Vietnam. 12 days of the tour will lead you to some most amazing destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta. Give it try, you will love it!
Highlights:
 
  • Cruise in Halong Bay and enjoy the beauty of nature with impressive limestone mountains.
  • Excurse in Hoian ancient port town and experience a mixture of foreign style.
  • Visit some particular Mausoleum of imperial Kings in Hue.
  • Cruise in Mekong Delta on a wonderful boat. 

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi

Day 2
Hanoi Sightseeing (B)

Day 3
Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Day 4
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)

Day 5
Hue (B)

Day 6
Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)

Day 7
Hoian (B)

Day 8
Hoian - Tra Que Vegetable village (B/L)

Day 9
Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 10
Mekong Delta Cruise (B/L/D) - Bassac Cruise

Day 11
Mekong Delta Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 12
Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Arriving at Hanoi Airport, welcome you to Hanoi! We will transfer you to your hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour around Hanoi. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday) where the great President Ho Chi Minh rest in peace. We will visit his traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with particular structure. Leaving here, we will transfer to thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating.
 
Charge yourself with a lunch and a short rest before we start our afternoon for a visit to the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday). Here, you can deeply explore the diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups before enjoying a traditional water puppet show performed after the sunset.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own and take a sound sleep for the following day!
 
(Remark: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance.Outside visiting can be arranged)
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi for a 180-km journey to Halong Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful scenery.
 
You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.
 
You will be served with lunch and dinner on boat. Overnight onboard.
 
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
You are recommended to wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the tea break, you will continue the onboard excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. Don’t forget to take some nice photos of this unique land.
 
Disembarking the boat, we will transfer head to Hanoi Airport for flight to Hue. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 5: Hue (B)
Day 5: Hue (B)
We will catch a cyclo to the Royal Citadel. Once you reach here, you will absolutely agree with us that this World Heritage Site is the not-to-be-missed destination for anyone in Hue.
 
Riding along Perfume River, we will drop off and visit a typical garden house built following the precise rules of geomancy. Continue the journey; we will visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the most beautiful ancient pagoda of Hue. Built in 1601, the pagoda has been improved many times under the reign of Kings during Nguyen Dynasty. 
 
This is good chance for you to rescue your mind from the daily pressure and breathe the fresh air as well as find a peaceful feeling for your spirit. The pagoda is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial captial and often the subject of folk rhymes about Hue.
 
Leaving the pagoda, we will embark a boat to visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb standing for long generations. In the afternoon, we will explore Mausoleum of Tu Duc, the fouth King of Nguyen dynasty with the longest reign and we will also visit Tu Hieu pagoda before transferring back to your hotel.
 
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)
After breakfast, we will be picked up by a private transfer to out of Hue and then ride to visit Thuy Bieu village. Reaching here, you will feel enjoyable with the quiet ambiance of this region: The verdant rice fields, fruit tree orchards and vegetable gardens, communal houses, primary schools and a valley of cemeteries. Continue to visit a local house and discuss to understand more about their daily life. Saying goodbye to the villagers, we will ride back to hotel. 
 
Check out the hotel, we will continues the tour in Danang. You will have chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful beach in Vietnam. Lang Co with long white sandy beach will surely make you feel a real day of relaxation. 
 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Hoian via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. Reaching Hoian in the late afternoon, transfer to hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 7: Hoian (B)
Day 7: Hoian (B)
We will start a walking trip with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore. You will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoian. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favourite clothes/suits/dresses done in just few hours.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 8: Hoian - Tra Que Vegetable village (B/L)
Day 8: Hoian - Tra Que Vegetable village (B/L)
We will continue the trip by riding and savouring the view before reaching Tra Que village. Riding through plains of flooded rice fields, you will be impressed thanks to picturesque scenes of the local's daily life against a background of verdant countryside.
 
Tra Que, the land of many qualitative and fragrant herbs. Not only see it but you also will have chance to know about locals’ agricultural techniques and join in their work for a while. Don’t worry about how to do it, they will patiently show you with some interesting tasks such as digging, watering and harvesting. Do be convivial and spiritual!
 
After farming time, you can relax with traditional foot massage using the family’s special technique before enjoy lunch in local house. The gourmets will be satisfied with village’s dainties such as “Tam Huu”, combining shrimps, pork and aromatic herbs.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 9: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 9: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
After breakfast, we will drive to Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome on arrival and transfer you to visit this dynamic metropolis. Let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame cathedral, Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. Thien Hau pagoda is also an interesting destination for peaceful feeling that you should not miss.
 
Day 10: Mekong Delta Cruise (B/L/D) - Bassac Cruise
Day 10: Mekong Delta Cruise (B/L/D) - Bassac Cruise
After breakfast, we will depart to Cai Be and embark the Bassac boat. You can enjoy a welcome drink before we continue floating to Cho Lach on Tien Giang River and enjoy lunch onboard. Take a short rest on the deck or you can enjoy soft drinks and tea/coffee at the bar. Afterwards, we will reach Cho Lach Canal for 30 minutes to excurse through the traffic of sand and rice barges. Continue cruising to a village on the banks of Mang Thit River, you will have chance to explore the lifestyle of locals here before getting back to the boat, enjoying the sunset while having a soft drinks and contemplate the fantastic sunset. You will be served with dinner onboard. Overnight onboard. 
 
Day 11: Mekong Delta Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 11: Mekong Delta Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
You are recommended to wake up early for fantastic moment of dawn. The fresh atmosphere of an early morning on the river surely will satisfy you. Enjoy your breakfast and cruise to the Tra On Floating Market.
 
Departure to Ninh Kieu Quay, you will disembark the Bassac boat for a cruise to the tumultuous and vivid floating markets in Cai Rang. 
 
We will run adrift along the river on boat, witness many other floating boats selling from well-known fruits such as mangos, bananas to the most exotic ones like mangos teens, star apples, or the sweetened longans and the very odorous durians. You will be satisfied with their flavours before entering the gaze of the channels and streams around Can Tho. Sitting on boat and have a direct look at locals’ activities, you will partly understand more about their daily life.
 
Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon only.
 
End of the tour!
 
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Inclusion:
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Internal flight in economy class (Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

 

Exclusion:

  • International flight tickets
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

 

Important notes:
 
  • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance (covering emergency medical evacuation) for trips to Vietnam.
  • Prices are valid 30 days from the date of offer. After this date, price and conditions may be readjusted.
  • The cost of air tickets is subject to change without prior notice by the airlines.
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 14.00 on arrival day till 12.00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
  • Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
  • If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
 
Visa:
You will require a visa to enter Vietnam. Your consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
 
Passport:
Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.
 
Booking Procedure:
Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 30%.
 
Money Exchange:
The official currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB).
The official currency of Cambodia is the Riel (KHR). 
Unofficially however, US currency (US$) runs the country and is the currency you should bring, mostly in cash - notes should be 2006 series onwards. Clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Notes should be 2006 series onwards. Torn, dirty or old notes, as well as the $2US note will be refused in most businesses. ATMs are available in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap and also dispense in both KHR and US$. 
The official currency of Vietnam is Dong (VND).
Some establishments will accept US currency (USD), but usually only for large purchases and in some restaurants and hotels that cater to tourists. It's not possible to exchange Vietnamese Dong outside the country, so convert or spend all your Dong before leaving.
The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATMs are now available in most towns and visa cash advances are available in major banks. The use of credit cards is restricted, mainly to major hotels. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange; clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques are unacceptable to change. 
 
Tipping:
If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Asia destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.
The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travelers:
Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.
Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however, we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.
Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.
 
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1. ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATIONS

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
DAILY PROGRAM
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 5: Hue (B)
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B)
Day 7: Hoian (B)
Day 8: Hoian - Tra Que Vegetable village (B/L)
Day 9: Hoian - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 10: Mekong Delta Cruise (B/L/D) - Bassac Cruise
Day 11: Mekong Delta Cruise - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

2. PARTICIPANTS AND DATE OF TRAVEL

This tour is designed with balanced activities and pace. If you want to customize it, you may always change its itinerary and accommodations according to your needs.
Adult(s)
Child(ren) (2 - 11 years)

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