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11 Days Discovering Vietnam Completely

11 Days Discovering Vietnam Completely

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Mekong Delta
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$732 /pp
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As one of the best-sold Vietnam private tours in 2016, this 11-day trip with more customized details promises to continue being a trend in 2017 and 2018 with oppotunities to discover complete of Vietnam in an ideal time.

Highlights:
 
  • Visit the exquisite karsts and islands along Halong Bay, UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Venture along Perfume River to see the tremendous tomb of Emperor Minh Mang
  • Cruise along the Mekong River to find the village culture as well as experience the river life.
  • Discover the beauty of the landscape on a drive through Hai Van Pass.
  • Explore the complex series of tunnels used by the Vietcong at the Vinh Moc Tunnels along the Demilitarized Zone.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Hanoi arrival – visit the Old Quarter

Day 2
Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight cruise (B/L/D)

Day 3
Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi (B)

Day 4
Excursion to Bat Trang pottery village (B/L)

Day 5
Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Visit the former capital (B)

Day 6
Hue - explore DMZ tour (B/L)

Day 7
DMZ - Hue (B/L)

Day 8
Hue – Visit Hoian ancient town (B)

Day 9
Hoian – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – City tour (B)

Day 10
Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)

Day 11
Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – visit the Old Quarter
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – visit the Old Quarter

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.

When arrive Hanoi hotel, our guide will have a small discussion with you if you are not tired. It will be time to brief your holiday in Vietnam and you can ask our local guide any question. Our local guide then will give you our comprehensive guide information for what to do, where to eat in highlighted sites in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, we will enjoy a walking tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. 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.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: N/A

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight cruise (B/L/D)
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight cruise  (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, and  you will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery. 

You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and 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.

Remark: you will transfer with shuttle bus of the cruise; and an English speaking guide on boat will help you with requirements on Halong Bay excursion. 

Transfer: Shuttle bus

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

 

Day 3: Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi (B)
Day 3: Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi (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. Enjoy the tea break while the boat cruising through impressive limestone surrounding the bay.

Return to the Harbour, we will transfer back to Hanoi. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Shuttle bus

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 4: Excursion to Bat Trang pottery village (B/L)
Day 4: Excursion to Bat Trang pottery village (B/L)

Following breakfast time, we will drive to Bat Trang to visit the traditional Ceramic Village. Visiting around and drop off at a family factory, you will observe the art of ceramic making process by hand. You can visit the Dinh Bang communal house in the heart of village and explore all decisions regarding village matters were made.

You can visit a local factory house and try making a pottery product as your favourite or at the end, an artisan will help you to make a sweet pottery gift to take home.

Transfer back to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Visit the former capital (B)
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Visit the former capital (B)
Enjoy breakfast and be ready for our departure to the airport for flight to Hue. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check in.
 
We will transfer to the pier for a latter boat trip. 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.
 
The boat will continue lead us to visit the Minh Mang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb standing for long generations. The tomb was completed in 1843 after 3 years constructed and it is the rest place of the second King of Nguyen Dynasty. In front of the tomb, there are 3 gates and the one at the middle is the Big Red Gate. Inside the Honor Courtyard, there are many stone statues of Mandarins, elephants and horses which are guarding.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 

Transfer: Flight, Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

 

Day 6: Hue - explore DMZ tour (B/L)
Day 6: Hue - explore DMZ tour (B/L)
The morning comes with the departure to Quang Tri Province – the most painful place during Vietnamese war. We will visit Quang Tri Museum, a significant architectural monument displaying about 10.000 original exhibits, scientific document and valuable collections. Different from many other museums, Quang Tri Museum shows following special subjects and combines between traditional and modern display. Audio system is put in wall and electric system is efficiently applied that remarks the subjects. Additionally, you can visit the projector room and watch a documentary film to have an exhaustive look at the nation’s history. 
 
After that, we will also visit a historic war remains Hien Luong Bridge – the declaration of non-ammunition, Ben Hai River and Vinh Moc Tunnel – home of many revolutionary Vietnamese families. 
 
Transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Quang Tri

 

Day 7: DMZ - Hue (B/L)
Day 7: DMZ - Hue (B/L)
After breakfast, we drive along the Ho Chi Minh Trail deeper in Demilitarized Zone to reach Khe Sanh Military Base – the old American base in an important historic battle of Vietnam War. You can specifically learn more about it by considering some war leftovers such as bunkers, bombs, tanks and air-craft,…
 
Nowadays, the base has become a well-preserved museum with many American remnants that mesmerizes visitors alike in its connection with the past.
 
Transfer back to hotel in Hue. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue – Visit Hoian ancient town (B)
Day 8: Hue – Visit Hoian ancient town (B)
Today, we will transfer to Danang 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. 
Arriving in Hoian, check in your hotel and enjoy a walking tour in Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes. Set out to explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the town with more than two-century-old Chinese houses. Sites include the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, and Phung Hung Chinese-style trading house.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian 

 

Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – City tour (B)
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – City tour (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the largest centre of economy, politics and culture in the south of Vietnam and also an attractive touristic destination. Thanks to its numerous of monuments associated to the wartime and massive works containing colonial architecture, visitors will never regret when visit this amazing city.
 
Particularly, you will have chance to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece of Ho Chi Minh City. The monuments was designed following the inspiration of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris by Bourad, a French architect and completed in 1880 after 3 years constructed. All its components was imported from France. Visitors will feel very peaceful in mind as you can hear the quietest of footsteps along the walkway from the door to the dais.
 
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Transfer: Flight, Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Day 10: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 10: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
The morning comes with the departure to Cai Be. We will board a sampan to Cai Be floating market, the most astonishing market. The panorama of this region is full of colours thanks to the diverse fruits, vegetables, and skilful handcrafted regional products. Geting on local boats, you will have chance to exchange with merchants to understand more about their activity here. We might visit some local candy and cake producing factories or float on river through the green water scenery to observe some local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.
 
The floating markets are the centre to trade numerous fruits and vegetables in Mekong Delta that explains why the number off trading boat are dependent on harvesting seasons and market demand. Additionally, modern wholesale markets are becoming more and more popular as well as an essential part of Vietnam. That’s also a reason for the increasing of boat.
 
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. 
 
In the afternoon, we will visit Bonsai Gardens to comprehend about the art of simple trees. With their solid wood frames and sprawling but thin branches the bonsai is known for it ability to be shaped into wonderful sculptures and for having a calming effect.
 
Transfer back to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of the tour!
 

Transfer: Private car

Included meals: Breakfast

 
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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 - Saigon)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Shuttle bus for Halong bay trip
  • 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 ticket
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • 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.
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival – visit the Old Quarter
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight cruise (B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong Bay cruise – Hanoi (B)
Day 4: Excursion to Bat Trang pottery village (B/L)
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Hue – Visit the former capital (B)
Day 6: Hue - explore DMZ tour (B/L)
Day 7: DMZ - Hue (B/L)
Day 8: Hue – Visit Hoian ancient town (B)
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – City tour (B)
Day 10: Day trip to Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (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.
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Child(ren) (2 - 11 years)

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