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Highlights Of Vietnam - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights Of Vietnam - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Hanoi, Halong, Hoian, Hue, Saigon
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$647 /pp
$763
Let spend time experiencing the best that this wonderful South East Asian country offers on this great itinerary that takes in all the highlights. You will be amazed from dreamy beauty of Hanoi or breathtaking views of Halong Bay- an amazing Heaven Landscape Cave to beautiful historic buildings of Hoian and Hue or the hospitality of local people at the Mekong Delta.
Highlights:
 
  • Discover Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with the ancient architecture of the Old Quarter.
  • 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 Mausoleums of imperial Kings in Hue.

Brief itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Hanoi – City Tour

Day 2
Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Day 3
Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B)

Day 4
Hoian Town (B)

Day 5
Hoian – Hue (B)

Day 6
Hue Sightseeing (B)

Day 7
Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)

Day 8
Cu Chi Tunnels (B)

Day 9
Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – City Tour
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – City Tour
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 – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 2: 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 2000 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 types of 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 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (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 brunch on boat, you will continue the excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. Transfer back the pier to Hanoi Airport for flight to Danang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel in Hoian for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 4: Hoian Town (B)
Day 4: Hoian Town (B)
We will start a walking tour 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 if you are interested.
 
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 5: Hoian – Hue (B)
Day 5: Hoian – Hue (B)
The tour continues in Danang. You will have chance to enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Lang Co with long white sandy beach will surely make you feel a real day of relaxation. 
 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Hue 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.
 
Upon arrival in Hue, we will transfer to hotel for check in. After that, 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. Transfer back to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 6: Hue Sightseeing (B)
Day 6: Hue Sightseeing (B)
Today will start with a bike ride to deliberately excurse Hue in an extremely astonishing way through local’s home region, immense rice field and peaceful rural areas. 
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 capital 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 7: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)
Day 7: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)
After breakfast, we will transfer to Hue Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 
 
Welcome on arrival and drive 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.
 
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
 Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Our next destination is Cu Chi Tunnels, the historic shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. We will pay a visit to the traps, the mysterious way-in, the network of bunkers and the underground hermitage. Furthermore, there gives you a unique and wonderful chance to use real guns and bullets at rifle range as well as even creeping into the Cu Chi Tunnels to understand the historic harsh life of Vietcong guerrillas.
 
Relaxing with green tea and tapioca as Vietcong in war time, you will understand more about their former life.
 
Transfer back to hotel. Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
Free time at your leisure until we transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at disposal until noontime only. Meals on your own. 
 
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Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Internal flight ticket in economy class (Hanoi - Danang, Hue - 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 to and from Vietnam
  • 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 – City Tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B)
Day 4: Hoian Town (B)
Day 5: Hoian – Hue (B)
Day 6: Hue Sightseeing (B)
Day 7: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)
Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Day 9: 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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