12 DAYS – HIGHLIGHT OF VIETNAM

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Hanoi – Hue- Danang - Hoian – Ho Chi Minh
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Duration

12 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Vietnamese

About this tour

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel in twin/triple sharing room basis with daily breakfast
  • Transfer by air-conditioned bus as an itinerary
  • Private airport transfer
  • Meals as indicated: Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner as program
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (02 bottles/pax/day)
  • Entrance fees, boat trips, and excursions
  • Excellent local English-speaking guide on-site
  • E- Visa with visa stamp fee
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Peak season or special event rates: Christmas Eve & New Year, Lunal New Year
  • Travel Insurance
  • International air tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping for tour guide and driver
  • Others not mentioned nor specified above

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 days prior to arrival date: No cancellation charge. We Guarantee 100% Money Back. (Except local flights are non-refundable)
  • 59 - 30 days prior to arrival date: 10% cancellation charge.
  • 29 - 15 days prior to arrival date: 20%
  • 14 – 8 days prior to arrival date: 50%
  • 7 days prior to arrival date: 100 %
  • No show: 100%

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend of traditional and modern beauties.  At Noi Bai Airport, your local guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: No
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests

DAY 2: HANOI  CITY TOUR (B)

08.00: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and driver and take a full day city tour of Hanoi You will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, there you can visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of our Uncle Ho is being kept. Keep touring the Presidential Palace - a nice French architecture in the garden and visit Ho Chi Minh House on stilts, One Pillar Pgoda. Then you will visit the Temple of Literature –Confucius temple and it was The first University of Vietnam.

Lunch at local restaurant

Continue the tour to one of the following Hanoi's museums: Fine Art, History, Revolutionary, War, Ethnology (of your choosing), then head to Hoan Kiem Lake. Experience a one-hour cyclo ride. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. You will have free time to go shopping or relax on your own. Back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Hotel in Hanoi: arranged by guests

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark on the cruise and enjoy a welcome drink while having a tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sails further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on the kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you on basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour of exploring the bay, we will return to the cruise for relaxation before attending a Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

Note: Meals on boat with local/Asian food. Vegetarian food is available upon request

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Kayaking
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cabin on cruise: Mon Cheri Cruise- Delta ocean Cabin

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B/BRUNCH)

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in the early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on the cruise.

Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sightseeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.

After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life.

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer to the Noibai airport for a flight to Hue.

Upon Hue city, you will pick up and then transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hue.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged by guests

DAY 5: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (L)

08.30: Your tour guide will start you on the tour around to discover Hue. Waking up in the ancient land, you will board a dragon boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River.

The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop. Setting in the convergence of rivers, you can have a great view of the Perfume River and surrounding areas. Drive to visit the tombs of King Minh Mang & King Khai Dinh

Lunch at local restaurant.

This afternoon is dedicated to a tour in Hue City to discover the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City - an amazing historic landmark in Hue - a definite must-see sight to learn more about the history and architecture that visitors should not miss when traveling to this peaceful land. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Free in the evening. Overnight in Hue.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: lunch
  • Hotel in Hue: arranged by guests

DAY 6: HUE - BANA HILLS - GOLDEN BRIDGE - HOI AN (L)

08.00: Your guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you via Danang to get to Ba Na Hills. Take a Cable Car ride from Ba Na Hills station to travel around to enjoy the famous land. Stop at Bana Hills station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na mountain range, visit Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience the hill climbing train (the first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), and flower garden Le Jardin D’amour.

You should not miss walking on the famous Golden Bridge hanging in the foggy hills of the mountain, witnessing the amazing and gorgeous view of Da Nang City

Have lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free for joining games in Fantasy Park.

Drive to Hoi An and do check in at your hotel. Free time at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: Lunch

Hotel in Hoi An: arranged by guests

DAY 7: HOI AN -  MY SON SANCTUARY (L)

8:30: Leave Hoi An for a short drive to My Son, admire the fishing villages and the beauty of nature on the way. Arrive at My Son - "Valley of Kings'' as described by French historians was once the capital of the Cham Pa Kingdom from the 4th to 15th century. Enjoy a traditional dance performance and walk around to learn and discover the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs many centuries ago. Drive back to Hoi An.

Lunch on your own and free for the rest of the day.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Meal: lunch
  • Hotel in Hoi An: arranged by guests

DAY 8: HOI AN - DANANG - FLIGHT TO HO CHI  MINH CITY

About 02 hours before your flight, the driver and your tour guide will come to the hotel and drive you to the airport for your 90-minute flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city, the bustle and hustle city in the south of Vietnam. This is one of the must-visit first cities attracting international tourists. At Tan Son Nhat Airport, your guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in.  After relaxation, you can be free to discover the city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal:
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNEL (L)

08.30: After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at your hotel lobby. Take about one and half of hour drive, you will arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels where you will start discovery to enrich and experience a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the Vietnam war.

Lunch on your own.

Drive back to HCM city, you will take a tour to discover the city by visiting the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. This fascinating building is filled with history and evidence of the former Saigon government. The tour also includes the War Remnants Museum, the Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Drive back to your hotel and then you are free to relax.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA – OVERNIGHT IN HOMESTAY IN VINH LONG (L/D)

07.30: After breakfast, your guide will take you on the trip to Cai Be pier (86km) from HCMC by car or van via Trung Luong Freeway.

On the arrival, you will start with a visit to Cai Be floating market. Then cruise to Tan Phong island for biking or walking on village paths to see the local daily life: orchards, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses. On the way, we can make some stops to see the locals making rice paper for spring rolls, sewing coconut leaves for cottage roofs and especially see how they wave the dried water hyacinth to make some products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes... Then, the rowboat will take you to go deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy a peaceful time.

Lunch is served in a local home.

Back to the boat to go across one of the longest rivers in the world, Mekong River, to come to An Binh Island.

Check in Ut Trinh homestay. Have a fresh shower before participating in cooking some with the members of the local family, enjoy dinner & overnight in the homestay.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch, Dinner
  • Entrance fees, boats
  • Homestay in the Mekong/ Hotel: arranged by guests

DAY 11: EXPLORE  LOCAL VILLAGE IN MEKONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH CITY (L)

Have breakfast and do check-out, go for a walk along the village to enjoy the fresh air in the morning, arrive at the local workshop to learn how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop- rice... Enjoy some local specialties with a cup of hot tea.

Take a boat trip to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Keep boating along the floating village, you will see how the fishermen farm catfish on the Mekong river. Also, we can visit Vinh Long market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, and vegetables….

Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city. 

Lunch on your own.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh city, do check-in and free time at your leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meal: Lunch
  • Entrance fees, boats
  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city: arranged by guests

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE

Free time at your leisure, sightseeing, shopping, buying souvenirs, and taking photos until you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (03 hours prior to your flight time). Thank you and see you again!

Inclusions

  • Private transfer
  • English-speaking guide

Durations

Multi day

Language

English
Vietnamese

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