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• Experience narrow alleys of Hanoi Old Quarter on a cyclo, one of the very few ancient areas in the world that are still actively functional, without restoration. • Take a relaxing, deluxe boat trip and overnight in Ha Long Bay with thousands of rocky islets.• Relaxing boat trip on Tam Coc brings peaceful in mind, good photo opportunities.• Embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks.• Stroll under lantern light at ancient streets of Hoi An, rated as number 1 site to visit by Wanderlust magazine. • Explore the metropolitan pulse of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City.
ItineraryDay 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (-/-/D)Stop At: Old Quarter, HanoiWelcome to Hanoi – Vietnam!Upon arrival flight, the local driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi then check-in at hotel.Our tour guide will pick you at your hotel in the Old Quarter and then we get a Cyclo to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life to visit Ngoc Son temple and The Huc Bridge. And then we will stop at Hanoi Opera House, erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, HanoiAfter that, on the way to the Water puppet show, we will see Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel - A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia that welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter, this legendary property bring guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. A stage art invented by the Vietnamese peasants hundred years ago, with nearly 20 stories of Vietnam traditions and daily scenes will be the last activity. Finally, we will take a walk on the streets of the old quarter and enjoy the Vietnamese traditional food: Beef noodles. Overnight in Hanoi.Night activities suggestion: enjoy a local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambiance of the sleepless street with live music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundreds of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simply spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops.Please note: Standard check-in time is 14:00 Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi.Day 2: HANOI – TAM COC – HOA LU - HANOI (B/L/-) Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh ProvinceA 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on for overnight. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi.Day 3: HANOI - HALONG - OVERNIGHT ON BOARD (B/L/D) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceFrom Hanoi, at 8AM, head East for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceUpon arrival in Halong, we’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceBack to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. Please note! The program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight on the boat in Halong BayDay 4: HALONG – HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN (B/Br/-) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceAfter breakfast, visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Danang Airport Transfer, Da NangTake shuttle bus back to Hanoi. Our driver shall wait for you en route to continue the transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for a short flight to Danang. Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceWelcome at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoi An Ancient Town to check in.Overnight in Hoi An.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Hoi An.Day 5: HOI AN – HALF DAY CITY (B/-/-) Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceAfter breakfast at hotel, you take interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses Tan Ky & Phung Hung, as well as Japanese Bridge. Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Rest of day will be free on your own to discover the town or cycling (Bike rental on guest’s account) along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach. Overnight in Hoi An. Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Hoi An. Day 6: HOI AN – HALF DAY SAIGON TOUR (B/-/-) Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares, Ho Chi Minh CityRelax till transfer to Da Nang Airport to take the midday flight to Saigon. You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh CityThen we will join a half tour to have an overview of Saigon - the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Enjoy a visiting the War Remnants Museum where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. Afterward, we visit The Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Overnight in Saigon.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.Day 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L/-) Stop At: Mekong River, Long Xuyen, An Giang ProvinceAfter breakfast at hotel, picked by at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Vinh Trang Temple, My Tho, Tien Giang Province, Mekong DeltaAfternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight in Saigon.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.Day 8: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – SAIGON (B/L/-) Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh CityMorning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh CityAfternoon, your free time for shopping in the downtown where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the center and typical market of Saigon; Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza and Thuong Xa Tax if you are seeking the high qualified and brand name goods. Overnight in Saigon.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.Day 9: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares, Ho Chi Minh CityBreakfast at hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have a half day more for the sightseeing and shopping before the departure till check out time and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to your sweet home. End of services!Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Accommodations as mentioned based on twin/double sharing (or similar)
  • Transportation by air-conditioner vehicle with main group
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Local English speaking guides while on tour
  • Private cabin on shared overnight cruise in Halong bay.
  • Meals are mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee as per program
  • Waters during tour day
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
  • Entry/Admission - Tam Coc
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Mekong River
  • Entry/Admission - Vinh Trang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Entry/Admission - Ben Thanh Market
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Squares

What’s not included

  • International and domestic flight tickets.
  • Vietnam Visa arrangement services and Vietnam visa stamp fee upon arrival
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel/Room upgrade
  • Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • Entry/Admission - Danang Airport Transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Ho Chi Minh Squares

Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (-/-/D) Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam! Upon arrival flight, the local driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi then check-in at hotel. Our tour guide will pick you at your hotel in the Old Quarter and then we get a Cyclo to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life to visit Ngoc Son temple and The Huc Bridge. And then we will stop at Hanoi Opera House, erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, Hanoi After that, on the way to the Water puppet show, we will see Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel - A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia that welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï’s French Quarter, this legendary property bring guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. A stage art invented by the Vietnamese peasants hundred years ago, with nearly 20 stories of Vietnam traditions and daily scenes will be the last activity. Finally, we will take a walk on the streets of the old quarter and enjoy the Vietnamese traditional food: Beef noodles. Overnight in Hanoi. Night activities suggestion: enjoy a local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambiance of the sleepless street with live music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundreds of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simply spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops. Please note: Standard check-in time is 14:00 Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: HANOI – TAM COC – HOA LU - HANOI (B/L/-) Stop At: Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh Province A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on for overnight. Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Lunch • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: HANOI - HALONG - OVERNIGHT ON BOARD (B/L/D) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province From Hanoi, at 8AM, head East for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province Upon arrival in Halong, we’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the boat near Titov Beach. Please note! The program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight on the boat in Halong Bay
Day 4: HALONG – HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN (B/Br/-) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province After breakfast, visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Danang Airport Transfer, Da Nang Take shuttle bus back to Hanoi. Our driver shall wait for you en route to continue the transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for a short flight to Danang. Duration: 7 hours Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Welcome at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoi An Ancient Town to check in. Overnight in Hoi An. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: HOI AN – HALF DAY CITY (B/-/-) Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province After breakfast at hotel, you take interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses Tan Ky & Phung Hung, as well as Japanese Bridge. Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Rest of day will be free on your own to discover the town or cycling (Bike rental on guest’s account) along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach. Overnight in Hoi An. Duration: 12 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: HOI AN – HALF DAY SAIGON TOUR (B/-/-) Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares, Ho Chi Minh City Relax till transfer to Da Nang Airport to take the midday flight to Saigon. You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Then we will join a half tour to have an overview of Saigon - the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Enjoy a visiting the War Remnants Museum where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. Afterward, we visit The Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Overnight in Saigon. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.
Day 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L/-) Stop At: Mekong River, Long Xuyen, An Giang Province After breakfast at hotel, picked by at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Vinh Trang Temple, My Tho, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight in Saigon. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS – SAIGON (B/L/-) Stop At: Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon. Duration: 5 hours Stop At: Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City Afternoon, your free time for shopping in the downtown where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the center and typical market of Saigon; Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza and Thuong Xa Tax if you are seeking the high qualified and brand name goods. Overnight in Saigon. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares, Ho Chi Minh City Breakfast at hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have a half day more for the sightseeing and shopping before the departure till check out time and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to your sweet home. End of services! Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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