VIETNAM DAILY DEPARTURE 2019 (International Group Tour)

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours, Traveler pickup is offeredPortsNoi Bai international airport, Hanoi to null

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Our tour of Vietnam is a sensational, special, memorable journey. Beautiful, exciting and fascinating, it’s a great destination.
ItineraryDay 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (-/-/D)Stop At: Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street, 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. After that, on the way to 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 local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life 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 simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops.Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00 Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Moon View/ Flower Garden Hotel/ Melia hotelDay 2: HANOI – TAM COC – HOA LU - HANOI (B/L/-) Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, 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: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Moon View/ Flower Garden Hotel/ Melia hotelDay 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. 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. 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: 5 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Phoenix Cruise/ Gray Line Cruise/ La Regina Royal CruiseDay 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. 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. Welcome at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoi An Ancient Town to check in.Overnight in Hoi An.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: BrunchAccommodation included: Muca Hoi An/ Hoi An Green Heaven Resort & Spa/ Allegro Hoi AnDay 5: HOI AN – HALF DAY CITY (B/-/-) Stop At: Cau Chua PagodaAfter 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: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Muca Hoi An/ Hoi An Green Heaven Resort & Spa/ Allegro Hoi AnDay 6: HOI AN – HALF DAY SAIGON TOUR (B/-/-) Stop At: Da Nang International AirportRelax 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. 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: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand SaigonDay 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L/-)Stop At: Vinh Trang Temple, My Tho, Tien Giang Province, Mekong DeltaAfter 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. 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: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand SaigonDay 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.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: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand SaigonDay 9: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Tan Son Nhat International AirportBreakfast 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!Please note: Standard check out time is around 12.00.Duration: 1 hourMeals 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
  • Entry/Admission - Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street
  • Entry/Admission - Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Cau Chua Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Da Nang International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Vinh Trang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Entry/Admission - Tan Son Nhat International Airport

What’s not included

  • International and domestic flight tickets.
  • Vietnam Visa arrangement services: USD 20/pax/ one month, single entry visa.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee upon arrival: USD 25/ one month, single entry visa.
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR (-/-/D) Stop At: Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street, 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. After that, on the way to 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 local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life 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 simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops. Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00 Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Moon View/ Flower Garden Hotel/ Melia hotel
Day 2: HANOI – TAM COC – HOA LU - HANOI (B/L/-) Stop At: Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, 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: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Moon View/ Flower Garden Hotel/ Melia hotel
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. 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. 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: 5 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Phoenix Cruise/ Gray Line Cruise/ La Regina Royal Cruise
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. 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. Welcome at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoi An Ancient Town to check in. Overnight in Hoi An. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Brunch Accommodation included: Muca Hoi An/ Hoi An Green Heaven Resort & Spa/ Allegro Hoi An
Day 5: HOI AN – HALF DAY CITY (B/-/-) Stop At: Cau Chua Pagoda 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: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Muca Hoi An/ Hoi An Green Heaven Resort & Spa/ Allegro Hoi An
Day 6: HOI AN – HALF DAY SAIGON TOUR (B/-/-) Stop At: Da Nang International Airport 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. 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: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand Saigon
Day 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L/-) Stop At: Vinh Trang Temple, My Tho, Tien Giang Province, Mekong Delta 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. 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: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand 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. 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: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Ha Hien Signature/ Ramana Saigon Hotel/ Eastin Grand Saigon
Day 9: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B/-/-) Stop At: Tan Son Nhat International Airport 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! Please note: Standard check out time is around 12.00. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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