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Pearl Of Vietnam

Hanoi - Halong Bay– Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island
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  • Flower street vendor in Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Saigon Old Post Office
  • Beautiful in Vinh Long (Mekong Delta)
  • Enjoy the bustling floating market
  • Phu Quoc island

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Overview
Tour Code: VNLX02
“10 Days Pearl of Vietnam” is great chance for tourists to explore Vietnam’s history and culture. From Hanoi – the charming capital to Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, then you will visit the largest city of Vietnam – Saigon. The trip continues with Cu Chi – the famous war site of underground tunnels, exploring watery life of Mekong delta. End of the trip by a visit to Phu Quoc “pearl” island, a rising star in Vietnam tourism recently.
Itinerary Day by Day


Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia.

Accommodation: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel in Hanoi 



Morning, start a full day city tour beginning with Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. At the complex, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (closed on Monday, Friday and through October - November) and the rural style house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Continue to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.

Afternoon, continue the tour to one of the following museums of choice namely the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Vietnamese, the Museum of Revolution, the Museum of Military History and the Museum of Ethnology. Go to Hoan Kiem Lake, the center point of Hanoi whose name “The Return Sword Lake” originated from a legend of a sacred sword and home to a rare endangered giant turtle species and visit Ngoc Son Temple on the lake. Next, take a one-hour cycle tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre with a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel in Hanoi 



Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Halong Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The bay cruise will continue with up close sighting of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, a visit to Sung Sot Cave and swimming stop at Titov Beach. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner 
Accommodation: overnight on Paradise Cruises in Halong Bay 



Wake up at 06:30 AM and refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial art often practiced in soft and gracefully slow moves to enhance internal harmony and vitality. Have tea and coffee onboard before proceeding to Titov Islet or Soi Sim Island to trek and swim. Check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, welcome by our guide and transfer to the center. Hotel check-in and time at leisure. 

Meals: Brunch 
Accommodation: Majestic Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City



Morning, welcome by our guide and transfer to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels in Cu Chi district, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate labyrinth-like network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity is beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. 

Afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City that includes the War Remnants Museum, which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans, former Presidential Palace and Ben Thanh market.  

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Majestic Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City



Morning, pick up at your hotel and transfer about 136km to Vinh Long, a riverside town located in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Caibe floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats, and then to Hoa Binh Phuoc islet where the maze o shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a change to mingle with local peasants, learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening. Visit local homes where the families produce tiles and ceramics; drop into rice-paper kiln and coconut-candy kiln; and observe daily country life. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged.

Afternoon, drive to Can Tho & check in and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Victoria Can Tho Resort in Ho Chi Minh City



Morning, depart Ninh Kieu wharf by shuttle-boat, you can see bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. Particularly, you may know how local people go fishing with plenty of fish traps and how they transport passengers as well as products by the waterway. Approaching Cai Rang floating market, you can reappear the selling activities in the past using a traditional “offering pole” exchanging consumer goods hanging on the pole for Mekong fruit and vegetables with local sellers. To understand more about lifestyle over here, keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf.

Afternoon, transfer to Can Tho Airport in Can Tho for flight to Phu Quoc Island.

Arrival Phu Quoc, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Chen Sea Resort & Spa in Phu Quoc



Full day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Chen Sea Resort & Spa in Phu Quoc



Full day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Chen Sea Resort & Spa in Phu Quoc



Leisure time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for departure

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise on a wooden junk in Halong Bay
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing in Vinh Long, Can Tho
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
What's excluded
  • International & Domestic flight tickets 
  • Visa Approval letter & Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
 Night Squid Fishing Tour (PQ-H01)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 106 53 41 30

About 06.00 pm  Car will pick you up at hotel lobby then transfer to Duong Dong jetty, take the plesure boat to offshore 60 minutes to fishery place, anchor the boat for sunset fishing, enjoy the romantic view in Phu Quoc. 07.00 pm  the boat will bright by many neon sights located on board, and night - squid fishing will start by fishermen.
Squid will catch more or less depend on the dark night and the ocean currency.  Fishes, squid was caught  are grilled on board then enjoy squid rice soup  while the boat returning to the habour at  22 pm, it will be a wonderful time with nature before back to hotel.

Include: Car transfer and pick up, Private Boat & Rice Soup

 Full Day Snorkeling & Fishing in the North (Only Available in November-April) (PQ-F02)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 142 71 54 42

Morning, our Mini bus will pick you up at the hotel then transfer to Duong Dong jetty, to snorkeling in some islets near by with untouch coral reef. Noon time, enjoy  seafood lunch on board, relax by the beach. Afternoon, we continue snorkeling another new coral place at Mong Tay islet, relax by VUNG BAU beach until 04.00pm. Back to Duong Dong jetty then transfer to your hotel. Tour end

Include: 01 Vietnames lunch with seafood. Boat trip  for fishing & snorkeling, Mini Van pick up & transfer & English speaking guide

 Full Day Bicycle Tour in Phu Quoc (PQ-F05)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 130 65 35 35

Bicycle tour is a best idea for discovery in Phu Quoc. Our guide meet you at hotel lobby at 09.00am, ride your bike to go through into Duong Đông town, some villages, pepper garden, We reach to the ONG LANG beach at 10.00am, It is the time for your Swimming and relaxing on the natural beach.  Lunch served at the beach restaurant.
After lunch, we ride back to Duong Dong Town,  16h arrive hotel. End of the tour

Include: Seafood lunch  by the beach restaurant, Local  English speaking guide, 1 Bicycle/ pax ( full day )

Hotels Used in This Tour
Hanoi: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake hotel

Address: 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam

Description: The InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is superbly situated on the serene waters of West Lake, the largest lake in the city and adjacent to the famous 800 - year - old Golden Lotus (Kim Lien) Pagoda. Conveniently located just minutes from the city centre, yet being able to offer an excellent retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hanoi. 

The combination of the tranquil lake, spacious luxurious accommodations, facilities and attentive Vietnamese hospitality blend together to make this the perfect place to stay for both the corporate and leisure traveler. The hotel offers 293 stylish guest rooms and suites in a tranquil lakeside setting, with many rooms uniquely located in island pavilions on the lake. All rooms and suites are finished in contemporary Vietnamese furnishings, feature wooden floors, large private balconies and superb views over the lake, the hotel pool or the Hanoi skyline. At a 43-square-meter minimum, the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake guest rooms rank as the most spacious in the city. 



Halong Bay: Paradise Luxury Cruises

Hanoi Office: Unit 8&9, Floor 3, International Center, 17 Ngo Quyen Str., Hanoi, Vietnam

Description: Paradise Luxury was built according to the traditional Vietnamese junk design and present a lavish outfit blending in subtle harmony with the natural environment. Each vessel features a stylish restaurant and bar for an exclusive dining experience on the third deck. The top deck serves as a perfect place to enjoy lingering in the sunshine and discovering the splendid beauty of Halong bay with a 360 view, thus promising unforgettable and thoroughly relaxing moments.




Ho Chi Minh City:
 Majestic Saigon Hotel

Address:  1 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Description: Majestic hotel has ideal location offering imposing views of Saigon river, just 7km from Tan Son Nhat airport and 1km from city center. Built in 1925, the hotel’s 175 rooms all bring the boutique charm of French colonialist design; however, every detail of its architecture still shows luxury.  The five-star hotel also offers modern 6 restaurants and bars. Whatever the reason for your stay, Hotel Majestic Saigon will take you to the next level of comfort.
 

victoria cantho hotelCan Tho: Victoria Can Tho Resort

Address:  Cai Khe Ward, Cai Khe, Can Tho, Vietnam

Description: 
Victoria Can Tho resort is the most luxurious hotel in Can Tho – the largest city in Mekong delta. Located in the banks of Hau river, the hotel features its colonial-style architecture, 92 spacious rooms equipped with modern amenities. It also owns Spices restaurant overlooking the Hau river; Cuu Long bar; Spa center with fitness equipment, sauna and steam bath; the large meeting room. Besides, there are many attractions for travelers to explore in the hotel’s surroundings such as visiting floating markets. Victoria Can Tho resort and Mekong delta surely give you the exciting travel experience. 


Phu Quoc Island: Chen Sea Resort & Spa

Address: Bai Xep, Ong Lang, Cua Duong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Description: This beachfront 4-star resort is located in a quiet pristine bay, allowing the guests to enjoy the peace and natural beauty of Phu Quoc Island. Conveniently located 30 minutes away from the airport, the resort was built after a long and thorough study in order to be integrated and to respect the natural environment of the bay and its surrounding coastal zone.
 
Service Details During the Trip
IMPORTANT NOTE:
-  All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
-  Supplement for standard Vietnamese menu meals: US$ 10 for lunch & US$ 15 for dinner 
-  Private services & daily departure
-  Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Christmas and New Year Eve
-  Surcharge for booking during Chinese New Year from 18 – 24 Feb 2015: 25% of adult prices
-  Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes: 
           o Flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city: US$150 per person
           o Flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc: US$70 per person

 
SPECIAL OFFER
- [Free] Mineral water is available.
- [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
- Free] Vietnam Traditional Gift
 
In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)




Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.


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Well-handpicked Accommodation 
Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast. We consider all high-rated hotels in Tripadvisors and Lonely Planet to use in our services.
 

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