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Vietnam Exclusive

Hanoi - Halong bay – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
From: $773
  • Cooking Class
  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Halong Bay
  • Hue citedal
  • Seeing Nha Trang Beach from the top
  • Tan Ky House in Hoi An
  • Reunification Palace in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city)

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Overview
Tour Code: VNCL04
Inspired from top two heritages of Vietnam, one natural heritage – Halong bay, one cultural heritage – Hue Imperial city, we design this Vietnam Exclusive tour. From the North along the coastal line to the South, you can experience almost highlights in Vietnam: the vibrant Hanoi, the amazing Halong bay, the rich cultural Hue, the peaceful Hoi An town, the Nha Trang Beach – one of the best beaches in the world, the booming Ho Chi Minh city in mixture of past and future, the Mekong Delta – as the rice bowl of Vietnam. The most exclusive highlight stands out of the tour is the cooking class day in Hoi An. You will go to the market and experience the daily routine of local people, follow fishermen on boats to catch fish along the Hoi An river. You will learn about the ingredients to be used in your recipes and get your lunch cooked under instruction of our well-trained cook. Get inspired with us, taste your hand-cooked Vietnam food, immerse yourself in the local life and enjoy your time at one of the best word’s heritages.
Itinerary Day by Day


Our tour Vietnam Exclusive starts in Hanoi.
 
You arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our tour 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: La Rosa Hanoi hotel or similar 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 meaning “The Return Sword Lake” is 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 xichlo (3 wheeled rickshaw) 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: La Rosa Hanoi hotel or similar in Hanoi 



Morning , check out your hotel and you are picked up at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Halong 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 on the 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 amazing 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 Bai Tho Halong Cruises or similar in Ha Long 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 Hue. 
Arrive in Hue, welcome by our guide and transfer hotel for check-in and time at leisure. 
 
Meals: Brunch 
Accommodation: Asia Hue Hotel or similar in Hue  



Morning, meet our guide at the hotel and begin the sightseeing tour around the city. Begin with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s which features three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, which is the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Take an hour xichlo (3 wheeled rickshaw) tour around the peaceful city.  
Afternoon, start sightseeing again with a boat cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601. 
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Accommodation: Asia Hue Hotel or similar in Hue  



Morning, Check out and you transfer to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On the way, you will stop to visit Museum of Cham Sculpture built in 1915 and housing the world’s most extensive collection of Cham ethnic sculpture artworks and the Marble Mountains, whose peaks represent the five basic elements of the universe.
 
Afternoon, continue a full day Hoi An city tour to discover the charm of Hoi An as a renowned World Heritage Site. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Highlights for sightseeing include the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice and the local market vibrant with colors and activities. 
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar in Hoi An 



Morning meet our guide at your hotel and transfer out to a local market. A guide from the local cooking school will take you on a tour through the market to learn about the ingredients to be used in your recipes. After the market, board a boat to ride along the Hoi An river for about 25 minutes, watching local fishermen casting nets as part of their daily routine. Arrive at a small township and walk to the cooking school. The class starts in an open-air pavilion by the river under the instruction of an experienced chef. Observe, practice, sample and bring out a good lunch cooked the local style to your own taste. Enjoy it yourself. 
 
Afternoon, leisure time for shopping.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar in Hoi An 



After breakfast, you check out hotel and transfer to Airport in Da Nang for flight to Nha Trang/ Cam Ranh International airport. 

Arrive in Nha Trang, you are welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel for check in and relax at leisure time. 

Afternoon, Spend half a day to discover the coastal city of Nha Trang, which is well known for its long pristine sandy beaches on the turquoise sea, which are ranked among the world’s best. Visit the Po Nagar Temple, which is a vestige of the ancient Cham Empire before the 17th Century, the Oceanography Institute, which showcases the local marine life’s diversity and the Hon Chong Promontory, which offers a unique seascape with the boulder-stacked shore. End the tour with a visit to Dam market which is the commercial center for local businesses and shopper.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Starlet Hotel or similar in Nha Trang



Morning, the tour guide picks you up at hotel, transfer to Cau Da port to start boat trip to visit Nha Trang bay, you can see the great landscape of over 19 islands on Nha Trang Bay. We will visit Hon Mun Conserve Sea Creatures Zone. To explore the colorful coral under seawater, Mun island is one of the best places in the world for diving. You will have the opportunity to see and touch numerous sea creatures and colorful fish, as well as admire the coral reefs. Continue to boat trip to Mot Island, Bai Tranh, enjoying the water sports such as: Jetski, parasailing, volley ball (pay by your self), boat trip to Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Lunch is included. Ends of tour at 17.50pm
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Starlet Hotel or similar in Nha Trang



Morning, you check out and transfer to Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City city. 
 
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will welcome you and transfer to hotel for check in. Spend your time at leisure. 
 
Afternoon, take a city tour to visit the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, the Saigon Central Post Office, which was designed and constructed in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel, Cho Lon area or the city’s China Town and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built by the Cantonese community in the area in 1909.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh



Morning, our guide meets you at the hotel 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. Lunch at a local restaurant
 
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: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh



Leisure time until you 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 Hue, Hoian & My 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
 Full Day Hanoi Traditional Villages (Tho Ha Village, Phu Lang Pottery Village) With Folk Song (HAN-F14)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 119 69 51 34

Morning departs for BacNinh, the hometown of the famous folk music Quan Ho which has been sung by the local people here for nearly a thousand years. Visit Tho Ha village, one of the very few villages in Vietnam still well maintained, and walk around the maze of narrow alleys in Tho Ha village, learn more about the local culture by visiting a local family. A special local wine welcome is hosted by the warm owners. The owner will take us around to introduce parts of his village such as the Pagoda of Quang Minh and the Tho Ha communal house. Drive back to Phu Son Resort to enjoy Quan Ho Folk Songs sung on various occasions as spring festival, wedding, and friend meeting. so we can exchange culture with the Artists. Then visit Phu Lang Pottery Village. You will see the skillful works of the local people in the Red River delta and beautiful scenery on the way to their villages. Drive back to your hotel in Hanoi.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee & mineral water. Folk song fee

 Night Fishing Trip at Mun Island and Surrounding by Speedboat (NHA-H06)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 172 92 65 43

19:30 meet at your hotel and transfer to Harbour get on speadboat starting Mun Island. 
20: 00 arrival Mun island and surrounding areas. Fishing starts. We will have a sligh meal. 
22:00 we will come back harbour and transfer back to your hotel.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee & Mineral Water. Sligh meal. Private board for fishing

 Full Day Mekong Delta (Vinh Long) (SGN-F05)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 156 83 60 37

Morning, pickup at your hotel to transfer about 136 km to Vinh Long, a riverside town in the vast Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta. Take a boat cruise to lively Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange goods from their boats. Proceed through a fascinating maze of shady canals to Hoa Binh Phuoc Island. Beautiful landscape of zigzag canals, lush vegetation, peaceful villages and activities of rural life will make you a delightful sight. There on the island, visit some local farmers’ homes, interact with warm-hearted hosts and learn about their trades of bonsai gardening, tile and ceramic production and rice paper and coconut candy making. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee & mineral water. Private board for sightseeing in Vinh Long

Hotels Used in This Tour
Hanoi: Larosa Hanoi hotel or similar

Larosa hotel Hanoi toursAddress: 34-36 Nguyen Khuyen Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
 
Description: The recently-built Larosa Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Quarter in close proximity to some of the most popular attractions including Hoan Kiem Lake and the nearby Thang Long Theatre, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Hanoi railway station as well as restaurants and shopping center within a few meters. Designed with European Classical style, the hotel gives a wide selection of 72 rooms with essential amenities, an elegant spa and a fitness center of latest equipment. Larosa is an ideal place for both leisure and business tourists. 



Halong bay: Bai Tho Junks or similarBai Tho Junk Halong bay

Address:
 C15 - Tuan Chau Island - Halong City - Quang Ninh
 
Description: With a fleet of nearly 30 traditional junks, Bai Tho is the first company offer cruises on Ha Long Bay since 1990 with a wide selection both day and overnight cruise from standard to VIP class. Unique itinerary on two bays of Ha Long and Bai Tu Long with plentiful activities, fresh sea food will surely bring you unforgettable moments. 



Hue: Asia Hotel or similar
Asia hotel Hue

Address
: 17 Pham Ngu Lao St. - Hue City - Thua Thien Hue

Description: The 14-storey hotel offers spacious clean rooms and suites that furnished classic and polished wooden floor, natural fabric and elegant furniture with views of the Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain and the city as well. Situated in the tourism hub of the city, this hotel provides convenient access to popular city’s landmarks as well as train station only few minutes away. 














Kiman Hoi An Hotel in tourHoi An: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar 

Address
461-463 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

DescriptionKiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is discreetly located in the centre of the world Heritage town of hoi an ancient town. This central location offers visitors the opportunity to experience the grace and elegance of Hoi An while staying in luxury hoi an accommodation. Kiman Hotel in Hoi An is the ideal accommodation choice for a weekend break, mid-week indulgence, business trip to Hoi An or an overnight stopover.








Starlet Hotel Nha Trang in TourNha Trang: Starlet Hotel or similar
Address: 32 - 34 Tue Tinh, Nha Trang
Description: Just few minute walk to the beach, this hotel comprises tasteful rooms in distinct style overlooking to the sea and the city, an indoor swimming pool. The glazed glass restaurant serves authentic local dishes and Western buffer style with a wide range of beverages, seafood or à la carte menu. A 24-hour tour desk is available to help tourist in organizing exciting activities to discover the bay such as snorkeling, scuba diving.











Elios Hotel Saigon Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh city: Elios Hotel or similar

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1 Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Description: Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.
In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel are within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.
Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes: 
           o Flight from Hanoi - Hue: US$110 / person
           
o Flight from Da Nang - Nha Trang: US$110 / person
          
 Flight from Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City: US$110 / person

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
 
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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