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Vietnam Highlight

Hanoi - Halong – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Cu Chi Tunnels – My Tho (Mekong Delta)
From: $610
  • The Huc Bridge of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi
  • The One Pillar Pagoda
  • Local Featured Dinning in Hanoi
  • Halong Bay
  • Khai Dinh tomb, Hue
  • Walk in Hoi An old town
  • Children play in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)
  • Sit on boat cruising along Mekong Delta

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Overview
Tour Code: VNCL02
From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city plus Mekong Delta, this tour includes all the highlights of the great ocean road – the national Highway 1A. Acclimatize in Hanoi capital, see the sights, and experience the xichlo ride around the Old Quarters to see the street life. Stay overnight in Halong Bay, go fishing and swimming in jade green water and feel the natural beauty of the Bay. From the atmospheric imperial capital of Hue and the charms of Hoi An to the modern day life of Saigon, you can feel the diverse cultures and the energy of Vietnam. And the food bowl of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta is the place for those longing for a tasted of local life far from fellow travellers. Down here, it is less about the sights and more about the experience. Immerse yourself in the local life!
Itinerary Day by Day


Welcome to Vietnam!
 
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, you are welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi’s central district. 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” 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 pickup 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 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 traditional junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the marvelous bay view. Halong Bay meaning “Descending Dragon Bay” in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from the 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 Junk or similar 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. Sip a cup of tea or coffee onboard before proceeding to Titov Islet or Soi Sim Island for trekking and swimming. Check out at 09:30 AM, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for a flight to Hue. 
 
Afternoon, you arrive in Hue’s Phu Bai International Airport, meet our tour guide and transfer to Hue central part. Check in your hotel and spend leisure time to relax. 
 
Meals: Brunch 
Accommodation: Asia Hotel or similar in Hue  



Morning, our guide meets you at the hotel and everyone begins a sightseeing tour around Hue city. Begin with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized 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 Hue 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. 
 
Late afternoon, transfer to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from high above the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar in Hoi An 



Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer out for a full day 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. Lunch at a downtown restaurant
 
Afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Thu Bon River to enjoy the countryside landscapes. Stop and step on Kim Bong village where carpentry has been practiced since the 16th Century as the village’s trademark to visit some old-fashioned boatyards using timber as the main material. Move on to Thanh Ha village to see its traditional ceramic production trade still alive and thriving despite the 500-year passage of time.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar in Hoi An 



Morning, check out your hotel and transfer to Airport in Da Nang for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 
 
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you are welcome by our local tour guide and transfer to hotel for check in and relax at leisure time. 
 
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 Old 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 City  



Morning, our tour guide meets you at the hotel and transfer to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The underground tunnel network is 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, get back to Ho Chi Minh City and take the city sightseeing tour 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 City  



Morning, get on our private air-conditioned car to travel to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tieng Giang Provine, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island to enjoy wandering through verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. 
 
Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make coconut candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and leisurely sit on a horse-pulled carriage to experience the local life. More cruising to some bee-keeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea. Go back Ho Chi Minh City and spend time at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



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 Hue, Hoi An & 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 Hoa Binh Hill Tribes (HAN-F10)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 98 53 38 23

Morning, we leave Hanoi at 08:00 AM for the drive to HoaBinh. Once here we will visit a Muong village and have a picnic lunch an hours drive off the main road. After cultural exchanges with the local villagers we will continue on for a look at the enormous dam. On the way back we will stop to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum arriving back in Hanoi around 1630.

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

 Full Day to Battle Area in Long Tan (Battlefield Tour) (SGN-F12)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 194 108 79 58

Breakfast at your hotel then we have a day trip to Battle of Long Tan (160km per way from Ho Chi Minh City / 2:30hrs) The Battle of Long Tan was fought between the Australian Army and Viet Cong forces in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tần, about twenty seven kilometres north east of Vung Tau, South Vietnam on 18 August 1966. The action occurred when D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), encountered the Viet Cong (VC) 275 Regiment and elements of the D445 Local Forces Battalion. D Company was supported by other Australian units, as well as New Zealand and United States personnel.

Afternoon, return to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Permission fee & mineral water.

 Full Day Battle Area in Ben Tre (Battlefield Tour) (SGN-F11)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 113 61 43 26

Morning, our guide will transfer you to  Ben Tre province to visit two destinations Mo Cay district and Cau Hoa Hamlet where save war memories during the vietnam war. Cau Hoa hamlet is place where degenerated into the massacre of over 286 unarmed civilians including women, children and the elderly. More than 100 houses were be burnt and most of the dead body were cremated. Visiting the destinaton , you will have chance to communicate with the local old to imagine the massacre. After your visiting at Cau Hoa Hamlet,  continue to one more destination with code name T4 and Y4 where zone party committee SaiGon – GiaDinh settled foundation to operate revolution. During the war all vestiges to be destroyed totally, to keep valuable memories the war period , the local have restore concrete tunnels and setup commemorative monument.

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

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.








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
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 - Hue: US$110 / person
           
o Flight from Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city: US$110 / 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 service Private 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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