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Vietnam Scenic

Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vinh Long (Mekong Delta) – Da Lat – Da Nang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue - Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay
From: $889
  • Saigon Life
  • Floating market in Mekong Delta
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Xuan Huong Lake in Da Lat
  • Saigon
  • Tam Coc Binh Dong - Ninh Binh

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Overview
Tour Code: VNCL06
The scenic beauty and dynamism of Vietnam is on constant display in this specially designed tour. From the bustle and fun of Ho Chi Minh City, to the elegance of Hue, from the heritage feel of Hoi An to the romantic moments in Da Lat, from the winding alleys in the old quarter of Hanoi, to the bustling floating market on river featured in Mekong Delta, Vietnam is scenic with all such great splendors of South East Asia. Art galleries, local markets, museums are all part of the journey through this fascinating land, with enough tradition to entice and enough modernity to provide a luxurious and unparalleled experience. Discover the world’s heritages and experience the local life! Let us create you a lifetime travel experience in Vietnam.
Itinerary Day by Day


Our Vietnam Scenic Tour begins from Ho Chi Minh City.
 
When you arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our tour guide from Bestindochinatour.net will welcome you and transfer to your hotel. Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon is the largest city and economic center of Vietnam; it is always bustled with activities of modern life. It is where businesses converge and shoppers indulge themselves into unlimited choices. However the city also carries with it a rich historical legacy in contrast with its dazzling glamor. 
 
Accommodation: Elios Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City



In the morning, you meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels Network, which was once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and the Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was 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.

In the afternoon you get back Ho Chi Minh city to have a city tour starting first with the Reunification Palace, which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Next, stop at Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles. Call in Sai Gon Post Office, a fine colonial building which was designed and built in the early 20th Century by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel. Move on to Cho Lon or the city’s China Town where you will visit the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909 in dedication to the Lord of Heaven.

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



Morning, after breakfast, you gather at your hotel. Our tour guide will pick you up and transfer about 136 km to Vinh Long, a riverside town in the vast Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta as well as the rice bowl of Vietnam. Take a boat cruise to the 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. The 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.

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



In the morning, check out your hotel, we will all transfer to Da Lat - a city of cool climate and romantic landscape with mountain, pine hills, waterfalls, flower gardens and ethnic minority villages, an ideal place for golfing as well. On the way, our group will stop to visit Pongour waterfall a grandiose waterfall of the Southern highlands. Located about 50 km south of Da Lat, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful and imposing falls in the West Highland with about 40 m in height and over 100 m in width. Surrounded by 25 ha unspoiled forest, the waterfall slips into numerous sandstone stepping from top to bottom. Its massive water powerfully falling down seven floors produces sonorous sounds that can be heard from miles around.

We arrive in Da Lat, check in and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: River Prince Da Lat Hotel or similar in Da Lat



Morning, you will enjoy the airy space at RoBin Hill, Da Lat Cable Car Station to get the panorama view of the Da Lat City and enjoy the marvelous sight of the pine forested valley. Another option is to take the cable car descending down 300 meters to visit to Tuyen Lam Lake featuring Truc Lam Zen Monastery - the biggest Zen University in Viet Nam with the quiet scenery of beautiful flower garden. Keep heading southward, you can choose to visit Prenn waterfall where to try elephant riding or Datanla waterfall with magnificent view and can be approached by the roller coaster. On the way back to Da Lat City center, we visit the Bao Dai King’s Summer Palace (Bao Dai is the last Emperor of Vietnam).

Afternoon, continue to visit Valley of Love with many beautiful love-signs, flowers, and pine hills scenery.  If you love artwork, XQ Embroidery village is a worthy place to see many miraculous hand-made embroidery works and find out how they made. Keeping on visiting a giant golden statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. Continuously, The Cock Church is the biggest church in Da Lat city which was designed and built by Frenchman. Free to enjoy the artichoke tea, jams at Da Lat’s Specialities Showroom. 

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: River Prince Da Lat Hotel or similar in Da Lat



Morning, leisure time for sightseeing and shopping until transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. 
Arrive in Da Nang, welcome by our guide and take a quick tour of Da Nang City including the Museum of Cham Sculpture and Marble Mountains before transferring to Hoi An. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, 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.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar in Hoi An



Morning, 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 and 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.

Afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Thu Bon River to enjoy the countryside landscapes. Land 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, meet our guide at your hotel and transfer about 40 km West of Hoi An to visit My Son Sanctuary, another UNESCO-recognized world heritage which was once a religious center of Cham people where royal ceremonies and burials were performed. The site now is a colony of partially ruined Hindu temples from the total of 70 constructed by Cham Kings between the 4th and the 14th Centuries in dedication to god Shiva. It is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is often compared with other temple heritages of Southeast Asia such as Angkor in Cambodia, Ayuthaya in Thailand or Borobudur in Java.
Afternoon, transfer to Hue 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. Arrival Hue, take 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



Meet our guide at your hotel and take a tour of Hue City, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam for the 1802-1945 period and the last refuge of Vietnamese feudalism. The city’s beauty is characterized by a natural scenic landscape and an extensive variety of historical relics. 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 and featuring 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. Continue to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Next, visit Tu Duc Tomb, one of the Nguyen Dynasty’s finest architectural works nested in a pine forest where the 4th emperor of the Nguyen family was laid to rest. Last, stop for shopping at Dong Ba market, which is the city’s traditional commercial center.
Afternoon, transfer to Phu Bai International Airport for flight to Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch 
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 “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: La Rosa Hanoi hotel or similar in Hanoi



Morning, transfer in a private coach about 100 km South of Hanoi (2.5 hour drive) to Hoa Lu District, Ninh Binh Province. Discover the first capital of Vietnam, which was founded in the 10th Century by the Dinh Dynasty as a stronghold against the Northern invaders and shortly later was inherited by the Le Dynasty. Visit the two old temples one dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang, the only king of the Dinh Dynasty and also Vietnam’s first emperor and the other to the succeeding kings of the Le Dynasty. 

Afternoon, continue to visit Trang An tourist attraction has over 310 species of higher plants, many algae and fungi. In particular, there have some rare woods and amount of valuable trees using for food, medicine. In addition, there has about 30 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, dozens of species of reptiles and some rare animals such as: chamois, leopard, phoenix… take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Halong on land of Ninh Binh. 

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 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: Bai Tho Junk or similar in Halong Bay



Early risers can enjoy the splendid yet tranquil view of the bay at the crack of dawn. Take a deep breathe of the sea’s fresh air, feel the morning breeze and hear the sounds of birds above. Have breakfast and cruise to visit Human head shaped island and Tortoise Island. Continue to cruise into Bai Tu Long Bay to discover the adjacent bay of “The Little Dragon Bowing to His Mother” as it is named. Check out and have lunch on board while heading to shore. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Evening at leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch 
Accommodation: La Rosa Hanoi hotel or similar in Hanoi



At leisure until transfer to airport 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, Hue
  • 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
 Dinner in a Royal Residence with a Descendant of the Imperial Family (HUI-H06)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 77 60 54 48

Just imagine that you are the King, beside you is the Queen accompanied by tens of servants. All wear traditional royal clothes. All the served food is royal including dishes reminding dragon, phoenix, or peacock. They look so nice but taste even better.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Mineral Water & Royal meals

 Halfday Biking Tour to Conic Hat Making & Duong No Village (HUI-H08)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 96 54 39 27

Morning, meet our guide at lobby then we proceed to bike the most famous handicraft villages in Hue. The first stop will be hat making village of Phu Cam, where you can witness the whole process to make Hue hat ("non Hue"), symbolized the beauty of Hue women. Then continue to Duong No village - a populous and rich village where famous of old historical traditional and cultural. The village with “Banian tree, water well, communal yard” constructed in 1471. And there were a place Uncle’s Ho lived and spend his childhood since 1898.

Included: Private transportation with guide. Entrance fee & Mineral Water. Bike/Helmet/Tool kit/First aid kit/Mechani

 Full Day Phong Nha Cave (HUI-F03)
Group
1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax
Price 180 100 72 45

Morning, drive about 200km from Hue to the Son River in Quang Binh province, where you take a boat trip to the famed caves at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The Park is one of the world's two largest limestone regions. In comparison with 41 other world heritage sites which have karsts, Phong Nha has dissimilar geomorphic, geologic and biotic conditions. The karsts of Phong Nha can be traced back to Palaeozoic 400 million years ago. This makes Phong Nha is the oldest major karst in Asia. The area has numerous grottoes and caves. Vietnamese and British scientists have so far surveyed a total of 20 caves with a total length of 70 km. Of these surveyed caves, 17 were in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area. Following the narrow underground river, you explore the most impressive Phong Nha cave, from which the name to the whole system. The Cave is famous for its rock formation which have been given names such as the "Lion", the "Fairy Caves", the "Royal Court", and the "Buddha". Afterwards, you return to Dong Hoi for lunch before driving back to Hue.

Included: Private transportation with English speaking guide. Entrance fee & Mineral Water. Private board for sightseeing in Phong Nha

Hotels Used in This Tour
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.




River Prince Da Lat HotelDa Lat: River Prince Da Lat Hotel or similar

Address: 135 - 145 Phan Dinh Phung, Da Lat City Center, Da Lat, Vietnam

Description: Each of the 104 rooms at this fine 3.5-star hotel feature superior amenities. There are internet access – LAN, television, internet access – wireless in each of the hotel's well-equipped rooms. This excellent hotel in Dalat also has room service, restaurant, safety deposit boxes. Offering guests quality accommodation since 2010, this hotel combines first-class service and the most modern facilities. Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at River Prince Hotel Dalat.



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.








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. 















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. 
Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes: 
           o Flight from Da Lat - Da Nang: US$110 / person
           
o Flight from Hue - Hanoi: 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.

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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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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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