AMAZING VIETNAM - SIC - 11 days



Departure: Sunday

 

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Ha Noi

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Day 3: Ha Noi full day orientation

Day 4: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay 

Day 5: Ha Long Bay – Da Nang/Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An City tour – Optional Country side & Basket boat

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue

Day 8: Hue - Full day 

Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh city

Day 10: Free day – Optional Mekong Delta excursion

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure - Optional half day Cu Chi tunnel

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

Upon arrival at Airport in Hanoi, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi –  Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B)

This morning take 2 hour drive to Ninh Binh province. Upon arrival, we ride bicycle through the villages to visit local family and get closer to the beautiful countryside. Visit Bich Dong, which was conferred by a King the title “Vietnam’s second most beautiful grotto”. Climb up the Ngu Nhac Son (Buddha’s Palm Mountain), be charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and pagodas.

In the afternoon, get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals amid local villages, green fields. Enjoy the beauty of Tam Coc (3 caves) which is also called “Ha Long Bay on land”. Go through the caves and then row back to the boat quay. Return to Hanoi after the visit for overnight.

 

Day 3: Hanoi –  Orientation (B)

After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh- the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons due to closure), and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake & Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Back to your hotel and be free for lunch at your own expense.

In the afternoon, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple, followed by the Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 4: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D/Shared local guide on boat)

After breakfast, meet our driver and depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board to board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting the Surprising Cave. Later on the junk move to docking area for ovenight. Dinner and overnight on board

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather and operation conditions.

 

Day 5: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An (Brunch/Shared local guide on boat)

Require flight: VN185

In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking.

Our driver will be there to pick you up toward airport for a flight to Danang. On arrival, you will be met by our guide and proceed 40 km further to Hoi An. Check in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 6: Hoi An – Sightseeing (B)

After breakfast, you will take a guided walk around tiny town of Hoi An with the stops at a 400 year – old Japanese Bridge, a 300 year-old Chinese temple, and a 200 year – old Vietnamese former merchants’ house.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue (B)

After breakfast, you will be free in Hoi An until check out time.

In the afternoon, you will travel along one of Vietnams most scenic highways to Hue (3.5hr). Stop on the way at white sand of Lang Co Beach and the top of Hai Van Pass. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 8: Hue - Full day city tour (B)

After breakfast, you will visit the impressive home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors (1820-1945), the Imperial City and the Royal Citadel. Continue by boat on Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol or religion and spirit of Hue people.

In the afternoon visit tomb of King Minh Mang followed by a visit to the tomb of King Khai Dinh.

Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 9: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Flight: Morning flight arrive in Saigon before 12:00

Breakfast at your hotel and you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival, you’re met by our guide and visit the moving War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue to the Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975. The tour finishes with Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Afternoon is free at leisure! Overnight in Hoi An.

Optional half day excursion:

This afternoon, explore the country side by easy biking. Bike among villages, seeing the gardens, meeting local farmers. Keeping biking to the rice paddy field throughout the shrimp farm, on the ways, taking picture about duck farms, shrimps farms, cows, birds, bamboo... Arriving water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat. Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Free day for relax or self explore this bustlng city.

Optional full day excursion with lunch:

After breakfast, take only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brick kiln to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits. Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.

After lunch (included in this tour), we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Our car will be picked you up there back to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight.

 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

Today you will be free in Ho Chi Minh City until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Optional half day excursion:

This morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals and command centers. During the Vietnam War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been opened for visitors. Back to your hotel after 4 hour tour.

 

OUR SELECTED HOTELS

Accommodation based on the room category mentioned below. Higher room grade can be arranged subject to availability and additional charge

Destination Standard – 3* Superior – 4* Deluxe – 5*
Hanoi

Larosa hotel/Adamas

Or similar

Thien Thai hotel

Or similar

Nikko Hotel

Or similar

Ha Long Bay

Oriental Sail cruise

Or similar

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Or similar

Starlight

Or similar

Hue

Rosaleen hotel

Or similar

Romance hotel

Or similar

Indochina Palace

Or similar

Hoi An

Venus hotel

Or similar

Thanh Binh Riverside hotel

Or similar

Sunrise resort

Or similar

Ho Chi Minh city

Sonnet Hotel

Or similar

Bay Hotel/Muong Thanh

Or similar

New World Hotel

Or similar

 

Note:   All hotel classifications are determined in agreement with the local authorities

Check-in Hours: 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m; Check-out hours: 11:00 or 12:00

Guaranteed check in upon arrival (before 12.00): +100% charge of the night before

Guaranteed check out until 18.00: +50% charge on room rate

Guaranteed check out after 18.00: +100% charge on room rate

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees, and boat, tuktuk fees where applicable
  • Cyclo ride in Ha Noi Old quarter (one cyclo per guest)
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
  • Tours with local English speaking guide in each destination, except free day and from Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi
  • Bottled mineral waters and wet wipe on car during the tour
  • Government taxes

 

BEACH POST TOURS

MUI NE BEACH – 4D/3N

 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city Mui Ne (B)

After breakfast, our driver will drive you to your resort in Mui Ne, which is 4.5 hours away from Ho Chi Minh city. Free after arrival at your resort. Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

Day 2-3: Mui Ne (B)

It is free day for you to relax at beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.

 

Day 4: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh city Departure (B)

At good time, our driver will pick you up to transfer you to international airport in Ho Chi Minh city for your departure flight.

 

NHA TRANG/PHU QUOC BEACH – 4D/3N

 

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city Nha Trang/Phu Quoc island (B)

Today our driver will drive you to airport for short domestic flight to Nha Trang/Phu Quoc. Upon arrival, take another transfer to your resort/hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang/Phu Quoc island.

Note:   Raining season in Nha Trang is from Dec to Jan.

            Raining season in Phu Quoc is from Middle of May to end of Oct

 

Day 2-3: Nha Trang/Phu Quoc island (B)

Free day for relax or self discover. Overnight in Nha Trang/Phu Quoc island.

 

Day 4: Nha Trang/Phu Quoc island - Ho Chi Minh city Departure (B)

Today, you will take again a domestic flight back to Ho Chi Minh city to connect your international flight.

 

OUR SELECTED HOTELS

Accommodation based on the room category mentioned below. Higher room grade can be arranged subject to availability and additional charge

Destination Superior – 4* Deluxe – 5*
Mui Ne Aroma Victoria Phan Thiet
Nha Trang Liberty Central Muong Thanh Luxury
Phu Quoc island Mercury The Shell



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