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Vietnam Experience Tour - 13 Days / 12 Nights

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City

Day 01: Ha Noi arrival

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hanoi
Meals Nil
Check in time: After 14PM, early check in is not included in the tour fare
Distance Noi Bai Airport - Hanoi Central: 35 km -> 50 minute transfer

Day 02: Ha Noi full day city tour (B. L.)

Cyclo tour
Drive into the sights, sounds, and scents of Hanoi on this full-day sightseeing tour of Vietnam's bustling capital. Your first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the last resting place of President Ho Chi Minh. Continue your tour at sites such as the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Then drive to the Temple of Literature, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Thong in 1070.
Following lunch at restaurant, transfer to visit the Ethnology Museum. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple with Sunrise Bridge.
Evening highlight will be a Water Puppet Performance - the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.
Overnight in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Au Delice Restaurant (or similar) - Western cuisine
Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday

Day 03: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B. L. D)

This morning depart from Ha Noi and travel by road through the Red River Delta to beautiful Halong Bay. The scenic drive will pass through rural landscapes before arriving at this World Heritage site. Upon arrival board the deluxe Bai Tho Junk Boat where you will enjoy a welcome drink and freshly caught seafood lunch whilst sailing out of the bay passing amazing shaped mountains. Later you will visit Sung Sot Cave then sail on to Titop Beach and Mountain. Weather permitting, you may wish to partake in a 400 steps climb up the mountain to enjoy a picturesque view of Halong Bay whilst viewing the sunset.
Overnight on board
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch & Dinner on board
Distance Hanoi - Ha long: 165km -> 4 hour transfer including break time on the way
Note: The itinerary above may be changed depending on the cruise we choose. It will be changed because of weather condition and other case of force majeure.

Day 04: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi - Hue (Br)

Enjoy early morning view of the bay's landscape. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. You will have free time to swim before sailing back to the harbour. After check out, have early lunch and then drive back to Noi Bai Airport for flight to Hue. On the way take short visit to Dong Trieu Pottery Village. Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Meals Breakfast/Brunch on board
Distance Hanoi Central - Noi Bai Airport: 30 km -> 50 minute transfer
Phu Bai airport - Hue central: 15km -> 30 minute transfer

Estimate flight: VN1545 HAN - HUI 19 15 - 20 25, excluded in the tour fare

Day 05: Hue full day city tour (B. L.)

Today visit Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled Vietnam between 1802 and 1945, then take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda, before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum's of Tu Duc. Emperor Tu Duc, who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago, built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theatre performances. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. After that, free at your leisure at Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Y Thao Garden restaurant or similar - Vietnamese food

Day 06: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B. L.)

Morning depart Hue to Hoi An by road via Danang (approximately 110km). Drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass for views of the Pacific Ocean and famous Long Co fishing village. On the way to Hoi An visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain village. Upon arrival in Hoi An check-in to the hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Khong Gian Xua restaurant or similar - Vietnamese food
Distance: Hue Central - Danang: 110 km -> 2.5 hour transfer
Danang - Hoian: 35 km -> 45 minute transfer

Day 07: Hoi An cooking class - Hoi An Ancient Town (B. L)

Activities: Take part in a cooking class at Tam Tam cafe restaurant (110 Nguyen Thai Hoc str., Hoian Town), visit local market, make the delicious dish by yourself and then enjoy it, take a copy of receipt. Itinerary: Your trip today will help you have chance to indulge in the endless variety of Vietnamese cuisine. In the morning you will take part in a hands-on cooking class. It's time for you to learn about the art of traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Firstly you will explore the lively local Market for preparing to the demonstration. Donning a chef's uniform, you will learn how to make a number of regional delicacies, such as Crispy fried shrimps, spring rolls, Grileed beef in Lot leaves and Grilled Fish in banana leaves. After that you will have time to enjoy delicious dishes that you created in the cooking class. Especially, you also have chance to take a copy of the recipes to do the delicious dishes again in your home.
In the afternoon, take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Phuc Kien Temple, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful local markets.
Overnight in Hoian
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Tam Tam Café cooking class centre - Vietnamese food

Day 08: Hoi An free and easy (B)

Free leisure time to explore Hoi An Town or relax at the beach.
Overnight in Hoian
Meals Breakfast at hotel

Day 09: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B. D.)

Take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City still call Saigon by many locals' people. On arrival visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, and War Museum where we can view the displays and photographs during the Vietnam War in the 70s. Continue to visit Reunification Palace, the democratic regime of former South Vietnam and enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Check-in to hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at Cordon Blue restaurant or similar - Western cuisine
Estimate flight: VN103 DAD - SGN 07 55 - 09 10, excluded in the tour fare
Distance Hoian Central - Danang Airport: 35km -> 45 minute transfer
Tan Son Nhat airport - Saigon central: 8km -> 30 minute transfer

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City (B.L.)

Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground system covering nearly 250km, which was shelter to over 16.000 locals and communist guerrillas during the war. On arrive watch a short video showing how the tunnels constructed, then exploring the hidden tunnels and on display are various mantraps. Afternoon free leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Ben Nay restaurant or similar - Vietnamese cuisine

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B.L.)

Morning depart to Mekong Delta (Vinh Long Province); drive overland to Cai Be, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. On arrival Cai Be, board a sampan boat to visit Cai Be floating market and experience how local people exchange their goods, fruit and many other commodities on the river. Continue to Vinh Long through small canals. Enjoy lunch with fresh food in the heart of fruit garden. Visit an old colonial house and a rice corn factory. Late afternoon drive back to the city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Meals Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Mekong Restop restaurant or similar - Vietnamese cuisine

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

Morning is free time. Late afternoon meet your guide at the hotel and transfer to airport for your flight home.

Day 13: Arrive home

Arrive home with many memorable experiences.

Season Standard from
2015-2016 £1697pp
HOTEL INFORMATION (Used below hotels or similar)

Location 4* 5*
Hanoi Lan Vien - Superior
Sunway - Superior
Sheraton - Deluxe
Halong Huong Hai Sealife - Suite Victory Star - Deluxe
Hue Huong Giang - Deluxe City View La Residence - Superior
Hoian River Beach - Deluxe Sunrise Hoian - Deluxe
Saigon Golden Central - ROH Sofitel Plaza - Superior

Description Period Surcharge
Christmas 2014 24 Dec 2014 On request
New Year 2015 31 Dec 2014 On request
Vietnamese Lunar New Year 2015 15 - 28 Feb 2015 On request
Hotel accommodation with twin/double sharing rooms as hotel below or similar
Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch. D=Dinner)
2D1N on Junk in Halong Bay with twin/double cabin (private cabin and sharing cruise with other clients)
Private transfer and transportation on tour : 7 seat car
Sightseeing with English speaking guide (01 guide in each city)
In house sharing English speaking guide on cruise in Halong Bay. If you need our private guide, please let us know, we will advise you surcharge if any
Single entrance fees as in the itinerary
Water puppet show in Hanoi with first class
Mineral water with 1 bottle of 500ml/ tour day/ pax
Early check in on the second day in the morning flight
Speed board from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
Train ticket from Hanoi to Hue - one way (sharing 6 berth cabin soft sleeper with AC)
Private boat trip in Perfume river & Cai Be floating market
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All international airport tax
International and Internal flight ticket
Early check in or late checkout are not mentioned in our program - Check in time at hotel: after 14h00 pm & Check out at hotel: before 12h00 at noon
Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)
Optional tours
Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate
Drink & Beverage in meals
Tipping and the other services are not mentioned above
Other services not mentioned above

Additional Information
Our rate is quoted in US dollars per adults based on twin/double room and applied for private tour.
The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increasing petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will of course keep you well informed.
The above quotation is based on a group of 02 pax and should the numbers decrease, we reserve the right to revise the package rate.
Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in period of high and peak season.
All the above points of interest are open for visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest.
Above itinerary is based on the current flight schedule. In case of flight changes, the itinerary will be changed accordingly.
Check in time: at hotel: after 14h00 - on cruise: before 12h00 at noon
Check out: at hotel & on cruise: before 12h00 at noon
The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition, flight, type of class and operating conditions.
Meals are fusion on with daily normal breakfast at hotel. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the arrival date.
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