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BEAUTY OF VIETNAM

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Duration

6D 5N

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • REMARKS
  • Kindly note there is no Indian food on a cruise in Ha Long Bay so meals on the cruise will be served with local food/ seafood or vegetarian food.
  • Kindly note that we do not include any meal except breakfast at the hotel. If you want to add on, please see below for supplement
  • COST DETAILS: All rates are per person sharing a DBL/BB basis

Itinerary

DAY 1 – HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL – HALF DAY CITY TOUR (NO MEAL)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City early morning, welcome by our guide and transfer to hotel for having breakfast (NO EARLY CHECK IN). Normal check in time at hotel is 14:00 – 15:00, early check in is subject to availability
After breakfast, take visit of Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Move to Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built over 130 years ago by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Next, visit 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 Last. After that, we will visit Ben Thanh Market, a lively market in District 1, a bustling destination that's popular with tourists due to its central location. You can browse its wide selection of goods before your tour ends with transportation back to your hotel or drop-off at another central location, if you wish. Come back to hotel for check in, the rest of day is free time.
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: A hotel used in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 2 – SAIGON – FULL DAY MYTHO (MEKONG DELTA) (B)

Morning, after breakfast, travel by road 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 try riding a horse-pulled carriage. 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
Accommodation: A hotel used in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 3 – HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY CU CHI TUNNEL – FLIGHT TO HANOI (B)

After breakfast, check out hotel and transfer to Cu Chi, the northernmost suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were 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.

Come back to Ho Chi Minh and transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport for the flight (VN216-16:00/18:10) to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, pick up by our driver only (NO GUIDE) and transfer to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: A hotel used in Hanoi

DAY 4 – HANOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)

Morning pickup at 8:00 AM by driver and guide from Cruise Company from your hotel and depart to Ha Long 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 Ha Long 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. Ha Long 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.

Note: the itinerary of the cruise in Ha Long Bay will be changed following to your chosen cruise and weather.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Local Food), Dinner (Local Food)
Accommodation: A cruise used in Ha Long

DAY 5 – HA LONG – HANOI (B/Brunch)

Early risers can enjoy the splendid yet tranquil view of the bay at the crack of dawn. Breathe 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. Drop you at hotel, rest of day is free.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch
Accommodation: A hotel used in Hanoi

DAY 6 – HANOI – HALF DAY CITY TOUR - DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, check out hotel and take the city tour to visit Quan Thanh Temple which is one of the four temples that carry the religious message as if to keep the four gates of Thang Long in the past. After that, move to Ho Chi Minh Complex (OUTSIDE) which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. Explore Ba Dinh Square, an important point of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese, 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.

In the afternoon, visit 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. Afterwards, visit Hoan Kiem Lake or “Returned Sword Lake” which originated from a legend of a sacred sword. On an islet in the lake, there locates Ngoc Son Temple which is accessible by a classically red painted wooden bridge.

Depending on the flight time, transfer to Hanoi airport for the flight departure. End of our services.
Meals: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast and based on double/ twin or triple sharing
  • Package 2D1N Overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay with full board meals mention above
  • Meals as mentioned on the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch, or (D) for dinner.
  • 02 lunches + 01 dinners on a cruise in Ha Long Bay are local/ seafood
  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • Private boat for sightseeing in Mekong Delta
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Ho Chi Minh: 1 guide
  • Hanoi: 1 guide
  • Halong: In-house guide on a cruise to escort you and another guest during the cruise tour.
  • Complimentary Vietnam Visa Approval letter
  • Mineral water is available as complementary (01 bottles per pax per day).
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Visa stamping fee at the airport (25US$ for a single visa to Vietnam, paid by cash at the airport)
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Insurance, gratuities, and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program.

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