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Vietnam At A Glance 9 Day/8 Nights

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HANOI – HALONG – HOIAN – HUE – SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA

This journey comprising most of the highlights, will give you “a glance of Vietnam”. The trip from North to South will bring you experience of Vietnam’s friendly people, rich history and diversified culture.


Day 1  Arrival Hanoi 

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. 

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Overnight: Medallion Hotel, 3 star, deluxe room for 2 nights.  Click here for details on the hotel.


Day 2  Hanoi city tour

Your morning tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex which includes the Presidential Palace (façade only), the One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Temple of Literature. Lunch is at a selected local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, enjoy a cyclo ride tour through Hanoi Old Quarter, followed by the traditional water puppet show. At night you are free at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch


Day 3   Hanoi – Halong (with guide on board)

Have breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 – 08:30 Shuttle bus picks up at hotel & transfers to Ha Long

12:30 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on

12:45 Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.

13:15 Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long

15:00 Explore Vung Vien village and learn about life in Ha Long Bay communities.

16:00 Visit Vung Ha beach for kayaking, swimming, and relaxing in one of the Bay’s hidden

17:00 Relax back at the boat as we cruise into the secluded Dong Tien Lake where the boat will

17:30 Sunset party and happy hour on the sundeck.

18:00 Cooking class offering lessons in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

19:30 Dinner will be served with Authentic Vietnamese Cuisines

21:00 Relax and enjoy the evening or choose from a variety of activities including board games

23:00 End of program for Day One.

Please note: the itinerary is subject to change due to bad weather!

Marguerite Cruise, 3 star, deluxe cabin with Kayaking included. Click here to see more information.    

Meals : Breakfast,lunch and dinner.


Day 4  Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An

06:30 Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.

07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Sung Sot Cave area.

8:00 Explore the Sung Sot Cave, the largest and most impressive of Ha long Bay’s extensive cave system.

09:00 Return to the boat for check out.

10:00 Flower carving demonstration on Sun Deck

10:45 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over Lunch as the boat cruises back to shore.

12:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.

16:30 Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

Then our tour guide pick you up at the hotel and drive to Noi Bai airport for a short flight to Danang. 

On arrival in Danang, you will have warm welcome with your tour guide and transfer to Hoian for relaxing. Stay overnight in Hoian.

Overnight: Phu Thinh boutique Hotel, 3 star, superior room, 2nights.  Click here for more information on the hotel.      

Meals : Breakfast and lunch.


Day 5   Tra Que Village – Hoian city

After breakfast, drive or bike from resort to Tra Que (5kms). It is a charming village on the edge of Hoi An, named after the sweet scented vegetables that spice up the daily meals of the local people. Experience a day of living and working with the local people at the village, in which you will have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers. Lunch will be served at their house. After lunch, have the foot massage at home then biking back to town. 

Afternoon, we have a tour of Hoian, a charming and colorful village. Explore this small charming city with busy local market, ornate Chinese temples, long-standing Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoian Museum, Kwan Kung Temple, Phung Hung Ancient House and traditional workshops. 

This evening we will recommend you to have dinner at the fabulous Secret Garden restaurant, setting in a lovely, privileged garden located in the heart of Hoi An.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch.


Day 6    Hoian – Danang – Hue 

This morning, depart Hoian for Hue, widely known for its monuments built under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). Admire beautiful landscapes on the road through the Hai Van Pass and panoramic view of the clouds, the sea and the mountains at the scenic Lang Co lagoon.

On arrival in Hue, have lunch with Hue typical cakes like banh beo, banh loc…

The afternoon tour begins with a visit to the former Imperial city, Next, visit Tu Hieu Pagoda which is oldest pagoda in Vietnam, and we can see young monks practicing martial arts in the pagoda’s yard.

Have a home style dinner at the local house. Savor with special dishes and enjoy royal tea with the open atmosphere of a hospitality and friendly family. Overnight in Hue 

Overnight: Midtown Hotel Hue, 3 star with deluxe river view.  For more information about the hotel, click here.

Meals : Breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Day 7   Hue – Saigon

Today, we visit Thanh Toan ancient roofed bridge “built over 200 years ago” viewing the countryside village “this is a real local touch”.

Take a boat ride on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, a symbol of Hue, viewing rural landscape and local activities on the way. The tour brings visitors to the historic city of Hue, once the political, cultural and religious heart of Viet Nam. Then transfer to Phu Bai airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. 

Overnight: Alagon Central hotel, 3 star, deluxe room and 3 night stay.  Click here for more information on the hotel.                       

Meals : Breakfast only.


Day 8    Saigon

A half day tour begins with a walking tour around downtown Saigon: colonial quarter Opera House, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office and the Reunification Palace (or War Remnants Museum). Then visit China Town with its Binh Tay market. Lunch at local restaurant and the rest of afternoon is free at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch.


Day 9     Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon

Drive to Cai Be (2,5 hours). Take boat trip to visit Cai Be Floating market and locall village with their traditional business of making for living: making poped-rice cake, rice paper and coconut candy. Then we proceed to Binh Hoa Phuoc island to visit Bonsai garden. Next, take a boat ride through small canals and enjoy traditional music. Enjoy lunch with Mekong Delta specialties. Back to Saigon and overnight in Saigon.

Meals : Breakfast and lunch.


Day 10    Departure Saigon

Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (embroideries, silk, lacquer, ware) or at leisure before check out. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for departure. Have a safe trip!

Meals : Breakfast


TOUR PRICE FOR GROUP (10 DAYS)

Price Per Person in USD

Oct – Dec 2015

Jan – April 2016

May – Sept 2016

Group of  2- 3 people

US$ 1,369.00

US$ 1,379.00

US$ 1,329.00

Group of 4 – 6 people

US$ 1159.00

US$1169.00

US$ 1119.00

Single supplement

US$ 430.00

US$ 430.00

US$ 400.00

INCLUSIVE :
  • Accommodation as per itinerary on twin share basis with ABF
  • Private transportations as per itinery
  • Meal as program: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner.
  • Entrance fees to sights listed.
  • Water Puppet show ticket
  • Cyclo fees in Hanoi
  • Complimentary (2) bottle of mineral water per person per day tour
EXCLUSIVE :
  • Personal expenses (drink, tips etc.)
  • All air fares, international airport tax, visa fee.
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Entry visa to Vietnam
  • Surcharge fee on peak season, such as the period 04-14Feb, etc…
  • Compulsory dinner if any

All that is not mentioned in the Inclusive list.

THE CURRENT AIRFARES:       

HAN - DAD: US$ 150.00

HUI - SGN: US$ 150.00

(Above airfares are a current price; actually airfares from all gateways will be advised at the time of booking. Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional; determined at the time of ticketing)

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