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21 days tour program focus on Vietnam culture, traditional and history leading you from cities with museums to handy-craft villages and exploring natures of the Halong bay World heritage, rowing on Perfume river in Hue to visit Tombs and charming of Phuoc Duyen tower, 24 hours tailor made in Hoian old town, relaxing on beautiful beach of Nha Trang and board on deluxe cruise along Mekong delta

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Culture & history tour

  1. 1. JEWEL TOURS International Travel license:01-043/2009/TCDL-GP-LHQT NT building, 50 – 52 Yen Bai 1 Street., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 39746373/ 6; Fax: (84) 4 39746374 ; Hot lines: (84) 913216684 Email: info@jeweltours.com ; Direct email: dinh@jeweltours.com Website: http://www.jeweltours.com ; www.jewelbooking.com CULTURE & HISTORY TOUR/ 21 DAYS 20 NIGHTS 21 days tour program focus on Vietnam culture, traditional and history leading you from cities with museums to handy-craft villages and exploring natures of the Halong bay World heritage, rowing on Perfume river in Hue to visit Tombs and charming of Phuoc Duyen tower, 24 hours tailor made in Hoian old town, relaxing on beautiful beach of Nha Trang and board on deluxe cruise along Mekong delta Tour route from A to G Day 1 – 2: Arrival Hanoi & Tour Welcome on arrival and getting to know our culture, traditional and history through museum in Hanoi capital Day 3 – 5: Handy Craft villages around Hanoi Explore 12th century Bat Trang ceramic village, 16th century of Dong Ho painting village, charming of But Thap pagoda with the greatest Vietnamese masterpieces objects since 17th century. Visit old temple of fisherman in Quan Lan islands and interacting with pure Vietnamese with your easy bikes. Day 6 – 8: Enjoy 3 days program on board in Halong bay Let relax and enjoy your trip by overnight on board in Halong bay, the World Heritage in North Vietnam viewing Sun rise and Sun setting over the spectacular of lime stones mountains rising from green and clear ocean. Day 9 – 12: Hue history & Hoian old town Centre part of Vietnam in reach culture, history where you are going to visit Hue Citadel, Nguyen tomb, cruise on Perfume river by Dragon boat, 24 hours tailor made clothes in Hoian, go to My Son Holy land enjoy the Cham performance and tasting delicious Hoian cuisines Day 13 – 16: Relaxing on beach in Nha Trang On your own at beautiful beach of Vietnam Nha Trang, you can go Mud Bath by Taxi or Motobike taxi, at the place not only Mud bath but also Spring pool which you can fully relax Day 17 – 18: Ho Chi Minh city & history Continue on to Ho Chi Minh city used to name as the Peal of Indochina where you can see a big different to all cities in Vietnam you have gone through. Here you can full enjoy like busy city around Asia something like small Bangkok. You also explore incredible of Cu Chi tunnels with about 250km under the World. Day 19 – 21: Mekong delta explore Enjoy your trip on Mekong eyes cruise with easy going to view daily life of people living on banks of Mekong river. You will return to city in the afternoon on day 20 to spend last minute shopping before departure. Details program Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi (D)
  2. 2. JEWEL TOURS International Travel license:01-043/2009/TCDL-GP-LHQT NT building, 50 – 52 Yen Bai 1 Street., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 39746373/ 6; Fax: (84) 4 39746374 ; Hot lines: (84) 913216684 Email: info@jeweltours.com ; Direct email: dinh@jeweltours.com Website: http://www.jeweltours.com ; www.jewelbooking.com Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi. Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L) There is a full day explore city of Hanoi starting by History Museum get the over view of our country then continue to model history of Vietnam starting at Ho Chi Minh complex area: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, President Palace, House on Stilt, One pillar pagoda then continue to Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam built 1070. After lunch you are continue to visit Ethnology museum to get some general information about the hill tribe groups in Vietnam before accessing to stay with local family in remote area Vietnam. Day 3: Hanoi – Bat Trang ceramic - Dong Ho painting – But Thap pagoda (B/L) Bat Trang ceramic since 12 century, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Red river. At the village you will have chance to visit many family still making ceramic in traditional ways to make vases, bowls, dishes...as well as a creative products of ceramic for beautiful landscapes, cultures paintings about Vietnam. After lunch you will continue to Dong Ho painting village existing 600 years ago when people start to make the printed paintings on papers, nowadays not only you can buy the paintings but also the impressive mode on wood which will always remind you about the un-forgettable visit to Red river delta. Before you return to Hanoi let stop by the But Thap pagoda with various valuable ancient objects and wooden statues which are consider as Vietnamese masterpieces of 17 century. Overnight in Hanoi Day 4: Hanoi – Halong – Quan Lan island (B/L) After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to Van Don. On the way, we stop in Hai Duong for a short break. You will have lunch at Van Don town before take speed boat to Quan Lan island at 14:00. The beautiful speed boat between the amazing limestone island will take us about 50 minutes. On arrival, you will be taken directly to the hotel by local transportation – Tuk Tuk. You then will enjoy a dinner with freshly local sea food cooked by warmly local people. Overnight in a hotel in Quan Lan. Day 5: Quan Lan island cycling and relax (B/L) After breakfast this morning group will take cycles around the island, we will together explore nearby pagoda, rice fields, big sand dunes and old ruins houses. We will also discover some of the best beautiful beaches in North Vietnam for swimming and relax. Overnight in Quan Lan. Day 6: Quan Lan island – Van Don - Halong (B/L/D)
  3. 3. JEWEL TOURS International Travel license:01-043/2009/TCDL-GP-LHQT NT building, 50 – 52 Yen Bai 1 Street., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 39746373/ 6; Fax: (84) 4 39746374 ; Hot lines: (84) 913216684 Email: info@jeweltours.com ; Direct email: dinh@jeweltours.com Website: http://www.jeweltours.com ; www.jewelbooking.com Today we will take speed boat return Van Don and then transfer to Halong city for 3 days 2 nights on boat in Halong Bay. Arriving just before lunch, you’ll embark on a traditional Vietnamese junk. Take lunch on board and enjoy the afternoon and overnight cruise as it provides you with fantastic views of the fabulous scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands which amazingly rise from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves, some of which you’ll visit. Overnight on board in Halong Bay Day 7: Halong bay (B/L/D) Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more untouched locales. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking, cave exploring and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly; swimwear and a set of dry clothes, sunscreen, camera, etc. Overnight on board in Halong Bay. Day 8: Halong bay – Hanoi – Hue (B & Brunch) The tour continues with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s Head, Tortoise islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After an brunch check out and continue to travel though Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay for disembark, meet the driver and guide to transfer you back to Hanoi for your flight to Hue Vietnam’s last feudal capital. This small and quiet city is widely known for its magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in many small villages and surrounding hills. Then you are free. Overnight in Hue. Day 9: Hue tour (B) In the morning you will take a short transfer to starting point to start an easy biking through villages towards Gia Long Mausoleum, tomb of the first Nguyen emperor built from 1814 to 1820 among of green trees hills & still standing mandarin statues, elephants. Continue the trip you will board for a Dragon boat to cruise downstream of Perfume river visit Tu Duc Mausoleum with a romantic architecture between lotus lake, mausoleum and pine garden. He named as a Poem Emperor. Your next stop is charming of Thien Mu pagoda built in 1601 lying on the top of Ha Khe hill by side of the river, hidden behind 7 layers of Phuoc Duyen tower. Overnight in Hue Day 10: Hue – Hoian Old town (B) Upon leaving Hue you drive south to Hoian, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by traders from various cultures. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes of Lang co Beach. You stop en route to visit Non Nuoc Beach, Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe and the Cham Museum in Danang City before reach Hoian old town. Overnight in Hoian Day 11: Hoian tour (B/L) The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town,
  4. 4. JEWEL TOURS International Travel license:01-043/2009/TCDL-GP-LHQT NT building, 50 – 52 Yen Bai 1 Street., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 39746373/ 6; Fax: (84) 4 39746374 ; Hot lines: (84) 913216684 Email: info@jeweltours.com ; Direct email: dinh@jeweltours.com Website: http://www.jeweltours.com ; www.jewelbooking.com some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again. Overnight in Hoian. Day 12: Hoian – My Son Holyland (B) You will spend a half day to visit to World Heritage My Son Sanctuary which is about 45 km from Hoian. It was a holy land of Cham culture and Champa Kingdom from the 2th to the 17th century. The remains are the remarkable brick towers, whose origins and purpose will be explained by you guide. Afternoon free time at leisure, overnight again in Hoian Day 13: Hoian – Danang – Nha Trang (B) Your tour continues after an early breakfast with a transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Nha Trang, the second most popular Honeymoon destination in Vietnam. The fabulous sunny weather, turquoise water surrounding a string offshore islands and white sandy beach stretching the whole length of the city make Nha Trang an ideal place for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. Today the time free on your own after check in hotel we suggest you can go Mud Bath by Taxi or Motobike taxi, at the place not only Mud bath but also Spring pool which you can fully relax. Overnight in Nha Trang Day 14 - 16: Nha Trang – free (B) Day 17: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (B) There is some free time in Nha Trang until we transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. The rest time you are free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Day 18: Ho Chi Minh tour – Cu Chi tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) After breakfast, you are followed by a guided tour of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. You'll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam. After your own lunch you'll be driven to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network of approximately 200km constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American War. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Day 19: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be (B/L) This morning we will transfer to Cai Be to take cruise for 2 days 1 night on Mekong river 11:30: Boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in 12:00: Panorama cruise and lunch on board
  5. 5. JEWEL TOURS International Travel license:01-043/2009/TCDL-GP-LHQT NT building, 50 – 52 Yen Bai 1 Street., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (84) 4 39746373/ 6; Fax: (84) 4 39746374 ; Hot lines: (84) 913216684 Email: info@jeweltours.com ; Direct email: dinh@jeweltours.com Website: http://www.jeweltours.com ; www.jewelbooking.com 16:00: Guided land excursion – walk in orchards and small villages 17:30: Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck 19:00: Dinner on board, night on board Day 20: Mekong Eyes – Ho Chi Minh (B) 06:30: Morning cruise and morning tea break served until 08.30 08:30: Check-out of cabin. Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Be floating market. 10:00: Bicycle ride on backroads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals, or sampan rowing in small canals (only included for those pax using the shuttle service). 11:00: Brunch in the Ancient Anh Kiet House (only included for those pax using the shuttle service). 11:45: Return to Saigon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Day 21: Ho Chi Minh – Departure (B) There is some free time for your own exploration in Ho Chi Minh until we transfer to airport for your flight departure. The trip ends at airport. Trip notes: - Best time to travel: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar & Apr - Time to save money to travel: May - September Included in the tour price: • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver • Transportation from pier in Quan Lan to hotel or vice versa by tuk tuk • Accommodation: twin/ double sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nha Trang, Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh (economy class with tax) • Speed boat from Van Don – Quan Lan – Van Don • Bike for cycling in Quan Lan • Meal as mentioned in the program • Entrance fee to indicated sights • Boat trip in Halong Bay, Hue and Mekong Delta • English speaking guide Exclusive: Other meals, tips, drinks, international airport taxes, single room supplements, peak season surcharges, personal expenses, travel insurance, visas, flights in and out Vietnam, any optional additional tours or activities during free time.

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