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  1. 1. 1www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! CLASSICAL VIETNAM 20 DAYS Trip Highlights: · Kayaking in Halong Bay . Explore Historical site. . Enjoy wonderful landscape in Central Highland . Pleasure on beach BRIEF: Day 1 Hanoi Arrival Day 2 Hanoi city tour (B, L) Day 3 Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B,L) Day 4 Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long – Cat Ba (L,D) Day 5 Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Gai Harbor – Hanoi – Hue (night train) (B,L) Day6 Hue city tour (B,L) Day 7 Hue –DMZ –Hue (B, L) Day 8 Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B,L) Day 9 Hoi An (B,L) Day 10 Da Nang – Nha Trang (B, L) Day 11 Nha Trang (B) Day 12 Nha Trang (B) Day 13 Nha Trang – Da Lat (B, L) Day 14 Da Lat (B) Day 15 Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh (B,L) Day 16 Ho Chi Minh city tour (B, L)
  2. 2. 2www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Day 17 Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai – Cu Chi (B,L) Day 18 Ho Chi Minh – Mekongdelta (B,L, D) Day 19 Mekongdelta (B,L) Day 20 Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) ITINERARY: Day 1 HANOI ARRIVAL Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival in Noi Bai international airport, our driver will pick you up at airport. Transfer to hotel Check in hotel. Overnight in Elegance Hotel in Hanoi Day 2 Hanoi city tour 8.30, A morning sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his Stilt house, One-Pillared pagoda, Temple of Literature and Tran Quoc pagoda in West Lake. Lunch in a Koto – a non-profit restaurant with delicious Vietnamese Food. In the afternoon, visit the Ethnology Museum and Hoan Kiem Lake. Water puppet show at the end of the day. Back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Elegance Hotel in Hanoi Day 3 Hanoi – Hoa Lu –Tam Coc 8.30, Transfer through the countryside to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century. On arrival visit Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh dynastic temple. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon board a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways and beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies to the stunning Tam Coc caves. Back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
  3. 3. 3www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Overnight in Elegance Hotel in Hanoi/ La Belle View hotel. Day 4 Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long – Cat Ba (L,D) 07.45–08.15: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus 12.00: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor. 13.00: Check- in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing 13.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring by the fascinating formations of the Bay. 15.00: Cruise to Cap La. 16.30: Enjoy paddling around Cap Lafishing village by kayak. 17.45: Back to junk for swimming or relaxing. 19.00: Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do Overnight on board Day 5Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Gai Harbor – Hanoi (B,L) – Hue – night train 07.30: Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air. 08.30: Visit Thien Canh Son cave. Then, enjoy swimming. 10.00: Start cruising towards the harbor while a Buffet lunch is served. 11.45: Disembark. Fare well. 16.00: Arrive in Hanoi. Take a rest & bath at New moon hotel before trafer to Hue by Open bus
  4. 4. 4www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Day 6 Hue city tour (B,L) At 8am, depart from your hotel in Hue, we start our day with a leisurely boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest religious structures with its famous seven-storey octagonal-shaped tower. Continue with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, visiting the Noon Gate and Forbidden City. After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument, depart for lunch at a local restaurant to try some renowned Hue cuisine. In the afternoon, we will drive out Hue outskirt to visit Tu Duc Tomb, the most typical tomb in Hue which was used as the second palace of King Tu Duc before his death. Then visit Khai Dinh Tomb, the gaudy and crumbling tomb, famous for its grandiose concrete structure, which is completely unlike other tombs in Hue. If time allowed, we can pay a visit at Dong Ba Market. Driver will take you back hotel, enjoy Hue evening by your own. Day 7 Hue – DMZ Dong Ha - Quang Tri - Con Tien - Doc Mieu - Hue (B,L) 8 am – Our guide and car will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city then transfer to Dong Ha town to visit the Demilitarization Zone.
  5. 5. 5www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! This tour to DMZ will take you back to the war sites including Hien Luong bridge, Museum, Ben Hai river, the 17th Parallel, Vinh Moc tunnel and Cua Tung beach. The driver will ride you back to Dong Ha town for having lunch at the restaurant. Pm – You will go on visiting Dakrong bridge, Ho Chi Minh trail. You also have chance to meet Paco minority people in the Viet Nam Central. The last place of this day trip is Khe Sanh Combat Base. Then the drive transfers you back to Hue around 7pm Day 8 Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B,L) Driver will pick you up at your hotel after breakfast to tranfer Hoi An. On the way stop to visit Lang Co beach, Marble Mountain, Hai Van Pass and Cham Museum in Danang. Lunch in local restaurant. Check in hotel in Hoi An. Free for your own leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hoi An. Day 9 Hoi An (B,L) Have breakfast at your hotel. Guide pick you up around 8h30 AM for walking ancient quarter in Hoi An then have lunch at restaurant in Hoi An. Enjoy Cua Dai – a wonderful and tender beach on your afternoon. Driver pick you up to tranfer Danang station to take train to Nha Trang at 7 PM Day 10 Da Nang – Nha Trang (B) Driver pick you up at Nha Trang station to check in hotel Enjoy your pleasure time in Nha Trang peaceful beach. Day 11 Nha Trang (B) Free time to enjoy beach.
  6. 6. 6www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Day 12 Nha Trang (B) Free time to enjoy beach. Day 13 Nha Trang – Da Lat (B,L) Driver will pick you up after your breakfast at Hotel around 8h30’. It takes about 4 hours to tranfer Da Lat. Check in hotel in Da Lat, enjoy your lunch in restaurant in Da Lat . Visit Truc Lam Thien Vien Temple and continue to Bao Dai’s villa, a base for the last emperor on his many hunting expeditions to the surrounding hills. Also visit the cathedral and Da Lat’s bustling market, packed with produce such as locally grown flowers and fruits Day 14 Da Lat (B) Free of your own leisure Day 15 Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh (B,L) Driver will pick you up after your breakfast at hotel to visit Crazy house ( Hang Nga guest hourse and Art Galary), Dalat lake of Sights and Datanla waterfalls. Enjoy your lunch at restaurant then go to You are picked up at Tan Son Nhat airport , go for lunch. Day 16 Ho Chi Minh city tour (B,L)
  7. 7. 7www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Found things you want to visit on Trip Advisor or Lonely Planet? Our “Must-see” tour will take you to Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, The Old Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral and end of the day with famous Ben Thanh Market. Lunch in local restaurant is included. Day 17 Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai – Cu Chi (B,L) 8.30, departs to Tay Ninh, 100km north of Saigon. Visit the Caodai Holy See for the daily noontide ceremony with hundreds of worshippers attired in lively red, yellow, blue and white and chanting religious hymns. Attend the colorful mass at noon before lunch in a local restaurant and then continue to Cu Chi tunnels, famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. Back to hotel in the afternoon. Day 18 Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Dong Hoa Hiep – Vinh Long (D,L) Your wonderful trip visiting the fertile land of the biggest rice basket of Vietnam starts after your boarding our charming wooden boat, the Mekong Queen to visit the colorful Cai Be floating market, one of the many well-known and the biggest floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam, which was formed during the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. Witness the liveliness of this unique market with hundred boats filled with fruits, vegetables, and other products making it very busy the whole day. Traders live on the river and some link their lives with boats like their mobile houses for generations and their products are hung on bamboo poles in front of the boats as an exclusive way of advertising. After the Cai Be floating market, pay a visit to local factories where you will learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and other local products/crafts are made. Enjoy the local flavor with a delicious home hosted lunch at a 100-year old Mandarin house, where at least four generations of the family have been living. After lunch, enjoy a walk around the orchard to get to know about the family’s livelihood. Return to the main
  8. 8. 8www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! boar by a fun sampan ride through a peaceful canal before taking 50 minute upstream cruise on the Mekong River. En route, some possible stops at the local fruit orchard or bonsai for better understandings about the local life. Upon arrival at the home stay located on a small island, take some rest on your own or make some further own exploration of the village before returning for dinner. The family will be your host this evening and they are happy to share with you in details about the typical life in the Mekong region. Optional activity is to join with them in the kitchen for part of the cooking process if you like. - 09:00 am: Arrive at Cai Be pier and start boarding the Mekong Queen - 09:15 am: Sight-see Cai Be floating market - 09:25 am: Disembark and walk to visit the local old church and craft factories - 10:10 am: Re-board the cruise and head to visit a brick factory - 10:40 am: Visit the brick factory - 11:00 am: Continue your boat trip toward the palm roof making family - 11:20 am: Arrive and interact with the local artisans - 11:35 am: Continue the boat trip - 11:50 am: Disembark and walk to a local home for lunch - 12:05 pm: Enjoy lunch - 13:30 pm: Take the sampan ride back to your cruise - 13:40 pm: Cruise upstream the Mekong River to a local home stay in Vinh Long - 15:00 pm: Arrive and enjoy some resting on your own - 19:00 pm: Enjoy the dinner with the family with some possible interaction with the members. - 21:00 pm: On own Day 19 Mekongdelta After an intimate breakfast with the family, follow a small village path along the river to see the daily life of the locals with the stop is a village market which is just held early in the morning for the so busy farmers to buy things for the day. Immerse in the cultural interaction with the locals before going back to the family to bid farewell to your hosts and cruise back to the mainland. Stop on the way to visit Mr. Tam Ho (No.8 Tiger) family and take a walk around his nursery garden to learn how the seedlings of several tropical fruit trees are grown in order to provide to almost all farmers in the area. You then continue the excursion to the handicraft village to visit a ceramic tile factory, a tofu and fish sauce factory, a blacksmith’s, a roof Thatcher’s and a rice husking factory which are all run by the local families and also one of the places where some local people can earn their living. Say goodbye to your local friends for the ride back to your hotel. - 07:00 am: Have breakfast - 08:30 am: Farewell to the local family and cruise toward Vinh Long town - 09:00 am: Stop to visit a local fruit garden of Mr. Tam Ho - 09:30 am: Continue your cruise to a local brick factory - 09:45 am: Arrive and visit the brick factory - 10:15am: Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long main pier - 10:30 am: Stop en route to visit and take photo of the fish farms - 11:30 am: Arrive at Vinh Long pier. Disembark and bid farewell to your crew for a 3-hr drive - back to Saigon
  9. 9. 9www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! Day 20 Ho Chi Minh departure (B) Have free time to enjoy the last day in Vietnam. Driver pick you up to airport to take flight. End of Service./. INCLUDED OF THE ABOVE SERVICE: - Accommodation in twin/ double sharing basis with daily breakfast - All private transfer and transportation - English speaking guide (no guide on airport transfers, if you want to be included, please make a request) - Boat trip in Halong Bay - Kayaking in Halong Bay - Flight/ train tickets. - Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner) - Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets - Services charges and Government taxes, EXCLUDED OF THE ABOVE SERVICE: - Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program - Visa stamping fee in Vietnam (25USD for Single entry and 50 USD for Multi Entry at the airport). - Personal travel insurance - International flights to and from Vietnam - All personal expenses - All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide Note: - Itinerary can be run in reserve - Check in time is normally at 14.00, check out time is normally at 12:00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels. - The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.
  10. 10. 10www. Best Deals, Expert Advice! LIST OF ACCOMMODATION RECOMMENDED City Superior Hanoi Hanoi Elegance Hotel La belle Vie hotel Halong Dragon Pearl Hue Hue Smile hotel Hoi An Ancient house resort Nha Trang Starlet Hotel Nha Trang Da Lat Golf 3 Da Lat hotel ach-san-Golf-3-da-Lat.html Sai Gon Liberty hospitality 3 Mekong Queen TERMS & CONDITIONS BOOKING PROCEDURE (1) Travel Sense Asia requires at least 30% advance deposit to hold the booking. This amount can be paid by credit card (through our secured payment system) , PayPal or bank transfer. We accept Visa, Maser and AMEX Card. (2) Remainder of total cost can be paid at Travel Sense Asia ’s office in cash or credit card. HOTEL CHECK IN- CHECK OUT TIME
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