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Best Of Vietnam
15 Days / 14 Nights
Come and share our passion for this beautiful destination. Experience the dynamic atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City, the tranquil
backwaters of the Mekong Delta, the hill station of Dalat, the beaches and islands of Nha Trang, the history of Hoi An, the
majesty of Hue, the faded colonial elegance of Hanoi and the sheer wonder of Halong Bay. The ancient capital of Hoa Lu and
the scenic sight of Tam Coc is visited before end of the trip.
BRIEF ITINERARY :
Day 1 : Arrival Ho Chi Minh City Day 9 : Hoi An – Hue half day tour
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Day 10 : Hue City tour
Minh Day 11 : Hue – Fly to Hanoi – Hanoi half day walking tour
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho Day 12 : Hanoi – City tour – Halong Bay
Day 4 : Can Tho – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh Day 13 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5 : Ho Chi Minh - Dalat Day 14 : Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
Day 6 : Da Lat - Nhatrang Day 15 : Hanoi – Departure
Day 7 : Nhatrang tour
Day 8 : Nhatrang – Fly to Danang – Transfer to Hoi An
Accomodation categories :
Detailed Hotel and Resort
3star 4star 5star
Majestic Salute Flower Garden Melia
Hanoi or Zephyr hotel or Sunway hotel or Horison hotel
Bai Tho Emotion Ginger
Halong or Huong Hai Deluxe Junk or Emeraude Cruise or Bhaya Cruise
Duy Tan Saigon Morin/ Camellia Imperial
Hue or Festival hotel or Huong Giang hotel or Green hotel
Lotus hotel River Beach Golden Sand
Hoi An or Ancient House resort or Hoi An Beach resort or Victoria resort
Elios Rex Majestic
Saigon or Saigon Riverside hotel or Grand hotel or Renaissance Riverside hotel
Kim Tho Gold Can Tho
Can Tho or Saigon Can Tho hotel or Ninh Kieu II hotel
Victoria Can Tho
Dalat Empress or Golf 3 hotel
or Novotel hotel
Sofitel Dalat hotel
Nhatrang Lodge Sunrise Beach
Nhatrang Asia Paradise
or Yasaka Saigon hotel or Vin Pearl resort
DETAIL ITINERARY :
Day 1 : Arrival Ho Chi Minh City
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a
center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart,
is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. (If time permits) we stroll around
the downtown to explore the different local ways of life before welcome dinner at the local restaurant in Saigon.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Saigon, Tour guide, Meal : Dinner, Entrance fee
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh
Heading out of town we drive north to visit the head quarter of Cao Dai sect in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and
now numbers over 2 million members. On arrival we see the ornate temple and attend the fantastic mid-day service when the
followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.
Afterwards we continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by
Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and
schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Saigon, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho
The sightseeing tour acquaints us with some major sights of Ho Chi Minh City. We pass the now-demolished wartime American
Embassy on our way to the Reunification Palace. This famous edifice was the former residence of the President of Southern
Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame
Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum before
ending up our morning agenda at the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale! We travel by roads
through the rolling countryside to Can Tho, the largest town in the Mekong Delta. Overnight in Can Tho.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Can Tho, Private boat to cruise in Mekong Delta, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance
Day 4: Can Tho – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh
Upon leaving Can Tho we drive to Vinh Long and board a boat for an exciting excursion around the tributaries of the mighty
Mekong River. As a highlight of the trip we visit the various fascinating local cottages industries including rice paper makers,
bonsai nurseries as well as the vibrant floating market of Cai Be whose trading way is very interesting. After feasting on a huge
lunch followed with many seasonal fruits at an orchard, we weave our way through the intricate network of canals that are the
lifeblood of the Mekong Delta.
We return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the Cho Lon, Saigon's Chinatown, which is crammed with
fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Saigon, Private boat to cruise in Mekong Delta, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance
Day 5 : Ho Chi Minh – Dat Lat
The northbound journey begins as we depart Ho Chi Minh and pass through the many tea and coffee plantations to the hill
station of Da Lat, sometimes known as the 'City of Eternal Spring'. The drive is long but views are fantastic. On arrival we can
soak up the cool climate as much as we want by spending our time to wander around and catch our first glimpse of the town.
The influence of the French is prevalent since Da Lat was founded as a hill retreat for the colonials to escape the oppressive
heat of the coastal plains and the Mekong Delta. This charming town is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls
and rolling countryside. Overnight in Da Lat.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Dalat, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 6 : Da Lat - Nhatrang
An impressive way to start our day is a walk around the town. We then embark on a short drive past the charming pine hill to
visit the summer residence of Vietnam's last Emperor Bao Dai, who was forced to abdicate in 1945, shortly after the end of the
World War II. We follow this with a trip to the Lam Ty Ni Pagoda and the Hang Nga Guesthouse, well known as the Crazy
House because of its bizarre architecture. The central market and the old rail station are also visited this morning before we
travel by roads through the undulating terrains to the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang. Along the way we make stopover
at the scenic Ngoan Muc Pass and the Po Klong Jarai Cham Towers. These amazing structures represent an interesting culture
and a colorful history of the Cham people. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Nhatrang, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Entrance fee
Day 7 : Nhatrang tour
This excursion is designed for those of you searching for a unique adventure. We offer a wide variety of trips that should not be
missed. One of them is a mountain trip. Star from your hotel at 9.00 am, travel by van or motorbike (on request) throughout the
countryside and paddy fields. Take time to explore a minority village. Afterthat, take the mountain road to Hon Ba Forest to
discover the natures, streams & waterfalls….. Enjoy the picnic lunch & swim in the cool waters of the secret waterfalls. An
forgettable day’s adventure.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Nhatrang, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 8 : Nhatrang – Fly To Danang – Transfer to Hoi An
After early breakfast at the hotel. At 7:00am our dirver will pick you up and transfer to Nha Trang airport to catch flight (VN 334,
at 8:35am) to Danang, arrive in Danang at 9:50am you will be met and driven a short distance to Hoi An which was originally a
Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in
this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years
old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market. We visit these sights on an enchanting walking tour past many
low tiled houses scattered along the small streets, and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hoi An, Flight ticket : Nhatrang - Danang (Vietnam Airline), Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Entrance
Day 9 : Hoi An – Hue half day tour
The following destination of our trip is Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam. We drive north this morning, stopping en route to
visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the China Beach and the Cham Museum in Danang. This interesting structure is home
to Vietnam's largest collection of Cham treasures. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van
Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang. Arriving in Hue we see
the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive,
however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Stay overnight in Hue.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hue, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Entrance fee
Day 10 : Hue City tour
The beautiful riverside pagoda of Thien Mu which now becomes the symbol of Hue, and the elaborate royal tomb of Emperor Tu
Duc are not to be missed. We include these in a half day cruise on the Perfume River which also gives us a taste of the scenic
countryside as well as an enjoyable visit to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.
After an impressive boat trip we take a walk to the bustling Dong Ba Market that sells a wide variety of local goods and
handicrafts. Along the way we pass many fantastic eating spots, all ideal for visitors to sample some local delicacies. Overnight
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hue, Private boat to cruise in Perfume River, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 11 : Hue – Fly to Hanoi half day walking tour
After breakfast at the hotel, at 7:00am our driver will pick you up transfer you to Phu Bai airport in Hue to catch flight (VN 240, at
8:30am) to Hanoi, arrive in Hanoi at 9:40am you will be met and transferred to hotel, check in hotel.
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia's most
striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks also make for relaxing atmosphere. After lunch At 2:00pm we visit the
beautiful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple and the vibrant Dong Xuan Market, which boasts Hanoi's oldest and largest
market. A perfect way to finish the day is to enjoy a short cyclo excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after
the specific goods once offered for sale at these places.
Overnight in Ha Noi
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Flight ticket : Hue - Hanoi (Vietnam Airline), Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance
Day 12 : Hanoi City tour – Halong
Today we enjoy a half day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho
Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. The complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda,
whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, well known as
Vietnam's first university, and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese
history. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before we depart for Halong Bay
through the scenic countryside. Overnight in Ha Long.
Include : Private car, Hotel in Halong, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 13 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a
boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the
picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water.
The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a
leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After a
seafood lunch on board we return to Ha Noi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village. We arrive in time to see an evening
performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets. Overnight in Ha Noi
Include : Private car, Hotel in HanoiPrivate boat to cruise in Halong Bay, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 14 : Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
The capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left its
legacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. After two and half hour drive from Hanoi we visit
these remaining structures, dedicated to the Dinh and Le Rulers, then climb 200 steps to the top of Ma Yen mount for a fantastic
view over the surrounding areas. The next stop of our trip is Tam Coc which is surnamed 'Inland Halong Bay'. We take a boat
trip on a river through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the grottoes of Tam
Overnight in Ha Noi
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Private boat, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee
Day 15 : Hanoi – Departure
There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The trip ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.
Include : Private car, Meal : Breakfast
TRIP PRICE INCLUDES:
- Private tour
- English speaking guide (language upon your request)
- All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfasts.
- Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
- All A/C private for transfers and transport.
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
- Boat trip in Halong Bay, Hue, Mekong Delta
- Vietnam Airline (tax & service charge included):
+ Nhatrang - Danang
+ Hue - Hanoi
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visas and visa fees.
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
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