Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: 24 Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: www.indochinatreks.com Email: email@example.com Classic Vietnam 13 Days (Code-VTS02) ----------- Itinerary Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - Nha Trang - HCM City Duration 13 days Tour Private type Price only from US$...../person Highlight Hanoi, Halong Bay, sea kayaking and snorkeling, charming Hoi An, handicraft villages, Hue Imperial City, nice beaches, boat cruises, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong.This trip takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in just ten days. Starting in the beautiful city ofHanoi we visit some of the ancient temples of the city and the humble stilt house cottage in which HoChi Minh once lived and many other sites. Then, traveling to Bai Chay, we enjoy a cruise among theawesome limestone cliffs and clear waters of Halong Bay. We catch the flight to the old Imperialcapital of Hué to see the treasures of the old Nguyen dynasty, the Museum and Citadel, and take aboat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Then, driving via Danang, we visit ChinaBeach and Marble Mountain before reaching historic Hoi An. We relax in Nha Trang with cruise toIsland for swimming and snorkeling. Our sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City includes the colonial buildingsof Old Saigon and 1970s kitsch of the Reunification Hall, Chinatown and others if time permits.Detailed ItineraryDay 1: Hanoi arrival (..)Hanoi is the second largest city of Vietnam with total population of over 6 million people. As thecapital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, the enchanting Hanoi is considered to be one ofcultural centers of Vietnam, where most of Vietnamese dynasties had left behind their imprint. Eventhough some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interestingcultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.Your trip starts today with the warm welcome at the airport from your arrival in Hanoi. You are freefor personal activities and refreshment after long flight.Overnight at hotel, Hanoi.Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)
Pickup at the hotel at 8:00am. Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace (out side), theHouse-on-stilt, the One-pillar Pagoda. We will then visit the Temple of Literature, the oldest Universityin Vietnam. We will have lunch then.In the afternoon, we continue visiting Ethnology Museum. The museum is both a research centre anda public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. Here carry out scientific research, collection,documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of thenation’s 54 ethnic groups. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple- the must in Hanoi. The tourends with water puppet show.Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)Halong Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its exceptionalscenic beauty and outstanding geological and geomorphic values. Thousands of islands emerginguneven in the fanciful waves look strong and magnificent but also mild and vivid. Amidst theseislands, we feel as if we were astray in a petrified legendary world.8:00: You are picked up at the hotel. You can leave your luggage behind at the hotel in Hanoi andpack an overnight bag.12.15 pm: Arrive in Halong city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sipon a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruise through the bay. Feast on adelicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cockislet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sotcave, which is situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area and is one of themost imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then have chance to explore Halong bay on your own bykayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere of the bay. We will havedinner with fresh seafood on board then free time for squid fishing or relaxing and chatting with yourpartner, friends, family.Overnight on Halong Bay Junk.Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (bus) (B, L)7.00am: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Enjoy Sunrise on theBay or practice Tai Chi lesson with our professional (this is not included with standard and superioroptions). Continue to explore the Bay.8.00am: Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet,Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on theway back to Halong city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am.Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.11.45am: Arrive back at Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back toyour Hanoi, on the way call on a ceramic village to see craftsmen do their works. Free time for yourpersonal activities and dinner. Get on bus to Hue.Overnight on bus.Day 5: Hue city tour (L)Arrive Hue in the early morning. Manage yourself to the hotel for breakfast, refreshment and leaveyour luggage before starting the full day city tour at 8:20.Hue is the former capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen dynasty (1802 - 1945). Here remains manyhistorical buildings. Inside the city are the Royal Citadel, Flag Tower, Royal Palace, and Royal Tombs.
Hue’s Forbidden Purple City was once reserved for the royal family; it was severely damaged duringthe War. Outside the city is the religious site known as Nam Giao Hill, or Heaven’s Altar.Our visiting sites includes Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Tombs of Tu Duc andKhai Dinh. Our exciting day ends with romantic cruise on the Perfume River on boat.Overnight at hotel, Hue.Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)The ancient town of Hoi An was originally a Cham port. The city possessed the largest harbor inSoutheast Asia in the first century and was known as Lâm Ấp Phố (Champa City). It has beeninfluenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures.Today you are free for personal activities till time for bus to Hoian which departs at about 2pm andarrives Hoian at about 6pm.You are free for visiting Hoian ancient town with all major interesting sites: Ong Pagoda, Hoi AnMuseum, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Assembly Hall of Cantonese ChineseCongregation.Overnight at hotel, Hoi An.Day 7: Hoi An - My Son half day tour - Night train to Nha Trang (B)Pickup at the hotel from Hoi An Town to My Son Holy Land by bus at 8am. My Son is a WorldHeritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religiouscenter of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered tobe in the same league as some of Southeast Asias greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor inCambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers andsanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries.After the trip, free till time for night train to Nha Trang.Note*: Manage yourself for transfer to the station.Overnight at on train to Nha Trang.Day 8: Nha Trang free and easy (...)Arrive Nha Trang in the early morning. Manage yourself for transfer to the hotel.Free for personal activities at nice beaches.Overnight at the hotel in Nha TrangDay 9: Nha Trang Diving Tour (B/L)Start at 8.00 am from your hotel to Cau Da port. Cruise to Mun & Mot islands, where you stop fordiving & snorkelling around these islands. You can try 2 dives for the tour, which is 45 minutes perdive. The distance between 2 dives about 2-3 hours, depending on escorted diving instructor & guests’health status. Light Lunch, tea, coffee will be served on boat after the first dive. Enjoy the panoramaof the sea, the whole collection of live sea creatures in Nhatrang bay, especially view the beautiful livecoral reefs at the sea bottom. Car pick up & transfer back to the hotel. Tour ends around 4 pm.Overnight at the hotel in Nha TrangDay 10: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (Flight ) (B)Today, you will take the flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is thelargest city in Vietnam and is the nations economic capital. The metropolitan area Hồ Chí Minh Cityand surrounding towns is populated by more than 9 million.You are free for personal activities. We suggest to take a short city tour to visit the must to see placesin the city including the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. You
will also admire the many beautiful French colonial buildings such as the main post office and theformer Hotel de Ville (city hall). If time permits, we will also visit the bustling Cho Lon Market(Chinatown). This trip helps you view the city from another perspective and to see the abundance offresh local produce that is such an important feature of Vietnamese cuisine.Overnight at the hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.Day 11: HCMC - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho (B/L/D)07:45 am Pick up at Mikeland office. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat ride along the river ,view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank. Visit the My Tho fishing village.Proceed to Tortoise island and have lunch in the orchard garden. Learn about bee-keeping in the deltaand sip a refreshing cup of honey tea to the accompaniment of traditional Vietnamese folk music.Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the watercoconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a rowing boatride along the creeks, after trekking through the fruit plantation and village. Proceed to Can Tho viaVinh Long. Check in o¬n arriving.Overnight at bungalow in Can Tho.Day 12: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Sai Gon (B)After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Phong Dien floating market with the busy senceright at the time. Keep cruising through the small chanels system, visit the rice noodles makingviallge. Experience the " monkey Bridge " in the Delta. Visit the second floating market of Cai Rang.Break time for lunch. Return to Hochiminh city via Trung Luong to visit the flower garden.Overnight at hotel, Ho Chi Minh.Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)You are free for your personal activities on the last day. If time permits, we suggest you to head outof town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an extensive underground network of approximately 200kilometers of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and then expanded by the Viet Cong. Here containshospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used extensively for refuge and storage andalso utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close to Saigon.You will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam for your nextdestination. Tour ends.Note*: 1. Packing list: See our suggested vacation packing tips 2. The itinerary for Halong bay tour would be a little different depending on the option you choose.Quotation: Net rate in US$/person in party of Sgl Category 2 - 3 pax 4 pax up Sup 2* Hotels 679 647 179 (standard) 3* Hotels 736 702 220 (Superior)Note*:
Rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals.. See our list of hotels for the above options. Early checkin or late checkout is subject to availability with/without additional charge (if any). Accommodation bases on ROH rooms. Higher room grade can be arranged with additional charge. Similar hotel of the same rate will be selected in case pointed one(s) is (are) full.Inclusion: Visa approval code Twin-shared rooms at 2-3* star hotels. Scuba diving (1 dive) and equipments. Admission fees for all sightseeing places Bottles of mineral water available on the car. Boat trip in Halong Bay and Dragon boat in Hue. English speaking guide for land tours only Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for airport transfers/bus for join tour whole trip. Hanoi - Hue bus, Danang - Nha Trang train (in 4 berth cabin), Nha Trang - Saigon flight Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice.Exclusion: Travel insurances. All flights and airport tax Services not clearly mentioned above. Day use at hotel (early checkin/late checkout) Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).