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Vietnam in your eyes


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This tour is specially designed for lazy travelers with high respect of services and various activities throughout Vietnam. We start the tour classically from enchanting capital city of Hanoi. From here, we take a drive to Halong bay for romantic cruise on deluxe junk. You have chance to explore the beauty of Halong bay by you self with Kayak. The Charming town of Hoian can not be missed.

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Vietnam in your eyes

  1. 1. Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: 24 Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: Email: Vietnam in your eyes 16 days (code - VTS06) --------------- Itinerary Hanoi - Halong - Hoian - Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - HCMC - Can Tho Duration 16 days Tour Private type Price only from US$...../person Highlight Sea kayaking, charming Hoian, cycling tour to local villages, Vinpearls Water Park, Golf playing, nice beaches, boat cruises, Mekong delta, Cu Chi Tunnels.This tour is specially designed for lazy travelers with high respect of services and various activitiesthroughout Vietnam. We start the tour classically from enchanting capital city of Hanoi. From here, wetake a drive to Halong bay for romantic cruise on deluxe junk. You have chance to explore the beautyof Halong bay by you self with Kayak. The Charming town of Hoian can not be missed. Here we spendhours for cycling to the local village, where remain living exhibits and performance of traditionalhandicraft villages. Our next destination is a most beautiful bay of the world, namely Nha Trang. Here,we will visit the Vinpearl Water Park, where gathers the world of entertainment. A short drive to PhanThiet, the resort destination is remarkable. You will have chance to challenge your golf playing skill atvery good course of Novotel. Continuing south, we arrive at the steamy and vibrant city of Saigon.From here we explore the agriculturally rich Mekong Delta with different lifestyles on an overnightboat and the one-time guerrilla stronghold of Cu Chi tunnels.Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)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 in Hanoi. We will have a guided half - daytour of Hanoi, visiting the Ngoc Son Temple and the legend Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake or the restored
  2. 2. sword). We will then enjoy the unique traditional performance of Water Puppet show and have dinnerat the local restaurant.Overnight at hotel, Hanoi.Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B)Today, we will spend a full day to visit the city. We start with visit to President Ho Chi Minhsmausoleum and residence. We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Leaving the Presidentscomplex, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Văn Miếu). Although several Văn Miếu can befound throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, andwas functioned as Vietnams first universityAfter lunch in a local restaurant, we go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museumcontaining the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of Vietnam, as well as relics, tools and evenfull size replicas of their homes and buildings.Overnight at Hotel, Hanoi.Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (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. Upon arrival in Halong city, we board our traditional wooden junk boat for anovernight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruisethrough the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet,Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bayand visit Sung Sot cave, which is well situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritagearea and is one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then have chance to explore Halongbay on your own by kayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere ofthe bay. We will have dinner with fresh seafood on board then free time for squid fishing or relaxingand chatting with your partner, friends, family.Overnight on Halong Bay Junk.Day 4: Halong - Hanoi (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.Overnight at Hotel, Hanoi.Day 5: Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoian city (B)
  3. 3. Hoian was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad oftraders from various cultures. There is a distinctly Chinese appearance with pagodas and assemblyhalls scattered along the small streets. Hoian was once a bustling port in centuries gone by, before theriver silted up. Coupled with low tiled houses, the town is one of the most delightful places to visit inVietnam.In the morning, we take the flight to Danang. After transferring to Hoian, we have a half day tour tosee a historic house, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall. You enjoy a freeafternoon to make the most of delightful Hoian and its surrounding areas. The market is a good placeto buy silk that can be made up into fine garments, all within a day. Close to town locates the Cua Daibeach, which can be easily reached by bicycle, is an ideal place to swim and relax.Overnight at Hotel, Hoian.Day 6: Hoians scenery by bike - 4 -5 hours tour (B)Most visitors to Hoian spend a lot of time walking through the ancient streets, buying clothes, shoesand paintings in the town’s famous shops. But one thing that not many visitors know is to discover thesimple life of the villagers, watch the children at play and experience the warmth of their welcomewhile enjoying the beautiful scenery, such as bamboo, churches and thatched cottages. We will takeyou on a bicycle tour with an experienced local guide who will show you the more interesting hiddenparts of this beautiful town. Everything is guaranteed to give you a sense of serenity.Today, we will take a bike tour to Cam Nam village by bike. During this various tour, our guide willtake you to the most beautiful places on Cam Nam Island and the rural area north of Hoian. Briefinformation about the culture, traditions, the daily life and other interesting information of local peoplehere. On Cam Nam Island you can see small handicrafts, such as: steaming of rice paper, repairing offishing nets, cooking of corn and more. We will take you to a local shipyard on An Hoi where woodenfishing boats are still being made in the traditional way by local craftsmen. After this we will visit thepicturesque Long Tuyen Pagoda. The only pagoda in Vietnam with a nine-floor Lotus tower on theroof. This tour ends with a peaceful cycling-tour through the countryside of Hoian. We are cyclingalong the bright green rice fields, shrimp farms and fishponds. You will see water buffalos, endlessprospects and colorful sceneries...Day 7: Hoian - Danang - Nha Trang (B)Located on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is well known for its pristine beaches andexcellent scuba diving, spa and sea sport activities. It is fast becoming a popular destination forinternational tourists, attracting large numbers travelers. Nha Trang is already very popular withVietnamese tourists and is widely considered as amongst the worlds most beautiful bays. Tourists arewelcome to participate in the Sea Festival, held biennially. Nha Trang was proud to host the MissUniverse 2008 Pageant on July 14, 2008 and it will also do Miss World 2010.We will take the flight to Nhatrang. We have lunch upon arrival and visit the Po Nagar Cham Tower.The tower was constructed by the Cham in honor of Yang Ino Po Ngar, the mother of the kingdom. Itwas occupied by the local Buddhists of Nha Trang for prayers and worship. The Po Nagar Kalan is astructure in dazzling colors and with amazing architecture. The well known Oceanographic Institutewill also be visited. The remainder of the day is free to relax on the beach or join many optional sea -sport activities available here.Overnight at hotel, Nha Trang.Day 8: Nha Trang (B/L)
  4. 4. Vinpearl Land – The Vietnamese Pearl locates in the North of Hon Tre Island, leaning on Dam MongMountain and towards Nha Trang Bay. It is an international-class 5-star entertainment-tourismcomplex with all modern comforts; here are beauty and health care services in Viet Spa and otherrelaxing activities, tours in combination with sports for all ages; We will a whole day to discover thisexciting amusement park by the longest cable car system over Nha Trang Bay. It takes about 10minutes by cable car to the park. We start from your hotel at 9.00 am to transfer to Phu Quy TourismPier, where you board the cable car to the Vinpearlland Amusement Park. Here you can spend wholeday participating & enjoying all attractive, exciting activities & games there such as Compact coaster,Swing Carousel, Evolution, Merry-go-round, 4D Movies, Bumpers Cars, Crazy Bull riding, all 3D &Video games, Children Paradise & Kid Garden, Newly opened water park & Waterfall Music at night.You can choose either lunch or dinner, which are all included in the tour package. Tour ends around5.00 pm or at own time until transfer to the hotel.Overnight at the hotel in Nha Trang.Day 9: Nha Trang - Phan Thiet (B)Located on an arm of the East Sea, Phan Thiết is one of Vietnams most important fishing areas.During the America War, Phan Thiết was the site of the U.S. military base known as Landing ZoneBetty, which was located at the now closed airfield southwest of the city. In recent years, Phan Thiết(specifically Mũi Né Beach district) has been transformed into a resort destination. Phan Thiet is theideal places for relaxation, honeymoon packages and family holiday.There is no activity today except late private transfer from Nha Trang to the Resort in Phan Thiet.Overnight at seaside resort in Phan Thiet.Day 10: Phan Thiet - golf playing at Novotel (B)As Vietnam’s first international resort, this Novotel property enjoys a spectacular location on the whitesands of Phan Thiet, is about 200 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. The onsite 18-hole golf course is adelight for lovers of the sport while the private beach is perfect for guests looking for a tan. A numberof water sports are available through the hotel, such as kayaking and windsurfing. Guests can enjoy acool dip in the hotel’s swimming pool at the end of the day or unwind with a massage. The Sea HorseRestaurant features Vietnamese and international cuisine, and drinks can be enjoyed at the resort’stwo bars.After breakfast at the hotel, play one 18-hole round of golf at Ocean Dunes Golf Club. In theafternoon, take a half-day city tour of Phan Thiet, visiting the wonderful Sand Dunes and ChamsTower. Overnight in Phan Thiet.Day 11: Phan Thiet (B)You are free and easy for your personal activities. Here you can take a mud and mineral water bathes,massage or just rest on the beach. You can also ride the skis, bicycle, bike or jeep on a sand dunes,swim in the sea, take a rest, ride the boat, fishing, hunting, …Day 12: Phan Thiet - HCMC (B)No activities is prearranged today except transfer from Phan Thiet to Ho Chi Minh City.Overnight at the hotel in HCMC.Day 13: HCMC - Cu Chi + City (B)Today, we will head out of town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an extensive undergroundnetwork of approximately 200 kilometers of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and then expandedby the Viet Cong. Here contains hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used
  5. 5. extensively for refuge and storage and also utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close toSaigon.In the afternoon, if time permits, we will keep visiting the must to see sites in the city including theReunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. We will also visit the bustlingCho Lon Market (Chinatown). This trip helps you view the city from another perspective and to see theabundance of fresh local produce that is such an important feature of Vietnamese cuisine.Overnight at Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be – Tra On (B/L/D)The Mekong Delta (Vietnamese: đồng bằng sông Cửu Long “Nine Dragon river delta”) is the region insouthwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through anetwork of distributaries. The Mekong delta region encompasses a large portion of southeasternVietnam of 39,000 square kilometers. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season. Acruise on the Mekong river is a great experience to watch the daily life of the locals.8:00: Pick up at the hotel by shuttle bus for about 3 hour drive before boarding Le Cochinchine boat.Enjoy welcome drink. We will then transfer to a local boat for an extensive visit of Cai Be: the floatingmarket, the mazes of waterway, local pop-rice and sweets production. And visit colonial buildings, oldhouses, delightful flower gardens and local coconut candy and rice paper manufacturers.Le Cochinchine continues its cruise to Cochien. We will have lunch served on board. After lunch, wewill have a very interesting visit to local village on foot or by bicycle on the footpaths of thecountryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local peoples activities. Visit a cottage industry,a local farm and sample seasonal fruits. Our boat cruises on the Mekong River while we are taking inthe beautiful scenery. Enjoy an aperitif over the sunset and have dinner on board.Overnight on the Le Cochinchine.Day 15: Tra On - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh (B)Breakfast on boardThe morning bobbling commotion of Mekong river life comes to life for another lovely day our boat setsails to Cantho through tributary and canals.Transfer to Cairang: one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong. We go for a walk along thecanals and the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards, ship building yards, ruraland water activities in full swing. We will board back at noon, with a welcome-back drink, checkoutand clear the bill. We will disembark in Can Tho and take the drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. You arefree for your personal activities.Overnight at the Hotel/Deluxe.Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B) (B)Free at leisure until transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport for departure.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: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us at to get the bestpossible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs. Net rate in US$/person in party of Sgl Category 2 - 3 pax 4 - 5 pax 6 pax up Sup
  6. 6. 3* Hotels 4* Hotels 5* Hotels VIP Contact us for priceNote*: 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 3-5 star hotels. Admission fees for all sightseeing places. Bottles of mineral water available on the car. Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip. Boat trip in Halong Bay, Hue, Nha Trang and Mekong River. English or French speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request. Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice.Exclusion: Travel insurances. Services not clearly mentioned above. Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.) All flights and airport tax Day use at hotel (early checkin/late checkout)