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: firstname.lastname@example.org Classic Vietnam 10 Days (Code-VTS02) ----------- Itinerary Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - HCM City Duration 10 days Tour Private type Price only from US$..../person Hanoi, Halong Bay, sea kayaking and snorkeling, charming Hoi Highlight 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)8:00 depart. Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace (out side), the House-on-stilt, theOne-pillar Pagoda. We will then visit the Temple of Literature, the oldest University in Vietnam. Wewill 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 and
Khai 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 (B)Pickup at the hotel from Hoi An Town to My Son Holy Land by bus. My Son is a World Heritage, 50 kmsouthwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Champeople, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the sameleague as some of Southeast Asias greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia,Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuarieswas built from the 7 to 13 centuries.Overnight at hotel, Hoi An.Day 8: Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City (Flight ) (B)Today, you will take the flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is the largestcity in Vietnam and is the nations economic capital. The metropolitan area Hồ Chí Minh City andsurrounding 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. Youwill 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 9: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Vinh Long (B)You are picked at the hotel to drive to Cai Be floating market. The market is one of the many well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynastyin the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of thelocals’ life in the western region. The shops and stalls at these markets are boats of different sizes.The main items sold there are farm products and specialties of the town and neighboring areas. Everyboat has a long upright pole at its bow on which samples of the goods for sale are hung. We enjoyboat trip excursion on Mekong River through canals, passing rice fields, islands with fruit orchards,brick mills, a conical palm hat workshop & houses on stilts before arrival in Vinh Long. After lunch atorchard, we drive back to Saigon.Overnight at the hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.Day 10: 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 530 498 155 (standard) 3* Hotels 598 555 199 (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 Hanoi - Hue bus, Danang - Saigon flight Twin-shared rooms at 2-3* star hotels. 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. 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.).