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The Delight of Vietnam

  • Hanoi - Bai Tu Long bay - Halong bay - Lan Ha bay - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) - Mui Ne beach - Cu Chi tunnels - Saigon
  • COLX06
  • US$2,184
Exotic Asian influences sit against a backdrop of French-Colonial splendour in the sophisticated and prosperous capital, Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh City also retains the allure of centuries past, when Saigon was described as the 'Pearl of the Far East'. Here, you'll find skyscrapers juxtaposed with faded French-Colonial buildings and a myriad of street markets, shops, pavement cafés, stands-on-wheels and vendors selling wares spread out on the pavements. End of the trip by 5 nights beach leisure in a 5-star resort in Mui Ne.

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi (B,L,D)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long Bay (B,L,D)
Day 4: Halong – Bai Tu Long – Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
Day 5: Halong – Hanoi airport – Flight to Saigon (B,L)
Day 6: Saigon – Mui Ne (B)
Day 7 – Day 10: Mui Ne (B)
Day 11: Mui Ne – Cu Chi – Saigon (B,L)
Day 12: Saigon - Departure (B)
  • Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (D)
    You’re picked-up at Hanoi airport then transfer to your hotel in Hanoi city center. Enjoy welcome dinner in a nearby restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
  • Day 2: Hanoi (B,L,D)
    Enjoy Hanoi city tour today to visit Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former residence (Closed on Monday, Friday and the whole of Oct & Nov), One pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and take one hour driving around Hanoi Old quarter by “Electric car”. Stop to visit Dong Xuan market, Bach Ma temple, Old House 87 Ma May, Hang Duong “Candy” street, Hang Dao “clothes” street, Hang Dau “Shoe” street. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long Bay (B,L,D)
    Start at 9:00 with private transfer to Halong City. This transfer takes around 3 hours. We may stop enroute to admire the local scenery. Arrive at the port around 12:30 and board the ship. Begin sailing and pass through a magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, enjoy a seafood dinner. Overnight on Halong cruise.
  • Day 4: Halong – Bai Tu Long – Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)
    Wake up with Tai Chi exercises (kind of light exercises) on the sun deck and continue cruising along the bays. Morning transfer to Lan Ha Bay, the South of Cat Ba to visit Viet Hai isolated village. Cycling inside Cat Ba National park, short trekking from Viet Hai village to Bat cave. Free intermingle with villagers. Enjoy lunch on a hidden beach (if weather permits) or in Viet Hai village. In the afternoon, you sails to Pearl villager where locals raise-up and make products from pearl. Kayaking in this tranquil village and in Dark Cave area. Enjoy cooking class with “nem” Vietnamese spring-rolls and “nuoc mam” fish-sauce. Overnight on Halong cruise.
  • Day 5: Halong – Hanoi airport – Flight to Saigon (B,L)
    Wake up with Tai Chi exercises (kind of light exercises) on the sun deck and continue cruising along the bays. Enjoy breakfast buffet in the restaurant, then visit the limestone grotto. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of thousands of karst mountains jutting out from the sea. Enjoy lunch on board and disembark in Halong City at around 11:00 noon and get back to Hanoi with your private vehicle, guide and driver. You arrive at Hanoi international airport at around 15:00, taking your onwards flight to Saigon. Private airport transfer is included. Overnight in Saigon.
  • Day 6: Saigon – Mui Ne (B)
    Morning departure from your hotel in Saigon to Mui Ne beach (Phan Thiet City). Overnight in Mui Ne.
  • Day 7 – Day 10 : Mui Ne (B)
    Free beach leisure in Mui Ne. Overnight in Mui Ne.
  • Day 11: Mui Ne – Cu Chi – Saigon (B,L)
    Morning check out your hotel in Mui Ne, then transfer back to Saigon. Enroute, you stop to visit Cu Chi an important base during the American War because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories. Dug out of hard late-rite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. Lunch in Cu Chi. Overnight in Saigon.
  • Day 12: Saigon - Departure (B)
    You check out then private transfer with our guide to Saigon airport for your departure flight. The trip ends.
Quotation (US$/person)

Valid from 1-Oct-2013 to 30-Apr-2014 

No. persons123-56-9From 10Single Supp
5-star3,0432,6612,5672,4232,4001,892

Valid from 1-May-2014 to 30-Sep-2014

No. persons123-56-9From 10Single Supp
5-star2,8122,4392,3472,2062,1841,749

Include:
• FREE Vietnam Visa approval letter
• 7 nights hotel accommodation ranked as the best available in each city
• Local English speaking guides in different cities
• Private transfer and sightseeings
• Boat arrangement in Cai Be, Vinh Long and Chau Doc
• Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
• Admissions to indicated sites
• Bottled water during transfer

Exclude:
• Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 45/ person – you pay directly upon arrival at Hanoi airport)
• Meals not mentioned, drinks and personal expenses (eg. laundry, telephone call etc).
• International & Domestic airfares
• Early check in and Late check out from hotel
• Tips (eg. Driver, guide,..)
Accommodation (centrally located, or similar hotels)

City5 star
Can ThoVictoria Can Tho
Chau DocVictoria Chau Doc
Phu QuocLa Veranda

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