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Vietnam Heritage

  • Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Phong Nha cave - Hoi An - My Son - Da Nang
  • COVN16
  • US$583
The quiessentials of Vietnam’s culture, history and nature are waiting for you to discover. Almost every destination in your itinerary carries with them the world heritage signature. In a-thousand-year-old Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, what remains from the Thang Long Citadel will revealthe prosperity and pride of the 11th Century Ly dynasty. Likewise, the Imperial Citadel of the former capital city of Huewill impress you as evidence of the Nguyen dynasty’s extravagant rule in the 19th Century. Your admiration for Mother Nature will reach new heights while boating in the marvelous eden of countless karst islets of Ha Long Bay and exploring the mighty Phong Nha Ke Bang rocky cave sytem with under-ground rivers. The ancient Hoi An town will fascinate your with its artistic cross-cultural architecture and the legacy of once-thriving civilization of Cham people. Refined authentic cuisine and comfortable accommocation will also be part of your experience.

SUMMARY
DAY 1:  HANOI ARRIVAL
DAY 2:  HANOI – FULL DAY CITY TOUR  (B/L)
DAY 3:  HANOI – HA LONG                     (B/L/D)
DAY 4:  HA LONG – HANOI                     (B/L)
DAY 5:  HANOI – HUE                            (B/-/D)
DAY 6:  HUE – PHONG NHA                   (B/L)
DAY 7:  HUE – DA NANG –HOI AN           (B/L)
DAY 8:  HOI AN – MY SON                       (B/L)
DAY 9:  DA NANG – DEPARTURE            (B)


HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Overnight on Wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Main attraction in Hanoi with Thang Long Royal Citadel - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
  • Hoi An ancient town - 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hue - Hue Citadel - Vietnam’s former imperial capital - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - UNESCO World National Heritage
  • My Son – UNESCO World Heritage since 1999 Quarter.

What you should bring:
Walking shoes, hat, sun glasses, insect repellent, personal medicine.

Day 1:  Hanoi – Arrival   

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, welcome to Vietnam by our guide and transferred to hotel for check in. Ha Noi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia ‘s most striking colonial architecture.

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DAY 2:  Hanoi   (B/L)

Morning, we enjoy a full 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. This complex also comprises the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with a trip to the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and Vietnam museum of Ethnology, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Thang Long Royal Citadel (NEW) has been recognized as a world Cultural  Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Thang Long ImperialCitadel was built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty. It was constructed on the remains of a Chinese fortress dating from the 7th century, on drained land reclaimed from the Red River Delta in Ha Noi. We visit these sights before continuing to the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy the performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long theatre.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 3:  Hanoi – Halong bay  (B/L/D)

08:00  Our guide and driver pick you up from hotel, transfer to Halong via vehicle  (160km driving one way - 3.5hrs drive). On the way you have chance to see some of the rural areas of Vietnam. The drive goes through the Red River delta, so we'll have plenty of chance for taking photo of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy field. At half way, we will have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes and embroidered paintings. With a quick rest stop en route, you will reach Ha Long City. Arrival in Ha Long at 11:30 (Depending on your choice of junk)

12:30  Transfer via tender to your junk. Welcome drink - Cruise briefing, safety instructions,  Check-in cabins - Depart for Halong Bay
13:00   Enjoy local sea food lunch while the junk sails to Ha Long Bay passing by Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster head) and Am tich (Teapot) islets.
15:00  Visit Surprise Cave - Explore the most famous grotto in entire Ha Long Bay
16:30  Visit Titop Beach –   You can clim up to the top of the island getting the whole view of Ha Long Bay or swimming on the very descent beach.
18:00  Overnight anchorage near Titop  and enjoy the sunset
19:30  Savor our Set-dinner in dinning room
21:00  Activities: Relax on sundeck or night time fishing. Overnight on your junk

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner
Day 4:  Halong bay – Hanoi  (B/L)
06:30  Watch sunrise over the Bay
07:00 Enjoy light breakfast
08:00  Cruise through Ha Long Bay and contemplate Man’s head islet, Tortoise islet
08:30  Arrive at Tunnel Cave - Have a tour in a lovely lagoon by local rowing boat.
09:30  Check-out cabins and settle bills – Luggage collection.  Having international buffet brunch served while cruising through Bai Tu Long bay, Bai Tho mountain and Ha Long market..
11:00 Arrive at the pier. Our guide and driver pick you up and drive back Hanoi. Free at leisure.

Meals: Brunch

Day 5:  Hanoi – Hue  (B/-/D)

Morning, transfer to airport for morning flight to Hue (one hour flight)
Arrival Hue, meet our guide and transfer to visit Hue Citadel - Vietnam’s former imperial capital and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel) and Khai Dinh Tomb _ In comparison with those of the preceding emperors, it is very elaborate. It is the result of the interminglement of many architectural trends: European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern. Take an hour cyclor tour around the peaceful city.

Check in hotel for refresh until middle afternoon,  we cruise along the Perfume River. Being the former royal capital, Hue's surrounding countryside contains several of the tombs of the former Nguyen Emperors including Minh Mang Tomb. Back to the PerfumeRiver to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. Dinner at Royal restaurant

Meals: Breakfast/ Dinner

Day 6:  Hue – Phong Nha  (B/L)

Morning, transfer to visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has been recognised as a The World National Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is endowed with a network of mysterious and impressive caverns, an ecosystem which includes a community of primitive tropical forests (85,754 hectares). Phong Nha cavern is the largest cave and a true speleological wonder and was formed about 250 million years ago. Thanks to the cave exploration by a British group in 1990, people discovered that the main cavern has a length of 8km and found many other caves nearby (Totally 35km of caves in the vicinity).Late afternoon, drive back Hue and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch


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Day 7:  Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An  (B/L)

Morning, leave Hue we drive south to Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. We stop en route to visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang City, the China Beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Lunch en route.

Afternoon, visit Hoi An Ancient Town - was declared a World Culture Heritage site by UNESCO in late 1999. It is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are  plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are  the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Museum of Trade Ceramics, the 200 year old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 8:  Hoi An – My Son   (B/L)

Morning, transfer to visit My Son Holy Land - Vietnam's most important Cham’s site. My Son becomes a religious center in the late 4th century and lasts till 14th century – a longest period of development of any monument in Southeast Asia. My Son is considered to be Champa’s counterpart to the grand cities of Southeast Asia’s other Indian – influenced civilizations: Angkor (Cambodia), Ayuthaya (Thailand) or Borobudur (Java).
Afternoon, free at leisure for shopping in the central of town.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Day 9:  Da Nang – Departure  (B)

Leisure time until transfer to airport for flight departure.

Meals: Breakfast

QUOTATION: All rates are per person sharing DBL/BB Basis, in US dolar, net and non commissionable. Validity is from 01May 2014 – 30September, 2015.

ALL RATES ARE NET IN US$ PER PERSON
Category123–5Single Supplement
Valid from 1 April.2014 to 30 Sep.2014
First class1,261764683161
Valid from 1 Oct.2014 to 31 Dec.2014 & 1 Jan.2015 to 30 April.2015
First class1,318794713188
Valid from 1 May.2015 to 30 Sep.2015
First class1,280774693170

Supplement for flight by Vietnam airline: Subject to be changed without prior notice.
  • Hue (HUI) - Hanoi (HAN): US$ 110 per way

Price Include:
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast (Based on Twin Sharing)
  • (Tour price for 1pax travelling based on single room already)  
  • Private transportation and tours with English, Frenchspeaking guide. Supplement US$ 20 per day/ group for Spanish, German speaking guide.
  • Package 2D1N Overnight on Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Private boat for sightseeing in Hue
  • Entrances fees + sightseeing as indicated.
  • Meals (Vietnamese food) at local restaurant as specified in the program.
  • Bottle of water available on coach (01 bottle/ pax/ day)
  • Visa service (approval letter) as complementary

Price Exclude:
  • Vietnam stamping fees currently US$45 / pax payable upon arrival
  • Personal expenses such as drinks at meals, laundry, camera fees, vacation insurance to tour sites.
  • All other accounts are not mentioned in the above inclusion.
  • Tipping for guide and driver

Child Policy & Notes:
• Infant below 2 years old sharing same room with parents is free of charge.
• Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with 1 ADL is charged for 90%.
• Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with parents with extra bed: is charged for 65%.
• Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with parents without extra bed: is charged for 55%.
• Tipping for guide and driver (suggestion):
  •  Group from 2 – 4 pax:  US$ 5/ pax/ day
  •  Group from 5 – 9 pax:  US$ 4/ pax/ day
  •  Group from 10 – 15 pax: US$ 3/ pax/ day
  •  Group above 15 pax:  US$ 2/ pax/ day

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. SURCHARGE FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR DURING (18FEB – 25FEB 2015): 20% TOUR PRICE.
2. SURCHARGE FOR X’MAS (24DEC 2014), NEW YEAR (31DEC 2014). TBA upon make reservation


Note: Please refer the list of extension tours in case you wish to extend holiday in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand


CityHotel
HanoiLarosa Hanoi Hotel
Ha Long Bai Tho Junks 
HueAsia Hue Hotel
Hoi AnHoi An Lantern Hotel

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