Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

It is sure that a 10 days trip is not enough to visit everything in a country with a long history like Vietnam, but enough to visit the "must-see" sites. The destinations chosen will offer you a general view of Vietnam about its history, culture and friendly people. Enjoy your precious moments in your discovery at the world heritages of UNESCO as ancient city of Hoian, Hue Imperial, Halong Bay and the meetings with local people in every step of your journey. You won’t ever feel so close to the people and the nature of Vietnam.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you will get to know the destination with a welcome dinner.

Meals -
  • D

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

This morning enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful rice fields of Red River Delta. On arrival in Ha Long, embark on the junk for your overnight stay on Ha Long Bay. Admire the fascinating rock formations of the bay, visit caves and cruise to island for swimming, kayaking or relaxing on the beach. Stay overnight on the junk with full board seafood meals served.

Meals -
  • B
  • L
  • D

Day 3: Halong - Phu Lang pottery village - Hanoi

Experience the exquisite beauty of Ha Long Bay at sunrise. Visit Vung Vieng fishing village, meet the locals and pass through the floating school and fish farms before disembarking.

On the way back to Hanoi, discover Phu Lang pottery village where has many beautiful mountains, creating a charming marine landscape in Bac Ninh.

Conclude your day with a walk to the dike for the amazing view of the village over the lake and have a relaxing chat with villagers. Enjoy water-puppet show in the late afternoon in Hanoi.

Meals -
  • B

Day 4: Hanoi - Hue 

This morning, we will reveal you the orientation of this historic city with a cyclo ride. The ride will take you along the narrow streets in the old quarters and you can see many activities of locals along your ride. Visit some of the city landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature or Ethnology Museum before flying to Hue. 

On arrival in Hue, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax or explore on your own.

Meals -
  • B

Day 5: Hue Citadel and Garden House

Visiting the local market is a great way to get to know the local life. You will start to visit Dong Ba, the biggest market in town. The ancient citadel of Hue is in your sights this morning. Explore Dong Thien Pagoda, chat with the nuns and enjoy vegetarian lunch prepared by the nun. 

Continue on a visit to Thien Mu pagoda, walk around Kim Long village nearby, visit the original ancient house of the former mandarin and mingle with locals. The old and attractive garden houses accommodated royals, high ranking mandarin officials, noblemen and Confucian scholars.

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Take time out to visit the elaborate Khai Dinh Royal Tomb showcases elements of Eastern art and Western design where the tomb’s blackened concrete exterior and colorful mosaic interior.

Say farewell to Hue, then get your camera ready for the spectacular and breathtaking Hai Van Pass before continuing to Hoi An. You will perhaps notice that more than any other places in Vietnam, Hoi An has well preserved the remains of the past which will envelope you as you explore the town.

Meals -
  • B

Day 7: Hoi An

A day of discovery lies ahead as you explore the ancient town. Visit the local market before stopping by the Japanese covered bridge, overlooking Phuc Kien Assembly Hall and an ancient house. Drive to Cam Nam village  where there are plenty of photo opportunities for you. For a deep immersion off the beaten tracks, take a bike along the riverside and through local villages of Cam Nam, a non-touristic area home to friendly locals. End at a green small canal covered by water coconut trees. You’ll then cruise on Thu Bon River. When you are back to the town, explore Hoi An under beautiful lantern lights at night. Get around and visit the lantern market before enjoying Vietnamese folk dancers and musicians perform traditional pieces.

Meals -
  • B

Day 8: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, board your comfortable car for the city tour to the Reunification Palace, outside Notre Dame Cathedral (close for the big renovation until 2019) and Central Post Office. Heading to FITO Museum where regularly shows "A Century of Health Care Experiences". This museum is equipped with a documentary film about the history of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine. Continue visiting Chinatown, the biggest Chinese community in the South of Vietnam. It is full of authentic restaurants as well as cheap street hawkers.

Experience the locals’ nightlife of Saigon on the back of a motorbike. When you will perhaps be thirsty, appreciate a drink at a coffee shop like locals do. For dinner, we have selected for you the best Saigon’s local food. Finally, enjoy your night in one of the many local nightclubs frequented by Vietnamese new generation.

Meals -
  • B
  • D

Day 9: Mekong Delta Tour

Today after your arrival to Cai Be, explore the waters of the Mekong Delta. You will take a boat trip along one of the small branches of the river. 

After disembarking, visit local factories, fish farm and rice paddies. Then, stop by a lush orchard which has diverse tropical fruits: there, chat with the owner, a former veteran to hear stories of his life and walk with him around his garden to taste his fresh fruits. 

Embark on a sampan ride to visit the residents of a local 100-year house and enjoy hosted lunch with traditional dishes of Mekong. End your exploration off the beaten fields with a cycle ride around the village before going back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 10: Farewell from Ho Chi Minh City

On your last day, no activities are scheduled until sending off. Your holiday concludes today after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals -
  • B

Standard

2 persons $1,126

3-6 persons $898

7-10 persons $639

Flower Hotel Hanoi ***

Flower Hotel Hanoi ***

Located in the most ancient part of Hanoi - the capital of the Vietnam, Flower Hotel offers you an exquisite stay in an elegant and stylish environment. At Flower Hotel, both business and leisure guests are treated to friendly and personalized service and are assured of serene and restful accommodation in a refined atmosphere. Flower Hotel features’ 34 spacious and well-designed rooms and Apartment are equipped with satellite T.V, mini bar, IDD telephone, WIFI Broadband Internet, personal safe, tea and coffee making amenities. The Executive Apartment with modern kitchen and facilities. Evening turn down and bathrooms are among the inherent little touches designed to accommodate the most recent advances in technology, which enjoyed by the Flower Hotel’s guests
Huong Hai Junk Cruise ***

Huong Hai Junk Cruise ***

For more than 15 years in serving and hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of the bay, we do set a well-known, leading and stable standard of the best quality service for Ha Long Bay Junks from mid-range to high-range customer. The first and biggest company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, Huong Hai Junks is now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers, operating a fleet of nine built wooden junks designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and deluxe cabins and facilities. As a result, nearly half of 1 million people have joined Huong Hai Junks on magical, enlightening journeys through Ha Long Bay.
Riverside Saigon Hotel ***

Riverside Saigon Hotel ***

The beautiful architecture dating back to the French Colonial period adds to the unique charm of this budget hotel. Riverside Hotel Saigon is located in Ho Chi Minh City’s commercial district, close to the Saigon River. The hotel offers one of the city’s best views of the Saigon River. Several of the city’s tourist attractions are within a short distance of the hotel. A number of restaurants and bars are also within walking distance. The Pedestrian Shopping Mall is less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel, while the Ben Thanh market is slightly further away. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport is situated only a 20-minute drive from the property. Riverside Hotel Saigon features a brilliant location and is definitely worth a visit.
Rosaleen Boutique Hotel Hue ***

Rosaleen Boutique Hotel Hue ***

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Rosaleen Boutique Hotel is located in the Hue City area of Hue. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At Rosaleen Boutique Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, taxi service, ticket service. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the wind surfing, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Rosaleen Boutique Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
Hoi An Lantern Hotel ***

Hoi An Lantern Hotel ***

Hoi An Lantern Hotel is situated within reach of the heart of Hoi An, which is around a five-minute walk to the Market central. Guests will be fascinated since the hotel is built with unique architecture with 62 well-equipped rooms of international standard, providing much space to enjoy themselves. For dining options, the Asian and European restaurant located on the top floor can surely please guests with the wonderful panoramic scene of the whole Hoi An city. Guests are ensured to have plenty to do during their stay with various activities provided such as the huge swimming pool, beauty salon, and tour desk. Karaoke, billiards, and Wi-Fi internet access are all available without an additional charge. The room viewing to the swimming pool, the main street, and the back of the hotel boasts the atmosphere which creates a comfortable feeling like home. The rooms are modernly equipped with an IDD telephone, refrigerator, cable LCD TV, self-controlled air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub, hot and cool water, hair dryer, writing desk, and tea and coffee making facilities. All in all, whether visitors are traveling here for business or leisure purposes, the Hoi An Lantern Hotel greets them with friendly, professional service to provide guests’ with the best experience in Hoi An.

Superior

2 persons $1,274

3-6 persons $1,046

7-10 persons $788

Flower Garden Hotel ****

Flower Garden Hotel ****

Nicely located in the most ancient part of Hanoi, this property offers a comfortable living space which appeals to both business and leisure travelers. Flower Garden Hotel boasts an impressive entrance and European decor, providing well-appointed guestrooms with city, lake, and river views. Each room also comes with modern conveniences such as individually controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, and broadband Internet access. Discerning business travelers will be satisfied to find a large conference room, ideal for seminars and training courses, which can hold up to 150 people. Leisure guests can enjoy a pampering session at the Orchid Spa. Additional services at Flower Garden Hotel include babysitting, a travel desk, and laundry services.
A Class Cruise ****

A Class Cruise ****

Aclass cruises company is widely known as the leading leisure, entertainment for cruising in Halong bay. And we have long time working in hospitality industry, over 12 years of experience. Now, we bring it to you with the most extraordinary part of the world heritage site, Halong bay.
Hoi An Coco River Resort ****

Hoi An Coco River Resort ****

Hoi An Coco River Resort & Spa is located alongside the Thu Bon River, just before it meets the ocean. From the resort it is only 3km to the Ancient town of Hoi An and a short ride on the shuttle bus takes you through the villages and golden rice fields. The Cam Thanh water palm forest is very close to the resort and well worth a special visit, giving you the chance to discover the specific cultural characteristics of Hoi An countryside life. We also offer the option of a shuttle boat ride to Hoi An, where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful Thu Bon river, giving you the opportunity for some memorable photos.
Midtown Hue Hotel ****

Midtown Hue Hotel ****

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Hue, look no further than Midtown Hotel Hue. The city center is merely 0.0 Km away and the airport can be reached within 20 minutes. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Green Bamboo Art Gallery, Gia Huy Silk, Healing the Wounded Heart Shop. Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Midtown Hotel Hue is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, ticket service are just a few of the facilities that set Midtown Hotel Hue apart from other hotels in the city. In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, mirror, scale to please the most discerning guest. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, massage. Midtown Hotel Hue is a smart choice for travelers to Hue, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
Hotel Continental Saigon ****

Hotel Continental Saigon ****

Built in 1880, Hotel Continental Saigon expresses French colonial architecture and offers graceful and stylish accommodation. Offering elegant and spacious rooms and overlooking a variety of spectacular views, it is a perfect reflection of French architecture amidst Vietnam. A popular and ancient hotel with a rich historical background, it is indeed a traveler's favorite accommodation, giving comfort and an educational experience at the same time. Centrally located and close to tourist attractions and events of Ho Chi Minh City, there is also a group of dedicated staff who is committed to giving a relaxing and memorable experience to their in-house guests at Hotel Continental Saigon. A lovely hotel that has an incredible history, perfect location, and warm Vietnamese hospitality, you are promised a unique experience.

Deluxe

2 persons $1,516

3-6 persons $1,288

7-10 persons $1,030

Hilton Hanoi Opera *****

Hilton Hanoi Opera *****

This luxury class hotel, situated on Le Thanh Tong Street, is located near the Old Quarter. Guests will enjoy easy access to a myriad of historical, cultural, and tourist attractions which include the tree-lined Hoan Kiem Lake. Embassies and government offices, commercial institutions, tourist attractions, as well as the Giang Vo Exhibition Center are nearby. Hilton Hanoi Opera is also located within walking distance of restaurants, markets, parks, and the dynasty citadel. The hotel offers modern rooms that feature a charming Hilton theme and promote a feeling of genuineness. The Hilton Hanoi Opera is perfect for travelers that want luxurious guestrooms.
Alisa Cruise Halong *****

Alisa Cruise Halong *****

ALISA CRUISE, The Princess of the Ocean – Expect More Than A Cruise! From our beginnings as a single story over one year ago, ALISA CRUISE set out to be a different kind of other cruises. One that not only celebrated cruise with the rich services but that also brought a feeling of connection among people. In every place that we’ve been and every place that we touch, 5-star ALISA CRUISE tried to make a better than ever!
Golden Sand Resort & Spa *****

Golden Sand Resort & Spa *****

Nestled on the beautiful white sands of Cua Dai Beach is this luxurious, 5-star beachfront resort. Nominated by the World Travel Awards Association as one if Vietnam’s Leading Resorts, Golden Sand Resort & Spa provides excellent services along with a wide range of accommodations to choose from. Guestrooms are designed for a comfy relaxing feel and set with modern amenities, perfect for a leisurely stay. The resort features one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Vietnam and offers great water and land sport facilities, while on-site and surrounding restaurants offer inventive beach and Vietnamese cuisine. For any serenity seekers, Golden Sand Resort & Spa is surely the haven you’re looking for.
Imperial Hotel Hue *****

Imperial Hotel Hue *****

Boasting itself as the first 5-star hotel in Hue, Imperial Hotel Hue is located in the heart of the city abreast the Huong River, within very close proximity to the well-known destinations of this world heritage city. The hotel itself is a superb masterpiece in terms of high-rise architecture. Imperial Hotel Hue offers hundreds of elegant and spacious rooms in Vietnamese traditional style. The hotel serves international cuisine and traditional Vietnamese specialties as well as several other restaurants and bars. Guest will enjoy dining in a luxurious atmosphere along the amazing view of Hue and the Huong River. Imperial Hotel Hue also has four conference rooms accommodating over 500 persons for meetings, banquets, seminars, and other events. The hotel offers many fun and relaxing facilities such as a spa, outdoor swimming pool, casino, and souvenir shop.
Hotel Majestic Saigon *****

Hotel Majestic Saigon *****

Built in 1925, the 175-guestroom hotel is a historical landmark of stunning French colonialist design. Hotel Majestic Saigon is seven kilometers from the Ho Chi Minh City Airport. The 5-star hotel is also less than two kilometers from the Notre Dame Church and the Ben Thanh Market. One half of the building offers a stunning view of the Saigon River, while the other half overlooks the swimming pool. There are eight food, drink, and entertainment establishments offering everything from European and Asian cuisine to cocktails at a piano bar. Throughout its rich history, the hotel has been host to famous authors, heads of state, the Japanese Imperial Army, and espionage agents. Whatever the reason for your stay, Hotel Majestic Saigon will take you to the next level of comfort.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast;
  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 (Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge);
  • Meals as mentioned ( B = Breakfast , L = lunch , D = Dinner );
  • Experienced English speaking guide;
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time;
  • Boat cruises mentioned (group join-in for Halong );
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax.

Exclusions:

  • Entry visas and stamp fees;
  • Domestic flights as program;
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request);
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary;
  • All other drinks not mentioned in the inclusion;
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature;
  • Mineral water, cool tissues on touring days;
  • Travel insurance; 
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion.

Itinerary Exclusions

Please note that, unless otherwise specifically stated in your itinerary, airfares, airport transfers, departure taxes, early/late hotel check-ins, gratuities, personal expenses and some meals are excluded from the tour price. We would be happy to provide you with a quote for air tickets, airport transfers, early check-in or any additional services you might require.

Visa

You may require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please check the list of visa excempted nationalities as below:

  • Myanmar, Brunei: 14 days
  • Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK: 15  days
  • Philippines: 21 days
  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore,Thailand: 30 days

We would be happy to advise you on visa requirements (if requested).

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Travel Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Mention it in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

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