Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

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

Do you only have a short time to relax and want to explore the whole country? Vietnam has more treasures than you have never imagined. Besides the north and the south of the country, the Central of Vietnam has a lot to give. Adventure yourself in two of the UNESCO World Heritage: at night, wander on the streets of the charming ancient town of Hoi An under the lantern lights and, follow the steps and corridors of the last kings in the Imperial City of Hue. Watching the spectacular sunrise on Halong Bay, hearing fascinating stories of local workers, 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 -
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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 to 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 -
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Standard

2 persons $1,324

3-6 persons $1,143

7-10 persons $905

La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi ***

La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi ***

Convenient, affordable, and chic, this accommodation sits right in the heart of Hanoi and provides nothing short of excellence in service for its guests. The La Dolce Vita Hotel is a preferred choice for leisure travelers as well as for those on business with its stylish eight-story interior and 53 elegant rooms. Just steps from the hotel lies countless choices of restaurants, boutique shops, and entertainment venues while famous attractions such as the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, the historic Old Quarter, and the Opera House are all within walking distance. Getting to and from the airport is hassle-free as it only takes 40 minutes by car. The in-house La Dolce Vita Restaurant offers a chic and festive setting to sample authentic Vietnamese cuisine as well as a variety of universally favorites dishes.
Deluxe Oriental Sails Halong ***

Deluxe Oriental Sails Halong ***

Escape the hectic city life by indulging yourself in a Vietnamese-styled sail built in 2007. It’s a great combination between modern facilities and traditional style. Guests will feel energized with the true spirit of Vietnam instilled in memory. This unique sails features 16 spacious deluxe cabins with a multitude of windows for magnificent views of Halong Bay. The panoramic sundeck is a perfect place to enjoy soaking up the sunshine while enjoying the cool breeze and the unforgettable view. Deluxe Oriental Sails Halong promises guest friendly service and high standard hospitality. Guests will truly enjoy their stay. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation at Deluxe Oriental Sails Halong.
Jasmine Hotel Hue

Jasmine Hotel Hue

This colonial-styled budget hotel, centrally located in Hue, is within a five-minute walk to the Huong River. Jasmine Hotel boasts enchanting panoramic city vistas and easy access to the quaint Trang Tien Bridge. Guests can unwind at the on-site sauna which offers a comprehensive selection of massage services as well as a unique array of beauty treatments. The on-site Royal Restaurant serves a vast selection of superb local and international cuisine in a clean and comfortable atmosphere. The Jasmine Hotel boasts a vast array of quality features with an excellent central location for a reasonable price.
Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa

Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel Villa & Spa

Nestled in the heart of Cam Pho, Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel and Spa is an ideal spot from which to discover Hoi An. Only 28 km away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. The facilities and services provided by Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel and Spa ensure a pleasant stay for guests. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, postal 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, bathroom phone, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage are designed for escape and relaxation. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hoi An Silk Boutique Hotel and Spa.
Asian Hotel Saigon ***

Asian Hotel Saigon ***

Guests booking a room at this hotel will immediately know that they’re in the center of what was once Saigon. The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon River, local markets, the city’s famed post office are all within the vicinity of the Asian Hotel, and for cheap eats, a supermarket and food court with Vietnamese, Chinese, and international cuisines can be found next door at the Parkson Shopping Center. The accommodations and service lean a bit towards the budget side, but for those looking for a no-frills experience in Ho Chi Minh City, this hotel could be ideal. Book your room now at Asian Hotel via our secure online booking form. The first step is to enter and submit your travel dates in the spaces provided.

Superior

2 persons $1,484

3-6 persons $1,303

7-10 persons $1,066

Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel ****

Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel ****

Set in the heart of the charming city of Hanoi, Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel offers a contemporary accommodation with international standards. The property sits right across from Hanoi’s historic central railway station and blends in with the surroundings with its classical French-colonial façade. Enjoy fine Vietnamese and international cuisine at the in-house French brasserie, or relax and sip a wide range of cocktails, beers, and liquors at the bar. Take full advantage of the hotel’s top-notch facilities before reclining in the comfort of the well-equipped guestroom. For a peaceful sanctuary in a bustling spot of the city, Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel is a perfect choice for business and pleasure.
La Vela Classic Cruise ****

La Vela Classic Cruise ****

Situated in Tuan Chau Island, La Vela Classic Cruise Managed by Paradise Cruises is the perfect place to experience Halong and its surroundings. Situated only 8 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. La Vela Classic Cruise Managed by Paradise Cruises offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Guests can choose from 28 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as boats, hiking trails, fishing, spa, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. Whatever your purpose of visit, La Vela Classic Cruise Managed by Paradise Cruises is an excellent choice for your stay in Halong.
Saigon Morin Hotel

Saigon Morin Hotel

This modern business class hotel, located on bustling Le Loi Street, boasts magnificent rooftop views of the Perfume River. Guests will enjoy easy access to a myriad of interesting attractions, including the Trang Tien Bridge. The spacious and elegantly appointed rooms of Saigon Morin Hotel are clean and decorated with a colonial style ambience that is visually relaxing. Guests will enjoy rooms that are equipped with balconies that offer superb scenic views. The on-site restaurant serves a combination of authentic local and international dishes in a comforting ambience. The hotel boasts a comprehensive selection of facilities, including a contemporary fitness center and free form swimming pool. The Saigon Morin Hotel is the perfect property for relaxing stays in a prime location for a reasonable price.
Hoi An Trails Resort

Hoi An Trails Resort

Located on Cua Dai Street, this accommodation provides easy access to the beach and a number of other tourist attractions. Wake up to an international breakfast buffet and later plan your lunch and dinner at the Floating Café, Trails Garden, or Hoianne Bar. A stay here is suitable for the business travelers as the business center is equipped with modern facilities and the internet. After long meetings or a day of sightseeing, relax by the pool or enjoy a long steam bath. The Hoi An Trail’s spa is available for a day of pampering and relaxation. Bike rental is also available for visiting nearby locations like the Phung Hung House or the Cham Museum. The airport shuttle is available to and from Da Nang International Airport as it is only 35 kilometers away. Hoi An Trails Resort is a perfect venue for all travelers, ensuring a great and memorable trip.
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 $2,039

3-6 persons $1,858

7-10 persons $1,621

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.
Indochina Sails Halong *****

Indochina Sails Halong *****

Sit back and relax in one of this cruise's 14 guestrooms, all designed with guests' comfort in mind. Featured in each room, among other amenities, are a bathtub, desk, and LCD/plasma screen TV. Guests will enjoy the cruise's excellent facilities and services including a restaurant, 24-hour room service, and a bar/pub. Those looking for first-rate sporting and leisure facilities will find a jacuzzi, spa, private beach, and massage treatments. Guests will find Indochina Sails to have superb facilities and amenities that provide excellent value.
La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

This former governor's residence has been carefully restored to make way for a luxurious boutique hotel. La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, located centrally on the banks of the Perfume River, is just one kilometer from the train station. Guests will enjoy a location that is only 17 kilometers from the airport, providing convenient access for international travelers. The hotel boasts outstanding views of the historic Imperial Citadel, a perfect sightseeing venue. The on-site restaurant serves a unique compilation of delectable local as well as international dishes. The facilities also include a comprehensively equipped business area. La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa is a great vacation destination for travelers who seek a variety of on-site facilities in a convenient and central location.
Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa

Located on the beautiful Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa offers a modern resort surrounded by immaculate gardens. An ideal place for couples and nature lovers, all guest rooms are decorated in silk and equipped with Vietnamese furnishings. Here, guests can have a delicious breakfast at the Terrace Café or opt for lunch and dinner at the Colibri Beach Restaurant. To ensure that guests have plenty of things to do during the stay, the resort offers recreational facilities such as parasailing, windsurfing, Tai Chi classes, and a tennis court. In addition, guests can relax by the pool or enjoy fancy cocktails at the Contino Club Bar. Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa also offers shuttle services to Hoi An Ancient Town just 5 minutes away. Da Nang International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the resort.
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;
  • 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 and Mekong);
  • 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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