Vietnam in brief

Vietnam in brief

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

May you not have lots of time to spend for your holiday, you surely don’t want to miss the best of Vietnam’s treasures. At a glance, you will be stunned all along the way by the amazing views and unique encounters will meet your road. Wake up one day under the sunrise of Halong Bay, get a cyclo and wander around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, explore the Mekong Delta, or get off the beaten paths of Saigon by motorbike… we ensure to give you a deep discovery of the north and the south of Vietnam.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening 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.

Meals -
  • B
  • L
  • D

Day 3: Halong - But Thap Pagoda - Dong Ho Painting 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, visit But Thap Pagoda, a unique pagoda with the architecture of Tower Bridge and especially the beautiful stone tower tops. Continue to the village of Dong Ho Painting. The village also has two artisan families, who also make pictures, serve tourism and take part in the conservation of traditional paintings.

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Day 4: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

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 Quarter 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 Ho Chi Minh City. 

On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, 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
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Day 5: 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 6: City tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

Spend the morning to visit Cu Chi Tunnels to discover weapons and underground bunkers. If you wish, you can crawl through the authentic Viet Cong tunnels and try the local cassava which fighters sustained themselves on for years. Enjoy Vietnamese lunch by the river before going back to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Despite its modernity, Saigon maintains a strong link to the past and our city tour takes in some of Saigon’s most historic landmarks including the outside of Notre Dame Cathedral. Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. A short walk away is the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American War. 

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 7: 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 $773

3-6 persons $663

7-10 persons $518

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.
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 $967

3-6 persons $861

7-10 persons $720

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.
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 $1,079

3-6 persons $973

7-10 persons $833

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.
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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