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Vietnam Combined Experience

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Price: $1354
  • Highlights: Hanoi – Duong Lam ancient village – Trang An - Bai Dinh – Halong – Hue – Phong Nha – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta – Cu Chi
  • 15 days tour is specially designed to show you the beauty of Vietnam with stunning scenery given by Nature Mother. A combination of the dynamism of modern society and the sincere, peaceful life of the old days offers you different experiences in different destinations

    Departure: Daily
    Start from Hanoi and finish in Saigon or vice versa
    Type of tour: group tour (sharing with other guest). Private tour upon request
    Single room charge: $573
    Gift: offer free Visa Letter
    Note: Apply for 2 people minimum

    Note: The Tet holiday in Vietnam falls on Feb 14th-20th next year 2018. This period of time, the services are limited and price may increase by 2 times so please well note to consider the time to travel. 

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Brief itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival - Private car transfer
Day 2: Hanoi - Duong Lam ancient village - Private (B/L)
Day 3: Hanoi - Trang An - Bai Dinh - group tour (B/L)
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong - group tour (B/L/D)
Day 5: Hanoi - Cat Ba island - group tour (B/L/D)
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - fly to Hue (Brunch)
Day 7: Hue city tour - group tour (B/L)
Day 8: Hue - Phong Nha Ke Bang - group tour (B/L)
Day 9: Hue- Hoi An - private transfer (B)
Day 10: Hoi An cooking class - group tour (B/L)
Day 11: Hoi An - fly to Ho Chi Minh city - private car (B)
Day 12: Half day city tour with speed boat - group tour (B)
Day 13: HCMC - Mekong delta - group tour (B/L)
Day 14: Cu Chi tunnels - group tour (B)
Day 15: HCM departure - private transfer (B)

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival - Private car transfer, no guide

Welcome to Hanoi. You will be greeted by Vietnam Tour’s guide and transferred to Hanoi Old Quarter for checking in your hotel. Free time at leisure.



Accommodation: Medallion/Viet View hotel or equivalent

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Day 2: Hanoi – Duong Lam ancient village - private tour (B/L)

 
Today, our tour to Duong Lam ancient village will start at 8AM. This journey is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and Vietnam's traditions. This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleyways, visit temples dedicated to the two kings born there, and most interesting of all, chat with locals living in the ancient houses. Have lunch at a local house with Vietnamese food.
Afternoon, you will visit Mia Pagoda, was built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, along with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Drive back to Hanoi. Free time to explore Hanoi at night.

Accommodation: Medallion/Viet View hotel or equivalent
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Day 3: Hanoi – Trang An - Bai Dinh - group tour (B/L)

8:00: Pick you up at your hotel for a 2.5 hour drive to Ninh Binh province. Up on arrival, we discover Buddha Prayer Place Bai Dinh. This pagoda is famous for several records of Vietnam and Asia. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, we continue our tour by boating along Trang An. Trang An is gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna. Many of them are in the Red book of Vietnam. Rowing through the river, visit Sang and Toi caves (Dark and Bright caves), Nau Ruou cave, Ba Giot cave (Three Drops), ...
Rejoin the car transfer back to Hanoi

Accommodation: Medallion/Spring Flower hotel or equivalent
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Day 4: Hanoi – Halong - group tour (B/L/D)

08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00
: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.

Accommodation: V'spirit cruise or equivalent
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Day 5: Halong Bay - group tour (B/L/D)

06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h00: Transfer to V’Spirit day boat.
09h30 – 10h30: Experience the life of a fisherman and learn more about the daily life of the local.
10h30 – 11h30: Explore the zone by kayak or lay back, enjoy a nice swim at nearby remoted beach.
12h00 – 14h00: Return to the day boat. Relax and enjoy lunch on board.
14h00 – 15h00: Continue explore the area while passing Cua Van Fishing Village.
15h00 – 16h00: Visit a Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.
16h00 – 17h00: Back to the main boat. Freshen up.
17h00 – 19h00: Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the sundeck.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.

Accommodation: V'spirit cruise or equivalent
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Day 6: Halong – Hanoi - flight to Hue (B/L)

06h30 – 07h15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.
10h15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h15 – 11h00: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11h00 – 12h15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30: Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi, then to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue.
Pick up at Phu Bai airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.

Accommodation: Asian hotel or equivalent
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Day 7: Hue city tour - group tour (B/L)

Hue is culturally and historically significant. It was once Vietnam's Imperial City and later the country's capital under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Hue is well-known with Vietnam's walled Citadel and Imperial City. You can visit many of the attractions, including the tombs of the rather flamboyant and megalomaniacal Nguyen dynasty emperors: Minh Mang and Tu Duc, Traditional Martial Art Van An and Conicat Hat & Incense Making Village.
After buffet lunch with 50 traditional, Asian and western food, we continue our day tour to visit the citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda Then get on the boat for a sight -seeing along the Perfume River to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! Back to town at 4:30 pm. Overnight in Hue.

Accommodation: Asian hotel or equivalent

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Day 8: Hue – Phong Nha Ke Bang - group tour (B/L)

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park, located to the north of the majesty Truong Son range in central Quang Binh province, is one of the world’s two largest limestone regions.
The over 200.000 ha of parkland includes beautiful limestone formations, grottoes and caves, and boasts lush forestland covering 95 percent of the park area.
At the session, delegates from over 160 member countries of UNESCO World Heritage Convention agreed to include Phong Nha Ke Bang park and 30 others worldwide to the list of world heritage sites.
Our tour will depart in the early morning. On the way over the border of  DMZ (Difinity Militarized Zone) and take a look the charming beauty countryside view in Central of Viet Nam, stop at La Vang Holly Church, where Maria seemed appearing and expending the lucky, happy for local people.
Arrive the boat-parking, coming up the boat for discovery the system grottoes and caves.
Come back Hue city or your hotel staying at 18.30 pm.

Accommodation
: Asian hotel or equivalent
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Day 9: Hue – Hoi An - Private transfer (B)

8.30AM: Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Hoi An. Upon leaving 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 My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountain whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Accommodation at your hotel in Hoi An (if require and entrances fee in this day is not including ).

Accommodation: Thuy Duong 3/Vinh Hung hotel  or equivalent
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Day 10: Hoi An cooking class - group tour (B)

Morning transfer to cooking class. You will have a chance to visit local market and buy fresh ingredients based on what dishese you make. That will be excellence when you will be encouraged hands on participation, explore authenic Vietnamese cuisine and learn how to make delicious dishese by yourself. Enjoy your results right in your class.
Afternoon: free to discover ancient town

Accommodation: Thuy Duong 3/Vinh Hung hotel  or equivalent
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Day 11: Hoi An – fly to Ho Chi Minh city - private car, no guide (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Da Nang for a short flight to Saigon.  Upon arrival, drive to your hotel for checking in. Free to discover bustling life of Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Saigon.

Accommodation: Sunflower hotel  or equivalent
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Day 12: Speed boat tour half day city – afternoon tour - group tour (B)

Pick up from your hotel. You will have a memorable experience with our canoe tour half day to visit Binh Quoi village.

Depart from Bach Dang Pier at 2pm, we go upstream to see Saigon Bridge, New Saigon Port and go around Thanh Da Island and get to Binh Quoi Village, described as Mekong Delta in miniature in the middle of busy Saigon, with very fresh air and the green space.
You can walk and take photos before tasting fresh fruit, coconut juice. You will go around the island on the way back.
Continue our tour to visit Phu Chau Floating Temple. Located on a beautiful island with the old history, the temple is a famous and spiritual place of pilgrimage for Saigonese. You can contemplate the special architecture; study Vietnamese culture as well as religious beliefs.

Accommodation: Sunflower hotel or equivalent
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Day 13: Saigon – Mekong delta - group tour (B/L)

8.00AM: Pick up at your hotel. A smooth one-and-half-hour bus ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong.
Take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho's colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce.
Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to Tortoise island. En route, view the fishing port, the traditional stilt houses and boat building workshops, and the other three evocatively-named islands - Dragon, Phoenix and Unicorn islands. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch served right in the heart of the orchard to the accompaniment of Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by the islanders.
After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconuts", to see a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond - Cage". Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by car.

Accommodation: Sunflower hotel or equivalent
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Day 14: Cu Chi tunnels - group tour (B)

Pick up at your hotel from 7.45 – 8.00AM:
Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.
Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.

Accommodation: Sunflower hotel or equivalent
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Day 15: Saigon departure - private transfer (B)

Free and easy at your hotel until transferring to the airport for departure flight back to your home. End of services.
Hope to see you next trip in Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia.
Include:
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Domestic flight Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Saigon
  • English speaking guides in each destination
  • Entrance fee
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Vehicle with A/C during the trip
  • Boat trip in Trang An and Halong Bay
  • Canoe afternoon tour

Exclude:
  • Personal expenses
  • International flight and airport tax
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Early check in & late check out for accommodation at the places
  • Tip for tour guide & driver
  • Others not clearly mentioned in the program
  • Extra charge on peak season: Christmas; New Year, Vietnam holiday

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