The most prominent feature of the Vietnamese culture is that it was not assimilated by foreign cultures thanks to the strong local cultural foundations. On the contrary, it was able to utilize and localize those from abroad to enrich the national culture. The Vietnamese national culture emerged from a concrete living environment: a tropical country with many rivers and the confluence of great cultures. The natural conditions (temperature, humidity, monsoon, water-flows, water-rice agriculture …
- Tour Code: HLVN-8
- Length: 8D / 7N
- From: Hanoi
- Finish: Hochiminh
$637price per pax
|Day 1||Transfer to Hanoi Downtown||None|
|Day 2||Visit some of the largest rock formations and caves.||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay||B, L|
|Day 4||Visit Cham Museum||B|
|Day 5||Visit with what are sure to become your newest friends||B, L|
|Day 6||Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel & check in.||B|
|Day 7||Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels||B, L|
|Day 8||Today you are free for leisure & shopping until transfer to Airport for departure.||B|
Transfer to Hanoi Downtown
Detailed Itinerary: Today you’ll land in Hanoi. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam. Check into your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Meals:B, L, D
Visit some of the largest rock formations and caves.
Detailed Itinerary: Early this morning, we’ll drive from Hanoi to one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Ha Long Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Board.
Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay
Detailed Itinerary: Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi
Visit Cham Museum
Detailed Itinerary: This morning a flight brings you to the coastal city of Danang in Vietnam’s Central Region. You visit Cham Museum, an open air collection of some of the finest sandstone carvings in the world, China Beach, and the Marble Mountain, before you continue on to picturesque Hoi An Vietnam’s largest port. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of Southeast Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Hoi An was inhabited by Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Portuguese traders; the city is remarkable for its collection of original Chinese temples and glorious homes built by wealthy merchants of earlier times. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Visit with what are sure to become your newest friends
Detailed Itinerary: A full-day tour here includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuok Kien Pagoda, and the local market. You’ll also take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to a village of woodworkers and boat building families on Cam Kim Island. Later visit a local school for a very special visit with what are sure to become your newest friends ("Make a Friend" program). The evening is free. Overnight in Hoi An.
Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel & check in.
Detailed Itinerary: The day is free, Hoi An is a beach resort that’s easy to explore on your own, especially by bicycle. The hotel offers bike rentals (about $5.00 a day). In the late afternoon, we drive to Danang and fly on to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Here you’ll see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Arrive Ho Chi Minh City in the noon time. Pick up from airport then transfer to hotel & check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
Detailed Itinerary: This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Today you are free for leisure & shopping until transfer to Airport for departure.
Detailed Itinerary: Today you are free for leisure & shopping until transfer to Airport for departure. Finish unforgettable Vietnam trip with Vietnam Tour Advisor. Good bye & see you in the next time!
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||Price per person in US$ - From 01 Oct 2011 to 30 Apr 2012
|Number in Group
||Price per person in US$ - From 01 May 2011 to 30 Sept 2011
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||Sunway, Folower Garden or similar
||Sofitel Plaza, Intercontinental, Horison or similar
||Bamboo hotel,Holiday Sapa,or similar
||Chau Long Hotel or similar
|Quang Binh Hotels
||Sun Spa Resort or similar
||Sun Spa Resort or similar
||Sun Spa Resort
||Sun Spa Resort
||Asia Hotel, New Star, Hue Queen or similar
||Saigon Morin, Novotel, Park View or similar
||Imperial hotel or similar
||Glory Hotel, Lotus hotel or similar
||Hoian trail, Hoi An Beach, Hoian Hotel or similar
||Life Resort, Golden Sand or similar
||The Nam Hai Rosort
|Nha trang Hotels
||The Light,Sea and Sund hotel or similar
||Yasaka hotel, Novotel hotel, or similar
||Sunrise Beach, Vinpearl Resort or similar
||Sapphia hotel, Northern Hotel Saigon inn, Elios or similar
||Liberty Central, Duxton, Saigon Palace, Grand Hotel or similar
||Caravelle, Renaissace Riverside or similar
||Park Hyatt Saigon, Sheraton Hotel
|Can Tho hotels
||Kim Tho hotel or similar
||Golf Can Tho
||Victoria Can Tho
||Victoria Can Tho
||Glory cruise, Phoenix Cruise or similar
||Glory cruise Paloma Cruise, White dolphin cruise or similar
||Paradise Cruise , Indochina Sails or similar
||Violet Cruise, Paraidse Peak cruise
- 6 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
- 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
- Internal flight tickets: Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (economy class) Vietnam Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
- Meals specified in tour program .B - Breakfast ,L - Lunch ,D - Dinner
- All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
- English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
- Boat trips in the Mekong Delta
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
- All taxes & services charge.
- International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam
- Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
- Visa fees to Vietnam
- Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
- Kayak, Massage onboard
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Single supplement
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods)
- flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations
- any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
- Prices are per person (US$), based on double occupancy
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays from Mid-September to Mid-November.
- Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
- Vietnam & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (subject to change).
- Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 23 - Jan. 02 and during period of Lunar New Year.
- Vietnam visa required. Not included in package and can be arranged in two days.
- Prices subject to change without notice