03 nights Hanoi, 03 nights Saigon
DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL – HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Upon you arrive Hanoi, our guide will give you a warm welcome at the airport and take you to hotel. As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered as the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty left their imprint behind.
(In this afternoon) Our tour starts with One pillar pagoda then to Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Then visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem, take time for cyclo around Hanoi old quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2 HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
The program can be changed base on the cruise you choose (Garyline Cruise)
Breakfast at hotel
Approx. 08:45 Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.
Arriving at Halong International Cruise Port to do check-in.
Getting on Gray Line Cruise via pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in
Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. At your leisure after lunch to enjoy hundreds of limestone islands with various shapes. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.
Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. Relaxing on the kayaks and boats is a more brilliant way to really experience the special view of this sea.
Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama (strongly recommended).
Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.
Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.
An elegant dinner with local gourmet will be served.
After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, fishing tools and guitars, cards, etc. are all available). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.
DAY 3 HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/BR)
Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).
Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.
Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin.
(Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).
Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.
Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.
Time for us to say good bye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip
Resting and awaiting at the port’s terminal for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4 HANOI – FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Take flight to Saigon
You will be greeted by your guide upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel in town.
Overnight in Saigon
DAY 5 CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY – SAIGON HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B)
Cu Chi Tunnels 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.
After breakfast at hotel, 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). Come back to city in the afternoon and have a half day city tour Saigon. You will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale shops. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Then visit Ben Thanh market before ending this day.
Overnight in Saigon
DAY 6 MEKONG DELTA (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.
Depart from the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the area referred locally as “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.
Upon arrival at My Tho, cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Con Phung (Phoenix Island). The motorized boat cruise more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. En-route visit a small factory producing handicrafts made of coconut. Visit orchards, bee – keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, see round a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Enjoy lunch in local restaurant. Come back to Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon.
Overnight in Saigon
DAY 7 SAIGON – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, be free till our guide and driver will pick up and transfer to airport for departure flight.
Inclusions & Exclusions
|HANOI||First Eden Hotel (deluxe room)||Thang Long Opera Hotel (superior room)||Daewoo Hotel (deluxe room)|
|HALONG||Oriental sails/ deluxe||Gray Line/ dlx seaview||Dynasty/ deluxe|
|SAIGON||Queen Ann/ deluxe window||Muong Thanh/ deluxe||Hotel Equatorial (deluxe room)|
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
- Meals: Breakfast at hotel only
- Accommodation at hotel as mentioned or similar ones
- Service of English speaking guide during Excursion only
- Tour with entrance fees as specified
- Government tax and service charge
- Mineral water during excursion 2bottles/Pax/Day
- All services mentioned in the program
- Visa fee to Vietnam (USD 25 – per pax with 2Photos 4 x 6)
- Personal expenses and beverage
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Early check in and late check-out surcharge: check in time: 14.00 hrs, check out time: 12.00 hrs
- International and domestic flights including airport tax
- Other Meals and services not mentioned below.
- Surcharge for peak season and public holiday: Tet Lunar New year holidays, and compulsory dinner at some hotel & resort on Xmas and New year’s Eve
|Hotel||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax||7 pax||8 -10 pax|
- Prices are based on the lowest run of the house rates at designated hotels.
- Surcharges may apply during peak season or high occupancy periods.
- Date Specific price will be quoted based on clients travel dates.
- Check-in and check-out times are per international regulations.
- Rate of exchange applicable on the date of final payment.
- All prices are in USD & per person.