vietnam essential tours

Vietnam Essential 10 days 9 nights - from $949 USD

Vietnam Essential Tour. Vietnam Culture tours, essential highlight of Vietnam 10 days 9 nights. Amazing Vietnam Essential tour bring you to travel almost of Vietnam tourist attractions and give you experiences of variety in Vietnamese life along the country. You have an opportunity to learn more different cultures in each area of Viet Nam with local minority people. You will know the difference of customs as well as lifestyle on river of Mekong Delta and enjoy the marvelous beauty of Ha Long Bay – A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These tours also take you to Hoi An Ancient city and Hue
  • Coffee Lounge Eden Saigon Hotel
  • Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi
  • Cai Rang floating market Mekong delta
  • Halong bay Vietnam
  • Kayaking Halong bay cruise
  • Halong Bay Vietnam
  • Hochiminh city
  • Hochiminh city street
  • Mekong delta tour Vietnam
  • Tropical fruit Mekong delta Vietnam
  • Hochiminh city

SPECIAL OFFER : Welcome dinner for group , complimentary visa entry Vietnam !

OUTLINED ITINERARY 
Day 1 Welcome at Hanoi airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Full day Hanoi city tour. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3 Transfer to Halong. Cruise Halong bay on board. Overnight on board.
Day 4 Cruise Halong bay, back to Hanoi and fly to Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 5 Hue fullday tour and overnight in Hue
Day 6 Transfer to Hoian. Visit Cham musuem and marble moutains in Danang en-route to Hoian. Overnight in Hoian
Day 7 Hoian walking tour. Overnight in Hoian
Day 8 Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City tour. Overnight in HCMC
Day 9 Trip to Mekong delta . Back to HCMC late afternoon. Overnight in HCMC
Day 10 Depart Ho Chi Minh City.

EXTENSION SUGGESTIONS
1/Day trip to Hoalu (Ancient capital before being moved to Hanoi) & Tam Coc (Called “Dry Halong bay”) – Departing and ending in Hanoi by car (Pls see day trips & excursions, Hanoi area for pricing)
2/Day trip visiting Cuchi tunnel and Caodai temple (Departing and ending in Saigon by car)
(Pls see day trips & excursions, Saigon area for pricing)
3/Sapa mountain retreat (Departing and ending in Hanoi by train) - Minimum 3 nights by train (Pls see Nothern Vietnam Module for pricing)
4/Nhatrang beach break (Between Danang & Saigon by airplane) - Minimum 2 nights (Pls see beach break for pricing+ current airfare surcharge Saigon-Nhatrang-Danang ISO Saigon-Danang : 80 USD surcharge/person)

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 - Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, welcome by your guide and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi. (..)
    
Day 2 – Hanoi fullday city tour
A full day city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Quanh Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the edge of West Lake. After lunch in town continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology for a better understanding of Vietnamese nation and end the afternoon with a visit to the Lake of the Restored Sword, a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then enjoy the famous water puppet show. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi(B,L,D)

Day 3 – Hanoi–Halong Bay (overnight on boat)
Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junks. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the largest fishing village in Halong bay by tender in about 30 minutes then back to the mother boat to reach Titop island where you can either enjoy kayaking or swimming on Titop beach. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Cruise-HalongBay–Hanoi           
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose! After another wonderful brunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City where our vehicle and guide welcome you then drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi (B,L)

Day 5 Hanoi   Hue
After breakfast, transferred to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Dinner with Hue cuisine and Hue royal court music. Overnight in Hue. (B,D)

Day 6 – Hue-Danang-Hoian
Enjoy a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes then leave Hue for Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. The scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. On arrival at Danang, visit Cham museum – a collection of Cham sculptures then visit Marble mountain – a cluster of 5 marbles & limestone hills, famous for stone sculpture making & stone cutting crafts then charming Eastern sea of Vietnam before being transferred to Hoian. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 7 – Hoian
Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colourful market. Lunch at a local restaurant and free for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoian. (B,L)

Day 8 – Hoian-Danang     Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
After breakfast, free at leisure till being transfered to Danang Airport for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. An almost full day city tour takes in the city’s visiting places, begins with the War Museum and the former Presidential Palace from there on you will go on foot (the car will be available at all times) to visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. After these historical visits, if time is still available, visit China town beginning with a visit to Thien Hau temple then visit the lively Binh Tay market –one of the biggest wholesale markets in the city or Ben Thanh historic markert in the city center. Dinner cruise on Saigon river and overnight in HCMC(B,L,D)

Day 9 – Ho Chi Minh City-Mekong Delta-Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, depart to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta. Board the junk boat and start the tour with the visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market. Follow with a visit of some locale home factories that produce rice paste, rice pop corn and coconut candies. Cruise then to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through large networks of meandering rivers, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Lunch at a fruit orchard then cruise back to Cai Be pier where our vehicle is ready to transfer you back to Hcmc. Arirval at late afternoon. Overnight in HCMC(B,L)

Day 10 – Depart  Ho Chi Minh City
Departure day. Free at leisure for shopping or visiting until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for onward flight. (B)


Tour Price: 949 USD per person ( apply for group of 2 people ). If your group has more than 2 persons, pls contact us for a specific price (surely less then price for group of 2) base on the standard hotel option

 Notes: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

 

INCLUSION
•    Accommodations in Twin sharing with breakfast basis at mentioned hotels or similar ones if the mentioned hotels are not available
•    Meals as mentioned in the program B = breakfast, Br=Brunch, L= lunch and D=dinner
•    English speaking local guides during the whole trip
•    Entrance fees for all the mentioned visits
•    Private air-conditioned vehicle during the whole trip
•    Vietnam visa approval letter – COMPLIMENTARY (Values up to 20 USD per person)
•    Cyclo ride and water puppet show in Hanoi
•    Private boat trip in Hue and Mekong delta
•    One night on a non-private boat in Halong bay (Chartered boat request may apply surcharge)
•    Mineral water and cold tissue (2 small bottles+2 cold tissues per person per day)

EXCLUSION
•    International air tickets from/to Vietnam
•    Domestic air tickets Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Hcmc (Pls see airfares in module tours)
•    Vietnamese visa stamping fee (25 USD per person with Single entry and 50 USD per person with multiple entries,paid to the Immigration officers at the airport on arrival)
•    Meals other than mentioned
•    Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
•    Tips to guides, drivers, hotel porters, boat crews…
•    Any services other than mentioned

ACCOMMODATION

Location Standard option  Deluxe option 
Hanoi  Medalion Hotel Lan Vien Hotel
Halong  Image Cruise Pelican Cruise
Hue New Star Hotel Muong Thanh Hue Hotel
Hoian  Hoian Lotus Hotel Hoian Hotel
Saigon Sapphire Hotel Eden Saigon Hotel

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Location Deluxe option 
Hanoi  Melia Hotel
Halong Bhaya Cruise
Hue La Residence Hotel
Hoian Life Resort Hoian
Saigon Caravelle Hotel

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