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Vietnam Deluxe Holiday 14 days 13 nights

Let us make you anforgetable Vietnam tour from the unique beauty of Halong bay to the fertile Mekong delta, from the ancient town of Hoian to the dynamic city of Saigon. Discovery the World Heritage Site Hue - Hoian - The tour is one of the best selling tours and highly recommended if you have enough 14 days in Vietnam.
  • Cai Rang Floating Market Mekong delta Vietnam
  • Song Xanh Cruise Mekong river cruise
  • Song Xanh luxury cruise Mekong delta
  • Song Xanh Sampan overview
  • Suite room Auco Cruise
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Au Co Cruise Halong Bay

OUTLINED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi. Transfer hotel
Day 2 Full day Hanoi city tour. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3 Transfer to Halong, board your boat and enjoy the cruise in Halong bay. Overnight on board
Day 4 Halong bay cruise. Overnight on board
Day 5 Morning Halong bay cruise. Transfer to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6 Fly to Hue, halfday city tour of Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 7 Full day Hue city tour. Overnight in Hue
Day 8 Transfer to Hoi An, en-route visit Cham musuem, marble moutains. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 Morning visit My Son. Afternoon enjoy walking tour of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian
Day 10 Fly to Hochiminh city. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 11 Fullday visit Cuchi tunnel and Hochiminh city tour. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 12 Transferred to Cai Be to enjoy overnight cruise in Mekong delta. Overnight on board
Day 13 Back to Saigon after the river cruise ends. Overnight in Hochiminh city
Day 14 Depart Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to airport.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL    (..)
On your arrival at Noi Bai Intl airport in Hanoi by flight…. , met by our friendly tour guide and transfered to your hotel
The rest of day is at your leisure ,enjoying hotel facilities and getting over the jet lag.
Overnight in Hanoi
Hotel : Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals : Free


DAY 02: HANOI FULLDAY CITYTOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast at your hotel, 08.00 departure. For the start of the tour journey to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of ‘ Uncle Ho’s’ final resting-place.
Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s ‘house on stilts’, his home from 1954 till 1969 the wooden ethnic minority style house is surrounded by quiet and peaceful gardens.       
Next, One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.     
Journey to The Temple Of Literature. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.  For lunch, enjoy Pho Hanoi or Hanoi noodle which is the most favourite dish in Vietnam and well-known worldwide now.  After lunch, visit Ethnology Museum which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. Journey back to the centre of town for a Cyclo ride around Hanoi’s old streets. You will weave through the narrow alleys of Hanoi s ancient Old Quarter, glimpsing Hanoi s everyday life, past Hoan Kiem Lake where you can stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple, perfect for photo opportunities!
Finish the day with Vietnam’s most famous and charming art form, Water Puppetry.
Have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
Hotel : Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch with famous Pho and Dinner

DAY 03: HANOI-HALONG   (B,L,D)    
3 DAYS CRUISE ON EMERALDE WATERS OF  HALONG BAY
The mystical scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colourful floating villages is a truly wonderful destination. The perfect way to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site is spend aone or two nights aboard a charming junk
After breakfast at your hotel, leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay, enjoy 3.5-hour drive to Halong City, along the way you will pass through the Red River Delta Region.
12.30 Embark The Au Co and start cruising leisurely towards Vung Vieng in Bai Tu Long Bay.
13.00 Introduction to the 5 elements cuisine. Lunch on board
15.30 Arrival at Vung Vieng fishing village. Visit floating village by traditional rowing boat 17.30 High tea ceremony with Vietnamese traditional tea
18.00 Happy hour
19.00 Our first 5 elements signature dinner of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water is served while the boat is anchored for the night
21.00 Enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception
Boat : Au Co cruise
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 04 : HALONG (B,L,D)    

06.30 Earlier risers start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay as the boats starts cruising quietly
07.00 Breakfast on board while The Au Co cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay
09.00 Guided kayaking in Vung Ha area
12.15 The Au Co cruises towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island while lunch is served in Ha Long restaurant
14.30 Guided biking or walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit of The Au Co organic farm
17.30 Cooking Demonstration
18.00 Happy hour
18.45 Visit to the Bridge and Engine Room
19.15 Barbeque buffet is available at the restaurant while the boat is at anchorage
21.00 Enjoy a drink at Lan Ha bar or join our crew and try squid fishing at the reception
Boat : Au Co cruise
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 05: HALONG-HANOI  (B)    
06.30 Earlier risers start the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or enjoy the breathtaking views of the bay as the boats starts cruising quietly in Ha Long Bay
07.00 Coffee and Bakeries on board
08.30 Guided visit of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave
09.30 Farewell Brunch and check-out
10.45 Disembark in Tuan Chau where our car and guide are waiting and ready to transfer you back to Hanoi.
Arrival at Hanoi at mid afternoon, check in and free at leisure for the rest of time
Overnight in Hanoi
Hotel : Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals : Breakfast

DAY 06: HANOI-HUE (B,D)         
Breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Hanoi airport to take a short flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
On arrival at Hue, met by our local guide then transferred to hotel for check in
After a short refreshment, visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.
The citade started to be constructed in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the sovereignty of Emperor Ming Mang. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel).
Dinner with Hue royal dining style (You will wear traditional royal clothes, eat dinner with authentic cuisines of Hue’s royalty, sit in a royal dining room and Hue Imperial court Music will be performed while dinner is served) O/N at your hotel in Hue
Hotel : La Residence hotel & Spa
Meals : Breakfast and Imperial Dinner

DAY 07 : HUE FULLDAY TOUR (B,L)
Breakfast at your hotel. The morning involves a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River for visits to Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and then visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperor Minh Mang. Lunch at a local restaurant in Hue
In the afternoon, visit the mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made.  Finish your day with a visit to Dong Ba market which is a typically Vietnamese market still,  a cultural symbol of Hue and particularly as it showcases traditional delicacies and crafts.
O/N at your hotel in Hue
Hotel : La Residence hotel & Spa
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 08 : HUE-HOIAN  (B,L)
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, enjoy lunch at the finest restaurant in the city then 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.  Check in at your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Hotel : The Nam Hai resort
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 09: HOIAN TOUR-MYSON-HOIAN   (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a walking tour to discover the Hoi An, the Ancient town, Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs Ancient town, we will visit Tan Ky and Phuc Kien houses, Japanese Covered Bridge in side the Hoi An town and also visit Hoi An market.
Lunch at Mango Rooms restaurant where the chef and proprietor, Duc Tran personally cooks a memorable meal for each and every guest
In the afternoon, visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Visit the museum and the holy site then head back to Hoi An . Overnight in Hoian
Hotel : The Nam Hai resort
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 10: HOIAN-DANANG-SAIGON (B)    
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure till transfer to Danang airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) or Saigon.
On arrival at HCMC airport, met by our guide and transfered to your selected hotel.
Overnight in HCMC or Saigon
Hotel : Park Hyatt Saigon
Meals : Breakfast

DAY 11 : SAIGON CUCHI TUNNEL&CITY TOUR (B,L)    
After breakfast, depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving the bustling city behind the scenery turns semi rural, along way see the lush rice paddys, rubber plantations, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and everyday Vietnamese life.
On arrival start the visit by going to Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK-47's. See the kitchens, sleeping quarters, school rooms, field hospitals and a mini-cinema. Back to Hochiminh city for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start to explore the city
The first visit is The Reunification Palace, left much the same as it was when it was overrun by advancing North Vietnamese forces in April 1975, a truly fascinating place to visit.
Another  must-see place is War musuem which was opened in September 1975 shortly after the end of the Vietnam War, displays photos, weapons which were used by American during the war. A drive down to Dong Khoi Street, pass by the historic Opera House (now the Municipal Theatre) and Continental hotel where Graham Greene  lived in the Continental while writing "The Quiet American" and working as a journalist during the latter days of the French Colonial period. Nearby HCM City People’s Committee (formerly Hôtel de Ville) which is one of the most photographed buildings in Vietnam. End the tour at your hotel. Overnight in Saigon
Hotel : Park Hyatt Saigon hotel
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 12: SAIGON-CAIBE-SADEC-CANTHO (MEKONG RIVER CRUISE) (B,L,D)    
Leave Ho Chi Minh City for Cai Be by road, enjoy around 2 hour drive. Upon embarkation on your sampan you will be welcomed by our crew. After your installation, the cruise will begin with the visit of some local home factories where you will be able to observe how rice paste, coconut candies and other specialties are traditionally made. We will then proceed to Cai Be colorful floating market, cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Your sampan will take direction of Vinh Long and Sa Dec, cruising upstream on the Tien Giang River, one of the two large arms of the Mekong. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River bring about large networks of meandering rivers, criss-crossed with countless arroyos, and remain unknown to many people.  We will then cruise on a small beautiful canal through water jacinth plantations… You will disembark to take a small rowing boat for a cruise along a narrow canal passing by a local tiny village and fruit plantations.  Further on the banks, some dark smokes in the sky will lead us to one of the largest artisanal bricks and tiles factory where you will have an interesting visit. Sa Dec town will appear like a little “Venice” with numerous narrow canals. You will disembark at the local market place for a guided visit of this charming town, walking along its narrow streets where beautiful French old houses and Chinese temples dating from the last century are numerous. Visit at an ancient house dating from 1890, home of Ong. Huyen Thuy Le, the “Lover” of Marguerite Duras famous novelist.   
Back on board your sampan, your lunch will be served while we will be cruising down to Can Tho along a beautiful narrow canal, passing under several wooden “monkey bridges” and by tiny typical villages.   Some stops on the banks will be possible to establish contacts with the local population. A visit will be done at a Cao Daist temple.  Before sunset, we will have our last stop on the banks arranged at a splendid ancient house or “Nha Co” dating from the early 19th century. After being greeted by the owners, we will cater a candlelight dinner for you, an unforgettable experience in a unique atmosphere. After dinner, we will proceed the cruise for approximately one hour until Can Tho. We will moor for the night in a quiet place.   Your bed will be ready for your first night on the Mekong river. (L,D)
Boat : Song Xanh sampan
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13: CAIRANG FLOATING MARKET-CANTHO-SAIGON (B,L)    
At around 06am, your sampan will slowly start cruising.  Your breakfast will be served on board at approximately 07am, while approaching Cai Rang floating market, actually the largest in the whole Mekong delta.  We will pass by countless sampan boats carrying sand, rice, fruits and vegetables, fish, flowers… showing an intense activity on the river.  
Your cruise journey will end at around 10am at Ninh Kieu pier after a visit at Can Tho local market. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, lunch en-route at a Bonsai garden restaurant in Mytho. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of day
Hotel : Park Hyatt Saigon hotel
Meals : Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 14: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure until transfered to Tan San Nhat airport to take your departure flight. Good bye Saigon and Vietnam, see you again soon.

 

HOTEL- PREMIER

HANOI: Hotel Metropole Hanoi  http://www.sofitel-legend.com/hanoi/en/our-legend/

HALONG BAY: Au Co Cruise http://www.aucocruises.com/

HUE: La Residence Hotel & Spa http://www.la-residence-hue.com/

HOI AN: The Nam Hai Hoian http://www.thenamhai.com/

SAIGON: Park Hyatt Hotel http://www.saigon.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

MEKONG DELTA: Song Xanh Cruise http://mekonghorizon.shutterfly.com/8

 

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

 

INCLUSIVE
•    Accommodations with Double/Twin sharing room
•    Meals as mentioned in the program B= Breakfast L=lunch & D = dinner
•    English-speaking local guides in Vietnam during the whole trip
•    Private air-conditioned vehicles during the whole trip
•    Entrance fees for mentioned visits
•    Private boat trip in Hue, Nhatrang & Mekong delta
•    Domestic airtickets Hanoi-Hue and Danang-Nhatrang-Saigon on Vietnam airlines, economy class
•    One night on non-private junk in Halong bay
•    Water puppet show and cyclo ride in Hanoi
•    Vietnam entry visa (COMPLIMENTARY, values upto 25 USD/person)

EXCLUSIVE
•    International flight tickets from/to Vietnam
•    Vietnam visa stamping fee (45 USD/person for Single entry and 65 USD/person for multiple entries, must be obtained before arrival)
•    Meals other than mentioned
•    Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
•    Gratuity to guides, drivers, boat crews, hotel porters….
•    Any services other than mentioned

NOTES: It is recommended for travelers to Vietnam to have a travel insurance covering also the cost of medical evacuation flights.


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