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9-Day Vietnam Highlights Tour W/ Danang & Hue
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Product Code: 4603-231568
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Take a extended Vietnam vacation!
  • • Travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
  • • Enjoy an overnight Halong Bay cruise
  • • Explore the scenic Mekong Delta
  • • Cruise through Ninh Binh
Tour Code
4603-231568
Duration
9 days
Departure City
Hanoi
End City
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, UNESCO, Nature, Family

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Fully accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions and/or allows service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Hanoi

Hanoi

Hotel: Quoc Hoa Hotel (3 Star), Flower Garden (4 Star), Sheraton Hotel (5 Star) or similar

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!

Our driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at hotel.

After having some time to relax your tour guide will pick you at your hotel to begin our sightseeing tour of Hanoi.

First, we'll travel by cylco to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life to visit Ngoc Son temple and the Huc bridge. Then we will stop at Hanoi Opera House, erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911.

On our way to the Water Puppet Show, we will see Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel - A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia that welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps away from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era.

Finally, we'll enjoy the Water Puppet Show, a stage art invented by the Vietnamese peasants hundred years ago, with nearly 20 stories of Vietnam traditions and daily scenes.

Lastly we will take a walk on the streets of the old quarter and enjoy the Vietnamese traditional food: Beef noodles.

Tips:
Light lunch and dinner are included.

Standard check in time is 2:00pm. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel.

Night activities suggestion: enjoy local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Halong Bay

Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Hotel: Phoenix Cruise/Alova Cruise (3 Star), / Gray Line Cruise (4 Star), / Pelican Cruise (5 Star) or similar

At 8:00am we'll check out of the hotel and travel east for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006.

The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling.

Upon arrival in Halong, we’ll begin our Halong Bay cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes.

After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking (at your own cost), passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance.

In the evening you can attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included (pork free menu available).

Depending on the cruise, kayak will be included or not.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Danang

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

Hotel: Lotus Hotel (3 Star) / Hoian Historic Hotel (4 Star) / Palm Garden Resort (5 Star) or similar

After breakfast, we'll travel to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water.

On our way back to the mainland, we'll pass the most densest areas of the Bay including many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock.

We'll arrive at the mainland and transfer to Hanoi International Airport for a short flight to Danang.

We'll welcome you at the airport then transfer along the coast to reach Hoi An Ancient Town.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
You can book the flight from Hanoi to Danang by yourself, or we can assist with the tickets.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Hoi An

Hoi An

Hotel: Lotus Hotel (3 Star) / Hoian Historic Hotel (4 Star) / Palm Garden Resort (5 Star) or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll take a walking tour of this ancient city.

Along the way we'll cross over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit the taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-houses.

Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoian a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day.

The rest of day will be free on your own to discover the town or cycling along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Hue

Hoi An - Hue

Hotel: Festival Hotel (3 Star), / Park View Hotel (4 Star), / Imperial Palace (5 Star) or similar

After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we will depart from Hoi An to Hue via the Hai Van Pass (the “Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass”) and enjoy the beauty of Lang Co Beach before reaching Hue.

Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. We will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, and Hue Royal Museum.

Then we'll visit the Thien Mu pagoda and the Tombs of King Tu Duc – the best-reserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel: Liberty Park View (3 Star), / Paragon (4 Star), / Majestic Hotel (5 Star) or similar

In the morning we'll transfer to Hue Airport to take the midday flight to Saigon.

You will be welcomed at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to check-in.

In the afternoon we'll enjoy a Ho Chi Minh city tour, beginning at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks.

From here we'll take a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
You can book the flight to Saigon by yourself, or we can assist with the tickets.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Hotel: Liberty Park View (3 Star), / Paragon (4 Star), / Majestic Hotel (5 Star) or similar

From Ho Chi Minh we will head northwest to Cu Chi Tunnels, one of very few monuments remained from the Vietnam War. 200km of the tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerrillas, are beneath the ground here and stretches from nearby the Cambodian border to the edge of Saigon, even covering a place that once was a US airbase.

To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of meters through the tunnels.

By the afternoon we'll return to Ho Chi Minh where you'll have free time for shopping in the downtown are where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the central and typical market of Saigon - Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza and Thuong Xa Tax if you are seeking the high qualified and brand name goods.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Day 08
My Tho

Mekong Delta Cruise

Hotel: Liberty Park View (3 Star), / Paragon (4 Star), / Majestic Hotel (5 Star) or similar

After breakfast at the hotel we'll pick you up and depart for My Tho to begin our Mekong Delta cruise!

Our cruise along the Mekong River we'll allow us to view the life to the local people living along the banks. We'll stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation.

After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small channels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. Then we'll enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village.

Back on the boat we'll continue our cruise, enjoying lunch at a local restaurant along the Mekong River.

By the afternoon we'll return to Saigon, stopping to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.
Day 09
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast you'll be free to relax before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have a half day more for the sightseeing and shopping before transferring to the airport.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Hotel Check-out time is around 12:00pm.

Visiting Attractions

Standard Hotel   Upgrade Available

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport pick-up and drop-off available. Please leave your flight & contact information.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 8-Night Accommodation
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Transportation by air-conditional vehicle
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Cruise in Halong Bay and boat in Mekong Delta
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water during tour day
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.

Package Excludes

  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Flight Hanoi – Danang / Hue – Saigon
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Hotel/Room upgrade
  • Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
  • Detour(s)
  • Tip, drinks, personal expenses and others
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
Special Notes

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    02/18/2017
    From North to South

    As what stated on the site, this tour nearly covers all the main cities and attractions in Vietnam from North to South.Hanoi, Halong Bay, Danang, Hoi An, Hue and of course Ho Chi Minh City. Best tour for the first time traveler. Enjoyed the... tour with our excellent guide Jeremy. Read full review

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