Southeast Asia Voyages ~ Exotic Vietnam 2018


Tour Name Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Exotic Vietnam 2018 14 Days Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Until Dec 2018 $2075

Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Saigon - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong Delta

Type of trip: Culture, History & leisure
Duration:  14 days - 13 nights
Start/Finish: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City or vice versa
Departure: Private Basis (depart on request)

 

Included:

Inclusions:
1/ Overnight at 3 star plus, in the old quarter or in the centre of city in 2 pax/room
2/ Domestic flights Hanoi - Da Nang, Da Nang - Saigom
3/ Transfers by A/C Auto driver/guide
4/ Local experienced English speaking guide
5/ Meals as  mentioned in programme
6/ All entrance fees
7/ Halong Bay overnight on a luxury Junk
8/ Daily mineral of water
9/ Cyclo tour & Water Puppet Show
10/ Visa approval letter getable at the airport upon arrival (available on request)

Exclusions:
1/ International Flights
2/ Travel Insurance
3/ Meals does not mentioned in the programme
4/ Other drinks
6/ Tip for porter, Driver and guide (we recommend what ever they want to pay)
7/ Personal expenses

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Upon arrival to Hanoi’s airport you will be met by our A/C auto driver/guide and transferred through the city to hotel in the centre of the old quarter. The rest of the day is free at leisure or oriental walk with your guide (pls note that early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).
Accommodation  in Hanoi - www.meracushotel.com (Deluxe room) or www.goldenlotushotel.com.vn (Superior)
Meals: Not include

Day 2:  Hanoi            
Today is free at leisure for relaxing or shopping on your own.
Accommodation  in Hanoi - www.meracushotel.com (Deluxe room) or www.goldenlotushotel.com.vn (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Hanoi city tour
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Today you will visit to the most important attractions of the city such sites as President Ho Chi Minh mausoleum,  His house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.  After lunch at a traditional restaurant food  "Cha Ca La Vong" you will be driven to visit Hanoi “Hilton” & History museum, finish your visit today by a cyclo to visit Old Quarter to discover Hanoi's mesmerizing streets, the Lake of the Restored Sword and enjoy a rural traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.  
Accommodation  in Hanoi - www.meracushotel.com (Deluxe room) or www.goldenlotushotel.com.vn (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Arrival early in the morning, you will be met and served breakfast before heading to Halong Bay. Enjoy the great scenery of the surrounding farmlands of the Red River Delta including rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.   On arrival in Halong, you will board the Traditional Junk, a fantastic replica of a junk that navigated Halong Bay's shallow waters a century ago to see the 1,500 km over which thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rise from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Bac Bo.  Visit Cua Van fishing village – see the actual daily life of fishing village people and explore Surprise cave (one of the most famous caves on the bay).  Then free for swimming or kayaking (optional)…  Dinner will be served on boat.
Overnight on Bai Tho Deluxe Junk Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi/ Flight to Hue City
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Breakfast will be served on board. Enjoy sun rise in the morning from the top of your boat. Continue your cruising for more exploration of the Bay with the tiny limestone islands are dotted with many beaches and grottoes created by the wind and the waves that provide an excellent backdrop for swimming. Drop off at the pier at around mid-day and transfer back to Hanoi.  You will be transferred to Noi Bai airport to take an evening flight to Hue. You will be met and privately transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.
Accommodation in Hue  www.mondialhotel.com.vn (Superior room)
Meals: Breakfast

Days 6: Hue  - Hoian
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
In the morning, take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, as well as the mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang and Imperial Citadel.  Drive to the Hoi An in the afternoon, on the way to Hoi An you will stop for sightseeing and  take photos at the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co lagoon, you will then continue drive over the Pass of Ocean Clouds, passing Da Nang city to Hoi An ancient town - a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries with a relaxed lifestyle that has changed little over the years.  Don’t forget that this is the town famed for its great tailors.
Accommodation in Hoi An  www.hoianhotel.com.vn (Superior room) or www.vinhhungresort.com (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Hoi An
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Enjoy morning cooking class.  The tour will be started with a short trip to visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. You will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Enjoy your lunch with what you have cooked.
Next, your  guide will take you on a tour of the ancient town by cyclo along the narrow streets to visit the homes of former merchants, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the ancient house and the exotic local market. Remainder of the day is free on your own exploration or picking up your clothes from tailors.
Accommodation in Hoi An  www.hoianhotel.com.vn (Superior room) or www.vinhhungresort.com (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Hoi An         
A free day for relaxing, shopping, clothes tailor make or swimming at beach.
Accommodation in Hoi An  www.hoianhotel.com.vn (Superior room) or www.vinhhungresort.com (Superior)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh city
(formerly known as Saigon) (AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
We drive from Hoi An to Danang for a noon departure flight to Ho Chi Minh city. You will be met by our tour guide and transferred to hoten in the centre of city.  The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Accommodation in Hochiminh city,  www.asianrubyhotel.com or www.northernhotel.com.vn (superior room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city Tour
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
A full day tour of the city, visit to the most important attractions of the city including the Post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, the former Presidential Palace,  the War Remnants museum, then visit and shopping and Cho Lon & Ben Thanh markets - See the incredible display of fresh produce on offer and enjoy the unique array of goods that are on sale.  Lunch will be served at a restaurant (Vietnamese dishes).  Overnight at hotel.
Accommodation in Hochiminh city,  www.asianrubyhotel.com or www.northernhotel.com.vn (superior room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city Saigon - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of HCMC to visit and enjoy noontime service at  Cao Dai Great Temple.  
After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the famous Cu Chi to visit the underground network which stretched for over 200km and became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specifically constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command center and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the war.
Accommodation in Hochiminh city,  www.asianrubyhotel.com or www.northernhotel.com.vn (superior room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta – Can Tho
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
In the morning, you’ll leave Ho Chi Minh City for the Mekong Delta town of Cai Be, where you will board a boat to see the floating market, each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it is pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. Along the way, you also visit the many fascinating local cottages industries including rice paper makers, sweet factory, bonsai nurseries. A huge lunch followed with many seasonal fruits at an orchard is some enjoyment of the trip. You then weave our way through the intricate network of canals which are the lifeblood of the Mekong Delta before you meet up with your vehicle for drive to Can Tho, the ‘capital’ of the Mekong.
Overnight at Kim Tho in Can Tho city (Optional: Overnight on boat cruise on Mekong river)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh city
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile “monkey bridges” along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop and a visit to Vinh Trang pagoda. Back to Saigon in late afternoon for overnight accommodation.
Accommodation in Hochiminh city,  www.asianrubyhotel.com or www.northernhotel.com.vn (superior room)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Departure
(AC Auto with Driver/Guide)
Today is departure day. Enjoy some free time for last purchases or simply relax before transfer to Ho Chi Minh 's Tan Son Nhat Airport and your onward flight.  Ends of trip.
Meals: Breakfast