luxury-package-vietnam - 12 days

 

Highlight: Hanoi capital on cyclo – Halong bay on junk cruise – relaxation, eco trip & cooking class in Hoian ancient town – relaxation private beach in Nhatrang – discover Mekong delta floating market by boat – shopping in Saigon (Hochiminh city) – visit Cuchi tunnel

Departure: Daily 

Price per person:

  • Deluxe class: US$ 1.980/person
  • Luxury class: US$ 3.360/person

Day 01: Arrival Saigon (D)

Driving to hotel from the Airport. Dinner on Saigon river.

Day 02: Saigon & Cu Chi (B, L, D)

Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we will start to experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, the remain of a real bloody battle field which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars. The visit will be led by a VC veteran

An afternoon tour round Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, Reunification hall, the Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop. O/N in Saigon

Day 03: Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (Mekong Delta) (B, L)

Enjoy a driving to Vinh Long city – the world of tropical fruits. Board our private sampan for a river cruise on the upper part of the Mekong River passing many islands. Continue the boat trip to visit some island with fruit gardens, bonsai gardens… Continue to Can Tho for the night

Day 04: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast, check out hotel and board the Vo Lai boat for a 2 ½ hour cruise to visit Cai Rang floating market with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a rice husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals. After lunch in Cantho. Back to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 05: Saigon - Hue (B, L, D)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for the noon flight to Hue, which was once the religious, economic, and cultural epicenter of Vietnam. During the Tet Offensive of 1968 it was reduced to ruins, but today it has regained its royal demeanor and French colonial garden houses and villas, quiet streets, beautiful riverbanks, and tombs and pagodas all give Hue a unique atmosphere of tranquility. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Lunch on own. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Dan Nam Giao (Temple of Heaven) and the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, with traditional architecture, paved walkways, resting pavilions overlooking tranquil lotus ponds, and a small forest for hunting. In the evening, we enjoy home hosted dinner at the restored Royal home, the Vinh Tu’s home or similar

Day 06: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B, D)

We’ll begin with a cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, an octagonal tower of seven tiers that rises majestically over the tranquil river as robed monks chanting their mantra and novices carefully tending the bonsai garden. Our next stop will be the old Imperial City, which encompasses the Forbidden Purple City and the emperors’ personal quarters, the tour of the Citadel. After that join a panaromic driving to Hoi An – the unique ancient town in the central of Vietnam that was recognized UNESCO as a World Heritage.

Day 07: Hoi An (B, L)

We’ll tour Hoi An, a town untouched by war and frozen in time, because of its isolated location. We’ll see architecture influence by generations of Japanese, French, Chinese, and Indian traders, as well as beautifully preserved ancient houses

Enjoy a cooking class to learn about Vietnamese art of culinary. Later, there will be free time to shop at the numerous galleries and enjoy the riverside ambience

Day 08: Hoi An (B)

Free at leisure and seabath

Day 09: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi (B, L, D)

Early flight to Hanoi. Hanoi, its historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature. Enjoy a morning city tour of Hanoi on cyclo ride through the Old Quarter of “36 streets and 36 wares” where each street is dedicated to a different business or trade. Here we’ll see of Vietnam’s finest examples of contemporary art and handmade crafts browsing through the textiles, silk embroidery, baskets, and more… and to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument made of generous amount of marble and granite. This is where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” may be viewed, continue visiting the Ho Chi Minh House and the lotus-shaped One Pillar Pagoda, known as the Temple of Love. In the form of a lotus, it emerges from the water and rests on a single stone pillar. It contains a statue of the Goddess of Mercy with its legendary “thousand arms and a thousand eyes”. Then, head to visit the Temple of Literature – The first university in Vietnam Built in 11th century. Lunch at restaurant. In the evening, we will enjoy a traditional performance of the water puppet show

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)

Today we leave Hanoi to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, we will embark to Junk boat. Enjoy the spectacular of Halong bay while cruising. Stop for a while for an excursing to Surprise Caves (Grotto of Surprises), and swimming, kayaking if weather permitted. Overnight on board.

Day 11: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast, you are embark and the car will transfer you back to Hanoi. Leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight in Ha Noi

Day 12: Hanoi - Departure (B)

You’ll have the morning free to explore Hanoi one last time, do a little shopping, or just enjoy a leisurely stroll and cup of tea. Transfer to the airport for departure flight

End of services.

Includes of:

  • Excellent English speaking tourist guides (3 guides in North, Central and South).
  • Internal flight tickets: Saigon – Hue; Danang - Hanoi
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation: see below, at accommodation details (based on twin/double share)
  • 3 nights in Saigon, 1 night in Cantho, 1 night in Hue, 3 nights in Hoian, 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night on junk cruise on Halong bay
  • Meals as indicated
  • Full admission fees

Excludes of:

  • International airfares & airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities

Accommodation details:

Luxury: the 'crème de la crème' of Viet Nam accommodation

First Class: hotels in Vietnam providing international services and facilities

Deluxe: high quality four and five-star Vietnam hotels close to First Class standard

Deluxe:

Hanoi: Sofitel Plaza, Daewoo, Nikko

Hue: Saigon Morin hotel

Hoian: Hoian RiverSide

Saigon: New World hotel, Majestic hotel, Sofitel, Renaissance hotel, Legend hotel

Cantho: Victoria Cantho Resort (Superior)

First Class:

Hanoi: Sheraton, Hilton

Hue: Pilgrimage Village

Hoian: Life Resort, Golden Sand Resort

Saigon: Sheraton hotel, Caravelle hotel

Cantho: Victoria Cantho Resort (Deluxe River View)

Luxury:

Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole

Hue: La Residence hotel

Hoian: Victoria Hoian Resort

Saigon: Park Hyatt hotel

Cantho: Victoria Cantho Resort (Suite).

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