9DAYS 8NIGHTS BEST OF VIETNAM

9DAYS 8NIGHTS BEST OF VIETNAM

Tour code:
241
Country:
VIETNAM
Router:
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An Ancient Town – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Itinerary:
9 days 8 nights
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Relax after a long journey.

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR AND WATER PUPPETS
Breakfast

Enjoy a familiarization tour of the Capital City –the political centre of government and centre of culture, art and education. A short walk through Hanoi Old Quarter this morning will offer you opportunities to observe daily life of the local people. Continue drive to the interesting “House of Ho Chi Minh”; from here we visit the mysterious One pillar Pagoda and the imposing Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. We then proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake to walk across the Ancient Red wooden Bridge to the Ngoc Son Temple.

Optional for your decision (prices included):

Option 1: Bia Hoi as the Vietnamese: You will discover more of Vietnam’s local beer. Your local guide will take you for a “bia hoi” (Vietnamese’s beer) in Old Quarter. Enjoy the fantastic local specialty flavours and learn more Vietnamese’s culture.

Option 2: Cyclo ride: Enjoy an hour cyclo ride through the bustling Old Quarter - 36 ancient streets where peddlers continue trade as they have done for centuries.

This evening, we drive to the water puppet theatre to watch the popular and interesting water puppet show that depicts rural life-style of Vietnamese a thousand years back. 

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning you will start your trip east to Halong Bay. En route you will pass fields of busy workers farming their rice using traditional methods of cultivation. The bay has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries and continues to capture the imagination of visitors. On arrival transfer to the port and board your boat for the cruise out to the Bay, enjoying a fresh seafood lunch on board along the way. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder , Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. You will visit some of the beautiful sites around the bay and enjoy sunbath on the sundeck for a panoramic view. Evening, a tasty seafood dinner onboard will be served before retiring to bed.

Overnight on board in Halong Bay

DAY 4: HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN
Breakfast

Begin your day with Tai Chi exercises on the Sundeck. Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery and continue your exploration and discover what makes this area so unique. Checkout your luggage and then have brunch on board while sailing to the pier. Arrive at the pier and we board our coach back to Hanoi Airport for your onward flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoi An ancient town.

The small town of Hoi An is the perfect place to break your journey midway through Vietnam. Located on the country’s magnificent central coast, this one-time trading port retains an old world ambience and rich historical quality that resulted in its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 5: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND HOI AN WALKING TOUR
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning discover the countryside of Hoi An with a bicycle ride to a local farm in Tra Que village, take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing such as: raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, pricking greens and many more gardening activities.  Learn how to prepare lunch with local family including “Tam Huu” spring roll, Banh Xeo or traditional local pancake of the Central.  Light snack with your achievement.

Afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through quite streets of enchanting Hoi An ancient town. You will visit a traditional ancient house, the Hoi An Museum, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 6: HOI AN – DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast

Free at leisure before take an afternoon flight Danang – Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Upon arrival you will be meet and be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

DAY 7: CU CHI TUNNELS AND HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will drive to visit Cu Chi tunnels. Located north-west of Ho Chi Minh city, passing through the suburbs and then the beautiful green or golden paddy fields to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels-the underground bases of our freedom fighters during the war and see for yourself the life-style and hardship of these valiant fighters.  Taste the steamed manioc-compressed rice with sesame and salt; see the torture gears and traps and crawl through a tunnel.

We return to Ho Chi Minh city for lunch. After lunch, you will start the city tour with a short walk through the heart of the city on Dong Khoi street (formerly Rue Catinat), pass by the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square and Municipal Theatre, seeing Notre Dame cathedral and Central Post Office. Continue for a comprehensive and emotive War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace before visit Ben That market. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

DAY 8: FULL DAY TO MEKONG DELTA (BEN TRE)
Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Mekong Delta –Vietnam’s fruit and rice bowl. A pleasant drive through the lush countryside takes you to Ben Tre. On arrival, boat on river to brickwork to see workers make bricks in handy traditional method. Visit one of coconut processing workshops located along canal where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; Go on natural scissors canals spreading out to rural village. The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real delta village life, visit a mat weaving house, where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself, enjoying fruits and tea, and chatting with local people by the way.

Riding on moto-cart or bike on shady road, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains. Stop at local restaurant for delicious lunch featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp. Go back to pier by sampan and boat; meet the car for trip back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Overnight in in Ho Chi Minh city

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE
Breakfast
Free at leisure until meet and transfer to airport for your onward flight home

-  English-speaking guide

- Transfer round trip by air-conditioned private car with a bottle of water and towel face

- Visit to Vietnam's most famous World Heritage Sites

- Spend just a week in Vietnam discovering the highlights and traditions of this colourful country

- Spectacular view of Ha Long Bay on cruising board

Go back in time at the ancient trading port of Hoi An. Experience the blend of influences from Europe and Asia, the nearby beaches and markets

- Experience the culture, history and everyday life of bustling Ho Chi Minh City 

- Bargain for souvenirs, clothing and gifts at the Ben Thanh Market 

- Visit the underground labyrinth of the Cu Chi Tunnels, preserved as a war memorial park, with an expert guide

- Soak up the atmosphere at the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Transfer from airport to guest’s hotel in Hanoi city (-/-/-)

Day 2: Full day tour Hanoi (B/L/-)

Day 3: 2D1N in Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/-)

Day 4: From Halong back to Hanoi and flight to Danang then transfer to Hoi An (B/Br/-)

Day 5: Full day Ancient town & Tra Que Village (B/L/-)

Day 6: Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B/-/-)

Day 7: Full day Cu Chi & City tour (B/L/-)

Day 8: Full day tour to Mekong Delta (Ben Tre tour) (B/L/-)

Day 9: Transfer from guest’s hotel to airport in Ho Chi Minh city (B/-/-)

HOTEL 3*

Ha Noi - Gondola Hotel (Deluxe Room)                      Halong - Phoenix Cruise (Deluxe Cabin)       

 Gondola_HN_Deluxe_room   Phoenix-deluxe     

Hoi An - Hoi An Beach (Superior Room)                      Ho Chi Minh - Lavender Boutique (Deluxe Skylight)

Hoi_An_Beach__suporior     Lavender_Boutique_-_Deluxe_Skylight_Window

HOTEL 4*   

Ha Noi - The Ann Hotel (Deluxe Room)                    Halong - Sealife Cruise (Suite Cabin)        

The_Ann_HN__Deluxe     Suite_room_sealife   

Hoi An - Boutique Hoi An Resort (Superior Room)     Ho Chi Minh - Liberty Central (Deluxe)   

 Boutique_HAn_Suporior     Liberty_Central_-_Deluxe_Double

HOTEL 5* 

Ha Noi - Apricot Hotel (Sketch Room)                           Halong - Paradise Cruise (Deluxe Cabin)    

Apricot_HN__Sketch_room     Deluxe-Twin-3-Luxury-Cruise 

Hoi An - Sunrise Hoi An(Deluxe Ocean View)        Ho Chi Minh - Renaissance Riverside (Deluxe City)

Sunrise_HAn_deluxe1     Renaissance_-_Deluxe_City_View

Our Nett Prices in US Dollar Per Person in Twin-share      
    1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax Single      
Supplement      
HIGH SEASON Hotel 3* 1,718 944 817 685 390      
Hotel 4* 2,227 1,199 1,071 939 645      
Hotel 5* 2,795 1,483 1,355 1,223 928      
LOW SEASON Hotel 3* 1,666 918 790 658 364      
Hotel 4* 2,107 1,139 1,011 879 585      
Hotel 5* 2,524 1,347 1,219 1,087 793      
High season is from October to April
Low season is from May to September
INCLUSIONS IN PACKAGE:
• 8 nights hotel accommodation in double or twin bed sharing rooms and daily breakfast
• Meals as mentioned, prices do not include drinks which are available at extra charge
• Bottled water and face towels in car
• Transfers and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned transportation
• Services of an English speaking guide for transfers and tours
• All admission fees to venues on the tour and toll charges during transfers and tours
• VAT and Tax where applicable
EXCLUSIONS:
• All items not mentions in the itinerary
• Early check-in and late check-out (check-in time is 14:00hrs). This is based on availability at time of check-in
• International and domestic airfares –see supplements for airfares
• International and domestic airfares –see supplements for airfares
• Visa fees and cost of travel insurance
• Items of a personal nature such as laundry, mini bar in room, etc
SUPPLEMENT:
Surcharge if applicable
Services name Supplement
One way airfare Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh By Vietnam Airline US $80 - $145/pax
One way airfare Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh By Vietjet Air US $70/pax
Note: Airfare based on saver or economy class included tax. Airfare subject to change without prior notice.
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