VIETNAM TRIP - 7DAYS/6NIGHTS
- See landmarks such as One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the Temple of Literature
- Admire West Lake and the Lake of the Restored Sword
- Learn about the city from a guide
- Hanoi’s Old QuarterHanoi’s Old Quarter
- Overnight Cruise in the Famous Halong Bay
- Kayaking and swimming amongst the limestone islands
- Old Town Hoi An
- Boat ride through the Mekong Delta
- Tour wartime Saigon, including War Remnants Museum
- Evening Street food tour in Hanoi
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival Welcome at Hanoi Airport by your local guide. Transfer to the hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal until noon time only. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi city tour - Street food tour (B,D) Full-day tour of Vietnam’s capital city, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his traditional stilt house, the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature also known as the First University of Vietnam. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, make a walking tour to explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Afterwards, you will have a chance to discover the street food of Hanoi under guidance of our local guide. This tour takes 3.5 hours and start in the late afternoon for dinner. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring Hanoi Old Quater. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong (B,L,D) In the morning leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, arriving around noon. Board a traditional wooden junk and begin your exploration of magical Halong Bay, one of Southeast Asia’s premier tourist destinations. An excellent, fresh seafood lunch and dinner will be served on the boat. Overnight onboard the very comfortable and charming junk.
Day 4 : Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (B) You are advised to set your alarm clock to enjoy a spectacular dawn over the bay. After a morning bathe and breakfast on board you will continue your cruise to explore the bay. After brunch on board your junk, it will be time to head back to the pier to return Hanoi. On the way back from Halong Bay, stop to visit a typical pagoda of Vietnam. Afterwards, transfer back to Hanoi Ariport for the flight to Danang. Flight……….. Arrival at Danang Airport and transfer to the hotel in Hoi An to check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Fishing tour - Hoi An exploring (B,L) After breakfast, we depart the hotel for a discovery around Hoi An. Embark for a boat ride to the mouth of Thu Bon river to enjoy the daily activities of fishers such as throwing fishing net and trading their products. Your boat then continues cruising for about half an hour to a fishing village. Changing to smaller bamboo boat (a coracle) to discover a distinctive mangrove forest and try your hand on fishing crabs. Under the blurry sunlight inside the forest, you might feel a mysterious atmosphere covering this whole area. This excursion also gives you a chance to admire skilful fishermen who are working in the forest. Enjoy a delicious BBQ seafood lunch at a lovely local house. In the afternoon, Stay away from main street full of tourists, we will take you to the small lanes hidden inside the old town. The small streets of Hoi An are ideal to wander through the shops on foot or on a bike. Cars and motorbikes are forbidden in the entire area, which allows you to peacefully enjoy some of most important sighseeings of Hoian such as Chinese temples, traditional houses, the Japanese bridge and daily active life of local people. Local guided tour will allow you to further appreciate the true value of this legacy of over 800 historical monuments. The city itself has been listed UNESCO World Heritage. The tour ends by a cup of coffee or tea at Reaching Out – a special teashop where all the waiters and waitresses are deaf staff who are given a chance to have a self – reliant life and integrate into the community by well trained to be able to work here professionally. A peaceful time for you to enjoy the silence and taste of coffee. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel (B) Free time at your leisure until be transferred without guide to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Flight:………….. Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel to check in. Afterwards, transfer to visit the amazing tunnel network of Cu Chi. This incredible system, covering almost 250km in length was shelter to over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas during the wars. Initially started in 1948 to provide shelter against the French air and ground sweeps, the network went on to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters throughout the American war. If you are interested (and game) you can even descend into the tunnels to learn more about the harsh conditions faced by Vietcong guerrillas who lived there. Return to the city centre. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta visiting - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B,L) Today we depart from Ho Chi Minh City to explore Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta (130km - 2.5 - 3 hour driving). Pick up at the Phong Nam Pier. Get on boat and will cruise along the Chet Say river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including coconut activated charcoal factory where coconut shell is put into high heat kiln to produce coconut charcoal; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products. Then the boat will cruise through the small canal, discover the local life. 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 before boarding your xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) or biking into the village where you can see farm, rice field and vegetable plan before stopping at a local house for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with some cold drinks or beers. It’s time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. After that, we head back to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight. Dinner on your own. End of services.
Hotel/Boat/ Train Info
These prices include
• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability).
• Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
• All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on non-private junk in Ha Long bay.
• Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
• Local English speaking guide(s) where mentioned.
These price exclude
• Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
• International and internal flight tickets in economy class
• Visa fee
• Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.