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Vietnam Discovery
Price from :  $1120

Style : Highlights
Duration : 15 days/14 nights
Tour Route : Saigon-Phuquoc-CanTho-Hanoi-Hue-HoiAn

A new way of exploring existing historical and highlights of Vietnam will take us to the World famous network of Tunnels at Cu Chi. We explore the South of Vietnam first, visiting Phu Quoc Paradise Island and enjoying the snorkeling and fishing there. Heading to Can Tho the next day, we will try to survive on stilt houses and boats, an amazing feeling when we stay on floating sampans. Our highlight is the floating market locally organized for some hundreds of years. The North of Vietnam Hanoi is next with all of its colonial charms: The capital city will enrich your experiences with its historic sites, busy shopping streets and cultural places. We take a cruise boat in the spectacular Halong Bay, where the Limestone Mountains and caves combine to make up one of the world’s most stunning landscapes. Heading to Hue and Hoi An, the two World Heritage sites in the centre of Vietnam, exploring Imperial City, the Ancient City and so on, before boarding our plan back home through Danang International airport.

 

Highlights

-       Appreciating the longest tunnel at Cu Chi, seeing Saigon war remnants museum

-       Enjoying a paradise on Phu Quoc beach, taking a scuba diving and snorkeling

-       Exploring floating communities on the Mekong River

-       Getting to know Hanoi’s rich cultural and historical values: its past and presence

-       Boat Cruise through the limestone karsts of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay

-       Discovering the former capital city of Hue, a World Heritage site

-       Feeling the past through ancient town of Hoi An: its unique architecture, art, silks

Day 1: Saigon

Our team lands in Saigon international airport, 10 kms from the city centre, and is then transferred to a three star hotel in District 1. Once you have checked in, a short introductory meeting will take place to welcome you, and inform of useful itinerary, advice, preparations etc. Depending on your arrival time, we start our city tour by visiting the War Remnants Museum to discover one chapter of the city, then head to Reunification Palace close by. Take a walk around Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the central Post Office.

 

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels-Phu Quoc (by plane)

In the morning we will explore an incredible network of underground tunnel designed and constructed to withstand fierce crack down of the external forces, the Cu Chi tunnel. Come and see how Viet Nam won the war. No word could describe it better than experience it yourself. You’ ve got to appreciate the talent of the country. In the afternoon, we head out to the airport for our flight to Phu Quoc.

 

Day 3: Phu Quoc

So now you have landed on the so-called Caribbean Paradise Island of Vietnam. Get transferred to your beach front resort. The rest of the day is at leisure. Lots of things you can do: taking a sun bed and relaxing at the stunning beach; enjoy a great swim before having a massage right on the beach; visit Night Market and have dinner.

 

Day 4: Phu Quoc

The highlight of today is a snorkeling visit to An Thoi Island in the south of the Phu Quoc. We pass by a Pearl Farm selling precious pearls. Then onboard a cruise boat and start our discovery journey some 15 kms from the shore. A group of protected islands is in the front. We reach the destination by around 11h. Enjoy some amateur fishing. Have lunch onboard before start snorkeling to discover coral reefs, fish and sea weeds.

 

Day 5: Phu Quoc-Can Tho (by plane)

The morning is free, relaxing and enjoying some fresh sea breeze by the beach. Or arrange your own time and explore the Island on a rented scooter. In the afternoon, we head to the airport for our flight to Can Tho, the centre of the Mekong delta.

Day 6: Can Tho

In the morning, we take a cruise boat cruising through floating markets, rice fields, fruit plantations and so on along a densely connected network of rivers and canals. An absolutely amazing view of a totally flat, low-lying delta that seems to have no have no boundary will bring you an immense feeling of this region. Dinner by the Ninh Kieu Quay, the most historical symbol of the capital city of the Mekong Delta.

 

Day 7: Can Tho - Hanoi (by plane)

Discovery the lifestyle on boats, stilt houses and so on, enjoy some fresh air, fruits, café and shopping of the Mekong before taking for a flight to Hanoi. Check in our hotel in the Old Quarters. Free in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets - kids and parents will be equally delighted! Enjoy dinner on one of the best local restaurant.

 

Day 8: Hanoi

We drive to Ho Chi Minh complex, spend a couple of hours to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh museum.  We walk to the One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Buddhist temple of Vietnam. We continue to the Temple of Literature originally built as a temple of Confucius. This is the site of the Vietnam first university dating back to 1070. The Temple highlights the importance of education. In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of ethnology, the most interesting museum in Vietnam, showing the diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups in the country.

 

Day 9: Halong Bay

Take a four hour drive to Halong Bay before boarding on our cruise boat. We will cruise through remarkable limestone formations of Halong Bay. We have the opportunities to enjoy a swim, visits to stunningly beautiful grottos and do some kayaking. Overnight on the cruise boat will be a memorable experience for your family.

 

Day 10: Halong Bay-Hanoi-Hue (by train)

In the morning, enjoy some guided Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. We continue sightseeing and cruising around Halong Bay, before turning to the harbor and driving back to Hanoi railway station for our train to Hue.

 

Day 11: Hue

Start discovering the former capital city of Hue, a World Heritage site, well-known for its imperial city, relics, and emperor tombs. We start with the imperial city where the last 13 Vietnamese emperors lived and reined the country: Ngo Mon gate, the Forbidden Purple Palace, The Mieu Temple. Dinner in a fine local restaurant.

 

Day 12: Hue

We pass by rice field and beautiful green hills to reach the tomb of Khai Dinh emperor. A magnificent place that buried the king is seen as a symbol of glory luxury lifestyle. A visit to Thien Mu Pagoda seen as the origin of Vietnam Buddhism. Take a walk along the Perfume River to reveal a special character of Hue people, something contrasting to Saigon and Hanoi in social conversations and traditions.

 

Day 13: Hue - Hoi An  

After breakfast, we take a four hour drive to another World Heritage site, Hoi An ancient city. Along the way our car passes by stunning coastal scenery and Lang Co beach, a new tourist destination of the central region. We continue driving through Da Nang city, a booming real estate market and a trading port. We reach the ancient and historic town of Hoi An which was for three centuries one of the most important ports in Central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics, spice etc. Have a half day walking tour to enjoy its unique architecture, lifestyle, night markets, ancient houses which have been preserved for years.

 

Day 14: Tra Que Herbal Village

We will have a half day bike tour to Tra Que herbal village. This tour offers opportunities for kids to play, learn in a local setting village. Learn how to plant herbs, cooks and make handicraft. The view is stunning, on one side is the river and on the other is the paddy rice field. The bike trip through rice field, with rivers, villages and water buffalows will definitely amaze you. Have lunch in a farmer’s house. Free in the afternoon.

 

Day 15: Danang – Departure

We will have a small party to celebrate our Vietnam family trip before transferring to Danang International airport for the flight home.

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Indicative price: From 1120 USD/person. 

 

Tour price has included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast
Air-con transportation
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All domestic flights + any train tickets
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Excursion boats and cruise boats
Service Charge & Government Taxes

 

Note

Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. So enquire now to get an instant cost estimate! 

 

Factors Group size Hotel classes Meals Touring itinerary Time of travel
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General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

 

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