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Offered by Discovery Asia Tours
Vietnam is a beautiful country which is well known for natural beauty, long history, and multiple cultures. Therefore, it is easy to understand the reason why the number of tourists landing in Vietnam is increasing to a greater extent. People who are wishing to visit a country famous for both cultural and natural beauty can prioritize Vietnam without any constraint. Even though there are thousands of places to visit, here are some highly recommended tourist spots which should not be missed once after landing in the Vietnam land: The 1000 year old capital Hanoi, breathtaking Halong Bay, peaceful Hoi An town, bustling and modern Ho Chi Minh City and countless of white sand beaches along the country from the North to the South. Each minute of you in Vietnam will be surrounded by friendly people who are eager to introduce you the unique culture or authentic cuisine of Vietnam which are now popular all over the world. Vietnam is now waiting for your footprints to explore…
Our Vietnam tours offer a wide range of places to go and things to do across the whole country. From north to south, Vietnam offers scenic Halong Bay, vibrant city tempo in Hanoi, unparalleled leisure in Hoi An, imperial Hue, colonial Ho Chi Minh City, and vivid Mekong Delta. From the intoxicating history and culture, stunning natural beauty, enjoyable beach holiday to an interesting fisherman experience, this hottest destination in Southeast Asia just has something for everyone.
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Route: Hanoi - City Tour - Halong Bay Day Cruise – Hue – Hoian – Hochiminh – Cooking Class – Cuchi Tunnels – Hochiminh
Duration: 8 days
Start from Hanoi and end at Hochiminh
- Infant below 2 years old sharing same room with parents is free of charge.
- Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with 1 ADL is charged for 90%.
- Child below 12 yrs old with extra bed and sharing same room with parents is charged for 65%.
- Child below 12 yrs old No extra bed & sharing same room with parents is charged for 55%
Group tour of full paying 15pax, one (01) tour leader is given complimentary on twin sharing basis include breakfast (domestic air ticket is not applicable)
US$ 5/ person/per day/ group up to 4 pax
US$ 4/ person/per day/ group up to 9 pax
US$ 3/ person/per day/ group from 10 pax
|Group Size||Kind of Transportation||Kind of vehicle|
|1- 3 pax||7 seater||Fortune|
|4 – 8 pax||16 seater||For Transit|
|9 – 14 pax||24 – 29 seater||Hyundai County|
|15 - 22 pax||35 seater||Samco/ Thaco|
|23 – 42 pax||45 seater||Huyndai Aero Hi-classHuyndai Universe|
- The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixing by local operator due to traffic and weather conditions, however all points must cover unless amendment or cancellation make by clients themselves (Non-refundable for any cancellation that made by clients)
- Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
- Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy
*Please inquire for groups of more than 2 travelers
*Please inquire for Higher standard accommodation if desired.
*Please inquire for rate on a single traveler
HANOI ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR (D)
Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed and then transfer to the city. Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retains a unique old world charm and some Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks make for relaxing atmosphere.
Late afternoon, transfer out to visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son Temple. Take one hour cyclo ride to visit Hanoi Old Quarter.
In the evening, we attend the performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long theatre.
Meal: Welcome dinner by Vietnamese cuisine
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
HANOI - HALONG OVERNIGHT ON JUNK (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 2.5-hour drive away. The transfer is approximately 3 hours. You will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields and you may stop on the way to admire the local scenery.
Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view.
Ha Long Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. An optional kayaking trip is available weather permitting. Back onboard enjoy a lavish dinner and enjoy the bay view at sunset. Overnight on board.
HALONG - HANOI (B/L)
In the morning, refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Have tea and coffee onboard and continue exploring Ha Long Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Normally, check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to Hanoi capital.
Afternoon, city tour with the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars, established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite.
End of the day, our guide will take you on a culinary adventure, sampling street food in the Old Quarter. It’s a great opportunity to try all those weird and wonderful foods you see but just aren’t sure what they are! Start your Hanoi Street Eats tour at Bia Hoi corner to try the local brew, a draft beer that traces its roots to Eastern Europe. Do as the locals do and pull up a stool and enjoy a drink while watching the world go by.
Meal: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack & drinking during short street food tour
Overnight hotel in Hanoi
HANOI - HUE – ROYAL CUISINE DINNER (B/D)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT TICKET HAN – HUI IS INCLUDED
Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Hue.
Arrival Hue, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
Afternoon, city tour to visit Hue Citadel - Vietnam’s former imperial capital and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel)
Then, we cruise along the Perfume River. Being the former royal capital, Hue's surrounding countryside contains several of the tombs of the former. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda, It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. End of day, shopping at Dong Ba market where you can buy the souvenir for family and friends.
End of day, the group will enjoy the royal dinner - Imagine you are a Royalty – King, and queen beside you accompanied by Mandarins ... sitting with other dignitaries in the Royal styled decorated dining room and all dressed as ancient Hue Royals will be surprised with authentic delicious Hue’s Royal Cuisines
During this event as royals you need to follow certain Royal Protocols while Hue Imperial Court Style Music & Dance performers will perform to entertain you
Meal: Breakfast, royal dinner
Overnight at hotel in Hue
HUE - DANANG - HOIAN (B/L)
Morning, leave Hue we drive south to Hoi An. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes. We stop en route to visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang City, the Lang Co beach and the Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe and proceed to Hoi An. Lunch at local restaurant.
Arrival Hoi An, check in hotel then take city tour to visit the ancient architecture of Hoi An is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market.
Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. End of day, free at leisure on Cua Dai beach or your own activities.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at hotel in Hoian
HOIAN - HOCHIMINH (B/D)
DOMESTIC FLIGHT DAD – SGN IS INCLUDED
Morning, free leisure until transfer to the Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. Upon arrival, meet up our local guide & transfer to hotel for check in.
Afternoon, take a short tour to visit Fito Museum, the first traditional medicine museum in Vietnam. The museum shows how traditional herbs and medicine have been developed in Vietnam throughout history. The museum also showcases a collection of ancient medical tools. Your guide will take you around the museum and help you to learn more about Vietnamese culture through traditional medicine and practices.
Continue on to visit the Reunification Hall, one of the most historic landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City built on the site of the former Norodom Palace. Designed as the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War, it was where the official handover of power took place during the Fall of Saigon in 1975
Make a brief photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It has a neo-Romanesque façade and two bell towers tipped with iron spires that reach a height of 190 feet, dominating the skyline. Your next stop will be to visit the classic 19th century French colonial Post Office. The largest post office in Vietnam, it is an important communications hub for most of the city’s inhabitants. Inside, the building has huge vaulted ceilings with vast maps of Vietnam on both sides of the main hall. Dinner on Saigon River cruise
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh
HOCHIMINH - COOKING CLASS - CUCHI TUNNELS (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer for visiting HCM Agricultural Villages
VISITING HCM AGRICULTURAL VILLAGES FROM 8:45AM – 10:00AM
Visiting Cow areas
Visiting Buffalo Areas
Visiting Rice Fields
Visiting Big Herbs, Spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms areas
Challenges on the Garden Become real Vietnamese Farmer on Vietnamese Traditional Hat and Pick up a lot of Herbs, spices, Vegetables and Mushrooms on The Garden
COOKING CHALLENGES 10:00AM -1:30PM
Hands on cooking class with three dishes and 1 dessert and enjoy what they have done
Enjoy Great Healthy Cooking Tips
Congratulation with nice certificate, recipes, souvenirs
Collect email and Update nice healthy recipes monthly
VISITING RICE PAPER FACTORY 1:30PM -2:00PM
Understanding the whole process to make rice paper
Surprise to see main ingredients to make rice paper
See how we mixed the flour with water
See how the fresh rice paper comes out after steam
See how we handle it on the tray and how we dried it out
See how we cut rice paper in the shape we want
See how we pack the rice paper in the packages before selling or exporting
VISITING RUBBER TREE FOREST 2:00PM-2:15PM
Exploring the Big Rubber tree forest and Understanding how the Local people Collect The Latex
VISITING CU CHI TUNNELS 2:15PM -4:00PM
Getting to see the tunnels and discover how these tunnels were constructed
Visiting Hoang Cam's smoke-less store
Trying gun shooting with real bullets (fees not included)
Tasting boiled tapioca, drinking hot tea
Enjoy the journey back to Hochiminh City
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh
HOCHIMINH DEPARTURE (B)
Leisure time until transfer to airport for flight departure.
- Accommodation in a twin or double room with daily breakfast
- Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
- Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
- Experienced English or Chinese speaking guide during all tours and transfers
- Private board for sightseeing as mentioned in the program,
- Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
- Mineral water is available as complementary
- International & Domestic flight tickets
- Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
- Gratuities for guides and drivers
- Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary
- All other services not specified in the itinerary
- Not included VAT
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