VIETNAM TOUR – HO CHI MINH/HA NOI/HALONG BAY
7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS PACKAGE- 4 star option
DAY 1: Arrival/HO CHI MINH CITY (HCMC) BY FLIGHT (TBA)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, warmest reception by our representative then transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight at Aristo hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY/MY THO-MEKONG TOURS (B/L)
After breakfast, transfer to My Tho with the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along the journey. Arrive My Tho and get on a boat trip up Mekong River with a stop at the Thoi Son islet to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Enjoy an adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks. Then take the big boat to visit the Garden, visit bee farm, taste coconut candy, and drink tea – honey – lime here. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialties ex.: elephant ear fish, big headed prawn, spring rolls, etc. And then, transfer back to HCMC . Hotel check-in. Overnight at Aristo hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY/CU CHI TUNNELS/CITY TOUR/HA NOI (B/L/D) BY FLIGHT (TBA)
After breakfast, transfer to Cu Chi and visit Cu Chi Tunnel where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which provide shelters for Vietnamese guerrillas during the Vietnam War against American
troops. Afterwards, go back to HCMC. Have lunch at local restaurant in HCMC. After lunch enjoy city tour in HCMC, the biggest and busiest city of Vietnam, with visits The Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral), The Old Post Office. Then visit the Reunification Palace, the War Museum, famous lacquer ware factory and shopping at the Ben Thanh market for great. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport to take flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, pick up and transfer to local restaurant for dinner. Hotel check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight at Pearl hotel or similar in Ha Noi.
DAY 4: HA NOI/HA LONG- OVERNIGHT ON THE CRUISE IN HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
7.30-08.10 Depart from Hanoi to Halong bay by bus OR by shuttle bus
11.30 Upon arrival at Vinashin Tourist Harbor, you are welcomed at our waiting room before enjoying the cruise.
12.15-12.30 Embark on Huong Hai Sealife. Enjoy welcome drink as Cruise Manager gives you a brief overview of the itinerary and important safety guideline. Check in your cabin.
13.00 Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.
Admire the grace of the bay while enjoying the delicious lunch in the restaurant at the first deck.
14.30 Visit VungVieng village – the famous pearl-growing and fishing farm by bamboo boat. Do shopping and observe the process of feeding pearl as well as discover life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay.
15.45 Enjoy swimming at VungVieng beach or relaxing on the cruise.
16.45 Return to Huong Hai Sealife and enjoy Happy hour. You will have some discount off from the special menu drinks including of cocktail, mocktail and mixed drinks (from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm.).
Treasure the wonderful beauty of BaiTu Long Bay at sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, savor the fresh and peaceful atmosphere which could hardly be found in land while cruising to Cong Do sleeping area.
18.00 Onboard the vessel, surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.15 Dinner is served in the restaurant at the first desk. You can enjoy the charm of BaiTu Long Bay at night.
21.00 Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage & Spa services (massage and spa fee is not included in the price), squid fishing (provided with equipment for squid fishing) . Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Sealife Cruise or similar.
DAY 5: HA LONG BAY/HA NOI (BRUNCH)
6.30 Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on BaiTu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
7.00 Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the slight breakfast with cookies and tea, café in the restaurant.
7.30 Explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave). Enjoy relaxing on white sandy beach or walking along the beach at Hon Co Island (no swimming).
8.30 Return to Huong Hai Sealife.
9.15 Pack the luggage and check out of the cabin.
9.30-10.40 Enjoy the brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to Vinashin Tourist harbor.
11.00 Disembark from Huong Hai Sealife.
12.00 Transfer you back to Hanoi by bus or by shuttle bus and drop you off at our hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight at Pearl hotel or similar in Ha Noi.
DAY 6: HA NOI CITY TOUR (B/L)
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and start this full day city tour. We first head to One-pillar pagoda – one of the two most iconic temples in Vietnam. The next destination is the Temple of Literature (or Văn Miếu in Vietnamese) which reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of study in the past and Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple and then stop for a lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Following the break, we will visit the Museum of History. Then, with the next 1-hour cyclo around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you are promised to get a slow-speed view of a maze of labyrinthine streets as the daily life of the locals. You’ll next be transferred to enjoy a water puppet which tells you a great traditional art performance of Vietnam. Transfer back to hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight at Pearl hotel or similar in Ha Noi.
DAY 7: HA NOI/DEPARTURE (B) BY FLIGHT (TBA)
After breakfast, free at leisure until check out (12: noon time) and you will be transferred to Noi Bai international airport for taking flight back home.
END OF THE SERVICES
10 PAX – USD780 per person
Single Supplement – USD490 per person
• Private transportation with air-conditioned & round-trip shuttle bus HANOI- HALONG-HANOI
• Accommodation based on TWIN SHARING at the Hotel in Hanoi and on the Cruise in Halong Bay with daily breakfast.
• 02 Days/01-night Itinerary overnight on the Junk in Ha Long Bay (Join-in)
• All entrance/admission fees /boat fees
• Local English speaking guide
• Main Meals as stated as per itinerary
• 01 bottle of drinking water per person per day during the tour
• Entry visa to Vietnam (If applicable)
• All international flights to/from Vietnam + international airport taxes
• One way airfare HO CHI MINH- HANOI (ECONOMY CLASS) including all taxes: USD 240 per person. Notes: Airfares might change with no notice in advance
• Travel insurance of all kinds
• Meals: lunch or dinner where not stated
• Drink/Beverage in meals
• Kayak option on the Cruise
• Massage & spa service on the Cruise
• Tour guide & car & any additional optional tours or any activities in free/at leisure time or out of the above mentioned itinerary
• Early check-in/Late Check-out
• Tips for tour guide & driver (USD 3- USD 5/person/day is highly recommended)
• Personal expenses and any others which are not mentioned as above
• Compulsory dinner on Christmas Eve & New Year eve
• Surcharge on Christmas night (24 Dec), New Year night (31 Dec) & during the Chinese New Year 2017 (26 Jan- 05 Feb, 2017)
• Surcharge for car/guide if the flight arrival/departure is from 11 PM to 05 AM
Ho Chi Minh – Aristo Hotel or Similar (Superior room type)
Ha Noi – Hanoi Peal Hotel or Similar (Deluxe City View room type)Halong Bay – Huong Hai Sealife or Similar (Suite room type)