Luxury Vietnam Aqua Life 13 Days

  • Duration: 13 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM
  • Places : Private tour
  • Prix: FROM 3150 USD PER PERSON
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This tour is unlike the others that give you the opportunity to travel from the North to the South of Vietnam on cruise. Sailing among the Dragon in Halong Bay - one of the Nature World's Wonder and enjoying the breathtaking view from the cabin deck. Then head to the Central and immerse yourself in the charming beauty of Hoi An ancient town which sits peacefully by the bank of Thu Bon River. And finally, boating to see the lush of Mekong Delta, known to be the " rice basket" of Vietnam.

»Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.

»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.

»Hoi An: Walking around the well-preserved ancient town located in central Vietnam and fall in love with the city when the night falls and many colorful lanterns light up to add a special flair to this historical town.

»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife

»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.

DAY 01: DEPART FROM LOS ANGELES 

Fly from North America to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line.

DAY 02: HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. The guide will assist you to meet up with your private driver and escort you to your hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight.

If you arrived early, you can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.

Overnight in Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel, Hanoi.

DAY 03: DISCOVER THE LIFESTYLE OF VIETNAMESE COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

Your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 07:30 and you will head to Ba Vi by private vehicle.

08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours’ driving, you will arrive your Mr. Duoc’s house with a welcome drink.

10:00 – Then visiting the 30-year-old tea plantation in Ri Village. This is a green and peaceful place to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation plays important for providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help a local family to harvest tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage as Vietnam traditional tea.

Mr. Duoc is a veteran in the Vietnam War and the owner of a large tea farm. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and he will introduce you how to make a good green tea before selling.

You will have a great time listening to the host’s stories and his life in Vietnam war, besides, enjoying great tea with green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.

11:15 – Driving about 10 minutes to visit another host family in Moc Village to give you a cooking class by Mrs. Chin – a host family. She will show you how to cook Vietnamese food, and you have a great time to enjoy lunch with food you made.

13:45 – After lunch, you have time to walk (or bicycle) around the village to explore local culture and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, shell the rice and maybe see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years and makes and fixes all the farming tools in the village.

15:00 – You have a cycling tour for 1 hour will through beautiful rice fields and villages. You can find out the daily life of local people and interact with them.

Mr. Chau is the next host, who will welcome you with fresh mint lemon juice, which all ingredients freshly picked from his own garden. Besides that, soak your feet in warm water with herbs following the traditional recipes of Muong ethnic minority. This will give your feet a relaxing time after cycling sessions around the village.

Your afternoon will end with a boat trip about 30 minutes down the Da River on which you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and explore the local life along the riverside.

This is great time say goodbye host family to drive back to Ha Noi center. End your tour at the hotel around 18:30

Overnight in Hotel De L’Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel, Hanoi.

DAY 04: CRUISING TO THE LEGENDARY HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

At around  9am to 9.30am, You will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Approximate travel time is three hours.

Embark on your luxurious craft, Era Cruise and you will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink, followed by an introduction.  Boarding time is approximately at 12pm to 12.15pm.

In the afternoon, we will set sail for Lan Ha Bay (part of Halong Bay), passing Da Chong Islet where you can see an ancient lighthouse built by the French over a century ago. Sail among the craggy islands, stunning pristine, and limestone outcrops for which this bay is famed. You can explore Ba Trai Dao beach via kayaks or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters. Back to your lavish liner and cruise to enjoy happy hour on board or take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. Refuel with a delicious and unique signature dinner in cruise’s distinctive restaurant.      

Relaxing time with an exotic cocktail drink in the evening landscape, you can order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky.

Overnight on Era Cruise, Lan Ha Bay.

DAY 05: DISCOVER VIET HAI BILLAGE AND BA HAM LAKE (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy a Tai Chi sessions on the sundeck or reward your early wake up with coffee, juice or tea. Have a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices. Then head to Viet Hai village and join a cycling trip along the village path, through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Pause at the village and visit local ancient house made from straw, mud, bamboo…and interact with local peooke live on that valley. If you not keen for bike riding, Optional for electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

Refuel yourself with lunch on the boat and afterwards, Free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. Later, enjoy a cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring roll and a special dinner will be served on board. Realxing time with a movie night or playing with variety selection of board game.
Overnight on Era Cruise, Lan Ha Bay.

DAY 06: GET OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN HALONG BAY ( B/L) - FLY TO HOI AN

In the early morning, enjoy a Tai Chi sessions on the sundeck or relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice to watch the stunning scenery unfold before you. After that, a light breakfast will be served on board. Upon completing breakfast, continue your journey to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. The breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region will certainly impress you. Later in the morning, return to your main ship where brunch will be served while cruise draw closer to the mainland.

Upon your arrival to the Era Cruise dock in Halong Bay, disembark from your ship and you will be escorted to Hanoi airport. Board a flight from Hanoi to Da Nang airport. Approximately flight time is one hour and 20 minutes. Enjoy a scenic transfer from Danang to Hoi An with a private vehicle for about 40 minutes.

Overnight in Palm Garden Beach Resort, Hoi An.

DAY 07: STEP BACK IN TIME (B)

Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon river.

Overnight in Palm Garden Beach Resort, Hoi An.

DAY 08: LEISURE TIME IN HOI AN LANTERN TOWN (B)

Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon river.

Overnight in Palm Garden Beach Resort, Hoi An.

DAY 09: TRAVEL TO THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT (B)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and have a relaxing time before your private guide and driver transfer you to the airport. Fly from Da Nang airport to Ho Chi Minh airport.

Upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh airpot, your guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. The guide will assist you to meet up with your private driver and escort you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. The rest of your day is at your leisure to explore the city.

Overnight in Sheraton Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 10: DISCOVER THE MIGHTY MEKONG RIVER (B)

In the morning, you will be escorted to Can Tho or Cai Be. You will board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink, we will show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat start cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of people living alongside the Mekong River. 

In the afternoon, you can disembark for a leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rive fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce as well as tropical fruits. Later, get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong River. Enjoy your evening with a delicious on-board dinner.

Overnight on Dragon Eyes Boat.

DAY 11: EXPERIENCE THE FLOATING MARKET (B/L/D)

Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30am, the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ship on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

On the odd days, after breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. On even dates, you will explore the small channels on the Mekong Dekta around Cai Be with small sampan or walking. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. We will visit some local candy workshop and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see the local houses and verdant orchards. Alternatively, you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong River on a bicycle. The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon, there will be another side trip to one of the exotic village along the way.

Overnight on Dragon Eyes Boat.

DAY 12: EXPLORE THE LOCALS LIFE IN MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong River. In Can Tho we will visit the floating market of Cai Rang. In Cai Be we will explore the delta by foot of with a small sampan. Then take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Later, return to the pier from which we started. Enjoy a transfer to your accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City by a private vehicle.

Overnight in Sheraton Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 13: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

Destination  5-Star Hotel  Website 
Hanoi De L'Opera Hanoi Hotel or similar http://hoteldelopera.com/
Halong Bay Era Cruise or similar https://eracruises.com/en/
Hoi An Palm Garden Beach Resort or similar http://palmgardenresort.com.vn/
Mekong Delta Dragon Eyes Cruise https://www.mekongeyes.com/en
Ho Chi Minh City Sheraton Saigon or similar https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sgnsi-sheraton-saigon-hotel-and-towers/

The tour price is 3150 USD per person based on double occupancy, if you are travelling solo, please contact us for quote.

For departures in March the tour price is 3250 USD per person

For departures from May,20 till August,15 the tour price is 3450 USD per person

Pricing is valid for departures  from 01/01/2019 to 12/31/2019.

Please note: For peak season (December, 18 - January, 04) and during public holidays the actual price might differ. 

All itineraries and prices are subject to availability.

INCLUSIVE

Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

All transportation mentioned above

International Flights between Vietnam and LAX by Vietnam Airlines, economy class. If you travel from different city or would like to upgrade the flights, please contact us for quote.

√Domestic flights from Hanoi to Da Nang and from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh with up to 20 kg luggage allowance operated by Vietnam Airlines. 

Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

Experienced English speaking guide

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary

3 days/2 night cruise in Halong Bay

Kayaking boat in Ha Long Bay (if any)

Tissues and water on coach

Service charges and government tax

Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Vietnam Visa letter approval

No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE

X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X National Holiday surcharge (if any)

X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am

X Other services not mentioned above

FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 65 days in advance.
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

BOOKING PROCESS

Go ahead and drop us an inquiry email at sales@sviettravel.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   

  • Step 1: Contact us at sales@sviettravel.com to inform the date and number of traveler or special requirements or fill in inquiry form pressing the button “Enquiry Now”. Please do not forget to indicate the tour you are interested in.
  • Step 2: Send us your scan copies of passports.
  • Step 3: Make the deposit as follow the invoice sent by us.
  • Step 4We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 hours after received the deposit.

CANCELLATION

S Viet Travel must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • S Viet Travel demands that all clients going on our trips hold a proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, S Viet Travel reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after a confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • All tours are required to book 90 days of departure, within 90 days will be a surcharge if flight ticket price changes

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