- Duration: 11 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15
- Prix: FROM 1849 AUD PER PERSON
This journey is perfectly designed for families, friends, couples or even solo travelers who want to meet ready-made friends from other places. Capture the spirit of magical Vietnam on this comfort journey from the colonial charm of Hanoi to the cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City. Cruising along emerald waters on a Halong Bay boat trip, travel through the ancient city of Hoi An and get a new outfit tailor-made. With mouth-watering cuisine, wonderful scenery and friendly locals, you will soon fall in love with Vietnam
»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.
»Hoi An: The peaceful essence of the atmosphere of Hoi An welcomes you to come and relax in this lantern town.
»Hanoi: Discover the city's French colonial history in the tree-lined avenues, grand villas and sidewalk society of the Paris of Vietnam.
»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.
DAY 1: DEPART FROM SYDNEY/MELBOURNE
Fly from Australia to Vietnam, crossing the International Date Line.
DAY 2: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag.
You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – BEN TRE (B/L) – GROUP TOUR
7:45-8:15 am: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and the folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit a honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
12:00: In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t joint the cycling trip.
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip end
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH FLY TO HOI AN (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED
Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 5: HOI AN CITY TOUR (B/L) – PRIVATE TOUR
Once known as Faifo, Hoi An was an influential port along the Silk Road. For over 500 years, merchants from China, Japan, Franc, and Portugal settled in the prosperous town resulting in a distinctive blend of culture, cuisine, religions, and architecture. In 1999, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed for having the most unique architecture in Southeast Asia. It has been restored and protected by both the UNESCO funding and proud locals.
Begin your tour by foot into the heart of Hoi An, a former trading port that welcomed Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants between the 16th to 18th Centuries. Nowadays, Hoi An is famous for its stunning restored architecture, homemade silk, expert tailors, distinctive yellow walls and delicious noodles and seafood. Its relaxed vibe and pedestrian streets make this town a pleasure to discover by foot.
Along with your stroll, stop off at the city's best cultural landmarks. Start with a wander through the Chua Ong Pagoda, a stunning Chinese-style structure built in 1653 to honor the Chinese general Quan Cong. Then, head onward to the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, famous for the Jinshang Temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea. Since the city's culture was linked closely with the sea - and the safety of merchant sailors that frequented its shores - this temple is one of the most historic and significant in the entire town.
Finally, wander onward to the 200-year old ancestral Tan Ky House and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Built by Japanese craftsman and doubling as a temple. Learn about how the bridge was constructed and how it become a major landmark in the city before the guide takes you back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: HOI AN LEISURE (B)
Custom tailoring is a huge industry in Hoi An. Hoi An is home to more than 400 tailoring shops and thousands of tailors who are not only talented at making clothes but are skilled in making shoes and handbags as well! Average turn around time for full suits is a day and about 4 hours for handbags or shoes! If you are interested in getting custom made items, try to find a shop of your liking as early as possible during your visit.
The afternoon is the perfect time of day to see some of the famous sights within Hoi An. But first, before you set out on foot to discover the city, we recommend that you grab a Banh Mi sandwich to fuel you for the afternoon. Than Banh Mi Sandwich in Hoi An is both famous and different from a sandwich that you will get in any other part of Vietnam. The bread and fillings are unique to the region and are a great first insight into local cuisine. We highly recommend Madam Khanh’s stand, who has been dubbed the Banh Mi Queen in Hoi An.
After dark, the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns. In fact, Hoi An is a big center for paper lantern manufacturers and merchants. Every shop or establishment will have a few lanterns outside, but the real sight is the lantern market. Here you’ll be able to see how these lanterns are made and will have a plethora of choices should you wish to take some home with you.
After a stroll through the market, check out the outdoor traditional theatre. You will have a chance to see Vietnamese folk dancers and musicians perform traditional pieces. The theatre runs from 9 pm to 10 pm at the square on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. It is completely free and open to the public so it’s interesting to see, even if it’s just for a few minutes as you pass by. Before you retire to your hotel, be sure to light a candle box and set it in the water. Many kids sit along the banks of the channel and offer candles to you – remember to make a wish.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: HOI AN FLY TO HANOI (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED
Breakfast at the hotel. Then, taking the flight to Hanoi. Check in your hotel and free at your leisure time to get your energy back.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 8: BA VI ECO TOUR (B/L) – GROUP TOUR
You will be picked up from the hotel at 07:30 and transferred to Ba Vi. You will visit 3 villages, at each village , the local host will show you Vietnamese countryside life. You will be welcomed by Mr.Duoc – a veteran, listen to his stories about his life during and after the Vietnam War. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and making it into the products to sell on the market Then you will visit a tea village with 30-years old tea trees. There besides walking and helping local people to harvest the tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage in the world. Then heading to Mrs .Chin’s house for a cooking lesson and have lunch with in the garden. After the lunch have some rest and your host will take you around her village and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice and will see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years. Cycling through the rice fields then you will arrive to the house of your next host Mr .Chau, have your feet soaking in warm water with herb leaves following the recipes of Muong ethnic minorities. Continue the boat trip along the Da river and viewing the stunning scenery and discover the life of local people alongside the river.
Drive back to Hanoi in the evening, end your Bavi Eco Tour at the hotel around 18:30.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE, BUS
In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise.
DAY 10: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L) – SHARING CRUISE
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 11: HANOI 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.
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|Start Date||Availability||Price (Per person)|
|Wed 27 Mar 2019||15||1899 AUD|
|Wed 24 Apr 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 08 May 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 15 May 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 22 May 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 29 May 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 05 Jun 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 12 Jun 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 19 Jun 2019||15||1899 AUD|
|Wed 03 Jul 2019||15||2149 AUD|
|Wed 10 Jul 2019||15||2149 AUD|
|Wed 17 Jul 2019||15||1899 AUD|
|Wed 24 Jul 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 31 Jul 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 07 Aug 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Mon 12 Aug 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Mon 19 Aug 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Mon 26 Aug 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 18 Sep 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 16 Oct 2019||15||1849 AUD|
|Wed 13 Nov 2019||15||2249 AUD|
|Wed 04 Dec 2019||15||2249 AUD|
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√International flights from Sydney/Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh and from Hanoi to Sydney/ Melbourne, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax., Vietnam Airline. If you are traveling from a different city, please contact us
√Domestic flights between Ho Chi Minh to Danang and Danang to Hanoi include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√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
√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
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X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
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 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Other services not mentioned above
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