- Duration: 9 Days
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15
- Prix: 749 USD PER PERSON
The tour offers a lot of fun activities, start with sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh city – the most cosmopolitan city of Vietnam that blends the past and present. You will have a chance to witness the extraordinary network of underground passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war. Head to the North and escape from the hustle and bustle of the big cities with Ba Vi Eco Tour - a community-based tourism product, which you can interact with local people to understand about Vietnamese lifestyle in the countryside. Then cruising on the emerald sea of the most stunning bay in Vietnam. This is perfectly organized for travelers of all ages, especially for families with children. The tour will give you educational and memorable experiences since it's as unique as the country.
»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife
»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.
»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.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with arrival to Vietnam. Your private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight.
If you arrived early in the afternoon you could mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
Experience the edgy and evocative blend of past and present in Vietnam's largest city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 2: EXPLORE THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT AND MYSTERIOUS CU CHI TUNNELS - GROUP TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast and meet your guide 8:30-8:45 at the hotel lobby. Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of both the Indochina wars.
Have lunch at local restaurant and depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the specially constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relaxing or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. You will be back to your hotel by 18:30-19:00.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 3: STEP BACK IN TIME AT HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang airport. Upon arrival, our driver will meet you at the airport and will transfer you to Hoi An. You will check in hotel and have some relaxing time at your resort or at the beach.
In the evening you could go to the Old Town, which transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns. In fact, Hoi An is a big center for silk lantern manufacturers and merchants. Every shop or establishment will have a few lanterns outside, but the rear sight is the lantern market.
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 4: BE A LANTERN MAKER IN HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and get ready to your lantern making lesson. Lanterns are the symbol of Hoi An and a big part of the local culture, you will have the opportunity to learn how to make them. Your guide will pick you up from your resort around 8 am and you will cycle through the town to the craftsman home. There you will get a brief introduction of to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the different stages of making them. Then you will be shown how to decorate the lanterns and then you will make your own lantern. Then you will say goodbye to your host and cycle to Tra Que Vegetable village to have lunch. After lunch you will ride a bicycle back to your resort.
After the tour, you could go and explore the town. Once known as Faifo Hoi An was an influential port along the Silk Road, for over 500 years, merchants from China, Japan, France, and Portugal settled in the prosperous town resulting in a distinctive blend of culture, cuisine, religions, and architecture. We recommend you to visit a former trading port, Chua Ong Pagoda, a stunning Chinese-style structure built in 1653, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, famous for the Jinshan Temple dedicated to the goddess of the sea and Japanese Covered Bridge. You also could visit one of the tailor shops (tailoring is a big industry in Hoi An) and get clothes, shoes, and bags done within a day.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 5: MEET THE TRANQUIL CAPITAL OF VIETNAM (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and enjoy your free time before the evening flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Hanoi, our driver will meet you and transfer to hotel. Have a good rest after the flight.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 6: GETAWAY FROM BIG CITIES WITH BAVI ECOTOUR - GROUP TOUR (B/L)
08:00 – Start your trip to Ri village in Ba Vi. After 1.5 hours’ driving, you will arrive at 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 where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the village. This Tea Plantation plays important role in providing tea products for the whole north of Vietnam. You will have a chance to help the 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 of the Vietnam War and the owner of a large tea farm. He also is an expert in handling the raw tea leaves, 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 of 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 will have a great time to enjoy the lunch you cooked.
12:30: Have lunch with the host’s family and a short break after lunch. Then you will be transferred back to Hanoi and will have free time to explore the city.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 7: CRUISE IN THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD (B/L/D) - SHARING CRUISE
In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:30-8:00 am. Take the most scenic route to Halong Bay across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies. On arrival to Halong, you will take a cruise on the bay to 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 also attend the activities taking part on the boat.
Overnight on Cruise.
DAY 8: WAKE UP WITH THE DRAGON IN HALONG BAY (B/L)
Rise early for 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, you would sail back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: BIGGEST FAREWELL AND WARMEST THANK YOU - HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Free day in Hanoi at your own exploration until our driver (no tour guide) picks you up at the lobby of the hotel and transfers you to Noi Bai International Airport for the flight back home.
End trip. See you again!
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√Domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh to Danang and from Danang to Hanoi, including 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)
√Ho Chi Minh sightseeing and Cu Chi Tunnels group tour
√Lantern making lesson
√Bicycle (for lantern making lesson)
√Halong Bay cruise program with an in-house guide on board
√Kayak boat on Halong Bay (if any)
√Ba Vi ecotour – group tour
√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
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
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 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above
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