- Duration: 9 Days
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15 Seats
- Prix: 905 USD PER PERSON
A nine days journey that gives you a glimpse of Vietnam from North to South. The trip covers vibrant cities, cruising on turquoise waters, local life experience and homestay with a local host family in the Mekong Delta. The trip is an ideal cultural experience for travelers who wish to combine the highlights as well as some off the beaten track experience, getting closer to local life to know Vietnamese people, their traditions, culture, and cuisine in the most authentic way!
» 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.
» 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.
» Cu Chi Tunnels: Into some history lesson with a trip to Cu Chi tunnels. A fascinating underground networks built during the Vietnam war.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with the 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 have some rest after the flight.
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 Hanoi
DAY 2: VISIT CHARMING CAPITAL - GROUP TOUR (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of the hotel at 08:00 AM for a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes, and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969. and Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn much about his devotion for Viet Nam. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Visit the Temple of Literature. Although several Temples of Literature can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, which also functioned as Vietnam's first university. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Lý Nhân Tông and is dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars. It is a vast structure that has existed to the present day. After lunch, We will explore the handicraft village of Bat Trang Pottery. Then Drive back to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also observe the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. Then we will bring you back to your hotel
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: CRUISING ON EMERALD WATER OF HALONG BAY (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE
Our guide and the shuttle bus will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel around 7:30 and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on the boat.
Overnight on cruise
DAY 4: WAKE UP WITH THE DRAGON IN THE BAY (B/L)
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 Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. Drop at the hotel in Hanoi. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM TRANQUIL HANOI TO VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. After check-in, free for leisure and shopping at the local markets.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 6: DISCOVER THE MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D) – GROUP TOUR
Begin our second day with buffet breakfast, then get on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundreds of boats gathering for fresh produce trade.
Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards.
In the evening, get some hands-on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
Overnight in Can Tho
DAY 7: FASCINATING MEKONG LIFESTYLE (B/L)
A full morning spent for relaxation at Mekong Lodge after 2 days of activities. Take your free time to walk around and discover Mekong Lodge unique design with inspirations from the local style. Our resort manager will be happy to show you around.
Around noon (11.am), check out and get on our boat back to Cai Be harbor. Travel back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City at 14:30. The three-day tour to the Mekong Delta ends here.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 8: EXPLORE THE MYSTERIOUS CU CHI TUNNELS
Have breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Depart for Cu Chi tunnels at 8:00 am, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus 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 the people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the specially constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. 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.
Return to Saigon at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 9: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel, Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight. End of our services.
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***Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge 357 USD***
√ Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√ All transportation mentioned above
√ Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho chi Minh with 20 kg luggage allowance
√ 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)
√ Halong Bay cruise program with an in-house guide on board
√ Kayak on Halong Bay (if any)
√ Cu Chi Tunnels half day group tour
√ Mekong Delta river cruise (2d/1n) – 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 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Other services not mentioned above
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- Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge 357 USD
- Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
- Any amendment/cancellation made after the 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
- Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve a transit. These changes are subject to availability and airline schedule changes