SVC 02 – ESSENTIAL VIETNAM 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS.
Duration: 13 days 12 nights.
Group: 15-19 pax.
Saigon – Cu Chi – Nha Trang –Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi –Halong – Hanoi
Day 1: SAIGON IN (-/-/-)
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, welcome by our guide. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Transfer for Saigon City tour to visit Cathedral Notre-Dame, Post Office Central, the War Museum and Phuoc Hai Tu Pagoda.The rest of day is free to walk around or relax. Night in Saigon.
Day 2: SAIGON – CAIBE – VINH LONG – SAIGON (B/L/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Vinh Long. Stop and take a boat trip in Cai Be. Along narrow waterways through the lush vegetation to an orchard garden where we visit local homes at Binh Hoa Phuoc islandas well as enjoy a lunch in a bonsai garden. Drive back to Saigon. Night in Saigon.
Day 3: SAIGON – CUCHI – TAYNINH (B/L/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Depart for Cu Chi and visit an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Viet Cong during the war. Transfer to Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai region founded on 1926. Caodaism is a combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism. Return to Saigon. Night in Saigon.
Day 4: SAIGON – NHA TRANG (B/-/-)
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Nha Trang. Welcome at Cam Ranh airport. Check in hotel. Nha Trang city tour to visit: Ponagar Temple, Xom Bong Bridge, Oceanographic Institute, Long Son Pagoda or the Stone Church in town. Free time at leisure. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 5: NHA TRANG ISLAND TOUR (B/L/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the Cau Da pier. Embarking and boat trip on Nha Trang Bay visit some of the nearby island as Tri Nguyen aquarium, fishing village, reach to Hon Mot, Hon Mun Island and stop by at Bai Tranh for swimming and relax. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 6: NHA TRANG FREE TIME (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Individual time for relax and swimming. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 7: NHATRANG – DANANG – HOI AN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer for flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to the ancient town of Hoi An. En route, visit the Cham Museum, and the Marble Mountains. Upon arrival in Hoi An, take a walking tour of this attractive town, visiting Ancient merchants’ houses, a Phuc Kien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the colorful riverside. Night in Hoi An.
Day 8: HOI AN – DANANG – HUE (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, the time is individual for relax or riding around street in ancient town. Transfer from Hoi An to the ancient capital of Hue. The three-hours drive along the coast, through emerald-green paddy fields and over the spectacular Hai Van mountain pass, arrive in Hue. Check in. Stroll around Dong Ba market. Night in Hue.
Day 9: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take a wonderful boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Then visit the Imperial Citadel. In the afternoon, visit the elaborate tomb of Emperor Tu Duc & Khai Dinh. Night in Hue.
Day 10: HUE – HANOI (B/-/-)
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport for early flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Full day city tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Then continue to visit the Temple of Litterature well known as Viet Nam’s first university. The afternoon, after visiting the History Museum and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred Ngoc Son Temple, a short walk in the old streets and local markets. Water Puppet Show in late afternoon. Night in Ha Noi.
Day 11: HANOI – HALONG (B/L/D)
Breakfast in hotel. Morning drive to Halong Bay. After a quick registration process at Halong harbour, we embark on a cruise to visit Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. During the boat trip, fresh seafood lunch prepared and served on board.
Opportunity to have a swim in a quiet creed or on the Titov beach. Splendid panorama in Halong Bay at sunset. Night on board.
Day 12: HALONG – HA NOI (B/-/-)
Breakfast on board. Enjoy the sunshine on board. Continue the boat trip to discover Halong Bay. Boat cruise to visit Surprises Caves, Dau Go, Ga Choi….Disembark at 12h30. Transfer back to Hanoi. Stop on route to visit the ceramic village Dong Trieu. Arrival in Hanoi. Night in Hanoi.
Day 13: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00).
Serpentine Vietnam, snaking along the Gulf of Tonkin and the western shores of the South China Sea, is the most populous of the mainland states of South East Asia. The country’s length from North to South of Vietnam is 1,750kms with 3 regions separated typical and exotic. The Vietnamese settled the Red River Valley in the north around two millennial ago. HANOI is the capital of the unique Vietnam. The 36 streets of its Old Quarter, each named after the trade guild that dominated, it is the living proof of the continuous history and the best preserved of its kind.
The natural wonder HALONG Bay is one of several sites in the country with UNESCO recognition. Straddling the HAI VAN Pass, marking the boundary between the north and the south of Vietnam. The Central Heritage is formed by the Imperial Hue city, the Da Nang is the major port and an economic city and the ancient town Hoi An.
Hoi An is thus a well-preserved historic town and one which many report to be the highlight of their visit. The southern Vietnam was settled by different peoples, Cham and Khmers. Officially Ho Chi Minh City the pre-unification title of Saigon is still more often used in common parlance.
Saigon is considered as the economic powerhouse. The Mekong Delta is prosperous and peaceful place to visit. Chau Doc, near the Cambodian border has its own floating communities, and from here it is now possible to take boats upstream to Phnom Penh.
-The accommodation in hotels (local standard) -Breakfast at the hotel -Domestic flight ticket economy class subject to change without notice from Vietnam Airlines -Hydrofoil tickets Chau Doc-Phnom Penh -Package 2 Days 1 Nights Halong Bay with local English speaking guide, full board -Transportation by private vehicles, air-conditioned follow program -Foreign language speaking guide for tours -The costs of visits mentioned in the program -The boat trip in Hue and Mekong Delta -Water puppet show in Hanoi -Meals mentioned in the program: B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner -Package 4 days 3 nights in Cambodia -01 bottle of mineral water per person per day -Welcome gifts and during the tour
-International flight ticket -International airport tax -Additional insurance -Fees for entry visa to Cambodia (25USD per person) 01 photos. You pay on the spot Chau Doc -The meals not mentioned in the program -Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses -Insurance and Assistance -Any other service not mentioned above