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Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam! Pick up at Noi Bai International Airport by local guide and transfer to hotel in Hanoi.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Optional tour: Private Water Puppet show at artist’s home
Visit home of artist Phan Thanh Liem – 7th generation descendant of a family specializing in Water Puppetry. Be introduced to this 1,000-year-old traditional art of Vietnam and the process of making the puppet, followed by a private show performed by the artist himself.

Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Hotel’s check-in time is 14:00

Morning visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in 11th century, followed by President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda.

Optional meal: Lunch with cooking demonstration in Van Giang Village
Drive of the city centre for a special lunch at an ancient house in Van Giang Village where the host will show you how to make some of Vietnam’s traditional dishes. You can even try to make it on your own, followed by a delicious lunch in a nostalgic atmosphere.

In the afternoon take a walking around the Old Quarter to see daily life of Hanoians, followed by a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and visit to Ngoc Son Temple.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum opens in the morning only and closes on Mondays and Fridays. Other museums also close on Mondays. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes annually on September & October for maintenance.

After breakfast take the drive to Mai Chau, a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. After an approximately 3.5-4 hour drive, reach the peaceful valley of Mai Chau surrounded by majestic mountains.
After lunch, get off on our bikes to explore the real life of Thai ethnic minority people. We will pass by some Thai villages in the surrounding region. We will have chance to interact with local people, understand more about their life as well as enjoy the tranquil and beautiful sightseeing en-route.
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Note: Hotel’s check-in time is 14:00

After breakfast, take the drive to Ninh Binh. On arrival to Ninh Binh, drop off your lugguage at your hotel.
In the afternoon, continue to Trang An to take a boat trip along the winding, olive river lined with trees. Get through numerous caves, visit temples and enjoy the fresh air and serenity.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Depart for Ha Long Bay, one of the most stunning natural wonders of Vietnam, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea. On arrival, board a traditional junk and head out into the Gulf of Tonkin amongst the huge limestone outcrops and emerald waters. Lunch is served onboard while the junk cruises through scenic part of the bay.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions

Enjoy brunch while the junk cruises back to the wharf. Disembark before noontime and drive directly to Hanoi airport with guide for the flight to Hue.
Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport, pick up by local guide and transfer to hotel in Hue.
Overnight in Hue.

Start Hue city tour with visit to the Imperial City where Emperors of Nguyen dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945. The relics inside the city are surprisingly well preserved including royal gates, temples, palaces of the Kings and royal families, etc. Continue to the interesting Dong Ba Market.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Optional meal: Lunch at Dong Thuyen Pagoda
Lunch is a special vegetarian meal at Dong Thuyen Pagoda.

Optional tour: Half day Hue city tour
Take a cruise along the romantic Huong River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. This Hue’s most important religious site houses the old Austin car which Venerable Thich Quang Duc used to drive to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation. Continue to the majestic Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, a perfect combination of manmade and natural beauty where architecture fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.

Overnight in Hue.
Note: Hotel’s check-in time is 14:00

Check out of hotel and drive to Hoi An without guide, passing the scenic Lang Co Lagoon and Hai Van Pass with breathtaking view from the top. Upon arrival in Hoi An, drop off luggage at hotel.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Note: Hotel’s check-in time is 14:00

The day is free at leisure.

Optional tour: Half day My Son tour
Visit My Son Sanctuary, one of the most famous Champa architectural and sculptural monuments in Vietnam. The remaining towers which dated back from 7th-14th century were constructed in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. They were used for religious ceremony for Kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa as well as a burial place for Cham royalty and national heroes.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Morning transfer without guide to Da Nang Airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, pick up by local guide and transfer to hotel to drop off luggage.
Afternoon visit the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. The nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 is one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, it’s the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. Next to the cathedral stands the Saigon Post Office. Finished in 1891, it’s another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office. Continue to the Chinatown of Cho Lon with visit to Thien Hau Temple – one of the oldest Chinese temples in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Note:
Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral will begin a major roof renovation. The project will be carried out from 4th July 2017 and will finish in Dec 2019, if everything goes according to plan. Clients will visit outside the church

After breakfast, head South to Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. On arrival, take a boat cruise to see local life along the river. Visit brick and coconut processing workshops. Turn to smaller scissors creeks to go to a village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoy some seasonal fruits. Take a motocart ride on shady paths, passing rice fields and vegetable plains. In the afternoon, take a rowing boat along the water palm creek and then to the pier to take the drive to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.

In the morning cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries to see Cai Rang floating market – the biggest and most interesting floating market of the mekong Delta with heaps of rowing boats. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the local people who live along the Mekong canals. Check out of hotel and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

The day is free at leisure.

Optional tour: Half day Cu Chi Tunnels
Drive 70km Northwest of Ho Chi Minh to Cu Chi Tunnels. Watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before seeing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong communists were able to survive in this underground network.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Transfer without guide to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure flight.

Inclusions

- Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check-in and check-out around noontime)

- All transfers and transportation with Air-Con vehicles (types of vehicles depend on the number of pax):

     For Vietnam

     o2pax: minivan of 7 seats

- Local ENGLISH speaking guides

- Boat trip - as per program

- All entrance fees - as per program

- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program

- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus - on days of transfer and sightseeing only

- Government tax and service charge

Exclusions

- Airfares (international and domestic)

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

- Drinks

- Early check-in or late check-out

- Visa - as per country requirements

- Tips

- Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

- Mineral water beyond that which is supplied

- Personal Insurance

- Optional excursions and activities

- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages, etc.)

- Peak season surcharges if any (1/1, 9 – 14/2, 24/12, 31/12)

- All not mentioned in Inclusions

Notes

SURCHARGE FOR DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL AIRFARE is available on request for below sectors

Hanoi - Hue

Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh

For economy class the luggage allowance is 23kg per person for check-in luggage, 12kg for cabin luggage. If you travel in business class, you benefit of 32kg per person for check-in luggage and 18kg for cabin luggage

Visas into Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.

Remarks: Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country

Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th (Christmas), Dec 31st (New Year) and applicable public holiday event within your host country will be advised at time of booking.

Supplements for Optional tours is available on request

Hotel List

Category: Standard

Destination                          Hotel

Ha Noi                                      La Dolce Vita Hotel

Mai Chau                                  Mai Chau Ecolodge 

Ninh Binh                                Tam Coc Rice Fields Resort

Ha Long                                    Bhaya Cruise                                       

Hue                                             Emm Hotel Hue

Hoi An                                        Hoi An Rose Garden Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City                      Le Duy Hotel

Can Tho                                        Vinpearl Hotel Can Tho

Category: Superior

Destination                          Hotel

Ha Noi                                       The Ann Hanoi

Mai Chau                                  Mai Chau Ecolodge 

Ninh Binh                              Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Ha Long                                    Bhaya Cruise                                       

Hue                                            Moonlight Hotel Hue

Hoi An                                      Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa

Ho Chi Minh City                    Silverland Yen Hotel

Can Tho                                        Vinpearl Hotel Can Tho

Category: Deluxe

Destination                          Hotel

Ha Noi                                      Pan Pacific Hanoi (Former Sofitel Plaza Hanoi)

Mai Chau                                  Mai Chau Ecolodge 

Ninh Binh                               Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh

Ha Long                                    Bhaya Cruise                                       

Hue                                          Indochine Palace Hue Hotel

Hoi An                                    Palm Garden Resort & Spa Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh City                  Majestic Sai Gon Hotel

Can Tho                                      Victoria Can Tho Resort

Trip Highlights

Ha Noi - Mai Chau -Ninh Binh - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho -

Departure Period

01 Jan, 2021 to 31 Dec, 2021
AUD 2,372 P P twin share

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