Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
You are welcomed by our driver upon arrival to Hanoi City- the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and there are wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies. Transferring to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing Tours (B,L)
Full day city tour to visit landmarks and other the major interesting sites like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature "Vietnam\'s 1st University built in the 10th century". Break time for lunch and we will visit the Ethonolgy Museum with good collection of prehistoric artifacts and everyday items of early history through eras and dynasties. Then we will take 1 hour by cyclo ride through Hanoi\'s Old Quarters to experience daily life of people who are living in the oldest parts of the city, Enjoying the traditional water puppetry show in Thang Long Theatre. Back to the hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some thousands of limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B,L)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Danang -Hoi An (B)
At Leisure and then you will be taken to the airport in Nha Trang to take 1 hour flight to Danang City, famous for China Beach and the former R&R for US servicemen. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to Hoi An. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. At leisure for the rest of day and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An Walking tour (B)
Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town\'s landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Town. Visit Cam Kim mattress making village, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang - Nha Trang (B)
Free at leisure until we transfer you to Danang airport to take 1 hour flight to Nha Trang City Nha Trang is a popular seaside resort known for its palm-lined white sand beaches and clear turquoise water. Transferred to hotel and overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8: Nha Trang Island Tours (B,L)
Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here, continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports. Lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where there is time to explore before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. If time permits, we will visit the Po Nagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture and then touring around Dam Market before transfer you back to the hotel. At Leisure.
Day 9: Nha Trang At Leisure (B)
Free for your own leisure and overnight in Nha Trang
Day 10: Nha Trang (B)
Free for your own leisure and overnight in Nha Trang
Day 11: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
You are picked up to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be transferred by private car to hotel in Saigon City. Overnight at hotel in Saigon
Day 12: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B,L)
8.00, car and guide transfer to Cai Be Wharf. Private cruise excursion starts from Cai Be, departing from Cai Be town pier at around 10.30 am. Upon embarkation, clients are welcomed with fresh rolled cotton towels.
The program will start with the visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Further, a visit will be done at an ancient Mandarin house dating from the 19th century where you will be greeted by the family. We will proceed to Phu An, an untouched remote area reflecting some of the best sights the Mekong Delta can offer. On the way, an optional stop can be made at local home factories where you can see how rice paste and rice popcorn are made. A delicious lunch will be served at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical plantation, by the river.
After lunch, your sampan will cruise deeper into the country side on smaller canals and arroyos passing under several small traditional bridges made by wood and bamboos. Stops can be made during the cruise to visit some fruit markets and plantations on the banks (bananas, water melon, and longans), an opportunity to make contacts with local inhabitants. Along the river, local houses are still traditionally made of wood and palm tree leaves. On the river banks, you will observe some very large rice fields while cruising between numerous suspended fishing nets, an ancestral way of fishing in the Mekong Delta. The cruise will end at around 3pm at Phu Nhuan Bridge near Cai Lay. Transfer back to Saigon and overnight in Hotel.
(*) An optional bicycle tour can be arranged on the banks, through the country side. This option is on request in advance.
Day 13: Saigon Free day (B)
Free for your own leisure.
Day 14: Saigon Departure (B)
Free until transferring to airport for flight home.
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· Accommodation based on double occupancy
· All escorted sightseeing tours with English tour guide (there is no need for a tourguide on airport transfers, if you would like a tourguide going with you, please send us a specific request)
· All entrance and visiting fees
· All private transportation with A/C
· Domestic flight tickets Hanoi – Danang - Nha Trang – Saigon (3 legs, economy class on Vietnam Airlines).
· Meals specified per program (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)
· Boat trip in Mekong Delta and Halong Bay
· Additional surprises specially for honeymoons or anniversaries
· Free Approval Document for Visa on arrival 1 month single entry to Vietnam (no deduct if you arrange the visa yourselves)
· Taxes, service charges, Bank fees (if paying by credit cards).
· Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program
· Personal travel insurance
· International flights to and from Vietnam
· Visa stamping fee (25 USD/person at airport on arrival for single entry 1 month tourist visa)
· All personal expenses
· All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
· Itinerary can be run in reverse
· Check in time is normally at 14.00, check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
· The detailed itinerary of Junks are different depends on your junk choice.
List Of Accommodation Recommended
The Nam Hai
Vinh Hung Resort
An Hoi Hotel
The Light Resort
PACKAGERATES (in USD perperson)
*Price is in USD per person and valid until 31 Dec, 2012
*If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.
* Price is not applied for Christmas and New Year Period, please contact us if you are travelling in this period, cause there are some luxury hotels required to have Compulsory Dinner.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotels and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.