8 days / 7 nights

Glimpse of Vietnam

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

From a culture-rich ancient Hanoi to a vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, from a mystically exquisite Halong Bay to a vast Mekong Delta, this tour will give you a quick yet full view of Vietnam’s North and the South. While sitting on a xich lo through the old quarters’ streets and watching a water puppet show in Hanoi bring a deep touch of culture and nostalgia, visiting the War Remnants Museum and the amazing Cu Chi Tunnel network nearby Ho Chi Minh City will get you to appreciate Vietnam’s graceful yet courageous past. Likewise, cruising through the magnificent maze of craggy karst islets in Halong Bay reminds you how wondrous nature can be. But navigating through the canals of the Mekong Delta on a sampan and interacting with warm-hearted locals is most likely to be an experience of people and land harmony. The contrast of change between two regions will inspire you to utmost delight.

Inclusions

  • 06 nights’ hotel accommodation based on twin/ double sharing with daily breakfast
  • 2 days 1 night on the cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English Speaking guide guide during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water is available on coach as complementary.
  • Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival as complementary for Indian passport holders (do not apply for urgent case to get the result less than 7 working days).

Exclusions

  • Air Tickets (International / Domestic)
  • Visa and Insurance
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Suggested optional activities/ tours if any.
  • Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges
  • Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc.
  • Portages at airport
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc 
  • Beverages of any kind

Itinerary

Day 1
HA NOI ARRIVAL – HALF DAY CITY

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. The driving time is approximately 40 munites.

Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming citiesof Asia.

 

Afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple located on an islet in the lake. Hoan Kiem Lake is the center point of Hanoi and home to a rare endangered giant turtle species. Its name “Returned Sword” comes from a legend of a sacred sword being lent to an ancient Vietnamese King by a holy turtle from the lake and later returned to the turtle. Discover special Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry as well as Vietnamese folklore through a compelling puppet show and walk at leisure in the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets.

 

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fees, 02 bottles of mineral water per pax, Hotel accommodation
Day 2
HA NOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE

Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Ha Long Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The bay cruise will continue with up close sighting of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, a visit to Sung Sot Cave and swimming stop at Titov Beach. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board 

 

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, Hotel accommodation.

Day 3
HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO DA NANG – HOI AN
Early risers can enjoy the splendid yet tranquil view of the bay at the crack of dawn. Breathe the sea’s fresh air, feel the morning breeze and hear the sounds of birds above. Have breakfast and cruise to visit Human head shaped island and Tortoise Island. Continue to cruise into Bai Tu Long Bay to discover the adjacent bay of “The Little Dragon Bowing to His Mother” as it is named. Check out and have lunch on board while heading to shore

Transfer back to Hanoi and take flight to Danang. Your flight should depart at around 18:00 or a bit later. Arrive in Danang, welcome by our guide and transfer hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, 02 bottles of mineral water per pax, Hotel accommodation.

Note: detailed itinerary of Ha Long Bay can be changed following to your chosen cruise. 

Day 4
HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN

Morning, start touring Hoi An to discover the ancient charm of a renowned World Heritage Site. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Highlights for sightseeing include the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice. Last but not least, stroll through some villages and the vibrant local market to observe the local daily life still carrying an old-fashioned touch from the past. 

Afternoon, free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fees, 02 bottles of mineral water, Hotel accommodation. 

Day 5
HOI AN – HUE

Morning, transfer to Hue via Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stop by Da Dang City on the way to visit the once Buddhist sanctuary Marble Mountains and a Buddhist cave shrine on the mountain. Proceed to arrive in Hue.

Upon arrival, visit Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site, which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s and featuring three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style.

Afternoon, take a boat cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fees, boat trip, 02 bottles of mineral water per pax, Hotel accommodation.

Day 6
HUE – HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL – CITY TOUR

Morning, take flight to Ho Chi Minh then meet our guide to take a half-day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Back to Ho Chi Minh City and spend time at leisure. Back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Afternoon, come on city tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Proceed to the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fees, 02 bottles of mineral water per pax, Hotel accommodation.

Day 7
HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (MYTHO)

Morning, after breakfast, travel by road to the Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta and Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho City, capital of Tieng Giang Provine, embark on a boat and navigate through intricate canals while observing the local daily life up close as well as the landscape of waterways and lush islands. Land on the Unicorn Island to enjoy wandering through verdant orchards, tasting fresh fruits and listening to some Southern style traditional music. Move on to the second delta province, Ben Tre, where you will watch local villagers make coconut candy in a rural workshop, walk around briefly and try riding a horse-pulled carriage. More cruising to some bee-keeping households to taste fresh homegrown honey and honey tea. 

Go back Ho Chi Minh City and spend time at leisure.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide, entrance fee, boat fee, 02 bottles of mineral water per pax, Hotel accommodation.

Day 8
HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.

Today included: Private transportation with English speaking guide.  

Accomodations

3 STAR
Aurora Hoi An Riverside Hotel or Similar, Hong Ha Hotel or Similar, Majestic Cruise or Similar, Rang Dong Hotel or Similar, Thanh Lich Hotel or Similar or similar
4 STAR
Calypso Cruise Hotel or Similar, Chalcedony Hotel or Similar, Eden Star Saigon Hotel or Similar, Golden Central Saigon Hotel or Similar, Hoi An Silk Marina Hotel or Similar, Muong Thanh Holiday Hue, Phu Thinh Boutique Resort & Spa Hotel or Similar, Silk Path Boutique Hotel or Similar, Thanh Lich Boutique Hotel or Similar, Victory Cruise Ha Long Hotel or Similar or similar
5 STAR
Era Cruise or Similar, Indochine Palace Hotel or Similar, Majestic Saigon Hotel or Similar, Palm Garden Hoian Resort Hotel or Similar, Pan Pacific Hotel or Similar or similar

Policies

  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.

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