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Impressive Vietnam trip is a wonderful trip designed for those who want to experience our very impressive Vietnam, but have limited time and budget. The sharing tour will also give you oppotunities to get more fun with other travelers.

Departure: Daily start

Tour type: Sharing tour

Special tips:

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes & service charges included
  • Gifted Vietnam visa invitation letter
  • Only 30% of grand total is deposit requested
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  • HIGHLIGHT
  • 12 Days 11 Nights
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  • Exploring the capital of Vietnam with many ancients houses, busy and tiny streets, good food, friendly people and beautiful site 
  • Embark on a cruise to discover the magical bay and enjoy comfortable overnight stay onboard in Ha Long Bay -  on one of most famous UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site of Vietnam 
  • You will have a chance to explore by yourself one of the most famous area of Northern Vietnam - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh 
  • Take your trip to ancient citadel of Vietnamese feudalism - Hue city - a peaceful, slow life, honest and hard working people 
  • Visit Hoi An ancient town - an ancient port of Vietnam, which was recognized as World Culture Heritage Site 
  • Have a unique experience to discovery Hoi An Town by taking an eco- farm tour  and be a farmer or fisherman 
  • Get sightseeing of Ho Chi Minh – the dynamic city in the South of Vietnam, and learn more about Vietnam history through the trip to Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Going to visit Mekong floating villages, this is one of typical local style of Vietnamese  

 

DETAILS:

Day 1: Arrival In Ha Noi (Meal: No)

Arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, our driver will welcome you at the airport with a sign board (no tour guide), transfer to the hotel in the city center for checking in. After checking in, you are free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. (Hotel check in time: 14.00; Check out time: 12.00)

Inclusion: Hotel; airport transfer (no tour guide)

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour Full Day (B/L)

07.40 – 8.30: Meet your tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and embank on a city tour of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. In the morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Complex. This is one of the most important and attractive sites in Vietnam, a pilgrimage site where "respect" and "reverence" are the key words.  Then wander the grounds to see Uncle Ho’s house-on-stilt, the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy - the most unique pagoda in the world.

Take a short visit to Galary of Lacque Painting Collection.

Option1: Applied on every  Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday & Sunday

In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Museum of Ethnology. You will  have a great chance to learn about our culture, custom, languages, house styles of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups.

Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter for a taste of authentic Hanoi cuisine.

Visit Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. Inside you can see the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, which have the names of Vietnam’s best scholars inscribed. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place on education both now and in the past.

Next to the West Lake - Hanoi’s biggest lake, Tran Quoc pagoda - a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00: Finish a day tour and back to your hotel.

Option 2Applied on every Monday – Wednesday – Friday

Continue to visit would be the Galary Of Lacque Painting Collection. Then you will go to visit Bat Trang Pottery Village where has formed and existed for hundreds of years. The village is located on the left bank of Red River and accessible by a beautiful dike road. You have great chance to learn about an essential part of Northern Vietnam's culture.

Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter for a taste of authentic Hanoi cuisine.

Visit Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. Inside you can see the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, which have the names of Vietnam’s best scholars inscribed. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place on education both now and in the past.

Next to the West Lake - Hanoi’s biggest lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda - a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00: Finish a day tour and back to your hotel.

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Overnnight On Cruise  (B/L/D)

07.45 – 08.30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

12.00 – 12:30: Arriving Tuan Chau Marina.Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

13.00: Check into your cabin .Time to refresh and unwind.

13.30: Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay.

Then, in the afternoon, we keep exploring the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

Visit Titop Island: Swimming, climbing up to the Top of the Island, take the best view of Halong Bay in summer time or  visit a floating Pearl Farm Village and learn the technique for making high quality pearls in winter time 

Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine & fresh fruits).

Evening relaxing: Dinner is served on cruise. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board

Inclusion: Cabin on cruise; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; all entrance fees including swimming and kayaking

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Overnight in Hanoi (B/L)

06.30 – 6.45: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07.00: Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

08.45: Take kayaking in 30 - 45 minutes.

09.30: We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

Continue cruising throughout the Bay, passing Ba Hang Fishing VillageStone Dog Islet, and so on…

Join with our cooking class, to learn how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.

11.30 – 12.00: Disembark at the harbor in Tuan Chau Island. Transfer by minibus or private car to return Hanoi.

16.30 -17.00: Arrival in your hotel, free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 5: Hanoi  – Ninh Binh - Overnight bus to Hue (B/L)

07.45 – 08.30:  Tour guide picks you up at suggested places around Hanoi Old Quater. Depart for Ninh Binh province (90km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs. Arrival you’ll start  get a quick break at the restaurant before preparing your bicycle for a bike ride to Mua Cave. Then, you’ll climb 486 steps at Mua Cave for panoramic views and photo opportunities before biking back to the restaurant for lunch.

13:30: We take the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves "Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" to get a strange feeling.  Before  transferring back Ha Noi, we visit temples of King Dinh and King Le.

After the tour, you will be dropped off at a local hotel, to be ready for transfer to Hue by sleeping bus.

Day 6: Hue Full Day City Tour (B/L)

08.00 – 08.30: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the city center to start the tour.

08.45: Firstly, visit Thanh Toan Bridge – a rare tiled roof bridge in Vietnam. This wooden arched bridge has been built for the local villagers who are into farming and fishing. It connects the local market and the village houses.

09.30: Visit Minh Mang Tomb which is considered as the most majestic of all of the Royal Tombs. The impressive architecture that complements with the nature gives you a good impression of the Emperor who lives within the walls of the 18 hectares tomb.

10.30: Visit Khai Dinh Tomb - the smallest but the most expensive tomb of all. Every corners of the tomb is very detailed which reflects how luxurious the emperor was. It is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture.

12.00: Have lunch a local restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine.

13.15: Visit Hue Imperial Citadel - home of Vietnam's last royal dynasty - Nguyen Dynasty. This is the highlight of the tour. You will learn the rise, struggles and fall of the Nguyen Dynasty and how it affected the whole country.

15.30: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda) - the oldest pagoda in Hue city.

16.00: Get on a dragon boat to cruise on Huong River (Perfume river) and back to the city.

16.30: Drop you off at your hotel in Hue city. Farewell and see you again.

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 7: Transfer by bus Hue – Hoi An – Visit Ancient Town (B/D)

In the morning: After breakfast, transfer to bus for Hoi An Ancient Town

Arrival in Hoi An at noon time, check in & free at leisure

In the afternoon: take a visit of Hoi An Ancient Town

You will be collected at your hotel lobby at 13.30. Start taking a tour around city: Walk to the ancient city, visit the Kwan Temple, Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Ancient House, Japanese Cover Bridge and Historic & Cultural museum in Hoi An. Then you have a traditional music performance & visit Hoi An’s handicraft workshop before coming back to the hotel. Tour ends at your hotel in Hoi An at round 17.30 or 18.00. Comeback to hotel for relaxing and overnight

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and dinner; all entrance fees

Day 8: Hoi An Eco tour - Rice Planting & Fishing Trip - Flight To Ho Chi Minh City(B/L)

08.00: Picking you up at your hotel by mini- van, we will bring you over the countryside where bike are available to ride (If you don't know how to ride bicycles, you can take optional choice with our scooter "XE OM" services and with extra charge about 6 USD/passenger). You start the day by cycling to the local farmer in Cam Thanh Ecological Village. Here you are greeted by a local host and then you join with them how to grow wet rice with their family.

Starting farming work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice.

After then, Our guide and van will bring down to a local fishing village. You will be boarded on boat . Joining to go fishing with local fishermen at Phuoc Hai Local Fishing Village to experience local cast net CHAI. Continue to visit water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat and visiting the water coconut palm forest. Learn how to learn origami such as grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, bracelets toys made from water coconut leaves..., Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest and after then boarding back boat, and locals will cook for your lunch/dinner (morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat) and cold beer or soft drink we will bring you back to your hotel.

14.00: Ends of our Eco tour.You will be transfer back to Hotel, and other driver will pick you up to the airport for flight to Hochiminh city. 

In Hochiminh city, driver will welcome you at the airport, transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight in HCMC 

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 9: Saigon City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels Full Day (B/L)

08.30 - 09.00: We start to visit 3 most interesting places in Ho Chi Minh City below:

War Crime Museum is the first place we will travel today; well-known for the story of war from the Vietnamese aspect. Exhibits have photographs, machinery, and weapons that reflect the harsh realities of war. 

Thien Hau - Taoist Temple is the second place we visit; Vietnamese language called "Chua Ba Thien Hau". This magnificently decorated temple is determined to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to peregrinate over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she wants. If you visit temple on Lunar New Year, you will be witnessed a large mutil - ethinic crowd , lion dances...

The last place is China Town - called "Cho Lon" which was built in the late 18th century, this intricate section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets and Binh Tay Market. This is the principal marketplace in China Town, where an excellent deal of wholesale trading develops. Explore the bustle of this indispensable part from the daily business in the city. And in Vietnamese market, you may bargain for discount  when you want to buy some souvenir  items....

Have lunch in a local restaurant.

13.00: Afternoon tour is Cu Chi Tunnels 

After lunch, we will leave Tay Ninh and travel to Cu Chi Tunnels. Once in Vietnam, you must visit this spot. This is where guerilla warfare optimized and exemplified. You’ll learn the clever design of the tunnels and the strategic use of trap doors. Even with B-52 bombers dropping 30-ton loads of explosive, turning the jungle into a pockmarked moonscape, 30 thousand American troops failed to conquered the area! You’ll have a chance to crawl around a portion of the 121 km long, multiple-layered tunnel. You’ll learn how thousands of guerillas managed to stay underground many days at a time, also their great technique to conceal smoke from their cooking. There’re a lot more to enjoy, even a chance to fire real AK bullets…

Arriving Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City at 18.00 - 19.00. 

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 10: Saigon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B/L)

7.30 - 8.00: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the city center to start the tour.

Depart from Saigon and head to Cai Be. Upon arrival, board aboat to visit Cai Be floating market and discover local life.

Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and pop-rice are made.

Take a short row on a local sampan, enjoy fresh seasonal fruits and beautiful lunch in the heart of the garden.

Cruising to Vinh Long and visit a local pottery kilns factory.

Proceed to Can Tho. Have dinner on your own then spend the night in Can Tho.

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 11: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B/L)

Check out early in the morning then cruising along the Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market. This is the largest of its type in the whole Mekong Delta

Heading up a quiet canal for a short bike ride along countryside paths to enjoy the peaceful scenes of paddy filed, the monkey bridges or walk through the farms and houses of a nearby village to see fragrant tropical fruit orchards and pause for a cup of tea with friendly locals.

Before having lunch, drive to visit a Khmer Pagoda.

Then head back to Saigon. Drop off at your hotel at about 17.00. 

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Day 12: Saigon Departure (B/L)

7.30 – 11.30: Have breakfast at hotel and free times to discover Saigon city by yourself.

11.30: Check out and clear all the bills. Then, our driver (no guide) will come to pick you up at your hotel for the airport. Check in on board for your flight back home. We say good bye and wish to see you again in Vietnam

Inclusion: Hotel; transport (no guide);  meals: breakfast

Price from (USD):

Accommodation

3* STANDARD 

4* STANDARD 

DBL/TWN 

Single Extra

DBL/TWN

Single Extra

Room type 

1**5

1**5

1**5

1**5

Note:

 Price is in USD per persenger in Twin shared cabin

 Season promotion can be applied with further contact

Inclusion:
  • Accommodation as mentioned in hotel, homestay, cruise, train or sleeping bus in twin shared  
  • Daily sharing tour with English speaking guide
  • Transfers by A/C tourist coach/ vehicle train and other transfer (sharing tour) with mineral water
  • Domestic flight Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City ng - Nha Trang as mentioned in the program 
  • Motobikes in tour with fuels, helmets, parking fee, toll fees.... as per program 
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the program 
  • Visa Invitation Letter for tour bookers 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner)
  • Government Tax (VAT) &  service charges 

Exclusion:

  • All International & domestic airfare; visa stamping fee
  • Other meals, beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services which is mentioned above

What to bring?

  • Print out your Tour booking confirmation.
  • Bring your passport during the trip.
  • Take walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...etc
  • Prepare cash for personal expenses

What to know?

  • Do not wear short clothes  when visiting pagodas, temples, mausoleum
  • Special food's request (diet or vegetarian, food allergy …) should be informed before your departure date.
  • Beside the essential items such as long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, you can carry some things more as camera, flash light, water etc
  • At the weekend (every Fri, Sat, Sun) Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, so we will inform you in advance to pick up/drop you off at streets nearby.
  • The period from April to October will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (~SPF30) and from November to March, more warm clothing is advised.
  • Tour cost & availability can be changed in X'Mas, Western New Year and Vietnamese New Year. Please contact for more information
  • After and rowing boat trip, the boat rower always expect the guest's tipping some 2 USD for their hard work (We also had to pay their fee "as salary" already).
  • During the period March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
  • We only support to pick up at hotels are located in Bui Vien street, De Tham street or Pham Ngu Lao street. Please kindly be informed
  • Surcharged can be applied if upgrade from Bus/ train ticket to flight tickets (upon the clients request)  
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