Taste of Vietnam

VIETNAM
Departure Date 10/11/2020
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Trip Overview


day 1. Hanoi Arrival - Hanoi sightseeing (D)
day 2. Hanoi sightseeing (B/L)
day 3. Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B/L)
day 4. Ninh Binh - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
day 5. Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flying to Hue (B/L)
day 6. Hue sightseeing (B/L/D)
day 7. Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/L)
day 8. Hoi An - Da Nang - Flying to Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
day 9. Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
day 10. Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing - Departure (B/L)

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Activities Highlights

  • Walkthrough Hanoi's ancient city
  • Cruise on the boat to discover Ha Long bay
  • Sampan ride to admire the beauty of Trang An (Ninh Binh)
  • Visit the imperial city of Hue
  • Walk around in the ancient city Hoi An
  • Discover the shopping center of Saigon
  • Navigate along the Mekong.

Program in details (10 day)

1

Hanoi Arrival - Hanoi sightseeing (D)

Meet on arrival by our guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check-in (check-in time at hotel: 14h00).

 In the afternoon, free time for your own activities or walk around the Hoan Kiem Lake (it means the Restored Sword) and walk in the Old Quarter for the first discovers on the daily life of Hanoi. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included: Welcome dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

The room is available from 14.00

Arrival flight: to be advised

2

Hanoi sightseeing (B/L)

In the morning, the guide and driver pick you up at your hotel to visit the historical and cultural sites in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Museum of Ethnography and finally take a cyclo for an hour in the old quarter.

Attending the evening water puppet show, a typical art of Vietnam.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Notes:

- The Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday
- Every year, the monument will be closed between mid-September and mid-December for regular restoration and preservation of the presidential remains, which is the same as that of Lenin Mausoleum in Russia (exact dates to be checked each year)
- To be allowed to enter the mausoleum, you must cover your legs, stand in pairs in silence without crossing your arms, or putting your hands in your pockets

3

Hanoi - Ninh Binh (B/L)

Depart to Ninh Binh, you will arrive at the Nature Reserve of Van Long after two hours’ drive (110km), you board a bamboo rowboat as soon as we arrive for 1-hour rowing along this beautiful wetland of Van Long, enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.

After lunch served at a local riverside restaurant, you make a short transfer down a peaceful countryside road to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s ancient capital eleven centuries ago. Here, spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le temples of the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu which are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century.

Alternatively, you might opt for a biking trip around the countryside of Van Long natural reserve instead of Dinh & Le King temple.

In the evening, you are free at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Distance: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - 1h30 minutes

4

Ninh Binh - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

In the morning, you will travel to Halong Bay (3,5 hours). Upon Halong city arrival, transferred by tender to cruise – enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin your cruise. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a popular travel destination, located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Distance: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - 3,5 hours

5

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flying to Hue (B/L)

Early in the morning and depending on the season, you will wake up to enjoy the sunrise over the aquamarine waters of the bay. Then, you will practice tai chi in the sundeck for clients who want to do while the cruise will be around the bay until you disembark at the end of the morning. After that, you will then return to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. Welcomed and taken to a hotel in Hue by a local guide.

In the evening, you are free at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast, brunch

Distance: 170 kilometers – 2h 30min to 2h45min

Suggested flight: HAN - HUI in the afternoon

6

Hue sightseeing (B/L/D)

After breakfast we go to visits: Imperial citadel with its pavilions, listen to the royal music, Thien Mu pagoda, the tomb of King Tu Duccentral Dong Ba market and the boat trip (the boat has the form of the dragon) on the river that carries the romantic name "Perfume River". 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

7

Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B/L)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Distance: Hoi An – Hue 150km – 3 hours

8

Hoi An - Da Nang - Flying to Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

Free morning for shopping in town or at Cua Dai Beach. 

After lunch, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, welcome by the guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Suggested flight: DAD - SGN at noon

9

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

8h00: Our guide and driver pick you up at the hotel, then depart for My Tho. Upon arrival, take a boat trip along the river on Mekong Delta

Visits the coconut milk candy manufacture, taste the tropical fruits and listen to the traditional music: Don Ca Tai Tu (music lovers) on the islands of Quy (Turtle) or Phung (Phoenix). and-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.

After lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh city

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

10

Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing - Departure (B/L)

In the morning: visit and discover China Town (Cho Lon) with Thien Hau Pagoda, Binh Tay Central market, then visit Ngoc Hoang Pagoda (Emperor Jade).

Lunch at the colonial district and discoveries of this beautiful area with the Central Post Office built in the French style by Gustave Eiffel, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Grand Theatre and the town hall with the original French architecture. 

Free time for shopping at Ben Thanh Market before transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your return flight.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

The room is disposal until noontime only

Departure flight: To be advised


Included / Excluded Prestations

  • Accommodations mentioned in the program
  • Night on the Junk Boat in Halong Bay
  • Domestic flights and taxes mentioned in the program
  • Boat and sampan for the excursions mentioned
  • Cycling and cycling for the walks
  • Fees for visits
  • English guides to the course and by stage (or a single guide for all along the circuit to your wish) 
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).