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AMAZING VIETNAM (13DAYS/12NIGHTS)

  • 13days/12nights
  • Hanoi – Halong Cruise Overnight - Hue - Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh
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  • Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (D)
    Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (D)

    Meals: Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noi Bai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital (check in at 14:00PM, free early check in subject to availability). Be free and relax after long journey. In the evening, attend Water Puppet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

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    + Water Puppet Show: It is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
    Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: This morning, spent some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Chi Minh MausolHo eum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature-the first university of Vietnam. Have lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon free and Overnight in Hanoi.

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    Note: Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.

    + Ba Dinh Square: It is the name of a famous square in Hanoi where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. It is named after the Ba Dình Uprising, an anti-French rebellion that occurred in Vietnam in 1886–1887 as part of the Can Vuong movement. When Ho Chi Minh died, the granite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built here to display his embalmed body. It remains a major site of tourism and pilgrimage.

    + Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: It holds the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh. Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a highlight for many locals' visits to the capital, and very few Vietnamese visiting Hanoi pass up a chance for a pilgrimage to the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence. It is closed every Monday and Friday, November and December closed for maintain.

    + Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts: It is the house president Ho Chi Minh lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. It was constructed by the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French Colonial architecture, the palace is pointedly European. The house is an interpretation of a traditional rural dwelling, and has been preserved just as Ho left it.

    + One Pillar Pagoda: It is a Buddhist temple in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex near Ba Dinh Square, a replica of an older temple that was built in 1049 and destroyed in 1954.It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

    + Temple of Literature: It is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

  • Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long bay – overnight on Cruise (B/L/D) – included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi
    Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long bay – overnight on Cruise (B/L/D) – included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner at cruise

    Accommodations: on cruise

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: 

    After breakfast at hotel,

    08:00: Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, on arrival at Halong city at about 11:30. 

    11.30: Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel - Tuan Chau Island

    After arriving at Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Paradise Elegance.

    12:30: Embark on Paradise Elegance

    Once you have been transferred to Paradise Elegance, you will be checked-in and given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink at Le Marin Restaurant.

    13:00: Lunch at Le Marin Restaurant

    Lunch will be served in Le Marin Restaurant while Paradise Elegance cruises toward Halong Bay. You will pass the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.

    14:45: Visit Sung Sot Cave

    Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa* or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar.

    16:15: Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*

    Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.

    18:00: Cooking Demonstration and Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*

    At sunset, Paradise Elegance will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. Watch a cooking demonstration on the L’Odyssée Sundeck while enjoying Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at the bar.

    19:30: Dinner at Le Marin Restaurant

    Savour a delicious dinner at Le Marin Restaurant, or choose a special spot anywhere else on board to dine. After dinner, indulge in drinks* and live music at Le Piano Bar, squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or movies in your cabin.

    (Please note that live music is not available on Mondays.)

    Note: * Additional charges

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    + HaLong Bay (Vịnh Hạ Long) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

    Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2 (600 sq mi), including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 (129 sq mi) with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen bio system, oceanic and sea shore bio system. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.

  • Day 4: Halong bay - Hanoi (B)
    Day 4: Halong bay - Hanoi (B)

    Meals: Breakfast on cruise

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:

    06:30: Tai Chi on L'Odyssée Sundeck

    Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on L’Odyssée Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast in Le Piano Bar.

    07:30: Soi Sim Island

    You will visit popular Soi Sim Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay.

    08:30: Breakfast Buffet at Le Marin Restaurant

    Back on board, a buffet breakfast will be served as we once again cruise past Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before your bill settlement, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.

    10:30: Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina

    Our tour guide and driver will pick up you transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.

    Note: * Additional charges

  • Day 5: Hanoi – Hue by flight (B/)
    Day 5: Hanoi – Hue by flight (B/)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight by Vietnam airline

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel. Leisure in Hanoi until taking flight to Hue. Pick up, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue.

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    + Hue: is a city in central Vietnam that was the capital of Đàng Trong Kingdom from 1738 to 1775 and of the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor's home; and a replica of the Royal Theater. The city was also the battleground for the Battle of Huế, which was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

    + Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. The airline was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Biên District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.

    Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance.

  • Day 6: Hue city tour (B/L/D)
    Day 6: Hue city tour (B/L/D)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast, you will first visit the Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market. Have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

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    + Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang: It is the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty's staunchest Confucians, whose reign represents the apex of Nguyen power over the country.

    + Perfume River: It is a river that crosses the city of Hue. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma, hence the soubriquet.

    + Thien Mu Pagoda: Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, the Thien Mu Pagoda ("Heavenly Lady Pagoda") in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country.

    + Imperial Citadel: It is comparatively modern in European terms. Built over thirty years in the early part of the 19th century, the Citadel encompasses three ‘courts’ covering a total of 6 km.

    + Forbidden Purple City: Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans.

    + Dong Ba Market: one of the romantic Hue's symbols. What consists in the attraction towards this market is the preservation of ancient distinctiveness. Tourists can see all the typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market.

  • Day 7:  Hue - Hoi An – My Son Holy Land (B/L/)
    Day 7: Hue - Hoi An – My Son Holy Land (B/L/)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel. In the morning, take a private car from Hue to Hoi An (about 125km - take about 3 hours). Early lunch and drive to My Son Holy Land – one of the world heritage sites of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An for beach relax or on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.

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    + Hoi An formerly known as Fai-Fo or Faifoo, is a city with a population of approximately 120,000 in Vietnam's Quảng Nam Province and noted since 1999 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Old Town Hội An, the city's historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a blend of indigenous and foreign influences. Prominent in the city's old town, is its covered "Japanese Bridge," dating to the 16th-17th century.

    + My Son Holy Land: is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples in Vietnam, constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa (Chiêm Thành in Vietnamese). The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is Bhadreshvara.

    Mỹ Sơn is located near the village of Duy Phú, in the administrative district of Duy Xuyên in Quảng Nam Province in Central Vietnam, 69 km southwest of Da Nang, and approximately 10 km from the historic town of Trà Kiệu. The temples are in a valley roughly two kilometres wide that is surrounded by two mountain ranges.

    From the 4th to the 14th century AD, the valley at Mỹ Sơn was a site of religious ceremony for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, as well as a burial place for Cham royalty and national heroes. It was closely associated with the nearby Cham cities of Indrapura (Đồng Dương) and Simhapura (Trà Kiệu). At one time, the site encompassed over 70 temples as well as numerous stele bearing historically important inscriptions in Sanskrit and Cham.

  • Day 8: Hoi An at leisure (B/)
    Day 8: Hoi An at leisure (B/)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: N/A

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel, full day leisure time. Overnight in Hoi An.

    Hoi An. During the 17th and 18th centuries Hoi An was a major Asian trading centre and is now one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam with its charming cobblestone streets and old shop houses. A wonderful town for getting clothes tailor made or for buying art and souvenirs, Hoi An also boasts an excellent beach 5km from town, which can be reached by hiring a bicycle or grabbing a taxi

  • Day 9: Hoi An at leisure (B/)
    Day 9: Hoi An at leisure (B/)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: N/A

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel, full day leisure time. Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Day 10: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh (B/) by flight
    Day 10: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh (B/) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight by Vietnam airline

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel, free time on beach until transer to Danang airport taking afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Free to explore the city and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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    + Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh); also known by its former name of Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2017. Located in southeast Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres (796 square miles).

    Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of French Indochina from 1887 to 1902 and again from 1945 to 1954. Saigon would later become the capital of South Vietnam from 1955 until its fall in 1975. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still widely used).

    Ho Chi Minh City is the most visited city in Vietnam, with 6.3 million visitors in 2017. Many of the city's landmarks which are well known to international visitors include the Bến Thành Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Independence Palace and the Municipal Theatre. The main passenger airport serving the metropolitan area is Tan Son Nhat International Airport, it is the busiest airport in Vietnam handling 36 million passengers in 2017.

    + Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. The airline was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Biên District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.

    Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance.

  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Halfday city tour (B/L/-)
    Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Halfday city tour (B/L/-)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel and Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:

    After breakfast at hotel, 08:00 drive to visit Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. After tour drive back to Hochiminh for lunch, then tour begins with a visit to Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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    + Cu Chi Tunnels: This tunnel system was established and used by the Vietcong during the war of independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for Vietnam tours visitors. This gigantic underground network connects villages around, making it a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam tours.

    + Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. It was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

    + War Museum: War Remnants operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975. The museum comprises a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment located within a walled yard.

    + Notre Dame Cathedral: Constructed by the French in the 1800s, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City appears strangely out of place with its Gothic and Roman-style architecture. Twin towers reaching to 190 feet capture the interest of people strolling by.

    + Ben Thanh Market: The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)
    Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel and Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and private boat trip

    Activities for today:

    Have breakfast at hotel, 08:00AM drive to My Tho (about 70-75km), on arrival, get on a private boat cruising along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Phoenix Island. The motorized boat cruises more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, wonder around a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

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    + My Tho is the capital city, center of economics, education and technology of Tiền Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam. The majority ethnic group is the Kinh, and some of the Chinese, the Cham and the Khmer. Boat rides on the Mỹ Tho River are popular with tourists, and the city is known for hủ tiếu Mỹ Tho, a type of rice noodle soup.

  • Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
    Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: Free time for shopping before transferring to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure

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Inclusion
  • Private transfers 
  • Join Junk in Halong bay (Private cabin)
  • Private boat in Mekong
  • Local English Speaking Tour guide on tour 
  • Accommodation with breakfast (check in at 14:00, Check out at 12:00)
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Daily bottle of mineral water
  • 02 Domestic flight tickets (Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Saigon by Vietnam airline)
  • Airport tax
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax
Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip
  • Drink
  • Other not mentioned
  • Visa fee in/out Vietnam
  • International flight in/out Vietnam
  • Early check in and later check out at hotels
  • Kayak in Halong Bay
  • Single room

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