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FAMILY VACATION IN VIETNAM (16DAYS/15NIGHTS)

  • 16days/15nights
  • Hanoi – Halong bay - Hoian – Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – 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 Noibai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. 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 local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle 

    Activities for today: This morning, spent some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature-the first university of Vietnam. After lunch, proceed to Hanoi Hilton (also called Hoa Lo Prison). Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake then visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy one hour cyclo trip around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter. In the evening, free time to walk around Hanoi Old Quarter your own. 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.

    + Hoa Lo Prison: It was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton".

    + Hoan Kiem Lake ("Lake of the Returned Sword" or "Lake of the Restored Sword"), also known as Hồ Gươm (Sword Lake), is a fresh water lake, measuring some 12 ha in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.

  • Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay (B/L/D) – included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi
    Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay (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 - Danang - Hoian (B) by flight
    Day 5: Hanoi - Danang - Hoian (B) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight

    Activities for today:  Free time for shopping at Dong Xuan market or Old quarter then take noon flight to Danang, transfer to Hoian Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

  • Day 6: Hoian at Leisure (B)
    Day 6: Hoian at Leisure (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: N/A

    Activities for today: Morning visit the ancient town or enjoy cooking class. Leisure time in the afternoon for beach activities or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around - Hoian is one of the best places for textile tailor and shopping. 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.

  • Day 7: Hoian - Danang – Nha Trang (B) by flight
    Day 7: Hoian - Danang – Nha Trang (B) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight

    Activities for today: Transfer to Da Nang Airport to fly to Nha trang around noon. Relax on the beach of Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang

  • Day 8: Nha Trang Island tour (B/L)
    Day 8: Nha Trang Island tour (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel and Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and boat trip

    Activities for today: Have one day boat trip. Visit Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. This site has been officially protected under the support of Danish Government. Relax, sunbath and swim at Tam island. Then, visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island. At this place, the life of the many sea species of Nha Trang ocean that being made in a smaller world of this aquarium can be seen. Return to Nha Trang about 16.00. Overnight in Nha Trang.

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    + Hon Mun island is one of the most beautiful islands in nha Trang with diversified corals and marine biodiversity. Hon Mun island attracts tourists by white sand, blue sea, natural beauty.

    + Tri Nguyen Aquarium is situated on Bong Nguyen Island, also called Hon Mieu Island, Nha Trang Bay; half an hour from Cau Da Port, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province. It is a unique architectural works designed with the structure like an aquarium in the fairytale. It was first constructed in 1997.

  • Day 9: Nha Trang at Leisure (B)
    Day 9: Nha Trang at Leisure (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: N/A

    Activities for today: Free time on beach at leisure or do some beach activities yourself. Overnight in Nha Trang

  • Day 10: Nha Trang – Phan Thiet (B)
    Day 10: Nha Trang – Phan Thiet (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle 

    Activities for today: After breakfast, comtinue driving to Phan Thiet to enjoy freshair and relax on the beach, wonderful beach of Vietnam. Overnight in Phan Thiet

  • Day 11: Phan Thiet at leisure (B)
    Day 11: Phan Thiet at leisure (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: N/A

    Activities for today: Free time on beach at leisure or do some beach activities yourself. Overnight in Phan Thiet

  • Day 12: Phan Thiet - Dalat (B)
    Day 12: Phan Thiet - Dalat (B)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle 

    Activities for today: After breakfast, comtinue driving to Dalat to enjoy fresh air and relax. Overnight in Dalat

  • Day 13: Dalat – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) by flight
    Day 13: Dalat – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight 

    Activities for today: Visit Love valley, Xuan Huong Lake, Than Tho Lake, Go shopping at XQ Art Embroidery Garden until taking flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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    + Valley of Love, Phu Duong Thien Vong str. Open daily until 5PM. About 5km outside of town, the Valley of Love is common stop on Dalat tours and is very popular with honeymooners. The Valley of Love is also a great spot for canyoning.

    + Xuan Huong lake, center of town. Open daily, all hours. Approximately 5km in diameter, this lake was made after two dams on the Camly river were destroyed during a storm in the 1930s. Now, Xuan Huong lake is one of the main draws of Da Lat, and you can see honeymooners and locals strolling its banks. Many nice hotels have a view of the lake.

    + Than Tho Lake, 5km northeast of town on Ho Xuan Huong road. Open daily until 5PM. The Lake of Sorrow is another common destination in Dalat. The Lake of Sorrow is so-named because of a tale of two lovers, one who committed suicide after the other was called up to serve in the army.

    + XQ Art Embroidery Garden: It is near the Valley of love it was built in 2001 and began to operate from the beginning of 2002 and it was known as an art museum of hand-broidery art of Vietnam.

  • Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
    Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant 

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle 

    Activities for today: The tour begins with a visit to Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral. After lunch, continue to visit Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, on the way back bustling Chinatown which should not be missed. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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    + 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.

    + Binh Tay Market in the Chinatown, the more underrated twin of Ben Thanh, selling everything from spices, Chinese medicines, silk to obscure varieties of fermented fish, dried seafood and jerky. If you are searching for a variety of Vietnam silks and velvets, skip the tourist trap Ben Thanh Market and head for Bình Tây instead. Most of Chợ Bình Tây is wholesale goods. In fact, you can see much of Ben Thanh Market's goods are from here.

    + Thien Hau Pagoda, 710 Nguyen Trai St, Cholon. Dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, the sea goddess, who left two giant turtles to keep an eye on things in her absence. A festival is held in her honor on the 23rd day of the March lunar month. Don't miss the gorgeous sculptures in the walls of the courtyard outside the temple

  • Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B/L)
    Day 15: 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 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
    Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

     

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure.

Rates vary frequently depending on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and special touring requirements! Please contact us at info@handetour.com to get the best possible price.

Inclusion
  • Private car
  • Join boat in Halong Bay (Private cabin)
  • English speaking tour guide at each destination
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals as indicated
  • 03 Domestic flight tickets (Hanoi - Danang - Nha Trang, Dalat – Ho Chi Minh) by Vietnam airline 
  • Airport tax included
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water.
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax
Exclusion
  • Insurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • International flight tickets
  • Tips

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