Vietnam The Essential From North To South

10 days / 9 nights

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Vietnam The Essential From North To South

Trip code: HER0004VN10D

Destination: Vietnam

Itinerary

Arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Ha Noi, welcome of the driver and guide.
Transfer to the center, 35km from the airport. Check in at the hotel and free time to rest after the long flight and the time difference.
At 3.00 pm meeting with the guide and beginning of the tour to discover the capital with a tour to the old quarter that promises you many interesting surprises. Then, we visit the lake of Hoan Kiem - the heart of Hanoi, to understand the reason for its name and the temple of Ngoc Son on the shores of the lake.

-  Overnight in Hanoi.

A day to visit the capital of Vietnam: the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh - founder of Vietnam (closed on Mondays), his house on stilts and the pagoda from the One Pillar Pagoda, the defense pagoda of the country to the west lake and the museum of Ethnography with the collection of customs and traditions of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Afternoon, visit of the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam built in the 11th century. This temple has become the symbol of Hanoi and Vietnamese culture. At the end of the afternoon, we will see a puppet show on the water, an art of the peoples of the Red River delta.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Transfer to Halong Bay - eighth wonder of the world - crossing the rice fields and the countryside of the red river delta. Arrival in Halong around noon and boarding for a magnificent 2-day / 1-night cruise in the bay. During this cruise, you can admire many Karst Mountains, caves and lagoons with all shapes. Moreover, light, clouds and fog create superb unexpected atmospheres. You can climb to the mount of Tito to get a view of the bay, take a bath or discover the bay by kayak. In the late afternoon, the ship will drop anchor to spend the night in the bay.
- Meals with seafood on board.

- Overnight on board in a private cabin.

An early wakeup call is advised to admire the splendid dawn over the bay and have time for a Tai Chi exercise with the boat team. The return cruise will allow you to discover other parts of the bay. Disembarkation at 11.30, return to Hanoi and transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue. Reception by the guide and driver.



- Overnight at hotel in Hue.

After breakfast, we begin to visit the romantic city of Hue with a boat trip on the Perfume River. Disembark to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Continue by boat to the Thuy Bieu village where you can take the bike or walk to visit the village; you will also have the opportunity to learn how to make some Vietnamese food with the cooks.

After lunch, relaxing foot massage with herbs at the inhabitants' gardens. The afternoon is dedicated to visiting the tomb of the King of Tu Duc. Among the many tombs of the kings of the Nguyen dynasty, that of the King of Tu Duc is more spacious, more beautiful and closer to nature. Subsequent visit of the imperial city of the Nguyen dynasty (1804 - 1945). Return to the hotel.

- Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Transfer to Hoi An 120km from Hue crossing the Colle delle Nuvole which offers a splendid view of the center. Stop in Danang to visit the marble mountain and the Cham museum. Arrival at Hoi An at about noon and installation at the hotel. In the afternoon, discovery of Hoi An - UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, the House of Phong Hung, the pagoda of Phuc Thanh the oldest pagoda of Hoi An (1454) erected by a Chinese monk, the central market, the port.

- Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

In the morning, departure to visit the archaeological site of My Son 60km from the center which was the religious and political capital of the kingdom of Champa, a unique culture that flourished in central Vietnam from the 4th to the 13th century; today, it is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Return to Hoi An and free afternoon for free discovery at your leisure or relaxation at Cua Dai beach.

- Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Reception by the guide and driver. Transfer to My Tho where we will take a boat trip to visit the 4 islands Long, Ly, Quy, Phung and in a rowing boat to visit the small canals. We continue the boat trip to go to Ben Tre - coconut region and visit the village of Tan Thanh by bike.

- Overnight homestay to Ben Tre at the home of the inhabitants.

In the morning, we visit the floating market of Cai Be where farmers and families sell, buy and exchange goods directly from their boat - a charm typical of the Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon for a visit before checking in at the hotel; we will visit the reunification palace, the post office, the Cathedral, the Ben Thanh market.

- Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Free time until the transfer to the airport depending on the time of your flights.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on private OR Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay. 02 days/ 1 night cruise on private or Seat in coach (SIC) Bassac board in Mekong delta. Seat in coach (SIC) speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Superior train Hanoi – Lao Cai and Lao Cai – Hanoi. Air-conditioned cabin with soft sleeper berths (04pax/ cabin).
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • Local OR National English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • 01 FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 16pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas). Maximum 02 FOC per group.

Exclusions

  • Late check out or Early check in
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax (? USD/Pax).
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa). (Vietnam visa authorization letter (5 USD/ pax). Visa fee upon arrival in Cambodia (30 USD/ pax). Lao visa fee (40 USD/ pax).
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.

Accommodation

First : 3-Star Hotel

Superior : 4-Star Hotel

Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)

IMPORTANT INFO


Cancellation Policy


1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.

From

$1,000/Pax

Applied for group 16-20 persons