VN - T 08: EXPLORE VIETNAM, 12 days (S)

Saigon Hue Danang - Hoi An Hanoi - Halong

 

Day 1              Saigon

 

Arrival in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City); meet on arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, free at leisure.

Overnight in Saigon

 

Day 2              Saigon

 

After breakfast at the hotel, sightseeing in Saigon and Cholon (Chinatown) - the largest of Vietnamese cities: visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.

Overnight in Saigon

 

Day 3              Saigon

 

After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to My Tho with boat trip on the Mekong - MY THO: capital of Tien Giang Province. The economy is based on fishing and the cultivation of rice, coconuts, bananas, mangoes, longans, and citrus fruit. Enjoy the boat ride on the Mekong River and visit to an orchard on an Island with a stop at the Vinh Trang Pagoda

Overnight in Saigon

 

Day 4              Saigon - Hue

 

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Hue. Arrive in Hue, the royal city of Vietnam last ruling dynasty. Transfer to the hotel after refreshment, visits the old Imperial City, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Hall Of The Mandarins, Nine Dynastic Urns and Forbidden Purple City.

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 5              Hue

 

After breakfast at the hotel, boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Sightseeing at the Tombs of Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh, Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang: a complex built in 1840 by King Minh Mang, known for its magnificent architecture, military statuaries and elaborate decorations. It is perhaps the most beautiful of Hue's pagodas and tombs.

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 6              Hue Danang

 

After breakfast at the hotel, departure from Hue to Danang - Journey north along Highway 1 past Danang, Lang Co and the Hai Van Pass (pass of the Ocean Clouds), passing through many fruit orchards, small villages of red-tiled, you can enjoy spectacular views of sky and sea.

Sightseeing in Danang, visit Cham Museum, China Beach and the Marble Mountains Vietnam's fourth largest city marks the northern limits of Vietnam's tropical zone, boasting a pleasant year-round climate.

Overnight in Danang

 

Day 7              Danang

 

After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to My Son - Journey south west of Danang to Vietnam's most important Cham site, one of the most stunning sights in the Hoi An area. Visit Tra Kieu: formerly known as Simhapura, it was the first capital city of Champa, serving in that capacity from the 4th through to the 8th century. A large number of artifacts, including some of the finest carvings in the Cham Museum in Danang, were found here.

Overnight in Danang

 

Day 8              Danang - Hoi An

 

After breakfast at the hotel, traveling by vehicle from Danang to Hoi An - Journey south past the Marble Mountains and small villages. Sightseeing in Hoi An by cyclo, Hoi An is a picturesque riverside town south of Danang. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. It is best to visit some of the following sites of Hoi An by walking around and/or by cyclo.

 

Quan Cong Temple: the main altar is dedicated to Quan Cong, Phuoc Kien Pagoda: Chinese pagoda, the temple is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau (Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Sailors and Fishermen). Japanese Covered Bridge: It was built by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Tran Family Chapel: this house for worshipping ancestors was built about 200 years ago with donations from the family members. Sa Huynh Museum: located near the Japanese covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Phung Hung House: one family has been living here for already 8 generations. The house is a combination of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese style.

Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 9              Hoi An - Danang Hanoi

 

After breakfast, transfer from Hoi An to Danang airport for flight from Danang to Hanoi, transfer from the airport to Hanoi City. Sightseeing in Hanoi (half day). Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French style buildings and less traffic than other cities in Asia.

 

Visit One Pillar Pagoda - Constructed of wood on a single stone pillar, it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Opera House and visit a Water Puppet Show before go back to the hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 10            Hanoi Halong

 

After breakfast at the hotel, by vehicle from Hanoi via Hai Phong to Halong - Journey west along Highway 5, across Hai Hung Province and then across two ferries from Hai Phong to Halong.

Afternoon, free at leisure

Overnight in Halong

 

Day 11                Halong - Hanoi

 

After breakfast at the hotel, boat trip Halong Bay (4 hrs). This four-hour boat ride explores Halong Bay, passing the islands of Trong, Mai, Am, Chen and Cong Troi (Heaven Gates). Stop at one of the islands and visit of one of the following caves.

By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 12            Hanoi

 

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure before transfer to the airport

 

 

End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.

 

US$

Per pax

1 Pax

2 Pax

3-6 Pax

7-11 Pax

12-15 Pax

16-19 Pax

20+ Pax

Single

Supplement

Standard

1409

821

715

581

493

481

458

139

Superior

1506

869

764

628

540

531

509

187

Deluxe

2171

1226

1121

986

900

900

875

495

 

- Valid from 01 Jan 05 to 30 Sep 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

- Reduction for 3rd pax in triple room: US$ 57 for Standard; US$ 47 for Superior; US$ 264 for Deluxe

- The 16th pax is FOC in sharing double room

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%

 

Hotel

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Saigon

Saigon Star Hotel 2-3*
Run of House

Chancery Hotel 3-4*
Superior

Equatorial Hotel 4-5*
Superior

Hue

Ngoc Huong Hotel 2-3*
Run of House

Danang Royal Hotel 3*
Superior

Saigon Morin Hotel 4*
Deluxe

Danang

Bamboo Green Riverside 2-3*
Run of House

Lotus Hotel 3*
Run of House

Furama Resort 5*
Garden view

Hoi An

Phu Thinh 2 Hotel 2*
Run of House

Hoi An Hotel 2-3*
Deluxe

Life Resort Hoi An 4* (+)
Superior - Gardenview

Hanoi

Ha Long 2*
Run of House

Thien Thai Hotel Hanoi 3*
Superior

Sofitel Plaza 4-5*
Superior

Halong

Van Hai Hotel 3*
Standard

Halong Pearl Hotel 4*
Run of House

Halong Plaza 4*
Superior

 

Included services:

- English-speaking guide.

- Meals according to itinerary.

- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle (complimentary cold towels and drinking water).

- Sightseeing incl. admissions fees according to itinerary.

- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.

- Flight ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Flight from Saigon to Hue and Flight from Danang to Hanoi

- Boat ticket(s) according to itinerary.

 

Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. **Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks and personal expenses.

 

Remarks:

 

1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.

 

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