VN - T 13: THE COLONIAL ERA, 14 days (S)

Saigon - Dalat – Nha Trang – Hoi An - Danang - Hue - Hanoi – Dien Bien Phu

 

Day 1              Saigon

 

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

Overnight in Saigon

 

Day 2              Saigon

 

After breakfast, sightseeing in Saigon and Cholon (Chinatown)

Saigon is the largest of Vietnamese cities, with the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life visible everywhere. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, Opera House, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda by cyclo and Giam Lam 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 – Dalat

 

After breakfast at the hotel, by vehicle from Saigon to Dalat. Arrival in Dalat, continue sightseeing Dalat.

Dalat is in a temperate region dotted with lakes, waterfalls, evergreen forests and gardens. It is by far Vietnam's most popular honeymoon spot.

Overnight in Dalat

 

Day 5                   Dalat

 

After breakfast at the hotel, continue sightseeing in Dalat. Visit Cremaillere Railway, a cog railway linking Dalat and Tham Cham from 1928 to 1964, until it was closed due to war. The line has now been repaired and now operates as a tourist attraction, running 8km to Trai Mat Village and back. The famous Bao Dai’s Summer Palaces. Valley Of Love: named the Valley of Peace by the Emperor. Paddleboats, canoes and motorboats are available for rent. Local delicacies (jams, candied fruits) are on sale here as well. Lat Village: the nine hamlets of Lat Village. The ethnic groups to be found here are the Lat, Chill, Ma and Koho. The people eke out a living growing rice, coffee, black beans and sweet potatoes.

Overnight in Dalat

Day 6              Dalat - Nha Trang

 

After breakfast at the hotel, traveling by vehicle from Dalat to Nha Trang, along the way visit Chicken Village, Phan Rang and Cham Towers

Arrival Nha Trang, sightseeing in Nha Trang the most beautiful municipal beaches in Vietnam and at the Seawater Aquarium by boat

Overnight in Nha Trang

 

Day 7              Nha Trang - Danang - Hoi An

 

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight from Nha Trang to Danang. Greeting at Danang airport and transfer to Hoi An one of the world Heritage city in Vietnam

 

Sightseeing in Hoi An Hoi An to discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Known as Faifo to early western traders. Its sizable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences.

It is best to visit some of the following sites of Hoi An by walking around and/or by cyclo.

Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 8              Hoi An - Danang - Hue

 

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Hoi An to Danang, journey south along Highway 1 past Dien Ban and Hoa Vang. Sightseeing in Danang, visit China Beach, Cham Museum and at the Marble Mountains. Afternoon, traveling from Danang 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 enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea.

Arrive in Hue, the royal city of Vietnam’ last ruling dynasty. Transfer to hotel

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 9              Hue

 

After breakfast at the hotel, take boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Afternoon, visit Tomb Of Emperor Minh Mang. Sightseeing at the Imperial Tombs of Tu Duc, Khai Dinh, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Hall of the Mandarins, Nine Dynastic Urns, and Forbidden Purple City.

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 10            Hue - Hanoi

 

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Hue airport for flight from Hue to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi meet on arrival at airport transfer for discover the old quarter by cyclo (2-3 hrs) It is also called "36 streets," most of which are named after the crafts or merchandise traditionally sold there.

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 11            Hanoi

 

After breakfast at the hotel, full day sightseeing in 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, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Opera House, ST Joseph Cathedral and enjoy Water Puppet Show before transfer back to hotel for good night sleep

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 12            Hanoi - Dien Bien Phu

 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight from Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu. Arrival Dien Bien Phu meet on arrival at airport by our local guide, transfer to hotel, Free at leisure (Relaxing walk to explore neighboring streets is recommend)

Overnight in Dien Bien Phu

 

Day 13            Dien Bien Phu

 

After breakfast at the hotel, sightseeing at Dien Bien Phu, the site of the battle, which defeated the French and ended their colonial control of Indochina. It is one of the most remote parts of Vietnam in the Muong Thanh Valley and is surrounded by steep heavily forested hills. Visit several high light places.

Overnight in Dien Bien Phu

 

Day 14            Dien Bien Phu

 

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure before transfer to the airport for flight from Dien Bien Phu to Hanoi

 

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+ Pax

Single Supplement

Standard

1,657

954

830

673

564

533

160

 

- Valid from 1 Jan 05 to 31 Dec 05

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

- Reduction for 3rd pax in triple room: US$ 380

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

- Meal plan: ABF

 

Hotels

Standard

Saigon

Bong Sen Annex Hotel 2-3*
Run of House

Dalat

Golf 2 Hotel 2*

Nha Trang

Vien Dong Hotel 2-3*
Run of House

Hoi An

Huy Hoang 1 1*
Run of House

Danang

Faifo Hotel 2*

Hue

Ngoc Huong Hotel 2-3*

Run of House

Hanoi

Halong Hotel 2*
Run of House

Dien Bien Phu

Muong Thanh Hotel 1-2*

Run of House

 

Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered. All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority.

 

Included services:

- German-speaking guide.

- Meals according to itinerary.

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

- Boat ticket(s) 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.

 

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.

 

2. Please note that general terms and conditions apply as stated in our Terms and Conditions

 

 

 

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