The Best Of Vietnam

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11 DAY(S) Daily Departure

Saigon – Cu Chi - Mekong Delta – Hoian – Hue – Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Traveling from South to North is the best direction to turn back time from modern daily life to the traditional culture and research history of Vietnam. You will be amazed at seeing this Vietnamese capital so much in just 11 days - all you need is the right schedule. On this 11 days Vietnam tour, you'll discover the essence of Hanoi through natural landscapes, museums, explore Hoi An's most famous attractions, immerse yourself in the rich cultural traditions, stroll around the imperial city of Hue - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the most famous fishing bay in Vietnam - Halong Bay.

Highlights

  • Learn about Vietnamese War by visiting the real site of Cu Chi Tunnels system, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels, which contributed a big part in ending the war.
  • Discover the water world of Mekong Delta that moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.
  • Stroll along the narrow street at Hoi An ancient town - an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th Century.
  • Bike trip to Tra Que Village to experience the work of the farmers by gardening with the instruction of the locals, prepared your lunch with the organic vegetables and fresh materials in a cooking demonstration
  • Explore Hue - the last Imperial Capital of Vietnam, learn about the culture and culinary deversity through the unique Foodie tour
  • Contemplate the beauty of Ha Long Bay – One of the world’s new seven wonders with an overnight cruise excursion, explore the caves, enjoy the beach and kayaking..

Itinerary in Brief

DAY 1: ARRIVE SAIGON
DAY 2: SAIGON – CITY TOUR - CUCHI TUNNEL  (B/L)
DAY 3: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L)
DAY 4: SAIGON – DANANG – HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN (B)
DAY 5: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – COOKING DEMONSTRATION – HOIAN (B/L)
DAY 6: HOIAN – MYSON – HOIAN – HUE (B)
DAY 7: HUE CITY TOUR – STREET FOOD - FLIGHT TO HANOI (B/L)
DAY 8: HANOI CITY TOUR (L)
DAY 9: HANOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D)
DAY 10: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/Br)
DAY 11: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

Inclusion

  • Complimentary Vietnam Visa arrangement services (one month, single entry)
  • English-speaking tour guides on touring dates
  • Accommodation on twin/double/triple sharing basic
  • Daily breakfast at hotels. Lunch or dinner with local food as mentioned in the program
  • Airport transfers and touring in AC vehicles 
  • Boat trip in Mekong delta  
  • Biking tour to Tra Que Village with cooking demonstration
  • Street food tour in Hue
  • Overnight cruise for Halong Bay excursion
  • Entrance fees and Zone fee as per program
  • Water during transfer.  

Exclusion

  • International, domestic flights and airport departure tax. 
  • Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program. 
  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee (USD 25/pax)
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge.
  • Surcharge for Christmas and New Year period (to be advised upon booking confirmation)
  • Tipping for Guides (USD 5/pax/day) and Drivers (USD 2/pax/day) 
  • Banking fee for payment by bank transfer
  • Other expense not mentioned in the program. 

Welcome to Saigon the most dynamic city in Vietnam.
Upon arrival, transfer from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center of Saigon then check-in hotel. At leisure to relax and get rid of jet lag. Overnight in Saigon. 
Meal: Nil
Please note: Hotel check-in time is around 14.00.  Early check-in upon hotel availability.

We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Our last stop this morning will be War Remnants Museum. 
Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive overland to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese guerrillas to protect the region against the American attacks during the Vietnam War. We can even crawl a part inside the tunnel, visit their infirmary, kitchen.... to discover how people had survived hereby.
Back to your hotel later on. Overnight in Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. 
 

This morning, we leave Saigon for My Tho, in the heart of Mekong delta with visit to the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Upon arrival, we will take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. 
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Overnight in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. 
 

Moring transfer to airport for your onwards flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, picked up from Da Nang airport to your hotel in Hoi An to drop off luggage. 
Together with our guide in Hoian, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day.
Overnight in Hoian
Meal: Breakfast at hotel  

Depart from your hotel and ride bicycle in 30 minutes to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables... Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ - a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region ... After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before cycling back to your hotel. Time at leisure in the afternoon for strolling around in the town to shop the silk products, souvenirs, or get your clothes made within one day or just relax at beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Tra Que vegetable village. 

Breakfast at hotel, we will then depart from Hoian to My Son Sanctuary, where you can discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture that once rightfully developed in the location of present Central Vietnam. Thanks to the mystery and construction secrets of the Cham towers hereby, My Son had been also designated by UNESCO as one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures.
Drive back to Hoi An for your onward bus transfer to Hue. The bus leaves at 15:00pm.
Overnight in Hue.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel 

Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. This morning, we will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City.  Move on to the colorful Dong Ba market where you can see many of ingredients for making Hue local food, and explore the local business life. 
The best way to explore local culture is through its unique cuisine. Around noon time, we shall embark on a special street food tour to discover the other side of Hue. Our journey start from Sticky rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (Ram It) or Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) to the well-known Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The street food tour finish at a small restaurant serve Sweet soup (Che), a scrumptious local delicacy made of tapioca and various local ingredients. Or, if sweet soup is not your style, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk awaits. 
Heading straight to Phu Bai Airport to board the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, picked up and transferred to check in at a central hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. 

Breakfast at hotel.
It is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Let's start from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solemn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to Tran Quoc pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars.  After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi. 
If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday, move on to Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a Centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
If today is Monday, Wednesday or Friday, depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is pottery village with a half- millenary historic development.
Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on to relax. Overnight in Hanoi. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant. 
Please note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday, late September to November for annual maintenance. 

If you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, head East for more than 2 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, check in the overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the cruise, enjoy cooking demonstration before having dinner. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on the cruise. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on board 
Please note the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. 

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by a point-oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise coming back the pier. Disembark from the cruise, transfer overland to Hanoi. Check in hotel. Your time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast and brunch on board. 

After breakfast, free at leisure for relax or shopping (your own arrangement) before transferring to the airport for your onwards flight back home. End of service. 
Meal: Breakfast at hotel 
Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00.

# Destination Standard Superior/First Class Deluxe
1 Halong Cruise - Oriental Sails Cruise
- Glory Legend Cruise
- Pelican Cruise
2 Hanoi - Adamas Hotel
- Thang Long Opera
- Melia Hotel
3 Ho Chi Minh City - Liberty Park View
- Aristo Hotel
- Grand Hotel Saigon
4 Hoian - Hoian Lantern
- Rosemarry
5 Hue - Rosaleen
- Moonlight hotel
- Indochine Palace
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  • All round great tour and excellent value for money! Frederimue Heddagaard

All round great tour and excellent value for money!

Had a great experience on this tour. It helps having a good guide, and Mr Sy was friendly and helpful and always ready to help. Good variety of adventures once you will get over from Saigon, Hoian, Hue, Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. Followed by a nice cuisine at local. All up pretty good and great value for money.

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  • This tour was excellent Vitoria Askew

This tour was excellent

Nathan was a great tour guide, very interesting and friendly. He made our trip very enjoyable. The tour was easly arranged through emails with both Jessica and Sha, we were offered some compensation when our tour book change ($20 drink voucher).

Excellent

5

  • Amazing!! Patrick Hayes

Amazing!!

Really enjoyed the food and activities throughout the trip. The staff were all extremely helpful and kind, couldn't have asked for more. The day time activities were very relaxing, especially kayaking around Halong Bay. There were hardly any other tourists around us. An awesome experience!

Excellent

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  • Awesome day, awesome guides Micheal woods + Karen

Awesome day, awesome guides

Was a great experience overall. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed visiting the villigae and cycling. Tour guide were friendly and knowlegable. Thank you very much for your hospitability

Excellent

5

  • Simply excellent!!!! John + Tracey Vine

Simply excellent!!!!

We had a terific time. We were a bit surprised. The two guides Mr Chin and Ms Tuyet Mai were friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Swimming and kayaking in the bay was awesome. Being in a less crowded part of the bay was also nice as it was really calm there. Would recommend!

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  • Great guides and professional service Ranjit Sidhv + Rouer Sidhu

Great guides and professional service

Everything was superb! Lovely staff. Will no doubt recommend it to others. Our guide was excellent too very helpful, friendly, knowlegeable and professional. Vetnam is surely worth visiting and coming back to.

Excellent

5

  • Wonderful adventure! Kai Chou

Wonderful adventure!

Our tour was informative and had extremely good attention to detail. He had great humor, and even during his off time, he still mingled and socialized with the guests giving further insight on life in Vietnam.

Excellent

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  • Brilliant Day Trip! Jeffrey Smith + Hang Ho

Brilliant Day Trip!

We are very pleased with the experience. Happy did an excellent job as our host. The food was delicous and plentiful, the room was spectacular, the excursions and activities were both enjoyable and informative. The crew and staff were all professional and supportive.

Excellent

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  • Very full and interesting day Lim Hea Bin

Very full and interesting day

Vu Ngoc Son is very kind and friendly. The bus very comfortable and clean. Food quality is good and delicous. Maybe in the future I will come back again with my friend.

Excellent

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  • Stand Out Tour Guide.! Highly recommend Lim Yun Wei

Stand Out Tour Guide.! Highly recommend

Tour guide is very good and knoweadgeable. Impressed to his singing, dancing and music skills. Very satisfied with everything.

Excellent

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  • Very full and interesting day Lucian + Anne

Very full and interesting day

The crew members were really kind and attentive during service. Hung and Tu were amazing tour guide, and friendly. They did a good jobs. Besides, fantastic food (fresh and a lot to eat, never hungry) and customer service (excellent and friendly)

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