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viet-nam-featured-tour12 days - 11 nights Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang and Saigon
Join us on this wonderful trip to Vietnam, this Vietnam featured tour will take us the countryside, soak in the culture and learn the history of this amazing country. Starting in the capital, Hanoi, and finishing in bustling Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), this trip takes to the scenic highlights of both the north and the south.  We will cruise around beautiful Halong Bay, visit the ‘Imperial City” of Hue, unwind in the historic town of Hoi An, soak up the sun in beachside Nha Trang, before heading for the exciting city of Saigon, an electrifying experience. This is a Vietnam featured tour that encompasses the main attractions and more, allowing you to get under the skin of this amazing country and its people.
 
 
 
 
 
 

ITINERARY

QUICK FACTS
 
Tour code: VRT 1976
Type of tour: Easy 
Duration: 12 days and 11 nights
Number of passengers:
Destinations: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Saigon.

OVERVIEW

Day 01: Hanoi ( Arrival)(Welcome dinner)

Day 02: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

Day 03: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 04: Hanoi (City Highlight) – Overnigt train to Hue (B, L)

Day 05:Hue (Cyclo tour to Citadel, Dong Ba Market, Royal Dinner) (B, L, D)


Day 06: Hue (Boat trip on Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb then Countryside tour by van or motorbike) (B, L)


Day 07: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)


Day 08: Hoi An ( Walking tour of the Old Quarter + Boat trip to Carpenter Village. (B, L)


Day 09: Hoi An – Nha Trang (City Highlight + Mud bath) (B, L)


Day 10: Nha Trang (Boat trip) (B, L)


Day 11: Nha Trang (Countryside tour – Cooking Class) – Overnight train to Saigon (B, L)


Day 12: Saigon (City Highlight tour) – Farewell Party (B, L)
 
ITINERARY IN DETAILS

Day 01: Hanoi ( Arrival)(Welcome dinner)
On arrival in Hanoi transfer to your hotel. You meet your tour leader here who will organise a pre-trip briefing, also you have the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers before a short walk to the epicentre of old Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake and Jade Hill. This enchanting body of water is one of Hanoi’s main attractions. We will then enjoy a Welcome dinner and the taste of Vietnam in one of the many local restaurants.

Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Calypso Hotel (***) Superior double or twin bedded rooms.
www.hanoicalypsohotel.com

Day 02: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
An early start this morning for our private bus transfer to the unmatched Halong Bay. Here we take a spectacular boat journey (private boat) through the breath-taking scenery of the 2000 limestone islands that have made Halong Bay. This World Heritage site is an essential experience. Here we will visit the families that call Halong Bays bamboo-thatched boats home, before enjoying a fantastic Seafood lunch and a swim in the beautiful tropical waters.
After lunch we will visit Sung-Sot-Grotto, Ti Tov mountain and enjoy a row boat ride among the limestone karsts. This evening we enjoy the spectacular peacefulness of Halong Bay from the comfort of a Junk, (double twin room WC/Bathroom, A/C).

Overnight on Junk (Deluxe cabin).

Day 03: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast we will say goodbye to our crew, before joining the bus for our trip back to Hanoi. We will have lunch at one of many restaurants in Hanoi. The afternoon is free to enjoy this wonderful city before meeting up to enjoying a water puppet show before dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Superior double or twin bedded rooms at Hanoi Calypso Hotel.
www.hanoicalypsohotel.com

Day 04: Hanoi (City Highlight) – Overnigt train to Hue (B, L)
Today our Vietnam featured tour will take us to the Historical sites of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s house, the One-Column-Pagoda (Chua mot cot), the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu, Vietnam’s first university) and the Maison Central (a prison dating back to the French colony).
We will stop for lunch at KOTO, a restaurant managed by former street kids.
In the afternoon we have time to explore the French Quarter, before an early dinner then our over-night train to Hue.

Overnight on train (Private carriage with A/C and 04 soft sleepers)

Day 05:Hue (Cyclo tour to Citadel, Dong Ba Market, Royal Dinner) (B, L, D)
Train time-table from Hanoi to Hue
Train SE1: Departure: 19.00pm – Arrival: 08.02am
Train SE3: departure: 23.00pm – Arrival: 10.50am

After arrival and transfer to our hotel, we will take a Cyclo ride to our lunch spot and the colourful market that is well-known for its Cai Non, Vietnamese cone hats. Later in the afternoon we take a tour to the Forbidden Imperial City, and visit the partly renovated Citadel. This was the emperor’s residence from 1802 until 1945. Although the most of the old Imperial City was bombed during the Tet Offensive in 1968, a visit is most worthwhile.
Tonight we will enjoy a traditional Imperial dinner at the famous Royal Park Restaurant.

Overnight in Hue
Accommodation: Green hotel (****) Deluxe river, garden or pool view.
www.greenhotel-hue.com

Day 06: Hue (Boat trip on Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb then Countryside tour by van or motorbike) (B, L)
Today we discover Hue’s most romantic side. A Boat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the city’s oldest pagoda. After lunch on board, we visit the palace-like tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty) and then join the van or motorbikes (if you wish) to Khai Dinh tomb (last Emperor to be acknowledged by the Republican Government).
Our trusted Honda guides or van driver will then take us on an unforgettable tour to the Japanese Wood Bridge, a local market, and a wonderful tour through the green rice paddies - time seems to stand still here.

Overnight in Hue
Accommodation: Green Hotel (****) Deluxe river, garden or pool view.
www.greenhotel-hue.com

Day 07: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
Today we will enjoy a stunning bus trip over the Cloud Pass to Danang, Hoi An. We will stop at Marble Mountains to enjoy the brilliant views of the four other Marble Mountains and China Beach, before we make our way to the Chinese-Japanese port town of Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An
Accommodation: 3*** standard hotel
Superior double or twin bedded rooms.


Day 08: Hoi An ( Walking tour of the Old Quarter + Boat trip to Carpenter Village. (B, L)
Exploring the old historic center on foot, we will visit the Japanese Bridge, merchants’ houses from the 16th and 18th century, Chinese temples and communal houses. After a short lunch break, we board a boat on the Thu Bon River, where we will visit Kim Bong Island and see the local craftsman at work.

Overnight in Hoi An
Accommodation: 3*** standard hotel
Superior double or twin bedded rooms.

Day 09: Hoi An – Nha Trang (City Highlight + Mud bath) (B, L)
After breakfast, we will take a bus to Danang International Airport for our flight to Nha Trang. After transfer and check in why not enjoy a swim at the 29th most beautiful bay of the world, Nha Trang Beach. In the afternoon a bus will take us to the Thap Ba Hot Spring Center.
Now, it is a great time for you to enjoy soaking in the nutrient-rich mud baths.

Overnight in Nha Trang
Accommodation: 3*** standard hotel with double or twin bedded rooms.

Day 10: Nha Trang (Boat trip) (B, L)
Today we will enjoy an Island hopping boat tour cruising the majestic waters of Nha Trang Bay. We will also enjoy a fresh seafood for lunch on board, before being trandferred back to our hotel mid afternoon.

Overnight in Nha Trang
Accommodation: 3*** Standard hotel with double or twin bedded rooms.

Day 11: Nha Trang (Countryside tour – Cooking Class) – Overnight train to Saigon (B, L)
Our Vietnam featured tour takes us into the backbone of Vietnam. Located just a short drive from the lovely beaches of Nha Trang, is the picturesque countryside. Here we will gain an insight into the everyday lives of the local farming community,learn how the local farmers and their buffalos work the rice paddies, and tend to their other crops, much of which makes its way to the local markets. We will see the many orchards and lotus ponds or even enjoy a chat with one of the many beautiful children that you are sure to see along the way. All this before shopping at the local market to pick up the ingredients for our cookery class. We spend the second half of the day cooking, eating and relaxing at Dat’s family house in the countryside.

We will take the over train to Saigon. Overnight on train (Private carriage with A/C and 04 soft sleepers)

Day 12: Saigon (City Highlight tour) – Farewell Party (B, L)
After transferring to our hotel, and breakfast its time to explore this exciting city by foot, we will visit Notre Dam Cathedral, Main Post Office, City Hall and Ben Thanh Market.
We have lunch at Com Tam Saigon (Broken Rice Restaurant).
Tonight we have a Farewell Party on the cruise on the Saigon River.
End our Vietnam featured tour.

Overnight in Saigon
Accommodation: Le Duy hotel (***) or Hoang Ngan Hotel (***) superior double or twin bedded rooms.
www.leduyhotel.vn 

PRICE

TOUR COST per Person (in US $)

All inclusive in Twin or Double Room / Meal (Daily Breakfast und Lunch) 

  2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax Single Supplemental
Vietnam Featured tour (12 days and 11nights)
Budget 2115 1855 1685 1475 1279 175
Superior 2455 2145 1875 1665 1450 495
Deluxe 3165 2800 2455 2150 1700 799

      Package includes:

  • Accommodation sharing a twin or double room.All transport and transfer with new 13-seat Mercedes
  • Breakfast and Lunches in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available
  • Fully escorted English speaking tour guide at the places
  • All entrance fee and permission
  • Domestic flight tickets, including domestic airport taxes.

    Package excludes:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas and visa fee
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance

    Tour category

    Budget
    Particularly suitable for uncomplicated tourists with low requirements

     Accomodation  Guesthouses and 2-Star Hotels, clean rooms w. window, A/C and bathroom
     Transportation  Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
     Train Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Ratraco Train to Lao Cai)
     Boat trip  Private Boat


    Superior
    Particularly suitable for tourists with high requirements

    Accomodation 3 and 4-Star Hotels (International Standard)
    Transportation Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
    Train Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Livitrans to Lao Cai)
    Boat trip Private boat


    Deluxe
    Particularly suitable for sophisticated tourists

     Accomodation 4-Star Hotels (5-Star Hotels extra charge) or best Hotel on site
     Transportation Private 16-Seat Minivan (Mercedes)
     Train Soft berth, 4-bed compartment w. A/C (Victoria Train to Lao Cai)
    Boat trip Private Boat

 
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