Package tour: Highlight Vietnam 7 days 6 nights

Package tour: Highlight Vietnam 7 days 6 nights
7 days 6 nights
Tour code: 
1901
$589 -  $530
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Program

Day 1: Noi Bai airport – HANOI (L)

12:00 pm: Pick you up at the airport to Hanoi Old Quarter’s hotel.

14:00 pm: Walk 36 streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter’s hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour with Viet Unique Tours (B, L, D)

8.15. am: Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake

The bus and tour guide will pick you up from hotel in old quarter about 8 AM, driving to Tran Quoc Pagoda is located on an island east of West Lake (Tay Ho District), with 1500-year history, which is considered to be the oldest in Thang Long-Hanoi. It was the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties. With its historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc pagoda is famous for its sacred Buddha land, which attracts many Buddhists and visitors to Vietnam.

9.15. am: Ho Chi Minh complex

Visitor to Ho Chi Minh complex ( Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the presidential palace, house on stilts

the  final  resting  place  of  Uncle  Ho,where  He  lived  and  worked  from  1954-  1969).

10h00: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Ha Noi and Viet Nam. There are both indoors and outdoors section, while the in – housed exhibition is particularly infomative, the outdoors display and activities make the museum stand out from the rest. There are a number of houses modeling after the traditional architecture of ethnic minorities, especially those who live in Northern and Central highlands.

12.15.pm: Lunch Time

1.30.pm: The temple of literature ( The first university in Vietnam)

Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, Temple of

Literature is acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage which gives tourists

deeper understanding about Hanoi's years of culture and tradition.

02h30: Hoa Lo prison

It were built in 1899. The French kept mainly political prisoners here along with those

awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice,also where American pilots who had

been  shot  down  and  captured  were  kept  as  prisoners  of  war.  The  pilots  called  it,

sarcastically, the “Hanoi Hilton.” John McCain was held here at various times during his five

and a half years as a POW.

Clients will chose 3 options.

3.30.pm:      

DELUXE

  OPT1: Cooking class.

 OPT2: Water puppet show.( Superior

SUPERIOR

OPT3: Just Hanoi City Tour. ( Standard)

Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter’s hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B,L,D)

7.30 - 8.00: Our shuttle bus will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Drive to Halong City.  Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side.

10.00: Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes

11.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge 

12.00: Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise

Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

12.45: Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island

13.30: Visiting Tung Sau area, is covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting, Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl.

16.00: Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.

Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.

18.30: Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

19.30: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner

Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

23.00: End of Program for Day One.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

06.00: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

08.00: Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tenderProper shoes are highly recommended.

Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception.

11.30: Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.

Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye  to the crew.

12.00: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus

Stop over the middle to visit a traditional workshop and refreshment about 30 minutes.

16.30: Arrive in Hanoi

End of the trip in Hanoi. Take flight at 20:00 pm.

Arrival Tan Son Nhat airport at 21:00 pm

Our tour guide will pick you up at the airport to your hotel

Overnight in a hotel at Ho Chi Minh city

  Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City 1 Day Tour (B,L)

08.30am - 09.00am:  We will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).

Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).

China town  (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city's daily business). Then we have a lunch at restaurant. NO VISIT China town& Binh Tay market from 28 Jan to 30 Jan 2017 due to Tet holiday

 12.15.pm: Lunch Time

Afternoon:We visit Reunification Hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level.

This address today still holds many important functions in Ho Chi Minh City. We have guide who speaks your language (English speaking tour guide) to tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side). Note: Until now, Notre Dame Cathedral has been repaired for 2 years.             

General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).

City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture). 

Finish at 04.30 pm.

Overnight in your hotel

Day 6: HCM – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO

The dynamic urban landscape of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, brims with street vendors, temples, shops and French colonial architecture in a fascinating blend of old and new.

After making your own way to the Saigon Opera House to meet your guide, begin your journey to the Mekong Delta, the lifeblood of Southeast Asia.

Relax on the 2.5-hour drive to the city of My Tho, a former naval base – now a bustling port city and gateway to the delta.

En route, your guide will inform you about the fertile region of the Mekong Delta, where approximately half of Vietnam's food is produced.

Upon arrival in My Tho, hop aboard a private boat for a cruise on the mighty Mekong River, which wends its way from Tibet through China, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and finally Vietnam. Learn about the daily lives of the villagers, who are more likely to travel by river than road, and who depend on the maze of canals – brimming with markets and tropical foods – for their livelihoods. Gain insight into the region’s cottage industries with a visit to a local fish farm and stop at an island with lush gardens for a chance to sample tropical fruit.

Your guide will take your small group to another island for a tour of a local coconut candy factory, where you’ll learn about the process of making the sweets. Continue your island tour by xe loi (motorized cart), visiting a bee farm before transferring to smaller rowboats.

Then, head deeper into the smaller canals to visit local villages and learn more about the traditional customs of the people who call the Mekong Delta home. Stop at a riverside restaurant, Diem Phuong, for a traditional lunch. Your guide will provide advice about the local cuisine and assist your small group with ordering local delicacies.

After lunch, continue your journey by rowboat along the narrow waterways, passing one of the Mekong River's most beautiful islands -- Phoenix Islet -- where fish farming takes place. Toward the end of the day, arrive at the home of a local family for your homestay, where a 4-acre (2-hectare) garden offers seasonal tropical fruits such as longan, durian, mangosteen, banana and grapefruit. Wander the beautiful grounds and share a delicious home-style dinner with your welcoming hosts and small group. (Please note: Dormitory-style facilities at the homestay are basic; bedding and mosquito nets are provided.) Overnight: Homestay in Mekong River Delta

 Day 7: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)                       

Awaken early to the sounds on the Mekong Delta and hop on a bicycle via local paths to visit the market.

After marveling at piles of colorful produce, you’re welcome to help your host prepare lunch or do a bit of gardening. After lunch, say goodbye and head back to Ho Chi Minh City.

The Journey will be the end at 5:30 pm in your hotel.

Included:

  • Full tranfers by shuttle bus ( A/C, purified bottle wate,)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Cruise through Halong bay (apply for 2 days 1 night)
  • All meals mentioned in the itineraries (07 lunches, 01 BBQ dinner on boat, 06 breakfast)
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • cabin with A/C on Boat.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, complimentary two bottle of mineral water in each cabin.
  • Accomodation in 3 star hotels (2 nights in Hanoi Old Quarter + 2 nights in HCM city + 1 night in Can Tho city).

Excluded:

  • Airfare, VISA arrangement
  • Single room
  • VAT
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions

Children Policy:

  • Free of charge for children under 5 years old.
  • Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children from 5 to under 11 years old.
  • Children from 12 years old and over will be charged as an adult (100% tour price).

 


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