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Tour type: private - moderate

Class: standard - first class

Duration: 10 days
Arrival/ Departure: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City or reverse.
Price: from US$713/person
Meals planned: B: breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Group size: on request (2 - 16 people)

Highlights: Hanoi Capital, Ha Long Bay, sea kayaking and snorkeling, charming Hoi An, handicraft villages, Hue Imperial City, Nha Trang, nice beaches, boat cruises, Ho Chi Minh City.

Introduction: This trip takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in just ten days, calling at the most outstanding places of interests, from the Mausoleum and the House on Stilts of Uncle Ho, to the exclusive cruise on Halong Bay, from the Royal Palace in Hue to Ancient Town of Hoi An, from the beautiful beach of Nha Trang to the bustling city of Saigon. Each place will leave very nice impression in you forever.

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Description

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Tour type: private - moderate

Class: standard - first class

Duration: 10 days
Arrival/ Departure: Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City or reverse.
Price: from US$713/person
Meals planned: B: breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Group size: on request (2 - 16 people)

Highlights: Hanoi Capital, Ha Long Bay, sea kayaking and snorkeling, charming Hoi An, handicraft villages, Hue Imperial City, Nha Trang, nice beaches, boat cruises, Ho Chi Minh City.

Introduction: This trip takes you from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in just ten days, calling at the most outstanding places of interests, from the Mausoleum and the House on Stilts of Uncle Ho, to the exclusive cruise on Halong Bay, from the Royal Palace in Hue to Ancient Town of Hoi An, from the beautiful beach of Nha Trang to the bustling city of Saigon. Each place will leave very nice impression in you forever.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 4: Hanoi - Hue (Flight) (B, L, D)

Day 5: Hue - Hoi An (B, L)

Day 6: Hoi An (B, L)

Day 7: Hoi An - Nha Trang (Flight) (B, L)

Day 8: Nha Trang Islands and Snorkeling (B, L)

Day 9: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (Flight ) (B, L)

Day 10: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Note*:This is a typical tour made by Tuan Linh Travel. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

(D)

Hanoi is the second largest city of Vietnam with total population of over 6 million people. As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, The enchanting Hanoi is considered to be one of cultural centers of Vietnam, where most of Vietnamese dynasties had left behind their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.

Your trip starts today with the warm welcome at the airport from your arrival in Hanoi. We will take a guided half - day tour of Hanoi, visiting the major sights, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and paying a homage to Vietnam's most famous revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh. We will then enjoy the unique performance of Water Puppet show and have dinner at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel, Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

(B, L, D)

Halong Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its exceptional scenic beauty and outstanding geological and geomorphic values. Thousands of islands emerging uneven in the fanciful waves look strong and magnificent but also mild and vivid. Amidst these islands, we feel as if we were astray in a petrified legendary world.

8:00: You are picked up at the hotel. You can leave your luggage behind at the hotel in Hanoi and pack an overnight bag.

12.15 pm: Arrive in Halong city, board our junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then go kayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere of the bay.
19.30pm: Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.
21.00pm: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family.
Overnight on Halong Bay Junk.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

(Brunch)

7.00am: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Enjoy Sunrise on the Bay. Continue to explore the Bay. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Halong city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.
11.45am: Arrive back at Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to your Hanoi, on the way call on a ceramic village to see craftsmen do their works. Free time for your personal activities and dinner.
Overnight at Hotel, Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi - Hue (Flight)

(B, L)

Hue is located in Thua Thien prefecture and is in the central part of Vietnam, 660 km from Ha Noi and 1080 km from Saigon. Hue became the name of Vietnam's most well known ancient capital because of the local mispronunciation of the word Hoá in Thuân Hoá. Many historical buildings are located in Hue, largely a legacy from its time as a capital of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Inside the city are the Royal Citadel, Flag Tower, Royal Palace, and Royal Tombs. Hue’s Forbidden Purple City was once reserved for the royal family; it was severely damaged during the War. Outside the city is the religious site known as Nam Giao Hill, or Heaven’s Altar.
We will take the flight to Hue in the morning for full day tour. Our visiting sites includes Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Our exciting day ends with romantic cruise on the Perfume River with Royal music on boat.
Overnight at hotel, Hue.

Day 5: Hue - Hoi An

(B, L)

Hoi An was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There is a distinctly Chinese appearance with pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the small streets. Hoi An was once a bustling port in centuries gone by, before the river silted up.
We travel by private vehicle from Hue to Da Nang - Journey south along Highway 1 past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co. On the way to Hoi An, we stop in Lang Co, the village of the fishermen and then have bath in the beach. Visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain. After the lunch, we depart for Hoi An. Free to swim and relax at the Cua Dai beach.
Overnight at hotel, Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An

(B, L)

Today, we will take full day tour to visit the tranquility and charm of Hoi An. The town is coupled with low tiled houses, makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. It is a constant favorite of our travelers and staff.

Full day tour includes visiting sites: Ong Pagoda, Hoi An Museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Assembly Hall of Cantonese Chinese Congregation.

We will then get on boat for nice cruise on the Thu Bon River and visit traditional handicraft villages of Thanh Ha Ceramic and Kim Bong Carpentry.
Overnight at hotel, Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An - Nha Trang (Flight)

(B, L)

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is well known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving and is fast becoming a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers travelers. It is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists. Nha Trang Bay is widely considered as amongst the world's most beautiful bays. Tourists are welcome to participate in the Sea Festival, held biennially. Nha Trang was the site of the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant on July 14, 2008 and it will also host Miss World 2010.

We will take the flight to Nhatrang. This afternoon we will visit the Po Nagar Cham Tower. The tower was constructed by the Cham in honor of Yang Ino Po Ngar, the mother of the kingdom. The tower was occupied by the local Buddhists of Nha Trang for prayers and worship. The Po Nagar Kalan is a structure in dazzling colors and with amazing architecture. The well known Oceanographic Institute will also be visited. The remainder of the day is free to relax on the beach.
Overnight at hotel, Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang Islands and Snorkeling

(B, L)

We spend a whole day to visit Nha Trang Bay. We start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. We will then cruise to the Mun Island, which is the best island for snorkeling. Here, the snorkeling trip help you see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. We visit a fishing village and taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest

Overnight at hotel, Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (Flight )

(B, L)

Today, you will take the flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh city, also called Saigon. This is the largest city in Vietnam and the nation's economic capital. The metropolitan area Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million.

We take a short city tour to the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also admire the many beautiful French colonial buildings such as the main post office and the former Hotel de Ville (city hall). If time permits, we will visit the bustling Cho Lon Market (Chinatown). This trip helps you view the city from another perspective and to see the abundance of fresh local produce that is such an important feature of Vietnamese cuisine.

Overnight at the hotel, Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

(B)

You are free on the last day. If time permits, we suggest you to head out of town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi is actually the name of the district which covers an extensive underground network (approximately 200 kilometers) of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and later expanded by the Viet Cong. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used extensively for refuge and storage and also utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close to Saigon. The 1968 Tet Offensive was launched from Cu Chi with surprising effect. A section of the tunnels has been widened to allow tourists to get a feel for what the life underground must have been like (please note that this optional tour is not included).
You will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam for your next destination. Tour ends.

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Quotation

Class

Net rate in US$/person in party of

Single room

2-3

4-5

6 up

Standard

1030

822

714

+203

Superior

1108

903

795

+275

First class

1290

1092

984

+425

Note*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..

Inclusion:

  • Twin-shared rooms at 2-4 star hotels.

  • Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip.

  • Boat trip in Halong Bay and Dragon boat in Hue.

  • English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.

  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places

  • Bottles of mineral water available on the car.

  • Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice.

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Exclusion:

  • All flights and airport tax (Hanoi - Hue: US$85; Da Nang - Nha Trang: US$85; Nha Trang - Saigon: US$75)

  • Visa arrangement.

  • Travel insurances.

  • Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).

  • Early check-in and/or late checkout (if any)

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent.

Accommodation

Category

Cities

Hotels

Class

Room Type

Standard

Hanoi

Orchid Hotel

2*

Standard

Halong cruiser

Bai Tu Long Junk 

3*

Standard

Hue

Duy Tan Hotel

3*

Superior

Hoi An

Vinh Hung 3 

2*

Standard

Nha Trang

Oriole Hotel

2*

Standard

Ho Chi Minh

Gia Vien

2*

Standard

Superior

Hanoi

Hoa Binh Palace

3*

Superior

Halong cruise

Oriental Sails

3*

Deluxe

Hue

Ideal hotel

3*

Superior

Hoi An

Pho Hoi Riverside

3*

Superior

Nha Trang

Violet Nha Trang

3*

Superior

Ho Chi Minh

Sapphire Hotel

3*

Superior

First class

Hanoi

Sunway Hotel

4*

Superior

Halong cruise

Victory Cruise

4*

Superior

Hue

Huong Giang

4*

Deluxe

Hoi An

Hoi An hotel

4*

Superior

Nha Trang

Nha Trang Lodge

4*

Standard

Ho Chi Minh

First hotel

4*

Superior

Note*:

  • Hotels and/or room type would be changed on your requests with surcharge/discount (if any).

  • Similar hotels will be selected in case pointed ones are full.

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