Spectacular Vietnam Expedition

TT1601

 Vietnam

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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (no meal)

Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Free at leisure.

 

Day 2: Hanoi – Local market visiting - cooking class (B/L/D)

In the morning, our driver will take us to have a guided market tour. Our teacher will show us how to prepare the ingredients to make the food follow the recipes.

After that, we will return to Hoa Sua School and start our cooking lesion. The cooking teachers bring their excellent skills to you in a fun environment! They have often practised themselves abroad and thus have numerous experiences and are able to speak good English. They will be teaching and introduce how to make the food follow our set menu. We will then do again follow the teacher’s help. Our menu normally includes: Fresh Spring roll with shrimp and pork, Fried spring roll, Vermicelli with dried beef salad and Sweet black sticky rice porridge (specific menu will be confirmed in advance). After class, we will sit down and enjoy the food that we’ve just prepared.

In the afternoon, Enjoy a city tour of Hanoi’s most famous sites including  Ho  Chi  Minh’s  Mausoleum  (outside  view),  the  Presidential  Palace  and Ho’s  still house,  One  Pillar  Pagoda,  and  the  Temple  of  Literature,   Vietnam’s  first   university.   This afternoon,  enjoy  a  cyclo  ride  around  the  Old  Quarter  to discover  the  lifestyle  of  locals, before tonight’s welcome dinner.

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

After pick-up from your hotel, you will leave Hanoi to Halong bay, arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. You will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset. Later, you will unwind ata lavish dinner before an overnight stay on the deluxe junk.

 

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

Greet the day with a morning tai chi session, with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will visit a beautiful limestone grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Checkout is at 11:45 am and the boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive directly to Hanoi.

 

Day 5: Hanoi - Fly to Danang- Hoian (B/L)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel then transfer you airport to take flight to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel in Hoian. In the afternoon you will enjoy a half day orientation tour of Hoi An, including the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. Following the tour you will join in lantern releasing activity on Thu Bon river.

 

Day 6: Farmer & Fishing Tour (B/L)

The very special “Farming & Fishing” tour promises to bring visitors the most beautiful scenery of the countryside around Hoi An Town.

By exploring the typical narrow roads along the countryside by bicycle, and seeing sights such as water buffalo, rice paddy fields, organic vegetables and local farming people, you will be amazed to realize how peaceful the area is and how friendly its people are.

Getting in touch with local fishing life by using the fishing nets, riding funny basket boats, visiting a water palm coconut paradise and learning about the history about the Vietnamese people are great things to experience. The Farmer to Fisherman tour will be the special and unique tour that is committed to providing you a unique cultural window into the Vietnamese way of life.

Accompanied by your tour guide, you will commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities. You will see a water buffalo working in a rice paddy field, ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. Later you will board our Hoi An Eco-Tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy the hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while exploring coconut-palm flanked waterways. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.

 

Day 7: Free day in Hoi An (B)

Spend the day exploring Hoi An at your own pace and do as much or as little as you choose. If the beach is not your thing then you might like to take part in a cooking class, or become ‘tomb raiders’ as you explore the ancient ruins of My Son on a day-tour. On your last evening in Hoi An, be sure to float lanterns along the river –it’s a local rite of passage that the whole family will be sure to enjoy! 

 

Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city – A O Show (B/L/D)

After leaving Hoi An, you will drive to Danang Airport. From Danang, you will take the one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), where you will transfer directly to your centrally located hotel. After freshening up, start at the magnificent Saigon Opera House –one of the city’s most iconic buildings. There you’ll see the unforgettable A O Show, which is a spectacular showcase of Vietnamese culture and performance art combining beautifully precise elements of both old and new. Featuring Vietnam’s most talented performance artists, traditional musicians and circus-like choreography, A O Show explores the lives of the Vietnamese people through its ensemble creations. Using props made of little more than bamboo and wood, performers recreate the peaceful serenity of the Vietnamese countryside, the ebb and flow of the coastal waves or the frenetic traffic in Hanoi and Saigon. It’s one of the most memorable experiences to be had in the city.

After the hour long show, take a short walk through the wide boulevards of central Saigon to Hoa Tuc Restaurant - a real culinary and architectural gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of District 1. Renowned for its combination of contemporary Vietnamese cuisine and authentic French colonial architecture, Hoa Tuc is the perfect end to a memorable night in Saigon. Eat Al Fresco or within the elegantly white-washed walls of what was once an opium refinery. Afterwards transfer back to your hotel for a well-deserved snooze.

 

Day 9: Saigon – Mekong tour (B/L/D)

You  will  be  picked  up  from  hotel,  then  travel  by  road  from  Saigon  to  the  peaceful  countryside  in  Ben  Tre.  Embark  a  local  boat  and  take  a  boat  on  Ben  Tre  river  –  one  of  tributaries  of  Mekong  river. Stop at brickwork to see how to make brick by hand.  Visit  the  perfume  coconut  garden  and  coconut processing workshops located along canal and enjoy some fruits, coconut juice. Continue the trip by boat through criss-crossed with countless canals  where  they  look  more  narrow  to  countryside.  Walking  on  peaceful  paths  to  farmer  house  to  see  people  weave  mats. Enjoy lunch at farmer  house  on  the  riverside.  Afternoon,  take  rowing  boat  along  water  palm  canal  and  then  back  to  Ben  Tre  before  return  to  Saigon  for  your  farewell dinner on Indochina Junk on Saigon river.

 

Day 10:Saigon city tour – Optional Cu Chi Tunnel  tour (B/L)

This  morning  enjoy  a  city  tour  including  Notre  Dame  Cathedral,  City  Hall,  Central  Post  Office,  and  Ben Thanh Market. This afternoon is free at leisure or  you  can  take  an  optional  tour  to  Travel  30km  northwest of  Saigon  to  the  town  of  Cu  Chi  and  explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the most famous battlegrounds of the Vietnam War. The secret tunnel system is 200 km long deep inside the earth, and was used for hiding in during combat, also serving as communication and supply routes during the Vietnam War.

 

Day 11: Depart Ho Chi Minh city (B)

All things come to an end and, unfortunately, this is the end of your journey! Meet with your guide who will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

End of service.

  • Take a cyclo tour through the hustle and bustle of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Delight in the Vietnamese cooking class
  • Cruise through thousands limestone karst of Ha Long Bay
  • Admire Hue citadel and Nguyen Dynasty emperor’s regal tombs
  • Experience farming moments as a local farmer in Hoi An
  • Explore the well-preserved architectures as well as slow-paced lifestyle in the charming ancient town of Hoi An
  • A O show – a unique dancing show in Saigon
  • Navigate through narrow canals of Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice bowl
  • Stroll around lush orchards and sample fresh fruits
  • Listen to some Southern style traditional music
  • Visit local workshops of making coconut candy
Stay Envisaged Stars Destination Nights
Thang Long Opera hotel
Hanoi 3
Flamingo cruise
Halong Bay 1
Hoi An Trail Resort & spa
Hoi An 3
Golden Central hotel
Ho Chi Minh city 3
Inclusions
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • Cruise on Ha Long Bay
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing in Mekong delta
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 
  • Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival as complementary
  • Mineral water is available as complementary
Exclusions
  • International & Domestic flight tickets
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
Terms and Conditions

Child Policy:

  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC

Remark:

  • Prices quoted in INR
  • In case if the hotel listed is unavailable, other similar class hotel shall be provided
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner will be applied during Christmas Eve and New Year Eve
Cancellation Policy
  • All cancellation must be made in writing
  • Any cancellation at 30 Days prior to arrival date: No charge
  • Any cancellation between 29Days – 20 Days prior to arrival date: 50% of tour fare charge
  • Any cancellation between 20 Days – 15 Days prior to arrival date: 75% of tour fare charge
  • Any cancellation less than 15 Days : 100% of tour fare charge
  • NOTE: Processing fees of 3% would be charged for the above mentioned cancellation.

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Trail Overview

Beyond scope and diversity lies an engaging insight of Vietnam and that is what this cross-country trail is all about. Get started by appreciating the thousand-year charm of Hanoi. Observe the amazing terrain similarities between the heavenly Ha Long Bay. The peaceful ancient town of Hoi An with its exquisite architecture and inhabitants’ colorful lifestyles will get you imagining how it became a convergence point of Asian cultures. You will be deeply touched in Ho Chi Minh, the city that never sleeps down South, by a stark contrast of a prosperous present and a painful yet glorious war-laden past. One exclusive activity of this tour is enjoying A O Show - a worldwide circus which shows typical culture of Vietnam. Embark on this exclusive 11 Days Expedition and have an experience of a lifetime.

Duration : 11 Days
Trail Type : Any Date
Location : Vietnam
Maximum number of people : 20
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