DAY 01: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL
Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat international airport, you are warmly welcome by our local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. You are free at your leisure for relaxing after the long time flight. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 02: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS (B,L)
After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour drive northwest of Sai Gon to the Cu Chi tunnels, through urbanized areas and a lush southern Vietnamese countryside. This tunnel complex was dug in 1948 for the guerrillas to hide from French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, food and weapon caches, and as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. Visit the underground villages to better understand the tunnels’ history, life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese people’s resilience during combat. Have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon you will take Sai Gon city tour with: Opera House, a three-story classical theatre built to entertain the French colonists (outdoor visit); the former Hotel de Ville constructed for the French bureaucrats of Indochina in 1901, now The People's Committee building with no public access; the Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunningly massive red-brick edifice with twin spires, a clear reminder that French once ruled this city (open only 3-4pm every day, otherwise just an outdoor visit); the Central Post Office influenced by Renaissance architecture; and the former Presidential Palace, headquarters of the Sai Gon Government during the American war. Then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 03: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and today transfer to Tourist Boat Station in My Tho. Cruising on Tien River and seeing four island: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice. Boat runs along fish farm for traveller to learn about local people how to feed fishes. Stop at Thoi Son island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, listen to traditional music. To sail up Tien River, boat take you to Chua Canal belong to Ben Tre Province, take a Rowing Boat on small canal with beautiful scenery of countryside. To visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea. After that ride a horse-drawn carriages along country lane in Quoi Son Village to seeing orchards and local people’s life. To Tan Thach Village to visit Coconut Candy workshop, come back to boat and return to My Tho. Get in the car at about 15h00 to drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: HO CHI MINH - DA NANG - HOI AN BY FLIGHT (B)
Breakfast at hotel and today you are free at your leisure for shopping then transfer to the airport for onwards flight VN124 (12h55 - 14h15) to Da Nang. You are picked up on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day you are free. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 05: HOI AN - MY SON SANCTUARY TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, our local tour guide will pick you up and drive to visit My Son sanctuary, an ancient religion center of the Cham people in the past, 40km to the South West of Hoi An town, another World's Cultural Heritage. Transfer back to Hoi An to have lunch and you will take Hoi An sightseeing of Japanese covered bridge, Handicraft workshops, Tan Ky old house, Fujian assembly hall and the 15th century Chuc Thanh Pagoda. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 06: HOI AN - DA NANG - HUE (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Hue. On the way you will visit the fascinating Cham Museum and the Marble Mountains. We will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the East sea. Check-in hotel on arrival in Hue. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 07: HUE CITY TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, you will take a morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's mausoleum. Have lunch at local restaurant then you will visit the Imperial Citadel, Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynasty Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 08: HUE - HANOI - HALONG BAY (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and today check out then transfer to airport for onwards flight VN1540 (10h50 - 12h00) to Hanoi. You are picked up on arrival and transfer to Halong bay. It is around 180km and take 04 hours drive. Check-in hotel in Halong city and overnight at hotel.
DAY 09: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, Asiana Travel local guide will pick you up at the hotel the heading out of the town we take a cruise on Halong Bay about 4 hours to explore the majestic Halong Bay - World Heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1994. An area of immense beauty dotted with thousands of island rising from the sea. Explore Dau Go natural cave, Thien Cung grotto, Dog island, Dinh Huong island… Have seafood lunch on boat. Afternoon disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 10: HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, get on bus and drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 02nd September 1945, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi - It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus. Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Have lunch at local restaurant. This afternoon we visit a complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade mountain Temple), But Tower (Pen - shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), the Red - painted wooden The Huc bridge…. Have a cyclo (pedicab) trip around with 36 streets of Hanoi old quarter. Enjoy the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 11: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, you are free at your leisure for shopping until check out and transfer to the airport to take your departure flight back to your home. End of services.
|Departure Dates||Price (double occupancy)USD P,P
International flight included
|2-5 PAX||6-9 PAX||Group Tour|
*Hotel accommodation based on twin rooms sharing with daily breakfast at hotel
*Private boat trip visit Halong bay
*Private transportation with A/C vehicle on tour
*Entrance fees on tour
*Boat trip on Perfume river in Hue and on Mekong river visit floating market
*Meals included as indicated at local restaurant
*English speaking tour guide*mineral water per person per day tour
Price Not Included:
*Visa entry Vietnam
*International air ticket and airport taxes from your country to Ho Chi Minh and from Hanoi back to your country
*Drinks & other meals
*Personal expenses & travel insurance
*Early check-in and late check-out
*Tipping for tour guides and drivers
services not mentioned in the itinerary
Halong bayPaloma Cruise
HANOI HEAD OFFICE :
No 24 Lane 33B Pham Ngu Lao str,.Hoankiem Dist, Hanoi., Vietnam
Tel : +84-4-3933 2255
Fax: +84-4-3933 5729
HALONG OFFICE :
Vinashin Wharf, No 6A Le Thanh Tong str, Hon Gai, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Tel: +84-3-3381 6085
Hanoi has a humid tropical climate, characterised by monsoons, like most of northern Vietnam. Summers, between May and September, are very hot with plenty of rain, while winters, from November to March, are cold and relatively dry. During the transition months of April and October anything is possible, and spring often brings light rain. The hottest month of the year is June. January is the coolest month, usually beset with a cold north-easterly wind.
HO CHI MINH CITY
A relaxing activity around sunset is to hire a boat from the waterside by the market place. Many of the locals will wait on the river and offer you this service throughout the day and night.