Magical Vietnam - Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta

Trip Code

MV

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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427

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Magical Vietnam – Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 7 other destinations in Vietnam. Magical Vietnam – Hoa Lu / Hue / Hoi An / Mekong Delta includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight. If you arrived early in the afternoon you could mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2

EXPLORE THE CHARMS OF VIETNAM'S CAPITAL - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back thousand years ago. AM: 7.45 – 8.15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (In the pagoda’s garden stands a Bồ Đề (Bodhi) tree, which is attached to a past story. In 1959, on one visit to Vietnam, Indian Prime Minister Razendia Prasat offered the Pagoda a bodhi tree as a gift. The plant was grafted from the holy bodhi tree where Sakyamuni sat in zen (meditation) position and achieved enlightenment in India 25 centuries ago) Lunch at local restaurant. PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Back to your hotel for overnight stay (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 3

ESCAPE TO THE SPECTACULAR NATURAL BEAUTY - NINH BINH - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

AM : 7:45 - 8:15. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30 pm. PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00 pm. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 4

DISCOVER THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLD - HALONG BAY (B/L/D) SHARING CRUISE

In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. The pick-up time will start from 7.30 am to 8 am. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day. Overnight on cruise Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be cancelled without notice. We will consider other replacement tour or refund based on the specific circumstances. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5

SUNRISE FROM THE CRUISE'S DECK (B/L) - FLY TO HOI AN VIA DA NANG

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your evening flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will meet our driver who will transfer you to Hoi An town. After hotel check in have some free time. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6

RIDING BASKET BOAT AND FISHING TOUR THROUGH PALM FOREST ( B/L)

Would you like to go fishing with the local fisherman ? Why don't you have a fun experience with the funny basket boat. You shouldn't have any hesitance because the day will put a broaden smile in your face. It is very interesting to fish here on the river with the local fisherman as you catch your fish and we cook for you. On the Fishermen & the Waterways of a Past War Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences - from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.
Day 7

VISITING THE IMPERIAL PURPLE CITY - HUE (B) - BY SHARING BUS

Today you will be transferred by public bus to Hue, Vietnam’s former capital, which sits on the Perfume River. On arrival in Hue you will transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Hue. (Meals: breakfast)
Day 8

TRAVEL FROM HUE TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Have breakfast at hotel and have some free time untill you will be transferred to the airport for your next flight to Ho Chi Minh city – the gem of Indochina. You have your own leisure time there. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city (Meals: breakfast)
Day 9

CRUISING THE MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA - HOME STAY (B/L/D)

You will be transfer from Ho Chi Minh City downtown to Cai Be district in the morning. Arriving in Cai Be, you will be welcomed by the hospitable smile of the host and invited some fresh fruits before embarking on boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market and traditional handicraft villages. You’ll have an opportunity to talk to the sellers on their boats. The boat will then lead you to the home-stay on Tan Phong Island for checking-in and having lunch. In the afternoon, local host will lead you to his orchards where you can learn how to take care for the garden and how to pluck the ripen fruits as the host does every day. In the late afternoon, you will visit the vegetable garden and gather the vegetables for your dinner. You will prepare your own dinner with the help of local host. Stay overnight at the home-stay (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 10

EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE LOCAL LIFESTYLE - MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

Wake up in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air of Mekong region and then take a stroll around the home-stay, your 2nd day of tour in Mekong will start. Come back to the home-stay where the delicious breakfast is waiting for you. After breakfast time, You will visit kindergarten if it is school day. Stop at a local farmer’s house to learn how to make Jackfruit leaves cake and then cycle to Bonsai garden and talk to local farmers to understand how they take care for their gardens, then try pluck the fruits and taste them. Afterwards, we will return to the home-stay for check-out. At 11:00, the small boat will transfer you back to the Cai Be tourist boat wharf and you will drive to Ho Chi Minh City. The End. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 11

BIGGEST FAREWELL AND WARMEST THANK YOU - HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)

Depending on your flight time, you will have leisure time which is arranged by yourself for the last waking, cycling around, shopping souvenirs or handicraft products,… or having coffee as a local for the last time before we take you to the airport for your flight. End of the service at the airport Goodbye and safe travel (Meals: breakfast)

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1277 USD 777 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1477 USD 977 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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