Realistic Vietnam - Halong Bay/ Phu Quoc Island

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Phu Quoc Island

Begin your journey in Hanoi and conclude it in Ho Chi Minh City! Explore the depths of Vietnam with the Realistic Vietnam – Halong Bay/ Phu Quoc Island tour, an 11-day package that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and four other captivating destinations. This immersive experience provides accommodations in hotels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and much more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

DAY 01: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Upon your arrival, our chauffeur will be present, displaying a sign bearing your name, to greet you at Noi Bai International Airport. Subsequently, you will be transferred to Hanoi Old Quarter and assisted with the check-in process at your hotel. For the remainder of the day, you may choose to leisurely explore the Old Town, acclimating yourself to the surroundings, or opt for a restful period to overcome any jet lag. Your night will be spent in Hanoi.
Day 2

DAY 02: EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE LIFESTYLE IN COUNTRYSIDE

08:00 – Commence your journey to Ri village in Ba Vi. Following a 1.5-hour drive, you will reach Mr. Duoc's residence, where a welcome drink awaits you. 10:00 – Embark on a visit to the 30-year-old tea plantation in Ri Village. This serene and verdant location offers picturesque views of the village. The Tea Plantation holds significant importance in supplying tea products to the entire northern region of Vietnam. Participate in harvesting tea leaves with a local family, learning the art of selecting the finest portions of the tea tree to craft the exquisite beverage that is traditional Vietnamese tea. Mr. Duoc, a Vietnam War veteran and the proprietor of a vast tea farm, possesses expertise in handling raw tea leaves. He will guide you through the process of creating excellent green tea before it reaches the market. Immerse yourself in the host's tales of life during the Vietnam War while savoring exceptional tea paired with green lentils or lotus seeds prepared by his family. 11:15 – Travel approximately 10 minutes to visit another hospitable family in Moc Village, where Mrs. Chin will conduct a cooking class. Learn the art of crafting Vietnamese dishes and relish the lunch you've prepared. 12:30: Share a meal with the host family and take a short break post-lunch. Subsequently, return to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi (Meals: breakfast, lunch)
Day 3

DAY 03: CRUISING TO EMERALD WATER - SHARING CRUISE, BUS

In the morning, following breakfast at the hotel, the Cruise team will collect you. Embark on the most picturesque route leading to Halong Bay, traversing the Red River Delta adorned with expansive emerald green rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can behold. Upon arrival in Halong, immerse yourself in a cruise through the Bay, exploring limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After your bay exploration, indulge in a delectable seafood lunch. Following this, venture to the renowned limestone cave in Ha Long Bay. Spend time kayaking or swimming, allowing you to approach the floating villages and shops. As evening approaches, return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by leisure time. You can opt to participate in onboard activities or simply unwind. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 4

DAY 04: MORNING IN VIETNAM'S MOST STUNNING BAY (B/L) SHARING CRUISE

Awaken early for a Tai Chi session or simply savor a wholesome breakfast. The boat will commence its return journey to the port, making a stop at the Limestone Cave, adorned with stalagmites and stalactites. Following this exploration, enjoy a smooth voyage back to the main harbor and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5

DAY 05: TRAVEL FROM TRANQUIL HANOI TO VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY

Following breakfast, our chauffeur will rendezvous with you in the hotel lobby and transport you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our guide and shuttle bus will be readily available, displaying a sign with your name to extend a warm welcome. You'll be transferred directly to your hotel in HCMC. After checking in, the rest of the day is yours for leisure and exploring local markets. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 6

DAY 6: EXPLORE THE FASCINATING UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS (B)

Enjoy your morning meal and complete the hotel check-out process. Commence your journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels between 8:00 and 8:30 am, with an estimated travel time of approximately one and a half hours by bus. Upon arrival, before delving into the tunnels, receive a brief introduction, followed by a video detailing the construction of the tunnels and the resilience of the people during the challenging wartime conditions. Explore the surrounding areas and tunnel systems, including specially constructed living quarters with kitchens, bedrooms situated alongside other military facilities such as storage spaces, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. Additionally, discover hidden trap doors and intricate traps within the maze-like tunnels, strategically placed for security during the war. Conclude the visit with a serving of local Cu Chi tapioca. Take a break for relaxation or for those interested, experience the thrill of firing real guns. Between 13:00 and 13:30, return to your respective hotels, marking the conclusion of the trip. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 7

DAY 7: DISCOVER THE "RICE BASKETOF VIETNAM"

The Mekong Delta, known in Vietnamese as the "Nine Dragon River Delta," constitutes the region in the southwestern part of Vietnam where the Mekong River converges and flows into the sea through a network of distributaries. Between 07:30 and 08:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel, initiating an unforgettable journey along provincial roads leading to the southern region of Vietnam. Traverse through picturesque landscapes featuring paddy rice fields, pineapple plantations, orchards, and quaint hamlets during the two-hour drive. Upon arrival in My Tho, embark on a local motor boat for a captivating tour of Dragon, Phoenix, and Turtle Islands, culminating at the renowned Unicorn Island. Here, explore a honey bee farm, savor honey wine, rice wine, and banana wine. Take a leisurely stroll around the village, and row a boat along the natural water coconut canals to observe the daily life of the locals in the Mekong Delta. Continue the motor boat excursion to Ben Tre province, where you'll visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Transition to a smaller motor boat to navigate the lush green canals, making a stop at a local restaurant for lunch. Subsequently, proceed to another area on Unicorn Island to relish a variety of tropical fruits in the orchard garden while enjoying traditional Southern music. A local boat will ferry you back to My Tho, and the bus will transport you back to Sai Gon. Between 16:00 and 16:30, we will drop you off at your hotel, concluding the excursion. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 8

DAY 8:FLY FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHU QUOC (B)

Indulge in a nutritious breakfast before proceeding to the airport for your flight to Phu Quoc Island, renowned as Vietnam's enchanting gem. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 9

DAY 9: CHERISH YOUR LEISURE TIME ON THE BEACH

Enjoy a day of relaxation. Stay at the hotel. (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 10

DAY 10: GO SNOKELING & FISHING (B)

Gather at the designated meeting point and relish the convenient shuttle journey to An Thoi harbor, where you will embark on our boat adventure to either MONG TAY ISLAND or GAM GHI ISLAND for an exhilarating session of snorkeling and swimming. Delight in a delectable lunch served on board before heading to MAY RUT ISLAND for additional snorkeling in the pristine, crystal-clear waters. As you return, unwind and absorb the breathtaking hilly landscapes. Itinerary: • 9:30 am: Pick up from your hotel lobby • Arrive at the Harbor - Board our Boat • Engage in boat cruise fishing at a scenic location • Explore two islands for Snorkeling & swimming MONG TAY ISLAND OR GAM GHI ISLAND - MAY RUT ISLAND • Enjoy a satisfying lunch on board • 16:30: Return to your hotel Benefits: Round-trip transportation by car & boat, English-speaking tour guide, 1 bottle of water, lunch Provided equipment: life jacket, mask, snorkel, fins
Day 11

DAY 11: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE PHU QUOC – HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Return to Ho Chi Minh City from Phu Quoc Island for your departure flight. Please NOTE: Ensure that your international flight back home is scheduled for the afternoon. (Meals: Breakfast)

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1209USD 809USD 3star
Deluxe 1409 USD 1009 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* 10 nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* 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
  • Entry permit 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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