Vietnam at a Glance – 10 Days

Trip Code

VAAG-10D

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

10 days

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443

Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Start in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City! With the Active tour Vietnam at a Glance – 10 Days, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Vietnam at a Glance – 10 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, insurance, meals, transport and more.

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Tour Overview

Day 1

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive in Hanoi. Greeted by your driver at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in the city centre for check-in and at leisure in the rest of the day. Note*: The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied. Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.16 outside lobby A2 (International) or Lobby of domestic arrival (Domestic flight) and contact us, so we could easily search for you
Day 2

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR

Today, we will spend a full day to visit the city. We start with visit to President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and residence. We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Leaving the President's complex, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu). Although several Van Mieu can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, and was functioned as Vietnam's first university After lunch in a local restaurant, we go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museum containing the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of Vietnam, as well as relics, tools and even full size replicas of their homes and buildings. Back to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY - NIGHT ON BOARD

8h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. 10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break 12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time 12h30: Board the Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served 13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay 15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. 16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits). 17h00: Back on board and continue cruising. 19h00: Dinner is served. 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Night on board
Day 4

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FIGHT TO DANANG

07.00: Coffee and tea will be served 08.00: Continue cruising 08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave 09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. 09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier 11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew. 12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at about 17pm. Airport transfer for late flight to Danang. Transfer to the hotel in Hoian upon arrival. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Day 5

DAY 5: HOIAN - MY SON TOWERS TOUR

Pickup at the hotel at 7:50 am, we drive to visit My Son. The My Son temple complex is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobodur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. Although badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, the site still has more than 20 structures and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. Enjoy the beautiful views along the river. Arrive Hoian in early afternoon. Free time to explore Hoian ancient town. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Day 6

DAY 6: HOIAN - HUE SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY

Free in the morning. In the afternoon, transfer to the station for day train to Hue. Enjoy scenic view of Hai Van Pass on the way. Arrive Hue in late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy free time. Note*: The train journey is part of a great local experience. Restrooms at either end of the carriages. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 7

DAY 7: HUE CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO SAIGON

08:00: Pickup at the hotel. Today, we will spend a full day touring Hue city. In the morning: visit Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba bustling market. Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon: visit Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. We will also visit a Conical hat village and incense stick village Then airport transfer for late afternoon flight to Saigon. Transfer to your hotel for checkin upon arrival. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 8

DAY 8: SAIGON CITY + CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR

Pickup at the hotel at 7:40, we head out of town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an extensive underground network of approximately 200 kilometers of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and then expanded by the Viet Cong. Here contains 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. In late afternoon, transfer to Saigon for half day city tour. Our city tour will help you to see the best of Saigon. We visit the historic Reunification palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the post Office. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby. Airport transfer for late flight to Danang. Transfer to the hotel in Hoian upon arrival. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 9

DAY 9: SAIGON – MEKONG ADVENTURE

07:40am - 8:10am Pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ben Tre. After arriving at Ham Luong dock, board the boat & cruise along Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately get you excited to explore all the great things ahead.Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Drive around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw. Perfect your day with a delicious and filling lunch at a local host house.Break time, treating yourself to a relaxing time to relish the beautiful countryside or cycling around the village. Visit the local fruit plantation, enjoy seasonal fresh fruits, and spend time relaxing while being rowed in a small boat slowly through the natural canals to get a sense of how truly beautiful this area is.Embark on the sampan and return to the dock. Travel back to Saigon. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Day 10

DAY 10: SAIGON DEPARTURE

Today, you are free till airport transfer for departure flight. Trip ends! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N/A

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1380 USD 980 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1580 USD 1180 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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