Vietnam Full Sights 8 Days - TUI Small Group

Trip Code

VFS8D-TSG

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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Maximum Seats

26

What's Included?

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

Summary

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

Get a taste of adventure over 8 days in Vietnam. This escapade from north to south takes you from French-influenced Hanoi to heaving Ho Chi Minh City on a journey that balances local guidance with freedom to explore independently. Discover the countryside around Hoi An , kayak between limestone karsts off the coast of Halong Bay and chill out in Mekong Delta. Let an expert local leader show you around this vivacious nation so you can see the real Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Your Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Hanoi. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city, with the fascinating Old Quarter at your fingertips. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B/L) - Group Tour

-OVERVIEW: Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capital in the world, where travelers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, temples and unique museums within the city centre -ITINERARY: 8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City 08.45: Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century. 09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world  Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas…  Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.  Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area 11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays 12.45: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. 14.00-14.15 : Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century 15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton 16.15 -16.30: Tour finishes. Back to hotel -TOUR INCLUDED  Shuttle bus during the trip ( Ford Transit, New County…)  English speaking guide ( at least 5 years of experience)  A bottle of water  Entrance tickets  Vietnamese lunch
Day 3

Day 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY

08h30-09h00: Picking up from the hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter area) and departing for Halong, stop over for a rest on the way. 11h30-12h00: Arrive Ha Long Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing. The cruise will take you on a 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which renowned for its striking, passages uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoy Vietnamese mouth-watering lunch on boat. 13h45-14h00: Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, you will visit Surprising Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon. Visit Titov Island with sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with excellent backdrop of the Bay and climb up Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay like paradise. 16h30: Return the Cruise back toward the Harbor. There is a lot of time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music, enjoy great fun of group touring fellows among world iconic natural scenery. 17h30-18h00: Disembark for a bus ride back to Hanoi, short break on the way. 20h00-20h30: Drop off at your hotel/stay, trip ends. Important note: The time to visit Ha Long Bay may be changed depending on the weather in Ha Long or the coordination of the Management Board. Ha Long Bay. Wish you sympathize! Inclusion: ● Transfer from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay & return by A/C modern bus ● English speaking guide on the cruise ● Entrance fees ● Lunch with Vietnamese dishes ● Kayaking
Day 4

Day 4: HANOI FLIGHT TO DA NANG - HOI AN CITY TOUR – BOAT RIDE – DROP FLOWER LANTERN

Morning : Have breakfast at hotel, free at leisure, check out and then transfer to Noi Bai airport. Take a flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Da Nang, our driver will pick you up at airport to hotel in Hoi An. Afternoon- Our guide will meet you at our hotel in Hoi An center and start the Hoi An City Tour.- Firstly, you’ll visit Hoi An Market which is always bustling. It offers an unmissable shopping experience. This market is full of sights, colors, sounds and smells. - Then, our tour guide will buy entrance tickets (included in the price) and start walking to the Hoi An Old Town- Go to the Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, a colorful mélange of bright gates, dragon statues and elaborate rooftops. Get an introduction to ancestor worship while visiting the family altar and watching local devotees making offerings.- You will see remarkably well-preserved old houses Phung Hung Ancient House or Tan Ky Ancient House - That have withstood 200 years of weather and war. Learn about the prosperous merchants who used to live in these homes, trading with buyers from all around the world. - Make a stop at the Japanese Bridge. The bridge spans a small waterway and was constructed more than 400 years ago to connect the Japanese community with the Chinese who lived on the other side of the water. Admire the carvings and paintings inside the bridge, learning about their symbolism and cultural significance. - Additionally, visit some of Hoi An’s well-known handicraft shops and artwork galleries. Discover smaller laneways and local neighborhoods gaining a better appreciation of Hoi An’s endless charm. - Enjoy your time with the boat ride and drop flower lanterns to pray for good luck for you and your family.You will immerse yourself in the fanciful space of the lantern street TRIP INCLUDES - Pick up and drop off - Entrance fees - English speaking tour guide
Day 5

Day 5: BA NA HILLS – GOLDEN BRIDGE FULL DAY TOUR

07:30 am – 08:00 am - Our Minivan and a tour guide pick you up at the hotel lobby. Reach Ba Na Hills via Cable Car - Spend your time on the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia, visit Dream Stream Cable car Station and see the panorama of Quang Nam - Danang City on high. - After finishing the first cable car, you will visit The Golden Bridge - which has the most exotic structure and also the world's most prominent pedestrian bridges highlighted by the British Guard newspaper, France wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amourn(consists of 9 gardens), Linh Ung pagoda. - Continue the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village - enjoy Street Music, watch Art’s statue, Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome ...Challenge the most popular adventure ride - Slide of Tube Car (free ride)… -Lunch at Restaurant (Buffet). -Take the Lava Train from Sun Kingdom to many new attractions for check-in such as Helios waterfall, Time Gate, and The Moon Kingdom …Join in Fantasy Park by Walking in Fairy Forest, discovering Dinosaur Park, playing 5D wild west, enjoying 4D death race ride, watch 3D mega 360 degrees, ride on Journey into the underground, enter Jurassic Park, challenge Freefall Tower and participate in an adventure in Horror House and over 90 free games. 15:00: Return to the Cable Car for leaving Ba Na Hills 16:45 – 17:45:Our Minivan brings you back to your hotel. Tour ends. TRIP INCLUDES - Transportation & English-speaking tour guide. - Cable cars, entrance fees in the Fantasy Park & Alpine Coaster. - Golden Bridge, Funicular, Le Jardin D’amour, Debay Wine Cellar fee. - Lunch with buffet. - A bottle of water
Day 6

Day 6: HOI AN FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS TRIP

Have breakfast at hotel, free at leisure, check out and then transfer to Da Nang airport. Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in HCMC, our driver will pick you up at airport to hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Start 12:45 PM - END 7:00 PM Cu Chi Tunnels is a legendary underground system of over 220 km of tunnels, a must-see for both Vietnamese and foreign travelers who are interested in the history of the Vietnam War. The tunnels are now a historical structure of Vietnam and considered a heroic district for the role they played in the resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War. The tunnels are located approximately 60km from Ho Chi Minh city. The tour departs at 8:00 am or 12:45 from Vietnam Adventure Tours office or from your hotel in district 1. Enjoy the scenery along the way, as we pass the lush, endless rice fields and the ducks are water buffaloes swimming in the rivers. You might find it hard to imagine that once the area was almost completely destroyed by bombs and mines from the war, when Cu Chi was a “free target zone “. Once we arrive, you will get a chance to walk through some of the tunnels, discover the hidden corners and imagine what life was like here for the resistance soldiers. If you like, try to cook with the smokeless stoves used by Vietnamese soldiers to cook during the war. You can even try foods which the soldiers lived on. If you’re feeling brave, or curious, you can even try your hand at shooting at AK-47, one of the guns used during the war. Head back to the city in the afternoon; the tour finishes at 7:00 PM. TOUR INCLUDES  Air-con bus/van  English speaking tour guide  Mineral water  Entrance fee  Tapioca  Pick up & Drop off at hotel in district 1
Day 7

Day 7: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (MY THO – BEN TRE)

Highlight: • Amazing boat trips with motor boat & rowing boat • Enjoy honey tea, tropical fruits, coconut candy • Listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music 7h30 AM Our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel in District 1 before heading to My Tho city by bus. Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one and a half hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from the coconuts. Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village, or perhaps going for a short bike ride. Travel back to Saigon and arrive around 5.00 pm for the end of the tour. TOUR INCLUDES  Air con bus  1 Lunch, Entrance fees  Motor boat, rowing boat, bicycle, fruits, honey tea, candy  English speaking guide  Mineral water  Pick up & Drop off at hotel in district 1
Day 8

Day 8: Time to Say Goodbye - Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Vietnam. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home. Trip Ends.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Price Hotel
TUI Small Group 591 USD 3 star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI Travel an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation – ( Stay with 3 Star Hotel)
* Breakfast daily & Meals as specified in the program .
* All transfers and transport in modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* 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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