Vietnam Full Sights 8 Days - Indochina Royal Travel Small Group

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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715

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

Experience an 8-day escapade through Vietnam, embracing the thrill of adventure. Embark on a journey spanning from the French-infused ambiance of Hanoi to the bustling energy of Ho Chi Minh City. This expedition offers a harmonious blend of guided exploration and ample opportunities for independent discovery. Uncover the rural landscapes surrounding Hoi An, navigate the waters between limestone karsts in Halong Bay via kayak, and unwind amidst the serene beauty of the Mekong Delta. With the guidance of a seasoned local expert, delve into the vibrant tapestry of this nation and witness the authentic essence of Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Commence your Vietnam journey as you touch down in Hanoi. Upon arrival, your personalized chauffeur will greet you at the airport, displaying a sign bearing your name. Transport will be arranged to your lodging nestled within the vibrant core of the city, offering proximity to the enchanting Old Quarter. Embrace the freedom to leisurely explore the city's wonders or opt for a tranquil retreat at your accommodation, allowing respite after your flight. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2

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

INTRODUCTION: Situated along the banks of the Red River, Hanoi stands as one of the oldest capitals globally, boasting well-maintained colonial structures, ancient pagodas, temples, and distinctive museums nestled within its city center. ITINERARY: 8.00- 8.30: Meet our amiable guide and commence the exploration of Hanoi City. 08.45: Arrival at Tran Quoc Pagoda, nestled on Golden Fish Island within West Lake, dating back to the 6th century, making it the city's oldest pagoda. 09.30: Explore the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you'll encounter the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh and stroll through the gardens, observing the two houses where he resided and worked from 1954 to 1969. Venture to the One Pillar Pagoda, a unique shrine dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, renowned as the most distinctive pagoda globally. Visitors are advised to dress modestly (covering from shoulders to knees) when visiting Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, temples, and pagodas. Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum remains closed on Mondays and Fridays. Additionally, the Mausoleum closes for at least two months (15th June - 15th August) annually for maintenance, although visitors can still photograph the Mausoleum and explore its vicinity during this period. 11.15: Visit the Vietnam Ethnology Museum, offering insights into the diverse cultures of the 54 ethnic groups residing throughout Vietnam. Please note: On Mondays, we will visit the Women's Museum due to the closure of the Ethnology Museum. 12.45: Delight in a Vietnamese cuisine lunch experience at our restaurant, featuring eight delectable dishes. 14.00-14.15: Proceed to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university established in the 11th century. 15.15: Depart for the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, initially utilized by French colonists in Indochina to detain political prisoners. Subsequently, during the Vietnam War, it housed U.S. prisoners of war, earning the moniker "Hanoi Hilton" among American POWs. 16.15 -16.30: Tour concludes. Return to the hotel. TOUR INCLUSIONS: Shuttle service throughout the trip (Ford Transit, New County, etc.) Experienced English-speaking guide (with a minimum of five years of expertise) Complimentary bottle of water Entrance tickets Vietnamese lunch
Day 3

Day 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY

08:30-09:00: Commence with hotel pick-up within the Hanoi Old Quarter area and departure for Halong Bay, pausing en route for a brief rest. 11:30-12:00: Arrival at Ha Long Harbor, where you'll receive a warm welcome and a safety briefing before boarding. Embark on a 5-hour voyage via a two-day sleeper boat cruise route renowned for its captivating passages among uninhabited islets and outcrops, often christened with imaginative names by locals due to their perceived shapes, such as Cock Fighting and Thumb. Indulge in a tantalizing Vietnamese lunch onboard. 13:45-14:00: Reach the Bo Hon archipelago, where you'll explore the Surprising Cave, adorned with various stalagmites and stalactites resembling sea life. Engage in kayaking or a bamboo boat excursion in Luon Cave to uncover its stunning lagoon. Wander around Titov Island, boasting a sandy beach against a backdrop of towering limestone mountains, and ascend Titov Peak for a panoramic vista akin to paradise. 16:30: Return on the cruise towards the Harbor. Spend ample time sunbathing on the upper deck amid melodious tunes, relishing the camaraderie of fellow travelers amidst this iconic natural scenery. 17:30-18:00: Disembark for a bus journey back to Hanoi, with a brief stop along the way. 20:00-20:30: Arrive at your hotel/stay, concluding the trip. Important Note: Please note that the schedule for visiting Ha Long Bay might undergo changes based on Ha Long's weather conditions or Management Board arrangements. Your understanding is greatly appreciated. Inclusions: Transfer from a hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay & return via a modern A/C bus English-speaking guide aboard the cruise Entrance fees Vietnamese lunch featuring local dishes Kayaking opportunities
Day 4

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

In the morning, savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel and relish some leisure time before checking out. Following this, transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, our dedicated driver will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Hoi An. In the afternoon, our guide will greet you at our centrally located hotel in Hoi An to commence the Hoi An City Tour. To begin, a visit to Hoi An Market awaits, an ever-vibrant hub offering an unmissable shopping experience, bustling with sights, colors, sounds, and aromas. Your guide will procure entrance tickets (inclusive in the package) before leading the way to the enchanting Hoi An Old Town. First stop - the Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, an architectural spectacle adorned with vivid gates, dragon sculptures, and intricate rooftops. Gain insights into ancestor worship while observing local devotees making offerings. Witness the impeccably preserved ancient houses such as Phung Hung Ancient House or Tan Ky Ancient House, standing resilient against 200 years of weather and conflict. Learn about the affluent merchants who once inhabited these residences, engaging in trade with patrons from around the globe. Pause at the Japanese Bridge, a 400-year-old structure built to link the Japanese community with the Chinese dwellers across the water. Admire the bridge's interior carvings and paintings while delving into their symbolic and cultural significance. Moreover, explore renowned handicraft shops and art galleries in Hoi An. Traverse smaller alleyways and local neighborhoods, gaining a profound understanding of Hoi An's perpetual charm. Cap off the day with a boat ride, where you'll release flower lanterns, symbolizing prayers for good fortune for yourself and your family. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of the lantern-lit streets. TRIP INCLUSIONS: Pick-up and drop-off services Entrance fees English-speaking tour guide
Day 5

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

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Our minivan and a tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. Arrive at Ba Na Hills via the Cable Car. Experience Southeast Asia's state-of-the-art Cable Car, visit Dream Stream Cable Car Station, and behold the panoramic view of Quang Nam - Danang City from an elevated vantage point. Upon completing the first cable car journey, explore The Golden Bridge, renowned for its distinctive design and recognized as the world's foremost pedestrian bridge by the British Guard newspaper. Discover the French wine cellar, Le Jardin D’amour (comprising 9 gardens), and Linh Ung Pagoda. Continue with the second Cable Car ride to access the French Village. Enjoy street music, witness art sculptures, Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome, and engage in the thrilling Slide of Tube Car (complimentary ride). Delight in a buffet lunch at the Restaurant. Hop aboard the Lava Train from Sun Kingdom to explore new attractions like Helios Waterfall, Time Gate, and The Moon Kingdom. Engage in the Fantasy Park by strolling through the Fairy Forest, discovering the Dinosaur Park, experiencing the 5D wild west, enjoying the 4D death race ride, watching the 3D mega 360-degree show, embarking on the Journey into the Underground, entering Jurassic Park, challenging the Freefall Tower, and participating in the Horror House adventure along with over 90 free games. 3:00 pm: Return to the Cable Car to depart from Ba Na Hills. 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm: Our minivan will transport you back to your hotel. The tour concludes. TRIP INCLUDES: Transportation and an English-speaking tour guide. Cable car rides, entrance fees for the Fantasy Park & Alpine Coaster. Admission to the Golden Bridge, Funicular, Le Jardin D’amour, and Debay Wine Cellar. Buffet lunch. Complimentary bottle of water.
Day 6

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

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel and relish some free time at leisure. Subsequently, check out and proceed to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in HCMC, our driver will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Commencing at 12:45 PM and concluding at 7:00 PM, the Cu Chi Tunnels stand as a legendary underground network spanning over 220 km, a compelling site for both local and international travelers intrigued by the Vietnam War's history. These tunnels are a significant historical monument in Vietnam, symbolizing the valiant resistance against US forces during the war. Situated about 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, the tour commences either at 8:00 am or 12:45 pm from the Vietnam Adventure Tours office or your hotel in district 1. As we journey, relish the scenic beauty passing by, observing the lush, endless rice fields and the serene sight of ducks and water buffaloes swimming in the rivers. It's remarkable to consider that this area, once heavily bombarded and mined, has now transformed. Upon arrival, traverse some of the tunnels, exploring concealed corners and gaining insight into the soldiers' daily lives during the resistance. Experience cooking with smokeless stoves used by Vietnamese soldiers during the war and even sample the foods they subsisted on. For those daring or curious, test your aim with an AK-47, one of the war-era firearms. Later in the afternoon, return to the city, culminating the tour at 7:00 PM. TOUR INCLUSIONS: Air-conditioned bus/van English-speaking tour guide Mineral water Entrance fees Tapioca Pick-up and drop-off at hotels in district 1
Day 7

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

Key Highlights: • Exhilarating boat excursions via motor boat & rowing boat • Indulge in honey tea, tropical fruits, and coconut candy • Delight in the melodic tunes of Southern Vietnamese folk music At 7:30 AM, our tour guide will warmly greet you at your hotel in District 1 before embarking on a bus journey to My Tho city. Revel in the picturesque views of verdant rice paddies during the scenic one-and-a-half-hour bus ride. En route, we'll visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, the largest pagoda in the Mekong Delta. Proceeding to My Tho, we'll embark on a boat expedition along the Mekong River, where you'll catch sight of fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat will navigate a small canal, leading you away from the town's hustle and bustle. Upon disembarking at a coconut island in Ben Tre, take a leisurely stroll through the village. Pause at a local family's residence to relish tropical fruits, savor honey tea and honey wine, and be serenaded by traditional Vietnamese music performed by villagers. Visit the coconut candy shop, witness the candy-making process, and explore handicrafts fashioned from coconuts. Capture picturesque moments and bask in the natural splendor before heading to a local restaurant for a specially prepared Vietnamese meal. Enjoy your lunch amidst the verdant shade of trees. Post-lunch, unwind, wander around the village, or opt for a brief bike ride. Return to Saigon, with an anticipated arrival around 5:00 PM, marking the conclusion of the tour. TOUR INCLUSIONS: Air-conditioned bus 1 Lunch, Entrance fees Motor boat, rowing boat, bicycle, fruits, honey tea, candy English-speaking guide Mineral water Pick-up & Drop-off at hotels in District 1
Day 8

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

Enjoy a nourishing breakfast on the last day of your Vietnam journey. Conclude the check-out process at the hotel, allowing time to explore local markets and purchase souvenirs for your cherished ones. Afterwards, your dedicated private driver will accompany you to the airport for your return flight home. This marks the conclusion of your trip.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

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Indochina Royal Travel Small Group 491 USD 3 star

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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
  • 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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