On The Road Of Vietnam
12 days from Saigon to Hanoi (PEV-TR12-1)
Day 1 SAIGON ARRIVAL
Arrive in Saigon. Transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is for leisure. Overnight in Saigon. (D)
Day 2 SAIGON
A full day city tour of the dynamic Saigon, visit the former Presidential Palace, Notre Dame cathedral, the old Saigon Post Office, History Museum. After lunch in town visit a lacquer ware factory, Thien Hau pagoda and Binh Tay market in the city's bustling China Town. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 3 SAIGON – VINH LONG – SAIGON
Depart for Vinh Long, visit My Thuan suspension bridge en route. Arrive in Vinh Long. A boat trip on Mekong River to visit Cai Be floating market, a typical bustling trade on water of southern villagers. Continue to small channel of An Binh islet. Visit to ceramic tile factory, ceramics, coconut candy factory and a rice husking business, stop to enjoy fruits in the orchards, home-made honey alcohol, local traditional songs or visit the famous bonsai of gardener Sau Giao, sapling garden of Tam Ho. Transfer back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 4 SAIGON – TAY NINH – CU CHI – SAIGON
Enjoy a drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh province in the west of Vietnam, visit the Cao Dai temple with fantasy architecture and where all major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail and amazing noon ceremony. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, the vestiges of the American war, an underground tunnel constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon. (B,L,D)
Day 5 SAIGON – DA NANG – HOI AN
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for a short flight to Danang. Pick up and transfer to visit Cham museum, the best collection of Cham artifacts in the world. On the way to Hoi An, take a visit to the Marble Mountain, a large garden mount complex and invaluable gift of nature listed as a national heritage. Arrive in Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L,D)
Day 6 HOI AN
A boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit traditional villages around Hoi An. Afternoon, take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient pagodas and temples, and the colorful market with shopping time. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L,D)
Day 7 HOI AN
Leaving Hoi An after breakfast, continue northwards Highway No.1 to Hue via Hai Van pass, the pass of ocean clouds, and Lang Co, the wonderfully photogenic fishing village. Arrive in Hue. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, take a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of the former Emperor Minh Mang, built as the plan drawn out by the King himself and on the place chosen by the King too in the middle of the pine forest. Enjoy the traditional folk songs on Perfume River in the evening. Overnight in Hue. (B,L,D)
Day 8 HUE – HANOI
Hue city tour for visiting Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market. Transfer to Phu Bai airport after lunch for short flight to Hanoi. Arrive at Noi Bai airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 9 HANOI – HA LONG
A morning city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, old pagodas and peaceful lakes, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, One-Pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature. Leave Hanoi after lunch. Enjoy the interesting 3–hour drive to Halong, along the way you will see rice fields, water buffalos and daily Vietnamese village life. Overnight in Halong. (B,L,D)
Day 10 HA LONG – HANOI
A five-hour private boat trip to visit Thien Cung cave (grotto of the Heavenly Place) and Dau Go cave (grotto of the wooden stakes). A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board before journeying back to Halong city. Back to Hanoi. Evening, enjoy water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 11 HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC – HANOI
A pleasant three-hour drive to Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam in the 9th century, the ancient citadel - most of which has since been destroyed - once covered an area of three square kilometers. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968 - 980) and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980 -1009). Transfer to Tam Coc. After a delicious Vietnamese lunch, take a private sampan on the river for an hour and a half through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Tam Coc cave. On the way, visit Bich Dong pagoda, set among pink lotuses, the temple offers spectacular views of the surrounding area. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 12 HANOI DEPARTURE
Morning at leisure for shopping in Hanoi till transfer to Noi Bai airport for next destination. (B)
Package price* in USD/person and double occupancy
A = Deluxe, B =Superior, C = Standard, D = Economy
-Child from 0-5 years: Free of charge.
-Child form 6-11 years (without bed): = 50% adult fare.
-Child from 6- 11 years (with bed): = 75% adult fare.
-Child from 12 years up: = 100% adult fare.
All bookings requested during Chinese New Year will be added 05%
All these above rates included
-Hotel in twin or double sharing room basis with daily breakfast
-Meals: as indicated in above itinerary.
-Transfer and transportation by private car.
-Sightseeing and entrance fee as per the mentioned itinerary.
-English speaking guide.
All these above rates not included
-Travel insurance, Visa fee to Vietnam.
-Drink and beverage.
-International and Domestic airfare & airport taxes at all routes.
-Late check-out charge at hotel.
Domestic Airfare Tickets*
-Hue - Hanoi: 66USD/one way.
-Saigon - Danang: 66USD/one way
*Price is subjected to change without prior notice
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