TRIP FROM HA NOI TO SAIGON
11 days from Hanoi to Saigon (PEV-TR11)
Day 1 HANOI ARRIVAL – HA LONG
Arrive in morning. Pick up at airport. Transfer to Ha Long by car. Board private boat and enjoy a seafood lunch on board. A 4-hour-boat trip to visit Thien Cung cave (grotto of the Heavenly Palace), famous for its stalagmites and stalactites, and Dau Go Cave (grotto of the Wooden Stakes), where in 1288 one of Vietnam’s most famous generals, Tran Hung Dao, amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongul army. Enjoy a sea-food lunch on board. Dinner and overnight on board. (L,D)
Day 2 HA LONG – HANOI
After breakfast, a 4 - hour boat trip for viewing numerous types of islands on the bay. Enjoy a sea-food lunch on board. Afternoon, transfer back Hanoi, en route, break the journey to visit Sao Do embroidery factory of the disabled with wonderful works at unexpected price. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 3 HANOI – BAT TRANG – HANOI
Depart to visit Bat Trang village, where around 2,000 families has been creating earth-ware and ceramic creations since the 15th century. Afternoon, a city tour to visit Temple of Literature, Museum of History, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. An -hour-cyclo tour in historic Old Quarter. In the evening, enjoy the very unique art of Vietnam: water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L,D)
Day 4 HANOI – HUE
A morning city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Transfer to Noi Bai for flight to Hue at 12.30H. Arrive in Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam. Pick up at airport, and transfer to visit Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, Dong Ba Market. In the evening, enjoy traditional folk songs on Perfume River. Overnight in Hue. (B,L,D)
Day 5 HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN
A morning boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to visit local families making conical hats and incenses, continue to visit Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Car pick up to visit Imperial Citadel, from where the Nguyen dynastry ruled between 1802 and 1945. Afternoon, transfer to Danang. The scenic route passes by the photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over Hai Van Pass (the Pass of Ocean Clouds). Arrive in Danang, visit Cham Museum, the best collection of Cham artifacts in the world. On the way to Hoi An, break the journey to visit 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 – SAIGON
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, Fujion Congregration Hall. Leave Hoi An for Danang airport to catch flight to Ho Chi Minh City in late afternoon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L,D)
Day 7 SAIGON – CU CHI – SAIGON
Transfer to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, the vestiges of the American war, an underground tunnel system constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. En route to Cu Chi, seasonally you can see how rural people live and work, view occupations such as cashew nut growing, rice farming and rice paper production. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Visit Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda and Ben Thanh Market in the city’s bustling Chinatown. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L,D)
Day 8 SAIGON – VINH LONG – SAIGON
Depart to Vinh Long, visit My Thuan suspension bridge en route. Arrive in Vinh Long. A boat trip on Mekong River to view daily lives of people who work and play on waterways of Mekong Delta. Visit Cai Be floating market, a typical bustling trade on water of Southern villagers. Continue to small channel of An Binh Islet. Visit ceramic tile factory, coconut-candy factory, and the famous Bonsai of gardener Sau Giao. Transfer back Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L,D)
Day 9 SAIGON DEPARTURE
At leisure until transfer to airport for next destination. (B)
*Option 1: Beach Relax at Phan Thiet or Nha Trang or Phu Quoc Island (3days/2nites)
Day 9 SAIGON – PHAN THIET
Transfer to Phan Thiet beach resort by car, stop to visit Phan Thiet town with local market and discovering processing to produce the local product: fish sauce. Checking in hotel. Free time for relaxing and swimming on the nice private beach. Overnight in Phan Thiet. (B,L,D)
Day 10 PHAN THIET
A full day at pleasure for swimming and sunbathing on wonderful beach resort. Overnight in Phan Thiet. (B,L,D)
Day 11 PHAN THIET – SAIGON
Free time for swimming and relaxing until transfer back Ho Chi Minh City for next destination. (B)
*Option 2: Discover Siem Reap, City of Angkor (3days/2nites)
Day 9 SIEM REAP – ARRIVAL
Arrive in Siem Reap. Transfer to Hotel. Begin exploration of the ancient city of Angkor by entering Angkor Thom via the South Gate. View the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terraces, the Leper King Terrace. Afternoon, visit the epic Angkor Wat, view its extraordinary architecture and bas-reliefs. End the day by a spectacular sunset viewed from the mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 10 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR COMPLEX
Transfer to the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei and the Banteay Samre Temple. On the way back, break the journey at the three-tiered temple–hill of Pre Rup to view the Bantey Kdei with its rarely seen sculpted female deities, the Lake of Srah Srang, and the impressive Ta Prohm Temple. Visit the Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada and Thommanon Temples. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L,D)
Day 11 SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE
At leisure until transfer to airport for next destination. (B)
Package price in USD/person for double occupancy
A = Deluxe, B =Superior, C = Standard, D = Economy
+ Option 1: SAIGON – PHAN THIET –SAIGON
+ Option 2: DISCOVER SIEM REAP
-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
-Hanoi - Hue: 56USD/one way.
-Danang - Saigon: 56USD/one way
*Price is subjected to change without prior notice
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