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VIETNAM CLASSIC TOUR – DAILY DEPARTURE
(Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hue-My Son-Hoian-Saigon)
9 days 8 nights

Trip code #C101
 

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (no meals)
Be picked up from Noi Bai airport (no guide) then transfer to your hotel in Hanoi old quarter areas.
Rest of time is free at leisure for your own discovery the local life of Hanoi people. 
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi- Halong bay - overnight on Junk, guide on board (B, L, D) 
Breakfast at hotel. 
08.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta on shuttle bus 
10.00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12.30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
15.30: 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.
16.30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17.00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.
19.00: Dinner is served.
21.00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.
Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise.

Day 3 : Halong Glory Cruise - Hanoi, guide on board, no escort guide back Hanoi (Brunch) 
07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
08.00: Continue cruising
08.15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09.00: 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 while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
11.30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi on shuttle bus 
14.00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16.00: Arrive in Hanoi and drop off at your hotel. Rest of time is free at leisure. 
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Hanoi. 

Day 4: Hanoi - joint full day visit – Flight to Hue (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
8.00: We pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi old quarter areas and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho. Then we visit the President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also go to the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the region.
Next, you’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
After that you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the Shore of West Lake. From there you’ll go to the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

Alternatively you can choose to have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards you’ll walk through the Old Quarter where you’ll get a sense of the daily life of this busy city on your way to Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi. This is the part of town where the commercial streets of modern Hanoi meet the ancient 36 streets and numerous alleys amongst temples, pagodas and lakes.
Finally you’ll stop at Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony, videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter areas. Rest of time is free at leisure. 
Remark: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum & Museum of Ethnology closed every Monday. 
17:30PM: transfer (no guide) to the airport for your evening flight to Hue. 
Upon arrival, transfer (no guide) to your hotel. 
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Hue.

Day 5: Hue – Full day visits (B, L)

Today you will spend a full day in Hue, the former capital of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors from 1802 till 1945. After breakfast start a scenic boat trip upstream the Perfume River on board a dragon boat to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's most preserved religious monument standing on the riverbank with its seven- floor tower. Then visit to the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen emperors once ruled Vietnam. You will further visit King Tu Duc's tomb and King Minh Mang tomb (typical formal oriental style designed). Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Hue.

Day 6: Hue - open bus to Hoi An (B)

8.00 AM: Open bus pick up you at hotel in Hue then transfer to meeting point in Hoi An. Pls call a taxi to your hotel in Hoi An ( 2-3$/way). Check in hotel. Free time at leisure in the afternoon to discovery Hoi An Ancient Town yourself
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoi An- My Son - Fly to Saigon (B)

7:30  –  8:00: The  bus  and  tour  guide  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel  (in Hoi An  ancient  town  area).  8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand. 9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Acient buidings at of the Champa  Kingdom with our tour guide. In the afternoon,  wait for your transfer (no guide) to Danang airport for the afternoon flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival, be transfer (no guide) to your hotel. Rest of time is free at leisure. 
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Saigon

Day 8: Saigon- joint full day city (B, L)

Be picked up at your hotel in Saigon. 
08:00AM to noon time: morning sightseeing for exploring the great atmosphere around of lively China town. Get into the rythm of this busiest and colourful scenes of Binh Tay market and Thien Hau Temple in the morning. We then visit the War Remnants Museum. Return to meeting point. 
Ends of morning trip. 
13:30PM to 16:30PM: afternoon sightseeing for visiting Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975. Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. After visiting XQ embroidery workshop. take a break-time at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sales. Return to your hotel in Saigon.
Overnight at standard 2* hotel in Saigon 


Day 9: Saigon - joint half day Cu Chi Tunnels - free time (B)
Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extend over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Be picked up from your hotel in Saigon. 
Today, Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war.
Drop off at hotel. 
Afternoon free a leisure. 
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home. 
Ends of trip!

Price valids till 30.09.14
Cost in US$ per person

group of 2 pax

group of 3-4 pax Single room supplement
Seat in Coach (what's this?) basis
joint tour, based on twin sharing room
660 641 156

Joint tour included:
- Transfer by shuttle bus or car with A/C 
- Accommodation at standard 2* hotel, twin sharing room basic 
- Meals as indicated in the program
- Entrance sightseeing fee, boat fee 
- English speaking local stationed guide 
- Domestic flight ticket, economic class, tax inclusive: Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon 
- Complimentary of Vietnam visa on arrival approval letter

Exclusive

Drinks, Travel insurance, Visa stamp, Personal expense, Tips & gratuities, others not mentioned, early check in/late check out at hotel

Hotels used for package

City

Hotels & room type

Website

Hanoi

Hanoi Holiday hotel, standard room
or Hanoi silver hotel, standard room

http://www.holidayhanoihotel.com
www.hanoisilverhotel.com

Halong

Glory Cruise, deluxe cabin
or Aclass cruise, deluxe cabin

http://www.halongglorycruise.com/
http://aclasscruise.com

Hue

Hue Tigon Premium Hotel, superior room
Than Thien hotel, superior room

www.tigonhotel.com
www.thanthienhotel.com.vn

Hoian

Vinh Hung 3, standard room
Green Field hotel, standard room

www.vinhhung3hotel.com  
http://www.greenfieldhotel.com/en/

Saigon

An An 2 (standard room)
Saigon Mini 2 hotel (standard room)

http://www.anan2hotel.vn/html/
www.saigonminihotel.com

 


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