vietnam classic family

Vietnam Classic Family – 9 days – From $483

Vietnam Classic Family tour introduce highlight of Vietnam from the tranquil islands of Halong Bay to the boisterous energy of Saigon, discover the contrasting regions of this diverse country. An insight into traditional Vietnamese life, Hoi An’s antiquated streets will thoroughly charm you. Appreciate the comfort and convenience of flights between major centres, leaving you more time to experience this joyous destination.

9 Days/ 8 Nights: Hanoi – Ha Long – Danang – Hoi An – Saigon – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – My Tho

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Trip Name: Vietnam Classic Family
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration:  9 Days
Starting: Hanoi
Finishing: Saigon
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Danang – Hoi An – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Saigon
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended longer or shorter, more or less activities accordingly to meet your expectation.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi on flight (-/-/-)

Day 2: Hanoi city tour full day (B/L/-)

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi  – Flight to Danang – Hoi An (B/L/-)

Day 5: Hoi An Tour – Tra Que village (B/L/-)

Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-)

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – My Tho (B/L/-)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City departure via flight

Vietnam Great Tours™ Bespoke Style Suits Everyone

Flexibility: The sample itinerary can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-)
Vietnam Great Tours guide and driver will welcome you with the VIETNAM GREAT TOUR LOGO & your name on signboard at the airport and drive you to the hotel, it takes about 30 min to get to the hotel.

During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Hanoi. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Included: Tour guide, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
Our guide and driver pick you up at the hotel lobby for a full day exploring Hanoi through Vietnam Experience Tour. The first destination is the most highlights of Hanoi, which is Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, His House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda… We continue our tour by visiting the Temple of Literature – a temple to Confucius, this is well-known as Vietnam’s first University built in the tenth century.

After lunch time you enjoy a drive out to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit Museum of Ethnology where you can not only study about the history of Vietnam’s ethnic groups but also South East Asia’s. It is well-known as one of the ten most interesting museums in Asia voted by travelers of Tripadvisor.com

And then enjoy an hour Cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem lake and the Old Quarter which is known as the 36 streets and guilds with ancient buildings and narrow streets. From these streets, thousands of traditional things have been sold for hundreds years. Every street was named according to the specific thing the businesses living there sell, for example Silver Street, Rice Street, Shoes street, etc.

Evening highlight today is Water Puppet Show – the show represented by artists through puppets under water to display traditional life style of wet rice civilization in Vietnam. Back to the hotel and overnight in Hanoi.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we start Vietnam Experience Tour today by transfer to Halong Bay – designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994. Traveling through the scenic fertile Red River Delta countryside, we get to Ha Long Bay by noon. The natural world heritage site Ha Long Bay is truly one of the most impressive scenery that should not be missed if someone ever comes to the north.

Upon arrival at Ha Long, we embark on cruise for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting hours cruise passing by the evocatively shaped islets will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands and islets rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Enjoy a Sea food lunch while you cruising through the bay.

Arrival in Van Gia floating fishing village, take rowing boat through the village or kayaking to visiting around the floating fishing village. Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village, and Swimming in the bay.

Back the cruise and relax, free fresh fruits are served. You’ll join cooking class guided directly by Chef of the Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

After time for dinner enjoying special BBQ seafood on the cruise, you will be free for evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Majestic Cruise.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tour guide on boat, Bus from Hanoi to Halong, Entrance fees, Cruise in Halong

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi – Flight to Danang – Hoi An (Br/-/-)
Wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands, enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, you can enjoy the breath – taking beauty of the rocky Islands rising from the crystal-clear waters of the Bay. The quiet is almost eerie; in summer you can hear birds singing, even that cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.

Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.

Our boat start cruising back and brunch buffet will be served on the way. Check out and arrive at the harbor by 11:30. You get back on our car and go back to Hanoi for a flight to Hoi An.

Included: Brunch, Tour guide on boat, Bus from Halong to Hanoi, Entrance fees, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An Tour – Tra Que village (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel, the local guide pick you up at your hotel and then ride bicycles to Tra Que Village (10km). Arrive in Tra Que vegetable village and join in the daily activities with local farmer there. Continue to take bicycles along De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharlf. Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune , enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisher man. Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduce to the history there. Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch the crabs ( 02 paxs/ boat ). Divide group into 2 teams for basket boat racing and catching crabs. There will be a lovely present for winner.

12:20 Embark on the boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people there.

12:30 Enjoy special local food such as pancake, Tam Huu spring roll , fried fish …

After lunch, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf.

14:00 Continue to the accent town , experience the daily life of fisher man along Thu Bon River. a walking tour of Hoi An’s ancient town centre will take you back in time to when its was a major trading port in Asia. Visit old shop houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful market in this well-preserved town. Then free time for relaxing on Cua Dai Beach.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel, free time for relaxing on beach or shopping until transfer to Danang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Free time.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer, Hotel in Saigon

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)
Breakfast at your hotel, transfer for visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. After lunch in Cu Chi, driver back to Ho Chi Minh City. This afternoon, depending on your preference, visit either the War Remnants Museum or History Museum, and the former Presidential Palace. Finish the day with a stroll around the city’s colonial architecture, including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Boat, Hotel in Saigon

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – My Tho (B/L/-)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Have a short cycling tour (applied for private tour/if time permitted) then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Private car, Entrance fees, Boat, Hotel in Saigon

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City departure via flight
Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Customized” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

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Category Price per person in USD according to number of people in your party
From 01st October – 31st December, 2017 (high season)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 679 560 521 499 280
Superior (4 Star) 808 704 665 642 394
Deluxe (5 Star) 1080 967 930 909 697
Category Price per person in USD according to number of people in your party
From 01st May – 30th Sep, 2017 (summer promotion)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 646 543 505 483 261
Superior (4 Star) 743 644 606 585 347
Deluxe (5 Star) 992 892 855 833 601

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly

Trip inclusions:

  •     Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  •     Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  •     Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  •    Shuttle bus: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
  •    English speaking local guide
  •     All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  •     Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  •     Cruise in Halong Bay
  •     Kayaking, cooking class and Taichi lession on cruise in Halong
  •     Cold water and towel during tours
  •     Visa Arrival to Vietnam

Trip exclusions:

  •     Visa stamp fee
  •     International & domestic air ticket
  •     Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
  •     Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide

Meals:

  •     If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Vietnam Great Tours can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.
  •     Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
  •     Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.
  •     Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.
  •     Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Vietnam Great Tours suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

 REMARKS:

1. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
–  First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 – US$ 60 per room/night
–  Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 – US$ 110 per room/night
– Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 – US$ 180++ per room/night
2. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
3. Tour price based in twin/full/queen shared basis.
4. Tour price shown is base price, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
6. The above rates do NOT include “peak season” hotel surcharges, nor the charge for any compulsory festive gala dinners. Please email us to check  availability, together with the cost of any “peak season” surcharges if applicable.
7. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75% for tour & airline full charges. 12 years old & up = 100% (charged as an adult).

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour. However, Vietnam Great Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different “star ratings”, allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.

LIST OF HOTELS

Locations

First Class Category

3-star hotel

Superior Category

4-star hotel

Deluxe Category

5-star hotel

Hanoi

Silk Queen Hanoi

Golden Silk Boutique

Apricot

Halong bay

Majestic Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Indochina Sail

Hoian

Kim An Hoian

Hoian Silk Boutique

Sunrise Hoian

HCM City

Blue Diamond Saigon

Harmony

Majestic Saigon

Special note:

List of hotels is recommended by Vietnam Great Tours™. Please feel free to advise hotels you prefer in each category or combine hotels category at your wish (tour price will be changed accordingly)

Please note that all of our trip are privately designed. So that price includes the above-mentioned hotels, activities, and transport, and visits to attractions are by private car and guide unless otherwise stated. Your guide will pick you up from lobby of your hotel in the morning. The guide will confirm the pick-up time the day before. If you prefer to start next day’s trip earlier or a little later, please feel free to tell your guide.

  

 

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