Wonderful Vietnam Tour

Wonderful Vietnam Tour – 11 days – From $474

Wonderful Vietnam tour with 11 days trip provides a quick glance of Vietnam highlights including Saigon, Mekong delta, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong. In this trip, you will have the chance to journey from the busy avenues of Saigon to the peaceful, quiet beautifully preserved streets of old Hoi An and Hue and then experience Vietnamese rural life on a boat tour visiting Mekong delta and its people and villages. You will also have the chance to visit the very foundations of the revolution and some of the major historic sites of the Vietnam War such as the Cu Chi Tunnels. Heading to the North, you will enjoy the 1000 year old Hanoi capital and the extraordinary Ha Long Bay. Explore these sites and more with us, from the North to the South, come to know our people and our beautiful country, knowledgeable and friendly professional national guides will help you create the memories of a lifetime.

11 Days/10 Nights –  Saigon – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi tunnel – Hoi An – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

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Trip Name: Wonderful Vietnam 11 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 11 Days
Starting: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam
Finishing: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi tunnel – Hoian – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Saigon arrival – transfer to hotel (-/-/-)
Vietnam Great Tours guide will welcome you after clearing custom, transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2: Saigon – Mekong delta boat trip (B/L/-)
Full day exploring the vast Mekong river

Day 3: Saigon – Half day Cu Chi – Half day city tour (B/L/-)
Explore the maze of underground Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong stayed and mount surprise attacks and enjoy a half day city tour of Saigon highlights.

Day 4: Saigon – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
Transfer to internal flight to Danang flight. Rest of day free

Day 5: Hoi An City tour (B/L/-)
Spending a half day for exploring Hoi An town.

Day 6: Hoi An (B/-/-)
Today you are free at leisure or explore the city on your own.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hanoi (B/-/-)
Transfer to internal flight to Hanoi.  Being met you at the airport and transfer to your hotel.

Day 8: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)
Enjoy full day features the most highlights of Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)
Travel to Ha Long bay by private comfortable transportation, enjoy overnight on cruise.

Day 10:  Ha Long – Hanoi (Br/-/-)
Sightseeing Ha Long bay and transfer back to Hanoi

Day 11: Hanoi depart (B/-/-)
Being transferred to Hanoi airport for boarding your flight back to home. Trip ends!

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: Saigon arrival – transfer to hotel (-/-/-)
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. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Saigon. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Included: Tour guide, Private car, Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon – Mekong delta boat trip  (B/L/-)
Today, escaping from the high-rise hotels, shopping malls and chic restaurants of Ho Chi Minh City, we drive to My Tho- home of paddy fields, thick orchards and canals. Upon arriving, we embark on a private boat to explore the vast Mekong River. You will take a tour around the floating market, Fish Quay along the waterway to Turtle Island, a beautiful island full of orchards. Here we can enjoy a variety of fresh tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists. We then visit a coconut candy workshop before taking a short horse cart ride to visit a Bee Farm where we try some honey tea, taste local confectionery. Moving on, we will have a short rowing sampan boat ride along the water coconut shady canal to our main boat to head to Phoenix Island – the lonely bastion of Coconut Monk. Here we enjoy lunch of local cuisines with scrumptious Elephant Ear fish before returning to the harbor.
Head back to Ho Chi Minh by late afternoon.

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

Day 3: Saigon – Half day Cu Chi – Half day city tour (B/L/-)
In the morning, depart from Saigon and drive through peaceful countryside to get Cu Chi tunnel. We then spend the next hours discovering the fascinating underground tunnels where the Viet Cong stayed and mount surprise attacks. Our guide will introduce you various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers. Cu Chi was really a former battlefield. Afterwards, we head back to Ho Chi Minh city.

After lunch, take a half day city tour of Saigon highlights. This half day tour features the Notre Dame Cathedral church built between 1877 and 1883 and it is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.Another example of French colonial architecture and also the country’s largest post office is the nearby Old Saigon Post Office. We then move on to visit the Reunification Palace one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue our trip at War Remnants Museum  which is formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, a poignant display of the uselessness of war.

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

Day 4: Saigon – Flight to Danang –  Hoi An (B/-/-)
Transfer to internal flight to Danang. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to Hoi An. Rest of day is free.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An City tour (B/L/-)
Today we have a half day discovering Hoi An town. Hoi An was a prosperous international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants from the 16th to 18th centuries. These businessmen came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, famous for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes.Many buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. Enjoy a half-day tour on foot through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter and then visit Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the Japanese covered Bridge.  Enjoy an overnight in Hoian.

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

Day 6: Hoi An free (B/-/-)
Today you are free at leisure or explore the city on your own.

Included: Breakfast, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Hanoi (B/-/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel, then transfer to internal flight to Hanoi.  Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)
Breakfast is at the hotel,
08:30 Am: Our guide and driver pick you up at the hotel lobby for a full day exploring Hanoi. 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…

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.
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.

Lunch today is a special local dish called Pho bo Hanoi or Hanoi Noodle soup with beef at the most famous Pho eatery and another dish is Bun Cha Hanoi in English is Noodle with grilled pork. This delicious dish is served with Hanoi flavorful spring roll.

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 viewers of Tripadvisor.com.

Next, we will head back to Hanoi’s centre to visit Ngoc Son Temple situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. If time permit, you will go sightseeing through the old quarter to explore the old city on foot with numerous shops and photo opportunities.
Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement

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

Day 9: 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 Ha Long 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 Ha Long 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 Ha Long, Entrance fees, Kayaking, Cruise in Ha Long

Day 10: Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L/-)
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.

Included: Brunch, Tour guide on boat, Bus from Ha Long to Hanoi, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 11: Hanoi depart (B/-/-)
Today you are free at leisure until being transferred to Hanoi airport for boarding your flight back to home. Trip end!

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) 702 571 516 489 259
Superior (4 Star) 865 734 679 652 393
Deluxe (5 Star) 1289 1157 1101 1073 799
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) 687 556 502 474 289
Superior (4 Star) 799 670 617 590 410
Deluxe (5 Star) 1150 1022 968 941 741

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.

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation based on twin sharing room and breakfast
  • Ha Long Bay cruise
  • Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicates.
  • Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and boat fees
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; (AC room)
  • Kayaking, cooking class and Tai Chi lession on cruise in Ha Long
  • Cold water and towel during tours

Tour excludes:

  • International air ticket
  • Domestic air ticket Saigon – Danang; Danang – Hanoi
  • Visa
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency

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

Sapa

Bamboo Sapa

Chau Long Sapa

Victoria Sapa

Hue

Rosaleen Hue

Cherish Hue

Imperial Hue

Hoian

Kim An Hoian

Hoian Silk Boutique

Sunrise Hoian

Dalat

River Prince Dalat

Duparc Dalat

Anna Mandara Dalat

HCM City

Blue Diamond Saigon

Harmony

Majestic Saigon

Cantho

Ninh Kieu 1 Cantho

Ninh Kieu 2

Victoria Can Tho

Nha Trang

Starlet

Michelia

Sheraton Nha Trang

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.

  

 

Wonderful Vietnam Tour – 11 days – From $474
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