Impressive Vietnam

14
nights and
15
days
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22,735

Per person sharing

This Impressive 15 day Vietnam tour will tantalize all of the senses and provide a variety and beauty of Vietnam. From Hanoi, an ancient capital to the fantastic views of Halong Bay or the colorful market in Sapa. Chaotic Saigon, charming Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue are part of the tour. Vietnam, a relatively new destination for tourism, is now being revealed as a place of unspoiled natural beauty and culture.

At a glance

Day 1 Welcome to Saigon. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Saigon City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3 Full Day Cai Be Floating Market tour
Day 4 Saigon – Danang (Flight) and onwards to Hoi An
Day 5 Hoi An City Tour
Day 6 Hoi An Stay for a Day with the Locals
Day 7 Drive to Hue through the stunning Marble Mountains
Day 8 Explore Hue and afternoon flight to Hanoi
Day 9 Hanoi City Tour and board overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 10 Journey up the impressive mountains to Sapa
Day 11 Sapa Village tour
Day 12 Return to Lao Cai for overnight train travel to Hanoi
Day 13 Transfer to Ha Long
Day 14 Visit Luon and return to Hanoi
Day 15 Last Day in Vietnam. Transfer to Hanoi Airport

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Impressive Vietnam

The tour will take you through our S-shape country. From the bustling Ho Chi Minh City to the coastal city of Hoi An and up to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and Halong Bay. Many types of interaction and opportunities to learn the local tradition & life style are part of this tour.

Start in Saigon. Explore the historical sights and visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels, created to assist the Vietnamese against the French in 1948. See its kitchens, field hospitals and command center. Then head to the Cai Be floating markets. In Hoi An take a stroll down its quaint streets and cruise down the Cua estuary.

Drive through the stunning Marble Mountains to Hue and amaze yourself in Sapa when exploring this wonderful destination. Try your hand in activities such as trekking, photography, visiting minority village markets, etc. Continue the trip sailing along the beautiful Halong Bay. Appreciate Imperial Hue declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and visit countryside villages in Hoi An.
End your Vietnam trip in one of the most exciting cities in Asia: Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the last day discovering its rural areas. Learn about farm life and explore delightful fruit gardens.

A highlight of your tour will be an interaction with the local population in the Mekong Delta. Do not miss this opportunity to live an unforgettable experience!.


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Saigon

  • On arrival; you are met by our representative who will assist you through immigration. Transfer to the hotel; and check-in
  • Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.
Day 2

Saigon city tour & Cu Chi Tunnel (B)

  • We set out this morning to explore Saigon City; providing a general overview of this fascinating city with its history and culture.
  • We explore the historical sights of the Reunification Palace; the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War; The War Remnants Museum; Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1877) and the City’s Post Office; often mistaken by tourists as a railway station.
  • In the afternoon; our drive to Cu Chi Tunnels is around 70km. The famous Cu Chi Tunnel system was created to assist the Vietnamese Revolutionists against the French in 1948. It was an underground city with living areas; kitchens; storage; weapons factories; field hospitals; command centers etc and in certain areas; housed up to 10;000 people; who virtually lived underground for years.
  • After a video introduction and a guided tour through the grounds; you will have the opportunity to take part in the unique experience of guerrillas living underground during the war; with a crawl through 20/30/50 meters of the tunnel system.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.
Day 3

Cai Be Floating Market Full day (B/L)

  • Today we head to Cai Be floating market; to explore the typical Vietnamese life of the Mekong Delta
  • Board a local boat and cruise along the Mekong River to discover the beautiful landscapes and immerse in the local people’s life; see the market with real trading going on; such as selling; buying; exchanging the fruits; vegetables and other wares from their boats.
  • We disembark on the Island; where we experience how the local people make their living from fruit trees.
  • A family on the island will serve us local seasonal fruits and honey tea whilst performing traditional southern music; called Tai Tu music.
  • We continue our exploration with a pleasant rowing trip down small canals and dense palm trees; experiencing the local villages between the islands to a small islet.
  • We disembark and take a short cycling tour through the traditional villages with many ancient traditional houses; set amongst a peaceful atmosphere and fruit trees and witness the unusual yet fascinating process of coconut candy and rice paper in the making.
  • Take a stroll in the orchard before enjoying a delicious lunch with a unique experience of tasting local delicacies including ‘Elephant Ear fish and traditional Vietnamese rice wine.
  • We return to Saigon by the mid-afternoon and enjoy your free time
  • Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Transfer and intercity transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • Domestic Airfares (subject to conditions)
  • 14 Nights’ Accommodation (3*- 4*-5*) in a double room sharing
  • Meals: as mentioned 
  • Local English Guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee
  • Tips
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 MAY and 30 SEP 2018
  • Seasonal supplements may be applicable