Vietnam Impression 11Days-AVT20

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This specially designed program is for those who love to indulge yourself to relax but still explore the best highlights of Vietnam that combine the hidden charms of  Hanoi 1000-year-old Capital, Amazing stunning Ha Long Bay, Ancient Capital Hue, Peaceful romantic Hoi An Ancient town, Dynamic Saigon, Beautiful floating life in the Mekong….with all authentic cultures of people and life. 

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival: Xin Chao!
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital 1000 years old. Your driver and guide will welcome you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing and real local life of Vietnam from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Savor a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour.
After Breakfast,  Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital; with its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes, and ancient oriental pagodas. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone.

You will visit the most attractive sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature, the tranquil Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake; and your choice of one of the city’s museums (either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum). Conclude yo, one of Hanoi’s fabric markets. And checking out special museum Hoa Lo Prison  where French arrested Vietnamese political  prisoners then US Pilots gave the name as Hanoi Hilton
Free evening, you may wish to take a peaceful stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword), a pretty lake steeped in Arturian-style legend. On weekends, the traffic around Hoan Kiem Lake is closed off and the area is transformed into a pedestrian space. But this pedestrian area is so much more than just a haven from the chaos of everyday traffic; it is an important community space. You can find families and couples out for a leisurely stroll, musicians performing to crowds, children (and adults) cruising around on two-wheeled hoover boards or roller skates. It is lively and a great feeling!
Note:  
– Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning and during 
  the months of from September to November 
– The Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday and Friday mornings.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight on Private Boat cruise.
After Breakfast, Your guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel then set out on a 3 to 4-hour drive along the beautiful peaceful countryside to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site:.
Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Welcome on Board, Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard while we are sailing out into the mystical bay of thousand stunning Limestone Islands, cruising around some of Ha Long’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting) where you enjoy soft adventure Kayaking to see amazing islands, lagoons ….back to Boat, Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on the cruise.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue Ancient Capital
Lazy morning Awake early or relaxing and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the bay’s largest Sung Sot Cave with colorful limestones of stalagmites and stalagmites. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Ha Long City, where the driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport to catch your short flight to Hue, the former Royal Capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel in the city.
Meals: Breakfast or Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 5: Hue full day  City Tour of Ancient Capital.

Hue was the first place in Vietnam declared by UNESCO to be World Culture Heritage Site in 1993!
After Breakfast, we start your day with a visit to the Oldest  Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the 1800s. With a six-mile wall and a surrounding moat, it was modeled after the Forbidden City. In the spacious courtyard area visit the Dien Tho Palace, Thai Hoa Palace, Hall of Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns. Travel into the peaceful countryside to see the real-life of local people, visit Rice Museum then enjoy Stunning Scenery of Perfume river –so romantic place with Pine trees and Hill Bunkers. Have great lunch of Hue local specialties. After lunch we drive to visit the Tomb of Tu Duc, The longest reigning Vietnamese emperor, which was designed and built an elegant tomb during his life ten years later after he died, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading, and theater performances. After that we visit the oldest Thien Mu pagoda where you will understand more Vietnamese Buddhism then Your family will take River Cruise to enjoy the best view of Hue, back to Hotel then enjoy your free evening, relaxing and chilling at the Swimming pool.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue- Hoi An Ancient Town.

After breakfast, we depart Hue for the scenic mountainous drive to Hoi An. Stop at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink and at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Rest of the day you are at leisure.
You Enjoy your time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 15th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese, and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high-quality silk still produced in the region.

Have a great Christmas night in Hoi An Colorful Lantern.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour

Today, Hoi An is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors, and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls of Cantonese or Fukien, the 200-year-old Tan Ky ancestral houses of Tan Ky or Phung Hung, and the famous Japanese Bridge.  

In the afternoon, enjoy free time to shop-amazing place for Tailor-made clothes, Silver, Sunglasses …or Massage or explore the town or relax on Cua Dai or An Bang  Beach.
We  Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City’s Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. Finally, end up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An– My Son Holy Land of Champa Kingdom- Angkor Wat of Vietnam.
After breakfast, we travel 40km outside of Hoi An to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: My Son Temples or Holy Land surrounded by the Cat’s Tooth Mountains, My Son Sanctuary is home to the ancient Cham ruins and is often referred to as Vietnam’s Angkor Wat. The Complex includes many temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs that is still mysterious. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. It is an amazing place for you to study Architectures, Hindu, Cham Cultures ….Enjoy watching Cham Performance of Dancing with traditional music. On the way back, stop for a short visit to the Sa Huynh Champa Museum in Tra Kieu. Return to Hoi An ancient town then enjoy a free afternoon for shopping…
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 9  Hoi An– Danang – Fly to Saigon.
Having breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to take your flight to Vietnam’s biggest commercial hub: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)-a very dynamic city. Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant then set out on a guided city tour. In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon 

Day 10   Saigon – Mekong Delta 
Today you spend a day away from the busy city of Saigon and drive to Ben Tre Province of Peaceful

On arrival, we board on your private boat for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you visit different Islands of fruit orchards, coconut groves, and homemade products such as coconut candies and other products of Coconut, rice cakes, handicrafts, etc. After a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, tropical fruits while you listen to Traditional Music, take “Xe Loi” –Motor Carts or Tuk Tuk through peaceful Fruit Gardens like Safari of local Houses and real local life and paddle on Rowing Boat through picturesque of Coconut Canals. Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then the  boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to where your car will take you back to Airport flying to Siemreap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon  

Day 11  Departure day –Home sweet home

We trust you have had a great time and holiday in Vietnam.

 

Price Included

  • Accommodations -The ‘Twin Share’ room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a private tour guide (English/ French-speaking).
  • Halong Bay cruise shared   (2 days/1-night packages),
  • Private  Hue Perfume River Cruise
  • Private  Mekong River Cruise
  • Mekong Cruise Private Boat package
  • Internal Flights: Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Ho Chi Minh
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
  • Walking Tour in Hoian Ancient Town.
  • Learn about Nguyen’s Dynasty on the trip to Hue.
  • Experience Eco-tour in Hoi An.
  • Amazing My Son Temples like Angkor Wat

Price Excluded

  • International flights into Vietnam and out
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fee.

Please note :

The ‘Twin Share’ price is per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The ‘Single Room’ price is applicable when a single room is required. Prices are based on a traveling party of at least 2 adults. If traveling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as the time of travel. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.

Please note that discounts will apply if there are more than 4 or more people in your traveling party since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.