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Splendors of Vietnam - 11 days

Age-old culture, captivating street food, splendid nature and fantastic hospitality – Those are the most impressive splendors of Vietnam that world has recognized and called upon for long. Discover this amazing country in an 11-day lifetime journey, from Hanoi Old Quarter with iconic destinations and signature dishes, to UNESCO Heritage Site Halong Bay surrounded by the Gulf of Tonkin as well as breathtaking karst limestone, the Hue and Hoi An under the ancient colors and implausible architectures, ultimately Saigon – both city theme and Mekong Delta river life.

Indulge in the variation of Vietnam’s picturesque painting and extend all your insights, senses and expectations!

Highlights

  • Hanoi Senses & City tour
  • Train Street of Hanoi & famous ‘bun cha’ dish
  • Halong Bay visit & local artist talk
  • Hue Ancient Citadel & Ho Quyen fighting arena
  • Hai Van Pass & Lang Co beach sightseeing
  • Hoi An the Ancient Town
  • Ho Chi Minh City & Senses dinner
  • Mekong Delta floating markets & local life

Itinerary

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day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL

Xin Chao, Welcome to Vietnam. You are greeted at Noi Bai Airport for your transfer to the hotel. Meet up again for dinner and get the very first bite into Vietnamese food.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury room

day 2
HANOI SENSES & THE CITY

Dedicate your morning to the visit of the essentials of Hanoi, begin with an electric cart ride around the Old Quarter, then continue to Temple of Literature. From there the day get much more adventure when you walk to Lenin Statue park, a reminder of the Communist past of Vietnam, visit Hanoi flag tower & the Vietnam Military History Museum. Get close to local life, see Train street and sample the significant meal of Bun Cha at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will get off-grid with one of our very cool urban hikes from banana jungle to the iconic Long Bien Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: MK Premier Boutique Hotel – Luxury room

day 3
HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT CRUISE

After breakfast, depart for Halong Bay, one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world. On arrival, board a traditional junk and head out into the Gulf of Tonkin, cruise the myriad of tiny islands and many grottoes created by wind and the waves over the centuries.

Lunch and dinner on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Boat: Bhaya Cruise – Deluxe Cabin

day 4
HALONG BAY – ANCIENT VILLAGE – FLY TO HUE

Start off your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee being served. Rejuvenate your body and mind with the slow movement of Tai Chi and enjoy the dawn on the bay.

Back at the dock at around 11 am, continue to a traditional village where you can sit down with local artist to learn about water puppet and watch the performance. Continue to Noi Bai airport where you will take a flight to Hue.

Upon arrival, you are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Hue, the former capital was the seat of power under Vietnam’s last royal family, the Nguyen Dynasty. Take a deep breath and look around to collect some first impressions; clear your senses so you will be ready to take in the new.

Our guide will welcome your group and transfer to Hue city centre.

Meals: Breakfast & Brunch

Accommodation: Eldora Hotel Hue – Deluxe City View room

day 5
SLOW LIFE HUE

This morning, you will take a boat ride up the romantic Perfume River to will visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Duc tomb.

Lunch at the restaurant that located near the ancient citadel in a peaceful suburb of Hue. Walk back into time at Imperial City before visiting the only-in-Vietnam Royal arena names Ho Quyen where fights between tigers and elephants were organized during the Nguyen Dynasty.  

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Eldora Hotel Hue – Deluxe City View room

day 6
HUE – HOI AN – EXPLORE THE ANCIENT STREETS

After breakfast, check out Hue hotel and head out to Hoi An. The route south from Hue hugs the coast before passing Hai Van Pass. Stop to admire stunning views over Lang Co Beach and Da Nang City and continue along My Khe Beach to Hoi An. Walk the ancient town in the afternoon with your tour guide and reveal all the great stories of this charming township.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa – Superior Garden View room

day 7
HOI AN FREE TO EXPLORE

Today will be free at your own leisure to discover the town.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa – Superior Garden View room

day 8
HOI AN – DA NANG – FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY

Have early breakfast this morning then check out, transfer to Da Nang airport for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Have a city oriental tour in the afternoon before take things slow for a special dinner tonight. Take away your sight senses, and experience a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound. This is not simply dining, but rather a uniquely mind-altering experience.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe room

day 9
HO CHI MINH CITY – VINH LONG – HOMESTAY

This morning, drive to the land of rivers, the Mekong Delta. You will soak up daily life atmosphere from the local wet market to the hot brick kilns and moving around like the local does in a sampan boat. Lunch will be served at local house, have a cup of tea when enjoying the traditional music. In the afternoon, visit local workshops around your homestay. Join hands to prepare diner with the host.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Homestay in Ut Quynh House

day 10
HOMESTAY – CAI BE – HO CHI MINH CITY

Get on board to cruise to Cai Be floating market then cycle around Tan Phong island where you are surrounded by local fruit farms. The rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to explore Mekong life before driving back to Saigon.

Dinner at a relaxing atmosphere of an old French villa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Silverland Yen Hotel – Premier Deluxe room

day 11
HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE

The day is free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City for some last minute shopping.

Check out hotel by noon then you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

 

Tour Price Includes:

  • 8 nights on hotel accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 1 night in Mekong homestay with standard facilities
  • 2Days/1Night cruise on boat in Ha Long Bay (private cabin on shared boat).
  • Boat trip as program
  • Domestic airfares of Hanoi – Hue and Danang – Ho Chi Minh
  • Daily Breakfasts,1 brunch, 6 lunches ,5 dinners
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Government tax and service charge
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Early check in or late check out
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Airfares (international)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Tips
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above
  • Insurances
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)