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Vietnam Insight - 12 Days

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Adventure6Saigon - Mekong Delta - Hoian - Hue - Hanoi - Halong bay
Experience the best Vietnam has to offer on this 12 day tour that takes you from South to North. Start in Saigon then explore the lush landscapes of the Mekong River Delta. Relax under the whispering palms in Hoian and discover Hue’s ancient history. Conclude your tour with a visit to Vietnam’s eclectic capital and a boat cruise along the eerily beautiful Halong Bay.



PRIVATE TOUR RATE: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy. 

 Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Supp'
Land Tour/pp 1,215 1,040   952   905 -
Domestic Flights/pp    220   220   220   220  
Total 1,435 1,260 1,172 1,175  


Included:
- Transportation by private car

VietnamInsight3- Hotels bases o­n double/twin share- Cooking Class as program

- All entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Meal as mentioned in program
- Drink water
Excluded:
- Pre and post accommodation arrangement
- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- Travel Insurance
- Beverages & personal expenses & Tips

Vietnam Insight - 12 days - Your Journey starts Saigon, ends Hanoi or revert.
Day 1: Saigon Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). After arrival you will take an orientation tour through Saigon’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: None

Day 2: Saigon City Tour
Enjoy a full day to tour Saigon’s diverse attractions. Start with a visit to Saigon’s China Town, then learn about traditional Vietnamese medicine at the FITO Museum and browse through the amazing array of goods at Ban Thanh Market.  Stop for lunch then continue on the city tour with a visit to the War Remnants museum and former Presidential Palace. We conclude the day exploring the city’s French colonial architecture, stopping at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3:  Saigon - Mekong Delta - Cai Be  Vinh Long - Can Tho
Today we leave Saigon and travel to the Mekong River Delta. Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before driving to the riverside town, Cai Bai. Along the way, stop at a candy factory and orchard garden, where you have an opportunity to listen to traditional music. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at a riverside restaurant, then cross the Mekong by motorized boat to visit some fluvial islands and explore the countryside by bicycle. Our driver and guide will meet you at Vinh Long pier and take you to Can Tho city for the night.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4:  Can Tho - Floating market - Saigon
Wake early and leave the hotel to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market by motor boat. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous orchards and sample some of the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Return to Can Tho for lunch then drive back to Saigon, arriving in the late afternoon.  
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal:s Breakfast

Day 5: Saigon – Danang – Hoian
Today we fly from Saigon to Danang. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you on the short drive to the sleepy riverside town, Hoian. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. After lunch, take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. End the day with a relaxing sunset boat cruise.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Hoian
Today we embark on a family run “fisherman eco-tour.” Explore Hoian’s surrounding farmland and countryside then try your hand at local fishing techniques as you learn to navigate a basket boat through narrow waterways. Return to Hoian in the afternoon for a private cooking class.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Hue
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then check-out and drive northward to Hue over the 500m-high Hai Van pass. Enjoy a stop at the scenic Lang Co Beach for a drink before continuing on to Hue—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend the afternoon on a leisurely walking tour through Vietnam’s ancient capital city, visiting the Royal Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of King tu Duc (a replica of the king’s palace built for the next reincarnation of the king), before exploring  the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba Market.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Hue – Hanoi
Spend the morning on a private boat cruise down the romantic Perfume River to visit the Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) and the ornate Minh Mang's tomb. Drive to the airport in the afternoon to catch your short flight to Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour    
Today we 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. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Old Quarter; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance—a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Hanoi—Halong Bay
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a 3 to 4 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the East Sea (Bien Dong) (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Accommodation: Cruise on Halong Bay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Halong – Hanoi     
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as we navigate back to Halong City. Our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi. Enjoy the rest of the day free at your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Hanoi Departure
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then drive to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

 

 
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