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Duration:
 13 Days / 12 Nights

13 Days Best of Vietnam

 

The itinerary covers the best of culture, nature, beaches, and islands in Vietnam

 

Special Features

•  Enjoy the best of Hanoi, including the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and museums

•  Take a 5-star boat cruise in Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea

•  Tour Hoi An, where the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999

•  Discover Hue, the first-world UNESCO cultural heritage site in Vietnam

•  Explore Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam

•  Boat in The Mekong River Delta and appreciate the beaches, islands, resorts, spas, and seafood

•  Enjoy Phu Quoc island, the most beautiful island in Vietnam, especially for honeymoon holidays

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Hanoi: Arrival Hanoi – Airport pick up – Meet your tour manager at hotel to go over any questions in your itinerary (D)

Day 2 / Hanoi: Hanoi City Tour (B)

Day 3 / Halong: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star Cruise Ship (B, L, D)

Day 4 / Halong: Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)

Day 5 / Hoi An: Halong Bay – Fly to Danang/Hoi An (a 1hr flight) (B, L)

Day 6 / Hoi An: Hoi An Local Tour by Cycling, Boat & Cooking Class – Hoi An Walking Tour (B)

Day 7 / Hue: Hoi An – Hue City Tour & Boat Trip (B)

Day 8 / Ho Chi Minh City: Hue – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (a 1hr flight) – City Tour (B)

Day 9 / Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City – Delta Mekong Boat Trip – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 10 in Phu Quoc: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Phu Quoc island (a 50min flight) – Relax (B)

Day 11 / Phu Quoc: Phu Quoc Island – Relax (B)

Day 12 / Ho Chi Minh City: Phu Quoc island Relax – Fly back Ho Chi Minh City (a 50min flight) (B)

Day 13 / Departure: Ho Chi Minh City – Depart(B)

Trip Package Includes

•  Private A/C transportation as indicated in the program

•  All intra-flights (Vietnam airlines, economy class, airline taxes & service charges included)
∗   HANOI (HAN) – DANANG (DAD)/ HOI AN: a 1hr flight
∗   DANANG (DAD) – HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN): a 1hr flight
∗   SAIGON (SGN) – PHU QUOC ISLAND (PQC): a 50min flight
∗   PHU QUOC ISLAND (PQC) – SAIGON (SGN): a 50min flight

•  12 nights of accommodations double/twin sharing room at the hotels and homestays

•  Meals as indicated in the program: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner

•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private double/ twin cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)

•  Private boat to cruise in Hoi An and Mekong River as indicated in the program

•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary

•  Tour guides and local guides

•  Visas

•  All entrance fees

•  All taxes & service charges

•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Arrival Hanoi – Airport pick up - Check in hotel - Welcome Dinner

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Welcome Dinner · Tour guide · Hotel in Hanoi

Highlights:

Hanoi

Activities:

After being met at the airport by a DH Travel tour guide, you will be transferred to Hanoi for check-in, recovery, welcome dinner, and overnight.

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Day 2:

Hanoi City Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Activities:

At around 8 am after your breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and we start our full day trip to visit the rest main sites of Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda, West Lake area, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. We have lunch in the traditional restaurant in the center of Hanoi before continuing our trip in Hanoi by visiting Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hoa Lo Prison, seeing the Water Puppet Unique show, then enjoy our dinner until escort you to Hanoi Railway Station to catch our night train to Sapa. Stay overnight on the train

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Day 3:

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star Cruise Ship

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · All entrance fees · Cruise & Overnight on the cruise ship in Halong Bay (private cabin)

Activities:

08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay. 12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Cruise Ship followed by cruise briefing. 13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as cruise further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay. 15:30 – 16:30: You are free to choose one of the options:
Option 1: Fishing village visit. Who is interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Option 2: Beach and kayaking. For those who like some water activities and beach. The tender shall take you to Ban Chan beach, where you can enjoy yourself on the beach, swimming or playing volleyball…, or try your hands in some kayaking in the magnificent setting of Halong Bay.16:30 – 17:30: Return to Calypso Cruiser and have a bath then relax as the sun starts to set. 17:30-19:00: Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck and take part in our cooking class with Calypso Cruiser Chef. 19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, do night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area

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Day 4:

Halong Bay Cruise – Lan Ha Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · All entrance fees · Cruise & Overnight on the cruise ship in Halong Bay 

Highlights:

Halong Bay

Activities:

06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck. 07:00 – 08:00: Have breakfast at sunrise. 08:30 – 10:30: Picked up by day boat and cruise forward Lan Ha Bay. 10:30 – 12:00: Kayaking at Dark and Light Cave. 12:00- 13:00: Have lunch. 13:00 – 15:00: Cruise to Three Peaches Beach, relaxing, kayaking, and swimming. 15:00 – 17:30: Return to mother boat and overnight at Cong Do Area

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Day 5:

Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi - Fly to Danang/Hoi An

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch · Internal airfare Hanoi-Danang/Hoi An · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Highlights:

Halong Bay

Activities:

09:00: Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a morning view of the seascapes while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. 09:00 – 09:30 a.m.: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave, a medium-sized and less-frequently visited cave in the Bai Tu Long area. 09:30 – 10:00: Check-out area Luggage can be delivered to the reception area. 10:00 – 11:00: Return to the Harbor. On board, have an early lunch. Disembark the Calypso Cruiser around 12:00 p.m. 12:00 – 15:00: Transfer to Hanoi International Airport for a short flight to Danang/Hoi An. When you arrive in Hoi An, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Stay at a resort in Hoi An for the night.

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Day 6:

Hoi An Local Tour by Cycling, Boat & Cooking Class – Hoi An Walking Tour

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · Lunch of Cooking Class · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Activities:

After breakfast, a short bicycle competency test will be given. For those uncomfortable with a pushbike, then other methods of transport can be arranged. The tour starts by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village. Ride along country lanes viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges and fields of water buffalo…Take a short break with a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying a 30-45 minutes ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and spend your time catching fish and “purple crabs” in the canal. Continue biking to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries.  Have lunch with a local family. Afterward, transfer you to the old town of Hoi An to enjoy our walking tour in this famous town by visiting the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. We walk to visit these sites by pasting many low-tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 7:

Hoi An - Hue City Tour & Boat Trip

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hue

Activities:

Hue is an ancient historical capital city. There are more than 100 architectural works reflecting the life of emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the southern bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Pickup at  08:00 AM in the lobby of the hotel. Transfer to the wharf to cruise along the Perfume River to visit: Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda) with a good view of the Perfume River and its surroundings. Then, we travel to explore Tu Duc King’s tomb, one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Transfer back to the city to lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Hue Imperial and Forbidden City, Garden house, and Dong Ba market. Tour ends around 06:00 PM. Transfer to hotel in Hue.

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Day 8:

Hue – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City - Tour (B)

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Tour guide · Breakfast · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Hue-Ho Chi Minh City · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Activities:

After breakfast, we take a short flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. PM: We take a half-day city tour here, visiting some of the city’s major attractions. We go to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of South Vietnam’s President until the end of April 1975, as well as some French colonial structures like the Notre Dame Cathedral. After visiting the War Remnant Museum, we proceed to the bustling Ben Thanh Market, where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 9:

Saigon - Boat Trip in My Tho & Ben Tre of Mekong River Delta - Saigon

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Lunch · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Activities:

8 AM Pick up in hotel lobby. Mekong Delta boat trip to My Tho and Ben Tre, famous for small wooden boats, sweet candy, and local folk songs. Tour ends with 5P with drop-off at your hotel in Saigon.

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Day 10:

Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Phu Quoc Island - Relax

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Internal airfare Saigon-Phu Quoc island · Hotel in Phu Quoc island

Highlights:

Phu Quoc Relaxing

Activities:

Free time until our driver picks you up and transfers you to the airport to catch a short flight to Phu Quoc Island, which includes one of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches. Upon arrival at Phu Quoc airport, pick up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. You can relax on the beach during your downtime. Stay in a hotel in Phu Quoc for the night.

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Day 11:

Phu Quoc - Relax (B)

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Hotel in Phu Quoc island

Highlights:

Phu Quoc Relaxing

Activities:

Today is your free day to explore and relax on Phu Quoc island. Phu Quoc island is still regarded as the most romantic destination for couples on their honeymoon.

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Day 12:

Phu Quoc Relax – Fly back Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Internal airfare Phu Quoc island-Ho Chi Minh City · Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights:

Ho Chi Minh City

Activities:

Free time until our driver picks you up and takes you to the airport for your short flight back to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 13:

Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast

Highlights:

Airport transfer

Activities:

Free time for more discoveries in Hanoi, until it’s time to transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or your next destination.