VIETNAM ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY

Duration

12 days

Location

Tour Type

Overview

Theme’s program
Visits of the most popular sites, Halong Bay cruise, highlights of Vietnam....👇👇👇

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel
  • Van
  • Domestic flights
  • Visits
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • International flights
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Personal spending
  • Drinks in the meal

Tour Plan

Departure  from the airport of your choice and all registration formalities for the flight to Hanoi at your own expenses.

Dinner and night on board.

At your arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide and transferred to the city to do some sightseeing around Ba Dinh square, you will see the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum from outside, and the one pillar Pagoda.

You will go on a walking tour around the old district to see the colonial style Opera, the Ly Thai To park and the Hoan Kiem lake.

You will attend a Welcome dinner and Night at your hotel.

A tour around the old quarter in a Rickshaw and then you will visit the temple of Literature.

Possibility to stop for a walk in Dong Trieu village while taking the road to Halong.

On the way, lunch in a local restaurant.

Check-in and departure for a fantastic cruise through the beautiful areas of the Bay which will give the opportunity to witness its unforgettable scenery. Karstic rocks will tickle your imagination along with the floating fishermen homes sleeping in harmony with the nature of the bay. Visit one of the most beautiful rocks caves of the area. 

Seafood dinner specialties served on board. For those who wish to, why not try squid fishing? A very amusing and intriguing experience.

Night on board.

In the morning, you will have the opportunity to attend a Tai Chi lessons on the deck of the boat in the natural and peaceful environment of the bay. Breakfast on board.

You will have a quick boat ride to the "Hang Luon" water-tunnel caves overhanging a large natural water tank. Pursuit of your cruise  throughout the magnificent bay.

Lunch on board. Disembarkation and back on the road to Ninh Binh through the Red River Delta.

Take Walk in a peaceful village where you will discover the farm life of its locals and the calm atmosphere which reigns in the area complimented by its intact landscape since times immemorial.

Finally you will enjoy a water puppet show presented by the artists of the village.

Night at hotel in Ninh Binh.

Boarding on a small boat called "Thung Nang" for a strolling the magnificent rice fields.

Bike ride or walk on the way to the village surrounded by imposing karstic mountains landscapes.

Lunch during the excursion.

We will Drive to Vinh following the center national road where you can Visit its local market. We will arrive in the city late in the afternoon.

Dinner and night at the hotel.

Departure in the morning to Phong Nha, a world heritage site of UNESCO. Boat ride on the river and visit of Phong Nha caves.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Passing by the 17th parallel, you will be able to explore Phuoc Tich village which is classified as "national heritage" for its well-preserved traditions. Visiting one of the houses of its locals, you will have the opportunity to discover the inhabitants way of life, their work, thir customs and their ancestors worship. Arrival in Hue, check-in at your hotel.

For dinner, you will taste the specialty of Hue "bun bo" at a local restaurant.  Night at hotel.

Visit of the Citadel: you can explore the Imperial city with the Palace of Supreme Harmony. We will take the road towards the Thien Mu pagoda known for its high octagonal tour. You will take a ride on a boat following the Perfume River. Discover the local life of the people on the river bank.

For Lunch you will taste some Hue’s specialties in a family restaurant sitting on the banks of the Perfume River.

Back to Hue and on the way visit to of an incense and conical hats factory. Visiting the Emperor Tu Duc Tomb.

Imperial costumed dinner with music and traditional music of Hue. Night at the hotel.

Departure from the hotel to Hoi An via the famous Hai Van Pass. Visit of a typical village where locals lives of gardening: salad, aromatic leafs…

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Walking tour around Hoi An old town: The Fujian sanctuary, followed by the Japanese covered bridge, the symbol of the city. The chinese Phuoc Kien Communal House, a traditional Tan Ky house. Visit of a lantern and silk factory.
Check-in at the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant and night at the hotel.

Transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines.

At your arrival to Ho Chi Minh, you will be transferred downtown to have lunch (according to the flight schedule) and discover the colonial district of the city and its various monuments like The central post office designed in Gustave Eiffel’s workshop or the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace.

Walking tour in the lively Dong Khoi Street to the Municipal Theatre, the historic Continental Hotel, City Hall, Ben Thanh Market …
Tour in the Chinese district also known as Cholon. Visit of the local market Binh Tay, walk through the street of traditional medicinal products and discover the Thien Hau Pagoda.

A Farewell dinner in Saigon and choice between cruise or barbecue depending on weather.
Night at the hotel downtown (convenient for night walks !)

Visit a traditional lacquer factory where you will have the possibility to buy some souvenirs.

We will take the Road towards Cai Be in the Mekong Delta which is a large network of canals spreading on an area of 40 000 km². On the way, we will visit of a Cao Dai temple. Cruising through the river along the canals surround by a luxuriant vegetation. Passing by a wholesale floating market you will taste some local fruits on the boat. Quick stop on the way, to discover the making of rice cake, coconut candy and rice wine.

Lunch on an island to taste the local specialty : the "elephant ear" fish.

Back on the road to Can Tho.

Check-in at hotel. Dinner at restaurant next to banks of Mekong’s arm. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Early departure for a small cruise on the river: navigating towards Cai Rang floating market, hooking of on a smaller boat selling fruits you will taste delicious fresh pineapple in an exotic atmosphere.

Back on the road heading back to Ho Chi Minh City and lunch at local restaurant.

According to the flight schedule, transfer to the airport. Assistance for registration formalities and flight to your city on a regular airline flight... Dinner and night on board.

Breakfast on board. Arrival to your city.

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