Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days

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Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days

Included

  • Visa on arrival
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Home local lunch
  • 12 night accommodation including 11 nights in the hotels in twin-share cabin
  • 1 night on the boat in Halong bay 
  • Flight tickets:  Hanoi-Hue, Danang -Ho Chi Minh city  (Vietnam airlines – economy class) with 20 Kg check and 7 Kg hand luggage
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private car in Hanoi and from Hue to Hoi An
  • Airport transfer in Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • English Speaking Tour guide . Other languages on request
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • All taxes & services charge.

Excluded

  • Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
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  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days
  • Timeless Beauty Of Vietnam 13 Days

Hightlight:

Traditional villages: Pay a visit to some lesser-known traditional handicraft villages. Passing by through small local markets, rice fields, seeing the real pictures of Vietnam in the countryside.

Hanoi: Sightseeing with a local guide, visit Ho Chi Minh complex,Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake, Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter

Halong Bay: Overnight on the cruise, discover cave, tunnel, island, see stunning landscapes of Halong Bay

Hue: See stunning scenery, take a dragon boat to visit Thien Mu pagoda, visit the Imperial Citadel, Tombs of Kings and traditional villages

Hoian: Discover Hoi An ancient town with the old houses, local life of people. Take the boat along the river and pay a visit to the traditional handicraft villages in Hoi An. Know more about differences among the traditional villages in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh: Sightseeing the most amazing destinations in the largest city in Vietnam such as: Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Markt and Cu Chi tunnel.

Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River, row sampan in the small canals…


Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi ( Meals: Welcome dinner)

Day 2: Pristine traditional handicraft villages ( Meals: B, home local lunch)

Day 3: Hanoi city tour (Meals: B,L)

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong bay – Glory Legend Cruise ( Meals: B, L,D)

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi ( Meals: B,L)

Day 6: Hanoi - Hue ( Meals: B)

Day 7: Hue city tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An ( Meals: B)

Day 9: Hoi An city tour and traditional handicraft villages ( Meals: B, L)

Day 10: Free and Easy in Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city ( Meals: B)

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city tour ( Meals: B,L)

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta ( Meals: B,L, farewell dinner)

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city- Home ( Meals: B)


Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi  (Meals: D)

You arrive Hanoi and check in hotel in Hanoi centre. You get welcome drink and check-in. Today, You are free at your leisure time. You have a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy the best food of Hanoi here.

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Traditional handicraft village and welcome home local meal ( Meal:B, home local lunch)

8.00 am: Our tour-guide and driver are going to pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to “ special pristine handicraft villages”.

9.00 am: Get welcomed by a host. Enjoy the welcome local tea and listen to your tour-guide talking about culture in Vietnam

9.30 am: We are strolling around some villages:

+ Trinh Luong Rice flour making village:

Situated in the west of Hanoi, the village is very well-known for making flour for many generations. It is used for making many kinds of cakes in northern Vietnam like “ Gio” cake, rice cake ( Banh Cuon)…We visit here and explore a traditional village of outskirt Hanoi. We are walking around the village and pass by small grocery stores,  see the bustle of the local then we pay a visit to the communal house. At communal house we show our respect to a village’s saint who taught the local to make rice flour. After that, we are going to visit a local family and know how to produce it.

+Thuong Mao Carpentry village:

Overcoming many years of making wood here, the village is very famous in northern Vietnam and has got many talented artisans working on furniture for houses across the country, from prominent buildings to architecture projects in the big cities. We visit the most crowned family and discover how they produce beautiful products.

+Nhan Trach joss-paper ( ghost money) making village:

This village is very famous for making joss-paper in northern Vietnam. The entire villagers just focus on making it at home for hundreds of years. They specialize in providing it for big joss-paper stores in Hanoi and families which have got funerals. We are going to visit it and then you could practice how to make it.

12.00 – 1pm : Come back and have local lunch. We will enjoy the traditional Vietnamese food.

14.00pm: We are going to visit Van Phuc silk village

Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. At the age of more than 1,200 years, Van Phuc is proud to be the most ancient silk village which provides the best silk in Vietnam. Here, we will know more about the culture of silk village and see how to make silk from silkworm.

16.30pm: You arrive your hotel and say goodbye to the tour-guide.

Night 2: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi city tour (Meals: B,L)

8:00 am: Our tour-guide will pick you up at your hotel and start our city tour. Today, we'll visit many places in Hanoi including:

Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975, the complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum.

The Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnam best scholars. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Lunch

PM:

Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.

Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan KiemLake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.

One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.

At approximately 18.00pm we will return you to your hotel.

Night 3: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong bay – Glory Legend Cruise (Meals:B, L,D)

 7.30 – 19.30pm: Our tour-guide will come to pick you up at your hotel and drive to Halong City. We stop at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes on the halfway

12.00-12.30pm:  Arrive our harbor,  take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge and then get on boat

13.00-13.15pm: Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island.

15.00-15.30pm: Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference.

16.00-16.30pm: Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.

17.00pm: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.

19.30 – 23.00pm: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner.

Evening activities include: Watching movies, enjoying music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

Night 4: Stay overnight on the boat in Halong Bay

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi ( Meals: B,L)

06.00 – 08.00am: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck.

Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

08.00 – 11.30am: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.

Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception.

Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.

12.00 – 17.00pm: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

Night 5: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hanoi

Day 6:Hanoi - Hue ( Meals: B)

You enjoy breakfast in the hotel and check out your room. This morning you are free at your leisure,you could discover Hanoi Old Quarter on your own and buy something as souvenirs in Vietnam, enjoy some food in Hanoi. Our driver is going to pick you up and transfer you to the airport for Hue flight.

Night 6 : Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 7: Hue city tour ( Meals: B,L)

8: 00- 8h15am: Our tour-guide will pick up you at your hotel and transfer to the boat station.
8: 15am: Sight seeing in Hue city
By boat:
– The dragon boat will run along the Perfume river for you to sight the view of Hue city in the morning.
– The boat landed to visit Thien Mu pagoda( The most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam and an essential part of Hue city Tour).
By car: The car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue city Tour:
+ Imperial Citadel: The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty.
+ The royal Antiques Museum: A gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty.
+ Dong Ba market: The biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvernirs can be found in Dong Ba market
In the afternoon:

– 12: 00: the interesting thing in Hue city tour that you can. Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant with Hue specialty cakes: bánh Bèo, bánh khoái, nem lụi, bánh cuốn thịt heo, nem rán…
– After that we’ll continue to visit the Emperors Tomb, conical hat village and incense stick making village.
+  Khai Dinh tomb: The tomb of emperor Khai Dinh ( 1885-1925 ) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty.
+  Minh Mang tomb: The tomb of emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2ndh King of Nguyen dynasty.
+  Conical hat village: To see and learn how the locals make the conical hat ( non la). ( Non la- traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Hue city  women).
+  Incense stick making village: Observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incense
16:00pm – 16:30 pm: Back to your hotel.

Night 7: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An ( Meals: B)

You enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and check out you room. For this morning, you could walk around Hue city and discover the lifestyle of local people, buy some souvenirs for your relatives, enjoy some food of Hue. In the afternoon, our driver is going to transfer you to Hoi An by our private car.

Note: If you want to book the daily tour for this day, you could contact us via email sales@vietpictravel.com.

Night 8: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An city tour and traditional villages ( Meals: B,L)

8:30 am : Our tour-guide picks you up at your hotel and start walking to the old town area, you will visit japanese bridge, TanKy old house, assembly hall.., enjoy Hoian’s traditional dance and folk song.

10:30am: Leave old tow area and transfer to boat-station, get on boat cruise along Thu Bon  river  to traditional craft villages of: Kim Bong wooden carving village and Thanh Ha potterry village. Having soft lunch on boat.       .

13:30pm: Arrive back the dock. Say goodbye. The end of tour.

Night 9: Stay overnight in the hotel in Hoi An

Day 10: Free and Easy in Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city ( Meals: B)

You enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and check out the room. Today, you are free at your leisure, discovering Hoi An on this day is so fun, you can walk around Hoi An Ancient Town and enjoy some food of local people, take pictures of Hoi An in the morning or relax on the An Bang or Cua Dai beaches. This day, we’re going to transfer you to Danang international airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh

Night 10 : Stay in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi tunnel ( Meals: B,L)

In the morning: we start our tour around 8.00am

Leaving Saigon we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.  We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 13.00pm.

We are transfered to Pho 24 for some traditional Vietnamese noodle soup.

In the afternoon:

We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office.

Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.

Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace.

The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.

War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.

After that we drive to Ben thanh market:

Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.

The tour finishes at approximately 18.00pm when you will be transferred back to your hotel. 

Night 11: Stay in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta ( Meals: B,L)

8.00-8.30am: Our tour-guide will pick you up at your hotel.

Drive from Saigon through rice paddies and small villages to Mekong Delta river. Upon arrival in My Tho, enjoy around 3-hour Mekong Delta cruise trip and rowing sampan in small canals, then we have a short walk to visit a small village, discover some local workshops and coconut processing chains.

Taste some local fresh fruits and special honey tea of Mekong Delta.

Lunch served at a garden restaurant on Mekong Delta river bank with countryside scenery.Visit Vinh Trang pagoda which is an unique pagoda in Vietnam and the mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian architecture.

Back to Ho Chi Minh city around 17.00pm. After you return your hotel, you could take a shower and relax. At 19.00pm: you will enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Night 12: Stay overnight in the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh city- Home ( Meals: B)

You enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and check out your room. For this morning, you are free at your leisure, you could go shopping around your hotel, discover a busy Saigon, enjoy some food here. Our driver is going to pick you up and transfer you to the airport. Say goodbye to Vietnam, see you one day! End of service!

 

*)Note:

Surcharge  30 USD / Person for 3-star package, 40 USD/person for 4-star package, 50 USD/person for 5-star package for check-in on Lunar new year, Christmas’s Eve, New year’s Eve

Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions

Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking

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ROOM TYPE

3-STAR PACKAGE

HO CHI MINH CITY

Signature Saigon Hotel/Ruby River Hotel or Similar

Superior

PHU QUOC

Praha Hotel

Superior

NHA TRANG

Golden Rain 2 Hotel or Similar

Superior

DA LAT

Sammy Da Lat Hotel

Superior

HOI AN

Kiman Hotel or Similar

Superior

DA NANG

Da Nang Orange Hotel

Superior

HUE

New Star Hotel  or Similar

Superior

QUANG BINH

Riverside hotel Quang Binh

Deluxe

HANOI

Hanoi City Palace Hotel or Similar

Superior

SAPA

Sapa Lodge Hotel or Similar

Deluxe

HALONG BAY

Glory Legend Cruise or Similar

Deluxe

4-STAR PACKAGE

HO CHI MINH CITY

Grand Silverland Saigon/Harmony Saigon hotel or Similar

Premier Deluxe

PHU QUOC

Sai Gon – Phu Quoc Resort

Panorama

NHA TRANG

Premier Havana Hotel or Similar

Deluxe Ocean View

DA LAT

La Sapinette Hotel Dalat or Similar

Deluxe

HOI AN

Hoian Silk Village/Hoi An Silk Boutique hotel or Similar

Deluxe Garden View

DA NANG

Royal Lotus Hotel Da Nang

Classic

HUE

Moonlight Hotel or Similar

Superior

QUANG BINH

Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le hotel

Deluxe King

HANOI

Flower Garden Hotel- MK Premier Boutique Hotel or Similar

Deluxe

SAPA

Sunny Mountain Hotel or Similar

Superior

HALONG BAY

Pelican Cruise or Similar

Deluxe Ocean View

5-STAR PACKAGE

HO CHI MINH CITY

Majestic Saigon Hotel or Similar

Superior

PHU QUOC

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc

Deluxe Hill View

NHA TRANG

Intercontinental Nha Trang or Similar

Deluxe

DA LAT

Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel

Superior

HOI AN

Palm Garden Resorts/Hoi An Golden Sand Resorts or Similar

Deluxe Ocean View

DA NANG

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa 

Ocean View King

HUE

La Residence Hotel Hue / Celadon Hotel Hue or Similar

Superior

QUANG BINH

Sun Spa Resort Quang Binh

Superior

HANOI

Apricot hotel or Similar

Sketch

SAPA

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Superior

HALONG BAY

Paradise Cruises/Starlight Cruises or Similar

Deluxe


 

 

 

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