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Days 12
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
City tours, boat ride, bay cruise...
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12
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
City tours, boat ride, bay cruise...
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HO CHI MINH CITY (HCMC)
On arrival at Ho Chi Minh's Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight in HCMC.
Meals: NO
DAY 2: HCMC & CU CHI TUNNELS
After your breakfast in the hotel, start your day by visiting War Remnants Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there stroll to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office. After lunch, the car will take you out of the bustling city for Cu Chi District, locates approximately 70 km northwest of Saigon. This is a beautiful green land with fruit gardens, rice paddies and plantations. Cu Chi Tunnels are like a spider web in the soil of Cu Chi District. It consists of more than 200km of narrow underground tunnels that connecting half or total covered hideouts, shelters, fighting bunkers, hospital, school, living rooms and so on… All was built and used by Viet Cong for resistance against their enemy during the French and American war. Thence we will drive back to the city in the late afternoon. Overnight in HCMC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3: MEKONG DELTA
Depart by private vehicle to the "rice basket" of Vietnam - the Mekong Delta. Mekong River starts as ice melt in the Tibetan Himalayas then flows down across the plains of southern China, tickles Burma, forms part of the border between Laos and Thailand, provides food and irrigation as it tumbles through Cambodia, spreads itself out into the '9 Headed Dragon' of the delta spreading rich, life giving silt throughout Southern Vietnam before eventually emptying into the sea. Today will be a full day of discovery as we explore the villages, farms, and intricate waterways that form the delta. Start the trip by a drive to Vinh Long, which on the way is green/yellow rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. On arrival, you will embark on a boat for cruising on the Mekong River with passing a small floating market in Cai Be. Along the river, we have more exploring of the local life, farmer and handicraft productions. We then access to An Binh Islet for enjoying the very peaceful atmosphere of the countryside. You are invited to enjoy the lunch at a local house while listening to the folk songs of Nam Bo performed by the “local family artists”. In the afternoon, we continue driving toward Can Tho for overnight at a hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET
The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day, we take a boat trip and exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang, where the trading way is unique; each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes. After an impressive boat trip, disembark at Ninh Kieu quay then visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy 10 km from Can Tho city. Lunch at local restaurant on the way back to HCMC. Thence, take a domestic flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Setting on the bank of rivers, it gives you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. From here you will take a drive to visit King Minh Mang's tomb & King Tu Duc tomb. This afternoon we embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6: HUE – HOI AN
The morning drive to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass will occupies half of your day. Arrive at Hoi An ancient town. Check into your hotel and then go for lunch at a nice restaurant in town Nestled a couple of kilometers inland on Thu Bon river, Hoi An is typified by the 16th century Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture. The afternoon walking tour offers you a chance to see how beautiful the Old Quarter of Hoian is. The sites include the Japanese Covered Bridge; Phuoc Kien Assembly; Tan Ky ancient house; Hoi An Culture and History Museum and Quan Cong temple. Evening is free on your own to chill out at a riverside café or enjoy shopping with tailor-made clothing, shoes and lanterns. Overnight in Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7: HOI AN COOKING CLASS
This morning you will join in a cooking class, firstly you will visit the local market and learn how to choose good ingredient for your meals as well as learn to know the style of Vietnamese cooking before going back to the class where you will hand on the cooking and enjoy your lunch. This afternoon is free for you to do your own things in this charming Old Town: You may be just easy at leisure to enjoy your accommodation facilities or go shopping at the center. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8: HOI AN - HANOI
This morning is easy for you to relax on the beach for do some shopping at the Old Quarter. Check out your hotel by noon. In the afternoon, transfer to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Hanoi. Get picked up and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 9: HANOI CITY TOUR
The city tour of the capital city occupies your whole day. The sites include of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museum that you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed with a short walk or a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10: HALONG BAY CRUISE
After breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up for the morning drive overland to Halong City, your entry point to the Bay of the World Heritage by UNESCO. Thousands of islands rise dramatically from the waters of Halong Bay and, to further their beauty, intricate cave systems naturally exist throughout these limestone karst formations. The traditional styled junk will cruise in between the towering islands, visit a limestone cave in the afternoon and do some kayaking and swimming (depending on the weather) Your accommodation tonight is a truly special experience – sleeping on a boat surrounded by high limestone karsts. Overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and a view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. After the soft breakfast, the crews pull up the anchor for further cruise to other parts of the bay and visit a fishing village by a sampan boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. After that, start cruising towards the harbor while an A la cart brunch is served. Disembark at noontime, meet the driver and drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI
Today is free at leisure until get transferred to the airport for your flight off. End of services.
Meals: Breakfast
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays,on an overnight boat)

  • 10 nights at hotels (twin/ double/ triple share)
  • 1 night on an overnight boat (twin/ double/ extra bed)

Transport (Bus/ car/ Domestic flights)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary
  • In-tour flights: HCMC - Hue; Danang - Hanoi (Quoted separately)

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 11 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Sampan boat rides in Mekong
  • Motorized boat ride in Perfume River & Mekong River
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight tickets
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
Gallery

French Post Office, Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon

A Viet Cong at Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels, Southern Vietnam

Boat ride in Mekong Delta

Motor Cart ride in Mekong Delta

Floating Market, Can Tho

Boat shops in Mekong River

Citadel Gate, Hue City

Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue

Hoi An old town, Hoi An City

Riverside Hoi An Ancient town

Tranffics in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh Mausoluem, Hanoi

Halong Bay Heritage

From a beach in Halong Bay

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