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Days 14
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
city visits, scenic bay & river cruise, beach relaxation...
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14
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
city visits, scenic bay & river cruise, beach relaxation...
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!
On arrival you will be greeted by your private driver and guide, and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. You will have the remainder of the day free to rest and relax after your flight. Overnight in Hanoi
Meals included: Not available

DAY 2: TOUR OF HANOI CITY

This morning you will spend the day to learn about the long-standing historical Hanoi by taking in some of the city's major sites including Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and his former home, the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s first university in Hanoi) and a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): Ethnology Museum, Military History Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Late in the afternoon, take a short walk to visit a Taoist temple on a small island of Hoan Kiem Lank before experience a cyclo (sort of local rickshaw) ride in the Old Quarter to view the busy streets in an interesting way. End the day with the unique water puppet show at Thang long Theater. Overnight in Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: HANOI > HALONG BAY

Today you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your scenic transfer to Halong Bay. Your seaplane flight will take around 40 minutes and is a spectacular way to see the UNESCO site. Upon arrival in Halong you can relax by the marina with a Vietnamese coffee before boarding your junk. This afternoon will be spent cruising through the bay, admiring the limestone Karst scenery and enjoying the luxurious hospitality on-board.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: HALONG BAY > HOI AN

A morning on board your boat today. The boat will take you to visit a beautiful limestone cave before moving gently back to port to disembark mid-morning. You will then be collected by your guide and driver for the overland drive to Hanoi airport where you will take a late-afternoon flight to Danang City in the central Vietnam. Upon arrival in Danang you will be greeted by your tour guide and taken to Hoi An for hotel check-in. Relax and enjoy the facilities of your beach resort.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: HOI AN (A MORNING WALKING TOUR)

After a leisurely breakfast you will meet your guide for an insightful tour around Hoi An's old town. Here you can explore the shop-houses, temples and charming Japanese covered bridge. You may wish to further explore the town on your own or return to your beachside resort for some relaxation. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: HOI AN (COOKING CLASS)

Today will start with a trip to Hoi An's bustling morning market where a local chef will introduce you to some of the key ingredients needed in order to create many of Vietnam's most admired dishes. After sourcing the ingredients you will accompany the chef back to the revered Red Bridge Cookery School. The afternoon will be spent cooking and sampling many Vietnamese specialties before returning to your hotel. Relax for the rest of your day or get back to the Old town for some shopping on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch at cooking class

DAY 7: HOI AN > SAIGON (CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR)

Drive to Danang Airport this morning for the short flight to Saigon in southern Vietnam. On arrival transfer to Cu Chi historical site. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, your tour guide will walk you to visit the famous underground tunnel network which was built and used by Cu Chi villagers for resistance against their enemy during the Vietnam War. Here you will learn a little more about the war and the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong. Drive to the city, check in and be free to enjoy at your own leisure in the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: SAIGON > MEKONG DELTA

At 8.00 AM, pick-up from your hotel and depart for Ben Tre, a nice province of Mekong Delta. On arrival, get on a motorized boat and cruise along a branch of the river. Stop off at various local workplaces that gives you a picture of how the local economy works, including coconut activated charcoal factory where coconut shell is put into high heat kiln to produce coconut charcoal; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products.
Then the boat will cruise through the small canal, discover the local life. You will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life. Pay a visit to a mat weaving house and learn how straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself. After that, you will board your xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) into another village where you can see farms, rice fields and vegetable gardens.
A delicious and filling lunch will be served at a family-run restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will board a sampan for a relaxing ride along narrow canals, then take your motorized boat back to the pier. Get back on your private vehicle to continue on your day to Can Tho City for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9: MEKONG DELTA > CON DAO ISLANDS

The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day, you take a boat trip and exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang. Visiting the market, you will be impressed by the trading way as it 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.
After lunch, transferring to the airport for your flight to the Con Dao Archipelago. Upon arrival on Con Dao you will be greeted by a resort representative and taken to your hotel. The next few days will be spent enjoying the stunning location and the resort's abundant facilities. Overnight in Con Dao.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: CON DAO ISLANDS

Perhaps you may wish to part-take in some of the hotel's activities today (Optional) or alternatively you may just wish to relax on the beach or by the pool.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11: CON DAO ISLANDS

Another day of relaxing and to spend as you wish.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12: CON DAO > SAIGON

This morning you will be taken back to the airport in time for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to the city for hotel check-in. Free to do your own things for the remainder of the day in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13: CITY TOUR OF SAIGON

Today you will enjoy a full day city tour of Saigon with your guide on hand to offer their own insight into everyday life in Vietnam. This evening you will embark on a fascinating discovery through the streets of Saigon on the back of jeep car. You will enjoy tasty street food, local music and a wonderful atmosphere. This will be a memorable evening and a real highlight before travelling home. Spend your last night in Saigon
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14: DEPARTURE FROM SAIGON

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport in time for your onward flight. Good bye Vietnam!
Meals included: Breakfast

What's included

Accommodation (Hotels,on an overnight boat)

  • 12 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: (Hanoi - Danang; Danang - Saigon; Saigon - Con Dao Island)

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)

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

  • 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 2 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Join-group cooking Class in Hoi An
  • Motorized boat & sampan boat rides in Mekong River
  • Motor-cart ride in Mekong Delta
  • 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 CAT'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
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