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8-DAY JOURNEY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH – VIETNAM
Welcome to Hanoi, you will be collected by our local guide at Hanoi Airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in (Check-in time at 02.00 PM earlier time will be up on arrival). Relax after a long flight at the hotel and have lunch and dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
The following breakfast leaves Hanoi for a 3-hour drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way. Arrive at the jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities.
After the welcome onboard, be served lunch while cruising towards the bay.
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on cruise
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay’s landscape. Continue cruising to explore more of the bay and enjoy the brunch breakfast before returning to the Jetty at noon time. Around 11.30 am, transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own account.
Overnight at the hotel.
You will have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. Your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday afternoon), his modest stilt house and the museum dedicated to his memory
Then, we will transfer to the airport (without a guide) for a short flight to Danang city
On arrival in Danang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to check in. The afternoon is for your leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with a variety of breathtaking water sports. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Note: Shorts and tank tops are not allowed in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & pagodas.
07:30 AM Being picked up at the hotel in Da Nang. Transfer to Ba Na hills (35km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, The Old Villas of French, the Golden bridge…
Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience the hill climbing train (the first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), and flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. A buffet lunch will be severed at the restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with a series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). Or discover Ba Na hills on your own.
03:00 PM Back to the cable car. Then, you will be transferred back to Hoi An. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport (without a tour guide) for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh – the largest city in Vietnam.
Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today’s tour will begin at 07:30. After breakfast drives away from the city center toward the Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road, and other scenes typical of southern Vietnam.
Arrive at the entrance of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Hear the tales of how these tunnels were built while walking through the forest. Visit two sections of the tunnel where it is possible to crawl inside to experience first-hand what life was like living underground. There are also several other informative displays and war relics around the area to explore.
After this morning’s Cu Chi Tunnels tour, return to the city center in time for lunch. Then take a closer look at the city itself, starting at. Reunification Hall This fascinating building, once known as the Presidential Palace, is filled with history. Hear the story of how, on 30 April 1975, North Vietnamese tanks seized the building as Saigon fell. Continue to the Old Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral, two colonial-style monuments with interesting pasts.
The final stop of the day is Ben Thanh market. Located in the heart of the city, this market is one of the liveliest in the area. Rub shoulders with the locals while browsing the countless stalls selling fruits, tea, and dry goods.
Return to the hotel and reflect back upon this incredible day of history and local culture. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last-minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Noi Bai airport for departure flight
1. Cancellation policy:
– Any cancellation 35 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of deposit or issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats)
– Any cancellation between 35 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 25% charge
– Any cancellation between 20 days to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge
– Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge
2. Payment policy:
– Full payment is required soonest possible & at the latest by 35 days prior to the arrival date (except in case we have a credit agreement)
– The deposit will be required in case we need to deposit to hotels or airlines
– The bank fees (transfer fees and correspondence fees are on the sender)
Method of payment:
• By credit card
• By bank transfer
Please note for any kind of payment: the bank fee is on the sender
Payment due: The special payment deadline will be applied and indicated in specific bookings in the tour confirmation. Generally, we request payment 2 weeks in advance for FIT & 30 days in advance for GIT. In case, we have to deposit to the suppliers to guarantee the service availability, we will request you to settle the deposit to us accordingly
4. Booking process notes:
– Upon receipt of your request or booking, we will immediately send a short notice to acknowledge the receipt
– We will deal with your requests or bookings and send out our detailed proposal or tour confirmation within 24 hours (or soonest possible) with details of specific terms & conditions
5. Cancellation/ No show
The specific cancellation fee will be indicated in the tour confirmation for specific bookings. This is due to the fact that each hotel and each supplier apply a different cancellation policy.
Any cancellation due to irresistible reasons such as war, strikes, earthquakes, etc. will be subject to no charge.
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I recently went on an 8-day trip to Vietnam and it was an incredible experience from start to finish. From the moment we arrived, everything was arranged seamlessly. We were picked up promptly for all of our excursions and transportation, which really made the trip stress-free. The tour guides were fantastic, providing us with insightful information and local perspectives on the different sites we visited. They were also accommodating and attentive to our needs throughout the trip. In addition, the hotels we stayed in were top-notch and located in great areas, which made it easy for us to explore the surrounding areas during our free time. We really appreciated the effort put into selecting such great accommodations. Overall, I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring Vietnam. It was truly a memorable experience, and all we had to do was sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. – Mr. Megan