Welcome you to Ho Chi Minh - the biggest city in Vietnam. On arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transfer to your hotel to check in and take a short rest. (Check in time at 02.00 PM earlier time will be up on arrival).
In the afternoon, we will transfer to Bitexco Tower where you admire a 360degree view of city at 178m and enjoy a Heineken beer. Back to the hotel, dinner on your own.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Today’s tour will begin at 07:30. After breakfast drive away from the city centre 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 to 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 centre 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 account.
Overnight at the hotel.
Spending a morning trip by coming to Suoi Tien Park - the fairy stream,” is the world’s first water park devoted to Buddhism, specifically the Southeast Asian animistic form of Buddhism. As an amusement park, Suoi Tien offers numerous funny and attractive games kinds of game, from scary, thrilling to adventurous ones. This place has a lot of from superman electric car, children train to ball house.
(Entrance fee is included, entertain mental game ticket is paid on your own).
In the afternoon, do come to the Dam Sen Water Park with being challenged with 30 water games, a wave-making pool of surface of 3000m2. (Entrance fee included with free water game).
Back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Free on your own until our driver comes to pick you up to transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Hanoi. Once arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by the tour guide and driver to transfer to the hotel to check in. (Check in time at 02.00 PM earlier time will be up on arrival).
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Following breakfast leave 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 with 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 breath-taking 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. Meal on your own account.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to airport for departure flight.
End of tour!
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 at 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.
This Vietnam journey was excellent from start to finish – experiencing so many islands, tastes, and cultural landmarks – in just 10 days was magical. I was inspired by the Vietnamese people’s courage, determination, and persistence. I also fell in love. – Mr. Jim
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