Welcome you to Ho Chi Minh - the biggest city in Vietnam. On arrival, you will be picked up by our guide and transferred to your hotel to check in and take a short rest. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards.
In the afternoon, we will transfer to Bitexco Tower where you admire a 360-degree view of the city at 178m and enjoy a cup of Heineken beer. Back to the hotel, dinner on your own.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start the trip to depart for My Tho, the town that lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and see orchards, and enjoy tropical fruits, and folk song music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Ride a hand-rowed sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit the honey-bee farm, and enjoy a honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around Tan Thach village, and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those who can’t join the cycling trip. Afterward, you will be back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight at the hotel.
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.
At a good time this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Danang city. Upon arrival to Danang, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel to check-in.
Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, 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, Linh Ung pagoda, 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.
Around 3 pm, we will transfer back to the cable car and head to Danang. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last-minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Da Nang airport for departure flight 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 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. Meals on your own account.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last-minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Noi Bai 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.
Fantastic trip! All you need to see and do in Vietnam in 9 days. All went smooth and easy. Tho is fantastic tour agent, she kept constant contact with us and was checking if everything is going OK. We really felt well taken care of. I really recommend Connek Trip if you want hassle free holidays. – Mr. Marta
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