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 on your own.
In the afternoon, we will head to the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages, and scholars. It was also the first university in Viet Nam once.
Afterward, we will enjoy a leisure cyclo tour around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake.
Then arrive at the legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians. Stop at your hotel after an hour's ride. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
The following breakfast leaves Hanoi for a 2-hour drive to Hai Phong – Do Son including a 20-minute stop on the way. Check-in resort and enjoy time at the beach or take an electric car to the “Doi Rong area” (at your own expense). The meal is on your own arrangement.
Overnight at the resort.
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, Ha Long Bay is a naturalist’s dream. Magnificent Ha Long Bay, with its 3,000 islands rising from the clear, emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, is one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. These tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes created by the wind and the waves. Observing the limestone rocks rising from the sea and sailing junk boats sailing by will be a truly memorable experience.
The scenic 2.5-hour drive from Ha Noi to Ha Long is full of spectacular scenery as you will pass through seemingly endless green paddy fields and lush fruit farms. Upon arrival, board your traditional junk for a cruise amongst the incredible limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay to view Thumb Island, Cock Fighting Island, and Incense Island which can be seen on Vietnam’s 200,000 dong currency note. Explore one of the biggest, most beautiful stalactites and stalagmite cave of the bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board while cruising back to the wharf. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel this morning and transfer to the airport to take your domestic flight to Quang Binh. Once arrive in Quang Binh, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide to transfer to your hotel to check-in. Free time to have fun at Quang Phu Sand (own payment). Meal on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will escort you to visit Paradise cave. Going along Ho Chi Minh road, you will have a chance to admire stunning rubber forests and pine forests on both sides. Phong Nha cave is 35 kilometers and Paradise cave is about 70 kilometers from Dong Hoi city.
Thien Duong cave was found in 2005 by British explorers and it is considered the longest cave in Asia. From here, take the tram to the footer of the mountain to contemplate the beauty in this area. 09:30: Walking on foot to the entrance of Paradise cave, you can admire the beauty of limestone stalactites in various shapes. Take a rest and have lunch at Phong Nha cave.
13:30: Contemplate the natural beauty of the Nuoc Mooc stream. Visitors can have hammocks next to the stream and listen to birds singing, or swimming in the stream. Here, you can go swimming, Kayaking, fishing, and enjoy the famous local foods.
16:30: The tour ends then transfer to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Hue the ancient capital of Vietnam. Keep your way to Hue in the late afternoon and check in the hotel. Free to leisurely stroll to visit the ancient capital at night.
Overnight in Hue.
In the morning, check out the hotel our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the airport to take your domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh. Once arrive in Ho Chi Minh, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to the hotel to check in. In the afternoon, we will transfer to Bitexco Tower where you admire a 360-degree view of the city at 178m and enjoy Heineken beer. Back to the hotel, dinner on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
In the morning, check out the hotel. Then your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and after leaving Ho Chi Minh City, we drive for about 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Ben Dinh tunnels, Cu Chi. We may stop along the way for refreshments and take a rest.
Upon arrival, you’ll watch a brief propaganda video, which explains how the tunnels were used to successfully defeat American military forces in combat. The tour continues and the guide explains some traps that were placed in the jungles of Viet Nam to either maim American soldiers or create panic amongst the ranks. From here, you can enter one of the tunnel entrances and crawl through the tunnels is a real experience to imagine how people could live there for an extended period! There is a shooting range where you can try to fire an automatic or semi-automatic weapon for a fee (this fee is not included). Take some rest at the end for a taste of Cu Chi boiled tapioca and thinking what humans are capable of when having to defend their home.
There is a shooting range where you can try to fire automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included) then transfer to Vung Tau by private car (a 2.5-hour drive).
Have a great time enjoying the peace and the natural atmosphere while walking along the sand. You will sit back and relax when you are on the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Spend your whole day to relax on beach. Meals on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last-minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Ho Chi Minh 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 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.
I highly recommend Connek Trip. Everything was well organised and provided a perfect balance between organised tours to key attractions and time out to do one’s own thing. The tour leaders were fun, friendly and well-informed. The drivers drove safely at all times. The flights with Vietnam Airlines were also very comfortable with absolutely no hassles. The hotels were excellent – well-located and comfortable. – Mr. Michel
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