Tranquil Vietnam Tour

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TOUR SUMMARY

This tour take you through the most famous and favorite destination in Vietnam including Halong Bay, Hoi An, Mui Ne, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. The trip is professionally organized and balanced between relaxing and exploring culture and history of Vietnam. You will enjoy kayaking in Ha Long bay, sufing in Mui Ne, experience local life up close as we explore the colorful fishing life in Mui Ne, discover eye-opening history and many more great experiences. Join in this tour for a wonderful holiday of relaxing on our heaven beach in Mui Ne.

 Day 1: Hanoi arrival 
      Optional Activites: The Best Of Hanoi Foods Tour

 Day 2: Hanoi City tour
 Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
 Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang – Hoi An
 Day 5: Hoi An
 Day 6: Hoi An
 Day 7: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city
 Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cai Be  
 Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne
 Day 10: Mui Ne
 Day 11: Mui Ne
 Day 12: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh
 Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel in the center of Old Quarter.

Optional Activities: The Best Of Hanoi Foods Tour

You are a foody and expect to try the best of Hanoi cuisines. How about taking a big fun walking tour around Old Quarter and see its lively daily life as well as tasting all the best foods the city has to offer? Hanoi has long been rated one of the best cities for street food in the world. Let’s explore the city with our guide and give it a go to taste the most amazing dishes Hanoi has to offer. This tour is tailored to give our foreign guests the most unique and authentic experience of Hanoi’s cuisine. We will take you to the most popular eateries for locals, most of which are famous among locals.

Around 5Pm, our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel and start the The Best of Hanoi Foods Tour. We start walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, first visiting the colorful local markets where we meet stall holders and talk about their food and learn about local culinary. Then continue along both high streets and back streets exploring many corners in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Our guide will introduce to you the most famous locals’ foods stores and taste all of famous Hanoi foods including Hanoi traditional foods like Bun cha, Banh cuon, Cha Ca, to exotic foods like Bun Oc or Bun Rieu Cua or legendary “egg coffee”. Under guidance of our friendly tour guide, you will be introduced to the city with the best foods Hanoi has to offer and unique opportunities to travel like a local. Walk on foot back to your hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) 
After breakfast at hotel, you will start the city tour by visiting Hoa Lo prison or the Hanoi Hilton. The prison was built by the French administration in 1896. During the Vietnam War, Hoa Lo Prison achieved notoriety as a place of incarceration for US pilots, who ironically nick-named it the Hanoi Hilton. The tour to this historical relic gives you a unique sight at Vietnam History and an understanding about Vietnamese people in war. Transfer to Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university, built in 1076 and at first used for education of royal children only. Throughout its hundreds of years of activity in the feudal, thousands of Vietnamese scholars graduated from this university. Enjoy your lunch at Koto restaurant. The restaurant was built to help street children in Hanoi, offering them accommodation, education and job training. The restaurant nowadays gets great reputation not only for the great charity works but also exquisite foods cooked by top chef. 
After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting Museum of Ethnology, voted as one of four the best museum in Asia. In the museum, tourist exploring Vietnam’s diversity culture and life style of 54 ethnic groups, walking in houses on still of ethnic people to experience their life style or traditional rituals.  Transfer back to your hotel, overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
You will arrive in Hanoi in early morning and then check in mini hotel for rest and breakfast. Around 8.00AM, our driver will pick you up then starting the 3 and a half hours drive to Halong Bay. Embark on Cruise followed by cruise briefing.
Savor a sumptuous lunch while boat cruising further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner. You'll have chance to visit Amazing Cave, the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong Bay. Then back to the boat to enjoy drinks on Sundeck, snap photos the view of the Bay, go swimming or just relax as the sun starts to set.
Those who fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join in our brief Vietnamese cooking demonstration on board while having some free drink. Dinner is served with selection of Vietnamese food and seafood. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board in a tranquil area. (Evening activities available: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing...)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang – Hoi An (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt and have breakfast at sunrise. Get your hand on some kayaking, visiting Luon cave, swimming. Option: For those who do not fancy kayaking can visit TiTop Island to enjoy the panorama view of Halong Bay or just relax, swim at the beach. Head back to the Harbor.
Transfer back to Hanoi for the airport and take the flight from Hanoi to Danang international airport. Upon arrival at Danang airport, our guide and car will transfer you to hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) 
In the past Hoi An was a busy commercial port where the traders around the world came and traded varying types of goods, from silk to ceramics. Some houses in the narrow streets are unchanged from the day they were built. We will follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market … Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Today is your free at leisure day in Hoi An. You may want to wander around the ancient town for shopping, relaxing or going to Cua Dai beach where you can go swimming and relaxing. Overnight in Hoi An.

Optional activities:
Cooking class: You will take part in a cooking class with an expert chief and try to cook the Quang Nam traditional food before taste your dishes. A real experience of Middle Vietnam cuisine! Follow our chef to local outdoor market, try new local ingredients and learn about local culinary. Have fun with cooking class under the guidance of chef and enjoy your result as a big feast with everybody. 

Day 7: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
Say goodbye to Hoi An and the middle area of the country as well, we will move to the south with the must - visit first stop, Ho Chi Minh City - the most dynamic and exciting city with rapid economic growth rate and quickly become one of the most attractive tourist hub in the South Vietnam. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide will transfer you to your hotel, check in your hotel and spend the afternoon for a half day city tour.
You will spend your whole afternoon to join a guided tour of this bustling and busy city. Stop to visit Reunification Palace - formerly known as Independence Palace, the War Remnants Museum where you will understand more about the war in Vietnam the life of Vietnamese under the war, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Day trip to Mekong Delta (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) 
Today we will head out of the city to the Mekong river for discovering the Mekong life. Our car will take us 3 hour for heading to Hung Vuong Pier.
Take a boat here in Ben Tre – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a tuk tuk or ride on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants.
Have lunch at restaurant riverside. Afternoon - Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. And boat back to Hùng Vương Pier. The cruise will end at around 3.00PM. Then we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer by car on a ride of 3.5 hour to Mui Ne, the heaven of beach, wind and sunshine. Upon arrival, you will check in your hotel and the rest of the day will be free at your leisure. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 10: Mui Ne (Meals: Breakfast)
Today is your absolute free day. Enjoy your day relaxing on the white sand beach or have fun with water sports and swimming. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 11: Mui Ne (Meals: Breakfast)
Today you will take a short trip to visit the white sand dune to capture the majestic sunrise moment. Take a fun ride on jeep car and explore the vast area of beautiful sand dune here. Transfer to back to hotel, free at your leisure on the rest of the day.

Optional activities:
Fishing Village: Apart from heaven beach, fishing village is also a signature image of Mui Ne. You will take a short trip visiting a fishing village and fish market. The visit will give you a close look at local lifestyle here and chances to communicate with friendly locals. 

Day 12: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh (Meals: Breakfast)
Spend your last morning in Mui Ne for relaxing and we will transfer by car back to Ho Chi Minh city. Free at your leisure on the rest of the day. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Meals: Breakfast) 
After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure until our drive come to pick you up and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. End of services

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer with A/C vehicle
  • Airport Transfer with A/C vehicle
  • Accommodation in Hanoi, Hoi An, Mui ne and Ho Chi Minh with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Shuttle bus to/from Ha Long Bay
  • Water and Tissues in car
  • Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • Join in luxury Ha long Bay Cruise tour
  • Boat trip in Mekong Delta

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Alcoholic, and other beverages
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Services not mentioned in itinerary

ACCOMMODATION

Following hotels are your accommodations arranged accordingly for each standard. Our travel experts have inspected hundred hotels but only choose the best for you.
City Economic Group Private Deluxe Primary Luxury
Hanoi Hanoi Legacy Hotel Essence Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole
Ha Long Rosa Cruise Paloma Cruise Signature Cruise
Ho Chi Minh Beautiful Saigon Hotel Paragon Saigon Hotel Lottle Legend
Hoi An Hoi An Lantern Vinh Hung Emerald Almanity Hoian
Mui Ne Mui Ne Bay Resort Pandanus Resort Mia Resort

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