Vietnam Beach Holiday

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TOUR SUMMARY

This 12 Days holiday in Vietnam will give you a unique opportunity unwind in the most beautiful beach and ocean bay in the world. You will enjoy kayaking in Ha Long bay, scuba diving in Nha Trang, experience local life up close as we explore the colorful floating life in Mekong, discover eye-opening history and many more great experiences. The trip is professionally organized and balanced between relaxing and exploring Vietnam. Join in this tour, you will definitely have a wonderful holiday relaxing on our heaven beach.

 Day 01: Ho Chi Minh Arrival 

 Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Explore Saigon Culinary on Bike

 Day 03: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cai Be - Ancient House

 Day 04: Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang

 Day 05 - 06 : Nha Trang - Explore Nha Trang Island

 Day 07: Nha Trang - Flight to Hanoi 

 Day 08: Discover Hanoi City

 Day 09: Hanoi - Halong Bay

 Day 10: Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long

 Day 11: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

 Day 12: Hanoi Departure

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (Meals: None)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to hotel in center of Ho Chi Minh city. Free at your leisure on the rest of the day. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Explore Saigon Culinary on Bike (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Around 8.00 Am, our guide and car will pick you up from your hotel and depart to visit Cu Chi - a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers, rooms and booby traps used during the war. You'll be able to get an idea of what it would have been like to live, sleep and eat in the underground passages and bunkers during the fierce battles above and below the surface. Return to the city for lunch at a tasty restaurant in the city centre.

In the afternoon, you'll discover the Reunification Palace - a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, served as the presidential palace of South Vietnam until reunification in 1975. Then, you'll also visit the War Remnants Museum - one of the most sobering, yet popular, museums in the city. You’ll find a collection of weapons, machinery, aircraft, tanks, artifacts and horrific photographs illustrating the devastating affects of napalm, Agent Orange and other weapons of mass destruction.

In late afternoon, join in our bike tour and explore the best of Sai Gon's foods. Saigon has long been rated one of the best cities for street food in the world. Let’s get on the bikes and give it a go to taste the most amazing dishes Saigon has to offer. This tour is tailored to give our foreign guests the most unique and authentic experience of Saigon’s cuisine. We will take you to the most popular eateries for locals, most of which are out of the touristy area and located in hidden alleyways. Besides the part of all delicious and unlimited food, you can also enjoy the city as we will zip around on the bikes from place to place for the dishes while receiving an insiders’ view into the culture that defines Saigon from our guides, who are so much passionate in showing you the bests of their city. Overnight in hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.     

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cai Be - Ancient House (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Around 07.30 Am in the morning, our guide and minivan tour bus will pick you up from your hotel in Center Ho Chi Minh City and start drive to Vinh Long town. When arrival, board on a local motorboat and star cruising on Mekong River. Our guide will introduce to you the floating market, trading culture and floating houses of local here. Since Mekong Delta land is split by huge cannel systems, you will then take a rowing sampan and explore the area by sampan boat that locals use to transfer around. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and green fruit garden on two sides. We will stop to visit local some workshops including pop-rice, rice-paper, coconut candy producing, honey tea, snake wine… to see how local people here utilize rice, coconut and other agriculture materials and turn them into delicious products.

The boat will then transfer you to a beautiful ancient house that still well preserved after many generations. You will be welcome by family members and the host will prepare the lunch for you. The host will also teach you how to cook “Banh Xeo” dish so you can join in cooking and make your own dish. Enjoy your lunch with authentic Vietnamese southern meals and learn more about Vietnamese family lifestyle and culture from the host. 

After the lunch, we will then take your bike and start cycling around the village. The bicycle ride will take you around the village, introduce to you the genuine beautiful Vietnamese houses and community. It will be a great opportunity to take photos of this beautiful water land. If time permit, we will stop by a drying fruit factory and a local pagoda. The bike ride under peaceful canopy of this water lands will bring you a peaceful experience, shake off the busy lifestyle of city. Start driving back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at your hotel around 06.00 Pm. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport and take your flight to Nha Trang, the most beautiful beach city of Vietnam. Upon arrival at airport, you will transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure. Overnight in Nha Trang. 

Day 5: Nha Trang (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 Nha Trang.

Day 6: Explore Nha Trang Island (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Around 09.00 Am, our vehicle and guide will pick you up from your hotel and go to the harbor to get on boat for the trip. Firstly we get to Mun Island where we spend 2 hours snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. There are many beautiful fish and lovely coral to see and explore. We will next go to Mot Island where we have a delicious lunch of seafood ( shrimp, crab, cuttlefish ), beef, rice, noodles and vegetarian food.
After lunch enjoy swimming and relaxing on sun deck  up floor, reading your favorite book while having manicure and pedicure. Fruit party will give you different tastes of seasonal fruits from Nha Trang. We then go to the Tranh shore, a beautiful beach for relaxing. We will then return to the harbor where the bus is waiting to bring you back to your hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 7: Nha Trang - Flight to Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to Nha Trang airport, take your flight to Hanoi city. Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, our car and guide will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi City (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 dowed 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 learn more 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. Occupying a modern structure mixed with other local architect, the terrific collection here features well-presented tribal art, artifacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation. 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 and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Around 08.00 to 08.30 Am, our tour bus and guide will come to your hotel and pick you up for Ha Long tour. (Notice that our bus can only pick up from hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter, contact our team for detail info). After 4 hours ride you will arrive Hon Gai harbor. We will go on board with welcome drink and welcome briefing from Cruise Manager. Enjoy Vietnamese set menu lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long Bay. Start to discover the floating Vung Vieng fishing village while sitting on rowing boats with local people. Arrive at Ban Chan Beach, you will spend your time for swimming, sunbathing or enjoy kayaking around the area.

In the afternoon, relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. Around 07.30, Enjoy romantic dinning experience on top deck with BBQ dinner and Vietnamese cuisines (If weather permit and group is over 15 people). After dinner, it is free time to joining movies in the restaurant, board’s game or squid fishing.

Day 10: Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long (Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

If you are a morning person, join in our exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. Enjoy our breakfast in restaurant within peaceful atmosphere of the bay. After breakfast, you will transfer to our Day trip boat (a small boat used to explore further destinations that big boat can not access) to go to Cap La area. From here, enjoy your morning go fishing with local fisherman and learn more about floating file of locals here. We will be back to the day boat around noon and enjoy free time & relaxing on the sundeck. Set menu lunch with seafood and grills will be severed on boat. Enjoy the rest of the day with kayaking & swimming within the peaceful destination of Cap La. By late afternoon, transfer back to our big boat for your 2nd night on cruise.

Day 11: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

If you are a morning person then today you can rise early for our morning tai chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and admire the tranquil atmosphere of Ha Long Bay in early morning. Light breakfast will be served in restaurant. Around 08.00, you will transfer to Island nearby, climb up small steps to explore the Thien Canh Son Cave. This is one of the biggest cave and most impressive of Ha long Bay with rich history and geology value but still very wild and untouched by human. After 1-hour cave tour, we are back to the boat for check out, put your luggage out to corridor and settle your bill at restaurant. Lunch will be served in restaurant while the boat is cruising back to harbor. We will transfer back to Hanoi and tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (Meals: Breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to Noi Bai international airport take your flight leaving Vietnam. End of services.

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INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer with comfortable A/C vehicle with experienced driver
  • Airport pick up/drop off by comfortable private car
  • 9 nights accommodation with daily breakfast in Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Hanoi
  • 2 night accommodation in Ha Long Bay Cruise
  • Comfortable bus transfer Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Water and tissues in car
  • Cooking Class, Tai Chi, Kayaking & boat trip in Ha Long Bay
  • English speaking guide in tour
  • Biking & Boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • 11 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 4 Dinner as mentioned in itinerary
  • Join in cruise tour in Nha Trang Island Tour
  • 02 Vietnam domestic economic flights Ho Chi Minh - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Hanoi

EXCLUSIONS

  • International 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
Nha Trang SeaSing Boutique Star City Hotel InterContinential

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