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Vietnam Tour 2  North to South  ---  Hanoi  to Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy the warm and indigenous hospitality of Vietnam as you travel from North to South and experience a visit to your child’s birthplace city.  This tour combines family friendly activities such as visiting a local school, having lunch in a rose garden and enjoying activities at a relaxing beach resort. There is plenty of culture with bicycle tours of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, visits to historic landmarks and an overnight stay on a luxury junk. Your family is sure to enjoy this meaningful adventure in your child’s birth country that combines many beautiful and historic sights, while your family creates its own album of memories.

Tour Overview
Trip Duration:14 days/13 nights
Hanoi,Halong,Hanoi,Nha Trang,Ho Chi Minh City,Can Tho

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi
meals: D

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport you will receive a warm welcome from our tour guide and be escorted to your hotel.  Enjoy the initial sights of Hanoi, which is a peaceful city of lakes, shaded boulevards, verdant parks and grand French colonial architecture while you adjust to the new time zone.
In the late afternoon, you will have a cycling tour through Hanoi Old Quarter followed by a welcome dinner at a famous local buffet, the Sen Restaurant.

Day 2: Hanoi full day city tour
meals: B/L
Today, you will rise early and enjoy a morning walk to Hoan Kiem Lake "Lake of the Restored Sword" and experience early morning in Hanoi. According to the legend, gods provided Emperor Le Thai To a magical sword to defeat the Ming Dynasty Chinese invaders. After the victory the emperor was boating on the lake when a giant tortoise reared up and took the sword, returning it to its rightful owners. Today, the lake is where local residents do their morning exercise. You can join them as they do Tai Chi. In the afternoon you can enjoy a city tour of Hanoi in which you will visit Ngoc Son and Quan Thanh Temples as well as the old quarter of Hanoi and the Dong Xuan market.  This evening you will be treated to a water puppet show, a unique Vietnamese traditional art which dates back to the 10th century. Water puppetry is a remarkable art form combining traditional music, fireworks and elaborate puppets floating gracefully on the water. The stories depict Vietnamese legends, peasant life and local festivals.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong
meals: B/L/D
This morning, depart Hanoi for a trip to Halong with a scenic drive through the Red River delta. Upon arrival you will be escorted to the Indochina Sails Junk.  (This 15 cabin junk has been furnished in a traditional way, getting the best out of natural materials like wood, bamboo & marble. “Trac” wood – a rare, valuable and solid kind of wood is used to make the cover of the ship, all the interior are made by “Huong wood – a perfumed wood”, which gives not only the impressive color but also a special scent that represents the high class and the unique character.). After getting settled in your cabin you can enjoy lunch onboard.  You will visit Cua Van Fishing Village and Bat Cave via a sampan or kayak.  You may also have an excursion to Soi Sim Beach for swimming or relaxing.  In the evening you will enjoy dinner on board and arrive by boat at Luon Bo Area & anchor for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi- Province
meals:B
This morning offers an optional early morning meditation and Yoga session on sundeck and an excursion which departs to Sung Sot cave. Following an international breakfast buffet you will depart by boat to Bai Chay beach and enjoy the sights there. After arrival at Halong city you will be escorted to Noi Bai airport  for a late afternoon flight to your child’s province. You will be greeted warmly by a local guide at the airport and be escorted to your hotel to settle in and relax.
Day 5: Province
meals: N/A
Today, a Lotus guide will sensitively and carefully assist your family with your arranged visit to the orphanage, foster care family or birth family as you’ve requested.  This day is customized to your family’s wishes and specifications.
Day 6: Province
meals: N/A
This day is also arranged in a specialized way according to your preferences to explore the birthplace of your child. We can recommend and arrange local activities for you, based on local culture and choices
Day 7: Province – Nha Trang
meals: B/L/D
In the morning, you will have free to explore, pack and relax.  This afternoon, check out from the hotel for your flight to Nha Trang.  Upon arrival, meet your English-speaking tour guide and driver and you will be escorted to your hotel.
Day 8 :Nha Trang
meals: B/L/D
Nha Trang is a famous coastal destination that offers pristine beaches, offshore islets, Cham Towers, hot springs and abundant water sport options.  After breakfast, enjoy and relax at a deluxe beach resort. You will have full day to relax, explore and enjoy the resort.
Day 9: Nha Trang
meals: B/L/D
Enjoy breakfast at hotel with a day of free time to relax on the private beach and swimming pool at the deluxe beach resort. You can have spa services like massage and steam bath or enjoy sightseeing or water sports like diving, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and speed boating.
Day 10: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
meals: B/D
After breakfast, meet your guide and driver and transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Upon arrival meet the guide and driver and check in to your hotel. You will be free until your guide and driver pick you up for the dinner excursion on the boat along Ho Chi Minh City River.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho
meals:B/L
Today, drive to Vinh Long and we will get on a sampan then visit a brick kiln and a floating market where you can enjoy bargaining and local sights.  You will also enjoy a visit to the famous Mr. Sau Giao's bonsai garden where you will be treated to lunch.  Next you can enjoy a short bike ride sightseeing tour of Vinh Long including a visit to Ngoc Vien Pagoda, local people's homes, and the Vinh Long church with local history. Later you will be driven to Can Tho, a city known for its warmth and hospitality. Indeed there is a Vietnamese saying, “Can Tho has white rice and clear water: Once there, your heart won't leave."  Relax this evening after you check in to the hotel.
Day 12: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City
meals: B/L
After breakfast, you will be escorted for a boat trip on Mekong River where you will visit the Cai Rang floating market. Then in the afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City via the scenic Sadec area and visit Rose Garden of Mr. Tu Ton, which is locally well known for its beauty.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
meals: B
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and have day free time to relax at the swimming pool or shop at Dong Khoi Avenue as you prepare to create and capture last memories before departing for home.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – U.S. City
meals: B
After breakfast, please meet your guide and driver and transfer to Tan San Nhat International Airport for the departure flight back home. The guide will help you to check in at the airport for your trip across the International dateline.  You can catch up on your journal writing, recounting memories of your Vietnam explorations and excursions before you arrive back in the US.
TOUR PRICE ( Price per person in USD )

price

Travel Time 

2 Persons

3-5 Persons

6-9 Persons

10 Persons

Hotel Single
Supplement

Deluxe class 

APR-SEP,2017

$1990

$1890

$1740

$1660

$900

OCT-DEC,2017

$2070

$1970

$1840

$1720

$940

Superior class 

APR-SEP,2017

$2120

$2010

$1910

$1790

$1040

OCT-DEC,2017

$2199

$2099

$1970

$1799

$1100


Note: child price is 80% of adult price.

Accommodations:

City

Deluxe Class

Superior Class

Hanoi

Silk Path hotel

Nikko Hotel

Halong

Calypso Sails

Indochina Sails

Nha Trang

VinPearl Resort

VinPearl Resort

Ho Chi Minh City

Grand Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Can Tho

Golf Hotel Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort


Inclusions

  • Airfare of Nha Trang/Ho Chi Minh City
  • Airport/hotel/airport transfer as listed on itinerary
  • All listed sightseeing and tour programs with private English-speaking tour guide and private van or bus with driver
  • Hotels and meals as indicated on itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Puppet show ticket & Cyclo fee & Mineral water: 2 bottles per person per day

Exclusions

  • International Airfare, please contact us for discount international airfare starting from your city.
  • Domestic air fare in Vietnam
  • Adoption Provincial trip on Day 05 - 06 and the domestic airfare of Hanoi- Province–  Nha Trang
  • Some meals
  • Optional tours
  • Tipping to tour guide and driver
  • Vietnamese visa
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Vietnamese airport tax
  • Fuel Surcharge

Terms and Conditions:

  • Deposit: A $500.00 per person non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration
  • Balance: Balance is due 60 days before departure
  • Terms & Conditions: Our terms and conditions are listed on

    Lotus Travel Terms and Conditions

Important Remarks

  • Discounted international airfare could be arranged through Lotus Travel with extra cost. You need to contact the airlines directly if you wished to use your frequent flyer mileage to redeem free international air tickets
  • Adoption Provincial trip on Day 04 - 06 and the domestic airfare of Hanoi- Province–  Nha Trang could be arranged with extra cost
  • All prices are quoted per person based on two people sharing a room (double occupancy). Single supplement applies for single travelers
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