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Highlights of Vietnam

Your exploration of Vietnam will be filled with lots of excitement and surprises.

Some tour highlights include a tour of Ho Chi Minh City, and an opportunity to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, which served as an underground city during the Vietnam War. The tunnel network stretches over 250 km and descends to three underground levels.; There you will find residences, hospitals, schools and much more! You will travel the Cao Dai Great Temple and attend a memorable mass. A special boat tour to Hon Mieu Island will allow you to take in marine sights at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Other highlights include: a scenic drive from Han Van Pass to Hue, which is often rated the most fabulous in Vietnam; a tour stop at the Citadel--the Royal palace of the Nguyen Dynasty, a special trip to visit "Hanoi Hilton" which used to be Hanoi's former central prison and a fabulous overnight cruise in Halong Bay to enjoy the great sceneries along the ocean area.

Tour Overview
Tour Code:HOV-24
Trip Duration:15 days/14 nights
HONG KONG, HO CHI MINH CITY, NHA TRANG, HOIAN, DANANG, HUE, HANOI , HALONG, HONG KONG
Departure Dates:Daily

Itinerary

Day 1 : USA/HONG KONG/HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: n/a
Depart the USA today to begin your Highlights of Vietnam Tour.
Day 2: EN ROUTE
meals: n/a
Cross the International Dateline enroute to Asia.
Day 3: HONG KONG/HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: L
Arrive in Hong Kong early this morning and transfer to your connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and meet your local English-speaking tour guide and driver for a transfer to your hotel. Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's economic center and is still often called Saigon even though the name of the city was officially changed in 1975 upon the reunification of North and South Vietnam. After lunch, begin your exploration of Ho Chi Minh City. Your tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), pass the prominent and well-known Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit the Reunification Palace (previously the Presidential Palace) originally constructed in 1868 as the residence of French governor of Cochin China. Tour the War Remnants Museum, established in September 1975, with its countless artifacts, photographs and papers documenting the Vietnam War. Drive to Cholon, the China town district of the city, where you could visit the Binh Tay Wholesale market and the ornate Thien Hau Pagoda, which is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea and the protector of fishermen.
Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY/MEKONG DELTA/HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: B/L
After breakfast, depart Ho Chi Minh City for My Tho and cross the Mekong Delta by boat to see the manufacturing of coconut tree handicrafts. After lunch, continue to Ben Tre to see the orchards and visit a bee-keeping farm to taste natural honey and honey wine. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in late afternoon.
Day 5: HO CHI MIN CITY
meals: B/L
This morning, visit Cao Dai Great Temple, which is considered as the main temple of the Cao Dai religion and the focal point of the Cao Dai complex "Holy See", followed by an opportunity to attend a memorable prayer service. After lunch, travel to the Cu Chi tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnel network stretches over 250km and descends to three underground levels, providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of Communist forces during the Vietnam War. Return to HoChiMinh City in the late afternoon.
Day 6: HO CHI MIN CITY/NHA TRANG
Option: Standard and Deluxe Class
meals: B/L

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Tan San Nhat airport for a short flight to Nhatrang.
Warm welcome with our tour guide at Cam Ranh airport, transfer to Nhatrang. Nha Trang is a famous coastal destination with pristine beaches, offshore islets, Cham towers, hot springs and abundant water sport options. Lunch at local restaurant.

Option : Superior class
meals: B/L/D

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Tan San Nhat airport for a short flight to Nhatrang.
Warm welcome with our tour guide at Cam Ranh airport, transfer to Nhatrang. Nha Trang is a famous coastal destination with pristine beaches, offshore islets, Cham towers, hot springs and abundant water sport options.
Buffet Lunch and Dinner at Vinpearl resort.

Day 7: NHATRANG
Option: Standard and Deluxe Class
meals: B/L
This morning, take a short boat trip to Hon Mieu Island where you can visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium built in 1971 by a local fisherman; the museum is especially popular among foreign tourists. Travel to Hon Mun Island afterwards to visit a local fishing village and return to Nha Trang in the late afternoon.
Option: Superior class
meals: B/L/D
Free time for relax on the beach, at Vinpearl resort.
Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Vinpearl resort
Day 8: NHATRANG/DANANG-HOIAN
meals: B/L
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Cam Ranh for a short flight to Danang.
Warm welcome with our tour guide at Danang airport. City tour Danang and Cham Museum. Lunch in Danang.
After lunch, we visit Tra Kieu Church and My Son "Beautiful Mountain" where architectural treasures and sculptures of Cham culture dating from the 7 th to 13 th century could be explored.
Transfer to Hoi An Ancient town, enjoy a relaxing visit to Southeast Asia's most attractive town filled with centuries old houses, handicraft villages and impressive pagodas constructed in Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese styles.
Day 9: HOIAN CITY TOUR
meals: B/L
This morning, visit the Hoi An Museum, the Chinese Assembly Hall, an ancient house and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, free time for relax at hotel or shopping tours in Hoi An Ancient town.
Day 10: HOI AN/HUE
meals: B/L
Travel north this morning over the spectacular Hai Van pass to Hue. This drive is considered one of the most beautiful in Vietnam and takes you through a combination of both rural and coastal settings. Your first stop is the Cham Museum displaying the best examples of Cham sculpture in the world. Arrive at Hue, the beautiful and capital city of Vietnam throughout the Nguyen Dynasty after lunch; Hue still remains the unique door to Vietnam and its complex past. Then visit the impressive home of the Nguyen Dynasty's emperors (1802-1945), also known as the Citadel. Much of the home was destroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968 and reconstruction has been conducted gradually.
Day 11: HUE/HANOI
meals: B/L
After breakfast, visit the much-revered Thien Mu Pagoda before enjoying a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. After lunch, visit two of the magnificent Royal Mausoleums that surrounded Hue. Explore the tomb of Tu Duc, the fourth emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty before traveling to the French influenced tomb of the 12 th emperor Khai Dinh. Transfer to the airport at Hue in the late afternoon for an early evening flight to Hanoi. Your local English-speaking guide and driver will meet you and provide a transfer to your hotel.
Day 12: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR
meals: B/L
Today's tour begins at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, located near the Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh first declared Vietnam's independence from French rule in 1945. Then visit his humble house on stilts from which he ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Continue your tour at the intriguing Ho Chi Minh Museum, which shows an amazing surreal exhibition of the life of Ho Chi Minh; you will also explore the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda.
Your journey continues at Hanoi’s first University—the Temple of Literature, which was built in 1070. Visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”—Hanoi’s former central prison afterwards. Enjoy cycle tour (1 hour) around Hanoi . Enjoy the traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: HANOI / HALONG
meals: B/L/D
Option : Standard and Deluxe Class
Breakfast at hotel,
08:00 Leaving Hanoi for Halong. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Red River delta.
11:30 upon arrival, transfer by tender to the Huong Hai Junk. Enjoy your welcome cocktail while checking-in.
12:15: Check-in registration, boarding Huong Hai Junk.
12:30: Start cruising
13:00: Have lunch board
13:30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Soi Sim beach or TiTov beach.
17:30: Relax and enjoy sunset
19:30: Enjoy dinner on board.
21:00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.
Oriental Sail Junk.
Option : Superior class

Breakfast at hotel, 
08:00 Leaving Hanoi for Halong. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Red River delta.
11:30 upon arrival, transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails Junk, one of the luxury overnight junk in Halong. Enjoy your welcome cocktail while checking-in.
12:30 Depart to Halong Bay, enjoy Vietnamese set menu for lunch.
15:00 Visit Cua Van Fishing Village by tender & visit Bat Cave via a sampan or kayak.
16:30 Transfer by tender to Soi Sim Beach for swimming or relaxing.
18:50 Arrive at Luon Bo Area and anchor overnight.
19:00 Enjoy dinner on board – Vietnamese set menu or buffet
21:00 Happy Hour, “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” at sun deck.
21:30 Evening Activities include: a classical movie night, board games with your fellow passengers, relaxing with onboard beauty services or joining squid fishing with the crew. Overnight on board.
Indochina Sails Junk/ Luxury Junk

Day 14: HALONG/ HANOI
meals: B/L
Option : Standard and Deluxe Class

7:00: Cake, coffee, tea or milk is served.
8:00: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat, then cruise to pass so that tourists can have a look Man’s head island, Tortoise island from the Junks.
9:00: Arrange luggage and check-out
9:30: Set brunch ( breakfast and lunch).
11:30: Arrive Halong wharf.
In mid-afternoon, your cruise ship will dock for your return trip back to Hanoi. Visit the Ceramic production house at Hai Duong Town.and then en route to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Option : Superior class

06:30 Optional meditation and Yoga session on sundeck – Depart to Sung Sot cave.
07:30 Visit Sung Sot cave.
09:00 back to the junk by tender. Have an international breakfast buffet. Depart to Bai Chay.
10:15 start Check-out.
11:15 Arrive in Halong and disembark.
In mid-afternoon, your cruise ship will dock for your return trip back to Hanoi. Visit the Ceramic production house at Hai Duong Town.and then en route to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 15: HANOI/HONG KONG/USA
meals: B

Get onboard a morning flight to Hong Kong for your connecting international flight back to the United States. Cross the International Dateline and arrive home the same day.

Tour Price: per adult

说明: price

Travel Time 

2 Persons

3-5 Persons

6-9 Persons

Hotel Single
Supplement

Standard Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2,190

$2,030

$1,799

$645

Apr-Sep,2017

$2,140

$1,970

$1,750

$550

Deluxe Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2,360

$2,199

$1,970

$775

Apr-Sep,2017

$2,290

$2,120

$1,899

$740

Superior Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2,710

$2,550

$2,330

$1,180

Apr-Sep,2017

$2,630

$2,480

$2,250

$1,130


Note: child price is 80% of adult price.

The package price is excluding surcharge and compulsory Dinner service on Dec 24 and Dec 31, 2016
SURCHARGE OF VIN PEARL RESORT :
24 Dec,2016 - 15 Jan,2017  &  29 Apr,2017 - 02 May,2017  &  02 Sep,2017 - 04 Sep,2017

Accommodations:

City

Standard Class

Deluxe Class

Superior Class

Hochiminh City

Le Duy Hotel

Grand Hotel 

Majestic Hotel

Nhatrang

Asia Paradise Hotel 

Yasaka Hotel

Vin Pearl Resort

Hoian

Phuoc An River Hotel

Hoian River BeachResort

Sunrise Resort

Hue

Romance Hotel

Huong Giang Hotel

Imperial Hotel

Halong

Oriental Sail/Deluxe Junk

Oriental Sail/Deluxe Junk

Indochina Sails/Luxury Junk

Hanoi

Medallion Hotel

 Lan Vien Hotel

Nikko Hotel

Inclusions

  • Airfare of Saigon/Nhatrang/Danang,Hue/Hanoi.
  • Tour price includes sightseeing and meals as specified on the itinerary; private transfers, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and the services of an English- speaking guide and driver.
  • 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.
  • Passport or Vietnamese visa application fees.
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Vietnamese airport tax.
  • Fuel Surcharge.

Important Remarks

  • All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • For different scheduled tour, please contact us for a price quote.
  • All prices are quoted in US dollars, per person based on two people sharing a room (double occupancy).
  • All prices exclude International airfare, visa, tipping, and personal expenses.
  • For international flight departing from your city, please contact our agents for special discount airfare.
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