CODE: AAV-03

07-Day Taste of Vietnam

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07 Days /06 Nights

Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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All year round

Private Group 

Vietnam

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Tour Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 02: City tour of Hanoi

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hue

Day 05: Tour of Hue

Day 06: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day 07: Mekong Delta Visit

Day 08: Departure from Saigon

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DETAILED ITINERARY
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

On arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be met and welcomed by the tour guide and driver. Getting transferred to the downtown for hotel check-in. You are free to stroll around the Old Quarter yourself to get used to the City or just relax to recover from the jet-lag for the remainder of the first day. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Meals included:N/A

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR

Take a full day tour to explore the illustrious capital of Vietnam. In the morning, visit the imposing marble Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh (closed on Mondays and Fridays), followed by his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then admire the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. In the afternoon, visit the impressive women museum where you can learn the hardship of Vietnamese woman’s life throughout the country, Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple are visited afterwards. A one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi and end your day with a light hearted water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY

This morning, your drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes almost 4 hours. Upon arrival at the pier around noon, get aboard and start the cruise in between hundreds of limestone karst islands which feature the bay. This UNESCO's world heritage is a spectacular place to have relaxing cruise with some light activities such as leisurely kayaking, swimming (when the weather permits) and a short hike to one of the islands to visit a cave. Lunch and Dinner on boat. Overnight on boat.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HUE

You can wake up early for a hot coffee and enjoy sunrise with fresh air on the sun deck or you can remain in your cabin until breakfast time. The boat will have further cruise to other part of the bay and you will have time for visit a beautiful limestone cave which is decorated by hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch is served early today on boat as you need to disembark before noon. Upon dis-barking and bid farewell to the crews, you will take the afternoon drive toward Hanoi on your private vehicle and make your way to the airport for the early evening flight to Hue. Once you get out to the exist at Hue airport, you will be welcomed by another personal tour guide who will escort you to the hotel for check-in and spend the night in Hue.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5: TOUR OF HUE

Start your day with a cyclo ride (local rickshaw) through a part of the city of Hue to observe the excitement of Vietnam’s last capital. Get dropped off and walk to visit the UNESCO listed Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Enter through the towering main gate and you will appreciate the magnificent architecture and gardens while your tour guide explains about the events and the intrigue of the former royal court. After visiting the complex of Hue monuments, you will move on to visit Ming Mang Royal Tomb, set in a large garden on the west bank of the Perfume River, with lakes and pavilions built in the old Chinese traditional style. Followed by another stop at Thien Mu pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument. Thence, take a boat trip along the romantically named Perfume River for the way back to town. Overnight in Hue

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY

After your breakfast at the hotel, take the morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam. The flight takes about 1 hour. Get a short transfer to the downtown for lunch at a restaurant on arrival. The afternoon is spent for visiting the featured sites of the city such as the Re-unification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the French Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum. Check-in and have the evening to do your own things or just relax at the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: MEKONG DELTA VISIT

At 8:30 AM head south of the city for the morning drive to the delta town of Ben Tre, nestled deep within the rice-bowl of Vietnam – the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, you will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works. The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real delta village life, before boarding your xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and traveling into the village where you can visit fruit orchards before stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Followed by a short sampan for a gentle ride along narrow creeks. You will then return to the dock where you will disembark and take the return drive to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM HO CHI MINH CITY

Today is the last day. There are nothing scheduled. Be free to relax or do some last shopping (if times permits) before getting picked up and transfer red to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Goodbye Vietnam!

INCLUSIONS

  • 6 nights at hotels (twin/ double/ triple share)

  • 1 night on an overnight boat (twin/ double/ extra bed)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

  • In-tour air ticket (Hanoi - Hue & Hue - Ho Chi Minh City)

  • English speaking tour guide (Other language on request)

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinners as mentioned each day.

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time

  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay

  • Motorized boat rides in Hue's Perfume River & in Mekong River

  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day

EXCLUSIONS

  • Single Supplement

  • Visa stamp fee (paid to the Visa office at Noi Bai Airport)

  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

  • International air tickets

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)

  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list

 

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