9 Days Classic Vietnam Small Group Tour Package
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Saigon
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HanoI, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon
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This 9-day small group tour that takes you from the delights of the capital at Hanoi and the stunning islands of Halong Bay to the stunning beaches of Hoi An and the far distant Mekong Delta.
Start a tour of the beautiful capital, with its French-influenced avenues and boulevards lined with trees, and tour the islands of Halong Bay on a boat cruise that takes you through one of the world’s most beautiful offshore areas. Take a train to the ancient port city of Hoi An and discover the ancient Cham Ruins and the beautiful beaches, before heading to Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City, to tour one of the most stunning cities in the world. Finish the tour with a unique trip to the famous Mekong Delta, and a trip to the amazing floating market of Can Tho.
Since we have local office in Vietnam, we will offer you the widest range of choices for the accommodation to meet your standard. The local office will also arrange proffessional guide for you to ensure the smooth schedule. Besides, if you choose us as travel agency, we will always provide considerate service to solve all the problem and emergency.
Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!
Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request
Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hotel for check in. then rest are at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi – the 100 Year Old City
Meals: B / L
This morning see the Tran Quoc Pagoda. This 1,400 year old temple features ten tiers enclosed by gardens, including a bodhi tree grown from a cutting of the original Buddhist tree under which Buddha sat. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll see the Tortoise Tower perched on the water. Enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s the Old Quarter. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist leads you while you sit in a canopied seat affixed to the front. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, situated on a pillar made of a single stone, in the midst of a lotus pond. This pagoda was built by a 9th century emperor who saw it in a dream and regarded this as divine inspiration to recreate the structure in his vision.
You'll pass by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before visiting the highlight of this day - The Temple of Literature. This ancient university was erected almost a millennium ago and has hosted many of the most prominent scholars through Vietnamese history. The site features many gardens, pools, buildings, and ancient trees where Vietnam’s best and brightest studied under the guidance of Confucius teachings.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay
Meals: B / L / D
After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the boat sets sails, you will be greeted by the Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard.
During the afternoon , discover some of the treasures spread across the Bay of the Descending Dragon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of the Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you can attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.
Overnight in Halong Bay.
Day 4 Halong Bay | Return to Hanoi | Flight to Danang
Flight: Domestic flight include and arranged by Indochina Tour
Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. Breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport and flight to Danang. upon arrive , you will escort to Hoi An for hotel check in.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5 Century Cham Ruins and Hoi An Ancient Port Town
Meals: B / L
In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, lie the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site.
In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th century port town in its preserved state. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics which houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500’s to the 1,700’s. Continue on a brief visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century featuring China's influence in the region. Enter the Ancient Town as the streets take on a magic of their own with old lanterns, French-style houses, intricately carved wooden doors and more Take a walk through the Old Tam Ky House to see it's imperial styles meshed with French overtures. Continue on to stroll along the river and see traditional boats and locals on bicycles passing by. You'll then approach the Japanese Covered Bridge which for centuries connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway. The old wooden structure has shown amazing resilience for more than 400 years.
At dusk, enjoy walking along the riverside as colorful lanterns light up the town. Then return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6 Flight to Saigon
Day 7 Best of Saigon
Meals: B / L
This morning, escort to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You'll have an opportunity to see the various weapons used in the war on display. Then learn about the innovative ways the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war. The impressive underground system they built remains to tell the story of the Vietnam War.
In the afternoon, see the highlights of Saigon and learn the history of these iconic landmarks.
You’ll explore some of the most important sights in Ho Chi Minh. Start by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed by French colonists during their settlement, discover its significance as the largest cathedral in Southeast Asia. Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office, a neoclassical architectural building considered one of the main attractions in the city. Visit the Reunification Palace, home of South Vietnam’s President during the war. Then stop is Cholon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh. Explore the thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market. Finish the afternoon with a visit to the Emperor Jade Pagoda. Also known as the Tortoise pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon's finest.
Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8 Saigon - Can Tho Mekong Delta Discovery
Meals: B / L
Today you will discover the Mekong River and villages at the Mekong Delta region, essential to Vietnamese life
Your private guide and car will take you to the remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First you'll Vinh Trang Pagoda which is decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens packed with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Next, you'll take a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. You'll stop at the Tortoise Island where you'll enjoy lunch in the orchard.
After lunch you'll visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island. Then enjoy seasonal fruit, honey tea, and delicious coconut candies all to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. When the tour is finished, you'll transfer to Can Tho.
Upon arrive in Can Tho, you will check in hotel and have a rest.
In the evening, you may wander around the night market in the centre of the small town, or enjoy some drinks atthe riverside bars.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 9 Saigon - Morning Floating Market | Service End farewell from Saigon
Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request
Rise early in the morning for breakfast at your hotel where your private guide and driver will meet you to escort you to the pier of Can Tho for an adventure on the river. Your motor boat and captain will greet you and help you on board. You'll be taken to the largest floating market in Can Tho where local farmers bring their bulk produce for sale. The trip there will see the banks with various flowers scattered throughout.
When you arrive at the market, you'll see boats with colorful fruits and vegetables local to the region being traded in bulk. After this, you'll venture up narrow canals to find a local fruit farm hidden in the natural landscape of the creek. You'll have the chance to see local fruits such as mango, limes, jack fruit, durian and more being grown. Then you'll have the chance to sit and enjoy fresh cut fruit before returning to town by boat.
After the tour, relax at hotel for short time and check out, then you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your international home flight.
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1. Quotation base on twin shared room basis.
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All meals listed on the above itinerary;
All transportation included except for the international flight to and from Vietnam;
All accommodations listed on the above itinerary;
- All activities included on the above itinerary;
What’s Not Included:
Flight to and from Vietnam;
Tour programs not listed in itinerary;
Meals not listed in itinerary;
Tipping for guide, driver and bell boy, etc;
Necessary travel document;
Vietnamese Visa: If you accept to book tour with us, we are pleased to arrange Vietnam Visa Approval without any surcharge for you. but visa processing fee US$25 for single entry and US$50( US$135 for USA Citizen) for multiple entry you need to pay at the immigration when entering Vietnam.
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Our Service Standards:
All of our tours are designed to include the highest quality hotels and service available at each destination. We are one of the few agencies which offers close to 100% "all inclusive, nothing more to pay" itineraries on our tours. There are no hidden costs and all non-inclusive items are clearly identified on each itinerary. Most of our tours include the services detailed below and any which do not will state this clearly:
• Selective accommodation at the comfort/cost level you specify
• English speaking tour guide ( other languages are available upon your request )
• All transport and transfers from the first to last day
• Quality meals in the finest restaurants
• Domestic flights with airport taxes
• All entrance fees and permits during guided time
Indochinatour.com selects only the best accommodation for our customers. Each hotel we use is carefully inspected by our staff and customer comment is taken into account. Selection is based on simple criteria: the best facilities, friendly accommodating staff and fair for the price. Our customers often report that their hotels have been above their expectations.
Indochinatour.com thinks that your tour guide can make or break your trip so we select our guides with care. Tour guides who work with us are well-paid, with a university background and with years of experience in tourism. Most are young and eager to exchange our culture and style of life with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch.
Indochinatour.com guarantees to offer the best means of transport on all our tours. The safety of our customers comes first. We use only the latest modern cars, coaches or vans and all our drivers are full time workers, government licensed in the tourism industry with at least ten years driving experience. We are fully in control of our quality and service as we own our own transport.
Indochinatour.com does not and never will provide cheap meals on our tours. Our focus is on cultural tours, and food is one of the ways we can show this culture to our customers. Our guides ensure that our hand-picked menus are such that you will rarely eat the same food twice in two weeks. We believe that this will make your nights even more enjoyable after an interesting day's touring.
At the moment, Indochina Tour will not use any budget airlines. Most seating is Economy Class unless otherwise stated. Business Class is available on request.
Tipping is not compulsory, but it is recommended to tip the guide and driver who go with you at the end of the trip. The amount is up to you. If you find he is good, friendly, helpful and you are satisfied with his performance, give him more. If you find his performance is bad, give him less, even nothing. But again it is recommended to give him some to encourage his job and like lucky money in the New Year. The tips may ranges from 5 – 10USD/ day for a guide and from 2 – 5USD/ day for driver.
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