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Best of Vietnam

Best of Vietnam

Price: 4,040 $

Tour code: EX-01

Trip Duration: 12 days 11 nights

Operating: Upon Request

Schedule: Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta (Cai Be), Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.

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Duration: 12 days/11 nights.
Departure: Daily, upon request.
Transfer: Air, Car, Cruise, Boat.
Place of visiting: Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta (Cai Be), Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
Tour fare:
PRIVATE TOUR RATE: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.
Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons Single Supp'
Land tour/ pp  4,320  4,145  4,040 -
3 Flights/ pp    300    300    300  
Total  4,620  4,445  4,340  
Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D).
Welcome to Vietnam’s bustling, vibrant and financial hub: Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, meet your tour guide and driver then get transfer to your hotel in the city center. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner at the Award Winning Mandarin Restaurant. Overnight in Hotel
Day 2: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B).
This morning, you visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City's Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. End up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
After lunch, you leave Saigon on an afternoon excursion for Cu Chi. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime. Overnight in Hotel
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Cai Be) – Saigon (B/L).
Today you travel to the Mekong River Delta on a day trip to explore the rich culture and lush fluvial landscape. After breakfast, your guide & driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to Cai Be. Board on your private sampan to visit Cai Be’s colorful floating market, passing by a beautiful cathedral. Proceed to local cottage industries, home factories to see how rice paste, rice cookies and coconut candies are made, along with the longan fruit drying process and an excursion to the evergreen islands in the middle of the meandering canals. Enjoy a delicious lunch served at an Indochine Villa in the cool shade of fruit orchards. Walk leisurely couples of minutes to Ba Bon Bridge where your driver will pick you up to transfer back to Saigon. Overnight in Hotel
Day 4: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang (B/D).
You are free until the midday when your driver transfers you to the airport for a northwards flight to the beach city of Nha Trang. Upon arrival at Cam Ranh Airport, meet your tour guide and driver then visit the ancient Po Nagar Cham Tower, Long Son Pagoda the Alexander Yersin Museum, the XQ workshop where exquisite handmade embroideries can be seen, and Dam Market. Check into the Evason Ana Mandara Resort, situated on a beautiful stretch of beach and boasting over 20,000 square meters of tropical gardens overlooking the sea, one of Vietnam’s most desirable seaside locations. Rest of the day, spend your free time on the beach. You have a choice of indoor, veranda or beach dining with a spectacular panoramic view of Nha Trang Bay. Enrich your day with a generous international breakfast buffet and modern fine dining cuisine for a delighting dinner at the resort. Overnight in Hotel
Day 5: Nha Trang – Excursion to nearby islands – Spa Session (B/L).
A morning boat trip on Nha Trang Bay visits some of the nearby islands where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the warm turquoise waters. After a fresh seafood lunch, you return to shore. In the afternoon, explore Nha Trang at your own pace. Do not miss a 90 minute pampering treatment at the Ana Mandara's exquisite Six Senses Spa, located alongside the beach in a coconut plantation, sets new standards in spa design with the use of natural tones, traditional Vietnamese style and water elements (Sensory Spa Journey package – The Soul of Six Senses). Overnight in hotel
Day 6: Nha Trang – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An (B).
Today you take a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival, your driver will meet you and transfer to The Nam Hai – a magnificent resort set amid the lush landscape of the East Sea. Located along a one kilometer stretch of pristine white sand beach on Vietnam’s Central Coast, The Nam Hai offers a luxuriant tropical setting conducive to rest and relaxation. Overnight in hotel
Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour – Boat trip (B).
Immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoi An was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoi An is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. After lunch, take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in hotel
Day 8: Hoi An – Free at leisure (B).
Today you are free at leisure.
An option of visiting My Son – Holy land of lost Champa Kingdom or an Eco-excursion to countryside is available, please contact our travel consultants for more details. Overnight in hotel
Day 9: Hoi An – Fly to Hanoi (B/D).
Have breakfast at hotel then drive to Da Nang Airport to catch the morning flight to Hanoi. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Check in at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel, an award-winning French colonial-style located in the heart of Hanoi. 
In the afternoon enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a gourmet dinner at Le Beaulieu Restaurant – the home of fine French food, with gastronomic cooking, regular regional specialties, an epic cheese board and a professional wine list. Overnight in hotel
Day 10: Hanoi City Tour (B).
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
You are free in the evening. Overnight in hotel
Day 11: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Overnight on cruise (B/L/D).
After breakfast at hotel, your driver will meet you at hotel at 8:00 A.M to take you on a 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Ha Long Bay.
Welcome on board and set sail through Bai Tu Long Bay while seafood lunch is served. Rest your eyes on the azure waters of this magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth, passing picturesque area around Mat Quy islet, Am islet. Mid-afternoon, get to Cua Van fishing village and enjoy a pleasant bamboo boat row to through the village with a museum and a school among floating homes. Visit Tien Ong cave then back on board to enjoy sunset cocktails and canapé. Dinner is served on board, overnight on boat.
Day 12: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Departure (Brunch).
Start the day early to enjoy a Tai Chi class on top deck with an opportunity to admit the magnificent scenery of sunrise over the sea. After that, you can choose to go to Soi Sim beach for swimming or join your chef for cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine art. On the way back, take deep cruise into Bai Tu Long Bay, passing Pearl Farm, Phao Dai islet, Tam Cung cave, Hon Xep islet, Dau Moi temple, opportunity to cruise through famous L’Indochine movie site (subject to tide condition). 
Enjoy buffet brunch on board before arrival to the dock.
Transfer to Noi Bai International Airport of Hanoi for your departure flight.
Good bye & Safe travels!

All above itinerary is flexible, depending on arrival, departure flights of passengers and real situation.
Remark: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
- All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
- Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
- Entrance fees
- Meals as indicated in the programe, please inform on other needs or vegetarian diety
- Local English or French speaking tour guide with good knowledge and experience (other language upon request).
- Boat // Cruises trip in Halong and Mekong Delta.
- Mineral water and wet towel
Not included:
- Visa
- International and domestic airfare
- Single room
- Tax VAT
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expenses, travel insurance
- Everything’s not mentioned in the tour
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