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Essence Vietnam Tour - 11 Days - 10 Nights

DAY 1: ESSENCE VIETNAM TOUR: ARRIVAL IN HANOI


Meeting & greeting at the airport upon your arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in and tour briefing. If time permits, we will take an orientation tour around central Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi.
Included: Airport transfer and accommodation in Hanoi.

Excluded: Meals, a tour guide, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 2: HANOI TRAVEL(BREAKFAST)


Today’s full day tour includes Ho Chi Minh Memorial complex, taking in his mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and his idyllic wooden home built on stilts. Next we continue to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, and become acquainted with Vietnam’s two major religions, Buddhism and Confucianism. In the afternoon we visit the fascinating museum of Ethnology, which includes full size replicas of amazing ethnic minority tribal buildings found across Vietnam.
Later we explore downtown Hanoi including Ngoc Son Pagoda on Hoan Kiem lake and Ma May Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to see a classic example of late 19th-century architecture. Afterwards we proceed to West Lake to see the beautiful Tao Sach Pagoda and enjoy coffee on a floating café. Free time in the evening allows you to walk along the historic French colonial Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter provides a wonderful shopping experience and has a choice of many excellent restaurants.
We will see the famed water puppet theatre, a traditional art form created by village farmers around the Red River Delta region.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, 01 Aquafina water bottle, water puppet show, breakfast and accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)


After breakfast we journey east to Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay. We board our beautiful traditional wooden junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Kayaks are also available if specified at time of booking.
Overnight on luxurious boat.
Included: Transport in tour, joining group cruise in Halong Bay, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – HUE TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)


Wake up to fresh coffee and take a small boat to a nearby sandy cove beach for an opportunity to relax and have a morning swim. For a great photo opportunity it is well worth walking up to the hill top pagoda which overlooks the entire Halong bay. Afterwards we return for a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to mystical dragons!
Disembark and return to Hanoi and board an evening flight to Hue. Upon arrival you will receive warm welcome from your local English speaking tour guide and transfer to the Hotel.
Included: Transport in tour, joining group cruise in Halong Bay, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, lunch, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 5: HUE TRAVEL(BREAKFAST)

This morning we take a boat ride on the serene Perfume River to see the best known pagoda in Middle Vietnam, Thien Mu. Our tour also includes visiting the impressive Tomb of former Emperor Tu Duc and the beautiful Royal gardens.
In the afternoon we see the ruins of the former Royal residence, Forbidden City, and Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 6: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN TOUR(BREAKFAST/LUNCH)


After breakfast we leave Hue for Hoian. En route we’ll pass the Ocean Clouds Pass and China Beach area before visiting the fascinating Cham Museum.
We stop for lunch in Danang City, which is 40 km from Hoian then visit the Marble Mountains and marble carving village at its foot. Finally we arrive at the quaint merchant coastal town of Hoian.
Overnight in Hoian.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, lunch, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 7: HOIAN-MY SON TOUR(BREAKFAST)

We pay a morning visit to the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoian, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
On the way back to Hoian we stop to visit Tra Kieu, formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel, the capital of Champa between the 4th and 8th centuries. Some of the finest sculpture in Da Nang’s Cham Museum originated from here.
In the afternoon, we visit the quaint town of Hoian. Once an international seaport, as major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries, Hoian’s architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. We will explore its narrow lanes and historic architecture, calling at the colourful shop-houses for the unexpectedly good bargains of silk wares. Overnight in Hoian.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 8: HOIAN – DANANG – SAIGON TRAVEL (BREAKFAST)


After an early breakfast we transfer to Danang for the flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival you will receive warm welcome from your local English speaking guide and transfer to the Hotel. Here we explore the vibrant Dong Khoi shopping area, admiring the many sights and sounds of down town Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip, personal expenses and air ticket: Danang – Saigon.

DAY 9: SAIGON – TAY NINH TOUR (BREAKFAST)

Our tour today includes visiting the legendary network of underground combat tunnels in Cu Chi, where our guide will explain how the Vietcong survived and fought during the Vietnam War.
Later we travel to the opulent Holy See Temple in Tay Ninh to see the noon service of Cao dai Sect adherents. Cao dai is a fascinating Vietnamese religion combining aspects of Christian, Buddhism, Muslim, Taoism and Confucius into a single religion. We also visit the Saigon Colonial Post Office, Reunification Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral – the best of Saigon’s architectural landmarks.
Overnight in Saigon.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 10: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA TRAVEL(BREAKFAST/LUNCH)


This morning we drive to Saigon’s China Town where we visit Thien Hau pagoda. Afterwards we continue our journey to the prosperous town of Vinh Long in the heart of the Mekong Delta, a world that lives and works on the water. We’ll have an exciting boat trip to experience the floating market of Cai Be. Next we continue by sampan along small canals and narrow side arms of the Mekong River to observe the daily life along the river banks, visiting fascinating workshops where villages produce coconut sweets and rice crackers.
Our final destination is the beautiful Binh Hoa Phuoc Island. On the island we visit orchards of tropical fruits and for lunch we sample delicacies of the region, such as Elephant Ear fish. After lunch we return to Vinh Long Town for our transfer back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Included: Transport in tour, English speaking tour guide, 01 Aquafina water bottle, breakfast, lunch, entrance fees and accommodation.

Excluded: Dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

DAY 11: FINISH ESSENTIAL TRAVEL VIETNAM: SAIGON – DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)


Meet our guide in your hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Finish Essence Vietnam Tour 11 Days
Included: Breakfast and airport transfer.

Excluded: Lunch, dinner, travel insurance, tip and personal expenses.

Included

 

  • Transport in Mekong Delta, Hoian, Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi.
  • Boat trips in Mekong Delta and joing group cruise in Halong Bay.
  • Water puppet ticket.
  • English speaking tour guide in tour.
  • One Aquafina water bottle per day.
  • 10 breakfasts, 04 lunches and 01 dinner.
  • Entrance fees and accommodation.

 

 

Excluded

 

  • Tip and travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Air ticket: Danang - Saigon.
  • Gun shooting in Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Other meals without mentioned in conclusion part.
  • E-visa to Vietnam

 

 

Children policy:
- Free of charge for infant (below 5 year old) , other expense pay by parents
- 75% rate of adult for children from 5-8 year old
- 100% adult ticket for children over 8 year old
- Two adults bring 2 children, The 2nd child will be charged 100% adult ticket

Payment conditions:
- A deposit of 40% of the total price is required before we process your booking .
- An Additional deposit of 40% of the total amount is required 14 days before your arrival date.
- The balance of 20% will be fully paid upon the customer’s arrival in cash or by credit card.
- Bank charges related to the payment are borne by the customer.

Cancellation fees:
- In more than 30 days prior to the trip departure: No charge
- In 15-30 days prior to customer’s arrival: 10% charge
- In 06-15 days prior to customer’s arrival: 30% charge
- In 02-06 days prior to customer’s arrival: 60% charge
- Within 02 days prior to customer’s arrival: 100% charge.

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