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VNT 03: Vietnam Highlights

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Duration: 12 days Transportation: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

Route: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 752
(per person)

Highlights: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Island - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta - Cao Dai Temple - Cu Chi Tunnels.

Introducing you to Viet Nam’s three main regions, this 12-day journey starts with the natural splendor and majesty of the north, continues to the historic charm of the central provinces before concluding with the beauty and the vibrancy of the south.

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Day 1 : Arrival Ho Chi Minh city
Tour guide and car pick up at the airport and then tranfer to the hotel for checking in. Visit Reunification Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, City Hall. Free time . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Mytho - Mekong delta tour (B, L)
Full day tour: Coach trip to Mekong Delta : Boat trip on the Mekong river to fruit orchards and visit Thoi Son Islet - Drink tea with honey and local wine. Return to Ho Chi Minh City - Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3 : Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
In the morning we have an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels (the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border about 200km).
From Cu Chi we drive to Tay Ninh, the headquarters of the Cao Dai Sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill. Back to Saigon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An (B, L) ( Flight )
Transferring back to the airport this morning for another flight, you will be greeted on your arrival at Danang and driven to Hoi An. There will be a stop to visit the Marble Mountains along the way.
From here we make our way to Danang Beach for lunch before continuing on to Hoi An. You will have the remainder of the day free to explore some of the many tailor shops or cycle to Cua Dai Beach six kilometers from the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.

Day 5 : Hoi An (B, L)
Fullday visit Hoian: PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall of Cantonese Chinese Congregation, Hoian market. Lunch and dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 : Hoi An - Hue (B, L) ( 150km )
Drive to Hue at 8.00 am. On the way visit Hai Van pass and Lang Co beach. Arrive Hue.
In the afternoon, we embark on a cycling tour of Hue and the surrounding area to visit the Citadel, containing the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City. Lunch at restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day 7 : Hue - Hanoi (B, L) ( night train )
Cruise along the Perfume River to visit the ornate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. From here we will cruise back to the eccentric Tu Duc's tomb, and discover this Emperor's opulent lifestyle. Back to the Perfume River and board our Dragon Boat. We enjoy lunch while cruising back down towards Hue, stopping on the way to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue.
This afternoon we board the Reunification Express E 2 for an overnight train journey. Our destination is the Hanoi capital, approximately 10 hours away

Day 8 : Hanoi - Halong bay ( B, L, D)
Arrival in Hanoi this morning is scheduled for around 05.00 with a transfer directly to Halong bay .
After the city tour we will depart Hanoi bound for Ha Long City. Upon arrival in Ha Long City we check in to our hotel. Free time at leisure in the afternoon. This evening have the chance to sample some delicious Vietnamese delicacies at one of the many local restaurants.

Day 9 : Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Island National Park ( B, L)
Today we board our own private boat for a five-hour cruise around the secluded and majestic Halong Bay. We have the chance to swim in the bay's emerald waters and also visit one of its many splendid caves. After lunch, drive to Cat Ba Island. Explore the township of Cat Ba or visit the National Park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Cat Ba Island - Hanoi ( B, L)
Am: Catch the local ferry to Hai Phong, around three hours away.
Have breakfast on board the ferry before arriving in Hai Phong. Take a short ciy tour before coming back Hanoi.
Pm: arrive Hanoi. Making a tour to visit Ethonology Museum and Hoa Lo (former prison). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 : Hanoi City Tour ( B, L)
This morning we start our itinerary with a morning city tour of Hanoi, taking in the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Fine Arts Museum as well as Ho Chi Minh's former stilt house residence. After lunch, visit Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake and the vibrant old quarter . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 : Depart Hanoi (Breakfast included)
Free time until transfer hotel to the airport for your flight out of Vietnam.

What's Included:
- Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (A/C) and private bathroom;

- Meals as stated in the program B= breakfast, L= lunch; D= dinner;
- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
- Local English-speaking guides;
- All entrance fees as mentioned in the program;
- Boat trip as stated in above sights;
- Mineral water and chilled tissue served on trip;
- Air tickets as mentioned above (Hanoi-Hue and Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam Airlines).

Contact us for details of Tour package Price or adjust itinerary on your own schedule at:

What's Not Included:

- Visa stamping fee on arrival;
- All air tickets not mentioned in the program and above quotation;
- Optional tours;
- Surcharges for other language guides;
- Personal travel insurance;
- Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc…
- Meals and services other than mentioned in the program;
- Drinks with meals;
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program.

Good to Know:

- Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Christmas period (Dec 24-26), New Year period (Dec 31-Jan 02).
- For additional hotel night cost to the packages, please contact us for the rates.
- This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan. You can also disregard full package tours and choose whatever travel items you need. We can quote the tours you really want. Usually travel insurance is not covered in our quotations.
- Keep your luggage and money by yourself.
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- Take original passports, good and comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, torches, sun scream, towels, rain gear and extra warm clothes. All customers must obey the order of your guide for your safety.

Children Policy:
- Child from age of 3 to 9 Years (usually enjoying 10%-20% discount. Contact us for the actual discount for your case). 
- 9 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.

Very Important notice from TUN Travel:

- All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact us for new quotations.
- Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar. Tun Travel can substitute the itinerary upon your agreement.
- Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.

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