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12 Days Holidays in South Vietnam

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Tour Information

Price: US$ (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Ho Chi Minh City My Tho - Ben Tre - Cu Chi Tunnel - Danang - Hoian - Ho Chi Minh City.
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights.
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City - Return to: Ho Chi Minh City.

Description

Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – HCMC

AM: Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel in Saigon check in and relax.
Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L)

Private car and guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 AM. We will visit to the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. You can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975.
Nearby is the Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam.
We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War.
Having lunch in Vietnamese restaurant.
PM: we will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of goods are offered.
Car transfer back your hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 3: Mekong Delta – My Tho – Ben Tre (B, L)

8.00 AM: Our car will pick you up at your hotel
A smooth one-and-half-hour car ride through rice field scenery along National Highway 1 brings you to the beautiful rural district of Trung Luong. Take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Then pay a visit to My Tho's colorful street fruit market alongside the canal to soak up the lively atmosphere and watch the locals trade their produce.
After visiting the coconut candy mill, take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal. Then continue to Ben Tre province, "the country of coconuts", to see a typical agricultural model known as "Garden - Pond - Cage". Enjoy a relaxing cup of honey tea before returning to My Tho via Tan Thach natural canal, cruising under the shadows of water coconut palms. Towards the end of the day we drive back to Saigon.You will across Rach Mieu bridge. One of the most beautiful bridges in Mekong delta.
5.00 PM: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 4: Cu Chi Half Day Tour (B, L)

08.00 AM: Our car and guide will pick up and take you to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role during the American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its network of tunnels, which extends over 220km, and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
Today, Cu Chi is a tranquil place of rice paddy fields with ducks and water buffalos bathing in the rivers alongside the road. But this peaceful rural scene belies the terrible destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Cu Chi still contains plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here and all over this area you will find the remnants of war.
02.00 PM: Car transfers to your hotel in Saigon for check in and relax.
Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Relax untill our car will transfer to airport for your next flight to Da Nang.Our car will pick up at airport and transfer you to explore the Marble Mountains, a series of large marble outcrops which acquired mythical significance over the centuries. The caves of the Marble Mountains have many sacred Buddhist shrines. Travelers can enjoy the lovely beach and great views from the Marble Mountains across the surrounding countryside. Then, take a short drive to My Khe beach - Da Nang beach selected one of the six famous beaches in the world. After that, move to Cham Museum, which contains the finest samples of the sculpture of the Cham People who lived in this area of Vietnam from the 4th to the 14th centuries.
You will have a chance to visit Non Nuoc stone carving village.
Check in the hotel in Hoi An for relax.

Day 6: My Son Holy Land – Cua Dai Beach (B,L)

Getting started from hotel in the morning for My son located 75km from Hoi An, this site is a must-see for those interested in oriental architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled their kingdom in Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism.
My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. Return to hotel for lunch and relax.
PM: Free and Easy for shopping or swimming in Cua Dai Beach.
Hoi Anis called as shopper’s paradise. Specially, you can get custom –tailored clothing in short-time.
You will have beautiful clothes or shoes which look good suit with you, some gifts like as rice picture or ceramic…
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)

AM: Our guide will takes you to visit Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market…Have lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit Thanh Ha & Kim Bong handicraft Villages. We have the opportunity to discover the local people’s daily activities during the excursion.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Cooking Class Tour (B, L)

Hoi An is Foodie Heaven, and budding gourmets who want to take a step further into Vietnamese cuisine will find ample op portunlty here. Many of the popular eateries offer cooking classes, and the best bit is that you then get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Cham Island Tour (B,L)

08:00: Minivan and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Cua Dai Beach depart to Cham Island, having snack on boat
09:00: Arriving at Lang Beach. Visiting the Marine Protected Area, The Boat Shelter, Hai Tang pagoda, Traditional fishing Village, Tan Hiep Market
10:30: Swimming and snorkeling
11h30: Staying at Bai Chong ecological zone, swimming, having lunch, enjoying beach games or climbing mountain.
15h00: Packing luggage and coming back to Hoi An.
16h45: Arriving Cua Dai Beach and turning back to hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An (B)

Free at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An –Da Nang – Saigon shopping around (B, L)

AM: After breakfast, our car will transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Saigon. Then our waiting car will transfer to hotel in Saigon.
You will have a free day for shopping around.
Being warm all year round, Saigon offers various options of tropical stuffs with lovely modern styles in traditional materials. Join your Orientation Tour thru the city with stops at the Fine Arts Museum to have some conceptions of the Vietnamese culture, then go on with your tour guide to one of the biggest lacquer ware factories in Saigon to commence the shopping tour. In the afternoon your guide will drop you nearby the Diamond Plaza Supermarket where you can pick from real Pierre Cardin dress to a local wooden miniature, and wait you at a suitable time to introduce the delicious Vietnamese foods. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon- Departure (B)

06.00 AM: After early breakfast, our car will transfer to the Tan Son Nhat International airport for departure flight back your home.

Tour Prices

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Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • Accommodation at hotels in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Transportation at places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class – Vietnam Airlines
     - HCMC – Da Nang
     - Da Nang -HCMC
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places (Mekong Delta, Cham Island, Hoi An Town)

Trip excludes:

  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visa stamping fee at arrival airport in Vietnam