Colors of Vietnam Tour, Vietnam tour 8 days

Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoi An - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels
08 Days/07 Nights.
$ 695.00

Description

Summary: This Vietnam tour 8 days delivers the essential Vietnamese destinations for budget-conscious travelers or those who have limited amount of time. All of the historical, cultural and natural "must-see" attractions are visited, including an overnight train journey, as the tour Vietnam from north to south. This is an ideal trip to take in the very essence of Vietnam and can easily be taken in conjunction with an extended holiday or seaside vacation along the beach coast of south central Vietnam. From the North to the South, you will be experienced all the highlights of this S-shaped country and have a great journey here.
 
Highlights:
  • Join in Hanoi Sightseeing Tour, which includes famous historical places
  • Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, passing the Opera House and the Saint Joseph Cathedral.
  • Board a 4-hour cruise through the 3, 000 limestone islands of Ha Long Bay and visit two of the most stunning caves in the Bay: Heavenly Palace and Wooden Stake.
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City in Hue to know about the history of the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • Take a boat ride along the romantic Perfume River.
  • Visit the spectacular Hai Van pass to Danang, the Non Nuoc stone mason’s village and Marble Mountain in Da Nang.
  • Enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow streets of the Hoi An ancient  town.
  • Spend a full day visiting Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and busiest city in Vietnam and Cu Chi Tunnels, the famous historical places in this city.

Itinerary

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the day is free.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi Sightseeing Tour - Halong bay (B/L/D)

After breakfast, start exploring Hanoi by visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex, starting at the late-President’s Mausoleum. The excursion continues on to his humble “stilt house” before visiting the French colonial Governor’s Palace and the 11th century One-Pillar Pagoda. Then take a short drive to visit the Temple of Literature, dating from 1070, the first university in Vietnam and older than the English language. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a Cyclo ride through the “Guild streets” of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, passing the Opera House and the Saint Joseph Cathedral.
Depart Hanoi in the late afternoon for the scenic three-hour drive through the countryside to Halong Bay, a natural wonder with thousands of islands rising out of the water, creating a unique and beautiful landscape. On arrival, check-into hotel, then free this evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Halong.

Day 03: Halong bay - Hanoi (B/L)

In the morning, board a traditional junk for a leisurely 4-hour cruise through the 3, 000 limestone islands, many punctuated by caves and grottoes. Visit two of the most stunning caves in the Bay: Heavenly Palace and Wooden Stake. A fresh seafood lunch is served onboard.
Transfer back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Day 04: Hanoi - Hue (B/L)

After breakfast, getting morning flight to Hue. Upon arrive Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Then take a boat ride along the romantic Perfume River. Stop off at the Thien Mu Pagoda on the banks of the river to see the 7-storey Stupa. The pagoda is also home to the old Austin car driven to Saigon by the Venerable Thich Quang Duc in 1963 for his self-immolation. Transfer to the hotel to check-in.
After lunch, take a short drive to the outskirts of Hue to visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841), built between 1841 and 1843. The Emperor’s mausoleum complex consists of 40 constructions (palaces, temples, pavilions etc) designed on a symmetrical axis. End the day with a visit to Dong Ba market in downtown Hue City. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day 05: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B/L)

After breakfast, travel down the coast road passing over the spectacular Hai Van pass to Danang, and visit the Cham Museum and local market in Danang city. Then transfer to the ancient trading port town of Hoi An. On the way, visit the Non Nuoc stone mason’s village and Marble Mountain. On arrival in Hoi An, check-into hotel. This evening is free at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 06: Hoian - Danang - Saigon by Flight (B/L)

In the morning, enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow streets of the ancient town, visiting the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful local market.
In the afternoon, transfer back to Da Nang for the short flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). On arrival, you will be met at the airport for transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 07: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

In the morning, leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels, an incredible underground system covering nearly 250km2 and home to more than 16, 000 communist guerillas and sympathizers during the war. Return to Saigon for lunch.
In the afternoon, take a half-day city tour. Explore the city’s grand boulevards, passing famous sites such as Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace), the historic Saigon Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The last stop for the day is Ben Thanh market (time permitting). Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day 08: Depart Saigon (B)

After breakfast, free until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of trip./.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax 695 774 1,027
3 - 5 pax 579 658 911
6 - 8 pax 446 524 777
9 - 12 pax 436 514 768
13 pax up 406 484 738
Single surcharge 161 239 478

Trip includes:

  • Hotel accommodation with twin or double sharing rooms as hotel above or similar
  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Private transfer and transportation on tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Single entrance fees as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing with local experience English speaking guide
  • Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax

Trip excludes:

  • All international airport tax
  • International flights & domestic flights
  • Compulsory TIPPING for local guide and van driver: 1 – 6 pax: 5 USD/ pax/ day; 7 – 14 pax: 4 USD/ pax/ day; 15 pax up: 3 USD/ pax/ day
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)
  • Optional tours
  • Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate.
  • Drink & Beverage in meals
  • Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
  • Other services not mentioned above