Golden Sands of Vietnam 14 days

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Golden Sands of Vietnam 14 days 

  • Destinations: Vietnam
  • Trip type: Culture
  • Duration: 14 days 13 nights
  • Sightseeings: HCMC-Mekong Delta-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi-Halong Bay
  • Trip starting: From HCM city to Hanoi or vice versa on request.
  • Accommodation: 4-star hotel / 5-star hotel
  • Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date

This tour especially offer travelers who like to spend holidays on beach, use their free time  wandering around in a strange city with a guide book on hands, learn the local culture, taste Vietnamese famous cuisines at some city corners in their own way and combine with a wonderful trip to visit the Halong Bay Natural World Heritage site, join in some water activities like kayaking, boat rowing, night fishing and enjoy an overnight staya very traditional junk. Last but not least, you will have an wonderful beach vacation at Hoi An beach. 

1,354 USD per person
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Day 1: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city | Meal: D | Overnight: HCMC

Warm welcome upon your arrival in HCMC. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown.  After check in you will have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at the river cruises on the Saigon river.

Day 2: HCMC & China Town full-day tour| Meal: B-L | Overnight: HCMC

From the morning you have a tour visiting some of its famous attractions such as the Reunification Palace, the Municipal Theatre, the City Post Office, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. You can also have a walk through the city’s main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house-wares  and end up at the Ben Thanh market, one of the city biggest markets. Afternoon is time to explore the China town, visit the Thien Hau pagoda, a Chinese style temple  located in the Cho Lon market.

Day 3: Mekong Delta Excursion | Meal: B-L | Overnight: HCMC

Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.

Day 4: Fly to Danang - Hoi An | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Hoi An

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Your guide and driver will meet you at the Danang airport for a transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. At leisure then you enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5: Hoi An Cooking Class | Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hoi An

This morning  the cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An’s colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson.  Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school.  On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes.  The 2-hour cooking lesson includes  a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving . You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 6: Cham Island Excursion | Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hoi An

In the morning you take a wooden boat cruising for the Cham Island which constitutes a group of 8 small islands of Quang Nam province and form a part of the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a world Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO. Upon arrival you enjoy snorkeling on coral reef (MPA) and visit  the island and become familiar with the names Ong Beach, Bim Beach, Chong Beach, Bac Beach, Tinh spring, Ong spring.  After lunch on the island you then go to Lang Beach to see Au Thuyen (a shelter for boats in bad weather), Tay Tang pagoda and Whale temple, a place for worshipping a whale buried right there.  Boat trip back to your hotel.

Day 7 - 9: Hoi An – Free & Easy | Meal: B | Overnight: Hoi An

Today you have a free  day for relaxation at the resort , water sports, diving, snorkeling, sunset watching or take a bicycle to discover the other sides of Hoi An, visiting some handicraft village nearby or  visit another  World Heritages Sites in the Central: My Son Ruins. Experience the bespoke clothing tailoring or relax with a cup of coffee in a local street pub are worth to try.

Day 10: Hoi An – Hue | Meal : B-D | Overnight: Hue

Today you leave Hoi An for Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Stop to visit king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb.  In the afternoon you explore the Hue Citadel and the Forbidden city followed by Dong Ba market on a bank of the Perfume river – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities. Evening meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 11: Fly to Hanoi | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Hanoi

Again you take a one-hour flight to Hanoi, the one-thousand-year old city and the capital of Vietnam. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the  downtown.  Free time to relax, then your guide  see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your first day in Hanoi is completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Traditional Junk

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight.  BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.

Day 13: Ceramic village - Hanoi | Meal : B-L | Overnight: Hanoi

Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th century in the North of Vietnam.

Day 14: Departure Hanoi | Meal: B

Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do your last minute souvenir shopping before transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a good journey and thanks for joining us.

GRAND SILVERLAND HOTEL & SPA – HCMC

This brand new 4 star is preferred place of busy business travelers as it is just within walking minutes from Ben Thanh Market and close to the Opera House, Metropolitan Building, Saigon Centre. The hotel offers rooms with high class branded amenities and entertainment facilities, especially the Rooftop Swimming Pool.

HUE RIVERSIDE BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA 

Ideally located on the bank of the Perfume River with a unique view of the Van Thanh Temple just opposite the river and best place for those who would like to experience a rich local Vietnamese village culture, surrounded by stunning organic rice fields, traditional garden houses from the very moment of your arrival.

LA RESIDENCIA HOTEL & SPA – HOIAN

La Residencia is created to provide world travelers with a luxurious and romantic place away from home. La Residencia hotel & spa is the luxury boutique hotel with suites of panoramic views over Hoai River or Ancient Town of Hoian, for added tranquility, the courtyard.

SUNWAY HOTEL HANOI 

Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an award winning international 4-star hotel, with easy access to Hanoi’s commercial and business districts. Located at the quiet end of the French Old Quarter,away from the hustle of the busy city and yet only 28km away from the airport, Sunway Hotel Hanoi is also an excellent choice to explore this beautiful city.

GARDEN BAY CRUISES 

From the ship ambiance, the wooden oriental design, the food served onboard to exotic isles, dramatic caves and untouched beaches, you will surely savour the great cultural, historical and natural diversity of the ancient Bay and its local life that we passion to share. Our medium sized wooden junks give easy access to secluded areas within the bay and its surrounding.

CARAVELLE HOTEL SAIGON 

Features stylish French and Vietnamese architecture, an outdoor pool and non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. the eco-friendly hotel also has a rooftop bar with live music performances.Only 160 metres from the famous Opera House and a 9-minute walk from Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and an 11-minute walk from Ben Thanh market.

IMPERIAL HOTEL HUE 

One of the best hotel in Hue, a 16-storey building combined with the modern & classic elements, blends historically architectural details and earthy décor. The hotel is designed to offer an atmosphere of royalty and luxury, traditional and unique style with excellent facilities for all travelers on leisure and business.

PALM GARDEN BEACH RESORT & SPA 

Overlooking the Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa is the best charming upscale beachfront retreat in Hoi An. The resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury. It is a 5 minute to the center of the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient Town & 30-minute to Danang International Airport by car from the resort.

SHERATON HANOI HOTEL 

Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.

ROYAL WINGS CRUISES 

This vessel combining traditional oriental value and completely different styles of luxury is the best choice to serve the upcoming travelers with the expectation of high-end facilities, professional services in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The cruise will bring you the most comfortable with a luxury cabin, restaurant, bars to give the passengers the best relaxing and enjoy all the interesting time onboard.

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. 
  • Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ;  Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)
  • International flights & tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
  • Other services not mentioned above

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Loraine Steven | United States | Oct 2016

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