Best of Vietnam - 7days/6nights
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Best of Vietnam - 7days/6nights


Duration:   7days/6nights
Prices: 1716
Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Hanoi
Destination(s) to visit: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta
Tour Code: ATI541
Tour description:

Vietnam tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam tour from North to South

Tour Program:

Most visitors to Vietnam are overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country's natural setting: the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.

There are some divine beaches along the coast, while inland there are soaring mountains, some of which are cloaked by dense, misty forests. Vietnam also offers an opportunity to see a country of traditional charm and rare beauty rapidly opening up to the outside world.

 

In brief:

 

Day 1 : Arrive Hanoi 

Day 2 : Hanoi 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi

Day 4 : Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An - Danang

Day 5 : Danang-Hue - Danang

Day 6 : Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 7 : Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

 

Itinerary Details:

 

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi  (  D )

Arrive in Hanoi. Airport welcome by our guides with signboard. Transfer to hotel in air-conditioned coach while luggage is taken care of by porters and transported separately. Welcome banner on arrival at hotel and welcome cocktail while checking-in. A welcome gift is left in each room. Dinner at the hotel. (The first day’s programme can be arranged according to arrival time of group in Hanoi).Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi  ( B,L,D )

Leave the hotel  after breakfast for a morning of sightseeing around Hanoi which includes the
One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the former Governor of Indochina’s Palace,
Ho Chi Minh’s home and a 20-minute tour of the 36 streets of the famous Old Quarter by cyclo,
the Vietnamese version of the rickshaw. Lunch is at Seasons of Hanoi. In the afternoon visit the
11th century Temple of Literature, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple and Quan Thanh Temple. Transfer back to the hotel. Around 20:00 transfer to the Hanoi Press Club, one of the capital’s top restaurants for dinner. Transfer back to the hotel after dinner. (B,L,D) 

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi ( B,L,D )

Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of 1500 square km. With more than a thousand limestone peaks soaring from its crystalline emerald water this area is one of the natural wonders of Vietnam and now one of four World Heritage listed sites in Vietnam. Visitors have constantly marveled at Halong Bays natural beauty. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes created by the wind and the waves that make a excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck.

8:00 departure. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Lunch. Then take a private boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit THIEN CUNG cave (the cave of the heavenly palace - famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) the cave has only opened to the public since 1998. A short way visit the newly discovered DAU GO grotto (wooden stakecave-where in 1288 one of Vietnamese most famous Generals Tran Hung Dao amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongol army). Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. 20h30 Arrive in Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An - Danang ( B,L,D )

After breakfast in the hotel transfer to Noi Bai Airport for the short flight to Danang in the centre of Vietnam. Guests are welcomed by our guides on arrival in Danang and transferred directly to the Cham Museum. The luggage is taken care of by porters and transferred separately to the hotel. After visiting the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world, transfer to the charming historic town and former trading port of Hoi An. Lunch is in a typical local restaurant, the Pho Hoi Garden. On leaving Hoi An transfer to the Furama Resort, one of Vietnam’s premier beach resorts. Dinner is by the resort pool  overlooking the East Sea.

Day 5: Danang-Hue - Danang ( B,L,D )

 Leave the hotel after breakfast and transfer by air-conditioned coach over the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds to Hue. Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam from which the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors ruled from 1802 till 1945. Take a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and then re-join the coach to visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc. Lunch is in the Hoa Mai Restaurant followed by a tour of the Imperial Citadel. Transfer back to Danang and the Furama Resort for an evening BBQ Beach Party.

Day 6: Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City ( B,L,D )

After breakfast transfer to Danang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. The luggage is taken care
of by porters and transferred separately to the airport. Guests are welcomed by our guides on arrival in Ho Chi Minh City and transferred directly to the hotel.

 A morning city tour visit two fine examples of French colonial architecture, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. After lunch at the excellent Mandarin Restaurant, the city tour continues to Cholon, the city’s Chinatown, with a visit to Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market. At Binh Tay Market, the largest in Ho Chi Minh City, there is 30 minutes free time for shopping. Leaving Chinatown, visit a lacquer ware factory and finish the afternoon with a visit to the restored city theatre and a stroll down Dong Khoi Street, the fashionable Rue Catinat of old Saigon. Transfer back to the hotel. In the evening transfer to the Binh An Village for a very special farewell dinner. The Binh An Village has been built in the style of a traditional village and is set in beautiful tropical gardens on the banks of the Saigon River.Dinner isalfresco in the large gardens with entertainment provided by a martial arts display anda jazz band.After dinner, there is more jazz with a private performance by the owner, who is a well-known singer.

 During the evening a farewell gift of a traditional oriental marble stamp engraved with the guests initials is left in each hotel room. Transfer back to the hotel after dinner.

Day 7: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City ( B )

After breakfast a fleet of microbuses and guides will be available outside the hotel for guests who would like to do some last minute shopping. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for onward flight by air-conditioned coach while luggage is taken care of by porters and transported separately to the airport for check-in.

CIT can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

CATEGORY

Price per person in USD in the party of

01 Nov 2009 - 30 Oct 2010

2p 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-12p Sql

Superior  4*

1796

1716

1668

1618

1588

485

First Class  5*

2098

1968

1900

1838

1800

888

Luxury   5*

2489

2406

2358

2308

2276

1368

Place First class (3*) Superior (4*) Deluxe(5*) Luxury
Ha Noi Hotels Thien Thai, Namhai 1 hotel

Majestic Salute, Hoa Binh Palace, or similar

Sunway Hotel,Guoman Hanoi

Thang Loi Hotels or similar

Melia Hanoi,

Horison, Sheraton or similar

Sofitel Metropole,

 

Hanoi Hilton or similar

Quang Binh Hotels Sun Spa Resort Sun Spa Resort Sun Spa Resort

 

Sun Spa Resort
Hue Hotels Asia Hotel, Pilgrimage Village Resort Green Hue Hotel,

Huong Giang Hotel

Saigon Morin Hotel La Residence Hue, Imperial Hue
Hoi An Hotels Pho Hoi Riverside Resort,

 Glory Hotel, Ancient House Resort

Pacific Hotel,

Hoi An Beach Resort

Life Resort, Riverside Resort,

Victoria Resort, Golden Sand Resort

Palm Garden Resort, Golden Sand
Ho Chi Minh city Hotels Liberty 4 Hotel

Metropole Saigon, Oscar Saigon

Grand Saigon, Rex,

Kim Do Hotel

New World Hotel Park Hyatt, Caravelle Hote

 

Vietnam tour from North to South - Vietnam tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
Note:
Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)

Best of Vietnam - 7days/6nights

Includes:
  • English speaking guides
  • Domestic flights with airport taxes
  • Private Cruise in Halong Bay
  • All accommodation twin share & daily buffet breakfast
  • All meals as indicated on itinerary ( B = Breakfast, L = Luch, D = Dinner )
  • All private transfers & transport
  • All entrance fees & permits during guided time
  • Purified water and wet towel
Excludes:
  • International airfares & airport taxes.
  • Visa & visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities

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