Vietnam Experience Tour - 12 Days

Vietnam Experience Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh city
  • Visit: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Travel style: Culture and Heritage, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Italiano, Português
Highlight

Experience a captivating 12 days Vietnam package tour, immersing yourself in the bustling streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, cruising through the mystical limestone formations of Halong Bay, and exploring the ancient imperial city of Hue. Traverse the enchanting lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, delve into the vibrant culture and history of Ho Chi Minh City, and unwind amidst the lush landscapes of the Mekong Delta, where floating markets and traditional villages offer a glimpse into authentic Vietnamese life.

Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,HanoiSun, May 19, 2024
    Hanoi arrival

    After that we go to Arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in the city center. Your drive crossing Red River and have an over view of city with typical houses architecture and world's most special traffic. 

    Note: Hotel check in is available at 14.00

    Included:
    Private transportation
    Conifer Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    9 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,HanoiMon, May 20, 2024
    Explore Hanoi city tour

    In the morning, explore the Tran Quoc Buddhism pagoda. It dates back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty. Take a leisurely walk on a romantic road, crossing West Lake before heading to the Temple of Literature which is best known as the first National University and a World Heritage site.

    Continue to the Hoa Lo Prison museum (Hanoi Hilton) which presents Vietnam’s history while the French ruled and the war between Vietnam and the USA.

    After lunch, transfer to the French Quarter – a “little Paris” in Hanoi with tree-lined boulevards, government head offices and a big square. Visit (outside) the mausoleum, worshipping Ho Chi Minh who got Vietnam Independence back from the French. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the botanical garden to visit the Presidential Palace - Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live and work.

    Continue the trip to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit the Pen Tower then cross the Sunlight Bridge to Ngoc Son temple which is located on the Jade islet since the 19th century and is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero Tran Hung Dao.

    After that, we will go to the Old Quarter which is always considered a live city museum. The unique tube houses, small alleys, temples, open door markets and street vendor foods come together in a beautiful harmony. At last we come to the very historical Long Bien Bridge, enjoy different city views and enjoy the sunset on the Red River. Get back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Conifer Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    9 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - Halong BayTue, May 21, 2024
    Hanoi - pick up and transfer to Halong Bay

    12:30: Checks in boat with cruise briefing and safety instructions. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

    Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Islands In the afternoon, visit Tung Sau area, covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting. Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl. Visiting the beautiful Titov beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Titov Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Titov island to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor for overnight.

    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

    18:30: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

    Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner

    Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

    Included:
    Meal: B, L, D
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Squid fishing
    Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
    Pelican Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe Cabin)
    5/33B Pham Ngu Lao street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 4,Halong Bay - HueWed, May 22, 2024
    Halong bay - transfer to Hanoi - Fly to Hue

    06:30: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

    Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the cruise by tenderCheck out and settle your bill at reception.

    Have a buffet brunch and enjoy the bay scenery while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf.

    11h30-12h00: Disembark

    Transfer directly to airport for flight to Hue. On arrival, get a pick up to Hue

    Included:
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Leisure: Morning Tai Chi
    Flight :VN1547 (HAN - HUI) - (Direct) / 19:45-21:00 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    Rosaleen Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    36 Chu Van An street, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
  • Day 5,HueThu, May 23, 2024
    Explore the Hue culture heritages

    Located in the Center of Vietnam, the poetic Hue city used tube chose as the capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. It is also the only city in Vietnam that has been able to preserve its citadel and hundreds of temples and pagodas in original. Since 1993, the Unesco has been recognized the Hue city as a world cultural heritage site.

    Transfer to visit the most important sites in city - Hue Citadel, the only vestige symbol for what was once the imperial city of Vietnam. It is inspired by the fortification of Vauban. The city is composed of three parts: Kinh Thanh (the Capital city), Hoang Thanh (the Imperial city) and Cam Thanh (the Forbidden City). The most beautiful sites in Hue are concentrated in this area including the flag tower, the South gate, the palace of supreme Harmony, the Dynasty temple area and the settlement area.

    The next is to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Hue, dating back to 1601. This is the spiritual highlight of the city and well known for its majestic octagon tower and beautiful view of the Perfume River.  

    Back to hotel in the afternoon

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Rosaleen Boutique Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    36 Chu Van An street, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
  • Day 6,Hue - Hoi AnFri, May 24, 2024
    Pick up and transfer to Hoi An

    Pick up and transfer to Hoi An via Mandarin Road and Sea Cloud pass (Hai Van Pass). Stop on top of the pass to enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean and Da Nang city. Once you arrive in Da Nang, stop to visit the Cham Museum which preserves the most important Cham culture collections in the world. Then, walk on My Khe beach where you can enjoy the view of giant Goodness of Mercy statues in the Linh Ung Pagoda. Take photos of fishermen by the beach then continue driving along the coastline to Hoi An ancient town. 

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    La An Central Boutique Villa(Deluxe Pool View)
    9 Ngo Quyen, Hoi An, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 7,Hoi AnSat, May 25, 2024
    Discover Hoi An ancient town

    Hoi An used to be one of the most typical South-East Asian trading ports dating from the 15th to the 19th century and the Old Town is still well-preserved. The exchanged cultures is displayed on many historic buildings, religion, daily business and enriched by the authentic lifestyle of local inhabitants.

    the Hoi An city’s symbol - the Chua Cau or the Japanese Covered Bridge, built in the 17th century to allow the Japanese quarter to be accessible from the Chinese neighborhoods. The bridge’s original style has been carefully preserved for the last 400 years.

    the Cantonese Assembly Hall sits right next to the Cau Pagoda, constructed by Cantonese settlers during the 19th century for communication among Chinese residents and worshipping the Thien Hau Holy Mother. On a visit, you can admire the structure as well as the decor, which includes a striking dragon made from pottery.

    Cam Pho - one of the oldest communal houses in Hoi An. It was built in the shape of Chinese character means the country for worshipping and trading business and cultural exchange between locality and Chinese, Japanese traders.

    Hoian center market where is the best place to see the local daily life. Situated on the riverside, the large market is packed with stalls where you easily find a huge variety of food at extremely cheap prices. There is also a great fresh vegetable, meat and fish market which is worth visiting.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    La An Central Boutique Villa(Superior Twin Room)
    9 Ngo Quyen, Hoi An, Quang Nam , Vietnam
  • Day 8,Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh citySun, May 26, 2024
    Pick up Hoi An to Danang airport - Fly to HCMC

    Free and relax at your hotel until getting pick up by private driver for about 45 minutes to Da Nang airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    Take a flight to HCMC. On arrival, get a pick up to hotel

    Included:
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Flight :VN123 (DAD - SGN) - (Direct) / 12:00 - 13:30 - Vietnam Airlines - Economy / 06 tickets
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 9,Ho Chi Minh cityMon, May 27, 2024
    Explore Cu Chi tunnel and the highlight of Saigon

    In the morning, visit the most striking place in the history of the Vietnam War, the Cu Chi Tunnels.

    Cu Chi is a real underground city made up of a large network of tunnels covering an area of over 250km long where the Viet Cong conducted the war of resistance against American troops. All of the tunnels were dug over a period of twenty years using only pickaxes and shovels. The tour includes special entering some part of tunnels. You will also have a chance to visit Ben Duoc memorial temple nearby but far less touristic built in 1993 in memory of the Vietnamese killed at Cu Chi.

    Return to HCMC in the afternoon to explore the city:

    the Independence Palace, once used as the home - office of the Presidents of South Vietnam. Our visit includes the North Vietnamese tank which effectively attacked the palace in 1975 to bring the controversial Vietnam War to an end and the five-story palace with its rooms have been preserved in their late 1960s, 1970s style and a bunker basement.

    the top visited in Ho Chi Minh – the War Remnant museum. The exhibits offer you all-sided views of the Vietnam War that might bring a big surprise than you are probably used to hearing and seeing.

    the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, originally built between 1863 and 1880, evidently reflects the French colonist influences. It’s a picturesque spot in the city.

    the most famous market in the city, Ben Thanh Market, which has been opened since 1870. The market not only supplies the daily needs of local people but also excellent place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs and enjoy Vietnam’s local street foods.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 10,Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can ThoTue, May 28, 2024
    Ho Chi Minh city - Transfer to Cai Be - Can Tho

    Meet our tour guide and driver for your transfer to Cai Be. Visit Cao Dai temple on route. On arrival, embark a small private boat for a cruise in a branch of the Mekong River. Experience the rhythm of life on the legendary Mekong River by visiting the canals lined with orchards.

    Visiting craft workshops of rice popcorn, coconut caramel and rice cake…Go biking or walking on the village paths to discover the ancient and beautiful Phu Chau pagoda where the serenity reigns and meet the local people. Enjoy lunch in an open air restaurant where you can taste a famous local specialty, the elephant ear fish. Finally, enjoy tasting delicious fruits while rowing a small rowboat in the canals, shaded by the fruit trees.

    Continue your boat trip to Vinh Long and meet the driver at the pier for a transfer to Can Tho. Arrive in Can Tho in the late afternoon.  Check in your hotel and relax. Enjoy free time on your own to discover the city located on the Mekong River side.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Boat: Cai Be
    Private transportation
    Bike: Cai Be
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel(Superior City view)
    2 Hai Ba Trung street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city, Vietnam
  • Day 11,Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh cityWed, May 29, 2024
    Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - HCMC

    Have breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the pier for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the largest and most lively market in the Mekong Delta. There are so many colors and smells in the bubbling atmosphere where hundreds of sampans are filled with goods such as rice, fruits, and craft products. Everything is shown to sell from the early morning.

    Leave the market and continue the boat trip through the canals and visit a fruit garden (Option - replace the garden with the nursery field by the river). Head back to An Binh Market which is full of fish, fruits and vegetables. Stop at Binh Thuy ancient house which contains the orchid garden where “The Lover” was filmed.

    Transfer to Saigon in the afternoon.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Boat: Cai Rang
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
    Elios Hotel(Senior Superior Room)
    233 Pham Ngu Lao street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 12,Ho Chi Minh cityThu, May 30, 2024
    HCMC - transfer to airport

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby for about 30 minutes to Tan Son Nhat airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    In the rush hour (07:00 – 08:30 AM and 16:30 – 18:30 PM), it takes around 1 hour from city center to Tan Son Nhat airport.

    Included:
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    02 bottles of mineral water (500 ml)/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Pelican Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Cai Be, Cai Rang
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Flight Tickets: VN1547 HAN - HUI (Vietnam Airlines - Economy) , VN123 DAD - SGN (Vietnam Airlines - Economy)
  • Meal: B: 11, L: 05, D: 01
  • Bike: Cai Be
  • Leisure: Squid fishing, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Bai Tu Long (on board)
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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