OVERVIEW

From the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh to the relaxed Mekong Delta, the cool mountains of Da Lat to the sun and sand of Nha Trang, and the charming town of Hoi An, each step of the tour brings a unique and distinct feeling. With a focus on comfort and a well-balanced combination of sightseeing, relaxation, and cultural experiences, this tour is sure to satisfy the preferences of all family members.

Highlights
  • Saigon - Ho Chi Minh city tour with interesting sites
  • Cruise and home stay in Mekong delta
  • Nha Trang beach, water park at Vinpearl island
  • Walking, sightseeing and shopping in Hoi An
  • Interaction with local kids and local people, experience local works and local life
Trip Length: 9 days | Trip Style: Comfort| Trip Theme: Local life&Culture, Explore| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Ho Chi Minh city/Hoian
Places visited: Ho Chi Minh city- Mekong Delta- Nha Trang- Hoi An
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Itinerary Details

Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel in the downtown area for check-in.

Depending on your arrival time and energy level, you may opt for a brief walking tour around the city center to get your bearings before enjoying a welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants that serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

The rest of the evening is free for you to relax and explore at your own pace. You will be staying at a centrally located hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
hotel
Hotel in ho chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh city central post, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh city Unification Palace, Vietnam

Today, we will spend the day exploring Ho Chi Minh City, the busiest city in the country. After breakfast, we will start our day at 8:00 am with a cyclo ride. Our first stop will be either the War Remnants Museum or the History Museum, depending on your preference, where you can learn about the country's rich history.

Next, we will visit the Reunification Palace, which was once the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) and now preserves and displays interesting objects related to the southern regime before the country reunified in 1975. We will also visit the nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, a special religious building built between 1863 and 1880, and the Central Post Office, a gothic-style building.

We will take a walk or a ride along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as Rue Catinat, made famous by Graham Greene in his best-selling book, "The Quiet American." We will also take a quick look at the City Hall and Central Theatre.

We will spend some time exploring the Ben Thanh Market, which offers plenty of local products. Lunch will be enjoyed with local specialties, and the afternoon will be free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
tour activity
Sightseeing Ho Chi Minh city
meal
Breakfast & dinner
hotel
Hotel in Ho chi minh city
Mekong delta, Vietnam
Bentre, Vietnam

We'll start our journey to Mekong Delta at 8:00 am, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the fertile land along the way. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, we'll take a boat cruise along Ben Tre river, visiting local cottage industries and enjoying fresh tropical fruits. In the afternoon, we'll explore the local area by bicycle, visiting an ancient house with an antique ceramic collection and chatting with locals to learn about their way of life. We'll enjoy dinner with local-style cooking and spend the night in a homestay, providing a unique and immersive experience of the local culture in the Mekong Delta.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Boat cruise
meal
Breakfast&lunch&dinner
hotel
Homestay in mekong delta
boat cruise mekong delta, Vietnam
Bentre, Vietnam

After breakfast, we'll take a rowing sampan to visit a local market and a traditional mat-making village. Later, we'll visit a local farm and join the locals in watering, picking, or harvesting crops.

Optionally, we can visit the famous war relic, Cuchi Tunnels, on our way back to Ho Chi Minh City. Here, we can see and learn about the war and how resilient people can be.

We'll have some free time before our transfer to the train station for our night train to Nhatrang. The train is air-conditioned with soft sleeper berths, enough space for luggage, and locked doors from inside. There are toilet and wash facilities on both ends of the carriage.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
transportation
o/n train
Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang sea, Vietnam

Upon arrival in Nha Trang city in the morning, we'll be picked up from the train station and transferred to the hotel for breakfast. We'll then take a sky cab ride over Nha Trang Bay to Vinpeal Island, the largest island resort in Nha Trang and Vietnam, with a small Disney Land playground.

We'll have the opportunity to enjoy water games and visit the aquarium of tropical marine life before spending some leisure time on the beach for sun, sea, and sand. In the afternoon, we'll return to our hotel and have the evening free to ourselves.

We'll spend the night in our hotel in Nha Trang.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in nha trang
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An Ancient town, Vietnam

We'll start the day by taking a morning flight to Danang, where we'll head to Hoi An in the afternoon. We'll begin with a walking tour of the ancient town, exploring the local market, old houses, temples, museums, and more.

Hoi An emerged as an important sea port in the 17th century, where merchant boats from all over the world gathered to exchange goods, making it a prosperous town. Today, the town's ancient architecture and traditional lifestyle are well-preserved, making it a unique destination where you can spend days wandering.

We'll spend the night in our hotel in Hoi An.

Summary of inclusions

flight
Internal flight
meal
Breakfast
hotel
Hotel in hoi an
 Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An farm, Vietnam

Today, we will visit a local charity school (CHIA – Children hope in action) for interaction with local kids and then take a bicycle ride through beautiful farming villages in the suburb of Hoi An where we can join with locals to learn how rice and vegetable are grown and enjoy local interaction. Afterwards, we will take a boat cruise on Thu Bon River and stop on a pristine river beach to enjoy a BBQ feast while watching and taking photos of people fishing with traditional tools. We will cruise back to Hoi An town in the mid-afternoon, and the rest of the day is free for you to leisurely explore.

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast&lunch
hotel
Hotel in hoi an
Farming with locals in Hoi An, Vietnam
Local market, Hoi An, Vietnam

Today is a free day for you to relax on the beach and explore the town's shopping options. If you're interested, you can also opt for a half-day tour to My Son holy land, a World Heritage site containing a collection of ruined Cham style brick towers built between the 4th and 13th centuries. These towers were used by the Cham people to worship their gods, kings, and national heroes, and the site is located in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains, approximately 40km from Hoi An.

Summary of inclusions

tour activity
hoi an cycling
tour activity
cooking class
meal
Breakfast & lunch
hotel
Hotel in hoi An
Royal Citadel, Hue, Vietnam
Royal style dress, Hue, Vietnam

Since today is the day of departure, there are no planned activities. You are free to enjoy your remaining time until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Have a safe journey and stay in touch!

Summary of inclusions

meal
Breakfast
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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 10 11 - 12 13 - 15 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Cellphone for use during your visit
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary:This tour itinerary is designed based on local travel conditions, logistics and availabilitis of transportation between visited destinations. It is for you to see how the trip should go, what you can do, see and enjoy during the trip. The itinerary can be tailored by adding more of desired visitng destinations, activities or removing any you do not like to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best.

Tour price:Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

To book for this pre-arranged tour:If you wish to take this pre-arranged itinerary with all the terms of services that clearly stated in the program, you just need click the booking button to send us an enquiry form with some necessary information. Our travel consultant will get back to you within a working day for confirmation.

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Payment:A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights:You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents:You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance:It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

Weather: The weather in this part of Southeast Asia is varied depening on the region and season. In the winter time from Nov to Feb, the temperature in some area such as North Vietnam, especially mountainous areas can be as low as 2-4 Degree Celsius (35 Degree Fahrenheit) and pretty cold. Other parts can be warm with temperature up to 36 Degree Celsius or more (96 Degree Fahrenheit). So, to know the weather condition of destination you visit, please consult our travel consultant or you can check it here on our website

What to take: What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. It is advisable to have your backpack or suitcase with wheels. An overnight bag with a shoulder strap or little backpacks is convenient to carry water and a camera etc for day trips. Warm clothes and light jacket are needed for the North Vietnam and northern Lao during the winter time from November to March. Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

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