OVERVIEW

Capture the real senses of Vietnam through her most stunning highlights on this 8 day package.

Wander through three heritage sites of the country and immerse yourself into hustle atmosphere of Hanoi and Saigon, this tour offers you an opportunity to really touch the Vietnam beauties, its culture and traditions.
Starts from hustle Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City we will travel through fascinating ancient charms of Hoi An and Hue before heading up further north to Hanoi Capital and spectacular karst landscape of Halong. Each place with its typical sights and sounds is a part of color in the overall painting about Vietnam’s beauties.

This 8 day tour of special design is a great way for you to explore Vietnam in depth.

Highlights
  • Ho Chi Minh City tour of featured sights
  • Shopping at Ben Thanh Market
  • Hoi an ancient town with its centuries old charms
  • Hue Imperial citadel
  • Dragon boat cruise on Perfume River
  • Visit to Ho Chi Minh memorial site
  • Hanoi Old Quarter and shopping fun
  • Halong bay overnight cruise
Trip Length: 8 days | Trip Style: Comfort travel| Trip Theme: Explore | Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Ho Chi Minh City / Hanoi
Places visited: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
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Itinerary Details

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Arrival, meet & greet by guide at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transfer downtown for hotel check in.

After a rest, in the afternoon, we will have a city tour of Saigon – Ho chi Minh City for its feature sights including History Museum, the Reunification Palace – former President Palace of the South, Notre Dame Cathedral – the famous religious architecture built from 1880 and nearby Central Post office.

Take a walk along the Dong Khoi Street – former Rue Catinat, made famous by Graham Greene in his best-selling book The quiet American.

Dinner in one of the city’s finest local restaurants.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
sightseeing
Hotel in ho chi minh city
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

In the morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with a spider web system of more than 200km of tunnels dug deep in the hard soil that consists of living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers was the living and fighting ground for thousands of people.

During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors. Creep into the tunnel to experience how people lived and fought as well as to learn how strong people’s determination can be.

Drive back to city for your free afternoon shopping in Ben Thanh market & Saigon Square.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
cu chi tunnel
Breakfast & lunch
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam

Take a morning flight for Hoi An. Welcome on arrival Da Nang airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Located by the bank of Thu Bon River, Hoi An is one of the World Heritages sites in Vietnam. This little quaint city attracts people by its peaceful charms of ancients streets and houses that built centuries ago when the town was an important seaport, the friendliness, great foods and excellent shopping…

In the afternoon we will take a walking tour of Hoi an ancient town for sightseeing of its attractions such as Hoi An market, Tan Ky ancient house, the covered Japanese bridge, Chinese assembly hall and so on…
The rest of the day is for great shopping.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private transfer
Breakfast
ho chi minh city - hoi an flight
hoi an town sightseeing
Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam

After breakfast at hotel, take a drive thru verdant mountains and quaint villages to Hue - the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam with some stops along the way for sightseeing of Marble Mountains and Hai Van Pass.

In the afternoon we visit to Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City that built between 1802 – 1833, where Kings of Nguyen Dynasty lived and ruled the country. This place reflects the pomp and ceremony of the dynastic rulers as well as the scars of many years of turmoil, both ancient and modern but retains a sense of grace and majesty even today. 

Continue with a boat trip on Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda and the symbol of Hue City.

Overnight in hotel.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private transfers
sightseeing
Breakfast
boat trip on perfume river
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam

In morning, you are free until transfer to Hue airport for flight to Hanoi.  On arrival Hanoi airport, your guide welcome to transfer to your hotel for check in and lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, take a half day explore the peaceful capital Hanoi, included Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam’s first university, dates back to 1070 and its peaceful gardens and pavilions offer a relaxing respite from Hanoi’s busy streets.

Continue drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex included Mausoleum, Museum, his Cottage and One Pillar Pagoda to see modern Vietnam’s great leader then shopping at Dong Xuan Market & Hanoi Old Quarter.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
hue - ha noi flight
sightseeing
Breakfast & lunch
hotel in hanoi
Bamboo boat rowing, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Depart Hanoi for a 3 ½ hour drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.

Dubbed as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the natural wonder Halong Bay is a huge body of emerald water that dotted with thousands of limestone islands of special shapes that formed by winds and waves through millions of years. The place was twice recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage for its exceptional natural and cultural values.

Board the wooden junk and enjoy sumptuous fresh seafood lunch as you wind your way through spectacular bay of dramatic islands, floating villages and mirror like water. Visit a huge limestone cave with full of stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy the rest of the day to swim and paddle kayak or just simply relax on the top desk in spectacular sunset.

Dinner and overnight in great comfort under stars live sky.

Summary of inclusions

halong bay cruise
transportation
boat rowing & floating village
transportation
explore limestone caves
private airport transfers
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Ha Long, Vietnam
Ha Noi, Vietnam

Early risers can enjoy a morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

After breakfast, set sail for further cruise to explore the other part of the bay.

Lunch is served on your way back to the harbor.

Disembark the boat before 12.00 and take drive back to Hanoi. Arrive back in Hanoi at around 4.00PM and the rest of the day is free at your leisure for more sightseeing of the city or enjoy your shopping in the Old Quarter.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Summary of inclusions

private transfer
Breakfast and lunch
sightseeing hanoi
Hotel in hanoi

Breakfast at hotel. Free at your leisure or shopping until transfer out to airport for your own return flight back home. Happy travel!

Summary of inclusions

private transfer
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.

Tailor your itinerary base on this trip:If you wish to tailor your own itinerary with your favorite destinations, activities, accommodations and so on, you can do it right away by clicking the button "Tailor this trip" and send us an enquiry with as much as detail possible. Our travel consultants with their extensive knowledge and experience will answer all of your questions, offer suggestions and give knowledgeable advice, helping you to make a pleasant-enjoyable-worry free trip of best possible value that perfectly suits your travel needs. Please keep in mind this is your private tour so feel free to ask your travel consultant to make any changes you wish to make, at any time!

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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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