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VIETNAM CLASSIC TOUR


JOINT / SHARING TOUR WITH FIXED DEPARTURES

 

From USD 850 * | from £ 620.5*

per person sharing

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES FOR 2020 (MIN 2 PAX)

07 JAN 2020
21 JAN 2020
04 FEB 2020
18 FEB 2020
03 MAR 2020
17 MAR 2020
31 MAR 2020
14 APR 2020
28 APR 2020
12 MAY 2020
26 MAY 2020
09 JUN 2020
23 JUN 2020
07 JUL 2020
21 JUL 2020
04 AUG 2020
18 AUG 2020
01 SEP 2020
15 SEP 2020
29 SEP 2020
13 OCT 2020
27 OCT 2020

28 JAN 2020
11 FEB 2020
25 FEB 2020
10 MAR 2020
24 MAR 2020
02 JUN 2020
16 JUN 2020
30 JUN 2020
14 JUL 2020
28 JUL 2020
11 AUG 2020
25 AUG 2020
08 SEP 2020
22 SEP 2020
06 OCT 2020
20 OCT 2020

TUESDAY
DAY 01         HANOI ARRIVAL                                    
Meet on arrival at Hanoi/Noi Bai International airport, transfer to hotel for check in.Free time at leisure
Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi 

WEDNESDAY
DAY 02         HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR                            
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside only) and the former President’s stilt house where Uncle Ho lived from 1958 to 1969. Continue visiting the iconic One-Pillar Pagoda, the Museum of Ethnology (closed Mondays).
Lunch at local restaurant
In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy the famous Water Puppet Show, a unique Vietnamese traditional art form that takes its origins from rural festivals in Vietnam. 
Take a fun stroll around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, with 36 old streets before heading to typical Hanoi local coffee shop where you settle down for refreshment with local drink or a glass of Bia Hoi, fresh locally brewed beer. 
Dinner on own arrangement 
Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

THURSDAY
DAY 03         HANOI - HALONG                                    
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Ha Long (160km, approx. 4 hours by normal road) for an overnight cruise.  
Embark between 12.30-13.00pm and lunch is served right after. 
Discover Halong Bay, “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, is recognized as a new World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. Picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Optional activities includes: swimming, kayaking (optional) cooking demonstration, night quid fishing.
Enjoy dinner and overnight on board. 
Note:    + Tourist class of our SIC tour: NO Asian Trails’s guide on board
There are many boat companies offering cruises on Halong bay. The comfort level, decorations style, even itinerary may be slightly different.  The  itinerary suggests a general impression of the activities, specific details will be advised depending on the confirmed cruise and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions

FRIDAY
DAY 04         HALONG – HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN                
Breakfast on board
Continue the cruise program. 
After disembarking at 11.00, depart straight to Noi Bai airport by new highway (130km – 2.5 hours) for flight to Da Nang.
Note:     + Regular flight for SIC transfer is HAN DAD - VN 181 (approx 16.00) or similar - subject to availability.
+ In case of different flight, surcharge for round trip private transfer from local restaurant on the way from Halong to Hanoi airport & from Danang airport to hotel in Hoian (see supplement below)
Be welcomed and transferred to Hoi An. Check in at hotel.
Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An

SATURDAY
DAY 05         HOI AN                                            
Breakfast at hotel
Take a walking tour to discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and a silk workshop.
Lunch at local restaurant

Afternoon: Time at leisure. Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An

SUNDAY
DAY 06         HOI AN     - DANANG - HUE                            
Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Hue, through Hai Van pass (if weather permits). Visit the Cham culture museum in Da Nang.
Lunch at local restaurant
In the afternoon, visit Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market.
Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Hue

MONDAY
DAY 07         HUE – HO CHI MINH                                    
Breakfast at hotel
Boat trip on perfume River; visit Thien Mu pagoda then Tu Duc Tomb.
Take a short cycling tour (bicycle) to the ancient village nearby Hue to immerse into the greenery of a so-called “Garden City”. Be welcomed to an ancient Garden-House where the host family will not only share with you their lifestyle, traditions but invite you to enjoy preparing an authentic home-meal with garden sourced ingredient. Enjoy a relaxing herbal footbath from garden plants.
Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. Be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

TUESDAY
DAY 08         HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL – HO CHI MINH                
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War and return to Ho Chi Minh City. 
Savor the tasty Phở (Vietnamese noodle soup) for lunch is the best way to say “Goodbye Vietnam”
Take a sightseeing tour including the War Remnants Museum, the Central Post Office and photo stops (outside visit) at the Reunification (former Presidential Palace)
Note: No visit Notre Dame Cathedral as it is under renovation
Free shopping time at the central Ben Thanh Market, or follow the guide to stroll Le Cong Kieu Street, selling antiques, replica object and Yersin market offering a bunch of commodity and wartime objects.
Dinner on own arrangement
Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh


WEDNESDAY
DAY 09        HO CHI MINH – DEPARTURE                                
Breakfast at hotel
Check-out at noon (12:00)
Pick up at hotel and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service.

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