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If you haven't seen the maker's masterpiece till now, then you must at once grab a vacation package for Vietnam! Travelers forever seeking serendipity are thankful for the Ha Long Bay here. But don't just plan a Vietnam trip alone; or seeing everyone else with their folks will make you deeply miss your own bonds of kinship back home. A travel deal best struck will be that for a family vacation.

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5 Night's stay at 4 Star Hotels

1 Night on cruise

Cyclo trip for one hour in Hanoi

Water Puppet show in Hanoi

Professional English speaking guides

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Itinerary The Cultural Vietnam

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Day 01 - Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam!

Upon your arrival, welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to hotel for check in. Relax at hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note that check in time is 14:00 and check out time is 12:00. Early check in/ Late check out is subject to availability of the hotel.

Day 02 - Hanoi – City tour

Have breakfast at hotel. In the morning, start our visit Tran Quoc pagoda, located on Westlake, one of the oldest pagodas in Hanoi and continuing to visit Quan Thanh Temple, with its spacious and charming landscape helps highlight the ancient and romantic beauty of this area. Next stop is Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.

In the afternoon, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday), which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Let’s have an overall view of the capital by a "cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note that Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday, as well as in the afternoon. During the visit of the Mausoleum, visitors are required to wear proper attire, covering shoulders and knees (no short, miniskirt or short trousers).

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03 - Hanoi – Ha Long – Overnight on board

Breakfast at hotel and check out. From Hanoi, at 7:30AM, pick up at hotel and head East for more than 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994, with the green paddyfields and rural villages shown along the road. Upon your arrival in Tuan Chau pier, check in the cruise and have your lunch. Our cruise passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands before reaching to Luon cave area, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people. Later, visit the Titop Island around one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak. As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or experience squid fishing. Overnight on board.

Please note that only international and local food is available on boat. The program will be little varied upon your chosen cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Ha Long – Hanoi – Flight to Saigon

Breakfast on cruise. Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. You will visit the impressive Cave of Ha Long Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt), a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience. On the way back to the marina while serving lunch, you can take amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. Check out your cabin then cruise back to Tuan Chau pier at 11:00AM. Take your return journey and arrive in Hanoi at around 4PM. Then transfer to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) – the most hectic and business city of Vietnam. Upon arrival at airport, welcomed and transfer to city center to check in hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Saigon – Cu Chi tunnels – City tour – Saigon

Breakfast at hotel. Morning, from 8:00AM, pick up at hotel and visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the fierce Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. Return to Saigon.

In the afternoon, visit the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s major landmarks. Walk on Dong Khoi street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). Last stop is Ben Thanh market, where you can experience the daily life of local people. Overnight in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Saigon – Mekong delta – Saigon

Have breakfast at hotel. From 8:00AM, picked up and join SIC tour to My Tho, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Afternoon, transfer back with a stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight in Saigon.

Please note that only local food is available in Mekong delta.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7 - Saigon departure

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You are free until transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast.

Where you'll Stay

City

Nights

Hotels

Hanoi 2 Thang Long Opera Hotel or similar
Ha Long 1 Gray Line Cruise or Similar
Saigon 3 Aristo Hotel or similar

Dates & Rates

(All prices are per person in USD.)

Month
Dates
Twin/Double/ Sharing
Single Supplement
June 2018 (Sold out) 16 $799 $399
July 2018 (Sold out) 21 $799 $399
August 2018 (Sold out) 18 $799 $399
September 2018 (Filling Fast) 15 $799 $399
October 2018 (Filling Fast) 13 $799 $399
November 2018 17 $799 $399
December 2018 (Filling Fast) 01 $799 $399

(All prices are per person in USD.)

Month
Dates
Twin/Double/Triple Sharing
Single Supplement
January 2019 19 $899 $499
February 2019 (Filling Fast) 16 $899 $499
March 2019 16 $899 $499
April 2019 20 $899 $499
May 2019 (Filling Fast) 18 $899 with free Malaysia trip
(Limited spaces available, first come first served)
$499
June 2019 15 $899 $499
July 2019 20 $899 $499
August 2019 17 $899 $499
September 2019 (Filling Fast) 14 $899 with free Malaysia trip
(Limited spaces available, first come first served)
$499
October 2019 (Filling Fast) 18 $899 with free Malaysia trip
(Limited spaces available, first come first served)
$499

Additional cost - Airfare: Hanoi - Saigon: USD150 per person

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