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Vietnam Impression 17 Days Tour

Duration: 17 Days/16 Nights
Tour Itinerary: Vietnam from South to North
Highlights: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An - My Son - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

You arrive Tan Son Nhat (Saigon) International Airport. Transfer from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City at any time then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for check in. Free for leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market - the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerrilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

Day 3: Full day Mekong River Boat Trip (B, L)

Today takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang (B)

Free for leisure in the morning until transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to take flight to Nha Trang Beach City – one of the most beautiful Beaches in over the World. Pick up & transfer to hotel.
Check in & overnight in Nha Trang City.

 

Day 5. Nha Trang Sightseeing (B, L)

In the morning you will transfer to Cau Da port for a cruise on the Nha Trang Bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island to enjoy hundreds of nice and precious marine creatures then continue the trip to Mun Island -the best island for snorkeling with lots of lives colorful corals and fish. Taking a fresh lunch at the Con Se Tre island and relax. Back to hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 6. Nha Trang (B)

Today is a free day at leisure in Nha Trang for relaxing and unwinding at the resort overlooking beautiful Bay. Snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views. Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 7: Nha Trang (B)

Enjoy your time on the one of the most beautiful beaches on the World! Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

Day 8: Nha Trang - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Leave Nha Trang City in the early morning. Fly to Danang Airport. Pick up & transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as "Faifo" to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thun Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families. Return to your haven on world-famous "Cua Dai Beach," with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son & free go shopping (B, L)

Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Town for lunch. In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 10: Hoi An - Heaven of Shopping Place in Vietnam (B)

Having breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the time in one of the best shopping places in Asia! You will walk around the ancient town with friendly & nice smile of local people! Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue - Old Imperial City (B, L)

Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the East Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings. Stop at My Khe Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Arrive Hue City, check in hotel. Overnight in Hue City.
 

Day 12: Full day sightseeing in Hue the Old Imperial City (B, L)

Having breakfast at hotel then taking full day to discover Hue City, Vietnam's political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood. Overnight in Hue City.

 

Day 13: Thien Mu Pagoda - Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (B, L)

Just outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue's most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s. Transfer to airport & take flight to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi. Check in hotel & overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 14: Hanoi full day tour (B, L)

Having breakfast at hotel then start sightseeing Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead, including a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, which was built by Ly Thai Tong and the Temple of Literature, founded by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Conclude with a visit to Bao Tang Lich, once the museum of l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, which includes artifacts from Vietnam's turbulent history. Water Puppet Show, Cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 15: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

07:30 - 07:45 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10:30 Stopover on the way for short break
12:30 Arrive at Hon Gai wharf - Meet the captain, crews and join us for a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
13:00 Lunch with fresh seafood is served while cruising towards Vong Vieng floating village, passing through extraordinary shaped-islands.
15:30 Drop anchor at Vong Vieng: visit local houses, fish farm, schools and have a chat with the friendly fish men. (You also swim here if you like) The other option is to travel by kayak (passenger row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked. 
17:00 Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo for anchoring.
19:00 Dinner is served.
21:00 Enjoy the comfort in your cabin or night fishing…
Overnight on junk.
 

Day 16: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

06:30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07:30 Lightly breakfast is served.
08:30 Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
09:30 Back on board, continue cruising, enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax.
10:30 Lunch is served on board while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11:30 Check-out.
12:00 Arrive Hon Gai wharf. Farewell.
12:30 Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14:30 Stop-over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:30 Arrive in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
 

Day 17: Hanoi Departure (B)

You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable Vietnam trip arranged by Viet Bamboo Travel or you can extend some days to Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour cost in US$ per person
Hotel Class Number of persons in group
1 2 - 3 4 - 6 7 - 10
3 Star 2803 1546 1503 1348
4 Star 3787 2075 2019 1781
5 Star 4815 2632 2496 2294
Inclusive:
  • 15 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • 01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin.
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Internal flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh City - Nha Trang, Nha Trang - Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi (economy class) Vietnam
  • Airlines including fuel charge & Airport taxes.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
  • English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Hue & Hoi An
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Water Puppet Show & Cyclo Tour in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid
  • All taxes & services charge.
Exclusive:
  • International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Massage onboard
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods),
    flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
Destination Hotel/Resort/Cruise Class
3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Saigon Elios Hotel (Superior  room) or similar Kim Do Royal City Hotel (Deluxe room) or similar Majestic Hotel (Colonial Superior room) or similar
Nha Trang The Light Hotel (Superior room) or similar Yasaka Hotel (Superior room) or similar Sunrise Hotel (Superior room) or similar
Hoi An Lotus Hotel (Superior room) or similar Hoi An Riverside Resort (Superior room) or similar Palm Garden Resort (Superior room) or similar
Hue Hue Queen Hotel (Classic room) or similar Romance Hotel (Superior room) or similar Imperial Hotel (Deluxe city view room) or similar
Hanoi Indochina Legend Hotel (Superior room) or similar Prestige Hotel (Superior room) or similar Moevenpick Hotel (Superior Deluxe room) or similar
Halong Bay Bai Tu Long Junk (Deluxe cabin) or similar Glory Cruise (Deluxe cabin) or similar Indochina Sails Junk (Superior cabin) or similar

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