CLASSIC VIETNAM

 10 DAYS

PRICE FROM

US$ 1,226

PER PERSON

DAY 1 | Arrival – Free day in Saigon


(Arrival flight: TBA)

A private car will welcome you to Saigon, Vietnam and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation and check-in. Enjoy the night by having a look around the area on your own.

Overnight at Hotel, Saigon




DAY 2 | Saigon City Tour


Tour start: 09:00 from Hotel, Saigon

Estimated tour completion: 17:00

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Let’s start your city tour with a visit of War Remnants Museum. This museum is a collection of the machinery, weapons, graphic photos, and documentation of Vietnam's wars with the both the French and Americans. Then, you’ll visit the Reunification Palace. It was here that the American led war ended on April 30 1975, when the North Vietnam Army invaded the Palace forcing the president to resign. From here, visit two of Ho Chi Minh's finest examples of French colonial architecture: the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

13:00 in the afternoon, we first stop at Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine, a unique blend of traditional and modern architecture, which includes one ground floor and five upper floors that are home to 18 exhibition rooms.

You may see a delicately carved wooden pictures with different captions that illustrate different types of traditional medicine. This was a place where over a 50 skillful engravers have worked hard to complete these carved pictures for nearly 3 years.

The architecture of this museum shows the typical features of traditional architecture in different regions of Vietnam. It reflects many features of the Northern house in the basin of Red River, of the Hue style and some of the Cham ethnic minority group styles. In the Cham tower are exhibited some Linga - a ritual sculptures which represent a power, a diligence and a vital force in the Cham religion.

This museum is equipped with modern audio-visual technology, which regularly shows "A Century of Health Care Experiences" - a documentary film about the history of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine.

After that, we drive to District 5, the location of Vietnam's largest Chinatown, (known as Cholon). A bustling commercial center, Cholon is a fascinating maze of temples, restaurants, jade ornaments, and medicine shops. Here, you'll visit Thien Hau Pagoda, a pagoda dedicated to the goddess of the sea, popular with seafarers making thanks for their safe trip from China to Vietnam. And enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 3 | Saigon - Mango Home 2D1N Package


Tour start / pickup time: 08:00 from Hotel.

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: Mango Home

Dinner: Mango Home

Depart from Saigon around 8am and head south to Ben Tre province, famous for its coconut production and quiet, peaceful waterways.

On arrival, meet with your guide and take a short walk through a local village to enjoy the landscape of local houses and gardens. Upon reaching the local pier, board your Mango Cruise and enjoy the river views as you cruise through the smaller tributaries of Ben Tre province.

As you arrive in a neighboring village, electric cart will transfer you through small village pathways with lush vegetation. Take a short bicycle trip to the house of Ms. Phuong, her family produces a rice wine spirit from sticky rice. Learn the process behind the product and chat with the local family. Cycle to the house of Mr. Hoang who is the village producer for incense sticks.

Continue onward to a quiet canal and take a rowing boat through the lush vegetation. The cruise will then stop at a family owned Coconut Processing factory, learn how every ounce of the coconut is utilized and the many uses of Ben Tre’s most famous export.

After our team rows you through the quiet canal, reconnect with your Day Cruiser and enjoy a cruise to a private riverside restaurant. It is time for you to relax and enjoy a five-course lunch of local specialties, some grown organically in Mango Home garden! Relax and have a walk around the lush garden setting. Check-in to your room at 2pm and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

In the early evening prepare to join the cooking demonstration with your guide.

Overnight at Mango Home Riverside.




DAY 4 | Mango Home 2D1N Package – Flight to Hoi An


Breakfast: Mango Home

Lunch: Mango Home

After breakfast, take a boat trip 30 minutes then get off the boat to ride the bicycle to a local market of My Long, stroll around the market, then continue the cycling tour to Phong Nam village stop for a Cao Dai religious temple visit, after that you will go biking back to Mango Home.

Return the Mango Home. Have a rest and enjoy a 5 course lunch. Then, check – out, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport connect flight to Danang, Hoian.

(Expected flight: TBA)

On arrival at Danang Airport, a private car/driver will transfer to your hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Overnight at hotel/resort, Hoi An




DAY 5 | Hoi An city tour


Tour start: 09:00 from hotel/Resort, Hoi An.

Estimated tour completion 16:00

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

Start your Hoi An city tour with a boat trip on Thu Bon River to the Cua Dai estuary; it will take you to an island called Cam Kim where you can visit a family traditional work of wooden furniture and sculpture. Have an easy work around the village to meet local farmer and school kids.

Continue the boat trip to the estuary where river meets the sea which got amazing view and beautiful fishing nets. Back to town for the city tour on foot or cyclo to visit the Fukien Assembly hall, the finest and oldest Chinese temple in town with ornate architecture and beautiful garden.

Walk to visit the landmark of Hoi An - the Japanese covered bridge - and an old house called Phung Hung. Enjoy your free time at the ancient town in the evening. There plenty of bars and restaurants in town will please all your liking.

You will transfer to your Hotel for relax.

Overnight at Hotel/Resort, Hoi An




DAY 6 | Hoi An Freeday


Breakfast: at hotel

Enjoys your leisure

Overnight at Hotel/Resort, Hoi An




DAY 7 | Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Hanoi – Historical sights


Pickup time: 9:30 from hotel/resort Hoi An

Breakfast: at hotel

In the morning enjoy breakfast at the Hotel and then we will leave Hoi An to Da Nang

Then, transfer to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Hanoi and transfer to hotel for take a short rest before joining the city tour in the afternoon.

(Expected flight: TBA)

In the afternoon, have lunch at local restaurant,

Then 14:00 PM, Visit the Museum of Ethnology then on to Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a cycle excursion (on cyclo) through the bustling Old Quarter streets. A bewildering maze of shopping streets and restaurants with an amazing assortment of architecture – traditional tube houses, countless pagodas, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. You’ll enjoy walk around the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake and through the less peaceful Old Quarter.

Overnight at hotel, Hanoi




DAY 8 | Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay


Pickup time: 08:30 from hotel, Hanoi.

In the morning [08:30am], the driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the pier in Ha Long Bay.

12:00 – 12:30: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.

12:30 – 13:00: Check-in. Cruise begins with welcome drink and safety briefing.

13:30 – 14:30: Set menu lunch served in the outdoor dining room (depending on the weather) while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating limestone karsts on the way.

15:00 – 17:00: Cruise to Vung Dang – Cong Dam area: Swim or relax on a white sandy beach; Go kayaking through the mystery Karst Mountains in Vung Dang area.

18:00 – 20:30: Return to Dragon Legend Cruise to refresh yourself in Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or the Spa and Massage Services before dinner.

20:30: Spend the rest of your evening relaxing, talking with the onboard team, watching movies, listening to music...

Overnight onboard




DAY 9 | Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi


Estimated return to Hanoi: 05:00 pm

Breakfast: on board

Lunch: on board

06:30 – 07:00: Start a new day with a Tai Chi demonstration on the sun-deck.

07:00 – 07:30: Take in the morning view of the Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy breakfast in the fresh air.

7:30 – 09:45: Cruise to Cong Do area to explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

10:00: Check out your cabin.

10:45 – 11:30: Enjoy a Buffet while cruising towards the harbor.

11:30 – 12:00: Disembark. Then, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Tuan Chau for your seaplane to Hanoi.

Overnight at hotel, Hanoi




DAY 10 | Departure flight back home


Have breakfast at hotel

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

(Departure flight: TBA)

End of service!





INCLUSIONS

  • Private car with driver

  • English speaking tour guide

  • All activities as mentioned

  • Breakfast & meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Accommodations:

  • Entrance fee for visiting.

  • Mineral water & tissue: 2 bottles / person / 1 day

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses.

  • Meals not mentioned in the program.

  • Bank transfers will incur an additional USD$35 per transaction.

  • Credit card payments will incur an additional 4% fee.  

  • Visa on Arrival Authorization Letter in Vietnam.

  • International flight

  • Domestic flight (The air fare is subject to change without prior notice).

  • Tipping /gratuity.

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the program.

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