COMPREHENSIVE
VIETNAM

 17 DAYS

PRICE FROM

US$ 2,239

PER PERSON

DAY 1 | Arrival – Free Day In Hanoi


(Arrival flight: TBA)

A private car will welcome you to Hanoi, 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, Hanoi




DAY 2 | Hanoi Historical Sites


Tour start/ pickup time: 10:00 from hotel

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

Your trip will start with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand year ago. Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university.

Have lunch at local Restaurant.

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.

Back to hotel for relaxation.

Overnight at hotel, Hanoi




DAY 3 | Hanoi – Ha Long Bay


Pickup time: 08:00 from hotel

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch & Diner: on board

In the morning, you will have breakfast at your hotel then a driver will pick you up and transfer to the pier in Ha Long Bay.

12:00 – 12:30: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor. Check-in. Cruise begins with welcome drink and safety briefing.

13:15 – 15:00: As we begin to cruise through the bay a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. Dining on a luxury junk with fine food and drinks doesn't come much better than this.

15:00 – 16:30: After lunch we set sail for Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Explore Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants.

16:30 – 17:30: Back onboard Signature Cruise Halong Bay's main craft we will drop anchor for our overnight stay surrounded by incredible landscape.

17:30 – 18:30: *Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free)*

Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.

20:45 – 00:00: Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range or wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Halong Bay. Order a specialized massage in room. Choosing with other activities boat cruise such as watch documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star-filled sky.

Overnight on board




DAY 4 | Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue


Estimated time return to Hanoi: 16:00

Breakfast & Brunch: on board

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

07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)

07:30 – 08:30: Enjoy the last stage of your trip in Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterwards.

09:30: Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew at 11:15, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.

12:00 – 12:30: Disembark.

Then, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue.

(Expected flight: VN1547 HAN HUI)

Private car will welcome you to Hue, citadel of Vietnam and convey to hotel for check-in and relaxation.

Enjoy the rest of day on you own.

Overnight at hotel, Hue




DAY 5 | Imperial Citadel


Tour start/ pickup time: 09:00 from hotel

Estimated tour completion: 17:00

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

We will visit the unique Royal Arena where Tiger and Elephant fights were held by the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Take a visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. You will also stop to visit the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about the King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, continue your car drive to the Hue outskirts, visit more countryside villages and green paddies. There will be an opportunity to chat with the local people on the way, to learn more of their daily life. You will learn the method to make of incense and Hue Hat – the poetic symbol of young ladies of Hue. We'll stop for a while and experience the daily life of Hue inhabitants at Dong Ba market.

Overnight at hotel, Hue




DAY 6 | Hue – Hoi An


Pickup time: 10:00 from hotel

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: en route

In the morning enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then we will leave Hue to Hoi An via Da Nang. After passing Lang Co beach, you will drive 20 km on Sea Cloud Pass (Hai Van Pass). On the north to south nation highway, the Hai Van Pass boosts an impressive landscape. This is the highest pass in Vietnam (500 m above sea level). The rugged pass is the final section of the Truong Son Range stretching to the sea. Hai Van means "Sea Clouds", since the peak of the mountain is in the clouds while its foot is close to the sea.

Continue drive to Hoi An and enjoy your lunch at local restaurant.

On arrival in Hoi An, driver will transfer to hotel for relaxation and check in.

Overnight at hotel, Hoi An




DAY 7 | Hoi An Ancient Town


Tour start: 09:00 from resort

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.

Lunch at local restaurant.

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.

Transfer back to resort for relaxation.

Overnight at hotel, Hoi An




DAY 8 | Free Day In Hoi An


Have breakfast at hotel

Enjoy free day at your leisure

Overnight at hotel, Hoi An




DAY 9 | Hoi An – Da Nang – Saigon City Tour


Pickup: 08:00 from hotel

Estimated tour completion: 17:00

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Then, our private car pick you up at hotel and transfer to Da Nang airport for connecting flight to Saigon.

(Expected flight: VJ117 DAD SGN)

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat, a private car/driver will transfer you restaurant for lunch or hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, 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.

Back to hotel and enjoy the rest of day at your leisure.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 10 | Cu Chi Tunnels – Bustling Markets


Tour start: 09:00 from hotel

Estimated tour completion 17:00

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch: on tour

After breakfast, meet your guide and driver for your transfer to transfer to the Cu Chi district. You will have a short film on the history of the Cu Chi tunnels before walking in to the forest where the tunnels are located.

The length of the tunnels varies from 30 meters to 330 feet. In total the system measures 200 miles, connecting several villages together.

After experiencing the tunnels, take a break with some hot green tea boiled in pandan leaves along with some steamed tapioca in the forest. Then meet with a former guerilla in a private conference room. Mr. Nam Chia lived and fought in the tunnels for 12 years from 1963 to 1975 as a guerrilla. After national liberation in 1975, he was awarded a temporary captaincy.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, private car will transfer you to Ben Thanh market or Saigon Square to do a bit of shopping, troll around the market and taste various kinds of local dishes. If time permits, you can take a walkthrough Russian Market or western malls such as Parkson.

Back to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 16 | Phu Quoc - Saigon


Pickup time: 09:00 from hotel

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel.

Then, our private car pick you up at hotel and transfer to Phu Quoc airport for connecting flight to Saigon.

(Expected flight: VN1822 PQC SGN)

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat, a private car/driver will transfer you restaurant for lunch or hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 11 | Sai Gon – Ben Tre – Mo Cay – Vung Liem


Tour start/Pickup: 08:00 from hotel

Breakfast: at hotel

Lunch & Dinner: on board

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


At 10:00 in the morning, you will board your private cruise in Ben Tre and head to An Hoa River. Enjoy your welcome drink and peaceful scenery while crew members board your luggage. The cruise will take you to Phong Nam village in Giong Trom, where you will take the cycling trip through the Village to explore more of the local daily life.

Stop at a local house to taste the tropical fruits and chat with the farmer. Continue to take a rowing sampan boat through the small canals, which are covered green by the water coconut plants.

As you reach the big river, your sampan is waiting for you and lunch will be served on board.

After lunch, your boat will bring you to My Long village where you will meet with a local family, Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper, which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and observe the process of how it is made.


Return to the boat and continue to cruise to Mo Cay canals. Stop for a visit at the coconut processing workshop where you can see how the locals utilize every bit of the coconut. Continue cruising to Vung Liem Canal where your sampan will dock for an overnight. Relax and freshen up for your cooking demonstration and dinner on board. The rest of the evening will be spent at your leisure.

Overnight on Private Sampan




DAY 12 | Vung Liem – Tra On – Can Tho


Breakfast: on board

Lunch & Dinner: on board

In the morning, breakfast will be served on board and you will start to visit the brick factory where you will see how bricks are made in the traditional method and mostly by hand. Continue to take the bike ride through green paddies, garden settings and local villages to explore the untouched beauty of this region.

Head to the town of Vung Liem, continue to visit the Cao Dai Temple in one of the most popular local religions, which is a combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucism.

The boat will then cruise to Tra On on the Mang Thit River, on the way you will stop at Cai Nhum village where you will have a walk or bike ride through local villages and this will offer a good chance to observe the local culture and interact with the local people.

Return to your boat and continue cruising to Can Tho. While on board, freshen up, and then head to the deck to observe the sun set, your private bar is always open and your dinner will be served afterwards. Enjoy fresh air while cruising on the tranquil water. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.

Overnight on Private Sampan




DAY 13 | Can Tho – Cai Rang – Ninh Kieu Quay – Phu Quoc


Breakfast: on board

Lunch: TBA

Enjoy fresh air while cruising on the tranquil water. The rest of the evening is spent at your leisure.

Get up early in the morning and your breakfast will be ready out the Deck. Freshen up for the early boat trip to the spectacular Cai Rang floating market, where you will transfer to a smaller boat and mingle amongst the thousands of trading vessels. Feel free to buy yourself fruits or drinks from the local boats.

After your market visit, return to your private cruise, and soak in your surroundings.

Time to check out and you will be dropped off at Ninh Kieu quay in Can Tho.

Private transfer to Can Tho airport for connecting flight to Phu Quoc.

(Expected flight: VN8014 VCA PQC)

On arrival at Phu Quoc airport, a private car/driver will transfer to restaurant for lunch or hotel for check-in.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at hotel, Phu Quoc




DAY 14 & 15 | Free Day In Phu Quoc


Have breakfast at hotel

Enjoy free day at your leisure

Overnight at hotel, Phu Quoc




DAY 17 | Saigon - Departure


Breakfast at hotel.

Enjoy the day at leisure until check-out and transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your home 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 / 1day.

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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