NORTH & SOUTH VIETNAM

 7 DAYS

PRICE FROM

US$ 1,156

PER PERSON

DAY 1 | Arrival – Free day in Hanoi


(Expected flight: TBA)

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

Overnight at Hotel.




DAY 2 | Hanoi City Tour


Tour start 09:00 from Hotel.

Estimated tour completion 17:00

(Breakfast/Lunch)

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.

Overnight at Hotel Hanoi.




DAY 3 | Hanoi - Ha Long Bay


Pickup time: 08:30 from Hotel

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

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 on board team, watching movies, listening to music… Overnight in Tra San area

Overnight onboard




DAY 4 | Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Saigon


Estimated return to the airport in Hanoi: 4:00 pm

(Breakfast/ Lunch)

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 airport connect flight to Saigon.

(Expected flight: TBA)

On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, a private car/driver will transfer to your hotel for check in.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 5 | 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 6 | Mango Home 2D1N Package – Vespa Adventures


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 head back to Saigon. Take a short rest at hotel before joining the vespa tour in the evening.

Tour start / pickup time: 18:00 at Hotel.

Estimated tour completion 22:30

In the evening, at 6:00PM, tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for the Saigon After Dark with Vespa Adventures Tour.

This Saigon night tour is part night excursion, part street food adventure. Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.

To start off this Saigon night tour, enjoy drinks at our Vespa-themed café, Café Zoom, to watch “as the world goes by” (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book). Throughout the night, try a variety of food and drinks at 2 local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic local food. Zoom past the famous must-see sights of Ho Chi Minh City while in the bustling traffic. We’ll also go to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon




DAY 7 | Cu Chi Tunnel – City Tour Halfday


Tour start / pickup time: 09:00 from Hotel.

Estimated tour completion 17:00

(Breakfast/Lunch)

09:00 In the morning, we drive to Cu Chi district. You will have a short film on the history of Cu Chi tunnels before walking in to the forest where the Tunnels located.

There are several choices for distance of tunnel which you can crawl in. The shortest one is 30 meters and longest one is 100 meters. In total the system measures 250 km, connecting several villages together.

After experiencing the tunnels, take a break with some hot green tea boiled in pandan leaves and try with some steamed tapioca in the forest.

Optional: Then you will meet with a special guest 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.

12:00 Tour guide and car/driver transfer back to Saigon Then, we have lunch at local restaurant.

13:00, you will take in the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. The first stop will be the 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.

After the museum, 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.

Overnight at hotel, Saigon





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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