Vietnam Culture & History Tour - 14 days / 13 nights

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Vietnam Culture & History Tour > Vietnam Essential Trip

ESSENTIAL VIETNAM
14 days / 13 nights


Essential Vietnam bring you to sight major Vietnam attraction: Hanoi - Halong bay - Hue - Hoian - Nhatrang - Dalat - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta within 14 days.


Day 1 : Arrival Hanoi

Upon arrival to Hanoi airport you will be met and transferred to our hotel in Hanoi. Tonight there will be a welcome diner at Vietnamese restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
(Diner included)

Day 2 : Hanoi - Halong bay
There will be a city tour this morning. The tour will take us to visit HoChiMinh mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first National University. We enjoy lunch in Hanoi before our drive journey to Halong in the afternoon. Visit to famous Dong Trieu ceramic village. Arrive to Halong city. Diner and overnight in Halong city.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3 : Halong bay cruise - Hanoi
Halong is breathtaking secluded bay with more than 3 thousand limestone islands created by pounding waves and wind. Boating amongst these sheer limestone backdrops is a lovely experience you 've ever had. After breakfast we transfer to the port for a 5 hour cruise around stunning Halong bay. Visit to limestone caves and white sandy beaches. While on boat we are treated to a fresh somptuous seafood lunch. There will be opportunity to take great photos or have jump off the boat. Visit more fish farms and floating villages before our drive back to Hanoi.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4 : Hanoi - Hue
Enjoy the beauty of lovely Hanoi today. Where it be a stroll about the old quarter or a call to Hanoi's many fine gallaries,Hanoi has it all. This evening there will be a transfer to station for your overnight soft sleeper train to Hue. The train leaves at 7p.m
(Breakfast included)

Day 5 : Arrival Hue
Arriving to Hue is scheduled at 7am, you will be greeted and transferred to our hotel. After a freshen-up and breakfast we embark on a visit to Hue Citadel which contains great enclosure and forbidden purple city - a replica of Imperial City in Beijing. We continue our excursion to Thien Mu pagoda, overlooking Perfume river. A visit to splendid Tuduc royal tomb will complet our trip to Hue. Tonight we will enjoy Hue traditional specialties. Diner and overnight in Hue.
(Breakfast included)

Day 6 : Hue - Hoian
Morning boat trip to explore lovely Perfume river. Visit to Minh Mang royal tomb. We then continue our way to Hoian with ample stops en route at Langco beach for photo and refreshement. We continue our way over spectacular Haivan pass for a bird's eye view to Danang city and the ocean. We visit famous Cham museum in Danang and crafting village before reaching Hoian. Arrive to Hoian, check into our hotel. Diner and overnight in Hoian.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7 : Hoian
Whole day to explore charming little township of Hoian including old quarter, Japanese bridge and Thubon river. Walking amongst old streets and lane to visit old houses dating back to 300 year ago. There are many things to see and do in Hanoi, one thing we can be sure you never feel bored while being in this lovely town.
(Breakfast included)

Day 8 : Hoian - Flight to Nhatrang
Transfer from Hoian to Danang airport for flight to NhaTrang. Arrival transfer to our hotel in Nhatrang. Balance of the day will be at leisure to walk along famous Nhatrang beaches. Diner at local restaurant. Overnight in Nhatrang.
(Breakfast included)

Day 9 : Nhatrang 
At 8:00am you will be pick up from our hotel in Nhatrang for a lovely boat cruise to visit fishing villages and offshore islands. There will opportunity to go for swimming, snorkerling to explore coral reefs of beautiful Mun island which is claimed to be amongst most beautiful area in the world. Lunch at local restaurant in the island. Overnight in Nhatrang
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 10 : Nhatrang - Dalat
After breakfast, we head out on a wild road to Dalat - visit Pokrongarai Cham Tower and enjoy the splendid view of NgoanMuc Pass. Visit Chicken village of C'ho minority people. Visit Prenn Water Fall, TuyenLam Pagoda and Dalat flower market. Diner and overnight in Dalat.
(Breakfast included)

Day 11 : Dalat - Saigon
After breakfast we visit Bao Dai palace, Crazy house and then contiue our way to Saigon. Visit Dambri water fall and LaNga floating village en route. Arrive Saigon in late afternoon after a lovely journey through evergreen vegetation of coffees, mulbery, rubber plantation. Diner and overnight in Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

Day 12 : Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is southern most of Vietnam, this morning we drive through the Delta region to Caibe floating market. Boat trip to explore endless waterway and the market is fascinating experience. We visit bonsai and fruit garden. Lunch - Delta style is served in lush garden. Afternoon drive back to Saigon.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 13 : Saigon City tour - Cuchi Tunnels
AM: Visit Reunification Palace, and War Crime Museum. Visit China town and Thien Hau temple. Lunch served at local restaurant

PM: Drive to visit intriguing network of underground Cuchi - a system of more than 250 km long dug by guerrilla in the war. There are several function room - hospital, meeting room, store room ... A visit to Cuchi tunnels will get insight into history of Vietnamese people. Tonight there will be a farewell diner . Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
(Breakfast included)

Day 14 : Departure
Morning at leisure until the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.
(Breakfast included)


Trip includes

- All transfers/transportation by private car or bus as indicated in the itinerary
- Accommodation on twin share basis including daily breakfast
- English speaking guide 
- Meals as stated
- Entrance fees 
- Private boat cruise in Halong bay, Perfume river, Nhatrang and in Mekong river
- Domestic flight: Danang – Nhatrang; Dalat - Saigon
- Domestic airport taxes 

Trip excludes

- International air fare and airport taxes
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Meals not indicated 
- Travel insurance ( mandatory )
- Personal expenses such as bar bill, telephone, laundry
- Tips and gratuities

 

Trip Price: In USD and per person, from 2 people on ward
US$: 967

Single Supplement: US$ 217

Accommodation

We will be accommodating at local, clean, friendly staff hotel with good location. Easy access to city central, dining area, and favorite hangouts. While our emphasis is not on luxury accommodation, we can upgrade or downgrade the lodging pending your request

Pre Trip Information :

Grade :

Easy

Grade :

Standard 3 star hotels and traditional home stays.

Transport :

Air-conditioned car Boat,soft sleeper train, Plane

Spending Money :

You would need to allow for additional sightseeing, shopping, meals and drinks. As a rough guide allow US$ 25 EXTRA per day.

Visas :

Vietnam: Visas are required to enter Vietnam for all nationalities Cambodia: Visas are obtained on arrival. The cost is US$ 25 without 2 passport - sized photos or US$ 20 with 2 passport sized photos.

Airport Departure Tax :

Vietnam:
International departure tax is US$ 14 and can also be paid in local currency.

Money Exchange :

Ensure you have US dollars cash or US dollar traveler’s checks before arriving. Most hotels are able to exchange US cash into local currency but traveler checks need to be exchanged at a bank. At time of writing the exchange rate was 1 USD = 15,730 Vietnamese Dong (VND).

Fitness Requirements :

You would need to be in reasonable physical condition to participate in the treks. While they are not challenging, the fitter you are the more enjoyment you would find in them.

Laundry :

Laundry facilities are available at the hotels for a nominal fee.

When:

These tours operate year round however please note that during the months of October and November Vietnam can experience heavy rains and flooding. Therefore itineraries are subject to change, as conditions require.

 

What to Take :

You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage; therefore it is in your own interest to pack as lightly as possible. We suggest a main backpack with a reasonable daypack for the treks and day tours. We also recommend strong walking shoes/boots and sandals or sports shoes for walking on beach and daily use.

Joining instructions:

As you pass through immigration and customs at Hanoi airport you will be met by our guide and drive and transferred to your hotel.

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