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DESTINATION VIETNAM TRIP DETAILS
DETAILED ITINERARY | TRIP NOTES | | | TRIP MAP  
 

HIGHLIGHTS
. Ho Chi Minh
. Cu Chi Tunnels
. Hanoi
. Halong Bay
LENGTH : 5 DAYS
GRADE :
ACTIVITY
vietnam compact
This compact trip is specially designed for those who want to see the south and north of Vietnam in a short length. You explore the vibrant Ho Chi Minh and the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. The atmosphere is completely changed when you arrive in Hanoi, a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia's most striking colonial architecture.
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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival - Ho Chi Minh
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. ( If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life. O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh
Today we have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels. This famous site is an incredible underground network of approximately 200 kilometres constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. On arrival we visit an exposition hall and a widened section of the tunnels to get a feel of the underground life. There are also possibilities to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. The following programme is a sightseeing of major sights in Ho Chi Minh City. We drive past many lively streets on our way to the Reunification Palace. This mansion was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We see these before going to the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War remnant exhibit. The final stop is Saigon's Chinatown, locally named Cho Lon. This bustling area is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. O/N in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh - Hanoi
The following destination of our trip is Hanoi via a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you are greeted by our guide and transferred to the town center. The exploration of Hanoi begins with Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam, and the History Museum with an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. The old quarter streets and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple are also a major part of our sightseeing. In front of this lake is the famous water puppet theatre where we will see a fantastic performance. O/N in Ha Noi. (B)

Day 4: Hanoi - Ha Long - Ha Noi
Heading out of town we make our way to Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. On arrival we embark a traditional boat for a five hour trip around Halong Bay. This exciting cruise provides us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. We round off our excursion with a seafood lunch served on board and make our way back to Ha Noi, stopping en route at Dong Trieu pottery village . O/N in Ha Noi. (B,L)

Day 5: Hanoi - Departure
There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Hanoi. The trip ends after your transfer to Noibai Airport for departure. (B)

 
VIETNAM COMPACT -  DAILY PRIVATE DEPARTURE
(Prices per person valid from 1 nov., 2007 to 31 oct., 2008 )
Group Size of Standard Class First Class Superior Class Deluxe Class
2 - 3 Pers. US$472 US$511 US$664 US$795
4 - 6 Pers. US$413 US$451 US$604 US$735
7 - 10 Pers. US$332 US$371 US$523 US$654
11 Pers. & up US$303 US$342 US$494 US$626
Single room sup. US$70 /pers US$103 /pers US$231/pers US$341/pers
Full board sup US$62/pers US$69/pers US$77/pers US$84/pers
PRICE NOTES
- The compulsory gala dinner on 24 Dec. and 31 Dec. and the surcharge for the peak season from 23 Dec. to 4 Jan. may be applied depending on hotel conditions however you are advised to contact our sale team to get the full information if you plan a trip in this period.

WHAT SPECIAL?
The above tour cost is available for private daily departure.  We also offer cheaper tour options with fixed departure date, you just click VIETNAM HOT DEALS to get all affordable offers for joined group tours or click CUSTOMIZED TRIP to build a holiday for your own interest and budget.
 
INCLUSIONS: +Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver + Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels or similar one + English or French speaking guide + Entrance fee to indicated sights + Meals as indicated : B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner + Water puppet show + Domestic flight Ho Chi Minh Hanoi + Boat trip in Halong Bay
 
EXCLUSIONS: : Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa, flight in / out of Vietnam, any optional additional tours or activities during free time, surcharge for peak season, local holiday days and gala dinner

LIST OF HOTELS USED ON THIS TRIP
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STANDARD CLASS FIRST CLASS SUPERIOR CLASS DELUXE CLASS
Ho Chi Minh
Dai Nam Hotel (ROH), Empress Hotel (ROH), Chancery Hotel (Sta. room), Thanh Lien Hotel(ROH) or similar one Saigon Riverside Hotel (Del.room), Tan Hoang Ngoc Hotel(Sta.room), Vien Dong Hotel (ROH), Elios Hotel(ROH) or similar one Rex Hotel (Sup.room), Kim Do Hotel (Del.room), Norfolk Hotel (ROH) or similar one New World Saigon Hotel (Del.room), Renaissance Riverside Hotel (Del.city view room) or similar one
Hanoi
Ats Hotel ( Sup. room), Chain First Eden Hotel ( Standard room)or similar one Hoa Binh Hotel (ROH), Thang Long Opera( Sup. room), Sunny Hotel ( Executive room) Guonman Hotel (ROH), Sunway Hotel Sup. room, Zephyr Hotel (Del.room) or similar one Melia Hotel (Del.rom), Hanoi Horison Hotel (ROH), Nikko Hotel (ROH) or similar one
Hotel Notes
 

 

VIETNAM IS A DEVELOPPING COUNTRY WHOSE INFRASTRUCTURE MAY DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR HOME LAND. THE ROAD CONDITIONS ARE POOR IN CERTAIN AREAS.

THE ITINERARY IS CORRECTED AT THE TIME OF VIEWING. OCCASIONALLY, THE PROGRAMME CHANGES AS WE MAKE IMPROVEMENT STEMING FROM OUR PAST TRAVELLERS' COMMENTS AND OUR OWN RESEARCH OR DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. THIS INCLUDES FESTIVAL, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, WEATHER AND FLIGHT DELAY,.. THAT MAY EFFECT THE ITINERARY.

THE TRIP INCLUDES SOME MEALS AS MENTIONED AT THE ITINERARY: BREAKFAST ( B) , LUNCH ( L), DINNER (D). HOWEVER OUR GUIDE WILL BE ON HAND TO ADVISE YOU AS FAR THE AVAILABLE RESTAURANTS WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY LOCAL FOOD ON FREE MEALS. THE PACKAGE TOUR WITH FULL BOARD MEAL IS ARRANGED UPON REQUEST .

THE DRESS STANDARDS ARE CONSERVATIVE THROUGHOUT ASIA. LOOSE , LIGHTWEIGHT, LONG CLOTHING ARE ALL RESPECTFUL AND COOL IN ASIAN HOT CLIMATE. IN ADDITION TO YOUR ITEMS OF PERSONAL CLOTHING, WE SUGGEST YOU TO BRING TRAINER OR SNEAKER SHOES, JACKET FOR COLD WEATHER, TORCH/FLASH LIGHT, HAT, RAIN COAT FOR WET SEASON, SUN CREAM, SUNGLASSES, DAYPACK, TOILETRIES AND SMALL TOWER, INSECT REPELLENT.

 
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