Sep 14, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
$2497 CAD pp
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader, Ho Chi Minh, via a huge marble mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) has French colonial landmarks, plus Vietnamese War history museums
Picturesque Boat ride along the Mekong Delta River
Stay at a Beach resort in Old Town Hoi An ( a World heritage Site )
Cruise along Halong Bay ( One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World )
Visit to Neo- Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral
Visit to the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh
Cyclo Trip along Hanoi Old Quarter
Day 1 – Thurs Arrive Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam
Meet and Assist at Airport Check-in to the hotel for overnight
Day 2 – Fri - My Tho- Ben Tre ( B / L )
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to My Tho for the excursion to Mekong Delta
Enjoying a boat ride on the Mekong river to an orchard islet were almost tropical fruit of southern
Vietnam can be found and tasted.
Following is a sampan ride on water-coconut shaded creeks for visitors’ pleasure. Visits to a local home, enjoying a folksong show performed by an amateur band, a coconut – candy kiln
Lunch served at a Vietnamese specialty food Restaurant ( Mekong Rest Stop )
Return to Ho Chi Minh City for Overnight
Day 3- Sat - Ho Chi Minh –(B / D)
Breakfast at Hotel
am - Optional tour: Cu Chi Tunnels
pm Participate in a drive-by guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre
Dame Cathedral (outside- under renovation), the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City
Hall and the magnificent Saigon Opera House.
From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold
under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city.
The remainder of the evening is at leisure. . Dinner at Tandoor Saigon Overnight Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 – Sun Ho Chi Minh City - Flight to Da Nang - Drive to Hoi An ( B / D )
Breakfast at Hotel Depart Ho Chi Minh on your flight to Da Nang, one of Vietnam's major ports, situated on
the coast of the South China Sea. Travel south to the picturesque ancient town of Hoi An, where people still
wear the " ao dais" Vietnam's traditional dress. The ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
was one the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia in the 15th century. Its ancient past is superbly
preserved in an enchanting collection of temples, pagodas, shop houses, and magnificent private homes in the
town's Old Quarter. A walking tour of this artistic jewel, with its century's old architecture includes the
gorgeous Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the 400-year-old bright-red Japanese Covered Bridge, and the Ancient House.
Discover all of the delights of Hoi An. Walkthrough the Old City, stopping at one of the city's many museums,
or see artisans using age-old techniques to fashion a variety of crafts. Of special interest are the colorful and
elaborate paper lanterns created by lantern artisans for which Hoi An is well known.
Dinner and Overnight Hoi An – Set menu Dinner at Hotel
Day 5 - Mon - In Hoi An ( B / L )
Breakfast at the Hotel.
The early morning boat trip begins at a local pier in the Old Town. You; ll cruise down streams and past many
fishing areas before arriving in Kim Bong village, home of traditional woodworking and boat-building, and
Thanh Ha Village and see how people make pottery products in a traditional way.
Then transfer by car to the Tra Que Organic Village for lunch. Here, you; ll learn about the many vegetables
and herbs are organically grown to support the people of Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 6 - Tue In Hoi An ( B / D )
Breakfast at the hotel - Remainder of the day at leisure.
am - Optional Trip - Golden Bridge with lunch ( @ Ba Na Hill )
Dinner and Overnight Hoi An
Day 7 – Wed Hoi An - Danang – Hanoi – Halong ( B / D ) Breakfast at the Hotel.
Post breakfast , drive to Danang to board your flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the Country.Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Ha Long Bay considered one of Vietnam's most
celebrated attractions. As you approach, you'll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating
a truly magical scene. Stopover visit Hai Phong: Du Hang pagoda; Hang Kenh Temple
Arrive at Ha Long Bay Check-in Buffet Dinner and Overnight at hotel. Stay overnight in Halong
Day 8 - Thur - 24 Oct - Halong – Cruise - ( B /L / D )
Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer to the pier for 2D/1N Cruise
Ha Long Bay is one of the most famous wonders in the world and the best known natural wonder of
Vietnam. Rightly classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, its landscape is of exceptional beauty with
silhouettes of islands and islets in the bay contrasted against the blue of the sky. Over 3000 emerging giants of
stone dot its emerald waters. The legend tells of a dragon, striking the water with its tail, creating the chains
of islands. Ha, Long Bay is a veritable masterpiece of Nature. Abundant scenic beauty, archaeological and
geological significance, cultural and historical connections, fresh seafood, and proximity to international
gateways make Ha Long Bay one of Vietnam’s most popular places to visit.
Dinner and Overnight on Cruise.
Day 9 - Fri - Halong - Hanoi ( B / D ) Late Breakfast on board the Cruise
Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet,
added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites, and declared recently as one of the " New Seven Natural
Wonders of the World" There are over 3000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1000 have their own
names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites, and
stalagmites. Lunch will be served on board. Visit one of the caves.
Afterward, drive to Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital, and check in to your hotel. This city's history is tied to
French colonialism - its architecture, cuisine, and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence.
Evening enjoys a water puppet show – a unique traditional performance of Vietnam.
Buffet Dinner at hotel.Overnight Hanoi.
Day 10 – Sat Breakfast at the hotel ( B / D )
Full-day sightseeing tour around ancient Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam for almost 1000 years.
Visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before moving onto his wooden stilt
house and the One Pillar Pagoda. , Temple of Literature - site of Vietnam's first university, dating back to
the 11th century. In 1076, Vietnam's first university Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to
educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins, and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700
years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Visit
the Museum of Ethnology, center for the preservation and exhibition of cultural heritage for over 50 ethnic
groups in Vietnam
Enjoy a One Hour Cyclo Trip or Electric Car around Hanoi Old Quarter.
Free time Shopping Dinner at Tandoor Restaurant Overnight Hanoi
Day 11 - Post breakfast check out.
Transfer to Airport to board your flight to next destination
+ Majestic Saigon Hotel (3 nights; Colonial DLX)
+ Palm Garden Resort (3 night; ROH on sea view)
+ Novotel Halong (1 night / Superior Bay view)
+ Athena Royal Cruise (2D1N/ Cabin on first floor)
+ Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel (2 nights ; DLX room )
All Airport Transfers ( will advise max arrival times for eligibility )
Accommodation in Hotel on double occupancy basis
Meals - Half Board throughout ( except arrival day )
All Sightseeing including entrance fees
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Guide
All Taxes and Service Charges
Tips and Porterage to Tour Guide and Driver -( Approx - usd $ 5 per day per person )
Any Optional Excursions you may wish to take
Any Beverages during included lunches and dinners
Early check in or Late check out
Camera and Video permit charges ( if applicable )
Any other expense not mentioned like in the inclusion section
Any phone calls or internet usage ( not included in the accommodation )