Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

On arrival at International airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our local representative. Later start the city tour from Temple of Literature, the 1st university in Vietnam then continue to Ba Dinh Square – the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities for taking photos of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later have an overall view of the capital by a “cycle” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Night activities suggestion: Enjoy local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal Or just simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi

Depart for Ninh Binh province. Ninh Binh is the best choice for busy travellers. Ninh Binh now draws more and more attention to its tourism activities. The day tour includes religious worship, boating, history, excavation learning and an optional cycling choice for those who loves biking. Hoa Lu ancient capital is the tourist destination which will bring you to a few of culture and history of Vietnam’s capitals in the ancient and medieval eras. The area is also one of out standing beauty natural with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long bay. Hoa Lu & Tam Coc is regarded as the Ha Long bay on land. Arrive in Ninh Binh, stop at Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Viet Nam, built in the 10th century. Visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le with unique architecture in the old time. You will be off to visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. Here you can witness the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th Century. Then back to the bus and go to Tam Coc. Optional biking: Who love to experience real images of Vietnam countryside can proceed a 40 minute cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong Pagoda around 5 km(2 ways) along country lane with the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields. Finish the cycling tour at Tam Coc dock in time for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant. You will board the sampan boat (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First Cave, Hang Hai – Second Cave, Hang Ba – Third Cave” to get strange feelings. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi (SIC Tour). Optional: Cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong: Pay extra USD 11 per person. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. (B & L)

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Proceed to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 (Transfer by Shuttle bus). The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddy fields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending- dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimmingor kayaking, passing floating villages and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon. In the evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Please note the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Only Vietnamese & International food available on the boat. Overnight on board the boat near Titov Beach. (B, L & D)

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City

Today visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus. Later you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City by private transfer. On arrival you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B & Brunch)

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Proceed on an excursion to Mekong Delta (My Tho). Enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Return back to Ho Chi Minh City (SIC Tour). Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B & L)

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh City

Start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Visit Cu Chi (SIC Tour) which is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Start the tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, you have free time for own sightseeing or shopping in the downtown where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the centre and typical market of Saigon; Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market, An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza andThuong Xa Tax if you are seeking the high quality and brand name goods. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

Day 7: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

This morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination. (B)

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Package Inclusions

  • Two Nights accommodation in Hanoi
  • One Nights accommodation in Cruise
  • Three Nights accommodation in Saigon
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • Sightseeing tours are on Seat In Coach Basis (SIC)
  • Transportation by vehicle with A/C
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • SIC tour to Ninh Binh, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Cruise on Non-private junk in Ha Long bay
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Package Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • GST of 5% on total package cost
  • Tips to Driver and Guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Use of vehicle other than the specified itinerary
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above
  • High Season Surcharges will be applicable for Diwali, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year
  • COMPULSORY GALA DINNER FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MAY BE APPLICABLE AS PER HOTEL POLICY
  • Any item that is not mentioned in the above Tour Pricing includes.
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Note

  • ALL SIC TOUR NOT APPLY DURING LUNAR NEW YEAR PERIOD FROM 14 FEBRUARY 2018 UNTIL END OF 20 FEBRUARY 2018
  • All rates are per person based on minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
  • Final payments will be collected at the prevailing rate of exchange on the date of final payment
  • All rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • The above is just a quote & not a booking and the rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates quoted are not applicable during trade fair periods, major holidays and other major events.
  • In case the hotels quoted for above are not available we will offer a similar alternate hotel
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notice, due to the cost change of hotel
  • The rates are Valid for Indian Passport Holders
  • The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
  • Hotel check in is after 14:00 and checkout timing is before 12:00.