at Hanoi Airport where you will meet your guide and transfer to
your hotel for check-in. This evening we will have a tour briefing
at your hotel with your guide before we enjoy our dinner at one
of the city's finest restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi
morning we tour Hanoi's charming French colonial boulevards,
visit the ancient Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh's
mausoleum, and his family home and museum to learn more about
his amazing life. Next we have a choice of visiting the Museum
of fine arts or the Hoa Lo Prison museum (better
known as Hanoi Hilton). In the afternoon we take a tour around
Hanoi by cyclo, driving through the lively Old
Quarter, which is a series of 36 ancient streets where peddlers
trade their wares the way they have done for centuries. We visit
a historic house in Ma May street that's typical of dwellings in
the Old Town and then walk through Hang Be market to the famed water
puppet theater for an evening show. Overnight in Hanoi
3: Hanoi-Halong (B, L, D)
After breakfast we journey east to Vietnam's greatest natural wonder,
Halong Bay. We board our beautiful traditional wooden
junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay's 3000
magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored
in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood
meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from
the side of the boat. Kayaks are also available if specified
at time of booking. Overnight on luxurious boat.
4: Halong - Hanoi - Saigon (Brunch)
Wake up to fresh coffee and take a small boat to a nearby sandy
cove beach for an opportunity to relax and have a morning
swim. For a great photo opportunity it is well worth walking
up to the hill top pagoda which overlooks the entire Halong bay.
Afterwards we return for a wholesome breakfast before cruising back
to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped
rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to mystical
and transfer back to Hanoi with a stop at the 500 year old Bat
Trang Pottery Village. The village is famous for producing the
best pottery in Vietnam and art produced here is shipped all over
the world. We'll walk down the narrow roads to the family workshop
where we have a chance to meet the reputed artist Le Minh Ngoc,
who received many honorable awards for his works and see the art
he produces in unfinished stages and the final products. Then we
will explore the village further and have a class on throwing
a pot on a potter's wheel which we will be able to take home
as a souvenir. Last we will head to the market at the front of the
village to see all of the different beautiful ceramics that the
village produces. Overnight in Hanoi.
5 Halong -Nha Trang
we leave Hanoi for the picturesque coastal town of Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is the ideal place for beach lovers with its long palm-fringed
sandy beach, turquoise waters and scenic island. Enjoy the rest
of the day lazing on the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
6 Nha Trang
a morning cruising amongst tropical islands through turquoise
water, enjoying swimming, snorkeling and seafood. Afternoon visit
Po Naga Towers, the remnants of Cham Kingdom and Long
Son Pagoda. Later have opportunity to visit the lively Dam
Market and the vibrant beach front streets. Overnight in Nha
7 Nha Trang
at leisure in Nha Trang to relax on the tropical beach
and explore the resort.
8 Nha Trang
at leisure in Nha Trang.
9 Nha Trang
at leisure in Nha Trang.
10 Nha Trang
at leisure in Nha Trang.
11 Nha Trang - Saigon
we fly to Saigon late morning. In the afternoon we
will have a tour of the city's architectural highlights such as
the Notre Dame Cathedral, French Post Office, Reunification Palace
and colonial Dong Khoi boulevard etc… Overnight in Saigon.
12 Saigon - Cu Chi tunnels
tour today includes visiting the legendary network of underground
combat tunnels in Cu Chi, where our guide will explain how
the Vietcong survived and fought during the Vietnam war.
we travel to the opulent Holy See Temple in Tay Ninh
to see the noon service of Cao dai Sect adherents. Cao dai
is a fascinating Vietnamese religion combining aspects of Christian,
Buddhism, Muslim, Taoism and Confucius into a single religion.
After we have a tasty lunch of "Pho" noodle soup in a local restaurant
'Pho 24' before returning to our hotel in Saigon.
13 Saigon - My Tho - Mekong Delta
we enjoy a day trip to My Tho to sample life on the Mekong
River. My Tho is a prosperous town of 170,000 inhabitants, famous
for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. We'll ride in
a local boat on the criss-crossing water ways to see the
orchards on Phoenix Island, where local handicrafts and sweets
made from coconut are produced.
fresh seasonal fruits and traditional live music and song performances
whilst relaxing under the restaurant's garden canopy. Take a horse
and carriage ride to a bee farm to taste some homemade
honey-tea. Later we proceed by boat through the small canals and
side arms of the river to observe the daily life of the inhabitants
along its banks. Finally we visit a fascinating Snake farm
before returning to Saigon.
14 Saigon - departure
from Saigon. Free until your transfer to the airport for your departure
Group Departure Dates & Price
Departures - 4 Star hotels
2011 -31st March 2012
1st - 30th Sept 2012
2012 -30th April 2013
are based upon a small group tour excluding international flights
from UK. As an agent for airline consolidators, we can obtain your
international flights at a competitive rate to suit your preferred
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as specified in the itinerary.
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try to arrange direct flights when possible, however allocation
can be limited. If you wish to be booked on a particular airline,
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We take a great deal of time and effort to source our hotel selection
in each city for our travellers enjoyment. We can arrange hotels
in all standards depending upon your requirements, however the standard
hotels are superior 4 star. We also monitor our established
hotel selection continually based upon each of our customers feedback
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As stated in itinerary, B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D= Dinner
operation fact: Our
tour is arranged on a small group basis average 8 people per group,
as we feel this gives our travellers more flexibility and enjoyment.
By reducing the group size our experienced local guides are able
to get to know you all individually and show you the true beauty
of Indochina. Also
unlike many companies we do not cancel tours and Guaranteed Departure
based upon minimum 2 people.
is designed according to the most updated information of the flight
available, although occasionally the sequence in which cities are
visited and duration of time spent in each city can change due to
local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary
highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day.
Further places of interest may be visited during your stay, which
will provide unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities.
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