Charm of Vietnam

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Dates 26 Dec '10 to 7 Jan '11

Flexible? Yeah, sure

Est. Cost 100 - 500 EUR (EUR Euro)

Type Tour Participants Wanted

Name Charm of Vietnam

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Day 1 HANOI On arrival, welcome by your guide at the airport and proceed to your selected hotel.

(For arrival in the morning, hotel room will be available only from 13h00).

Free time at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 HANOI (B)

After breakfast, spend your day touring the capital and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its former residence, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday), Ngoc Son Temple, enjoy a one-hour rickshaw tour of the capital then spend some times in the old quarter with its antique shops.

Enjoy the water puppet show early in the evening.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 HANOI / HALONG / HANOI (B/L)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you travel by road to majestic Halong Bay. On arrival, board a private boat for a 4-hour cruise through mystical Halong Bay and admire one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. Visit islets, caves, and if weather permitting, enjoy a swim into the clear water of the Gulf of Tonkin. A delicious seafood lunch will be served on board. Return to Hanoi in the evening.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4 HANOI / DANANG / HOI AN (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Depart to the airport for your morning flight to Danang. On arrival, visit Cham Museum. Continue to the riverside town of Hoi An, which was an important trading port during the 17th and 18th centuries and which is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Check in the hotel and then take a walking tour around Hoi An’s ancient quarter and explore its treasures including the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung Old Merchant House, and Quang Dong Assembly Hall and visit a lantern making cottage and try making your own lantern.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5 HOI AN / DANANG / HUE (B)

After an early breakfast, leave for Hue via Hai Van Pass. On arrival in Hue, take a boat trip along Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda and then check in the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Imperial Citadel and Emperor Tu Duc's Tomb.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 6 HUE / HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

After an early breakfast, leave for Hue Airport for your morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). On arrival, proceed to your selected hotel. In the same morning, discover the bustling Saigon: Enjoy a tour in Old Colonial Residential Quarter with old Hotel de Ville, Opera House, 19th century Notre-Dame Cathedral, the beautiful Central Post Office and Reunification Palace (outside). In the afternoon, visit War Remnants Museum and continue to Cho Lon and the bustling Binh Tay Markets. Finally, end the day with a visit to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda and a lacquer ware factory.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 7 HO CHI MINH CITY / BEN TRE / HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)

After breakfast, depart from your hotel to Ben Tre Province in Mekong Delta. On arrival, take a boat trip along islets and tropical orchards. Travel through Xep Canal and reach a small island where a horse-drawn cart awaits you. Enjoy a tour through the island discovering small villages. Stop on the way to taste tropical fruits and visit a bee farm, then continue on a rowboat through narrow, tree-lined canals. Enjoy a lunch at Turtle Island and then visit handicraft villages and a coconut candy factory before returning to shore and driving back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8 HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Free time until your departure to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight.

End of our services.

Our prices include:

• Accommodation in shared double or twin room at hotels selected.

• Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle.

• English speaking guide for each area except during time at leisure.

• Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the program.

• Private boat for the trips mentioned.

• Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.

• Flights Hanoi - Danang / Hue - Ho Chi Minh City including domestic airport taxes.

• Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.).

Our prices do not include:

• Visa for Vietnam.

• International flights and airport taxes.

• Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.

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