ST OP 8: Explore Vietnam and Discover some famous beaches
( 18days / 17nights) daily departure from Hanoi

This trip can be started from Hochiminh City

Discover some beautiful Vietnamese sites ( Hanoi, Hoabinh, Halong, Haiphong, Danang, Nhatrang, Phanthiet and HoChiMinh) followed by 5 days of relaxation in NhaTrang and Phanthiet , a seaside resort in the south of the country.You will travel by airplaine and air-conditioned vehicles and with of a local tour guide during the trip.
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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi ( D )
Pick up at the airport in the morning and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, strolling in the colonial quarter. Dinner at the ThienThai restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi ( B, L )
Visit the capital of the city interfering the obsolete perfume of a colonial atmosphere and the charm of a life remained very traditional: the Sword Lake, Temple fo Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, TranQuoc Pagoda and QuanThanh Temple by the West Lake. In the afternoon, visit ethnology museum, walk around the 36 old quarter streets. In the evening, watch water puppet show and dinner at ThangLong restaurant.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay -CatBa Island ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel and free visit. After midday, take the bus to Halong. Cruising on boat to visit the extraordinary landscapes of Halong Bay with nearly 3000 small islands and fantastic types of limestone. Visit ThienCung , Daugo caves and Titov beach. Lunch on boat. Departure for CatBa and overnight at hotel .

Day 4 : CatBa Island ( B, L)
Explore the CatBa National Park. Leisure in the CatCo beach. Overnight at Hotel.
Meal: lunch and dinner at restaurant
Day 5: Catba Island - Haiphong - Hanoi ( B, L )
Am : Leisure in the CatCo beach
Pm : Return to HaiPhong by high-speed boat. Short visit in Haiphong city. Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel.
Meal: lunch and dinner at restaurant
Day 6: Hanoi - Hue ( B, L) ( flight )
Am : Transfer to the airport and take flight VN 247 to Hue at 12h20 - 13h30. Pick up then tranfer to hotel. Excursion in sampan on Perfume River. ThienMu Pagoda, HonChien temple, TuDuc tomb, KhaiDinh tomb. Walk around Perfume River.
Joint traditional Music show on boat.
Meal: lunch in town and dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Hue - Langco - Hoian ( B, L )
Am : Explore the imperial city and relict mumeum. Visit DongBa market.
10h00 AM : On the way to Hoian stop in LangCo, the village of the fishermen and then have bathe in the beach. Lunch at ThanhTam restaurant. Visit HaiVan Pass, Cham Art Museum, Marble Mountain. After the lunch departure for HoiAn. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Hoian ( B, L )
Fullday visit Hoian: FucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum, Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall of Cantonese Chinese Congregation, Hoian market . Lunch and diner at the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 : Hoian - Sa Huynh Beach - QuyNhon ( B, L )
7h00 Breakfast at hotel. 8h00 Departure for QuyNhon by car or minibus. Bathe and lunch in SaHuynh then visit QuyNhon. Free time for diner. Ovetnight at hotel in QuyNhon.
Day 10: Quynhon - Dailanh beach - Nhatrang ( B, L )
8h00 On the way to Nhatrang stop in Dailanh, bathe in the beach there and explore Nhatrang, a famous seaside resort, visit the city and Ponagar Cham Towers. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Nhatrang ( B, L )
Full day boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium,  Hon Tam Island. Sea-bathing in the blue water beach. You can also enjoy diving or snorkelling at the islands. Lunch on boat. Dinner at restaurant. Night in Nha Trang.
Day 12 : Nhatrang - Phanthiet -Muine Beach ( B, L )Nha Trang Beach
Departure for Phanthiet and across shrimp breeding fields, arrive in Phanthiet and then leisure. Phanthiet is well-known for its white sand beaches with many mountains and forests. Overnight at hotel.
Meal: lunch at restaurant and dinner at hotel.

Day 13 : Muine Beach ( B)

Drive to Phan Thiet, a famous beach 250km to the south of NhaTrang City. Check in at a lovely beach resort . Free bathing with sun and white sand at the resort. Lunch and diner are free at your choice. Night at the resort.
Day 14 : Muine Beach ( B )
Enjoy the beach at sunrise. After breakfast visit the famous moving sand-hill of Phan Thiet. Visit Poshanu Cham Towerl. Lunch and diner are free at your choice. Night at the resort.

Day 15: PhanThiet - HoChiMinh ( B, L )
Am : Enjoy the beach at sunrise.
Pm : Transfer to Saigon. Overnight at hotel.
Meal: lunch and dinner at restaurant
Day 16: Hochiminh city ( B, L )
Explore the city: Town hall, Post office, Cathedral, BenThanh Market, Reunification Palace. Visit: History museum, ThienHau Pagoda, Binhtay Market, Cholon Chinese Town. Dinner on boat to cruise along Sai Gon river to see Saigon by night. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City .

Day 17: Mytho - MekongRiverdelta ( B, L )
A.M. Leave for My Tho town of Tien Giang province (the first province in the Mekong Delta - about 75 km from Ho Chi Minh City). Visit Dong Tam snake-farm and Vinh Trang pagoda. Boat trip on Mekong river to visit the fruit gardens and peasants' houses on a islet. Lunch at a typical restaurant of Mekong Delta. P.M. Return to HoChiMinh City. Shopping. Dinner at Royal restaurant and enjoy special Vietnamese Traditional Dance Show.
Day 18: Day departure ( B )
Free until transfer to airport for departure to your destination.
End tour.

 

Rate in USD per person - Validity Until 30 Sept 2009

 - Number of Persons -

Class

 2-3

 4-5

6-9

15+1

Single Sup
2 stars

1478

1030

886

  266
3 stars 1580 1240 1065   375
4-5 stars 1998 1676 1498   760
5 stars 2399 2090 1950   1170

Accommodation offering in this trip ( click to see ):

Cities
2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Hanoi

Thien Thai

CatBa
Prince Holiday View

Sunrise

Hue
Danang BaNa Resort BaNa Resort BaNa Resort BaNa Resort
Hoian
QuyNhon QuyNhon SaiGon QuyNhon Life resort Life resort
Nhatrang
Vinpearl
PhanThiet
HaiAu Bon Bien Resort Pandanus L'Amien Muine
Saigon

Tour Cost includes:

- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Half meals as indicated in the itinerary ( B = breakfast, L = lunch ) at local restaurant
- Domestic flights : Hanoi - Hue

- English- speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.

- Private Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.

- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)

Tour Cost excludes:

  • Diners
  • International airfare to/from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.
  • Visa to Vietnam

Trip Summary: ( update 18Jun 2009)

Where:

Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in HoChiMinh city

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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