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Hoian Tra Que Village Vietnam Culture Tours 14 days offer you almost Vietnam highlights. Starting from Hanoi, you will make a small loop exploring the Red River Delta, countryside villages, people; enjoying a rowing boat to visit the Tam Coc caves, temples before bounding to the Halong Bay World Heritage Site.

The Central Vietnam offer you visits of Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town whist in the Southern Vietnam you will have chance to see how different the people, culture and especially the Vietnamese famous cuisines in the three main parts of the country.

Overview

 

Vietnam Culture Tours


Trip code:     BCV 05-14D
Duration:     14 days
Destinations:     Hanoi-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay–Hue-Hoi An-Saigon-Mekong Delta
Tour style:     Vietnam Luxury Tours
Trip starting:     From Hanoi & end in Saigon or vice versa.
Tailor-made:     Daily departure. Can be tailor-made on request.

Vietnam Culture Tours 14 days offer you almost Vietnam highlights. Starting from Hanoi, you will make a small loop exploring the Red River Delta, countryside villages, people; enjoying a rowing boat to visit the Tam Coc caves, temples before bounding to the Halong Bay World Heritage Site. The Central Vietnam offer you visits of Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town whist in the Southern Vietnam you will have chance to see how different the people, culture and especially the Vietnamese famous cuisines in the three main parts of the country.  

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi (-/-D)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L-/)
Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/L/D)
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay – Traditional Junk (B/L/D)
Day 5: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)
Day 6: Hanoi – Danang - Hue (B/-/D)
Day 7: Hue (B/L/-)
Day 8: Hue – Hoi An (B/-/D)
Day 9: Hoi An (B/-/D)
Day 10: Hoi An – Saigon (B/D)
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels (B/-/-)
Day 12: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B/L)
Day 13: Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L/-)
Day 14: Departure(B/-/-)

What’s included:

+ Private pick-up & drop off
+ Private transportation
+ Private sightseeing tour
+ Private boat trip as per tour program
+ Experienced Private English speaking guide
+ Hotel Accommodation shared in double room with daily breakfast
+ Vietnamese cuisine set-menu as stated in the program (B:breakfast ; L:lunch ; D:dinner)
+ Water and tissues on coach
+ All entrance fees
+ All in-tour flights
+ Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter
+ No hidden cost
+ 24/7 hotline support
+ Worry-free and hassle-free
+ Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied.

Highlights

Highlights

 

+ Enjoy water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam
+ Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the Presidential Palace
+ Enjoy a stay overnight on a traditional deluxe junk on the Halong Bay
+ Taste Hanoi special dishes
+ Explore the Road of Heritage Site included Hoi An & Hue Citadel  in the central Vietnam
+ Take a walking tour of the Citadel.
+ Visit some Nguyen Dynasty Emperor’s tombs
+ Stroll through the atmospheric Old Town.
+ See the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient town
+ Experience the authentic Ho Chi Minh City.
+ Dive into noisy markets to strike bargains with the locals.
+ Experience the incredibly lush beauty of the Mekong Delta.
+ Feast on Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant.
+ Rowing sampan along the canals under the green canopy of water coconuts trees

Itinerary

Vietnam Culture Tours 14 days offer you almost Vietnam highlights. Starting from Hanoi, you will make a small loop exploring the Red River Delta, countryside villages, people; enjoying a rowing boat to visit the Tam Coc caves, temples before bounding to the Halong Bay World Heritage Site. The Central Vietnam offer you visits of Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town whist in the Southern Vietnam you will have chance to see how different the people, culture and especially the Vietnamese famous cuisines in the three main parts of the country.

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi (-/-D)

Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. Your guide’s welcome speech will give you  overall information about the city of Hanoi. After check in you will have free time to relax, then your guide will see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your first day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam - before you return to your hotel for overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)

This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex and Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda.  After that you will visit the Quan Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century. For lunch you have two options:  enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at Cha Ca La Vong restaurant, one of the most unique (over a hundred years old) restaurants located in the Hanoi Old Quarter.  Or you can taste a “Pho”, another worldwide famous dish from Hanoi.

Afternoon you can choose to visit one of the city’s Museums:  Vietnam History Museum, Vietnam Ethnology Museum, Vietnam Military History Museum, and the Temple of Literature, before having a walk around the Lake of the Restored Sword, visit the Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Tam Coc caves (B/D)

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and the Tam Coc caves located in the Red River Delta. Upon arrival you will spend one hour visiting the king Dinh temple and king Le temple. These two temples are constructed by local residents near the center of the old capital in order to honor Dinh Bo Linh, the first emperor of Vietnam and Le Dai Hanh who founded the Le Dynasty in the 10th and 11th centuries. Transfer to your hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon you will take a sampan to explore the Tam Coc caves. After the caves you can have a short bike ride to visit the Bich Dong pagoda before returning to hotel to relax and have dinner with Vietnamese rural cuisine at local restaurant. You will stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 4: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay – Traditional Junk (B/L/D)

In the morning you leave this city for Halong Bay with more scenery of Red River Delta along the road. Upon arrival you will have a short break at the Café Lounge. Welcome on board. You will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while seafood lunch is served. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.

In the late afternoon, you will take a take a bamboo row boat to visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. You also take a kayak to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board to enjoy watching the peaceful sunset, joining a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and later unwind at a restaurant. Tonight you stay overnight onboard.

Day 5: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch/-)

Early birds will have a chance to join in the Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck and view the sunrise over the bay with a cup of coffee or tea.  After brunch you will take a tender to visit one of the most beautiful limestone grotto – Sung Sot cave. Your junk sets sail to cruise back to the dock while you enjoy a final glimpse of Halong Bay. On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brands dated from 17th – 19th century in the North of Vietnam. Then you will drive back to Hanoi for overnight stay. (The cruise program may be different and depends on each cruise company)

Day 6: Hanoi – Danang - Hue (B/-/D)

Today you have free time until transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Danang. Your guide and driver will meet you at the Danang airport for a transfer to your hotel located in Hue*. Located in central Vietnam, Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945 and is recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your guide’s welcome speech will give you  overall information about the city of Hue. After check in you will have free time to relax. In the evening you will have a chance to enjoy a Hue Citadel Royal style dinner tasting some Royal cuisines at local restaurant. You will stay overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel then you will have a private trip on the Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda-built in 1601 and, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the Nguyen Dynasty king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb. Lunch is at a local restaurant.

Afternoon you will have a private tour to explore the Hue Citadel. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Hue Capital Citadel, Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. End of the day you will visit the local Dong Ba market built in 1899 on a bank of the Perfume river - a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An (B/-/D)

Today you will leave Hue Citadel for Hoi An Ancient town, another World Heritage site in Central Vietnam. Your trip will travel over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach before arriving at your hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portu gal, Spain, Holland often stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. After check-in is the free time at leisure to enjoy the hotel/resort services on offer or you can explore the Hoi An town. Your guide will see you again for a dinner at a local restaurant. Tonight you will stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An (B/-/D)

This morning you will have a walking tour to explore the old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers. You will stop to visit some of the most interesting sights of the town including Japanese Covered Bridge, House of Tụy Tiên Đường,Quan Công Temple, Old houses, Chinese Assembly Halls and handicraft workshop and traditional arts performance. Afternoon you will ride by bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village. You chance to try at actual farming. You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. You can also take in the beautiful atmosphere,  relax and feel the peace of the Vietnam village. Biking back to Hoi An and enjoy some famous dishes of the town. You stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An – Saigon (B/-/D)

Again you take a one-hour flight to Saigon or HCM City. Unlike most cities you have visited, Saigon is the most dynamic. Everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying, and building.  However, the city's core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings.In the afternoon you will have a private tour visiting some of its famous attractions such as the Reunification Palace, the Municipal Theater, the City Post Office, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. You can also have a walk through the city's main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house-wares and end up at the Ben Thanh market, one of the city biggest markets. Enjoy dinner on the Bonsai cruises on the Saigon river.  You stay overnight in Saigon.

Day 11: Half-day Cu Chi Underground Tunnels (B/-/-)

Very famous in the wartime with its smart and complicated system including underground meeting room, kitchen, food, weapon caches, hospital. This underground complex played a major role in the Vietnamese winning the war and is a must-see when you are in Saigon. You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60. Lunch will be at a local restaurant located in a village before you are back to Saigon. Afternoon is your free time for relaxing or souvenir shopping at the city downtown. You stay overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho (B/L/D)

Today you will drive out toward the South-Western Vietnam to Mekong Delta or “Nine Dragon River Delta”. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. After two-hour drive you will arrive My Tho. Upon arrival you will take a sampan motor-boat on the Tien river to the Thoi Son ( Unicorn) islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn,  Tortoise, Phoenix). From here you follow a village path passing local houses, visiting some family-run coconut candy mill, take a horse-cart from village to village or enjoy a sampan rowing along small canals. Lunch with local dishes will be served right in the garden restaurant. You also have a chance to experience “Southern Vietnamese folk music ", a common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people. Rejoin your car continue to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta. Hotel check in and enjoy your leisure. Dinner will be at local restaurant. You stay overnight in Can Tho.

Day 13: Floating market – Delta biking – Saigon (B/L/-)

An early wake up today and ready to join in the Mekong Delta floating market, one of the most exciting activities you should do when you are in this area. You can start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Rang floating market, experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. You easily find the wholesaler big boats which hang the goods she buys/sells on the pole - a mark for reseller small boats knowing where they have to go from a certain distance. You also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. After sampling some local fruits at the market, you will be back to the shore and take a bike cycling from village to village on path, over monkey bridges, get in touch with local people. Lunch is at local restaurant before driving back to Saigon for stay overnight.

Day 14: Departure(B/-/-)

Today is the last day of your Vietnam trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do your last minute souvenir shopping before transfer to airport for your flight home. Thanks for joining with us and we hope to serve you for your next trip. 

 

Prices are per person & quoted in US dollar. Valid until 30 Sep 2014
Special offer for the private group
 
Group size 1 pax 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-6 pax 7-9pax 11-14 pax Sgl Sup
Luxury 4,535 2,589 2,408 2.189 2,155 2,128 1,218
Signature 9,982 5,372 5,189 4,972 4,935 4,908 3,885
+ Pax: person | + Sgl Sup: Single Supplement

 


What’s included:

+ Private pick-up & drop off
+ Private transportation
+ Private sightseeing tour
+ Private boat trip as per tour program
+ Experienced Private English speaking guide
+ Hotel Accommodation shared in double room with daily breakfast
+ Vietnamese cuisine set-menu as stated in the program (B:breakfast ; L:lunch ; D:dinner)
+ Water and tissues on coach
+ All entrance fees
+ All in-tour flights
+ Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter
+ No hidden cost
+ 24/7 hotline support
+ Worry-free and hassle-free
+ Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied

What’s excluded:

+ International flights & tax
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverages
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
+ Vietnam visa stamp fee
+ Other services not mentioned above

Accommodation

 Accommodation

 

Luxury Class – 5-star    Room Type Information   
Cities
Intercontinental Hanoi
Deluxe Hanoiview
www.intercontinental.com Hanoi
Indochina Sails Junk
Deluxe  Cabin www.indochinasails.com Halong Bay
Emeralda resort
Superior www.emeraldaresotr.com Ninh Binh
B-W Premier Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe www.bwp-indochinepalace.com Hue
Palm Garden Resort
Deluxe Garden www.ancienthouseresort.com Hoi An
Caravelle Hotel Saigon
Deluxe www.caravellehotel.com Saigon
Victoria Can Tho Resort & Spa Deluxe www.victoriahotels.asia Can Tho
Signature  5-star  Room Type Information  
 
Cities
Sofitel Legend Metropole
Grand Luxury
www.sofitel.com Hanoi
Paradise Luxury Cruise
Deluxe Balcony
www.paradisecruises.vn Halong Bay
Emeralda resotr
Deluxe www.emeraldaresort.com Ninh Binh
La Residence Hotel &Spa
Deluxe Riverview
www.la-residence-hue.com Hue
The Nam Hai Resort & Spa
One-bedroom villa
www.ghmhotels.com Hoi An
Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Deluxe www.saigon.park.hyatt.com Saigon
Victoria Can Tho Resort & Spa Suite www.victoriahotels.asia Can Tho

 

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