Focus tour Vietnam 10d/9n

Opt : 10days/9nights - group or private tour

Trip code: FTVN10D

Vietnam is a country of breath-taking natural beauty with an incredible modern day history that quickly becomes addictive. It has experienced war and a bloody revolution in the past 100 years, but the revolution now underway is peaceful and prosperous. The speed of the modern day changes is making Vietnam the absorbing and gripping place that it is today.
 
Everywhere you turn in Vietnam you will encounter memorable experiences, from the stunning limestone islands from the deck of a Chinese junk in Ha Long Bay to crawling through the Cu Chi tunnels: taking 10 minutes to cross the street in Hanoi to watching a moped over loaded with chickens wobbling along uneven country roads: tasting the changing flavors of Vietnamese cooking to sampling more western cuisine – with a Vietnamese twist.

Vietnam has something to offer everyone, so whether you are a culture vulture, thrill seeker or just looking to relax and take in the beaches, Vietnam won’t disappoint.  

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (-)

You are arrival at our thousand years Capital – Hanoi city. Our driver will welcome you at the Noi Bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/ L)

8.30 you will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple.

17.00 Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/ L/ D)

07.45 – 08.15: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. Get your camera ready to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Ha Long bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.

12 – 12.30: Arrive in Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin. Set sail as lunch is served. Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

Afternoon: Arrive at Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising. Heading to the Titop Island. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Stop at Titop Island for swimming and sunbathing or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Ha Long bay from here. Heading back toward the sleeping area

Early evening: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy Sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply watching the sunset. An authentic Vietnamese menu is served. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing, etc.

 

 

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue (B/ L)

06.30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07.00 – 08.00 Local breakfast is served

08.00 Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave (Hang Luon). Take your kayak or bamboo boat rowed by the locals to visit how beautiful of the cave

09.00 Check out the cabins, at your leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10.00 You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12.00 Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.

16.30 – 17.00 Arrival back at Hanoi.

Transfer straight to airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, we transfer you to hotel for your stay.

Stay overnight hotel in Hue.

 

 

Day 5: Hue Sight Seeing (B/ L)

8.30 you will start the tour by visiting Thien Mu Pagoda. To visit this pagoda, you will get a boat trip on Perfume River (called “Huong” River in Vietnamese). After the boat trip which takes around 45 minutes to arrive the Pagoda. Thien Mu Pagoda was built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume River. This is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city.

9.30 finish your visit at Thien Mu Pagoda, get on the car waiting outside to visit the Citadel (also called “The Imperial City”). It is a walled palace within the citadel of the city of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The building was built in 1362, and took 203 years to complete.

10.45 your next visit will be at Hue Royal Antiques museum. The Royal Antiquities Museum displays a huge collection of ornaments, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and other items relating to royal life during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). It is housed in the former Long An Palace, which is widely considered to be one of Vietnam’s most beautiful palaces.

You have 20 minute for exploring the Museum before visit Dong Ba Market. This is Hue’s largest market, selling anything and everything.

12.45 arrive at a local restaurant. Enjoy your lunch and take a rest.

13.45 we leave the restaurant for the tomb of King “Minh Mang”. King “Minh Mang” was the second emperor of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 14 February 1820 until his death, on 20 January 1841.

15.00 Continue your visit at the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. King “Khai Dinh” was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam, reigning from 1916 to 1925.

16.00 we leave the the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh” to visit a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat.

16.30 we go back to Hue city and drop you off at your hotel.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.

 

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave Hue for Hoi An at 8:00 Am with a stop in Danang to visit Cham museum where you will see the open air collection of Cham breathtaking sculptures. Hai Van Pass – it has long been famed for its beauty as well as the difficulty of its roads. Linh Ung Pagoda - is located on a hill of Son Tra Peninsula, have a shape like turtles, facing the sea, leaning back into the vast primeval forests of Son Tra peninsula, etc.

12.00 Arrive in Hoi An. Check in hotel and spend your leisure time for relaxing in Hoi An

Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

 

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An City (B/ L)

Morning at 8.00, Our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.

Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region. While walking through the city, we will visit Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

 

Day 8: Hoi AN - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Morning, breakfast at hotel in Hoi An. Spend your own time to explore the ancient town of Hoi An on your own.

Afternoon, check-out at hotel, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta/Ben Tre (B/ L)

Depart from your hotel at 8:00, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring.

Our first stop is at brickwork to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.

Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on really life and find out about tropical culture from peasants.

Have Lunch at a Local restaurant.

After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living.

Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) 

Have breakfast at the hotel in Hanoi.

Your leisure until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight. End of service!

Type of tour Group 2 - 4 people
( per person in US $ )
Group 5 - 8 people
( per person in US $ )
Superior 3* 1099 USD 999 USD
Deluxe 4* 1299 USD 1199 USD
Luxury 5* 1499 USD 1399 USD

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25% on Christmas (Dec 24th), New Year's Eve (Dec 31st), Lunar New Year dates (04th to 06th Feb, 2019)

 

 

Children Policy:

  • Children under 4 years old will be free of charge (maximum is 1 child per room, sharing room with parent)
  • Children from 4 to under 11 years old sharing room with parent will be charged 75% the adult tour price (maximum is 1child per room)
  • From 11 years old and above will be charged as adult (100% tour price)
  • Two children under 11 sharing a full cabin are charged at 75% respectively of full adult tour price
  • Baby Cot is free of charge and according to availability

 

Service Levels


1. Superior Tour: Save more & travel more

  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences.
  • Simple and clean 3 star hotels chosen for location and character.
  • Transfer by shuttle bus with comfy seat and Air-Conditioner.
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget.
  • Most tours are joining/group tour.
  • Some special destination might be visit by a private/independent tour.
  • Hotel & accommodation lists:

        -  Hanoi: La Suite Hanoi Hotel/Le Foyer Hotel/Hanoi Era Hotel/ Nostalgia Hotel

        -  Cruise: Aclass Legend Cruise

        -  Hue: Orchid Hotel, Serene Hue hotel

        -  Hoi An: Vinh Hung Library hotel, Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa, Lantern Hotel

       -  Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel, Asian Ruby Park View

 

2. Deluxe Tour: The most popular to be wanted by traveller.

  • Most of our tours are deluxe
  • The Deluxe tour based on 4 star accommodations.
  • Transfer by shuttle bus with comfy seat and Air-Conditioner.
  • Most are joining/group tour.
  • Some special destination might be visit by a private/independent tour.
  • Hotel & accommodation lists:

        -  Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel/ Hilton Garden In Hotel/Tirant Hotel/ The Lapis Hotel

        -  Cruise: Stellar Cruise/ Pelican Cruise/ Huong Hai Sealife/ Paloma Cruise/ Signature Ha Long

        -  Hue: Emm Hue Hotel/ Mondial Hue Hotel/ Park View Hotel/ Romance Hotel Hue

        -  Hoi An: Vinh Hung Library hotel, Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa, Lantern Hotel

        -  Ho Chi Minh City: Paragon Saigon Hotel/ Central Palace Saigon/ Alagon Hotels

 

3. Luxury Tour: The most comfortable for your trip 

  • The Luxury tour based on 4-5 star accommodation.
  • Transfer by private car/minivan.
  • Private tour.
  • Group tour option will use van or bus transfer.
  • Hotel & accommodation lists:

       -  Hanoi: Melia Hanoi/ Hilton Hotel

       -  Cruise: Paradise Cruises/ Dragon Legend Legend Cruise/ Era Cruise/ Mon Cheri Cruise 

       -  Hue: Indochine Palace/ Imperial Hue Hotel

       -  Hoi An: Victoria Hoi An Resort/ Palm Garden Resort

       -  Ho Chi Minh City: Majestic/ Nikko Saigon Hotel/ Pullman Saigon Hotel

Book this tour
Include:
  • Airport pickup and transfer.
  • Domestic flights :

       -  Hanoi – Hue

       -  Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City

  • Mentioned accommodations:

       -  2 nights in hotel in Hanoi

       -  1 night on cruise in Ha Long bay

       -  2 nights in hotel in Hue

       -  2 nights in hotel in Hoi An

      -   2 nights in hotel in Ho Chi Minh

  • Meals mentioned (B, L, D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transfer and transport as per itinerary.
  • All activities outlined above, including swimming, kayaking, cooking, biking and night squid fishing.
  • English speaking guide.
  • All entrance fees
Exclude: Beverages, Tips, Other personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above