OVERVIEW

A Glance Of Vietnam

This excursion brings you a glance of Vietnam in 7 days. You will have a unique experience of Vietnam's two largest cities of Vietnam including Hanoi capital city and the bustling Ho Chi Minh city, plus the UNESCO world natural heritage site Ha Long bay and UNESCO world cultural Old Quarter Hoi An.

ITINERARY

Hanoi | Ha Long Bay | Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong delta

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Day 01

Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi!

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Not included

Upon arriving in Hanoi, Asia Top Travel's guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.
 
Day 02

Hanoi City Tour

Enjoy Hanoi city tour today!

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

08:30: Our tour guide will meet you in the hotel lobby. We will visit Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Complex that completed in 1975. The complex includes the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. 
 
Have lunch at a nice local restaurant.
 
After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.

Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan KiemLake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.

45 minutes Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.
 
Before back to your hotel, we will enjoy The water puppet show at Thang Long theatre - a traditional performance of Vietnamese.  The tour finishes at your hotel around 17:00.
Day 03

Hanoi - Halong Bay (a sample itinerary)

Enjoy the beautiful landscape in Halong bay and Bai Tu Long!

Accommodation: Overnight on Halong bay cruise

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

09.00 AM: You will be picked up from the hotel and transfer to Halong Bay through the new highway road.

12:00 – 12:30: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.

13:00: When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.

14:30 – 15:00: We have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area. Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.

17:00: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.

19:00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
Day 04

Halong - Hanoi - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Say goodbye to Halong and fly to Ho Chi Minh

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Wake up in the morning with the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, admire the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The quiet is almost eerie, you can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against the boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. Then explore Luon cave.

The boat starts cruising back while a brunch buffet is served. Arrival at the harbor by noon, transfer to the aiport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, transfer to your hotel in central for check in and relax.
Day 05

Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre Mekong Delta Full Day

Enjoy the day trip in Mekong delta!

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

08.00 our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and bring you to the “Capital” of Coconut – Ben Tre. It takes about 2-2.5 hours transfer on the way to Ben Tre. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town). Take a boat on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing  lively activities along river as fishing,water transfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along Cái sơn canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to Nhon Thanh village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits.

Take a tuk tuk or ride on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on realy life and find out  about tropical culture from Peasants. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon -  Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and  boat along Cai Coi creek back to Hung Vuong Pier. And transfer to Ho Chi Minh for overnight. Dinner is on your own cost. Tour ends at your hotel 

Day 06

Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh City Full Day

Enjoy Cu Chi Tunnel & Highlight of Ho Chi Minh city!

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Breakfast is served at your hotel. 
8.00 am meet Asia Top Travel tour expert at your hotel lobby and depart for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi
We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. 
Lunch is served at local restaurant.
After lunch, we head back to Ho Chi Minh city and take city tour a half day. We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral that was built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. 
Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue to visit War Remnants Museum - Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Trip ends at your hotel and free time at your leisure!
 
Day 07

Ho Chi Minh Departure

Say goodbye to our team in Ho Chi Minh city

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Free at your leisure until our private driver without tour guide will take you to the airport for boarding your onward flight. Hotel check out time is 12:00pm. End of the trip!

Price

Start price per person based on central located good quality hotels. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Price is also negotiable. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you the best price yet top-notch service. 
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Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD
(High season: January - April & October - December 2020)

Category 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
3 Star $651 $512 $451 On Request
4 Star $810 $673 $613 On Request
5 Star $978 $841 $781 On Request


Remark: 
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TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Meals as stated (06 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches, 01 Dinner)  
  • Entrance fees
  • Private vehicle (with A/C)
  • 06 night accommodation with daily breakfast 
  • Local English speaking guide in each region
  • Drinking water
 
 
Trip Exclusions
  • Flights to and out Vietnam
  • Visa (visa letter approval on request)
  • Personal travel insurance( highly recommend to buy before the trip)
  • Personal expenses
  • Domestic flight ticket: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh (101US$/person. Airfares are subject to change at the time of booking and issuing the ticket)
  • Peak season, Special Occasion, Holiday surcharge
  • Other services not mentioned
 

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