10 DAYS - PEARL OF VIETNAM

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  • Route: Hanoi - Halong – Hochiminh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vinhlong – Cantho – Phu Quoc Island
  • Travel style: History & Culture
  • Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
  • Tour Code: ACVN10D-3
  • Start: Hanoi
  • Finish: Hochiminh

OVERVIEW

“10 Days Pearl of Vietnam” is great chance for tourists to explore Vietnam’s history and culture. From Hanoi – the charming capital to Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, then you will visit the largest city of Vietnam – Saigon. The trip continues with Cu Chi – the famous war site of underground tunnels, exploring watery life of Mekong delta. End of the trip by a visit to Phu Quoc “pearl” island, a rising star in Vietnam tourism recently.

 

BRIEF ITINERARY

  • DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
  • DAY 2: HANOI – FULL DAY HANOI CITY TOUR
  • DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
  • DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – HOCHIMINH
  • DAY 5: HOCHIMINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – CITY TOUR
  • DAY 6: HOCHIMINH – VINH LONG – CAN THO
  • DAY 7: CAN THO – PHU QUOC ISLAND
  • DAY 8: PHU QUOC ISLAND
  • DAY 9: PHU QUOC ISLAND
  • DAY 10: PHU QUOC ISLAND – HOCHIMINH DEPARTURE

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Take a cyclo ride around the crowded streets of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Delight in a Vietnamese unique water puppet show
  • Sail through the legendary and majestic Halong Bay
  • Visit historical sites in the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City
  • Go shopping in Ben Thanh market
  • Discover lively floating markets and local river life of the Mekong region
  • Visit local workshop of making ceramic, rice paper and coconut candy
  • Enjoy typical Vietnamese dishes with a local family
  • Unwind in a beach resort in Phu Quoc Island

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
  • Private services & daily departure
  • Supplement for standard Vietnamese menu meals
  • Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
  • Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes:
    • Flight from Hanoi – Hochiminh: US$ 155/ person
    • Flight from Cantho – Phu Quoc: US$ 70/ person
  • Surcharge for peak season at some hotels & Resorts on Xmas, New Year, Chinese New Year

SPECIAL OFFER

  • [Free] Mineral water is available.
  • [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
  • [Free] Vietnam Traditional Gift

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise on a wooden junk in Halong Bay
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Private board for sightseeing in Vinh Long, Cantho
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • International & Domestic flight tickets
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at the airport
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary

HOTEL CATEGORY

Place

Standard (3*)

First class (4*)

Deluxe (5*)

Luxury (5*)

Hanoi

Adamas Hanoi hotel

Superior Room

www.adamashanoihotel.com

The Ann Hanoi Hotel

Superior room

www.theann.com.vn

Movenpick Hotel

Superior Deluxe room

www.moevenpick-hanoi.com

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi

Legend room

www.sofitel.com

Halong

V' Spirit Cruises

Superior cabin

www.vspiritcruises.com

Pelican Cruise

Deluxe cabin

www.pelicancruise.com

Starlight Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

www.starlightcruiseshalong.com

Paradise Luxury Cruises

Superior cabin

www.paradisecruises.vn

Hochiminh

Thien Tung Saigon Hotel

Superior Room

www.thientunghotel.com.vn 

Aristo Saigon Hotel

Premier Deluxe Room

www.aristosaigonhotel.com

Majestic Saigon Hotel

Colonial Deluxe

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

Caravelle Saigon Hotel

Deluxe Room

www.caravellehotel.com

Cantho

Van Phat Riverside Hotel

Standard room

www.vanphatriverside.com  

Fortuneland Can Tho Hotel

Superior  room

www.fortunelandhotel.com

Victoria Cantho Resort

Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia   

Victoria Cantho Resort

Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia   

Phu Quoc

Terrace Resort

Standard Gardenview room

www.terracephuquoc.com

Eden Resort

Gardenview room

www.edenresort.com.vn

Vinpearl Phuquoc Resort

Deluxe Gardenview

www.vinpearl.com

La Veranda Resort

Deluxe Gardenview

www.laverandaresorts.com

All other alternative hotels will be used in case the above mentioned hotels are fully booked

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia.

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI – FULL DAY HANOI CITY TOUR

Morning, start a full day city tour beginning with Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. At the complex, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (closed on Monday, Friday and through October - November) and the rural style house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Continue to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.

Afternoon, continue the tour to one of the following museums of choice namely the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Vietnamese, the Museum of Revolution, the Museum of Military History and the Museum of Ethnology. Go to Hoan Kiem Lake, the center point of Hanoi whose name “The Return Sword Lake” originated from a legend of a sacred sword and home to a rare endangered giant turtle species and visit Ngoc Son Temple on the lake. Next, take a one-hour cycle tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre with a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Ha Long Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The bay cruise will continue with up close sighting of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, a visit to Sung Sot Cave and swimming stop at Titov Beach. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: overnight on cruises in Ha Long Bay

DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – HOCHIMINH

Wake up at 06:30 AM and refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial art often practiced in soft and gracefully slow moves to enhance internal harmony and vitality. Have tea and coffee onboard before proceeding to Titov Islet or Soi Sim Island to trek and swim. Check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for flight to Hochiminh

Arrive in Hochiminh, welcome by our guide and transfer to Hue. Hotel check-in and time at leisure.

Meals: Brunch

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh

DAY 5: HOCHIMINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – CITY TOUR

Morning, welcome by our guide and transfer to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels in Cu Chi district, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate labyrinth-like network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity is beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges.

Afternoon, take a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City that includes the War Remnants Museum, which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans, former Presidential Palace and Ben Thanh market. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hochiminh

DAY 6: HOCHIMINH – VINH LONG – CAN THO

Morning, pick up at your hotel and transfer about 136km to Vinh Long, a riverside town located in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Caibe floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchangeing goods from their boats, and then to Hoa Binh Phuoc islet where the maze o shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a change to mighle with local peasants, learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening. Visit local homes where the famillies produce tiles and ceramics; drop into rice-paper kiln and coconut-candy kiln; and observe daily country life. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged.

Afternoon, drive to Can Tho & check in and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Cantho

DAY 7: CAN THO – PHU QUOC ISLAND

Morning, depart Ninh Kieu wharf by shuttle-boat, you can see bustling activities along Can Tho riverbanks. Particularly, you may know how local people go fishing with plenty of fish traps and how they transport passengers as well as products by the waterway. Approaching Cai Rang floating market, you can reappear the selling activities in the past using a traditional “offering pole” exchanging consumer goods hanging on the pole for Mekong fruit and vegetables with local sellers. To understand more about lifestyle over here, keep on going into the small creeks called Rach Nho in which the Southern countryside can be seen clearly before cruising back to Ninh Kieu Wharf.

Afternoon, transfer to Cantho Airport in Cantho for flight to Phu Quoc Island.

Arrival Phu Quoc, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc

DAY 8: PHU QUOC ISLAND

Full day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc

DAY 9: PHU QUOC ISLAND

Fullday free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc

DAY 10: PHU QUOC ISLAND – HOCHIMINH DEPARTURE 

Leisure time until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for departure

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