ESSENCE OF VIETNAM 11N/12D


Itinerary -


DAY 1 : ARRIVE HANOI

On arrival at airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our local representative. In Afternoon, have an

view of the capital by a "cycle" visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple

located on  theHoan Kiem Lake (the "Sword" Lake). Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. Please note: Standard check in

time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel  Night activities suggestion: enjoy local beer at Ta

Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign

tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simple spend your time at

shopping malls or various boutique Shops.


DAY 2 : HANOI CITY TOUR - TRAIN TO LAO CAI (B/L)

Today you will start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex included Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts & One

Pillar Pagoda. Later, we will discover Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as the "Hanoi Hilton", was a prison used by

the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the

Vietnam War. Afternoon, we will visit Ethology Museum to discover about 54 ethinic groups in Vietnam. Next, head

onward to the Temple of Literature,an ancient collection of courtyards, gardens and architecture built in homage to

the Chinese scholar Confucius. Last day, we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional

stage art of Northern Vietnam. Then transfer to theRailway Station to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight

at the hotel in Hanoi.


DAY 3 : LAO CAI - SAPA - TREKKING (B/L)

Today you will Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Picked-up and transferred to Sapa by car (40km mountain road

from Lao Cai). The mountain landscape of Sapa is magnificent and so different from what we have experienced in

the South and  Central Vietnam. Don't miss to stop to enjoy its misty pinewoods, graceful  terraced paddy fields and

get lovely pictures of charming Hmong or Dzao girls you see on the mountainside. After arrive in Sapa, we will have

breakfast before leaving luggage at thehotel and hang around with our guide to Sapa market  street, where you can

meet the montagnards and admire their handicrafts made of wood, silver, or dyed and embroidered fabrics and

clothes and visit Cat Cat village of the Hmong people. After lunch, drive to Lao Chai (10km from Sapa) and

 trek 5km to Tavan with stops at the villages of the tribal people Hmong, Tay and Dzay en route. Back to Sapa for

overnight.Dinner at your own arrangement.Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.


DAY 4 : SAPA - HANOI (B/L/D)

Option 1: If today is Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, nothing will be better than driving overland to a market of the

hill tribal people, mainly from Flower Hmong ethnical group. Depending on the day, you can choose either Can Cau

(Sat), Bac Ha (Sun)or Coc Ly (Tues). At 7 o'clock we will drive toward Bac Ha, about 110km from Sapa. With a

dozen of tribes living in the surroundings, including Flower Hmong, Chinese, Nhang, Dzao, Nung, Phu La, Thai and

King (or Viet), the market is extremely exciting esp. in the early morning. The winding road to Bac Ha helps

maintain the colours  (in both literal and figurative sense) of the area. The distance to Can Cau and Coc

 Ly from Bac Ha is 30 - 50km. In all these markets, we can meet hundreds of beautiful women from Flower Hmong

tribe, who are famous for their wonderful craft and hand-made flowering clothes and textile fabrics, or intermingle

with people from Black Hmong, Dzay, Dzao and other ethnic groups coming to the market not for purchasing stuffs,

but for meeting and chatting - just once a week - like in a real cultural center. After lunchtime, you can hike around

or take our car heading to further hamlets in Ban Pho, Trieu Cai, or Na Hoi. Back to Lao Cai Station later afternoon

to take the night train from Lao Cai to Hanoi. (Lunch in Bac Ha, Dinner Lao Cai). Overnight at in the train.


DAY 5 : HANOI - HALONG - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD (B/L/D)

Toady you will Picked-up by car at Hanoi Station around 05.00. Before having breakfast, we can join the Hanoians in

their early exercises, esp. nearby the lakes, diversified from jogging, yoga, sword dance, fan dance, and taichi-quan.

 After breakfast and a short relax, we will go on to Halong Bay via Bat Trang ceramic village. Located by the Red

River, the village has gained long time reputation since 15th century of making refined porcelain in many styles such

as celadon, crackle-glazed pottery, and raw terra cotta products. The pottery of Bat Trang is found everywhere from

Asia to Europe and excellent for souvenir. Overland to Halong, one of the two earliest World Heritages as recognized

by UNESCO for Vietnam twice in 1994 and 2006. Check-in our boat and enjoy a  lunch of fresh seafood while the

boat goes about unusual seascape with thousands picturesque rocks and islets, beaches and hollow islands. We can

stop to visit some karst grottoes or just go swimming, or stop at abeach and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner

and Overnight on the boat.


DAY 6 : HA LONG - HANOI - DA NANG - HOI AN (B/Brunch)

This morning enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese  call the "East Sea" by a point-

oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how  miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After

breakfast our boat  will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own  name, adopting

its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman's head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Take our car back

to Hanoi International Airport for a short flight to Danang. Welcome at the airport then transfer along the coast

 to reach Hoi An Ancient Town. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.


DAY 7 : HOI AN WALKING TOUR (B)

Today you will take interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls,

enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-houses. Later we can

stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the

artists, who see the rooftops of Hoian a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a

wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Rest of day

 will be free on your own to discover the town or cycling along Thu Bon to Cua Dai Beach. Overnight at the hotel in

Hoian.


DAY 8 : HOIAN - HUE (B)

Today proceed to Hue by the Hai Van Pass (the "Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass")  and enjoy the beauty of Lang Co

Beach before reaching Hue. Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is

highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. We will discover the

charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum. Go on to Thien Mu pagoda and visit

the Tombs of King Tu Duc - the best-reserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early

 20th centuries. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.


DAY 9 : HUE - SAIGON (B) - MORNING FLIGHT

Toaday you will transfer to Hue Airport to take the midday flight to Saigon. You  will be welcomed at the Tan Son

Nhat airport and transfer to the hotel to check- in. Afternoon, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the

witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and  Hall of official

receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built

between 1877 and 1883 and one of  the city'smajor landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take

the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From  here, walking to Ben Thanh Market

one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to  experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made

goods there. Dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.


DAY 10 : SAIGON - CU CHI TUNNELS - SAIGON (B)

This Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the  Vietnam War. Beneath the ground

lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and  inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its

 peak, prior to theTet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost  10,000 troops. To this day, it

remains one of the most impressive examples of how  fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some

dozens of m on the  tunnel underground to havethe real experience. Return to Saigon. In Afternoon, your free time

for shopping in the downtown where you can choose  many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to

be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market -the center and typical market of Saigon; Saigon

Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh  Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond

Plaza and Thuong Xa  Tax if you are seeking the high qualified and brand name goods. Overnight at the

 hotel in Saigon.


DAY 11 : SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON (B/L)

Today proceed to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice

paper, etc. On arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people

live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the  fresh tropical fruits served in

the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you

will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water  coconut tree to visit the

local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of

course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-

 cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big  boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy

your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong  River with the Elephant Ear fish. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon

with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese,

Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.


DAY 12 : DEPART SAIGON (B)

This morning you will be transfer to airport for your flight back home or your next destination.

 

                       

                                         Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!

Seasons :-


  • Summer - May to October 

  • Winter - November to April


Currency: –


  •  Vietnamese dong


Language: –


  • Thai / Vietnamese / French, Chinese, Khmer and various highlander languages are also spoken.

Payment Policy

  • Booking Fee

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 20 days before departure: 100%


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charges per person

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 1 days before departure: 100%


Terms & Conditions

  • Per person rates (in Rs) - applicable on two persons staying together sharing the same room

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice

  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends (Independece Day and Janmashtami)

  • Namoh Retails (Pvt) Ltd reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its discretion and without any prior notice

  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel

Things to carry-


For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Pan Card /Passport / Voter ID / Driving License
For students
 - Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs



Things to carry along -


Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription


For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009

 Inclusions -


  • Breakfast

  • Parking and Toll tax

  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure

  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges

  • Sightseeing by private car

  • Transfer & sightseeing by A/c Vehicle Depending on number of pax.

  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar on twin sharing basis   

  • (depending on the availability )  


Exclusions -

  • Camera fee

  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance

  • 9% GST (includes 0.15% Swachh Bharat Cess)

  • Any Airfare / Train fare

  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

  • Tips, laundry & phone call

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • All personal expenses

  • Anything not included in the inclusions is excluded.


About The Place:


Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country on the South China Sea known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi, the capital, pays homage to the nation’s iconic Communist-era leader

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