ASIA
Vietnam Classic Tour - 6 Nights

Tour Cities : Hanoi - Ha Long - Ho Chi Minh City
           
Ref - TV05

From R 24 660.14 pps
Flights inclusive

Total : R 24 660.14


Valid. 01-May to 30-Sep-2017
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi - Upon your arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to check into your hotel.

Free at leisure and spend the night at hotel in Hanoi.

 

Day 2

Hanoi

  • This morning, our guide & driver with private vehicle meet you at the hotel for the Hanoi City tour starting with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on-stilts and the One-Pillar Pagoda. We will then take a drive to visit the Temple of Literature. The temple was built in October 1073 to worship Confucius and is considered to be the first university in Vietnam. Lunch is served at local restaurant.
  • We will then drive to visit Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda in the West Lake. Then continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake where you will see Ngoc Son Temple which worships Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao, a former general commander. Hanoi is one of the few places found in this part of the world that has such elegance. Walk down the tree lined boulevards where we see many French influences such as Hanoi Opera House, the State Bank, and the Hanoi Cathedral which was built in late 19th century (Cathedral Saint Joseph). Afterwards, you will get a chance to take a walk around the 36 streets in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Free at leisure in the evening and stay the night in Hanoi.
Day 3

Hanoi - Halong Bay (Night on Boat)

  • In the morning, we leave Hanoi and travel to the astonishing and mystical Ha Long Bay which is described by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful places in the region. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, it is an spectacular collection of 2,000 islands covering an area in excess of 1,500km. This forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and cliff faces.
  • Our crew will welcome you on board with drinks and a fresh seafood lunch. You will check into your cabins and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing rock formations (karsts). You will cruise towards Bai Tu Long Bay, passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
  • We will explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave which is one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. Later on, you will have plenty of time for swimming and kayaking to the Tunnel Cave. During the evening, relax to the casual and comfortable atmosphere held on the boat where you will have an elegant dining experience. If we are in the right season, we can see fresh squid being caught the traditional way.
  • Get your cameras ready for a spectacular sunset, lounge under the clear, star filled sky and retire to your cabin at your leisure where you will spend the night on the luxury boat near a remote island.
Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi

  • After breakfast, we will continue to cruise through the karsts some of which display fantastic and mystical shapes before getting into a small boat to visit the Luon Cave. Back on board for an early lunch (brunch) before saying goodbye to our boat and crew and heading back on the road to Hanoi stopping off at the Bat Trang ceramics and pottery village. The village sells all kinds of ceramics, embroidery and marble statues
  • Then, transfer to Noi Bai Airport to catch the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
  •  Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you are picked up by our guide for the transfer to check into your hotel.
  • Free at leisure in the evening and spend the night at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

     

Day 5

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

  • After breakfast, you will start off by visiting to the imposing Dong Khoi Street (formerly Catinat street) before going to the Notre Dame Cathedral. This is the most famous landmark in Vietnam as the twin bell towers can be seen from a long distance. In the same square is the famous Saigon Post Office, the largest functioning post office in Vietnam. What makes this Post Office so extraordinary is that it was designed and built by Gustave Eiffel who also designed and built the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. This is a building not to be missed.
  • the Reunification Palace, the former palace of the presidents of South Vietnam before 1975 and the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War. At the end of the day, visit to Ben Thanh Market before heading to restaurant for lunch.
  • In the afternoon, you will take the drive to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City for a visit to the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a well-known historical vestige of the Vietnamese revolution. As a distinctive architecture, this cobweb-like tunnel complex is a network of underground dug-outs of over 200 kilometers long, consisting of many layers and turnings with meeting, living and fighting quarters where we learn the firsthand how the Viet Cong survived the extraordinary underground existence during the Vietnam War.
  • Return to Saigon for overnight .
  • Free at leisure in the evening and spend the night at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6

Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

  • You will check out hotel in the morning and depart with our guide and driver in private vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City for a scenic drive through the Mekong Delta, home to the richest agricultural lands in Vietnam. On arrival in My Tho City, cruising a boat trip along Mekong river and around fishing village and 04 islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix for sight-seeing.
  • Crossing Mekong river, keeping on taking a boat trip along a small canal, named Vàm X?p to see daily life of local inhabitants in B?n Tre province (called coconut village), visiting Qu?i An tourist spot for bee farm and handicraft workshop to enjoy some honey-tea and see how people make things from coconut wood.
  • Taking horse-carts along country road to visit fruit orchards, enjoy seasonal tropical fruits and listen to traditional music by local inhabitants.
  • Taking small sampans along small canal, named Vàm Chùa to come back the big boat, leaving boat for coconut candy workshop and tasting this speciality in coconut village.
  • Landing on Phoenix island for rice-paper workshop and for lunch.
  • Coming back Ti?n Giang province by boat.
  • By late afternoon, return by boat to My Tho and then by road back to Ho Chi Minh city .
  • Free at leisure in the evening and spend the night at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 7

Ho Chi Minh City

Free till transfer to airport for departure flight. End of our services

 

Inclusion

  • Return airfare and taxes ex Johannesburg.
  • Domestic airfare & taxes (Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh).
  • 5 Nights in 4* Hotels with breakfast.
  • 1 Overnight on boat in Halong Bay.
  • 4 Lunches & 1 dinner.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees to sites.
  • Mineral water in vehicles.

 

Exclusions

  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Pre / post stay airport transfers.

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From R 24 660.14 pps
Flights inclusive

Total : R

24 660.14


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