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Vietnam Luxury tour 14 days @ 2899

Highlights: Vietnam Luxury tour 14 days with Chalcedony hotel + Hanoi city tour with water puppet show + Halong Bay overnight 2 night with Pelican cruise + night train from Hanoi to Da nang + Hoi An city tour + My Son tour + Cooking class at Tra Que + Domestic flight from Da nang to Ho Chi Minh + Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be Floating market – Tan Phong Island+ Cu Chi Tour  + Ho Chi Minh city tour + Airport transfer in Hanoi, Da nang and HCM + Accommodation in Hanoi, Da nang and HCM.

Day 1: Our Driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to Chalcedony hotel. Overnight at Chalcedony hotel. ( No Meal)

Day 2: After having Breakfast, you will join Hanoi city tour day trip with water puppet show :( B/L)

Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiemLake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.

AM: 08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 –  it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.

Notes:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
  • Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 – 17h00.
  • Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without EthnologyMuseum). EthnologyMuseum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).

Day 3: Check out Chalcedony Hotel and join Halong Bay with two nights with Pelican cruise as below: (B/L/D)

7.30 – 08.00 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10.00 Stopover on the way for refreshments
12.00 – 12.30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – Break and photo opportunities at Pelican Private Lounge
12.30 Transfer by tender to the boat
13.00 – 13.30 Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.30 – 15.00 Start cruising. Enjoy lunch buffet with Vietnamese and International dishes served while the cruising through the bay
15.10 – 16.30 Visit Bat cave by bamboo boat or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If lucky, you will have
chance to see monkeys on islands.
17.15 – 17.50 Visit the beautiful Soi Sim beach for swimming (if the weather permits) or you can reach on the top of Soi Sim beach to have a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17.50 – 18.15 Back to the boat and free time. Massage service if order.
18.30 – 19.00 Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy Happy Hour (buy two drink, get one free from 18.00 to 19.00). It is time for chit chat and relaxing.
19.30 – 21.30 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner
21.30 – 23.00 Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing from the boat.
23.00 End of Program for Day One.

 

Day 04:  Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Halong Bay.

06.15 – 06.45 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00 – 08.00 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries is served in the dining room
08.30 – 10.30 Transfer to another boat to Vung Vieng fishing village. Have 2 hours for cruising. Time for sun bathing on sundeck, enjoy beauty of Bay (if the weather permits)
10.30 – 11.15 Visit exciting Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat, the village is free from busy roads and streets, and skyscraper. Instead, there are only a few of boats and rafts. You will have chance to discover traditional culture and customs of fishermen.
11.15 Back to cruising. Vietnamese Lunch is served on boat.
12.30 – 14.00 Kayaking and swimming at Vung Ha, a pristine natural beach lapped by turquoise water. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain.
14.30 – 16.30 Cruise back to Pelican Cruises. Free time on boat
18.00 – 19.00 Enjoy Happy Hour with nice music (buy two drinks, get one free)
19.30 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner.
21.00 Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck with squid fishing from the boat.
23.00 End of Program for Day Two.

 

Day 05:  Halong Bay – Hanoi.
06.15 – 06.45 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes)
07.00 – 07.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries is served in the dining room
07.45 Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Proper shoes are highly recommended
09.00 – 9.30 Return to the boat then check-out and payment at reception area.
10.00 Have buffet brunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30 Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew
12.00 – 12.30 Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14.00 Stop over the middle to visit a ceramics workshop
16.30 Arrive in Hanoi.
End of the trip.

Note:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.

Back Hanoi and get night train from Hanoi to Da nang around 19:30 pm

Day 6: Arrival Da nang around 10:00 Am- pick up and transfer Hotel in Hoi An- Feel free to discover city by your self (No meal)

Day 7: After having Breakfast, you will join Hoi An half day tour ( B)

Hoi An is an ancient town located in the lower section of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam Province, about 30 kilometers south of Danang city. Hoi An was a bustling international trading port,a meeting place of the trading ships of Japan, China and the West during the 17th and 18th centuries. Before this period, there was here also traces of Champa port which was known as a site on Silk Road along the sea. Hoi An ancient town today is a special example of a traditional port city in Southeast Asia which has been well preserved. Most houses here are of traditional architecture dating from the 17th to the 19th century, and are along the narrow main streets. Hoi An is also a land mark recorded much of the mixture of acculturation. The architecture of the city reflects the influence of chinese, japanese, portuguese, french and british traders. Hoi An still maintained an intangible cultural diversity and richness. Hoi An is considered as a living museum of architecture and urban lifestyle.With outstanding value,in the end of 1999, UNESCO has recognized the ancient town of Hoi An as a world cultural heritage.

You will be collected at your hotel lobby and transferred to the meeting point at Hoi An Travel (Add: 10 Tran Hung Dao Street – Hoi An city). Walk to the ancient city, visit the Kwan Temple, Phuc Kien Chinese Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Old House, Japanese Cover Bridge and Historic & Cultural museum in Hoi An. Then you have a traditional music performance & visit Hoi An’s handicraft workshop before coming back to the hotel. Tour ends.

 

  • Transportation: A/c bus
  • Departure time: 08:00 am & 14:00 pm
  • Duration: 02 – > 03 hours
  • Activities: Visit the ancient city

 Day 8: After having breakfast, you will join My Son Sanctuary full day trip ( B)

My Son, located 50 km from Hoi An, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son sanctuary is a large complex of religion religious relics comprises of more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with intricate red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower built to reflect the divinity of the King.

08:00 am: local guide pick you up at the hotel’s lobby a departing for the ancient Cham ruins of My Son. Arrive My Son, discover the majestic ancient ruins including ancient towers which were built from 4th C. Then go to the dock and board on boat cruise along Thu Bon river back to Hoi An with light lunch. On the way we will stop at Carpentry village. 14.30 Ends of tour.

Day 9: After having Breakfast, you will join Cooking class at Tra Que Village (B)

Tra Que village is famous for very fresh vegetables and Vietnamese herbs.Most of tropical vegetables cam grow well at Tra Que and their flavor and taste are so distinctive that they can never be mistaken for products of the same kind from other localities.You will have a chance to learn how to make tasty traditional dishes from vegetable.

Welcome you at the hotel’s lobby. Riding bicycle to Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. Bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields, using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. Go to the restaurant & work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.

Recipes:

  • Tra Que vegetable salad Tam Huu dish
  •  Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancake)
  • Hoi An spring rolls

 

  • Transportation: Bicycle
  • Departure time: 08:00 am & 14:00 pm
  • Duration: 04 hours
  • Activities: Cooking Vietnamese food

Day 10: Check out Hotel and Driver take you to Da nang Airport to get flight from Da nang to Ho Chi Minh city- Arrival Ho Chi Minh – transfer to hotel – free discover city by your self.( B)

Day 11: After having breakfast, you will join Ho Chi Minh – Cai be floating market – Tan Phong Island ( B/L)

6.30 AM: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.

9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

11.30 AM: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, join to a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.

14.00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.

15:00 PM: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet the car/van for the trip back to Hochiminh city.

Day 12: On this day, you will join Cu Chi Tunnels half day trip ( B)

HCM – Cu Chi – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 14.00 )

Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”.

Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.

Day 13 On this day, you will join Ho Chi Minh city half day trip ( B )
Half day tour ( start 8.00 – return 12.00 

We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market – only drop off).

Day 14: Depart. End trip ( B)

Package includes: 

+ 02 nights at Superior room at Chalcedony hotel or Flower Garden Hotel –  4  stars hotel

+ Halong Bay 2 nights on Pelican Cruise 4 star or La Fairy Sales cruise

+ Night train deluxe 4 berth cabin from Hanoi to Da nang on the day 5

+ 04 nights at Thanh Binh Riverside Hoi An hotel or Muong ThanhHoi An Hotel on the day 6+7+8+9

+ Airport transfer and pick up service in Hanoi ,Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh

+ Hoi An city tour half day

+ Cooking class tour at Tra Que Village

+ My Son Sanctuary half day

+ Domestic flight from Da nang to HCM on the day 10

+ 04 nights at Grand Silverland hotel or Liberty Central  Citypoint Hotel

+ HCM – Cai Be Floating market – Tam Phong Island on the day 11

+ Cu Chi Half day tour on the day 12

+ Ho Chi Minh half day tour on the day 13

+ All Meal as itinerary. Tour guide and Entrance fee as program.

 

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