VIETNAM | Introduction to Vietnam

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A land like no other, filled with countless examples of staggering beauty, and cultural complexities. From the mega-cities to the hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is the perfect fusion of exotic and compelling.

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What’s Included

Meet & greet at airports
Arrival and departure transfers
2 nights in Hanoi at Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel
1 night in Halong Bay on Indochina Sails Junk, Superior Cabin, or similar
2 nights in Hoi An at Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa or similar
1 night in Hue at Imperial Hotel or similar
2 nights in Ho Chi Minh at Equatorial Hotel or similar
15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 1 dinner
All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
2 days/ 1 night on Indochina Sails Junk or Similar
Cyclo ride & famous Water Puppet Show (tickets included)
Experienced English speaking local guides and guide on the boat in Halong Bay
VAT and all other taxes

Tour Details

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Travel Style: Local Experiences

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Group
Small group experience | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Physical Rating: 3 – Demanding
Various high-altitude hikes on a higher gravity planetz

Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations, and more inclusions such as meals and private transportation.

Not Included

Entry visa to Vietnam 
Domestic airfare: Hue-Ho Chi Minh City 
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program

Visa Requirements

A visa is required for US travelers 

Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

DAY 1 | Arrival in Hanoi

When you arrive at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, you’ll be smilingly met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be all yours to stroll around the Old Quarter of Hanoi

| Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2 | Full day city tour

Have breakfast at your hotel before visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed Mondays & Fridays and through October – November for maintenance). You will visit the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Art Museum, and the Historical Museum as well. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will go on a panoramic cyclo tour, followed by a visit to Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. You will drop by Thang Long Theatre to enjoy a famous water puppet show. This Vietnamese traditional art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk, laugh and even dance on the water surface.

| Overnight in Hanoi
| Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 | Hanoi to Halong

Following breakfast, you will go the Temple of Literature before proceeding to Halong for 2 days and 1-night cruise. In Halong, you will board the junk. Check-in time is between 12:30 to 1 P.M. Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Seafood lunch will be served on board. A fantastic cruise in Halong Bay will take you to visit some of the islands and caves. You will have the opportunity to swim at Titov Beach.

| Overnight in Halong
| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 | Halong to Hoi An (with Danang)

Have breakfast on board. You will continue to cruise the bay on this day. You will disembark the cruise and have lunch on the way back to Hanoi. *Times of activities may vary slightly. Itinerary and program are subject to change when necessary.

| Overnight in Hoi An
| Breakfast

DAY 5 | Hoi An

Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences. You will visit the Phuc Kien Hall, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, and a silk workshop here. Lunch will be served at your hotel. The rest of your day is open leisure.

| Overnight in Hoi An
| Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6 | Hoi An to Hue (with Danang)

Have breakfast at your hotel before heading to Danang. You will visit a carving village at Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Proceed to Hue via Hai Van Pass where you will visit the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market.

| Overnight in Hue
| Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7 | Hue to Ho Chi Minh

Have breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a boat trip on the Perfume River. You will visit Thien Mu Pagoda before continuing onto Tu Duc Tomb. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will continue to visit Khai Dinh Tomb and an incense making village. You will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will meet your guide and be transferred to your hotel to check in.

| Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
| Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8 | Cu Chi Tunnel

Have breakfast at your hotel before visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War before you return to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the War Remnants Museum, the former Presidential Palace, and take quick photo stops at Notre Dame Church and the Central Post Office.

| Overnight in Ho Chi Manh
| Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9 | Departure

Have breakfast at your hotel on your final day of your trip. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time.

|  Breakfast
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Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel

Located in the heart of Hanoi, Mercure Hanoi La Gare combines French colonial architecture with modern interior design. The hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness centre and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy free WiFi access in all areas and free private parking on site.

Modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs with built-in panels for personal media devices. A minibar and a safety deposit box are included. The city or the hotel courtyard can be seen from the double glazed windows. En suite bathroom is equipped with shower facility, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Halong Bay

Indochina Sails Junk

Leisurely cruises down beautiful Halong Bay await on Indochina Sails, which offers Vietnamese-style wooden cabins. Featuring an on-site restaurant and outdoor dining, the cruise offers free WiFi access in all areas. Shuttle bus round trip Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi is provided at a surcharge.

Bay views can be enjoyed from over-sized windows in air-conditioned cabins. Featuring classic wood furnishings, each comes with a minibar and wardrobe. En suite bathroom comes with massage showers, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include slippers and bathrobes.

Hoi An

Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel & Spa

Housed in a colonial-style building, Hoian Central Boutique Hotel & Spa is located just 1,650 feet from Japanese Covered Bridge. The hotel features a welcoming outdoor pool where guests can choose to indulge in a drink of their choice at the Sunken Bar. Guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units feature a seating area and/or include views of the pool or garden. Beds feature high-quality spring mattresses with 250-thread count duvets. Each room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.


Hotel Imperial Hue Hotel

Just a short 2-minute walk to Truong Tien Bridge, Imperial Hue Hotel overlooks the charming Perfume River and offers cosy accommodation with air conditioning. Featuring free hi-speed WiFi access, the hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, 3 dining options and a bar with sweeping city views. Free parking is available.

Dong Ba Market is 2,450 feet from Imperial Hue Hotel, while Notre Dam Cathedral and Hue Railway Station are 0.6 miles away. Phu Bai Airport is 8.7 miles away.

Halong Bay

Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Conveniently located in central Ho Chi Minh city, Hotel Equatorial offers spacious and well-appointed rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi access and a free shuttle bus service to the city centre. It also boasts a casino on site.

Rooms at Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City are elegant and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, while some rooms also have iPod docking station and DVD players.

Important Notice

Some useful info about our tours (land packages).

The tour package offered is not inclusive of international airfare, certain taxes, and fees. While we intend to adhere to the route described in the itinerary, it may be necessary to make alterations. This page is a general guide to the tour any mention of a specific destination, wildlife or tour is by no means a guarantee to be visited or encountered. This information on this page is subject to change.

UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

All tours and entrance fees are included

 All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

 International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates


A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

Price are based on double occupancy

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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