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INSIGHT OF VIETNAM

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VietnamStay specially designed this 10-day tour for travelers to learn more about Vietnam culture and discover its most beautiful destinations!

 

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 2Hanoi Highlights
  • Day 3Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
  • Day 4Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An
  • Day 5Hoi An
  • Day 6Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue
  • Day 7Hue
  • Day 8Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 9Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
  • Day 10Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Hanoi arrival

    Upon arrival in Hanoi - a thousand years Capital, you are met and transfer to hotel in the city centre.

    Have free time at leisure.

     

    Overnight in Hanoi

  • Day 2

    Hanoi City inside (Breakfast)

    8:30am depart from your hotel, spend the whole day in Hanoi, the first city of this Vietnam culture tour.

    Enjoy the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. We first visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close on Monday & Friday afternoon), his modest stilt house where he chose to live and work and also the museum dedicated to his memory. We continue visit to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century.

    In the afternoon, visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology (close on Monday). Return to city downtown, discover the famed Old Quarter on foot. We walk through the hidden alleys, amaze at the old styled tube houses, and visit the lively local market and lovely peaceful temple Bach Ma. Next, we hop on a traditional bicycle rickshaws move at leisure pace that’s perfect for photos and slow-moving sightseeing. Seat back and relax while your driver weaves through the busy streets, dodging speeding motorbikes and rolling past French colonial houses.

     

    Overnight in Hanoi. 

  • Day 3

    Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Make an early morning departure from Hanoi and drive 3 hours through the Red River Delta on our way to Halong city.

    Upon arrival, the crew will greet us abroad the traditional style junk with a refreshing welcome drink and then the cruise begins! While navigating the way through the emerald waters and limestone islands, lunch is served with delicious fresh seafood (vegetarians are also catered for).

    As cruising through the bay, marvel at the amazing karst scenery with different formations. Halong Bay is littered with hidden caves and grottoes and we’ll take some time to explore one of these. For those felling active you then can explore the bay by sea kayak. After the dinner, night fishing is available on the main deck.

    Overnight onboard on the bay.

    Note: Cruise program can be changed to due weather condition, government regulations and based on your choice of cruise. 

  • Day 4

    Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoian (Brunch)

    Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay’s landscape. Continue cruising to explore more of the bay and enjoy the brunch breakfast before returning to the Jetty at noon time.

    Drive transfer directly to Noi Bai airport for 1-hour flight to Danang city.

    Land in Danang airport and make a 40-minute drive to the charming town of Hoi An, the destination which should not be missed in the Vietnam culture tours.

    Overnight in Hoian.

  • Day 5

    Hoi An (Breakfast)

    Today is fulfilled with interesting activities. After breakfast, setting off from your hotel, a short vehicle ride will take you to the boat pier for a boating to Cam Kim. We walk a bit to the bike store to have your bike. Jump on your bike and cycle to a traditional boat builder’s yard. Chat with local and learn more about local technical making wooden boat.

    Follow your ride, we leisurely pedal into the beautiful rural countryside. Zig-zag ride through peaceful villages, passing rice paddies and farmlands will lead you to explore this sleepy island villages. Stop at local families, interact with them about local life, daily routine as well as their farming, mat weaving, and making rice crackers. Hands-on and have your own interesting experience. Keep riding to the boat pier where your waiting boat will take you back to Hoi An town.

    In the afternoon, Take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Chinese assembly hall, a typical Vietnamese merchant’s house, one of the interesting museums and the local market. There’re numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can get some express made-to-order clothes if you like. The next visit is to home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you’ll have a brief introduction to the history, shape and color of the lanterns as well as stages of making them. After that you can make a lantern by your own, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir of your time in Hoi An.

     

    Overnight in Hoi an. 

  • Day 6

    Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (Breakfast)

    Free morning at leisure.

    The afternoon, you travel to the ancient capital of Hue along one of the most beautiful coastal stretches of Vietnam and over the glorious Hai Van Pass (or the Pass of Ocean Cloud). Make a stop at the small fishing village of Lang Co, often referred to as one of the most beautiful bays in the world, then continue to Hue city.

    Overnight in Hue

  • Day 7

    Hue City – Street food (Breakfast)

    In the morning, we explore Hue major attractions including the Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, and Forbidden Purple City. Continue to the last resting place of the 12th King Khai Dinh, who left behind a magnificent and huge burial idyllically located in Chau Chu Mountain just outside of Hue, home to a mix of eastern and western architecture.

    In the afternoon, we will go to local eateries to taste Banh Beo, Banh nam, Banh loc. Then go around to see Hue city before having Nem Lui, Banh Khoai with traditional peanut sauce. After that we have Bun Thit Nuong (Rice noddle with grilled pork and vegie). Continue on to taste Che (sweet soup) with many flavors for you to try.

    Overnight in Hue. 

  • Day 8

    Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

    Take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City – an important economic central in Vietnam. It also has some very imposing colonial architecture which belies in fascinating past. Almost a hundred years of French rule bestowed the Central Post Office, a pearl of colonial architecture designed by Gustave Eiffel.

    Begin exploring the sights of the city. Get far off of the tourist track with a unique walking excursion by foot through Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Lon District, or "big market". Sometimes referred to as Saigon's Chinatown district, explore the vivid and distinct charm of this little-explored corner of the city - and learn the local secrets behind one of the world's oldest and largest Chinatowns.

    Return to city downtown, visit the War Remnant Museum and take a stroll around the impressive old French-built post office and Notre Dame Cathedral before continuing to the City Hall area, another grand old colonial-era relic. Then leave guests free to explore the famous Dong Khoi area, home to the legendary Continental Hotel, made famous by Graham Greene in the Quiet American, and lots of popular restaurants, bars and boutiques.

    Overnight in HCMC.

  • Day 9

    Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Breakfast, Lunch)

    After breakfast, leave bustling Saigon behind, head out to un-touched areas not well-known by tourists in Ben Tre. Board the cruise & meander down the Mekong observing local life play out along the river banks. Stop at some local families and see how local traditional methods utilize every bit of the coconut. Learn how to make local cakes.

    It is a full day of interesting experiences: boat rowing through winding water-coconut canals, sampling tasty local cakes, tea with honey, and enjoying lunch served with Mekong specialties. Join us, relax, enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and have memorable experiences before transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

  • Day 10

    Ho Chi Minh City departure (Breakfast)

    Free day to enjoy time at leisure and last shopping in the city central before driver transfers you back to airport.

    Depart Ho Chi Minh City. 

PACKAGE PRICES

Low season: from May – Sep 2020 (Supplement for public holiday from 01 – 03 May & 28 Aug – 02 Sep might be applied)

 

Services

Group size

Single Supp.

2 pax

3 – 4 pax

5 – 6 pax

7 – 9 pax

10 – 14 pax

Land service based on Standard hotels

 691

 619

 537

 528

 507

 227

Land service based on Superior hotels

 793

 721

 639

 630

 609

 353

Land service based on Deluxe hotels

 996

 924

 842

 833

 812

 528

Other service(s)

Free upgrade to private transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi from 05 pax up

Airfare (Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City) by Vietnam Airlines (include 23kg check-in luggage)

214 USD/pax

Please note that airfare can be changed without prior notice.

 

High season: from Oct 2020 – Dec 2020 (Supplement for Christmas, New Year, Lunar New year and public holiday might be applied)

 

Services

Group size

Single Supp.

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-6 pax

7-9 pax

10-14 pax

Land service based on Standard hotels

 696

 624

 542

 533

 512

 233

Land service based on Superior hotels

 802

 730

 648

 639

 618

 363

Land service based on Deluxe hotels

 1,026

 954

 872

 863

 842

 546

Free upgrade to private transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi from 05 pax up

Other service(s)

Airfare (Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City) by Vietnam Airlines (include 23kg check-in luggage)

225  USD/pax

Please note that airfare can be changed without prior notice. 


Services Include:

  • Hotel room with daily buffet breakfast as mention or similar
  • Transfer services in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus.
  • Entrance fees, other boat fees where applicable
  • Meals as listed in the program B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
  • Tours with local English-speaking guide on day with tours.
  • Private excursions on Day 2, 5, 7, 8, 9.
  • Sharing local guide on boat in Halong Bay.
  • Government taxes & service charges.

 
Services Exclude:

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, guide service during free time.
  • Travel insurance
  • All kind of gratuities for guides, drivers & others
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any) Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the airfare supplement)
  • International airfare from/to Vietnam
  • Vietnam Visa handling fee, visa stamping fee.
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • All other service not stated in the program.

CANCELLATION & AMENDMENT POLICY & CHARGES

In practice, VietnamStay always do the best to minimize cancelation penalty for our guests but we must abide by the cancelation policy of each service provider.

 

 

Low season

01 May – 30 Sep

High season

01 Oct – 30 Apr

More than 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival day

No charge

No charge

From 21 to 30 days

10%

20%

From 11 to 20 days

30%

50%

From 10 to 03 days

50%

75%

Within 02 days or no show

100%

100%

 

Please be advised that during Peak Season (Christmas and New Year) and during Public Holidays different cancellation policies may apply. The cancelation policy for such period will be informed to client(s) case by case.

 

CHILDREN POLICY (land service only)

  • Accompanied child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing existing bed with parents
  • Accompanied child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
  • Accompanied child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Accompanied child from 7 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Accompanied  child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
  • In case child under 12 yrs using twin share room with an adult, please pay full fare.

Note: Children policy is subject to change case by case.

 


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