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Overview

Unearth the culture, diversity and beauty of Vietnam with a fantastic 14 day Vietnam tour with Phu Quoc beach break. Travel through rich farm land from Hanoi to arrive at the World Heritage site of Halong Bay. Cruise through the emerald waters to admire the thousands of limestone islands that pepper this magnificent bay. Board your night train for Danang, headed for the ancient town of Hoi An – the loveliest town in Vietnam. Journeying to Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels. Finish your tour wandering, swimming and relaxing on beautiful Phu Quoc Island, doing as little or as much as you like before making your way back home.
 
  • Destinations: Hanoi - Halong – Hoian - My Son - Thu Bon - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi tunnels - Phu Quoc Island
  • Start: Hanoi
  • Finish: Phu Quoc
  • Daily tour group size: from 2 to 12pax. Halong cruise group size: from 5 to 22pax
Trip at a glance:
 
Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay - overnight on cruise(B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 4: Hanoi – Night train to Danang(B)
Day 5: Hoi An Arrival-Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 6: Hoi An – Optional: Tra Que cooking class and foot massage tour / My son holy land tour – Thu Bon river (B/L)
Day 7: Hoi An – Free day (B)
Day 8: Hoi An –Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta deluxe full day tour (B/L)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel deluxe half day tour (B/Light Lunch)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – take flight to Phu Quoc island (B)
Day 12: Phu Quoc relaxing day(B)
Day 13: Phu Quoc relaxing day (B)
Day 14: Phu Quoc departure (B)

 

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi and Free and easy (Meals: No)

 
Pick up from the airport to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi and check in Hotel located in the center of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Get welcome drink when check in. Then you will have time for discovering by yourselves the attractions of Hanoi City.
Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong cruise (B/L/D)

7.45-8.30:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15:  Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30
Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews, playing card, karaoke or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Night 2: Overnight on Lavender Cruises
 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
Night 3: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 4:  Hanoi – Night train to Danang (B)

You will have a breakfast at the hotel then free and easy in the day time till leave for night train to Danang, Hoi An.
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us or upgrade to the flight from Hanoi to Danang.
Night 4: Overnight on the train
 

Day 5: Hoi An arrival - Free and easy (Meals: No)

12:35 Arrive in Danang train station. Pick up from train station to the hotel in Hoi An. Check in at the hotel. You will have free time to look around Hoian ancient town.
Night 5: Overnight in Hotel in Hoi An
 

Day 6: Hoi An - Optional : Tra Que cooking class and foot massage tour / My son holy land tour – Thu Bon river (B/L)

 
You can choose one of the tours as below:
 
Option 1: Tra Que cooking class and foot massage tour
Tra Que vegetable village is located 3km north of the Old Town of Hoian. Thanks to the rich soil and unique source of underground water, the village has long been known for growing many kinds of vegetables such as basil, mint, lettuce, and coriander, etc. with which the traditional dishes of Hoian like “Quang” noodle, “Tam Huu” roll, “Banh xeo” Pancake, and fresh spring roll have gained their reputation throughout the country. Interestingly, Tra Que is named after the sweet-scented vegetables that spice up the everyday meals of the local people. Spending a day of living, working, and cooking with the local people in the Tra Que vegetable village will be a chance for you not only to discover the daily life of farmers but to become a real chef.

8:00  Local guide pick up at the hotel, then you will go bicycle to Hoi An’s colourful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients you will use in the cooking lesson later. 
9:00 Ride pass small roads, rice padddy fields, take pictures of water buffalos, cow or farmers on daily working at their fields and fish – ponds. Explore many beautiful views of VietNam country side meet many warm-hearted local people. They will pass through the bendy small narrow roads in the village to one of the typical local houses and then how they are living, and farmer teach you how you plan the beansprouts. 
10:00  Take a rest with special welcome drink. You will be taken around the herbs garden where local farmers work on their field using organic methods from 300 years ago.Then you will enjoy foot massage with local herbs ( lemongrass, basil thai….) 
10:30  We will give you foot massage with some local herbs. 
11:00 Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food.( Made some  flowers and animals by vegetables for decoration). After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. 
13:30 Return to the hotel. Trip ends

 
Option 2: My son holy land tour-boat trip on Thu Bon river
8:00 –  8:30: We will  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel  (in Hoi An  ancient  town  area).
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son Holy land.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holy land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. You will have one hour to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa  Kingdom with our tour guide.
11.30: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon River.
You will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful senery along the river and see the living of the local people then visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional village.
12:30: Our trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. We will take you to the local restaurant for lunch.
14:00-14:30: Drop you off at the hotel. Trip ends.
 
Night 6: Overnight in Hotel in Hoi An
 

Day 7: Hoi An – Free day (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Many people like to just wander around and soak up the ambience of the town, perhaps visiting a couple of the old traditional Chinese mansions. Others shop till they drop, spend time at the tailors or head out to the beach outside town, which has glorious white sand. Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
 
Night 7: Overnight in Hotel in Hoi An
 

Day 8:  Hoi An  – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till get pick up to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho ChiMinh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Night 8: Overnight in Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta deluxe full day tour (B/L)

 
A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
7:45-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, enjoy the folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t joint the cycling trip.
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.
 
Night 9: Overnight in Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel deluxe half day tour (B/Light Lunch)

7:45-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start driving to Cu Chi which located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest.  Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Have lunch at the restaurant
14:30: Get transferred back to your hotel. Trip ends.
Night 10: Overnight in Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 11:  Ho Chi Minh – take flight to Phu Quoc island (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver comes and picks you up to the airport to take flight to Phu Quoc island for relaxing time at beach resort few days before flying home.
Night 11: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc
 

Day 12: Phu Quoc relaxing day (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy beach relaxing in Phu Quoc. Else you can consider to join some interesting daily tours with us.
Night 12: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc
 

Day 13: Phu Quoc relaxing day (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then enjoy beach relaxing in Phu Quoc. Else you can consider joining some interesting daily tours with us.
Night 13: Overnight at hotel in Phu Quoc
 

Day 14: Phu Quoc departure (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel until get picked up to the airport to take flight home. Trip ends. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need us to arrange internal flights to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh to catch connecting flight back home for you.
 

 PACKAGE INCLUDED

• Accommodation with A/C, bathtub & shower: 11 nights at the hotels (2 nights in Hanoi, 3 nights in Hoian and 3 nights in HCMC,  3 nights in Phu Quoc) 1 night on the train (soft sleeper cabin with A/C), 1 night on Halong Bay cruise)
• Domestic flights from Danang to Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc island(Vietnam airlines (the first priority), Vietjet or Jetstar) with baggage allowance is 20 Kg
check in and 7 Kg hand carry per person.
• Train ticket Hanoi to Danang (soft sleeper in a 4-berth cabin with A/C)
• Airport transfers private car in Hanoi, Hoi An/Danang and Ho Chi Minh, Phu Quoc
• Transportation with A/C during tour
• Private train station transfers in Hanoi and Danang
• English speaking guide during tour
• Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
• All entrance fees during the tour
• Kayaking in Halong Bay
• Cooking class and Foot massage in Hoian(op
• Insurance on-board.
• Cooking class on cruise
• Tax and service charges.

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

•    Beverages, International Insurance 
•    Tips(not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
•    Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

•    Valid from 11 July 2018  to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Daily departure except block out dates from 3 Feb 2019 to 8 Feb 2019( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•    Single travelers can travel for an extra $440USD per person (3-star option), $600USD per person (4-star option) or $1000USD per person (5-star option)
•   High season surcharge of $45USD for the 3 star option, $55USD for 4 star option, $80USD for 5 star option applies p/p for bookings from 1 Oct 2018 to 1 May 2019 and 1 Oct 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
•    Surcharge of $15USD for the 3 star package, $25USD for 4 star package, $45USD for 5 star package applies p/p for gala dinner on Halong cruise on  24 Dec and 31 December 2018/ 2019.

  Children policies

• Children under 2 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of 100USD per child for the internal flights from Danang to Ho Chi Minh and Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc island.
• Children from 2 – 4 years old sharing the bed with parents is free of charge (no extra bed provided). Surcharge of 180USD per child for the internal flights from Danang to Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc island and entrance fees.
• Children from 5 – 9 years old will be required to pay 75%
of  tour price, sharing the bed with parents. Or pay full price to have an extra bed.

 NOTE

•  Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions
•  Hotels and cruise will be replaced by
similar standard option only in case of full booking. 
 

 

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi King Palace hotel/HM Boutique Hotel/La Santé Hotel & Spa   Deluxe room
Halong Lavender cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hoian Kim An Hotel & Spa/Pearl River Hoi An Hotel & Spa/Venus Hotel Superior/Superior Garden View/Standard room
Ho Chi Minh Cititel central hotel/Elios Hotel Deluxe room/Senior Superior
Phu Quoc Daisy village resort/Bauhinia Resort Phu Quoc  Double Bungalow Garden view/Superior room 

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique/Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel /Silk Queen Grand Hotel Deluxe Room/Lotus Deluxe/Deluxe Room
Halong Flamingo cruise/Renea Cruise/Lavender Elegance Cruise Deluxe room
Hanoi-Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hoian Atlas Hotel/Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Deluxe city/Deluxe room/Deluxe Balcony
Ho Chi Minh Millennium Boutique Hotel/Northern Hotel SaiGon Junior Deluxe/ Premium Deluxe
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc Ocean Pearl hotel Superior
 

5 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel  Sketch King room
Halong Athena cruise/Ancora Cruise Suite Ocean View/Deluxe Balcony Room
Hanoi-Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C 
Hoian Allegro Hoian/ Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An Junior Suite/Superior Garden View 
Saigon Majestic Saigon hotel Colonial deluxe room
Phu Quoc Novotel Phu Quoc  Superior room

NOTE: We can customize the tour as per your request. Please contact us if you do not like the above listed accommodation. We can make a new itinerary at your preferred accommodation and will guarantee the best available price.
 
 


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