VIETNAM ESCAPE 12 DAYS - HO CHI MINH CITY - HOI AN - HUE - HANOI - HALONG BAY

VIETNAM ESCAPE 12 DAYS - HO CHI MINH CITY - HOI AN - HUE - HANOI - HALONG BAY

This tour drives you to the highlight beauties and make understanding of Vietnam’s people, culture and landscapes, from Hanoi - the historic and colonial Capital - to Ha Long Bay - famed for its beautiful landscapes -. You will have the chance to journey from the peaceful, quiet beautifully preserved streets of old Hoi An and Hue to the busy avenues of Saigon. You will also have the chance to visit the very foundations of the revolution and some of the major historic sites of the Vietnam War such as the Cu Chi Tunnels. This tour will also give you a taste of life on the Mekong River and its tributaries.

Duration: 12 days
Places: 30 seats
Prefix: From 975$/Person 995$
Map - VIETNAM ESCAPE 12 DAYS - HO CHI MINH CITY - HOI AN - HUE - HANOI - HALONG BAY

Day 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam,

Upon your arrival in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called “Saigon” by many locals, your driver will welcomed you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel .

After check in room, take a rest after long flight.

In the afternoon, explore the city and shopping in Ben Thanh market. Enjoy Swimming pool in the hotel by your own way.

In the evening, enjoy nightlife with night bar and beer corner at Bui Vien street

Meal: None

Day 2: HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING & CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L)

We start the trip by visiting Reunification Palace, whose former name was Norodom Palace. Ngo Viet Thu is exactly the architect who designed this stunning palace. Later, other next destinations consist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and especially War Remnants Museum, where exhibits on Vietnam War and Indochina Wars are displayed. After enjoying lunch at the local restaurant, you will be taken to Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering allotted areas of Cu Chi Tunnels, watch an introductory video which is an overview of the tunnel system’s history and Vietnamese’s life during the hard time of war.

Climb down small tunnels to get amazing experiences and blow your mind when special constructed living areas and martial facilities of Viet Cong appear in front of your eyes. It will be great to know the system of tunnels – a subterranean village where there are bedrooms, kitchens, field hospitals, command centers, weapons factories, and storage. Moreover, taste special tea and cassava – the common food of Vietnamese guerillas in the past. Take your break time to try the real shooting gun or just relax as you wish.

Return to Saigon and end the trip.

Please take notes: the Notre Dame Cathedral have been being restored (UNTIL 2022), so the guests just visit outside

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Overnight in HCM city Hotel

Day 3: DISCOVER " VIETNAMESE RICE BOWL" FULL DAY TOUR (B/L)

07:30 – 08:00AM-Pick you up at your hotel

An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial roads down on the Southern region of Vietnam through paddy rice field, pine-apple plantation, orchard and small hamlets (2 hours’ drive).

After arrival in My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat along Dragon Island, Unicorn Is-land, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Uni-corn Island, you will visit natural pure honey at a bee keeping farm, taste some honey wine, rice wine, banana wine…

Walking on the village and taking rowing boat along the nature water coconut canal to see local’s daily life in Mekong Delta.

From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals, and stop at local restaurant for Vietnamese lunch.

After that going to another area on the Unicorn Island:

+ Enjoying some kinds of tropical fruits at the orchard garden and listening to the Southern traditional music.

+ Local boat will take you back to My Tho, then the bus will drive you back to Sai Gon.

17:00 – 17:30-Drop off at your hotels.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch.

Overnight in HCM city Hotel

Day 4: HO CHI MINH - FLY TO DA NANG - HOI AN - FLIGHT INCLUDED (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. After check in, you can take a walk to explore the Ancient Town on your own including the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Hall and Phung Hung old house typical of Hoian original architecture, Phuc Thanh Pagoda – the oldest pagoda in Hoi An built in 1454 with Chinese bonze. Hoi An is also famous for shopping includingg tailoring shops, handmade shoes, handbags

Meal: Breakfast.

Overnight in Hoi An Hotel

Day 5: BA NA HILL - GOLDEN BRIDGE - FANTASY PARK (B/L)

7:00 – 8:00: Picking up at HOTEL. Departing to Ba Na Hills.

9:00: Arriving at the cable car station Suoi Mo, moving up the cable car route that achieves 4 world records.

9:30: Checking–in on the 150-meter long "Golden Bridge" supported by the huge hands. Visiting the Le Jardin, Debay Wine Cellar of French. Visiting Linh Ung pagoda and admiring the 27m high Buddha statue, Loc Uyen Garden, Quan Am Cac. Continuing to Gare Debay and using the second cable car route to go to the top of Ba Na.

Visiting Fantasy Park, joining in adventurous, fun, and modern games such as Love Swing, Skiver Pilot, Fire Racing Track, Bumper Car, Ghost House...

12h00-13h00: Have a lunch and rest at the restaurant

13h00-15h00: Visit and play game at the Fantasy Park. Explore King Peak at an altitude 1.487m

15h00-16h00: Return Cable car.

16h30-17h30: The car and tour guide’ll transfer you to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight in Hoi An Hotel

Day 6: A FISHER EXPERIENCE TRIP TO CAM THANH COCONUT VILLAGE B/L)

Cam Thanh eco fishing tour provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to fishing communities. Discovering all manner of photo opportunities - coming and visiting a beautiful rice paddy field;. As well you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise.

Tour Duration: 4hours

ITINERARY:

• 09h00: Getting on boat to a local farming village traveling along picturesque country roads . Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides.

• 09h30 : You will have a chance to meet local fishermen and experience the daily life of their family .

• 10h15 : Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.

• 11h30 : You will join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hand-on experience of round net and cast net fishing

• 12h00: Back to the restaurant for relaxing and enjoy lunch.

• 13h00: Return the hotel by car.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Hoi An Hotel

Day 7: HOI AN - JOURNEY TO ROYAL STORIES - HUE CITY (B/L)

7:00 – 7:30: Departure to Da Nang from Hoi An.

8:00 – 8:30: Departure to Hue from Da Nang. Stop to visit and take pictures at: Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass “the clouds pass” to have a panoramic view on the Vietnam East Sea.

11:00 – 11:30: Arrive in Hue. Have lunch at restaurant

Then, we visit:

- Khai Dinh tomb: The tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. The tomb is almost entirely made of concrete and includes many European architectural details.

- Thien Mu Pagoda: ancient and sacred

- Citadel: The palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last dynasty of Vietnam - Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial Ancestral Temple

16:00: Back to your hotel in Hue

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Hue Hotel

Day 8: HUE - FLY TO HANOI CAPITAL - STREET FOOD TOUR - FLIGHT INCLUDED (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to HANOI, Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish such as Bun Cha Hanoi, Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. It’s the time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed ice and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed!

17.30 Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine, and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find cafe is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight in Hanoi Hotel

Day 9: HANOI HIGHLIGHT CITY TOUR FULL DAY B/L)

Begin your day by a visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and hear about the man who led Vietnam’s campaign for independence from French colonial rule. After dedicating his life to the liberation of his country from foreign rule, Ho Chi Minh died in 1969 and his body was preserved for posterity. During the year, the mausoleum is closed for a month and Uncle Ho is given a bit of a spruce up! Then wander the grounds to see the One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Next, visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, the apex of regional political power for more than a millennium where research and excavation is still underway, and then head to another 11th century relic, the Temple of Literature, which was built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius.

In the afternoon, visit the Ngoc Son temple set on a tiny island on the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. You’ll hear how it got its name from a legend of an emperor, a magic sword and a giant turtle! Take a breezy cyclo ride through the Old Quarter’s 36 streets, named after the products that were sold from their shops. Today, vendors on Tin and Bamboo Streets still sell the same wares.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: HANOI TO THE WORLD'S WONDER - HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)

- 7:45 - 8:30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.

- 12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina .Welcome aboard the cruise . Meet the captain , crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

- Check into your cabin . Time to refresh and unwind.

- Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

Afternoon Activities:

- Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

- Back to the APRICOT Cruise, We will take you to visit the Titop Island – swimming

- Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay in the Summer time.

- Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

- After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck (free wine & fresh fruits).

Evening Relaxing:

Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board: Clean air – conditioned rooms with private washroom

Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight on cruise in Halong Bay.

Day 11: GOOD MORNING IN HA LONG BAY WITH TAI CHI - BACK TO HANOI (B/L)

Morning in the bay:

- 6:30 – 6:45 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

- 7:00 am: Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

- DO KAYAKING in 30-45 minutes.

- 9:30am: We board the cruise again .Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store .

- Continue your cruise pass through the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more…

- Join in the Cooking Class , teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served .

- 11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

- Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi

- Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

Note: The itinerary above maybe changes by the effect of weather or different seasons

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 12: HANOI DEPARTURE WITH BIG THANK FOR TRAVELLING WITH US (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services.

The prices are quoted in US Dollars per person based on 2 pax/room

Categories

2 pax

4 pax

6 - 8 pax

Single Sup.

3 Star

$995

$955

$925

$305

4 Star

$1125

$1100

$1070

$470

5 Star

$on request

$on request

$on request

$$on request

Child from 4 – 10 years old: 75%

Remark: We can tailor-make this program to meet your specific needs of activities as well as prices. Click yellow button "Send Enquiry This Tour" to give us your specific request now!

HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour.  However, Bamboo Hat Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget.

LOCATIONS

SUPERIOR CATEGORY/ 3*

FIRST CLASS CATEGORY 4*

DELUXE CATEGORY 5*

HCM City

Prague Hotel or similar

http://praguehotelvn.com/

Bay Hotel or similar

http://www.bayhotelhcm.com/

Grand Hotel or similar

https://www.hotelgrandsaigon.com/

Hoi An

Acacia Heritage Hotel or similar http://acaciahoian.com/

Coco Hoi An River Resort or similar http://www.cocoriverresort.com/

Silk Village Resort or similar http://www.hoiansilkvillage.com/

Hue

Rosallen Hotel or similar

Moonlight Hotel or similar

Indochine Palace Hue or similar

Halong Bay

Apricot Cruise

https://apricotcruises.com/

Flamingo Cruise or similar https://luxuryflamingocruises.vn/

Doris Cruise or similar / http://doriscruise.com/

Ha Noi

Diamond Legend Hotel   http://diamondlegendhotel.com//

May De Ville Hotel or similar http://www.maydeville.com/

Apricot Hotel or similar https://apricothotels.com/

WHAT IS INCLUDED & EXCLUDED?
INCLUSION

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services 
√All transportation mentioned above
√Domestic flights from Hanoi – Hue and Danang– Ho Chi Minh include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√No extra charge after services confirmation
EXCLUSION
X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Visa to enter Vietnam(25 usd)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

Feel free drop us an inquiry email at sales@bamboohattours.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   
Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 300 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3.3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3.85%)
Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. 

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
Payment Process
1.    Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
2.    After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
3.    Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 
Payment Type 
1.    Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Bamboo Hat Tours is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 
2.    Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American Express we apply a service fee of 3,85%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
3.    By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION
Bamboo Hat Tours must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
1.    31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
2.    15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
3.    14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
4.    No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE
1.    Bamboo Hat Tours demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Bamboo Hat Tours reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
2.    Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Bamboo Hat Tours a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS
1.    Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
2.    Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
3.    Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
4.    Tour is available at the time of booking
5.    Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

 

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