VIETNAM  - THE COLORFUL PICTURE IN  MY EYES

VIETNAM - THE COLORFUL PICTURE IN MY EYES

Offering all the wonders of Vietnam in one trip, this is the perfect snapshot for tourists of all ages. Traveling from North to South, from the tranquil Hanoi to the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. 
anoi: offers a charming blend of new and old. The French-colonial era has left a legacy of beautiful buildings, with the Old Quarter a fascinating area to explore on foot.
Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife.
Mekong Delta is known as The Nine Dragon river delta since it is formed by nine rivers. The background of this area is the largest site of endless paddy rice fields, coconut farms, tropical fruit gardens. It is very easy for you to catch sight of children riding on the back of the water buffaloes and farmers working on the fields, trading on the floating markets. The rural communities are just the thing for all tourists who want to get rid of the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy yourselves with many beautiful landscapes such as floating markets, Unicorn island, Vinh Sang farm, An Binh island, bee farm, craft village, traditional working village… and many attractive folk games.
Hanoi: Bustling Hanoi offers a charming blend of new and old. The French-colonial era has left a legacy of beautiful buildings, with the Old Quarter a fascinating area to explore on foot.
Ninh Binh: located in the Red River Delta of Northern Vietnam, is an ideal base for exploring the nearby karst scenery, particularly at Tam Coc (Three Caves). At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, limestone formations tower above verdant rice paddies in what is considered one of Vietnam’s most spectacular areas
Ha Long Bay: in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islands…. The region draws scuba divers, rock climbers and hikers, the latter favoring mountainous Cat Ba National Park.

Duration: 11 days
Places: 15 seats
Prefix: From 799 $/Person

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam! After collect visa and luggage, meet our driver at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in and take a rest. The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

7.45 – 8.15AM: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 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. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake. 
11.30AM: enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. 
At the end of the journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, come back to your accommodation in Hanoi for relaxing.
 

DAY 3: HOA LU - TAM COC - GROUP TOUR (B/L)

8-8.30AM: the guide will meet you at the hotel. You will be transferred by a professional driver from Hanoi to Hoa Lu, which is located 80km to the South of Hanoi. This is the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century and your guide will tell you all about the history of Le and Dinh Dynasties, who ruled this antique citadel.
Enjoy a Vietnamese traditional lunch before boarding into a private sampan to visit Tam Coc, well-known as “Halong Bay island” and see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. You will then continue with a cycling tour through the stunning scenery of rice fields, karst formations, river and tranquil village (around 5km).
In the evening, return to Hanoi and enjoy a lovely night on your own.
 

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY SHARING CRUISE/ SHUTTLE BUS (B/L/D)

07:30– 08:20 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:30 Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours and on the way you can enjoy the landscape of the the Red River Delta country side
10:00 Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
12:15 Welcome to Cruise. Check-in your cabin and Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
12:30 Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
14.00-15.30 After lunch, continues to cruising then you will visit Titop Beach- one of very famous Island in Halong Bay, you can swimming, climbing up to the Titop moutain and taking photos.
16.00 continues to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, do Kayaking at Pearl Farm.
17:30 Cruising back to our Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.
18:00- 18: 30 Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of  Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
19:30 Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise 
21:00 Evening entertainments
 

Day 5 : HALONG - HANOI (B/L)

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and transfers to Noi Bai Airport for your evening flight to Da Nang.
Upon arrival, you will meet our driver who will transfer you to Hoi An town. After hotel check-in and have some free time.
 

DAY 6: HOI AN HALFDAY TOUR (B/L)

7.30-8.15AM: the guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to a tour of the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.
 

DAY 7: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)

You have free time to explore Hanoi at your own pace.

DAY 8: FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B) FLIGHT INCLUDED

Have breakfast at the hotel and have a relaxing time before your driver transfers you to the airport. Take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City and meet our guide who is waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)

Depart from Ho Chi Minh City around 8 am, we will head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Getting out of the city, you will see the mighty delta with its quaint rural landscape and immense waterway.
Arrive at Cai Be River Wharf around 10.am, we will get on a shuttle boat to reach Mekong Lodge, the green pearl of Mekong Delta. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land.
Disembark and welcome you to Mekong Lodge; our smiling staffs in local traditional costume await you at Mekong Lodge iconic front bamboo-shaped gate. Check-in your private bungalows and enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant.
Take some rest and begin our private walking tour to discover the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth, and generosity.
In the evening, get some hands-on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
Overnight at Mekong Lodge
 

DAY 10: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY(B/L)

7.30 -8.30 AM, after breafast, getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for fresh produce trade. 
Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards.
11.00AM, cycle back to Mekong Lodge for check out  and our boat will transfer you back to Cai Be harbor for your coming back to Ho Chi Minh City or further travel to Can Tho, Chau Doc, Phu Quoc,../
Free time in the evening.

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (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

Destination

3-Star Hotel

Website

Ho Chi Minh City

Prague Hotel or similar

http://praguehotelvn.com/en/

Hanoi

Tu Linh Legend Hotel or similar

http://tulinhpalacehotel.com/

Halong Bay

White Dolphin or similar

http://www.whitedolphincruises.com/

Hoi An

Rose Garden Hoi An Hotel or similar

https://hoianrosegardenhotel.com/

Mekong Delta

Mekong Lodge

http://www.mekonglodge.com

 

Inclusions

  • Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All transportation mentioned above
  • 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 guideMeals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Service charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Vietnam Visa letter approval
  • No extra charge after services confirmation

 

Exclusions

  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi to Da Nang (Hoi An) and from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh
  • Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
  • Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
  • Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)
  • Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
  • 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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