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EXPLORATION OF SMILING VIETNAM (12 Days 11 Nights)

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our summary: HANOI – HALONG – DA NANG – HOI AN – HUE – HCMC– CU CHI – MY THO.



   

Tour Name Exploration of smiling Vietnam
Tours Code STS – VN 01
Duration 12 Days 11 nights
Features Sightseeing (nature, culture, history), shopping, beach relaxing, overnight on boat, kayaking.
Travelling Gears Casual clothes, sandals, sun glasses, sun cream, small luggage bag for 1 night in Halong, swimming gears
Difficulty Level Level 2.

Highlights:
Hanoi: as the 1000-year-old capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a fascinating city where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together. Located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart, Hanoi is famous for  the Old Quarter on the North of the lake with the bustling streets named after the trades of typical products that used to take place there.
Ha Long Bay is located in the northeast corner of Viet Nam, 165 km from Ha Noi. In 1962, Ha Long Bay was recognized as a vestige and beauty spot of national significances by Ministry of Culture and Information of Viet Nam and was also recognized as a world national heritage site twice by UNESCO organization. The first time, in 1994 for the exceptional and universal value of the landscape and the second time in 2000 for the special value of geology and geomorphology.
Hue is the capital city of Thua Thien - Hue province, Vietnam. Between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. As such, it is well known for its monuments and architecture. Hue originally rose to prominence as the capital of the Nguyen Lords, a feudal dynasty which dominated much of southern Vietnam from the 17th to the 19th century.
Hoi An is located 30km south of Danang City, and it is the heart of Quang Nam central province. Hoi An attracts tourists thanks to its poetic and picturesque landscapes such as Thuan Tinh islet, Cua Dai beach,Cham island together with traditional handicrafts and famous local specialities
Cu Chi tunnels which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War.
Ho Chi Minh City is the heart and soul of Vietnam. It’s a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter.
Mekong delta is about 40.000 square kilometers (km2) in area. And it is known as one of the widest and richest delta in ASEAN, in Vietnam it is considered as the biggest granary of Vietnam (the second one is Red River delta in the North of Vietnam), it provides 60% of nation’s rice. Besides that, Mekong delta is the place of different tropical fruits such as durian, coconut, banana, pineapple, dragon fruit… and when people come here they can enjoy the seasonal fruits all round year.
Tour details:
Day 1: HANOI
Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, hotel check-in, time at leisure. Enjoy a fantastic trishaw(also called cyclo) ride through the bustle and hustle of Hanoi Old Quarter Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI (B)
Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures mix together.
Activities: a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visit HCM Mausoleum, HCM’s stilt house and garden, the One Pillar pagoda. Visit the Ethnology Museum. Take another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature. Finally take a fascinating walk through the famous 36 busy streets of the Old Quarter and great shopping.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B-L-D)
Morning check out the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. Upon arrival, check in aboard a deluxe junk and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning sceneries, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (excluded), and fishing
Overnight aboard
Note: In case of small parties from 2 pax to 6 pax, we will share a junk with other guests. For any parties from 7 pax up, we will charter a junk. More options can be discussed case by case.
Day 4: HALONG – HANOI – DANANG (B-L)
After breakfast on the boat, enjoy cruising around the bay, visiting caves, swimming and sightseeing and another beautiful seafood meal on the boat.
Afternoon transfer to the airport to take late afternoon flight to Da Nang. Arrival Da Nang, transfer to Hoi An and check in the hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 5: HOIAN (B)
Morning enjoy a relaxing boat trip on Thu Bon river to admire beautiful scenery and interesting fishing villages. Then take a nice city walk to more than 200 years-old temples and houses. Enjoy pleasant shopping with much variety, low costs and friendly hosts.
Afternoon free time for shopping or swimming in the South Vietnam Sea.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 6: HOIAN – MY SON (B)
Morning excursion to My Son, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, enjoy the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture
Back to Hoian free time for shopping and relaxation
Overnight in Hoian
Day 7: HOIAN – HUE (B)
Morning check out the hotel and enjoy scenic drive to Hue via Danang, stop at the Fine Arts Cham museum and Marble Mountains (not climbing) in Danang. Arrival in Hue, visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market  and check in a hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Day 8: HUE (B)
Full day enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful.
Activities: lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda, King Tu Duc’s tomb, King Khai Dinh’s tomb. Afternoon: excellent motorbike trip with drivers to interesting traditional villages and beautiful sceneries around Hue.
Overnight in Hue

Day 9: HUE – HCMC – CU CHI (B)

Morning transfer to Hue airport to take a flight to HCMC. Upon arrival, transfer to Cu Chi and visit Cu Chi Tunnel where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which provide shelters for Vietnamese guerrillas during the Vietnam War against American troops.
Transfer back to HCMC to check in a hotel
Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center (excluded)
Overnight in HCMC
Day 10: HCMC (B)
Morning enjoy city tour, Visit Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market, the Reunification Hall, the War Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral (1880) and Old Post Office (1886), a lacquer ware factory and the Ben Thanh market. Time for “shop till you drop”
Enjoy the unique water puppet show
Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center (excluded)
Overnight in HCMC
Day 11: HCMC – MY THO – HCMC (B)
After breakfast, transfer to My Tho with the colorful outskirt life as well as picturesque rice fields along
the journey. Arrive My Tho and get on a boat trip up Mekong River with a stop at the Thoi Son islet to
taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Enjoy an adventurous sampan ride in palm shading creeks.
Then take the big boat to visit Hong Van Garden, visit bee farm, taste coconut candy, and drink tea –
honey – lime here. And then, transfer back to HCMC
Evening optional treatment with wonderful massage and spa, or shopping in the city center (excluded)
Overnight in HCMC
Day 12: HCMC – DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure and with sweet memories with us.
End of service

Children policies: applied for children from 5 to 10 yrs old
- Sharing bed with adult: 50% of tour cost
- Extra bed: 75% of tour cost
- Twin sharing: 100% of tour cost

Exchange Rate: 21000 VND/USD
Group price policies:
- 5% discount for any groups from 6 to 10 people
- 10% discount for any groups from 11 people or more
- Special promotion: 5% discount for all groups booking from 1 May to 30 September

All the prices are valid in 2011, subject to change without prior notices
(Except for Christmas from  24 to 26 Dec  2011 and New Year from 31 Dec  to 5 Jan 2012)
Hotel selection:

HA NOI
STANDARD   NAM HAI 1 HOTEL
  www.namhai1hotel.com
  CWD HOTEL
  www.vietnam.ded.de
     BAO KHANH HOTEL www.baokhanhhotel.com.vn
  HANOI MAIDZA HOTEL
  www.maidzahotel.com.vn
SUPERIOR   HANOI PARADISE
  www.hanoiparadisehotel.com
  BELLE LA VIE HOTEL
  www.labelleviehotel.com
  LUXOR HANOI HOTEL
  www.hanoiluxorhotel.com
  ROYAL GATE HOTEL
  www.royalgatehotel.com
DELUXE   BAO SON HOTEL
  www.baosonhotels.com
  SUNWAY HOTEL
  http://hanoi.sunwayhotels.com
  PRESTIGE HOTEL
  www.prestigehotels.com.vn
  SERENADE HOTEL
  www.serenadehotel.com.vn
EXECUTIVE SILK PATH HOTEL
  www.silkpathhotel.com
  MERCURE HANOI HOTEL
  www.mercure.com
  FORTUNA HOTEL
  www.fortunahotels.com
  HANOI HOTEL
  www.hanoihotel.com.vn
LUXURY MELIA HOTEL
  www.meliahanoi.com
  SOFITEL PLAZA HANOI
  www.sofitel.com
  MOEVENPICK HANOI
  www.moevenpick-hotels.com

 

 HALONG JUNK
STANDARD   HALONG PEARLY SEA
  www.pearlyseacruise.com
  HUONG HAI  STANDARD JUNK
  www.halongdiscovery.com
  BAI TU LONG JUNK
  http://baitulongtravel.com
SUPERIOR   HUONG HAI  DELUXE JUNK
  www.halongdiscovery.com
  HAI LONG JUNK
  www.hailongjunk.com
  ORIENTAL SAILS
  www.orientalsailshalong.com
DELUXE INDOCHINA JUNK
  www.indochina-junk.com
  HALONG EMOTION JUNK
  www.halong-emotion.com
  VICTORIA STAR CRUISE
 www.victorystarcruiseshalong.com
EXECUTIVE PARADISE CRUISE
  www.paradisecruises.org
  INDOCHINA SAILS
  www.indochinasails.com
LUXURY   VALENTINE CRUISE
 www.valentinecruisehalong.com
  GINGER/ JASMINE CRUISE
  www.cruisehalong.com

 

HUE
STANDARD DUY TAN HOTEL
  www.duytanhotel.com.vn
  HUE HERITAGE HOTEL
  www.hueheritagehotel.com
SUPERIOR   ASIA HOTEL
  www.asiahotel.com.vn
  FESTIVAL HOTEL
  www.festivalhuehotel.com.vn
  HUE QUEEN HOTEL
  www.huequeenhotel.com
DELUXE GREEN HOTEL HUE
  www.greenhotel-hue.com
  PARK VIEW
  www.parkviewhotelhue.com
  ROMANCE HOTEL
  www.romancehotel.com.vn
EXECUTIVE SAIGON MORIN
  www.morinhotel.com.vn
  IMPERIAL HOTEL
  www.imperial-hotel.com.vn
LUXURY   LA RESIDENCE HOTEL & SPA
  www.la-residence-hue.com
  THE PILGRIMAGE VILLAGE
  www.pilgrimagevillage.com

 

HOI AN
STANDARD   PHU THINH 2 HOTEL
  www.phuthinhhotels.com
   PHUOC AN RESORT
  www.phuocanriver.com
  SOUTHERN HOTEL & VILLA HOIAN
 www.hoianphuongnamhotel.com
SUPERIOR VAN LOI HOTEL
  www.hoianvanloihotel.com
  THUY DUONG HOTEL
  www.thuyduonghotel-hoian.com
  SEA AND SAND HOTEL
 http://www.seaandsandhotel.com
DELUXE   VINH HUNG RESORT
  www.vinhhunghotels.com.vn
  HOIAN TRAIL RESORT
  www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn
  HOIAN HISTORIC HOTEL
  www.hoiantourist.com
EXECUTIVE   HOIAN BEACH RESORT
 www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn
  HOIAN RIVERSIDE RESORT & SPA
  www.hoianriverresort.com
LUXURY   PALM GARDEN RESORT
  www.palmgardenresort.com.vn

 
  SWISS-BEL HOTEL GOLDEN SAND RESORT
  www.swiss-belhotel.com/hoian

 

HCMCTY
STANDARD   DONG KHANH HOTEL
  www.dongkhanhhotel.com
  GIA LINH HOTEL
  www.gialinhhotel.net
  QUEEN ANN HOTEL
  www.queenannhotelvn.com  
  THIEN HONG HOTEL
  www.arcenciel-hotel.com
SUPERIOR   SAIGON HOTEL
  www.saigonhotel.com.vn
  KINGSTON HOTEL
  www.kingstonhotel.com.vn
  TAN HAI LONG 1 HOTEL   
  www.thlhotel1.com.vn
  HOANG HAI LONG HOTEL
  www.hoanghailonghotel.com
  LEDUY HOTEL
  www.leduyhotel.com.vn
DELUXE   RAMANA SAIGON HOTEL
  www.ramanasaigon.com
  PALACE HOTEL
  www.palacesaigon.com
  GOLDEN CENTRAL HOTEL
  www.goldenhotelsaigon.vn
EXECUTIVE   KIM DO HOTEL
  www.kimdohotel.com
  NORFOLK HOTEL
  www.norfolkgroup.com/hotel
  LIBERTY CENTRAL
  www.libertycentralhotel.com
  WINDSOR PLAZA SAIGON
  www.windsorplazahotel.com
LUXURY   REX HOTEL (NEW WING)
  www.rexhotelvietnam.com
  EQUATORIAL HOTEL
  www.equatorial.com
  NEW WORLD HOTEL
  www.newworldsaigon.com
  MOVENPICK HOTEL
  www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Or similar hotels
Tour inclusions:
- Hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast (based on twin sharing), tax and service charge
- All meals indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles, trishaw(also called cyclo), motorbike, boats, 2 domestic flights
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and shows
- Visa application on arrival
- Local English, French, Chinese speaking guide (other languages upon request)
- Daily cold bottles of water and towels
Tour exclusions:
- International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
- Personal Insurance
- Visa fee for Vietnam ( 525,000 vnd/person)
- Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, tips, other meals, etc.
- All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.

 



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