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EXPLORATION OF SMILING VIETNAM (16 Days 15 Nights)

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Tour summary: HANOI – HALONG –  HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN – NHA TRANG – MUI NE – HCMC – CU CHI – MY THO – CAN THO



   

Tour Name Exploration of smiling Vietnam
Tours Code STS – VN 03
Duration 16 Days 15 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: located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Once visiting Hanoi, you have a chance to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where you can see his well-preserved mummy, one of the most favorite spots of Vietnamese people. It’s a must to walk around in the old quarter to experience its hustle and bustle, the real life of Hanoi. It’s really fun to observe Hanoi people doing exercises around the Hoan Kiem Lake at dawn, take a trishaw(also called cyclo) ride through this chaotic old quarter during the day, and watch a unique water puppet show at night. Hanoi has many beautiful attractions such as the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda, the West Lake and Tran Quoc pagoda, the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple, the Ethnology museum of 54 ethnic groups, and more. Don’t miss Hanoi.
Ha Long Bay is located in the northeast corner of Viet Nam, 165 km from Ha Noi. Ha Long Bay was recognized as a world heritage site twice by UNESCO, 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. Being in Halong Bay, you will be overwhelmed by its unique geomorphology of thousands of rock islands of various shapes and sizes and by its irresistible relaxation. You will surely enjoy a pleasant cruise day and night through these rock islands, explore beautiful caves and grottos, savor delicious fresh seafood, relax on the sun deck or refresh in the sea water by swimming or kayaking.
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 at Noi Bai International airport, hotel check-in, enjoy a trishaw(also called cyclo) ride.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2:  HANOI (B)
Hanoi City tour: Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Residence, One Pillar Pagoda, the Ethnic Museum, the Temple of Literature (The 1st University of Vietnam), Fine Arts museum, the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B-L-D)
Transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. 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 BAY – HANOI – HUE (B-L)
Morning continue the cruise along simply gorgeous sceneries including a very delicious lunch on board. Drive back to Hanoi, flight to Hue, the Former Royal City, a World Cultural Heritage.
Check in the hotel
Free time on your own
Overnight in Hue
Day 5: HUE (B)
Full day enjoy Hue’s typical features: peaceful, traditional and beautiful.
Activities: enjoy a lovely boat trip on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. Take an excellent motorbike trip with drivers to interesting traditional villages and beautiful sceneries around Hue.
Overnight in Hue
Day 6: HUE – HOIAN (B)
Morning visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market. Then enjoy scenic drive to Hoi An via Danang, stop at the fine arts Cham museum and Marble Mountains (not climbing) in Danang. Arrival in Hoian, a very charming ancient town, another World Heritage site in Vietnam, check in a hotel.
Free time for your own.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 7: HOIAN – MY SON HOLY PLACE (B)
Excursion to My Son Holy Land, the former Religious capital of the Cham people, World Cultural Heritage Site with the scenic landscapes and mysterious Cham arts and architecture
City walk in Hoian: visit a museum, a Chinese temple, an old Chinese merchant’s house, the famous Japanese pagoda bridge, and many beautiful shops.
Transfer back to the hotel for relaxation
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 8: HOI AN – HANDS ON COOKING CLASS (B-L)
Fun day enjoy hands-on cooking class in Hoian: shop at a local market, boat ride to the restaurant, start cooking class and enjoy what you  have cooked.
Free and Easy.
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 9: HOIAN – DANANG – NHA TRANG (CAM RANH) (B)
Flight to Cam Ranh, scenic drive along the coast to the harbour in Nha Trang, board on boat for half day cruise on one of the most beautiful bays of the world, enjoys swimming and snorkeling(excluded).
Check in the hotel
Overnight in Nha Trang
Day 10: NHA TRANG – MUI NE (B)
Visit the Ponagar Temple, enjoy a pleasantly healthy mud bath at the hot spring. Proceed to Mui Ne coast, a marvelous area of seaside resorts, palm plantations and sand dunes.
Check in the hotel
Free and easy.
Overnight in Mui Ne
Day 11: MUI NE – HCMC (B)
Free morning for beach relaxation. After that transfer to HCMC.
Arrival HCMC, check in the hotel and free time for your own
Overnight in HCMC
Day 12: HCMC – CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
Excursion to Cu Chi, experience a web-like tunnels system of more than 200km in length which was built by Vietnamese guerrillas against American troops. City tour of HCMC: the Reunification Hall, the War Museum, Notre Dam Cathedral, Old Post office and the must-see Ben Thanh market.
Check in the hotel and free time for your own
Enjoy unique water puppet show
Overnight in HCMC
Day 13: HCMC – MY THO – CAN THO (B)
Excursion to My Tho. Visit the colourful Vinh Trang Pagoda. Take a wonderful boat ride on the Mekong River, visiting local houses and workshops of coconut candies, fruit gardens, sampan ride through small canals.
Transfer to Can Tho and check in the hotel
Overnight in Can Tho
DAY 14: CAN THO – HCMC (B)
Morning, check out the hotel and enjoy the boat trip to the floating market of Cai Rang and cruising  along small canals to see how the locals live, visit Ba Cong fruit garden. Then drive back to HCMC. Visit Xeo Quit on the way, a former communist military base, and then enjoy wonderful boat trips around scenic swamps and forests of eucalyptuses and ivies.
Arrival in Ho Chi Minh. Check in the hotel and free time for your own.
Overnight in HCMC
DAY 15: HCMC (B)
Free day for relaxation, shopping, spa and massage (excluded), other entertainment or self exploration of the city
Overnight in HCMC
Day 16: DEPARTURE HCMC (B)
Departure flight home
End of tour.


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

 

NHA TRANG
STANDARD
  QUE HUONG HOTEL
  www.quehuonghotel.com.vn
  THE LIGTH HOTEL
  www.thelighthotel.com.vn
SUPERIOR   ASIA PARADISE HOTEL
  www.asiaparadisehotel.com
  VIEN DONG HOTEL
  www.nhatrangtourist.com.vn
  WHALE ISLAND RESORT
  www.iledelabaleine.com
DELUXE NHA TRANG LODGE
  www.nhatranglodge.com
  YASAKA NHATRANG
  www.yasanhatrang.com
  MICHENLIA NHA TRANG
  http://www.michelia.vn/
EXECUTIVE   NOVOTEL NHA TRANG
  www.novotel.com
  DIAMOND BAY RESORT
  www.diamondbayresort.vn   
LUXURY   SOFITEL VIPEARL RESORT & SPA
  www.vinpearlland.com
  SUNRISE BEACH RESORT
  www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn
SHERATON NHA TRANG HOTEL
  www.starwoodhotels.com

 

MUI NE
STANDARD   PALMIRA RESORT
  www.palmiraresort.com
  DYNASTY RESORT
  www.dynastyresorts.com
VINH SUONG SEASIDE
RESORT
 www.vinhsuongseaside.com.vn
  NOVELA RESORT
  www.novelaresort.vn
SUPERIOR   GOLDEN COAST RESORT
 www.goldencoastresort.com.vn
 
DELUXE   ROMANA RESORT
  www.romanaresort.com.vn
  PANDANUS RESORT
  www.pandanusresort.com
  HOANG NGOC RESORT
  www.hoangngoc-resort.com
EXECUTIVE WHITE SAND RESORT
  www.whitesandresort.com
  TERRA COTTA RESORT
  www.terracottaresort.com
  PHU HAI RESORT
  www.phuhairesort.com
LUXURY CHAM VILLA
  www.chamvillas.com
COCO BEACH RESORT
  www.cocobeach.net

 

CAN THO
STANDARD   MY KHANH COUNTRY HOTEL
  www.mykhanh.com
  PHUONG DONG HOTEL
  www.phuongdong-hotel.com
ASIA CAN THO HOTEL
www.asiahotelct.com
SUPERIOR NINH KIEU HOTELS
  www.ninhkieuhotel.vn
 SAIGON CAN THO
  www.saigoncantho.com.vn
DELUXE   GOLF CAN THO
  www.vinagolf.vn
 
EXECUTIVE VICTORIA CAN THO
  www.victoriahotels-asia.com
 
LUXURY   VICTORIA CAN THO
  www.victoriahotels-asia.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
- All ground transport on tour with A/C vehicles, boats, trishaw(also called cyclo) ride, motorbike, 2 domestic flights: HAN-HUE and DAD-NHA
- All entrance fees for sightseeing and shows
- Visa application on arrival in Vietnam
- Local English, French, Chinese speaking guide (other languages upon request)
- Daily cold bottles of water and towels.
- Cooking classes in HOIAN with lunches.


Tour exclusions:
- International flight tickets to Vietnam
- Personal Insurance
- Visa fee at the airport on arrival in Vietnam 525,000 vnd/pax
- Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, laundry, tips, etc...
- All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.



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