overall vietnam

Overall Vietnam 18 days /17 nights - From $1968 US

This overall Vietnam package tour offers you a fully insight of Vietnam with almost charming destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Halong, Sapa, Hue, Hoian, Nhatrang, Dalat, Saigon and Mekong delta.
  • Sapa Vietnam
  • Early morning in Sapa Vietnam
  • H'mong people - Sapa Vietnam
  • Mekong delta Vietnam
  • Hoian city Vietnam
  • Lantern Hoian Vietnam
  • Khai Dinh Tomb - Hue Vietnam
  • Imperial city of Hue - Vietnam

OUTLINED ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Hanoi. Transfer hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 Full day Hanoi city tour. Night train  to Lao Cai.
Day 3 Transfer to Sapa. Fullday easy trekking tour to Hill tribe village. O/N in Sapa.
Day 4 Free at leisure to visit Sapa on your own. Nigh train back to Hanoi.
Day 5 Arrive Hanoi at early morning, enjoy short stay for refreshment & breakfast before being transfered to Halong. Afternoon cruise the Halong bay. Overnight on board
Day 6 Morning Halong bay cruise. Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7 Fly to Hue, halfday city tour of Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 8 Full day Hue city tour. Overnight in Hue
Day 9 Transfer to Hoi An, en-route visit Cham musuem, marble moutains. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10 Morning visit My Son. Afternoon  walking tour of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian
Day 11 Transfer to Danang airport to fly to Nhatrang. Overnight in Nhatrang
Day 12 Nhatrang island and city tour. Overnight in Nhatrang
Day 13 Drive to Dalat, Dalat city tour. Overnight in Dalat
Day 14 Dalat fullday tour. Overnight in Dalat
Day 15 Fly to Hochiminh city. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Saigon 
Day 16 Fullday visit Cuchi tunnel and Hochiminh city tour. Overnight in Saigon 
Day 17 Day trip to visit Cai Be market in Mekong delta. Overnight in Saigon 
Day 18 Depart Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to airport.

EXTENSION SUGGESTIONS :

1/Day trip to Hoalu (Ancient capital before being moved to Hanoi) & Tam Coc (Called “Dry Halong bay”) – Departing and ending in Hanoi by car
2/Day trip to DMZ(Permanent border between South & North created in April 1954 till 1975) - Departing and endingin Hue, by car

DETAILED ITINERARY :

Day 1 - Arrive Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 – Hanoi city tour-Lao Cai
A full day city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Quanh Thanh Temple and the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the edge of West Lake. After lunch, continue to the Museum of Ethnology and end the afternoon with a visit to the Lake of the Restored Sword and a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter. In the evening enjoy dinner then take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Lao Cai-Sapa
Early arrival at Laocai train station, chek in at Thien Hai hotel - a Standard hotel near Laocai train station for refreshment and breakfast before being transferred to Sapa at around 8:30 am (applicable for Standard class and Superior option) or transferred to Victoria Sapa hotel for refreshment at the indoor swimming pool and enjoy buffet breakfast (For Deluxe & Deluxe + options). On the way to Sapa, enjoy the view of terraced hills and mountains of Sapa. Take a full day easy treking tour of Sapa to visit some traditional hill tribe villages (Red Dao, Hmong hill tribe) with lunch at a local home or picnic lunch. Overnight in Sapa. (B,L)

Day 4 – Sapa-Lao Cai-Hanoi
Breakfast at your hotel. Free at leisure to explore Sapa on your own pace till late afternoon, transferred to Laocai, check in at Thien Hai hotel again for refreshment before catching the overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. (B) (Short stay at Thien Hai applicable for all 4 options)

Note : This day, you can visit the colourful market of the hill tribes in stead of having a free day if it is on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun as the markets are only open on those day weekly (Pls see optional market tour prices below)

Day 5 – Hanoi-Halong Bay
Early arrival in Hanoi. Met and transferred to Asean hotel, a Standard hotel near train station for refreshment and having breakfast, leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or kayaking if you wish. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Halong Bay-Hanoi
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose! After another wonderful brunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City, drive back to Hanoi. On arrival at Hanoi at mid-afternoon, check in and free for the rest of day. Overnight in Hanoi.(B, Br)

Day 7 – Hanoi-Hue
Breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure till being transferred to Hanoi airport to catch your flight to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. On arrival at Hue, met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hue(B)

Day 8 - Hue
After breakfast, enjoy a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Dinner with Hue cuisine and royal court music performance. Overnight in Hue(B,L,D)

Day 9 – Hue-Hoi An
Leave Hue for Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. The scenic route passes through the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. On arrival at Danang, visit Cham museum – a collection of Cham sculptures then visit Marble mountain – a cluster of 5 marbles & limestone hills, famous for stone sculpture making & stone cutting crafts then charming Eastern sea of Vietnam before being transferred to Hoian. Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 10 – Hoi An-My Son-Hoi An
A half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Visit the museum and the holy site then head back to Hoi An for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day11–Hoian-Danang-Nhatrang
Breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure till being transferred to airport for flight to Nha Trang, welcome and transfer to your hotel then free to chill out on the beautiful and white sandy beach. Overnight in Nhatrang (B)

Day 12 – Nhatrang island & city tour
Leave hotel after breakfast to boat station for boating to visit 3 or 4 islands with the most beautiful corals. Enjoy lunch on the island. Chilling out on the beach.....then visit the fishing village before returning to Nha Trang. Enjoy a short city tour of Nhatrang city with Po Nagar tower, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 7th century, Stone Church built in French colony time. Overnight in Nhatrang(B,L)

Day13–Nhatrang-Dalat
After breakfast, leave Nhatrang for Dalat - City of love, city of flowers… which boast many beaufitul landscapes, waterfalls…and cool climate, pass by some picturesque sites en route. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel.
After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy halfday city tour of Dalat with Dalat train station which was designed by French architecs, opened in 1938, enjoy a short train ride run by a steam locomotive (at your own expense) then visit Langbian moutain – the highest moutain in the central highland of Vietnam, short trek or jeep ride to the peak of the moutain to enjoy the sunset with panorama view. Overnight in Dalat (B,L)

Day14–Dalat
In the morning, visit King Bao Dai’s summer palace – the last King of Vietnam, Mong Mo hill, Crazy house, Dalat jam enterprise and visit one of the local flower garden. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Prenn waterfall and Tuyen Lam reservoir where you can try Elephant ride, horse ride, take the boat trip to enjoy the beauty of Tuyen Lam lake and the cable car is available to take you back to Dalat city in stead of going by car (Cable car and elephant ride, horse ride are at your own expenses). Overnight in Dalat (B,L)

Day 15 : Dalat-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
After breakfast, free at leisure to stroll around Dalat downtown or visit Dalat market till being picked up and transfered to Dalat airport for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Dinner cruise on Saigon river. Overnight in HCMC(B,D)

Day 16 – Ho Chi Minh City-Cuchi tunnel-City tour
Depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00 in the morning for the drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other everyday activities. On arrival start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine how a guerrilla lived and fought in such difficult, dark and narrow environment. Back to HCMC for lunch
Enjoy city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City after lunch, still called Saigon by many locals, visit the War Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there on you will go on foot (the car will be available at all times) to visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Opera House and City Hall. After this historical visit, enjoy funny shopping at Ben Thanh market if time permits. Overnight in HCMC (B,L)

Day 17 – Ho Chi Minh City–Cai Be–Vinh Long(Mekong Delta)
Depart for Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta, and embark on a cruise to explore the delta. The tour begins with a visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to some locale home factories that produce rice paste, rice popcorn and coconut candy. Proceed to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Lunch at a fruit orchard before the cruise to Vinh Long to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Drive back to HCMC. On arrival at HCMC at late-afternoon. Free at leisure. Overnight in HCMC. (B,L)

Day 18 – Depart Ho Chi Minh City
Departure day. Free at leisure for shopping or visiting until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for onward flight. (B)


Tour Prices : FULLY INCLUSIVE LAND CONTENT IN VIETNAM

1968 USD per person for Standard accommodation option
2149 USD per person for Superior accommodation option
2999 USD per person for Deluxe accommodation option


Rates are applied for group of 2 people (If your group has more than 2 persons, pls contact us for a specific price) and valid till 30 Sep, 2014

Please contact us to get the best possible price if you travel after 30 Sep, 2014

 

INCLUSION : 

•     Accommodations in Twin sharing with breakfast basis at mentioned hotels or similar ones if the mentioned hotels are not available

•     Meals as mentioned in the program B = breakfast, Br=Brunch, L= lunch and D=dinner

•     English speaking local guides during the whole trip except on the trains Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi & day 4 in Sapa

•     Entrance fees for all the mentioned visits

•     Private air-conditioned vehicle during the whole trip

•     Vietnam visa approval letter – COMPLIMENTARY (Values up to 20 USD per person)

•     Cyclo ride around Hanoi old quarter in Hanoi

•     Private boat trip in Hue, Nhatrang, Dalat and Mekong delta

•     Return train tickets Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi in Sharing Superior cabin of 4 soft sleepers (Standard and Superior options use Standard trains like Livitrans, Tulico…, Deluxe 1, 2 & Premium options use Victoria Express train)

  • One night on a non-private boat in Halong bay (Chartered boat request may apply surcharge)

•     After the train arrives at Laocai from Hanoi : Short stay + breakfast at hotel in Laocai (Standard & Superior options), buffet breakfast on arrival at Victoria Sapa hotel (Deluxe 1, 2 & Premium options)

  • Before the train departs Laocai for Hanoi : Short stay at hotel in Laocai (all the options)

•     After the train arrives at Hanoi from Laocai : Short stay + breakfast at a Standard class hotel near Hanoi train station (all the options)

•     One night on a non-private boat in Halong bay

  • Domestic air tickets Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Nhatrang, Dalat-Hcmc

•     Mineral water and fresh tissue on every touring day

 

EXCLUSION :

•     International air tickets from/to Vietnam

•     Vietnamese visa stamping fee (45 USD per person with Single entry and 65 USD per person with multiple entries,paid to the Immigration officers at the airport on arrival)

•     Elephant ride, horse ride, cable car, steam train ride..in Dalat

•     Meals other than mentioned

•     Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature

•     Gratuity to guides, drivers, hotel porters, boat crews…

•     Any services other than mentioned

 

ACCOMMODATIONS :

 

 

LOCATION

 

STANDARD OPTION

 

SUPERIOR OPTION

 

DELUXE OPTION

Hanoi

Medallion

Lan Vien hotel

Melia Hanoi

Sapa

Bamboo Sapa hotel

Chau Long hotel

Victoria Sapa hotel

Halong

Image Halong cruise

Pelican cruise

Indochina Sails

Hue

New Star hotel

Romance hotel

Imperial hotel

Hoian

Hoian Lotus hotel

Hoian Historic hotel

Hoian Sunrise resort

Nhatrang

Starlet hotel

Saigon Yasaka hotel

Sunrise Nhatrang hotel

Dalat

Hoang Anh Dat Xanh resort

Dalat Du Parc hotel

Ana Mandara Dalat

Saigon

Elios hotel

Eden Saigon hotel

Renaissance Riverside hotel

Cantho

Saigon Cantho hotel

Ninh Kieu 2 hotel

Victoria Cantho hotel

 

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