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12-Day Very Classic Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh City with Airport Transfers

Tour Code: 082-7911
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Ben Thanh Market, Cu Chi Tunnels, Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon Opera House), Hoi An, Hue (Imperial City, Tomb of Tu Duc), Mekong Delta.

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Hotel Option (/room)Surcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
Superior - 4 star level - Surcharge 2018-10-01~2018-12-31 $229$245$337
2019-05-01~2019-09-30 $227$238$327
2019-01-01~2019-04-30
2019-10-01~2019-12-31
$218$226$311
Deluxe - 5 star level - Surcharge 2018-10-01~2018-12-31 $1134$1134$1560
2019-01-01~2019-04-30
2019-10-01~2019-12-31
$1126$1111$1527
2019-05-01~2019-09-30 $1041$1031$1417
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Ho Chi Minh City - Hue airfare surcharge Year round $115$103.50$11.50
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Activity Option 2Surcharge Date / Date Range AdultChildInfant
Danang - Hanoi airfare surcharge Year round $115$103.50$11.50
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    Hotel Option (/room)Surcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
    Superior - 4 star level - Surcharge 2018-10-01~2018-12-31 $229$245$337
    2019-05-01~2019-09-30 $227$238$327
    2019-01-01~2019-04-30
    2019-10-01~2019-12-31
    $218$226$311
    Deluxe - 5 star level - Surcharge 2018-10-01~2018-12-31 $1134$1134$1560
    2019-01-01~2019-04-30
    2019-10-01~2019-12-31
    $1126$1111$1527
    2019-05-01~2019-09-30 $1041$1031$1417
    Activity OptionsSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChildInfant
    Ho Chi Minh City - Hue airfare surcharge Year round $115$103.50$11.50
    Danang - Hanoi airfare surcharge Year round $115$103.50$11.50
    • Max. 2 adults in one room or 2 adults and a child under 11 years old. Child will take extra bed or share bed with parents. Child rates apply to those who are 5-11 years old.
    • Infant is from 1-4 years old. Infant price is free of charge sharing bed with parents or using babycot.
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    Day 1

    Ho Chi Minh City

    Guests arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll be welcomed by a guide and transferred downtown. Check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to refresh and explore.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Sunland Hotel Deluxe River View room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Bay Hotel Deluxe City view room; 5* Nikko Saigon Hotel Deluxe room
    Day 2

    Ho Chi Minh City

    After breakfast, we'll have a 2-hour-drive northwest of Saigon to the Cu Chi tunnels. In the afternoon, we will visit the War Remnants Museum. The day will end with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office, Saigon Opera House and Ben Thanh Market.
    • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Cu Chi Tunnels

      Located a short distance outside Ho Chi Minh City, this large network of underground tunnels played an important role in the famous Tet Offensive executed by the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam War.

      War Remnants Museum

      This war museum is filled with relics from both the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War between France and Vietnam. With a rich collection of military equipment, it is one of the most popular attractions in Vietnam.

      Saigon Notre Dame Basilica

      Completed in 1880, this cathedral is a remnant of French colonialism in Vietnam. All of the original materials were imported from France. There is a statue of the Virgin Mary out front.

      Central Post Office

      This historic post office in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was completed by French colonists in 1891 with Gothic and Renaissance architectural influences. Alfred Foulhoux was the head designer.

      Saigon Opera House

      The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam, built in 1897. The 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

      Ben Thanh Market

      The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and an important symbol of Hồ Chí Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, áo dài and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Sunland Hotel Deluxe River View room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Bay Hotel Deluxe City view room; 5* Nikko Saigon Hotel Deluxe room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue (1391 km)

    After breakfast, it is a 2 hour pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing the cable-stayed Rach Mieu bridge and see the South Sea, the islets of Ben Tre. Upon arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on the Ben Tre River. We will visit a brick kiln and a coconut processing workshop. When we return to the boat, we'll motor through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses, sleeping mat making, and enjoy some local fruits. Take a Tuk-Tuk (motorized cart) or bicycle along shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains in the delta. After lunch, we'll take a rowing-boat along a beautiful water palm creek before meeting the motorized boat and transfer back to the pier and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for a flight to Hue.
    • Mekong Delta, Vietnam

      This fertile region is formed by the Mekong River's outflow into the Pacific Ocean. There are many islands and rice paddies. It is a great place to take a boat cruise to learn about rural Vietnamese life.
    • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Standard Hotel: 3* Emm Hue Hotel Superior room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Moonlight Hotel Superior room; 5* Indochine Palace hotel Deluxe room
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 4

    Hue

    After breakfast, we will start a cyclo (rickshaw) tour around the Hue city. We will visit the Imperial Citadel, including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh). In the afternoon, we will take a Dragon Boat cruise upstream on the Perfume River (Huong River) to Thien Mu Pagoda. Our next stop will be King Tu Duc Tomb
    • Hue, Vietnam

      This Vietnamese city was once the capital of the Nguyen lords of the region, who lived in the 19th century citadel that serves as the area's main tourist attraction.

      Imperial City

      This walled palace citadel in Hue was once the seat of the ruling Nguyen lords of Vietnam. Built at the onset of the 19th century, the site covers about four square-kilometers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00am - 5:30pm

      Tomb of Tu Duc

      Built in the mid-19th century, this tomb outside of Hue serves as the resting place for Tu Duc, one of the Nguyen emperors of Vietnam. There is a temple area and a tomb area.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Emm Hue Hotel Superior room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Moonlight Hotel Superior room; 5* Indochine Palace hotel Deluxe room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Hue - Hoi An (628 km)

    After breakfast, we'll drive along the most beautiful coast of Vietnam to Hoi An, stop at Hai Van pass for panoramic views of white sand beach, blue sea and green mountains along the way. When we arrive in Hoi An, after settling in to your hotel, take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town: the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, the local market, art galleries and more! Overnight in Hoi An.
    • Hue, Vietnam

      This Vietnamese city was once the capital of the Nguyen lords of the region, who lived in the 19th century citadel that serves as the area's main tourist attraction.

      Hai Van pass

      It's an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam renowned for its scenic beauty. Its name refers to the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility.
    • Hoi An, Vietnam

      This historic coastal city in central Vietnam was an important seaport from the 15th to 19th centuries. There are many museums around the city that detail its role in Vietnamese history and culture.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Venus Hotel Superior room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Pearl River Hotel Superior Garden View room; 5* La Siesta Hoi An Hotel Deluxe Window room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Hoi An

    We will enjoy free day in Hoi An for shopping, exploring, or chilling out on the beach or by poolside!
    Standard Hotel: 3* Venus Hotel Superior room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* Pearl River Hotel Superior Garden View room; 5* La Siesta Hoi An Hotel Deluxe Window room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 7

    Hoi An - Hanoi (630 km)

    After breakfast, we will be free to enjoy morning in Hoi An. After check out by noon time and lunch at own expense, we will board an afternoon flight to Hanoi.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Church Boutique Hang Trong Classic room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* The Lapis Hotel Standard room; 5* Hotel De L'opera Hanoi Deluxe room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Hanoi

    After breakfast, we will visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda, pass by the Presidential Palace to the West Lake where you will visit Tran Quoc. Lunch will be at your own expense. In the afternoon, we will visit the Temple of Literature and continue with the Museum of Ethnology. After that, we will return to the Old Quarter of Hanoi for a walking tour around the Old Streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Overnight in Hanoi.
    • Hanoi, Vietnam

      Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

      This memorial tomb in Hanoi is dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, leader of Vietnam's Communist party until his death in 1969. It sits in the middle of Ba Dinh Square, an important site in the man's life.

      One Pillar Pagoda

      This pagoda is considered one of the most iconic in Vietnam. built in 1054, the pagoda gets its name because of the fact that it stands on a single pillar in the middle of a small body of water.

      Tran Quoc Pagoda

      This pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, built in the 6th century CE. The site is full of amazing Buddhist symbolism that visitocrs can learn more about.

      Temple of Literature

      This Confucian temple in Hanoi was built in 1070 CE. It also houses the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university, so the site has always attracted scholars into its gates.

      Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

      Considered one of the finest modern attractions in Vietnam, this museum is dedicated to detailing the rich history of the 54 recognized ethnic groups that have inhabited the country over the years.

      Old Quarter

      The Old Quarter of Hanoi is full of French Colonial architecture and narrow streets that give it a very European feel. Many of the city's best attractions and eateries can be found here.

      Hoan Kiem Lake

      This scenic lake is part of the historical center of Hanoi, playing a significant part in the daily cultural life of its people. There is a local legend of the Golden Turtle God appearing to an emperor above the lake.

      Ngoc Son Temple

      Known as the "Temple of the Jade Mountain," this temple was built in dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers. It is located on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake at the center of historic Hanoi.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Church Boutique Hang Trong Classic room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* The Lapis Hotel Standard room; 5* Hotel De L'opera Hanoi Deluxe room
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 9

    Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (140 km)

    After breakfast, we will depart by road to Ha Long Bay. On arrival at the pier, we will board a cruise and enjoy a welcome drink before checking in to cabin. and board your cruise. The cruise starts right afterward with lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise meanders among many karst rocks and islets in their many unique and funny shapes. Dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy night fishing, drinks on the rooftop, watching an Indochina film, or massage, spa etc. (Shared local English speaking guide on boat.)
    • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

      Ha Long Bay is a beautiful body of water off the coast of Northern Vietnam. The area is dotted with beautiful islands that are perfect for cruising, swimming, and sunbathing.
    Standard Hotel: overnight on boat
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 10

    Ha Long Bay

    After breakfast onboard, we will transfer to a day-boat, soon heading to Lan Ha Bay at the furthest side of Ha Long bay. The highlight of this day will be kayaking through spectacular tunnels to reach Secret Lagoon (if tides permit). After lunch, you will have time to swim, enjoy the beach, and practice more kayaking. We will also have the opportunity to visit a temple and a floating fish farm. Late afternoon, we will back on the overnight boat for optional spa and massage services, happy hour, scrumptious dinner and overnight stay, anchored in a peaceful bay.
    Standard Hotel: on boat
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 11

    Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (182 km)

    You can join a Tai Chi lesson for some early morning exercise and watch the sunrise over the bay before breakfast. Today we will visit a beautiful limestone grotto, then head back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Disembarking around 11:00, then your driver & guide will transfer you back to Hanoi.
    Standard Hotel: 3* Church Boutique Hang Trong Classic room
    Deluxe Hotel: 4* The Lapis Hotel Standard room; 5* Hotel De L'opera Hanoi Deluxe room
    Breakfast: Included (Brunch)
    Day 12

    Hanoi

    After breakfast, we will be free until meet guide and transfer to the airport for departure flight.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Pickup: Guide will show a welcome board with clients' name, flight number and time. Airport transfer time is based on your arrival time.
    • Airport Dropoff: As last day is free at leisure, so you can arrange any return flight.
    • Price Includes

    • Airport pickup and dropoff
    • 11 nights hotel accommodation and hotel breakfasts
    • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver
    • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide
    • Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary)
    • Bottled mineral waters and wet wipes in car on touring days
    • Where necessary, entry fees and permission to enter border area
    • VAT and other taxes
    • Price Excludes

    • Domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh City - Hue & Danang to Hanoi
    • Flight tickets and airport tax
    • Vietnamese Visa handling and stamp fee
    • Dinners, except as specified above
    • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
    • Camera fees (if any)
    • Insurance
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    • Domestic Airfare Supplement Notes:
      Eco-flex class: allowed to re-book (change date, change flight), re-route (change itinerary) without fee.
      Refund: 10% of airfare plus service charges
      Airfares are not guaranteed and subject to change until final purchase
      Airport tax: include
      Children from 2-11 years old pay 90% of adult price
      Children under 2 pay 10% of adult price plus tax and fuel surcharge
      Please contact our customer service to confirm your final airfare.
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    • Please read the Cancellation Policy before booking. The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:
      More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
      Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
      Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
      Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
      Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
      No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost
      In addition, there is 6% handling fee added on to the above penalties.
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