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Memorable trip from South Africa to Vietnam tour 7 days

10:07:00 15/07/2019

Memorable trip from South Africa to Vietnam tour 7 days

 

 

 

Booking Details

 

Tour name

Essential Vietnam Tour Package: 7 Days

Tour's Date

From: Oct 07, 2019 - To: Oct 13, 2019

Hotel type

Four star

Tour type

Small group tour

Number of adults

1

Children (0-12)

None

Nationality

South Africa

 

Essential Vietnam Tour Package 07 days

 

We will explore the most amazing places in the north of Vietnam. First, we will explore Hanoi charming city, half day city tour will bring you to visit President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter of Hanoi. After Hanoi, we are going to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh where we visit the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, enjoy the boat trip in Tam Coc and to discover the countryside. For the third day, we will have two days and one night stay on cruise to explore the seven natural wonder of the world. Let’s explore north of Vietnam with Impress Travel.

 

 

ITINERARY IN DETAILS:

 

 

North Vietnam package tours

 

 

DAY 1 (07 October): HANOI ARRIVAL – GREETING – HANOI CITY TOUR – Private Tour (L)

 

 

  • Good morning, then pick up at Noi Bai International Airport, & transfer to Hanoi Capital city.
  • Check-in hotel, then have a lunch.
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour begins by a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon, and whole from 15 June – 15 August, we can still view from the outside the building), a sightseeing of the Presidential Palace (view from outside), President’s Fishpond, House On Stilts, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda.
  • Next is a visit to the Temple of Literature, where Confucius – Founder of Confucianism is worshiped, this place also served as the first National University of Vietnam where many kings, mandarins and talented people of Vietnam were trained!
  • Tour continued by a visit to one of the most beautiful lakes of Hanoi – the Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake) & Ngoc Son Temple located on a beautiful Island in the middle of the lake.
  • A short walking tour in the old quarter.
  • Dinner is available on your request.
  • Overnight at Hanoi Hotel.

 

Day Inclusions: Private A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, entrance fee, hotel in Hanoi

 

 

DAY 2 (08 October): HANOI- BAI DINH – TRANG AN (B/L) (Small Group Tour)

 

  • Good morning Hanoi, enjoy buffet breakfast at hotel then we are ready at hotel lobby at 8.00 AM.
  • 7.30 – 8:00 AM: We pick up guests from hotels located in the Old Quarter. The drive to Ninh Binh will be approximately 2 hours.
  • 10:30 AM: Our tour guide will take you to Bai Dinh Pagoda, which has hundreds of Buddhist statues including the biggest statue of Buddha made in bronze standing 10 meters tall.
  • 12:30 PM: Time to take a break and Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as: goat meat, fried rice… Vegetarian foods is always available in the buffet lunch.
  • 1:30 PM: We will continue the trip to Trang An. Upon on arrival, we will take the boat trip along Trang An river to enjoy the cave complex. The scenery of Trang An is a unique combination of deep turquoise river water between mountains, water caves and clear blue sky where you will not find anywhere else. The boat trip will range from 2 to 3 hours, rowed by local people.
  • After the boat trip, we return to the bus and head back to Hanoi city.
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: We drop you off at your hotel in the Old Quarter.
  • Dinner is available on your request.
  • Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, A/C transfer with complimentary water, local English-speaking tour guide, entrance fee, hotel in Hanoi city, boat trip in Trang An, lunch & Entrance fees, Electric-car service in Bai Dinh

 

 

DAY 3 (09 October): HANOI – HALONG CRUISE (B/L/D) (Sharing Cruise – Shuttle Bus)

 

  • 08.00 AM: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi, then transfer to Halong Bay (distance 160km, a stop for a break time on half way for a refreshment).
  • You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful country side scenery during the bus trip (4 hours), we arrive at the at Ha Long bay sea port at around noon time
  • At 12.00 noon, you aboard the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
  • Check in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise’s architecture design
  • Relax, sightseeing and taking photographs before lunch is served.
  • A sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal will be served while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong bay.
  • It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listening to the legends of the Dragons and the land and sea scape in the area,
  • You may enjoy extra activities organized on board (depends on each cruise’ program, such as visiting a floating village, going for kayaking (notice: extra activities subject to availability, kayaking fee is on own expense, can be available on request at Cruise’s reception)
  • Relax on cruise during the happy hours or may join in a cooking demonstration, watching the sunset on Cruise.
  • Dinner is served on cruise
  • After dinner, free at leisure time to relax on Cruise and socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
  • Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.

 

Day Inclusions: Shuttle bus A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide on CRUISE only, entrance fee, full board, joint Cruise in Halong bay with private cabin (2 persons share 1 cabin).

 

 

DAY 4 (10 October): HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L) (Sharing Cruise)

 

  • Early bird risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in early morning.
  • Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.
  • Breakfast will be served
  • You continue enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board
  • At about 09:30 – 10:00, pick up your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising returning to the boat pier.
  • Lunch will be served on Cruise (or in restaurant in land in Halong city, depends on different cruise’s program)
  • 11:30 am – Return to prier, and disembark the Cruise & say fare well to all crew member,
  • Meet again the driver and the bus for another 4 driving back to Hanoi,
  • About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city
  • Have dinner at local restaurant.
  • Free time & Overnight in Hanoi city

 

Day Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch on Cruise, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise, entrance fee, and Halong cruise – disembark at noontime, A/C land transfer with shuttle bus, airport transfer.

 

 

South Vietnam package tours

 

 

DAY 5 (11 October): HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNEL (B, L) (Small Group Tour)

 

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. We will visit the following places of interest:

 

  • The Reunification Palace: Here on April 30th, 1975 the Vietnam War officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
  • War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
  • Jade Emperor Pagoda: Built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god, this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in HCMC, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings.

 

After a few hours discovering the city, you will enjoy your lunch at a famous Phở restaurant (Vietnamese noodle soup) before we drive about 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Bến Đình tunnels, Củ Chi. We may stop along the way for refreshments and toilet.

  • Upon arrival, you’ll watch a brief of propaganda video, which explains how the tunnels were used to successfully defeat American military forces in combat.
  • The tour continues and the guide explains some traps that were placed in the jungles of Việt Nam to either maim American soldiers or create panic amongst the ranks.
  • From here, you can enter one of the tunnel entrances and crawl through the tunnels is a real experience to imagine how people could live there for an extended period!
  • There is a shooting range where you can try to fire automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included)
  • Take some rest at the end for a taste of Củ Chi boiled tapioca and thinking what humans are capable of when having to defend their home.

 

We drive back to Hồ Chí Minh city and drop you to your hotel.

 

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, Ho Chi Minh hotel

 

 

DAY 6 (12 October): HO CHI MINH – MY THO – BEN TRE FULL DAY (B, L) (Small Group Tour)

 

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, and drive 1,5 hours to Mỹ Tho. We will stop along the way for refreshments and toilet.

 

•      Upon arrival, we board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River, including four famous islands “Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix”.

•      Stop at one of the floating fish houses, in nets and wire baskets under their house, the villagers cultivate freshwater fish and shrimp - a major export product of the region.

•      Cross the River to the other side, you will stop at a traditional workshop to witness a step-by-step process on how to make coconut candy, honey farming… while trying some yourself and listening to traditional music.

•      Enjoy what local people offer by hand rowing a sampan along the shady, breezy canal. We will transfer to local transportation called Xe Lôi to travel throughout the villages.

•      Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant with a Vietnamese 5-course set menu. Please request in advance if you have a food allergy, you are a vegetarian, or you observe Halal.

•      Take a rest after lunch before boarding the motor-boat back to Mỹ Tho. We drive to Vĩnh Tràng pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem built in the middle of the 19th century. There are many Buddha statues including some that are over a hundred years old.

 

We drive another 1,5 hours back to Hồ Chí Minh city and drop you at your hotel

 

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, Ho Chi Minh hotel

 

 

DAY 7 (13 October): TAN SON NHAT AIRPORT – DEPARTURE (B) (Private transfer)

 

  • Good morning, then enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then free time to explore Ho Chi Minh city before transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for your own scheduled flight going home or to continue visiting other tourist destination of your own travel plan,
  • The end of the tour, thank you and see you again!

 

Day Inclusions: Breakfast at hotel, A/C transfer with complimentary water

 

 

The Best Price: 999 USD

 

 

What are included in this trip?

 

  • A/C accommodation with DOUBLE or TWIN ROOM (2 persons share 1 room; single room can be available on request) with daily breakfast
  • A/C transfer from Airports to the hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary.
  • Shuttle Bus Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi.
  • 2 days 1 night on Joint Cruise trip in Halong Bay, with DOUBLE or TWIN (2 persons share 1 cabin; single cabin can be available on request), full meals on board
  • Kayaking in Halong bay.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (Breakfast = 06; Lunch = 06; Dinner = 01)
  • English- speaking guides as specified (Chinese/ Malaysian speaking guide can be available on request)
  • Boat trip to explore Tam Coc
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water (2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour)

 

What are excluded in this trip?

 

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/ Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned.

 

 

4-STAR HOTEL & CRUISE IN HANOI SELECTED

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Hanoi

4-STAR

THE LIGHT HOTEL – SUPERIOR ROOM

http://www.hanoithelighthotel.com/

ESSENCE HOTEL – SUPERIOR ROOM

http://essencehanoihotel.com/

Ho Chi Minh city

4 STAR

PALACE SAIGON HOTEL – DELUXE

http://www.palacesaigon.com/

 

 

NOTICE:

  • The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked
  • Halal food and seafood will be served for the Muslim travelers, if any traveler avoids eating something, please let us know early for the best operation & great trip.
  • Early check-in and late check-out (official hotel check-in is at 14:00, check-out time is 12:00 mid-noon)
  • The day of departure, without tour guide for small group tour and with guide for private tour.
  • For tailor-made or customized tour, please email to customize@impresstravel.com

 

Thank you for joining us & Have a very good journey!

 

 

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Add: 125 Hoang Ngan, 3rd Floor, Hoang Ngan Plaza Building, Trung Hoa, Hanoi
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Email: hanoi@impresstravel.com 

REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN HO CHI MINH CITY

 

Add: R. 0468, 4th Flr, River Gate Building, 151 - 155 Ben Van Don str., Dist. 4, HCM
Tel: (84) 28. 3914 7038, Insstant Contact: (+84) 9 66 99 59 88 - Mr.Tommy
Email: saigon@impresstravel.com

 

 

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