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South Africa to Vietnam 10 days for Annaliese Lubowski's trip Nov 2019

08:05:00 06/05/2019

 

South Africa to Vietnam 10 days for Annaliese Lubowski's trip Nov 2019

 

 

Booking Details

 

 

Tour name

IMPRESSIONS OF VIETNAM 10 DAYS

Tour's Date

From: Nov 27, 2019 - To: Dec 06, 2019

Hotel type

Three star

Tour type

Small group tour

Number of adults

2

Children (0-12)

None

Nationality

South Africa

 

 

Impressions of Vietnam 10 days

 

(Hanoi –  Halong bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh city – Departure)

 

(Private tour for 2 adults, except travelling to Halong bay with a returned shuttle bus trip Hanoi – Halong- Hanoi; Joining Halong bay cruise with other passengers with 01 private cabin provided, 01 double or Twin room provided)

 

 

South Africa to Vietnam 10 days for Annaliese Lubowski's trip Nov 2019

 

 

Itinerary

 

 

DAY 1 (27 Nov, 2019)  : HANOI ARRIVAL – FREE & EASY (none)

 

 

  • Welcome to Hanoi Noi Bai international airport
  • You are welcomed by Impress Travel’s guide & driver then it takes about 50 minutes by vehicle to get into Hanoi city. . ( Note: hotel official check in is from 14:00, hotel early check in is NOT included, and is subject to hotel availability and regulation; hotel early check in can be available on request)
  • Free & easy and meals on own arrangement
  • Overnight in in hotel in Hanoi city

 

Day Inclusions: Private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, hotel accommodation, water

 

Notice: An optional tour for Day 1 (Available on request only)

 

Hanoi street food walking tour (Duration: ~ 3 hours)

 

Pick up from your hotel, you enjoy a guided street food walking tour with some local street food dishes in the central Hanoi’s Old quarter (duration is about 3 hours, more or less, up to your expectation) (note: we may flexible to go by car or or taking a taxi if needed)

 

Please do consult with your tour guide about your special food type preferred or if any food restriction

 

To begin, often, for a starter dish, the street food tour may starts with a sample of a sweet & sour mixed salads with beef & crushed peanuts, escorted with a local beer or a soft drink at your choice

 

Next is your 2 selections from among a various of local authentic food dishes such as:

  1. Ph Bò or Ph Gà (Rice noodle soup with beef or chicken)
  2. Bún Ch (Soft Noodle soup with grilled pork or pork chopped)
  3. Bánh Mỳ Pate/ Bánh Mỳ Trng/ Bánh Mỳ thp cm: Vietnamese Bread stuffed with Pate (Pate is a mixture of finely ground pork and pig’s liver) or Bread with eggs/ Bread stuffed with mixed salad and Vietnamese ham, etc…
  4. Bún Thang (Soft noodle with a mixture of vegetables and herbal medicines, esorted with shredded chicken, tiny sliced pork & scramble eggs)
  5. Bánh Cun (Rice paper rolls stuffed with tiny chopped cooked pork meat & mushrooms)

Finally, the street food tour may end by siting down to enjoy a cup of coffee, or a fruit shake up on your preference.

 

Extra cost for per person for this street food tour: $35USD/ per person

(price is applied for a group from 2 adults)

 

Inclusions: Private transportation, English speaking tour guide, local street foods & drinks as discribed above

 

 

Hanoi street food

 

 

DAY 2 (28 Nov, 2019), HANOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY (B, L)

 

 

  • Hotel breakfast, check out
  • Pick up from hotel, the 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 for annual maintenance, 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 !
  • Lunch is served at restaurant
  • In the afternoon, tour continued with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which displays and introduce about the cultures of the People of Vietnam including the Viet majority population and also 53 other minority Ethnic Groups who are residing in the land of Vietnam today (Note: The Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday, you may choose another Museum at your choice such as The National Museum of Vietnamese History; the Military Museum or Hoa Lo Prison Museum)
  • Proceed to 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 middle of the lake.
  • A short walking tour in the old quarter
  • Back to the hotel, free & easy and overnight at hotel in central Hanoi

 

Day Inclusions: private A/C transportation, English speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, entrance fee, hotel accommodation in Hanoi, water

 

 

DAY 3 (29 Nov, 2019): HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B, L, D)

 

 

  • A view of Halong BayBreakfast and check out the hotel
  • Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel to travel 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 asigned.
  • Check in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to descover 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, kayking 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.

 

Inclusion: Hotel breakfast, shuttle bus A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise only, entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay with full meals on board, water

 

 

DAY 4 (30 Nov, 2019): HALONG BAY CRUISE TOUR – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (B, L)

 

 

  • 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 martial art less on on the   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, packup 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,
  • On arrival back to central Hanoi city, you will be picked up transferred to the Noi Bai airport for a short flight to Hue city
  • On arrival in Hue city Airport, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in
  • Free & easy time & overnight at the hotel in Hue

 

Inclusions: breakfast, shuttle bus A/C land transfer, lunch, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise, entrance fee, Halong cruise – disembark at noon time, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 5 (01 Dec, 2019) : HUE CITY TOUR & BOAT TRIP   (B, L)

 

 

  • The ancient tomb area of Minh Mang king in HueHave breakfast at hotel.
  • Visit Hue Imperial City, including the Hue citadel, the Flag tower, main entrance gate with the Noon Gate with the Five Foenix Pavilions, entering through the gate to visit the Thai Hoa Palace ( the great Harmony Palace where Nguyen Kings held court ), the Royal Theatre, Nine Dynasty Urns, Five Phoenix Tower
  • Lunch is served at restaurant
  • In the afternoon, tour is continued with a visit to King Minh Mang Tomb, Minh Mang is one of the greatest kings of the Nguyen Dynasty, and the King’s Royal Tomb is also one of the most majestic, where man made architecture fit harmoniously into the surrounding beauties of the natural landscape.
  • Tour continued with a visit to the King Khai Dinh’s Tomb, which was constructed in harmonious blend of Western and Oriental architecture.
  • Aboard a small dragon boat trip on the Perfume River to enjoy the landscape along two banks of Huong river, boat trip ends at pier where you get off for a visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda ( Celestial Lady Pagoda ), one of the oldest and most beautiful Pagoda in Hue, and listening to the tale about the Celestial Lady and how the Pagoda was contructed.
  • Return to the hotel, free & easy
  • Overnight at the hotel in Hue

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, lunch, boat trip, entrance fee, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 6 (02 Dec, 2019): HUE – DANANG – HOI AN (B, L)

 

 

  • After breakfasat at your hotel.
  • You enjoy your free time at leisure or visit the Dong Ba Market & check out the hotel
  • Leaving Hue, we depart to Hoian, stopover on the summit of the Hai Van Mountain Pass (of 30 km length) for a sightseeing tour and taking photographs from the top of the mountain.. (it is from the top of the Hai Van Mount Pass, where you may see a breathaking scenery of the panoramic view of the Eastern Sea especially the white sandy Lang Co Beach all in your vision)
  • On arrival Danang city, lunch is served
  • In the afternoon, we take a visit to the Marble mountain which is a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, and named after the 5 essential elements including metal, wood, water, fire and earth, , Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered.
  • On arrival in Hoi An, check in the hotel and overnight at the hotel in Hoi An
  • Drive to Hoi An, check in your hotel, this is a very good chance for you to get some clothes tailored by your own fashions and style.
  •  Free time & Overnight in Hoi An

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 7 (03 Dec, 2019): HOI AN WALKING TOUR – DANANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

 

 

  • The riverside of Hoi An in the morningThe center of Vietnam is home to many of World Heritage Sites and Hoi An is one of them. Here in this ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Danang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River.
  • 9:00. Hotel pick up then we walk around the town with your tour guide to visit the old charming Hoi An. We will visit the old Tan Ky House, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the stylish Phuc Kien Assembly Hall… Back to your hotel by noon time, free time
  • Lunch is served at restaurant
  • Leaving Hoi An for to Danang city for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city
  • On arrival in Ho Chi Minh city airport, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in
  • Free time & overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

 

Day Inclusions: Hotel Breakfast, private A/C Transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, lunch, hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city, water

 

 

DAY 8 (04 Dec, 2019)  : HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR – CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)

 

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 08:00am, the sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office
  • The Reunification Palace
  • The War Remnants Museum
  • Lunch is served at restaurant
  • Watching a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 09 (05 Dec, 2019)  : HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG RIVER DELTA – CAI BE – HO CHI MINH (B, L)

 

 

  • Ben Tre - the land of coconut in Mekong Delta RiverBreakfast at the hotel, check out
  • Pick up from the hotel, and transfer you to Mekong River Delta to Cai Be.
  • On arrival, start your tour with a visit to Cai Be floating market place (the market is most busy in very early morning only, which is a very typical floating market in the Mekong delta region).
  • Our boat will stop for a visit to some local factories making Coconut candies, rice crispy cakes, rice papers making workshop, you will have chance to visit to some Ancient houses typical of local land lords in the early 20th century, with the blend of Oriental and Western architectural styles
  • A delicious lunch will be served at a local house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards.
  • In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables.
  • Get back to Boat pier in Cai Be, meet again our driver for a drive to return Ho Chi Minh city
  • On arrival central Ho Chi Minh city to the hotel, free & easy
  • Free time & overnight at hotel in central Ho Chi Minh city city

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city, water

 

 

DAY 10 (06 Dec 2019): HO CHI MINH CITY – FREE & EASY - DEPARTURE (B)

 

 

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • You enjoy free & easy time (if you flight time permits)
  • Later at appointed time, you are picked up and transferred (without guide) to the airport for your departure to your next destination or back home.
  • The end of tour, fare well, thank you and see you again!

 

Day inclusions: Hotel Breakfast, private A/C transfer, hotel accommodation in  Ho Chi Minh city – check out before 12:00 mid-noon

 

 

Price in USD for per person:

 

 

Hotel Category

Price per person

(Double or Twin room)

 

3 star hotels & Cruise

 

$760

 

4 star hotel & Cruise

 

$910

 

(Private tour for 2 adults, private land transportation, except travelling to Halong bay with a round shuttle bus trip, joint Cruise on Board the Cruise in Halong bay; 01 Double room/ Cabin on cruise)

 

Additional price for Airfare for the local flights:

Flight Hanoi – Hue, with Vietnam Airlines: $105USD/ per One Way ticket

Flight Danang – Ho Chi Minh city, with Vietnam Airlines: $105USD/ per one way ticket

(Note: Economy class, Airport tax included, 7 kg hand carry allowance/ pax, 20kg storage luggage allowance/ pax, AIRFARE is subject to change without prior notice by the Vietnam Airlines)

 

 

What's included in this trip

 

  • A/C accommodation with with daily breakfast (01 Double or Twin room sharing)
  • A/C transfer from Airports to hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary (except with a returned shuttle bus trip between Hanoi - Ha Long Bay)
  • 2 day 1 night on Cruise trip in Halong Bay (joining with other passengers, 01 Cabin, full meals on board
  • Kayaking in Halong bay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (Breakfast = 9; Lunch = 8; Dinner = 1)
  • English speaking guides as specified
  • Entrance fees & addmissions according to tour itinerary
  • Boat trip in Hue city, on the Perfumed River
  • Boat trip in Mekong in Cai Be
  • Mineral water

 

 

What's excluded in this trip

 

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa for Vietnam
  • Flight tickets Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi minh
  • Street food tour (35USD/ per person)
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All other drinks except bottled mineral water in vehicle
  • Tips for tour guide, driver and other tour service attendants
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned
  • Early check in and late check out ( Notice: official hotel check in is at 14:00, official hotel check out time is 12:00 mid-noon )

 

 

3 STAR HOTELS & CRUISE IN HALONG BAY SELECTED (OPTION 1)

 

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Hanoi

3 STAR

ADAMAS HOTEL, SUPERIOR

http://adamashanoihotel.com/

Halong bay

3 STAR

SWAN CRUISE - DELUXE

http://swancruiseshalong.com/

Hue

3 STAR

MIDTOWN HOTEL – DELUXE

http://midtownhotelhue.com/about.html

Hoi An

3 STAR

VENUS HOTEL – DELUXE BALCONY

http://hoianvenushotel.com/

Ho Chi minh city

3 STAR

SIGNATURE SAIGON HOTEL – SUPERIOR ROOM

http://www.signaturesaigonhotel.vn/

 

 

4 STAR HOTELS & CRUISE IN HALONG BAY SELECTED (OPTION 2)

 

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAMES, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITES

Hanoi

4 STAR

THE LIGHT HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://thelighthotelhanoi.com/en/

Ha Long Bay

4,5 STAR

 LA REGINA ROYAL CRUISE – NOBLE SUITE

https://lareginacruises.com/ship/la-regina-royal/

Hue

4 STAR

ELDORA HOTEL – DELUXE CITY VIEW

http://www.eldorahotel.com/

Hoi An

4 STAR

BELLE MAISON HADANA – DELUXE BALCONY

http://www.bellemaisonhadana.com/

Ho Chi Minh city

4 STAR

PARAGON SAIGON HOTEL – DELUXE

https://paragonsaigon.com/en.html

 

Notice: The selected are subject to change in to other category in case of fully booked.

 

 

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