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VIETNAM DISCOVERY TOUR

LAND ONLY COST FROM: A$1,300/- PER PERSON LOW SEASON




1

ARRIVAL HANOI

Upon arrive in Hanoi, you are welcomed by our driver and tour guide. Transfer to hotel for check-in and relax. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

2

HANOI HALF DAY TOUR

After breakfast, drive to visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument made of an impressive amount of marble and granite. This is where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” lies in state. Continue visiting the One-Pillar Pagoda in the form of a lotus, it emerges from the water and rests on a single stone pillar. It contains a statue of the Goddess of Mercy with its legendary “thousand arms and a thousand eyes”. Afternoon, visit to the beautiful Museum of Ethnology, where you can grasp an understanding of Vietnam's diverse culture through its unique presentation of objects & dress from daily life. Highlight your trip with another cultural feel through another aspect – art, at Art Vietnam gallery owned by an American Art Consultant. This evening attend a traditional water puppet, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form especially designed for depicting scenes from rural life and many episodes of national history. Overnight at Hotel.

3

HANOI – HALONG BAY HALONG JUNK ON FULLBOARD

Pick up at 8h00 am at the lobby of your hotel, you leave Hanoi arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon’s teeth. After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board Bai Tho Junk, enjoy dinner on boat.
Overnight on board the Junk.

4

HALONG BAY – HANOI – HUE

Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock. Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45. Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 for the drive back to Hanoi. Drop you off at Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrive in Hue, meet you and transfer from airport to hotel for checking in and relax. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.

5

HUE HALF DAY TOUR

After breakfast, take a dragon boat across the triangle of the Perfume River upstream to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s most preserved religious monument the former imperial city of Hue offering an insightful look into its regal past. Continue your trip to visit the Imperial Citadel - The Vietnamese Forbidden city from where the Nguyen Emperors once ruled Vietnam. This afternoon drive to visit the elaborate Tu Duc Royal Tomb which was designed to blend with the natural setting of the landscape and Khai Dinh Royal Tomb with different architecture and atmosphere that has elements of eastern art mixed with western designs. End of the trip, drive back to your hotel for the night.
Overnight at Hotel.

6

HUE – HOI AN PRIVATE CAR

Morning, after breakfast, depart from Hue to Hoian Ancient Town (3 ½-hour drive). We make a stop at the Lang Co fishing village located on a sand dune line for a photo opportunity. We continue the scenic drive over the Hai Van (Ocean Clouds) Pass, the summit of which presents a spectacular panoramic view of the central coastline. Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in to hotel and relax, then enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town centre. Visit the former merchants’ houses that are a combination of Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese style; the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge constructed in 1593; Sa Huynh Museum located near the Japanese covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history and the colourful market with its stalls brimming with tropical specialties. The market is a good place to buy silk to have made into fine garments, all within a day.
Overnight at Hotel.

7

HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON

After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrive in Saigon, transfer to hotel for check-in and relax. Afternoon, embark on a half day trip of Saigon’s historic landmarks including the Post Office & Notre Dame Cathedral circa 1880, and then drive to visit Saigon’s ‘twin city’, the Chinese district of Cholon, to enjoy the bustling wholesale quarter of Ho Chi Minh City, Thien Hau temple built by Cantonese Buddhists at the end of 18th century.
Drive back downtown for the night.
Overnight at Hotel.

8

CU CHI TUNNELS HALF DAY TOUR

Enjoy a 2-hour-drive through the typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, experience for yourself the underground village built by Cu Chi guerrilla fighters over the course of over forty years, the remains of a real bloody battle field which is a complex network of tunnels built during the long years of ongoing wars. Return to Saigon, where the remainder of the afternoon is free on your own.
Overnight at Hotel.

9

MY THO – MEKONG DELTA FULLDAY TOUR INCL. LUNCH

After an early breakfast, the group sets out on an excursion to My Tho in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a 2-hour scenic drive passing paddy fields and river tributaries. On arrival, board our private motorized boat for a river cruise on the upper part of the Mekong River and a taste of the agricultural life of the mighty Mekong River, visiting a fish-raising village, before entering Vam Xep canal and its beautiful scenery of water palm. Disembark and stroll around Quoi An fruit orchard, visiting fruit-drying kilns and coconut craftwares home. Enhance your trip with a short horse-drawn cart ride along the village road. Upon arrival at Ben Truc – Phong Phu garden, sample Mekong delta fruit whilst enjoying traditional local music, and an opportunity to interact with the local people, whose livelihood is on the river here. End your trip with a rowing boat trip to explore the water palm canals. Re-board the main boat and transfer back to My Tho. Arrive at the dock and lunch at Mekong Rest Stop restaurant incorporating some great Mekong specialities. Drive back to Saigon and transfer to your hotel
Overnight at Hotel.

10

DEPART SAIGON

Breakfast at Hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight.
 


HOTELS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

PLACE
Nights
HOTELS
Website
HANOI
2
PLATINUM 2 HOTEL
HALONG
1
BAI THOJUNK
HUE
2
FESTIVAL HOTEL
HOI AN
1
HOIAN TOURIST HOTEL
SAIGON
3
TAN HOAN NGOC HOTEL


Package Inclusion Package Exclusion
• Hotel accommodation with daily   breakfast as mentioned per   program
• All private transfers and   transportation on tour
• Sightseeing with stationed English   speaking guides in Vietnam
• Entrance fees as per program
• Meals as indicated
• Special activities as indicated in the   itinerary
• Water and cold towels on    sightseeing days
• Vietnam visa
• Meals not indicated in the program
• All drinks
• All airfares and airport taxes
• Gratuities/ Tipping
• Travel insurance / Personal expenses
• Early check in or late check out at all   hotels
• Other services not mentioned in the   program and in the inclusion column




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