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Viet Nam Sampler Tour / 10 days

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Viet Nam Sampler Tour

With only 10 days in your short-time holiday but, you have a chance to travel throughout Viet Nam and see the famous and beautiful destinations in this stunning country. This trip will bring to you knowledge and great interesting feelings with many places you need around Vietnam tour from North to Central and South including important ones like Ha Noi capital, Ha Long Bay – the World Natural Heritage, Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An charming Town & My Son Holly-Land – two World Cultural Heritages in one province and the busiest city Ho Chi Minh with Cai Be Floating Market. Eco Nature Travel believes that this Vietnam Sampler Tour will be enough for having deep impression of Viet Nam – landscapes and people.

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

Destination: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh.

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – City Tour ½ day. O/n in Ha Noi (LD)

Day 2: Transfer to Ha Long – Discover Ha Long Bay. O/n on cruise (BLD)

Day 3: Explore more Ha Long Bay - back Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi (BL)

Day 4: City Tour ½ day & Ha Noi Departure - Flight to Da Nang – Transfer to Hoi An. O/n in Hoi An (BLD)

Day 5: Visit My Son Holly land - Kim Bong Carpentry Village& Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n in Hoi An (BL)

Day 6: Visit Marble Moutain – Cham Museum– Transfer to Hue. O/n in Hue ( BLD)

Day 7: Hue City Tour O/n in Hue (B L)

Day 8: Hue – Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City & visit Cu Chi Tunnels (B L)

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long (B L)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Departure (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi – Vietnam’s Capital - City tour ½ day. O/n in Ha Noi (LD)

Am: Depending on your arrival flight time, our guide and driver pick you up at the Noi Bai International Airport and transferred to have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will spend your time to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation. This is the complex of Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleum where puts the memorial and body of this Vietnamese Leader, the place where he worked as a president, the museum and the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. Then visit One pillar pagoda. After that visitting the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Northern Vietnam cultures as well as the thick history of our country. Then, you will enjoy the Water Puppet Show - the special traditional art of Vietnam. Check into hotel. Have dinner with streetfood . Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Lunch, Entrance Fee, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 2: Ha Noi - Transfer to Ha Long Bay – Visit Lan Ha Bay. O/n on Cruise - Share group (BLD)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At ~ 07:30 – 7:45 am, our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels. At 10:30 am, stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products. 12:30 Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as: boarding Cruise for departure, welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.

Pm: At 13:30pm, great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets. Then arrive at Luom Bo area. At 16:00 pm, arrive at the Luom Bo area. Upon arrival we will transfer by tender to Ba Dinh area. Kayaking at emerald water and explore Ba Dinh area. Joining in floating bar with nice music. Offer 01 cocktail free for 01 guest swimming on the sea (not apply for guest kayaking). At 17:30 pm, happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free At 18.00, cooking class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes. Around 18:30, enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea. At 19:30, under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods. At 21:00 Joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Cruises.

Inclusion:Shuttle Bus, English Speaking Guide, Entrance fee, Boat, Kayak, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Room on cruise, Mineral water.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay - Surprising Cave -Back Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi(Light breakfast/Brunch)

Am: At 06:15, Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck. Have light breakfast with coffee, tea, and bakeries on board. At 07:45, arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes. At 09:00 am, upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. At 10:00, relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 10.45 am, brunch is served. After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 11:45, disembark at Tuan Chau New Marina.

Pm: Our shuttle bus and tour guide transfers you back Ha Noi. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 16:30 pm. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion:Shuttle Bus, English Speaking tour guide, Entrance fee, Boat, Breakfast, Brunch , Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 4: Ha Noi city tour ½ day & Ha Noi  Departure – Flight to Da nang – transfer to Hoi AN O/n in Hoi An (BLD)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will take Cyclo tour to visit The Old Quarter to understand more about the local life here as well as go around Hoan Kiem Lake. Next, you continue visit Ngoc Son Temple on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that transfer to visit the Hoa Lo Prison - a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, known to American prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Hilton”. Then have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport to take afternoon flight to Da Nang. At Da Nang Domestic Airport, our guide and driver welcome at airport and transfer you to hotel in Hoi An. Check in hotel. Have dinner with street food. Next, our guide will bring you to explore the charming beauty of Hoi An at night. After 6 o’clock in the evening, as the old town lightened, it’s the time for paper lanterns with small candles inside twinkle so you could buy (by yourselves)the candlelit paper flowers from little lovely girls who wear the Vietnamese traditional dress “Ao Dai” with conical hat and holding flat basket full of paper lanterns. Buy some and put them down on the Hoai River then make a wish. This is considered to bring you good luck and happiness. Next, you will have chance to see traditional game in Hoi An named: “Bai choi” which is crowded with people at night to play at the wide yard near the bridge to get more interesting experience. Beside, you could walk around the night market to buy some handmade souvenirs for your friends and relatives… Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 5: Visit My Son –visit Kim Bong Carpentry Village& Explore Hoi An Ancient Town. O/n in Hoi An (BL)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you will leave Da Nang City for visiting My Son Holly Land to learn more about Champa culture and tower. Here is the chance for you to enjoy traditional music show.Then back to make boat trip for visitting Kim Bong Carpentry Village with more than 600 years old, this village is a famous brand about woodwork of Hoi An. The woodwork of Kim Bong village is skilful including beautiful wooden statue; decoration and daily tools and especially making boat for fishing…Then embark the boat on Thu Bon River back to Hoi An.Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will make a walking tour around old streets to discover the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town including Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls,  Sa Huynh Museum, old houses and the local market…Hoi An is an ideal place for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price.Free to have your own dinner. Overnight in hotel.

Inclusion:Transport, English Speaking Guide, Boat, Entrance Fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel & Mineral Water.

Day 6: Visit Marble Moutain – Cham Museum – Transfer to Hue. O/n in Hue (BLD)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. The morning, you will visit Marble Mountains which was named after the ancient oriental philosophy including 5 elements creating universe: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Reaching here, you will see the systems of caves and tunnels and Cham Museum in Da Nang where displays the whole culture and collections of Cham people in Vietnam to feel about legend stories of glorious stage of ancient Champa Kingdom and to enjoy its simple and elegant patterns. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will be transferred you to Hue city. On the High Way, you will discover some simple but unique places such as Hai Van Pass for wonderful sight-seeing, Lang Co Beach the most beautiful beach of Asia, a fishing villages, Cau Hai Lagoon. Arrive in Hue city, check in hotel. Have dinner with street food. At night, you have free time to wander around Hue for more exploration by wandering along Truong Tien Bridge with colorful lights or souvenir shops for more enjoyment and experiences of local life. Overnight at hotel

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 7: Hue city tour. O/n in Hue (BL)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you will visit and free go shopping at Dong Ba Market – most famous market in Hue to discover daily life and get more experience about local people here. Next, you will walk to boat landing for making boat trip on Perfume River to enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenes along two sides of banks’ river and stop to visit Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Then you go on visiting the Imperial City was the place where Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperor and royal family worked and lived from year 1802 to 1945 including many palaces and architectures and surrounding: Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Purple Forbidden City, Nine Dynastic Urns, The Temple… Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will visit Minh Mang Mausoleum & Khai Dinh Mausoleum which is harmonious with natural surroundings to get some experiences of one of the most famous Emperors in Nguyen Reign. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion:Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fee, Breakfast, Lunch, Boat, Hotel & Mineral water.

Optional: Travelling in Hue, you have a chance to taste a Royal dinner at a restaurant. You will wear King/Queen customs, Royal mantles, Imperial Robes, taste Royal dishes and enjoy Hue folk song performed by musician and singers as a Royal family in Hue in the past. This is the wonderful time to try to be a King/ Queen and to get more knowledge of royal and traditional Hue culture.

Day 8: Hue– Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels (B L)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Then our driver will pick up you at hotel in Hue and transfer to Hue Airport for taking flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival Tay Son Nhat Domestic Airport, our guide and driver pick up and transfer you to visit Cu Chi Tunnels – far 70kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, our guide will show you the structure of Cu Chi tunnels system with 200 km-long network that was built over 2 decades and used as an army base during the Vietnamese-American War. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground story including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, clinics, kitchen, command centre, etc. Cu Chi Tunnel is worthy with the name of "Land of the steel." The driver takes you back Ho Chi Minh City to check in hotel. Here you will see the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese life everywhere – in the street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new restaurants and pubs. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Free to enjoy your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Domestic flight ticket, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long (B L)

Am: At 6.30 am, our guide and driver will welcome you at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer you to Cai Be. On the road, you will have chance to survey the beautiful rice field scenery along Trung Luong Express Highway. On arrival in Cai Be, you will set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then you continue to make biking tour into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Then you continue visiting a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

Pm:  After lunch, you will take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Then our guide and driver will take you to come back and drop you off hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Hotel, Local boat & Mineral water.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Departure (BL)

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will take a half-day city tour our guide and driver will transfer to you go on visiting Independent Palace, Notre Dame Catholic and The Old Post Office to learn more about a part of Vietnam history in the war between Vietnam and America. Next, visitand go for shopping at Ben Thanh Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Have lunch at the restaurant

Pm: Depend on your flight time, our guide and driver drops you off the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for taking Flight back home. End tour & see you again

Inclusion: Transport, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch & Mineral water.

Price: USD/Person 

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single supplement

Hotel 2 stars

1539

872

716

638

599

229

Hotel 3 stars

1604

905

749

670

632

261

Hotel 4 stars

1919

1063

907

828

790

418

Hotel 5 stars

2588

1441

1285

1206

1168

710

Surcharge Royal Dinner

N/A

62

36

36

29

N/A

 

Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. (Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Excluded: International & Domestic Flight Tickets, Tips for tour guide and driver, Visa fee, personal expenses, insurance & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses, hat, good shoes, sun cream, umbrella or rain coat & camera.

Notes:

- Price for 01 pax includes single supplement already.

- Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.

- Hotel: Twin/Double shared room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon.

- Sites closed: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is closed on Monday, Friday and the whole from 2nd September to 2nd November for the maintenance. 

- All services are for private tour except Ha Long Bay tour.