- Duration: 14 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places: 15 Seats
- Prix: 1245 USD PER PERSON
A well-balanced mix of cities and rural areas brings you a chance to step to the art of nature. An exciting start with a unique and enchanting Hanoi, roaming in the maze-like streets of the Old Quarter. Then, go on with plenty of quaint exotic destinations with an indigenous Mai Hich, an appealing Ninh Binh, a gigantic Ha Long bay, a picturesque Hue and a gorgeous Hoi An. The tour will close with the south of Vietnam. After participating in a dynamic Saigon, the Pearl of the Orient, take an excursion to a delightful Mekong Delta and taste an authentic local life.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Our driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you have free time to explore the city at your own pace.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI - MAI HICH (B / D)
Leave Hanoi at 8am and travel towards Mai Hich, Mai Chau. The peaceful town of Mai Hich is situated in a stunningly beautiful valley surrounded by verdant green mountains and is famed for its breathtaking scenery and friendly hill tribe peoples. Enjoying the tranquility of the paddy fields and interacting with the local people. Limestone peaks climb in the background and banks of green line the road, and you'll take regular stops to admire the view across the lush valleys. Upon arrival in Mai Hich, you will meet and greeted by the village hosts at the local homestay.
In the afternoon, walking or cycling to discover the surrounding villages, and enjoy the beauty of surrounding nature, there's also the opportunity to help local farmers plant rice seeds into the fields. Or you can sample the rice wine produced in this region.
Overnight in Mai Hich
DAY 4: MAI HICH LEISURE DAY (B / L / D)
You start the easy hike along the Xia River and the primeval forests to Ban Buoc. Along the way, you will pass through Den, Ngo, Xum, Thai and Muong villages where a variety of minority groups with their own unique culture and languages are living. Return to Mai Hich by a pleasant bamboo raft ride along the Xia river crossing rice fields of corn and rice, observation of the daily life of local people. Back at the homestay, relax with a cold drink while watching the sun set over the peaceful mountains.
Overnight in Mai Hich
DAY 5: MAI HICH - NINH BINH (B)
Today is dedicated to exploring the villages and scenic countryside of provincial Vietnam. The journey from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh is fairly easy and leisurely-paced. You'll have plenty of opportunities to take some photos of the surrounding valleys, sugarcane farms and rice paddies that compose the landscape. Final stop for the day is the small town of Ninh Binh. The Ninh Binh province is famed for its spectacular limestone karst scenery, lush rice paddies and gently flowing waterways. Then you take a nice sampan ride in Van Long which will take you through the picturesque landscapes of the tormented mountains, reproduced in the middle of the rice fields.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
DAY 6: NINH BINH - HALONG (B)
Back on board our private car, enjoy some easier travel on the drive to Halong Bay - home for the next two nights. Factoring in some stop-offs along the way, the journey will take approximately 4 hours. Take the most scenic route to Halong Bay across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies. On arrival to Halong, you will take a cruise on the bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you'll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can also attend the activities taking part on the boat.
Overnight on cruise.
DAY 7: HALONG BAY - HANOI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HUE (B)
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites or at the floating village. From here, you will sail back to the main harbor and return to Hanoi to take the night train to Hue.
Overnight on train.
DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR (B)
In the morning you will arrive in Hue. Your guide and driver will meet you at the station and you will start your Hue exploration.
Start your trip with the exploring Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam's last royal dynasty. There you will visit The Royal Antiques Museum, one of the first museums in Vietnam. Many collections of ancient Hue and Royal antiques are displayed here: bronze wares, china, music instruments, royal attires and personal belongings of the Emperor family of Nguyen Dynasty. Then continue to Dong Ba market - the best place for cultural gifts and souvenirs.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the Emperors Tombs such as Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) Tomb, famous for its beauty and unique architecture style, and Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841) Tomb. On the way back to Hue you will have a stopover at the Conical Hat village to see how famous Vietnamese traditional hats Non-La are produced, and the Incense stick making village to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incenses. Then head back to your hotel in Hue.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 9: HUE TRANSFER TO HOI AN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your transfer to Hoi An by private vehicle via magnificent Hai Van Pass. Also known as "The Cloudy Pass" this winding mountain road overlooks lush countryside, sandy beaches and the blue waters of the East Sea.
Upon arrival in Hoi An, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside cafe on the bank of the Thu Bon River.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 11: HOI AN - HO CHI MINH CITY - CITY TOUR H / D (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City. Approximately flight time is one hour and 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's center.
In the afternoon, take a trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - BEN TRE - CAN THO (B / L)
Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city and start the trip to My Tho. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising around four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking in the village paths to contemplate orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, and Vietnamese folk music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Be rowed in a small sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business & bee-keeping farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Break time.
The afternoon is time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local people to experience their daily life in the Mekong delta. Relaxing on hammocks to enjoy the cool breeze is for those do not want to join the cycling trip. Proceed to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 13: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING VILLAGE - HO CHI MINH CITY (B / L)
Have breakfast at the hotel / homestay in early morning. Take a leisure boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River ( Bassac River ) then visit to Cai Rang floating market which is the liveliest one in the whole of region. Walking trip to visit the fruit plantation and local noodle factory. Visit Binh Thuy communal house and Munir Ansay Pagoda - a Khmer pagoda, renowned for its unique structure.
Have lunch and return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√Domestic flight from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Sleeper cabin on night train from Hanoi to Hue
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√Hanoi sightseeing group tour
√Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
√Kayak boat on Halong Bay (if any)
√Hue city tour
√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√Vietnam Visa letter approval
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above
Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
- Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip.
- Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 500 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%)
- Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
- Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.
PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
1. Payment Process
- Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
- Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
2. Payment Type
- Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot.
- By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.
Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
- 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
- No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment
CONDITION OF INSURANCE
- Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
- Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.
- Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
- Any un-util services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
- Any amendment / cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
- Tour is available at the time of booking
- Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions