Distinctive Getaways Tour 11days
Travel Style: Vietnam Honeymoon Tours
Itinerary: Sai Gon – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
You will be met and greeted by our tour guide upon arrival to Ho Chi Minh City, which is formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling metropolis that is home to over 5 million people and a fast-paced city full of contrasts as street vendors selling fruit and vegetables can be seen next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques. Saigon’s history is only 300 years old. In 1859 the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Cochin China. From 1956 until its dramatic demise in April 1975 it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs. And yet the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Saigon is a popular shopping destination with numerous things to buy; from silk and antique watches to embroidered clothes and ethnic garments. Your guide will help you distinguish between mass-produced and hand-crafted goods, as well as lead you to the best stores. Start you tour walking from Mac Thi Buoi along Dong Khoi Street where you will discover plenty of souvenirs, clothes and accessories. There is a chance to take a closer look at the City Opera Hall. Before lunch in a cozy Vietnamese restaurant, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the famous Post Office which are both wonderful examples of French Colonial architecture. In the afternoon, the tour continues with visits to two famous local markets; the Ben Thanh Market, the busiest in the city for over a century and Tan Dinh Market. After a day full of exciting shopping, sightseeing and exploring, private spa treatments for 2 shall be held at a famous spa in a unique 1950 colonial French mansion, surrounded by lush gardens with climbing vines, ferns and water fountains. Shaded by climbing bougainvillea and an old jackfruit tree, a bean shaped swimming pool is adorned mosaic tiles. Decorated with tasteful antiques discreetly throughout the spa, the décor is traditional yet trendy using wooden furniture that resembles a 17th century Apothecary shop. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Morning flight to Danang and then proceed to Hoi An – Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
In the morning, you will enjoy a walking tour with first stop is the bustling fish and vegetable market and then we will go through the Old Quarters to see the town’s landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. It transforms itself at night, when many of the shops hang lanterns outside. We will transfer you back to the town and rest of time at your own leisure. Hoi An is well know for souvenir shopping with great prices and also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to get a cloth tailor made to measure, this is the time to do it. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
You will be free at leisure on the beach or make your own exploration to the town. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Transfer to the airport to catch flight to Hanoi. Our representative/tour guide will meet and greet you at the airport upon arrival to Hanoi City – the capital city of Vietnam is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and there are wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies. You will be transferred to your hotel in the city center to refresh. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.
00:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. 4 hour orientation city tour including essential sights of the city like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historical relics of Presidential Palace, House on stilt and we will visit One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Next stop is the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s 1st University built in the 10th C”. Break time for lunch at a stylish local restaurant and we will visit the Vietnam National History of Museum with good collection of prehistoric artifacts and everyday items of early history through eras and dynasties. an optional 1 hour foot massage at 15:00, today’s class begins with a walk, accompanied by the Chef of the Spices Garden Restaurant, to the local market, where participants get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. Cooking demonstration will be held one and a half hour and you will explore cooking techniques, alternative ingredients and fascinating kitchen myths of this unique culture. You can rolls up your sleeves in the kitchen to prepare a proper Vietnamese meal. Dinner will be served in the Spices Garden restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during the class. The rest of time at your own leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Cooking class can be replaced by a spa treatment for 2 at a famous spa in the city – the Spa with lush gardens in a Vietnamese traditional house villa. Experience the history culture of Vietnamese traditional “SPA” that had already existed more that 1000 years ago.
- The 4 and a half hour “Together Forever” Spa treatment includes Fresh Herbal, Rice Body Scrub, Pamelo & Lemongrass Bath, Herbal Steam Bath, Herbal Therapy, Renew Collagen Facial Treatment, Spa cuisine.
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Check-in and you are warmly welcomed by friendly crew members. A longer cruise at a relaxed pace with more time to get “off the beaten track” and discover the secrets of Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bay, visit the fishing villages, explore by kayak, unforgettable dining. This worthwhile three day trip on one of our traditional junks offers the highest quality luxuries and comforts as you enjoy the truly wonderful Ha Long Bay. Cruise with us aboard this once in a life time experience.
Wake up at sunrise before breakfast, cruise Bai Tu Long, have the whole day exploring the islets and pocket lagoons by kayak or aboard. One of the meals can be served at a special place. Sleep aboard.
This is your last day in the bay so enjoy it, breakfast, cruise, a short trip on a local rowboat to visit a floating fishing village called Vung Vieng, chance to learn more about the daily life here. Cruise ends at noon and our car will be awaiting to pick you up and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for departure flight onward or make optional extension to next destination. End of service.
Don’t see the date for this tour to suit your schedule? No problems, Create Your Own Date. Choose the dates that you want to travel and as long as you happy to open the tour to other people joining we will charge you the standard tour price – no markups!
1. You must have booked and paid your deposit for travel dates that are at least 1 to 3 months in the future. This just gives us time to promote the trip and find other people to join you.
2. Create Your Own Date for this tour applies for bookings of two or more people only. If you are a solo traveller we can do our best to get a group for the dates you choose but we cannot guarantee standard pricing until we achieve a minimum of 2 people
3. This offer is subject to availability. In peak season we may not have the capability to add tour dates to our already busy schedule..
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Flights in Business or First Class flight (compared with Economy flight).
More luxury hotels/cruises or more luxury rooms in the same hotel/cruise. Standards of accommodation.
Longer stay at certain city based on your request.
Extra service or extra meals.
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There are so many ways to extend your time in Vietnam and Indochina. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave!
Make extra trip to Phu Quoc or Con Dao, two of our most beautiful islands. Etc…
Stay longer on your cruise trip to Halong Bay. Etc…
Stay extra days and relax at beachside resort. Etc…
Spend more time visiting northern mountain province.
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Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
Inclusions of the trip
Accommodation based on double/twin share
All American breakfast served in hotels
All private vehicles with chauffeurs
All internal flights specified in the tour
Private local tour guides (on-spot)
Other meals included in the tour
Entrance and visiting fees
Boat trip if specified in the tour
Mineral water during the tour
Exclusions of the trip
Visa to Vietnam (tourists must obtain before traveling to Vietnam)
International flights to and from Vietnam
Airport departure tax if required
Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)
Daily personal expenses
Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
Tip and gratuity for local tour guides and drivers during the tour
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
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