2019 Glimpse of Vietnam 7-Day

Overnight on board in Halong Bay (2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT CRUISE)

Guaranteed Departure Based on Minimum of 2 Passengers with Sunday Arrival in Hanoi

(Tour Code: VN-SIC-21C)


HANOI - CABIN / ONBOARD (VIETNAM) - HANOI - HUE - HOI AN - SAIGON


Day 1 Hanoi Arrival (Sun.)
When arriving in Hanoi, you will be greeted by our professional tour guide

at the airport and then transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be

free for your own leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
 
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong - Cabin / onboard (Vietnam) (B/L/D)
By vehicle from Hanoi (city) to Halong Bay

Stop en-route for stretch your legs and use the restroom at one of the souvenir

shop for charity.
Transfer to/from Tuan Chau Marina Port
Aboard the traditional cruise through Halong Bay, Day 1 of 2 * No local guide *

Depart from Hanoi to Halong Bay; en route take a short stop for a break. Transfer with a tender to the comfortable cruise and enjoy a welcome drink aboard. Begin the cruise through majestic Halong Bay while lunch is served. Enjoy the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragon's teeth. The cruise continues cruising through a fishing village on the bay and passes the spectacular limestone caves dotted around the bay. Soak up the sun on the top deck with optional on-board activities: sunbathing, and photo opportunities. In the evening the chef will prepare a splendid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes and other traditional dishes.
Overnight in cabin / onboard (Vietnam)

Day 3 Cabin / onboard (Vietnam) - Halong - Hanoi (B)
Aboard the traditional cruise through Halong Bay, Day 2 of 2 * No local guide *

Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise that offer a perfect opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out luggage and bid tidings to beautiful Halong Bay.
By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi (city)
Sightseeing around Hanoi city centre with electric car (possible to make some quick stops for few minutes en route to take photo)
Hanoi is a blend of long-established traditions and modern imprints of Western colonization. Tree-lined boulevards and colonial buildings give the city a touch of Western elegance, while crowded blocks of tiny old houses and narrow lanes full of daily life bear the charms of the past centuries. Take 60 minutes ride on an electric car through Quan Su Pagoda, Silk Road, Hanoi Railway Station and Hoa Lo Prison then Hanoi Opera House.
Visit Hoan Kiem Lake and the Rising Sun bridge
Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem means Lake of the Returned), is a lake in the historical centre of the Hanoi capital. It is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life. Legend has it that King Le Loi handed a magic sword called Heaven's Will which brought him victory in his revolt against the Chinese Ming dynasty back to the Golden Turtle God in the lake. The Tortoise Tower (Thap Rua) standing on a small island near the centre of the lake is linked to the legend. Continue to visit the brightly painted red wooden bridge so-called The Huc (the Rising Sun bridge) which connects Hoan Kiem lake and its largest islet.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 4 Hanoi - Hue (B)
Transfer
Flight from Hanoi to Hue
Sightseeing in Hue

Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century.
Visit the Imperial Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh
Venture into the countryside around Hue to the Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc. Tu Duc, the longest reigning Vietnamese emperor, designed and built this elegant tomb during his lifetime, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading and theatre performances. Take some time to soak in the tranquil atmosphere, wandering among the gracefully proportioned pavilions, courtyards and lotus ponds. Afterwards visit the Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh, dramatically located on a hillside. The last of the monumental tombs of the Nguyen dynasty, completed in 1931, this tomb incorporates distinct European elements into traditional Vietnamese architecture.
Visit the Imperial Citadel
Located in the heart of Hue is the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking Flag Tower, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit Dien Tho Residence (Dien Tho palace) where the Queen mother lived, visit Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other sites, including a visit to the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum.
Overnight in Hue

Day 5 Hue - Hoi An (B)
By vehicle from Hue to Hoi An with sightseeing in Danang

Drive south from Hue along scenic mountain roads with spectacular views over the coastline. Highlights along the way include the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam; Lang Co, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the East Vietnam Sea; and the large coastal city of Danang.
After arriving in Danang, visit the Cham Museum, an elegant colonial building which houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world; and pass by Non Nuoc Beach, a famous spot for American soldiers during the Vietnam-American War. Continue south to Hoi An, stopping enroute to visit the Marble Mountains, a group of limestone and marble hills filled with caves. The mountain represent the five elements of the universe.
Sightseeing in Hoi An
Hoi An, a picturesque riverside town, was one of South East Asia's major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. This walking tour includes many of the town's highlights. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Near the bridge is Sa Huynh Museum which houses exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Wander into the Tran Family Chapel, a 200 year old house built for worshipping ancestors. Visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda built around 1690 and enlarged in 1900. It is typical of the Chinese clans in the Hoi An area and is dedicated to Thien Hau Thanh Mau, the Goddess of the Sea and Protector of Sailors and Fishermen. Also enter into a Lantern Making Workshop to see how the frame is made and the silk cloth put onto the lantern.
Overnight in Hoi An

Day 6 Hoi An - Danang - Saigon (B)
By vehicle from Hoi An to Danang
Flight from Danang to Saigon
Transfer
Sightseeing in Saigon

A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin the trip into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. 
Afterwards, drive to the historic centre to visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon's most interesting pagodas. Proceed to pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Pass by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside). Finally, end up at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste
Overnight in Saigon

Day 7 Saigon (B)

Time at leisure. Transfer to airport for homebound flight. Tour ends.

*B-Breakfast / L-Lunch / D-Dinner


* Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed annually for maintenance from September - November.
* Hon Chen Temple festival will take place on Perfume river in Hue between March - April 2018 and August - September 2018. Please check your traveling date with us in advance.
* An additional surcharge for guide and vehicle may be applicable for bookings that fall during TET festival from 4-10 February 2019 in Vietnam. We will advise you in advance.


Hotel
Option A
Option B
Cabin / onboard (Vietnam)

Oriental Sails Cruise / Superior

(2Days 1Night)

Pelican Halong Cruise / Deluxe 2Days

(2Days 1Night)

Hanoi
3* May De Ville City Centre 2
4* Flower Garden Hotel
Hue
4* Park View Hotel
4* Romance Hotel
Hoi An
4* Muca Hoi An Boutique Resort & Spa
4* Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa
Saigon
3* Nhat Ha 2 Hotel
4* Muong Thanh Sai Gon Centre Hotel

*Accommodation will be provided in the above hotel or similar in case priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking


Package Price (Twin Sharing): CAD$/Per Person (Land Only)

Tour Periods

(Arrival Hanoi on Sunday)

Option A
Option B
Land Package Rate
Single Supplement
Land Package Rate
Single Supplement
01 Nov 2018 ─ 30 Apr 2019
$1,565$385
$1,679
$475
01 May 2019 ─ 31 Oct 2019
$1,635
$465
$1,750
$575

*All prices are per person in CAD$, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for below listed category. Single supplement will be charged starting from 2 passengers up for each passenger occupying a single room.


​Land Cost Includes:

  • Program is based on English speaking guide. For other languages a supplement charge will apply
  • Accommodation as mentioned above or equivalent
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • When very early morning flights are scheduled, a breakfast box may replace the standard hotel breakfast
  • Flight ticket(s), in economy class unless otherwise specified, according to the itinerary (Flight from Danang to Saigon; Flight from Hanoi to Hue)
  • Porter fees at the airport where guide service is booked
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle. Round trip airport transfer
  • Sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour​


Land Cost Excludes: 

  • International flight
  • Visa fees (please contact us for Visa procedures)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in tour itinerary above
  • Travel insurance
  • ​Vietnam domestic airport taxes (if any, approx. CAD10-15 per person per flight)
  • Tipping fees (based on your satisfaction) and other personal expenses


Dates of Arrival in Hanoi

1st day of tour (Sunday)

06 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
03 Feb 2019
10 Feb 201917 Feb 2019
24 Feb 201903 Mar 2019
10 Mar 2019
17 Mar 201924 Mar 201931 Mar 2019
07 Apr 201914 Apr 2019
21 Apr 201928 Apr 2019
05 May 201912 May 2019
19 May 2019
26 May 201902 Jun 2019
09 Jun 201916 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
30 Jun 201907 Jul 2019
14 Jul 201921 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
04 Aug 201911 Aug 201918 Aug 2019
25 Aug 201901 Sep 2019
08 Sep 201915 Sep 2019
22 Sep 201929 Sep 2019v
06 Oct 2019
13 Oct 201920 Oct 201927 Oct 2019
*All Seat-In-Coach tours have guaranteed departure for minimum 2 passengers


Remarks:

  • This is a land-only tour, please contact us for international flight rate. If you wish to book your own international flights, please feel free to consult us about your trip schedule before booking your flights
  • Please note that compulsory gala dinners and peak season surcharges may apply during peak periods surrounding the public holidays of Christmas and New Year and Lunar New Year (TET Festival) - these surcharges will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Pre-night and post-night are available, please contact us for more details
  • All prices per person and subject to change
  • Hotel room based on twin share (double occupancy)