Glimpse of Vietnam 6-Day Tour (Overnight on board in Halong Bay)

Weekly Guaranteed Departure Based On Minimum of 2 Passengers with Sunday Arrival in Haoni

(Tour Code: VN-SIC-21C)


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


Day 1
Hanoi - Halong - Cabin / onboard (Vietnam) (L/D)
By vehicle from Hanoi (city) to Halong Bay
Transfer to/from Tuan Chau Marina Port
Aboard the traditional cruise through Halong Bay, Day 1 of 2

* No tour 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 on-board.
Overnight in cabin / onboard (Vietnam).

Day 2
Cabin / onboard (Vietnam) - Halong - Hanoi (B)
Aboard the traditional cruise through Halong Bay, Day 2 of 2 * No tour 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
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, Ngoc Son Temple 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.
The Ngoc Son Temple was erected in the 18th century. It honours the 13th -century military leader Tran Hung Dao who distinguished himself in the fight against the Yuan - Mongol invaders, Van Xuong, a scholar and Nguyen Van Sieu, a Confucian master and famous writer in charge of repairs made to the temple in 1864. Jade Island is connected to the shore by the wooden red-painted Huc Bridge (The Huc, means Morning Sunlight Bridge).
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3
Hanoi to Hue (B) By Air

Transfer
Flight from Hanoi to Hue
Transfer
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 Old Imperial City
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 4
Hue - Hoi An (B/L)
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, five stone hillocks, once islands, that rise sharply from the surrounding rice fields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of 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 5
Hoi An - Danang - Saigon by air (B)
By vehicle from Hoi An to Danang
Flight from Danang to Saigon
Transfer
Sightseeing in Saigon (Half day)

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 6
Saigon (B)
Transfer

Tour ends.


*Note: B-Breakfast/ L-Lunch/ D-Dinner
*Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed annually for maintenance between from 5 September - 30 November 2017.
*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.


Hotel
Option A
Option B
Cabin / onboard (Vietnam)
Garden Bay Cruise 
Deluxe / 2Days 1Night
Pelican Halong Cruise 
Pelican Deluxe / 2Days 1Night
Hanoi
Rosaliza Hotel 
Adamas Hanoi Hotel 
Hue
Mondial Hue Hotel 
Romance Hotel 
Hoi An
Phu Thinh Boutique Resort & Spa 
Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa 
Saigon
Le Duy Grand Hotel 
Muong Thanh Sai Gon Centre Hotel 

​*The accommodation will be provided in the above hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.


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

Monday Departures
Option A
Option B
Package Rate
Single Supplement
Package Rate
Single Supplement
01 Nov 2017 ─ 30 Apr 2018
$1,612$431
$1,766
$566
01 May 2018 ─ 31 Oct 2018
$1,559
$378
$1,661
$498

​​*All prices are per person in CAD$, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for the 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, please contact your agent, a supplement charge will apply.
  • Accommodation as mentioned above or equivalent
  • Meals according to itinerary (B-Breakfast/ L-Lunch/ D-Dinner)
  • 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 Hanoi to Hue, Flight from Danang to Saigon)
  • Porter fees at the airport where guide service is booked
  • Current fuel surcharges are included, however, these are subject to change prior to tour start date
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
  • 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
  • Airport taxes in Vietnam are automatically included in ticket
  • Sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.


Land Cost Excludes: 

  • International flight
  • Visa fees
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in tour itinerary above
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping fees (based on your satisfaction) and other personal expenses


* Visa Procedures: Please contact us for more details
* ​International Flight: Please consult us about your trip schedule before booking your flights.


Seat-In-Coach Dates
06 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017
04 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017
18 Dec 2017
25 Dec 2017
01 Jan 2018
08 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018
22 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018
05 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018
05 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018
09 Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
07 May 2018
14 May 2018
21 May 2018
28 May 2018
04 Jun 2018
11 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018
09 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018
03 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018



*Departure Every Monday
*All Seat-In-Coach tours have guaranteed departure for minimum 2 passengers
*All prices per person and subject to change