OTKT- 10: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon and Cu Chi Tunnels
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06 Days/05 )


The 6-day trip can be enjoyed at any time of the year. In south Vietnam, the “dry” season runs from November to May. Temperatures average between 20 and 33 degrees.
The “wet” season is characterised by a brief shower late in the afternoon with temperatures from 25 to 33 degrees.
- Central Vietnam wet season, sometimes called cool winter, usually starts in October and ends in March. From April to end of September are the best months for swimming in this region’s beautiful beaches.
- Hanoi and north Vietnam experience two seasons - summer and winter. Summers are dry and warm, averaging 25 to 33 degrees. Winters (October to March) can be cool with temperatures in Hanoi averaging 10 to 20 degrees in January. Some winter months experience a light, drizzling rain.

Day 01 : ARRIVAL HANOI CAPITAl (D)
Arrive in Hanoi, the gracious capital of Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel, followed by a tour briefing.Tonight you will dine at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants. Accommodation

Day 02 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L,D)
An early start to this morning’s cooking class as the chef takes you to a local market to purchase your ingredients. Return to the hotel’s kitchen to learn how to prepare some popular Vietnamese dishes then enjoy the fruits of your labor for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter to see the mausoleum, visit the humble house on stilts from which Ho Chi Minh ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. We’ll also view the Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. This evening dine at Hoa Sua, a splendid restaurant that reflects Hanoi’s French culinary past. It is run by orphans and has one of the best pastry shops in Hanoi. Tonight, see Hanoi’s famous Water Puppets.

Day 03 : HANOI - HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B,L,D)
An early start this morning as we journey east (approximately 170km, or 3 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to Halong Bay. En route pass fields of busy workers farming their rice using traditional methods of cultivation. Halong Bay achieved international fame as a key location in the French film Indochine starring Catherine Deneuve. The bay has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries however and continues to capture the imagination of visitors. On arrival, transfer to the nearby port for a magical time aboard your boat cruising around the bay. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that jut out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. We explore its caves and admire its beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays for a refreshing swim. We also take the opportunity to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on board our boat. Late afternoon travel back to Hanoi for a free evening.

Day 04 : HANOI - HO CHI MINH (B,L,D)
This morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam’s rush to modernise more visible. This afternoon begin a walking tour of Saigon’s famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, Municipal Theatre and Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace) and War Remnants Museum, drive to Cholon, the Chinatown district of the city. Visit the enormous Binh Tay Wholesale market, with its beehive of stores hawking everything under the sun before visiting the ornate Thien Hau temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. Accommodation

Day 05 : COOKING CLASS & CU CHI TUNNELS (B,L,D)
This morning we take a cooking class at the Vietnam Cookery Center. The class is designed to be easy, fun but also comprehensive. Participants will have the opportunity to sample their own creations. After lunch head out to Cu Chi. The Cu Chi tunnel network was established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American firepower. The network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of communist forces during the Vietnam War. For those wanting to discover the local nightlife, Saigon should have something for everyone.

Day 06: HOCHIMINH - DEPARTURE
Free untill transfer to TAN SON NHAT airport for flying to your next destionation.


Rate in USD per person Currency Converter
Pax
Solo
2
3
4
5
6-10
11-15
15+1  
20up
Sgl sup
5 star 
1,626
1030
959
915
892
871
853
844
832
395  
4 star
1,289
862
791
748
724
703
785
776  
764  
250  
3 star
1044
699
618
575
552
531
512
503
491
150
2 star
935
649
575
525
510
485
465

455 

445
100 
Booking this tour by email

Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel )

Cities
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Hanoi
Halong
Hue
Hoian

VinhHung  Resort

Nhatrang
Saigon
Rex or Grand
Dalat
Siemreap

Tour Cost includes:

- 5 nights hotel accommodation (03 nights in Hanoi and 2 night in Saigon).
- Breakfast daily & lunch OR dinner
- All transfers and transport in modern air -conditioned vehicles.
- Cooking class
- Boat trip on Halong Bay.
- 01 domestic flight.
- Sightseeing as specified
-Vietnamese local guides throughout.
.

- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)

Tour Cost excludes:
- Airport taxes;

- Visas to Vietnam and Cambodia (20$ for Visa on arrival )

- Travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers

Trip Summary :

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Vietnam Spectacular tour 14 days
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Vietnam-Cambodia 14 days

The Best of Indochina 18 days

 


Where:

Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in Siemreap -Cambodia

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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