14 Day Tour in Viet Nam

Get ready for an exciting adventure in Vietnam. Travel from stirring Ho Chi Minh City to the French influences of Hanoi on a journey that takes in Vietnam's most amazing sights. Relax on a Halong Bay boat tour, explore the countryside around Hoi An, relax on Nha Trang's perfect beaches and crawl through the humbling Cu Chi Tunnels and much more things are waiting ahead for you to discover. This tour is jam-packed full of real life experiences and opportunities to really get to know the food, cultures, histories, places and people of Vietnam

Tour program: 14 days - 13 nights
Destination: Ho Chi Minh City ( Vietnam ) -...
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Day 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh
Your Vietcirlce guide welcome at Tansonnhat Airport to take you to your hotel for refreshing, in the still called Saigon. After lunch visit the main historical spots: Reunification Palace (former Presidential Palace) and War Remnants Museum. Have a short walk along the hype shopping Dong Khoi Street to the Saigon Opera (Municipal Theatre)a treasure of French colonial architecture also represented byCentral Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedralsince end of 19th century. Then we drive you to the bustling Cho Lon (China town) and visit the Heaven Lady Pagoda. After dinner, admire the Water Puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agriculture civilization of thousand years ago. Dreamful night in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, driveto Tay Ninh (only 100km north HCMC), the center of the Cao Dai religion: a particular combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Visit Cao Dai Holy See for the daily noontide ceremony with hundreds of worshippers attired in lively red, yellow, blue and white and chanting religious hymns. In the afternoon drive to Cu Chi Tunnels. This must-see site is famous for its elaborate network of over 200km of three-storeytunnels hand-dug by local resisters during the Vietnam War. Crawl down a trapdoor to imagine how people could live in this underground “village”. Then test your marksmanship with an AK rifle at a local rifle range (optional with surcharge). Sightseeing route back to Ho Chi Minh hotel.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive about 2h to Cai Be, a riverside small town located in the Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat cruise to the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local homes where the families produce the rice-paper and coconut-candy(in traditional kilns), and observe daily country life. Then to Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet where the maze of shady creeks will surely fascinate you. You will have a chance to mingle with local peasants, learn the secret of their bonsai gardening. A typical Vietnamese lunch at a local home will be arranged, before driving back to Ho Chi Minh for a rest or leisure.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Cam Ranh – Nha Trang (B)
In the morning, free time for leisure or shopping : have a glaze on local handicrafts like ceramics and silver carvings. In the afternoon, flight to Cam Ranh,the finest deep-water shelter in Vietnam. Then a short overland (35 km) to Nha Trangand its stunning setting with towering mountains looming up behind the city and the white-sand beach stretching along the turquoise sea. Enjoy the shorefront with parks and sculpture gardens next to your hotel.

Day 5: Nha Trang (B, L)
After breakfast, we’ll have a full day cruise from Cau Da jetty to Tam Islet and Mun Islet. Theirclear waters enable snorkeling to watch easily the diverse marine life; their magnificent beaches are ideal for sunbathing. Tasteful lunch seafood will be served on board. The calm sea provides a perfect location for water-sports (optional with surcharge)such as scuba diving, jet skiing, wind surfing and parasailing on Tam Islet.Then back to Nha Trang for a well-deserved rest in your comfortable room.

Day 6: Nha Trang – Cam Ranh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B)
In the morning, flight to Da Nangperched on the bank of the Han River, on a long thin peninsula, overlooked by the Monkey Mountain. Then overland to your hotel in the graceful historic city of Hoi An, the most delightful town in Vietnam.Enjoy your free time to walk through the old streets along the incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses and Chinese ancient tea warehouses, or attend a typical Champa dance show.

Day 7: Hoi An (B)
Start by a promenade tour in the ancient town of Hoi An, through the old sections charming and wonderfully preserved for instance the Fujian Assembly Hall carried out with statues, lacquered boards, murals and the altar of the Sailor Goddess worshipped by Chinese migrants since 1690.Stroll around numbers of temples, pagodas, communal houses, crafts workshops and listen to traditional music in street live shows.But the most particular heritage of its History is reflected in the unique architecture of the 17th century’s Japanese Covered Bridge built on the back of a giant Dragon according to a local Legend. In the afternoon relax on the beautiful and longest beach in Vietnam (45 km long) or enjoy hotel facilities like foot-massage and sleep well in your nice room!

Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B)
Depart to Hue via the Hai Van Pass for a scenic view over the sea and the mountains’ landscape.The excursion leads us tothe charming village of Lang Co, where you can watch the blue lagoon and the daily life of the fishermen. Along the way stop to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang with the World’s finest collection of some 300 Cham sculpture exhibits dating from 7th to 15th centuries and the stone-carving village of Non Nuoc (next to Da Nang). Then we arrive at your hotel for leisure and overnight in the Imperial City of Hue.

Day 9: Hue (B)
The full day tour in Hue begins at the Royal Citadel of the last Nguyen dynasties. This amazing site built in accordance with geomancy, features Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Palace of Supreme Harmony, and mysterious Forbidden Purple City.You’ll have also the opportunity to listen Royal music at DuyetThi Duong Theater (optional) or to visit the lively Dong Ba Market by cyclo-cab.Next we’ll have a cruise on the Perfume River to reach the Heavenly Goddess Pagoda (Thien Mu) with it over 20 meter high tower and the Ho Chen temple devoted to Cham’s Goddess with the magnificent scenery of Jade Cup Mountain beyond. And as a final crowning, we’ll access to Minh Mang’s Mausoleum through one of the three monumental gates and stone bridges that leads to an architectural complex with 40 constructions such as: palaces, temples, sacrificial altars and square two-storey pavilion with eight roofs …and a lot more. Last dreamful night in Hue.

Day 10: Hue – Ha Noi – Bac Ninh – Ha Long Bay (B)
Early flight to Hanoi and drive to Bac Ninh, a cradle of traditional culture in the Red River Delta. Next stop at old Phu Lang pottery village, worth visiting not only because you can deal with friendly locals and buy original ceramic gifts for friends and relatives, but its natural surroundings are also attractive. Continue to Dong Giao wood-carving village and the folk-painting village of Dong Ho, famous for popular themes printed onto a hand-made paper from “Do tree”. Then nearby, leap to But-Thap Pagoda, built in 13th century and famous for its four-storey stone stupa. Arrive in your hotel in Ha Long City beside the mythic Bay “where the dragon descends into the sea”.

Day 11: Ha Long – Hai Phong (B, L)
Board on a traditional-style wooden boat for a 5-hour cruise around the wondrous Ha Long Bay, a World Natural Heritage site (Unesco listed). Enjoy the spectacular sight of magical grottoes, marvel at odd-shaped island and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam. Fresh seafood lunch is served while cruising. In the afternoon, we overland to Hai Phong to seeDu Hang Pagoda architectural style from 10th century (Tien-Le dynasty)and the Hang Kenh Communal House. Unpack your bags at your hotel in Hai Phongfor refreshing, leisure and a rest.

Day 12: Hai Phong – Ninh Binh – Ha Noi (B)
Drive to Ninh Binh via the Bai Dinh Pagoda with the biggest bronze statue of Buddha in Vietnam, weighting 100 tons! Three other statues (50 tons each) feature the three tenses (past, present and future).In this giant sanctuary complex (1000m2), you will also find the largest bronze bell (36 tons) and an invaluable collection of 500 white-stone Arhat statues.When we join Ninh Binhriver wharf, we’ll take a sampan ride to Trang An, known as Vietnam’s “Inland Ha Long Bay”. And paddle through nine enormous cavesdug bystreams and serving as portals into limestone mountain ranges.Then let’s visit the Dinh and Le dynasty temples in Hoa Lu, an ancient millennium capital of Vietnam. Last destination for leisure and overnight: Ha Noi.

Day 13: Ha Noi (B)
Full day city tour to the historical spots as the unmistakable Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the presidential house and palace, the Ethnology Museum and the Literature Temple (ancient university built in the 11th century). Then we take you to cultural highlights: - the mysterious One Pillar Pagoda with his famous lotus shape and understand his special meaning – the beautiful landscape of the West Lake overlooked by Quan Thanh Temple - and follow us into the Legend of the Restored-Sword Lake(HoanKiem)surrounding the Ngoc Son Temple. When reaching the Tran Quoc Pagoda with its Buddha Tree, an amazing backdrop will be provided to you.Take unforgettable photos at Hanoi Post Office, City Hall, Ly Thai To’ Statue, St. Joseph Cathedral, Hanoi’s Opera House, Ba Dinh square and flower garden .Walk through Ceramic Street to Dong Xuan Market for shopping. Then you will enjoy a one hour cyclo-cab ride through the Old French Quarters to reach Ma May Ancient House and its well-preserved furniture and see the beautiful red-lacquered palanquin in Bach Ma Templededicated to the legendary White Horse (11th century).Have a look at Hang Da Market before your last night in Hanoi.

Day 14: Ha Noi – Departure (B)
After a farewell breakfast, you’ll have some free time less left before transfer to Airport: “We hope see you again maybe in an Indochina Tour to discover the neighbor countries with Vietcirlce team"

Ho Chi Minh City ( Vietnam ) - Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Cam Ranh - Nha trang - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Bac Ninh - Hai Phong - Ninh Binh

PRICE: from                    USD /                    VND / per person
(for group of minimum 4 people). Price is valid until Dec. 31, 2014.
The above price is inclusive of:
- Transfer by private modern air-conditioned
- English or French - speaking guide
- Sightseeing, admission fees, entrance and boat fees as specified.
- Accommodation at twin sharing with daily breakfast.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
- Bottled water on the vehicle during transfer and sightseeing.

The above price is exclusive of:

- Visa fee & Airport tax
- Domestic airfares and taxes.
- International airfares and taxes.
- Personal Expense: Tel, Fax, Laundry, etc
- Other service which not mention in the itinerary

General remarks
Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) are subject to supplements.
Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on the arrival day and up to 12:00 on the departure date. A supplement will be added if clients want a guaranteed early check-in or late check-out.
- Please take note that we have paid to hotels in order to confirm and guarantee the rooms, if any amendment or cancellation or etc, shall be applied cancellation charges or non-refundable. 
- The tour fare does not include tipping for the guide and driver, it is customary to tip them at USD3.- per pax per day as an appreciation. 
- The timing of sightseeing points shall be fixed by local operator due to traffic and weather conditions, however all points must cover unless amendment or cancellation make by clients themselves.
- Term of payment: please make full payment  within 5 days after receiving this confirmation for the processing of this booking, if not this confirmation is automatically cancelled.
-  In urgent case, please contact: Mr. Thanh / Cell: (+84) 903 767 962)

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is made as follows:

  • 7 days prior to departure date: 100% of total tour rate.
  • 8-14 days prior to departure date: 50% of total tour rate.
  • 15-29 days prior to departure date: 25% of total tour rate.
  • 30 or more days prior to departure date: 10% of total tour rate.

 

 

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