Day 1 Arrival at Hanoi Airport
Welcome to Vietnam
On arrival at Hanoi International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your tour guide will meet you at you hotel for your Full day Hanoi tour.
Hanoi is a charming and fascinating capital. It is also a very attractive city with French-style architecture. Spending one day to wander around the charming Hanoi city, exploring its perfect blend of western and oriental charms
First stop is to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays and Fridays), his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Then, visit the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam, you will be also introduced the art of wood carving and bronze casting in Vietnam in the 19th century.
In the afternoon, we continue with Ethnology Museum, where we can find a wide range of displayed items belong to 54 ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Almost the most outstanding characteristics as well as cultural patterns of Vietnamese minorities are shown there. Leaving behind the museum and free to shop in the Old Quarter.
Day 3 Hanoi-Halong Bay
Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for check out in the hotel. The driver will pick you and transfer to Tuan Chau Island near Halong City.
Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets. The region is popular for scuba diving, rock climbing and hiking, particularly in mountainous Cát Bà National Park.
100H arrive at Cruise terminal and by 1300H embark to the cruise ship. Welcome drinks will be served on the dining area, followed by Cruise Manager Safety Briefing.
13:15 – 14:30 Lunches served at the dining room.
15:00– 16:30 Visit Floating Village by Bamboo Sampan Boat
17:30 – 18:00 Cooking Demonstrations with the Chef and local wine class on the Sundeck.
17:30 – 19:00 Enjoy Happy Hour Promo Buy one & Get one Free (House Wine, Long Drinks, Beers,
Soft drinks &Canned Juice)
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner served.
21:00 – onwards After Dinner Enjoy Squid Fishing at the Main Deck or Relax at the dining for Karaoke or movie.
Overnight in Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong Bay-Hanoi
06:15 – 06:45 Start your day with Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck (Wake –up Call request is also available at the Reception)
07:00 – 07:45 Light Breakfast buffet (Continental Service)
08:00 – 08:45 Visit and explore the formation of stalagmite and stalactites Grotto
09:00 – 09:45 Regular Check-out time (if you have any heavy Luggage just put outside of your Cabins
& Settle your bills at the Reception Counter)
09:45 – onwards Full Brunch Buffet Served while the Boat Cruise Back to Main Port.
10:45 – 11:00 disembark the cruise and get the transfer to hotel in Hanoi.
The driver will pick you up in the port and drop you the hotel in Hanoi
Afternoon is free to relax in the hotel or go for shopping.
• The itinerary might be subject to changes due to weather or tide conditions without prior notice.
• The cruise schedule might be subject to changes upon weather and operation conditions.
Day 5 Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City
Breakfast at the hotel. Day is free until check out. In the afternoon the driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
On arrival in Ho Chi Minh airport the driver will pick you up and drop you to the hotel. After check-in to hotel, we start our half day sightseeing of Ho Chi Minh City.
We first visit to Reunification Palace which was built in 1962 and is famous for its outstanding example of 1960’s architecture.
Then we move on to War Crime Museum which primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. We finish our city tour with the visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, which were both built in French architecture style during the colonial times.
Evening, it is your free time at leisure
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet our tour guide at your hotel and start our visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. Located 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City, this place has been known since the Vietnam – American War. Underground tunnels in Cu Chi were used as a base of the Vietnamese Army (Việt cộng). The tunnel system covers almost all the Cu Chi area, stretching over 200km and consists of three levels in depth (from 8 to 12 meters). You will be introduced to the scheme of the system and watch a surprising documentary about the heroic railway land of Cu Chi. Then you will visit parts of the tunnel’s partisan museum, a reproduction of the military department where sawing to produce a bomb grenades and mines. You can also see smoke-free military stove, a conference room and a commander's bunker. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge).
Afternoon, we start our shopping activities with first stops at Parkson and Vincom where you can find international brands and high quality Vietnamese brands. Or Saigon Square where the local people often go to buy the international brands, made in Vietnam clothes. Round up our day with shopping at Ben Thanh Market.
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
Breakfast at the hotel. Today experience the most famous Mekong Delta, the fertile land with friendly smiles and lush tranquil gardens is waiting to embrace any visitor coming to it. The tour guide will meet you at the hotel and start our full day tour to Ben Tre. Upon arrival at Ben Tre town, take a boat trip along Ben Tre River to see how the life on River Banks. We stop at Brick factory, Salt workshop and coconut workshop. Then we continue our cruise on Cai Sơn and Nhơn Thạnh creeks to see some family making mats. Afterwards, take a motor cart trip through the rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch with fish menu will be served at a local family.
Afternoon, we take a rowing boat along water palm creek to return to pier where our driver is waiting to take us back to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 6250/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights.
Destinations: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh / Dubai.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Hanoi based on double room occupancy.
1 night / 2 days accommodation on board the cruise in Halong Bay based on double room occupancy.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Ho Chi Minh based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfers in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh on private car.
Sightseeing tours in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh on seat in coach.
Daily breakfast in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh & full board meal in the cruise..
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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