Introduction to Vietnam PVN-T-14
Vietnam is part of South East Asia, bordered by ocean on the west and south, with China to the north and Cambodia and Laos to the west. Introduction to Vietnam PVN-T-14 is rich in history and culture blended from diverse influences that have presided over the country and its people. From the 2000 years of domination by the Chinese to the more modern influences of French colonialism and the turbulent independence movement of the mid 20th Century, Vietnam is now being embraced by the world for its magnificent natural beauty, friendly and inquisitive people and its delicious food. Full of UNESCO and World Heritage listed sights. The geography consists of hills and densely forested mountains in the northwest. Vietnam is a treasure trove of memories. Its geography, man made monuments and structures are supplemented by the positive attitude of the Vietnamese people themselves, creating an inspiring and captivating atmosphere for visitors. This gracious and graceful country is an outstanding travel destination.
This tour covers the most attractive places.
It is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is often referred to as the ‘Paris of the Orient’. Covered with lakes, tree lined boulevards and French designed villas; this romantic city cuts a distinctly different style of life to that in Saigon. A mus eye catching sight of Hanoi is the Old Quarter, comprised of trading streets where traditional and modern goods are traded from centuries old ‘tunnel houses’ and narrow streets are abuzz with colour and activity.
The World Heritage listed Halong Bay is often referred to as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Vietnam. According to legend, the 1000’s of islands were formed by a dragon and its efforts form some of the most stunning scenery in Vietnam. Your journey will not complete without at least spending a four hour cruise on the Bay of Tonkin and, if time permits, staying overnight on board a traditional junk boat anchored amongst the bizarre rock sculptures watching sunset and sunrise.
This ancient city is bisected by the Perfume River, given its name by the smell created from the fallen flowers which drift down the river each year. This city became the capital and cultural centre of Vietnam last century and was home to Vietnam’s last Emperor Dynasty and as such contains the must see UNESCO listed Citadel and Royal Tombs.
It is known as the ‘Living Museum of Vietnam’, this UNESCO listed town is a place lost in time. Major trading port of South East Asia from the end of the 16th Century to the early 19th Century, Hoi An was populated and influenced architecturally by Japanese, French, Chinese and Vietnamese designs.
Previously occupied by both the French and the Americans, Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City in the south. This is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. The main reason for most travellers staying here is its proximity to the well-known My Khe Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An ,My Son, shopping highlights and historical sights.
Ho Chi Minh formerly called Saigon with a population of 7 Million, is situated in the south-eastern corner of Vietnam. Major tourist attractions include the Reunification Palace-formerly South Vietnam Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Ben Thanh Market. Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta with dense network of canals and rice fields are only short drive away.
These 7 days tour gives you a lifelong memory of different city of Vietnam with its picturesque view.
|Day 01:||Hanoi Halong|
|Day 02:||Halong – Hanoi|
|Day 03:||Hanoi – Hue|
|Day 05:||Hue – Hoi An|
|Day 06:||Hoi An – Danang – Saigon|
Day 01: Hanoi Halong
Arrival in Hanoi – By vehicle from Hanoi (Noi Bai Airport) to Halong – Overnight in Halong.
Day 02: Halong – Hanoi (Breakfast: Hotel / Lunch: Meals incl. in itinerary (Vietnam) )
Excursion by boat through Halong Bay including lunch – By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi (city) – Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 03: Hanoi – Hue (Breakfast: Hotel )
Sightseeing in Hanoi – Visit the Temple of Literature – Visit Ho Chi Minh Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda – Transfer – Flight from Hanoi to Hue – Transfer – Overnight in Hue.
Day 04: Hue (Breakfast: Hotel )
Excursion to Thuy Bieu village with cooking class – Sightseeing in Hue – Visit the Old Imperial City – Overnight in Hue.
Day 05: Hue – Hoi An (Breakfast: Hotel )
Visit the Imperial Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh – By vehicle from Hue to Hoi An with sightseeing in Danang – Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 06: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (Breakfast: Hotel )
Sightseeing in Hoi An (Half day) – By vehicle from Hoi An to Danang – Flight from Danang to Saigon – Transfer – Overnight in Saigon.
Day 07: Saigon (Breakfast: Hotel )
Sightseeing in Saigon [Half day] Transfer.
- German-speaking guide if available otherwise English speaking guide.
- accommodation as mentioned above or equivalent.
- where very early morning flights are scheduled, a breakfast box may replace the standard ABF.
- meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight.
- 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.
- boat ticket(s) according to the itinerary.
- 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. – sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.
- International and domestic airport taxes in Vietnam are automatically included in ticket.
- International and domestic airport taxes in Myanmar are automatically included in ticket.
- visa fees, drinks, personal expenses.
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- For bookings of round trip or module packages, we will confirm one of the hotels mentioned above according to the selected category. 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.
- You can check current peak season surcharge and compulsory extras at the below links: Link to peak season surcharge page Link to compulsory extras page