A Journey Through Vietnam 8 Days

    • Tour Code: VNIC-8D
    • Duration: 8 Day
    • departure:
    • destination: Asia
  • Guaranteed departure for minimum of 2 pax
    -Hanoi
    -Halong Bay
    -Hue
    -Hoi An
    -Danang
    -Saigon
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be closed annually for maintenance from 5 September - 30 November 2017.
    Hon Chen Temple festival will take place on Perfume river in Hue between March - April and August - September. Please check your traveling date with us in advance.
    Var.A 3-4* Accommodations
    Var.B 4* Accommodations

Please be noted that prices are showing for Var.A (3* Accommodations)
Updating to Var.B (4* Accommodations): usd 75 per person 

                                                                    

Day 01 Hanoi
Itinerary
Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, meet and greet with our guide and transfer to hotel in Hanoi.
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.
Cities
  • Hanoi

Hotel
Var.A: Rosaliza Hotel ROH [Deluxe City View & Executive City View] 
Var.B:Flower Garden Hotel ROH [FIT 1-5 room / Superior & Deluxe] 
Day 02 Hanoi - Halong - cabin / onboard (Vietnam)
Itinerary
By vehicle from Hanoi (city) to Halong Bay.
Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 1 of 2 * No Compass Holidays guide *
Depart from Hanoito Halong Bay; en route take a short stop for a break. Transfer with a tender to the comfortable junk 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 junk 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).
Cities
  • Hanoi

  • Halong Bay

Meals
( B/L/D )
Hotel
Overnight on-board.
Day 03 cabin / onboard (Vietnam) - Halong - Hanoi - Hue
Itinerary
Cruise aboard traditional junk through Halong Bay, Day 2 of 2 * No Compass Holidays 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 (Noi Bai Airport)
-Flight from Hanoi to Hue
-Transfer
-Overnight in Hue.
Cities
  • Halong Bay

  • Hanoi

  • Huế

Meals
( B )
Hotel
Var.A: Midtown Hotel Hue ROH [FIT 1-5 room / Deluxe City View/Deluxe River View] 
Var.B: Muong Thanh Holiday Hue Hotel Deluxe [f.Deluxe City View / FIT 1-7 room / Early Bird Promotion 16:Booked 21 days prior to arrival] 
Day 04 Hue
Itinerary
Excursion to Thuy Bieu village with cooking class.
Arrive Toa Kham Wharf to get on boat and cruise on Perfume River. Stop at Dong Ba Market to select ingredients for the cooking class. Visit the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda before heading to Thuy Bieu Village. Upon arrival, optional walking or biking around the village to visit a garden house as well as an old ancestral temple. Keep visiting incense or joss paper making families and learn more Vietnamese traditions. Join in cooking class and enjoy Hue traditional specialties lunch and experience traditional foot treatment.
Sightseeing in 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 stroll around the Dien Tho Residence (Dien Tho Palace) where the Queen mother lived. Visit the Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other sites.
Overnight in Hue.
Cities
  • Huế

Meals
( B/L )
Hotel
Var.A: Midtown Hotel Hue ROH [FIT 1-5 room / Deluxe City View/Deluxe River View] 
Var.B: Muong Thanh Holiday Hue Hotel Deluxe [f.Deluxe City View / FIT 1-7 room / Early Bird Promotion 16:Booked 21 days prior to arrival] 
Day 05 Hue - Hoi An
Itinerary
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.
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.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Cities
  • Hội An

Meals
( B )
Hotel
Var.A: Lotus Hoian Boutique Hotel & Spa Superior [FIT 1-7 room] 
Var.B: Mercure Hoi An Royal Standard [FIT 1-7 room / Revised Rate L for BKG from 09Nov16] (No Extra Bed)
Day 06 Hoi An
Itinerary
Sightseeing in Hoi An with a boat trip on the Thu Bon River.
The exquisitely preserved merchant town of Hoi An was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Its colourful shop houses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, when it was a major port for Western, Chinese and Japanese traders. Today it is a thriving centre of traditional crafts and a shopper's paradise, best explored on foot.
Wander through the cobbled streets, past low tile-roofed buildings, the bustling central market and the small harbour where colourfully painted boats are moored. The walking tour will include visits to a private house, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting; to one of the family chapels built by prominent merchants and official families as centres for ancestor worship; and to a typical Chinese-style Pagoda or assembly hall. Continue to Sa Huynh MUSEUM, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, it contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An's history. Visit a handicraft workshop in Hoi An where local products are being made by the industry itself. Finally, continue to the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. 
In the afternoon, board a local boat and cruise down the Thu Bon River, enjoying the unspoiled countryside and stopping to visit a pottery village and a woodcarving village before returning to Hoi An harbour.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Cities
  • Hội An

Meals
( B )
Hotel
Var.A: Lotus Hoian Boutique Hotel & Spa Superior [FIT 1-7 room] 
Var.B: Mercure Hoi An Royal Standard [FIT 1-7 room / Revised Rate L for BKG from 09Nov16] (No Extra Bed)
Day 07 Hoi An - Danang - Saigon
Itinerary
-Transfer to Danang airport
-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.
Cities
  • Hội An

  • Da Nang

  • Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City

Meals
( B)
Hotel
Var.A: Le Duy Grand Hotel Grand Deluxe [FIT 1-5 room] (No Extra Bed)
Var.B: Vissai Saigon Hotel Deluxe 
Day 08 Saigon-Next Destination
Itinerary
Transfer to Airport
Cities
  • Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City

Add-On
Pricing
Terms

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

INCLUDED SERVICES:
- Program is based on English speaking guide. For other languages a supplement charge will apply. 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.
- 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.

EXCLUDED SERVICES: 

-International air tickets and airport taxes
- visa fees

- drinks
- personal expenses.


Remarks

All prices are per person in USD, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for the listed category. 


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