Vietnam Classic Tours

Vietnam Experience

Number of days: 10

Price from: 967$

Tour Type: Private Tour

Departure: Daily

Start from: Hanoi or reverse

Highlights: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cuchi Tunnels

This tour organized for travelers, who want to know the diversity of Vietnam. You will understand Vietnam with: Our history, Our literature, Our religious, Our beautiful nature...

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  • DESTINATIONS

    * Hanoi - Exploration of this charming, historical centre and its French provincial influences 

    * Halong Bay - Vietnam’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’; the stunning beauty of the 3,000 islets of the Gulf of Tonkin

    * Hue - The country’s former imperial capital 

    * Hoi An - Discover this charming UNESCO World Heritage listed site 

    * Nha Trang – Home to tranquil beaches and has a thriving fishing industry.

    * Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) -  Vietnam’s most cosmopolitan and vibrant city

    * Mekong Delta - ‘Rice basket of Vietnam’ and home to many living, working and travelling along the river  

    ACTIVITIES

    Cultural Tours / History & Archaeology Tours / Museums & Galleries / Caves / Music / Shopping / Walking Tours / Boating & Sailing / Beach Relaxing


    BRIEF ITINERARY

    Day 1: Arrive Hanoi 

    Day 2: Hanoi full day visit – Halong Bay (B)


    Day 3: Halong - Hue (B/L)


    Day 4: Hue City (B)

    Day 5: Hue – Hoi An - Cooking Class (B/D) 

    Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang – Nha Trang (B)

    Day 7: Nha Trang Island Excursion (B/L)

    Day 8: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh, City Tour (B)

    Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)


    Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Visit Cuchi Tunnels - Departure (B)

    Include:

    - Accommodation with daily in twin/double share

    - All transfers by private A/C vehicle

    - Boat trip in Ha Long, Hue, Nhatrang and Mekong Delta

    - Domestic Flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Nhatrang, Nhatrang – Ho Chi Minh City

    - Cooking class in Hoi An

    - English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request

    - All meals as per program

    Exclude:

    - International flights

    - Meals except otherwise mentioned

    - Vietnam Visa (on request)

    - Tipping, drinks, insurance, and personal expenses

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    We had a really enjoyable trip. All three guides Gian, Hana and Giao were delightful, friendly and full of helpful information. It was fantastic to be met and taken to all the airports. The transport to the various venues and visits was also very well organised. The hotels were all excellent and were in great locations. The Vinh Hung Emerald in Hoi An was our favourite. Everything combined to make our holiday in a new country an exciting, enjoyable and safe experience. We would thoroughly recommend anyone to thinking of traveling in Vietnam to use your company's services and we definitely intend to return to your wonderful country.

    Regards

    Roger Birchmore from New Zealand


  • Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
    On your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will meet you at Noi Bai airport and escort you to a hotel in the center of Hanoi. After two or more hours relaxing, our cyclo tour does not make you tired but more relax. After one hour ride around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter, the cyclo will take you to Thang Long theatre for enjoying Water Puppets show. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi. 


    Day 2: Hanoi full day visit – Halong (B)
    In the morning, we will take the city tour. The highlights to visit are Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature). Afternoon, we will drive 170km to Halong city through the Red river delta. Check in hotel and leisure time. Overnight at hotel in Halong city. 

    Day 3: Halong - Hue (B/L)
    After breakfast at hotel, you will embark on a sailing boat for cruising around several of rocks, islets, caves and grottos of Halong Bay. The boat will stop a while for you to take a short excursion visit Thien Cung grotto. Lunch will be served on board. Get off the boat after lunch and drive to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for 1-hour flight to Hue City. Overnight in Hue. 


    Day 4: Hue City Tour (B)
    Full day visit of Hue including: the Imperial Citadel of Hue, King Tu Duc’s tomb, King Minh Mang tomb (typical formal oriental style designed), and Thien Mu pagoda. In late afternoon, we take a cruise on Huong River. Overnight in Hue. 


    Day 5: Hue – Hoi An - Cooking Class (B/D)
    After breakfast, we will take a car ride to Hoi An town, which is about 120km from Hue. You will travel through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Passing Danang, the car will stop for the visit to Cham museum where you will see the rich collection of Cham sculpture. Check in hotel upon arrival in Hoian. 
    17:30pm: Pick up at your hotel and gather at Hai Scout café and join in a cooking class from 6pm to 8pm. Enjoy dinner at the cooking class with what you have cooked. Overnight in Hoi An. 


    Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang – Nha Trang (B)
    In the morning we explore the Ancient town of Hoi An by walking tour to visit the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Temple and Pagoda, some typical ancient houses. Then transfer to Da Nang Airport for flight to Nha trang in the afternoon. 
    Nha Trang has one of the most popular beaches in all of Vietnam, with clear turquoise water and a backdrop of mountains. The coconut palms provide shelter along most of the 6 km beachfront. 
    Enjoy your free time on the beach. Overnight in Nha Trang. 


    Day 7: Nha Trang Island Excursion (B/L)
    You will have one day boat trip. Firstly we will go to Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. Relax, sunbath and swimming at Tam island. Then visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island where you will have chance to see the life of the many sea species of Nha Trang Ocean in the aquarium. Return to Nha Trang for overnight. 


    Day 8: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
    Morning, transfer to Cam Ranh Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. 
    In the afternoon, tour of Saigon to famous landmarks such as: the Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral - two of the city's architectural landmarks then onto China Town, Binh Tay market and Thien Hau pagoda. Back to downtown and a short walk via Opera House, City Hall.... Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


    Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
    Leaving the busy city early, you are going to visit typical country side of Vietnam in the Mekong Delta. On arrival at Cai Be, of course, the only way for you to observe the local lifestyle is getting on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region. You will see the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Roaming around and observe how the people make the living from fruit trees such as coconut, corn and other local products. Return to Saigon for overnight.
     

    Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Cuchi Tunnels - Departure (B)
    In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city after 4 hours excursion. Then it depends on your flight departure time we will transfer you straight to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City city or return to the city center before sending you to the airport. End of the trip. 


  • Categories of Accommodation


    Value:

    With basic hotels and simple accommodation, this is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel. We would normally accommodate your in these in remote areas.


    Standard:

    Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant. Sometimes these are a good affordable choice in cities where accommodation is very expensive, but where being centrally located is a prime consideration.


    Superior:

    Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre. This is the 'classic' hotel standard we use on most of our group based tours.


    Deluxe:

    Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care. India and Southeast Asia have a fabulous array of top notch 5-star properties.


    Luxury:

    Luxury accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!


  • VIETNAM

    Visa and Passport
    Except for a number of ASEAN countries a visa is required to visit Vietnam. If your itinerary requires two
    entries into Vietnam then a double entry visa must be obtained. If your trip is postponed or delayed it may be necessary to obtain another visa if your original visa is not valid for your new dates of travel.

    Tourist Visa
    A Vietnam Tourist Visa is valid for the period of 30-days and for a single entry (unless endorsed for a double entry at additional cost). Your passport must be sent to the embassy along with payment with prepaid shipping arrangements with Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, FedEx, etc., two completed visa applications and two passport photos. Allow five-business days for processing.

    Visa-on-Arrival
    A Visa-on-Arrival is available if you are pre-approved for the visa. In lieu of a stamped visa in your passport prior to departure a fax from the Department of Immigration is issued and used as your travel document for boarding your international flight to Vietnam. This system has been working for a number of years now and is extremely reliable. Visa-on-Arrival processing charges are normally $25 and a $45 fee is payable directly to Vietnamese Immigration upon arrival.

    Double Entry Visa
    A Double Entry Visa is a Tourist Visa endorsed for a double entry. If your itinerary requires a double entry be sure and obtain the Double Entry Visa.

    Re-Entry Visa
    Re-entry Visas, prior to departing Vietnam, are possible to obtain in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City through authorized agencies for a fee of approximately $25, however it requires one-to-two days and the deposit of your passport. This is not advisable unless your itinerary allows ample time and you remain in the city where the application was filed until the visa is issued. It is strongly advised to obtain a Double Entry Visa prior entering Vietnam.

    Passport Validity Dates
    Your passport must have a validity date of at least six-months remaining after your visit to Vietnam is completed.

    Travel Document Companies
    Unless you live nearby a Vietnamese embassy or consulate or are experienced in dealing with embassies by mail or telephone, it is advised that you use a travel document company to obtain your visa.
    Notes: You can email us at info@privateasiatours.com for more advice on Vietnam Visa information. The service is free of charge. All the emails will be replied within 24h.

    Entry Procedures
    Arrival and Departure Cards are required to be completed upon entry into Vietnam; they will be provided by the airline or at the border gate. The yellow copy of the card will be returned to you and must be submitted when you depart Vietnam; keep it in a safe place. Making a photocopy of it is a good idea and keeping it with your other photocopies.
    If you have been pre-approved for a Visa-on-Arrival simply process though the Visa-on-Arrival lane at immigration.
    Once your visa formalities have been completed claim your baggage and process through customs.

    Duty Free
    One-carton of cigarettes and one bottle of liquor.

    Exit Procedures
    Complete the customs declaration and process through customs then complete the immigration processing where you will be required to return the yellow copy of your Arrival and Departure Card.

    Tendering Passports
    Vietnamese law requires that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening. This may appear odd to Western travelers but until the 1960's a number of European countries required that passports be tendered to the hotel each evening.

    Travel Insurance
    Traveler's Insurance is strongly recommended. A number of companies sell competing policies and it is a good idea to read the fine print and ask questions if you are in doubt. 
    Note: some insurance companies cover travel insurance in their existing policies; check, you may already be covered. Policies have differing benefits for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical and dental coverage, and emergency medical transportation, lost baggage, missed connections, and accidents.
    Of special note is the emergency medical transportation. This is extremely costly; if you any health condition which may require medical evacuation you should check to see if you are currently covered and if not purchase the insurance. Medical treatment, if required, can be costly and the pay is usually in cash.


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