Tour code:      KVI02  private travel with english speaking guide

 

vietnam discovery 11 days Halong - Vietnam discovery 11 days hoian city Mekong delta - Vietnam discovery 11 days

vietnam-discovery

 

This Vietnam discovery tour has been designed for travelers who have only a limited timeframe to enjoy the country’s delights. We start in Saigon, home of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels then travel south to the impressive Mekong Delta to see the lifestyle, and taste the delights of the local farmers’ labour, before heading to the central region, of Hoian. Continuing on our Vietnam tour we travel north to the capital Hanoi, and then spend a night relaxing on board a luxurious junk in the temperate emerald green waters of Halong Bay, a UNESCO Heritage site and one of the natural wonders of the modern world.

 

Highlights

  • Sampan by rowing boat through the maze of narrow waterways and canals of Mekong delta
  • A relaxing dinner cruise on Saigon river
  • Leisurely on romantic Hoian
  • A traditional cyclo ride of exploration through the busy streets of the ‘Old Quarter’
  • A water-puppet show, a traditional and ancient art form, unique to Vietnam
  • A night on luxurious junk on Halong bay

 

 

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We have designed the itinerary to give you a taste of what is achievable.
We will tailor your journey to suit your needs and budget.
Infinite adjustments can be made, including accommodation and day trips.

« Hand-stich » your unique « tailor-made » travel

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Saigon - Arrival


HCM city - Vietnam discovery

  • Met and welcomed by your guide upon arrival
  • Transfer to hotel by private car
  • Overnight at a hotel in Saigon.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Saigon - Cai Be - Can Tho


Mekong - Vietnam discovery

  • Head for the rich, fertile lands of the mighty Mekong River Delta region
  • Board a local sampan and cruise through the maze of narrow waterways and canals
  • Travel to Vinh Long
  • Visit a rice popcorn factory and an ancient colonial house
  • Lunch will be served at this location
  • Continue the voyage of discovery
  • Travel by road to Can Tho, the largest town and trade centre in the Mekong Delta
  • Overnight at a hotel in Can Tho including breakfast.

 

Day 3: Can Tho - Saigon


Mekong delta

  • Board a local sampan and travel on the water
  • Visit the colorful and vibrant Cai Rang floating market and Ba Cong fruit orchard
  • Taste their fine wares
  • Go to the 100yr old Binh Thuy Ancient House
  • Admire the workmanship and architecture of yesteryear
  • Observe the thick, lush vegetation along the riverbanks and life of the local people
  • Return to Saigon
  • Visit either the Vinh Trang Pagoda or Cao Dai Temple on the way
  • Overnight at a hotel in Saigon including breakfast.

 

Day 4: Saigon - Cu chi - Saigon


Cu Chi -Vietnam discovery

  • Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an unbelievably complex system of tunnels built by the Vietnamese resistance fighters
  • Discover the War Remnants Museum
  • Visit the old Presidential Palace
  • See the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office
  • Overnight at a hotel in Saigon including breakfast.

 

 

Day 5: Saigon - Fly - Hoian


lantern - hoian -Vietnam discovery

  • Transfer by private car to the airport for a flight to Danang
  • Met and welcomed by your guide upon arrival
  • Transfer to your hotel in Hoian by private car
  • Enjoy the rest of the day as “free time” to enjoy the beach or the town at your leisure
  • Overnight at a hotel in Hoian including breakfast.

 

 

 

Day 6: Hoian


hoian city -Vietnam discovery

  • Travel by private car to visit My Son, the ancient capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, including Tra Kieu (the Lion Citadel)
  • Watch some talented Khmer dancers, telling stories through dance
  • Enjoy a lunch of Hoian’s unique, spicy cuisine
  • Take a delightful and educational stroll around historical Hoi An
  • Visit many ancient architectural monuments including, temples, pagodas, museums, shop-houses and the famous covered Japanese Bridge, over 400yrs old
  • Overnight at a hotel in Hoian including breakfast.

 

Day 7: Hoian - Fly - Hanoi


Hanoi

  • Transfer by private car to the airport for a flight to Hanoi
  • Met and welcomed by your guide upon arrival
  • Transfer to hotel by private car
  • Enjoy a traditional cyclo ride of exploration through the busy streets of the ‘Old Quarter’
  • Enjoy a water-puppet show, a traditional and ancient art form, unique to Vietnam.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi including breakfast.

 

 

Day 8: Hanoi


One pillar pagoda - Vietnam discovery

  • This city tour gives a glimpse and an introduction to the history and highlights of the nation’s capital, and includes:
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to see the embalmed body of the nation’s hero
  • Visit the One Pillar Pagoda
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Discover the Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest in Vietnam
  • Enjoy a lunch of the specialties of Hanoi
  • Visit Quan Thanh Temple situated on the Truc Bach Lake shore
  • Visit the Ethnology Museum, one of the finest museums in the country.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi including breakfast.

 

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong - Cruise and night on board


Halong

  • Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay by private car with tour guide
  • Halong Bay, with its 1969 islands, is set in beautiful turquoise waters and was recognized for its natural beauty by UNESCO in 1994, and classified as a World Heritage Site.
  • Receive a welcome drink on boarding
  • Install in private cabins
  • Start your cruise while enjoying lunch.
  • Lunch is served from a delicious seafood menu while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Admire the beautiful landscapes
  • Visit the mysterious Canh Thien cave
  • Relax on the island beach and enjoy swimming
  • Kayak for 1 hour
  • Dinner is served outdoors, (weather permitting), or in the indoor dining room
  • Overnight on board

 

Day 10: Halong - Cruise - Hanoi


Dragon-Pearl-Junk - Vietnam discovery

  • Enjoy a journey through the Vung Vieng fishing village
  • Discover the floating houses and the lifestyle of its population, who live permanently on the water, and visit a floating school
  • Lunch on board the junk will close this beautiful cruise
  • Disembark from the junk
  • Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi including breakfast.

 

Day 11: Hanoi - Departure


  • Enjoy free time at your leisure
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

 

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Plus our beaches

 

PHU QUOC – flight from Ho Chi Minh

Taking a plane from HCM City, you will arrive on Phu Quoc which is far from the crowd of tourists for now.


A small tropical island with a lot of forest as well as the national park of Phu Quoc in the Northern area, near Cambodia.
25 km of fine sand beach to relax, beautiful turquoise waters to discover An Thoi archipelago on a cruise and go diving to discover the coral reefs of Hon Thom.
Pepper plantations in Thu Tong, fishers' hamlets, an atmosphere of another time for lovers of nature and enjoy the different fauna and flora.


La veranda resort: 
www.mgallery.com/gb/hotel-6479-la-veranda-resort-phu-quoc-a-member-of-the-mgallery-collection/index.shtml

Veranda phuquoc

Veranda Phu Quoc

Veranda Phu Quoc

CON DAO - Flight from Ho Chi Minh

An island on the edge of the world...white sand, transparent water, with a desert beach only for you........


Con Dao Island is the best example of marine conservation in Vietnam. Rare turtles and dugong can be seen, and it remains the most pristine environments for snorkeling enthusiasts in Vietnam.
Take the walk with a local guide to stunning Dam Tre, (Bamboo Lagoon) through untouched forests and across beautiful streams, and enjoy the different flora and fauna.


Six senses resort:
http://www.sixsenses.com/SixSensesConDao/

Sixsenses_ConDao_lounge

Sixsenses Con Dao

Six senses Con Dao

NHA TRANG

A stunningly beautiful seaside break that you can slide into situated between Hoian and HCM.


Sunny weather conditions all year round, magnificent beaches, coconut trees, picturesque fishing harbors, cruises to islands with clear water, scuba diving...enough to satisfy the most demanding clients.

Our selection of hotels are sumptuous deluxe “ecotourist” villas, charming hotels of different styles, bungalows among the coconut trees.

Take some time relaxing in the mineral mud bathes and spa that are only 3kms from the city centre.

Nha Trang beach is a magnet for western tourists, and a stepping stone in your journey through Vietnam.


Six Senses Resort & Spa:
http://www.sixsenses.com/Evason-Ana-Mandara-Nha-Trang/

Sixsenses Nha Trang

Six Senses Nha Trang

Six senses Nha Trang

MUINE

A 4-hour drive from HCM, coconut trees, white sand and ocher sand dunes with a deep blue sky.

Divine !

You'll want to slide on the sand dunes, view the busy harbor, see the ambulant stands selling fresh seafood, be fascinated by the round boats that are so different they will win your heart !
The panorama of red canyons that are results of erosion during rainy season will also interest you.
 

Mui Ne has become the capital of seaside sports like kite-surfing, windsurfing, and surfboarding thanks to its climatic conditions.
And at the end of the day you'll be able to admire the wonderful sunsets !

Take this seaside break and discovery of Mui Ne - Phan Thiet and its surrounding area, depending on the time you want to spend there.


Le Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa:
http://www.princessannam.com/

Le Princess Annam Muine

Le Princess d'Anam Muine

The Princess D'Annam Resort & Spa Muine

 

Plus our suggested extensions

  • Extend your stay in Sapa, to discover the township and its extended surrounds by motor-bike.
  • Stay another day in Ninh Binh, to visit the largest Buddhist complex in Asia, Chau Bai Dinh, which contains a 100 tonne bronze Buddha, a 13 storey pagoda and a 36 tonne bell.
  • Deviate to the Cuc Phuong National Park, one of Vietnam’s most important protected areas, that is home to over 300 bird species, more than 130 different mammals, 120 species of reptiles and 2000 species of flora, along with some great walking and hiking trails.
  • Visit some handy-craft villages around Hanoi’s fringes to see talented artisans producing their wares, and have an opportunity to buy some souvenirs, to remember your stay


 

Contact us for a free quote

 

We have designed the itinerary to give you a taste of what is achievable.
We will tailor your journey to suit your needs and budget.
Infinite adjustments can be made, including accommodation and day trips.

« Hand-stich » your unique « tailor-made » travel



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