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Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours

Vietnam Essence

11 days - From USD$ 2375

  • Tour Code : VL02
  • Tour style : private tour Private Tour
  • Duration : 11 days / 10 nites.

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DETAILED ITINERARY
(Please note: This is a sample itinerary and can be amended to suit your exact requirements).


Day 1: Arrive Saigon (D)
You will be met by your tour guide at Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and transferred to the Hotel to check-in. After that there will be free time until the tour briefing. This will be followed by the Welcome Dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon
 
Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
After breakfast we explore downtown Saigon (also widely known as Saigon) on cyclo (rickshaw) visiting the poignant War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, some classic French colonial architecture in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office and the municipal Theatre as well as one of the city’s main drags Dong Khoi Street ending up down by the Saigon River. We have a light lunch at the renowned Pho 2000 Restaurant (previous visitors include former US president Bill Clinton). This is followed by an afternoon trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, created by the Viet Cong to counter first the French and then American forces. We return to the hotel where the evening is free to explore Saigon’s vibrant nightlife.
Overnight in Saigon
 
Day 3: Saigon – Cai Be (B, L)
After breakfast we drive the 3 hours out of Saigon to Cai Be in the Mekong Delta. Here we experience a lively floating market where local people buy and sell their produce, mainly fruit and vegetables. After lunch we visit some cottage industries and learn how rice paper, coconut candy, rice popcorn and fish sauce are produced. In the late afternoon we return to dry land and return to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon
 
Day 4: Saigon – Fly to Da Nang - Hoian (B, L)
After a breakfast we transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for a short flight to Da Nang. From here we drive the short distance to our hotel in Hoian, stopping along the way at the Marble Mountains. After lunch we have a walking tour of Hoian’s ancient quarter including the Quan Cong Temple, a Chinese Assembly Hall, the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Phung Hung ancestral house. The rest of the day is free to try your hand at shopping – Hoian is famed for its tailors where a whole new wardrobe can be purchased! The evening is free to wander the quiet streets and seek out one of the town’s many inviting restaurants.
Overnight in Hoian
 
Day 5: Hoian (B, D)
The morning in Hoian is free to shop, relax or explore further. In the late afternoon we will have a fun cooking class the famous Morning Glory restaurant and enjoy the food we have prepared for dinner.
Overnight in Hoian
 
Day6: Hoian – Hue (B, L)
After breakfast we depart for Hue. This four hour journey by road takes us through some truly breathtaking scenery as we stop at China Beach (where US GIs used to unwind) and Hai Van (Ocean Cloud) Pass with its stunning panoramic views before descending in to Lang Co beach for a coffee break. Upon arrival in Hue we will visit the Citadel and Forbidden Purple City and take a stroll around Dong Ba market.
 
Day 7: Hue – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast we have a half day city tour beginning with a morning cruise on the Perfume River. Our first stop is at the Thien Mu (Heavenly Lady) Pagoda with its characteristic seven tiered tower, not to mention the Austin car which carried Monk Thich Quang Duc to Saigon where he famously set light to himself in 1963 as a dramatic protest against the unfair treatment of Buddhists by the Diem regime. We then drive a short distance to Emperor Tu Duc Mausoleum. This large mausoleum took only 3 years to construct and reflects a mix of Asian and European styles. A vegetarian lunch will be taken in a pagoda or a nunnery and then the remainder of the day is free. In the evening we transfer to the airport for the short flight to the nation’s capital Hanoi. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi
 
Day8: Hanoi City tour (B, L)
Today we have a full day city tour. We commence at the Ho Chi Minh Complex and the former president’s mausoleum and his simple stilt house residence as well as the One Pillar Pagoda. We continue on to the Temple of Literature, site of Vietnam’s first university and now a temple dedicated to Confucius, followed by the fascinating Museum of Ethnology. Our lunch will be at KOTO (which stands for Know One Teach One) where the staff are former street children now being trained in cookery and hospitality. In the afternoon we weave through Hanoi’s Old Quarter on cyclos and in the evening watch a traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi
 
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Enjoy a relaxing day trip to majestic Halong Bay. Our journey through the rice paddies of the Red River Delta takes around 3 ½ hours. En route we stops at a charity centre run by and for the handicapped - the Hong Ngoc Charity center. Upon arrival at the quay side we board our vessel, a luxury traditional junk and begin our cruise through Halong Bay with a delicious seafood lunch. The boat ventures deeper in to the vast bay with breath-taking limestone outcrops and emerald-green waters. We stop at one the bay’s most well known caves. Later there is a steep climb up Titop Mountain where we are rewarded with some stunning panoramic views of Halong Bay. We have dinner and spend the night on board.
 
Day 10: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake early for a memorable sunrise over the bay and take a simple breakfast on board. This is followed with the opportunity of kayaking on the bay’s placid waters to gain access to some of the sites not accessible by the larger boats including another cave. We return to our boat for a refreshing lunch before returning to the harbor and our awaiting bus which will return us to Hanoi. We make a stop at the village of Dong Trieu which specializes in ceramics.
 
Day 11: Depart Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and it’s our free time until we transfer to Noi Bai Airport for our flight home.
                           

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this Vietnam Essence 10 days. However, Indochina Pioneer offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.
 

Location Boutique Hotels Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star) Ultra Luxury (5 Star ++)
Saigon Signature Saigon Hotel Liberty Central Hotel Lotte Legend Saigon Park Hyatt Hotel
Hoi An Hoian Essence Hotel & Spa Hoian Boutique Resort Sunrise Hoian Beach Resort The Nam Hai Resort
Hue Hue Boutique Resort & Spa Saigon Morin Hotel Best Western Indochina Palace La Residence Resort & Spa
Hanoi Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel Golden Silk Boutique Intercontinental Westlake Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole
Halong Dragon Pearl Cruise Red Dragon Cruise Indochina Sails Violet Cruise

 

Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in your party
 From May-01st - Sep-30th, 2015 (summer promotion)
Category  Boutique & Characters Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star) Ultra Deluxe (5 Star++)
1 person USD 2,038 USD 2,335 USD 2,869 USD 3,774
2 persons USD 1,331 USD 1,479 USD 1,746 USD 2,199
3 persons USD 1,184 USD 1,332 USD 1,599 USD 2,052
4 persons USD 1,096 USD 1,244 USD 1,511 USD 1,964
5 persons USD 1,043 USD 1,192 USD 1,459 USD 1,911
6 persons USD 1,009 USD 1,158 USD 1,425 USD 1,877
7 persons USD 985 USD 1,133 USD 1,400 USD 1,853
8 persons USD 966 USD 1,115 USD 1,382 USD 1,834
9 persons USD 982 USD 1,131 USD 1,398 USD 1,850
10 persons USD 968 USD 1,117 USD 1,384 USD 1,836
Sgl Sup USD 322 USD 501 USD 778 USD 1,279
Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in your party
Price is valid from Oct-01st to Dec-31st, 2015 (high season)
Category  Boutique & Characters Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star) Ultra Deluxe (5 Star++)
1 person USD 2,228 USD 2,603 USD 3,040 USD 4,367
2 persons USD 1,460 USD 1,648 USD 1,866 USD 2,530
3 persons USD 1,304 USD 1,492 USD 1,710 USD 2,374
4 persons USD 1,211 USD 1,399 USD 1,617 USD 2,281
5 persons USD 1,156 USD 1,343 USD 1,562 USD 2,225
6 persons USD 1,119 USD 1,307 USD 1,525 USD 2,189
7 persons USD 1,094 USD 1,281 USD 1,500 USD 2,163
8 persons USD 1,074 USD 1,262 USD 1,480 USD 2,144
9 persons USD 1,091 USD 1,279 USD 1,497 USD 2,161
10 persons++ USD 1,076 USD 1,264 USD 1,482 USD 2,146
Sgl Sup USD 357 USD 574 USD 813 USD 1,553


 TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Centrally Located Hotels
        Check-in time at all hotels is 2.00PM and check-out time at all hotels is 12.00PM.        
       Early  check-in and late check-out is subject to availability with surcharge.    
  • Private vihicles and Drivers
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Private Guides English or Other languages, if available, upon request.
  • Domestic flights in Vietnam
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and cold towels provided during tours.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers.


♦ TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfares
  • Vietnam Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • Tips and gratuities.


REMARKS:
1. Tour Stype: this is a PRIVATE TOUR and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices is for your kind references only. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of  travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Request” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will  customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote,
but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday in Vietnam. All of our prices are calculated upon twin-shared basis.

3. Price base in twin share accomodation.
4. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
5. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

 

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Hi Lam, I can't believe the week is already over! I had such a fabulous time!!! :-) Everything was so perfectly organized! All the tour guides and drivers were really nice! I could write a book about how wonderful this trip was! Thank you ...

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Customer: Sonia Maalaoui

From: New York, USA

Tour Date: Nov 17, 2014

Review Date: November 24, 2014

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Hi Lam, It has taken me almost a week to readjust to the Canadian time zone and jet lag so am just starting to see straight. It’s harder transitioning when going from East to West. First, thank you for an excellent trip. It was wel ...

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Customer: Jeffrey Goodman

From: Toronto, Canada

Tour Date: Oct 31, 2014

Review Date: November 15, 2014

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This was my fifth time visiting Vietnam and first time in Laos. Once again I travelled with Indochina Pioneer after using them two years ago while visiting Vietnam and Cambodia. Previously we had employed European travel companies but going local ...

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Customer: mcv3

From: Dublin, Ireland

Tour Date: Oct 26, 2014

Review Date: November 15, 2014

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“A new wonderful trip with Indochina Pioneer” As been the third time that i travel in Vietnam with Indochina Pioneer. Excellent service, accurate assistance. Everything was great, hotel, food, tour guide.   ...

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From: Rome, Italy

Tour Date: Aug 25, 2014

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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“Excellent trip, amazing service from Indochina Pioneer!” We just recently completed a fantastic trip through Vietnam with Indochina Pioneer. It was very well organised and Mr Lam, our main contact at Indochina Pioneer, was incred ...

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Customer: Nadia S

From: Brisbane, Australia

Tour Date: Oct 09, 2014

Review Date: October 26, 2014

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One of our travel advisors will reply within 1 working day! If you have an urgent enquiry or question please call us or we would be delighted to call you. Our office hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm (GMT+8 hours), Monday to Friday.


Please call us at following numbers:
Phone: +84 437 153 627
Mobile: +84 982 116 630 (Mr. Lam)
E-mail: sales@indochinapioneer.com


If you have not received a reply within 1 working day, please email our Customer Service Manager, Mr Quyen at quyen@indochinapioneer.com who will investigate the case. If this is your first trip to Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos or you would like more information about travel in the region, there is lots of great information in our website. Click to read Our Travel Destination, or Travel Guide.


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