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Vietnam Essence

Vietnam Essence

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  • You will be met by your private tour guide at Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat Airport and transferred in a private van to your 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

    image Ho Chi Minh City People Committee Building
  • After breakfast, with the help of your private guide, 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

    image A display of Viet Cong Guerrilla cutting a bomb - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • 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

    image Tourists on a water crest - My Tho - Mekong Delta
  • 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

    image Hoi An
  • 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

    image Hoi An Ancient Town at noon time
  • 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.

    image Hue Flag Pole in front of the Imperial Citadel
  • 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 in a private car for the short flight to the nation’s capital Hanoi. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel.
    Overnight in Hanoi

    image Entrance to Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue
  • 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

    image A street of Hanoi
  • 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.

    image Near the Amazing Cave - Ha Long Bay
  • 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.

    image Misty morning in Ha Long Bay
  • Breakfast at the hotel and it’s your free time until your private van picks you up and transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for your flight home.




What's Included?
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels  
Private Vihicles and Drivers
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
All domestic flights
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Service Charge & Government Taxes  
 
What's Not Included?
Your International Flights 
Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)

Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for guides and drivers 

HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour, Vietnam Essence 11 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. 
 
Location Luxury Boutique Option 4 Star Option 5 Star Option 5 Star ++ Option
Hanoi Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel Golden Silk Boutique Intercontinental Westlake Hotel Sofitel Legend Metropole
Halong Dragon Pearl Junk Red Dragond Cruise Inochina Sails Violet Cruises
Hue Hue Boutique Resort & Spa Saigon Morin Hotel Best Western Indochina Palace La Residence Resort & Spa
Hoi An Hoi An Essence Hotel & Spa Hoi An Boutique Resort Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort The Nam Hai Resort
Ho Chi Minh City Signature Sagon Hotel Liberty Central Hotel Lottle Legend Saigon Park Hyatt Hotel
 
Remarks:
1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Request” Tap 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 in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
 
» Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night
» First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night                    
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night

3. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
4. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
5. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of internal airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of internal airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75%  for tour & full internal airline charges. 12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult).
What's Included?
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels  
Private Vihicles and Drivers
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
All domestic flights
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Service Charge & Government Taxes  
 
What's Not Included?
Your International Flights 
Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)

Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for guides and drivers 

HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour, Vietnam Essence 11 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. 
 
HOTEL OPTIONS
LUXURY BOUTIQUE
Hanoi Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel
Halong Dragon Pearl Junk
Hue Hue Boutique Resort & Spa
Hoi An Hoi An Essence Hotel & Spa
Ho Chi Minh City Signature Sagon Hotel
FIRST CLASS
(4 STAR)
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique
Halong Red Dragond Cruise
Hue Saigon Morin Hotel
Hoi An Hoi An Boutique Resort
Ho Chi Minh City Liberty Central Hotel
SUPERIOR
(5 STAR)
Hanoi Intercontinental Westlake Hotel
Halong Inochina Sails
Hue Best Western Indochina Palace
Hoi An Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort
Ho Chi Minh City Lottle Legend Saigon
DELUXE
(5 STAR ++)
Hanoi Sofitel Legend Metropole
Halong Violet Cruises 
Hue La Residence Resort & Spa 
Hoi An The Nam Hai Resort 
Ho Chi Minh City Park Hyatt Hotel 


Remarks:
1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Request” Tap 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 in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
 
» Luxuy Boutique (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night                 
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night
» Ultra Deluxe = 5 star ++ hotels from US$ 200 - US$ 300++ per room/night

3. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
4. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
5. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of internal airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of internal airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75%  for tour & full internal airline charges. 12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult).

We are committed to giving our customers unforgetable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

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Vietnam Essence

image I highly recommend Indochina Pioneers. I traveled to Vietnam for a week, Kata did a superb job organizing an amazing trip! I also enjoyed meeting her over lunch in Hanoi, my last day in Vietnam, she really cares for her customers and is incredibly helpful accommodating any needs one might have. Excellent service for an unforgettable trip to Vietnam! Read more image

“Excellent service!”

I highly recommend Indochina Pioneers. I traveled to Vietnam for a week, Kata did a superb job organizing an amazing trip! I also enjoyed meeting her over lunch in Hanoi, my last day in Vietnam, she really cares for her customers and is incredibly helpful accommodating any needs one might have. Excellent service for an unforgettable trip to Vietnam!

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Roby2013

Vietnam Essence

image Indochina Pioneer is a great company to hire if you want to go on a worry free vacation and not have to plan anything yourself. You will have private drivers and tour guides the whole time if you desire. I felt very well taken care of. The tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly. Read more image

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Indochina Pioneer is a great company to hire if you want to go on a worry free vacation and not have to plan anything yourself. You will have private drivers and tour guides the whole time if you desire. I felt very well taken care of. The tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly. I definitely recommend Indochina if you're willing to spend the extra money for the convenience of their service.

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LeslieDenise

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image “A great touring experience - Indochina Pioneer Tours” I usually like to research and organise our holidays but I was referred to Indochina Pioneer Tours by a friend - THANK GOODNESS... Read more image

“A great touring experience - Indochina Pioneer Tours”

I usually like to research and organise our holidays but I was referred to Indochina Pioneer Tours by a friend - THANK GOODNESS. Lam was amazing, making suggestions, changing to suit our requirements, further suggestions and all at a reasonable price. We were provided different tour guides in each cit...
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Vietnam Essence

image “A great touring experience - Indochina Pioneer Tours” I usually like to research and organise our holidays but I was referred to Indochina Pioneer Tours by a friend - THANK GOODNESS. Lam was amazing, making suggestions, changing to suit our requirements, further suggestions and all at a reasonable price. We were provided different tour guides in each cit... Read more image

“A great touring experience - Indochina Pioneer Tours”

I usually like to research and organise our holidays but I was referred to Indochina Pioneer Tours by a friend - THANK GOODNESS. Lam was amazing, making suggestions, changing to suit our requirements, further suggestions and all at a reasonable price. We were provided different tour guides in each cit...
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Bob & Dennis

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image "Thank you Lam" We are both well thank you. We are still a bit tired from the overnight flight we had from KL to Adelaide but that will pass. Ann and I were both thoroughly satisfied with all aspects of the trip. Read more image

"Thank you Lam"

We are both well thank you. We are still a bit tired from the overnight flight we had from KL to Adelaide but that will pass.
Ann and I were both thoroughly satisfied with all aspects of the trip. All of the  guides and drivers throughout were excellent as was our accommodation.

Each city and town had its own special charm and we particularly liked the temples of Angkor, Hoi An and Luang Prabang  and the boat trips on  the Mekong and Halong Bay were special. The whole trip was most enjoyable.

I have attached the questionnaire which Tommy gave us on leaving Hanoi.

We would certainly be interested in what you have to offer for a trip to Burma, particularly if it has the same format as we had in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

We have told everyone what a good job you have done.

Regards,
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