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VIETNAM UNPLUGGED JOURNEY - 16 DAYS

Vietnam Unplugged Journey Tour covers most of the highlights of Vietnam. It goes from the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the legendary Cu Chi tunnels, to the lush green rice basket of Vietnam, the Mekong delta. Added to these is the charming town of Hoi an, the culture city of Hue, the majestic Halong Bay World Heritage Site, Hoa Lu ancient capital and the new interesting tourist destination: Trang An Eco Tourism Area.
 

 

Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi tunnel - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc - Hanoi
Tour Duration: 16 Days/ 15 nights
Depart from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Halong Bay Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh - City tour
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (Can Tho)
Day 4 Me Kong Delta - Saigon
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh - Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 7 Hoi An
Day 8 Hoi An - Sanctuary My Son
Day 9 Hoi An - Free day
Day 10 Hoi An - Hue - City in the afternoon
Day 11 Hue - Boat trip along Perfume River
Day 12 Hue - Fly to Hanoi - Hanoi City tour
Day 13 Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Day 14 Hanoi - Ha Long Bay
Day 15 Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Day 16 Hanoi departure
 
Day 1:HO CHI MINH- ARRIVAL (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Saigon
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport airport, you will be welcome by our guide and transferred to our hotel in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Once there we will be at our leisure and have time to relax. In the evening we will dine on wonderful Vietnamese cuisine at a fine restaurant in Saigon. We will then spend the night at the hotel

Day 2: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR (B, L)
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Saigon
Sites visited: Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants, China town, Ben Thanh market.
Today we have full day to explore the highlights of Saigon including Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office, the Formal Presidential Palace and the Museum of War Remnants.
After lunch we will head to the center of China town to visit Binh Tay market, Thien Hau temple, and Ben Thanh market. We will stay overnight at the hotel in Saigon.

Day 3: HO CHI MINH- MEKONG DELTA (B, L)
Accommodations: Golf Can Tho Hotel
Sites visited: Cai Be Floating market, Mekong waterway, cottage industries
This morning we leave the city for the Mekong Delta. We arrive at Cai Be town, well known for its floating market. We take our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals. After visiting some of the local cottage industries, we then go on to see a lovely Bonsai garden before a fabulous lunch. We continue our exploration toward the township of Vinh Long. From here we continue our bus journey to Can Tho.

Day 4 :ME KONG DELTA – HO CHI MINH (B)

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Saigon
Sites visited: Cai Rang Floating market, Lower Mekong River
After breakfast we will start our trip with a boat cruise to Cai Rang where there will be hundreds of boats loaded with fruit, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. We will visit the lush orchards and will be treated to a variety of delicious tropical fruit. This will be follow by an afternoon drive to Ho Chi Minh City.

Notre Dame Cathedral - Ho Chi Minh CityCai Be Floating MarketCai Rang Floating Market


Day 5 :HO CHI MINH - TAY NINH - CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Saigon
Sites visited: Cu Chi Tunnel, Cao Dai Temple
Following our breakfast we will head to the legendary Cu Chi tunnel. After that we will go to Tay Ninh to visit the most attractive temple in the south of Vietnam, the holy see of the Cao Dai religious sect. The religion is a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity, with a bit of Islam.

Day 6: HO CHI MINH - DANANG - HOIAN (B)
Accommodations: Hoi An Beach Resort
Sites visited: Cham Museum, "China beach"
We take the morning flight to Da Nang then visit the Cham Museum in Da Nang, where there is a display of fine artifacts of the Cham people. We then visit "China beach" and a marble crafting village. Later we will explore the charming little township of Hoi An with its old houses and temples. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Hoi An .

Day 7 :HOI AN (B)
Accommodations: Hoi An Beach Resort
Sites visited: Hoi An town
In the morning we can enjoy the walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Old town, visit Fu Kien assembly hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, the Japanese cover bridge, Hoi An Museum, and the handcraft workshops.

Day 8: HOI AN - SANCTUARY MY SON(B)
Accommodations: Hoi An Beach Resort
We drive to visit the holy land My Son. This is a former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam. It is one of four World Heritage listed sites in Vietnam. At the end of the day we will be at our leisure to do our endless shopping in Hoi An. Overnight stay in Hoi An

Cao Dai TempleCham Museum in Da NangMy Son Sanctuary


Day 9: HOI AN - FREE DAY (B)
Accommodations: Hoi An Beach Resort
Today we are free and at our leisure.

Day 10: HOI AN - HUE - CITY IN THE AFTERNOON (B)
Accommodations: Green Hotel Hue
Sites visited: Hue’ Citadel, Imperial City, Traditional Music Show on Perfume River
We embark on a Northern bound journey to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. On the way we stop on the spectacular Hai Van Pass. The journey takes about 5 hours. In the afternoon we will have our first glimpse of Hue to visit the Forbidden Purple City and Dong Ba market. Tonight we will join the Traditional Music show in the boat on the Perfume River. Overnight stay at a hotel in Hue

Day 11: HUE - BOAT TRIP ALONG PERFUME RIVER (B)
Accommodations: Green Hotel Hue
Sites visited: Perfume River, Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc Tomb
Today we will take a boat cruise on the Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Also worth visiting are the tombs of the former Emperor Tu Duc. We will be free to enjoy our leisure in the afternoon.

Day 12: HUE - FLY TO HANOI - HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
Transfer via: Vietnam airline at our arrangement
Accommodations: Hanoi Golden Wings II Hotel
Sites visited: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature. Museum of Ethnology, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake.
We will take a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi in the morning we will be transferred to our hotel. We take the City tour after that to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which includes is Mausoleum, the Presidential palace, is House on stilts and the One Pillar pagoda. Then we visit the Temple of Literature. After lunch we visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology, the finest museum in Vietnam. We follow this with a walking tour of Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. In the evening we can enjoy the unique Water puppet show. We will stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Notes:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8:00 to 11:00. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.

Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue CityHuong River - Hue CityHoan Kiem Lake


Day 13: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC (B, L)
Accommodations: Hanoi Golden wings II Hotel
Sites visited: Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc
We leave Hanoi for Hoa Lu, which was the capital of Vietnam since the 10th century. We will spend about one hour here to visit the King Dinh and King Le temples. We then move on to the picturesque setting of Tam Coc. After lunch we take a 2 hour rowing boat trip along the Boi River. This makes for a truly unforgettable experience. There is an overnight stay at a hotel in Hanoi.

Day 14: HANOI - HA LONG BAY (OVERNIGHT ON THE DELUXE JUNK) (B, L, D)
Accommodations: Aclass Opera Cruise Halong
Sites visited: Halong Bay’s caves, mountains
We depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, which is now one of four World Heritage-listed sites in Vietnam. Upon arriving in Ha Long City we transfer to our private boat for an amazing cruise of Ha Long Bay, and if the weather permits, we will have the opportunity for a swim in the crystalline emerald waters. The trip would not be completed without a sumptuous seafood lunch on board. Dinner will be served and we will spend overnight on board

Day 15 :HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)
Accommodations: Hanoi Golden Wings II Hotel
Sites visited: Hallow caves, fishing village
Rising early we can hear the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We will have our breakfast over sunrise before more exploration of Ha Long bay by junk and then by rowing boat to the lagoons. We will visit Luon cave, and the floating villages. We then sail to explore the Bay and have a fresh seafood lunch on board before approaching Ha Long wharf. We will return to Hanoi at around 15:00. There is an overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.

Day 16: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Transfer to airport for our departure flight home.

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

Includes:
* English speaking guide/s (Other languages upon requests)
* All  accommodations
* All meals indicated in the itinerary (15 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 2 Dinner)
* A/C transfers & transport by private coaches, with a reasonable supply of drinking water
* Boat cruising in Halong, in Hue and in Mekong Delta
* Domestic airfares: Saigon – Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi
* Entrance fees to the sightseeing indicated

Accommodation

Grand Hotel Saigon

Grand Hotel SaigonGrand Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Saigon and originally built in the 1920s. The Grand Hotel still retains its original French architecture style after its renovation. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, Grand hotel’s the ideal choice whether your plans include a brief business trip, a leisurely vacation or an extended stay. Places of interest, favorite hang-outs are just a few steps away.

Golf Hotel Can Tho

Golf Hotel Can ThoLocated on Ninh Kieu wharf, Golf Can Tho Hotel has been designed according to modern architecture. It has 101 rooms with balconies looking at the third junction of Hau River, swimming pool and Can Tho city whole view. Golf Can Tho is a splendid modern style hotel

Hoi An Beach Resort

Hoi An Beach ResortLocated on Cua Dai beach, Hoi An Beach Resort offers travelers the highest standard international accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. The Resort consists of many villas built in the style of a traditional Vietnamese Village. It has 85 rooms equipped with modern comforts and all the services expected in a modern international standard resort. The Hoi An Beach resort overlooks the romantic river. It is one of the luxurious four star resorts in Hoi An.

Green Hotel Hue

Green Hotel HueGreen Hotel Hue offers genuine Vietnamese hospitality with world class services and facilities. The Hotel has 199 spacious rooms & suites are fully furnished and equipped with facilities and amenities that conform to international standards. The hotel has a large swimming pool. Green Hotel Hue is an idea place for your stay in Hue.

Golden Wings II Hotel Hanoi

Flower Garden Hotel HanoiNewly opened in Nov 2010, Golden Wings II Hotel is located in the center of downtown Hanoi. The hotel is closed many famous historical and cultural landmarks of Hanoi City including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, West Lake.... transportation from Golden Wings II Hotel is very convenient.

Aclass Opera Cruise

Bai Tho Junk CruiseAclass Cruise is a modern cruise, big enough to be intimate and large enough to be comfortable, is the perfect way to explore the bay.Aclass Opera Cruise has 24 cabins

Meals


* If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Smile Tourist can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.

* Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

* Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.

* Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners' tastes.

* Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Smile Tourist suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.