DAYS
07

Taste of Vietnam

Private - Northbound tour
A perfect Vietnam package tour for getting eye bird views of Vietnam, the tour is still enough to cover the historic cities, verdant agriculture, and glittering bays of Vietnam and be captivated by the warmth of the people you meet.
Depart at: Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Finish at: Ha noi
Tour destinations: Sai gon - Cu chi tunnel - My Tho (Mekong Delta) - Ha noi - Ha Long cruise - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 1: Saigon Arrival (D)
Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Excursion (B/L)
Day 4: Saigon – fly to Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
Day 6: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure  (B)
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Saigon arrival

Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam! 
On arrival in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), HIT Vietnam tour guide meets you at the airport. Our guide will brief about our tour and an introduction about Vietnam on the way transferring to your central city hotel. After freshening up you are taken on an orientation of this vibrant city on foot.
Depending on your time, we would like to invite you for a welcome dinner for your very first taste of Vietnamese food. Back to hotel and relax. Overnight in Saigon this night.
Meal included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 02: Cu chi tunnel and city highlights

Today, we start an excursion to time travel to Vietnam history. Drive about one hour to Cu Chi tunnel - the symbol of survival of Vietnamese in the war with an astonishing system and length. Our guide takes you to stroll amongst the amazing Cu Chi tunnel which highlights the resilience of the Vietnamese people. You may want to get into the deepest level of the tunnel to witness how a whole village manages their lives under the terrific war.
Back to Saigon in the early afternoon and we spend some time for historical sites in town with Reunification Palace - the symbol of our country reunification and independence, War Remnant Museum, where is displaying the evidence of the past. You may want to travel nearby for some colonial buildings such as North Dame Cathedral and Post office before going back to the hotel.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 03: Mekong Excursion

A tour to South Vietnam can never be completed without a short trip to inside Mekong Delta. And today, we take you to discover the biggest rice bowl of Vietnam with a short drive to Southward. Then we will transfer into a small boat, the most popular transportation of locals here and this is the best way to access to small canals, garden houses, orchards which are all located along streams. We will stop and visit a local house to have chat-chit with warm hosts and free to taste the freshest fruits picked right from their trees. Before back to Saigon, an easy bike is set up for your fun experience while getting quiet, peaceful surrounding villages.
Lunch at a local house then we drive back to Saigon in the afternoon. This is free time for your own schedule while we suggest you should do shopping at Ben Thanh market where you may meet a thousand type of fruits again which are collected from those orchards we had visited now ready for trading. Overnight in Saigon.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 04: Saigon - fly to Hanoi

Get ready for a 2.5 hours flight to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam with 1000 years old. The transfer from the airport takes you about 45 minutes followed by an introductory tour featured the best highlights of the city.
We commence with Tran Quoc pagoda, the most important pagoda of Hanoi with the name meaning "Protecting our Nation". Then we travel to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex and Temple of Literature with few minutes drive away. Our day is closed with a visit to the symbol of Hanoi - Sword Lake and the unique water puppet performance of the world at a lakeside theater. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 05: Hanoi – Halong 

Halong bay is definitely a must for all travelers to Vietnam. We won’t let you miss this site even in such short Vietnam tour. After breakfast transfer to Halong City in a 3.5 hours drive. We arrive the harbor city around lunch time and board on the overnight junk for checking in. You will be served with delicious, fine lunch while the crew sets the warmest welcome and the cruise sets sails into the bay. Your visit today is Halong grotto, a floating market or maybe a swimming at a small but lovely beach on the bay. The best highlight of the first day can be moments of the sunset while you are leisurely lying on the sundeck. Overnight onboard.
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Private cabin on overnight cruise

Day 06: Halong - Hanoi

Enjoy an onboard brunch whilst continuing to cruise Halong Bay before disembarking and driving back to Hanoi. On the way back to Hanoi, we stop en-rout for a visit to But Thap Pagoda with very special architecture and some understanding the role of Buddhism in Vietnamese daily live. 
You arrive in the center around afternoon. Free time for the remaining day while we suggest you should take a cyclo tour to get around city and taste street food with Pho (noodle with beef), mixed fruits, pillow cakes, donuts, Vietnamese style sandwiches and strong taste of Vietnamese coffee. Overnight in Hanoi
Meal: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 07: Hanoi Departure

Our tour guide and driver are at your disposal. We leave this last time for your own schedule to get Vietnam image and memories in your very own way. We just remind you to check the time of your flights and our guide will attend for transferring you to the airport. Get ready for the onward flight for your next tours in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, or back to your home country.
End of tour “The Taste of Vietnam”.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not available

HIT Vietnam wishes you very enjoyable memories with our Vietnam Classic Tours!

Why this Tour?

  • Amazing Cu Chi Tunnel
  • Vibrant Mekong Delta with boat trip
  • Wonderful cruise in Halong bay

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 1225 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 750 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 710 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 610 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 165
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)


What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Private cabin in Halong cruise.
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • International flights in/out Vietnam
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Others not mentioned

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