DAYS
12

Vietnam Insight Tour

Private - Southbound tour
Discover our country with insight excursions in each destination your visit. This Vietnam package tour promises to bring you the most beautiful areas of Vietnam with classic cultural touches.
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Sai gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
Tour destinations: Ha noi - Ha long bay - Hoi An - Nha Trang beach and islands - Sai Gon - My Tho - Can Tho (Mekong) - Sai gon

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Hanoi arrival (D)
Day 02: Hanoi city tour (B)
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 04: Halong Bay - fly to Hoi an (Brunch)
Day 05: Cooking class & cruise (B/L)
Day 06: Hoi an tour - easy biking (B)
Day 07: Hoi an - fly to Nha trang tour (B)
Day 08: Nha trang Island tour (B)
Day 09: Nha Trang - fly to Saigon (B)
Day 10: My Tho boat trip - Can tho (B)
Day 11: Floating market - Saigon (B)
Day 12: Saigon Departure (B)
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Hanoi arrival

Xin Chao! Welcome to the elegant city of Hanoi !
HIT Indochina’s local guide send our warmest welcome at the airport and help you transfer to downtown. While briefing some essential information of our incoming tour, you may have some very first impression of our capital city.
Depending on your arrival time, we manage some hours for your first Vietnam experience with a visit to the famed Ancient Streets where you will find unique street vendors, busy traditional workshops, and holy temples. Continue your discovery with water puppet show, inspired by Red River Delta peasants. A welcome dinner is invited by us to give you some idea of Vietnamese food and cuisine.
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi city tour 

Wake up in the morning following with a delicious breakfast and fragrant coffee, you will have sometimes to see a charming, quiet Hanoi before it waking up and turning into a busy city.
Spend your day exploring the most intriguing attractions of Hanoi for city insights. Start up with Temple of Literature provides you a vivid knowledge of old Vietnam intellectual life. After that, we head to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum to visit his house, garden, and relics which reflects how the humble and simple life of our greatest President.
This afternoon is to see the most beautiful museum of Hanoi - Ethnology Museum before back to the town for easy walking at Sword Lake and visit Ngoc Son temple. Before concluding our interesting Hanoi city tour, we take a cyclo tour to leisurely ride around Ancient Quarter where you are free to decide your dinner.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, we travel out of Hanoi city to the famed Halong Bay and for the top loved activity here - overnight Halong cruise trip. The drive takes you 3.5 hours sharply to get arrival to the port. We board on the traditional junk with a warm welcome of the crew. Check in your cabin then back to the cruise's fine restaurant for delicious lunch. After lunch, you will find the junk to set sail to the most beautiful parts of the bay. Spend your time to behold the stunning oceanic landscapes. 
This afternoon, we will visit one of the biggest caves in the bay which is linked with the legend of Dragon and the bay. Unwind on your deck to behold the sunset.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Private cabin on Halong bay

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi flying to Hoi an

An active morning with Tai chi class on the sundeck or just leisurely laying on the chairs to enjoy the sunrise over islets. Followed by the breakfast, you will paddle to hidden, awesome caves and visiting a floating village. Sailing back to dock while brunch is serving.
Check out the junk while our driver awaits you for transfer directly to the airport for fly to the most charming town of Vietnam, Hoi an.
You arrive in Hoi An town when the dark covers and the streets are splendid by the lights from lanterns. Checking in your hotel and relax.
Meal included: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi an

Day 05: Hoi An Cooking class and Sunset cruise

Wake up early this morning, your tour guide will take you to a local market for the freshest and delicious ingredients to prepare for our lunch. Try to buy and make a bargain like all local traders here and get good deals of your favorite foods. After getting your basket full, we go back to our kitchen and you can show up how skillful you are with our Vietnamese dishes. Overcome the cooking challenge and this is time to enjoy a DIY - do it yourself - lunch.
This afternoon is leisure time with a sunset cruise. Transfer to the dock at around 15.00 PM then board on a traditional cruise. The cruise traverse along Thu Bon river while cool cocktail is serving. You may encounter some fishermen catching fishes on the river before the sunset. Enjoy the beautiful moments of the splendid river under the last lights of the day.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi an

Day 06: Hoi An tour - biking to villages

This is a bit physical active day. We start a day with a walking tour visiting the most highlights of the town which showcase you the complex of culture living harmoniously in a small place such as the most typical Chinese architecture is Phuc Kien pagoda, the symbol of Vietnamese style is Tan Ky ancient house and the icon of Hoi an, which is most influenced by Japanese culture.
Our guide will help you with some suggestions for lunch before we biking out of town for rural villages. You may stop to visit a local house to have chat with the host or even join in your daily activities. Close your day with relaxing swim at the emerald water of Cua Dai beach.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi an

Day 07: Hoi an - fly to Nha trang - Cultural tour 

Free time at your own schedule then taking a short flight to Nha trang – one of Vietnam best beaches
Nha trang is a city favored by nature. But its history and culture can amaze any traveler because this area once was the center of Khmer people who built a huge kingdom with the unique architecture masterpieces that have been standing till today.
You will be taken by our guide to the most typical works of Khmer Kingdom including Ponagar Temple built in the 8th century and Chong Promontory (two big rocks called husband & wife rocks). We end up the day at Dam Market for seafood shopping.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 08: Nha trang Island tour

Nha trang is most famous for its beaches and oceanic islands. Today, we will take you for a day tour to discover the various marine life of Nha trang bay. Transfer to the boat wharf and we board on a bottom-glassed cruise. While the cruise sails to an island, you will look deeply into the ocean through glass. The marine life will open to your eyes with colorful coral reef, hundred types of fishes and ocean strange creature. We dock into an island and you have free time to swim and enjoy water sports here. Lunch is serving on an island.
Spend this whole day to discover different islands of the bay before getting back to city around 4.00PM. Free time for your dinner and we suggest you try "Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa" - grilled pork with crunchy crispy serving with fresh vegetable and mysterious recipe sauce.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 09: Nha Trang free - fly to Saigon

Nha trang is interesting city enough for you to self-enjoy. Swimming, sunbathing or sightseeing services are all easy to access. Free time today to enjoy the city in your very own way until transfer to airport for flight to the commercial hub of Vietnam, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city).
Follow with the transfer to downtown is a short city tour featuring the best highlights including Reunification Palace, a symbol of Vietnam independence, then Thien Hau pagoda and finish at Cho Lon market, one of the biggest markets in southern Vietnam. 
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 10: Saigon - My tho boat trip - Can tho 

Our next two days is to get an insight tour to Mekong delta. Start at Saigon around 8.30AM, we drive southward into Mekong Delta and our target is Can Tho city - the biggest city of the delta. On the way, we stop for a boat trip to visit canals which are tributes to giant Mekong River. The boat leads us to visit local houses with green orchard gardens where you will enjoy lunch and free taste of fresh fruit.
Have some spare time to relax after lunch, we keep driving further to the south until we see the beautiful bridge which is a sign to tell us that we arrive Can tho city. Check in our hotel in a riverside. Free time for enjoying the dinner.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Can tho

Day 11: Cai Rang floating market - Saigon

Rise up very early this morning around 4.00AM for the largest floating market in this area - Cai Rang market. This is a wholesale market while there are some retail markets around. You will join in the bustling atmosphere of the market by boat and witness local trader transferring their commodities from boats to smaller ones. The whole busy scene just fades away in few hours before the sunrise.
Boating back to the hotel for a late breakfast. Relax for a while then we hop on our car for driving back to Saigon. Free time for the rest of the day with your own schedule. Our suggestion is trying Saigon street foods which are definitely unforgettable memories at the last day of Vietnam.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon Departure 

The tour guide and driver are at your disposal until transfer to airport and get ready for your onward flight. Just remind your flight time and our tour guide will transfer you to the airport. Get ready for your onward flight connecting to your next tours in Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand or back to your home country.
End of the Insight Vietnam Tour.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not Available

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

Why this Tour?

  • Halong overnight cruise
  • Hoi An cooking class and biking to surroundings
  • Explore marine life in Nha trang
  • Swimming at best beaches of Vietnam
  • Cai Rang floating market
  • Taste street food in Ho Chi Minh city

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

Group 1 person: US$ 2380 pp
Group 2 persons: US$ 1550 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 1370 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 1160 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 300
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.
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Cooking class
  • 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 meals
  • Tips for tour guides
  • Personal expenses and other drinks
  • Other services not mentioned

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