Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi - Long Tan Nui Dat - Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hue - Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City - Arrival (D)
Arrive Tan Son Nhat airport on ----- Our guide will welcome you transfer to your hotel in the center of city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B/L)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city for lunch after 4 hours excursion. In the afternoon, visit War Museum, Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Long Tan Nui Dat (B/L)
Leave your hotel in the morning, drive toward Vung Tau. After one hour & a half we arrive at Long Tan – Nui Dat Battle Field - is arguably the most famous battle fought by the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. It was fought in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tan, about 40 km north-east of Vung Tau, South Vietnam on August 18–19, 1966. Time to visit Long Tan Cross, Horse Shoe then to Long Phuoc Tunnels en-route. After lunch, visit Nui Dat (SAS Hill). Return to Ho Chi Minh city in the late afternoon. Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta - Hoi An (B/L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we drive along rice field to My Tho, one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Have lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” and some other local industries in Ben Tre province. Drive back Ho Chi Minh for late flight at to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoian town 35km away. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 4: Hoi An (B)
In the morning, you will walk to visit ancient tiny town Hoi An. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. It is time for you to go shopping or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river of Hoi An. Free time in the afternoon for optional visit or beach relaxation. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoi An – Hue (B/L)
The car will drive you to Hue which is about 130km via Danang. Passing Danang, the car will stop for the visit to Cham museum. Cham museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture. Many of the sandstone carving are breathtaking. You will travel through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Arrive in Hue after 3 hours drive. Check in and time at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Hanoi (B/L)
Today you will visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue, King Tu Duc’s tomb (Tu Duc is a king but also a poet, so his mausoleum is a poet garden), King Minh Mang tomb (typical formal oriental style designed), and Thien Mu pagoda. Leave Hue on the late flight to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi (B/L)
From your hotel, we will go north to visit Ba Dinh Square with the Mausoleum of president Ho Chi Minh, Quan Thanh temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower. After lunch, continue to visit Hanoi Hilton prison and Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam ( Temple of Literature). We will present you Hanoi locals’ daily life with one hour trishaw (cyclo) ride around Hanoi Old streets, Hoan Kiem lake, stop at Ngoc Son temple and you then attending a Water Puppets show. Tour ends at your hotel around 1830. Over night in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong (B/L)
This day, you will visit Halong, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. The travel start at 8:30am, after 3 hour and a half, you will arrive at Halong. Embark on a traditional style wooden junk around noon. Lunch with sea food served on boat during your cruise. With 4-hour boat trip, you are cruising around rocks, islets, caves and grottos. You then will visit to the Thien Cung & Dau Go caves - the most beautiful among thousands. Drive back to Hanoi for over night in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi City – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel and free time until transferring to Noi Bai airport for departure home.
|Type of tour:
|| Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your date of travel)
|| Any day
|Feature of tour:
|| This Vietnam tour is design for Australia to visit the Long Tan – Nui Dat Battle Field, but more importance is to see how Vietnam people live and work in the peace time
|Tour cost per person (in USD):
|Size of Group
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 6 pax
||7 - 9 pax
||10 - 14 pax
01 Jan 2008 - 30 Oct 2008
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||Hoa Binh, Thang Long Opera
||Sofitel Plaza, Melia
||Heritage Hue, Asia Hue
||Huong Giang, Pilgrimate
||Saigon Morin, Imperial
||La Residence (deluxe room)
|Hoi An Hotels
||Hoi An Hotel, Lotus
||Hoi An Beach, Hoi An Trails
||Life Resort, Golden Sand
||Victoria Hoi An (deluxe room)
|Ho Chi Minh City Hotels
||Oscar, Liberty 2, Metropole
||Equatorial, Amara, Rex
||Majestic, New World
|| Domestic flight (Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi)
Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
Private car/mini van
Private boat in Hue & Halong
All entrance fees
English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
All meals as per program
|| Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
International flight and international airport tax on departure
Personal expenses & Tips
Vietnam Visa - this can be done with our Visa service