Vietnam River and Ocean Tour – 11Days/10Nights

Vietnam - the country of river and ocean. Vietnam is crisscrossed bythousands of streams and rivers. There is a river discharging every 20kilometers along Vietnam's coastline. The waterways are a veryconvenient means of transport with major rivers like the Red River inthe north and the Mekong River in the south.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city - Arrival  (D)
You are welcomed by our guide at Tan Son Nhat airportand then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city.Half day city tour visit Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral with the passing Ben Thanh market.Dinner & Over night in Ho Chi Minh City


Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (B/L)

This Mekong Delta trip provides you a look at varieties of the life andscenery on the Mekong river itself as well as on the bank of the river.Start the trip by a drive to Vinh Long, which on the way isgreen/yellow rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. Onarrival, you will embark a boat for cruising the Mekong river with apassing floating Cai Be market. Along the river is more exploring thelocal life, farmer and handicraft productions. The boat continuestoward Can Tho, you will have a chance enjoy sunset on the way to CanTho. Over night at Can Tho.


Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city (B/L)
The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floatingmarkets.This day we take a boat trip exploring the vibrant floating market ofCai Rang and Phong Dien, whose the trading way is unique; each boatusually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples,sugarcanes. After an impressive boat trip, you are back to Ho Chi Minh cityvia My Tho with stop over for a visit a Bonsai garden.Over night in Ho Chi Minh City.


Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)
You will take a morning flight to Da Nang airport, then transfer to Hoian about 35km away.Being the most tiny town of Vietnam, you can finish the visit Hoi an bywalk within a half day, but Hoi an previous was an importance port ofVietnam, where Chinese and Japanese traders had come over to trade andlive. Over night in Hoi An.


Day 5:Hoi An - My Son (B, L)
Take a private car from Hoi An ancient town to Cham ruins at My Son. Onthe way back, you will be dropped off at Cao Lau Ferry Boat to get on aboat back toHoi an - en-route visit Thanh Ha Pottery village & Kim BongCarpentryvillage. Return to Hoi an in the afternoon.Over night in Hoi an.


Day 6:Hoi An - Hue (B, L)
We will transfer to Hue in the morning with a visit to Cham museum onthe way. Continue to Hue through Hai Van pass, having a lunch in LangCo beach. Arrival Hue by noon. Take a short rest before take a visit tothe Imperial Citadel of Hue witha chance to attending the Royal music at the Citadel.Over night in Hue.


Day 7: Hue (B, L)
Beingthe ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of the pastemperors, and with Orient style – those tombs almost located near thebank of Hue’s river – Perfume river. You will embark on the Dragon boatalong Perfume river and first stop is King Minh Mang tomb. From here wewill cruise back with very short excursion to visit King Tu Duc’s tomb.Enjoy lunch on board while cruising back towards Thien Mu pagoda.Over night in Hue.


Day 8: Hue - Hanoi (B, L)
Leaving theImperial city, you will visit our current, but also thousand yearsCapital. You will have a half day Hanoi city tour to visit the mostattractions of Hanoi: Hoan Kiem lake (the lake of the Restored Sword),Old quarter streets, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. The dayend with a traditional cultural show of Vietnam, of course concerningwater – Water Puppet show. Over night in Hanoi.


Day 9: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B, L)
From the first day of Union Vietnam to a country, our first King hadestablish our capital on the bank of Hoang Long river. Go to Hoa Lu, inthe morning you will the remaining two temples of Dinh King & LeKing. Then in the afternoon, you will reach Tam Coc by a boat ridealong the stream flowing through green and lush rice fields dotted withtowering mountains as the backdrop. At Tam Coc, there situates thetemple built in memory the Tran Dynasty Kings who defeated Kublikhan'sarmy. The bell tower predominantly stands in the front yard. The heroesare worshipped inside the temple. Later on you will return to Hanoi bycar. Over night in Hanoi.


Day 10: Hanoi - Halong (B, L)
This day, you will visit Halong, a World Heritage Area of outstandingnatural beauty on the Ocean. Upon arrival at Halong city, you willembark in the sailing boat cruising round the around islets, caves andgrottos on Halong bay. While cruising, enjoy your lunch on board. Inthe afternoon, take a short excursion visit Sung Sot ('The Cave ofSurprise') grotto and short swim (if weatherpermitted). Drive back to Hanoi & over night in Hanoi.


Day 11: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Leisure time before leaving time for departure home.

Feature of tour: Vietnam - the country of river and ocean. Vietnam is crisscrossed bythousands of streams and rivers. There is a river discharging every 20kilometers along Vietnam's coastline. The waterways are a veryconvenient means of transport with major rivers like the Red River inthe north and the Mekong River in the south.

 

--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax --- Valid until 30 Oct, 2008
Tour cost per person (in USD)

 

2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 9 pax

10 - 14 pax

Single Supplemental

Mid-range (3+*)

1298

1248

1198

1100

301

Superior (4*)

1396

1316

1268

1188

381

Deluxe (5*)

1698

1668

1600

1538

501

Premium (5+*)

2089

2026

1958

1876

895


Price Inclusive: 
- Domestic flight (Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang and Hue - Hanoi)
- Visa on arrival 1 month Single
- Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
- Private car/mini van and private junk/boat in Mekong Delta and in Ha Long
- All entrance fees 
- English or French speaking guide
- All meals as per program
Price Exclusive:
- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Insurance
- Personal expenses & Tips


As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

 

Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.

  






















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