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Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Destination: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Danang, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Delta
Price: $1,75315% OFF : $1,525
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Vietnam is rich in history and culture blended from diverse influences that have presided over the country and its people. From the 2000 years of domination by the Chinese to the more modern influences of French colonialism and the turbulent independence movement of the mid 20th Century, Vietnam is now being embraced by the world for its magnificent natural beauty, friendly and inquisitive people and its delicious food. Full of UNESCO and World Heritage listed sights. Vietnam is a treasure trove of memories. Its geography, man made monuments and structures are supplemented by the positive attitude of the Vietnamese people themselves, creating an inspiring and captivating atmosphere for visitors.

What will you see in Vietnam?


  • Soaking up the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter

  • Wonderful nature Tam Coc – Inland Halong Bay

  • Spending time on a junk in romantic Halong Bay

  • Visiting the imperial city of Hue

  • Ancient Town Hoi An

  • Taking in the main highlights of energetic Ho Chi Minh City

  • The Mekong Water way

  • Tunnel complex at Cu Chi

  • Treat yourself to a luxury hotel at affordable prices with us.


    • Make your great choice for a luxury stay in Hanoi with luxurious and expansive guest rooms in a Vietnamese- inspired decor and magnificent view of Hanoi Old Quarter – Chalcedony Hotel Hanoi/ Deluxe City view
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    • Serving Daily International Buffet Breakfast at the Top Restaurant with panoramic view of Red River and Long Bien Bridge
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    • Enjoy cruising with Pelican Luxury Cruise and discover amazing beauty of Halong Bay
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    • Pelican Cruise, Deluxe cabin provides an uniquely personal space to appreciate the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay
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    • In Hoi An you’ll stay at Emm Hotel.
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    • The Superior room comes in a wide variety of styles, including twin or queen bed rooms and views overlooking the swimming pool or lush tropical gardens and bustling streets
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    • Treat yourself to something exceptional — a memorable exclusive river cruise on the waterways of the vast Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam
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    • Superior cabin remains a private bathroom with shower and hot water, wardrobe and air-conditioning with the fantastic panoramic view over the Mekong River.
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    • Intelligent architecture combined between the Eastern and Western decorations, the Harmony Saigon Hotel, Luxury Hotel In Ho Chi Minh has been known as the top of its class in the city of Ho Chi Minh.
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    • Premium Deluxe room has 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed. Measuring from 250 to 322.91 square feet (20 – 30 square meters), this room overlooks the city. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and the cable / satellite TV service are offered for your entertainment. The private bathroom comes with handheld showerhead, hair dryer, makeup / shaving mirror, and complimentary toiletries. A complimentary bottled water, a desk, a direct-dial phone and a phone are among the conveniences offered.
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    • City view Restaurant where International Buffet Breakfast is served daily
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  • Although many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, it is in reality a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. Its highlands and rainforest regions, far from being devastated, continue to yield new species and team with exotic wildlife. Its islands and beaches are among the finest in all of Southeast Asia, and its cuisine is very possibly the most delicious you will ever find. Over two decades have passed since Vietnam was officially united, and in that time it has done a remarkable job of healing its wounds. Today, this gracious and graceful country is an outstanding travel destination.

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    • Vietnam is part of South East Asia, bordered by ocean on the west and south, with China to the north and Cambodia and Laos to the west. Vietnam is about the size of New Mexico (329,560 sq km), but shaped in a long, narrow “S”.
    • Vietnam has a hot tropical climate in the south and a monsoon climate in the north. The hot, rainy season lasts May to September and warm, dry season is October to March.
    • Vietnamese is the primary language. It is a tonal language, relatively easy to read but difficult to speak. Luckily, English is growing in popularity. Some French is spoken in the North. Khmer and related languages are spoken in some areas. The 65 tribes speak their own languages Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian.
    • Rice is an integral part of life in Vietnam. Vietnam is an agricultural country with eight out of ten Vietnamese living in rural areas and making their living by growing rice. Many Vietnamese people say their country looks like two rice baskets placed at two ends of a pole.
    • A part from Hoi An, Hanoi is Vietnam’s only city where ancient streets can be found. These streets still keep the same appearance that they had at the end of 19th century. According to historical sources,they have been the true core of Thang Long since its foundation nearly a thousand years ago.

    Traditional toys are diverse among which rotation drums are very prevalent. This kind of toy is made of paper stretching across one side of a clay hoop to form a drum head, often decorated with a star painted on top. The drum-head is then attached to a straight bamboo handle, which is used to twist, by two wires. As the toy turns, a “drum stick”, suspended between the two wires by a rubber band, repeatedly, hits the drum-head, making loud clicking or drumming noises.

    Traditional New Year PaintingYou may have seen them before. They adorn the walls of Vietnamese restaurants everywhere in the world and Vietnamese overseas hang them up as Lunar New Year approaches. In Vietnam, production of these folk paintings peaks right before Tet as merchants stock up in anticipation of heavy customer demand. These paintings are traditionally used to decorate homes for the New Year festival. Producing Dong Ho paintings is a trade of time-honoured tradition of the village of Dong Ho. It is Dong Ho paintings that make Dong Ho village famous across Vietnam as well as in the world. In fact, only Dong Ho village’s people can turn out real Dong Ho paintings.

  • Day 1 Arrival Hanoi (None)


    Upon arrival in to Hanoi, we will be transferred to our hotel. Hanoi is a charming and richly historic city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks, with a population of about four million. The city centre is like an architectural museum, with blocks of ochre buildings retaining the air of a provincial French town from the 1930s.


    Free at leisure the rest of the day.


    Overnight in Hanoi

    Meals: None

    Day 2 Hanoi full day tour (B/L)

    The Capital of Vietnam and one of the hidden gems of South East Asia, Hanoi retains elegance and charm not often found in this part of the world, the city’s French influence is to be seen in the fine old colonial buildings and tree lined boulevards.


    At 08:00AM, our waiting guide and driver will welcome you at your hotel and transfer us to Ho Chi Minh Complex.
    We start our day with The Presidential Palace (formerly Palace of the Governor-General of French Indochina), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilt and nearby One Pillar Pagoda.


    We continue to Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday), which gives an excellent overview of the country’s ethnic groups, their customs and ways of life. The beautiful grounds display original old houses from many different ethnic groups.
    In the afternoon, we visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in 11th century.
    We continue our visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.


    We then drive to Hanoi Center, pay a visit to Sword Lake & Ngoc Son Temple, then board on a cyclo to explore the lively Old Quarter of Hanoi, the 36 streets of the Old Quarter.


    Remarks:
    – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his Museum are closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of Oct/Nov
    – Ho Chi Minh House and all Museums are closed on Monday


    Overnight in Hanoi

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant

    Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight Cruise (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel.
    08:000 – 12.00
    You will be picked up and transfer to Halong Bay to board your overnight cruise. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes


    12.00 – 13.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Pelican Halong Cruise Lounge. Transfer to Pelican Halong Cruise


    13.00 – 19.30 Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.


    Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island.


    Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands.
    Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.


    Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.


    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
    Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
    19.30 – 23.00 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner


    Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.


    23.00 End of Program for Day One.


    Meal included:

    Breakfast at hotel
    Lunch on board
    Dinner on board


    Please note that our itinerary in Halong Bay is subject to change due to local conditions

     

    Day 4 Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)


    06.00 – 08.30 Taking part in Tai Chi class on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes)
    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.


    08.30 – 19.30 Transfer to day boat for visiting Vung Vieng village. Visit “Vung Viêng” village by a rustic – row boat, meet the local people who will help you row the boat for sightseeing. Enjoy quiet space and fresh air, you will feel truly relaxing. Then Set Menu Lunch will be served on day boat.


    Time for sunbathing on sundeck, enjoy beauty of the Bai Tu Long bay and free kayaking and swimming at Bai Tu Long bay area, a pristine natural one lapped by turquoise water (if the weather permit). Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel carved under a limestone mountain.


    Back to Pelican Halong Cruise. Free time on boat for relaxing.


    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage Menu)
    Attend the Cooking class on sundeck. Enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
    19.30 – 23.00 Deluxe Vietnamese Dinner will be served.


    Evening activities include: Leisure time for chatting around the bar, watching many sorts of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music. Reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck with squid fishing on the boat.
    23.00 End of Day Two program


    Meal included:

    Breakfast on board
    Lunch on board
    Dinner on board

    Day 5 Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Danang – walking tour in Hoi An (B)


    06.00 – 08.00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi, also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.


    08.00 – 11.30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.


    Back to Pelican Halong Cruise. Check out and settle your bill at reception.
    Have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.


    Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.


    You will be picked up & transfer to airport for your flight to Danang


    Flight: VN7163 – HAN 1835 – DAD1955


    Upon arrival to Da Nang, you will be picked up by our driver and guide & transfer to Hoi An.
    Perhaps more than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of centuries past. Once known as Faifo, Hoi An was an influential port along the Silk Road. For over 500 years merchants from China, Japan, France and Portugal settled in the prosperous town resulting in a distinctive blend of culture, cuisine, religion and architecture. In 1999, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage listed site for having the most unique architecture in Southeast Asia. It has been restored and protected by both the UNESCO fund and proud locals ever since.


    Enjoy a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the town, lined with century-old buildings and illuminated at night by hundreds of colorful lanterns. Discover the traditional shop-houses and temples, and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge.
    Free the rest of the day.


    Overnight at hotel in Hoi An


    Meal included: Breakfast on board.

    Day 6 Free & Easy (B)


    Enjoy the day free at your leisure to further explore the town and soak up the charming atmosphere of Hoi An.
    Overnight at your hotel in Hoian.


    Meal included: Breakfast at hotel

    Day 7 Free & Easy (B)

     

     


    Enjoy the day free at your leisure to further explore the town and soak up the charming atmosphere of Hoi An.
    Overnight at your hotel in Hoian.


    Meal included: Breakfast at hotel

    Day 8 Danang – morning flight to Saigon – half day tour in Saigon (B/L)


    After breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Sai Gon. Upon arrival, picked up and transfer to the central of Saigon


    Flight: VN109 – DAD1030 – SGN 1150


    Saigon is one of the world’s true cosmopolitan cities with a history, culture and style obtained from colonial France, ancient China and the art deco era. Once the main port of Cambodia’s Mekong territory, Saigon became the capital of France’s Cochinchina and later the capital of the Republic of Vietnam. It remained the capital until the end of the American War in Vietnam in 1975, when it was moved to Hanoi.


    Although the city was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in 1975, the government soon realised that the proud ‘Saigonese’ would never stop calling it Saigon. Now it’s accepted that Ho Chi Minh City refers to the greater metropolitan area, while the older and central suburbs are called Saigon.


    Lunch at local restaurant


    This half – day city tour will take you to visit the Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. Inside you can visit the private rooms of the president, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, and, most poignantly, the room where the North Vietnamese army finally took control in 1975. Nearby is the Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. We continue to the War Remains Museum, where you can learn a lot about the Vietnam War.


    Overnight in Saigon


    Meal included:

    Breakfast at hotel

    Lunch at local restaurant

    Day 9 Saigon – Mekong Delta – overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)


    On this tour you have more time to discover the sights of the Mekong Delta and enjoy the river life. You can visit two famous floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be. On several land excursions you have the chance to see local handicraft production, colorful brick kilns, opulent orchards and peaceful villages. Take an excursion with a small rowing Sampan or a short bike trip to explore the small side canals of the mighty Mekong river.


    This Mekong Delta river cruise is available with the wooden cruise vessels Mekong Eyes (14 cabins)
    Our 3-day tours leave from Can Tho to Cai Be and back (on odd dates, e. g. Sept 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.) or from Cai Be to Can Tho and back (on even dates, e. g. Sept. 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.).


    Panorama River Cruise


    Group from 2-5 pax: Using Shuttle bus from cruise (NO Guide)


    Group groupm 6 pax up: Private transfer (WITH GUIDE)


    In the morning we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people.


    In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits.


    Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta.


    Meal included:

    Breakfast at hotel
    Lunch on board
    Dinner on board

    Day 10 Can Tho – Mekong Delta – overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)


    Life on the water and floating markets


    Wake up well rested to the sound of the river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.


    After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to Cai Be or Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively markets. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits and vegetables. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards.


    Later in the morning your can boat through the green water landscape on a little rowing sampan to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. Alternatively you can discover the nearby town by foot or explore the small side canals of the Mekong river on a bicycle.


    The cruise boat then resumes its journey as lunch is served. In the afternoon there will be another side trip to one of the exotic villages along the way.


    Meal included:

    Breakfast on board
    Lunch on board
    Dinner on board

    Day 11 Mekong Delta – Saigon (B)


    An exotic world of its own


    After breakfast and an early start through the glorious morning atmosphere on the Mekong river we will visit another floating market. Be sure not to miss the great photo opportunities for authentic snapshots of the Mekong people and their life.


    Take another sampan side trip right into the lush rural landscape, the fertile fields, the exuberant green. Then it’s time to pack up and return to the pier from which we started.


    The Mekong Delta cruise boat tour ends at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier.


    The details of the program and the visits may vary depending on logistics or technical constraints.
    Transfer back to Sai Gon & Free time at your leisure


    Overnight in Sai Gon


    Meal included: Breakfast on board

    Day 12 Saigon Departure(B)


    Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure flight.


    Meal included: Breakfast at hotel


    End of services.


    HAVE AN ENJOYABLE JOURNEY!


    • 07 nights accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom

    • 03 days 02 nights on cruise in Ha Long (shared cabin on shared junk)

    • 03 days 02 nights on cruise in Mekong Delta (shared cabin on shared junk)

    • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)

    • Local English speaking guides:Hanoi – Halong Bay: 1 guide
      Da Nang – Hoi An: 1 guide
      Saigon – Mekong delta: 1 guide

    • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner. Daily breakfast at hotel
      2 lunches at local restaurants
      4 lunches & 4 dinners on cruises

    • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles


    • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)

    • International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)

    • Optional tours

    • Surcharges for other language guides

    • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday

    • Personal travel insurance

    • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.

    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme

    • Drinks with meals

    • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking

    • Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory [li]for most nationalities.)

    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

  • Price in $US/per person (From 2 pax up)

    VALIDITY: July – SEP 2016 (except 02 SEP 2016)

    SURCHARGE FOR PEAK SEASON: ADVISED LATER

    Group size Promotion Price Normal Price
     From 2 pax up  $1,525 $1,753
     Single Supplement  $478 $549
  • PLEASE NOTE


    • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.

    • Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.

    • Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.

    • This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE


    • Most Museums are closed on Mondays and partly on Fridays and some public holidays.

    • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday and during the entire months of September and October. The Ho Chi Minh Residence in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday.

    • Please note that cyclo rides are subject to government approval.

    • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Deksair Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.

    • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.

    • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.

    • We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellers, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Deks Air Travel Vietnam is not responsible for any loss or theft.

    • Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.