Vietnam Classic Tour 7 Days 6 Nights

VIETNAM CLASSIC TOUR 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport where you will be welcomed by our guide who take you to your hotel for checking in. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2 Hanoi                                                                                                B + L

DSCN0727After Breakfast at the hotel begin a tour of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years. It is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where there is an imprint of every dynasty. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for all to see. First stop in the morning, visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex: his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is situated on Hung Vuong Street, right in front of Ba Dinh square, the historic place where Uncle Ho read the Vietnam Manifesto on September 2nd, 1945. There are always two guardsmen standing in front of the Mausoleum's main entrance door, and every day, white-dressed-guardsmen parade around the Mausoleum. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally Diên Hu T is a historic Buddhist temple. It is regarded, together with the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. The pagoda was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong, who ruled from 1028 to 1054. According to the court records, Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the Bodhisattva who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower.  Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 having been told by a monk named Thin Tu to build the temple, by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity. In 1954, The French Union forces destroyed the pagoda before withdrawing from Vietnam after the Indochina War. It was rebuilt afterwards.  Afterwards take an hour Trishaw Cycle tour through the bustling Old Quarter before attending a water puppet show. Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays and all Museums are closed on Mondays.

 

Day 3 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay                                                                          B + L + D

Picture 446After breakfast drive to Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Driving through the heart of the Red River Delta where you will see many farmers tilling their green fields and admire the landscape. Ha Long Bay means “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese. Picturesque Ha Long bay has more than 1000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch of  seafood and explore one of the most beautiful caves in the bay. Witness a splendid sunset (weather permitting). Dinner and over night on boat.

 

Day 4 Ha Long Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An                                                         Late breakfast

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. Then continue exploring thePicture 371 magnificent Ha Long Bay. Change to a small motor or row boat to see the Luon Cave by passing through the pretty entrance to come across a tranquil round lake, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls. When you return to the junk, brunch is ready with much different kind of Vietnamese and Western foods. After disembarking from the cruise, transfer to the airport for flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Da Nang you are welcome by local guide and driver and check in hotel in Hoi An.  Overnight in Hoi An.

 

Day 5 Hoi An – Tra Que village                                                                    B + L

At 8 am our local guide will meet you at your hotel with your bicycle. Then cycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. A short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Garadening activities include raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. Afterwards, you will take a short rest and enjoy a foot bath before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Your lunch will consist of many local delicacies including ‘tam huu’ spring roll, Banh xeo or local pancake of people in Vietnam middle region. You can join the cooking with the chef on these meals. After your morning excursions and your lunch, you will take a Vietnamese traditional post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Around 2 pm, bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An, on the way back we will stop at Japanese tomb.

 

Then, we visit Hoi An ancient tow, The tour includes:  Japanese Bridge, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Tan Ky House or Tran Phu 77 and one of the Museum.

 

Day 6 Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh                                                         B

Transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and be met by local guide and driver. Visit the Re-Unification 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. Then, we visit 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. In the other side of Notre Dame is DSCN0596Sai Gon Central Post Office. The building was constructed by the French colonists in early 20th century during French Indochina. This post features the Gothic architecture style and was designed in harmony with its surroundings. Then visit Thien Hau Pagoda, the Chinese district of Cholon to enjoy the bustling wholesale quarter of Saigon. China town has been established in Saigon for over 200 years but remained unchanged with its old temples and houses characterizing the disintegrated Vietnamese- Chinese culture. Remain time is walk to Dong Khoi Street, (formerly rue Catinat, made famous by Graham Greene and his best selling book the Quiet American). Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh city.

 

Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City/ Depart to Siem Reap                                             B

Breakfast at hotel and freetime till transferred to airport for your departure flight.


HOTELS:

Place/ City

Tour option

Standard

Superior

Deluxe

Hanoi

La Dolce Vita Hotel

www.ladolcevita.com.vn

- Superior room

Maison D’ Hanoi/ Conifer Hotel

www.hanovahotel.com

www.coniferhotel.com.vn

- Classic room

Melia Hotel

www.meliahanoi.com

- ROH room

Halong

Bai Tho Junks

www.baithojunks.com

- Deluxe cabin

Indochina Sails or Bhaya Cruise

www.indochinasails.com

www.bhayacruises.com

- Superior cabin

Indochina Sails or Bhaya Cruise

www.indochinasails.com

www.bhayacruises.com

- Superior cabin

Hoian

Hoian Ancient House

www.ancienthouseresort.com

- Superior room

Hoian Trails Resort

www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

- Superior room

Le Belhamy Hoi An Resort

www.belhamy.com

- Hoi An garden View

Ho Chi Minh

Liberty 3 Hotel/ Shapphire Hotel

www.libertyhotels.com.vn

www.sapphirehotel.com.vn

- Supperior room

Liberty Central Hotel

www.libertycentralhotel.com

- Deluxe  room

Majestic/ Renaissance Hotel

www.majesticsaigon.com.vn

www.renaissance-saigon.com

- Colonial room/ Deluxe City View room

 

Price Includes:

  • 05 nights accommodation at hotel as noted
  • 01 night on boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Meals as indicated (B- Breakfast, L – Lunch and D – Dinner) at local restaurants, excluding breakfast
  • Transport with air - conditioned vehicles through the tour.
  • Boat cruise in Ha Long.
  • All entrance fees as stated.
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Visa approval letter (Pls pay directly US $ 25.00 more at the airport).
  • Gift from Aclass Travel.

Price Excludes:

  • International flights in/out Vietnam
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi-Danang–SaiGon: US$ 205.00/pax,economy, (price is subject to change without prior notice)
  • Meals and drinks other than specified.
  • Individual expenses.
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