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|Group name||16D15N-Hanoi-Sapa-Halong-Hue-Hoi An-Saigon-Caibe-Cantho||Code||211213015146|
|Version||1||Sales Consultant||Sales team|
|Group size||2 – 25 pax(s)||Validity||01 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2023|
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|Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)|
|Our tour guide will meet and greet you upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, take you to the hotel for check in. Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and there are wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies.
Overnight in Hanoi.
|Day 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L/-)|
|Full day city tour to visit landmarks and other the major interesting sites like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on every Monday, Friday morning and every afternoon), One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, visit the Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hill tribes in Vietnam and the “Hanoi Hilton” Museum. Then we will take 1 hour cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarters to experience daily life of people who are living in the oldest parts of the city, enjoying the famous traditional water puppetry show in Thang Long Theatre.
Overnight in Hanoi.
|Day 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)|
|We depart for Ha Long Bay going through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves.
Overnight on cruise.
|Day 4: HA LONG BAY – HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (BRUNCH/-)|
|Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi railway station to catch night train to Sapa.
Overnight on train.
Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice.
|Day 5: SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE – SAPA (B/-/-)|
|The train arrives in Lao Cai early in the morning. Drive uphill to Sapa, the remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities are a highlight of Sapa. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village where you will visit the village of Black H’mong hill tribes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley.
Overnight in Sapa.
|Day 6: SAPA – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B/-/D)|
|This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H’mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy amazing and breath-taking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take night train back to Ha Noi.
Overnight on train.
|Day 7: HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (B/-/-)|
|Your train arrival to Hanoi in early morning. Pick up and escort to a nearby 3*hotel for breakfast before transferring to the airport to take flight to Hue. Located in the heart of Hue is Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and model after Forbidden City of Peiking. Approach the city past the striking Flag Tower, where a giant Vietnamese Flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyard and serene Lotus Pond, and visit Dien Tho Palace where the Queen Mother lived, visit Thai Hoa Palace the magnificently decorated reception Hall, the Hall of The Mandarins, the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among the other sites.
Overnight in Hue.
|Day 8: HUE (B/L/-)|
|Enjoy a leisurely boat ride, down the Perfume River, stopping first at the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, and elegant seven tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue’s most widely recognizable monuments. Continue cruising into the countryside to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang & Tu Duc, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples in the beautiful nature setting. Free shopping in Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue.
|Day 9: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN (B/L/-)|
|This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous My Khe beach and the Marble Mountains. Then you will reach Hoi An known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel.
Overnight in Hoi An.
|Day 10: HOI AN (B/L/-)|
|Moring walking tours with a visit Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, the first bridge on this site was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream. Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapter, this house for worshipping ancestors was built about 200 years ago with donations from family members Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall.It is typical of the Chinese clans that were established in the Hoi An area. End with visit Lantern workshop.
Overnight in Hoi An.
|Day 11: HOI AN – FREE TIME (B/-/-)|
|Today, you will be free time at leisure.
There are some optional tour for your choise on today (with extra cost).
Overnight in Hoi An.
OPTIONAL TOUR 1: MY SON HOLYLAND TOUR ON HALF DAY (NO MEAL)
Pick up from the hotel, drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya inThailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Finish tour transfer back to hotel.
Tour price includes: Transportation, English speaking guide, Entrance fee
Tour price excludes: Meals, Travel Insurrance, Drinks, Personal expenses, Tips, Other not mentioned.
OPTIONAL TOUR 2: TRA QUE COOKING CLASS BY BIKE TOUR (LUNCH)
Morning, we bike to a farmer’s house in Tra Que vegetable village. Enjoy welcome drink and then strolling around the vegetable garden with your guide before joining the farmer to learn and to practice the traditional farming ways in preparing the land, and fertilizing the land with seaweed which is exploited from the nearby river. The following steps are raking the ground, sowing or transplanting, watering, some other gardening activities. After farming activities, taking part in preparing and cooking some of the famous local dishes such as “Banh Xeo” Pancake, “Tam Huu” rolls, with the guidance of the farmer’s family or the chef. Enjoy your lunch with local specialties and with dishes that made by yourself. Then we bike back to hotel. Finish tour.
Tour price includes: Bike, English speaking guide, Entrance fee, Cooking class with Lunch
Tour price excludes: Transportation, Travel Insurrance, Drinks, Personal expenses, Tips, Other not mentioned.
OPTIONAL TOUR 3: BANA HILLS TOUR FULL DAY (NO MEAL)
In the morning, departure to visit the Ba Na resort with 1487m altitude compared to sea level. You journey up a mountain by cable car to reach the second record of the world (the longest cable car a wired world: 5042m and an altitude difference between the two largest Ga 1292m). Stop in Station 2 with altitude 1.138m. Visit: Deer Park, The Quan, wine cellar Debay, nearly 100-year-oldtree… Visit Linh Ung Pagoda where BuddhShakyamuni is 27m high.. Free to take some pictures at The Golden Bridge.
Tourguide take you a walk to explore the natural ecological Bana. Conquering the mountain 1487m high, the highest peak of Ba Na. You participate in the games at Fantasy Park (About 105 games). Finsh tour, back to your cabin down the mountain by cable car up, and drive back to hotel.
Tour price includes: Transportation, English speaking guide, Carble car ticket
Tour price excludes: Meals, Travel Insurrance, Drinks, Personal expenses, Tips, Other not mentioned
|Day 12: DANANG – FLIGHT TO SAI GON (B/-/-)|
|Transfer to Da Nang airport to take morning flight to Sai Gon. Today you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Saigon City. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral, Post Office nearby, passing by Reunification Palace to take photo outside, and then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
|Day 13: SAI GON – TAY NINH – CU CHI (B/L/-)|
|Morning , we drive to visit the Great Temple of Caodai in Tay Ninh, about 100 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The Temple is built on nine levels that represent nine steps to heaven at which you will see a prayer session at noon. Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion with its philosophy based on Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Christianity. Its tenets include believing in one God, the existence of the soul and the ability to communicate with the spiritual world.
Then, drive to visit Ben Dinh tunnel, a section of the 200 km-long Cu Chi tunnel network that was built over 2 decades and used as an army base during the Vietnamese-American War. You will be amazed at the tunnels with their underground storeys including trap-door, living areas, storage, weapon factories, field hospitals, kitchen, command centres, etc.
Overnight in Saigon
|Day 14: SAI GON – CAI BE – CAN THO (B/L/-)|
|Leave Saigon for Cai Be, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, family making rice paper. Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue driving to Can Tho for overnight.
Overnight in Can Tho
|Day 15: CAN THO – SAI GON (B/L/-)|
|We start the boat trip from Ninh Kieu boat station and cruising along the Can Tho river with the very busy water traffic. We are arriving to Cai Rang floating market-the biggest floating market in the Mekong delta where you will have chance to get the most colourful pictures from floating markets started from twilight. Nature and the universe as the flashes woke up by the waters of oars,their explosion engines,all kind of boats collided,the call of welcome… made the market more lively . The native people are always hustling to pool, paddle and ride all different kinds of boats for carrying all other types of farm products to market for sale. So different with the other kind of market, the floating markets in Mekong delta got the very colorful advertising culture by hanging their products on bamboo poles to show the other traders what their boats are beeing sold. From the fruits,meat,shrimps,fishes until the lottery tickets, coffee .Coming with the floating markets! Cruising back to Can Tho city. Drive back to Saigon (172km) for overnight.
Overnight in Saigon
|Day 16: SAI GON DEPARTURE FLIGHT (B/-/-)|
|Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport to take your departure flight
List of accommodations
Remarks for meal
Meals are a fusion on local food with a daily normal buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the arrival date.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Remarks for check in and check out schedules
Check in time: at hotel: after 14h00 – on cruise: before 12h00.
Check out time: at hotel & on cruise: before 12h00.
Remarks for itinerary
The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to local traffic situations, weather conditions; flight, or any unforeseen circumstances or local authority decisions. Helios Travel Agency reserves full rights to replace all items with the same values for guests.
Rates and Conditions
Prices are in GBP per person, based on two guests sharing a twin or double room in the hotels mentioned above.
The below rates are not valid for the period of Christmas, New Year (normally from 20 Dec to 10/ 15 Jan), Chinese/ Vietnamese New Year, Independence Day (30 April), May Day, National Day (02 Sep), Songkran festival (13-16 April), Golden Week (01-07 Oct), Loy Kratong (10-14 Nov), Myanmar Water Festival or Myanmar New Year (10-20 Apr), etc. Please contact us for further details in terms of specific dates.
SGL SUP: Single supplement
TPL difference: Triple difference
01 Jan 2023 – 30 Apr 2023 & 01 Oct 2023 – 31 Dec 2023
|Group size/ Price per person||2||3||4||5-7||8-9||10-15||16-20||21- 25||SGL supplement|
01 May 2023 – 30 Sep 2023
|Group size/ Price per person||2||3||4||5-7||8-9||10 -15||16-20||21-25||SGL supplement|
Note : 1 FOC in half twin for groups from 16 pax up.
|Group size/ Price per person||2||3||4||5-7||8-9||10-12||13-15||16-20||21-25|
|Optional tour 1: My Son holy land tour on half a day (no meal)||51||43||37||29||27||25||24||24||51|
|Optional tour 2: Tra Que cooking class by bike tour (Lunch)||49||45||43||38||33||27||26||26||49|
|Optional tour 3: Bana Hills tour full day (no meal)||90||79||72||68||66||64||63||63||90|
Prices are per person.
Remarks for the price
16 full paying pax group is granted one FOC based on half twin sharing room (exclusive of extra service).
Please be aware that any changes in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances might result in an increase in pricing.
Any damage caused to all services during the stay shall be payable by the passengers.
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