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Manchester
Saigon
Min Age : 25
Max People : 10

Introduction

Group name 20D19N-Saigon-Cantho-Dalat-Nhatrang-Hoian-Hue-Hanoi-Sapa- Halong Bay Code 211213032752
Version 1 Sales consultant Sales team
Group size 2 – 25 pax(s) Validity 01 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2023

Destination

Saigon

Departure

Manchester

Departure Time

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Dress Code

Sport Casual

Itinerary

1
Day 1

 Day 1: SAI GON ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Welcome on arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport by our guide and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Saigon.

 

2
Day 2

 Day 2: SAIGON CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
Begin your experience in bustling Saigon, the country’s commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. Visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. You will also visit War Remnants Museum. Explore colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street, the city’s main shopping boulevard.

Overnight in Saigon.

 

3
Day 3

 Day 3: SAI GON – TAY NINH – CU CHI – SAI GON (B/L/-)
This morning we drive to Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh to observe the midday service. Near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels; the tunnel system stretched over 200km. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.

Overnight in Saigon.

 

4
Day 4

 Day 4: SAI GON – MEKONG DELTA (B/L/-)
Leave Saigon for drive to Cai Be Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. 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.

 

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Day 5

 Day 5: MEKONG DELTA – SAI GON (B/L/-)
You wake up to the sounds of the Mekong River welcoming a new day. Take boat trip to join in the Cai Rang floating market – one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space to sell their goods and to experience the Mekong rural lifestyle.

Overnight in Saigon.

 

6
Day 6

 Day 6: SAI GON – DA LAT (B/-/-)
A short flight takes you to Da Lat City – The former French colonial hill station town of Da Lat was founded over 100 years ago by a French scientist, Dr Alexander Yersin. In the afternoon, we will visit the Summer Palace of the last emperor of Vietnam and the Crazy House. You may also wish to pay a visit to one of Da Lat’s most notable residents, Thien Vien Truc Lam.

Overnight in Da Lat.

 

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Day 7

 Day 7: DA LAT SIGHTSEEING (B/L/-)
A visit to Lang Biang will reveal a land of serene natural beauty surrounded by greenery of vegetable terraces. The mountain village of Xa Lat situated at the foot of the Mount Lang Biang is the home of Lat ethnic minority group.

Overnight in Da Lat.

 

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Day 8

 Day 8: DA LAT – NHA TRANG (B/-/-)
We will head eastward, making our way towards the coast. We’ll pass through pine forests and small market garden communities before reaching to Nha Trang City in the afternoon.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

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Day 9

 Day 9: NHA TRANG BOAT CRUISE (B/L/-)
Experience the coast of Nha Trang aboard a boat as you set out in the morning for the first stop at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you can swim and snorkel for beholding various kinds of multi – colourful corals and fishes (snorkelling fees paid by yourself), continue to Hon Mot Island for relax. We will visit the Po Nagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

 

10
Day 10

 Day 10: NHA TRANG – HOI AN (B/-/-)
At Leisure and then you will be taken to the airport in Nha Trang to take 1-hour flight to Da Nang City, where you will visit the Cham museum, Marble Mountains en route to the charming Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

 

11
Day 11

 Day 11: HOI AN (B/L/-)
Morning visit old town with Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community in the city as a link to the Chinese quarters across the stream. Next see the Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, Lantern Workshop, you will also see the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda built around 1690. Afternoon take a river boat trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong.

Overnight in Hoi An

 

12
Day 12

 Day 12: HOI AN – HUE (B/L/-)
Leaving Hoi An for Hue by road, passing through Da Nang, driving over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. Then, you will reach Hue – the former imperial capital of Vietnam, to visit the ancient Forbidden City from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Overnight in Hue.

 

13
Day 13

 Day 13: HUE CITY (B/L/-)
Take a Dragon boat trip along the Perfume River visiting Thien Mu pagoda before continuing on to the Royal Mausoleum’s of Tu Duc Emperor who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago. There are pavilions in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes. The tomb was constructed between 1864 and 1867.

Overnight in Hue.

 

14
Day 14

 Day 14: HUE – HA NOI (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for morning flight to Ha Noi. The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. In the afternoon, visit Hanoi Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter also visit Hanoi ‘s main cultural attractions, including the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

15
Day 15

 Day 15: HANOI – LAO CAI (B/-/D)
Free for leisure in the morning. In the afternoon, explore Bat Trang Ceramic Village, witness the art involved in making handmade pottery and try your hand at making your very own pottery masterpiece. Have dinner at local restaurant and transfer to train station take night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on train.

 

16
Day 16

 Day 16: LAO CAI – SAPA (B/L/-)
There will be a vehicle waiting at Lao Cai station to transfer you to Sapa to enjoy a free morning to explore around town. In the afternoon, there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong hill tribe minority people.

Overnight in Sapa.

 

17
Day 17

 Day 17: SAPA – HANOI (B/-/D)
Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa market and then set out on our 3-4-hour trek that will take us along paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Back to Lao Cai for a night train journey to Ha Noi.

Overnight on train.

 

18
Day 18

 Day 18: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)
Today, you leave Ha Noi for Ha Long Bay via Red river Delta. Passage into the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and cooking demonstration. Overnight on cruise.

 

19
Day 19

 Day 19: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (BRUNCH/-)
Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and bird welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay.

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

20
Day 20

 Day 20: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

 

End of service!

Details

Transport

Inclusions

• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
• Meals as mentioned in the program. B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
• All local boat rental as mentioned in the program.
• Cruise 01 night on Non-private junk in Ha Long Bay
• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.

• Standard/Superior/Victoria Express train Hanoi – Lao Cai and Lao Cai – Hanoi. Air-conditioned cabin with soft sleeper berths (04pax/cabin).

No guide escorted on train for group from 1-4 pax

• Local OR National English speaking guide(s) as mentioned
– 01 guide in Sai Gon – Can Tho
– 01 guide in Dat Lat
– 01 guide in Nha Trang
– 01 guide in Hoi An – Hue
– 01 guide in Hanoi – Sapa – Ha Long
• Mineral water with 2 bottle of 500ml/ tour day/ pax
• FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 15 paying pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas). Maximum 02 FOC per group.
Exclusions

• Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program
• All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class
• Visa fees upon arrival in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
• Tips & personal expenses.
• Personal insurance.
• Any services not clearly mentioned in the program.

accomodation

List of accommodations

Location Superior First class Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh Avanti, Lotus Boutique * * * (ROH) Golden Central, Bay hotel * * * * (ROH) Grand Saigon * * * * * (Deluxe)
Can Tho West hotel, Irish hotel * * * * (ROH) West hotel, Irish hotel * * * * (ROH) Victoria Cantho * * * * (Superior)
Lam Dong Muong Thanh Dalat, TTC hotel * * * * (ROH) TTC Ngoc Lan * * * * (Deluxe) Dalat Palace Heritage * * * * * (Superior)
Khanh Hoa Boujour Nhatrang * * * (Premier) Liberty Nhatrang * * * * (Deluxe) Sunrise Nhatrang * * * * * (Superior)
Quang Nam Le Pavillion Boutique * * * (ROH) Hoian Centre, Le Pavillion Luxury * * * * (Deluxe) Palm Garden resort * * * * * (Superior Garden View)
Hue Romance,Moonlight * * * * (ROH) Romance,Moonlight * * * * (ROH) Silk Path Grand Hue * * * * * (Deluxe)
Ha Noi Medallion hotel * * * (ROH) Sunway, Lacasa hotel, Silk Queen Grand * * * * (ROH) Pan Pacific hotel * * * * * (ROH)
Train Hanoi Standard-King Express (Cabin 4 berth AC; Hanoi-Laocai; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket) Train Hanoi Superior-Sapaly (Cabin 4 berth AC; Hanoi-Laocai; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket) Train Hanoi First class-Victoria Express (Cabin 4 berth AC; Hanoi-Laocai; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket)
Lao Cai Sapa Charm * * * * (ROH) BB Sapa, Amazing Sapa hotel * * * * (ROH) Silk Path Grand * * * * * (Classic Garden)
Train Laocai Standard-King Express (Cabin 4 berth AC; Laocai-Hanoi; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket) Train Laocai Superior-Sapaly (Cabin 4 berth AC; Laocai-Hanoi; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket) Train Laocai First class-Victoria Express (Cabin 4 berth AC; Laocai-Hanoi; Per pax; 1 pax/1 ticket)
Hai Phong / Quang Ninh Bai Tho Junk, Oriental Sails, Golden cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Deluxe ocean view Victory, Syrena cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Deluxe ocean view Indochine cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Junior Suite

meals

Remarks for meal

Meals are fusion on local food with daily normal buffet breakfast at hotel. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the arrival date.

other

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 same values for guests.

Payment

Rates and Conditions

Prices are in GBPper person, based on two guests sharing a twin or double room in the hotels mentioned above.
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

High Season

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  
Superior 1,839 1,529 1,345 1,245 1,133 1,071 1,066 999 423  
First Class 2,006 1,696 1,512 1,412 1,299 1,241 1,236 1,177 587  
Deluxe 2,670 2,365 2,185 2,087 1,980 1,931 1,926 1,876 1,114  
Low Season

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  
Superior 1,832 1,521 1,337 1,238 1,126 1,065 1,058 991 416  
First Class 1,973 1,663 1,480 1,380 1,268 1,209 1,203 1,143 557  
Deluxe 2,562 2,257 2,077 1,979 1,872 1,822 1,817 1,762 1,008  

Note : 1 FOC in half twin for groups from 16 pax up.

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.