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Best Of Vietnam


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Best Of Vietnam

 Vietnam

13 days from £1999 pp  return flights from LHR

This trip showcases the highlights of Vietnam taking you to some of the exciting places with  spectacular coastal scenery, colonial towns with evocative war memorials & lost primitive temple cities in Vietnam.

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  • Highlights of Vietnam 
  • Enjoy cruising in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy Hoi An beach
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This trip showcases the highlights of Vietnam taking you to some of the exciting places with  spectacular coastal scenery, colonial towns with evocative war memorials & lost primitive temple cities in Vietnam.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow

Day 02 : Hanoi Arrival

Day 03 : Hanoi – City Tour – Group Tour

Day 04 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Group Tour

Day 05 : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Transfer By Shuttle Bus

Day 06 : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight To Hue

Day 07 : Hue – City Tour

Day 08 : Hue – Hoi An Ancient Town

Day 09 : Hoi An – At Leisure

Day 10 : Hoi An – Danang – Flight To Saigon – City Tour

Day 11 : Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon – Group Tour

Day 12 : Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Group Tour

Day 13 : Saigon Departure

Tour Ends

 Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow

Today you will board on an overnight plane to Hanoi.

Overnight stay in plane.
 Day 2 : Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Upon arrival, greeted by the local tour guide and transfer to downtown. Check in your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi. Please note: the standard check in time is 14:00 – 15:00pm. Early check in is not included and subject to hotel availability.
 Day 03 : Hanoi – City Tour – Group Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.

8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City.

08.45: Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake.

It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.

09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of  Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world

  • Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas…
  • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area

11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam

Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays 12.45: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes. 14.00-14.15 : Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century 15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton 16.15 -16.30: Tour finishes. Back to hotel Overnight in Hanoi.
 Day 04 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Group Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. 07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province 09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax

10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty

11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as  goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice …Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch

13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat.  You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land”

15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people. 16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi 18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi Overnight in Hanoi.
 Day 05 : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Transfer By Shuttle Bus (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel then check out.

At 9am, head East for 3 hours driving to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006. The road will pass by the Red River delta with green paddyfields and rural villages, where hard-work farmers are busy with their farming jobs, ploughing buffaloes or planting seedling. Upon arrival in Halong, check in the overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses and approach islets to enjoy their beauty in close distance. Back to the cruise, enjoy cooking demonstration before having dinner. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure.

Overnight on the cruise. Please note cruise programme is subject to change without notice.
 Day 06 : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight To Hue (B)

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by a point-oriented name "Eastern Sea", so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise coming back the pier. Disembark from the cruise, transfer back to Hanoi by the cruise’s shuttle bus.

Arrive in Hanoi, met your private driver (no guide) and head to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, transfer by private car (no guide) to your hotel to check in.

Overnight in Hue.
 Day 07 : Hue – City Tour (B)

After breakfast at hotel, met your guide and driver and transfer you to the boat landing for a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit the towering Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks. Take a short drive to visit the Tu Duc Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to help you understand more about the royal’s life and architecture.

12:00: Eat lunch outside of town and enjoy classic Hue cuisine at a restaurant in a beautiful garden setting.

Afternoon, return to the city center to visit Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. If the time and weather are perfect, you could admire the glorious sunset on the Perfume River. Drive back to the hotel.

Overnight in Hue.
 Day 08 : Hue – Hoi An Ancient Town (B)

After breakfast at hotel, departure for Hoi An. Arrive in Hoi An, you take interesting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-houses. Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoian a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Check in your hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An.
 Day 09 : Hoi An – At Leisure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy your whole day at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
 Day 10 : Hoi An – Danang – Flight To Saigon – City Tour (B)

Breakfast at hotel then check out. Transfer (no guide) to the airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, also called as Saigon, the most dynamic city in Vietnam. Upon arrival, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the down town. Check in your hotel (normal check in time is 2pm).

Start city tour at the War Remnants Museum, one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese had struggled and fought for their independence, freedome, and peace of the nation and the locals' perspective of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, ducuments, and photographs, display in the museum are firm evidence of war crimes in Vietnam and speak for the heroic actions of the former Vietnamese generation. We then visit the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the Notre Dame Cathedral (view from outside only), built between 1877 and 1883 and colonial-styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s major landmarks. Late afternoon, visit Ben Thanh market, a symbol of Saigon. Have shopping time there.

Overnight in Saigon.
 Day 11 : Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon – Group Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel.

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Saigon and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then  boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Saigon.

Overnight in Saigon.
 Day 12 : Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Group Tour (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Cu Chi Tunnels – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. After a short introduction video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. After lunch (owncost), return to Saigon.

Afternoon is your free time at leisure or own sightseeing/shopping arround the town. Overnight in Saigon.
 Day 13 : Final Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure until check out time and transfer (no guide) to the airport for the departure flight back to your sweet home.

Please note: Normal check-out time at hotel is 12:00. B= Breakfast / L= Lunch / D= Dinner

What's included

  • International return flight economy from London Heathrow
  • English speaking tour guides as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on bead & breakfast basis 
  • Lunch & Dinner as mentioned in the detailed itinerary
  • Accommodation at 3-star hotels in Double/Twin shared room
  • Air conditioned transportation for sightseeing and transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Internal flights as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Entrance fee at indicated sights
  • Boat trip in Ninh Binh, Hue and Mekong Delta
  • Gov’t tax and service charge

What's not included

  • Visa fee or stamping fee
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room supplement
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • Anything not stated in "What's Included?"

Your Hotels [ 03 star ] 

  • Hanoi : Hanoi Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Halong Bay: Le Journey Premium Cruise 4-star or similar (Standard Room)
  • Hue : Rosaleen Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Hoi An : Kim An Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Saigon: Emm Hotel or similar (Standard Room)

 

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Child discount : Children pay full price as adult

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Group : In Vietnam you will travel in a group of minimum 02 and maximum 20 people

Visa : Please note that in order to visit Cambodia & Vietnam, you will require a tourist visa. For the most up-to-date information regarding travel visas – including prices and the required length of time that the document is needed for – we advise that you visit www.gov.uk . Alternatively, you can contact the local embassy of the country you are planning to visit.

Passport : Please note that your passport MUST be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the validation date of your visa.

Visa Documents : Lumle Holidays will send you all the required documentation you need to apply for your visa (including flight information) between 4 and 6 weeks prior to your selected date of departure so you can apply for your Cambodia & Vietnam visa in time. At least 3 weeks before your departure date you will receive your flight tickets and the confirmed list of your hotels in Cambodia & Vietnam.

Travel Documents : Please ensure you take all your final travel documents with you to Cambodia & Vietnam.

Personal Information : Please ensure that your personal deatils is filled in identically to the data on your passport. If this information does not match, you cannot travel to and from your destination. Amendment to this information if entered incorrectly will result in additional charges. If married, please fill in your surname as it appears on your passport.

Tour Itinerary : Please note that in exceptional circumstances the itinerary and/or excursions may be subject to change for reasons outside of the control of Lumle Holidays

Vaccination : If you are travelling to Cambodia & Vietnam, you may need to be vaccinated. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk

Cancellation Conditions : This offer is non refundable, cannot be cancelled or modified

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    • Flight time 12-13 1/2 hours (Hanoi, via Paris)
    • Timezone GMT+7 hours
    • Recommended airlines Vietnam, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Malaysia , Qatar, Singapore & Thai Airways
    • Best season Throughout the year

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