5 days, 4 nights
Short on time? No problem! This tour is ideal for travellers with limited time but who still want to experience all of Vietnam’s most prominent attractions. We take you to several of the top sites so you gain an insight into the country’s diverse culture and amazing landscapes, with the added bonus of meeting friendly people on the way. Starting in the north, we explore the historic capital of Hanoi before heading to the enchanting, and somewhat, mystical Ha Long Bay on board our own private junk to cruise through a stunning scenery of towering karsts, hidden caves and secret coves.
Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, we are greeted and transferred to our hotel. Time permitting, as dictated by our arrival time, we embark on a city tour of this exciting hub to get to grips with Hanoi’s history. Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and it is steeped in culture and history. Our tour covers all the highlight attractions, including the Temple of Literature which was built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university; Hoan Kiem Lake which translates to the ‘Lake of the Restored Sword,’ which contains a mystical story and Ngoc Son Temple, in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. We round our exploration off with a stroll around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, which is best discovered on foot to soak up all the surrounding life. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart Hanoi early and drive 160 km to enchanting Halong Bay (two and a half hours journey) and upon arrival we board our own private junk boat to sail the sea in style and enhance this magical experience. Cruising through the Gulf of Tonkin, we encounter a surreal landscape of towering limestone karsts that rise dramatically out of the sea, hidden caves and coves and small beaches to swim and kayak from, as well as 3,000 limestone islands, clad in jungle, scattered across the emerald waters. A seafood lunch is served on board the junk. We then drive back to Hanoi.
After breakfast at the hotel, we continue on our Hanoi exploration starting with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and also his former residence to learn more about this much admired revolutionary leader. A stop at the One Pillar Pagoda gives an insight into Vietnam’s Buddhist origins before we continue to the Fine Arts Museum (closed on Mondays so arrivals on this day will visit an alternative site) and the Vietnam Military History Museum, also known as the Army Museum, with contains a vast collection of weaponry. This can be replaced with the Ethnology Museum depending on your personal interest. We then head to Hanoi Airport for our domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City where upon arrival we transfer to the hotel. Lunch and Dinner are at a local restaurant.
Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast we depart Ho Chi Minh City and travel 70 km to reach the war-era Cu Chi Tunnels. On the way we pass picturesque rice fields and neat rubber plantations in peaceful countryside which is home to a 200 km labyrinth of underground tunnels used by Vietcong soldiers during the American war. We then return to Ho Chi Minh City for an afternoon tour to discover this dynamic and cosmopolitan city and embark on a sightseeing expedition with visits to the History Museum and a quick photo stop at the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace; the beautifully preserved French colonial Central Post Office; and the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral. Lunch and dinner are at a local restaurant.
Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast at the hotel, there is free time to spend at leisure until the transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for the departure flight.
5 days, 4 nights
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All rates are quoted in RMB and are subject to change without prior notice. Inclusions and exclusions in the tour packages are indicated at the end of each itinerary. Commonly our package tour rates include accommodation, transfers, certain meals, and other tour related services. Domestic or international airfares are included where mentioned. Our tour itineraries do not include visa fees and expenses of a personal nature. The validity of our rates is November 01, 2018, until October 31, 2019, unless otherwise specified.
Local English speaking guides are accompanying tours and transfers in each destination. German, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian and Chinese speaking guides are available on request in major cities and subject to confirmation.
A delivery fee will be charged according to the distance traveled, if any train tickets are required to be delivered to clients’ hotel.
Full pre-payment by bank transfer is required 30 days before the commencement of services.
Our bank account details are:
Bank Name: Bank of China Beijing JianGuoMen Wai Sub-Branch
开 户 行：中国银行北京建国门外支行
Account Name：ATC TRAVEL SERVICES (BEIJING) LTD.
账 户 名：北京道成国际旅行社有限公司
Account No.：3259 6908 9747
账 号：3259 6908 9747
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Account Name：BEIJING GLORY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE CO, LTD.
账 户 名：北京千乘假期国际旅行社有限公司
Account No.：3211 6010 0100 1577 67
账号：3211 6010 0100 1577 67
Bank Name: Industrial Bank Co., Ltd Sanyuanqiao Sub-Branch
开 户 行：兴业银行三元桥支行
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