Vietnam Classic Tours

CTV3: Vietnam Overview Tour 8 days 7 nights - From $612

Destination: Hanoi – Halong – Danang – Hoian - Ho chi minh – Mekong Delta - Ho chi minh
Starts in: Ha Noi
Ends in: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 8D-7N
Tour code: CTV3

Vietnam Overview Tour 8 days 7 nights

Vietnam Overview Tour 8 days 7 nights
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Itinerary in Brief:
 
Day 1 : Hanoi  Arrival 
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise (B,  L, D )
Day 3: Hanoi bay – Hanoi ( B , L )
Day 4 : Hanoi city – Danang flight - Hoian ( B, L )
Day 5: Hoian ancient town ( B, L )
Day 6: Hoian – Danang – Ho chi minh flight ( B )
Day 7 : Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta – Ho chi minh ( B, L )
Day 8 : Ho chi minh city departure  ( B, L )
 
Itinerary in Details:
Day 1 : Hanoi  Arrival 
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by Asia View Travel’s guide with signboard, check in, relax. ( Room may not be available till 12:30 PM )Today is free at your leisure to rest or explore, discovering your own first impressions of Vietnam. Overnight at hotel.
 
Optional- Street food tour including dinner
Time frame: Around 3 hours
At around 17:30, we start walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday. Special thing that tour guide would like to introduce some popular authentic food in lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants) where you feel comfortable to sit down and enjoy some favorite dishes and nice drinks too.
It's interesting to taste some local food stalls and mini restaurants in hidden alleys and sidewalks, to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language. 
Street food tour will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, kow how a Hanoian cook the meals. What’s a great way to discover Vietnam culture.
Cost:  28 USD / person

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay cruise ( B, L, D ) 
Breakfast at hotel, 8:30 – 9:00 AM our bus will pick you up from your hotel, transfer to Halong bay. Our driver will take a 10 – 15 minutes break by a station for guests to rest on the way.
12:00 – 12:30 Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13:30 – 14:30 Savor a delectable lunch as cruises among the limestone islands.
15:00 – 16:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16:00 – 17:00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17:00 – 17:30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17:30 – 19:00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
 
Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi  ( B, L )
06:30 – 07:15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07:30 – 08:30  Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09:00 – 10:00 Kayak around the Luon Cave.
10:15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10:15 – 11:00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11:00 – 12:15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
Our bus will transfer you back to Hanoi.
14:30 – 15:00 : Arrive back to your hotel in Hanoi, check in, relax.

Day 4 : Hanoi city – Danang flight - Hoian ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel, This morning we start city tour with the Ho Chi Minh Complex from outside. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on Monday, Friday & from 15th June to 15th August for annual maintenance), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam, Vietnam’s first university.  Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Lunch at local restaurant. 
Afternoon, visit the We continue to visit the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple, do a cyclo tour around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. Drive to the airport for flight to Danang. The guide in Danang will pick you up, transfer to hotel in Hoian, check in, relax.
 
Day 5: Hoian ancient town ( B, L )
Today we have a lot of time to explore Hoian ancient town. We take a tour to explore Hoian ancient town, once a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Hoi An’s architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Take a leisurely walking tour of the ancient town center and visit the sites of former merchants’ homes, a 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and a Chinese Communal Hall. Believed to have been settled no less than 2,200 years ago, Hoi An was known as Faifo to early Western traders.  Hoi An was one of the major ports of Southeast Asia from the 17th to 19th centuries. Chinese, Japanese, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and other traders had small communities here, and the old wooden houses, bridges and temples that remain are reminiscent of a Vietnam of centuries past. This unique old trading town slowly became isolated due to its river silting up and by destroyed rail lines, leaving it untouched by war and frozen in time. Nowadays, this absolutely charming and relaxed town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is also famous for it's shops in particular it's large number of tailors. If you wanted, you could have a whole new wardrobe made for you here! 
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
 
Day 6: Hoian – Danang – Ho chi minh flight ( B )
This morning there is plenty of time to relax or discover Hoian by yourself. You can spend your time walking around exploring the many Chinese  assembly halls and  fascinating ancestral  homes, some of which have been occupied  by the same family for fifteen genera ions. You might like to take a boat ride with one of the local women across the Thu Bon River. Perhaps you would like to hire a bicycle and head off on a scenic ride to the town, about 4 km away. There's even the chance to improve your culinary skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson! One thing is for sure - there is no shortage of things to do in this town! 
Afternoon transfer to airport for the flight to Ho chi minh. Pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport, transfer to city center, check in, relax.
 
Day 7 : Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta – Ho chi minh ( B, L ) – 80km - around 2 hours on road / 1 way. 
You will be picked up at your hotel, transfer to My Tho, 80 km from Ho chi minh city. It takes you around 2 hours to get the area. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery on Vietnam River from the peaceful Delta.
On arrival at My Tho, you will take the leisurely motorized boat on the Tien River through the four beautiful islands known as Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island.
On the way, you will see the fishing port, stilt houses, floating fishing village.
The boat trip will lead you to Thoi Son island, walk into the village, visit fruit garden, enjoy the tropical fruits while listening "Southern Vietnamese folk music". Here we also can join the daily activities of the local people and enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside, taste the relaxing honey tea, local jam, visit coconut candy factory, specialties of Mekong river area. Time for you to ride a horse cart under shadow of lush fruits orchards, lines of green coconut trees in calm village. Then take an amazing rowing boat trip on the small canal - fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut’s tree and cool breezes.
Lunch will be served in the heart of the orchard garden, where you will enjoy countryside delicacies.
All make you feel like living in the past in peaceful and beautiful Mekong delta, forget all difficulties in life and relax totally. 
Your expectations will be fulfilled by final boat trip back to My Tho on the Tan Thach natural canal.
Take 2 hour drive back Ho chi minh city, check in, relax.
 
Optional Tour: Saigon Nightlife & Food taste by Scooter tour
From 17:30 – 22:30 around 4.5 hours
 
Itinerary:
At 5:30 PM, your personal English speaking tour guide will be waiting at your hotel lobby to meet and greet. We will do a quick instruction on how to drive safely and what you need to do in the back of our scooters. And hang on tight, let's the journey begin!!!
2/ We will go with the flow of traffic during the rush hour but we guarantee it's not a big problem since we are good drivers. After 20 - 25 minutes, we will be completely outside of those tourist destinations and be at real local vendors, where you have a chance to try Vietnamese noodles, pancakes while learning about the history and also special significant of each dish.
3 / At this point, you will probably be quite full, so let's take a short sightseeing, zip around the city, feel the cool of the weather, take a look at our amazing nightlife and slowly fall in love with Ho Chi Minh city.
4 / Feel relax yet? Here comes the traditional Street BBQ in Vietnamese style. What can be more authentic with a mini oven on the table and grill different types of meat and eat it instantly? Ooh, did i mention about local frozen beer, it's a perfect place to have a drink for sure.
5/Are you full now, cause we still got our last stop for the dessert. Let's try some Vietnamese sweet desserts that will leave a great taste and impression about our cuisine.
6 / After closing the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel around 10:00 PM, wish you all the best and hopefully we have a chance to see you again.
 
Include:
• All local foods & drink
• Qualified helmet, poncho.
• Cooking & local market
• English speaking tour guide
• Pick up & drop off at hotel 
• Motorbike
• Accident insurance, maximum 10,000 USD
Cost:  60 USD / person 
 
Day 8 : Ho chi minh city departure  ( B, L )
Morning after take city tour to visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office, Opera House before we shall see the exhibition on Vietnam War to the famous War Museum. We pass a place with its famous lacquers and the city's finest shopping street, Dong Khoi Street and the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. 
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of tour.
 
Price
We offer different price for different travel period and quote from budget travel to luxury highen, no hidden cost. 
So please contact us for your best quote!
 
Tour includes:
• All accommodation in double / twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• 2 days 1 night Halong bay cruise ( private cabin – sharing boat )
• Tours & transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
• Flight ticket : Hanoi – Danang, Danang - Ho chi minh
• Experience English speaking guide during guided time
• Meal as itinerary  with local food (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Boat cruise as stated
• Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
• Mineral water & towel
• Government taxes & Service charges Tour excludes:
 
Tour excludes:
• International flights to and from Vietnam
• Vietnam visa
• Optional Tour
• Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
• Personal travel insurance 
• Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills
• Tips & Gratuties
 
Children Policy:  
For children between 2 to 12 years old, the following price policy applies:
Child in extra bed        85% of total package
Child no bed                50% of total package
Child in twin                90% of total package
For infant between 0-2 years old, the following policy applies:
No extra bed, no meals, no entrance. All services free.
 
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