This trip will lead you through the lush landscapes and sleek cities of Vietnam and there's really no time like the present to experience such an amazing trip. The beauty of the country consists of many interesting attractions, allowing us to show you the hidden charm of Vietnam. Customers have chance to visit the hill tribes in the Northwest regions, staying in Vietnamese Junk, exploring the historical sites as well as Vietnamese culture. You'll truly experience all the region has to offer by immersing yourself in the culture through dining, sight-seeing.
Included: Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included according to itinerary only
Accommodation: 3 and 4-star standard hotels with private bathroom referring to itinerary
Entrance fees: All entrance fees are included in the trip according to the itinerary
Transport: Car/minibus transfer, air-plane and boat trips according to itinerary
English speaking tour guide: Included on part of the tour, please refer to itinerary Not included: · Personal Travel Insurance (compulsory)
· Visa to Vietnam
· Meals not mentioned as included
· Tips to guide and drivers
· Personal expenditures
All other expenses not stated as included in the above
· Cover the best of Vietnam in from North to South through a wide variety of activities and experiences including trekking, cruising, beach relaxing, city visits and so much more
· Meet the minorities of Sapa, take in the beautiful surroundings of UNESCO certified Ha Long Bay and experience the great past in Hue.
· Take in the charming Hoi An whilst enjoying the bustling Ho Chi Minch City and serene Mekong Delta
· Get to know the Vietnamese history, culture and customs as you go
Day 11: Hue - Trip to DMZ
Pick-up at your hotel in Hue at 08:00, and drive to Quang Tri. We make our first stop at Hien Luong Bridge (Ben Hai River) - an important landmark in the partition of the country into Northern and Southern Vietnam along the 17th parallel by the Geneva Accords of 1954. Just another 30-minutes drive will take you to the Vinh Moc Tunnel - the shelter of 60 local families during the Vietnam War. The trip highlights should not be missed are the Ho Chi Minh Trails, Dong Ha town and Rock Pile. Drive back to your hotel in Hue late afternoon.
Hotels: Emm Hotel*** (or similar).
Day 12: Hue - Transfer to Hoi An
After having breakfast in the hotel, we'll leave Hue and drive to Hoi An. The car (minibus) will arrive in Hoi An at noon. Check-in hotel. Free and easy.
Day 13: My Son Holyland + Hoi An traditional villages
We depart from the hotel at around 08:00 to Myson Holyland - the Hindu center of Champa Kingdom between the 4th and 14th centuries, located 55km West of Hoi An. There you can enjoy the Cham Dance for half an hour as soon as we get to the site. You'll then have some spare time to explore the holyland by yourself. After lunch, we take a private boat for a gentle cruise along the Thu Bon River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village & Kim Bong Carpentry Village.
Get to know culture, history, do trekking, boat trips, DMZ zone, visit old towns, beach relaxing, easy rider…
Child age: 3 – 9 years old
Child price: See under “rates”
This tour is not recommended for: children below 3 years old
3 and 4-star hotels with private bathroom
Car/minibus, train, plane and boats
All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-October)
This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.