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Essence of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Essence of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
TOUR INFORMATION
  • Tour Code: AMT-17VNP
  • Price from: 0 $
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Departure: Hanoi
Book this tour Essence of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
​This 12 day journey explores the best of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting Hue and Hoi An and includes a two night cruise along Halong Bay.
 

Duration: 12 days 11 nights
Departure: Hanoi 
Return: Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon)
Highlighs:
Enjoy a cyclo (ricksharide through Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Explore the picturesque bays and limestone cliffs on a two night scenic cruise through Halong Bay
Discover the small town of Hoi An on a walking tour
Enjoy a traditional dance performance at Hue Citadel
Take a guided tour of bustling Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy lunch at KOTO (Know One Teach Onin Ho Chi Minh City, teaching hospitality skills to street children

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI

Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! On arrival you will be met by your Scenic representative and transferred* to your luxury hotel. (Please arrive by 5.00pm). Enjoy time at leisure before dinner. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI

Join your instructor for a gentle morning Tai Chi lesson by the tranquil waters of the Hoan Kiem Lake. FREE CHOICE in the morning: 
(1) visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison to uncover the history of the Vietnamese revolution
(2) stroll the bustling local markets to buy ingredients for your cooking class
(3) discover hidden places that make Hanoi the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam
(4) cycle along the quiet roads of West Lake
(5) explore cultural and historical sites during your half day tour
(6) visit the pottery village of Bat Trang.
In the afternoon discover the Old Quarter, known as ‘36 streets’ on your cyclo (rickshaw) ride. Be entertained by a traditional Water Puppets performance and relish your special ‘backstage pass’. FREE DINNING CHOICE:
1) The Press Club, evocative of Vietnam in the 1920s
(2) La Terrace at Sofitel, inspired by Parisian cafés
(3) Au Lac o. ering a Vietnamese set menu
(4) the multi-award winning Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Metropole. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI - EMBARK HALONG CRUISE

Travel through rich fertile farmlands to Halong Bay. Embark on board the luxury cruise, Halong Bay’s most luxurious and beautiful vessel, for your two night cruise through the tranquil emerald waters, taking in the spectacular scenery of this World Heritage area. Overnight on boat

DAY 4: HALONG CRUISE

Wake early and while the sun rises over your luxury vessel join your Tai Chi lesson on the Sun Deck. Visit Cat Ba Island before cruising further into quieter bays and exploring the National Park. Overnight on boat

DAY 5: DISEMBARK HALONG BAY CRUISE - HOI AN

Disembark your luxury cruise and journey to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An, an exceptionally well-preserved trading port dating from the 15th century and Vietnam’s most charming and relaxing town. Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 6: HOI AN

Step back in time as you take a walking tour of Hoi An’s World Heritage-listed old quarter. Enter one of the atmospheric former merchants’ homes and appreciate a special talk by one of the families. Spend some time at leisure before relaxing on your sunset cruise along the tranquil Thu Bon River and watch the fishermen cast their nets. FREE CHOICE DINING
(1) Lanterns Restaurant showcasing the very best of Vietnamese cuisine
(2) Ancient Faifo, a culinary journey through Hoi An’s past, present and future
(3) Mango Mango, a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An 

DAY 7: HOI AN

FREE CHOICE
(1) visit the temple ruins of My Son
(2) take a street food tour
(3) unwind on Cham Island
(4) learn how to make traditional Pho noodle soup
(5) cycle to a nearby farming village. Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 8: HOI AN - HUE

Travel through the picturesque Marble Mountains via the breathtaking Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former capital. En-route enjoy a visit to the open air Cham Museum. Relive the grandeur of Hue’s Imperial Citadel and enjoy a traditional dance performance accompanied with traditional court music in the Royal Ancient Theatre. Take a cruise down the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.

DAY 9: HUE

On this morning’s tour of Hue discover the Mausoleum of former Emperor Minh Mang, explore the local Dong Ba market and meet the deaf and mute workers at the Spiral Foundation. SCENIC ENRICH Visit Duc Son Pagoda, talk with the nuns and learn how they are supporting their orphanage through different initiatives including the proceeds from your lunch. Learn about traditional woodblock printing during a visit to a nearby local villages and witness the craftsmen at work. Overnight in Hue

DAY 10: HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy lunch at KOTO (Know One Teach One) a restaurant set up to train and educate street children with English and hospitality skills. On your sightseeing tour visit the Post Office designed by Gustave Eiffel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the lively Binh Tay Market. This evening indulge in your sumptuous contemporary Vietnamese meal in the unusual setting of a former opium refinery. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City


DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY

FREE CHOICE
(1) explore local neighbourhoods on your walking tour
(2) uncover this bustling city on a vintage Vespa
(3) discover Vietnam’s history through the diverse religions and cultural influences.
This afternoon experience the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground rooms and tunnels spanning 250 kilometres, used by the communist guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Explore the underground labyrinth of tunnels with your War Veteran, who shares his experiences during this time.

FREE CHOICE DINING
(1) take a dinner cruise along the Saigon River
(2) discover lively local streets by night and sample different street food dishes
(3) enjoy an international buffet at Restaurant Nineteen
(4) indulge in Italian delights overlooking the Opera House. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE

Transfer* to the airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary
Sửa nội dung
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2. CAN I POSTPONE OR CANCEL  MY TRIP? 
All purchases are final and you will need to agree with our term & conditions before confirming your order. In some cases, your booking will be cancelled or postponed for a future day.  However, if you need to cancel within 14 days we may state in our conditions that we will charge cancellation fees. 

3. IF I PURCHASE A PACKAGES, CAN I TRAVEL IN REVERSE DIRECTION?
Yes, our packages are made up on individual travel vouchers, which can be use in any order.  You may want to travel our intineraries in reverse or you may want to complete your package over a number of short trip. 

4. DO YOU OFFER LONGER OR MORE CUSTOMIZE TOUR? 
Yes, you can ask for longer or customize with any tours. If you have any request or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com, our travel experts will help you decides which is best itinerary for you.

5. I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS – WILL THEY BE CATERED FOR?
We will try our best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we will pass the information onto your leader. It is also a great idea to bring a card with your dietary requirements written in local language for those time you are eating away from the group.

6. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY IN MY DESTINATION?
It is a good idea to travel with a credit card and ATM card. In Vietnam, the US Dollars and Euros are more widely accepted than other currencies (off course, out of VN Dong). However, in some cases, at some hotels they can accept your local currency but not very much. 

7.  WHAT STANDARD OF ACCOMMODATION SHOULD I EXPECT? 
The standard of accommodation depends on trip style you have choosen. Find out more

8. WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED HELP WITH MY BOOKING?
If you need any help with your booking please let us know by contacting us as soon as possible at anytime  via:
Email address: info@amitysmiletravel.com
Our phone number: +84-4 3212.3589
Or, hotline: +84 982 45 2222. 
We will make our hardest  to help you with the most comfortable and enjoyable trip.
 
9. WHAT IS AN EXTRA COST?
An extra cost is something you will pay direct to the tour or hotel upon arrival. Or, something is mentioned in NOT INCLUDED.  Most of Amity Smile trips are “All Clusive” meaning no extra fees will need to be paid. 

10. HOW DO I KNOW  MY RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking.  Your reservation is not confirmed until receive this follow up email or fax. 

11. CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY  OF MY GROUP TRIP, EITHER BEFORE OR DURING THE TRIP?
Please make sure that you are happy with your group trip itinerary before booking because we are unable to change them for individual travelers. However, if you and a group of friends, colleagues,…would like your own personally designed itinerary, get in touch with our travel consultants, they can tailor an itinerary just for you.

12.IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ON TOUR, WHO WILL I CONTACT?
When on tour, your tour guide is the first person of contact. We have our own hotline,  so emergency assistance is available 24hours per day. Please see the office contact details listed on your itinerary or on your voucher. 

13. I AM NOT READY TO BOOK RIGHT NOW,  WHAT SHOULD I DO?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this time frame varies by airline.
For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.
For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancellation charges of hotels/resorts.
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TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request 
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

THE TRIP INCLUSIONS:
- Accommodations in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
- 27 superb meals including 11 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 10 Dinners
- English speaking guide
- Transportation
- Scenic spot fees
- Enjoy a Tai Chi lesson at Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake
- Catch a performance of Vietnam’s unique Water Puppets and enjoy a special ‘backstage pass’
- In Hoi An visit a former merchant’s home for a special talk by one of the families
- Meet nuns at Hue’s Duc Son Pagoda providing education and training to orphaned children
- Uncover secrets of the Cu Chi Tunnels with your veteran guide, who lived and fought there

THE TRIP EXCLUSIONS:
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