HANOI-HOCHIMINH-CUCHI-MYTHO (8D7N) - SIC 26

Tour code: SIC 26
Tour length: 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Price: Contact us for price
  • ITINERARY BRIEF:

* Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - Free and easy (No meal)-Driver only, No guide

* Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)-Join Tour

* Day 3: Halong Cruise - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)-Join Tour

* Day 4: Hanoi city tour full day (Breakfast/Lunch)-Join Tour

* Day 5: Hanoi - Saigon - Free and easy (No meal)-Driver only, no guide

* Day 6: Saigon City tour Cuchi (Breakfast/Lunch)-Join Tour

* Day 7: Saigon - Mytho Saigon (Breakfast/Lunch)-Join Tour
* Day 8: Saigon - Departure (Breakfast)-Driver only, No guide

 

  • JOURNEY HIGHTLIGHTS

Hanoi

* Restored Sword Lake
* Temple of Literature
* Old Quarter (36 Streets)
* Tran Quoc Pagoda
* Ho Chi Minh Complex
* Ethnology Museum

Halong Bay

* Cruising on UNESCO site, Halong Bay
* Fighting cocks islet
* Dau go Cave (Wooden Stake Grotto)
* Thien Cung Cave (Palace Of Heaven Grotto)
* Floating Village of the fisherman
* Overnight on the cruise 1 night.

 

Ho Chi Minh City

* War Remnants Museum
* Reunification Palace
* Notre Dame Cathedral
* General Post Office
* Ben Thanh Market
* China Town 
* Binh Tay Market
* Thien Hau Pagoda

Cu Chi

* Cu Chi Tunnel

 

  • ITINERARY IN DETAIL

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI-FREE AND EASY (NO MEAL)-DRIVER ONLY-NO GUIDE

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by private

Tiptop Tour driver with signboard, check in, relax (the room may not be available until 12:00 PM).

 

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 2: HANOI-HALONG CRUISE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)-JOIN TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel.

7.45 - 8.15: Our car and guide will pick you up at your hotel (Hanoi Old Quarter), departure to Halong bay.
10.00: Have a short break about 20 minuttes
12.00: Arrive at Bai Chay, Halong Tourism harbour.
12.15: Transfer by tender to the Cruise. Enjoy welcome drink.
12.30: Start cruising to visit Ha Long Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, UNESCO World Heritage Site and check in your cabin.
13.00 - 14.00: Have lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu.
14.30: Transfer by tender from boat to Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave). Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes.
16.00: Enjoy kayaking or relaxing on the cruise.
18.00: Have cooking class on the cruise.
19.00 - 20.00: Have dinner - enjoy Vietnamese food.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: sing karaoke, join squid fishing or relax on the sundeck, sightsee Halong Bay at night.

 

Overnight on the Cruise

 

DAY 3: HALONG CRUISE-HANOI (BREAKFAST/BRUNCH )

6.00: Starting your day with taichi on the sundeck.
7.15: Have a breakfast
8.00: To Ti Top island. Climb to the top of Titop, sightseeing Halong Bay's panorama view or relaxing, swimming at the Ti Top beach.
9.30: Return to the boat. Check out cabins. Enjoy relaxing & have a sunbathing on sundeck while our boat is back on different route
10.45: Enjoy Set Menu served in dining room while seeing the bay scenery when we approach the pier (passing Fight Cocks, Incense Burner, Stone Dog)
(Or have lunch at restaurant near Halong Harbour).

12.00: Transfer by tender to the pier and relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation
12.20: Transfer back to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi approximately at 16:30.

Note: Program may differ slightly base on cruise ships.

 

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 4: HANOI CITY TOUR FULLDAY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)-JOIN TOUR

AM : 08:00-08:30 Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Then visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda~ founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist~ dating from the Ly Dynasty) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam). Lunch.

PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum~ continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam”s first university constructed in 1070~ it”s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake~ see the peaceful waters~ and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Free for shopping.
 

Note:
+ On Monday and friday morning~ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed – Bat Trang pottery village will be arranged as substitution.
+ On Saturday and Sunday~ enjoy the water puppet show in Museum of Ethnology and 01 hour visiting the Old Quarter by Cyclo.

 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 5: HANOI-SAIGON FREE AND EASY (BREAKFAST)-DRIVER ONLY

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon.

Arrive Saigon, the driver pick you up at the airport, transfer to check in hotel.

Free to visit Saigon city.

 

Overnight in Saigon
 

DAY 6: CUCHI TUNNEL-SAIGON CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)-JOIN TOUR

08.00 AM: Pick the group from the hotel depart for Cu Chi tunnels.

09.30 AM: Arrive Cu Chi tunnels, View short video film and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels, before try a real experience with the world well known tunnels. After that travelers can try delicious manioc which is the main food in Cu Chi during the war.

For those interested there is an opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Have lunch at local restaurant, then we drive back to Ho Chi Minh city arriving at approximately 02.00 PM

02.15 PM: We will visits the War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. We continue to visit the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace that was the sight of South Vietnam's surrender in April 1975. Walk down to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.

And we will have approximately one hour to visit Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh city, is packed with every conceivable commodity and a visit to lacquer workshop to see the complex processes and meticulous workmanship involved in this traditional Vietnamese craft product.

 

Overnight in Saigon city

 

DAY 7: SAIGON-MEKONG DELTA (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)-JOIN TOUR

At 8.00 am, leave Saigon, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet

Have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Return to Hochiminh city by road

Drive back Ho Chi Minh City, have dinner. Overnight in Hochiminh city

 

Overnight in Saigon City

 

DAY 8: SAIGON-DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)-DRIVER ONLY

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Say goodbye Vietnam.
Thank you for traveling with Tiptop Tour.

 

PRICE AND POLICIES

 

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 03 nights hotel accommodation on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Hanoi
  • 01 night on Halong Cruise
  • 03 nights hotel accommodation on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Saigon
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip cruise in Halong Bay & Lunch on Board with fresh seafood.
  • English Speaking Tour guide
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
  •  Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  •  Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff: 5USD/Person/Day.
  •  Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Even
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc

 

LEGAL TERMS

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:

  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost


POLICY FOR CHILDREN

  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate

 

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