TRAVEL & CULTURE “11 DAYS VIETNAM/MEKONG DELTA TOUR”

Guarantee minimum 2 pax weekly departure every Wednesday

for seat-in-coach tour or daily departure for private tour

Departure date for seat-in-coach tour:-

Nov 01-11      E/G/F

Nov 29-Dec 09    E/G/F

Nov 08-18   E/G/S

Dec 06-16    E/G/S

Nov 15-25  E/G/F

Dec 13-23  E/G/F

Nov 22-Dec 02   E/G/S

Dec 20-30   E/G/S

 

Dec 27-Jan 06  E/G/F

Jan 24-Feb 03  E/G/F

Feb 21-Mar 03  E/G/F

Mar 21-31E/G/F

Apr 18-28   E/F/S

May 16-26E/F/S

Jun 13-23E/F/S

Jul 11-21  E/F/S

Aug 08-18E/F/S

Sep 05-15E/F/S

Oct 03-13E/F/S

Jan 03-13    E/G/S

Jan 31-Feb 10   E/G/S

Feb 28-Mar 10   E/G/S

Mar 28-Apr 07    E/G/S

Apr 25-May 05    E/G/S

May 23-Jun 02   E/G/S

Jun 20-30    E/G/S

Jul 18-28    E/G/S

Aug 15-25    E/G/S

Sep 12-22    E/G/S

Oct 10-20    E/G/S

Jan 10-20E/G/F

Feb 07-17E/G/F

Mar 07-17E/G/F

Apr 04-14E/G/F

May 02-12E/F/S

May 30-Jun 09  E/F/S

Jun 27-Jul 07  E/F/S

Jul 25-Aug 04  E/F/S

Aug 22-Sep 01  E/F/S

Sep 19-29E/F/S

Oct 17-27E/G/F

Jan 17-27    E/G/S

Feb 14-24    E/G/S

Mar 14-24    E/G/S

Apr 11-21    E/G/S

May 09-19    E/G/S

Jun 06-16    E/G/S

Jul 04-14    E/G/S

Aug 01-11    E/G/S

Aug 29-Sep 08   E/G/S

Sep 26-Oct 06  E/G/S

Oct 24-Nov 03 E/G/S

Note:-  The departure dates will be provided by specified guides

E = English speaking guide  F = French speaking guide

G = German speaking guide  S = Spanish speaking guide

 

Wednesday

Day 01  Hanoi - Arrival  (D)

Meet on arrival at Hanoi/Noi Bai International airport, transfer to Sunway Hotel or similar for check in

14.00Meeting at lobby of the hotel

p.m.Cyclo tour (2 hours), visit to the Old quarter of Hanoi and Ngoc Son Temple.

  Dinner at Wild Rice restaurant

Evening:Drop off at Thang Long theatre for water puppet show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists-men and women-stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. End of the show and transfer to hotel.

  Accommodation at the Sunway Hotel or similar

Thursday 

    (B/L/D)

  

  Breakfast at hotel

07.30Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole October and November) Residence and One Pillar Pagoda

09.30Drive to Halong, 180 km east of Hanoi.

On arrival take a wooden boat and have seafood lunch on board. Discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. A 4-hour boat trip will visit to Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes.

Drop off in Halong town. Proceed to Hai Phong transfer to hotel for check-in.

Dinner and accommodation at the Harbour View Hotel or similar

Friday

  Hai Phong – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An    (B/L/D)

  

  Breakfast at hotel

08.00Drive to Hai Phong, visit to the Garden theatre, Du Hang Pagoda and Kenh temple.

10.00Transfer back to Hanoi

Lunch at Red Arecas restaurant (or Brother Cafe as alternative)

p.mVisit to Temple of Literature built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Quan Thanh Temple and Fine Art Museum.

16.00    Transfer to the Hanoi airport

17.00Depart Hanoi by VN 317 for Danang

18.15  Danang, Proceed to Hoi An. Transfer to the Hoi An Hotel or similar for check-in.

Dinner and accommodation at the Hoi An Hotel or similar

Saturday 

Day 04   Hoi An - Danang – Hoi An  (B/L/D)
  
  Breakfast at hotel

08.00Proceed to Danang, transfer to visit Cham Museum; Marble Mountain and China Beach.

  Back to Hoi An. Lunch at White Lanterns restaurant

Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries.  Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and the workshop of traditional occupation of Hoi An ancient town.

  Dinner and accommodation at the Hoi An Hotel or similar

Day 05   Hoi An - Danang - Hue   (B/L/D)

  Breakfast at hotel

07.30Drive to Hue across the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds), passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea.

Arrival on Hue, the royal city of Vietnam’s last ruling dynasty and transfer to the Saigon Morin Hotel or similar, then visit Tu Duc tomb, 

Lunch at Royal Park restaurant (or Tropical Garden restaurant as alternative) 

p.m. Boat trip on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda.

Visit Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba  market

Dinner and accommodation at the Saigon Morin Hotel or similar

Monday  

Day 06  Hue - Ho Chi Minh City(B/L/D)

  

  Breakfast at hotel

07.00Transfer from Phubai airport

09.15Depart Hue by VN 251 for Ho Chi Minh City.

10.35     Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the Equatorial Hotel or similar 

Lunch at Vietnam House restaurant

p.m. City tour: visit China town, Thien Hau Pagoda, History Museum and former Presidential Palace. Make photo stops at the famous tourist sites such as Notre Dame Church, and Central Post Office.

  Dinner at local restaurant

  Accommodation at the Equatorial Hotel or similar

Tuesday  

Day 07  Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh  (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel

AmExcursion to Tay Ninh church, center of the Cao-Daism religion which combines Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Lunch en route.

PmVisit Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam war.

Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

  Dinner and overnight at the Equatorial Hotel or similar

Wednesday  

Day 08  Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Can Tho  (B/L/D)

  

  Breakfast at hotel

08:00Pick up at hotel. Drive to My Tho (2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City) and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. My Tho is a prosperous town of 175,000 inhabitants in the Mekong Delta.  It is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch en route at a local restaurant. 

Continue with a visit to a snake farm before proceeding to Can Tho. 

Dinner and accommodation at the Victoria Hotel or similar

Thursday   

Day 09  Can Tho – Thot Not – Chau Doc   (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel

Boat trip on Rach Ngong river and visit fruit orchard and Cai Rang floating market. 

Lunch at local restaurant.

Orient tour in town visit to the Kh’mer temple

Continue to Chau Doc  on the route visits to the Bang Lang bird sanctuary. Check-in at the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel. 

Dinner and accommodation at the Victoria Hotel or similar

Friday

Day 10  Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh City   (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel

a.m. Cruise on the Mekong river to visit the boat trip to Islamic Champa Village and fishing breeding houses on the Mekong River. Visit Sam Mountain, Lady Xu Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Temple, Tay An Pagoda. Depart Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City.

  Lunch at local restaurant in Chaudoc

  Depart Chau Doc to Ho Chi Minh City.

p.m. Transfer to the Equatorial Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinner and accommodation at the Equatorial Hotel or similar

Saturday

Day 11   Ho Chi Minh City - Departure  (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel

  Time at leisure for own activities before transfer to the airport

a.m./p.m.  Depart Ho Chi Minh by international flight for next destination.

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*** Itinerary is subject to change depending on road conditions and availability of rooms. ***

The price is net per person in half twin and based on:

Hanoi  : Sunway Hotel, superior room or similar

Haiphong  : Harbour View Hotel, standard room or similar

Hoi An : Hoi An Hotel, deluxe room or similar

Hue: Saigon Morin Hotel, ROH or similar

Ho Chi Minh: Equatorial Hotel, deluxe room or similar

Can Tho  : Victoria Hotel, garden view room or similar

Chau Doc  : Victoria Hotel, garden view room or similar

11 days Vietnam/Mekong Delta Tour

Wholesale (WC)

Single Surcharge

English/French/German speaking guide

1,019.00

367.00

Spanish speaking guide

1,128.00

367.00

Validity: 01 November 2006 - 31 October 2007

PRIVATE PACKAGE TOURS – US Dollar

Daily departure with English/German/French speaking guide

Number of passengers (Nett per person in half-twin room)

Single Surcharge

1

2

3-5

6-9

10-14

15-19

20 Up

2,139.00

1,288.00

1,154.00

1,016.00

944.00

918.00

901.00

367.00

Validity: 01 November 2006 – 31 October 2007

The supplement for Spanish speaking guide is USD 235.- nett per party.

* Supplement for Accommodation at Deluxe category and First class category

 

Deluxe Category:

Hanoi: Sheraton Hotel, executive room or similar

Haiphong: Harbour View Hotel, deluxe room or similar

Hoi An  : Victoria Resort, superior river view or similar

Hue : La residence Hotel, superior room or similar

Ho Chi Minh : Caravelle Hotel, superior room or similar

Can Tho: Victoria Hotel, deluxe riverview room

Chau Doc: Victoria Hotel, deluxe riverview room

First Class Category:

Hanoi: Nikko Hotel, superior room or similar

Haiphong: Harbour View Hotel, deluxe room or similar

Hoi An  : Life Resort, superior garden view or similar

Hue : Saigon Morin Hotel, deluxe room or similar

Ho Chi Minh : Duxton Hotel, deluxe room or simlar

Can Tho : Victoria Hotel, deluxe riverview room

Chau Doc: Victoria Hotel, deluxe riverview room

Supplement for Deluxe and First Class Category (WC)-US Dollar

Hotel Category

Nett per person in half twin room

Single supplement

Deluxe Category

311.00

 248.00

First Class Category

137.00

129.00

Valid date: 01 November 2006-31 October 2007

 

Surcharge for peak season :

Life Resort from Dec 22,06-Jan 09,07  

= USD 24.00 nett per room per night (single/double)

Victoria Resort from Dec 24-26,06 & Dec 31,06-Jan 01,07 & Feb 17-22,07

= USD 24.00 nett per room per night (single/double)

Caravelle Hotel

Dec 28-Dec 31,06: USD 10.00 nett per room per night (single/double)

Jan 01-03,07 : USD 29.00 nett per room per night (single/double)

Oct 01-31,07 : USD 43.00 nett per room per night (single/double)

Compulsory Gala Dinner on Chirstmas and New Year Eve:

Saigon Morin Hotel

Dec 24,06 : USD 48.00 per person

Dec 31,06 : USD 55.00 per person

Life Resort

Dec 24,06 : USD 42.00 per person

Dec 31,06 : USD 48.00 per person

Victoria Resort  

Dec 24,06 : USD 55.00 per person

Dec 31,06 : USD 69.00 per person

Hoi An Hotel 

Dec 24,06 : USD 30.00 per person

Dec 31,06 : USD 36.00 per person

La Residence

Dec 24,06 : USD 60.00 per person

Dec 31,06 : USD 72.00 per person

The other hotels : compulsory dinner is not required but surcharge for meals on special days

(such as Dec 24, 25, 31 & Feb 14) will be applied upon confirmation of the booking.

v  Accommodation as mentioned in the programme or similar

v  Transfers and tours with specified guides

v  Meals full-board as per mention in program

v  All Entrance fees, boat fees

v  Domestic airticket Hanoi-Danang & Hue-Ho Chi Minh

v  Domestic airport tax

v  Fresh Water and towel

v  Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

v  International airticket to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh

v  Departure airport tax in Ho Chi Minh at USD 14.- per person

v  Vietnamese visa fee

v  Apply visa upon arrival at USD 25.- per person

v  Other personal expenses

v  Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry

  Child policy:

02-12 years, sharing twin room with 2 adults:

* 15% discount with extra bed and breakfast

* 25% discount without extra bed and without breakfast

* No discount for child who stay in sharing twin room

NOTE: Maximum 04 children are allowed at reduced rates, per party.

Cancellation policy:


  : 100 % charge
1-7 days : 50 % of the tour price
8-14 days   : 30 % of the tour price
15-21 days  : 10 % of the tour price
22 days up  : no charge

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