VIETNAM TRAVEL & CULTURE SERVICES TARIFF 2006-2007

VIETNAM PRIVATE TOURS

TRAVEL & CULTURE “14 DAYS GRAND VIETNAM TOUR” – VNVTN6035

(Daily departure private tour on breakfast only basis + lunch on days 05 and 13)

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Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Halong – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City

A complete immersion in Vietnam. This tour will lead you from busy Hanoi, across the most important cultural and historical sites of the center of the country to discover magnificent pristine water beaches in Nha Trang and rural villages in Dalat, before it takes you to the flat south, with fast pace moving Ho Chi Minh City as your base.

ITINERARY

Day 01  Hanoi – Arrival   (-)

Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to the hotel for check in.

In the afternoon city tour (if time permits) including the visit of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

Accommodation.

Day 02  Hanoi – City tour     (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day city tour including visits of the most remarkable sites as Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and whole October-November) and Residence, One Pillar Pagoda and Army Museum.

Continues by the visit of the Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, the Fine Arts Museum and Quan Thanh Temple.

Enjoy in the evening a Water Puppet Show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art.

Accommodation.

Day 03  Hanoi - Hoa Binh - Hanoi     (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

a.m.   Drive 75 km to Hoa Binh. Take a 2,5 hour boat trip on Da reservoir, visit some ethnic minority villages surrounded by rice paddies, farms and houses-on-stilts. Visit Yang Mo villages by car. This area is home of many hill tribes including Muong and Dzao ethnic minorities

p.m.   Drive back to Hanoi. Accommodation.

Day 04  Hanoi – Halong     (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

a.m.   Drive to Ha Long (180 km) via the town of Hai Phong. Short sightseeing tour in Hai Phong including the Du Hang Pagoda and Hang Kenh Temple. Continue by road to Halong. Arrive in Halong, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 05  Halong Bay – Hanoi    (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

a.m.   Discover Halong Bay, listed as World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. A  5-hour boat trip to  visit Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes. Seafood lunch on board (excluding beverages).

p.m.   Drive back to Hanoi and transfer to the hotel. 

Accommodation.

Day 06  Hanoi – Hue    (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport for flight to Hue, the royal city of Vietnam’s last ruling dynasty. Upon arrival in Hue transfer to downtown.

Visit the Imperial Citadel, Tu Duc Mausoleum and Tu Dam Pagoda.

Accommodation.

Day 07  Hue - Danang – Hoi An    (B)

Breakfast. At the hotel.

Boat trip on Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda, drive to visit Minh Mang Tomb. Depart Hue for Danang 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. 

Visit the Cham Museum, the Marble mountain and China Beach before proceeding to Hoi An. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation.

Day 08  Hoi An    (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Discover the historic town, which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit Hoi An market, Tan Ky old house, Fukien Assembly Hall, and Japanese covered bridge.

Afternoon: leisure time.

Accommodation.

Day 09  Hoi An - Danang – Nha Trang    (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive to Danang and transfer to airport for flight to Nha Trang. Visit the Institute of Oceanography and the Po Nagar Cham Tower, a sacred Hindu site dating back from the 2nd century AD. The town was built between the 7th and 12th centuries and is still used today as a place of pilgrimage for the Cham and Vietnamese Buddhists.

Transfer to the hotel. 

 Accommodation.

Day 10  Nha Trang – Dalat    (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart Nha Trang for Dalat, a cool mountain resort. It's lakes, waterfall, evergreen forests and gardens make Dalat one of the most enjoyable places in Vietnam. On the way, visit Long Son Pagoda and Po Klong Garai Cham Tower.

Arrive in Dalat and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Lover’s lane, Xuan Huong Lake, Flower Garden and Linh Son Pagoda.

Accommodation.

Day 11  Dalat – Ho Chi Minh City    (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart Dalat for Ho Chi Minh City with stopover to visit Prenn waterfall.

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to the hotel.

 Accommodation.

Day 12  Ho Chi Minh City tour   (B)

Breakfast.

City tour: History Museum, former Presidential Palace, Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Afternoon visit a lacquerware workshop, Thien Hau Pagoda, Chinatown and Ben Thanh market.

Accommodation.

Day 13  Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh / Cu Chi Tunnels    (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Pick up at the hotel for the excursion to Tay Ninh church, center of the Cao-Daism religion which combines Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Lunch en route. Visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing complex of the underground tunnels used during the Vietnam war.

*Alternative programme: Coach trip to My Tho (2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City) and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. My Tho is a prosperous town of 170,000 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. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then drive back Ho Chi Minh City.  Accommodation.

Day 14  Ho Chi Minh City – Departure   (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time at leisure before the transfer to Ho Chi Minh City / Tan Son Nhat International Airport for departure.

 ** End of service **

PRIVATE PACKAGE TOURS – US Dollar

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

Singlesupp.

Hotel category

1

2

3-5

6-9

10-14

15-19

20 Up

Tourist class

1765

977

815

661

578

553

518

224

Superior class

2045

1117

955

801

718

687

652

364

First class

2476

1341

1180

1026

943

899

864

571

Deluxe

3031

1639

1477

1323

1240

1214

1179

828

Validity: 01 November 2006 – 31 October 2007

 
city

5*   Deluxe

4+* First

4* Superior

Tourist

Hanoi

Sheraton

Sofitel Plaza

Sunway

Thien Thai

Halong

Halong Dream

Halong Pearl

Mithrin

Bach Dang

Hue

La Residence

Morin

Festival

Ngoc Huong

Hoi An

Victoria Hoi An

Life Resort

Pacific

Vinh Hung 2

Nha Trang

Ana Mandara

Sunrise

Yasaka Saigon

Que Huong

Dalat

Sofitel Palace

Novotel

Novotel

Empress

Ho Chi Minh

Caravelle

Duxton/Majestic

Palace

Chancery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surcharge (USD/room/night):

Sofitel Plaza Hanoi 1-31/10/2007:  USD 12.-

Ana Mandara Nhatrang  20-31/12/06:  USD 63.-

 1-15/1/07: USD 65.-

Sofitel Palace Dalat    21/12/06-3/1/07: USD 12.-

Novotel Lalat 21/12/06-3/1/07: USD 6.-

Caravelle Saigon  26-31/12/06:  USD 15.-

 1-31/10/07:  USD 12.-

Victoria Hoian  24-26/12/06, 31/12/06-2/1/07, 17-22/2/07:  USD 24.-

Sunrise Nhatrang  1-10/1/07: USD 36.-

 

 

Including:

·  Accommodation with meals as specified in the programme

·  Transfers and tours with English/French/German speaking local guide

·  Domestic airticket Hanoi/Hue  and domestic airport tax in Vietnam·  Entrance fees, boat fee

·  Service charges, room tax and handling fee

Not included:

·  Departure airport tax in Ho Chi Minh at USD 14.00 nett per person

·  Vietnamese visa fees

·  Personal insurance

·  Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.

Remarks:

-  Minor programm changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and room availability.

-  Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increase.

 

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