VIETNAM TRAVEL & CULTURE SERVICES TARIFF 2006-2007

VIETNAM PRIVATE TOURS

TRAVEL & CULTURE “7-DAYS VIETNAM WORLD HERITAGE TOUR” ‘NEW’ – VTN6039  

(Daily departure on private tour, with full board)

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Hanoi – Halong Bay – Phong Nha Caves -  Hue – Hoi An – My Son

Vietnam is home to five UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. The stunning Halong Bay and the caves of Phong Nha are natural sites, the ancient city of Hue, the town of Hoi An and the Cham ruins of My Son belong to the cultural sites. The last three are within driving distance of each other in the center of the country. Discover the cultural and natural gems and richness of Vietnam during this 7 days with our experienced local tour guides.

ITINERARY

Day 01  Hanoi – Halong     (L/D)

Pick up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer 160 km east to Halong, which includes sightseeing on the way. Upon arrival at Halong Bay board Huong Hai junk for an unforgettable cruise. 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 such as Thien Cung and Dau Go. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board.

A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot  cave and a swim at Titov beach.  Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night on board.

Day 02  Halong – Hanoi     (B/L/D)

Breakfast being served on boat.

A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay, Toad island, Bai tho  mountain.

Return to Halong city  and have lunch on board.

Arrive Halong wharf then transfer back to Hanoi to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 03  Hanoi – Hue – Dong Hoi   (B/L/D)

Transfer to airport for early morning flight to Hue.

Upon arrival drive north on Nation Route 1A to 17* North, the former border between North and South Vietnam until the collapse of the Saigon Regime in 1975.

The Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) was created in April, 1954 as a result of the Geneva Conference ending the war between the Viet Minh and the French.  The DMZ extends 5 km north and south of the Ben Hai River and runs approximately 100 km from the South China Sea to the Laos border. Visit also the nearby tunnels of Vinh Moc.

Continue to Donh Hoi and check in to hotel. Rest of afternoon free at leisure.


Day 04  Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave – Hue    (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and visit the famous caves.

The karst formation of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has evolved some 400 million years ago and so is the oldest major karst area in Asia.

There are around 65 km of caves and underground rivers to find in this area.

Drive back to Hue (4 hours – 190 km) in the afternoon and check in to hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 05  Hue   (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, pick-up from the hotel, take a boat cruise along the romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious workship in Hue then visit a Conical Hat and an incense stick-making village, Dong Ba market. Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.

Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at hotel.


Day 06  Hue – Hoi An (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Depart Hue for Danang across the Hai Van Pass, passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Visit Cham Museum and proceed to Hoi An.  Lunch in a local restaurant before checking in to hotel.

In the afternoon take a walking tour of Hoi An, discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit Hoi An colourful local market, Tan Ky old house, Fukien Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Travellers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An's burgeoning textile industry. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 07  Hoi An – My Son – Danang  (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, drive 40 km Southwest of Hoi An, a half day trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.

Lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Danang airport for departure in the afternoon.

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PRIVATE PACKAGE TOURS – US Dollar

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

SUP SGL

Hotel category

1

2

3-5

6-9

10-14

15-19

20 Up

Tourist class

1118

713

636

549

508

510

488

147

Superior class

1203

755

678

592

551

552

531

189

First class

1363

836

758

672

631

625

604

269

Deluxe

1483

901

824

738

697

698

677

323

Validity: 01 November 2006 – 31 October 2007

 
city

5*   Deluxe

4+* First

4* Superior

Tourist

Hanoi

Sheraton

Sofitel Plaza

Sunway

Thien Thai

Halong

Huong Hai Junk

Huong Hai Junk

Huong Hai Junk

Huong Hai Junk

Dong Hoi

Sunspa

Sunspa

Sunspa

Saigon QuangBinh

Hue

La Residence

Morin

Festival

Ngoc Huong

Hoian

Victoria

Life Resort

Pacific

Vinh Hung 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surcharge (USD/room/night):

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

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

 

Including:

-  Accommodation with meals as indicated in the programme

-  Transfers, tours with English/French/German speaking guide

-  Entrance fees

-  Service charge, room tax and handling fee

- Domestic airticket Hanoi/Hue and domestic airport tax

Not included:

-  International airport tax in Ho Chi Minh at USD 14.00 nett per person

-  International airfare to/from Vietnam

-  Personal insurance

-  Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, 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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