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Highlights of Vietnam - 9 Nights

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R 23 990 pps

*Valid From 1 May 2020
*Expiry Date 30 September 2020

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This is a country that has so much beauty whether it be the people, culture or history. The food is amazing and simply walking the streets in each city is a wonder in itself!

  • Return flights from Johannesburg into Hanoi & out of Ho Chi Minh City including airline levies
  • Internal flights Hanoi – Hue & Danang – Saigon
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels with daily breakfast
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles or shuttle bus according to itinerary
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Admission to attraction where applicable
  • Meals according to itinerary (without beverage)
  • Services of an English Speaking Local Guide
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDED:

Vietnam visa
Personal insurance
Gratuities for the guide, driver, waiter/waitress, bell boys, etc.
All other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional tours
Travel Insurance
Meals not specified
Items of a personal nature
Beverages

T&C’s

Prices advertised are based on the rate of exchange at the time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
Valid for dates as specified. Alternative dates are available and will be quoted on request.
All prices are per person sharing a double/twin room unless otherwise specified. Single supplements will apply and will be quoted on request.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi – your driver will meet you just outside the exit gates and assist with your luggage. (Without guide)
Ancient traditions and modern life harmoniously coexist in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Culture, leisure, gastronomy: Hanoi offers countless exciting experiences and immerses you into the Vietnamese heritage. Walk through the bustling shopping streets of the famous Old Quarter and enjoy typical Vietnamese cuisine. Make sure to visit the peaceful and enchanting Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Complex, a strong symbol of Vietnam’s fight for independence. Hotel Check in is from 2pm and you may enjoy the rest of your day and evening relaxing in the hotel facilities or venturing out into the City.
Overnight: Anise Hotel

Day 2: Hanoi – SIC Hanoi Full day Tour – (Breakfast and Lunch)
07h45 – 8h15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai to in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30-16h00.
Overnight: Anise Hotel

Day 3: Hanoi-Halong – Transferred by shuttle bus (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After waking in the Capital City and enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will head to Halong city.
Translated as the Bay of Descending Dragons, the legend says that dragons came to protect the people against the invaders and created the stunning limestone rocks rising from the sea. Set off on the adventure of a lifetime, sailing through the wonderful rocky islands and natural caves of this breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With your fellow passengers you may relax and enjoy the picturesque countryside during the drive to Halong Bay – Approximate 2.5-3 hours. A toilet/refreshment stop will be made along the way.
Upon arrival you will board a traditional Vietnamese junk and make yourself at home as you cruise through the huge limestone rocks on the Bay’s emerald water.
Enjoy a buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and caves that make an excellent backdrop for swimming, or Kayaking (at an additional charge), or just lazing about on the deck. If the weather permits you will make a stop at beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming, or for the more adventurous a climb to the top of the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
Back onboard you will enjoy some free time while sailing to where you will anchor overnight.
Dinner is served onboard followed by free time to relax before you sleep.
Overnight: Glory cruise

Day 4: Ha Long – Hanoi, Transferred by shutle bus-Flight- Hue (Brunch)
The morning starts with the option of an early Tai Chi exercise on the upper deck of the junk, followed by a light breakfast. The cruise continues though the stunning scenery whilst at the same brunch is served. You will sail back to the port. Arrive at the jetty late morning and embark on SIC Transfer back Hanoi. Private transfer to the airport (WITHOUT GUIDE) for flight to Hue city.
Welcome to Phu Bai airport (Hue city) – your driver will meet you just outside the exit gates and assist with your luggage. (Without guide)
Overnight: Park View Hotel

Day 5: Full Day Hue City Tour (Breakfast and Lunch)
07h40: Pick you up at hotel by A/C bus. Begin the day with The Royal Tombs: Minh Mang – Khai Dinh, stop on the way to visit The Traditional Martial Art Van An, The Conicat Hat Village & The Incense Making Village. Buffet lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon: Continue by bus to visit The Citadel and Thien Mu pagoda. Then get on the boat for a sight-seeing along the river to see fishing village and sampan on the way back. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! 17h00: End of tour at the boat station.
Overnight: Park View Hotel

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An, Half Day Tour in the afternoon
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Hoian by private car (Without guide)
Arrive Hoian, check in hotel (after 14h00)
13h00 Take a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market
Overnight: Pho Hoi Riverside

DAY 7: Hoi An Free at Leisure
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure
Overnight: Park View Hotel

Day 8: Hoi An-Danang Flight- Ho Chi Minh – (Breakfast)
Private transfer to the airport (Without guide) for flight to Saigon.
Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your driver who will be waiting at the lobby and transfer you to hotel.
Overnight: Liberty Saigon Parkview

Day 9: Half Day City Tour
Breakfast at hotel
08h30 – 09h00 This morning we discover 3 places in Ho Chi Minh City below:
War Crime Museum is the first place we will travel today; well-known for the story of war from the Vietnamese aspect. Exhibits have photographs, machinery, and weapons that reflect the harsh realities of war.
Thien Hau, Taoist Temple is the second place we visit; Vietnamese language called “Chua Ba Thien Hau”. This magnificently decorated temple is determined to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to peregrinate over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she wants. If you visit temple on Lunar New Year, you will be witnessed a large multi-ethnic crowd, lion dances.
The last place is China Town – called “Cho Lon” (built in the late 18th century, this intricate section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the principal marketplace in China Town, where an excellent deal of wholesale trading develops. Explore the bustle of this indispensable part from the daily business in the city). It is in Dist 5 and do not forget to bargain 50% discount when you buy a couple of small souvenir items.
Finish Morning Tour – Half Day Ho Chi Minh City at 12h30. Free at leisure
Overnight: Park View Hotel

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh Departure
Enjoy your final breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure before your check out, when your driver will meet you to assist with luggage and take you to the airport for your departure flight.

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