Trip starting: From Hanoi to HCMC or vice versa on request.
Hotel : 4 star/ 5 star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients date
Hello Vietnam in style offers you the most classic visiting Vietnam, one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Spreading along the eastern edge of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam offer tourists the legendary world of Halong Bay, the colorful charm of Central Highlands and the criss-cross waterways of the Mekong Delta. Especially, in each city, you are offered the Free Choice Sightseeing with a list of all city attractions so that you can select and decide where you like to see on your own. Free Choice Street Food and Free Choice Dining with different local cuisines at different restaurants is also included. Authentic Experience – Doing the things locals do.
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi | Meal: D | Overnight: Hanoi
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi by your local guide. Private transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. Enjoy a cyclo riding around Hanoi Old Quarter with last stop at the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theater for a Water Puppet Show – a unique art performance. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi Free Choice Sightseeing - Free Choice Dining | Overnight: Hanoi
Widely acknowledged as one of the loveliest cities in Asia, this one-thousand-year old city offer you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities. Hanoi still retains a small-town provincial charm and unique intermingle with a French legacy wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, grand villas and an artistic, café society.
Different people, different interests and tastes. The following Free Choice Sightseeing, Free Choice Street Food and Free Choice Dining will offer you the best things that Hanoi has to offer and satisfy you with a personalize discovery and authentic experience. Please select one choice from the below three Free Choice and enjoy the day in Hanoi.
Free Choice Sightseeing – Hanoi city 1. Full-day Hanoi city tour 2. Half-day Hanoi city tour & One of Hanoi Surroundings.
Free Choice Hanoi Surroundings 1. Bat Trang pottery villages 2. Van Phuc silk village. 3. Duong Lam Ancient village. 4. Dong Ho painting village
Hanoi Free Choice Street Food – Authentic experiences 1. “ Pho Hanoi “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
2. “ Banh Cuon “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
3. “ Bun Cha Hanoi “followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink4.
4. “ Bo kho – Beef Stew ” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
Hanoi Free Choice Dining: 1. “ Cha Ca Hanoi “ in Hanoi Old Quarter area at local restaurant.
2. Vegetarian set-menu at local restaurant
3. Vietnamese set-menu at French building restaurant
4. Vietnamese cuisine a-la-carte at Ngon restaurant
5. KOTO restaurant. Know One Teach One unique restaurant.
Free Choice Sightseeing – Hanoi city in details Half-day city tour (Maximum 4 places) | Full-day city tour ( Maximum 7 places)
+ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
+ One Pillar Pagoda
+ Quan Thanh Temple
+ Temple of Literature
+ Bach Ma Temple
+ Hanoi Ancient House
+ Tran Quoc pagoda
+ Ngoc Son Temple
+ Vietnam Military History Museum
+ Vietnam National Museum of History
+ Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
+ Vietnamese Women’s Museum Note: Museums closed on Monday. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday and every afternoon
Free Choice Hanoi Surrounding in details
Bat Trang pottery village About 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, Bat Trang village, established in 14th or 15th century, is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality such as vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products which have been exported worldwide.
Van Phuc silk village: About 8 km southwest of Ha Noi, Van Phuc silk village is well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products for a long-lasting history of more than two thousand years. The village makes more than 2 million meters of silk per year and is an ideal place for silk products & souvenirs
Duong Lam Ancient village. Duong Lam ancient village, some 60km to the west of Hanoi, has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area. The village also has its prestige as two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in here.
Dong Ho paintings village Dong Ho paintings village, 30 km to the East of Hanoi, or Vietnamese woodblock prints is a distinct Vietnamese folk art. Dong Ho paintings reflect people’s innermost feelings. Dong Ho paintings is made of of bark of a tree called “Dzo. Colors of the painting are refined from various kinds of tree leaves that people can easily find in Vietnam. Dong Ho paintings have about 300 years of history in the north of Vietnam. It is always considered a symbol of traditional culture and aesthetic value of Vietnam.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B - L - D| Overnight: Traditional Junk
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight. BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Hanoi
Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast.Explore Thien Canh Son Cave. Watching fruits carving demonstration. Enjoy Ha Long Bay scenery while the junk boat cruising back to shore. Rejoin your car for journey back to Hanoi. Enjoy one of the below Free Choice before backto your hotel for relax and at leisure.
Free Choice Activities + Some glasses of “Bia hoi Hanoi ” at local pub.
+ Foot massage.
Day 5: Fly to Hue | Meal : B - D | Overnight: Hue
Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Your local guide meet you at the airport for a transfer to hotel. At leisure. Evening you meet your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Besides Hue citadel and tombs, Hue still has a lot to offer you. Hue Sightseeing Freedom of Choice and Meal options will satisfy you. Please select one of the Hue city options and one of the Hue Surroundings options to explore Hue by your own way.
Free Choice Sightseeing – Hue City: 1. Full-day Hue city tour 2. Half-day Hue city tour & One of Hue Surroundings
Free Choice Hue Surroundings 1. Phuoc Tich ancient village 2. Thanh Toan village 3. Hue Street Food Tour (Joined group )
Hue Free Choice Street Food – Authentic experiences 1. “ Bun bo Hue” “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
2. “ Banh khoai “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
3. “ Cơm Hến “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
4. “ Nem lụi Hue “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
Hue Free Choice Dining 1. Hue vegetarian food at local restaurant
2. Vietnamese set-menu at local restaurant
3. Dinner with Vietnamese traditional songs on the dragon boat.
Hue Free Choice Sightseeing in details Half-day city tour (Maximum 4 places) | Full-day city tour ( Maximum 7 places)
1. Dragon boat to visit the Thien Mu pagoda
2. King Minh Mang’s tomb
3. King Tu Duc’s tomb
4. King Khai Dinh’s tomb
5. King Gia Long’s tomb
6, Hue Citadel Complex
7. Notre Dame Cathedral
8. Tu Hieu pagoda
9. Dong Ba market – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.
Free Choice Hue Surroundings in details
Phuoc Tich ancient village Located on the bank of leisurely O Lau River, about 30 kilometers from center of Hue city, Phuoc Tich village, built in 1470, is the symbol of architecture of the central region and famous for traditional pottery. Trip to Phuoc Tich village offers you a view of Centre Vietnam countryside, too.
Thanh Toan village This is one of the most beautiful villages in Hue. The village, 8km east of Hue, is famous for its beautiful roads, peaceful rural landscape, particularly the tile-roofed bridge, communal houses, clan worshiping houses, traditional festivals, farming practices and local people’s daily activities. You also can join in the village market and taste some local culinary specialties like Hen rice, fish-pancakes, and a wide variety of rice noodles.
Hue Street Food Tour (Joined group ) This 4-hours cyclo riding offers you to taste many kinds of Hue street food learn about the culinary and the culture of Hue, explore the daily life of Hue as well as good opportunities to take pictures.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An | Meal : B - D | Overnight: Hoi An
Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. Hoi An is one of the oldest towns in south-east Asia and characterized by a rich blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architecture. Formerly known as Faifo, the ancient riverside town of Hoi An was a major trading port from the 16th to the 19th century. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. On the way to Hoi An you may like to stop at one of the interesting places:
1. Linh Ung pagoda (White Lady Buddha )
2. Museum of Cham Sculpture
3. Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village
Day 8: Hoi An Free Choice Sightseeing - Free Choice Dining | Overnight: Hoi An
Your stay in the Hoi An Ancient town will be full of interesting. Please select two of the Free Choice Sightseeing – Hoi An & Surroundings to start your interesting day in Hoi An.
Free Choice Sightseeing – Hoi An & Surroundings.
Walking in Hoi An Ancient town Walking tour to explore the town with old houses, narrow streets and stop to visit the lantern makers, Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop.
Tra Que Vegetable village by bicycle Where you can join with gardening activities as preparing the land and fertilizing with seaweed from the local lake, prepare food and join lunch with a local family. It is also good time to relax and learn more about the Vietnamese village.
Kim Bong Carpentry village by boat Formed in the 15 th century by Vietnameses from the Northern Vietnam, Kim Bong carpentry developed vigorously and the occupational village was established with three groups: Ancient architectural construction, civil wooden furniture and shipbuilding. Many carpenters from this village worlked to build Hue Citadel
My Son Sanctuary My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries. It was a unique culture on the coast of contemporary Vietnam, owing its spiritual origins to the Hinduism of India. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower temples in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. The My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.
Free Choice Hoi An Street Food – Authentic experiences 1. “ Rice & Chicken”
2. “ Banh Xeo Hoi An “
3. “ Cao Lau Hoi An”
4. “ Mi Quang ”
Hoi An Free Choice Dining: 1. Hoi An cuisine set-menu at local restaurant.
2. Dinner on the beach at local restaurant.
3. BBQ fresh seafood on the beach at local restaurant.
4. Relaxing Dinner Cruise on the Hoai river and the Thu Bon river
Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city | Free Choice Sightseeing | Meal: B - D | Overnight: HCMC
Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city. This is a city full of surprises. The city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings and offers plenty of reasons to visit, from its blend of historic, attractions to vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife. HCMC Sightseeing Freedom of Choice will show you more about this city. You have dinner on the Lady Hau cruises on the Saigon river.
Free Choice Sightseeings – HCMC ( Maximum 4 places) + The Reunification Palace
+ Municipal Theatre – City Post Office – Notre-Dame Cathedral
+ War Remnants Museum
+ Vinh Nghiem pagoda
+ Hoang De pagoda
+ Ben Thanh market
Day 10: HCMC Free Choice Surroundings | Meal: B | Overnight: HCMC
You have a whole day to explore the HCMC surroundings. Please select two of the below Free Choice Surroundings ( one of you select Full-day Cao Dai Holysee temple & Cu Chi tunnels) to spend the day in the most dynamic city in Vietnam.
Free Choice HCMC Surroundings
Half-day Cu Chi tunnels Around 70 kilometers northwest of HCMC, Cu Chi Tunnel is right near the so-called “Iron Triangle” of Southern Vietnam. This underground complex is a must-see when you are in HCMC. You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60.
Half-day China town & Thien Hau pagoda The western part of the city is dominated by Cholon (Chinatown), a thickly settled district rife with teahouses and pagodas and the famous Binh Tay Market. Visit the Thien Hau pagoda which features interesting Chinese-Buddhist style architecture and interiors with pagodas, courtyards, altars and paintings. Chinatown is also home to the Cholon Mosque and Cha Tam, a small Catholic cathedral.
Full-day Cao Dai Holysee temple & Cu Chi tunnels In the morning you drive to visit Cao Dai Temples in Tay Ninh and observe the midday service. This temple is the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion and home of the Divine Eye, the official symbol of this unique religion. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. On the way back you stop to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Very famous in the wartime with its smart and complicated.
Free Choice Street Food – Authentic experiences
1. “ Banh mi” “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
2. “ Hu tieu Saigon “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/
1. “ Banh canh ” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
3. “ Banh xeo ” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
4. “ Com tam” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
HCMC Free Choice Dining :
1. Vegetarian set-menu at local restaurant
2. Vietnamese set-menu at French building restaurant
3. South Vietnamese buffet at local restaurant
Day 11: Mekong Delta Excursion | Meal: B - L | Overnight: HCMC |
Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 12: Departure HCMC | Meal : B
Today is the last day of your trip. Enjoy your free time at your hotel or you can do last minute souvenir shopping before meeting your guide for transfer to airport for your flight home. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.
Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.
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One of the best hotel in Hue, a 16-storey building combined with the modern & classic elements, blends historically architectural details and earthy décor. The hotel is designed to offer an atmosphere of royalty and luxury, traditional and unique style with excellent facilities for all travelers on leisure and business.
Located at the doorstep of the Ancient Town, Allegro Hoi An possesses the local authentic wood carving design and stylish suites. Whether you are a first timer or a lifelong lover, the boutique hotel always knows how to hint at the antique charms Hoi An.
Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh Cityalongside the Saigon River offering 343 guest rooms and suites, Le Méridien Saigon is your entry point to the many attractions of this storied city. Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace are all located within two kilometres of our front door.
Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
Private boat trip as per tour program
Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
Meals as stated in the program
Water and tissues on coach
All entrance fees
All in-tour flights
24/7 hotline support
Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
Vietnam 30-day single-entry e-visa can be applied by citizens of: Ireland ; Germany ; Denmark; United States of America; United Kingdom ; Sweden….(Total 40 countries)
International flights & tax
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above
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