Warmly Christmas & New Year From North To South Viet Nam
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Travelling on 12 days tour from north to central and ending in the south, you will have an unforgettable journey this festive season. It is chance for you to immerse yourself in the jolly atmosphere, enjoy the opulent comfort and celebrate Christmas and New Year in Vietnam - the tropical country. The highlights of this tour are a truly local travel experience, Christmas Eve/New Year Eve at luxury resorts.

Day 1 Hanoi arrival

As soon as you arrive at Noi Bai airport our guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. The rest of the day will be free to explore the city on your own.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

The Huc bridge


Mot Cot Pagoda

Day 2 Hanoi Ancient Village – City tour

Today commences by 1 hour transferring from Hanoi. From the main road, you will go through the rice field before entering the village, where locates breathtakingly beautiful pagoda which have been built over 300 years with amazing architecture. It will make you feel like you are living in ancestors’ time. Walking through the paths, you see the small local market where people sell variable local produces and food. Scattered along the road are the food vendors. You might be interested in buying some fresh products here to prepare for your lunch later in the village. Continue to visit the quiet pagoda hidden behind the vibrant market.
Following the stone bridge you will visit the village where a 300-year-old wooden house is still existing, Ancestral shrine of each family surrounding the lake as well as the temple where worshiping of the village’ tutelary occur. Your small Vietnam heritage tour to the traditional village will be ended in a happy lunch with a local family.
Rest a little bit then we get back to city centre, continue 4-hour city tour. The tour includes visits to main sites as the Ho Chi Minh Complex (outside), Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, Old Quarter, Sword Lake. Conclude the day with St. Joseph Cethedral – where many couples come to take pictures.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi Ancient Village

 

Hanoi Ancient Village

Day 3 Hanoi - Ninh Binh- Kenh Ga – Van Long

After breakfast you will start your journey by 2.5 hour transfer to Kenh Ga. Take a boat ride on a small river to visit a floating fish farm, Kenh Ga floating village, limestone formation, and local people. This is a good opportunity to see daily life and activities of peaceful hidden village by the river in this rural area. Especially you will get yourself into the bustle Christmas atmosphere of the local people.
We then reach our destination, the hot mineral springs (natural stream) and take time to visit this ecological area or relaxing bath in the natural hot springs pool (your own expense). Lunch will be service in the local restaurant before continue to the next destination.
After lunch we continue the journey along the dike to Van Long and sail for about 1,5 hour to enjoy the scenery of Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve.
Not only a nature reserve presenting many birds, Van Long wetland is also the attractive site called “Bay Without Wave”. Due to the calm water the surface clearly reflects the beautiful surrounding scenery like a giant mirror.
Back to your hotel for relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the countryside and ready for the warmly Christmas Eve as in your second family in Vietnam.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Gala Dinner
Accommodation: 5 start resort in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh

 

Ninh Binh

Day 4 Ninh Binh – Halong Bay - Overnight Cruise Experience

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before getting on a 3-4 hour journey to Halong Bay – a world natural wonder. Spend a night onboard an elegant junk, cruising on the emerald water to the far and less touched areas of Halong; it is a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
Arrive at the dock around noon then you will embark on the cruise, followed by a delicious lunch while the cruise sailing further to the secluded, island-dotted bay. You will join the cruise's activities like visiting cave and sandstone islands, and kayaking…At night, relax on the sun deck or go squid fishing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Halong Bay


Halong Bay cruise

Day 5 Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

Awake early to capture the most beautiful moments of the bay during sunrise then join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers. Light breakfast is served with pastries and coffee while your cruise continues sailing through the islands. Depending on each cruise; you might visit nearby islands with row boat then navigate back to the Halong jetty. Pack all your luggage and items then enjoy the brunch onboard before disembarking.
Our driver is waiting at the jetty and takes you to Hanoi airport. You will take flight to Danang. Arrive Danang, transfer to Hoi An and check in resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch/Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Halong Bay


Halong

Day 6 Hoi An City Tour and Countryside

After breakfast at hotel, driver and guide will pick you up for a full day tour. You will have chance to immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and da numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town centre, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge.
Savour the lunch at your own budget. Get on your bike then we continue with the Bay Mau Coconut Village, Cam Thanh, which is an important historical relic in Vietnam heritage tour and a craft village where many houses are built from coconut leaves. Taste a fresh coconut while walking through the craft village and see the special method to make hundred things from coconut. After that, you will take a basket boat driving deeper into the coconut forest, see the spectacular perform of farmer with their boat. Fishing from your basket boat is not quite easy, however it will be so memorable if you can catch fish or crab from this vast coconut area. Take the boat trip along Thu Bon river for your journey back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Hoian

 

Hoi An

Day 7 Hoi An - Free day

Today is your free day without guide and transfer. Free to use complimentary daily shuttle bus service to old town or An Bang beach and back as hotel’s schedule. Complimentary daily usage of bicycles, subject to availability.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

An Bang Beach


Hoi An

Day 8 Hoi An – HCM

The day is free at your leisure until the time you catch your flight to Saigon then get transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon

Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9 Hochiminh- Cuchi Tunnel & Street food

Morning is free at your leisure. The afternoon will start travel for about 70km to the northwest of Saigon for a half-day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels - a vast underground defending system of Viet Cong during Vietnam War, which housed up to 10,000 people. The tunnels were constructed with hospitals, living rooms, kitchens, storage...and working areas also in an approximate length of 250km. The remaining tunnels, nowadays, are a must-see destination for tourists who come to Vietnam to get a view of the underground life during the war time. You can also join a shooting trial using an AK47 or MK16 with separate fees.
You will then be dropped at Ben Thanh market where you will have experience with Vietnamese street food. Start big with a combo plate of steamed flour rice cakes with dried shrimp, or Banh Beo, along with Banh Bot Loc, a shrimp and pork tapioca cake. Throughout the whole trip, the guide will show you a number of city highlights and hidden gems, and you'll learn the story behind each place you pass. The next stop is at a small family business that makes delicious Banh Mi, a Vietnamese sandwich with a French colonial history. The next tasting is Banh Xeo, or sizzling crepe filled with sliced pork, whole shrimp and bean sprouts, perfect with a glass of locally-brewed Saigon beer. Finish the tour with a Ho Chi Minh City-style coffee break then back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sai Gon

Cu Chi Tunnel


Mekong Delta

Day 10 Saigon - Ben Tre - Can Tho

After breakfast at your hotel, our driver and guide will meet you at the hotel lobby then take you on a 2-hour drive to Ben Tre Province. Along the route, we stop in Tien Giang for a short visit of the Vinh Trang Pagoda - an ancient southern architectural gem in Vietnam heritage tours. Arrive in Hung Vuong pier in Ben Tre, we will take a boat trip on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, observing lively activities along the river such as fishing and water transferring…First stop will be a local brickwork where bricks are made manually in the traditional way, then we visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Then we disembark via boat, enjoy a leisure walk or bike ride to the local family for lunch.
In the afternoon, continue walking in a village which makes sleeping mats and then take a relaxing row boat along the palm creek and boat back to Hung Vuong Pier. Our driver will be waiting there to transfer you to your hotel in Can Tho for celebrating the NEW YEAR eve in a warmly atmosphere of the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch Gala Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

Can Tho

 

Hung Vuong Pier

Day 11 Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Saigon

Wake up early this morning and head to the famous Cai Rang floating market - a maze of hundreds of boats sailing around selling foods and products. This floating market is very different from the local markets you may see in other provinces of Vietnam - buyers can easily find the boat selling their desired products from a far distance as the boat owners will hang their items on long, vertical poles.
As we leave the floating market, we continue our boat ride to the local fruit orchards and enjoy fresh, delicious tropical fruits. Then we will visit local villages, passing along peaceful paths to visit traditional houses, observing the daily lives of local people and listening to them speak about their traditions. Drive back to Saigon and have lunch en route.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Mekong Delta

 

Mekong Delta

Day 12 Saigon - Departure

Today is your last day in Saigon. Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then wander around the city for last minute shopping or sightseeing before getting transferred to Saigon Airport for your departure flight.
Bon Voyage!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

 

Included
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Cancelation Policies
Before 14 days, deposit is forfeited
50% charge for Cancellation between 7-14 days
100% charge for Cancellation under 7 days or No show

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

Cities
3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh Legend Hotel           

Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh           

Halong Bay

Glory Cruise           

Syrena cruises           

Alisa Cruise           

HCM City (Saigon)

Paradise Saigon Hotel           

Alagon Central Hotel & Spa           

Hoian

Senvila Boutique Resort           

Coco River Resort & Spa           

Hotel Royal Hoian MGallery           

Hanoi

Oriental Central Hotel           
Church Boutique Hang Gai Hotel           
Delano Hotel           

Cititels hotel           

Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho Resort & Spa           

Victoria Can Tho Resort           

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