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8-Day Vietnam Highlights Tour
   

Starts: Beijing;                                    Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing / Saigon / Hoi An / Hue / Hanoi / Beijing
Duration:  08 Days / 07 Nights


To escape the buzz of millions of motorbikes, head west to the watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages in the Mekong Delta. Hoi An might weigh you down - but in a good way - you’re bound to add pounds of made-to-order clothing to your luggage. With an estimated 300 to 500 tailors working in this beautiful city, this is fashionista heaven.To feel the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heartbeat of Vietnam, make a stop in the old imperial capital, Hué; home to palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples. In Hanoi, the country’s captivating capital, rise early to watch the city exercise by Hoan Kiem Lake, and then pay your respects in person to Uncle Ho at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. See if you can locate 'pickled fish street’ in the Old Quarter. Vietnam has it all. Go expecting the unexpected. Be ready for an adventure, as much as a holiday, and Vietnam will deliver. 

Highlights

  • Saigon - Central Post Office, The Thien Hau Pagoda
  • Hoi An - Ancient City, Japanese Covered bridge
  • Hue - The Imperial Citadel, Boat trip on the Perfume River
  • Hanoi - The Old Quarter, National Fine Art Museum, the Water Puppet Show

 


Starts: Beijing;                                    Ends: Beijing
Itinerary: Beijing / Saigon / Hoi An / Hue / Hanoi / Beijing
Duration:  08 Days / 07 Nights

Day 01: Beijing / Saigon (Via Hanoi)

  • Flight: VN513; Beijing / Hanoi; 15:30/18:25  (Vietnam Airlines) *daily departure except every Monday & Thursday*
  • connecting
  • Flight: VN273; Hanoi / Saigon; 20:50 / 23:00 (Vietnam Airlines)
  • Your own transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon via Hanoi. Welcomed by your guide at Ho Chi Ming airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight in Saigon

Day 02: Saigon (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • In the morning, visit Reunification Palace and Central Post Office
  • After lunch, continue to visit China Town, the Thien Hau Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market.
  • Overnight in Saigon

Day 03: Saigon / Danang / Hoi An (B, L)

  • Flight: VN112; 09:55 / 11:15; (Vietnam Airlines)
  • Breakfast served at hotel and then transfer to airport for the flight to Danang.
  • Upon arrival at Danang, visit the Marble Mountain and Cham Museum.
  • Continue the Hoi An by road. Visit Hoi An ancient town, including Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, One Pagoda, Tan Ky Ancient House.
  • Overnight in Hoi An

Day 04: Hoi An (B)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Full day at leisure to enjoy the beach
  • Overnight in Hoi An

Day 05: Hoi An / Danang / Hue (B)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Time at leisure in the morning.
  • Depart to Hue and view the beautiful beaches and village during your 04 hours’ driving.
  • Overnight in Hue 

Day 06: Hue / Hanoi (B, L)

  • Flight: VN1544; Hue / Hanoi; 20:55 / 22:55 (Vietnam Airlines)
  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • In the morning, visit the Imperial Citadel, where the influence and power of the once-mighty Nguyen dynasty is revealed, followed by a cycle ride through the leafy side streets of Hue.
  • Afternoon take a boat trip on Perfume River, then visit to Hue’s best known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, followed by an excursion to the countryside to see the enigmatic tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dine.
  • After then, transfer to airport for the flight to Hanoi
  • Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, pick you up and transfer to your hotel for check in.
  • Overnight in Hanoi

Day 07: Hanoi (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning visit to the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Old Quarter
  • Afternoon visit National Fine Art Museum or The Museum of Ethnology
  • In the evening, enjoy the Water Puppet Show.
  • Overnight in Hanoi

Day 08: Hanoi / Beijing (B)

  • Flight: VN512; Hanoi / Beijing; 10:00 / 14:30; (Vietnam Airlines) *daily departure except every Monday & Thursday*
  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight back to Beijing.
  •  End of service

Accommodation Information:

City
Hotel name & website
Room type
Saigon
Deluxe Room
Hoi An
Deluxe Room
Hue
Deluxe Room
Hanoi
Deluxe Room

Price Information

Package price based on per person in cash

 

Adult ≥ 12 years old

Child <12 years old

3-6 PAX

RMB 9,800 / adult

RMB 9,000 / child

7-10 PAX

RMB 9,400 / adult

RMB 8,600 / child

Included services:

  • All flights mentioned in the program in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge
  • Private, professional English speaking guide service
  • All ground transportation and sightseeing by private vehicle with air-conditioner
  • All hotel accommodation as mentioned with daily breakfast
  • All entrance fee to the tourist sites
  • Boat trip in Hue

Excluded services:

  • Visa to Vietnam (Ref.: Remark)
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and hotel porters
  • Meals and all expenses not mentioned above.
  • Tips for the guide, driver and hotel porters.
  • All expenses not mentioned above 

Remark:

  • Entry visa to Vietnam is required before entry. 
  • Visa fee: RMB 750/person
  • Processed in 5 working days
  • Visa-applying materials:
  • 1) Passport
  • 2) Two photos with size 2 inch


Know Before You Go 

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones .

Getting Ready to Go

Trip Preparation:

A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you will need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip. We suggest that you make photocopies of passports, visas, and any other important travel documents and pack them separately from the originals. Pack a list of medications including dosage and generic names. If you lose the originals while traveling, you'll have copies for easier reporting and replacement. We recommend that you pack a portable alarm clock.

Passports and Visas

It is each traveler's responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure and a visa if required. Entry Visa to Vietnam is required before entry. The Visa section Tel: 010-65327038

a. actual Passport
b. one photo with size 2 inch
c. an application form
d. 3 working days / fast visa extra cost 2 working days
e. visa fee: RMB360/ per person for single entry with one month; RMB600/per person for double entries within one month;
f. working time: from Mon. to Fri. (09:00-11:30; 14:00-16:00)

Climate & Clothing

The weather in Vietnam varies depending on your location. The North has four seasons and can get quite cold in winter, with temperatures dropping to 5-6 C, or below zero in the mountainous areas in the North. Central Vietnam is warmer and has two seasons; it is not as humid as the tropics. In the South, the climate is tropical, and the temperature ranges from 25-30C. You can check the weather for when you’re planning to go here. Generally speaking, the dry season starts from Nov. till next year April while the rain season is from June to Oct. The best visiting time is from Nov. till next year Feb., when it is warm and dry

Time Zone

Vietnam and Cambodia both are 7 hours ahead of GMT 

Currency information 

  • The Vietnamese currency is the Dong. Cash is best in most places in Vietnam; many small restaurants and shops do not accept credit cards. (However, take care with your cash and do not show it in the open street if you can help it.) You could also use traveler’s cheques; these can be cashed at major banks in the large towns.

    Currency Exchange Rates: USD1.00 = VND21,015 (2011)

    Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only 

Electricity

The electricity in Vietnam is 220 volts, 50 cycles/sec 

Water Quality 

Do not drink tap water. We strongly suggest you buy bottled water in Vietnam and bottled water is available at general stores across the country 

Making Telephone Calls from One Country to Another

When dialing a number from one country to another, you should proceed as follows: dial your country's Exit Code + destination Country Code + Phone Number.

For most countries, the exit code is 00. Exceptions include the USA and Canada (011), Hong Kong (001), Australia (0011), and Russia (8 Pause 10*). For Brazil, please consult with the local telephone company. If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0 (zero), you must drop this starting digit when dialing the number. You could also visit this website to check details: http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/


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