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Splendid Vietnam & Halong Bay Impressions Cruise Tour Package

A Private Vietnam Cruise Tour – HCM City, Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Halong Cruise, Hanoi

 12 Days / 10 Nights  – Tour Code (VIM)

Private Tour – Departs Daily


Halong Bay, Luxury Vietnam Cruise Tour on Au Co


Vietnam has blossomed into one of Asia’s hottest spots in recently years. It is a place where friendly people, timeless traditions, breathtaking sceneries and vast entertainment coexist in complete harmony. A place where visitors have a rare opportunity to immerse in Vietnam’s traditional culture. A place where simple pleasures remain the essence of everyday life. A place where visitors are embraced with warm, genuine hospitality unmatched by anywhere on Earth.

Embark on an extraordinary journey back in time, first to the “Paris of the East” — affectionately known as Saigon. In recent years, Saigon has rapidly blossomed into quite the international city, featuring Vietnam’s best cuisines, nightlife and finest accommodations. Here, we also catch a glimpse of life in the “Bread Basket”, exactly as it was half a century ago through an unforgettable private boat journey along the Mekong Delta.

Journey to the Central Coast and visit a town of unsurpassed charm – Hoi An. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this quaint yet colorful seaside town offers the visitor a myriad of cultural, dining, shopping and relaxation experiences. Stroll through the bustling morning market and art galleries in Old Town. Relax and indulge at one of Hoi An’s beautiful beaches. Sample Vietnam’s fabulous cuisine at any or all of Old Town’s eclectic restaurants. Bicycle through the lush countryside with rice paddies on one side and Thu Bon River on the other. Hoi An never ceases to delight the visitor.

Then, travel north to the Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and its famed “36 Streets” in the Old Quarters. Shift gears and experience Vietnam’s revered Halong Bay in style on board the luxurious Au Co. Here, we embark on an unforgettable one-of-a-kind two night voyage journeying through Gulf of Tonkin exploring the famous Halong Bay as well as stunning off-the-beaten-path spots such as Cat Ba Island, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. From primitive fishing villages to breathtaking sceneries. Fantastic cuisine to fun-fill on board activities and shore excursions. We explore the Gulf of Tonkin in ways that go beyond the imagination.

Splendid Vietnam & Halong Impressions – an extraordinary journey to an enchanted land that will imprint in your heart, and precious memories that will last a lifetime.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • All domestic flights within Vietnam
  • 10 nights deluxe & luxury hotel accommodations of your choice
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other meals as outlined per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

HO CHI MINH CITY (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Hotel Nikko Saigon (Deluxe) OR  InterContinental Asiana (Premium)
  • Full day private tour of HCM City & Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Full day private Mekong Delta excursion with boat trip to Vinh Long on board the Cai Bei Princess

HOI AN (2 nights)

  • 2 night at Anantara Hoi An Resort (Deluxe)  OR  Victoria Hoi An Resort* | Sunrise Beach Resort* (Premium)
  • Private sightseeing of Danang and UNESCO Hoi An

HANOI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Hotel de L’Opera (Deluxe) OR Sofitel Metropole (Premium)
  • Full day private tour of Hanoi visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, HCM Stilt House, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, the Opera House, Old Quarters and “Hanoi Hilton” Prison.

HALONG BAY (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at on board the Au Co Cruise*
  • Extensive shore excursions and activities on board
  • All meals on board

* Remarks:
In Hoi An, Premium package features Deluxe Beachfront Jr. Suite at Victoria Hoi; Royal Deluxe Room at Hotel Royal Hoi An
Premium package features Executive Cabin on board Au Co Cruise



Hoi An, Private Vietnam Tour

Old Town Hoi An


Fishermen at work, Luxury Vietnam Vacation

Local Fishermen at Work

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart Home
Depart USA for HCM City via Cathay Pacific Airways, connecting in Hong Kong.

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3  Ho Chi Minh City / Cu Chi Tunnels
City sightseeing tour includes the Notre Dame cathedral, Reunification palace, Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Central Post Office and Ben Thanh Market. Afternoon excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels, the Vietcong built, 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Overnight in Saigon (B,L).

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Mekong Delta)
Today enjoy an excursion to the Mekong Delta at Cai Be, a small town with an elegant Neo-Romanesque Cathedral at the town center recalling the presence of the French colonialists back in the 19th century. Embark on a local boat to explore the riverside village in which local families are running age-old cottage industries making traditional treats such as dried longans, rice pancakes and puffed rice candies. Here, mingle with the locals with a chance to sample these local delicacies. Continue the trip across a main flow of the mighty Mekong then follow narrow waterways through peaceful lush green orchards as well as lively scenes well inhabited sections of canals. Disembark at Vinh Long and return to Saigon by vehicle. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City / Hoi An
Fly to Danang. Upon arrival proceed to UNESCO Hoi An. En-route, visit China Beach and Marble Mountains. Enjoy a tour of Hoi An’s Old Town by Cyclo (rickshaw), visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge and colorful market. Transfer to your hotel for the next 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 6 Hoi An
Embark on one of the colorful local boats at the Hoi An harbor front and cruise down the Thu Bon River that boats spectacular views of the unspoiled countryside. Visit a local fishing or wood carving village before returning to Hoi An. Balance of the afternoon at leisure to relax, shop and explore beautiful Hoi An on your own. (B)

Day 7 Hoi An / Hanoi
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 2 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 8 Hanoi
Today, tour the city of Hanoi with visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, his House on Stilt where he lived and ruled the country, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, Old Quarters, Opera House and “Hanoi Hilton” Prison. Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L) ***NOTE: *Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mondays & Fridays and in October thru November.***

Day 9 Hanoi / Halong Bay Cruise (Halong Bay / Bai Tu Long Bay)
Morning overland transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, board the Au Co Cruise for an unforgettable two-night cruise of HALONG BAY and BAI TU LONG BAY. Visit the Vung Vieng Floating Village by row boat before cruising into the geological park of amazing Bai Tu Long Bay. Lunch and Dinner are served on board. (B,L,D)

Day 10 Halong Bay Cruise (Cat Ba Island)
Start the day on the sun deck with a Tai Chi lesson designed for relaxation, balance and health. After breakfast, enjoy kayaking and swimming Vung Ha, a remote secluded beach in the Gulf of Tonkin. Continue cruising to Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba Island is the largest in the Gulf covered by a dense rainforest with numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. Visit the secluded Village of Viet Hai accessible via a short walk or cycle trip. Lunch and dinner served on board. (B,L,D)

Day 11 Halong Bay Cruise / Hanoi
This morning, visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave) considered one of the most beautiful in the Bay due to its size and the shapes created by millions of years of erosion. Disembark cruise and return to Hanoi for your overnight accommodation. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 12 Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home, connecting in Hong Kong. Arrive the same day. (B)

****END OF PROGRAM****

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2018)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January – March ’17 D 3,275 4,425 45625 1,525
P 4,185 5,425 5,525 2,255
April D 3,275 4,425 4,525 1,475
P 4,185 5,425 5,525 2,255
May* D 3,125 4,275 4,375 1,335
P 3,845 4,995 5,095 2,025
June – August D 3,125 4,775 4,975 1,335
P 3,845 5,485 5,625 2,025
September D 3,125 4,275 4,375 1,335
P 3,845 4,995 5,095 2,025
October – November D 3,345 4,475 4,575 1,595
P 4,275 5,425 5,525 2,245
 December** D 3,345 4,475 4,575 1,595
P 4,275 5,425 5,325 2,245
January – March ’17 D 3,345 4,475 4,575 1,595
P 4,275 5,425 5,525 2,245
Supplement for one person traveling alone: $800
S=Superior | D=Deluxe


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

  • Price includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes Personal expenses, gratuities to guides and drivers
  • For Air & Land Option:
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Friday-Sunday), add $50 per person each direction.
    • *Jun-Aug rates apply for departures between May 24-31 due to peak season airfares
    • **Airfare supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (JFK) applies for departures between December 10 – 31
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please refer to Connecting Cities chart.
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $200 – subject to change).
  • Land only cost includes all Domestic Airfares within Vietnam
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners apply between Dec. 20 – Jan. 05
  • *Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays & Fridays, and in October and November.
  • A visa is required for Vietnam. NOT included in package.

 


ACCOMMODATIONS

Nikko Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tour

HCM City – Hotel Nikko Saigon

Intercontinental Asiana, Saigon Private Tour

Saigon Intercontinental Asiana Hotel

Au Co Cruise, Luxury Vietnam Cruise Tour

Halong Bay – Au Co Cruise

Anantara Hoi An Vacation Vietnam

Hoi An – Anantara Resort

Sunrise Beach Resort, Hoi An Vacation

Hoi An – Sunrise Beach Resort

Victoria Resort Ho An, Beach Vacation Vietnam

Hoi An – Victoria Resort & Spa

Hotel De L'Opera, Hanoi Private tour

Hanoi – Hotel De L’Opera

Sofitel Metropole Hanoi, Luxury Travel Vietnam

Hanoi – Sofitel Metropole

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxury Cruise on board the Au Co cruising through Halong & Bai Tu Long Bay with shore excursions daily
  • Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour including excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Excursion to Upper Mekong Delta at My Tho
  • Private sightseeing of UNESCO Hoi An by cyclo, China Beach, Marble Mountain & Thu Bon River Cruise
  • Private Hanoi City Tour with visits including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, “Hanoi Hilton” Prison and Old Quarters

Price Starting From: $4,285


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TESTIMONIALS

“You exceeded all my expectations in providing the best possible service…The guides were fabulous, everything arranged so perfectly and I had the time of my life!”

Patrick Okas -- New York

Dec. 2008 (Vietnam & Hong Kong)