Vietnam Like a Local 12 days

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels - Hue - Tam Giang Lagoon - Hoi An - Hanoi - Bat Trang Pottery Village - Halong Bay

Would you like to discover Vietnam from another point of view? Would you like to feel the real essence of Vietnam? The best way to know one country is by meeting local people and living among them. We have designed this tour in order to explore the culture at each destination, joining many interesting activities and tasting many local foods. This trip offers you many different experiences such as staying in a homestay in Mekong Delta, trying favorite local foods where you travel and especially contacting directly with local people to learn about their lifestyle.

Highlights

  • Live like a local in Mekong Delta, staying in a typical homestay
  • Join in the cooking class in HCM City to learn how to cook the most famous Vietnamese foods.
  • Visit the famous Tam Giang Lagoon and some of local stilt houses on the lagoon, enjoy delicious dishes of grilled seafood and local beer.
  • Visit local market, taste local foods and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee at the famous "Reaching Out Tea House" in Hoi An. Embark on a boat to discover a fishing village then change to a small bamboo boat to discover a distinctive mangrove forest.
  • Enjoy a beautiful time on your wooden boat in Halong Bay, reach on the top of Titop beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay, watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay and have a cooking class on the sundeck.

Overview

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just enjoy your free time.

Meals: -
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Experience low pace of life in Mekong Delta and enjoy a home-stay with local family.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the morning visit colorful and lively market in Cai Be then transfer back to Saigon.

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Fly to Hue

Morning: Cooking class at Ho Chi Minh agricultural village. Afternoon: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels.

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Hue

Sightseeing tour around Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, the royal tombs of Nguyen Emperors and Dong Ba Market

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Hue

Explore the suburbs of the city of Hue. VisitThanh Tien Paper Flower Making Village and bike to explore the area around Tam Giang Lagoon.

Meals: B
Day 7: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Enjoy the beach at Lang Co on the way to Hoi An. In the after noon, walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town.

Meals: B, L
Day 8: Hoi An

Eco tour to a fishing village and cycle around Cam Kim Island.

Meals: B, L
Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

Mid afternoon: Food tour to experience delicious cuisines of Hanoi.

Meals: B, D
Day 10: Hanoi

Morning: Hanoi city tour. Afternoon: visit Bat Trang Pottery Village.

Meals: B, L
Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Depart for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay then transfer to the airport in Ha Noi for your onward flight.

Meals: B, L, L

Price Includes

  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan included airport transfer in all destination.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • 2 Domestic Flights Ho Chi Minh - Hue; Da Nang - Hanoi (Economic class of Vietnam Airline).
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Standard & Superior Class
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes

  • EARLY Check in & LATE Check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services are not mentioned above

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by your local guide and transferred to the city and to your hotel. The room is at disposal from 14.00

The balance of day is free at your leisure.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Activities: Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City. Just enjoy your free time.
  • Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2 Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
Day 3 Day 3: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Fly to Hue
Day 5 Day 5: Hue
Day 6 Day 6: Hue
Day 7 Day 7: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 8 Day 8: Hoi An
Day 9 Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi
Day 10 Day 10: Hanoi
Day 11 Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 12 Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
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*All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing

Price Includes

  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan included airport transfer in all destination.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • 2 Domestic Flights Ho Chi Minh - Hue; Da Nang - Hanoi (Economic class of Vietnam Airline).
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Standard & Superior Class
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes

  • EARLY Check in & LATE Check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services are not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • 10% of total package price will be charged if cancellation after the deposit mad
  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 4 to 14 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: Charge 100% of total rates

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% chared for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above chidren rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate
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