LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR

LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR
Tour Destination:
HANOI - HALONG - HUE – NHATRANG- HO CHI MINH CITY- TAY NINH - CU CHi - CAI BE - CAN THO
Tour Hightlights:
This trip is designed to offer you a fantastic range of the unique holiday experience of Vietnam’s famous tourist destinations from the north to the Central and South such as Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong River Delta…. ..
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BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 4: Hue
Day 5: Hue - Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An -Tra Que - My Son
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang
Day 8: Nha Trang
Day 9: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh city - Sightseeing Tour
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Day 12: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh city
Day 13:  Ho Chi Minh city - Departure

DAY 1: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOURS (-/-/-)

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of  Vietnam. The city was founded in 1010 on the right bank of the Red River and was then known as ‘Thang Long’, roughly translated as "Soaring Dragon." Hanoi is one of the most charming cities in South East Asia with its authentic street scenes, large shady avenues, numerous lakes, manicured gardens and well-preserved architecture. Transfer from Noi Bai airport to your hotel. Free evening.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HANOI SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO HA LONG - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D) Halong Bay - Vietnam family tour

07h45 - 8h30: Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to Halong city through the paddy field in the Red River Delta. 
10h00: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products
12h00: Arrive Halong Bay and photography time in Halong tourist wharf
12h30: Boarding Royal Heritage Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay.
15h15: Visit splendid Surprising Cave ( Sung Sot Cave ) - This is one of the most      beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that. 
16h15: Time for kayaking around Luon Cave area. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore halong bay and some tunnel by yourself.
17h00: Back to Royal Heritage Cruise and drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming.
17h30: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with green Tea and fresh fruits. 
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. 
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.             Relax and spend a romantic night on Halong Cruise

DAY 3: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HA LONG CRUISE TOURS - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B/L/-)

6h30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt 
7h30: Have breakfast at sunrise
8h30: Continue your cruise to Titov Island 
9h15: Back to cruise and exploring the Bay and visit Hoa Cuong fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang fishing village, Ga Choi island, Dinh Huong islet and more….
10h00: Join Vietnamese Cooking class.
10h30: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11h30: Disembark at the harbor. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12h00: Transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue. On arrival in Hue, transfer to your hotel and check in.
Overnight in Hue

DAY 4: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HUE FULL-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)

The day is spent discovering Hue, capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty emperors. Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993, the Citadel is only one of many well-preserved historical sites in the city and its environs. Cruise in a sampan on the Huong River (Perfume River) to Thien Mu Pagoda, or pagoda of the Heavenly Lady, a Buddhist shrine dating from the mid-seventeenth century. 
Located on the banks of the Huong River, it is easily recognizable by its octagonal tower. Continue your tour with a visit to the Citadel, seat of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors. Construction began in 1804 under the orders of the first Emperor Gia Long after the site had been selected using principles of geomancy. The site is composed of three sections; the capital city (Thanh Kinh), the imperial city (Hoang Thanh) and the Forbidden City (Cam Thanh). It was largely destroyed in 1968 during the fighting that engulfed Hue following the Tet Offensive. Today, efforts are being made to restore and preserve this invaluable piece of heritage. Next, take a walk through Dong Ba market that offers an array of goods and produce, ranging from fresh vegetables to conical hats. Lunch at a local restaurant provides an opportunity to sample some of Hue’s famously refined cuisine.
In the afternoon visit the intricately decorated tomb of Khai Dinh, which contains a beautiful altar and a bust of the king. Next, visit Minh Mang’s mausoleum located on the left bank of the Huong River, which represents the perfect harmony between nature and architecture. Return to Hue.
Overnight at the hotel in Hue.


DAY 5: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HUE SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO HOI AN (B/-/-) Hoi An Ancient Town - Vietnam family tour

Depart Hue for Hoi An along Highway 1 which links Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city. This drive is reputedly the most beautiful in all Vietnam, taking you past coastal fishing settlements, most notably Lang Co with its stunning lagoon backdrop. The drive also takes you over Hai Van Pass, or ‘pass of the ocean clouds’. En route stop in Da Nang for a visit to the informative Cham Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Cham artifacts in the world (optional). En route, stopping in a village of stone carvers at the foot of the Marble Mountain. Continue on to the delightful town of Hoi An which stands on the banks of the Thu Bon river, some thirty kilometers southeast of Da Nang. Around the fifteenth century, this old port town in the kingdom of Champa was known as Faifo. Check-in to hotel on arrival.  Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
The afternoon is spent strolling through the narrow streets of this atmospheric old town. This former port, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is full of architectural gems that show a range of influences. Visit the Japanese bridge, the temple of the genie of water,  the Fujian temple and the fish market. Around the seventeenth century Hoi An was one of the busiest ports in South East Asia, with Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, French and English merchants visiting the town in search of spices, lacquer ware, and ceramics. Enriched by the proceeds of this trade many merchants constructed beautiful homes. One can admire these charming houses along Tran Phu Street, one of the oldest in Hoi An. Architecture in the old town tends to show an integration of Sino-Japanese influences in a local style. Most buildings share the same overall plan; built on two levels, they are constructed like a tube between two streets that run parallel. In the late afternoon take a boat ride on the Thu Bon River for the chance to view some beautiful rural scenery, finishing at around sunset.
Overnight at the hotel in Hue


DAY 6: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HOI AN SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO TRA QUE VILLAGE THEN MY SON SANCTUARY - HOI AN (B/-/-) My Son Holy Land - Vietnam family tour

Depart early for the village Tra Que, where you can learn more about rural life in the region. Meet the locals and participate in some of their daily activities, whilst learning more about their lifestyle. Finish off your experience with a delicious lunch featuring some of the produce grown locally.
In the afternoon, continue your exploration of the area with a trip to My Son. Located approximately 60 km south of Da Nang this site is considered the most important Cham site in Vietnam and is classified by UNESCO as world heritage. The collection of temples, shrines and towers were constructed in a stunning valley and is ringed by verdant rainforest. My Son was the ancient capital of a powerful Cham kingdom, which held sway over this part of central Vietnam between the 2nd and 13th C. The visit to My Son offers us a glimpse into the fascinating history of this Malayo-Polynesian culture. The trip is a must for aficionados of architecture and the history of the Cham people. At the conclusion of your tour return to Hoi An and enjoy an sunset drink by the Thu Bon river.
Overnight in Hoi An


DAY 7: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HOI AN - DA NANG - FLIGHT TO NHA TRANG (B/-/-)

Transfer to the airport for your flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. The afternoon is free, with the opportunity to enjoy the beach or explore this picturesque seaside resort. Whilst also being a fishing port, Nha Trang has one of the best beaches in Vietnam. Lined with coconut palms, the beach is  a perfect place to relax and enjoy the many sunshine hours that Nha Trang enjoys. With regards to dining, seafood fans should not miss out on some of the delicious local fare.
Overnight in Nha Trang


DAY 8: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: NHA TRANG BEACH TOURS (B/-/-) Xom Bong bridge in Nha Trang - Vietnam family tour

In the morning travel to Nha Trang quay where you will board your boat for an unforgettable trip around the man islands that ring the city. After a short cruise disembark for a beautiful walk to the Tri Nguyen aquarium, on nearby Tri Nguyen Island. Here you can admire many species of fish, shrimp, crabs and giant turtles. The island is also home to a small fishing community named Hon Tam. Here you will have the opportunity to enjoy the laid back atmosphere as you sample some delicious seafood dishes.
The afternoon is devoted to a city tour of Nha Trang. Visit the famous Cham towers of Po Nagar, a stunning Cham complex and the peaceful Hon Chong promontory. Conclude the tour with a trip to the Long Son Pagoda and its enormous white Buddha. Located on the outskirts of town, it is the oldest pagoda Nha Trang.
Overnight in Nha Trang


DAY 9: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: NHA TRANG - FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY - SAIGON SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)

Breakfast. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh cityand picked up by the local guide.
Begin your exploration of this frenetic city with lunch at a local restaurant. Not only is Ho Chi Minh citythe most important economic centre in Vietnam, it also has some very imposing colonial architecture which belies in fascinating past. Almost a hundred years of French rule bestowed upon the city some pearls of colonial architecture. Visit the central post office, designed by Gustave Eiffel, and the Notre Dame Cathedral, inspired by its counterpart in Paris. 
Continue your city tour with a visit to District 5, formerly known as Cho Lon or China Town. Cho Lon, or ‘big market’, with its congested streets is where most of the city’s ethnic Chinese population lives. The district lives up to its name in the form of Binh Tay wholesale market. Founded in 1778 the market sells a stunning array of goods and produce, ranging from fish to incense. Finish your city tour with a stop at Thien Hau temple, otherwise known as ‘Temple of the Heavenly Lady’, to marvel at its intricate friezes and coils of incense.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City


DAY  10: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR TO TAY NINH AND CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)

Excursion to Tay Ninh to visit the spectacular Cao Dai temple, the Cathedral of the religion of the same name. This sect, originating in Vietnam, draws freely from other philosophies of Christianity and Confucianism. The architecture of the cathedral is stunning, neither Eastern nor Western. You can attend the main ceremony at Noon (Remove your shoes before entering). Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to visit Cu Chi, where the Viet Cong confused the Americans through a miracle of primitive technology. The guerrillas escaped from their enemies through a maze of resistant bomb tunnels that span nearly 200 km. Most of these tunnels are too narrow for Western visitors, who usually, rapidly become claustrophobic. But a small portion of the labyrinth has been enlarged to give tourists a glimpse of the city underground Cu Chi. Back in Ho Chi Minh city at the end of the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


DAY 11: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: SAIGON SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO CAI BE VINH LONG AND CAN THO (B/-/-)

Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho - Vietnam family tour
Start early by road to Cai Be located 105 km south of Ho Chi Minh city. Now boarding a boat on the Mekong through the floating markets of Cai Be, where you can admire displays of fruits and vegetables. Explore islands, visiting factories where they prepared delicious sweets based small coconut, popcorns, rice cakes and so on. Lunch in a garden of bonsai or in an old house. You will enjoy the famous fish "elephant ear". 
Continuation of visit by a small sampan ride through the shady canals to Vinh Long. You will cross over the parkway many small boats carrying fruits, vegetables, fish. Parkway in orchards, tasting tropical fruits. In late afternoon, transfer by road to Can Tho, an important rice in the Mekong Delta, known as the Capital of the West, located at the edge of Hau Giang, arm the southern Mekong. Dinner. At night, it is good to stroll on the docks Ninh Kieu, bordering the river.
Overnight in Can Tho


DAY 12: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: CAN THO – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/-/-)

Parkway morning boat to the floating markets of Cai Rang, then continuation to the discovery of small channels through the islands covered with lush flora. Cycle the parkways and paths through orchards (optional), tasting tropical fruits. Lunch. Landing. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city


DAY 13: LUXURY VIETNAM FAMILY TOURS: HO CHI MINH CITY - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Free day until departure. Enjoy a last stroll to admire the colonial architecture, visit the colourful markets or take a trip through the frenetic streets in a cyclo. Free until departure from hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure flight. Breakfast included.
 
 
RATES & CONDITIONS
 
* Our services include as follows: 
•           Accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
•           Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
•           Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
•           English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
•           Entrance fees for all sights visited. 
•           Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
•           Domestic Air-tickets: Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Saigon
•           Boat trips
•           Bottled Water + Wipes


* Our services do not include as follows: 
•           International flights to and from Vietnam.
•           Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
•           Meals other than those mentioned above
•           All other services which are not mentioned above.
•           Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
•           Tips for guide
•           Travel insurance 
 
* General Remarks:
•           Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) are subject to price changes. 
•           This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions
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