Vietnam Discover Tour 12 Days

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Vietnam Discover Tour

This tour allows students to experience a real Vietnam from the North to the South within 12 days. In order to maximize your times of touring we flight between the highlights. This trip covers most of the entire attraction sites in Vietnam. It goes from capital city of Hanoi to the majestic Halong Bay, mountainous area in Mai Chau, ancient town of An, bustle and hustle city of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong waterway.

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    All about the Vietnam Discover Tour 12 Days.

    Vietnam Discover Tour 12 Days

    This tour allows students to experience a real Vietnam from the North to the South within 12 days. In order to maximize your times of touring we flight between the highlights. This trip covers most of the entire attraction sites in Vietnam. It goes from capital city of Hanoi to the majestic Halong Bay, mountainous area in Mai Chau, ancient town of An, bustle and hustle city of Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong waterway.

    Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
    Start/End: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City
    Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Halong Bay – Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Hotel accommodation in sharing half twin/double room with daily breakfast
    Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Food only as B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    English speaking local station guides for all included sightseeing and transfers (one place = one guide)
    Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
    Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
    Bottled water provided on the vehicle during transfers & sightseeing

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Other Airfares and taxes
    Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
    Visas and visa fees.
    Entrance fees and permits during free time
    Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
    Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
    Tips and gratuities

    1. Day1 Arrival in Hanoi (-/-/D)

      Upon arrive in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in. On arrival in Hanoi if time permitted, enjoy a one hour tour by cyclo, a chauffeur-pedalled tricycle, through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as 36 streets. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore, especially by cyclo, with plenty of photo opportunities all around you. Welcome dinner at fine restaurant in Hanoi

    2. Day2 Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)

      Early morning depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau which is located 150 km Northwest of Hanoi, the drive takes 3.5 hours. Just an hour out of Hanoi after Hoa Binh Town, the road will slowly weave itself through mountains, fertile valleys and traditional villages.
      Arrive in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley which is surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies, depends on hotel availability, check in and have lunch at local Thai house. After lunch you will have activities of your choice of walking or cycling to a valley with some steep uphill and downhill. Many villages dot the hillsides and the undulating terrain make for an interesting journey. This evening we will have dinner at the local house and then enjoy a performance of traditional dance (optional and subject to family arrangement) followed by local rice liquor.
      Notes: Home-stay in Mai Chau. (Local home-stay basic)
      Here they arrange tourists to stay at Ban Lac but we should arrange them at Pom Coong, less domestic tourists and quieter

    3. Day3 Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L/D)

      Start this morning with a light trek through the Mai Chau Valley. Visit the Mo Luong (Soldier) Cave, walk to Thi villages of Pom Coong and visit some local homes where you can see the locals weaving the fabric by handcraft, working on the rice fields and doing their daily housework’s. Lunch at home-stay then transfer to Hanoi.

    4. Day4 Hanoi (B/L/D)

      Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda… Keep going to see the Temple of Literature.
      Follow this, enjoy lunch, continue by a one hour cyclo ride around Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It was once the heart of Hanoi and is still an unbelievable sensory overload; its bustling functionality will astound all first time visitors. Following this we visit the infamous Hanoi ‘Hilton’ prison and then we visit Dong Xuan market and enjoy a Water Puppet show and then head back to the hotel for our dinner. Relax after that. Dinner and overnight in Hanoi.

    5. Day5 Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/ L/ D)

      Full day Halong Bay tour including seafood lunch on boat, Halong Bay is often called Vietnam’s eighth wonder of the world and once visited, it is hard to dispute that claim. 3000 spectacular limestone outcroppings, cliffs, arches and coves compete for space in an area that is without doubt the most outstandingly naturally beautiful in the country – an incomparable coastal scenery. Hire a traditional Chinese-style sailing junk and meander through the area whose name translates as ‘Where the Dragon Descends into the Sea’, stop off at an islet and climb through a series of breathtaking caves and grottoes, marveling at some of the most impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations anywhere in the world. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on boat cruise.
      Return to Hanoi in the early evening

    6. Day6 Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/ L/ D)

      This morning transfer to the Noi Bai airport for fly to Da Nang. On arrival in Danang, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to visit the Marble Mountains, five sacred hills containing dozens of Buddhist shrines.
      After visiting Danang, we have lunch then transfer to Hoi An for walking tour.
      Follow this , gourp take a walking tour through Hoi An, once a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Hoi An’s architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Take a leisurely walking tour of the ancient town center and visit the sites of former merchant’s homes, a 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and a Chinese Communal Hall. Before you return to your hotel enjoy browsing and shopping in the one of the most colorful local marketplaces in all of South East Asia.

    7. Day7 Hoi An (B/L/-)

      Today’s cooking class begins with a visit to Hoi An’s colorful market where we will buy the fresh produce to cook for lunch. The colorful market is a fantastic way to experience the local life and a hub of activity in the mornings. We the board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. On arrive, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours ñ the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves, included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and feast on our own creations.
      This afternoon and evening are at leisure. Relax on the beach, explore the city on your own, or go shopping.
      Hoi An is a shopper’s paradise and yo will find paintings, silk fabric and clothing, ceramics, Chinese lanterns, chopsticks, lacquer ware, teapots, and embroidered tablecloths and napkins.

    8. Day8 Hoi An free at leisure (B/-/-)

      Today group have free day at leisure

    9. Day9 Hoi An – Hue (B/L/D)

      This morning, depart Hoi An for Hue. Travel up to the top of scenic Hani Van pass, the peak of the pass lies perpetually shrouded in clouds. Arrival in Hue, visit visit Tu Duc King’s tomb, have vegetarian Buddhist lunch at pagoda nearby. Followed by check in the hotel.
      Following by a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River takes you by tranquil settings of gardens and lakes where Hue is best-known religious sites, the Thien Mu Pagoda then visit Citadel and Imperial City of Hue.

    10. Day10 Hue – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/D)

      Transfer back to Da Nang Airport (takes approx. 2.5 hours) for flight to Saigon (Early afternoon flight). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you are met and transfer to your hotel.
      Lunch at local restaurant in Saigon with Pho ñ Vietnamese noodle and included a first drink.
      This afternoon, your half day city tour of vibrant Saigon includes the landmark Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese resistance fighters tanks (Vietcong) rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975 as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Your tour also includes the red-brick Catholic cathedral of Notre-Dame, the nearby 19th century Empire-style Post Office, and the next door City Hall all look indomitably European, Ben Thanh Market.

    11. Day11 Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L/D)

      Travel the bustling highway into the surrounding countryside pass lush rice paddies carefully tended, before boarding your motorized sampan for a unique experience on the mighty Mekong Delta waterways. You will see how, to the people of Delta, the water is a lifeline – the focus of all daily activity – as you journey through a maze of tributaries and fruit plantations. Enjoy a sample of delicious fruit in the shade of a fruit farmer’s garden before continuing via even smaller waterways to lunch, where the specialty is a remarkable dish of ‘elephants ear fish’.

    12. Day12 Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)

      Full day at leisure until time for transfer to the Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight

    Accommodation for Your Journey

    Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
    It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
    We pick hotels for you based on:
    Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
    Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
    Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
    Hotel Standards
    3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
    4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
    5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Accommodation for Your Journey

    The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge buat EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
    Important note:
    – Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
    – Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
    – Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.

    Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
    Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
    Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
    Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.

    The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:

    Step 1: Check Rates

    Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.

    Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.

    Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).

    Step 2: Book Extra Services

    This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.

    Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.

    Step 3: Submit Booking

    Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.

    After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.

    Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.

    Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit

    1. Check availability :

    After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.

    Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.

    2. Deposit:

    After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:

    If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information

    If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.

    Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.

    Step 5: Final Payment

    The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.

    The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.

    Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.

    At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.

    The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit

    Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


    It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


    Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.


    Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

    If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs

    You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

    All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

    Private Tour Guide

    You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

    All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

    If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

    Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

    With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

    Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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