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Vietnam Stunning Tour 9 Days

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Vietnam Stunning Tour

This 9-day school tour provides the most stunning sites of Vietnam. We will fly from city to city enabling us to see as much as possible in a short time. We start in the bustle and hustle Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, flying up to Danang, then to the old town of Hoi An. Fly to colonial style Hanoi, and then discover the magnificent Halong Bay. This trip surely stir your imagination.

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    • Group Size Small Group
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    All about the Vietnam Stunning Tour 9 Days.

    Vietnam Stunning Tour 9 Days

    This 9-day school tour provides the most stunning sites of Vietnam. We will fly from city to city enabling us to see as much as possible in a short time. We start in the bustle and hustle Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, flying up to Danang, then to the old town of Hoi An. Fly to colonial style Hanoi, and then discover the magnificent Halong Bay. This trip surely stir your imagination.

    Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
    Start/End: Ho Chi Minh/Hanoi
    Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnel – Danang – Hoi An – Hanoi

    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 based on twin share with daily breakfast.
    Train from Saigon to Danang soft sleeper compartments, 4 berths/cabin with A/C.
    Meals as specified in itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner)
    English speaking guide/s (Other language/s upon requested)
    Ground services as indicated in itinerary.
    All transport by private air-conditioned buses.
    Complimentary bottles of water provided (Up to 2 bottles/person/day)

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

    Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
    Tips and Personal Gratuity.
    Others not mentioned

    1. Day1 Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (-/-/D)

      Upon arrival we will meet our national tour guide before making our way to the War Remnants museum. Dinner tonight will be at K.O.T.O restaurant.

    2. Day2 Ho Chi Minh City tour (B/L/D)

      Depart for a visit Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Followed by a visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city. Continue to Ben Thanh market.

    3. Day3 Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Danang (B/L/-)

      After breakfast, leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. Pass through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. then entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Later today we make our way to the train station for our overnight trip to Danang; on the way stopping at a supermarket to fill up our bags for the overnight trip.
      Overnight on train: Reunification Express Train (Soft sleeper compartments, 4berths/cabin with A/C).

    4. Day4 Danang – Hoi An (-/-/D)

      Arrival in Danang, transfer to Hoi An for lunch at Morning Glory Restaurant. Later this afternoon we make our way to Hai Scout Cafe. After a welcome drink, we visit Hoi An’s colorful markets to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of this amazing place. During our market experience we will have the opportunity to interact with local sellers; following this we board a private boat for a leisurely cruise along the Thu Bon River which will take us to the Red Bridge Cooking School. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours with each dish first being demonstrated by the Red Bridge’s master Chef before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving and plate decoration. After the lesson we will sit down and enjoy what we have just prepared for dinner.

    5. Day5 Hoi An (B/L/-)

      We have an early start this morning as we head off to our Farming & Fishing Life Eco Tour. Starting at Tra Que Village, we will get a personal insight into the local farming communities. We set about joining the farmers in preparing their land for sowing, helping to fertilize the garden using seaweed from the local river and watering it in using huge tin cans strapped to our backs. Following this, we will begin our leisurely cycling tour through the countryside witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand. Late morning we will board our Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise. Here we will meet and witness local fishermen working their craft, before enjoying a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. We then transfer to a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat for a quick race and ride down a coconut palm lined waterway. Lunch today, is on board our boat which is prepared using vegetables picked earlier at Tra Que Village.
      After lunch we head off to visit My Son Holy Land. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam and we will have the opportunity to explore the amazing Hindu-like temples and towers interconnected by complex designs.

    6. Day6 Hoi An – Hanoi (B/L/-)

      This morning after breakfast we will catch our flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, teachers and students will be met by our guides and transfer to hotel. This afternoon, groups will visit Bo De pagoda where street children picked-up & provided food and stay.
      Bo De pagoda is a place of Buddhist worship. The female monks who live in the pagoda always aim to help people and act in a peaceful and respectful way toward others. According to Buddhist custom, pagodas welcome all kinds of people in different situations and help them to find solutions to their problems. Bo De Pagoda has approximately 50 children (mostly orphans) living in the pagoda: around 20 infants, 15 high school students, and 15 secondary pupils. There are also some women (called nannies) who also live at the pagoda and take care of the children. The role of the volunteer is to provide education and engage with the children living in the pagoda.
      Dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

    7. Day7 Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

      This morning, Departing for Halong Bay and travel through breathtaking scenery en route to a World Heritage area of outstanding beauty. Upon arrival we will board our private boat and spend the next 4 hours cruising around this secluded bay which has been referred to as the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. Whilst cruising we will feast on a seafood extravaganza for lunch, explore forgotten caves and have the opportunity to canoe or swim from the boat. Later that afternoon we will board the bus and head back to Hanoi for dinner. After dinner we will spend some time perusing the local markets in the hope of snapping up a bargain.

    8. Day8 Hanoi City (B/ L/D)

      This morning after breakfast we will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Complex which including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Outside of Presidential Palace, His house on the Stilts. Followed by a visit the Temple of Literature. After lunch we will embark on a one hour cyclo ride around the old quarter. The old quarter 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 head back to our Hotel to get ready for an early dinner. After dinner we will watch a Water Puppet show and then head back to the hotel.

    9. Day9 Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)

      This morning before we bid Vietnam goodbye we lend a helping hand once again. We visit the National Hospital of Pediatrics to help out at the Hope Charity Class. We will work as volunteers to help teach young patients all who suffer from serious and chronic illnesses and cannot attend school like other children.

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    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.

    Breakfast

    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.

    Lunch

    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.

    Dinner

    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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