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Private Vietnam (Sample) Program with Halong Bay Cruise (7 days)

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Hanoi, Vietnam To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 May 2019

Private Vietnam (Sample) Program with Halong Bay Cruise (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Lunch

On arrival at HANOI Airport (Morning flight) you will be met by our Representative Guide and transferred to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel, where your reservation here is for tonight and includes Breakfast.

(Room May not be ready until afternoon)

We commence our sightseeing by visit to the Museum of Ethnology, which contain detailed descriptions of 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. As well as the reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings, which are located outside the museum.

From here we continue to Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which contains the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh; and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days in 1969. Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows.

After lunch, we visit to the miniature 11th century One Pillar Pagoda which was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954, and then to the Temple of Literature with its walled courtyards and graceful gateways. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam's first university.

We can also visit to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, located in heart of Hanoi, which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. En route back to the Hotel, we will pass by other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House (may be seen from the outside only) and St Joseph's Cathedral.

Day 2
Hong Gai, Vietnam
Paradise Luxury Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast and check out, we transfer (by road) to your cruise in Halong Bay. On arrival at Tuan Chau Marina Port, we embark the Paradise Luxury Cruise, where your lunch is serve on boat while cruising passing by: Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three islands.

In the afternoon, explore Cua Van Floating village by rowing bamboo boat with local people (or kayaking by yourself with supplement) then back to Paradise Luxury for cooking demonstration with chef to discover the traditional spring roll of Vietnamese cuisine. Dinner on board. Overnight on board.

Day 3
Da Nang, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch

Cruise aboard the Paradise Luxury Cruise through Halong Bay, with possibility for an early morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck while tea, coffee and assorted pastries are being served.

Relax on board or visit Sung Sot cave, for the view over the Bay. Back on board enjoy breakfast, check out and return to Tuan Chau Island.

On arrival at the Tuan Chau Marina Port, you will be met again by your Guide and transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your late afternoon flight to Danang.

On arrival at DANANG Airport, we transfer to The Nam Hai Resort, where your reservation here is for the next 2 Nights and includes Breakfast.

Day 4
Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam Breakfast, Lunch

Today we visit to the World Heritage Site of Hoi An. (about 30 Minutes’ drive from the Resort in Danang) The town is home to beautiful temples, pagodas and ancient homes that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences including French, Japanese and Chinese.

We commence our program with a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the old quarter to experience the lifestyle of the local people. Pass by the sleepy river full of traditional fishing boats, ochre-hued stone houses, and shopfronts full of brightly colored silk lanterns. Along the way visit some of the most significant places including the Fujian temple, an old merchant's house, and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream.

In the afternoon, board a local boat and cruise down the Thu Bon River, enjoying the unspoiled countryside and stopping to visit a pottery village and a woodcarving village before returning to Hoi An harbor.

On completion, we transfer you back to Danang and to the Resort, where you have the rest of the afternoon, at leisure on the beach.

Day 5
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch

After checkout, we transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

On arrival at HO CHI MINH CITY Airport we transfer to Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel, where your reservation here is for the next 2 Nights and includes Breakfast.

In the afternoon, we commence our sightseeing by driving through the old colonial Saigon, passing by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and make a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

From here we visit to Reunification Palace - Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, before continue to the War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War.

Day 6
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Park Hyatt Saigon Breakfast, Lunch

Today we travel by a speed boat from central Saigon to Cu Chi, past tranquil countryside pastures that offer a glimpse into life along the river. On arrival we visit the Cu Chi tunnels, which stretch for over 200 km. This incredible underground network, was dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories.

Today, you can walk through the area and learn about the day-to-day life of the Vietcong, see the cleverly disguised entrances and elaborate booby-traps, and even venture inside the tunnels, some of which have been modified to accommodate tourists. On completion, we travel back by the speed boat to the city at approx. lunchtime.

After lunch, we can visit to a secret bunker-hidden in the quiet alley of central Saigon, it is a historic national site where the soldiers were hiding more than 2 tons of weapons and were preparing for the battle of the 1968 Tet offensive at the Independence Palace (now called Reunification Assembly Hall).

Our final visit here is the Emperor Of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon's most interesting pagodas.

Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
None Breakfast

Today is at your leisure or available for local sightseeing until we transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your International Departure Flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing

Description

This 7 Day Sample, Private Vietnam Program is perfect for the First-Time Visitor. Covering 3 Principle destinations in Vietnam – Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) as well as an Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay.

With your own Personal Guide throughout your trip in Vietnam, at a comfortable pace and with our Special Highlights of :

Halong Bay. Overnight Scenic Cruise on the Paradise Luxury Cruiser,

Hoi An. Walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the old quarter (World Heritage Site)

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Speed boat trip to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels,

Naturally since all our Programs are privately operated and tailor-made to your requirements - if you or your Clients want to change anything or request any specific items, we will be happy to make the necessary adjustments (where feasible !) and quote accordingly.

We must stress again that – everything we do is operated by our own Guides and Tailor-made for your Clients Trip, our programs, by their very nature, makes them quite flexible, Clients can discuss specific details of the sightseeing with their Guide on arrival who will cater to their interests wherever possible.

While you could book this Program as it is, we would, more usually, incorporate this into an overall Private Program for your Clients, tailored directly to their needs.

For example, if you wanted to combine this with a week Bangkok & Chiangmai Thailand trip – this would then also make for a Perfect SE Asia Program

Specific costs will vary dependent on

Dates of Travel,

International Arrival & Departure Flight Times,

Number of Clients in the Party

,Availability of Hotel Accommodation & Room Category, etc.

Please contact us with the above information and we will be happy to prepare a suitable proposal for you.

Please Remember the more information you give us at the outset - The better we can prepare our Private Program Proposal for you.

About Us

We are a fully licensed & registered independent tour operator based in Chiangmai, Northern Thailand. For over 25 years we have been offering private, tailor-made, escorted tour programs for FIT & small group VIP clients throughout Thailand. As well as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) & Vietnam.

Insider Tip

Use our VIP Fast Track Service on Arrival at Bangkok Airport to avoid immigration lines ! Our “Green” Season (May-August) is the most “economic” time to travel to Bangkok & Northern Thailand.

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENTS

DEPOSIT. 25% of your Total Nett Cost is payable on receipt of our Booking Confirmation. High Season or Specialist Program bookings may require earlier or additional deposit to secure our services •

BALANCE. Payable at least 30 Days prior to arrival of Clients in Thailand (High Season & Specialist Program bookings may require earlier balance of payment).

All Payments must be made in advance before any tour program commences, and we can ONLY accept payments by:

1. BANK (wire) TRANSFER (US$)

For Payment in US$ to our US$ Account in Thailand - Please Transfer to:

ACCOUNT NAME : Mrs. WANNA THOMAS

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 840 101 0029 435591 501

BENEFICIARY BANK : BANGKOK BANK PLC.

PROMENADA BRANCH. 2047 CHIANGMAI.

192-193 Moo 2, Tumbon Thasala

Amphur Muang Chiangmai

Chiangmai 50000.

Thailand.

Tel: +66 65 142605-7

SWIFT Code : BKKBTHBK

ROUTING# (from USA) : 026008691

Recipient Address. (if required)

Wanna Thomas

16/3 Ban Sribuangen

M2. Thasala Soi 9

Chiangmai

Thailand. 50000

Please ensure ALL the Above details are included accurately in your Wire Transfer Request Form.

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2. BANK (wire) TRANSFER (Thai Baht)

Payment in Thai Baht to our Thai Baht Account in Chiangmai, Thailand -Please Transfer to:

ACCOUNT NAME. WANNA THOMAS & Mr. DAVID GEORGE THOMAS

ACCOUNT No. 251-059712-9.

BENEFICIARY BANK :

BANGKOK BANK PLC.

for THAPHAE BRANCH. CHIANGMAI.

53 - 59 Thaphae Road.

Tambon Changklan.

Chiangmai 50100.

Thailand.

"SWIFT" Code BKK BTH BK.

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Important Notes:

• Prices quoted may be revised subject to Currency fluctuations, or any other items beyond our control.

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3. AMERICAN EXPRESS

We can also accept Payment by American Express Card (We cannot accept any other cards),

We apply no additional charges for using American Express - When taking the charge here, our Bank converts the charge to Thai Baht, calculated at the local exchange rate on the day and when converted back, the US$ amount that will show up on your Statement may well differ to Total US$ amount indicated.

So naturally, we cannot control any changes in actual costs caused by Exchange Rate conversions by American Express or the corresponding Banks.

CANCELLATION. If circumstances dictate, we may charge fees to cover our administration, Bank Fees & associated expenses, etc. for which we may use these guidelines: •

  • From Booking - 45 Days prior to Clients arrival in Thailand : 10%-25% of your Total Nett Price •
  • From 44 Days - 22 Days prior to Clients arrival in Thailand : 35%-50% of your Total Nett Price •
  • From 21 Days - Scheduled Arrival time of Clients in Thailand: 75%-100% of your Total Nett Price

These will be in addition, to any penalties we receive from our Suppliers, Hotels, Airlines, Transportation Services, etc.



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Unfortunately, our guide, while a lovely person, seemed totally out of his depth in Bangkok. His normal territory is Chiang Mai and Chiang Rei. I believe there must have been some issue with the normal Bangkok guide(s) and our guide was sent by the company to Bangkok to stand in for another who was unable to guide our group. The owner should probably have been the stand-in!

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