Charming Vietnam 16 Days - Inbound Vietnam Travel

VIET INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL & TRADE CO., LTD

No. 158 Phan Ke Binh street, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Hotline: (+84)962.88.7676

Email: tours@inboundvietnam.com

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Charming Vietnam 16 Days

Tour program

Vietnam is an ideal destination with beautiful sightseeing, rich culture and friendly people. You will discover this charming country from the North to the South, experience interesting activities during the tour. This trip can be easily altered to suit the ages of your children. Please contact Inbound Vietnam Travel for a tailor-made itinerary.

Day

01

Hanoi Arrival

You will be welcomed by Inbound Vietnam Travel’s tour guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport and be transferred to the city center for check-in your hotel. Free at own leisure to explore the bustling Old Quarter (Pho Co).
Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day

02

Hanoi - City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

We start the day with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site comprises Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays), his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Following this, we head to the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius. Otherwise known as the first university of Vietnam, the site also honours the eighty-two Vietnamese doctorates that each passed a number of rigid exams in the medieval ages. Their names, birthdays and birthplaces are each engraved in headstones perched on stone tortoises. It is widely believed that touching the heads of these tortoises will bring luck. Its neatly maintained lawns, gardens and lotus ponds make it a tranquil hideaway from the city’s bustle and heat.

Next stop, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we visit Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays, the alternative is the History Museum) dedicated to Vietnam's fifty-four officially recognised ethnic races. While the in-house exhibition is particularly informative, the outdoor display continues in the museum’s garden with fascinating examples of traditional houses, from the Kinhs to the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands. We then enjoy a 45-minute-cyclo tour to the Old Quarter where you can see streets with century-aged trees and French Colonial buildings. We then head to Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny islet in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Ngoc Son Temple dates back to the 13th century, and the lake itself is the picturesque heart of Hanoi, frequented by both tourists and locals.

Then, we will enjoy a truly Vietnamese ‘water puppet show’, a unique Vietnamese traditional art. This art is originated from rural festivals and involve the artists standing waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day

03

Hanoi - Halong - Overnight On cruise (B/L/D)

Breafkast is served at your hotel.

Morning, our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby and depart for Halong Bay. Sit back and enjoy the peaceful countryside symbolic of the Red River Delta. We will arrive at Halong Bay’s wharf around noon and embark an elegant wooden junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Here we enjoy the striking scenery of this World Heritage Site. While being on board, we will be served fresh local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Witness one of the world’s best the sunsets before you sit down for a lush dinner. The captain then will anchor for the night nearby a remote island where you’ll have the option night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars.

Day

04

Halong - Hanoi Airport - Flight To Hue City (B/L)

Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas, we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue.

Upon arrival at Hue airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hue.

Day

05

Hue City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

After breakfast at hotel, we set out for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, starting with a boat trip on Perfume River to reach the picturesque Thien Mu otherwise known as Heavenly Lady Pagoda. One of the most poignant displays here is the car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Saigon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. We then disembark the boat for a visit the elaborate tomb of former emperor Tu Duc, which was built between 1864 and 1867 by 3000 soldiers and workers. It includes fifty monuments surrounded by a 1500m long wall covering.

We then head back to Hue for your lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we visit Hue Imperial City, the last royal city of Vietnam with various beautiful structures including the Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden City or Tu Cam Thanh. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. We then do the walking and shopping in Dong Ba Market to enjoy the specialty of Hue city. Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day

06

Hue - Hai Van Pass - Hoian Ancient Town (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we bid Hue farewell and continue our south bound journey to the old trading town of Hoian via Danang. Along the way, we will stop at Lang Co beach for refreshments. From here we head up to the Hai Van pass, stopping at the top to take in the stunning views north over Lang Co beach and south over Danang city.

Upon arrival Hoian, we take a walking tour to Hoi An Ancient Town – an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. We start our day with the Japanese Covered Bridge – one of Vietnam’s most iconic attractions. Created by the Japanese living in Hoian in the 1590s as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water, the bridge is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. It would be a shortcoming without a visit to Tan Ky House - one of the many ancient houses that making up Hoian Ancient Town. Built two centuries ago with both Japanese and Chinese influences on architecture, this house has been preserved through seven generations. While walking, we will encounter pretty houses of Chinese merchants. Another must-see destination is Phuc Kiem Assembly Hall - an excellent work of architecture considered as a heritage of historical significance. Built in 1690, this Assembly Hall is in fact a temple dedicated to the sea goddess Thien Hau. Back to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Hoian.

Day

07

Hoian - Cam Thanh Water Coconut village - Tra Que Herb Village (B/L)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

08.00 AM: Our local guide picks up you at the hotel lobby, you enjoy a cycling trip along country lanes at a peaceful pace viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields using centuries of farming practices. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges, fields of water buffalo. Riding along country lanes at a peaceful pace viewing local life and stop over to see farmers (If you can't cycle, we will arrange car or mini van as an alternative)

9:00 AM: Take a short break in a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying 1.5 hours ride on Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and spend your time to catch fishes and “purple crabs” in the Canal.

10:30 AM: Continue to drive to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetable are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown the environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries and is still being used extensively today.

11:30 AM: Visit a local family and after a short, informative and fun cooking lesson, we sit down for a delicious lunch. Be back to town central your hotel for relax. 

Day

08

Hoian - Free Day (B)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

Today you are free at leisure on your own such as walking/cycling around the ancient town or book a fishing/ snorkelling in Cham Island (on your request).

Overnight in Hoian.

Day

09

Hoian - Danang Airport - Flight To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

Today, you are free at leisure until being picked up and transferred to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, meet our driver and we transfer to hotel. Check in and relax (We can arrange Saigon jeep tour by night or scooter evening tour, dinner on cruise… on your request). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day

10

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Sightseeing Tour (B/L)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

8:00am: Our guide & driver pick you up at hotel.

A half day tour to Cu Chi, located about 70 km from Saigon, where you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the former stronghold of the Viet Cong with a network of tunnels three levels deep stretching over 200 km.

Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from former Saigon .

At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens.

Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the war must have been like.

The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there's even the opportunity to try an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. (On your own cost)

Your lunch will be served at a local restaurant en route.

Your afternoon begins with the exploration of Ho Chi Minh city, including the Reunification Palace that was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975. Then, continuing our trip visiting War Remnants Museum that is formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes. This is a poignant display the futility of war. Close to the museum, we go to visit the Central Post Office that is the country’s largest post office was built since 1891. It is a fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam's largest post office. Back to your hotel and free on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day

11

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Overnight in Vinh Long (B/L/D)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

At 07:30a.m, meet our tour guide at your hotel lobby and we depart to Cai Be.

Arrive in Vinh Long, we will start the tour with a visit of Vinhlong market in the town. This is the best choice for you to take pictures of fish, shrimps, prawns, crabs, snakes, rice-field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables...

Mekong Travel boat will take you to have a lunch at this local house.

After lunch, we come to visit the brick kilns where you can see how the local people create beautiful potteries from clay. Then, visit of the local workshop to see how to make rice paper, coconut candy, pop-rice... Enjoy some sweets with a cup of hot tea. Then, we’ll walk to check in at Út Trinh / Út Quỳnh / Út Bình homestay.

Have a fresh shower before cooking some special dishes with the members of local family. We’ll enjoy dinner & overnight at homestay.

Day

12

Vinh Long - Back To Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Have breakfast at homestay. Check-out & be on boat to go across one of the longest river in the world, Mekong River. Come to visit Cai Be floating market.

Then, the rowboat will take you deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy the peaceful time. Also, we’ll come to Tân Phong island for biking on village paths to see the local daily life: orchard, school, church, pagoda, traditional houses and maybe the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta... On the way, we can make some stops to see how they make rice-net for spring-rolls, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage roof and specially see how they wave the dried water-hyacynth to make many products: baskets, bags, hats, wallets, shoes... The cruise will end at Cai Be pier in the town. We then transfer back to your hotel. Check in and relax in Ho Chi Minh city. Lunch and dinner are on your own arrangement. 

Day

13

Ho Chi Minh - Flight To Phu Quoc Island (B)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

You are free at leisure until being picked up and transferred to airport for your flight to Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc is a paradise for sun and sea lovers. Here, you can spend a whole day swinging away in a hammock on a deserted beach, listening to the sound of the surf and then witness a mesmerising sunset. Those members of the family who love being active can keep themselves busy with cycling, trekking, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing.

Upon arrival, the resort’s shuttle bus will pick up and transfer you to your resort for checking in. You will have free time to relax and explore the island on your own. 

Day

14

Phu Quoc - Free On Beach (B)

Relax and enjoy your Phu Quoc sandy beach: swim, sunbathe and take in the delights of this beautiful holiday resort.

Optional sightseeing or a visit to offshore islands, scuba diving and other water sports are available. Or, just relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Day

15

Phu Quoc - Free On Beach (B)

Relax and enjoy your Phu Quoc sandy beach: swim, sunbathe and take in the delights of this beautiful holiday resort.

Optional sightseeing or a visit to offshore islands, scuba diving and other water sports are available. Or, just relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

Day

16

Phu Quoc - Flight To Ho Chi Minh - Departure (B)

Breakfast is served at your hotel.

Free morning at your own leisure until the transfer to the airport for your flight departure. It’s up to your flight departure, we will assist you to book domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh (or Hanoi city on your request)

Thank you for choosing our services!

Tour Policy

Tour Inclusion:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services as stated in program
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
  • All sightseeing tickets as program
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • All domestic flights (if any)
  • Boat trip as per tour (if any)
  • Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (if any)

Tour Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • International flights & departure taxes (if any)
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)

Notice

1. Deposits & Payment Policy:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total of the tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.  You have peace of mind until 1 months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment only 60 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. 
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express Credit Card, not including credit card transaction fee (Please add in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express to the total amount of payment each time).
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue  the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by email or chatting texts to you phone’s number.
  • Price applies to weekdays. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. On public holidays, the surcharge will be from 20 to 30% of the tour price and the ticket price will increase.

2. Booking Amendment:
Flexibility is one of our pride. You can amend your booking when it is customized. Just contact us at tours1@vitravel.com.vn with your booking number(s). Our reservations team is happy to amend your booking(s) accordingly.

 

3. Cancellation Policy:
Non-Refundable: 
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of USD$20 per person for hotels and air ticket booking upon services confirmation and US$ 100 per person upon the package tours services confirmation

 

Cancellations timeline will be charged as follows:

  • 60 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 59 – 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 30 days – 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100 % charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.
 

4. Refund of Unused Services:
No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

 

5. Liability:
InboundVietnam Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

 

6. Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
  • InboundVietnam Travel strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     

If you wish to talk to us, please dial us at +84 24.37.369.369 and live chat during our business office hours from Monday to Saturday.

Tour Policy

Tour Inclusion:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services as stated in program
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary 
  • All sightseeing tickets as program
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • All domestic flights (if any)
  • Boat trip as per tour (if any)
  • Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (if any)

Tour Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • International flights & departure taxes (if any)
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)

Notice

1. Deposits & Payment Policy:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total of the tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.  You have peace of mind until 1 months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment only 60 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. 
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express Credit Card, not including credit card transaction fee (Please add in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express to the total amount of payment each time).
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue  the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by email or chatting texts to you phone’s number.
  • Price applies to weekdays. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. On public holidays, the surcharge will be from 20 to 30% of the tour price and the ticket price will increase.

2. Booking Amendment:
Flexibility is one of our pride. You can amend your booking when it is customized. Just contact us at tours1@vitravel.com.vn with your booking number(s). Our reservations team is happy to amend your booking(s) accordingly.

 

3. Cancellation Policy:
Non-Refundable: 
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of USD$20 per person for hotels and air ticket booking upon services confirmation and US$ 100 per person upon the package tours services confirmation

 

Cancellations timeline will be charged as follows:

  • 60 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 59 – 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 30 days – 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100 % charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.
 

4. Refund of Unused Services:
No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

 

5. Liability:
InboundVietnam Travel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.

 

6. Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
  • InboundVietnam Travel strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     

If you wish to talk to us, please dial us at +84 24.37.369.369 and live chat during our business office hours from Monday to Saturday.

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