Vietnam - A Sensorial Adventure Vietnam-A Sensorial Adventure-6th-14th dec 2017 9 Days / 8 Nights

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Vietnam – A Sensorial Adventure

Join us for 9 days of a complete sensory overload!

Vietnam – Not what you saw in B-grade American war movies, but a nation that has bounced back from the ravages of war and dogmatic Communism and is as full of beauty as it is full of hope.

Feel your senses come alive as you take in HCMC: a mad and chaotic whirl, a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the whole country forward with its pulsating energy or when you sail between the jaw dropping limestone pillars that rise out of the impossibly blue Halong Bay.
Get transported to another era while walking the streets of the historic port town of Hoi-An, and take in Hanoi’s curious blend of French Majesty and Asian chaos

We stay in very centrally located, 3 star and 4 star hotels and a luxurious boat on Halong Bay
These 9 days will be completely unforgettable and that’s a promise!

Itinerary

6th December – Arrive in HCMC (no meals included)

Pick up from the airport / transfer to hotel
Arrive in Saigon and relax

Overnight at Hotel Northern
(As some people will be arriving from Siem Reap – please do check flight timings with us before booking, as we have a group transfer planned)

7th December (HCMC. Includes breakfast and lunch)

Half-day tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

The incredible underground tunnel network at Cu Chi Tunnels was constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during their long struggle for independence. You’ll see the secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms. The more adventurous may explore the deeper second, and even third level tunnels.

We head back to Saigon for lunch and then continue on a city tour

Visit the War Museum, The reunification Hall (formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell) Continue to the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Overnight at Hotel Northern or similar

8th December (includes breakfast and lunch)

Depart at 8:00 am for the 2-hour drive to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta.

Take a local boat, visit the villages in the Mekong, Tan phong Island, eat a scrumptious lunch at an ancient house in the Mekong

Late afternoon and evening at leisure

9th December – HCMC – Danang – Hoi An (breakfast included)

Fly to DaNang and transfer to Hoi An (Hoi An is an hour away by road)

Afternoon at leisure
(we would recommend we hire cycles and cycle to the beaches nearby – optional)

Overnight at Hoi An Historic or similar

10th December – Hoi An (includes breakfast)

Hoi An was once a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its 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 merchants’ homes, 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and a Chinese Communal Hall.

Afternoon at leisure to just stroll around or shop! Hoi-An is a shopper’s paradise

(Optional tour to My Son – Ruins of the Champa Kingdom)

11th December – Hoi An – Hanoi (includes breakfast and dinner)

We take a morning flight from Da Nang to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and proceed on a Hanoi city tour that includes

  • – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • – One Pillar Pagoda
  • – Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West Lake (one of the oldest in Vietnam) and Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty).
  • – Temple Of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
  • Street Food tour in Hanoi

    Overnight in Hotel Tirant or similar

12th December  – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay  (Breakfast / Lunch / dinner)

We leave Hanoi early morning and depart for Ha Long Bay (4.5 hours drive).

Relax on this cruise and there is a range of activities included as well

The boat will take us to some caves, to a floating village. You can enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay and go Kayaking as well

Dinner and overnight on the boat

13th December – (Brunch Included)

We disembark from the boat around 11:00 am and transfer to Hanoi (by road. It will take about 4 hours)

Reach Hanoi and relax

14th December (Breakfast)

Proceed to the airport for your departure flight

Hotels in itinerary

  • Ho Chi Minh : Hotel Northern
  • Hanoi: Tirant
  • Halong : Victory Star Junk Boat
  • Hoi An : Hoi An Historic

I have personally picked these hotels for our holiday. These are all 3 star / 4 star hotels, with very central locations and the boat cruise is a relatively luxurious one

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COST

Rs 76800 on a twin-sharing basis

( without service tax as applicable – currently at 5%)

Single supplement – Rs 31,000
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Included

  • - Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • - Visa on arrival letter procedure fee for Vietnam only
  • - Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - English speaking local guide in all the destinations
  • - All admission fee to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • - All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - All flights within Vietnam

Excludes

  • - Service tax as applicable – 5% at the moment
  • - Vietnam visa stamping fee at $25.00 – which has to be paid on arrival
  • - International flights
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Optional tour to My Son or any other optional activities like hiring cycles
  • - Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • - Any beverages – alcoholic or non alcoholic.
  • - Any other personal expenses
  • - Tips for Guide and driver
  • - Anything not mentioned in the included category

PAYMENT PLAN

Request for a booking deposit of Rs 10,000 to confirm your spot. Balance payment due by 30th October

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • - 5000 Rupees off the booking deposit is non refundable
  • - If cancelled anytime before 60 days of departure date – balance amount (except 5000 Rupees) is refundable
  • - If cancelled between 60-45 days before departure date – 75% is refundable
  • - If cancelled between 45 days – 30 days before departure date – 50% of total amount is refundable
  • - If cancelled between 30 days – 15 days before departure date, 25% of total amount is refundable
  • - No refund if cancelled after that.
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