Vietnam Luxury Tour 13 days

52.326.500 ₫

HCM city – Vung Tau – Nui Dat – Long Tan – Binh Ba – Xuyen Moc - Coral and Barmeral - Cu Chi – Mekong – Hanoi – Halong bay

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Day 1: FLY SYDNEY – HOCHIMINH CITY                                             

1630 Welcome at Tan Son Nhat international airport. Flight landing at 1605, then transfer to check in Grand Saigon hotel. Free for leisure for a long day trip.

O/N in Hochiminh city (Grand Sai Gon hotel)

 

Day 02: HOCHIMINH (HCM) CITY TOUR    (Lunch included)

Breakfast at hotel is served from 0600 to 0930 am at second floor of Grand SGN hotel. Called Saigon Palace Restaurant.

0830: Pick up and welcome at Grand SGN hotel.  A half day trip to visit Saigon inclusive of some popular palaces such as:

War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War.

Afterward, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.

Shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Finish tour around 1400.

1430: Free in the afternoon.

O/N in Hochiminh city (Grand Sai Gon hotel)

 

Day 03: HOCHIMINH CITY – VUNG TAU BY FERRY – CITY TOUR (Dinner included)

Breakfast at hotel, then 0830 check out. 0900 pick up and transfer by bus to ferry terminal in Saigon. 0930 departure by ferry to Vungtau. It takes one hour and a half to get there.

1100 arrive in Vungtau city, then take bus to check in Grand Vungtau hotel.

Afternoon:

Vungtau city tour:

Transferred to Bai Sau (Back Beach) the longest of the peninsula’s beaches; spend time walking along the beachside area adjacent to the former Australia wartime base (1ALSG), The Australian Logistic Support Group.

Drive past the impressive VC memorial. Other sites of interest visited are, the Peter Badcoe” club, the Chopper Pad, the former American recreational “Beach Comber Bar”.

Visit The Robert Taylor Museum of World Wide Arms.

Back to hotel for shower, then bus picks up and go outside for dinner at the local seafood restaurant.

 

Day 04:  VUNG TAU – THE OLD BATTLE FIELD TOUR ; O/N in Vung Tau  (Lunch included) 

Breakfast at Rex hotel, then 0800 departure by bus for the old battle filed tour in Baria Vungtau area inclusive of:

Long Phuoc Underground  Tunnel: to visit a former wartime tunnel complex.

Nui Dat Base (SAS Hill):

Then continue by car to the former Australian Task Force Base (ATF) at Nui Dat with the former military landmarks such as, SAS hill,” Luscombe Field “ air strip,  Luscombe Bowl and the “Kangaroo South Pad” a Helicopter dust off strip, including the old Troop Lines areas of 1 Fld Sqn. Visit the kindergarten at Nui Dat.

Long Tan Cross Site: The Long Tan Memorial Cross with the brief of LTC and Long Tan battle in 1966.

Take a look / photos Horseshoe Hill (Former Fire support Base) on the way to Long Hai. Have lunch at beach restaurant.

Long Hai Hill

We  and  walk  up to the Minh Dam Secret Zone (a former wartime Viet Cong H Q strong hold, now commemorated by a Vietnamese Memorial Pagoda to their war dead), trek the rugged mountainside path through former hospital sites, living areas and hideouts used by the Viet Cong forces. 

Back to Vungtau city for your leisure.

O/N in Vungtau city (Grand Vungtau hotel)

 

Day 05: VUNGTAU – BINH BA – XUYEN MOC (Lunch and dinner included)

Have breakfast at Grand Vung Tau hotel, then our guide and driver will pick up at Grand Vung Tau hotel.

Visit Binh Ba The Battle of Binh Ba (6–8 June 1969), also known as Operation Hammer, was a hard fought.

Then Xuyen Moc through the national road 57, visit the old bridge that built by engineers from the 1st Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) for the Vietnamese people of Xuyen Moc

Visit Nui May Tao with battle in Xuyen Moc called “Operation Paddington”

Then back to Vungtau city for your relaxing in the afternoon.

We do hope to get back the city at around 1500, then give you free time to so around flag area, R&C and some some for you to take a photo before say good bye VTG next morning.

Or go shopping at local market.

Then visit my father and his mates, have dinner with them at my father’s home and enjoy the music performance that showed by themselves.

O/N in Vungtau city (Grand Vungtau hotel)

Day 06: VUNGTAU – CORAL & BALMORAL – CU CHI – HOCHIMINH CITY (Lunch included) 

Have breakfast at Grand Vung Tau hotel, then check out. 0730 our guide will pick you up at Grand Vungtau city, then we move ahead to Dong Nai to visit the Dong Nai Museum to see the Outdoors weapons display. Lunch at Bien Hoa before proceeding to the site of FSB Coral and inspect the VC Memorial and Shrine.

Afterwards we travel 10 klms North to the site of FSB Balmoral, View the many B52 bomb craters and have the layout of the forward lines explained. We continue on the Cu Chi tunnel.

Then have lunch at Ben Nay restaurant

Arrive in Cu Chi tunnel (Ben Dinh tunnel) and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunitions at the nearby shooting range.

Back to Hochiminh city. Check in hotel on arrival.

O/N in Hochiminh city (Grand Sai Gon hotel)

 

Day 07: HOCHIMINH CITY – MEKONG (MY THO & CAN THO) (Lunch included)

0800 am, our guide and the car will come and pick you up at your hotel. Then departure for My Tho. Arrive in My Tho (Mekong) at around 10:00 AM. Then boarding a motorboat and cruising through beautiful rivers and canals where coconut trees line perfectly along both sides. Reaching a bee-keeping farm where Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử - A folk art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity) can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit as well as honey tea can be tasted (included).

Then slowly proceeding to a workshop where coconut candies are made and have a chance to learn the coconut candies making process.

Afterward, being on a horse cart on the village road and traveling through some tranquil villages where orchard gardens…can be seen and admired.

Before heading to lunch, taking a ride on a hand-rowing boat and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lunch is served at a restaurant by the river. After lunch, boarding the motorboat and heading back to My Tho.

Around 02:30 PM leaving My Tho for Can Tho.

Check in TTC Premium Can Tho hotel on arrival.

Our hotel is located right of Can Tho heart with Mekong river in front.

 

Day 08: CAN THO - CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – HOCHIMINH CITY (Lunch included)

0730: Take a walk to Can Tho wharf with your local guide to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region.

In the morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods...line along the river and are ready for trading. Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling.

After the Cai Rang floating market, continue to cruising to a local orchard garden called My Khanh Tourist Village - one of the alluring eco-tourism attraction. Visit: the typical ancient house in South Vietnam dating from more than 100 years old, the typical traditional villages such as: the rice paper village and winemaking village and enjoying tropical seasonal fruits (included). Have lunch with Vietnamese set menu.

We head back to Saigon. On the way, you will visit the Dong Tam snack farm. Then PM, we move back to SGN around 1800.

O/N in Hochiminh city (Grand Sai Gon hotel)

 

Day 09: HOCHIMINH CITY - FLY TO HANOI

Check out at 0830, then our guide and driver will pick you up at Grand Saigon hotel. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport to take flight VN232 at 1100 – 1305 to Hanoi.

Arrival in Hanoi, our guide and car welcome you at the Noi Bai airport. Transfer to Hanoi. Check in hotel, then in the afternoon: Hanoi city tour inclusive of: walking deeply in Hanoi Old Quarter, enjoy 01 hour Cyclo riding, Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.

then enjoy the Water Puppet Show You will enjoy 45 minutes of water puppet show. The show stars at 1830. Back to hotel.

O/N in Hanoi (Silkpath hotel)

 

Day 10: HANOI – HALONG BAY CRUISE

Full day Halong Bay Tour.

Have breakfast at hotel, then check out. Our private van and guide will pick up at silk Path hotel.

08:30 Departure for Ha Long Bay day trip.  Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Star 02 days -01 night on the cruise in which:

12.15 - 12.30: Check in registration.

12.45: Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instruction and cabin check-ins. Your fabulous Halong excursion commences

13.15 - 14.30: Enjoy the buffet lunch onboard while the cruise sails passing by magnificent sceneries of the World Heritage Site

15.00 – 16.00: Explore Sung Sot Cave - Hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the biggest and most marvelous cave in Halong Bay.

16.30 - 17.30: Back to the vessel and continue sailing. Enjoy your relaxing time aboard, among the magnificence of the Heritage Site. A wide range of fine wine or spirits are served in the open-air bar on the sundeck.

18.00: Participate in La Vela cooking class under the attentive instruction of our top chef, to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

17.00 - 19.00: Enjoy Happy Hours: Buy One, Take One Free

19.30: Time for dinner and evening entertainments: bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise.

 

  1. The 04 star cruise 02 days – 01 night on board inclusive of:
  • Welcome drink, juice, tea and coffee in the morning.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English/French speaking guide onboard
  • Luxury cabin with Air-conditioner, private bathroom, hot water, shower, standing cabin.
  • All meals mentioned above (01 lunch, 01 set menu dinner, 01 light breakfast and brunch)
  • Insurance onboard.
  • Tax and service charges       

Exclusions

  • Kayak
  • Optional requested services: such as massages, beauty services, music performances, diving, Barbeques and other specific wishes can be made on prior request only
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • All service non-clearly mentioned in the inclusions list

Day 11: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (Lunch included)

6.30: Wake up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise on the Bay. Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck

7.00 - 7.30: Coffee & tea with homemade cookies and biscuits will be served onboard

7.30 - 8.30: Cruising to Tung Sau area to visit Pearl Farm. Visiting Pearl farm is very interesting as you have been shown how the pearls are grown, farmed and harvested. You might be interested in purchasing a Vietnam Pearl here with endless choice.

8.30: Enjoy buffet breakfast while the cruise pass by other beautiful parts of the Bay.

9.30: Check out and settle the bills

11.00: Back to the Tourist Wharf Have brunch and clear bills.

Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. 1500 Arrive in Hanoi. Check in hotel.

O/N in Hanoi (Silkpath hotel)

 

Day 12:  HANOI CITY TOUR (Lunch included)

0830: Our guide and driver will welcome you at Silk Path hotel.

A full day of city tour Hanoi. We visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum. You will visit:

Hochiminh mausoleum (out side)

Ba Dinh square.

Presidential Palace. 

Ho Chi Minh’s Residence. 

One Pillar Pagoda. 

Ho Chi Minh Museum. 

After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.

12.30: you have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter.

Afterwards, you’ll visit Vietnam Army museum. The Hoa Lo prison.

Back to hotel.

O/N in Hanoi (Silkpath hotel)

 

Day 13:  HANOI FREE DAY HOME SWEET HOME

It is a free day for your shopping. Check out late could be booked in advance for your flight back home in the evening.

Then our car and guide will welcome and pick you up at hotel, transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight Vietnam Airlines VN0259 at 1700 – 1915 to Hochiminh city, then take a walk from domestic flight to check in with international flight Vietnam Airlines VN0773 at 2115 to Sydney. End of your trip.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

- Meal: Vietnamese set menu

+ Daily breakfast inclusive on the hotel room rate

+ Lunch and dinner that listed on the tour itinerary.

- Accommodation: Twin sharing room (02 single beds)

+ Hochiminh city: Grand Saigon – 05 star standard - Deluxe Premium room: 04 nights

+ Vungtau: Grand Vungtau hotel – 04 star standard, deluxe sea view: 03 nights

+ Mekong: 04 star standard - TTC Premium Can Tho hotel: 01 night

+ Hanoi: Hanoi Silk Path - 04 star standard, Deluxe room: 03 nights

+ Halongbay: Bhaya cruise, Deluxe cabin: 01 night

- A/C private transportation as per the itinerary: 07 seat car with driver.

- Entrance fees to sightseeing venues.

- Services of local English speaking guides.

- Ferry ticket, one way from Saigon – Vungtau city.

- Sightseeing tours & excursions as per the itinerary.

- Permission fees to Long Phuoc tunnel, Long Tan - Nui Dat area, Long Hai Hills, Binh Ba and Xuyen Moc as well.

- 02 bottles mineral water & cold tissues per passenger per day

- The wreath at Longtan cross site.

- 02 days – 01 night cruising tour at Halong Bay – Bhaya cruise (04 star standard cruise) with its packed that listed on the tour itinerary.

- Tips for guide and driver (US$ 3.0 per person per day)

- Local tax, services charge.

 

EXCLUSIONS:

- 01 way domestic flight from SGN – HAN on Day 09: HOCHIMINH CITY - FLY TO HANOI.

- Meals not specified.

- Beverages at meals

- Optional touring not listed in itinerary. – e.g., optional weapon firing at Cu Chi; kaya at Halong bay.

- Any services not specifically mentioned & Items of a personal nature.

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