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This tour is rich in culture, history, and beautiful coastlines. From Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, to one of the ‘Wonders of the World’ Halong Bay, then the former Imperial capital city Hue, and finishing the trip off in the lantern-filled streets, in the beach town of Hoi An. This tour will provide you with a great array of the contrasting beauty that Vietnam holds. But let’s not forget one of the biggest influences on cultures, FOOD! You’ll get a little deeper inside the rich Vietnamese culture when you learn to cook with the locals. Bring your skills back home to share with your friends and family.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN HANOI
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, your guide will greet you at airport with a ‘Welcome’ sign board, and then you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with the tranquil ‘Restored Sword’ Lake at its heart.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2 : EXPLORE CULTURE & TASTE OF HANOI
Start your morning with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh who led Vietnam to independence from French colonial rule. From there, wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens toward the One Pillar Pagoda and Presidential Palace, where a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s simple working space is on display then visit Temple of Literature, the oldest university in Hanoi. Lunch at local restaurant to experience Vietnam cuisine.
In the afternoon, we Set off again to Chau Long Market for a closer look at Hanoian culture in the flurry of a local market. After exploring the street stalls here, we start walking to taste Hanoi street food : Nguyen Truong To Street - famous for its desserts toward Hang Than Street, the epicentre of Hanoi’s thriving wedding cake stores. Shake off your sugar rush on a stroll to nearby Hang Cot Street for a look at Hanoi’s mat weaving borough before stopping off for a local coffee shop then taste “O Mai” (Apricot) at Hang Duong Street – well known as “ the cream of Vietnamese gift” and shopping at the fashion shops on the way.. End your walking tour with a traditional Vietnamese egg coffee. Walk back to hotel and overnight.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3 : HALONG BAY - WORLD HERITAGE SITE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
At 8am, we will fetch you from your hotel, to head to Halong Bay. We will arrive slightly before noon, at the Halong Bay Pier, where you will be transferred to the cruise ship. Once on board the ship, you will be provided a welcome drink, followed by cruise briefing and safety instructions, conducted by the host of the boat. After that, you will check in your cabin.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing by Dog islet, Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Hoa Cuong fishing village, and Swan islet. After lunch, the ship will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay, passing by countless islands including Soi Sim beach, Coconut Tree Island.
We will anchor the vessel at Frog Pond area, where you can take time to explore this beautiful scenery by kayaking through the majestic scenery and swimming in emerald coloured water.
Relax on the sundeck with some cocktails, complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls.
For dinner, we specially prepare a meal to reward your taste buds and stomach. After that, you can engage in various evening activities, such as relaxing at leisure, doing squid fishing…
Day 4 : HALONG – HANOI
Wake up to a refreshing morning with an organized Tai Chi class scheduled at 6.30am. Once, we have revived our bodies with smooth, deliberate, flowing movements, you may enjoy a light breakfast with our assorted homemade pastries, along with coffee, tea or fresh fruit juices.
We will move next on to Sung Sot Cave, where you will have the option to climb up and down 600 steps, to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay. After the visit to the cave, you will check out of the cabin, and settle your bill, if you have incurred any additional expenses, like drinks or snacks in the bar.A beautiful lunch will be served as the ship cruises back to the Halong Bay harbour.
Our coach will pick you up and return back to Hanoi. ETA to be about 5pm, if the traffic is cooperative.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 : HANOI – FLY TO HUE
After breakfast, you are free to explore until our driver picks you up to transfer you to the airport for a flight to Hue. Arrival in Hue, we will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 6 : HUE - NGUYEN DYNASTY’S ANCIENT CITY AND THE PERFUME RIVER AT SUNSET
Hue was the capital city of the Nguyen lords that took over Vietnam, in 1802. The Nguyen dynasty lasted 13 kings and 143 years, and was the last imperial dynasty of Vietnam. The french had a big part in establishing the Nguyen dynasty, and also its downfall, when the communist-led VietCong movement took power in the “August Revolution” of 1945. You’ll walk the ancient grounds of the 3 Emperors Mausoleums, Minh Mang’s, Khai Dinh’s, and Tu Duc’s.
Before lunch, stop and see how the iconic rice paddy hats and incense stick are made.
Listed by UNESCO as world heritage the Imperial city is the walled fortress and palace built in 1805, surrounded by a moat. It took thousands of workers 27 years to build the city, and walls 6.6 meters in height, 21 meters thick and 10 kilometers in circumference. It’s divided into two main parts excluding houses and mansions: The Citadel, and The Forbidden City.
Finally return on a gentle boat ride as you watch the sunset over the Perfume river, named such because in fall the flowers from orchards upriver fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma.
Back to hotel and overnight.
Day 7 : HUE – TRANSFER TO HOI AN
You are free at leisure to explore Hue until the afternoon when we will transfer to Hoi An by public bus. Arrive in Hoi An and check into your hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : HOI AN COOKING CLASS AT THUAN TINH ISLAND
At Thuan Tinh Island Cooking Class, we offer you something completely unique. Meeting in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town of Hôi An, we embark on our Culinary Adventure. First, a trip to the market to purchase all fresh ingredients. Then, we board our river boat for a relaxing 40 minute ride to Thuan Tinh Island, which is recognized by Hoi An as an official ecological zone. To visit the Local Village, we take a row boat ride through the water coconut trees.
We then walk through the gardens to our open-air cooking class overlooking the water coconut trees and river. Our chefs will show you how to make Vietnamese food while you enjoy the cool breeze and peaceful setting.
Now it's time to COOK!
Our chefs have prepared a 4-course cooking class of traditional Vietnamese dishes. They will demonstrate how to prepare them, and then it's your turn-you prepare your own tasty Vietnamese lunch.
Transfer back to your hotel. You are free a leisure.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 9 : HOI AN SHOPPING AND BEACH DAY
You are free to explore Hoi An ancient town, get some tailored clothes and accessories handmade, or take a bicycle to explore the countryside and head down to the beautiful white sand of An Bang beach. Don’t forget to eat as much as possible too, Hoi An is arguably the best place for food in the nation.
Overnight in Hoi an
Day 10 : Hoi An Departure
Your Driver Will Meet You At Your Hotel and Transfer You to the Airport for Your Onward Flight Home.
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|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||$ 490 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT
1. Pay by Bank transfer
Bank transfer is one of the popular ways of paying for goods or services these days, and because it can be done either in person in the local branch of your bank or using your online banking service it is both flexible in how it works but also secure.
Paying via bank transfer is simpler than you probably think it is. Bank transfers can be made from any branch of your bank or using your online banking services provided you have access to your bank’s online service. We will provide for you our bank account and it is easy for you to make your money transaction. After you are complete works at your bank branch you will inform us your transaction information by email and your transfer bank slips. We need 3 – 5 days for complete money collection from our bank before sending the payment confirmation to you.
Our bank account information:
Account name: VILAND TRAVEL .,JSC
Account number: 1368668
Bank name: ASIA COMMERCIAL BANK
Address: ASIA COMMERCIAL BANK, BRANCH NGUYEN VAN CU, HANOI, VIETNAM
Swift code: ASCBVNVX
Note: bank fee is coved by the sender.
2. Paying by PayPal
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If the transfer was made from an account not in dollars, add 3.9% + 2.5% (exchange fee) + U.S. $ 0.3 as PayPal fees to your total.
To avoid the complication for our customers, we will count those costs and add to your order
Note: When Paypal or have reason to doubt that your payment is fraudulent, we have the right to keep your reservation and ask for another payment method.
Special Notice: Viland Travel mostly uses PayPal for refund the services. Since Paypal is so easy and any individual can work with, VTT does not receive payment by Paypal as we use our System of Onepay.vn that only the REAL companies can use with Logo, trade mark in any voucher you pay.
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4. Money transfer via third party
Many of our customers may not be familiar with paying via money transfer agency such as: May Bank, Western Union, Money Gram…but It is so fast and efficient.
You will come to money transfer agency and then simply fill in the form as required. We will provide you the recipient information. Completely works with your branch you need to send us following information:
MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number)
Full name of the sender (first name, middle name and last name)
Full address of the sender
The sum of money
Your order number (Or the answer for your secure question)
Notice: We will confirm your payment with you when we successfully withdraw money from the local agency.
5. PAYMENT& DEPOSIT
A deposit of 30% or 50% (Depend on accommodation type included on itinerary) of the tour value or US$ 300 per person by credit card or bank transfer plus bank charges (processing fees) is required upon confirmation of your booking (If this amount is less than US$500, we would suggest you to pay us in full before you arrive). Once a deposit is received it is understood that you have read, understood and accepted all our Terms and Conditions.
The remaining balance of the tour value (70%) is due upon your arrival in indochinaprivatetours, payable at our office. Cash is preferred to reduce any processing fees that may affect your cost.
6. CHILD DISCOUNT
Free of charge for one child who is under the age of four years old when accompanied by at least two full paying adults and share the same room with them. This discount is subject to availability for airfares and will be charged if any usage of airfare on tour.
A tour price of 75% of full paying adult will be charged for one child from 4 to 11 year old when accompanied by at least two full paying adults and stays in the same room. An extra bed is provided without any payment.
Children at the age of twelve or older will be charged as an adult. Please be prepared to show appropriate identification clearly stating the date of birth when confirming the services.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
We would deeply regret your decision to cancel your trip to Viland Trave, however we realize that there are many valid reasons that this can happen.
In the event of cancellation, the cancellation fee will be applied as below:
More than 45 days prior to departure: The total deposit paid to us (30% of tour value) will act as your cancellation fee to cover hotel charges and organization fees. (Because to book accommodations for your tour, we need to pre pay for all hotels as in your itinerary)
07 – 14 days: 22 - 45 days prior to departure: 60% on total value of the Tour Cost charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
01 – 06 days: Within 1-22 days prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
No-Show: 100% on total charge.
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
Viland Travel™ Cancellation received up to 45 days before departure.
You need to pay more if the cancellation of a member in your tour group causes the change of the Tourist Class.
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