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8 DAYS VIETNAM IMPRESSIONS

8 Days / 7 Nights

Private tour (SGNVNI08): Daily departure from Ho Chi Minh City with local English or French-speaking guides (other language speaking guides at surcharge)

DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Meet on arrival at Ho Chi Minh City / Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day at leisure or join our interesting daily excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: None

DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/-)
CU CHI TUNNELS AND SAIGON CITY TOUR


Visit Cu Chi Tunnels (70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City), an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam War. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. For a more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge).
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Explore Saigon during the afternoon city tour which will take you to Thien Hau pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum and a lacquer ware workshop.
Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Hoi An restaurant

DAY 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – HUE (B/L/-)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue, the former royal city of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

IMPERIAL CITY AND CYCLO TOUR THROUGH OLD HUE
Explore the Imperial City of Hue. The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River and built by Emperor Gia Long it was designed for the exclusive use of the Emperor and his household. The Citadel is a square 2 km wall  encompassing 3 walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow  Imperial city, Hoang Thanh and in the centre the Forbidden Purple city Tu Cam Thanh where the Emperor lived. The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Then, the cyclo will take you through the narrow lanes of old Hue, passing homes, shops, hidden cafés, bonsai gardens and parks.
Accommodation at hotel in Hue

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Ancient Hue restaurant

DAY 4: HUE – DANANG – HOI AN (B/L/-)
THE EMPERORS’ TOMBS


Hue’s environment is dotted with tombs of past emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Construction of the tombs was meticulous carried out starting whilst the king was still alive in order to ensure his comfort in the next life. Most of the tombs have courtyards, a temple for worship, statues of elephants and figures and a pond, but the layout of each is different reflecting differing each king’s personality and style. They have a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Visit Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and Tu Duc Royal Tombs, considered to be the three most beautiful mausoleums around Hue.

After lunch we start the spectacular drive over Hai Van Pass to Danang and continue to the charming historic city of Hoi An. Arrival and check-in.
Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Y Thao Garden restaurant

DAY 5: HOI AN – DANANG – HANOI (B/L/-)
HOI AN AND SURROUNDINGS


Explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surroundings. Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses are constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs.

Take a short boat ride across the river to a boat builder’s yard and woodcarvers. You will also visit a pottery and brick-making village. Return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town which has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999. You will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and famous bridges.
In the afternoon, transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Brother Café

DAY 6: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
08.00 hrs: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong City. Arrive at Tuan Chau Island, where your cruise ship embarks. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail. After the cruise briefing with safety instructions, check-into your cabin.
Lunch will be served as the vessel sails to Halong Bay passing the fighting cocks islet, the elephant leg islet and the castle islet.
Arrival at Luon Cave. Explore one of the most famous grottoes in Halong Bay by local rowing boat. Enjoy kayaking activities (at surcharge and weather permitting) or discover the Surprise Cave.
Continue cruising through the bay. Upon arrival at Hang Tien Ong, visit the Cua Van floating village where you can experience the daily life of the local people. Here, you will have another possibility of kayaking (at surcharge and weather permitting). Enjoy the open-air cooking demonstration on the sun deck (weather permitting) and discover the secrets of the Vietnamese cuisine.
Arrival at Tung Sau (pearl farm) area – swimming or kayaking (at surcharge), weather permitting. Enjoy the open-air cocktail bar located on the sun deck.
Savour a delicious five course set dinner.


21:00 – 23:00 hrs: Happy hour and music on the open-air sun deck bar.
Evening activities include: movie night, board games, beauty and spa services
Accommodation on board

Meals included: Breakfast
Buffet lunch on board
Dinner on board

DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/-/-)
Start the new day with a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Have breakfast and continue cruising through Halong Bay. Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy the beach or hike up to the view point for scenic vistas over the bay. Kayaking (at surcharge) or swimming, weather permitting. Continue cruising through Halong Bay.


10:30 hrs: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Island pier. Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi.
TWO HOURS CYCLO TOUR
Enjoy a two-hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter to experience the hustle and bustle, the real lifestyle of Hanoians and the busyness of this bizarre labyrinth of 36 streets.
Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
HALF DAY HANOI CITY TOUR
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and during the entire months of September & October)and his former residence (closed on Monday and Friday), One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago. Afterwards, continue to Hoan Kiem Lake and visit the Ngoc Son Temple.
In the afternoon, transfer to Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

“WE WISH YOU AN ENJOYABLE JOURNEY”

Deluxe: Moevenpick Saigon Hotel- Superior (Ho Chi Minh City), La Residence Hotel & Spa – Superior room (Hue), Victoria Hoian Beach Resort & Spa – Superior room (Hoi An), Paradise Luxury- Deluxe ROH cabin (Halong), Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel – Deluxe  room (Hanoi)
First: Equatorial Hotel – Deluxe room (Ho Chi Minh City), Saigon Morin - Deluxe (Hue), Hoi An Historic Hotel- Deluxe room (Hoi An), Emeraude Cruise – Superior cabin (Halong), Silk Path Hotel – Deluxe room (Hanoi)
Superior: Sapphire Hotel- Superior room (Ho Chi Minh City), Festival Hotel - Deluxe (Hue), Ancient House – Garden View room (Hoi An), Traditional Cruiser (Halong), Boutique Hotel 1 – Deluxe room (Hanoi)

Please contact us for rates based on different hotels.

TOUR PRICE

 

Price in USD per full paying guest in shared twin/double
room occupancy in a party of

Service Description

1 guest

2 guests

3-5 guests

6-9 guests

Child (*)

Single room supplement

Category Deluxe

2,514.00

1,359.00

1,210.00

1,066.00

810.00

586.00

Category First

2,207.00

1,201.00

1,051.00

907.00

651.00

443.00

Category Superior

1,742.00

946.00

792.00

640.00

384.00

227.00

Domestic airfare SGN-HUI & DAD-HAN on economy class

 

210.00

210.00

210.00

210.00

155.00

 

(*)  Child policy:
Discounted rates are applicable for 1 child (from 2 – 11 years of age) accompanied by 2 full-paying passengers (in other words, for every 2 full-paying participants 1 child is entitled to the special child rate).
(**) Outlined programme during the Halong cruise varies depending on boat used.

OUR TOUR PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF
Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
Transfers and tours with local English or French-speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

NOT INCLUDED ARE
• Domestic airfare (quoted separately)
• International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately, if requested)
• Optional tours
• Kayaking
• Beauty and spa services
• Surcharges for other language guides
• Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
• Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
• Drinks with meals
• Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
• Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

CANCELLATIONS
• Refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after the tour arrangements have commenced.

• FIT (Individuals): Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors, other penalties imposed by suppliers such as hotels):
• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  According to the costs incurred will be charged
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 25% of package price
• Between 14 days and 8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
• Between 07 days and 2 days prior to departure: 75% of package price
• 1 day prior to departure or no show:   100% of package price

• GIT (Groups): Cancellation of tours due to minimum number of participants will be advised 6 weeks before departure of the tour; in which case Happy Go Travel will offer an alternative tour of a similar standard or a full refund. Cancellation policy for GIT bookings will be advised separately case by case.

• HOTEL ONLY
• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  no charge
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 60% of accommodation price
• Between 14 days and 0 days prior to departure: 100% of accommodation price
• Certain Hotels impose stricter cancellation policies which will be advised separately.

PLEASE NOTE
• For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
• Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
• Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
• This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

CONTACT INFORMATION OF HAPPY GO TRAVEL
HAPPY GO TRAVEL - HANOI HEAD OFFICE:
Address:  5th floor,  130F Thai Thinh str, Trung Liet, Dong Da,  Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone during office hours:  +84 24 32 686 686; +84 24 32 898 898
Fax:  +84 24 32 171 783

EMERCENCY CONTACTS (ENGLISH AND GERMAN-SPEAKING)
Mobile: Mr. Thang (Managing Director) (+84) 934556056

IMPORTANT NOTICE
 Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Happy Go Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmes. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
 Programmes, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
 We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellery, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Happy Go Travel is not responsible for any loss or theft.
 Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.

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