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9 DAYS VIETNAM IMPRESSION

9 Days / 8 Nights

DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Meet on arrival of flight .... at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport, SIC transfer with guide to hotel. 
15h00: Take 1-hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarters with a visit of Ngoc Son Temple on Hoan Kiem Lake.
In the evening, enjoy Water Puppet Performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre opposite to Hoan Kiem Lake.
Accommodation at Golden Silk Hotel (ROH room) or similar

DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY - HAIPHONG (B/L/-)


Breakfast at hotel
Drive to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 2,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy a relaxing 04-hour boat trip through Halong Bay, fresh seafood lunch is prepared and served on board (Please let us know if you do not eat seafood).
Drive to Haiphong and check in at hotel.
Accommodation at Tray Hotel (ROH room) 

DAY 3: HAI PHONG – HANOI (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Drive back to Hanoi to have lunch at local restaurant, then continue to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (from OUTSIDE) and his Former Residence, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Old Quarter Area to explore the daily life of Hanoi’s citizens in the down town area.
Accommodation at Golden Silk Hotel (ROH room) or similar

DAY 4: HANOI – DANANG – HOI AN  (B/-/D)
Breakfast at hotel


At leisure until transfer to visit Ethnology Museum then drive to Hanoi’s domestic airport for flight to Danang by VN .... (The flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice).
Meet and transfer to the charming historic city of Hoi An and check in at hotel.
Free at leisure for own activities.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Accommodation at Hoian Riverside resort (Standard room) 

DAY 5: HOI AN (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers 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 were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. During a leisurely discovery tour on foot you will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and famous bridges.
Lunch at local restaurant. A short boat trip across the river brings you to the boat builder’s yard and woodcarvers as well as a pottery and brick making village.
Free at leisure.
Accommodation at Hoian Riverside resort (Standard room) 

DAY 6: HOIAN -  HUE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel
We start the spectacular drive overd Hai Van Pass to Hue, the fomer the former Royal City of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties. visit the royal tombs of Tu Duc  before lunch at local restaurant.
Visit the Imperial Citadel with its Forbidden City. Then take a boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. If time permits, visit the colorful local market.
Accommodation at Festival Hotel (New wing room) 

DAY 7: HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer with guide to Hue Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City by VN .... (The flight schedule is subject to change without prior notice).
Meet and transfer with guide to hotel (Early check in is NOT included).  Lunch at local restaurant.


In the afternoon, have a city tour: Passing Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office and the former Presidential Palace (photo stop only), then visit the War Museum. Further stops include Tien Hau Pagoda and a visit to one of the bustling markets of the city.
Accommodation at Windsor Plaza Hotel (ROH room) 

DAY 8: MEKONG DELTA  (B/l/-)
Breakfast at hotel


Drive to My Tho (02 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City) and visit Vinh Trang Pagoda en route. My Tho is a prosperous town of 170,000 inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. It is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island. Lunch at local restaurant.
Late afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation at Windsor Plaza Hotel (ROH room)

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY – DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel


Drive to Cu Chi province (150 km), en route you will have the opportunity to visit local homes producing rice paper and rice wine. Visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi. There are more than 200 km of underground tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. Lunch at local restaurant.
At leisure until SIC transfer with guide to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for flight ....
(Late check out is NOT included)

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 and 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
• 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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