- 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water and 1 cold towel per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour.
- Boat ticket(s) according to the itinerary
- English-speaking guide.
- Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight
- Sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.
- Any items of personal nature viz. telephone, beverages, laundry, Tips gratuities etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours/extra meals ordered
- Visa – Fees (DIRECTLY PAYABLE AT EMBASSY)
Welcome to Vietnam
Vietnam is a land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling, and have packages 5 Nights and 6 Days.
Unforgettable experiences are everywhere in Vietnam. There’s the sublime: gazing over a surreal seascape of limestone islands from the deck of a traditional junk in Halong Bay. The ridiculous: taking 10 minutes just to cross the street through a tsunami of motorbikes in Hanoi. The inspirational: exploring the world’s most spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The comical: watching a moped loaded with honking pigs weave a wobbly route along a country lane. And the contemplative: witnessing a solitary grave in a cemetery of thousands of war victims.
History & Culture
Vietnamese culture is complex, diverse and represents something of a history lesson. The nation’s labyrinthine, teeming trading quarters are rich in indigenous crafts and reflect centuries-old mercantile influences. Ancient temples display distinctly Chinese influences in the north and Hindu origins in the south. Meanwhile the broad, tree-lined boulevards and grand state buildings that grace the capital date from the French colonial period. And it’s impossible to forget Vietnam’s pivotal position close to the epicentre of East Asian power and prosperity, for its cities’ skylines are defined by clusters of glass-and-steel corporate HQs and sleek luxury hotels.
A Culinary Superpower
Thailand may contest the top spot, but in Southeast Asia nothing really comes close: Vietnamese food is that good. Incredibly subtle in its flavours and outstanding in its diversity, Vietnamese cooking is a fascinating draw for travellers – myriad street-food tours and cooking schools are testament to this. Geography plays a crucial role, with Chinese flavours influencing the soups of the north, spices sparking up southern cuisine, and herbs and complex techniques typifying the central coastline, rightly renowned as Vietnam’s epicurean hot spot. And up and down the country you can mingle with villagers, sample local dishes and sip rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets.
Thrills & Chills
If you have the bills, Vietnam has the thrills and chills. Some require a little physical effort, such as motorbiking switchback after switchback up the jaw-dropping Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam. Others require even more sweat: kitesurfing the tropical oceanic waters off Mui Ne or hiking the evergreen hills around Bac Ha or Sapa. And when you’re done with all that adrenaline stuff, there’s plenty of horizontal ‘me’ time to relish. Vietnam has outstanding spas – from marble temples of treatments to simple family-run massage salons with backpacker-friendly rates.
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Arrival in Hanoi
Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices.
Transfer (35 kms)
Overnight in Hanoi
Sightseeing in Hanoi
Visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays & Vietnamese New Year - alternative to visit Vietnamese Women's Museum), which brings to life the astonishing ethnic diversity in Vietnam, with art and artifacts from the 54 different ethnic groups that inhabit the country. Inside the museum are detailed descriptions of minority groups, with examples of their traditional clothing and way of life. Outside are faithful reconstructions of traditional longhouses, cemeteries and other distinctive ethnic buildings. Continue to Hoan Kiem Lake which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. From there, venture on to explore the Old Quarter. This fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses is also known as The 36 Streets, each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics, crafts, medicines and even tombstones. A handicraft lover's paradise, the Old Quarter is a fascinating area to explore local life.
Afternoon at leisure
Overnight in Hanoi
All day at leisure
Overnight in Hanoi
Hanoi - Halong (Breakfast - Lunch)
By vehicle from Hanoi (city) to Halong Bay (160 kms) Stop en-route for stretch your legs and use the restroom at one of the souvenir shop for charity.
Transfer to/from Tuan Chau Marina Port (10 kms) Excursion by boat through Halong bay including lunch (4 hours)
At Tuan Chau island, board the day cruise and begin cruising through the incredible limestone karsts of Halong Bay. After lunch, paddle through islets: Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong), and Fighting Cock (Ga Choi) Finally, touch the majesty of Halong bay by visiting Thien Cung (Heaven) cave on a guided walking highlighting the incredible natural artwork inside. Continue to explore the areas of Ba Hang by bamboo rowing boat or kayaking yourself. Back to the boat and sail back to Tuan Chau island, end of the program.
Restaurant : Meals incl. in itinerary (Vietnam)(Lunch),
Halong - Hanoi (Breakfast)
By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi (city) (160 kms) Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
Departure Hanoi (Breakfast)
Back to India.