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21 Day North and South Vietnam Panorama Tour 2017 - 2018

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – HANOI

Depart Australia to Hanoi in morning and arrive at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport in the evening. You are met by our guide and transferred to the hotel. Stay overnight at Stay Seven Hotel***** or similar. 

Day 02: HANOI (B.L.D)

In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausolem, One Pillar Pagoda, Historical Museum and Temple of Literature. In the afternoon continue your visit to Ngoc Son Temple, Lake of Restored Sword and the ancient town with 36 streets. Enjoy a Water Puppet Show in the evening. Stay overnight at Stay Seven Hotel***** or similar. 

Day 03: HA NOI – MAICHAU (B.L.D)

Drive to Mai Chau. Arrive in Mai Chau, transfer to White Thai Long House. Take a hike through the rolling hills and visit White Thai minority village. Enjoy a dinner with the traditional show presented by the local minority villagers with homemade rice wine. Stay overnight at Home Stay.

Day 04: MAI CHAU – HOALU (B.L.D)

Drive to Cuc Phuong National Park, the home to a variety of wildlife and species. Hike and explore the area of this natural preserve. Drive to Hoa Lu. Stay overnight at Legend Hotel**** or similar.

Day 05: HOALU HANOI – LAOCAI (B.L.D)

Visit the ancient Capital Of Hoa Lu or known as the "Ha Long Bay on land" with the former capital's ancient temples and take a boat ride through the water rice paddies to visit the mystical caves and grottoes of the area. After lunch, you are travelling back to Hanoi by bus. Arrive in Hanoi and you will have your dinner at a local restaurant. After dinner, you are transferred to the Railway Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai (Tulico or King Express, quad shared soft sleeping compartment).

Day 06: LAOCAI – SAPAT – CAT CAT VILLAGE – SAPA (B.L.D)

In the early morning, you arrive at Lao Cai Train Station, you will be met and transferred to hotel for breakfast. Today’s Sapa tour includes visit to ethnic market at Sapa town, then Cat Cat village H'mong people and Cat Cat waterfall lying in a small village. There you will come to know traditional culture of the Vietnamese people. Stay at Chau Long Sapa Hotel**** or similar. 

Day 07: SAPA – TAPHIN ETHNIC VILLAGE - LAOCAI – HANOI (B.L.D)

Travel by car to Taphin village where Red Dzao and Black H'Mong will make you feel at home. En route, you will pass the ruins of French - era church. Then transfer to Lao Cai Station for overnight train to Hanoi (Tulico or King Express, quad shared soft sleeping compartment).

Day 08: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B. L. D)

On arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred for Breakfast and then we depart from Hanoi and travel by air-conditioned bus through the Red River Delta to beautiful Ha Long Bay. The scenic drive will pass through some of the rural landscape before arriving in the afternoon to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay consists of more than 3000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculptured into fantastic shapes. Upon arrival, check in the junk at noon. You will experience a fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay to visit Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, and round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset and enjoy fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night on the Phoenix Deluxe Junk****or similar.

Day 09: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B.L.D)

In the morning, you will have breakfast and from there, go for a morning cruise to visit Man's  Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon Cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Afterwards, return to Halong city and have lunch on board. We will drive back to Hanoi for the night. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight at Church Hotel**** or similar.

Day 10: HANOI – HUE (B.L.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Fine Art Museum. Then move on to the Temple of Literature, Lake of Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hue. Overnight at Romance Hotel**** plus or similar.

Day 11: HUE (B. L. D)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take a boat cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda-one of the most beautiful Pagodas in Vietnam built at the end of 16th century and Kinh Minh Mang's tomb. Afternoon visit Imperial palace: a citadel surrounded by large moats. Then continue to visit King Tu Duc’s tomb. Enjoy traditional music on Perfume River in the evening. Overnight at Romance Hotel**** plusor similar.

Day 12: HUE – HOI AN (B.L.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass. On the way there, we will visit Cham Museum where the remaining evidence of the Champa civilization can be viewed. Then visit the Marble Mountains, which is fascinating maze of cave and temples, hidden with five sacred marble rocks. Visit Hoi An town with Japanese Bridge, Old House, Chinese Temple and Hoi An Cultural Museum. Overnight at Thanh Binh Resort **** plus or similar.

Day 13: HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B.L.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a boat ride on Thu Bon River for the overview of Hoi An Ancient City, then followed by a visit to My Son, Vietnam's most important Cham ruins site and Bang An, one of Vietnam's best preserved Cham towers. Overnight at Thanh Binh Resort**** plus or similar.

Day 14: HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON (B.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An ancient town. In the afternoon, you are transferred to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the former Presidential Palace, the History Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office. Overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 15: SAIGON – CAN THO (B.L.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will drive to Cu Chi guerrilla's area and visit the underground tunnels. There are more than 200km of tunnels that were built by the Communist guerrillas during the war. After that, continue to drive to Can Tho City, considered as the capital of Mekong Delta. Visit Caodaist Temple in Cai Lay District on the way. Dinner. Overnight at Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel**** or similar.

Day 16: CAN THO – SAIGON (B.L.D)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will take a boat ride to visit the floating market and fruit garden. Then continue to visit Southern Tyni Pagoda and the local market. Lunch with Southern Amateur Musical Performance. In the afternoon, drive back to Saigon. Stop at China Town to visit the bustling wholesales market and Holy Lady Temple. Overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 17: SAIGON– MUI NE (B.L.D)

Breakfast. You are free until transfer to airport. In the afternoon, you are transferred to Mui Ne. Upon arrival, transfer to the resort. Stay overnight at Lotus Resort**** or similar.

Day 18: MUI NE (B)

Today you are at leisure in Mui Ne to feel relaxed and enjoy the beach activities on your own. Stay overnight at Lotus Resort**** or similar.

Day 19: MUI NE – SAIGON (B.D)         

You are at leisure in the morning to enjoy yourself at the beach. In the afternoon, you are picked up and transferred to Saigon. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 20: SAIGON – AUSTRALIA (B)
You are at leisure todayfor shopping until transfer to airport for your flight homeward to Australia.

Day 21: AUSTRALIA

You arrive in Australia in the morning. Your unforgettable Vietnam tour ends.

 

2017 Departure Dates:

17/02, 10/03, 14/04, 12/05, 09/06, 14/07, 11/08, 01/09, 06/10 & 10/11/2017

Tour price:

Vietnam Airlines: $4,380 per person based on twin/double share.

Singapore Airlines: $4,780 per person based on twin/double share.

2018 Departure Dates:

16/02, 09/03, 13/04, 11/05, 08/06, 13/07, 10/08, 31/08, 05/10 & 09/11/2018

Tour price:

Vietnam Airlines: $4,480 per person based on twin/double share.

Singapore Airlines: $4,880 per person based on twin/double share.

The prices are in Australian dollar, per person twin or double share. For passenger(s) ex Brisbane or Adelaide flying Vietnam Airlines, please add $350.

Single supplement: $1350             

Child rate: 75% of adult price if sharing bedding with adults.

PS: Member discount of $50 will apply to this tour (If you are not our ADT travel club member yet, you are welcome to join now. Membership is free. As soon as you sign up, you are entitled to having this discount). Further discount of $50 will apply to returning customers. 

Inclusions:

International and domestic economy class airfare, 4 star hotel accommodation or similar on twin-shared basis, one night on a 4* Junk Boat in Halong Bay, transfers and transport by air-conditioned vehicle, cruises as stated in the itinerary, meals and sightseeing with entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, English-speaking guide and ADT travel bag.

Exclusions:

Airport tax, fuel surcharge and airline levy (currently $550 for Vietnam Airlines and $580 for Singapore Airlines, subject to change), travel insurance, tip to guide and driver ($5 per person per day), Vietnam visa fee (currently $100, subject to change), personal expenses and all other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Note: The train to Sapa is Tulico Train or King Express Train. Each cabin has four soft sleeping berths. If you want to upgrade, you are required to pay extra as follows:

To three sleeping berths: $120

To two sleeping berths: $190

 



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