Luxury Saigon And Ancient Hoi An Relaxation 9 Days

Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Da Nang - Hoi An

Overview

A great introduction to Vietnam, this varied trip combines essential sites & hidden places. Discover the country’s some most fascinating landscapes, reveal the its history from the past to present and discover exotic cuisine… This trip offers great sightseeing and understanding within a real life experience

8 days / 7 nights
Small group
Departure: Daily departure from Ho Chi Minh
Theme: Traditional culture, Foodies delight, Relaxation
Suitable: Travelers with children, single travelers or solo travelers

Highlights

  • Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.
  • Experience the old-world river life of the Mekong Delta, and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries
  • Time in graceful, historic Hoi An – Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town in which the most enticingly laid-back scenery and beaches are within easy reach.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival – Night Life Tour on Vespa

On arrival at Ho Chi Minh City international airport. You will be greeted by representative airport staff at the air bridge. Have fast track immigration and customs clearance as well as assistance with luggage collection and be escorted to the airport arrival hall for transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in.

Formerly known as Saigon, todays Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River.

In the evening, experience the night life of Saigon the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter (18:00 hrs – 22:00 hrs)

The tour will start with a ride to part Chinatown and then heading to District 4 through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of locals and enjoy street sea-food and cold drinks, places that foreigners would hardly venture to. Leave district 4 for district 3 through downtown district 1 to a famous Banh Xeo shop to enjoy the specialty of Saigon, and southern food with the locals. Then continue to a hidden Vietnamese-style coffee shop to have a taste of Vietnamese music. Afterward venture to a lively bar to enjoy drinks along with live music.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Mekong Delta By Speed Boat

Today you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing to the Mekong Delta the way that few international tourists would experience.

Pick-up will be provided at the hotel and transfer to the city pier for a full day tour by speed boat to the Mekong Delta. You’ll experience the old-world river life of the Mekong, and enjoy a lesser-seen glimpse into rural Vietnam as it trundles along a slow tempo, as it has done for centuries. Key cultural stops include a Cao Dai Temple, a riverside market, and a pagoda, as well as evocative farmlands and local pottery workshops.

There will surely be countless photo opportunities of the idyllic scenery and local people as you cruise past buffaloes ploughing fields, fruit orchards and rice paddies. A visit to a family homestead will give you more insight into the life of local people. As the boat operates different routes in the Mekong Delta depending on water conditions, it promises unique experience for guests on each of its departure.

Lunch with local specialties during the speed boat tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Mekong Delta

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An

In the morning, have an orientation tour of the city’s historical centre with the landmarks reflecting its colonial past: the Notre Dame Cathedral inaugurated in 1880 which became the spiritual and cultural crucible of the French presence in the Orient; the Post office designed by Gustav Eiffel and resembling a grand railway station and have a photo stop at the former Presidential Palace.

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be picked up by local guide and transferred to hotel in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh City

Day 4: Hoi An Countryside Days Out and Rural Experiences

Explore the roads less travelled in Hoi An

This countryside tour of Hoi An will give you real insight to local life. Setting off from Café Zoom in Hoi An, we ride over the bridge to Cam Kim island and along the riverside into the beautiful rural countryside. First stops include an Ancestral House and a traditional boatbuilders yard before we set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Zig-zag through the breathtaking scenery of rice paddies & farmland and enjoy the cooling breeze. Next, learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming, and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap rice crackers. Meeting local families is a must-do to see the real way of life in Vietnam.

After snacking on rice crackers, visit a local café to fuel up on local drip-coffee & learn the art of coffee roasting. Then gear up for an adrenalin pumping 300-meter bamboo bridge river crossing. We make our way to the coast at the Thu Bon river mouth, along roads lined with Casuarina Pine & Cashew Nut Trees. Finally, it’s up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm fringed Cam Thanh and then on to a local lunch in a restaurant at a picturesque location (seasonal) . This countryside tour of Hoi An then concludes with a free drop-off at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Countryside of Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An - Free day

Day at leisure at the Resort. Optional daily excursions in Hoi An or to Danang or further to Hue are available for your choice at a surcharge:

Recommended optional day excursions:

My Son Sanctuary – A Unesco World Heritage Site

My Son, located 69 km southwest of Danang, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasties, between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king. On the way back, stop for a short visit to the Sa Huynh Champa Culture Museum in Tra Kieu.

Jeep Tour To Former War Sites Around Da Nang

Along the coast line in warm and fresh air, you will be passing the Marble Mountains Airbase that was once a US Marine base. Visit the Military Museum in the centre of Danang City with many different US weapons and military equipment captured during the war. Drive along the Han River and pass over Thuan Phuoc suspension bridge, crossing the estuary with scenic views of the fishing villages, Danang Bay, Son Tra Peninsula, etc.

Enjoy a photo stop at the fishing village, and then drive up Son Tra Peninsular called the Monkey Mountain by the American GIs. The steep ride along zig zag paths culminates in breathtaking views of jungles, waterfalls, mountains and beaches.

After a break with photo opportunities on the summit and at a former US helicopter landing zone, drive downhill back to the hotel along coconut-palm flanked waterways.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Hoi An

Day 6 : Hoi An - Free day

Have breakfast at hotel. Spend yDay at leisure at the Resort. Optional daily excursions in Hoi An or to Danang or further to Hue are available at your choice with a surcharge

Recommended optional day excursion:

Hue City Tour

Located in Central Vietnam, Hue was the former capital of the last Dynasty of Vietnam and has an elegant setting on the banks of the Huong Giang or Perfume River surrounded by lush green hills. Founded as a Royal city in 1687, this small and quiet city is known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen dynasty. The city has preserved its cultural heritage including music, the arts and many other traditions and is probably the best place in Vietnam to get a sense of the past and imperial court life.

You will enjoy the spectacular ride over the Hai Van Pass, visit the Imperial Citadel and Tu Duc Royal Tomb – the two exemplary royal architectures of Hue and enjoy local cuisine which contributes in large part to the city’s royal past

our full day to enjoy the beach and relax

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Ancient Town House Wall

Day 7: Hoi An - Free day

Day at leisure at the Resort. Optional daily excursions are available at your choice with a surcharge

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Japan Bridge

Day 8: Hoi An - Free day

Day at leisure at the Resort. Optional daily excursions are available at your choice with a surcharge

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Lantern

Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang Departure

Transfer to airport in Da Nang for the departure flight. End of tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Price & Inclusion

Hotel (8 nights) (First Class 4*)
Price for 2 Adults
US $1830
Discount
US $0

Total
US $1830
Hotel (8 nights) (Luxury 5*)
Price for 2 Adults
US $2664
Discount
US $0

Total
US $2664

Meals

8 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Transportation

Car, Trekking

Price Includes

  • Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with air-condition (AC) at hotel.
  • Overnight on local train at a shared compartment with 4 soft berths (if any)
  • Overnight at local homestay in a shared room, private blanket and mosquito net (if any)
  • All transport in tour – transfer by new modern vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets in tour: Saigon – Da Nang (20 kg luggage inclusion)
  • Fine dinning with traditional local food as indicated in the program
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Fast track service at airport upon arrival

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate