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Vietnamese essence + New Year in Halong bay

Vietnamese essence + New Year in Halong bay

Vietnamese essence + New Year in Halong bay

Vietnamese essence + New Year in Halong bay

Price
$1075
+ flight to Ho Chi Minh and back home
Duration
17 days
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As a famous saying goes, most things in Vietnam can be understood in five minutes, but understanding the rest of it takes a lifetime. We will explore this beautiful country while enjoying its deserts, mountain rivers, forts, Buddhist monasteries, Christian churches and ancient Hindu temples. The road will take us to the ancient capital Hue, mountainous Dalat, beaches of Mui Ne, and stunning Halong bay. We will also discover Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, enjoying finger licking seafood and fruits.
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Ho Chi Min. Checking into a hotel in the center and short walks in the city.
  • Day 2
    We will visit the grand 19th century Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the oldest post office and several Chinese temples. In the evening we escape tourist districts to enjoy seafood local-style and take a night bus to Mui Ne (6 hours trip).
  • Day 3-4
    Arrival in Mui Ne, checking into a seafront guesthouse. We will enjoy local beaches, visit deserts of pink and white sands and explore a nearby island with the oldest lighthouse in South East Asia. At the end of our stay we will take a bus to Dalat (4-5 hours).
  • Day 5-6
    Arrival in Dalat, “city of eternal spring” in the mountains, checking into a local hotel. During two days here we will visit several waterfalls, enjoy lakes and mountain views, take a 2.5 km cable car and visit the impressive Zen Buddhist monastery nearby.
  • Day 7
    In the morning we take a bus to the Mecca of Russian all inclusive industry - the city of Nyachang. But not to worry - we are only here for the impressive 7th century Cham towers - Hindu places of worship. Those interested can also enjoy local beach. In the evening we take a night bus to Hoi An.
  • Day 8-9
    Arrival in Hoi An, checking into a guesthouse. This cozy town boasts everything we love in Asia - lots of historical and natural sites, mouth watering food, mountains with caves and some beautiful beaches nearby.
  • Day 10-11
    In the morning we take a 3 hours long bus to the ancient capital of Vietnam - Hue, enjoying picturesque Hai Van pass on the way. Here we will visit Imperial city - the Forbidden city of Vietnam, theatre and other ancient sites. We will also visit tombs of Vietnamese emperors and enjoy nearby hot springs. Late in the evening we take a night bus to Hanoi.
  • Day 12
    Arrival in Hanoi, checking into a hotel in the center. Here we will explore Hanoi fort, then see the Temple of literature and other attractions we will choose from the long list of Hanoi’s places of interest.
  • Day 13-16
    We take a bus and a speed boat to Halong bay (6 hours on the way), famous for thousands of islands, rocks, and caves. We check into a seaside hotel on the largest Cat Ba island. Here we will celebrate New Year and spend days, taking boats to small islands, riding bicycles to visit caves, enjoying views, beaches and great seafood. At the end of our stay we return to Hanoi and check into a hotel. In the evening we discover the old French part of Hanoi.
  • Day 17
    You part with the tour guide and fly back home, or fly to Ho Chi Minh and then fly back home. Those interested can join our tour leaders in their next trip "Magical Myanmar + Bangkok".
At a Glance
Halong bay, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, Cable car, 7th century Cham towers, Forbidden city of Vietnam, Hanoi fort
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Trip deposit - $644.
Group size 6-12 persons.
As a famous saying goes, most things in Vietnam can be understood in five minutes, but understanding the rest of it takes a lifetime. We will explore this beautiful country while enjoying its deserts, mountain rivers, forts, Buddhist monasteries, Christian churches and ancient Hindu temples. The road will take us to the ancient capital Hue, mountainous Dalat, beaches of Mui Ne, and stunning Halong bay. We will also discover Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, enjoying finger licking seafood and fruits.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is dynamic, of below average difficulty. Its consists of walks in cities, and towns and visiting natural places. We will also take boats, ferries, cable car, have several short (up to 7 hours) bus rides and spend three nights in comfortable sleeping seats of air conditioned buses. Accommodation in guesthouses and simple hotels, some will have hot running water and wifi internet.

Price of the trip includes:

  • Accommodation double/twin (sometimes triple and more) rooms of simple guesthouses and hotels during the trip;
  • All transportation including buses, speedboats, ferries, and all public transportations;
  • Professional guiding services (except last day in Ho Chi Minh).

To be paid separately:

  • Flight to Ho Chi Min and from Ho Chi Minh back home;
  • Domestic flight Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh ($80-150);
  • Medical insurance (mandatory);
  • Tickets to temples, parks, and other places of interest (up to $150);
  • Visa to Vietnam ($60-75);
  • Food ($8-18 per person per day).
At a Glance
Halong bay, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, Cable car, 7th century Cham towers, Forbidden city of Vietnam, Hanoi fort
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Разносчики фруктов
Обилие морепродуктов Вьетнама
Наш гид Стас Ра на водопаде в окрестностях Далата
Храм литературы в Ханое
Бухта Ха Лонг, остров Катба
Императорская резиденция в городе Хуэ
Кварталы старого города Хойан, внесенные в список всемирного наследия Юнеско
Побережье Южно-Китайского моря
Побережье Южно-Китайского моря
Вьетнамские рыбацкие лодки
Передвижной магазин на улицах Ханоя
Река Тубон в г. Хойан, водное транспортное сообщение
Уличная еда Вьетнама: кальмары, креветки, куриные лапки
Наша группа дегустирует уличную еду
Мекка скайсерферов - город Муйне
Пустыни в окрестностях города Муйне
Пионеры с участником нашей группы
Водопады в окрестностях Далата
Храмовый комплекс в мраморных пещерах в окрестностях Хоайна
Наши гиды, Наталья и Стас, на входе в мраморные пещеры
Развлекательный комплекс, Pana Hill
Императорские гробницы в окрестностях Хуэ
Двухярусные ночные автобусы Вьетнама
Практика ушу на улице Ханоя
Мавзолей Хо Ши Мина в Ханое
Бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
Пещеры на острове Катба, бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
Бухта Халонг
As a famous saying goes, most things in Vietnam can be understood in five minutes, but understanding the rest of it takes a lifetime. We will explore this beautiful country while enjoying its deserts, mountain rivers, forts, Buddhist monasteries, Christian churches and ancient Hindu temples. The road will take us to the ancient capital Hue, mountainous Dalat, beaches of Mui Ne, and stunning Halong bay. We will also discover Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, enjoying finger licking seafood and fruits.
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Citizens of most countries need a visa to enter Vietnam. Visa can be obtained prior to the trip in Vietnamese embassy in the country of residence or applied for via internet for the entire group by the tour guide.

We provide free visa consulting for our clients. 

At a Glance
Halong bay, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, Cable car, 7th century Cham towers, Forbidden city of Vietnam, Hanoi fort
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I would like to thank Stas and Natasha for this very interesting trip to Vientam! Guys, you are great! It was a pleasure to travel with such well-informed, caring, and friendly people. This kind of tourism lets people to get to know the country and the people much better. Also, it is much cheaper than your average packadge tour. Also I would like to thank manager Iryna for smooth organisation. I wish I love Asia a lot of success! See you soon!
Tatyana Tytarenko Tatyana Tytarenko
At a Glance
Halong bay, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, Cable car, 7th century Cham towers, Forbidden city of Vietnam, Hanoi fort
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3G mobile internet in Vietnam
3G mobile internet in Vietnam
  • Price: + $10
Local prepaid sim card with 1GB internet package
Ticket to Vinpearl Land amusement park
Ticket to Vinpearl Land amusement park
  • Price: + $30
A ticket for a half day visit to the famous Vinpearl Land amusement park, situated on a separate island.
At a Glance
Halong bay, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, The oldest lighthouse in South East Asia, Cable car, 7th century Cham towers, Forbidden city of Vietnam, Hanoi fort
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