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12-Day Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Tour route: Ho Chi Minh - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay

  • Tour code: IOT-0012
  • Summer promotion: from US$1750 1650pp
  • Travel period: May 1 to Sep 30, 2017
  • Offer ends: July 31, 2017
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City at Leisure

Upon your arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our tour guide will greet you and then drive you to your hotel. Check in and have some free time to recover from the jet lag. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

This morning set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels, and then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace), Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you will drive to Caibe to enjoy the one day Mekong Delta Tour with Cycling.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Today you will be free till it is time to fly to Hue. Upon arrival, check in to hotel and relax.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: breakfast

Day 5: Hue City Tour

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Minh Mang Tomb erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest one in Vietnam. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market

Overnight: Hue
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After a relaxing breakfast we head for Hoi An while enjoying the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and last, the famous Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in to hotel and have some free time on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary - Hoi An

This morning depart for the My Son Sanctuary to see the remains of Kingdom of Champa. After lunch drive back to Hoi An to explore 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' house. Then enjoy some leisure time.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Hoi An Cooking Class

This morning, you will take a join-in group Cooking Class in Hoi An. After the lesson, we sit down and enjoy what we have cooked. Transfer back to the meeting point. The rest of day is yours to do some shopping or relaxing at hotel.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi

This morning, our guide will escort you to airport for your flight to Hanoi, upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will meet you and start the tour includes Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Later explore the Old Quarter by rickshaw. Last stop is the serene Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today you will enjoy a rich Halong Bay cruise. After a 3-hour scenic drive to Halong Bay, check into your private cabin and start a fascinating cruise. Besides admiring the picturesque scenery you will also visit the Vung Vieng Fishing Village and enjoy optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving, etc. Relax and spend a romantic night on the boat.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise until a big brunch is finished and then disembark. Drive back to Hanoi and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: brunch

Day 12: Hanoi, Departure

Have some free time until our tour guide escorts you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: breakfast

Price Details:
Staying at comfortable 4-star hotels from US$1750 1650pp
Travel from May 1 to Sep 30, 2017
Offer ends July 31, 2017

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees, meals, accommodations; and transportation listed in the itinerary.
  2. Sightseeing & English-speaking guides as outlined in the itinerary.
  3. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

Price Exclusions:

  1. Flight, accommodation, sightseeing, meal not listed in the itinerary.
  2. Visa fees.
  3. Personal expenses such as room service, Internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc..
  4. Gratuities to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc..
  5. Excess baggage charges & travel insurance.
  6. Optional activities and others not mentioned.

Promotion details:
*Save US$100 for every US$1000 spending per person

Note: international airfare is not applicable.

*Each of first 100 bookings gets a US$100 coupon for your next 6+ days tour with Odyssey
Coupon code: IOT-LP-2017
Expiring on: Dec 31, 2018

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Sealed airlines linking Vietnam with Luang Prabang have turned the latter one into an indispensable destination. Find your peace in this colorful yet silent city, which captivates even the weary travelers with its traditional disposition. 

Day 1: Arrival, Luang Prabang

Free at leisure then fly to Luang Prabang. After a short rest, we’ll climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred gilded stupa and then explore the night market.

Overnight: Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a cultural excursion of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sene, and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong. Then board a cruiser upstream in the Mekong River, explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Later, take a stopover at Ban Xang Hai and Ban Phanom, villages well known for local rice wine-making or hand weaving. Follow on with an easy city tour to the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Last, tour the Royal Palace Museum (which will be rescheduled if it happens to be Tuesday, the close day).

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

If you like, observe the alms-giving procession in the early morning at 5:40am. Today you start with a visit to the morning Phousi Market to see where Laos’ locals shop. Go back to hotel for breakfast and the rest of the morning is yours to spare.In the afternoon, explore some local villages of Lao minority groups at Ban Ouay. Then transfer to Kuang Si Falls where you can find the best natural playground. Continue to Ban Xang Khong, a village well known for traditional Saa paper-making. Catch the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Luang Prabang, Departure

Enjoy your leisure time before to be escorted to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: breakfast

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Vietnam Tour from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

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Clients: Sarah Turbott

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
Four of us recently returned from a wonderful 14 day private Odyssey tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. With the expert help of Ms Foring Huang who always responded within a few hours of emailing questions, we were able to tailor the Vietnam Heritage tour to include a few days in Siem Rep in Cambodia, starting and finishing on dates to suit our flights to and from home in Auckland. Foring was very helpful in accommodating our private tour tweaks and we really enjoyed the Hanoi Foodie Tour that she suggested for the day before the original "official" tour started. Our guides in Hanoi, Hoi An and Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Rep were all very good, adding places of interest on request, for example stopping to take photos of rice harvesting en route, and the drivers were wonderful, offering cold bottles of water and fresh hand towels each time we returned to the van after very hot explorations on foot! We could never have seen as much and in such comfort if we had been exploring on our own!
Rating: May 26th, 2017

Clients: Don Karges

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
We have just returned from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia that was organized for us by Odyssey Tours. The service we received from Foring Huang, the travel consultant who booked our flights and excursions was outstanding. She proposed several itineraries and options to build a tour that met our criteria and budget. She was also able to arrange our International flights at price point we did not find when searching on the web. All excursions were as per the descriptions Foring provided. The guides were all customer focused and very attentive to our needs. Two of the tour guides were in our opinion were outstanding, providing better than expected service. The vehicles were all clean and in good working order. Thank you Foring and Odyssey for arranging such a memorable trip to Indochina for us.
Rating: May 23rd, 2017

Clients: Stella Esdale

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Nikki Xia
So far Nikki has been fantastic in helping organise our tour to Vietnam. Very prompt replies, great ideas for pur itinerary. If this us anything to go by, really looking forward to the tour. Thanks Nikki
Rating: May 21st, 2017

Clients: Danny Schoen

Travel Consultant:
Liz Ling
Liz was very helpful with us when we were booking our trip to Vietnam! Flexible, helpful, it was a good experience working with her and she was always quick to answer for any questions we had.
Rating: May 18th, 2017

Clients: Lorraine Thomas

Travel Consultant:
Allison Chiang
Allison Chiang is totally superb. She is so helpful and positive, getting everything organised and coming up with great, creative ideas for our family holiday. I love her positive, 'can do' attitude. Outstanding service. Thanks.
Rating: May 15th, 2017
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