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12-Day Vietnam Panorama with Luxury Halong Bay Cruise

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

  • Tour code: IOT-0535
  • 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.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City

Upon your arrival at the airport, our tour guide will greet you and escort 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 - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City

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 - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at hotel, you will take a special one day Mekong Delta tour with homemade meal today.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Be free till it is time to the airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival, our guide will escort you to hotel, check in and you will be free to enjoy the night of Hue.

Overnight: Hue
Meals: breakfast

Day 5: Hue Discovery

A full day to discover this ancient city! Start with the majestic Tomb of Minh Mang that is erected in 1840, then sail the Perfume River by a Royal Dragon boat to the tallest pagoda in Vietnam - Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, get close to the significant ruins of this former capital and feel its glory in the old days. Later visit the bustling Dong Ba Market and end today’s tour. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Head for Hoi An in the morning. En route enjoy the view of the coast and Da Nang from the fantastic of Hai Van Pass (a winding coast high way). In Da Nang, enjoy a half day tour to visit the Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and the famous Marble Mountain. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in and have some free time on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An

This morning depart for My Son Sanctuary to see the remains of Kingdom of Champa. After lunch drive back to Hoi An, visit the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' house to learn more about this ancient town. Rest of the day is yours to explore Hoi An in your way.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi

Head back to Da Nang this morning for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, our guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Later discover this city by visiting the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Proceed to tour the Old Quarter by rickshaw, visit the serene Hoan Kiem Lake and enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay

In the morning, take a 3-hour scenic drive to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay and begin your deluxe tour to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Bay. While cruising, visit the wheel house and engine room and get a guided tour of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. Later, back to the ship to join activities onboard and enjoy the body massage (1 hr) .

Overnight: Halong Bay
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10: Halong Bay Cruise

Enjoy Tai Chi before breakfast, then get a rowing boat tour to Vung Vieng fishing village in 1 hour before cruising towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island for walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island. After experience swimming and kayaking in Viet Hai Lagoon, go back to the ship for activities onboard: Happy Hour for two hours (half price drink), relaxing at Lan Ha bar, and squid fishing. 

Overnight: Halong Bay
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Continue to enjoy the picturesque scenery of Halong Bay while having breakfast and joining a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony. After that, disembark the cruise, be escorted to have lunch and get back to the in InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hanoi city (about 4 hrs’ drive). Rest of the day is on your own.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meal: brunch

Day 12: Hanoi - EXIT

Enjoy some leisure time in Hanoi before transferring to the airport for your international flight back home. 

Meals: breakfast

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.

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 Panorama with Luxury Halong Bay Cruise

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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: Sherri Bieber

Travel Consultant:
Kyle Li
Kyle from Odyssey arranged for our trip to China, Vietnam and Cambodia. He did a fantastic job. All the tour guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. Our first tour guide was Tracy. She was so much fun to be with. She even kept contact with us after we moved on to another city to make sure we were having a good time. No matter what we asked of our tour guides, they did their best to fulfill our requests. I don't think we could have had a better trip.
Rating: May 16th, 2017
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