13-Day Quintessential Vietnam and Malaysia

Tour Route: Vietnam: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur

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  • Tour Code: ODY-SE-004
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the 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, Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival in Hanoi, your guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to get rid of the jet lag.

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing

Today, you will visit Hanoi City attractions including Ho Chi Minh Complex (the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, closed on Monday and Friday), Presidential Palace, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Ethnologic Museum, and then a rickshaw will take you along narrow streets of the diverse Old Quarter. Stop at the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake. In front of this lake, enjoy the famous water puppet show at the theatre. Free at leisure in the evening.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay

After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay for a rich Halong Bay cruise.

It is a 3-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Here, you can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves. It will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

Today, continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise and enjoy brunch before disembarking the cruiser at around 10a.m.. Your guide and driver will meet you at the pier and then drive to the airport in Hanoi for the afternoon flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in. Have free time on your own.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meal: Brunch

Day 5: Hoi An Sightseeing

This morning depart for the My Son - Holy Land to see the remains of Kingdom of Champa. After lunch, drive back to Hoi An to visit Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchants house. Your guide will tell you all the stories behind these historical relics.

Enjoy the mix of peace and alive nightlight in Hoi An in the evening on your own.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hoi An Cooking Class

This morning, you will enjoy a half day join-in group Cooking Class in Hoi An. After the lesson, sit down and enjoy what you have cooked.

After that, drive back to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some shopping or relaxing at the hotel.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel for some rest.

The rest of the day is yours to walk around on your own or go back to the hotel for relaxing.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: 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 MarketOld Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) are absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you will be driven to Mekong Delta area to enjoy one day Mekong Delta tour (My Tho) with visiting villages and markets.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Kuala Lumpur

You will have a free morning before driving to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur. Upon arrival, be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Kuala Lumpur City Discovery

After breakfast, your Kuala Lumpur City Discovery today includes the King's Palace, the National Monument, the National Museum, the superb buildings at the Independence Square and the Moorish-style railway station. You will also stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers for a photo opportunity.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Free to do some shopping or relax on your own this afternoon.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Kuala Lumpur - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur

Early in the morning, you will be driven to Malacca (about 2 hours) - a place filled with unique heritage, customs, and lifestyle of the local folks. Your tour today includes the UNESCO Heritage site recognition, Dutch Administration office, St Peter's Church, the ruins of St Paul's Church, Porta De Santiago, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and Jonker Street.

Lunch is on your own today and you can easily find kinds of special foods with Malaysia Style. After the tour, you will be escorted back to Kuala Lumpur.

Overnight: Kuala Lumpur
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Kuala Lumpur, Departure

After breakfast, you will be free at leisure before heading to the airport for onward flight. 

Meal: 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 the properties we selected are either located in the 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 in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

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

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the 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 the 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

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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 the 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.

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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.

 

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