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PROPOSAL

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CULTURAL TOUR OF NORTH AND CENTRAL VIET NAM – 9D8N

DEPARTURE

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01 OCT 2013 – 30 SEP 2014

NUMBER OF PAX

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TBA

PREPARED FOR

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TBA

VIETNAM DESTINATION

Vietnam is now firmly on the world stage, but it was only since the early 1990’s that travellers started arriving. Today visitors from all over the world have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Vietnam. Brilliant green rice fields, bustling city streets, grand colonial buildings, colourful markets, temples and pagodas, deserted sandy beaches, glorious mountain scenery, colourful ethnic minorities, delicious cuisine, luxurious hotels and resorts, THIS IS VIETNAM TODAY. The country is divided into three distinct regions, the south, the centre and the north. The northern capital Hanoi, is the seat of government and home of the revered Ho Chi Minh. This is the artistic and cultural heart of the country, with Hoan Kiem Lake at the centre. In the Old Quarter, at the Temple of Literature, in the colonial buildings and the museums the past comes to life. Saigon is the commercial powerhouse of the country, with international hotels, shiney malls, old markets, museums, China Town and café life. The city is truly multi-cultural. There are Seven World Heritage sites in Vietnam declared by UNESCO in 2011. The spectacular natural wonder of Ha Long Bay (1994), the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (2003), the central sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi (2010), Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (2011), Complex of Hué Monuments (1993), Hoi An Ancient Town (1999), My Son Sanctuary (1999). Vietnam offers the ultimate in adventure and luxury travel


An in-depth experience of exotic Vietnam. Travel through the heart of the country - from the terraced rice fields and diverse ethnic minority groups of the North-west highlands to historical Hoi An. Your journey will take you to the World- Heritage listed, Ha Long Bay, historic Hue, charming Hoi An, and finally to the pristine beaches of the East Sea. Meet friendly people, sample delicious cuisine, sail waters that will leave unforgettable memories and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in all Vietnam.

Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

(-/-/-)

Welcome to Hanoi! You will get picked up from Noi Bai airport and transferred to your hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: FULL DAY HA NOI SIGHTSEEING

(B/L/-)

Ha Noi is the oldest capital city in Southeast Asia. Together with the ancient pagodas and temples in the city, there are more than 36 ancient streets once the centre of commercial activity. In the morning visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (outside only), and Ho Chi Minh’s house and the One Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards we proceed towards Thanh Nien road and stop to visit Quan Thanh temple (Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty 1009 to 1225) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake (one of the oldest in Vietnam). In the afternoon, visit the museum of your choice: the Ethnology, Army or National Fine Arts Museum. Take a break from walking to explore the bustling 36 streets of Ha Noi’s Old Quarter by cyclo, a chauffeur-pedaled tricycle. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi.


Day 3: HA NOI – HA LONG

(B/L/D)

In the morning, transfer to Ha Long (170km), a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Upon arrival, a welcome cocktail is offered and check-in on board the cruise. At 12:00, the cruise starts sailing on Ha Long Bay. A Vietnamese lunch is served on board. En route, enjoy the view from the sun desk and visit a beautiful cave. During the afternoon, swimming or kayaking activities are available. A Vietnamese dinner is served in the elegant dining room. Overnight on board. Note: kayaking and massaging are optional and not included. Overnight on cruise in Ha Long Bay.

Day 4: HA LONG – HA NOI – HUE

(-/Brunch/-)

In the early morning, watch the sunrise. The cruise then sails again through the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay heading for the shore. Check out of your cabin and transfer back to Ha Noi to connect with the flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: FULL DAY HUE SIGHTSEEING

(B/-/-)


After breakfast, take a serene boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River. Explore Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Take time to wander the streets of Hue and visit Dong Da market. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: HALF DAY CITYTOUR HUE - HOI AN

(B/-/-)

After breakfast a private car will transfer you to Hoi An. We drive via the scenic fishing village of Lang Co and over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Arrive in Hoi An, and check into hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: HOI AN

(B/-/-)

Hoi An’s architecture and relaxed lifestyle has hardly changed since the 17th and18th centuries when it was a major Asian trading port. Wander the ancient town centre and visit former merchants’ homes, the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge and the colourful marketplace. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: HOI AN FREE DAY

(B/-/-)

Free day at leisure. Biking tour to Cua Dai beach is recommended. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9: HOI AN DEPARTURE Free day at leisure until you get picked up for transfer to the airport for your departure.

(B/-/-)


“where journeys begin”

TOUR COST : NET PRICE IN USD Valid 01 Oct 13 – 31 Dec 13 Categories/ Group size

1 pax

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-6 pax

7-10pax

Single Supplement

Standard Category

1268.00

694.00

603.00

505.00

503.00

233.00

Superior Category

1479.00

784.00

693.00

596.00

594.00

354.00

Deluxe Category

1984.00

1058.00

968.00

872.0

869.00

584.00

All rates are net, quoted per person in U.S.$ in half twin room. Please add the single supplement if you book a single room (Except on 1 Pax).

Valid 01 Jan 14 – 30 Apr 14 Categories/ Group size

1 pax

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-6 pax

7-10pax

Single Supplement

Standard Category

1334.00

729.00

635.00

529.00

531.00

247.00

Superior Category

1562.00

827.00

733.00

627.00

629.00

377.00

Deluxe Category

2004.00

1073.00

979.00

874.00

876.00

573.00

All rates are net, quoted per person in U.S.$ in half twin room. Please add the single supplement if you book a single room (Except on 1 Pax).

Valid 01 May 14 - 30 Sep 14 Categories/ Group size

1 pax

2 pax

3-4 pax

5-6 pax

7-10pax

Single Supplement

Standard Category

1300.00

712.00

617.00

512.00

514.00

230.00

Superior Category

1493.00

793.00

698.00

593.00

595.00

342.00

Deluxe Category

1908.00

1017.00

922.00

817.00

819.00

533.00


All rates are net, quoted per person in U.S.$ in half twin room. Please add the single supplement if you book a single room (Except on 1 Pax). Surcharge 50 USD per group per day for any booking falling on 30th,, 31st January, 01st, 02nd February 2014 (Lunar New Year in Vietnam) Surcharge during Peak Season and Vietnam Public Holidays is applied upon hotels and cruises policies, please kindly contact our Travel Consultant for your detailed information.


FLIGHTS: Flight timetable to be advised upon your group’s trip. ITINERARY

CLASS

Hanoi – Hue (HAN-HUI)

Economy

NET PRICE PER

TIMETABLE

PERSON

TBA (in the evening of day 4)

110 USD

All airfares are excluding taxes and subject to change by the airlines.

LIST OF HOTEL USAGES: Standard Category

Superior Category

Deluxe Category

HANOI

HANOI

HANOI

Hanoi Boutique 1 Hotel

Medallion Hotel

Hanoi Melia Hotel

Deluxe

Superior

Deluxe (ROH)

07 Ngo Gach Street, Hanoi Old Quarter,

11 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District,

44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem

Hoan Kiem District , Hanoi

Hanoi

District , Ha Noi

Tel: 084439290366

Tel: +84 4 3926 1302

Tel: 084439343343

Web: www.hanoiboutiquehotel1.com

Web : www.medallionhanoi.com

Web: www.meliahanoi.com

HA LONG JUNK

HA LONG JUNK

HA LONG JUNK

Marguerite Cruise (9&12 cabins)

Bhaya Cruise

Jasmine Cruise

Superior Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

Superior Cabin

01 Hoe Nhai Str., Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

47 Phan Chu Trinh Str., Hoan Kiem Dist.,

22 Cai Dam, Bai Chay, Ha Long

Tel: 084439275526

Tel: 084439446777

Tel: 084333512 446

Web: www.margueritejunk.com

Web: www.bhayacruises.com

Web:www.cruisehalong.com/halongjasmine www.margueritejunk.com

HUE

HUE

HUE

New Star Hotel

Park View Hue Hotel

Pilgrimage Village Hue

Deluxe Sky View

Deluxe

Deluxe

36 Chu Van An Street, Phu Hoi, Hue

9 Ngo Quyen Street, Hue

130 Minh Mang Road, Hue

Tel: 084543834647

Tel: 084543837382

Tel: 084543885461

Web: www.newstarhuehotel.com

Web: www.parkviewhotelhue.com

Web: www.pilgrimagevillage.com

HOI AN

HOI AN

HOI AN

Ancient House Resort

Hoi An Trails Resort

Hoi An Boutique

Ancient House Superior

Superior

Superior

377 Cua Dai Road, Hoi An

276 Cua Dai Road, Hoi An

Group 6, Block Tan Thinh, Cẩm An, Hoi

Tel: 0845103923377

Tel: 0845103923999

An City, Quảng Nam

Web: www.ancienthouseresort.com

Web:www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Tel: + 0510 3939 111


Web:http://www.boutiquehoianresort.c om/

INCLUDING: 

Accomodations based on twin share

Private transportation

English-Speaking Guide applied for day-tour only

Meals as mentioned in the program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

Entrance Fees

Boat Trip as mentioned in the program

EXCLUDING: 

International flight ticket to & out Vietnam

Vietnam visa letter on arrival (01-month/ single entry)

Meals not mentioned

Visa stamp fee at the airport (around 45 USD/person)

Drinks and personal expenses

Optional tours

Tips and gratuities for tour guide and services

Any other items not mentioned

Compulsory Christmas & New Year Gala Dinner

BOOKING PROCEDURE Booking will be confirmed on receipt of advance deposit only. Asia Destinations (ASD) requires 20% advance deposit to hold the booking. (2) Balance 80% must reach Asia Destinations (ASD) 30 days prior to tour departure date. LIABILITY The prices are subject to amendment should the Transporters/ Hoteliers amend their rates prior to commencement of the tour. REFUND


After commencement of Travel, no refund in full or in part will be given for services included in the program, which are not utilized. HOTEL CHECK IN- CHECK OUT TIME Hotel Check in - Check out time is usually 12h00 am. Extended check in - check out time may be granted subject to availability and agreement by the participating hotels.

POLICY REGARDING CANCELLATION / NO SHOW / EARLY DEPARTURE . Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows: * Before 30 days - 10% of the total tour / service cost * From 15 days to 07 days - 15% of the total tour / service cost * From 07 days to 02 days - 25% of the total tour / service cost * From 02 days (48 hrs) to departure - 50% of the total tour / service cost

TRAVEL INSURANCE To travel around Asia Destinations (ASD) highly recommended that participants have travel insurance.


Cultural Tour of North and Central Vietnam