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Mrs Stephanie Weijenberg
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5 Dec 2008
SOUTHERN TRIP Vietnam is a great place for an adventure. With this trip, we spend our days wandering the busy markets of Ho Chi Minh City, cruise through the islands of the Mekong Delta, learn about the life of local people at floating markets, explore & shop at the ancient town of Hoi An, …
This is a proposed itinerary thus NO reservations have been made by the time You received this Email. DETAILS ITINERARY Day 1 Include: Private car Hotel
ARRIVE HO CHI MINH CITY Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free to explore the town. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted
HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR AM: 8AM Leaving Saigon we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as
numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 1pm. We are transfer to Pho 24 for some traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. PM: We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. •
The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
After that we drive to Ben thanh market: •
Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.
The tour day finishes at approximately 6pm when you will be transferred back to your hotel. (you have the option of staying on at Ben Thanh market and make your own way
back to hotel) (B, L) Day 3 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted Boat Train
HO CHI MINH – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO NHA TRANG The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors. Start at 8AM in the morning for our drive to Cai Be, where we board our private boat for a cruise through the busy Cai Be floating market. Visit a local house boat & chat with family member to know their daily life. We then visit some local cottage industries such as the coconut candy workshop, learn how to make poprice, or witnessing the process of making rice paper. Continue with our cruise through the maze of canals the crisscross the An Binh Island, we land at an ancient house. Here we taste the fresh tropical fruits of the Delta and have lunch with local cuisines. After lunch, take a short row on local sampan, then get back on motor boat to the Nursery Garden of Mr Tam Ho. Continue cruising to visit the Brick & pottery kiln then to Vinh Long town. Drive back from Vinh Long town to Ho Chi Minh.Arrive back Ho Chi Minh in late afternoon. After an early dinner we will board the overnight train for Nhatrang. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted
NHA TRANG Upon arrival in Nhatrang, we are transferred to the Hotel. After breakfast, start our full day oriented visit of Nha Trang city. At 09.00 am we make our first stop at the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute to see the whole collection of sea creatures of Nhatrang Bay. Continue to Long Son Pagoda to fulfill your knowledge of the Buddhist religion in Vietnam.
At 10.30 am, we visit Po Nagar Temples to see how Hinduism is worshipped by both Vietnamese & Cham People, who are now an ethnic minority in Vietnam. Next, we see Chong Promontory Rocks, which are the beauty of the beach with giant hand prints on the stones. We then make a stop at local Dam Market for some sightseeing & shopping. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then free time at leisure. (B, L) Day 5 Include: Hotel Private car Boat Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted
NHA TRANG BOAT TRIP 08 00 am, we are transferred to Nhatrang harbour to have our boat trip in this one of the most beautiful bays of the World. Our first stop is at the aquarium. We will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. From here, continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic there is a choice of water sports. Lunch stop is at the fishing village of Lang Chai where there is time to explore before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. Transfer back to the hotel. Free for personal exploration.(B, L)
Day 6 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Meals as noted
NHA TRANG – DANANG – HUE (Flight) Pick up at 6 AM and transfer to airport for short flight to Danang. Arrive to Danang, transfer to Hue. Free time for relax and personal exploration. (B)
Day 7 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted
HUE Start at 08 00 am, we visit the Hue Citadel and Imperial City, which will take us about 2 hours and a half. Then we board our dragon boat for a cruise upstream the legendary Perfume River. Along the way, we stop for Thien Mu pagoda, then continue to the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside where we find the Royal Tombs to the Nguyen Emperors. We visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs.. After having viewed the splendid landscaped gardens and ornate architecture of the kings' final resting places we return to Hue. (B, L)
VN334 CXR DAN 07:45 08:50
Day 8 Include: Hotel Private car Tour Guide Entrance fees Water Meals as noted
HUE HOI AN Pick up at 8:30AM and drive to Hoian via Danang. Enjoy fantastic views at Lang Co Lagoon and Hai Van Pass Have lunch at local restaurant in Danang. After lunch, visit Cham Museum, Non Nuoc Beach and Marble Mountain. Arrive at Hoian in the afternoon. Free time at leisure. (B, L)
Day 9 Include: Hotel
HOI AN Free time at leisure. (B)
HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON DEPARTURE
Include: Hotel Private car
Free time until pick up and transfer to Danang airport for departure. (B)
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Hue Hoi An Saigon Nha Trang
Asia 3* hotel Thuy Duong 3 3* hotel Hoang Hai Long 3* hotel The Light 3* hotel
Inclusions Bilingual tour guide Additional local crew support All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast Meals as indicated in the itinerary All transfers by private A.C vehicles Berth A.C soft sleeper overnight train Domestic flight Nha Trang – Danang Sightseeing as indicated Entrance fees and permits
Exclusions International airfares International departure tax Visas and visa fees Meals & beverages not mentioned in the itinerary Personal travel insurance (compulsory) Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills Airport transfers if not arriving/ departing on arrival & departure date Tips and gratuities
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