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ASIANA TRAVEL MATE CO.,LTD Internet Sales Office 60 Pham Hong Thai, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Tel: (84 8) 3824 7378 Fax:(84 8) 3822 3089 Email: sales@asianatravelmate.com Web: www.asianatravelmate.com HTU

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5 Dec 2008

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TRAILS OF VIETNAM 15 DAYS A cycling adventure gives you a chance to see real life of this country alongside with friendly locals people. From North to South you will find 'authentic' Asia ' in the fertile plains of the Mekong Delta, majestic mountains in the North, pagodas and temples, bustling cities and street markets, and the faded elegance of the French colonial era... 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 HANOI Arrive in Hanoi, upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free to explore the town. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 Include: Private car Hotel Tour Guide Entrance fees Meals as noted

HANOI The morning is free. In the afternoon, Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975, the complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (close in the afternoon, and on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Then The Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnam best scholars. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.


One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there. (B, L) Day 3 Include: Private car Welcome Drink Luxury en-suited cabin with A/C, hot water All meals on cruise Kayaking Tea and coffee English speaking guide on board

HANOI – HALONG BAY Pick up at train station and transfer to restaurant for breakfast. Then head up to Tuan Chau. 11.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island 11.45 – 12.00: Transfer to cruise ship 12.00: Welcome Cocktail – cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins 12.15: Depart to Halong Bay – cruise and program commence 13.00 – 14.30: Asian Lunch Buffet 14.30: Arrive at Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto 15.45: Transfer to cruise ship 16.30: Arrive at Cua Van Fishing Village – experience life of local people 17.15: Continue cruise through Halong Bay 18.00: Arrive at Dong Tien (Fairy Cave) Area – swimming or kayaking, stay overnight 19.00 – 20.30: Asian Dinner Buffet 21.00 – 23.00: Happy Hour and Music – enjoy ‘Buy One Get Two Drinks’ 21.00: Evening Activities – enjoy Movie Night, Board Games or Beauty Spa services (B, L, D)

Day 4 Include: Private car Hotel Meals as noted

HALONG BAY - HANOI 06.00: Tai Chi session on Sundeck 06.00 – 08.00: Morning Activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services 07.00 – 08.30: International Breakfast Buffet 08.30: Continue cruise through Halong Bay 09.00: Check-out cabins and settle bills 10.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island 10.45: Transfer from cruise ship 11.00: Cruise back. Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel. (B, L)

Day 5 Include: Private car Hotel

HANOI – PERFUME PAGODA The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites for Vietnamese Buddhists, and an annual visit up here in


Tour Guide Entrance fees Meals as noted

springtime is a must to many believers. Located on the limestone rocks of Huong Son Mountain in beautiful and mystical surroundings, the pagodas are 70 km or two-hour driving out of Hanoi. Unlike other temples in Vietnam, the only way to reach this sanctuary is boating along a narrow but extremely poetic stream by rowing boats that takes 45 minutes. An iron boat can carry 3-5 people and a large wooden boat up to 20 locals. The stream is edged by rice, grass, small paths, and temples here and there. Departing Hanoi at 08.00 we have a two hour drive through the picturesque countryside and back roads to the village of Duc for some refreshments before boarding our boats for a 1.5 hour ride along the scenic Yen river, surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. After this we walk to the Thien Tru Pagoda (Heaven's Kitchen) and the Perfume Cave and Pagoda – approximately an hour walk. On our way back we visit Giai Oan and Tuyet Son Pagodas. Lunch will be at one of the little food stalls near Thien Tru Pagoda. After lunch the boat will take us back to our bus for the drive back to Hanoi. We arrive in Hanoi around 18.00 pm. (B, L)

Day 6 Include: Private car Hotel Flight

HANOI – DANANG - HUE 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: Private car Hotel Tour Guide Entrance fees 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)

Day 8 Include: Private car Hotel Tour Guide

HUE – HOIAN 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


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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)

Day 10 Include: Hotel

HOI AN Free time at leisure. (B)

Day 11 Include: Private car Hotel Flight

HOI AN – DANANG – HOCHIMINH CITY Free time until pick up and transfer to airport. Arrive to HCMC, transfer to hotel. Then free time for relax and explore the city on your own. (B)

Day 12 Include: Private car Hotel Tour Guide Entrance fees Meals as noted

HOCHI MINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS 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 30 th 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 13 Include: Private car Hotel Tour Guide Entrance fees Meals as noted

HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA 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 pop-rice, or witnessing the process of making rice paper. Continue with our cruise through the maze of canals the


criss-cross 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. (B, L) Day 14 Include: Hotel

HOCHIMINH CITY Free time at leisure. (B)

Day 15 Include: Private car

DEPARTURE Free time until transfer to the airport for flight departure. (B)

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Hanoi Halong Bay Hue Hoi An HCMC

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Kinh Ly 2* hotel Paradise 4* cruise Asia 3* hotel Thuy Duong 3 3* hotel Hoang Hai Long 3* hotel

INCLUSIONS Hotel 2-3*/ twin share bed room with Breakfast English speaking tour guide Private air-conditional car Cruise package Halong Bay (luxury cruise) All meal as stated. All entrance fees Domestic flight as noted Extra Travel Insurance from Asianatravelmate ( Only applicable when accident happens if any) 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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