A Glance of Vietnam Culture 10 days / Tour Details

Insight Asia Travel would like to introduce you “A Glance of Vietnam Culture 10 trip”. Within 10 days in Vietnam starting from Hanoi and bounding to the South and ended in Saigon, you will have a chance to learn about the Vietnamese  country, interesting places, World Heritage Site as Halong Bay, Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town,  people,  culture, to taste Vietnamese famous cuisines. In short, you will find out a Vietnam much different from what you can image. 

+ Private airport pick-up & drop off
+ Private transportation
+ Private sightseeing tour
+ Private boat trip as per tour program
+ Experienced Private English speaking guide
+ Accommodation, twin shared with daily breakfast in 5-star hotels
+ Vietnamese cuisine set-menu as stated in the program (B:breakfast ; L:lunch ; D:dinner)
+ Water and tissues on coach
+ All entrance fees
+ All in-tour flights
+ Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter
+ No hidden cost
+ 24/7 hotline support
+ Worry-free and hassle-free
+ Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied

+ International flights & tax
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverages
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
+ Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
+ Vietnam visa stamp fee
+ Other services not mentioned above

Deposit & Bank Fee

Deposit Amount US$ 100 per person is Non-Refundable.
In the peak/high seasons/ public holidays, clients may be requested for extra deposit to secure and guarantee the services reservation provided by the local suppliers such as hotels, airlines company, boat company….according to their policies.     
Clients are requested to pay for the bank fee at their end for the wire transfer payment

Cancellation Policies
Cancellations should be made in writing to Insight Asia Travel. Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. to Insight Asia Travel recommends you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement.

Cancellation Fee

  • 60 days prior to arrival: No cancellation fee applied. 100% refund.
  • 59 – 30 days prior to arrival: 10% of the total price of the booking will be charged.
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival: 20% of the total price of the booking will be charged.
  • 14 – 8 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total price of the booking will be charged.
  • 7 days prior to arrival: 100% of the total price of the booking will be charged.

No show: 100% of the total price of the booking will be charged.

Unused Services: No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

Visa
You must have the Vietnam visa or the pre-approved letter before you travel and you can get the Vietnam visa by one of the below arrangements. Visa is single entry and valid for 30 days.

Apply for a Visa at an Embassy by yourself
Get the Vietnam visa stamp at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country of residence with the pre-approved letter arranged and sent you by your local agent
Get the Vietnam visa on arrival by sending to your local travel agent your passport information and your international flight to arrange the visa on arrival pre-approved letter before you travel.
Print this letter, bring with you to show at departure flight check-in counter and at the “visa on arrival” at Vietnam International Airports (at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, at Danang airport or Noi Bai international airport, Hanoi )  for visa stamp.  Please also provide one (1) passport photo and US$45 each for fee. 

Citizens of Australia, UK, US, EU Countries, New Zealand and Canada require a visa to visit Vietnam.  Other nationalities should check with the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in their country of residence.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi (-/-/D)
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the Hanoi downtown. Your guide’s welcome speech will give you overall information about the city of Hanoi. After check in you will have free time to relax, then your guide will see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your first day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam - before you return to your hotel for read more... overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L/-)
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex and Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. After that you will visit the QuanThanhTemple and the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century. For lunch you have two options: enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at Cha Ca La Vong restaurant, one of the most unique (over a hundred years old) restaurants located in the read more... Hanoi Old Quarter. Or you can taste a “Pho”, another worldwide famous dish from Hanoi.

Afternoon you can choose to visit one of the city’s Museums: Vietnam History Museum, VietnamEthnology Museum, VietnamMilitaryHistoryMuseum, and theTemple of Literature, before having a walk around the Lake of the Restored Sword, visit the NgocSonTemple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Traditional Junk (B/L/D)
In the morning you leave Hanoi for HalongBay via the Red River Delta. Upon arrival you will have a short break at the Café Lounge. Welcome on board. You will set out on a junk cruise on the bay while seafood lunch is served. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.

In the late afternoon, you will take a take a bamboo row boat to visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to
read more... interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. You also take a kayak to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board to enjoy watching the peaceful sunset, joining a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and later unwind at a restaurant. Tonight you stay overnight onboard.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (Brunch/-)
Early birds will have a chance to join in the Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck and view the sunrise over the bay with a cup of coffee or tea. After brunch you will take a tender to visit one of the most beautiful limestone grottos – Sung Sot cave. Your junk sets sail to cruise back to the dock while you enjoy a final glimpse of HalongBay. On the journey back to Hanoi you will have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brands dated from 17th – 19th century in the read more... North of Vietnam. Then you will drive back to Hanoi for overnight stay.
Day 5: Hanoi – Hue (B/-/D)
Day 5: Hanoi – Hue (B/-/D)
Today you have free time until transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. Located in central Vietnam, Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945 and is recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Afternoon you will have a private tour to explore the Hue Citadel. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of
read more... ramparts, Hue Capital Citadel, Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. End of the day you will visit the local Dong Ba market built in 1899 on a bank of the Perfume river - a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.

In the evening you will have a chance to enjoy a Hue Citadel Royal style dinner tasting some Royal cuisines at local restaurant. You will stay overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel then you will have a private trip on the Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda-built in 1601 and, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the Nguyen Dynasty king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb. Lunch is at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you will leave Hue Citadel for Hoi An Ancient town, another World Heritage site in Central Vietnam. Your trip will travel
read more... over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach before arriving at your hotel in Hoi An. Evening is free time at leisure to enjoy the hotel/resort services on offer or you can explore the Hoi An town. Tonight you will stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An Ancient town and Tra Que village (B/-/D)
This morning you will have a walking tour to explore the old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers. You will stop to visit some of the most interesting sights of the town including Japanese Covered Bridge, House of Tụy Tiên Đường, Quan Công Temple, Old houses, Chinese Assembly Halls and handicraft workshop and traditional arts performance.
Afternoon you will ride by bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village. You chance to try at actual farming. You will take a trip around the
read more... vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. You can also take in the beautiful atmosphere, relax and feel the peace of the Vietnam village. Biking back to Hoi An and enjoy some famous dishes of the town. You stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An – Saigon (B/-/D)
Again you take a one-hour flight to Saigon or HCM City. Unlike most cities you have visited, Saigon is the most dynamic. Everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying, and building. However, the city's core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings.

In the afternoon you will have a private tour visiting some of its famous attractions such as the Reunification Palace, the Municipal Theatre, the City Post Office, the Notre-Dame Cathedral and
read more... the War Remnants Museum. You can also have a walk through the city's main shopping boulevard with fashionable boutiques and hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and house-wares and end up at the Ben Thanh market, one of the city biggest markets. Enjoy dinner on the Bonsai cruises on the Saigon river. You stay overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: Mekong Delta day trip (B/L/-)
Today you will drive out toward the South-Western Vietnam to Mekong Delta or “Nine Dragon River Delta”. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road.

Upon arrival you will take a sampan motor-boat on the Tien river to the Thoi Son (Unicorn) islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). From here you follow a village path
read more... passing local houses, visiting some family-run coconut candy mill, take a horse-cart from village to village or enjoy a sampan rowing along small canals. Lunch with local dishes will be served right in the garden restaurant. You also have a chance to experience “Southern Vietnamese folk music", a common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people. Rejoin your car and transfer back to your hotel in Saigon. You stay overnight in Saigon.
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