Realistic Vietnam In 11 Days

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Location: Vietnam
  • Places: 15 Seats
  • Prix: 914 USD PER PERSON
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Vietnam will surprise you with its rich traditional culture, stunning scenery, and lip-smackingly cuisine. Start your tour in Hanoi - Vietnam's colonially influenced atmospheric capital, escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities in Ba Vi countryside, then head to the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Explore Cu Chi Tunnels and the "rice bowl of Vietnam" - Mekong Delta. Feel the essence of the calming ocean in Phu Quoc which is raw beauty, immerse yourself with white sand and emerald water sea, stay close with nature and sunbathing on the beach. 

»Hanoi: The mixture of new and old; modern and traditional; western and eastern in the charming capital.

»Halong Bay: cruising through the emerald water and thousands of limestone karst in the wonder of nature. 

»Ho Chi Minh City: Discover "The Pearl of the Orient" and vibrant nightlife

»Cu Chi Tunnel: Explore the history of Cu Chi Underground systems which used in the Vietnam war

»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.

»Phu Quoc: An ideal holiday destination, famed by its raw beauty and a serene atmosphere

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam, your adventure begins with the arrival in Vietnam. Our driver will meet and greet you at the airport then take you to your accommodations in Hanoi to get over the jetlag.

Enjoy a leisure evening on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 02: HANOI - BAVI ECO TOUR (B/L)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.  Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice.  As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D) SHARING CRUISE

In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, the Cruise team will pick you up. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival to Halong, you will enjoy a cruise on the Bay and explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or just relax.

Overnight on cruise.

DAY 04: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B/L) SHARING CRUISE, SHARING BUS

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 05: HANOI TRAVEL TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B) - FLIGHT INCLUDED 

Have breakfast at the hotel and have a relaxing time before your driver transfers you to the airport. Take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City and meet our guide who is waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 6: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS H/D TOUR  (B,L) 

Today you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide to Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below. Living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, resident’s battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters. Gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. After that, travelers can try the delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range.
Then enjoy a transferred back to your accommodation.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 7: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B/L)

8.00 am, pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, depart for Mekong Delta tour southward Vietnam.

On arrival in Cai Be, set off for the Cai Be floating market by motorboats and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander in small villages, visit fruit plantations, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Afterward, paddling through a series of small canals to experience the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, the green pearl where you can enjoy yourself with nature.

Lunchtime is a good chance to get closer with the local and you will learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food is cooked by yourself, and fresh river food is served in the heart of the garden. Cycle in the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta.

Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 8: FLY FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHU QUOC  (B)

Have healthy breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport to take a flight to Phu Quoc Island –the most wonderful island of Vietnam.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

DAY 9: PHU QUOC LEISURE DAY (B)

Have leisure time and explore the island at your own pace.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

DAY 10: PHU QUOC SNORKELING & FISHING (B)

Meet at pick up point and visit a pearl farm to learn about the cultured pearl industry, then get to the harbor to board the boat. On the way, there will be a stopover for fishing. Afterward, we dock at a beautiful island for snorkeling and swimming. Enjoy lunch on board, then visit another island for more snorkeling. Our final stop on the return journey is Bai Sao, a beautiful beach with turquoise water and white sand.

Overnight in Phu Quoc.

DAY 11: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE PHU QUOC – HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

From Phu Quoc island you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh city for departure flight.

Please NOTE: your International flight back home should be in the afternoon

Destination3-Star-HotelWebsite
HanoiTu Linh legend hotel or similarhttp://tulinhpalacehotel.com/
Halong BayLuxury White Dolphin cruise or similarhttp://www.whitedolphincruises.com
Hoi AnKim An Hoi An Hotel or similarhttps://kimanhoianhotel.com/
Ho Chi Minh CityPrague Hotel or similar http://praguehotelvn.com/en/
Phu QuocMai Spa and Resort or similarhttps://www.maispa.com.vn/

UPGRADE 4 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 547.00 USD/PERSON

Destination 4-star Hotel Website 
HanoiGolden Lotus Luxury Hotel or similarhttp://www.goldenlotushanoihotels.com/
Halong BayV Spirit Premier Cruise  or similarhttps://www.vspiritpremiercruises.com/
Hoi AnHoi An Rosemary Hotel or similarhttp://www.hoianrosemary.com
Ho Chi Minh Lotus Central Hotel or similarhttp://www.lotuscentralhotel.vn/
Phu Quoc Famiana Resort and Spa or similarhttps://famianaresort.com/en.html

UPGRADE TO 5 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 841.00 USD/PERSON

Destination 5-star Hotel Website 
HanoiApricot Hotel or similarhttp://apricothotels.com/
Halong BayEra Cruise or similarhttps://eracruises.com/en/
Hoi AnLa Siesta Resort and Spa or similarhttps://lasiestaresorts.com/
Ho Chi Minh The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel or similarhttp://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com/
Phu Quoc Novotel Phu Quoc Resort or similarhttps://www.accorhotels.com/gb/
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INCLUSIVE

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√All transportation mentioned above

√Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh and return flights between Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax

√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

√Experienced English speaking guide

√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary

√Tissues and water on coach

√Service charges and government tax

√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

√24/7 hotline support guaranteed

√Vietnam Visa letter approval

√No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE

X International flights and departure taxes

X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am

X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at sales@realisticasia.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   

  • Step 1Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
  • Step 2Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 300 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3.85%)
  • Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
  • Step 4Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us

If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT

1. Payment Process

  • Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.

After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.

  • Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 

2. Payment Type 

  • Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 

Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American Express we apply a service fee of 3,85%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

  • By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION

Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
  • Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
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