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Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, our tour guide greets you at the airport and transfer to hotel in the center of Hanoi. Hotel checks in upon arrival, the rest of the day is yours to relax, or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own.
Day 2 - Cruise on Halong Bay and Overnight on Board
After breakfast, you will take a private transfer for about 3 hrs to Halong City, where you will begin your one and a half days' Halong Bay cruise. You will board the tradtional Vietnamese junk in the afternoon and cruise around the Halong Bay's limestone islets and caves doted the sea and see the sun set over the clam waters at the deck. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at evening. All meals are included during your stay on board. There are also a variety of optional activities waiting for you. Such as swimming, kayaking, diving...etc.
Day 3 - Back to Hanoi and Fly to Hue
Wake up early this morning to catch the sunrise over the bay with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Continue cruising and you can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to around discovering local life on the waters. Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port at around 11:00, where your guide and driver will wait you and drive you back to Hanoi (about 4hrs) to take the afternoon flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you're greeted by your local guide and drvier and escort you to the hotel.
Day 4 - Explore Dong Ba Market and Imperial Citadel
Today, tour the Minh Mang Tomb renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. Admire the Vietnam’s tallest and iconic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda by a royal dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. After that, take a walk on the cobbled paths in the Imperial Citadel, and discover some former glory of the country’s royalty in the Forbidden Purple City. Finally, stroll in the Dong Ba Market to get a taste of the local civil life.
Day 5 - Demilitarized Zone of Hue
Pick up at hotel, transfer to DMZ (Demilitarized Zone): the ancient city of Quang Tri, visit the Hien Luong bridge, the Seventeenth parallel, the border between North and South Vietnam during the war, Vinh Moc tunnel, Highway No. 09, Dakrong suspension bridge. Lunch at local restaurant. P.m: Return Hue in the late afternoon.
Day 6 - Transfer to Hoi An and Hoi An City Tour
Today, your journey begins with a scenic drive to Hoi An (about 3 hrs), during which you can have a full view of the coast and Da Nang when driving on the top of Hai Van Pass. And you can also have a leisure walk on the soft white sand at Da Nang’s Non Nuoc Beach, appreciate great sculptures in Cham Museum and climb the beautiful Marble Mountains. You can explore the town on your own or just relax after reaching Hoi An in the afternoon.
Day 7 - Free Day to Explore Hoi An
Today is a free day to explore Hoi An. Browse the town’s cobbled streets and art galleries, or hire a bike and cycle through rice paddies out to Cua Dai Beach. Shop for paintings, ceramics and colourful cloth lanterns in the town’s markets and preserved Chinese shop houses. Perhaps visit one of the hundreds of tailors in the city to get something special made. Hoi An is also known for its delicious regional food, so be sure to enjoy a meal at a riverside restaurant or perhaps partake in a cooking class.
Day 8 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and City Tour
Today, transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang, then fly to Ho Chi Minh City. And then under your guide’s introduction, you are going to visit Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay Market. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Day 9 - Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City
In the early morning, you will head out of the bustling city to Mekong Delta Area. Cruising on the Mekong river for sightseeing: fish floating market, islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix. Land on Unicorn island, take a walk on the village road, visit an orchard of tropical fruits. Visit a bee-farm, enjoy honey-tea and visit a typical house in Mekong Delta. Visit coconut candy workshop, taste fresh candies. Enjoy tropical fruits at local farm, listen to Southern traditional music. Next to land on Dragon island, transfer by cyclo or motorbike to local home. Have a homemade lunch and enjoy cooking time with some dishes such as “Banh Xeo” (Vietnamese crepe); Spring Rolls.... with the owners. After lunch, return to boat station. Transfer back to Saigon. End of tour at your hotel.
What's included The Price above is based on two people sharing.
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
This was my first time in Vietnam with my family. My parents had visited earlier the previous year and that's how they got to know ume. I have personally never met a more punctual, attentive and approachable individual, if you're from the city like me, you'll quickly know what I mean. We were sometimes joined by friends, for which John rented a van with air-conditioning and wifi, he even picked us up from the airport and drove us back! He took us to several attractions including a rain forest hike and Ha Long Bay cruise, where we got to see many of the cave on the sea. An outstanding service combined with genuine kindness. Thank you John, it was a pleasure, see you next time!
Having previously travelled in a number of group tours, this was our first experience of a private tour. Myself and 2 friends visited Vietnam for 10 days in December. I did have a number of reservations, and thoroughly 'trolled' the internet to ensure I got a top quality agent. I selected 'UME Travel' as their reviews and customer feed back in Tripadvisor was very positive. They were very accommodating and good communication to help us plan our perfect trip. We found this part extremely useful, and were able to change bits and discuss various options with great ease despite the time difference. We did research other options but found that this tour helped us see everywhere we wanted to go, arrange accommodation and meals for us and was excellent value for money.
We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.
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