Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Beautiful time in Vietnam


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Dear Nguyen

vietnam toursI am writing to thank you very much for the beautiful time in Vietnam. Your organization was smooth.

All the hotels you booked, were excellent, the drivers were good and always on time. Especially the guide Thanh was perfect, he was friendly, patient and knowledgeable.

We were very satisfied with everything you did for us and are telling friends about our trip. We highly recommend

Indochinavalue.

Kind regards
FRANCISCO JOSE

Friday, March 1, 2013

Such a fantastic trip in Sapa


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Hi Chi,

Wishing you a very happy new year! We hope you enjoyed the festivities :)

We have finally arrived back home in Australia and are reflecting on our trip.

We just wanted to send a very big thank you to you personally, for helping us organise our trip to 'Sapa'.

It was definitely the highlight of our trip and we are already looking forward to coming back. Hopefully next time when it is not so cold and the rice fields are fully grown.
We really feel that this part of our travels would not have run smoothly if it wern't for your so ever kind and helpful gestures.

From organising a place for us to leave our bags in Hanoi and phycially picking us up and taking us to the train station, to arranging such a fantastic tour and finally helping us with some of our airline tickets, it really made us feel at ease and we were so grateful.

We had spent 5 weeks travelling through Asia and this was definitely the best service we had received.

We had such a fantastic trip in Sapa with Mr.Ta who was also so lovely and such an excellent tour guide.

We wrote a review whilst we were there but I just really wanted to write to you personally to say that we were so appreciative and grateful for your personal efforts.

Please pass this on to your manager, as we will be sure to pass on your personal email to any of our friends travelling to Sapa in the future.

All the best and once again thankyou so much!

Warm Regards,
Christina and Michael
Sapa Tour package (4 days / 4 nights)
ITINERARY
Day 1: 03rd Jan, 12                  Night train to Lao Cai
Guide
07:30 pm, our guide will pick up from your hotel and take you to station for night train to Sapa.
Train:
Option 1: Fansipan Train / Tourist Class cabin / Private cabin of 4 berths / http://www.fansipantrain.com/

Hotel in Hanoi for pick up:     Skipping
Day 2: 04th Jan, 12                  Lao Cai –  Cao Son Market – Sapa
Meals: Breakfast
Guide
After meeting a guide (with a sign have your name & our company’s logo) at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Cao Son market. The road to Cao Son hilly but very beautiful. The products at the market are interesting, and many different groups of ethic minority people represent make the market an unforgettable experience. After spending the morning exploring the market, you will have time for having lunch. After lunch we drive downhill and transfer to Sa Pa. O/N in Hotel

Hotel: Victoria Sapa resort / Superior / http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/
Day 3: 05th Jan, 12                  Cat Cat Village & Ham Rong Mount
Meals: Breakfast
Guide
Picked up at your hotel at 08:00 by our private Sapa tour guide for a morning walking tour of Sapa visiting to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, take a light trek to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe village – Cat Cat village. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings. Pick up by private car back to Sapa and free at leisure. In the afternoon, walk up Ham Rong mount for visiting beautiful orchid flowers, having a panorama view over Sapa town over mountains, rice fields, enjoying interesting traditional music and dance by the local girls and a lot more to see. Back down to your hotel. Overnight in Sapa.
Hotel: Victoria Sapa resort / Superior / http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/
Day 4: 06th Jan, 12                  Tram Ton - Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train back Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Guide
After breakfast, 40 minute drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2047 meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrive the Love Waterfall . It is the best place for relax in Sa Pa then return Tram Ton and drive back to Sa Pa. In the afternoon you will visit Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Viet Nam. Descending into the valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sa Pa area (If you visit the valley between May and October, there is a chance to experience and observe how the locals plant and harvest rice). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups. Return to Sa Pa by car and transfer to Laocai train station to get a night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train. Tour ends. Vivutravel says goodbye and hope to arrange your next Sapa Tours.
Train:
Option 1: Fansipan Train / Tourist Class cabin / Private cabin of 4 berths / http://www.fansipantrain.com/
End of service

So pleased with the Indochina tour


Traveller's Review


Hi Tuan, I've talked to them and send you feedback from them.

They were so pleased with the tour, and were so impressed with both the guides and the smoothness of the tour.

We would like to thank you Tuan, and the rest of the crew, and we are looking forward to send many more norwegians to Vietnam!

Best regards
Mikael
Vietnam travel
Essential Vietnam & Cambodia Tour
Hanoi – Halong – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Hanoi

TOUR ITINERARY

07 Oct 12              Hanoi Arrival
Meals: None
+ Guide

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Opt1: Elegance Essence / Deluxe / http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com/essence.html

08 Oct 12              Hanoi City Tour
Meals: B, L
+Guide

Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.

Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Opt1: Elegance Essence / Deluxe / http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com/essence.html

09 Oct 12              Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi
Meals: B, L
+Guide

Depart your hotel this morning at 0800 for the 2-hour drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam's first capital, Hoa Lu. Ready the bikes and start the trail route cycling to the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers.

Continue to Tam Coc through stunning limestone karst valleys surrounded by picturesque fields and villages, along the way stop where you wish to take photographs. On arrival in Tam Coc have a Vietnamese lunch. After your meal board your private sampan for a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to Hoa Lu's other name, "Halong on Land". Should you feel adventurous climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Following its back by sampan to Tam Coc town before returning to Hanoi by vehicle where you arrive in the late afternoon.

Opt1: Elegance Essence / Deluxe / http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com/essence.html

10 Oct 12              Hanoi – Halong Bay
Meals: B, L, D
+Guide

08h00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours

12h00-12h30: Arrive in Halong Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Emotion Boat by tender

12h30: Welcome cocktail on the boat and check in to your private cabin.

13h15-14h15: Vietnamese lunch served on board, during crusing toward Ha Long bay.

14h30: Visit the Ba Hang floating fishing village by Sampan.

16h00: Cooking class by chef cook of the Emotion Boat on the sundeck.

17h30: Visit the Pearl tourist village in Ha Long bay. Available activities as :

Available activities as:

See view on sundeck, relaxing in restaurant.

Kayaking and Swimming

See and visit the daily life of local people

Or requested activities such as: Massage service ( you made contact with tour guide or reception).

18h45: Stop in row of coconut trees area for overnight.

19h30: Have buffet dinner with seafoods provided by Ba Hang fishing village.

20h00-24h00: Freely enjoying the beauty of Ha long at night, join us with one of the

Optional activities:

Enjoy chatting at Bar.

Enjoy night fishing.

Relax and spend a romantic night on Emotion Cruise

Accommodation: Emotion / Deluxe

http://www.halong-emotion.com/

11 Oct 12              Halong – Hanoi – Hoi An
Meals: B
+Guide

6-6.30: Practice Tai Chi on the Sundeck

7h00-7h30: Start your day with a light breakfast.

7h30: Arrive in Surprise cave, explore the Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay.

9h15: Check out and take all luggage outside of your cabin, cruise back to the Tourist Wharf through Ha Long bay.

9h45: Have brunch and clear bills.

11.30: Back to the Tourist Wharf

12.00: Departure to Hanoi airport for the departure flight to Danang (VN1519O 11OCT Q HANDAD HK2 1800 1915). Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Opt1: Van Loi Hotel / Superior / http://en.vanloihotelhoian.com/index.php

12 Oct 12              Hoi An – My Son – Hoi  An
Meals: B, L
+guide

Today will be spent discovering Vietnam's rich cultural and historical heritage. The morning begins with a visit to My Son, the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, and Tra Kieu (formerly known as Simhapura or the Lion Citadel) to view the Cham ruins and artifacts. This afternoon, a walking tour of Hoi An's ancient town centre will take you back in time to when its was a major trading port in Asia. Visit old shophouses, the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colorful market in this well-preserved town.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Opt1: Van Loi Hotel / Superior / http://en.vanloihotelhoian.com/index.php

13 – 14 Oct 12              Hoi An Free Days
Meals: B

Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam - is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Days free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous China Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Opt1: Van Loi Hotel / Superior / http://en.vanloihotelhoian.com/index.php

15 Oct 13              Hoi An – Hue
Meals: B, L, D
+guide

After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous China Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City. Tonight, we enjoy Imperial Dinner and overnight in Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

Opt1: Hue Queen 1 / First Class / http://www.huequeenhotel.com/english/

16 Oct 12              Hue – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
+guide

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes before we transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh (VN1375O 16OCT T HUISGN HK2 1700 1820). Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.

Free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Opt1: Lan Lam Hotel / Superior / http://www.lanlanhotel.com.vn/

17 Oct 12              Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
+guide

Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. After lunch, drive back to HCMC AND visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, 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. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Opt1: Lan Lan Hotel / Superior / http://www.lanlanhotel.com.vn/

18 Oct 12              Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B

Day is free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Opt1: Lan Lan Hotel / Superior / http://www.lanlanhotel.com.vn/

19 Oct 12              Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Meals: B, L
+guide

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere. We will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.

Opt1: Kim Tho / Superior / http://kimtho.com/

20 Oct 12              Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Siem Reap
Meals: B, L
+guide

In the morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. After lunch, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh airport for the flight to Siem Reap (VN 813S 20OCT J SGNREP HK2 1720 1820). Upon your arrival, picked up by our private tour guide and driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Opt1: Angkor Holiday hotel / Superior / www.angkorholidayhotel.com

21 Oct 12              Angkor Visit
Meals: B, L, D
+guide

In the morning visit the South gate of Angkor Thom, This royal city was first built under the reign of Udayadityavarman II in the 22th century, the famous Bayon temple – this temple mountain built by Jayavarman VII is situated in the centre of the city of Angkor Thom. It is a three0tiered pyramid with its entrance facing east. The central shrine is surrounded by 54 towers all crowned by gigantic faces, representing Lokteshvara but with the features of Jayavarman VII, Baphoun – this temple built by Udayadityavarman II was the most poorly constructed of all the temples in Angkor. Phimeanakas – this temple constructed late 10th – early 11th century by Jayavarman V. Elephants and Leper King terraces. The first owes its name to the outstanding depiction of elephants, while the second gets its name from the magnificent sculpture of King Yasovarman, popularly known as the Leper King, Lunch local restaurant, afternoon visit one of 7 wonder of the world “Angkor Wat temple “ early – 12th century by King Soryavarman II. The temple is one of the largest monuments to religion ever built and is truly one the wonders of the worlds. Believed to have been constructed as a temple and mausoleum for King Soryavaman ii at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples. And then admire sunset tour from top of Phnom Bakheng…Dinner and enjoy Apsara dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Opt1: Angkor Holiday hotel / Superior / www.angkorholidayhotel.com

22 Oct 12              Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Flight to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
+guide

Excursion on Tonle Sap lake, visit floating village, fresh fish exhibition, mangrove forest, visit activities of people’s daily lives, visit Phauk villge and transfer to airport for departure to Hanoi (VN 836S 22OCT 1 REPHAN HK2 1805 1945). Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.

Opt1: Elegance Essence / Deluxe / http://www.hanoielegancehotel.com/essence.html

23 Oct 12              Hanoi Departure
Meals: B
+guide

After breakfast, we drive you back to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SERVICE

We had a fantastic time in Vietnam


Vietnam Traveller's Review

Vietnam Holiday

Hi Tuan

After all we are writing, but as you can imagine the life after holiday is back very fast.
We had a fantastic holiday in Vietnam. The tour was perfectly organized and the tour guide as well as the drivers very helpful and with great information. If there is one tour guide which was a little bit less than the others, it was the one in Hue / Hoi An. Food and accommodation was great too. However, we already recommended you to some people. As I know one of them has already a booking (Sybille Kathriner and her friend). As you wished we are happy to send you some pictures of your trip. Let us know, if you need some more. It is only a short selection.

All the best from the snowy Switzerland.
Stefan and Nicole

We indeed had a great time


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indochina travel of mr kishore udipi

Dear Mr. Tuan,

Thanks you for your note. First of all, a very happy new year.
We indeed had a great time. The travels were all well organized. All the tour guides were very courteous and knowledgeable. Mr. Ziang in Hanoi was particularly very good as was Mr. Luat in Hoi An/Hue. Mr. Do in HCMC and Mr. Souvan in Siem Reap also were good.

I have to give a talk at a conference in Beijing in the first week of June and I am thinking of doing some traveling over there with my wife before the conference. Do you organize travel over there also? If not, can you recommend a travel agency just like yours for about a 10-12 day tour to cover Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai? Please advise.

Thanks also for the nice bottle of wine in HCMC,
Regards,
Kishore Udipi


Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap – Saigon

Dr. Kishore Udipi  and Mrs. Sheela Udipi – 01 double room
(Vegetarian meals for Mrs. Sheela Udipi, no eggs, fish, fish sauce, poultry or meat)


ITINERARY
24 Dec 11             Saigon Arrival

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
Free time at leisure.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Meals: None
Opt2: Renaissance / Deluxe City View / www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sgnbr-renaissance-riverside-hotel-saigon/

25 Dec 11             Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon

After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Overnight in Ho chi Minh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: Renaissance / Deluxe City View / www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sgnbr-renaissance-riverside-hotel-saigon/


26 Dec 11             Saigon – Cai Be floating market – Saigon – Hoi An

After breakfast, we start early to explore Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no doubt one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours and a smart Vietnam Tour maker would never skip. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family, explore the village then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your departure flight to Danang. (VN1326Q 26DEC M SGNDAD HK2  1940  2050). Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: Palm Garden Resort / Superior / http://palmgardenresort.com.vn/beta/

27 Dec 11             Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An

After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. My Son is interesting Vietnam Tours for the ones who want to learn about Vietnam History, Vietnam Culture, Vietnam Architecture.
Drive back to Hoi An, free to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: Palm Garden Resort / Superior / http://palmgardenresort.com.vn/beta/


28 Dec 11             Hoi An – Hue

After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City. Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: La Residence Resort & Spa / Superior / http://www.la-residence-hue.com/


29 Dec 11             Hue – Hanoi

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and an enjoyable stop for your Vietnam tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After lunch, we drive you to the airport for the short flight to Hanoi (VN1542M 29DEC Q HUIHAN HK2  1520  1630). Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: Melia / Deluxe / www.meliahanoi.com.vn


30 Dec 11             Hanoi  City Tour

Hanoi is choice for any Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the Hilton Prison (Hoa Lo), the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Opt2: Melia / Deluxe / www.meliahanoi.com.vn

31 Dec 11             Hanoi – Halong Cruise

08:00  Pick up at your hotel and drive to Halong.
11:30  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00  Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30  Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30  Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00  Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30  Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00 – 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00  End of program for Day One
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Junk: Indochinasails / Deluxe
http://indochinasails.com/


01 Jan 12             Halong – Hanoi – Siem Reap

6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00  Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00  Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00  Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30  Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00  Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier. Pick up and drive back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Siem Reap (VN 835C 01JAN S HANREP HK2  1820  2000  - confirmed Business Class and waitlist Economy Class). Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel, free at leisure and overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast
Opt2: Sokha Angkor Resort / Deluxe City / www.sokhahotels.com


02 Jan 12             Siem Reap Tour

BF at hotel. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Phimean Akas, Terrace of Elephant and Leper King, Baphoun. Afternoon visit Ta Phrom temple and Angkor Wat Temple. Sunset at Bakheng Hill. In the evening, enjoy dinner with Apsara show. Overnight in REP

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opt2: Sokha Angkor Resort / Deluxe City / www.sokhahotels.com

03 Jan 12            Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh

After breakfast at hotel, then take boat cruise tour to visit Tonle Sap Lake for floating village and fisherman life style. And then visit Artisan D’Angkor for carving and silk center.  Back to your hotel (check out at noon). Transfer you to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. (VN3820S 03JAN T REPSGN HK2  1745  1845). Pick up on your arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals: Breakfast
Opt2: Renaissance / Deluxe City View / www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sgnbr-renaissance-riverside-hotel-saigon/

04 Jan 12            Ho Chi Minh (B)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina Tours until Indochinavalue's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next trip. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!

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