Best of Vietnam (Saigon & Hanoi) 7 days


Travel Period:

October  31, 2017 - May 31,  2018 

High Season:

Dec 10, 2017 - Jan 10, 2018

VARIATION SFO/LAX JFK            SINGLE SUPPL
Variation A $1,599 $1,699 $205
Variation B $1,687 $1,787 $288

*Price per person based on double occupancy

For departure and arrival on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday - add $100.00 weekend surcharge per person.

***other gateway cities please call **********

Includes fuel surcharge & taxes 

DAY 1: DEPARTURE

Depart from San Francisco/Los Angeles  to Hanoi on Major airlines.

Day 2: Hanoi 

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our guide who will be carrying an ICS Travel Group sign which will note your name. Your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices

Transfer

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI  (B)

Sightseeing in Hanoi

Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, Hanoi still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries, with its narrow lanes and traditional shop houses. 

Begin with an exploration of the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which contains the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh (closed Mondays, Fridays and during September and October); and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1958 until his final days in 1969. Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows.

Continue to the miniature 11th century One Pillar Pagoda which was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954, and then to the Temple of Literature with its walled courtyards and graceful gateways. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam's first university. Afterwards head to the Museum of Ethnology (closed Mondays and during Vietnam New Year). This museum showcases art, traditional clothing and reconstructions of traditional longhouses from 54 different ethnic groups.

In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple which contains an islet with the tiny Tortoise Pagoda. Along the way pass by other colonial landmarks such as the magnificent Opera House (may be seen from the outside only) and St Joseph's Cathedral.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 04: Hanoi

All day Leisure 

DAY 5: HANOI - SAIGON  (B)

Tranfser from Hanoi to Airport. 

Flight Hanoi to Saigon

Transfer to hotel.

Overnight in Saigon

DAY 6: SAIGON (B)

A vibrant metropolis, Saigon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the convergence of traditional and modern life. Begin with a tour of the historic centre, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Afterwards dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace.  Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.  Continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions.  Then visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, one of Saigon's most interesting pagodas.

In the afternoon, head out to Cholon (Chinatown). Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a walking tour from Tran Hung Dao Street through Nguyen Trai and Soai Kinh Lam market (cloth wholesale market), visit Cha Tam Church. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess. End the tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste

Overnight in Saigon

DAY 7: SAIGON  (B)

All day leisure. 

Overnight in Saigon

DAY 8: SAIGON  (B)

Transfer to Airport. 

Fly back home. 

 

  • Round trip airfare from SFO/LAX/HOU/JFK to Saigon
  • Round trip airport transfers 
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Flight ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Flight from  Hanoi to Saigon
  • Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
  • Sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.
  • International and domestic airport taxes included in ticket.
  • Visa fees
  • Visa procedures: Vietnam & Cambodia
  • Additional drinks, tipping, and other personal expenses

LOCATION

HOTELS
Variation A Variation B
Hanoi Larosa Hotel//Superior room La Bele Vie Hotel//Royal Deluxe
Saigon Le Duy Grand Hotel//Grand Deluxe Millenium Boutique Hotel//Deluxe
     

Starting $1,599.00
per person based on double occupancy

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