Vietnam South to Centre
Most tours are customized for private travel.
Ancient imperial citadels still embrace powerful walls and endless gateways. Tunnels stretch for miles deep beneath the landscape. Markets gently float along the river in colorful displays of delicious fruit and traditional cuisine. On this custom tailored tour through Vietnam you will find the endless wonder of our history and the remarkable beauty of the local culture. Cruise down the famous Mekong River and witness the continued elegance of French architecture found effortlessly decorating wide city avenues. See the remnants of ancient empires and taste the flavors of local specialties on your trip through South and Central Vietnam.
Style: Cultural tour through Asia
Type: Sightseeing tour in Vietnam
Duration: 10 days
Destination: 6 destinations in Vietnam
Starts in Saigon
Ends in Hue
What’s included: Lands transfers, accommodation, guide, entrance fees, bottled water, snacks and some foods.
Cities: Saigon, Cai Be, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoian & Hue
Highlights: Colonial architecture amid a dynamic modern metropolis in Saigon , legendary Cu Chi Tunnel, experience a boat ride along the Mekong Delta, Cai Be floating market, Nha Trang Bay, old streets of Hoian and ancient Hue.
Day 1 Saigon – Arrival
Upon arrival , meet your guide and transfer to the city.
Day 2: Saigon (B)
We leave Saigon in the morning and transfer to Cu Chi to visit the famous Cu Chi tunnels.
In the afternoon visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there stroll to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. At the end of the afternoon head back to your hotel.
Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L)
The Mekong Delta, south west of Saigon, is known as the rice bowl of Vietnam. Cai Be is located in Vinh Long province. Board the charming Mekong Queen, a wooden motorboat, which will help you get closer to daily life and agricultural activities along the Mekong River. Visit the small Cai Be floating market. Lunch and take a stroll around the orchard to see how fruit is cultivated. Transfer back to Saigon.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City- Nha Trang (B)
Flight to Nha Trang, a classic seaside town with enough activities and excursions on offer to entertain the most energetic beach fan.
Afternoon visits to Long Son Pagoda and Ponagar Cham tower.
Day 5: Nha Trang (B,L)
This morning take a boat off the coast of Nha Trang which visits some of the nearby islands and where you can swim and snorkel in the clear warm waters. After a fresh seafood lunch on ‘Bamoo Island’ return to Nha Trang City.
Day 6: Nha Trang- Da Nang- Hoian (B)
Transfer to airport for a midday flight to Hoian. Hoi An, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the passing of 200 years and the ravages of weather and war, the centre of Hoi An remains much the same as it was in its heyday. Walking to the ancient town.
Day 7: Hoian (B,L)
Spend time with a local farming family to learn about their daily lifestyle and to discover the flavours of fresh Vietnamese cuisine. From Hoi An you’ll cycle or drive along shady lanes to the village of Tra Que and join the farmers as they work on their vegetable garden. Try your hand at making tam huu, a local delicacy, before enjoying a delicious home cooked lunch.
Day 8: Hoian- Hue (B)
Enjoy a scenic drive to Hue via Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Hue served as Vietnam’s political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the rule of the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Afternoon boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit Minh Mang mausoleum and a guided stroll through the bustling Dong Ba market.
Day 9: Hue Adventure day (B)
A full day on cycle exploring Hue’s beautiful countryside, handicraft villages, mausoleums and temples. Cycle to Thuy Xuan village, where they make traditional Hue hats (known as Non Hue) –then pedaling to the Imperial Citadel. Lunch in a garden restaurant, cycle along the Perfume River from the Citadel to Thien Mu Pagoda King, Minh Mang Tomb.
Day 10: Departure (B)
At leisure until transfer to airport for your flight to Saigon/Hanoi.
|VIETNAM SOUTH TO CENTRE (TOUR CODE: VIE- VSTC10)|
|PAX||2 pax||3-4 pax||5-6 pax||7-9 pax||10 pax +||Single room supplement|
|Standard Class 3*||$ 1506||$ 1264||$ 1011||$ 954||$ 847||$ 329|
|Superior Class 4*||$ 1709||$ 1468||$ 1215||$ 1158||$ 1051||$ 533|
|First Class 5*||$ 2145||$ 1903||$ 1648||$ 1593||$ 1485||$ 968|
|PRICE INCLUDES: Experienced English speaking guide • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch & D= Dinner) • Bottled drinking water for sightseeing • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary • Accommodation in twin shared room in hotel with daily breakfast • Simple First Aid Kit • International flight reconfirmation.|
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and conditions of the contract between you and the Pioneer Asia Holidays.
RESERVATION & PAYMENT
All bookings will be confirmed by Pioneer Asia Holidays in writing along with confirmation of balance payment details. A deposit as required by us and the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. Followed by the final balance of the cost by a specified date. The tour balance for all bookings will be direct debited from the payment details given at the time of booking 45 days prior to the departure date of the tour; if there is a failure to complete the payment Pioneer Asia Holidays reserves the right to cancel the reservation.
TOUR PRICES AND VALIDITY:
Prices quoted in USD per person in twin shared basis. Itineraries and prices are valid from the most relevant edition of the website & the time of printing our brochure in October 2015 until 31 Sep 2018. Pioneer Asia Holidays reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services, prices, itineraries or vehicles described in the brochure or online without being liable for compensation or refund.
CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT POLICY
Cancellation and Amendment: Any cancellation or amendment request must be sent to us in writing and will not take effect until received by us. If you cancel or amend your booking the principal(s) or supplier(s) may charge the cancellation or amendment charge shown in their Terms and Conditions (which may be 100% of the cost of the travel arrangements) and you must pay us a cancellation or amendment charge of a minimum of $30 per person.
If You Cancel Your Holiday: You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below; depending how many days in advance of the departure date we receive the cancellation instruction:
|Land & Internal Air Cancellation Fees. Per Person/ Per Trip|
|Days prior to Departure Fee||Fee|
|45 or more||Minimum loss of deposit|
|44-30 days||30% minimum of total holiday cost|
|29-22 days||60% minimum of total holiday cost|
|21- 7 days||90% minimum of total holiday cost|
|Less than 7 days||100% of total holiday cost|
Note: specific items sold as part of a package may have more restricted cancellation conditions; for example some flights and rail tickets are non-refundable from the date of full payment being made. You will be advised at the time of booking.