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Overview

Date of Activity: 28th March to 5th April

About the Destination: 

With this backpacking tour to Vietnam, experience Ho Chi Minh City, a commercial, scientific and tourist spot that is one of the many beautiful locations in this country. Vietnam, a must-see destination, beckons you to bask in the rich blend of unique history, culture, food and nature.Vietnam trip also offers you a visit to the charming Ha Noi City (meaning “the hinterland between the rivers“) and Ha Long Bay (known for its thousands of natural islands). Just when you feel that you have seen it all, a whole new world opens up with the biological treasure trove of Mekang Delta waterway, the Cu chi tunnels of the freedom fight times and the graceful town of Hoi An.

The 9-day Vietnam tour package gives you an essence of these quintessential destinations along a stretch of 2000km from South to North of Vietnam. Get to indulge your senses in the rich history of cities, beauty of beaches, elation of swimming in open waters and joy of riding boats. Also awaiting you are the pleasure of learning to cook local food, peace of rural life and some mouthwatering Vietnamese Cuisine.

Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non vegetarian

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 9D / 8N

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Saigon

    Notre Dame Cathedral, Re-Unification Palace, War Remains Museum, Jade Emperor Temple, Ceramic Workshop, Street Food

    Your exciting backpacking tour to Vietnam begins today. Once you reach Ho Chi Minh City in the morning, check into the comfy hotel. You can relax for a bit and later venture out into the city.  Appeals of the day include Notre Dame Cathedral, the Re-Unification Palace, the War Remains Museum and the Jade Emperor Temple.

    After some fulfilling sightseeing, savour a sumptuous lunch and get down to a time of learning at the ceramics workshop. Vietnamese food is known for its variety and irresistible taste. As the night sets in, take a plunge into the wide range of Street Foods to satisfy your palate. You must not miss out tasting bot chien, com tam, banh beo, cuon diep and banh xeo in particular.

    The meals of the day include lunch.

  • Day 2 - Saigon Exploration

    - Song Bird Symphony, Cu Chi Tunnel, Ho Chi Minh Opera House,Night life

    Rise and shine early today for a memorable experience of your backpacking tour to Vietnam. It’s time for a mesmerizing song bird symphony at Tao Dan Park. A large number of the city’s songbird enthusiasts throng the place for their birds’ practice session. After lunch, you are off to a tour of the network of Cu Chi Tunnels at 40 km from Ho Chi Minh City where the Cu Chi freedom Fighters took refuge and operated from during the Vietnam War. The evening, is at your disposal to either explore the city’s night life or the Ho Chi Minh Opera House at a basic charge of USD 10

    The meals of the day include breakfast and lunch

  • Day 3 - Mekong Delta Excursion

    Mekong Delta, Local Lunch, Rural Walk, Boat Ride

    Set out on a day tour to the Mekong Delta and have an experience of the Vietnamese rural lifestyle. You get the much deserved peace of mind contrary to the hustle and bustle of city life. The visit typically comprises of a sumptuous local lunch, visit to the orchards and fruit plantations and pleasant boat ride.

    The meals of the day include breakfast and lunch

  • Day 4 - Flight from Saigon to Da Nang, Drive to Hoi An (Flight/ 1.15 Hours) (Drive/30km)

    An Bang Beach / Cua Dai Beach, Cafes/Restaurants/Bars, Nightlife

    Pack off from Ho Chi Minh, take a 115 hour flight to Da Nang and a 30 km drive from there to reach Hoi An City. Be fascinated by the spellbinding beauty of the city right from the time you check into the charming hotel here. You get to ride a cycle / bike to one of the two beaches (An Bang Beach – 3km north or Cua Dai Beach – 5km east) and have fun under the blue skies – swimming, sun-bathing or anything under the sun literally! Also, take a stroll around the city in the evening checking out the many restaurants / cafes / bars and get a taste of the night life at Hoi An.

    The meals of the day include breakfast and lunch

  • Day 5 - Hoi An Exploration

    Hoi An Silk Village, Tra Que Herb Village, Cooking Class

    This inspiring day, you will go around the Silk Village of Hoi An to get a first-hand experience of the process of silk making. Revel in the fine look and feel of the fabric and buy some exquisite pieces. Following lunch, you are off on a cycle tour to a time of food again, this time to learn to make some of the most delicious and traditional Vietnamese delicacies at the Tra Que Herb Village. You can choose vegetarian food if you need. After a long day, you have an evening of relaxation.

    Today’s meals include breakfast and lunch

  • Day 6 - Flight from Hoi An to Hanoi (Flight/1.15 Hours)

    Ha Noi, Egg Coffee, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Handicrafts at Old Quarter

    Early in the morning, you are off to Ha Noi by flight (115 hour). Check in at the hotel, take some time to relax and have an out of the world taste of egg coffee brew. Also get to explore the French Quarter with a guide and spend the remaining part of the day lazing around the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. If you love handicrafts, dropping in at the Old Quarter will be a rewarding experience.

    Today’s meals include breakfast and lunch

  • Day 7 - Halong Bay Exploration

    Ha Long Bay, Junk Boat, Swimming, Cave Excursion, Night at Sea

    Drive to the Ha Long Bay from Ha Noi. The Ha Long Bay offers a treat to dare devils as well as the unadventurous ones. Once on the Junk boat, you can decide to lay back and relax or take a plunge or go kayaking or go for the cave excursion, not to mention the mouthwatering food onboard.

    This day’s meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 8 - Halong Bay to Hanoi

    Tai Chi on the Deck, Water Puppet Theatre, Night Market

    Wake up to a bright and beautiful morning on the sea and unwind with a Tai Chi session on the deck. Then, it’s time to proceed back to the hotel at Ha Noi. The evening is packed with a show at the Water Puppet Theatre and an experience of the night market at Ha Noi.

    This day’s meals includes breakfast

  • Day 9 - Departure Day

    Your Vietnam tour ends here

    It’s time to bid adieu to your tour team members and journey back home with refreshing memories of the action packed tour lingering on you mind for very long.

    Today’s meals will include breakfast

Other Inclusions

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  • Accommodation (twin sharing basis)
  • 7
  • Meals:Breakfast and lunch on all days except only lunch on Day 1 and only breakfast on Day 8 and Day 9. On Day 7,on the Halong Bay cruise all meals are included.
  • 7
  • All internal transport including flights from Saigon to Hoi An and Hoi An to Hanoi
  • 7
  • All tours and activities except those which are optional
  • 7
  • Entry charges for Cu Chi Tunnels, Water Puppet Theatre, Tra Que herb Village
  • 7
  • Charges of professional Guide and support staff
  • 7
  • Permits if any

Things To Carry

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  • A pair of sunglasses
  • 7
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Extra Day Bag
  • 7
  • Water bottle
  • 7
  • Multiple thin T shirts
  • 7
  • Two full sleeves T shirts (save you from the harsh sun )
  • 7
  • Track pants
  • 7
  • Socks
  • 7
  • Cap
  • 7
  • Shoes and slippers
  • 7
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 7
  • Moisturizer
  • 7
  • Lip Balm
  • 7
  • Paper tissues
  • 7
  • Spare camera batteries
  • 7
  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
  • 7
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • 7
  • Antiseptic cream
  • 7
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • 7
  • Insect repellent
  • 7
  • Medical kit

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