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Vietnam - Hanoi to Hoi An - 25% Discount - Set dep - Jan. to Apr.19

Vietnam - Hanoi to Hoi An - 25% Discount - Set dep - Jan. to Apr.19

Hanoi, Vietnam

From: R 12,375.00
Per Person Sharing
  • Prices

    From: R 12,375.00 Per Person Sharing
  • Trip Reference

    #8495
  • Flights

    No Flights Included
  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Valid From

    18th of January 2019 (Friday)
  • Valid To

    27th of April 2019 (Saturday)
  • Expires

    30th of November 2018 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Book this 25% discounted 8 Day tour from Hanoi to Hoi An for set departures between 19 January and 27 April 2019!

WAS R16500 pp. NOW R12 375 per person sharing.

Single supplement for solo travellers wanting to have own room R7900

Travel between two of Vietnam's most charming destinations from the fading colonial chic of Hanoi to the attractive riverside merchant town of Hoi An with a night spent cruising the jade waters of Halong Bay and time spent exploring the royal citadel of imperial Hue, all in just 8 days.

About the Holiday

Day 1: Hanoi

Xin Chao or 'hello' in Vietnamese! Welcome to Hanoi, one of the region's most charming cities where French colonial elegance meets Asian spirit with attractive lakes, colourful pagodas and atmospheric streets. On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to our joining hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax or head out and explore.

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2: Unesco-listed Halong Bay

Hanoi – Halong Bay. After breakfast this morning we leave Hanoi and transfer to the crown in Vietnam's scenic crown - the incredibly beautiful Halong Bay. We'll explore the jade waters studded with karst islands aboard a traditional wooden junk boat and after embarkation there's time for lunch soaking up the views.
This afternoon we will visit the spectacular Tien Ong Cave which was recently opened to the public in 2010, with its stunning stalagmites and stalactites. Later this evening back on board, watch a Vietnamese cooking demonstration held on the sundeck before settling down for a sumptuous seafood dinner.
Overnight: Deluxe Junk Boat  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Floating villages and cyclo rides

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue. Early birds can start the day with a relaxing Tai Chi class on the sundeck or a traditional massage - the perfect way to start the day. Before heading back to port we'll explore by kayak the Floating Village of Cua Van, which is home to generations of fishing families. Here we’ll see the traditional and colourful floating wooden houses and the locals going about their daily lives.
On our arrival back into Hanoi mid-afternoon we'll explore the maze of streets known as the ‘36 streets of the old quarter’, named after the numerous guilds that once set up shop on a particular street from silk tailors to silversmiths. Travelling by cyclo (rickshaw), the quintessential mode of transport in Hanoi, we'll see traditional narrow-front tube houses with the chance to sample some of the local delicacies sold on street stalls from ripe fruits to steaming noodle dishes.
Later this evening there's a chance to freshen up before boarding the train (4 berth sleeper cabin, basic standard) on the ‘Reunification Express’ railway line to Hue.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 4: Imperial Citadel Hue

Arriving into the imperial city of Hue this morning enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the 19th-century capital. During the tour we'll visit the city's oldest monastery and what has become the city's emblem - the Thien Mu Pagoda with its 21-metre-tall tower. There will be time to explore the walled fortress of the Imperial Purple Palace, ringed by a moat with elaborate gateway arches and impressive ramparts, some of which lay in ruin.
Later we head out to the countryside and visit the wonderfully ornamented Royal Tombs of the Nguyen kings, which lie in a narrow valley surrounded by pine forest. Our visit will focus on the mausoleums of Emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. This evening there is the option to enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise on the Perfume River. Travelling by longboat it's the perfect way to enjoy the city skyline.
Overnight: Hue  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Charming Hoi An

Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An. Departing Hue this morning our scenic drive via the Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds) takes us to Hoi An. The road follows the coast so there'll be wonderful views of beach to the east and verdant hills to the west. There'll even be time to walk along My Khe beach, nicknamed 'China Beach' by the Americans during the war and featured in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie ‘Apocalypse Now’.
Arrive into the charming, old-world trading port of Hoi An later this afternoon. A short walking tour will introduce you to the highlights of this enchanting and historical town with highlights including the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house, former merchants’ homes and the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 6: Rural Life in Vietnam

Today will be spent out in the countryside learning all about the rural way of life in Vietnam. We'll reach Tra Que village by bicycle, a leisurely ride on flat roads that take us through ride paddies and farm land. The option of a taxi is available locally for those not keen on bike riding (payable locally). Once at the village we'll get our hands dirty learning about age-old farming practices and putting our knowledge to use by tending the fields and gardens. Lunch is a home-cooked affair with everyone mucking in. Later this afternoon return back to Hoi An on your bikes.
Overnight:Hoi An |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An - at leisure

Today is completely free for you to enjoy Hoi An as you wish. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets lined with boutique restaurants, hip cafes, delightful craft shops and some of Asia’s best bespoke tailors (whose services come at a nominal price). If you prefer some R& R, lounge by the hotel pool or head to the beach. Those keen on Vietnam's ancient and more recent history can take an optional excursion to the ruined Cham city of My Son, or to Quang Ngai, the site of the My Lai massacre memorial, which marks a significant turning point in the Vietnam War.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 8: Hoi An

Saturday. Today marks the end of your time in Vietnam. A departure transfer will be provided to take you to Danang airport in time for your onward departure flight.
Breakfast

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5 nights 4 star and special class hotels
  • 1 night deluxe junk boat - private cabin
  • 1 overnight sleeper train - basic 4 berth cabin
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
  • Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 8
  • Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide
  • Visa approval letter (excl. stamping fee required upon arrival)
  • Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration
  • Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An

Package is based on set departures: between 19 January and 27 April 2019

Single supplement for solo travellers wanting to have own room R7900

Excludes
  • International flights and visa. Vietnam visa letter included - stamping fee required upon arrival
  • Entrance Fees: USD$30-40, paid in USD
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Tipping Kitty: USD$25-35, paid in USD
  • Travel and medical insurance
Package Conditions:

Package is based on set departures: between 19 January and 27 April 2019.

Single supplement for solo travellers wanting to have own room R7900.

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. From 1010 until 1802, it was the political centre of an independent Vietnam with a few brief interruptions. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River.

The area around modern Hanoi has been inhabited since at least 3000 BC. One of the first known permanent settlements is the Co Loa citadel founded around 200 BC.

Hanoi experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, where summers are hot and humid, and winters are relatively cool and dry. The summer months from May to September receive the majority of rainfall in the year. The winter months from November to March are relatively dry, although spring then often brings light rains.

Hanoi isnt well known for its nightlife, as the city streets can appear pretty deserted soon after 2200. However, the situation is improving and there are a number of great places in which to pass an evening, although clubs and live music venues are still in short supply.

Hanoi is a shoppers paradise highlighting the style the Vietnamese possess. The Old Quarter has numerous streets crammed with shops but those of particular interest are on Hang Gai and Hang Bong where there are a number of tailors and silk shops. The hill tribes of the Central Highlands and the north of the country now sell colorful woven bags and clothing in the city. Good souvenirs are marble figurines and vases, ceramics from Bat Trang village, silk paintings and hand-painted greetings cards. Shops are generally open seven days a week from early morning until late evening.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 13 October 2018 .
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