MFT12: Essential Vietnam & Myanmar - 14 days / 13 nights

14 days

Our Essential Vietnam and Myanmar Tours will bring you the best of Cambodia and Vietnam. Within two weeks, you will travel around these two beautiful countries and explore the most wonderful sites. Discovering Vietnam with bustling Ho Chi Minh city and peaceful Mekong Delta, peek into the middle of Vietnam with ancient citadel of Hue, solemn town of Hoi An before ...

Essential Vietnam & Myanmar - 14 days / 13 nights in brief: 

Day 1: Sai Gon Arrival
Day 2: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta - Sai Gon
Day 3: Sai Gon - City tour - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An - city tour
Day 5: Hoi An - Drive to Hue
Day 6: Hue - Flight to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay cruise
Day 8: Halong Cruise - Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi - city tour - Flight to Yangon
Day 10: Yangon - Mandalay - Sagaing - Amarapura
Day 11: Mandalay - Mingul - Mandalay hill - Flight to Bagan
Day 12: Bagan Sightseeing
Day 13: Bagan Sightseeing - Flight to Yangon
Day 14: Yangon - Departure


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Day 01

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City (G)

Upon arrival to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, the guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the central of the city. Welcome dinner at one of the finest restaurants in town and enjoy the rest of the day free at your leisure.

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Day 02

Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we will head to the south and visit the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam Tours. We will stay at the hotel before our guide take us to Cai Be Floating Market. A boat will take us through the selling boat of the vendors in Cai Be floating market. You can stop to buy some fruits or vegetables with acceptable prices. Then we will peek into some local workshops of pop rice and pop corn before enjoy a delicious lunch at an ancient house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards. In the afternoon, another boat will take us to the deeper side of the area, cruise through the narrow canal and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. On the way, we will stop at a nursery garden. In late afternoon, we will back to Saigon.

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Day 03

Saigon City Tour – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/L) (G)

Breath the air of the busiest city in Vietnam, we will begin with a city tour in the morning. Central Post Office will be the first stop. This place is one of the most prominent French colonial buildings in Saigon built in eclectic style. Then we will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral - the symbol of the Christian people in Saigon, Reunification Palace – a historical site marked the independence of Vietnam. Before leave Saigon and fly to Da Nang in the early afternoon, we will travel around Ben Thanh Market, the largest market in the south where you can buy whatever you want. Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be warmly greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 04

Hoian City Tour (B/L) (G)

In the past, Hoi An was the most important trading port in the middle of Vietnam. From the 16th to 18th century, Hoi An was the commercial place for traders from many parts of the world coming to exchange goods, most of them are ceramics. Nowadays, Hoi An is still a town but peaceful and there is no commercial activities at all. It now becomes a tourist attraction in the middle of Vietnam. Hoi An has its own beauty that unlike others, the colonial buildings in Chinese style with red lantern and two eyes at the entrance, the poetic rivers, etc. Our half day in Hoi An, we will visit the Ancient Quarter on the banks of Thu Bon River where you can see many ancient houses built in traditional style. Then peek into Chua Ong Pagoda - built during the reign of the King Tu Duc, Chinese Assembly Halls – built in 1773 onward by the Chinese living in Hoi An where you can see many Chinese style houses. End the day in the solemnity old Tam Ky ancestral house and the sunset from the Japanese Bridge. After lunch, a boat will take you to the nearby island and visit the handicraft village there before back to the hotel and free at leisure.

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Day 05

Hoian – Drive to Hue (B/L) (G)

In the morning, we will leave Hoi An and move to Hue. On the way, we will pass the Hai Van Pass and stop at the beautiful Lang Co Beach for a drink before continue proceeding to Hue. Upon arrive, we will have a city tour in Hue, the ancient citadel of the country under the Nguyen dynasty. Inside the 4 square kilometers area, you can see many Nguyen architectural style buildings including the Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, and the Imperial Museum. The Forbidden Purple City is the imperial enclosure inside the Imperial city with three gates built in Chinese style while the Imperial Museum is a various collection of stone statues, bronze antiques and other accessories of the Nguyen Lord under the last feudalism of Vietnam. In late afternoon, we will leave the Citadel and travel around the Dong Ba market. This place will give you another feeling about Hue beside the solemnity of the Citadel. Dong Ba Market is the busiest place in Hue with variety of foods, clothing, jewelry, etc and it will satisfy your shopping desire.

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Day 06

Hue visit – Fly to Hanoi (B/L) (G)

After breakfast in the hotel, you are free until transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. On arrival, our guide and driver will pick you from the airport to hotel in city for check in and refreshment. The rest of the day, we will have a brief city tour: discover Hanoi Old Quarter on cyclo ride, enjoy Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Theatre - the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet-rice civilization in South East Asia.

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Day 07

Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L) (G)

In the morning, a 3.5-hour-drive will take us to Halong by passing the countryside of Red River Delta. Upon arrive, we will travel and enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay on a traditional junk. Enjoy seafood on board, lie on the sun deck and see the sight. Take some photos of the caves and grottoes from outside to compare their shapes. Halong Bay boasts thousands of islands; some prominent ones are Dinh Huong and Ga Choi with special shapes. Along the way, we will visit the 3 largest caves, Thien Cung, Dau Go and Sung Sot. Then stop at an island covered with white-sand beach and take a swim in the warm waters of the Eastern Sea. Enjoy the sight, take part in interesting activities till the evening when the seafood dinner is served. Remember taking some photos of the sunset on Halong, this is one of the most memorable moments in Quang Ninh. Sleep on board.

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Day 08

Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (B/L) (G)

Let get up early and take part in the Tai Chi class which will help you relax after a day full of activities and adventure as well as make you come prepare for a new day. Enjoy the sunrise on boat with a hot cup of tea or coffee before begin out journey. A rowboat will take us to the site of Bai Tu Long Bay and many other limestone caves with various shapes and sizes. Spend your time traveling around the caves and grottoes of Bai Tu Long and taking part in interesting water activities while lunch is being served. In the afternoon, we will have a delicious seafood lunch on board before coming back to Halong pier. Our driver will meet you at the dock and take you back to Hanoi.

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Day 09

Hanoi City Tour – Fly to Yangon (B/L) (G)

Spend your whole day to explore the charming and solemnity of the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. Walk along the boulevard with ranges of trees and French colonial buildings, peaceful lakes and parks. Our city tour will open in the most solemn place, the Ho Chi Minh complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Stilted House and the Presidential Palace.Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built from 1973 and accomplished in 1975, used for storing the body of the greatest leader of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum draws thousands of tourists inside and outside the country coming to visit and show respects to the national founder of Vietnam. In front of the mausoleum is the Ba Dinh Palace where Ho Chi Minh read the declaration of independence, and founded the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Adjacent to the mausoleum is the Presidential Palace and Stilt Houses where Ho Chi Minh spent most of his life working and finding the way to regain the national independence. The Presidential Palace was built between 1900 and 1906, a French colonial buildings with yellow as the main color and now is used for the important meeting between the national leaders for discussing the important issues. Afterward, we will visit the other prominent sites of Hanoi including the One-Pillar Pagoda – a pagoda standing on a large pillar at the center of a lotus pond, the Temple of Literature – be considered as the first university of Vietnam and boast many records of doctoral laureates of the Ly and Mac Dynasties, West Lake – the largest lake in Hanoi where you can enjoy the cool wind and have a walk around it and the pagoda nearby such as Tran Quoc and Quan Thanh which dedicated to the famous general in the history of Vietnam. In the afternoon, we will take a flight to Yangon and say goodbye to Vietnam. Upon arrival, you will be welcome and transferred to your hotel for check in.

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Day 10

Yangon – Mandalay – Sagaing – Amarapura (B/L) (G)

Take the morning flight to Mandalay and you will have whole day to explore the site. Known as the hub of Buddhism in Myanmar, Mandalay is a realm of stupas, monks and monasteries. The most fascinating visit will be the time to behold the monks doing their worship and having meals. We first drive to Sagaing Hill, discover the monk education, visit Buddha Cave, Uminthonze Pagoda and Sunooponnyashin Pagoda. Behold the panoramic view of Mandalay. The next stop is Amarapura - being famous for Mahagandaryone Monastery Amarapura is the best place to experience the monk life in Mandalay. Walk over Ubein Bridge - the longest teak wood of its type to Mahamuni Image - a bronze Buddha image castled during the lifetime of Buddha himself.

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Day 11

Mandalay – Mingul – Mandalay Hill – Fly to Bagan (B/L) (G)

Drive to Mandalay pier, embarking on a boat upstream to visit Mingun, famed for its huge and incomplete Pahtodawgyi Pagoda and Mingun Bell the 90 tons ringing bell. In the afternoon, visit Mandalay Palace, Shwenandaw Monastery - noted for its exquisite wood carvings, gold leaf beating workshop, Kuthodaw Pagoda - known as the world biggest book. Take the afternoon flight to Bagan. Upon arrival, our driver will transfer you to hotel.

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Day 12

Bagan Sightseeing (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, We start with the exotic horse cart to one of the biggest temple in Bagan: Nan Paya Pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby, continue with sightseeing to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, experience the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. The highlight of today is the panoramic sunset view from the second highest pagoda of Bagan the ShweSandaw Pagoda.

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Day 13

Bagan Sightseeing – Fly to Yangon (B/L) (G)

Continue our sightseeing today by a visit to Minkaba Gubyaukyi Temple, experience the architectural difference in MyaZedi Pagoda before heading to Manuha Temple. This afternoon, enjoy the exotic horse cart to one of the biggest temple in Bagan: Nan Paya pagoda and many other interesting sites nearby. Later in the afternoon, take flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, our driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in city.

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Day 14

Yangon City Tour. Departure (B/L) (G)

Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon, is still a relatively quiet and charming city. Its impressive colonial and spiritual heritage makes Yangon one of the most fascinating and authentic capitals of South-East Asia.

Begin your first Myanmar visit to Shwedagon Pagoda – the most prominent monument in Yangon which dominates the sky with golden flash, giant spires and holy relics.

We then embark on an orientation walk from Sule Pagoda to Chinese Town, covering exotic streets of Yangon downtown and British Colonial building as Emmanuel Church, Inland Water Buildings.

Kyaukhtatgyi Pagoda’s 70m long reclining Buddha and Myanmar’s holiest monument

Rest of the day is free for your shopping at Bogyoke Market until get transferred to your departure flight.Indochinavalue thanks you so much for traveling with us. We hope you had a beautiful Myanmar holiday.
All the best, goodbye and see you again!

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Inclusion:

• Accommodation in Double/Twin bedded rooms with daily breakfast
• All transfers and excursions with private air-conditioned vehicles with drivers mention in program
• Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
• All the internal flights with economy cabin including tax
• Local English Speaking Guide
• Domestic Boat fares as per Itinerary
• All entrance fees

Exclusion:

• International Air fare
• Travel Insurance
• Personal Expenses such as camera fees, tips, laundry service, etc…
• Meals (Lunches & Dinners)
• Beverages
• Additional tour
• Visa on arrival services

Tour guide

Tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our cultures and lifestyles ... with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch. In some parts such as Sapa, we may use local tour guides who come from the ethnic hilltribes like H'Mong or Red Dao as they know about their land much better than anyone else and this is also the way that Indochinavalue helps the local people a better life.

Vietnam tour guide

Tour guide is one of the most important factors to a successful holiday. Indochinavalue understands that a good tour guide needs not only good knowledge on history, culture, good English, French... but also needs to have general requirements and follow our guidelines as below:

1 - Licensed at least for 4 years with work experience.

2 - Guiding does require more than just hanging out in the sun. Guides must be friendly and good with people, organized enough to keep groups or people on schedule, quick on their feet and ready for the inevitable snafus that arises.

3 - Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.

4 - Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.

5 - Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

6 - Clear speech and good hearing.

7 - Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.

8 - Tour guide is a nurse to take care of visitors, a boss to keep the right itinerary, a teacher to give information, an ambassador to introduce our country, an entertainer because Indochinavalue's clients want to be entertained in extend, a friend...

9 - Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.

10 - Check flight tickets, train tickets, meals, weather... to make sure things are in order and inform local office if any changes that might effect the tour.

11 - Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.

Transport

Kind of vehicle (offered on tour) depends on the size of your group size or your requirements. To ensure your comfort, all cars feature air conditioning and enough room inside. Drivers are local, with years of experience, taking you to your destination quickly and safely.

1 - Our drivers are professional and reliable with at least 5 years of experience, driving safely.

2 - Our drivers are not allowed to hear cell-phone or smoke, chat, drink when driving.

3 - Our drivers must be friendly, helpful with good behavior and attitude.

4 - Our drivers are not allowed to take you to shops unless you ask for.

Vietnam hotel

2 Stars from: US$35 -> US$40

The 2 star hotels are good for budget travelers and sometimes, we have no choice but stay in a guesthouse, mini hotel, 2 star hotel in the remote and mountainous areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars from: US$40 -> US$80

The 3 star hotels are good for many travelers because they offer basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.

4 Stars from: US$80 -> US$130

Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5 Stars from: US$130 -> US$200 –> US$ 300

Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

Note: If you have any special dietary needs, just let your travel consultant know when booking.

Breakfast:

Breakfast is included at all hotels and is buffet breakfast with Asian and Western food.

Lunch:

Lunches (if included) are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants are carefully selected and highly recommended.

Vietnam restaurant

Dinner:

Dinners are only included if you stay overnight in a homestay with a local family, on cruise in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta or at some special occasions such as welcome dinner, farewell dinner or on requested. So dinners are at your own choice and arrangement, but our tour guides will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If allergic to some food

We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.

Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?

The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the meal when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not understand English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.

Street food tour:

Street foods in Vietnam are very delicious and should you want to taste the specialities of each Vietnam holiday destination, we can arrange a street food tour for you. Please contact us at info@indochinavalue.com for a detailed tour itinerary and quotation.

How to request a tour package?

To request for a free tour itinerary and quotation, you can just fill out the tour inquiry form at www.indochinavalue.com or send us an email at info@indochinavalue.com then give us as much information as possible. One of our experienced travel consultants will get back to you shortly. All changes will be made (free of charge) until the your tour package meets your needs and personal interests.

How to book a tour package?

As soon as you agree on our proposal, please send us your full name, international flight information (if you have) and your special requirements. We will make reservations and arrange everything then confirm back to you when all done.

Payment

- Deposit is a "must". We request 30% of the tour cost. You can pay by wire transfer, credit cards, western union, onepay (online)

- Balance can be made before your arrival or on arrival in cash or by credit cards.

Changes

Changes are possible at the last minutes. However, if changes caused extra costs, you will have to pay for. (For examples, hotels, flights, cruises...)

Cancellation

In case of cancellation, we will not apply any charge if we are not charged by the third parties such as hotels, cruises, flights, trains...We will recalculate the costs and resend you the money as soon as possible.

Tipping

Thanks you Tipping is not mandatory but it is expected in many circumstances for service. You can tip your driver/tour guide more or less or nothing. All depends on the services you receive.

Suggested tips:

- US$10 – US$ 15 per day for tour guide

- US$7 – US$ 10 per day for driver

- US$1 – US$ 3 per meal for waiter or waitress

- US$2 – US$ 5 for short boat trips/ cyclo/ tuktuk (1 – 2) hours

Note: Please check with your travel consultant before coming and your tour guide if you are to tip someone on tour.

What you get when booking a private tour with Indochinavalue?

1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.

2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc. All are free of charge.

3. Start the tour on any date you want.

4. Escort you from start to finish. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/ train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.

5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.

6. Considerate care and assistance, such as the old, the disabled or families with small kids and children.

7. You can save time and money when traveling with us or your wants meet you budget.

How do I get a visa?

Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/ border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.

Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa:

apply vietnam visa1) Full name on passport

2) Passport number

3) Date of birth

4) Nationality

5) Date of arrival

6) Date of issue

7) Date of expire

8) Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months.

Can I use credit cards in Vietnam?

Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diner's Card, American Express and JCB can be used to purchase goods in large shopping malls and stores in the big and medium cities, to pay for hotel rooms and for meals in some of the fancier restaurants, and to buy plane tickets with them.

Note:

- You can use US dollar, Euro in all big cities or at major tourist sites, airports.

- If you are to travel to those small cities or even remote rural areas, only cash in Dong can be used.

Do I need to bring my medical record with me?

Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event ofan emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

Note: You can buy medicines everywhere in Vietnam so do not need to bring medicines from home.Money exchange in Vietnam

When I finish my tour in Vietnam, if I still have some local money, what can I do?

Upon leaving Vietnam, if you still have some local money, you can change them back to foreign currency with your passport and the exchange memos given by the banks or money exchange counters. So please keep those exchange memos well whenever you change money.

What should we bring along on our trip to Vietnam?

It is best to travel light in Vietnam. One medium sized bag and a day pack will provide more than enough room to carry everything you'll need, and enough space for the things you'll buy in Vietnam.

There are lots of consumer goods in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, so do not worry about running out of something. If you do forget something you can easily find it here. Before you leave home complete the following checklist:

- Lightweight and quick dry clothing is most appropriate for the summer months, and warmer  clothing for the winter months. As well, sun hat, swim suit, ultra lightweight rain jacket.

- Travel Documents: Passport, Visa, Travel Insurance, Air Tickets (you should scan them and email them to yourself in case you loose them).

- Health requirements, medications, and travel insurance arranged.

- Flashlight, alarm clock, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, small personal first aid kit, personal toiletries.

- Money: US dollars or travelers cheques and/ or credit card(s).

- Raincoat or umbrella, good hiking shoes are needed for all Footprint trekking trips.

- Camera with charger, extra batteries, and memory cards.

Are there any restrictions on the type of luggage that we bring? Domestic airlines have their weight restrictions. On most domestic and low-cost airlines You may only have one suitcase or backpack, with a maximum weight of 20kg, and one piece of hand luggage, with a maximum weight of (5 – 7)kg. An extra charge for overweight is applied.

There is no actual limit on our trips, but we would suggest you travel light with one suitcase or backpack and one small daypack or small bag which you can access during the day and carry items like your camera, drinking water, toilet paper, hat, sunscreen, etc.

It is essential that you have a lock for each piece of luggage. Without one, railway and airline staff and some hotels may refuse to handle it.

What is the best type of clothing we should bring?

Here is a short checklist of best type of clothing you should bring:

- Shorts and comfortable pants;

- Shirts, t-shirts and maybe some long sleeves shirts (for regions with mosquitos like the Mekong delta);

- Swim suits (for the beaches and Halong Bay);

- Good sandles as well as good shoes if trekking.

Nevertheless, it will really depend on where you travel to, when you plan on travelling, and what you plan on doing. Please note that the weather can be very cold during the winter in the Northern Vietnam (Nov to Mar) and quite cool in the central highlands (Dalat). You will need to bring a good jacket along for this time of the year, the avarage temperature is about 15 oC, but can get as cold as 3 oC.

Tip: Do not worry if you do not pack enough clothes or forget something because you can buy in Vietnam.

Shopping in Vietnam

Shopping in Vietnam: Many tourists can’t help but throw themselvesShopping in Vietnam head-first into shopping while in Vietnam. Why? Probably the variety of quality goods and the tempting prices have a lot to do with it. Many low-budget travelers considered Vietnam a heavenly place because in many shopping situations they can bargain the prices down to as much as a third of the original cost.

The list of Vietnamese bargains is seemingly endless and features bespoke tailoring and the national dress, the 'ao dai' from high-quality silk and many other types of material and textiles while many shoppers cannot get enough of the local handicraft, art and jewelry.

How to bargain?

Bargain is not common in some countries, but in Vietnam it really is. In Vietnam, bargaining is always worthwhile. Yet, it is not always due to the fact that the local have a great deal of time and very little money. Bargaining is part of Vietnamese culture as through bargaining people communicate with others, create and build up their relationship, not to mention a form of entertainment.

Rule - 1: It's like the monster ride at the amusement park. If you're not having fun, get off.

Rule - 2: Don't bargain with the first person who approaches you (i.e., when looking for a taxi at the airport.) In general the further you go from the center of action, the cheaper the price.

Rule - 3: Don't be afraid to use walking away as a bargaining tool. You can always come back.

Rule - 4: Don't let pride get in the way of coming back (or Rule #3 is useless).

Rule - 5: If you really want something and the price isn't coming down, give in gracefully. (It's that pride thing again.)

Rule - 6: Don't always assume you're getting ripped off just because you're in a third-world country. Sometimes the price they're asking is the real one.

Rule - 7: Bargaining is a time/ money tradeoff. If you're in a hurry, be prepared to pay for it.

Rule - 8: Ask (Vietnamese) fellow shoppers the price of an item before you begin bargaining.

Rule - 9: Always carry small bills. Otherwise all that work is likely to be for nothing.

Rule - 10: Always bargain in native currency. Conventional wisdom says anyone who has dollars can afford to spend them.

Rule - 11: If possible, keep going back to the same person until you've gotten to know him/ her. Most third world countries have a name for this kind of relationship. The deal is that you offer your business on a regular basis and the seller responds by saving you their best tomatoes

Rule - 12: No matter what your parents told you, when you're bargaining it's perfectly okay to lie

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This tour is sample tour and can always be customized to meet your personal needs and budget.

This is private tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle in each destination.

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Fair Price with added value
Use of excellent local guides
Use of well-selected Hotels
Use of comfortable vehicles
Worry-free & one-stop Service
Focus on customer care

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Balance paid on arrival
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