VT04: Vietnam Heritage Tour - 15 days from Hanoi

15 days
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Thank to this “Vietnam Heritage tour”, you will discover all the facets of Vietnam through this exciting journey, including the most famous natural, historical and cultural sites of the country. 

Brief Vietnam Heritage tour 15 days from HanoiVT04
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Cruise - Overnight on board
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi – Night train to Dong Hoi
Day 5: Phong Nha Caves
Day 6: Phong Nha - Hue
Day 7: Hue city tour - Royal Dinner
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An free day
Day 11: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Cao Dai temple & Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating market – Can Tho
Day 14: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Ho Chi Minh
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh departure


  • Tour Class

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 5 Star Hotel

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    High Season

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    (Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1,154
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1,467
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $1,856

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    Low season

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1,129
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1423
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $1,811
Day 01

Hanoi Arrival (G)

Upon arrival, our private tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in (The check-in time is 14h00 pm). Free time to rest and recover from jet lag to your hotel. (Note: The hotel room is available at the beginning of the afternoon, so if you arrive in Vietnam in the early morning, at your request, we will make you a special reservation to assure the availability of your room upon arrival at the hotel by adding a surcharge. Please let us know). Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 02

Hanoi City tour (B/L) (G)

If you want to discover the daily life of Hanoian, you can weak up early in the morning and our guide will take you to one of the local parks where you can join in with a public Tai Chi class, then, transfer back to your hotel for breakfast. Breakfast at hotel in Hanoi. Today we enjoy a full day to visit this charming capital city.  The Ho Chi Minh museum.  The One Pillar Pagoda For the lunch, you will have the opportunity to tast “Cha Ca” – one of the most delicious specialties of Hanoi. Visit the impressive Ethnologic Museum. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. During this ride, you will be tempted to stop to taste the very typical street food in Hanoi or you drink a good beer "Hanoi bia" in a typical and famous place. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 03

Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

It would be a miss for your Vietnam tour without a trip to Halong bay and spend a romantic night on board. People said that Halong Bay is like a majestic and mysterious destination. Imagine, there are more 3000 incredible islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin. You are definitely fascinated by its breathtaking beauty.

Get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay at sundeck. Do Ta Chi and relax with a cup of hotel coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore the bay. All make your Vietnam holiday full of unforgettable memories.

Back to pier while having a lunch, end of your beautiful Halong Bay cruise at around noon where our driver and tour guide are waiting for you. On the way back to Hanoi, you can choose visit Phu Lang pottery village or Con Son pagoda. This is our special offer for your group.

Arrive in Hanoi around 16:30. Check in hotel and free time at leisure.

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Day 04

Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – overnight train to Dong Hoi (B/L) (G)

It would be a miss for your Vietnam tour without a trip to Halong bay and spend a romantic night on board. People said that Halong Bay is like a majestic and mysterious destination. Imagine, there are more 3000 incredible islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin. You are definitely fascinated by its breathtaking beauty. Get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay at sundeck. Do Ta Chi and relax with a cup of hotel coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore the bay. All make your Vietnam holiday full of unforgettable memories. Back to pier while having a lunch, end of your beautiful Halong Bay cruise at around noon where our driver and tour guide are waiting for you. On the way back to Hanoi, you can choose visit Phu Lang pottery village or Con Son pagoda. This is our special offer for your group. Arrive in Hanoi around 16:30. Transfer to Hanoi train station for the night train to Dong Hoi. 

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Day 05

Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave – Dong Hoi (B/L) (G)

Arrival in the morning in Dong Hoi train station at around 08h00am. Pick up and transfer to the hotel to rest and refresh after a night train and after that, take the car to visit the Phong Nha cave. You will take the boat on the Son river, discover the Phong Nha cave system and contemplate the wonderful stalactites created by nature in thousands of year. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel. Diner and overnight in Dong Hoi.

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Day 06

Dong Hoi – Hue (B/L) (G)

After breakfast at your hotel, we go to Hue. On the way, we will visit at Vinh Moc Tunnels, which remained intact after several years. This network offers an authentic glimpse of life underground Viet Cong and the inhabitants of Vinh Linh during the War of Vietnam and visit Quang Tri Citadel, a military bastion and an administrative head office of Nguyen Dynasty in Quang Tri Province from 1809 to 1945.

Have lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Ha Town then continue to Hue. Check in on arrival.  
Overnight in a hotel in Hue.

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Day 07

Hue City Tour - Royal dinner (B/L) (G)

This day is entirely devoted to visit Hue, the "city of poetry”. Pick up at your hotel and then we drive on roads that wind along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit this beautiful pagoda, followed by a boat trip to the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. In the afternoon we will visit the Imperial City, only existing model of what a former imperial city of Vietnam, the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, which was built between 1864 and 1867 by not less than three thousand soldiers and workers. This funerary complex had about fifty buildings, surrounded by a stone wall and brick along 1500 meters and spread over an area of 12 ha. Because the Imperial Hue cuisine is renowned and famous, the evening is expected to attend, in a restaurant, a dinner "imperial" and costume, accompanied by traditional music of the Centre. What feel the "imperial" soul for a night!

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Day 08

Hue – Drive to Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Hoi An (150 kms - 4 hours drive). Several stops are planned including one at the Lang Co beach and another in the Cloud Pass which offers its top a panoramic view of the coast from the center. In Danang, visit the Cham Museum. The museum exhibits the latest Cham sculptures. Civilization once as prestigious as the Khmer civilization, it is now almost completely disappeared. Breakfast in a local restaurant. Arrive in Hoi An in the middle of the afternoon. Hoi An where once docked boats and junks from China, Holland, Japan, Portugal ... reflects the influences of both cultures indigenous and foreign, which are linked to give birth to a unique relic. This small city of our quiet and popular for its tailors and seamstress, was appointed to the World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 09

Hoi An – Ecotour - Tra Que village (B/L) (G)

Pick up at your hotel and bike ride around Hoi An to Tra Que village ( about 15km)- more than 500 farmers live there and cultivate about 20 kinds of vegetables and herbs including mint, lettuce, basil, cilantro, broccoli among over 50 hectares of land, 10 tons of vegetables are sold every year. During this walk, you will cross vast rice field in nature by borrowing meandering paths and quiet away from the tourist trails. Along the way, you’ll see the activities of the inhabitants through the village of Hoi An. Arrive in Tra que, stroll through the village, where you will be in contact with local people working in the gardens. You will learn all about the history of the village, the use of medicinal plants, and participate in gardening activities. Continuation ride in the paddy field, to the local market Ba Le, the fishing village of Van Lang and the Bay Mau water coconut forest. Arrive at the village; you will be warmly welcomed at Mr.Han family. The fishermen will take you to discover their techniques of traditional fisheries and take a boat to visit forest of coconut palm by “Basket boat” – Thuyen Thung. After that, return to the Mr Han’s home to prepare lunch with his family and you will taste the dishes you’ve prepared. After lunch, relaxing feet massage with herbal medicines and you will be relaxed in the shade of coconut water and bike back to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 10

Hoi An Free Day (B)

Breakfast at hotel
Day free for your own discover. You can cycle through Hoi An Old Quarter or enjoy the beautifull Cua Dai or An Bang beach.

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Day 11

Hoi An – Danang – flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, our tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in (check in time 14:00). Ho Chi Minh is one of the most exciting city of Vietnam with a chequered history and rich culture. Its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it become one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
In the afternoon, we will do the half city day tour, start to visit to War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Finish the tour at Ben Thanh market. Free time at leisure
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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Day 12

Ho Chi Minh city– Can Gio – Ho Chi Minh city (B/L) (G)

7h30: Pick you up at your hotel to drive Can Gio (50 km southeast of HCMC). Can Gio Forest was recognized as the first mangrove biosphere reserve in Vietnam by UNESCO in 2000. Covering an area of 75,740 ha, this area is a lively world of diverse flora and fauna which has inspired biologists and nature lovers alike.
• Visiting Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation: saltwater crocodiles, wild cats, otters, pythons, deer, and more than 1000 wild monkeys, which love to play with people. On Saturday and Sunday, we can see the monkey performance.
• Having lunch at the restaurant.
• Taking a boat or canoe to visit the Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone which contains most beautiful forests of Can Gio - Salt-Marsh biosphere preserve.
• Enjoy spectacular overview of all the Can Gio mangrove forest in Tang Bong tower with 25m height
• Back to Ho Chi Minh city at around 17:30 – 18:00

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Day 13

Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho (B/L) (G)

Today we will drive to explore the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours
Take a boat trip to Cai Be floating Market
Visit villages and meet local people
Have lunch in a local family at An Binh Island. Take a bike trip in the afternoon
Continue to Can Tho and overnight there

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Day 14

Cantho – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) (G)

In early morning, take a boat cruise at Ninh Kieu pier to explore Cai Rang floating market
Enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of local people who live along the Mekong canals
Visit a rice husking mull, rice noodles making shop. This is a great change to discover the daily life of people in the Mekong Delta.
Have lunch in a local family. Then, you can take a nap in garden to enjoy peace in village and listen to bird-song.
Back to Ho Chi Minh City around late afternoon. Free time to leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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Day 15

Ho Chi Minh Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until the transfer without tour guide to the airport for the flight to home. Indochinavalue thank you sincerely for traveling with us and we do hope to welcome you next time in Vietnam.

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Inclusion:

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    • All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
    • Accommodation in twin/double sharing (triple room, extra bed, interconnecting room... are on request)
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
    • English speaking guide (French, Spanish, Russian, Italian Speaking tour guides are available and on request)
    • Entrance fees to indicated sights and activities as stated
    • Train tickets (if mentioned)
    • Boat trips (if mentioned)
    • Bottled mineral water during touring days

     

Exclusion:

• Domestic and International FLIGHTS
• Tips
• Drinks
• Other meals
• Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time

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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Activities:

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.

Planning the tour:
Prompt response in 0.5-10 hours
Supported by private travel consultant
Unlimited changes, no charge

Our guarantee:
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

Methods of payment:
Deposit 30% in advance after the tour is confirmed
Balance paid on arrival
Online and secure payment by bank transfer or credit cards

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