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13 Days
Availability : Continuous Tour
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Hanoi

BEST OF VIETNAM

Ha Noi – Ha Long – Phong Nha Cave – Thien Duong Cave

La Vang – Hue – Da Nang – Ba Na – Hoi An – Qui Nhon – Nha Trang – Mui Ne – Sai Gon

Tour  01:  Oct 05  –  Oct 17, 2018

Tour  02:  Oct 26  –  Nov 07, 2018

Tour  03:  Nov 02  –  Nov 14, 2018

Tour  04:  Nov 20  –  Dec 02, 2018

Tour  05:  Jan 18  –  Jan 30, 2019

Tour  06:  Feb 19  –  Mar 03, 2019  

Tour  07:  Mar 08  –  Mar 20, 2019  

Tour  08:  Apr 05  –  Apr 17, 2019  

Tour  09:  Jun 18  –  Jun 30, 2019  

Tour  10:  Jun 21  –  Jul 03,  2019

Tour   11:   Jul 05  –  Jul  17,  2019

Tour  12:   Jul 19  –  Jul  31,  2019

Tour  13:   Aug  02  –  Aug 14,  2019

Tour  14:   Aug  05  –  Aug  17,  2019

Tour   15:   Oct  04  –  Oct  16,  2019

Tour  16:   Nov  08  –  Nov  20,  2019

Land Tour only: $1,795  (Not inclusive of international flight tickets & visa fee)

Tour prices are subject to change depending on available flights.

Please contact AV Travel for the latest tour prices.

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River and rock cliff, and rowing tourist boat inside of Phong Nha Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam

Special Hightlights

Halong Bay is undoubtedly the dreaming destination for tourists in Vietnam not only because of its peerless beauty but also many unique travel experiences. To plan a trip to Halong Bay, tourists can stay in the hotels in the city. However, people say you don’t really “travel” to Halong bay if you have not stay Halong overnight cruises. Pampering in a morden and comfortable hotel could be a nice experience in any destination in the world, but only in Halong Bay, do you have a chance to enjoy a night on the water under the moonlight on the sea, and especially surrounded by thousands mysterious karsts.

Surprise with the beauty of Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave, Designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago. Riddled with hundreds of cave systems – many of extraordinary scale and length – and spectacular underground rivers, Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth. Discover Thien Duong caves, the Vietnam’s longest cave which is filled with magical and mysterious formations. The cave is in the heart of a limestone mountain range and runs through the Phong Nha-Ke Bang conservation area. Inside the cave, visitors can see stunning stalagmites and stalactites which are thousands of years of existence.

Bana – Escape from Da Nang city & take the cable car to the beautiful Ba Na hills. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Linh Ung Pagoda, feeling refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views, and enjoy exciting games at Fantasy theme park on top of Ba Na hills.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. There are many little temples, including Bach Ma, honoring a legendary horse, plus Đồng Xuân Market, selling household goods and street food. A great place to explore on foot, there is a lot to see and do here. Vietnam’s capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometres from its mouth. Human settlements here date back as far as the 3rd century BC. Previously known as Thang Long, it was renamed Hanoi in 1831 at a time when Hue was the capital. Large areas of present-day Hanoi were built during the French occupation, reflected in its broad boulevards and French-inspired architecture, which give the city a definite charm. Pick up & transfer to the hotel.

Day 02

Visit the Temple of Literature. This is the combination of the Confucius Temple worshiping Confucius which was built in 1070 and the first Royal National university in Vietnam built 6 years later in 1076. Considerd as “an escape” from the bustling city, this temple and its beautiful garden provide an opportunity to learn more about education in Vietnam since 1000 years ago until recent history. Visit Hanoi Cathedral, also known as Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, was inaugurated on Christmas Day 1886, two years after its construction. Its design is similar to the architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Visit One Pillar pagoda. The pagoda was constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong according to his dream of Bodhisattva seating on a lotus flower and led him to the pagoda. In 1954, the pagoda was destroyed by the French before their withdrawer. In 1954 the city restored the pagoda. Today it remains since this restoration. Drive to Halong

Day 03

Halong Bay was recognised as 2nd World Heritage site in Vietnam by the UNESCO since 1994. Covering an area of 1.553 square km & approximately 2.000 islands was declared as one of the most beautiful bay of the world. Cruise around Ha Long Bay. This exciting trip will provide us a spectacular view of the bay.The limestone formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Back to Hanoi.
Visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restored Sword lake) and Ngoc Son temple. Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the lake got its name according to a legend story. In the 15th century during the Ming Chinese invasion, general Le Loi was presented with a holy sword. With the help of this sword he expelled the Chinese from Thang Long, present-day of Hanoi and proclaimed himself as king Le Thai To. One day, when the king was sailing on the lake, suddenly a golden turtle emerged from the water and claimed back the sword which has been belived given to him by God. Since then, the lake has been known as Ho Hoan Kiem or the lake of the Restored Sword. On as island at the northern part of the lake stands Ngoc Son or Jade Mountain temple, one of the most beautiful and religious site in the capital. The temple was established by a mandarin named Nguyen Van Sieu and is dedicated to the spirits of the soil, medicine, literature, and also to Tran Hung Dao, the general who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century. Shopping at 36 old streets

Day 04

Fly to Dong Hoi. Drive to the river where we take a boat trip to the park and famed caves at Phong Nha – Ke Bang, one of the newest UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites in Vietnam. The park has some beautiful limestone formations, grottoes, caves, forest, river and stream. The limestone mountain range contains the longest underground river on the planet , rich flora and fauna. Continue to visit Thien Duong cave, was discovered by a local man in 2005. This cave is 31 km long, longer than Phong Nha Cave which had been considered the longest cave in this national park. The limestone formation is also more spectacular than that of Phong Nha Cave. The British cave explorers was impressed by the beautiful and spectacular stalactites and stalagmites inside this cave

Day 05

Drive to Hue city. On the way, stop by to visit the 17th parallel, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River and Kinh Hoang (consternated) Boulevard. Visit Our Lady Of Lavang Church

Day 06

Hue city, ancient capital, is intimately connected to the imperial Nguyễn Dynasty. Boat cruise on Huong river to visit Linh Mu pagoda on the left bank of the Perfume river. It was built in 1601, and then Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan had renovated in 1665. In 1710 Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu had a great bell cast (2.5 m high, weighed 3,285 kg) and a stele (2.58 m high) erected on the back of a marble tortoise in 1715. In the Nguyen Dynasty, Kings such as Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Thanh Thai all had the pagoda restores.Visit Khai Dinh Tomb was built between 1920 and 1931. It is located in a vast expanse of wilderness,looks like a magnificent palace perched on the slope of a limestone mountain. It is a accessible by climbing 109 stone steps. Unlike the construction materials used for the other tomb, Khai Dinh mausoleum was built with modern materials such as steel and reinforced concrete. The peculiar feature of the tomb is the magnificent porcelain decorations on the walls,columns and ceilings. The Tu Duc tomb called Tomb of Modesty, the necropolis complex is enclosed by a thick wall following the contour of the hill, among a pine tree forest. Tu Duc tomb is not only one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty but also is a romantic picture of mounts and lakes.

Visit Emperor Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty. Step by step explore the history of Vietnam under the reign of Nguyen Kings, how can they build the citadel, why they must be in that shape and many interesting stories. Visit the South Gate , palaces and many historical sites. Shopping at Dong Ba market

Day 07

Boat cruise on Huong river to visit Linh Mu pagoda on the left bank of the Perfume river. Built in 1601, it was renovated in 1665 by Lord Nguyen Phuc Tan. Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu had a great bell cast (2.5 m high, weighed 3,285 kg) in 1710, and a stele (2.58 m high) erected on the back of a marble tortoise in
1715. In the Nguyen Dynasty, Kings such as Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Thanh Thai all had the pagoda restored. Visit Khai Dinh Tomb, built between 1920 and 1931. Perched on the slope of a limestone mountain overlooking a vast expanse of wilderness, it looks like a magnificent palace, accessible only by
climbing 109 stone steps. Unlike the construction materials used for the other tomb, Khai Dinh mausoleum was built with modern materials such as steel and reinforced concrete. The peculiar feature of the tomb is the magnificent porcelain decorations on the walls,columns and ceilings. The Tu Duc tomb called
Tomb of Modesty, the necropolis complex is enclosed by a thick wall following the contour of the hill, among a pine tree forest. Tu Duc tomb is not only one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty but also is a romantic picture of mounts and lakes. Visit Emperor Citadel of the
Nguyen Dynasty. Step by step explore the history of Vietnam under the reign of Nguyen Kings, how they built the citadel and many interesting stories. Visit the South Gate , palaces and many historical sites. Shopping at Dong Ba market.

Day 08

In the morning, depart Hue for Danang to explore the beauty of City and the Marble Mountains a cluster of five jagged marble and limestone crests. Once in Danang, visit Linh Ung Pagoda which lies within the area of Thuy Son Mount of the Marble Mountain tourist site. It was built facing the sea on the cliff of
Thuy Son Mountain under the reign of King Minh Mang, and rebuilt in 1970 with contributions from Buddhist followers. This is an ancient pagoda with high historical value. Later, journey through some of Vietnam ‘s most spectacular scenery as you traverse the Hai Van Pass and enjoy its pristine view on the route
to Hoi An, an ancient city that has retained much of its original charm and culture. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of this historic part of town and show you some of the centuries-old houses. Also, enjoy a traditional cyclo ride around the town. Visit Phuoc Kien Temple, Tan Ky old house, which
showcases many ceramic antiques. Explore the special architectural style of Bridge pagoda. Explore and take pictures of the Hoai river and the everyday life of people in central Vietnam. Make a short city tour and visit the Japanese Covered bridge, a Chinese Community hall, a former Merchandise house and the
historical museum.

Day 09

Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful coast to Qui Nhon, the renowned birthplace of the 18th century Vietnam Emperor Nguyen Hue. In modern history, Qui Nhon is known for the American military presence during the Vietnam War. During this scenic drive, you will get a chance to learn more about the Champa
culture that’s rooted back in the 11th century.

Day 10

Visit Nha Trang, a wonderful and luxurious tourist resort endowed by nature with quiet & warm waters all the year round, it is surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches. Stay at Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang, an international 5-star hotel in the Vinpearl Nha Trang tourist and recreation
complex.

Day 11

Take the boat cruise around the offshore islands Nha Trang Bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium & Lang Chai. Visit the Institute of Oceanography and Po Nagar Towers, a Cham temple founded before 781 A.D. and located in the medieval principality of Kauthara. It was first built out of wood but later replaced by
stone and brick after seagoing raiders from Java destroyed it around 774 A.D. Spend a little leisure time at Dam Market where you’ll also find a lot of souvenirs, hats, clothing and food.

Day 12

Phan Thiet is a pleasant town but the real attraction is the nearby Mui Ne Peninsula and its 10km of sandy beaches and coconut groves. At the end of the peninsula, near the fishing village, you can find enormous desert-like sand dunes and numerous types of rare flora and fauna, all elements that make Mui Ne
an ideal place for anyone looking for an enjoyable escape. Once you’ve checked in to the hotel, take time to relax on the beach. Enjoy your overnight stay in Mui Ne.

Day 13

Drive to Saigon. We hope that this wonderful trip has brought you pleasant memories of a country that was once torn apart by wars.

Notes

Departure & Return

  • The tour fare does not include fight tickets. Please contact us for a special Airfares

Tour Includes

  • Flight Hanoi – Dong Hoi  
  • Hotel 4 – 5 stars
  • Deluxe coaches between cities
  • Room base on double occupancy. Single room add on $725
  • All meals with special dishes
  • Entrances fees as schedules
  • International travel insurance for 21 days
  • Daily sightseeing tours with professional English and Vietnamese speaking local guides
  • An overnight on the luxury cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Royal dinner with Royal custom and live Vietnamese music in Hue. (Group has 10 persons & more)
  • Tour by Cyclo from Trang Tien bridge along Huong river to Emperor Citadel at ancient capital Hue
  • Stay at Vin Pearl Resort & Spa for 2 nights

Terms & Agreements

  • A deposit of $250 per person must be paid upon reservation 
  • The balance amount must be paid at least 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of your reservation and 50% of your deposit will be refunded.
  • The tour price does not include: Personal expenses, Porterage at hotels, Gratuity to the driver & tour guide
  • Tour members are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date. It is the responsibility of the tour members to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements