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11 Days
Availability :
Tour 1: Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 28, 2018 |
Tour 2: Dec 27 - Jan 06, 2019
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Hanoi

 

Best of Vietnam X’mas 

HA NOI – HA LONG – QUANG BINH – PHONG NHA CAVE  – THIEN DUONG CAVE

LA VANG – HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN – NHA TRANG – MUI NE – SAIGON 

Tour 1: Dec 18, 2018  –  Dec 28, 2018

Tour 2: Dec 27, 2018  –  Jan 06, 2019

Tour Price: $1,695  (Land Tour Only)

Tour costs change based on available flight prices. For the latest tour costs

Please contact AV Travel. Note: Book early to get the lowest possible quotes

Special Hightlights

  • Ha Long bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Because of their precipitous nature, most of the islands are uninhabited and unaffected by a human presence. The site’s outstanding scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. Ha Long 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 Ha Long bay, tourists can stay in the hotels in the city. However, people say you don’t really “travel” to Ha Long bay if you have not stay Ha Long overnight cruises. Pampering in a modern & 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

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Hanoi and check in at your hotel. (D)

Day 02

City tour: 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. (B/L/D)

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 36old streets. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

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. (B/L/D)

Day 07

Depart to Danang to visit city. Continue to visit Linh Ung Pagoda lies within the area of Thuy Son Mount of the Marble Mountain tourist site, was built facing the sea on the cliff of Thuy Son Mountain under the reign of King Minh Mang. It was rebuilt in 1970 with contributions from Buddhist followers. This is an ancient pagoda with high historical value.

Drive to Hoian. Visit Phuoc Kien Temple, Tan Ky old house, where keep many ceramic antiques. Explore the special architectural style of Bridge pagoda. Explore to take pictures at Hoai river, and the normmal life of people in the center Vietnam. Make a short city-tour with visiting the Japanese Covered bridge , a visit to one of the Chinese Community halls,
a visit of one of the former Merchandise houses & visit to the historical museum. Enjoy the cyclo drive around the town. (B/L/D)

Day 08

Transfer to the airport for flight Danang – Nhatrang

Nha Trang is endowed by nature with quiet & warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches – a wonderful and attractive tourist resort.

As an adornment to finish the stunning beauty and luxury of Nha Trang’s charming landscape painting, Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang – an international 5 star hotel in the Vinpearl Nhatrang complex of hotel, resort, tourism and recreation- is called “a sparkling pearl glued on the crown of the Sea queen” by the tourists. (B/L/D)

Day 09

Take the boat cruise around the offshore islands of Nhatrang bay to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium & Lang Chai. Visit Institute of Oceanography. Ponagar Tower, is a Champa temple founded before 781 A.D. and located in the medieval principality of Kauthara, the first temple buildings were of wood, but were destroyed by seagoing raiders from Java around 774 A.D. Shopping at the Dam market. (B/L/D)

Day 10

Drive to Muine. The beach itself is yellow sand with a semi-fine grain. Away from the beach, the key attraction are its sand dunes, where snow white sand dunes reflect themselves on the still water and colored muine sand dunes, a perfect place for photographers. (B/L/D)

Day 11

Drive to Saigon. (B/L)

Optional

Selecting difference airlines may cause the change of the tour quote. Contact with AV Travel for any ticket’s special promotion

After the tour, you can purchase the optional tour Dalat 3 days 2 nights depart from Muine OR rent the transportation with hotel in Dalat. Please ask AV Travel for more information.

Notes

Departure & Return

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

Tour Includes

  • Luxury hotel 4–5 stars accommodations. Rooms are based on double occupancy. For single occupancy, add on $675
  • Deluxe motor coach transport between cities
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • International travel insurance
  • Daily sightseeing tour with professional English-Vietnamese speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees as scheduled
  • Special:
  • Overnight on luxury cruise in Ha Long bay
  • Hue Royal dinning and live traditional music. (Group of 10 persons & more)
  • Cyclo ride in from your hotel to Citadel at ancient capital Hue
  • Hotel accommodations at Vin Pearl Resort & Spa in Nhatrang

Note

  • International airfares & Vietnam visa fees are exclusive of the land tour
  • Tour quotes and reservations are subject to availability
  • Early reservation is recommended for the lowest possible price
  • Contact AV Travel for special promotion and booking discount

Optional

  • After the tour, you can purchase the optional tour Dalat 3 days 2 nights departing from Muine OR rent the transportation with hotel in Dalat. Please ask AV Travel for more information.

Terms & Agreements

  • Deposit for the land tour is $250/person. Any cancellation after making the deposit 7 days & before the final payment, penalty of 50% of the deposit
  • The final payment is due 45 days prior to departur
  • Tour fare not include: Personal expense, Porterage at hotel, Gratuity to driver & tour guid
  • Tour participants are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before the return date. It is the responsibility of the tour  participants to submit valid and proper travel documentation. Non U.S. citizens should check for visa requirements