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10 Days
Availability :
Tour 1: Dec 20 - Dec 29, 2019
Tour 2: Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020
Los Angeles Airport. If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and airfares
Hanoi

X’MAS AND NEW YEAR IN VIETNAM

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Hue - Da Nang - Bana - Hoi An 
Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Sai Gon

Tour 01:   20 Dec 2019 – 29 Dec 2019                Price: $1,795

Tour 02:   27 Dec 2019 – 05 Jan 2020                 Price: $1,795

(Not inclusive of international airfare & visa fee)

Tour prices are subject to change depending on available airfares. For the latest tour prices,

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

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.

  • 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: Hanoi

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

Day 02: Hanoi - Halong Bay

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 - Hanoi

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 in the Old Quarter. (B/L/D)

Day 04: Hanoi - Hue

Fly to Hue city, the former ancient capital, 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.

Cyclo drive from Trang Tien bridge to 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 05: Hue - Danang - Hoian

Drive to Danang, is Vietnam’s third largest city, is slated to become the major economic center in central Vietnam. Go back in time, Danang was where the Sahuynh culture flourished during the Iron Age, over 3,000 years ago. The first inhabitants of the region were the ancestors of the Cham people.

City tour start from the Han Market, an ideal place for those looking for Da Nang’s specials. Then you go to the dazzling Son Tra peninsula. Visit the Linh Ung pagoda, considered one of the biggest one in the city on both scale & architecture. This pagoda has a spectacular combination of modern and traditional style which will surely charm its visitors. From here, take in the panoramic view of the whole city, the Marble Mountains, and the striking white sand bank of the Son Tra Peninsula. Travel along coastline beaches’ streets to enjoy beautiful beaches up close.

Continue 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 normal 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.
(B/L/D)

Day 06: Hoian - Bana - Hoian

Escape from Da Nang city and spend the day on the beautiful Ba Na Hills. Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Linh Ung Pagoda, stand before the vast 30-meter statue of Buddha, and enjoy a traditional lunch after your visit to the Tinh Tam Garden.

Enjoy the cable car to Ba Na mountain to see a vast view of sea, Danang city, rice fields spreading to the horizon. Established in 1919, Bana hill inherited from the French, lush Ba Na has refreshingly cool weather and gorgeous countryside views. Stop at the station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda & The Old Villas of French.

Perched 1500m up a mountain 48km west of Da Nang, Ba Na Hill Station provides a welcome change from the coast. The site was first developed by the French in the 1920s, who escaped the summer heat for its cool, mountain air. Given the weather, you may have to content yourself with a more atmospheric scene of mountains wreathed in mist, but while it’s raining on the lower slopes, the summit may be above the clouds, enjoying brilliant sunshine. Enjoy the sightseeing from the Golden bridge. Winding its way around a 150-meter course lined with flowers, a golden bridge shimmers against the Ba Na Hills, supported by a pair of giant hands.

The bridge’s 150-meter length is divided into eight spans. Along each perimeter is a line of Lobelia Chrysanthemum flowers, adding a further layer of color to the gold balustrades. The giant pair of hands has been finished with a weathered effect, creating the illusion of age and antiquity.
Evening we will have the great times at:
Impression Theme Park: is one of Vietnam’s largest theme parks dedicated to tourism, culture, and art performances mixed with various recreational activities, was scheduled to inaugurate early 2018 for
the 1st phase. It is located in a tranquil island right at the estuary of Thu Bon River. Such location used to be a typical trading port of the old Southeast Asia during the 16th-17th century. In an attempt to preserve the traditional merits and stories, this Theme Park reproduces the fascinating scenes of the old time when generations of the locals live with their culture, characteristics, and architecture.
Not only does this park deliver the fantastic spectacles and remind of the historical values and stories, but it also promotes the tourism and makes the amiable Hoi An people known to the world. Upon your arrival at the entrance gate of this theme park, it will impress the water fountain and the golden gate on your memory. Behind this gate are the reproduced sceneries of the old Hoi An that you might ever wish to see and experience. Check in the theme park before pleasing your eyes and ears with the excellent Scenery Show.
The “Hoi An Memories” scenery show was first performed in Vietnam officially on March 18th, 2018, in Hoi An Impression Theme Park. This show has been inspired by the Vietnamese traditional “Ao Dai.” In that sense, the show recounts the legend of the charming Vietnamese women when they wear this unique and creative design. By picturing the traditional beauty via the modern technology, the performances win the audiences’ praises for the state-of-the-art lighting, the sophisticated sound effects, the skillful performers, and the spacious 25.000 m2 stage with 3.300 seats.
Taking pictures at Hoian Impression Theme Park & enjoy the fabulous Hoi An Memories Scenery Show,
is famous for the colorfully beautiful lanterns at night, age-old houses, peaceful alleys, romantic Thu Bon River, traditional tailor shops, etc. The live performances of Hoi An Memories in this Park receive excellent comments on the professional staff, perfect lighting, high-quality sound, meaningful legends, and more.
The number of casts (around 500 actors and actresses, of which 100 girls wearing Vietnamese “Ao Dai”), impressive stage, perfect lighting, and wonderful sound effects together establish the “wow” reputation of this show in the charming town. It’s born for the enchanting night. So if you want to live and experience a distinctive Hoi An in the historical, lively, and dynamic atmosphere reproduced by the modern ideas of lighting and sound, this outdoor show can exhilarate your back-in-time journey. (B/L/D)

Day 07: Hoian - Danang - Nha Trang

Transfer to the airport for flight Danang – Nha Trang

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 Nha Trang 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 08: Nha Trang

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 09: Nha Trang - Mui Ne

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 10: Muine - Saigon

Drive to Saigon. Lunch time. End of our trip. (B/L)

Notes

Departure & Return

  • Los Angeles Airport
  • If you prefer to depart from a different airport, please contact us for details and 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