FAMILY EASTER OR SUMMER HOLIDAY IN VIETNAM
Number of pax: 4 -6 pax
Hanoi – Halong – Saigon – Mui Ne beach stay – Depart
True to our philosophy, at Journeys to the East we have spent months to explore new areas and visiting old favorites. We are a team of enthusiastic nature lovers, traveling extensively in Vietnam and are passionate about it.
We are committed to engage local population to help them preserve their culture and tradition; we interact with them to raise awareness about environmental protection and sustainable tourism.
Drawing on our on-ground knowledge, we aim to advise and guide you, so that you can make the right decisions about your journey, avoiding the well-trodden tourist trail. We have traveled to the destinations we promote; this allows us to gain first hand knowledge to ensure your travel experience will be personal and unique.
Our sample itineraries can be altered according to your desired level of activities; low, medium or high without being rushed. You can select one of our themes which matches your interest or time frame.
We take only small group – up to 10 people – as versus a coach full of tourists. We prefer boutique accommodation and will go to any length to turn rough lodging into charming and comfortable sleeping arrangement without loosing its original character keeping close to its traditional architectural features.
Take advantage of the expertise and in-depth knowledge of our native travel consultants to make your holiday in Vietnam your journey of a life time –
Day1:: Hanoi Arrival (-/Dinner)
- Upon arrival you will be pick up and transferred to Villa La Rose homestay for checkin
- After refreshing, start your visit of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
- On a cyclo-pousse meander through its narrow, colorful streets, named after the area’s old guilds – stop and visit May May Shop house.
- Back to your hotel to prepare for the welcome dinner
- Welcomed to Vietnam dinner by JTTE’s Chairperson – Mrs Loan Foster in her French colonial house by the lake.
Day2: Hanoi food tour (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
- 00 After breakfast you will be pick up by our guide and car to start you food tour
- Your first stop is at a small local restaurant where you will savour steaming BanhCuon, the Vietnamese version of hot ravioli, a concoction of rice rolls with minced mushrooms, topped with crispy shallots served with chili fish sauce, all prepared before your eyes.
- Next stop will be an outdoor barbeque stall serving Bun Cha– one of the most favorite “grilled pork” dish mixed with fresh rice noodle and a garden of lettuce and herbs in your bowl of “nuoc mam’ (fish sauce), lime and chili.
- Then you will venture down a small alley to have Chè for your dessert. Chè is a Vietnamese term that refers to any traditional Vietnamese sweet beverage, dessert soup or pudding. Varieties of Chè are made with mung beans, black-eyed peas, kidney beans, tapioca, jelly (clear or grass), fruit (longan, mango, lychee ), and coconut cream. Other types are made with ingredients such as salt, aloe vera, seaweed, lotus seed, sesame seed, sugar palm seeds, taro, cassava and pandan leaf extract.
- Chè are alsooften prepared with one of a number of varieties of beans, tubers, and/or glutinous rice, cooked in water and sweetened with sugar.
- In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Literature, the oldest and first National University of Vietnam built in 1070 under Emperor Ly Thanh Tong teaching Confucius principles of how to serve your Emperor and help him govern a Kingdom, churning out Mandarins to serve the Imperial Court equivalent to the modern ENA in France. The Temple displays stone stele on top of a turtle to honor those who graduated cum laude. Nowadays, graduates from Elementary schools to Universities in caps and gowns are using its ground to toss up their graduation caps celebrating their graduation day. This of course will take place only in the morning hours.
- Dinner at Cha Ca La Vong the oldest restaurant in Hanoi – opened in 1871 and passed down from generation to generation of the Doan family. It has survived the “Doimoi“ change of Hanoi’s overture to the world in 1990 – still featuring the rickety staircase and kitchen god alter for prosperity and longevity on the main first floor the slight change is the charcoal oven has been replaced by the gas oven. It still serves a “unique” turmeric marinated then grilled fish fried at the table with silky rice noodle, dill, scallion, coriander accompanied with a chili pungent fish or prawn paste sauce.
- Overnight at Villa La Rose Homestay
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
- After breakfast, you will be driven to Halong Bay ( 3.5 hours)
- Arrival and transfer to board Indochina Junks Cruise
- The cruise team will welcome you on your junk with cold towels and fresh juice. While cruising the emerald water of the spectacular Ha Long bay, enjoy the breathtaking landscape of layers and layers of rock formations taking all forms and shapes, while the chef is preparing your lunch .
- After lunch you will visit Luon Cave and experience one of the beautiful place in HaLong bay where you can enjoy kayaking or just seat on the traditional bamboo boat with local people.
- Then, enjoy swimming and kayaking in Tung Sau Pearl Farm Village.
- Enjoy the rest of the evening on the upper deck.
Day 4: Halong – Saigon (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Get up early in the morning to see the sun rise. Have your breakfast while your cruise is on the way back to the pier with a stop at one of the biggest and highest caves.
After disembarking, you will be driven to the airport to take flight to Saigon
Dinner at Cuc Gach Quan
Checkin at Hotel des Art Saigon
Day 5: Saigon (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
- After breakfast, you will visit the historic sites of the city including: the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame Cathedral then shopping at one of the most bustle street in District 1.
- Lunch at Ngon Restaurant
- After lunch, you will be taken to a main district for shopping
- At around 5pm, you will join a traditional show name A O Show – it depicts the charming beauty and richness in culture of Vietnamese life in the countryside. The show is a mix of bamboo circle, acrobatic performed at the Opera House of Saigon.
- Dinner at a 3T BBQ restaurant
Day 6: Saigon – Mui Ne (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
- After breakfast, you will be driven to Mui Ne ( 4 hours drive)
- Arrive Mui Ne, check in at Villa Allamanda, put your luggage down and have a dip in the pool to relax while our cook will set up lunch for you.
Under a dome of year-round blue sky, the five- star Villa Allamanda-Nour commands a hill offering sweeping views of the ocean at Mui Ne, a fishing village in Phan Thiet, a coastal city in Binh Thuan province. Named for the vibrant yellow trumpet flowers grown in the area, Ms Loan designed, built and decorated the luxurious complex; its design an artful balance between panache and subtle
- Afternoon, relax by the pool
- Dinner prepared by our cook
Day 7 – Day 10: Beach stay at Mui Ne (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
- During your stay in Mui Ne, you will be taken to visit the local fish markets, the fishing villages, Fairy Stream and the sand dunes
- The rest of your time will be relaxing by the pool or the beach
- Enjoy fresh seafood prepared by our cook
Day 11: Mui Ne – Saigon Depart
- At due time, you will be transferred to Saigon airport for departure.
END OF THE TRIP!
Package price per person: 4,065 USD/pax
Package Price includes:
Package Price excludes:
· International and Domestic flight tickets
· Accommodation: 2 nights at Villa La Rose homestay, 1 overnight on a sharing cruise in Halong Bay, 2 nights at Hotel des Arts Saigon and 5 nights at Villa Allamanda Nour Mui Ne.
· Private transfers and transportation on tour
· Guided excursions
· Entrance fees
· 3 meals per day
· Other meals where not mentioned in the program.
· Overweight luggage.
· Personal expenses.
· Travel insurance.
· Tips & gratuities.
· Other services not listed in inclusive column.