Vietnam Tour

Vietnam Tour
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Day 01

01 Aug

Colombo/ Hanoi


Meet in earnest at the Colombo International Airport to take your flight to Vietnam. Your flight will depart Colombo headed for Hanoi on the 02nd , early morning.

Day 02

Hanoi

02 Aug

Meal Plan: lunch & Dinner


Welcome to Hanoi – the ancient and dynamic capital of Vietnam.

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, the guide and driver of QWEST DESTINATIONS will welcome you warmly and transfer you to the hotel to deposit your luggage.

You will have lunch at a local restaurant before beginning the first day of your tour.

 

In the afternoon, you will get to enjoy a panoramic cyclo tour around the Old Quarter Area and observe the Hanoians in their exciting and fast paced, routine life,

You’ll stop to visit the tranquil Ngoc Son Temple sitting on an islet in Hoan Kiem Lake.

Next, you’ll explore the charming French Quarter, The historic and iconic landmarks of HaNoi passing by either side of you: Parisian-style Opera House, St. Joseph’s Cathedral & Rue Paul Bert (now Trang Tien Street).

Finally, you will stop at central Dong Xuan market for shopping and photo shooting; collect mementoes as fond reminders of your experience and to show your friends back home.

Your welcome dinner will be at an authentic local restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish to top off your day.

Overnight stay in a hotel in Hanoi.

 

Note: Standard check-in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to hotel availability.

Day 03

Hanoi

03 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast & lunch


After having breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be taken to pay a visit to the Complex of Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum -outside, his house-on-stilts and fish pond, and the One-Pillar Pagoda).

Then, you will visit Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, located on a small island near the southeastern shore of West Lake.

 

You will have Lunch at an Indian restaurant, the change of atmosphere providing contrast.

 

After lunch, you’ll visit the Temple of Literature- the temple of Confucius and also Vietnam’s first national university from 11th century.

Then you’ll drive northwest toward Ethnology Museum, where you’ll get the opportunity to learn much about the culture and traditions of the 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam, amongst which exist many groups who are expert in making sophisticated handicrafts. This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museum of Hanoi.

 

For the last part of the day, enjoy a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants.

Lunch will be provided at an Indian restaurant; dinner at own arrangement.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 04

Halong Bay

04 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast , lunch & Dinner


This morning, you will journey through the picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta where you will get to see the iconic step paddies of Vietnam in person, to Halong Bay, a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and dolomite islands and islets.

Upon arrival, embark on a traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. Visit its breathtaking seascape created by rocky islands and emerald serene water, with stopovers to discover grottoes carved out of islands. You will have the chance to hike up steps in caves (Surprise Cave or Maze Cave – depending on the cruise liner),

Relax, go swimming, or take part in some beach activities at Titop island. Lunch and dinner will be served on board and you’ll be rocked to sleep this night by the gentle swell of the sea, aboard the cruiser.

Day 05

Halong Bay – Hanoi

05 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast , lunch


The Vietnamese call the “East Sea” by a point-oriented name “Eastern Sea”, so you can imagine how wondrous seeing the sun rise over the islets of the Bay will be.

Our boat will continue to cruise through breathtakingly beautiful watery areas, where almost each islet has its own name adopting its shape or reminiscence, like Sail island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet, etc. (depending on the cruise liner).

You’ll take a break for Lunch aboard, after which you can continue appreciating the sights until later in the day you disembark the boat and transfer back to Hanoi.

The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure and enjoy the city by night.

You’ll receive dinner at a local restaurant in Hanoi.

Overnight stay in a hotel at Hanoi.

Day 06

Hanoi – Fly to Saigon

06 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast , lunch & Dinner


Suggested flight VN 237 HAN SGN   09:55   12:05  

After breakfast, you’ll be checked out of the hotel and transferred to Noi Bai airport for morning flight to Saigon.

Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, Saigon, your Qwest guide and driver will greet you cordially and transfer you to a hotel to drop off luggage.

After that, you’ll get to enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant before beginning your tour of this exciting city, with the neo-Romanesque Notredame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Then you will take a visit to the Reunification Palace, formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president. This 60s style mansion was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original beasts of steel remain on display near the entrance gates.

Afterwards, you’ll continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam – American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of war machines; tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions.

Lastly, you will drop by the cavernous Ben Thanh market – a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset.

In the evening, you will enjoy dinner on the cruise boat on Saigon river.

Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 07

Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon

07 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast , lunch


After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up for a trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War.

Beneath the ground lie snaking runs of 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be, and how perseverant the Vietnamese were.

Following that experience, you’ll return to Saigon and head to District 5 to explore the Thien Hau pagoda and China Town (Binh Tay market; Quan Am pagoda; Herb street).

Lunch will be had at a local restaurant; dinner will be at own arrangement

You will stay overnight in a Saigon hotel.

Day 08

Mekong Delta – Saigon

08 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast , lunch & Dinner


This morning, we leave Saigon for My Tho in the heart of the Mekong delta, broken with a visit to the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way.
Upon arrival, you’ll experience a leisurely boat ride along the river, take on a view of the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages on the river banks.
You will then proceed to Tortoise islet and have lunch in an orchard garden.
This afternoon, you’ll continue on a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water-coconut trees along natural canals.
Then all your senses will be titillated as you enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of Southern Vietnamese folk music, performed by the local people.
We will then visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral lifestyle as we roam through the fruit plantations and villages.
You will be returned to Saigon early, after which the rest of the time is for you to enjoy at leisure the city by night.
Lunch will be from a fine local restaurant in Mekong.
To top off your experience and as a Farewell Dinner, you will enjoy the luxury of a buffet style dinner at a local restaurant in Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 09

Saigon

09 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast


This day is all yours to explore Saigon by yourself and go sightseeing. Go through the nooks and crannies of Saigon, discover new sights, revisit any which piqued an especial interest in you, or go shopping for mementoes, trinkets, or gifts for friends, at the city center.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10

Saigon – Colombo

10 Aug

Meal Plan: Breakfast


This day is also well and truly yours to explore Saigon until you’re transferred back to the airport and finally say goodbye to Vietnam. We hope your baggage- physical as well as emotional- is filled to the brim with happy things.

End of tour

Package Price

Adult Rs 212,000 Per Person
Child under 12 years Rs 212,000 Per Person (Sharing parent’s room)
Single Supplement USD 390 Per Person

*Minimum 15 Pax required to operate the tour.

Included on Tour

  • Economy Airfare
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation on 3*/4*hotels with Breakfast
  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • English-speaking tour guide.
  • One night Halong bay Cruise Ticket with all meals on-board
  • Economy class domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as per the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of mineral water/person/day.

Not Included

  • Visa Fee
  • Lunch & Dinners
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips to drivers, guides, restaurants and other service providers USD 63 (approx.) per person (Pay to Qwest before the departure)
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • All what is not included

* It is compulsory to purchase the Travel Insurance from Qwest Destinations
*Conditions Apply, Subject to conditions as per the Insurance Policy.

Entry Visas:

Visa stamping fees:
Vietnam Visa(stamp from Sri Lanka)
Visa stamping fees: LKR 10,500 per person/ single entry ( paid directly to the Qwest )
4 Passport size pictures
Valid passport up to 6 months

Deposit

LKR 150,000 at the time of booking

Important instructions

  • Rs 150,000/- deposit at the time of booking. Balance payment before 25th of Jun 2018
  • Due to exchange fluctuations payment deadlines must be strictly adhered.
  • For delayed payment, exchange fluctuations will apply and prices will be at the current exchange rates. This requirement will be strictly adhered due to violent exchange rate fluctuations.
  • Late payments subject to interest at 20 percent.
  • Due to weather conditions, traffic delays and flight movements we have the right to alter final program. The order of the Tour Itinerary is subject to change. The number of dates and all the sites will be visited.
  • Any items not mentioned in the included pricing such as government taxes, will be additional if applied.

Cancellations

In the event you cancel your tour following voluntary amounts will be applicable

120 – 91 days prior to departure No charge
90 – 61 days prior to departure 25% of Package Price
60 – 31 days prior to departure 75% of Package Price
30 – 0 days prior to departure No refund

Deviation

We are working on a group fare.  Therefore you will be required to travel in/out together as a group.  However, in the event you need to deviate from the group at the end of the tour and stay a longer period or travel to another destination additional cost will apply. All such deviations will be subject to availability of seats.

Additional Information

Airline : To be Advised
Cruise Company : To be Advised
Late payments subject to 20% interest and package price subject to change. We insist that you comply with payment deadlines.

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