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Highlights of Vietnam

Overview

Home to a myriad of unique destinations, Vietnam offers a wide range of options for tourists and adventure lovers. With only 7 days, it is the best choice for people who love to learn about Vietnam’s culture and history but limited time. The tour begins in the thriving capital city of Hanoi. Rich in ancient history and with exquisite cuisines, Hanoi has been voted in the top ten destinations. You will get to explore the scenery, observe and interact with locals in the Old Quarter and French Quarter. You will visit Ha Long Bay, with its emerald rivers, abundant lakes, beaches and many limestone islands topped by thick jungle vegetations. Home to a host of plant and animal species, Ha Long Bay is a wondrous structure of rocky formations and enormous caves. The tour ends in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh, referred to as Saigon. This is the most populous city and the financial centre of Vietnam and is reknown for its pivotal role in the Vietnam War. It has an immense French influence, evidenced by the abundance of historic French colonial buildings and houses a number of landmarks and historical edifices.

 

Note: This tour is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.

Travel Highlights

  • Hanoi: Hanoi is made up of a unique integration between 21st-century innovation, tradition, resilience, and turbulence. Hanoi City continues to evolve to this day. Read more!
  • Halong Bay: a UNESCO World Heritage and an extraordinary landscape comprised of transparent waters with countless islands Read more!
  • Saigon: Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most rapidly developing dynamic cities in Asia Read more!
  • Mekong Delta: When the Mekong Delta comes to mind, one visualizes every shade of green, colossal palm trees along the banks of the river, a murky green water reflection, and fertile agriculture. Read more!

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

On arrival at the Airport in Hanoi, you will be conveyed to your hotel in a 30-minute drive. You will have the evening free to relax and explore the city on your own and stay overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L/D)

You will enjoy a city-wide tour of the capital city, visiting the Tran Quoc pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh complex which houses the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the President’s Palace. You will also explore the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda after which you’ll be treated to lunch in a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will visit the first imperial University in Vietnam, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam) and the Ngoc Son Temple which is surrounded by the Hoan Kiem Lake. Here, you will be regaled with the tale of the legend of the turtle in the lake. Later in the evening, you will enjoy an entertaining water puppet performance after which you will have dinner at a local restaurant. After this brief introduction to the Vietnam culture on the first day, you will stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

The train arrives at Hanoi very early in the morning and you will be taken for breakfast and morning coffee at a local restaurant, after which you will head to the spectacular Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival at the Ha Long Bay pier, you will take a cruise on the bay, with lunch being served on board. The shimmering emerald waters of the Bay filling you with serenity while the numerous towering limestone islands and rainforest depict perfectly the wild, untamed nature of the territory. After lunch, you will trek briefly to a summit, from which you will have an extensive view of the Ha Long Bay. You may choose to relax by taking a swim or sunbathing as you wish. At night, you will retire on board where you will spend the night.

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO SAIGON (B/L/-)

After a night of refreshing sleep to the gentle rocking of the emerald waters of the Bay, you may take a quick swim in the morning and settle for breakfast while taking in the majestic sights of the Bay. You will then explore the Sung Sot cave and the Soi Sim Beach for a combined 1hr 30 minutes before taking a cruise back to the pier, having brunch on board. From the Ha Long Harbour, you will take a drive to Hanoi Airport to board a short flight to Saigon. On arrival, you will be conveyed to your hotel where you will rest for the night.

DAY 5: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - CU CHI TUNNELS - SAIGON (B/L/-)

You will be conveyed to My Tho in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam. Home to the first railway route in Vietnam, My Tho is popular for its My Tho River and its floating markets. You will enjoy a private cruise on a boat to an orchard where you will enjoy lunch and tropical fruits at a local restaurant. You will discover the Dong Tam snake farm, where snakes are bred for snake wine and also visit the VinhTrang pagoda. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

DAY 6: SAIGON CITY TOUR (B/L/-)

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the financial center of Vietnam. The city boasts of many beautiful sights including China Town, FITO Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Old Post office, Ben Thanh market, and the French-inspired Notre Dame Cathedral.

DAY 7: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

The final day of the tour is a free day that affords you the opportunity to do some personal exploration and souvenir-shopping. Afterwards, you will be transported to the airport for your departure flight, thus concluding this 7-day adventure of the best of Vietnam.

TOUR PRICE

This trip is organized for private group only. The tariff depends on the number of participants and the tourist season of the year. Please send us an enquiry to get the price of your group and your travel date.

 

Note: Please note that due to cost efficiency, we only organize tour for at least two people.

Inclusions

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
    • Mineral water 2 bottles/person/day.
    • Travel on private, modern & comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with a caring driver for all transfers and ground transportation (except the break time or tour clearly mentioned “WITHOUT DRIVER”).
    • Halong Bay cruise
    • Entry fee for all mentioned sites for visit.
    • Qualified local tour guides during the whole trip (except the break time or tour clearly mentioned “WITHOUT GUIDE”).

Exclusions

    • Domestic & International flight tickets.
    • Transportation vehicles not listed in the itinerary.
    • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Drink, telephone, laundry and all that is not clearly mentioned in the “INCLUSIONS”.
    • Tips and personal expenses.
    • Insurances.
    • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any

Accommodation List

Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
DestinationAcommodationStarNights
HanoiQuoc Hoa Botique Hotel31
Halong BayLa Regina Cruise51
SaigonSignature Saigon Hotel33

Cancellation by Customer

    • Cancellation received before 15 days: FREE of charge
    • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
    • Cancellation received from 2 days to 6 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
    • Cancellation received less than 1 day prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

FAQs

1. How do I reserve my tours with The Terrible Tour Guide Travel?

Just complete and send the reservation form on our website, making sure that you have given us your e-mail address and phone number. As soon as we receive your request we will contact you to confirm the reservation. It is our policy to reply to all requests within 24 hours.

2. Do you have tours available on specific dates?

Almost all of our tours are daily departure. To make a booking, you must submit a reservation form. Then we process the booking and reply to you within 24 hours.

3. I don’t want to make a reservation online, what can I do?

You can reserve by phone or WhatsApp: You can call our 24/7 call center hotline at + 84 343 470 507 (also available on WhatsApp)

4. Can I make a reservation directly through a travel agent?

Yes, of course if you would like to make a reservation directly with the tour operator or travel agent, you will need to contact them directly. However, we are in good position to make the offer, make the booking and run the trip as we are a local tour operator.

5. What if the preferred hotel is not available?

You will be notified via an e-mail (within 24 hours after placing your order) and we will do our best to suggest or book an alternative similar hotel based on your preferences and our experience.

6. What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?

We can only guarantee bookings made at least 3-working days (not including Sun & Public holidays) before the departure date.

7. How far in advance can I book?

You can book as far as 24 months in advance, but please ensure you remember you have made the reservation. We will charge 30% of total rate is required upon the confirmation of services require full payment 60 days before departure.
You can expect to receive the invoice as a reminder well in advance of your trip.

8. How do I make a reservation for someone else?

To complete a reservation for someone else, simply type in his or her name instead of yours for guest name. Don’t forget to use your email address to receive your confirmation information.

9. What happens to my tour booking if my flight is delayed?

Please inform us and the hotel immediately as any changes or fee will depend on the hotel policy. We will also try our best to offer you similar ground services.

10. Is it reliable to book online?

Making an online reservation is easy and safe. Just complete the secure reservations form (SSL – 128bit), making sure that you give us your e-mail address. As soon as we receive your request we will reply within 24 hours.

Every booking with us will add 1$ US to our humanitarian project to help increase development capacity for ethnic groups in northern Vietnam. At the meantime, we are focusing on helping children in remote mountainous villages in Vietnam, major destinations of our tours.

As travelers, you can join us too. Donations of unwanted clothes, books and toys are welcome and warmly appreciated. You can also take part in our regular mission trips to these hill tribal communities.