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  • Upon arrival in Hanoi airport, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check in

  • Free at your own leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

  • 08:30am: After breakfast at hotel, join with tour guide for a full day city tour. Tour starts with Ho Chi Minh complex: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt house, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda. Then we visit Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum (closed on every Monday), dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.

  • After lunch time, visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son temple, free time for shopping at Hanoi Old Quarter.Then stop at Thang Long Theater for one hour Water Puppets shows. Overnight in Hanoi.

  • A trip to northern Vietnam would not be completed without a tour to breathtaking Ha Long Bay or the bay of descending dragons that is considered the eighth natural wonder of the world, in a country- incomparable coastal area of 1.600 square kilometers with 2000 limestone islands in various shapes.

  • For one day tour, we'd introduce you to all the beauty of Halong Bay by cruising around the islands visiting the caves.

  • 7:45:  You will be picked up at your hotel and then driven to Ha Long Bay. You'll have a short break (about 20 minutes) on the half way before arriving in Halong tourist wharf at 11.45.

  • 12:00 noon:  You will board a private boat and cruise through the most beautiful place of the bay with the famous islets such as Cock Fighting, Dinh Huong islets, etc. while enjoying fresh seafood lunch (on boat). You'll also visit Thien Cung Cave (havven grotto).

  • 16:30:  You will return to Ha Long tourist wharf and transfer back to Hanoi. We drop you off at your hotel. Your tour will finish at 8.00 pm.

  • Overnight stay in Hanoi

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Then transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon

  • Upon arrival in Saigon airport, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check in

  • In the afternoon, you will begin your urban experience in bustling Saigon, the country's commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale shops. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville and the War Remnants Museum. Then visit Ben Thanh market before ending this day.

  • Overnight in Saigon

  • Cu Chi Tunnels is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

  • Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Come back to city in the afternoon

  • Overnight in Saigon

  • After breakfast, you will be free till our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service.

Inclusions

  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicle

  • Meals: Breakfast at hotel only

  • Accommodation at hotel as mentioned or similar ones

  • Service of English speaking guide during Excursion only

  • Tour with entrance fees as specified

  • Government tax and service charge

  • Mineral water during excursion 2bottles/Pax/Day

  • All services mentioned in the program

     

Exclusions

  • Visa fee to Vietnam (USD 25.- per pax with 2Photos 4 x 6)

  • Personal expenses and beverage

  • Travel insurance

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Early check in and late check-out surcharge: check in time: 14.00 hrs, check out time: 12.00 hrs

  • International and domestic flights including airport tax

  • Other Meals and services not mentioned below.

  • Surcharge for peak season and public holiday: 1 Sep to 3 Sep 2018, 24 Dec to 1 Jan 2019, 1 Feb 2019 to 10 Feb 2019      

Ask Locals

Ayubowan – aayu-bo-one – The iconic greeting in Sri Lanka, wishing long life

Gaana Keeyada – Gaa-nuh Ki-ya-da – How much is this?

Muhuda – mu-hu-da – Ocean.

Me Koheda – Meh Ko-he-da – Where is this?

Transportation

Travelling in Sri Lanka, is easy in almost all the tourist locations which has a relatively good interconnection in public transport. Within the commercial city Colombo – transport could be arranged by any type of vehicle and public transport services which are quite regular and same applies with Kandy, Galle, Anuradhapura and etc.

Trains are plenty – might not be quite punctual, main road bus services are active – always ask before you leap in. And the Tuk-Tuk (three-wheeler) culture is much famous among travelers and you can also travel around cities of Sri Lanka in a Tuk-Tuk.

Where to Go

Sigiriya – Named as a UNESCO world heritage site and with a uniqueness which you would not find on earth on construction, artistry and heritage Sigiriya holds the number 01 must visit of the country. The frescoes, ponds with water technology, a castle built on top of a rock, caves with thrones and fountains are only a few to amaze.

Kandy Perahera – This is a one of its kind pageant held in August every year with a number of cultural dances from different parts of the country, king’s men and elephants and tuskers parading on the streets of Kandy. Kandy Perahera is one single night of the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.

Galle Dutch Fort–  Margined to the Indian Ocean from the southernmost coast, even after more than 450 years lies majestically with the remains of the Portuguese. The UNESCO had been able to recognize this marvelous construction as a World Heritage Site, rising strong for generations to explore Sri Lanka.

Activities

Watch a game of cricket – to be amazed by how people get boozed out with a International Cricket Match played at home – in one of the grounds around Colombo, Galle and Kandy. Wear a t-shirt with the name, have some face painting and cheer for a country other than yours.

Surfing – Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa are named as world’s best surf spots and they are here in Sri Lanka. With all sorts of assistance for a beginner you can experience the rough and wild waves in a Best Surf Spot in the World.

White Water Rafting and other water sports– Kitulgala is the marked spot for white water rafting enthusiasts with a boulder-strewn grade 3–4 rapids. And also kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, jet skiing are also available at various locations around.

Trekking – Spectacular scenery with modest climates captures the unexploited wildlife rich lowlands, rainforests, tea estates and paddy fields. While visiting some unique tourist locations of Sri Lanka, it is always advisable that you use trekking to travel for more experiences.

Diving and Snorkeling– The diving season on the west coast runs from November to April and in the east coast it is from May to October. Though the island is not much renowned for snorkeling you can dive to the Coral Sanctuary at Hikkaduwa, and also Pigeon Islands and Polhena.

Food & Accommodation

Ready to book a hotel in Sri Lanka, but has no idea which type to look for? Hotels in Sri Lanka has a vivid range on its room types may it be luxury or budget hotel rooms. Most importantly they change according to the location with its facilities and price. Almost every tourist hotspot in Sri Lanka has luxurious accommodation and also budget rooms which are safe and secure.

Food in Sri Lanka is a topic that is completely different. But in general, the native food is a little bit spicy – that even the mildest could be found with a curry or dish that is spicy. Still there are many places that you can find foods which would match your taste and many of the hotels provide Native Sri Lankan foods in their International buffet spread. When you are travelling out always make sure to experience some of the native foods with the help of our guides.