Authentically Classic Vietnam (10 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS)

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Nestled in the South China Sea bordering China, Laos, and Cambodia, Vietnam is teeming with a deep, turbulent history and an ever-expanding, modern future, forever clashing with the classic rural life of the old Vietnam.

Visiting, you’ll discover an endless supply of natural wonder; green mountains, rolling hills of rice patties, endless mountains, and serene coasts, all juxtaposing a vibrant, erratic city life full of modern-day automobiles and technology, and somehow it all fits to make Vietnam, well, Vietnam.  Life has never been easy in Vietnam, and its history of war of conflict will provide all the proof you’ll need of that, and combined with its civilization and lifestyle, it is what makes the Vietnamese culture and way-of-life a one-of-a-kind to explore and embrace.

Experience Vietnam on our “Authentically Classic Vietnam 10-days, 8-nights” tour, where you’ll explore the history, culture, and cuisine of the famous Southeast Asian country.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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10 Days
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from $1,850

Nestled in the South China Sea bordering China, Laos, and Cambodia, Vietnam is teeming with a deep, turbulent history and an ever-expanding, modern future, forever clashing with the classic rural life of the old Vietnam.

Visiting, you’ll discover an endless supply of natural wonder; green mountains, rolling hills of rice patties, endless mountains, and serene coasts, all juxtaposing a vibrant, erratic city life full of modern-day automobiles and technology, and somehow it all fits to make Vietnam, well, Vietnam.  Life has never been easy in Vietnam, and its history of war of conflict will provide all the proof you’ll need of that, and combined with its civilization and lifestyle, it is what makes the Vietnamese culture and way-of-life a one-of-a-kind to explore and embrace.

Experience Vietnam on our “Authentically Classic Vietnam 10-days, 8-nights” tour, where you’ll explore the history, culture, and cuisine of the famous Southeast Asian country.

 

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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All about the Authentically Classic Vietnam (10 DAYS/ 8 NIGHTS).

Nestled in the South China Sea bordering China, Laos, and Cambodia, Vietnam is teeming with a deep, turbulent history and an ever-expanding, modern future, forever clashing with the classic rural life of the old Vietnam.

Visiting, you’ll discover an endless supply of natural wonder; green mountains, rolling hills of rice patties, endless mountains, and serene coasts, all juxtaposing a vibrant, erratic city life full of modern-day automobiles and technology, and somehow it all fits to make Vietnam, well, Vietnam.  Life has never been easy in Vietnam, and its history of war of conflict will provide all the proof you’ll need of that, and combined with its civilization and lifestyle, it is what makes the Vietnamese culture and way-of-life a one-of-a-kind to explore and embrace.

Experience Vietnam on our “Authentically Classic Vietnam 10-days, 8-nights” tour, where you’ll explore the history, culture, and cuisine of the famous Southeast Asian country.

Highlights:
Lunch at Koto Restaurant (Day 2): A social enterprise restaurant providing youths with vocational training and social development opportunities.

Home hosted meal at Thuy Bieu Village (Day 6): will have a chance to connect with locals while having a meal

Show at home of a Water Puppet Artist (Day 8): have a chance to talk with the artist and participate in the process of making the puppets

Fun Fact: Why all the narrow houses in Hanoi?
An interesting fact about Hanoi is that the houses are tall but very narrow because property tax is based on the width of the building. Due to this characteristic, the name given to these houses is ‘tube houses’. This taxation law was introduced in the 19th century by the French.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 8-nights hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • All activities, as stated in itinerary
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare from U.S.
  • Meals that are not included in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for drivers and local guides
  • Expenditures of a personal nature
  1. Day 1 Departure from US (-/-/-)

    Board an international flight bound for Saigon, eager to begin our Asia vacation.

  2. Day 2 Arrival Saigon (D)

    Xin chao! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon – the most dynamic city of Vietnam where modern high-rise buildings sit next to ancient temples. You are greeted at Tan Son Nhat International airport by flight. Airport transfer with guide to luxury hotel.
    Welcome Dinner at local restaurant. The rest of day is free at your leisure for jet lag recovery.

    Hotel:  Eden Star Saigon Hotel (Deluxe)

    The Reverie Saigon (Luxury)

  3. Day 3 Saigon (B/L/D)

    Today we indulge a late morning start at 11 am due to the late arrival in the night.
    We visit the FITO museum and its impressive collection of facts and artifacts about traditional medicine.
    Lunch is served at KOTO, a social enterprise restaurant providing youths with vocational training and social development opportunities.
    In the afternoon, visit Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883, is a major center of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks. Next to the cathedral stands the Saigon Post Office, a classic French colonial structure, is still a functioning post office today and features huge ceilings, a giant portrait of Uncle Ho, and many beautiful details. Then, visit The People’s Committee Hall which was built during the French colonial period. Continue to see The Municipal Theater of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. And the last visit of the day is to Ben Thanh Market – a symbol of the city, stands in the center of District 1 packed to the rafters with everything from fruits to nuts, from tourist kitsch to true bargains, it is a definite must-see.
    A welcome dinner is arranged, the venue to be determined.

    Hotel:  Eden Star Saigon Hotel (Deluxe)

    The Reverie Saigon (Luxury)

  4. Day 4 Saigon visit – Flight to Danang – Hoian(B/L/-)

    Today after breakfast, depart Ho Chi Minh City, head out to Cu Chi Tunnels. After an introductory video, viewing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters, you will spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network. Transfer back to Saigon for lunchtime. Then fly to Danang. You are greeted upon your arrival and driven to the hotel in Hoian.

    Hotel: Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai (Luxury)

  5. Day 5 Hoian full day visit & farming and fishing (B/L/-)

    Spend the morning for cycling along back roads witnessing Vietnamese rural life first hand, working the ground with a farmer in an organic vegetable village and riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field. Later, you will board a boat to join local fishermen doing traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat, rounding out your experience with the local farming and fishing communities. Spend the afternoon to walk the ancient streets of Hoi An, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, and outlets for local artists, craftsmen, and tailors. Explore the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge. Hoi An’s unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture is well displayed here, in what is arguably Vietnam’s most tourist-friendly town, Phung Hung ancient house. Then free for your optional activities or enjoy the shopping in Hoi An – a paradise for silk & fashionable clothing and accessories.

    Hotel: Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa (Deluxe)

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai (Luxury)

  6. Day 6 Hoi An – Danang – Hue and visit Tu Duc tomb (B/L/-)

    Today you continue by road to Da Nang, where you will stop by the Cham Museum, housing the most complete collection of Cham artifacts anywhere in the world. Then continue driving to Hue. The scenery is remarkable, as the route hugs the coastline of the East Sea of Vietnam before winding up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Here you can stop to admire the stunning views of Lang Co Beach.
    Lunch is served en-route in a simple floating restaurant in Lang Co bay.
    Upon arrival Hue, a visit to Tu Duc’s tomb which is a sprawling compound centered around a lake and including numerous separate memorials connected by pleasant walkways. The major portions of the tomb complex were completed from 1864-67, along with future temple buildings that served as a retreat for Tu Duc and his many wives during his lifetime.

    Hotel: Chalcedony Hotel (Deluxe)

    Banyan Tree Lang Co (Luxury)

  7. Day 7 Hue Visit – Flight to Hanoi (B/L/-)

    This morning, we take a nice cyclo ride around the town and the narrow streets of the citadel before entering the Forbidden City. Dive in Vietnam’s feudality and learn more about the Imperial time in Vietnam under the last Nguyen Dynasty.
    We exit the citadel and hop on a boat for the leisure cruise along the Perfume River. Our journey takes us to Thuy Bieu, the village of the Mandarins. We explore the village on bicycles, meet the descendants of the Mandarins in their beautiful garden houses, taste some of their exotic fruits and exchange stories.
    Lunch is served at one of the local homes.
    In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi.
    Upon arrival, guide and private car meet you at the airport and transfer to Hanoi city.

    Hotel: Chalcedony Hotel (Deluxe)

    Banyan Tree Lang Co (Luxury)

  8. Day 8 Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)

    Breakfast at the hotel before heading out to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Ha Long you will board an overnight cruise amongst the more than 3,000 limestone islands rising majestically out of the turquoise bay. You pass grand rock formations and quaint fishing towns and sample a delicious lunch of freshly caught fish and seafood. In the afternoon you can choose from several interesting activities: a cooking demonstration with spectacular set-menu gastronomic dinner.

    Overnight in Bhaya Cruise

  9. Day 9 Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L/D)

    While cruising back to the pier, brunch is served as we are getting closer to disembarking. Early Tai Chi session is proposed, coffee and tea are served early as well if you would like to wake up early to see the beautiful lights of sunrise. We have the chance to visit a floating village before starting our way back to the coast. Upon disembarkation, we drive back to Hanoi.
    Visit the home of a Water Puppet Artist, the descendant of a family of water puppet performers. This Vietnamese traditional performance art has roots dating back to the 10th century. You will have a chance to talk with the artist, participate in the process of making the puppets, and enjoy a private water puppet show. Then dinner at a local restaurant.

    Overnight in Bhaya Cruise

  10. Day 10 Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)

    Bid farewell to Vietnam and board the return flight back to your hometown.

The Reverie Saigon (Luxury)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai (Luxury)
Hoi An, Vietnam

Banyan Tree Lang Co (Luxury)
Hue, Vietnam

 

JW Marriott Hotel (Luxury)
Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Bhaya Cruise
Ha Long Bay

All U.S. Travelers will need a Visa to travel to Vietnam. Passports must have six months’ validity remaining, and one visa page required for entry stamp.  Please check with your countries restrictions and instructions on visa requirements before booking.

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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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$5,680
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 29, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 29, 2020
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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$2,750
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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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$2,850
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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$2,850
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April 20, 2020 - April 29, 2020
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$2,850
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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$2,850
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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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$5,790
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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$5,790
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April 20, 2020 - April 29, 2020
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$5,790
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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$5,790
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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$1,850
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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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$1,850
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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April 20, 2020 - April 29, 2020
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$1,850
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July 19, 2020 - July 28, 2020
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$4,799
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October 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019
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December 14, 2019 - December 23, 2019
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