Guest name: Mr. Jeremie Fould & family
Number of pax: 06 people
Travel Date: 25 Nov to 1 Dec 2013
Hi, My family enjoyed the whole trip
Our guide Mr Dao was the best tour guides we ever had and he had a very deep knowledge of what he's tasked to do and also about the places we visited especially the Chu Chi Tunnels and he's also helpful in every way. Like for eg: We had a couple of shirt to be made on day one and there was a mix up in the delivery due to hotel room change as we checked out on day 2 and checked in back on day 3 so our guide went down back to the shop to collect it from us on day 4. He was also the person who was punctual(On time) this makes us confident on him. He's also friendly to chat with also.
2) Cruise and Cars
The transportation were clean and comfortable and was ready to use at any point of time. Our driver was also on time
The hotel was ok in Ho Chi Minh a strategic location for shopping and walking around
Overall the whole package was ok and exceeds beyond our expectations for a family trip.
Day 1 ( 25 Nov 2013):HCM City – Arrival
Stay overnight at your hotel in HCMC .
Day 2 ( 26th of Nov 2013 ): Ho Chi Minh city half day tour( B/L )
Depart from hotel to the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam. Our delicious lunch will be served at a “Pho 2000” restaurant in the central city.
In the afternoon we will visit: Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market. Here you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. We will be back our hotel after visiting Giac Lam pagoda, one of the oldest and finest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. It is really relaxation here. Trip end at your hotel at about 5.30 PM at your hotel. O/N in Saigon.
Day 3 ( 27 Nov 2013 ): Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi half day tour ( B/L )
08:15 – 08:30 Pick up at your hotel. Excursion Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years.
Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 14.00pm for late lunch. Free in the afternoon. O/N in Saigon.
Day 4 ( 28 Nov 2013 ) : Mekong delta – Cai Be floating market - Vinh Long one day trip ( B/L )
Depart at 7:00 AM from your hotel to Cai Be by air-conditioned bus (about 100 km). Take a boat trip to discover the beautiful Cai Be floating market with local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Going on to the local village to visit orchard, rice paper making, rice crispy producing process, etc…..and discover the daily activities of the local people. Take a rowing boat along the narrow canal with beautiful scenery to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong region. Return to the restaurant for lunch and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music. 3:00 PM, Leaving Cai be for My Tho. Stop at Mekong Rest Stop to visit and shopping before going back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 5 ( 29 Nov 2013 ) : Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang by flight at 12:20 - 13:15/ VN 1352 ( B )
Have breakfast at your hotel.
10.20AM: Pick up from the lobby and transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for a short flight to Nha Trang at 12:20 - 13:15/ VN 1352. Up on arrival to Cam Ranh airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in. O/N in Nha Trang.
Day 6 ( 30 Nov 2013 ) : Island and snorking tour ( B/L )
Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island is the first place to visit, many sea species of Nha Trang/ Khanh Hoa province make a small ocean world there. Mun Island is the best island for snorkeling where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. Taking a fresh lunch at the island. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore. O/N in Nha Trang.
Day 7 ( 31 Nov 2013 ) : Nha Trang ½ day city tour ( B/L )
Morning: Visit Nha Trang city tour to Nha Trang's major sights, including the Oceanographic Institute, the Long Son Pagoda with its famous giant Buddha image, the Hon Chong Rock formation and the impressive Ponagar Cham Towers, which are overlooking the colorful fishing port. Have lunch at local restaurant. The remainder of the day will be free for a well earned rest on a beach. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 8( 1 Dec 2013 ): Nha Trang – Saigon by flight at 20.15 – 21.10/ VN 1363 ( B )
Free all day.
18.15: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Cam Ranh airport to get your short flight back to Saigon . Up on arrival, you check out domestic airport and look for international gate for check in your international flight at 00.50 back to your home.
End of wonderful trip.
* Vietnam visa processing ( approval of letter for Vietnam visa on arrival – one month single entry )
* Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
* All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B:Breakfast,L:Lunch,D:Dinner)
* Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
* French speaking local guide
* Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
* Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
* Mineral water in day tour ( 2 bottle/person/day )
* Peak season surcharge of Sunrise hotel in Nha Trang: US$20/room night
* Snorkeling gear in Island and snorking tour in Nha Trang
* Flight ticket Saigon – Nha Trang – Saigon ( Vietnam airline/economy class )
* Vietnam visa stamping fee
* Any kind of drinks
* International airport departure taxes
* International flights to Hanoi/from Saigon
* Camera/video entrance fees
* Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
* Tip for tour guide and driver