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Our memorable trip in Viet Nam


Dear Mrs. Kim,

Thank you for your e-mail and we hope, that you are doing well.

travel vietnamWe have arrived yesterday evening safely from our memorable trip in Viet Nam and all was very well organized from you. I also wanted to write you an e-mail and thank you for your kind and professional help. The trip was just great and all the tour guides, cars and drivers always had been in time, something that we really appreciated a lot.

The first week of our travel was very busy and full with all different impressions from the beautiful various sights and places we got to see. We also were so lucky to be with an Austrian couple in our age on the Victoria Train going to and from Sapa. We made friends with these two persons and we were really lucky or maybe you arranged it very thoughtfully. Thank you for your mindfulness also to change the last part of our trip.

We just enjoyed Phu Quoc the Cassia Cottage so much and could really need a rest from the heavy traveling the day before. Thank you a lot for the changing of the plane and the professional help!

We will of course give you good recommendations on the Tripadvisor or on your website and send you nice pictures, as soon as we have sorted them out. My husband really loves to make pictures and therefore we have a lot which we have to go through before we can share them.

I now take the freedom and give you one aspect which bothered us and many other tourist and travel mates in this beautiful surrounding; it was the plastic trash on the wonderful beaches and in the sea. I know it is a difficult challenge to change this for the future, but since we all take care of the nature and it is our duty to protect it, I thought I will bring it to your attention. We as other tourists did collect the plastic trash from the beach and put it into the bins of the hotel garden.

Maybe you have the possibility to give this on to local authorities, that there will be public trash bins or better, that not everyone is putting away the plastic garbage without thinking of the nature. I know it is not up to you nor is it your responsibility, but I thought, that I give it on to you frankly – maybe this can be improved for the long run.

I hope you do not take this remark personally, but thought, that I can bring this up to you.

Once again thank you for your help and planning such a beautiful and memorable trip for us.
We will be back with photos within soon.

Thank you for all and your personal assistance,

Best regards
Petra Faber
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 11:59:32 +0100
 

VIETNAM LUXURY TOUR – 18 DAYS FROM HANOI

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong bay – Sapa – Hue – Hoi An – My Son – Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Can Tho – Phu Quoc

GUEST’S NAME: MRS PETRA FABER

NUMBER OF PERSON: 2 PERSONS

ACCOMMODATION IN LUXURIOUS 4-STAR HOTELS

PRICE IN USD PER PERSON: $2522

ITINERARY:

21st Oct                        Hanoi Arrival

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a city of lakes, shaded streets and verdant public parks. Come to Hanoi, you will have a chance to explore the rich cultural heritage with the Old Quarter, prominent delicious Vietnamese  cuisine as well as other interesting spots.

Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. After check – in, you are free to stroll around the city and catch a first glimpse of this peaceful city.

Free at leisure and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: None

Accommodation:  D’Maison Hotel / Classic room

http://www.hanovahotel.com/

22nd Oct                       Hanoi – Hon Gai - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave

07.45  Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi.

12.00   Embark at Hon Gai International harbour.

13.00   Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.

13.30   Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long    Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15.00  Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water.

15.40   Explore the secluded Thien Canh Son Cave.

16.45   Short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swim or kayak.

18.00   Back to the junk for relaxation.

19.00   Have dinner and stay overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: The Prince / Deluxe cabin

http://indochina-junk.com/our-junk/the-prince.aspx

23rd Oct                        Vung Vieng Fishing Village - Hon Gai – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa

07.30    Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air.

08.30    Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.

09.30    More leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay.

10.00    Cruise back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served.

11.45    Disembark. Farewell.

15.45    Arrive in Hanoi. End of trip.

From Halong city, we have a short visit to one of the most famous traditional handicraft village in the North of Vietnam – Dong Ho folk painting village. The printing paper is made of bark of a tree called "Dzo." The background paper is originally white. People use natural materials to change the colors of the papers which are usually orange, pink, yellow, purple,.. Colors of the painting are refined from various kinds of tree leaves, that people can easily find in Vietnam. Particular, the red color is taken from earth of hills and mountains; the black color is from coal of burned bamboo's leaves; the glitter white color is made of sea shells.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Victoria Express Train / Sharing superior cabin 4 berths

Departure at 21h55 – Arrival at: 06h30

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotels-in-vietnam/sapa-resort-spa/victoria-express-train

24th Oct                        Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van villages

Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.

Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa / Deluxe

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotels-in-vietnam/sapa-resort-spa

25th Oct                        Sapa – Coc Ly market – Sapa

Spend the whole morning to enjoy one of the most interesting and unique ethnic weekly market – Coc Ly market. About 35km from Bac Ha, Coc Ly Market is a colorful Tuesday market in a mountainous area where ethnic people gather to buy and sell goods, dine and drink, or just wander to enjoy the ambience of the montagnard market by the Chay River.

Then drive back to the railway station for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Victoria Express Train / Sharing superior cabin 4 berths

Departure at 20h45 – Arrival at: 05h45

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotels-in-vietnam/sapa-resort-spa/victoria-express-train

26th Oct                        Hanoi city tour

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. Pick up and transfer to a mini-hotel for taking a short rest and having breakfast.

Today we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.

Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show.

After having dinner, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Hue (VN1545 HAN 20:10 HUI 21:20). Overnight in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Imperial Hotel / Deluxe city view

http://www.imperial-hotel.com.vn/

27th Oct                        Hue city tour – Drive to Hoi An

Hue with splendid tombs of the Nguyen emperors, notable pagodas and the remains of the Citadel becomes one of Vietnam’s attractions to tourists from all over the world, who like to explore the traditional cultural values of Vietnam.

We start our day with guided touring around the Imperial Citadel, visiting the Noon Gate and Forbidden City; then followed with the Antiquity Museum for some view. After that, we will drive out Hue outskirt to visit Khai Dinh Royal Tomb.

In the afternoon, after delicious lunch, we will be transferred to the boat quay for a boat trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda and Minh Mang Mausoleum.

Then transfer from Hue to Hoi An for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hoi An Trails Resort / Superior

http://www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn/

28th Oct                        Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An

Transfer from Hoi An to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.

Drive back to Hoi An, visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien pagoda and the colourful riverside market.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hoi An Trails Resort / Superior

http://www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn/

29th Oct                        Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh

Free at leisure until we pick up and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh (VN1309 DAD 08:30 SGN 09:40), and then connect with a short flight to Phu Quoc (VN1817 SGN 12:10 PQC 13:10).

Pick up upon your arrival and transfer to your hotel in Phu Quoc for checking in.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cassia Cottage / Large Sea Front 1b

http://www.cassiacottage.com/index.htm

30th Oct => 03rd Nov               Phu Quoc Island free days / NO GUIDE

It is still little visited. Phu Quoc Island is famous for the quality of locally produced pepper and matelote. Today is free. You can now relax on the beach or visit Duong Dong, the capital of Phu Quoc. Phu Quoc is a national park and it is also possible to explore the island on own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Cassia Cottage / Large Sea Front 1b

http://www.cassiacottage.com/index.htm

04th Nov                       Phu Quoc – Flight to Ho Chi Minh / NO GUIDE

Free at leisure until we pick up and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh (VN1822 PQC 15:35 SGN 16:40). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rex Hotel / Superior

http://www.rexhotelvietnam.com/en/Default.aspx

05th Nov                       Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta – My Tho – Can Tho

At 8 hours, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to My Tho. Around 9h30, arriving in My Tho, you will enjoy different type of boat trip (motorized boat trip, rowing boat trip) to islands where you can visit local houses, see how they make delicious coconut caramels and enjoy lunch. You will also stop over the Unicorn Island for a traditional music performance, “cai luong” by local people. Enjoy some tropical fruit here. Especially, you will have a chance to be on horse-drawn carriage or local transport “Xe loi” (nowadays, it is often seen on movies).

In the afternoon, you will take a drive to Can Tho City, across Vinh Long, My Thuan Suspension Bridge and cross the Hau River by ferry. Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and relax after a long journey. Overnight in Can Tho.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Victoria Can Tho Hotel / Superior

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotels-in-vietnam/can-tho-resort

06th Nov                       Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market

Today, you will get up very early for breakfast so that we will be on time to catch amazing scene of Cai Rang Floating Market. The guide will pick you up at 6:30 hours, check out and transfer you to the boat quay. Now you start a cruise to the floating markets. At 7:30 hours, arrive at Cai Rang floating market, you will take slow running for nice pictures. We will stop for a while and you can buy some fruit or contact with local people. Leaving the market, you will take another boat trip along the river bank and cannels to see how people there live, visit another orchard for relaxation.

Then, transfer back from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rex Hotel / Superior

http://www.rexhotelvietnam.com/en/Default.aspx

07th Nov                       Ho Chi Minh Departure

Free at leisure until we pick up and transfer you to the airport for your international flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

END OF SERVICE

INCLUSIVE:

  • Economy Class Flights (Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Saigon, Can Tho – Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc - Saigon)
  • Hotel accommodation 4 Star ( 1 double room )
  • All transfer and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Return train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi ( Sharing deluxe cabins )
  • Water puppet and cylco in Hanoi
  • English speaking guide on day tour ( Exept for free days )
  • 01 night on Halong Oriental Sails
  • Boat trip Tam Coc, My Tho, Cai Rang
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Entrance fees as indicated
  • 2 bottles of mineral water daily during tour only
  • Vietnam visa on arrival

EXCLUSIVE:

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance