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This is an example of one of our tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar Vietnam vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences. For example, you may wish to spend more or less time at any destination, or deviate from this itinerary, just contact us at our Enquiry Form page or send an email to enquiry@haivenu-vietnam.com

Attractions:
Our holidays in Vietnam and Vietnam vacations include the Imperial Citadel of Hue, the Perfume River, classic Hue cuisine, the DMZ ( De-militarized Zone), Bach Ma National Park, the East Sea, Hoi An, and My Khe Beach

Destinations:
Hue, Bach Ma National Park, Hoi An, My Son

Your Vietnam vacation commences with three days in Hue, beginning with ...
... a transfer from the airport, time to relax, a 'Welcome' dinner and a busy day investigating Vietnam's Imperial heartland in prospect. With the massive Citadel, the flamboyant tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, distinctive cuisine, rich cultural traditions and the peaceful Perfume River, Hue has a lot to offer. You'll see it all. You'll also cycle around the ‘garden house' area, and eat classic Hue cuisine prepared and served by a descendent of the Imperial Court.
Guide/escort:
transfer from the airport, evening, and both following days
Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners

A day in the war zone
The DMZ was the theatre where the Vietnam War raged most fiercely. There's not much left, but your expert guide will revisit the past to place one of the most savage conflicts into its historical context. It's an evocative place – whispered echoes of the battles seem to float through the air, speaking not only of death and destruction but also of rebirth and renewal. Then it's back to Hue with a free morning to follow.
Guide: all day
Meals: one breakfast and one lunch

Two days in one of Vietnam's best national parks
Bach Ma is an example of good environmental conservation. It's rich in bio-diversity and has panoramic views over the coastal strip and the East Sea. There are several nature trails from gentle strolls to arduous trekking – the choice is yours. You'll spend the night in renovated colonial villa (the park used to be a popular French hill-station) high on the mountain slopes. Around lunchtime, Hoi An beckons. The drive south takes you via Danang and the famed Marble Mountains, so there's plenty to do on the way.
Guide:
from leaving Hue to arriving in Hoi An
Meals: two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner

Three days in Hoi An
Beguiling Hoi An is the polar opposite to Hue, a tiny ancient port tucked away in the middle of a modern town - most of our clients call it ‘charming'. Its peaceful streets and old wooden houses cuddle up to each other and gaze across what was once the sea that made it an important trading centre, but is now the Thu Bon River. The Ancient Town is also within easy reach of Cua Dai Beach, part of the stretch of sand that includes the famous My Khe Beach.You'll have a guide to show you Hoi An's chequered history and, if you wish, an optional half-day excursion to My Son, a remarkable monument to an even more remarkable civilization. Then it's back to the airport for your flight to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
Guide:
one day, and another half day if you choose the My Son option
Meals: three breakfasts, and one lunch - two if you choose the My Son option

The prices for this sample tour are per person in £ (GBP):
These prices are valid until December 31, 2008. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.

Number in group
2
3 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 12
13 - 16
*Supplement for single occupancy
Mid-range
462
414
357
331
317
148
Superior
525
476
419
394
380
210
Deluxe
621
573
516
490
476
307
First Class
861
812
755
730
716
546

At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* 'Single room occupancy' refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available on request.

Our prices include:

  • Breakfast and accommodation in twin or double rooms.
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.

  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above

  • Domestic flight tickets: Danang – Hanoi/or Ho Chi Minh City, including domestic airport taxes.

  • Boat cruises as programme.

  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.

  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary

  • The usage of bicycle as mentioned.

  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.

  • Lunches and dinners in good quality local restaurants as specified in the itinerary and picnics where suitable restaurants are not available

  • VAT and other taxes

Our prices do not include:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax

  • Visas

  • Dinners except as specified above

  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

  • Insurance.

Hotel list for First Class standard

  • Hue: La Residence Hotel & Spa **** (Deluxe boutique hotel on the bank of the Perfume River - Colonial Suite)

  • Bach Ma: National Park accommodation complex on single site, accommodation in large stone villas (use Morin guesthouse, in situ restaurant, hot water shower, rooms OK, service poor)

  • Hoi An: Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa (****modern resort hotel on My Khe Beach, low rise, outdoor swimming pool - Deluxe Beach-front room)

Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

  • Hue: Saigon Morin Hotel **** (colonial building overlooking the Perfume River, Deluxe room)

  • Bach Ma: National Park accommodation complex on single site, accommodation in large stone villas (use Morin guesthouse, in situ restaurant, hot water shower, rooms OK, service poor)

  • Hoi An: Life Resort [Featured Hotel] (**** low-rise colonial-style architecture on the Thu Bon riverbank, shuttle boat to beach, good spa and ‘wellness' facilities, etc. – Junior Suite Garden View room)

Hotel list for Superior standard:

  • Hue: Huong Giang Hotel **** (on the bank of the Perfume River, Superior Riverview room)

  • Bach Ma: National Park accommodation complex on single site, accommodation in large stone villas (use Morin guesthouse, in situ restaurant, hot water shower, rooms OK, service poor)

  • Hoi An: Riverside Resort Hotel (**** riverside villa-style hotel, 3km south of the town near Cua Dai Beach – Standard Vietnamese or Japanese room)

Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

  • Hue: Heritage Hotel (*** city centre with swimming pool – Standard room)

  • Bach Ma: National Park accommodation complex on single site, accommodation in large stone villas (use Morin guesthouse, in situ restaurant, hot water shower, rooms OK, service poor)

  • Hoi An: Ancient House Resort [Featured Hotel] (*** special resort – hotel with traditional architecture and authentic ancient house inside the complex, Superior Garden View room)

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

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