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Vietnam Heritage Overture
9 Days

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This is an example of one of our tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar heritage 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

visits to four of Vietnam's World Heritage areas, overnight cruising, local artists.

Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, My Son

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (d)
Arrive Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, transfer to hotel. Water puppet performance and welcome dinner.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi's tangible and intangible heritage (b, l, g)
Morning city tour. Afternoon "Backstreet Art" tour.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Ha Noi to Ha Long (b, l, d, g)
Drive to Ha Long Bay UNESCO World Heritage Areas. Twenty-four hours cruising on the bay. Traditional-style wooden junk with sleeping accommodation.
Overnight on Ha Long Bay

Day 4: Ha Long to Hanoi (b, l, g)
Cruising in the morning - disembark around noon and return to Ha Noi.
Your overnight stay will be in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi to Hue (b, l, g)
Noon flight to Hue. Pick up and check in at hotel. Visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue.
Your overnight stay will be in Hue.

Day 6: Hue (b, l, d, g)
Morning: visit to Thien Mu Pagoda and cruise along the Perfume River to King Minh Mang's tomb. Afternoon: visit King Tu Duc's tomb and a garden house.
Evening: Hue's 'garden houses' and dinner hosted by the owner.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue to Hoi An (b, l, g)
Morning drive to Da Nang. Visit the Cham Museum en-route. Afternoon visit to Hoi An Ancient Town.
Your overnight stay will be in Hoi An or Da Nang.

Day 8: Hoi An / Da Nang to My Son (b, g)
Morning: My Son Sanctuary. Free time in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hoi An or Da Nang.

Day 9: Hoi An to Hanoi (b)
Transfer to airport for departure flight.

The prices for this sample tour are per person in US$:
These prices are valid until October 31, 2015. Please note: bank transfer fees are not included.

Number in group
3 - 4
5 - 8
9 - 12
13 - 16
*Supplement for single occupancy
First Class

Please note that all our tours are priced in United States Dollars, in accordance with the established trading practices for tourism products within Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Equivalent quotations in £, Euro, Australian AUD are obtainable on request calculated at our prevailing exchange rate.

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 comfortable twin or double rooms.

  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (please note: pick-ups will be either by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver - all unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)

  • Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue and Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (or Hanoi), including domestic airport taxes.

  • Boat cruise as programme. Cruise on Ha Long Bay in a high quality wooden boat with comfortable accommodation, good facilities and an experienced crew. The boat will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.

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

  • The services of an experienced English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary. (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.

  • Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the programme.

  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available and on the boat in Ha Long Bay.

  • 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.
    • Camera fees (if any)
    • Insurance.

    Hotel list for First Class standard:

    •  Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Hotel (*****historic colonial building in a city centre location - Luxury Room Historic Wing)

    •  Ha Long Bay: Valentine Junk (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Suite cabin)

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

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

    Hotel list for Deluxe standard:

    •  Hanoi: Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi (****Conveniently located in the city centre, just a step away from Hanoi's OperaHouse, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake - L'Opera Grand Deluxe)

    •  Ha Long Bay: Paradise Cruise [Traditional Junk Cruise] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels – Deluxe Balcony cabin)

    •  Hue: Western Premier Indochine Palace Hotel [former Celadon Palace hotel](***** high-rise building hotel in the heart of Hue - Palace Studio)

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

    Hotel list for Superior standard:

    •  Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel (**** conveniently located in Hanoi’s ‘Old Quarter’, about a ten-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake – Silk Deluxe room)

    •  Ha Long Bay: Indochina Sails (Traditional Junk [Unique] (Deluxe quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels - Superior cabin)

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

    •  Hoi An: Boutique Resort Hoi An (**** beach front boutique styled resort - ideally located on Hoi An beach, only 5 minute drive from Hoi An Ancient town – Superior room)

    Hotel list for Mid-range standard:

    •  Hanoi: Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel (*** boutique hotel in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, stylish furnishings and decoration art – Lotus Deluxe room)

    •  Ha Long Bay: Huong Hai or Bai Tho traditional junk [Unique] (Superior quality wooden junks modelled on Imperial Court vessels)

    •  Hue: Moonlight Hotel (*** central location, contemporary décor, swimming pool – Deluxe River View room)

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


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