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Vietnam Educational Trip - 8 Days

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Tour code: ASW-ST-ET01

Duration: 7 days

Destination: Hanoi / BatTtrang / Halong bay / Hoi An / Saigon / Cu Chi tunnels / Mekong Delta

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Our most compact program that invites students/children and teachers/parents to experience Vietnam's geography and culture within 8 days from North to South

trip highlight

  • Hanoi City Tour including  Cyclo tour in the Hanoi Old quarter and trip to all historical landmarks 
  • Cycling tour along Red River and to Bat Trang Pottery Village, learn how to make pottery
  • Kayaking and caving at Halong Bay
  • Visit Cham Museum in Danang city to know more about the influence of Khmer culture in Vietnam
  • Explore Cu Chi Tunnels to see how Vietnamese people defensed against US bomb raids

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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – short city tour

Meal: Dinner

Upon arrival at Hanoi International airport,  we will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in town. 

If time permits, we will have a brief city tour in Hanoi includes:

- Cyclo tour in the Hanoi Old quarter

- Visit Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple

A welcome dinner in a fine restaurant before  watching a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilization of South East Asia.

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Day 2: Hanoi city tour – Cycling to Bat Trang village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, we start our day tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. The Ho Chi Minh Museum is the preserver of everything memorable related to Ho Chi Minh. The Museum consists of five extensive floors and was inaugurated on 2nd September, 1990, celebrating the 100th birthday occasion of the beloved President. Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond. After that, continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education. 

After lunch at local restaurant, we receive our bikes and start cycling along the Red River dyke, taking the Long Bien Bridge, formerly known as the Paul Doumer Bridge – was one of the greatest engineering accomplishments of the French colony and a showpiece of colonial infrastructure.

After crossing the Red River, we continue riding along the dyke for some kilometers before joining a small biking trail that furrows among pop corn, vegetable, and fruit gardens. We mostly cycle on the back roads amidst the wild nature. Passing the villages, we can see a lush green rice fields, cornfields, vegetable and fruit plantation areas. This is the biggest vegetable and herbs area of Hanoi. We will ride through banana farm, guava farm and “Vietnamese apple” fruit farm. 

After about two hour cycling, we arrive in Bat Trang village, a small village in the north of Viet Nam, is about 13 kilometers southeast of Hanoi center, on the other side of the Red River. The village is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality. We will have a short walk to visit the village, discovering the village ceramic market, the Bat Trang temple, Bat Trang communal house. Discover the real life as you walk through tiny alleys that furrow continuously right and left.  Stop by a local workshop where we will learn all the steps of making a pottery. We have the opportunity to make our own pottery before saying good-bye our “teacher” and transfer back to Hanoi by bus  . Dinner and stay overnight in Hanoi. 

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Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Kayaking - Overnight on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast at hotel, we will drive to Halong Bay. On the way, we stop for refreshment and photos.

12.30: Boarding on junk . Welcome drink is served. 

13.00-14.00: Lunch is served while cruising through Halong Bay. Roam around the labyrinth of the Bay through the Fighting Cock, Sails, and stop for swimming then go for visiting Sung Sot cave (The Sudden Surprise). 

16.0 - 17.00 : Kayak to Luon cave, Headman Mountain.

18.00: Docking for overnight.

19.00: Dinner is served. Overnight on the Junk

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Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi - Fly to Hoian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

07h30-08.00: Breakfast is served and visit Titop island to relax at the beach and climb to the top of the mountain to view the panorama of the Halong Bay. 

09h15: Cruising back to Halong wharf and explore Bai Tu Long Bay such as Bai Tho Moutain, Bai Chay bridge. 
09.30: Luggage pulls out. 

10.30: Lunch is served . 

11.30: Arrive at the pier. Clear all bills.

12.00: Get on bus and drive back Hanoi airport to take a short flight to Danang. On arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoian ancient town. Have a dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in hotel Hoian.

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Day 6: Hoian – Danang – flight to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Morning, we good bye Hoi An and drive to Danang airport . On the way, stop to visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang city.

Upon arrive in Sai gon, pick up and drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years.... getting married, giving birth.  Drive back Saigon for dinner and stay overnight.

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Day 7: Mekong Delta tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, we leave Saigon behind and head to Vietnam's rice basket of Mekong Delta. We will pass through idyllic, rural scenes until we arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River, where we will visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. Next we will have a boat ride on the Mekong river, visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing.  Afternoon, back to Saigon to visit Thien Hau pagoda which is dedicated to the Lady of the Sea.  Enjoy a shopping at Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Hochiminh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.  Stay overnight in Saigon.

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Day 8: Departure Saigon

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to visit Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Hochiminh City. Our next stop is the War Remnants Museum. Continue to visit City Hall, Ho Chi Minh Monument and Central Post Office which was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century. Right nearby, you can see Notre Dame Cathedral, a magnificent building located in the heart of the city and was established by French colonists. This cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).  Ending at  Ben Thanh Market  for shopping before transfer to airport for afternoon depature flight. Services end.

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.

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