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Hanoi - Danang Tour 8 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-HNDN8D

Duration: 8 days

Destination: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang (/w Bana Hill) - Hoi An

US$ 762 per person

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Visit the best of Vietnam with most desired destinations & experiences just in 8 days

trip highlight

  • Cruising around the world heritage site Halong Bay to admire the significant stunning seascape 
  • Enjoy the savour of Vietnamese street food and have a life-time experience to try on a motorbike or enjoy the trendy railway coffee.
  • Walk on the legendary Golden Bridge and lost in the French Village in middle of Vietnam.
  • Access to Hoi An local life and have a cooking class with the locals.

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Meal: No meal

Welcome to Vietnam.
Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your Vietnam visa, and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.

Stay overnight in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi - Halong by shuttle bus

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bay Tu Long – Thien Canh Son Cave - Cong Do Sleeping Area

07.30-07.40: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi or nearby by shuttle bus (no guide on bus)

11.45-12.15: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.

12.30-13.00: Embark on the boat. Enjoy welcome drink as Cruise Manager gives you a brief overview of the itinerary and important safety guideline. Check in your cabin.

13.30-14.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start of sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet ...) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest of nature.

15.00-16.30: Explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous sparkling stalactites appear like 'hanging lamps' inside the Cave. (No swimming).

Return to the boat and enjoy Happy hour. You will have 30% discount off the special drinks menu including cocktails, mock tail and mixed drinks (from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm.).

16.30-17.30: Enjoy kayaking and relaxing on the cruise in Cong Do Area.

17.30: Take part in carving flowers on the sundeck.

18.00-19.00: Attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).

19.00-21.00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.

21.00-22.00: Enjoy the evening activities (Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, and Massage & Spa services) or relax at the private cabin at Cong Do area.

Stay overnight in Ha Long Bay

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Day 3: Halong - Hanoi by shuttle bus – Evening foodie tour by scooter (B/L/D)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.

07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, café in the restaurant.

07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).

08.30-9.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.

09.30-10.40: Enjoy the brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to Vinashin tourist harbor.

11.00: Disembark from boat.

12.00: Get on your shuttle bus again for driving back to Hanoi.

16.00: Arrive in Hanoi

At 6 P.M we start your first tour ‘Hanoi by Night Foodie Motorbike tour’.

Save your appetite for this one!  This is a tour meant for foodies and those wanting to experience the wonderful cuisine of Vietnam.  You’ll get to enjoy a wide range of street food in the most popular locations visited by all the locals.  

The first stop on our tour is a family run eatery Hanoians claim is the best spot for Banh Cuon (steamed rolled cake) in town.  The skilled chef will demonstrate for us how the ingredients are put together as we get to experience a front row seat to the culinary process.  

Our tour continues weaving through the streets bathed in the glow of colorful lanterns and decorative lights in the Old Quarter as we ride along the bank of the Red River to take in the views of Hanoi under the cover of night.

This leads us to our next stop, a local family eatery where you will get to enjoy Bun Cha (grilled pork with vermicelli noodle). And we will sample local favorite delicacies in a nearby neighborhood inludes: Banh Goi (pillow cake), Nem ran (traditional spring roll), Banh ran man, Banh ran Ngot (salty and sweet doughnut), Shrimp cake.  

You’ll be taken on a ride over to West Lake to enjoy the scenery before arriving at Ngu Xa village to try Freshly grilled seafood and some local desert like Che xoai( Mango desert), Purple rice with yoghurt and other traditional fried Vietnamese dishes.

As our tour takes you away from the West Lake area and back into the heart of Hanoi, you will be taken past the Ho Chi Minh memorial where guards can be seen performing their nightly ceremonies.  Nothing captures the reverence and sanctity that the Vietnamese hold for Ho Chi Minh more than these nightly ceremonies.

Finally we will head back into the densely packed streets of Hanoi to the train tracks where locals cook, relax, and sell their wares.  It is a bustling alley full of locals going about their nightly lives, right next to active train tracks!

Our tour winds down with a stop to a popular cafe to try the famous Vietnamese egg coffee and a top secret desert which you only know when you travel with us!  First invented in 1946, it’s a delicacy of whipped egg yolk with sugar and condensed milk for sweetness, and just a drop of vinegar to fluff the eggs.  This is floated on top of a shot of espresso and dusted with cocoa powder. The end result is a coffee experience like no other, and a taste and texture reminiscent of tiaramisu.

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Day 4: Hanoi city tour - Fly to Danang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

In morning, we start our day tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. 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. 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.

Then, visiting 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 that, visiting Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look into a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life.

Then, sip a cup of coffee at the trendy railway coffee, where you has an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness massive train passing through tiny residence of local people.

We visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake From the shore, walking on the The Huc bridge leads to island. Admire buildings of the temple, including the Pen Towerteh ink-slab, the Moon Contemplation Pavilion and the Pavilion against Waves, all of which has symbolic meaning.

In the late afternoon, you will be privately transferred to Noi Bai Airport (no guide) to catch a evening flight to Danang.

After collecting your baggage, exit the Da Nang airport to meet outside a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.

Stay overnight in Da Nang

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Day 5: Danang - Bana Hill/Golden Bridge (B/L)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

During your time on Bana Hill Complex, enjoy a visit to:

The Le Jardin with the relics of the French, such as the force of the French horse, nearly 100-year-old grapefruit trees and traces of ancient villas. Especially Debay cellar, wine cellar was built by the French in 1923, spent nearly a century, they still retain cellar wild, mysterious, is the work of the French single remaining fairly intact Ba Na.

Golden Bridge - the bridge has recently become the most prominent tourist destination in Ba Na Hills to explore the grandeur of the Gloden Bridge and witness the colossal hands stretching out the skies

Linh Ung Pagoda, located on the peak of Ba Na Mountain at the height of 1.400 meters, was officially inaugurated on the 5th of March, 2004. Belonging to the Mahayana branch, the pagoda’s architecture is similar to the Tam Thai’s pagoda with a large stone-paved yard and a special pine tree with three different kinds of leaves in front of the temple. The Linh Ung Pagoda is not only built to preserve the spiritual values and ritual implements, it is an excellent tourist attraction because of its arrangement, surrounding landscape and architecture which boasts traditional marble carvings and animal statues.

You can also feel your interest with a lot of pretty villas, newly built hotels, and bungalows here. Each one has its own flower garden with many types of aristocratic flower that Frenchmen left during the 50 past years.

Free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam.

Drive back to Danang Center around 5-6PM.

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Day 6: Danang - Marble Mountain - Hoi An - Ancient Town walking tour (Ao Dai + Conical Hat Rental) (B/L)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

 

This morning, on the way to Hoi An Ancient Town, make a stop at Marble Mountain. The five mountains consist of rock outcrops that are made of marble. Each mountain is said to represent a natural element and is named accordingly to Water, Wood, Fire, Gold and Earth. The largest, Water, has a number of grottos and caves.

 

Then, after a leisurely 45-minute drive to Hoi An, you will start your afternoon by a walking tour around this enchanting port town of Hoi an, follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the Tan Ky old house, the local market …

 

  • Japanese Covered Bridge dated back to the 18th century and is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. It is claimed that it was created by the Japanese then living in Hoi An as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water. The bridge was opened by Nguyen Phuc Chu Lord in 1719 who carved three Chinese symbols above the door in commemoration.
  • Phuc Kien Assembly Halls was built around 1690 and functions as a traditional assembly hall for the Chinese ethnic group from Fujian, China to socialize, but later was transformed into a temple dedicated to their deity named Thien Hau – the goddess of sea who protects sailors from danger.
  • Tan Ky old house is an almost perfect example of a 18th merchant’s residence in this major commercial port town. The name Tan Ky, meaning “Progress Shop”, was given to the house by the second generation to express the owner’s wish for a prosperous business. Around the town you can see numerous art galleries and tailor shops. You are also free to get some made-to-order clothes if you like.

 

Note: The most highlight of the tour is you will explore the city wearing these lovely Ao Dai for one whole day and enjoy an exclusive photo shoot in the ancient town. Strike your best pose against eclectic backdrops of cozy, old-fashioned cafés, indigenous restaurants, and an unforgettable street plan reflecting native and foreign influences dating from the15th to 19th century.

We offer Ao Dai and conical hat for free for women, men, children in all kind of ages.

 

Option: In the evening, experience what it like to live in Hoi An by visiting the themed villages in Hoi An Memories Show that represent its 400-year history. Be amazed by the world's largest outdoor show that features 500 plus performers! Price: 28-40 USD (based on seat zone)

Stay overnight in Hoi An

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Day 7: Hoi An – Market Tour – Basket Boat – Cooking Class in Cam Thanh village (B/L)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

You will meet your local guide at the hotel, then drive to Hoi An Market (around half an hour), you can feel the bustle of the morning market, have an opportunity to have a direct contact with sellers.

You might also have a chance to learn some tips of “bargaining” when going shopping.

Our guide will introduce to you the necessary ingredients for cooking classes. Then you will have a sightseeing tour along the Thu Bon River and Cua Dai beat by boat. On the river, you have a chance to enjoy the river beauty in the countryside of Vietnam.

Next, you will join a basket boat tour and get some loveable handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves.

We will welcome you in our restaurant, for welcome drink, here you will join and paint on bamboo class by yourself.

At the end, we will start the cooking class with our chefs. Within two hours, the chef will teach you how to cook Vietnamese cultural cuisine. Then you can enjoy Vietnamese food make by yourself. After lunch, back to the hotel by car.

Stay overnight in Hoi An

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Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang departure (B)

Meal: Breakfast

You will have your own free time before the time that our driver pick you up and transfer to airport for flight back home.

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The price are shown are "per person" and quoted based on the private basic.  The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.

· Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes.

Hotel class 3-star  4-star  5-star
2 pax $826 $946 $1116
4 pax  $678 $818 $984

What's included:

+ 06 nights at hotels with breakfast on a private double/twin room

+ 01 night on a private A/C cabin on cruise

+ Domestic flight Hanoi – Danang

+ Meals mentioned in the itinerary

+ Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program

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

+ Private English speaking guide in each region

+ 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day and souvenir

+ All taxes and service charge

What's excluded: 

- Bank fees for both sides

- Hoi An Memories Show

- Visa to Vietnam

- Early check in and late check out at all hotels

- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

- Tipping for guide, driver

- Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

- Travel insurance  

- Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

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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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