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Vietnam & Hong Kong

Departs: 3/7/2019 Returns: 3/19/2019

13 Days | All Airfare Included

Ancient temples, modern cities and genuine people together create an unforgettable adventure in two unique lands.
Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda temples in Hanoi Vietnam
Victoria Peak and Man Mo Temple in Hong Kong
Boat cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Boy with Ox in Mekong Delta and sampan boat tour in tropical canals

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Depart the U.S.
We set out on a pleasant overnight flight to the Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong.


Day 2 : Hong Kong
Today we arrive in metropolitan Hong Kong and check-in to our lavish accommodations at the New World Millennium Hotel.


Day 3 : Victoria Peak & Fishing Village
After a scrumptious breakfast
we explore this fascinating city including Victoria Peak, the Mountain of Great Peace and Murray House, one of the earliest examples of Western architecture. We then visit Aberdeen, an old fishing village. An authentic Dim Sum lunch at Dragon Court Restaurant delights us before visiting Hollywood Road and the Man Mo Temple. Traditionally, parents bring their children at the beginning of the school year to pray for blessings. B,L,D


Day 4 : Fly to Hanoi
A short flight takes us to incredible Hanoi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here we view the Temple of Literature for a presentation by a local scholar covering history and culture. We also visit One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple regarded as one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. This evening, we check-in to the Sofitel Legend Metropole for a two-night stay. B,D


Day 5 : Water Puppet Show
Our day begins with an emotional visit to Hoa Lo Prison, where American prisoners were held during the Vietnam War. After, we see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument where the preserved body of the iconic leader resides. Later, we gain insight into the lives of Vietnamese women at the Vietnamese Women's Museum and tour the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake area by electric cars. Tonight we enjoy a traditional water puppet show, where performers stand chest-deep in water and use colorful wooden puppets to depict scenes based on Vietnamese folklore. The skits are set to traditional music and feature operatic songs narrating the action. B


Day 6 : Halong Bay 
Depart for a journey across the emerald waters of Halong Bay, a UNESCO site. We board our modern vessel and check-in to our comfortable cabins, our overnight accommodations this evening. Enjoy lunch as we cruise South East Halong Bay, passing by Chicken Rock, Finger Islet, and Frog Islet. Arrive at Dark and Bright Lagoon where you may wish to explore by rowboat or kayak. Back on board, enjoy activities including a fun cooking demonstration or watching the sunset on the viewing deck. After dinner try your luck at squid fishing - the old-fashioned way! B,L,D


Day 7 : Fly to Hué
Rise early to greet the day with a Tai Chi demonstration and sweeping harbor views as your backdrop. Discover Surprise Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. We then travel to Noi Bai airport and depart for Hué. Tonight, we check-in to La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hué, ideally located on the banks of the Perfume River. B


Day 8 : Hué City Tour 
Once serving as an imperial capital, Hué offers impressive emperors' tombs, ancient pagodas and royal charm. We begin with a three-wheel bicycle taxi ride to the Imperial Citadel, where despite heavy bombing, there are several well-preserved sections still intact. From there, we visit the seven-story Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Later, see an excellent collection of ancient artifacts at the former residence of Princess Ngoc Son. We continue our day at the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. We then check-in to the Pullman Danang Beach Resort for two nights. B,L,D


Day 9 : Hoi An Culinary Experience
In Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we learn the secrets of traditional Vietnamese cuisine at the Market Restaurant and Cooking School. Pick up fresh ingredients at the market and participate in an entertaining, hands-on cooking course. Chat with our chef as we prepare delicious cuisine and enjoy tasting what you have prepared. This afternoon, unearth the city on a guided walking tour. Highlights include a 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market brimming with local specialties including silk. B,L


Day 10 : Saigon
Visit the Zone 5 Military Museum on our way to the airport for our flight to Saigon. A city that never sleeps, Saigon still retains its deep connections with its past. Admire the Notre Dame Cathedral, based on the original from Paris, then view the Central Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel and the former Presidential Palace. After, visit the War Remnants Museum for vivid insight through the local';s eyes. This evening, we check-in to the Hotel Des Arts Saigon for three evenings. B,L,D


Day 11 : Mekong Delta
Travel beside lush rice paddies and fruit farms on our journey to Cai Lay. We choose between a short bicycle or rickshaw ride, past fruit orchards and local cottages. Explore the groves of a tropical fruit farmer and taste fresh fruit, then relax aboard a small sampan boat as we are paddled along tropical canals. Enjoy a home-hosted lunch of Mekong Delta specialties before returning to Saigon. B,L


Day 12 : Cu Chi Tunnels & Ambassador's Former Home
In 1948, the North Vietnamese dug over 120 miles of elaborate tunnels in order to avoid aerial attacks, house troops and transport supplies. We visit the underground villages with a Viet Cong veteran to learn about life in the tunnels. We return to Saigon where we visit a lacquerware factory to learn about this time intensive art form. This evening, our private dinner is at the enchanting home of former US Ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge. Enjoy a cocktail reception and traditional dance performances before a sophisticated Vietnamese meal accompanied by live music, creating a once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere. B,D


Day 13 : Return Home
We return home with memories of our extraordinary experiences in Hong Kong and Vietnam.


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, government fees, airport & departure taxes, fuel surcharges & Visa (minimum value of $800 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Professional driver & guide
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future tour


22 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Market Restaurant & Cooking School
• Private lunch at the former residence of Princess Ngoc Son
• Private dinner at the residence of the former US Ambassador to South Vietnam


All Accommodations Featuring
2 nights at the New World Millennium Hotel in Hong Kong
2 nights at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi
1 night aboard the Bhaya Classic on Halong Bay
1 night at the La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hué City
2 nights at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort
3 nights at the Hotel Des Arts Saigon

 


Attractions & Highlights
• Hong Kong & Hanoi city tours
• Hoa Lo Prison
• Water Puppet show
• Halong Bay cruise
• Hué city tour
• Royal Tomb of Tu Duc
• Danang
• Hoi walking tour
• Zone 5 Military Museum
• Saigon city tour
• War Remnants Museum
• Cai Lay
• Mekong Delta
• Cu Chi tunnels
• Lacquerware Factory

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $8299
Airport - Single $9899

Final Payment Date: 12/2/2018

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Itinerary ID:52861338 | Tour Code: INVK0307191
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