Best Of Vietnam

Best Of Vietnam 07 Days / 06 Nights

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Best Of Vietnam from only £450

At Star Tours, we are dedicated to providing tailor-made luxury holidays that exceed your expectations. We handpick quality accommodation ranging from 3* to 5*and provide meals as per your request. 

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in twin/double shared basic with daily breakfast

  • English-speaking tour guides (one place – one guide)

  • All private land transfer by air-con vehicle only except for shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi

  • Admission, entrance fees, local boat trip

  • Water during transfer (2 mineral water bottles of 500ml/person/day

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & Portage
  • Expenses of personal nature.

Tailor Made Options:

Below is a suggested itinerary which is the most popular one; however we are able to customise this holiday to suit your requirements. We are able to add or remove excursions as well change the number of night you wish to stay for. We have a great selection of hotels ranging from basic 3 stars to luxurious 5-star resorts.

Tour Highlights

Hanoi: Visit by cyclo Old Quarter of Hanoi | Stop at Ngoc Son Temple | Visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex,One Pillar Pagoda | Stop at Tran Quoc Pagoda | Visit Museum of Ethnology
Halong: View of Rice-Farming Villages Of The Red River Delta | Vietnamese Village Life | Overnight Cruise : Explore Halong Bay - One Of The New Seven Wonders Of Nature
Halong: Visit Luon Cave | Visit The Beautiful Ti Top Beach | The Cooking Class On Sundeck | Watch The Magnificent Sunset Over Halong Bay
Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels: Visit Cu Chi Tunnels | Saigon city tour | View of Ornate City Hall,The Old Opera House | Visit To The Neo-Romanesque Notredame Cathedral
Mekong Delta: The Homeland Of Coconut And Family Factories | Boat Cruising On The Mighty Mekong River | Stop At One Of 4 Islands | Visit The Beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1/7 Day 01: Hanoi Arrival – Cyclo Tour

Welcome to Hanoi – the charming capital city of Vietnam. On arrival, pick up by our guide and driver at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Standard hotel check in time is 14h00, early check in depends on room availability. This afternoon, let’s have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 1/7
Day 2/7 Day 02: Hanoi City Tour

After breakfast, we will begin a fascinating day with visits to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969. The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Our next stop will be Tran Quoc Pagoda, locates on a small peninsula on the East side of West Lake, this is the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. This afternoon, we visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology, widely considered to be the finest modern museum, exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.

Breakfast Y  

Day 2/7
Day 3/7 Day 03: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight On Board

After breakfast and check out hotel, we journey east by shuttle bus for 4 hour through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life to reach to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006.Arrival in Halong, transfer to board our overnight cruise. Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island. We visit Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. Continue to visit the beautiful Ti Top beach, Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. By late afternoon, attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. Dinner will be served with Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu.Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, or trying your luck at squid fishing from the boat. Overnight on board.

Breakfast Y  Lunch  Y Dinner Y

Day 3/7
Day 4/7 Day 04: Halong – Hanoi – Flight To Saigon – Evening flight

The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. We then transfer by tender to visit Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to our cruise, check out the cabins and settle the bill at reception. Have a lunch while cruising back to the prier. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the pier. We disembark the cruise around 11h30 and transfer back to Hanoi by shuttle bus. On arrival in Hanoi, drop off at the hotel (no room use). Enjoy leisure time until pickup by our guide and transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport by our local guide and driver and transfer to our hotel to check in. Overnight in Saigon.

Breakfast Y  Lunch  Y

Day 4/7
Day 5/7 Day 05: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour

After breakfast, we transfer to visit Cu Chi tunnels - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. After a short introduction video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. This afternoon, we return to Saigon and begin our city tour at the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notredame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. End your tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste. Overnight in Saigon.

Breakfast Y  

Day 5/7
Day 6/7 Day 06: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon

After breakfast, we head to My Tho, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. Embark on the small boats rowed the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. This afternoon, we take a rowing-boat along water palm creek before we return to Saigon, with stop to visit the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Overnight in Saigon.

Breakfast Y  

Day 6/7
Day 7/7 Day 07: Saigon – Departure

After breakfast, at leisure until check out hotel (standard check out time 12h00) and transfer to the airport for our departure flight.

Breakfast Y  

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