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9-DAY HERITAGE VIETNAM TOUR

Discover the signature attractions of Vietnam and relish the nation's distinctively energetic character, from bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to the stately Hanoi. In this action-packed 9-day itinerary, soak in the wonderful culture as you visit some of the most impressive attractions in Vietnam. This tour is perfect for travellers who only have a short time in Vietnam but want to explore most of what Vietnam has to offer.

Start off by exploring the capital city of Hanoi, touring the Old Quarter's narrow streets on an exciting cyclo ride, and cruising the magnificient Halong Bay. Then fly down to the ancient imperial city of Hue to discover the legacy of the last royal dynasty and strolling the cobbled streets of Hoi An Ancient Town. Finish your tour in Ho Chi Minh City after exploring the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels and cruising the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta to visit floating market, local homes, orchards, honeybee farms and traditional workshops.

Experience the many contrasting faces of this dynamic nation, uncover its legacy and heritage, explore enduring cultural traditions withstanding thousands of years. Savour the delightful cuisine at each destination as you immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of Vietnam!

Trip code : TWT9D-VNT

Duration : 9 days

Destination : HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - DA NANG - HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS - MEKONG DELTA

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in small group touring with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle
  • Stay in the heart of the action at excellent 4-star hotels, centrally located at each destination
  • Experience the pleasant contrasting mix of cultures along the way from the stately Hanoi to the energetic Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ride on the iconic Cyclo to spot the hidden gems of the French-influenced Old Quarter in Hanoi
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage of Halong Bay and kayak on its magnificent water to explore the dramatic seascape and dramatic limestone karsts
  • Explore the atmospheric and delightful Hoi An Ancient Town, once a bustling trading port and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son Sanctuary
  • Discover the rich culture and the royal heritage of Hue, a deeply evocative capital of the past Nguyen emperors and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore Cu Chi Tunnel, an extensive series of tunnels set up by the Viet Cong in Southern Vietnam
  • Cruise the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta to visit local floating market and explore the local living
  • Experience authentic dining throughout the trip sure to fascinate the tastebuds of every traveller
  • Gain insight into Vietnamese culture through spectacular dance and cultural performances in Hanoi

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our Tweet World Travel tour guide will welcome and transfer you to your hotel.

Check in and enjoy the rest of the day to explore at your leisure before enjoying a Welcome Dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

After breakfast, we will visit Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh complex followed by the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon we will explore the Museum of Ethnology, then visit the old quarter of Hanoi by cyclo (paddle rickshaw).

This evening, enjoy a traditional water puppet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

We leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (175kms from Hanoi) where we will take a private junk for a 4-hour boat journey to pass Dog Islet, Cock Fighting Islet, Turtle Islet and Dau Go and Thien Cung caves. You will enjoy a delicious fresh seafood lunch.

Back in Hanoi for your overnight stay.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Dong Ba market.

Overnight in Hue. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

After breakfast set off for a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River and visit Thien Mu pagoda and Emperor Tu Duc Tomb.

In the afternoon, travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way we will also visit Cham museum, My Khe beach and the Marble Mountain

Overnight in Hoi An. 

DAY 6

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

This morning you will take a walking tour of Hoi An town. Take a leisure walking tour in Hoi An and soak up its rich wealth of heritage. Visit the Japanese Merchant Houses, the famed Japanese bridge, Chinese temples, ancient houses and pagodas.

Enjoy your free time in the afternoon. You can go shopping, go to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.

Overnight in Hoi An. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

In the morning we will transfer to Da Nang airport for a short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival, we will explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnel, an immense network of underground tunnels used by the Vietcong as a military base during the Vietnam War. See a short introductory video showing how the Ho Chi Minh tunnels were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels. There are various mantraps on display and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by B52 bombers.

After the tour, enjoy your free time in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel At Central Location

At 08:00am, we transfer to Cai Be for our visit to floating market and island. The program will start with the visit of Cai Be colourful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then, an optional stop can be made at local workshops where we can see how rice paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, popcorn is made. 

After lunch, we can walk around and then we will enjoy some kinds of fruits when listening to the traditional music. It will be so amazing to bike on village paths to see the local farms, houses, real life and the ancestral ways to pick up fruits in Mekong Delta... The cruise will end at Vinh Long city where we take our own vehicle back to Ho Chi Minh City. In the evening our Tour Guide will take you out to enjoy our Farewell Dinner.

Overnight Ho Chi Minh City.

Today enjoy a free time for leisure before we transfer to the airport for our departure flight home.

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