Vietnam Classic

Every Tuesday Departure
Validity: 02 November 2016 - 10 October 2017
Duration: 11 days / 9 nights


Day 1: Canada – Hong Kong   
Depart from your home city in Canada to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airways.
Day 2: Hong Kong – Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet and transfer to the hotel (Check in time: 2PM).  Rest of the day is your free time to explore Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
After breakfast, pick up from hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong City and check in at Emeraude Cafe.  All aboard the cruise through Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”. Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch then an excursion to Sung Sot Grotto (if weather permits) and floating village. Return to the boat for a Vietnamese cuisine demonstration at the sun deck. Enjoy complimentary canapés before a scrumptious buffet dinner at the restaurant. Overnight onboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi [Breakfast/Lunch]
Pick up at Tuan Chau pier and on the way back to Hanoi you will visit a peaceful village in Bac Ninh Province. Walk the village path with visit to the village church and the orphanage within the premise which is a home for severely disabled and displaced people, run by a group of very caring Catholic nuns. Back in Hanoi, enjoy an orientation tour visiting the old quarter which is known as the city’s historical centre. Free for leisure and overnight in Hanoi. 
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue [Breakfast/Dinner]
After breakfast, transfer to Hanoi airport for the morning flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue airport, pick up to hotel. After lunch, enjoy a half-day Hue city tour to visit the Imperial Citadel, The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue by car to visit Thien Mu Pagoda or Heavenly Lady pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Afterward take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to the city pier. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoi An [Breakfast/Lunch]
In the morning, visit Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums. Continues southbound to Danang over the famous Hai Van Pass with a green view of the stretch of Truong Son mountain range on one side and a spectacular view of the East Sea on the other. After lunch, Visit Cham Museum and have a photo stop at the Marble Mountains before driving the short distance south past the famous Non Nuoc Beach onto the enchanting town of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang – Ho Chi Minh City [Breakfast/Lunch]
In the morning, your guide will take you on a stroll through the ancient town with visit to the old houses, Chinese community house and Japanese covered bridge. Lunch at Hoi An Silk Village. Afterwards drive to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City [Breakfast/Lunch]
Morning drive to Cu Chi district (75 km from HCMC) and visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi.  There are more than 200 kilometres of underground tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch. Afternoon orientation by foot from the Saigon River past the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period). Afterwards, enjoy a 360 degrees view of Ho Chi Minh City atop the city’s newest landmark, the 262m high Bitexco Financial Tower which has the shape of a lotus, Vietnam’s national flower. Finish the tour at the famous Ben Thanh Market to shop for souvenirs. Evening at your own leisure.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – My Tho – Can Tho [Breakfast/Lunch]
Morning drive to My Tho – the Heart of Mekong Delta, famous for its vast fields and most beautiful landscapes. Boat trip on Mekong River to an island where local handicrafts and sweets from coconuts are being produced. Short ride on a horse carriage to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea and enjoy a traditional live music performance. Proceed by small sampan boat through the small canals and side-arms of the river to observe the daily life along the river banks. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before driving to Can Tho.
Day 10: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City [Breakfast/Lunch]
Boat visit to the floating market at Cai Rang and see local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City with lunch en route. Check in at hotel and enjoy balance of day at leisure.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong – Canada [Breakfast]
Time at leisure (Check out time: 12:00 noon) until transfer to the airport for your homeward flight via Hong Kong.

Departure from Vancouver

DateHotelTwin share*Single supplement

Departure from Victoria

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Departure from Kelowna, Kamloops

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Departure from Calgary, Edmonton

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Departure from Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

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Departure from Toronto

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Departure from Ottawa, Montreal

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Departure from St. Johns, Halifax

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Air surcharge

1-10Dec, 25May-21Jun, 02Jul-14Aug$250
11-23Dec, 22Jun-01Jul$900
Hanoi – Hilton Garden Inn (Standard Room)Hanoi
Halong – Emeraude Classic Cruise (Superior Cabin)Halong
Hoi An – Hoi An Trails Resort (Superior Room)Hoi An
Hue – Moonlight Hotel (Room with Cityview)Hue
Ho Chi Minh City – Eden Star Hotel (Deluxe Room)Ho Chi Minh City
Can Tho – Fortuneland Hotel (Deluxe Room)Can Tho

Package Price Includes:

•  Return economy class air ticket from Canada to Hanoi and
Ho Chi Minh City via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airways (V)
•    Domestic air tickets Hanoi – Hue // Danang – Ho Chi Minh City.
•    Accommodations based on twin share at local 4* hotels & cruise
Hanoi – Hilton Garden Inn (Standard Room);
Halong – Emeraude Classic Cruise (Superior Cabin);
Hue – Moonlight Hotel (Room with Cityview);  
Hoi An – Hoi An Trails Resort (Superior Room);
Ho Chi Minh City – Eden Star Hotel (Deluxe Room);
Can Tho – Fortuneland Hotel (Deluxe Room) or similar
•  Daily breakfast at hotel and meals as indicated in itinerary
•  Airport – hotel – airport transfers on coach service
•    Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
•    Mineral water and cold towels available on vehicles

•    Taxes & fuel surcharge $300 -$400 (Subject to change)

Package Price Excludes:
•    Insurance and all other personal expenses
•    Gratuities for local guides, drivers, porters and crew on cruise. Suggested at USD10 per tour member per day (pay locally)
•    Vietnam Visa $135 per person
•    Hotel surcharges and compulsory meals

Price is based on per person twin share from Vancouver or Toronto, plus tax and fuel surcharges. Package prices exclude TAXES, are based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment Fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact Silk Holidays for details.

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Additional Seasonal Surcharges may be applicable.
*Single supplement is based on minimum 2 people traveling together.
**Direct flight to Vancouver for the international connection.
^Overnight in Vancouver on the return may be required (at your own expense) due to connection flight schedule.
†Departing from Toronto gateway.  Overnight in Hong Kong on the return may be required (at own expense) due to connection flight schedule.

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