Without Visual Borders
Slightly larger than Italy, Vietnam has an elongate and narrow shape that vaguely resembles the capital letter “S” or, more poetically, according to the locals, a snake about to attack. Vietnam presents itself to the world as a welcoming country, rich in history and splendid natural treasures. The story is that of the ancient civilization dating back to the 4th century BC and built around the Gulf of Tonkin, twice conquered by the Chinese and subsequently bought back by the Vietnamese. The luxuriant nature, however, is that of the long planks flanking the Red River and the Mekong River, where the jungle, composed mainly of mangroves, is now protected by various natural parks, such as the Con Dao and Phong Nha National Park -Ke Bang, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco together with Ha Long Bay, the My Son Shrine, the Hué monument complex and the ancient city of Hoi An. You will be amazed to discover next to the endless rice fields, where women wear the characteristic conical hat, a reality with a strong modernization and an unexpected opening towards the rest of the world.
Departure from the main Italian airports to the airport of the Vietnamese capital, Ho CHi Minh.
Arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport. Upon your arrival, after handling the formalities at the airport customs, you will be greeted in the Asian country by a private driver in the airport arrival hall. You will be immediately transferred by private vehicle to the hotel for accommodation. (rooms available starting from 2.00 pm)
In the afternoon you will be invited to take a short walk through the streets of the city. As soon as your tour started, you will notice that the architecture of downtown Saigon was heavily influenced by colonial and Chinese styles. The discovery of the southern capital cannot be considered complete without a stop at the main sites of interest, such as the Post Office, designed by Gustave Eiffel, the Notre-Dame cathedral, built in red bricks in the image and likeness of that of Paris, the Reunification Palace and Dong Khoi road.
Dinner experience in the dark
Our senses emerge to interpret the world from another perspective. The smell becomes more subtle. The taste becomes more acute. The hearing becomes more sensitive. The touch becomes more delicate. We invite you to live a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound. It is not simply a matter of dining, but rather a unique experience that alters the mind in which the sense of smell, taste, touch and hearing come together to offer you a completely new journey of the senses. We invite you to try Noir. Dine in the darkness of Saigon.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be ready to face an intense and suggestive excursion.
In the morning, you will leave Ho Chi Minh to explore Ben Tre in the Mekong delta. Once in Ben Tre, you will board a boat and start sailing on one of the tributaries of the Mekong River. You will make a short stop at a local coconut candy factory before passing through a brick factory and a local coconut factory, where the nuts are opened by hand. You will continue sailing on the river and on a smaller canal surrounded by coconut trees. Then, make a stop to visit the coconut gardens of a local house, where you can taste some tropical fruits. You will continue on a smaller boat across the canal, operated by a local oarsman. After disembarking, you will ride up to discover the countryside, before stopping for lunch in a splendid local restaurant to taste some traditional dishes from the Mekong region.
In the afternoon, you will walk on a path to a small pier where your boat is waiting for you, and then you will return to Ben Tre.
At the end of the tour, return to Ho Chi Minh by car.
At the end of the day, returning to Ho Chi Minh, you will dedicate yourself to the discovery of traditional Vietnamese music, in the company of a welcoming couple of artists: Dinh Linh and Tuyet Mai. The two professionals will offer you a traditional music concert and will be eager to help you discover and try their musical instruments, including a stone xylophone, a bamboo flute and an elongated acoustic harp. If you are a music lover, you can buy some instruments following the advice of the two experts, without fear of fakes and scams.
Free dinner, overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the accommodation, then you will be invited to be part of today's excursion. In the early morning, you will leave for the Cu Chi site, about an hour from Ho Chi Minh City. Hand-dug by the Viet Minh (resistance force) during the war against the French, the underground tunnel system was expanded during the Vietnam War, reaching 200 kilometers in length and 3 or 4 meters in depth. The tunnels were perfectly equipped with meeting rooms, medical centers and bathrooms. You will begin your visit with a documentary about tunnels and war during the 1960s and 1970s. You will then go into the underground tunnels, wide enough to allow only one person at a time to enter, where you will find offices, kitchens, meeting rooms, arms depots and even hospitals (not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia). At the end of the tour, you can taste the specialty of Cu Chi, boiled cassava (khoai my luoc), a Vietnamese dish often eaten in wartime. At the end of the visit, return to Ho Chi Minh City for the flight to Hue.
arrived in Hue, hotel accommodation.
Free dinner, overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast,then in the morning we will explore this UNESCO heritage with the Imperial Citadel. Lunch in a local restaurant.
You will continue your discovery with the Tu Duc Mausoleum, a model of traditional Vietnamese art and one of the main points of interest in Hue. At the end of the visit, transfer to Hoi An, where you will check-in at the hotel. Free dinner, overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Full day dedicated to visiting the city of Hoi An UNESCO heritage site. Let yourself be surprised by the assortment of architectural styles that make this site unique: from Vietnamese to Japanese, from Chinese to French. Along the narrow streets of the center you can see ancient Chinese houses, the famous Japanese pagoda in the shape of a bridge, a Chinese temple and the house of Tan Ky (belonging to a rich Vietnamese merchant and kept intact for more than 200 years).
Optional with supplement
During your visit to Hoi An, stop by the 'Reaching Out' teahouse, a subsidiary of the Reaching Out brand - which is a store in Hoi An that sells home decorations, clothing, bags, jewelry, lacquerware and other personalized and unique products. Each object is carefully handcrafted by disabled craftsmen; designs inspired by traditional Vietnamese culture and folklore. The 'Reaching Out Teahouse' also employs hearing-impaired staff and the revenues are put back into business to train and employ people with disabilities across Vietnam. Inside the tea house, you will immerse yourself in a peaceful space, relaxing and sipping one of the various types of tea and coffee available while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The smells, flavors, atmosphere and people will awaken all the senses and refresh the body, mind and soul of the tea house.
Return to the hotel in the late afternoon to relax before dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast and transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Ha Noi. Arrival and transfer to the center. Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, start your exploration from Ba Dinh square, the heart of the Ho Chi Minh complex (which includes the One-Pillar Pagoda & amp; the residence of President Ho Chi Minh). The temple of literature & amp; the pagoda of the jade mountain.
Take a pleasant coffee break while savoring a now-legendary coffee created by a Vietnamese man who worked in a world-famous hotel in Hanoi, the Sofitel Legend Metropole. While enjoying your coffee, you will undoubtedly perceive its history.
Return to the hotel, free dinner, overnight stay.
Breakfast and transfer to Ha Long Bay where a wonderful cruise in the unmissable Halong Bay will await you. This world-famous bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, with its gigantic rocky islets covered with lush vegetation that looms over the pristine waters of the bay. Halong Bay includes around 1,900 islands and islets of rocky peaks, often uninhabited and unvisited. A spectacular seascape, which gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 1994. Lunch will be served on board with excellent seafood freshly caught from the bay. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the legendary stories of the locals when visiting some caves.
In the morning, according to the season, you can let yourself be lulled by the calm of the waters at dawn and the morning breeze on the junk bridge. And don't miss out on a tai chi lesson! The cruise will then continue until the end of the morning.
After disembarking, you will return to Hanoi in due time for the flight to Italy in the evening.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 PAX||4 PAX|
|Double||Supplement single||Double||Supplement single|
|From 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020||€ 2,320||€ 250||€ 1,720||€ 250|
|From 1 May 2020 to 15 December 2020||€ 2,290||€ 240||€ 1,690||€ 240|
An entry visa to Vietnam (single entry) for stays in the country that do not exceed the duration of 15 days is no longer required for Italian citizens. Passport required, which must be valid for 6 months and have 1 free page. For longer stays, the visa is obtained on arrival (1 passport photo and payment on the spot of 45 USD) and it is necessary to send passport data to Go Asia no later than 2 weeks before departure.
CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT:
Please note that check-in in hotels is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. onwards; while check-out must be done by 12:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated on site.
Rates are not valid for the Christmas, New Year period (normally from 20 December to 10/15 January); Vietnamese public holiday (Lunar New Year from 21 January to 31 January ); Independence Day (30 April, 1 May); National holiday (02 September). Please contact us for further details in terms of specific dates.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 950 - Excluding flights
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1300
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 880
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 400
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