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Vietnam Tours > Indochina Tour >  Best of Laos & Cambodia

13days, Vietnam Country and Community
 Trip code: CPVN13

 
Highlights:
Hanoi, Catba, Halong, Hue; DMZ, Hoian, Cuchi Tunnels, Saigon
 
 

DAY 01:    ARRIVAL HANOI
Arrival Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport .
Clear Immigration and Customs. Collect baggage and transport to hotel
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon Visit the Thanh Xuan Peace Village in Hanoi. This village was built with the assistance of the German government 11 years ago. It cares for disable children victimzed by the “Agent Orange” herbicide used during the war, which is still in the land of some “hot sports” in various parts of the country. We plan to make a donation of several pieces of exercise equipment for the physical therapy room. Drive back to hotel. At leisure.
 
DAY 02:    HANOI CITY & AROUND(B)
Early morning walking tour of Hoan Kiem Lake. Great photo opportunities with thousands of people doing tai-chi and exercise in the early morning hours
Breakfast at hotel. Hanoi City Tour
Travel back to hotel . Free time
Water Puppet Show.
 
DAY 03: HANOI (B)
Free day
Shopping & sightseeing
Walk market
Dinner at Hoa Suu School for Disadvantage Youth. Founded in 1995, with the support of UNICEFand CPFC, this school operates a non profit restaurant as a training program for street children. These children are taught Enlish and French, cooking skills, serving skills, as well as skills in embroidery, sewing,…
 
DAY 04: HANOI - CATBA ISLAND(B,L)
Breakfast at hotel
Check-out and depart by ground for Hai Phong
 Arrive at Hoa Phuong Village Orphanage. This orphanage located in Hai Phong, is home of 50 kids from birth to 18 years old. We will have lunch with children at the orphanage during their lunch break from school.
Team departs for Cat Ba Island by private boat. Cat Ba Island is 20 miles from Hai Phong by boat, located on the southern end of Ha Long Bay.
Team arrives at Cat Ba, check in hotel
Dinner on own
 
DAY 05:  HALONG BAY (B,L)
Walk to morning market and watch the fishing boats trading their  nightly catches.
Breakfast at hotel
Sampan tour of floating village of thousands fishing boats
Check out of hotel
Boat tour of Ha Long Bay, one of the World’s Wonders with over 3,000 islands of dolomite and limestone
Lunch on board.
 Arrive at Ha Long Bay, check-in hotel
 Evening on own
 
 
DAY 06: HANOI - HUE(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Check out hotel and depart by ground for Hanoi Noi Bai Airport.
Stop at nonprofit handicraft center for the handicapped people
Team departs on flight to Hue
Transport to hotel
Hoa Hong hotel
Boat cruise the Perfume River on a Dragon Boat. Tour tomb of Emperors anf the Thien My Pagoda. Back hotel
 Dinner on own
 
DAY 07:    HUE -DONGHA (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel
Depart by ground for Dong Ha
Visit landmine project by “Clear Path International”
Lunch with children at “Compassion Homes”
Tour DMZ area including the Quang Tri ancient citadel, 17th  parallel. Khe Sanh area, Vinh Moc tunnels Return to Hue by ground
 
 
DAY 08:    HUE - SAIGON(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Check out hotel and depart by ground for Hue airport
Team depart on flight from Hue to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Team arrives in Saigon Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Transport to hotel
City Tour
 
 
DAY 09:    VUNGTAU(B)
 Breakfast at hotel  
Trip by speedboat in Vung Tau with children from Go Vap Orphanage. Vung Tau, known as Cap St. Jacques during colonial times, is a popular beach resort located 80 miles from Saigon. Hydrofoil service from Saigon takes 45 minutes each way. The orphans from Go Vap are students of the “Teaching English” program . Go Vap orphanage in Saigon has 250 orphans, with over 100 infants suffered from life-threstening illnesses (HIV/AIDS hydrocephalus, down syndrom,…)
 Return to Saigon
 
DAY 10:    SAIGON(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Optional Visit the Picasso Orphanage in Thu Duc : this orphanage is founded and managed by the niece of the famous artist. Located in Thu Duc, just outside of Saigon. Dalat is known as a vacation destination for wealthy and famous people, and a favorite for honeymooners. Trip from Saigon takes 8 hours by ground and 1 hour by air
 
DAY 11: SAIGON(B)
Breakfast at hotel
Free time rest of the day
 
DAY 12:    CUCHI TUNNELS & CAODAI TEMPLS (B,D)
Tour Tay Ninh – Cu Chi. Visit the Great Cao Dai Holy See in Tay Ninh, an unique and colorful religion, and the Cu Chi tunnels which were used as the “underground village” by the guerillas during the war. Farewell dinner
 
DAY 13:    DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel
Check out of hotel
Depart for Tan Son Nhut International Airport
Clear Immigration and Customs
Depart Saigon Tan Son Nhut International Airport
 

 



Trip includes
ü All accommodation on double/twin  basis with daily breakfast
ü Meals as indicated  (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner). Special requirements  (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged upon request
ü All transfers/ transport 
ü Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and  English speaking during guided time
ü
Boat trip in Halong, Hue
ü Flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Hoian
 
Trip excludes
ü International airfares & airport taxes
ü Pre/post trip arrangement
ü
Visa and visa arrangement
ü Travel insurance
ü Meals not indicated
ü Other personal expenses
ü
Tips and gratuities 
 
 
Trip cost : in US$ and  per person based on a group, school, club traveling together;
 

 


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