Where the dragon descended to the sea

Vietnam Tours

Did you know that Vietnamese coffee is super famous worldwide? That their currency is called dong? And that Vietnam is the only country that has a God of the kitchen called Ong Tao? These and other facts you can discover on this amazing trip, let’s go!

Highlights of Vietnam Tours

  • Vibrant cities of Hanoi and Sajgon (Ho Chi Minh City) with constant streams of scooters
  • Ancient towns of Hue and Khoi An and its great temples
  • Delicious cuisine, coffee, and abundance of exotic fruit
  • Magical boat ride via Halong Bay – where the dragon descended to the sea
  • The famous Vietnamese and Thai massage
  • Tour of floating markets

Date & Cost

DATES

DAYS

COST (double / single)

November 5th – 13th, 2022

9 days

$3095 / 3595

Now $2795 / 3295

Vietnam Itinerary

Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City

Morning            Arrivals at the airport and hotel

Afternoon         War Remnants Museum to learn about the Vietnam’s recent history at Independence Palace (Reunification Palace) and visit the Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral. At the Saigon Central Post Office, you will immediately be wowed by the French-impacted architecture. Lastly, visit the Opera House

Meals included: lunch, dinner

Day 2
Ho Chi Minh

Morning        Explore

Afternoon     Visit

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3
Mekong Delta

Morning        Pay a visit to Cai Be floating, a typical market form in Mekong Delta. Have lunch at a local food stall on An Binh Island

Afternoon     Take a traditional rowboat deeper into the countryside

Meals included: breakfast, lunch 

Day 4
Hoi An, Dan Nang

Morning      Go to the peaceful Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, architecture with a bearing classical Chinese style, which is the most typical among others in Hoi An

Afternoon     Visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, a meeting place of Fujian people. Here you will admire the unique architecture as well as magnificent carved sculpture. Explore the Tan Ky ancestral house, the famous bridge in Da Nang, and the beach

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5
Hue

Morning        Walk

Afternoon     Free time

Evening         Free evening

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6
Hanoi

Morning        Visit

Afternoon     Walk

Evening         Explore

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 
Ha Long Bay

Morning        Visit

Afternoon     Have 

Evening         Drive

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 8
Hanoi

Morning        Explore

Afternoon     Visit

Evening         Go

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Day 9
Hanoi

Departures

Meals included: breakfast 

Tour Operator

info@colibritraveltours.com

Sylvia  +1 617-301-1237

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Country Code for Vietnam +84

Police 03

American Embassy: (+84) 24 3850 5000 Address: 7 Láng Hạ, Chợ Dừa, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Panataxi: 7-55-5555

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Accommodation

We stay in 4/5 stars boutique hotels that best reflect the local architecture and flavors.

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Inclusions

What’s included?

What’s not included

Essential Travel Information

for Vietnam tours 
visa requirements, health, currency and more

▹ Visa requirements for Vietnam tours

U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa to enter Vietnam. You can obtain your Vietnam visa at the port of entry (you will need $30-50 USD and one passport-sized photo).

 

 

▹ Health, Vaccinations

✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Vietnam.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.

Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.

 

 

▹ Electricity

Vietnam operates on 230 volts and uses the same plug as in the US.

 

 

▹ Connectivity, Internet

✔︎ The internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.

 

 

▹ Time zones
✔︎ Vietnam is 11 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET).
✔︎ 9am in New York is 8pm on the same day in Vietnam.

 

 

▹ Currency, cash, credit cards

✔︎ The currency in Vietnam is Vietnamese dong.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.

 

 

▹ Transportation and arrival information

✔︎ If you add airport pick up our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign that says: Colibri Travel & Tours. If you do not see your driver immediately stay right by exit from the secure area for another 15 min. If you still can’t find each other please give us a call. Driver’s name and phone number will be provided within 24 hours before your departure.
✔︎ If you choose to arrange for your own transportation we will meet you at the hotel or casa. In this case please make sure that you have the address and phone number.

 

 

▹ Baggage allowance

✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.

 

▹ Tipping

✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.

 

▹ Itinerary

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

 

We LOVE to talk about travel. If you have any questions please give us a call: 617 301 1237 or email us: info@colibritraveltours.com.

We are always happy to talk to our travelers and answer the questions!

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8 - 20 ppl

Physical rating:

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