Best of Vietnam with Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh
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- 8 Days 7 Nights
Experience the allure of Vietnam, where ancient traditions dance gracefully with modern vibrancy. From the bustling streets of Hanoi, where history whispers through every corner, to the enchanting waters of Halong Bay, where nature's artistry takes center stage, Vietnam beckons you on a journey like no other. Discover a tapestry of culture, savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine, and immerse yourself in a land where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold. Join us as we unveil the secrets of this captivating nation in our meticulously crafted itinerary. Welcome to the timeless beauty of Vietnam.
Meals Not Included
We welcome you to the most beautiful and vibrant country. Your airport pickup will be arranged as per your flight arrival time at Hanoi.
Check in at Hotel and head out to explore the capital city.
1) Hanoi Train Street - It is a tiny, winding street tucked away in one of Hanoi’s back streets, surrounded by tightly clustered, tall, narrow houses. The train travels by the backyards of these families a couple times each day.
2) Hanoi Night Market - Hanoi Night Market is a bustling market in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Fully equipped with endless Vietnamese Souvenirs and cheap goods, it’s a shopper’s paradise.
3) Hanoi Old Quarter - The preserved Old Quarter today is the remains of Hanoi's 36 streets in the past. Visiting this place, you can imagine the culture, socio-economy and people of the old Thang Long Citadel.
4) Water Puppet Show
5) Walk around Hoàn Kiếm Lake & Ngoc Son Temple
6) Visit the various Museums such as Ha Lo Prison Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Literature etc at Hanoi
Overnight in Hanoi
Pickup Bus will pick you up from Hotel at Hanoi and take you to for your crise experience in Ha Long Bay. It's around 150km from Hanoi and takes 2 hrs.
Highlights of Cruise
- Experience the beauty of Vietnam’s natural landscapes during this exciting overnight cruise along Halong Bay
- Visit famous landmarks like Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, Titop Island, and more as you explore
- Travel aboard the luxurious Majestic ship and sleep peacefully in its cozy luxury cabins
- Enjoy a feast of delicious Vietnamese cuisine and a special seafood BBQ for dinner during the trip
- Take part in the cruise’s fun morning kayaking, bamboo boat rowing, and cooking class experiences
Ha long Bay to Hanoi
After your Cruise Experience. Bus will drop you back to the hotel in hanoi.
The evening is at leisure. You can cover whatever sightseeing that you could not on day 1 as well as enjoy the local market and the street side food and night life in Hanoi.
01 Domestic Flight + Airport Transfers
Take a morning flight to Da Nang. Our driver will be waiting outside the airport. Transfer to Hoi An. Spend the day at Hoi An Ancient Town
Places of Interest
- Hoi An Guided Cultural tour or Food Tour, there are many local guided tours are available to understand the soul of place.
- Take a lazy river ride in one of the traditional Vietnamese basket boats! Thung Chai is the name of this round basket style boat, which is made from bamboo. Try navigating for yourself and you’ll see it’s almost impossible to not spin round in circles, due to the shape of the boat.
Spend the evening enjoying Hoi An Night Market, Lanterns and Food.
Located in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town - a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site, Hoi An night market is one of the most impressive tourist destinations that attract many domestic and foreign tourists. This place has great nighttime with colorful lanterns and interesting activities, which definitely brings you a pleasant vibe.
When visiting Hoi An night market, you can find a unique atmosphere of blissful tranquility although it is always busy with a lot of vendors and their customers. There are a huge number of products here like clothing, shoes, handicrafts, trinkes, accessories,... Especially, it has two rows which are lined with food stalls. Here, you can enjoy plenty of tasty food which contributes to the feature of Hoi An cuisine.
a Na Hills was formerly a popular vacation spot of the French, complete with villas and a resort. It fell into disrepair – until it was developed into the popular theme park it is today
1 Ba Na Hills ticket(s)
Admission to attractions
Round trip cable car
Not Inclusive Of
Admission to Wax Museum, Debay Wine Cellar and Rain Sheltering Teahouse
Other personal expenses
Fee to join games with coins and awards
Things to Do
1) Savour stunning views from the award-winning cable-cars
The only way up to Ba Na Hills is via the cable-cars, so your entry includes a round-trip. There are various cable lines and stations, depending on where you want to reach.
2) Visit the French Village
At the top, wander the French Village for photo opps aplenty. It has everything you’d expect from a medieval village – think a town square, cute cafes, a cathedral and fountain. It looks realistic, so as you walk the cobbled streets and hear the French music playing, you’ll feel transported to Europe of yesteryear.
3) Take pictures on the Golden Bridge:
Want to feel like you’re skipping through clouds on a golden ribbon? See the Golden Bridge, which you’ve no doubt already admired online. The 150-metre-long bridge, which has two giant hands holding the walkway, has inspired many imitations worldwide
4) Tour the beautiful gardens
Want to take a romantic stroll among landscaped gardens? Hop on the one-of-a-kind funicular to get to Le Jardin d´amour. It comprises nine different gardens designed in different styles. There’s a garden maze, a giant chessboard, and loads of hedges, balustrades and blooms for capturing beautiful pictures.
5) Enjoy thrilling entertainment
Kids (and adults alike) can get their kicks at the enormous Fantasy Park entertainment area, divided into three floors. Enjoy the video arcades on Level One (‘Thrill Zone’), where you can also walk through the mirror maze or ride the bumper cars. Watch a film at the 3D, 4D and 5D cinemas on Level Two (‘Spirit of Adventure’). Alternatively, there’s a 3D, 360-degree mega-cinema on Level Three (‘Mystery World’), for an immersive experience. Looking for a real thrill? Brave the 29-metre drop-and-twist tower – a ride that’s not for the faint of heart.
6)See the spiritual sites
Vietnam is synonymous with spiritual structures adorning mountain tops. Catch your breath away from the crowds at the Linh Ung Pagoda. At 1,500 metres above sea level, it offers fantastic views. It also boasts one of the biggest Buddha statues in the land, which sits serenely on a five-metre wide circular base, and is 27 metres tall. Other spiritual attractions include the Linh Phong Zen Monastery and the Holy Mother Shrine.
7) Play a round of golf
At the bottom of Ba Na Hills there’s a par 72, 18-hole Championship golf course designed by golfing pro Luke Donald. With non-stop greens, water features and the surrounding forest, this is one of Vietnam’s most attractive courses.
01 Domestic Flight + Airport Transfers
Ho Chi Minh City, often still referred to as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and a vibrant metropolis with a rich history and a modern twist. Here are some of the top sightseeing attractions in Ho Chi Minh City:
Independence Palace (Reunification Palace): This historic building played a significant role in the Vietnam War. You can explore its rooms, including the war room, and its lush gardens.
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon: Modeled after its namesake in Paris, this iconic red-brick cathedral is a striking example of French colonial architecture.
Central Post Office: Right next to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, this working post office is another colonial-era gem designed by Gustave Eiffel. Inside, you'll find a beautifully preserved interior.
War Remnants Museum: This museum offers a sobering perspective on the Vietnam War. It features a collection of photographs, documents, and military equipment, as well as an outdoor display of American warplanes and tanks.
Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market in the heart of the city is a great place for shopping. You can find everything from clothing and handicrafts to local street food.
Jade Emperor Pagoda (Phước Hải Pagoda): This Taoist pagoda is a peaceful retreat with intricate carvings and statues. It's dedicated to the Jade Emperor, the highest Taoist god.
Saigon Central Post Office: Designed by Gustave Eiffel, this architectural gem is not only a working post office but also a historical landmark. Its ornate interior is worth a visit.
Saigon Opera House (Municipal Theatre): If you're interested in the arts, check the schedule for performances at this neoclassical theater. Even if you don't catch a show, the building itself is impressive.
Stay Not Included
- Take on a full day adventure to the Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh city
- Explore the hidden underground world of Vietnam's complicated network of tunnels in Cu Chi District
- Discover and learn about the complex and innovative lives of the tunnel residents during Vietnam War
- Enjoy the cruise along My Tho River (Mekong Delta) to see the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise Islands
- Visit a local coconut sweet(s) workshop, and enjoy seasonal delicious fruits completed by honey tea
Return to Ho Chi Minh. We will drop you to the airport for a late night flight back to India
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𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐉𝐎𝐘 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 Did you know that there is a village in Meghalaya where their inhabitants are called by tunes, not names? Or were you aware of a unique art form practiced in Kutcha, Gujarat, that isn’t practiced anywhere else on Earth? Or did you know that Bhutan’s GDP is determined by its people's Happiness? The joy of traveling is to wholly immerse yourself into the story of the place that you travel to and we at TGE Travels bring nothing less than that on the table. Our well thought out itineraries give a deeper insight into the culture and history of a place by getting our travelers closer to the local communities, their customs, cuisines and lifestyle. And it goes without saying that we are the queens of finding offbeat locations, stays and activities which we bring out in all our itineraries. TGE stands for The Great Escape and a trip with us is like pressing the “Escape” key from the mundane routine to an exciting and cherishable travel experience 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐄? Established in the year 2016, TGE travels was founded by Reetu Yadav and Jamila Kapasi, two expert mountaineers who had more than 6+ years of experience in mountaineering and the outdoors. TGE Travels is infact one of the rare travel and outdoor companies wholly owned by women with a vision of adding more women leaders in the unconventional outdoor leadership roles. What started as just a trekking company, TGE Travels has evolved into a more wholesome style of traveling by adding experiential traveling as one of its primary services. Our team at TGE Travels are a bunch of travel experts who want to add a meaning to your excursions. We are a strong unit of on ground team leads, backend supports and partner vendors who work cohesively to make your trip smooth and memorable. 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐓𝐆𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐒? Small Groups Even before Corona, we have firmly believed that traveling in small groups is the best way to form connections and gain experiences. Now more than ever, we are committed to limiting the group size. Our travelers might meet as strangers but we ensure that they leave as friends. Amazing Team Leads What makes TGE Travels awesome are our team leads. They are the reason why our travelers choose to travel with us again and again. Full of energy and enthusiasm, our team leads are the ones who bring the whole group together. Their energy bounces off our travelers and within no time, the entire group forgets that they were just strangers just sometime ago. But of course, our team leads are also very skilled in handling any situation and ensuring the trip goes as smoothly as possible. Well Thought Out Itineraries We have spent endless hours brainstorming on itineraries to bring out the unique stories of the place that we travel to. Not only that, while designing any itinerary our team personally travels to the location to identify experiences and off beat locations. We try to provide the best experience within the timeframe and budget and that has made us popular as one of the more thought driven travel itinerary planners. Choosing the Right Stays We select our accommodation partners meaningfully. Our stays should have a story to tell. This encourages us in going beyond the standard hotels and instead delving into a wide range of accommodation options where we can choose from authentic homestays, which to us is one of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place, to beautiful resorts that are situated at the perfect picturesque locations to boutique hotels that are elegant and charming. Safe Mode of Transport Just like our accommodation partners, we give a lot of importance in choosing the right transport partners. Most of our journey is on road and we ensure our travelers are comfortable in the vehicle. Our drivers become a part of the group and it's amazing to see how our travelers treat them as just one of their own. When it comes to bike trips or Scooty trips, we ensure the two wheelers are well serviced and maintained. Apart from that we always have a support vehicle with us throughout the journey Delicious Food Food is an integral part of our itineraries. Hence all meals are planned in advance allowing our travelers to taste the unique cuisines of the regions that they travel to. We encourage our travelers in trying out local delicacies but never hesitate to deliver something comfortable immediately if the local food does not suit their palette. Responsible Travel We firmly believe in responsible tourism. Apart from the standard no littering policy, we encourage our travellers to be sensitive to the local communities.
It's always a pleasure travelling with TGE! The one thing I love most is their attention to detail, which ensures that your trip is a memorable one. Travelling with TGE is a wholesome experience, you see the larger more iconic places with no compromise on the little things. Travel with them if you want to interact with the people of the place, eat their food, in short experience their lives. These guys do a superb job of making everyone comfortable and everytime I travel with them I make beautiful bonds with all the other travellers. I would 100% recommend TGE to everyone who has the travel bug. It doesn't get better than this! ☺️❤️
I have known Reetu and Jamila for many years and have worked with them in the past. But this was the first time I decided to travel with them as a participant. When Reetu told me about exploring Spiti in winters I was completely on board. The itinerary sounded exciting and the pricing less. S my friend Manish and I immediately signed up for it. One of the best decisions I ever took. Spiti in winters in beautiful. The 7 days with the team was wonderful. We spent our days driving around the valley and our evenings dancing to pahadi songs. The planning was perfect with utmost care given in the choice of stay and comfort. Of course the highlight of the trip was spotting a snow leopard. Overall it was an amazing trip and I am looking forward to join many more with The Great Escape
Shravan Kumar Poshetty
Should I describe with “perfect planning” / “meticulous coordination”/ “cordial organiser”...might be with all of it.
Flawless execution is what makes them unique and organiser Reetu Yadav has let all of us experience it with her executional capabilities...
Clarity n flow of communication:-5/5
Comfort in Mode of Travel:-5/5
Action in Emergency:- very swift 5/5
Team has proved that its not all about the commercial trip but also the cause which is concealed in their carryings. What we pay at Flemingo Resort at Dholavira goes to educate and for taking care of more than 400 students and their boarding facilities as well.
Its not over yet, you will be pleased to meet the gifted souls from remote villages who are manifested in their respective disciplines like Rogan Art (Hon’le prime minister himself have gifted one to Barack Obama), Wood Art and Bell Art, Textile etc.
You will get to eat the delicious food made out of love from the local (A1 class food).
Off all, well planned itinerary and the execution is commendable. We RoK team who departed on 12th Dec’19 are truly happy with the onsite organiser Reetu Yadav and the offline backbone Jamila Kapasi who took good care of each of us at every stretch.
Their intact affirmative relation and proper delicacy in their execution makes then unique.
My best friend is much impressed with their proceedings and that makes me much happier than ever.
Last but not least, am fortunate to have rest 13 of the participants as part of my extended family. Again the credit goes to TGE.
Kudos to the team and i look for further association with “THE GREAT ESCAPE” ( you have already give our team a great escape from the routine.
Way to go TGE team!!!
Kumar Tarur Parameswaran
Such great detailed planning at micro level and being open and upfront about the tour details impressed me at the very start. They lived up to their promise in every which way.
TGE’s expression of their solidarity towards the cause of the villagers by getting travellers to interact with them in a lively way and help the villagers in their livelihood was one of the primary reasons I chose to travel with TGE.
TGE means immersive experiential travel and what you get in return and come away with are unforgettable lifetime memories.
Looking forward to many more tours with TGE. Reetu and Jamila pull your collars up. Way to go! You will go miles!
The great escape recently took care of my 10 days family trip to Bhutan. We were 9 of us, including 2 kids and 2 elderlies. Each detail of the trip was so beautifully planned and coordinated. Jamila was personally in touch with drivers, hotels and homestay owners to ensure we ar getting the best of experience. We never even had to look for directions, call hotel or tell driver about anything. Everything was already taken care of and we were just the guests in very true sense. Such a wonderful trip it was. Everything was so beautiful including all the places where we stayed.
Much thanks to Jamila and the great escape team to make it work like magic for us!
• Accommodation at all locations as per your preferred hotel category and room sharing basis
• Meals Included: All hotels booked on CP plan (breakfast included)
• Tours as follows:
- Private Hanoi Sightseeing tour with lunch, guide, activities, entrance and attractions included
- 1N/2D Ha Long Bay cruise with pick & drop, all meals and activities included
- Private Full day Hoi An Tour with with lunch, guide, activities, entrance and attractions included
- Ba Na Hills Tour with Pick and drop, lunch, guide activities, entrance and attractions included
- Day trip to Chu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta with Pick and Drop, Guide, Lunch, Entrance and Activity Included
• TGE Assistance through out the trip
• Tourist Visa for Indian Nationals
* Hanoi to Da Nang domestic flight
* Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh domestic flight
• Following airport pick and drop as per your preferred arrival and departure time.
1. Noi Ban airport to Hanoi old town, hotel
2. Hanoi hotel to Noi Ban airport for flight to Da Nanag
3. Da Nang airport to Hoi An Hotel
4. Hoi An Hotel to Da Nang Airport
5. Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Ho Chi Minh
6. Ho Chi Minh to Tan Son Nhat International Airport
• Airfare (international )
• Internal Transportation ( Bicycle, Bike, Taxi's, Shared Vehicles etc)
• Personal Beverages of any kind ( Included mineral water bottles and cold drinks)
• All meals not mentioned in inclusion section
• Tours not mentioned in inclusion ( Ba Na Hills, Cham Island, Marble Mountains etc etc)
• Activity Charges (snorkelling, boatride, bamboo ride, etc)
• Personal Expenses of any kind
• Monuments Entrance fees during sightseeing
• 5% GST
HOW TO REACH
Noi Bai Internation Airport at Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) at Ho Chi have good connectivity to various cities in India like Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai.
Policy and Terms
20 days before the event start date: No Refund
20- 40 days before the event start date: 50% Refund
Before 40 days of the event start date: 75% Refund
Note: The above charges are calculated on the total trip cost and not the booking amt.
You can send any cancellation request to [email protected]
Terms and Conditions
Booking amount is non refundable. Balance amount will be deducted/refunded/transferred as per the standard cancellation policy
Booking amount is transferable only if a request for such is made 30 days before the trip start date. You can email the request to [email protected]
Cancellation/Ammendment by the Participant during the tour
Incase you are unable to continue with the tour due to any health conditions or acclimatization issues or any other issue, any expenses on alternate arrangements made have be borne by you and TGE is not liable to pay for transportation, accommodation, hospitalization, meals or any other expenses incurred