Gypsy Tours - Vietnam 2020 with G Adventures

About Adventure

GYPSY LADIES GETAWAY

Classic Vietnam: Hanoi to Saigon

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Tour Start Date: 19 March 2020

Tour End Date: 28 March 2020 CAD $1,399.00 per person

Based on Double occupancy

DEPOSIT AMOUNT: $350 per person

FINAL PAYMENT: 19 January 2020



Group Size Notes:

2020 departure: Max 15 Ladies

Meals Included:

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

List of Features:

  • Experience bustling Hanoi
  • Sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay
  • Shop in romantic Hoi An
  • Squeeze through the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Sip Vietnamese iced coffee
  • People-watch in hectic Saigon


Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities today until an evening welcome meeting. After the meeting, opt for dinner out with the group.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
18:00

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards.

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Optional Activities - Day 1 Show

Accommodation

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App

Bonne Nuit Hotel (or similar)
Hotel



Day 2: Hanoi/Ha Long

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

Drive to Bai Chay harbour, the jumping off point for Ha Long Bay. Thousands of islands with intricate cave systems rise dramatically from the waters. Sail past limestone karst mountains in the junk boat and stop to visit some of the islands and caves.

In the evening, devour a seafood dinner, then opt to enjoy a drink on deck under the stars.

Shared Van
Hanoi – Ha Long Bay3h

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Junk
Ha Long

Skim across the water aboard this iconic traditional Asian sailboat.

Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Board a traditional junk boat at Ha Long Bay harbour and cruise out onto serene waters. Marvel at massive limestone karst mountains jutting out of the water, creating unforgettable spectacular scenery. Swim, kayak or go cave exploring on one of the islands, if conditions are right. Indulge in fresh seafood meals with a variety of dishes to sample. Drift to sleep in a cozy cabin on board.

On rare occasion Halong Bay is closed to tourist vessels by the government authorities due to extreme weather conditions. Should this occur, an alternate activity will be provided.

Optional Activities - Day 2

Kayaking
Ha Long Bay 1h-2h 10 USD per person

Transfer from boat to kayak in this guided water tour, giving you the chance to get even closer to the stunning natural surroundings.

Accommodation

Halong Private Boat (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 3: Ha Long/Huế

Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

Enjoy breakfast on board before a morning sail back to the port. Drive back to Hanoi for a little more time to enjoy the city before boarding an overnight train.

Shared Van
Ha Long Bay – Hanoi4h

Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Free Time
HanoiAfternoon

Spend a few hours exploring this beautiful capital city. Visit some shops, have a bia hoi on a street corner or grab a coffee in a lakeside café.

Basic overnight train (beds)
Hanoi – Huế13h-14h

Drive about 15 mins to the station and then board the southbound train for the overnight journey.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day 4: Huế

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.

Arrive early to Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. Start the day with a visit to the Tien Mu Pagoda followed by a visit to the tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors. After, opt for a vegetarian lunch at a local nunnery.

While in the city, try some local Hue specialties such as banh khoai (Hue savoury pancakes), and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp). Wash it all down with a Hue beer.

Opt to pre-book the "Hue Motorbike Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Tien Mu Pagoda Visit
Huế

Visit Tien Mu, one of the tallest and, perhaps, most elegant pagodas in Vietnam, at seven storeys high. Take a step back in time touring this historic temple - built more than 400 years ago along the north shore of the Perfume River, it has been the site of many political protests.

Imperial Citadel Tour
Huế

Tour this one-time capital city and UNESCO World Heritage site. See the walled fortress and former palace, which has many palaces, gateways, courtyards, and gardens to explore. The Forbidden Purple City (modelled on China's Forbidden City) inside the citadel was once home to the imperial family and was significantly damaged during the Vietnam War.

Royal Tombs Visit
Huế

Visit the Royal Tombs along the Perfume River in Hue. Embracing the concept of Feng Shui, these tombs are extremely ornate and provide fantastic insight into the lives of the former rulers.

Optional Activities - Day 4Hide

Hue Motorbike Tour
Huế

Grab a helmet, hop on a motorbike driven by your experienced local guide, and get ready for a crash course in authentic Viet culture. Spend the next four hours exploring the stalls of a local market, making a Vietnamese conical hat, sipping on fresh green tea with a local family, learning to plough and make rice, and seeing the most iconic local sights. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Accommodation

Asia Hotel (or similar)
Hotel


Day 5: Huế/Hoi An

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.

Cross the Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), with fantastic views in all directions, before arriving to Hoi An in the afternoon.

With three nights here, there's plenty of time to explore all this charming town has to offer.

Private Vehicle
Huế – Hoi An4h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time
Hoi An Afternoon

Use free time in this quaint town to explore any way you like.

Accommodation

Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6: Hoi An

Explore all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.

Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch

Try some of the oodles of noodles (more than 26 types!) available in the city in this tasty cooking class. Run by G Adventures for Good partners, STREETS International, the class was developed exclusively for G Adventures. Former street youth that are part of this hospitality training program, will help you prepare and cook a number of different types of noodles. This program helps these youth practice their English, increasing their skill-set and opportunities available to them in the tourism industry. Enjoy your yummy creations while learning more about the local cuisine and this initiative which empowers street youth through skills and employment training.

Free Time
Hoi An Half Day

Explore this charming city.

Optional Activities - Day 6 Show

Accommodation

Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7: Hoi An

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Your Discover Moment
Hoi AnFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in Hoi An, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like learning about Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking class, trying your hand at making traditional lanterns, and visiting the ruins of My Son. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 7 Show

Accommodation

Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

Drive to Da Nang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, once the capital of South Vietnam and the country’s commercial centre. Start exploring the small alleys and busy streets, keeping an eye out for laquerware shops and delicious local food stalls.

Plane
Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City1h

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Accommodation

Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City.

With some free time in the city, opt to visit the Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas and stroll through the immense Ben Thanh Market. Also well worth a visit are the Reunification Palace (the residence of South Vietnam presidents before 1975), the city's Chinese quarter of Cholon, and the War Remnants Museum.

Cu Chi Tunnels Guided Tour
Củ Chi

Take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of tunnels that the Viet Cong lived in to protect themselves from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Try crawling through some of the tunnels (if you’re not claustrophobic). These tunnels stored ammunition, had underground hospitals, and served as a hidden base for attacking allied forces.

Free Time
Ho Chi Minh CityAfternoon

Get out and explore this frenetic city.

Optional Activities - Day 9 Show

Accommodation

Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Hotel

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included:

Breakfast

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