Aug 29 - Sep 5
Prepare for an amazing vacation!
Saturday, August 29: Depart for Vietnam Depart Washington, DC Dulles International Airport on Delta Airlines.
Sunday, August 30: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh
Monday, August 31: Ho Chi Minh City Tour Spend morning at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo- Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market, where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the center of the city. Early in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager. Remainder of the evening is at leisure. Be sure to check out the diversified dining scene in this culinary rich city. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh Meal: Breakfast
Tuesday, September 1: Mekong Delta River Tour Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take you along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop and honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruits and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank. Overnight: Ho Chi Minh Meal: Breakfast
Wednesday, September 2: Fly to Hanoi, Transfer to Halong Bay Depart Ho Chi Minh on a flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural center of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam's most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay. Overnight: Halong Bay Meal: Breakfast
Thursday, September 3: Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the “New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.” There are over 3,000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1,000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit one of the caves and afterwards, travel to Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital and check into your hotel. This city's history is tied to French colonialism -- its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of French influence. Overnight: Hanoi Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Friday, September 4: Full Day Tour of Hanoi City Enjoy a full day tour of Hanoi City and Water Puppet Show with Lunch. Embark on a city tour of Hanoi that includes a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. The cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Visit the Ho Chi Minh historic complex, which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (where the late president's embalmed body is displayed), the Presidential Palace, House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Afterward, learn the craft of Vietnamese cooking! Visit the local market with a Chef, followed by a private cooking class. Sample and savor your personally cooked lunch. In the afternoon, visit Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi's most visited temple and one of the city's Tube Houses, a tall dwelling with narrow frontage, to see first-hand how residents once lived. Later, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Tonight, join you Tour Manager and newfound friends for a Farewell Reception. Overnight: Hanoi Meal: Breakfast
Saturday, September 5: Depart Vietnam Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to U.S. Meal: Breakfast
- International and Intra-Vietnam Airfare;
- 6 Nights Accommodations at First Class Hotels;
- Breakfast Daily, One Lunch; Airport/Hotel Transfers;
- Tours Per Itinerary; Guided Sightseeing in A/C Motorcoach;
- Entrance Fees to Sites Per Itinerary
A deposit of $700.00 per person is due November 20, 2019 to reserve your space; $700.00
is due on the 20th of the month until balance is paid. Final payment due February 20, 2020.
Lake Arbor Travel undertakes to protect clients whenever possible from cancellation fees
being enforced, however, the following conditions apply:
$100.00 is nonrefundable; 25% of package price is nonrefundable if canceled within 90 days of travel; 50% of total package price is nonrefundable if canceled within 60 days of travel; 100% is nonrefundable if canceled within 30 days of travel.
Please Call Toni Hillman, 301-390-1639, For More Information
Adventure to Vietnam April 2020
☶ August 29 - September 5, 2020
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