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Classic Vietnam

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Optional extras

Listed below is a selection of optional extras and beach extensions that can be added to your tour. Just select which options you want to add to your booking when you reserve your tour, or alternatively just let us know and we'll add them to your booking. Further options are also available when you get to there, such as cookery classes, dinner cruises, scuba-diving courses.

  • Bonsai Dinner Cruise - UK£0

The Bonsai cruises leisurely along the Saigon River as guests enjoy live music and a dance performance while dining on an extensive selection of Asian and Western cuisine. Enter the replica of the emperors’ dragon boat “Bonsai” for a magnificent and memorable dining and entertainment spectacle on the Saigon River. Start with canapés and drinks while cruising by central Saigon. Then a European and Asian Buffet will be served accompanied by the in-house orchestra or a Philiipino band on the upper deck.
Cruise is from 19:00 - 21:30pm. For guests with transfer: Please meet in the hotel lobby at 18:45pm.

  • Cu Chi Tunnels by Jeep - UK£0

This morning travel by restored army jeep to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving Saigon drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Return to HCMC approx 14:00pm.

  • Hanoi - Handicraft Villages - UK£0

Depart at 08:30am from the hotel and drive to Bat Trang where we can see firsthand the ancient art of ceramic making at a workshop. Many of the families producing these fine works of art have been doing so for at least 400 years. From Bat Trang we return to Hanoi and head south to the village of Duyen Thai, which specializes in making lacquered bamboo products. Nearby is Bang So village, which produces bamboo and rattan goods. Following lunch continue to the silk village of Van Phuc where the most famous Vietnamese silk is made.

  • Hanoi Street Food Tour - UK£0

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a full day street food tour. Enjoy one-hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi! Along the way delicacies, strange food items and an explanation of Vietnamese food practices will be given. This busy, eclectic market is alive with the sights and sounds of Hanoi and is the essence of Vietnamese culture.
Continue through the streets of the Old Quarter to Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats such as pho bun dau. Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. Stroll up 'food alley' to see other dishes on offer.
From here visit the food sections of Hanoi's main market, Dong Xuan. See dried goods and aromatics, the essentials of Vietnamese cuisine.
Enjoy lunch at Cha Ca La Vong restaurant.
We will keep walking to Hang Than Street to view ceremonial cake stalls and taste a special French influenced dessert. An explanation on traditions and food gifts for celebrations will be given. Continue back into the Old Quarter via Hang Cot Street - check specially treated fruit which are dependable on the seasons and a common snack in Vietnam. Walk along Phung Hung Street through temporary market stalls where you can see the changing market scene in Hanoi and how modernization is shaping tradition.

  • Hoi An - Full day Cruise to Cham Island - UK£0

You are met at your hotel and transferred to the Cua Dai Quay for the speed boat journey to the Cham Islands. This area consists of eight islands and is home to 155 species of coral and over 200 species of fish. Your trip by speedboat includes a visit to a local fishing village along the way.
Continue to an area for snorkelling. For those not wanting to snorkel the boat will drop you at one of the many beaches. Following snorkelling, continue to an island for a delicious seafood lunch and relax on the beach or go for a swim. Tour finishes with speedboat back to the mainland and a transfer to your hotel.

  • Hoi An - My Son Tour - UK£0

Depart at 08:30am from the hotel. My Son was a capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled central Vietnam from the 2nd - 13th centuries and was considered extremely important for religion and learning. One of five World Heritage listed sites in Vietnam, My Son is a must-see for architecture and history enthusiasts.
The complex is comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the second century. Hinduism heavily influenced the Cham religion and many of the temples are dedicated to Cham divinities, including Shiva.

  • Hoi An Lantern Making Class - UK£0

One of the great pleasures of any visit to Hoi An is strolling along the beautiful streets of the old town at night under the flickering lights of the many beautiful lanterns. These simple yet colourful lanterns are an integral part of the town’s culture and this tour provides you with the opportunity to practice your craftsmanship. You will be met at your hotel by your guide and will cycle to the home of a local craftsman. On arrival you will be given a brief introduction to the history, shape and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages in their production. The highlight of this tour though is the design and production of your very own lantern. You can make your own lantern, yours to keep as a souvenir. The tours ends with a gentle bicycle ride back to your hotel to the hotel.
Includes: Bicycles with helmet, an English speaking guide, a snack, mineral water and one lantern.

  • Hoi An Sunset Cruise - UK£0

The driver will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi an town or Hoi an beach then transfer to the pier. Once on deck, you will be served a complimentary cocktail and snack as the sun sets behind the mountain and the boat begins cruising on Thu Bon river. Observe the fishermen and the busy markets along the river bank as they prepare for the evening trade. On board, dinner provides a unique experience to dine on the water and enjoy a seafood platter including fresh local prawns, fish, squids and crabs complemented perfectly by our excellent wine list available for purchase. The dinner cruise lasts 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to sip some cocktails and relax over a delightful dinner while listening to music. Upon your return to the Cinnamon Cruises pier, the driver will pick you up and drop off you to the hotel.
* Boarding time: 16:45 & Cruising time: From 17:00 - 19:00

  • Hue DMZ Tour - UK£0

With an early departure this morning, head north to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) along National way 1A. This morning visit the Ancient citadel of Quang Tri, Hien Luong Bridge, the Seventeenth Parallel - the border between North and South of Vietnam during the war and Vinh Moc Tunnels. After lunch, follow Highway No 9 to visit Khe Sanh and return to Hue in the late afternoon.

  • River Way to Cu Chi Tunnels - UK£0

Cu Chi Tunnels is a massive system of tunnels built to form an underground city during the American - Vietnam War. To avoid the traffic and make it more exceptional, why not travel on a speedboat and d enjoy the river scenery along the way?
Our speedboat leaves Ho Chi Minh City in the early morning, departing from Ho Chi Minh pier. Cruise the Saigon River, take in the scenery and the river life as you leave the bustling city behind. Upon arrival, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels construction and explore the maze of tunnels. The boat will bring you back to the city at approximately 1pm.

  • Single Room Supplement - UK£0

This option guarantees you a single room in all the hotels throughout the tour. Prices shown are based on low-season and will be confirmed with your main tour quote when you make an enquiry. If you are a solo traveller looking for a private tour just for yourself, then we will need to add an extra supplement - please contact us for details.

  • Thung Nang biking - UK£0

Spend a day cycling to discover the cultural heritage and natural beauty of north Vietnam! The adventure starts with a 2 hour drive to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital. Saddle up and cycle to visit two ancient temples (Dinh & Le) before the scenery changes to reveal the stunning limestone karst valleys jetting out of the emerald padis, surrounded by picturesque villages along the way. This area is also commonly known as “Halong Bay on land”.
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we board a sampan for a leisurely 2 ½ hours cruise through the water and for the adventurous, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on Ngu Nhac Mountain before returning to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

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