I am based out of Singapore and have two holidays in August 7th and 8th coming up during which I am planning to take up a Vietnam Tour -
One friend of mine has taken up this tour and is raving about it.
People traveling from India can feel free to stay with me in Singapore in my apartment to explore the lovely Island city and can plan their Vietnam Trip from Singapore
to provide an approx Idea - The Vietnam itinerary looks like this:
10th July,2013 - Mekong delta11th July 2013 - Cu Chi tunnel12th July 2013 - Ha long bay13th July 2013 - HoaLu & Tam cocCU CHI TUNNELS - half day trip
Ho Chi Min(HCM) – Cu Chi – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 14.00 ) Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreignnetwork of over 200km. the tourists tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous living constructed weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. Visitors will find destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Return to Sai Gon. The price: 16 USD / pax *Included: A/c transfer, English speaking guide, 01 mineral water/pax. admission fee to the tunnels + Hotel pick up *Excluded: Travel insurance, drinks, meals, personal costs *Drop off point:– Add: 220 De Tham St, Dist
2. MEKONG DELTA TOUR - full day trip HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 ) Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishingthe villages along Tortoise islet, Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadowcoconut trees of the water canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories. The price: 22 USD/ pax *Included: A/c transfer, English speaking guide, boat trips, 01 BETTER lunch, fruit, honey tea & all entrance fees, 01 mineral water/pax.+ Hotel pick up ( district one only ) *Excluded: Travel insurance, drinks, personal costs
3. HCMC Ha Long Bay (Full day) 08:00 – 08:30 Pick up at your hotel. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Halong city. Arrive in Halong city. Lunch. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung Cave & Dau Go Cave. Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. 20h30 Arrive in Hanoi. Tour type: · Deluxe : Seafood and kayaking. 33 USD/pax Inclusive services : A/C Transport, boat trip, entrance fee, lunch and English speaking guide. Exclusive services : Drinks, other cost is not mentioned in inclusive services.
4. Tam Coc (Full day) AM : 8:00 - 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM. PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.
Included: Full transfers by A/C tourist car, boat trip, entrance fee, lunch, English speaking guide.Excluded: Accommodation, Visa arrangement, drinks, travel insurance, personal expenses.
To Sum up, Costs are like this:
Return ticket - Ind Sing Ind 24000 inr
Return ticket - Sin Hanoi Sin - ~ 350 SGD (18000 INR)
Vietnam Visa ~ 100 USD - 5800 INR
6 days in Vietnam < 10,000 INR
People who wish to Join straight in Hanoi are also welcome, I am anyways taking up this trip so any additions are more than welcome
People are also free to be in Vietnam for longer duration, Vietnam is failrly very very cheap and hence, once there, Costs is not at all a problem - you can virtually spend a day in vietnam in ~ 30 USD per day
My number is [masked] and email is voyageurvibs@gmail. co
Feel free to watsapp / email / SMS and I will coordinate
to help plan better, I am just opening the RSVP for 2 weeks so that tickets and Visa can be planned wisely