planning a Trip to Vietnam-6days - Hanoi| Cu Chi | Halong Bay & Tam Coc

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  • Hi
    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

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  • Ashesh A.

    What are the dates of the trip since I have to check whether I have holidays at that time? What will be the approx cost per person?

    March 7

  • Archana A.

    is a similar trip on the agenda ? as it's showing as an upcoming trip of 2015.

    January 27

  • atul a.

    if you book now JetStar offers extremely cheap flights within vietnam..

    January 18, 2014

    • Vaibhav G.

      Hello Atul, appreciate your suggestions, this meetup was scheduled last year.

      January 19, 2014

    • atul a.

      ohhh... i didnt notice the dates. thanks Vaibhav.

      January 19, 2014

  • atul a.

    hi , i had visited cambodia and vietnam in october 2013.. i had a 15 day itinerary and it was way short as its an amazing place, that you have chosen..
    my recommendation as you only have 6 days, stick to the north vietnam and instead of Tam Coc (its overrated and doesnt offer much), you should instead travel to SAPA.. its the mountains region and is absolutely gorgeous.. i recommend you start your journey at Danang-(HOI-AN) and travel up north to hanoi, to sapa, back to hanoi and cover halong overnight on the cruise...rest if you need any help in the places i stayed id be willing to share the details...just ask me..

    January 18, 2014

  • Sumit S.

    I have done Vietnam last winters. Its an amazing country. Personally i found north better then south. Nah Trang and Da Nang should not be missed if possible. Hanoi and Halong Bay is an experience.( Stay at old boats in Halong bay)

    P.S. Be cautious of tourist scams. always buy tickets from authorized agents.

    October 8, 2013

  • Rohit M.

    you are so kind. i am planning to join

    September 29, 2013

  • Vaibhav G.

    Hi All
    Just to let you guys know, This trip is over now, attended by 6 folks including myself.
    The trip was scheduled from 7th till 13th Aug

    Thanks everyone who showed their interest in the trip and also who joined...It was brilliant

    - V -

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wud consider to join

    September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many people are ready for the trip .but it shud be managed in healthy atmorphere

    September 22, 2013

  • Samarpan N.

    Man.. I wish I was available at the above dates.

    August 16, 2013

  • vanita

    hi friends it was gud programme I want to go but i will be in laddakh at that time

    July 19, 2013

  • Neha

    so wish it was about a week or two later

    July 16, 2013

  • Vaibhav M.

    Flight tickets bought. Arrive Hanoi: 7th Aug, 3:30 pm. Depart Hanoi: 14th Aug, 10:40 am. Now starting on the visa application.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • Vaibhav G.

      good to know, c u there then on 7th :)

      July 11, 2013

  • nikita g.

    Hi Vaibhav, you were just God Sent :) I was stuggling to plan a good trip in August and this looks like perfect option. However, I couldn't understand one thing, you have holidays on 7th and 8th , but we going to start for vietnam on 10 th right? how are you planning to go to vietnam? I am a first timer, so have lot of questions like payment etc.

    July 6, 2013

    • Vaibhav G.

      Hi Nikita, R u still up for this trip.... I see the fairs northbound already!! Kindly update the RSVP accordingly

      July 10, 2013

  • Vaibhav G.

    Hi Team, We have two more confirmations - Mamman sir and Vaibhav Mukim
    Just as a reference, You can apply a vietnam Visa from the website - evietnamvisa.com
    Also, Kindly fill your details in the attached excel sheet (Post below) and in case of any queries, feel free to talk to S Mamman

    July 9, 2013

  • Vaibhav G.

    Hi All
    People - Vietnam Travel Visa is now a stricter for Indians - After a Fiasco by Indian High commission - So Kindly start applying Travel Visa to Vietnam soon so that the travel can sail smoothly
    .......... Kindly use this sheet to fill in your details which can help me look at the things clearly - RSVP closes in about 10 days and hence, time is of essence

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj4FNgMW1mIsdFZiN0NFeWJxcDhVYnZXZDB0RDhLUWc#gid=2

    July 7, 2013

    • Vaibhav M.

      Hey Vaibhav, I'm booking my tickets as well. Can you confirm the exact dates. We arrive in Hanoi on the 7th, right? And when do we depart?

      1 · July 8, 2013

    • Vaibhav G.

      Hi Vaibhav, I am reaching Hanoi on 7th evening, Flying from Singapore on 7th @ 15:50 and reaching Hanoi @ 7ish kinds and flying back from Hanoi on Tuesday morning 7

      July 9, 2013

  • Rajesh J.

    Good to c the details vaichav. But sorry that time I m having my own trip in India. But defiantly whenever come to Singapore v will meet.

    July 7, 2013

  • Vaibhav G.

    Hi Nikita - To answer your questions - the Itinerary will start from 8th Onwards - 8th and 9th are national holidays in Singapore!

    I will reach Hanoi on 7th Night so Meetup group members can plan to meet either in Changi Airport Singapore / Hanoi(Vietnam)

    If you are interested, Let me know so that I can ask someone in India to process Visa for the group together, I will be appplying Vietnam Visa from Singapore and hence, My case will be different from the rest - Also lemme know if U r only doing Vietnam or Singapore too...as stated, Backpacker members can stay in my apartment nd roam around singapore too in this itinerary

    July 6, 2013

  • Vaibhav M.

    Let's meet directly at Vietnam.

    July 6, 2013

  • Vaibhav G.

    This is just an indicative Itinerary - Style of travel is still budget backpacking hence, costs are still very low - Feel free to ask me about the Flight prices and websites and I will be happy to help....My idea is to maximize my vietnam exp and if backpacker club members can Join - It will be an added Bonus - Just remember, we are running against time so make up your mind soon and let me know when you are very sure :)

    See you soon in Singapore / Vietnam

    July 6, 2013

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