Singles Safari – Kenya Africa

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Day 1, Friday:   Nairobi
Your safari adventure begins with a warm welcome by our customer service representatives upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. You will be driven to your luxurious hotel where you will relax in your air-conditioned suite. Nairobi Safari club, formerly a private club for members only is the ideal place to be.Day 2, Saturday:   Nairobi – Amboseli
After an early breakfast we head via Nairobi and proceed to Amboseli National Park through the statan lava plateau. Beautifully situated beneath the foot of Africa’s highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m), the park is well renowned for its huge herds of elephants and various types of other Savannah wildlife such as Giraffes, Bushbuck’s, Kudu, Warthog’s, Zebra’s and over 425 species of birds recorded here. The snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro rising above white clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli and forms a backdrop to an impressive display of wildlife attracted to this location by swamps and springs fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow. With an airstrip at Empusel Gate, the park is also home to the Masai people, those tall, brave, and proud nomads who live in close harmony with the environment and the wildlife that surrounds them. Amboseli was the location where famous writers like Sir Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark tailored their stories of big game hunting in the wilds of Africa.Enjoy a game drive en-route, as we arrive in time for lunch at our lodge, situated deep in the heart of the world famous Amboseli National Park. The lodge itself draws on a subtle Maasai cultural motif, featuring natural woodcarvings, traditional artefacts and a glowing selection of local art. The rooms, each with an uninterrupted view over the ever-changing vistas of the African plains, are styled to a traditional Maasai concept featuring beadwork, gourds, hand-painted murals and the clever use of the traditional manyatta bent-brushwood effect so as to blend.

Day 3, Sunday:  Amboseli

A dawn game drive will be the perfect time for photographing the humbling and magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest peak in Africa. We return to the lodge for breakfast and some rest and relaxation, sunbathing, swimming or for those of you reading enthusiasts, you can read the day away in the well-stocked library with a relaxing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Later that day we head out for our afternoon sunset game drive.

Day 4, Monday: Amboseli – Mt. Kenya
After an early breakfast we head for Nairobi, “The City Under The Sun” for an early lunch. Heading further north, we drive through coffee plantations to the Mountain Lodge. The Lodge, which comes alive at night with the various sounds of animals, is one of the exotic “Tree Hotels” situated in the heart of Mt. Kenya’s forest reserve. All of the rooms have large window from which you can look beyond the trees to observe the endless parade of wildlife. You can watch these animals from the safety of your room or from a specially built viewing bunker connected to the lodge by a tunnel, which affords you an amazing up-close view of the animals as they visit waterholes and saltlick.

Day 5, Tuesday: Aberdares – Samburu
After breakfast, we drive we drive northward through Nanyuki town , crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until we reach Isiolo town and then down into the thorny landscape of Samburu country (Filming location of the Hit CBS Survivor III, series). The life-giving Uaso Nyiro River plays a major role in the ecosystem of this region.

Our lodge beautifully incorporates the existing natural springs as one of its special features. The 1989 movie “Born Free”, a true-life story of George and Joy Adamson was shot in the Game Reserve and some of the scenes were shot at the lodge. An open-air restaurant over looking the river, swimming pool, curio shop, bars, and it’s location at an oasis make it a perfect base from which to explore the Shaba Reserve, as well as its sister reserve – Buffalo Springs to the west.

Lunch will be served at the lodge, where spring water flows throughout the lodge to form beautiful water cascades and sparkle into the Uaso Nyiro River. You’re also able to view crocodiles in the river below from the safety of the viewing platform located on the lodge grounds.  Apart from being the only location in Kenya where you will find Gerenuk, the reserve is renowned for its unique collection of other species of animals, such as Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Grey Zebra, Cheetah, and Lions. After enjoying an afternoon Game (wildlife) viewing in the reserve filled with scenic beauty, we return for dinner.

Day 6, Wednesday: Samburu
Before dawn we head out in search of Africa’s wild cats. From the game drive we return to the lodge for breakfast and some rest and relaxation or perhaps read a book/novel, sunbathe and go for a refreshing dip in the uniquely designed swimming pool before heading out again on your afternoon game drive.

Day 7, Thursday: Samburu – Lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast bid farewell to Shaba as we drive south through Isiolo, crossing the foothills of Mount Kenya. Heading west we make a brief stopover at Nyahururu Falls, still known to many as Thomson’s falls for its 237ft cascade. After the stopover, we drive to our next destination Lake Nakuru known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers.

After the stopover, we drive southward to our next destination Lake Nakuru. Located in the Great Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because it is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth boasting any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, with more than 450 species of birds recorded here. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.

Lunch will be served at our lodge, which is situated in the south ecological niche of the park. The lodge blends in perfectly well with its natural surroundings and animals often patrol peacefully close to the lodge adding to its captivating magic. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon.  Dinner & overnight.

Day 8, Friday: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Today our safari will take us to the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the world famous Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara crown’s the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other animals from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.

Your home for the following two nights will be at one of the excellent Mara Sopa lodges. “Sopa” means welcome in the Masai language and true to its name, the lodge and its staff offer first class customer service and accommodations under a welcoming atmosphere. Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in perfectly well with its surrounding hillside landscape. P.S don’t forget your swimming suit for a midday or night swim under the star filled African sky. After lunch and some time for relaxation, our driver/guide will take us for an afternoon game drive in search of the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos, and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity to photograph the beautiful Mara landscape.

Day 9, Saturday: Masai Mara
We start the day off with an early morning game drive before dawn, followed by breakfast at the lodge. Enjoy a swim in the pool under the African sun or just sit back and relax for the rest of the morning.

In the afternoon we return to the bush in search of wildlife, such as Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, elephants, lions, and the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, among others.

Day 10, Sunday:  Masai Mara – Nairobi – Home
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon enjoy a tour of Nairobi “The City Under The Sun”, including the famous Giraffe Center (maybe you will get kissed). Tonight enjoy our Farewell Dinner at the world famous Carnivore Restaurant considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the most popular night clubs. Thereafter you will be transferred to the Airport for your safe journey home.

Singles Safari – Kenya Africa
July 26 – August 4, 2013
$2990*

Includes the following

  • 1 night Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi
  • 8 Nights Safari Lodges
  • Serena Mountain Lodge – Amboseli Serena Lodge – Lake Nakuru Lodge – Sarova Shaba Lodge – Mara Sopa Lodge
  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Safari Vehicles fitted with VHF radio call
  • Experienced Driver/Guides
  • Park entrance fees
  • Complimentary mineral water during safari
  • All transfers
  • All Taxes & Services charge.

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Kenya Visa – ($50 get upon landing)
  • Tips – $120 collected first day of trip

The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available so there is never a need to pay a “single supplement”. If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional $999.

 

For More Information Please Contact Elite Travel Consulting At 757-240-6645

Michelangelo Tour – Italy (14-Days)

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Michelangelo Tour - Italy (14-Days)

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Michelangelo Tour - Italy (14-Days)

Itinerary:

Day 1 Milan | Como
On your arrival at Milan’s Airport you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel in Como by private car. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Como.

Day 2 Como
Today is free to explore the city.

Day 3 Como | Venice
This morning board a first-class train to Venice. A motor launch, the Venetian mode of transportation, will transfer you to your hotel in Venice. The afternoon is free to enjoy.

Day 4 Venice
This morning enjoy a comprehensive walking tour of the main attractions of Venice. The afternoon is free.

Day 5 Venice | Florence
This morning a motor launch will transfer you to the train station to board a first-class train for Florence. In Florence you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is free to do as you please.

Day 6 Florence
Enjoy a guided tour of Florence – the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, visiting the main attractions. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 7 Florence | Pisa | Florence
Enjoy an afternoon guided motor coach tour to your choice of either Pisa or Chianti with an early evening return to Florence.

Day 8 Florence | Rome
A first-class train will transport you from Florence to Rome. Private transfers between train stations and hotels are provided. The remainder of today is free.

Day 9 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour visiting some of the best-known monuments of Rome. The rest of your day is spent as you please.

Day 10 Rome
Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon a guided tour features a visit to the Roman Forum, Basilica St. Paul’s.

Days 11 & 12 Rome | Pompeii | Sorrento
Depart early this morning to the South. Enroute enjoy a short tour of Naples before traveling on to Pompeii for lunch and a visit to the excavations. Tonight have dinner and overnight in first-class hotel accommodation in Sorrento. In the morning, travel by boat to the Isle of Capri and visit the Blue Grotto (weather permitting). Enjoy lunch in Anacapri. Return to Sorrento by boat. Your return to Rome takes you by way of Castellamare for a late evening arrival at your hotel.

Day 13 Rome
An entire day to explore Rome.

Day 14 Rome
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast a transfer to Rome airport for your return flight or ask your travel agent about extending your vacation with CIT Tours.

Raffaello Tour featuring Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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Raffaello Tour featuring Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

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Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Raffaello Tour featuring Rome, Florence, Bologna and Venice

Itinerary:

Day 1 Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Airport make your way to your selected hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Rome.

Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour, which includes a visit to some of the best known monuments of Rome including the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The tour ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire many masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Pieta. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Day 3 Rome | Florence
Today travel by first-class train from Rome to Florence. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 4 Florence
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” – Florence. Visit the Cathedral complex with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower & the ancient Baptistery with its bronze door. Another stop this morning will be at Palazzo Pitti Museum, or if on Monday, the Bargello Museum or Medici Chapels. A drive up the Viali dei Colli (Avenue of the Hills) to Piazzale Michelangelo to view the entire city finishes this morning’s tour. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5 Florence | Bologna
Travel by first-class train from Florence to Bologna. After check-in at your selected hotel the remainder of the day is free to explore this city located in the Po river valley in Emilia-Romagna. Known for its cuisine, it’s porticoed streets, and as home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, Bologna is a place to visit – especially if you like people and food.

Day 6 Bologna
Today is free to spend as you wish further exploring this fascinating city or perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the Lamborghini Museum, the Ferrari Gallery or the Ducatti Museum or perhaps take a cooking class at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese.

Day 7 Bologna | Venice
Today travel by first-class train from Bologna to Venice. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 8 Venice
This morning’s walking guided tour visits the historic centre of the city and its monuments. Points of interest will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baptistery, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9 Venice
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you may consider one of the many optional tours available through CIT tours or travel to the airport for your return flight

Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

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Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

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Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Leonardo Tour Featuring Rome, Florence and Venice (7-Days)

Itinerary:

Day 1 Rome
Upon arrival at Rome Airport make your way to your selected hotel. After checking in you are free to relax or explore Rome.

Day 2 Rome
This morning enjoy a city tour, which includes a visit to some of the best known monuments of Rome including the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The tour ends with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica where you can admire many masterpieces including Michelangelo’s Pieta. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Day 3 Rome | Florence
Today travel by first-class train from Rome to Florence. Check in at your selected hotel and the remainder of the day is yours to pass as you choose.

Day 4 Florence
This morning enjoy a guided tour of the “Cradle of the Renaissance” – Florence. Visit the Cathedral complex with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Duomo, Giotto’s Belltower & the ancient Baptistery with its bronze door. Another stop this morning will be at Palazzo Pitti Museum, or if on Monday, the Bargello Museum or Medici Chapels. A drive up the Viali dei Colli (Avenue of the Hills) to Piazzale Michelangelo to view the entire city finishes this morning’s tour. The remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day 5 Florence | Venice
Travel by first-class train from Florence to Venice. After check-in at your selected hotel the remainder of the day is free to shop or explore Venice.

Day 6 Venice
This morning’s walking guided tour visits the historic centre of the city and its monuments. Points of interest will include St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Baptistery, the Ducal Palace, the Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs. The tour ends with a visit to a glass blowing factory. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 Venice
Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you may consider one of the many optional tours available through CIT tours or travel to the airport for your return flight.

Impression of the Emirates

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Tour Summary:

Experience the best of the Emirates

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the handiwork of the women while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on all the information about the history of the “Black Gold” in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Arabian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon, you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion in USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Al Ain (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure for a half-day excursion to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraimi-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.

Day 4: Al Ain – Fujairah (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will head off through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains, the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Gulf of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns in Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest Mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check-in at your beach resort. Dinner with fresh fish at the beach and overnight in Fujairah.

Day 5: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a few hours of the beautiful beach. Later you can join an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters of the front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. On board you will enjoy a typical local lunch. In the afternoon, return to your hotel. Overnight in Fujairah.

Day 6: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah – Desert – Dubai (420 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure through the coastal mountains of Fujairah to Ras al Khaimah, the northernmost of the 7 Emirates. Here you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will continue on via the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Aman to Sharjah. In the early afternoon, you will join a desert safari. You will try on comfortable 4×4 vehicles with A/C to pass the endless and spectacular sandy desert. In the evening you will reach a traditional Bedouin desert camp. Where you will be having a BBQ dinner on the sunset on the rhythm of traditional Arabic Music, an unforgettable experience. In the late evening, you will return to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 7: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai and Sharjah during a full-day excursion. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeriah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices the the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Dubai

Day 8: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown or visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure, time during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.

U.A.E. Cities of the Desert: Dubai & Abu Dhabi

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Dubai
Arrival at Dubai airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage, transfer to your hotel in a car or coach with air condition. Overnight in Dubai

Day 2: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai during an optional half-day city tour. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Afterwards, return to your hotel. Dinner at your hotel and overnight in Dubai.

Day 3: Dubai – Sharjah – Dubai (70 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today your program contains a tour of the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the Pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Clue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. In the early afternoon you will join a guided shopping tour in Dubai. You will visit the famous shopping malls Burjuman and the Mall of the Emirates, with the well-known skiing-area. Dinner and overnight in Dubai.

Day 4: Dubai – Abu Dhabi (150 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will be on the two hours transfer to Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the women’s handiwork while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on all the information about the history of the “Black Gold” in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Arabian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 5: Abu Dhabi – Liwa – Abu Dhabi (400 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will join another off-road experience into the sandy desert. You will drive towards the oasis town of Liwa in the south of the Emirates. On your way you will use small unpaved roads, only accessible with 4×4 vehicles. Unique landscapes and unadulterated pure nature will take you into another world. On your way you will enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch in the sandy dunes. After an exciting day you will return to the hotel in the evening. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 6: Abu Dhabi – Al Ain – Abu Dhabi (300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure for a half-day excursion to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraimi-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will return to the Arabian Gulf. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 7: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown or visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure time, during the day transfer to the airport. Departure

The Treasures of the Arabian Gulf

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Tour Summary:

Enjoy The Best of the United Arab Emirates

 

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

  • 10 nights accommodation in selected hotels
  • Half board (except 1 and last day)
  • Meet & Greet at the airport
  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • Transportation in modern coaches or cars (depending on group size) with A/C
  • Day 3 and 4 transportation in 4×4 with A/C
  • Experienced tour guide or driver guide (depending on group size)
  • All entrance fees for excursions shown in the itinerary
  • Visa fees for Oman
  • Local taxes

Itinerary:

Day 1: Abu Dhabi
Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. After you pick up your luggage, transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car of coach. Overnight in Abu Dhabi.

Day 2: Abu Dhabi
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will join city tour of Abu Dhabi, the largest and the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The name Abu Dhabi means: “Father of the Gazelle”. On a city tour of the modern metropolis of Abu Dhabi you will visit the women’s handicraft centre where you can admire the women’s handiwork while producing the traditional goods. Next stop will be at the oldest building in town, the palace of Al-Husn. You will enjoy a breathtaking view, while having your buffet-lunch at an observation restaurant high above the city. In an exhibition you will get later on introduced to the history of the Black Gold in the region. The tour continues along the Corniche, the coastal road, where you stop at a traditional dhow yard. Here you can discover how the wooden Aravian dhows are built and repaired. In the afternoon you will join a tea ceremony in the famous Emirates Palace hotel, which was built with an investment of 1 billion USD in 2005. Overnight in Abu Dhabi

Day 3: Abu Dhabi- Liwa(200 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will join another off-road experience into the sandy desert. You will drive towards the oasis town of Liwa in the south of the Emirates. On your way you will use small unpaved roads, only accessible by 4×4 vehicles. Unique landscapes and unadulterated pure nature will take you into another world. On your way, you will enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch at the sandy dunes. After an exciting day, you will check-in at your hotel in the evening. Overnight in Liwa.

Day 4: Liwa – Al Ain (330 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then departure by 4×4 vehicles to the oasis city of Al Ain, located submontane of the Hajar Mountains. You will visit the largest camel market of the region and you will stop at the national museum of Al Ain, where you will learn everything about the history of this region. Afterwards you will visit the ancient Buraiml-fortress with the adjacent oasis. Here you will be amazed at the ingenious irrigation system named Falaj, which was used by the native Bedouins since hundreds of years. Lunch in a local restaurant. After the meal you will have time to discover the local souks of the town. Overnight in Al Ain.

Day 5: Al Ain – Masfi – Khor Fakkan – Fujairah(300 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Than you will head forward through picturesque landscapes with sandy deserts and mountains to the East coast of the Emirates, located on the Guld of Oman. Drive through the small oasis towns of Dhaid and Masafi, situated in an agricultural region where fruits and vegetables are cultivated. Than you will visit the local “Friday Market” close to Khor Fakkan followed by a tour of the city of Fujairah. Afterwards you will stop at the oldest mosque of the Emirates, close to Dibba. Later on check in at your beach resort. Traditional dinner with Arabian entertainment and overnight in Fujairah.

Day 6: Fujairah
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a whole day at the beach with the warm water of the Gulf of Oman. You may book an optional snorkeling and diving excursion. The waters in front of the Fujairah coastline are one of the most well-known diving and snorkeling areas of the world. Discover the underwater world with a unique and fascinating flora and fauna. In the afternoon return to your hotel. Enjoy a beach BBQ with fish and shish kebab. Overnight in Fujairah

Day 7: Fujairah – Ras al Khaimah – Musandam(190 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you leave Fujairah and you will drive through the impressing landscape of the coastal mountains and via Ras al Khaimah to the peninsula of the <usandam, which belongs to the Sultanate of Oman. After you cross the border you drive along the coastline on a winding and scenic road to the city of Khasab, located at the end of a huge fjord. On your way you will find lot of places for unique pictures. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Khasab.

Day 8: Musandam – Ras al Khaimah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a our on board of a traditional Arabian Dhow through the cliffy fjord of Musandam. Lonely beaches and arduous rocks will give you an idea, why the locals used this region to hide their ships during invasions and wars in former times. Traditional Arabic lunch on board. After lunch you will leave the Sultanate of Oman and you will arrive again in Ras al Khaimah. After a short city tour you will check in at your beautiful beach resort. Overnight in Ras al Khaimah

Day 9: Ras al Khaimah – Umm al Quwain – Ajman – Sharjah (90 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will visit the forsaken town of Al Hamra close to the Arabian Gulf. You will drive through the smaller Emirates Umm al Quwain and Ajman. The tour continues to the city of Sharjah, well known as “cultural capital of the Emirates”. You will see the Pearl Monument and discover the restored old town. You will visit the historic fortress of Al-Hisn and the unique King Faisal mosque. One of today’s highlights is the exciting Blue Souk, where more than 600 local traders offer their goods. Dinner and overnight in Sharjah.

Day 10: Sharjah – Dubai (25 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai during a city tour. Dubai, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping-malls will impress every visitor. On your way you will visit the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah, which is also open to non-Muslim visitors. After this experience you will continue on to Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al0Fahidi. Another highlight will follow: you will use local water taxis, called Abras to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading downwards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Afterwards return to your hotel. Than you will leave to the Mall of Emirates where you will experience the unique “Ski Dubai” skiing area in the desert. Later in the evening you will join a dinner at the famous Madinat Jumeirah, where you will enjoy the nightly lighted atmosphere. While dreaming you will enjoy a romantic dinner. Afterwards transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Dubai.

Day 11: Dubai
Breakfast at your hotel. This day is at your disposal. Stroll through downtown of visit one of the shopping malls to get your souvenir. Depending on your departure time, during the day transfer to Dubai airport. Departure.

The Sultanate & the Gulf of Oman

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Tour Summary:

Experiences the best of the Sultanate of Oman.

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

The Sultanate & the Gulf of Oman

Itinerary:

Day 1: Muscat
Arrival at Muscat airport. Meet & Greet by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by an air conditioned car or coach. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 2: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Discover today the fascinating capital Muscat. You will discover the city on a full day excursion. In the early morning, your first stop will be at the local fish market in Muttrah. See how the fisherman in traditional small boats bring in the fresh fish to market and learn about the variety of seafood available the Gulf of Oman. Close by you will visit the ancient souks of Muttrah, where you can be part of the unique atmosphere. You will be impressed by the number and variety of goods offered. A highlight in town is the Grand Mosque Muscat. Be amazed by the impressing architecture of the mosque with fantastic ornamentation on the walls. even non-Muslim are allowed to enter the Mosque, but in respect to the religion of the Islam you must wear appropriate clothing. After the buffet=lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the old town. You will walk around and will be amazed by the impressing sultan’s palace. You will see the old harbor with the two fortresses Jalai and Mirani, which protected the bay against aggressors in former times. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 3: Muscat – Sohar – Muscat (480 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the Northern Al Batinah region, a place full of history. Departure along the coastline to the city of Sohar. On your way you will see one of the unique Wadis, typical for this region. You will pass the picturesque Corniche of Sohar and you will visit the informative local museum located in the fortress of the town. Lunch with typical seafood in a beach property. Tour continues to the ancient fortress Al Hazm. Later on you will also discover the monumental fortress of Rustaq in front of the Hajar Mountains. During a guided tour you will learn everything about the life of the soldiers in former times. Arrival in Muscat in the evening. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 4: Muscat- Nizwa – Muscat (410 km)
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the former centre of the Oman around the city of Nizwa. You will start with downtown Nizwa. See the bustling activities on the cattle market, stroll through the spacious souks and visit the ancient fortress of Nizwa. Tour continues on the Bahla, a city which was covered once by a 37 kilometers long wall. This wall is under renovations of the UNESCO now. Later on you will see the famous fortress of Jabreen, with it’s impressing adorned ceilings. In the evening, arrival at your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Muscat.

Day 5: Muscat – Salalah (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards transfer to the airport and short flight to the “garden city” Salalah. During a short city tour after arrival you will visit the famous silver market and the sultan’s office. Highlight of the tour is the visit of the incense market. Overnight in Salalah.

Day 6: Salalah
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will discover the beautiful surrounding of Salalah. Your tour guide will show you the historic incense harbor of Taqah which was very important for the economy in this region. You will also visit the ancient fortress of Mirbat. Continue on to the Western region of Salalah and see in Mughsayl the well-known blowholes. Situated on a magnificent beach, you will experience how the water rockets high several meters into the sky. In the late afternoon, you return to your beach property in Salalah. Dinner in your hotel and overnight in Salalah.

Day 7: Salalah – Muscat (flight)
Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning you may enjoy the beautiful beach of your property. Transfer to the airport and flight back to Muscat. In the evening, a farewell-dinner at Al Bustan Palace hotel. Overnight in Muscat.

Day 8: Muscat
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at your disposal. During the day transfer to the airport. Departure.

Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

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Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Vietnam Luxury Tour (20 Days)

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive to Saigon (D)
Today you will fly to Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam that used to be well known with the name “The Pearl of Far East”. After having a rest and spend time relaxing in the hotel, we will take you to welcome dinner in local restaurant in town. Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 2: Saigon (B,L)
Today you will take half day city tour in Saigon. Firstly, we will take you to cisit Thien Hau Pagoda in China Town, where local people often come to burn the incense to wish for health, happiness and prosperity. Then we will take you to visit Reunification Palace – that used to be the presidential Palace of the South of Vietnam before 1975. After the walking tour around Ben Thanh Market – the best market for shopping at the center of the city. Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 3: Saigon – Dalat (L,D)
Morning transfer from hotel to the airport for the short flight to Dalat. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat, the ideal resort R&R in Dalat. A classic romantic French room will be ready for you at Spa Villas, the best one at the resort. You will have time to have a rest and enjoy the great atmosphere in your room before having a beautiful lunch at the resort. The rest of the afternoon will be totally belongs to you to share your sweetest moment in the fabulous nature at the resort, enjoying the Spa treatment at the Six Senses Spa. There are always bicycles available for your use for the whole time at the resort. A romantic candle-lit dinner will be very nice conclusion for the first day of your stay in Dalat.

Day 4: Dalat (B,L)
After a sweet and happy night, today you can start discovering the city on the classic French car from the resort. Drive to Robin Hill, where we take the chair lift down to Tuyen Lam lake, we can view the grandiose mountainous area of the Langbiang plateau. Then below Truc Lam Monastery appears among the pine trees. You will find this place so colorful with many a flower garden, yet so peaceful. After that you will take the steps down toward the Tuyen Lam lake and collect our boat for a ride on the vast lake. On the other side of the lake is the resort of Da Tien. You will be surprised with the cute rooms in form of the sleeping elephant on the hill side amidst the pine trees. Then our real adventure starts. This may be the most interesting moment when you sit on the back of an elephant wandering in the pine forest, looking over to beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake. After that we return to Dalat for lunch at Cafe De La Port – very nice restaurant in town. After lunch, you will have time for resting in your hotel before continue the tour to visit Crazy House, a very interesting idea of architecture then visit the old station of Dalat, where you can see the steam locomotive from the past. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoying the great spa treatment from six Senses Spa at the resort. Overnight at Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort.

Day 5: Dalat (B,D)
Today you can have the whole day together at leisure in Dalat. There will be two bicycles ready for your own use at the hotel till your check out time in the next day. Dalat is so called a city of flower that you can see anywhere, even at the simple small corner of the alley. It will be great trip when two of you cycling along Tran Hung Dao Street, that was well known of beautiful French Villas under the shade of hundred year old pine tree’s. If you have more energy, just take about 7kms of riding to Linh Phuoc Pagoda, which you can enjoy great scenery of city, vegetable farm along the way. Upon arrival, visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda with famous dragon have been built from 50.000 beer bottles. Just take a little further walk, you can go and visit the local farm with very hospitable farmers right beside the pagoda. Back to the resort, nothing can be better than indulge yourselves at Six Senses Spa, laying down in luxury comfortable facilities of the Spa, admire breathtaking nature from window of the room in beautiful music and intensive care from staff of the Spa, which will wake up six senses from you. You will be totally invigorated and comfortable at the romantic memorial dinner at the restaurant of Evason Ana Mandara Villas Dalat.

Day 6: Dalat – Evason hideaway resort (B,L,D)
Today drive from Dalat to Evason Hideaway Resort – the paradise on Earth. A beautiful room will be ready for you at Spa Suite Villa, maximize your privacy and romance atmosphere including two Spa treatments a day. After the private beautiful lunch at the resort, you will have time for relaxing and enjoy the great facilities and nature at the resort. The rest of the day belongs to your, it can be nice to use the famous spa service as including in your stay at the resort before the romantic candle-lit-dinner.

Day 7, 8: Evason Hideaway (B,L,D)
You will totally two days long as the resort. Evason Hideaway really deserved with the name Paradise on Earth with great combination between beautiful natures, perfect private beaches as well as comfortable accommodation and facilities. You can either to spend time together in the resort, attending some water sport activities or just totally relax with the peaceful atmosphere and professional staff for the spa treatment at famous Six Senses Spa. Your meals provided in the beautiful restaurant just are great. It is really your life in the paradise.

Day 9: Evason Hideaway – Nhatrang (B,L)
This morning you will be free at leisure before enjoying your lunch at the Resort. After lunch, our private car and guide will pick you up at the resort to transfer to Nha Trang – the dynamic sea town. Upon arrival to Nha Tang, check in Ana Mandara resort. Afternoon will be free at leisure for you to relax at Ana Mandara Resort.

Day 10: Nha Trang (B,L)
Morning depart for an excursion out to the bay of Nhatrang, one of the 28 best bays in the world. Our first stop is at Mun Island, one of the reserved islands in the area. You can spend time for swimming, snorkeling or take a ride on the glass-bottom boat to explore the beautiful underwater life. Nha Trang is the best place in Vietnam for coral, different species of sea creatures and crystal blue water. Then we will have lunch on Tam Island, relax on the beach or experience some water sports like parasailing, canoeing, jet-ski…On the way back, we visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium where you can see some sea creatures you might not have known before take a walk over fishing village on Mieu Island.

Day 11: Nhatrang – Hoi An (B,L,D)
You have some free time in the morning for you to do some shopping, relax on the private beach of the resort before check out the hotel and transferred to Cam Ranh airport for the flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide transfer you to Nam Hai Resort, one of the best ten resorts in the world located on Ha My Beach. A luxury romantic pool Villa will be ready for you at the resort. After the private lunch in the resort, the whole afternoon is belonging to you to relax. Honey sunlight, blue sea with white sand on the private beach will make you feel so relaxed in the romantic scenery. Perfect swimming pool with great scenery and architecture also can provide you the best condition to enjoy every happy moment in your stay here. Relaxing for the great treatment at the Spa in the Resort before romantic dinner in the private atmosphere with candle light will be nice conclusion for the first day of your stay in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An (B,L)
After a happy night at the resort, this morning, our guide will take you for the tour around the ancient town of Hoi An with the stops at Phuc Kien Congregational hall, Japanese covered bridged, Tan Ky ancient house. A beautiful lunch will be ready in the private space at Cargo Club, which you can get the great view of Thu Bon river and the ancient town of Hoi An from the balcony of the restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure together to enjoy the great scenery, nature and facility at the resort. Overnight at Nam Hai Resort.

Day 13: Hoi An (B,L)
This morning, you have the chance to discover Champa Sanctuary of My Son, one of the World Heritages in Vietnam. It is a great complex of brick temples were built from 4th to 13th century for Hinduism worshipping. Back to Hoi An at lunch time for lunch at Pho Trang restaurant with great architecture like miniature of Hoi An town. Afternoon is free at leisure for you to relax in your familiar Pool Villa, swimming on the beach or pool of the resort. the Spa treatment today will make you feel invigorated for the rest of the day. Overnight at Nam Hai resort.

Day 14: Hoi An (B)
Today you will have the whole day to do together on your stay in Hoi An. There will be bicycles for your own use till check out time at the resort. A bike ride to rural area of Hoi An, along beautiful beaches and villages or just relaxing on the luxury facilities, beautiful scenery and architecture of the resort can make your stay to be much more interesting. Overnight at Nam Hai Resort.

Day 15: Hoi An – Hanoi (B,D)
The whole morning will be on your own till check time out to drive to Danang airport for the flight to Hanoi. Our private car will pick you up from airport to the Hotel. Upon arrival to Noi Bai Airport. Check in Sofitel Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. In the dinner for two in Wild Lotus Restaurant, one of the nicest restaurants in the city. Overnight at Sofitel Metropolis Hotel.

Day 16: Hanoi (B,L,D)
Today you will have the whole day to discover Hanoi – the peaceful city of green trees, lakes with thousand years of history and culture. In the morning, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum, the symbol of the country and dedicate to the most famous hero of the country then visit Presidential Garden, his house on the stilts and one pillar pagoda. After that, visit the Temple of Literature, a central of Culture of Hanoi, that dedicate to education system in Vietnam in the past and Confucius before having a great lunch at Wild Rice Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Ethnology Museum – the most interesting museum in town about 54 ethnic people living in the country. After the interesting cyclo trip to Hanoi Old Quarter, enjoy water puppet show before dinner at Press Club Restaurant. Overnight at Sofitel Metropolis Hotel.

Day 17: Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)
Our private luxury car will take you to Halong through Red River Delta, starting your trip to Halong Bay, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival to Halong, you will be greeted by cruise manager, welcome on board of Halong Ginger and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth, it will be great experiences for you to admire the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay. After lunch and cruising around the most beautiful part of Halong Bay, you will have a chance to take short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with Halong Ginger golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach of sunbathing on the sundeck.
Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board Halong Ginger, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at Ginger restaurant. It can be one of the most beautiful moments for two of you on this honeymoon trip. At night, enjoy the romantic and peaceful time in the cozy room on the junk. Overnight at Halong Ginger.

Day 18: Halong (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. It will be the best time for the two of you to spend time together in the great nature of the bay, discovering Ha Long Bay from distance to the detail You either can enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages, or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. In the afternoon, return to the mother boat for the night, back to your familiar and comfortable room on the junk to enjoy a very romantic and peaceful time on Halong Bay. Overnight at Halong Ginger.

Day 19: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)
In the morning, you will greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay, hand in hand between outstanding natures and totally peaceful wit pure fresh air. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto, one of the most spectacular masterpiece of mother of nature in the bay then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Our private car will take you back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is free on your own at the hotel. Overnight at Sofitel Metropole Hotel.

Day 20: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Morning is free at leisure at hotel till your departure time to the airport to flight home. Tour Ends

Photography Tour

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Photography Tour

Tour Summary:

This itinerary has been designed for the typical image of Vietnam from the North to the South within 15 days. We provide lots of extra discovery specially for taking photograph on this trip

Tour Highlights & Inclusives:

Trip highlight: Visit 4 world heritages of Vietnam, City tour in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon, water puppet show, 2 night stay in the Junk and kayaking on Halong Bay, boat trip on Thu Bon River and Cu Chi Tunnels, discover My Son – the holy land of Cham people, Cao Dai Temple and enjoy our exclusive discover features specially for taking photograph on this trip.

Itinerary:

Photography Tour

Day 1: ARRIVAL – HANOI (-/-/-)
Fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival to the airport, you well be met by our guide and transfer to you hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: HANOI – FULL DAY OF CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Early morning take a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, where thousands of local people come there for exercise, jogging and Taichi. Back to your hotel for breakfast before visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the symbol of the country and Presidential Palace, Presidential Garden, his House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. After that, visit Temple of Literature – the central of culture of Hanoi. Afternoon take a walk to village of Ngoc Ha to see the wreckage of B52 in the middle of the village from the war then visit Ethnology Museum in which you can study the great outline of 54 ethics people living in Vietnam. Back to the center of the city for one hour cyclo trip around Old Quarter of Hanoi. It is great chance for you to discover the daily life activities of local people in the most attractive area of the city. Your tour will be concluded with great experience of Water Puppet show – the unique art of Vietnamese people from Red River Delta.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3. FULL DAY TO DUONG LAM VILLAGE – TAY PHUONG PAGODA (B/L/-)
Morning we will take one hour drive to Tay Phuong, one of ten most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Located on the top of the hill, this pagoda is very famous about the collection of Buddha and Arhat statues from 17th century and great architecture. Then take 45 minutes bike ride the rural area around Pagoda through green rice field, local villages. It will be the great chances for you to discover the daily life activities in the Red River Delta, interact to local people and feel the real atmosphere of rural area. After that, back to the car for driving to the ancient village of Duong Lam, the place so called “Hoi An of the Red River Delta” as still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys, visit Communal House in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Enjoy the great home hosted lunch in traditional atmosphere in the oldest house in the village of Mr. Hung date back to 1649. After lunch, take another bike ride around the village before driving back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Morning depart to Halong bay through Red River Delta. Upon arrival to Halong Welcome on board of Halong Jasmine and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with Halong Jasmine sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fish men who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset time, kayak or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at the restaurant.
Overnight at Junk in Halong.

Day 5: HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.
Overnight at Junk in Halong.

Day 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI – THO HA (B/L/-)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Hue. On the way to the airport, visit Tho Ha, the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Upon arrival, take a short local ferry to the village. Visit a local home of Mr. Viet, where you can see how rice paper has been made. After spend time in his house and talk to the owner for deeper understand about life of local people in the village, we will visit 400 years old pagoda in the village. That still remains all original architecture and Buddha statues, specially the holly and peaceful atmosphere that have not been touched by the tourist. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over village cemetery to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Take a ferry back to the bus to Noi Bai airport for a latest flight to Hue. Upon landing at Phu Bai airport, transfer to your hotel in Hue.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: HUE (B/-/-)
In this morning, take a beautiful walk over the Trang Tien Bridge to Dong Ba Market, where you can see the most interesting activities in the morning of the market. Back to the hotel for breakfast then take a cyclo trip along the river where you can see the fishing village, the small street where local people doing lots of business and around the area of Imperial Citadel. Stop at Noon gate of Imperial Citadel for the walking tour to the inner area of the citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
Afternoon visit Tu Duc and Minh Mang Tomb Tombs, discover beautiful and impressive architecture of this unique construction in Hue as well as the story of the Kings there. After that drive to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the symbol of Hue city. On the way back, take a walk around Kim Long village for pictures of daily life of local people there.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: HUE – DANANG – HOIAN (B/-/-)
Morning depart to Danang through famous Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum with great collection of sand stone artifact from 4th to 13th century. Then drive to Hoi An, the little attractive town very famous as living museum which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Check in to the hotel then take the orientation walk around the town. Evening is free at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: HOI AN (B/-/-)
Morning take an early walk to Cam Nam Bridge, fish market and vegetable market before having breakfast in the hotel. Then starting a walking tour to Hoi An ancient town with visits at Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, Japanese Cover Bridge and Tan Ky ancient house. Then you have free time for discovering the town on your own. Afternoon take a cyclo trip to rural area of Hoi An. Follow the Thu Bon river bank and enjoy the great view of Hoi An town over the river then discover the villages of local people before taking the boat trip on Thu Bon River. It is great chance to see the daily life activities of local people along the river. On the way back to Hoi An, enjoy the beautiful sun set on the river.
Overnight in Hoian.

Day 10: HOI AN – MYSON (B/-/-)
Early morning we will drive to My Son, the Holly land of Champa kingdom date back from 4th to 13th century. Arrive to My Son before it getting crowded by the other tourists, you will have great chance to discover and feel the great ancient atmosphere of the complex of nearly 70 difference towers there, where you can find the best brick sculpture in the world. My Son also had been recognized to be culture world Heritage in 2000. Afternoon free for shopping and further discovery of Hoian on your own.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: HOI AN – DA NANG – SAIGON (B/-/-)
Morning transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival take tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post office. Afternoon, take a tour to China town, the special identity of Saigon. Visit Thien Hau Pagoda, where hundreds of local people come and burn the incense for their luck, prosperity and happiness. After that, take a walk around Cho Lon, the biggest whole sale market in town. It is great combination of busy and bustle atmosphere of the market and traditional Chinese Architecture there.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: FULL DAY TO TAY NINH AND CU CHI TUNNELS (B/L/-)
Morning depart for Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai religion. On arrival we will have time to visit the impressive Holy Temple of Caodaism, the famous local religion that is the symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism before attending the fantastic mid-day mass. After having lunch in local restaurant, drive to Cu Chi, the famous network of tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 250 km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along. Transfer back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: SAIGON – CAI BE – VINH LONG – CAN THO (B/L/-)
Morning drive from Sai Gon to Cai Be. Upon arrive, embark for the boat trip to colorful Cai Be floating Market, then visit some local home factories to discover traditional rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying process. After enjoying beautiful lunch at a superb Indochina villa, Le Longanier, located in a luxuriant garden by the river, your sampan will cruise to Dong Hoa Hiep. On the way, you will be able observe the typical Mekong delta rural life. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Visit at an ancient mandarin house dating from the 19th century where the family will welcome you with a cup a tea. Then we will proceed to Vinh Long, passing beautiful landscapes along Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc and An Binh islands famous for their fruit orchards. Stops on the way can be made at An Binh ancient Church or at Tam Ho bonsais garden. The excursion will end at Vinh Long pier. Back to the bus to drive to Can Tho, the capital of Mekong Delta.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 14: CAN THO – SAIGON (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market where local people whole sale all product of Mekong Delta. It will be great chance for taking part to the local activities and taking pictures. Then continue by boat to visit the local bustling inland market before visiting Rice processing factory. The car picks up at Ninh Kieu Wharf and transfer back to Saigon with lunch stop at Mekong Rest Stop Restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: SAIGON – Departure (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight (check out hotel before 12h00).