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Vietnam to build high speed train system

Vietnam plans to build a new high speed railway, with trains that would speed from Hanoi to HCM City in just a few hours.

At the moment, it takes more than one day to commute between the two cities and the route requires changes.

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The Prime Minister has just approved the strategy for modernising the north-south railway to link with major seaports and industrial zones increasing speeds to 80-90km/h for passenger trains and 50-60km/h for freighters by 2020.

In the 10 years following speeds will be further increased from 160km/h-200km/h and even to 350km/h in the years beyond that.

It’ll be a while before you can take the train to most major cities but in the long term the plan might clear up Vietnam’s roads and skies, reducing both pollution and traffic congestion in one fell swoop.

With such a far-reaching plan experts suggest that with the increased speeds and savings it will just make more sense to take the train instead of flying or driving.

In the future they predict more than 30% of travel between Hanoi and HCM City will be by high speed rail.

Miners set to dig in over green fees

Mine and quarry operators may be faced by a big rise in environmental protection fees following the government’s decision to revise the charges.

Pham Ngoc Thach, head of Tax and Fee Section under the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) Tax Policy Department, said the ministry was revising the government’s Decree 74/2011/ND-CP on environmental protection fees (EPF) for mineral exploitation with the view that they needed to dramatically increase to take into account the heavy pollution caused by mining and quarrying and the currently insufficiently low charges.

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The revised decree will be submitted to the government in November after receiving feedback from localities and enterprises.

Thach said the current proposal would see the EPF double or triple from existing levels for soil, rock, sand and gravel exploitation. The current maximum EPF for iron, lead, zinc, copper, quartzite, apatit and graphite would in the future form the bottom line for EPF fees. For coal, the EPF would be tripled from a current VND10,000 (47 cents) to VND30,000 ($1.43) per tonne.

EPF fees collected are intended to be used for environmental protection measures in the affected localities.

However, Tran Ngoc Anh, representative of Canada’s Ban Phuc Nickel Mines LLC which operates in the northwestern province of Son La, said mining companies had been paying various taxes and fees for environmental protection.

They included EPFs for liquid waste and water, waste rock produced during mining, compensation for site clearance, and charges to restore the environment after closure. Companies also had to pay royalties for mineral resources mined, and many other types of costs for environmental monitoring, and transportation of solid and hazardous waste.

“The collection of EPF should be balanced between the interests of the government and enterprises, while helping local environmental protection,” Anh said.

The MoF is also considering whether the EPF should be raised based on the quality of technology employed, value of minerals extracted or levels of pollution caused.

Under the existing Decree 74, the same EPF is set whether for valuable minerals or waste.

For example, according to the National Reserves Assessment Council, 2.57 per cent of the output at the nickel mine at Ban Phuc was useful metals, while the remaining 97.43 per cent was waste rock.

The Vietnam Business Forum’s (VBF) Mining Group raised the issue that if the EPF was applied on raw mineral ore production, the enterprise would pay VND50,000 ($2.38) per tonne whether extracted metal or waste rock. With a capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year, 97.43 per cent of its output was equivalent to 350,748 tonnes of waste rock, making it liable to pay a respective EPF for VND17.5 billion ($833,330) per year.

This would mean that in order to extract 9,252 tonnes of metals following processing, the business would pay an EPF for the entire 360,000 tonnes of ore, which is mainly waste rock.

“Through this form of EPF calculation, larger industrial-scale mine and quarrying activities actually end up paying more,” Anh said. “If such an EPF is collected, it would mean large firms carry a three times higher production cost burden, making large enterprises unable to compete in the market in terms of prices for the same product. This would actually encourage the development of small-scale mining models, contrary to the government’s policy.”

Source: Internet

60% of university students cannot meet self-study requirements

According to a recent survey, about 60 percent of students believe self-study plays a very important role in their university education, but only 16 percent of 300 surveyed students have “high” self-awareness in planning self-study. Only 2 percent ranked “very high”, while 76 percent rated “average”.

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Normally, Trinh Dang Khoa, MA, from the HCM City Culture University, noted that with the new university education mechanism, the time for students’ self-study needs to be triple the time they spend at lectures.

In fact, the students need to prepare well before going to class: they need to understand theoretical issues, read the documents provided by lecturers, seek relevant knowledge and prepare for topics of discussions. They also have to do theoretical and home exercises, and carry out experiments and research.

However, according to Khoa, about 60 percent of students cannot meet the requirements. The proportions could be even higher, 70-80 percent, in some “special classes”.

“This explains why lecturers and students cannot interact during the lecture hours. Students cannot raise questions and do not have necessary understanding to discuss topics,” he said.

Khoa’s conclusion coincides with the comment made by Truong Minh Hoa from the HCM City External Economics Junior College, who said that students do not like going to the library, and they only go there when they need to prepare for semester-end exams or theses.

“What do students learn and what do they read during the years they spend at schools, if they do not go to the library, the ideal place for them to look for books and documents for their study and research?” he said.

Hoa said there is often “fearful silence” in lecture halls, when lecturers raise questions and no student voices an opinion. As a result, the lecturer raises questions and then gives the answers himself.

“Vietnamese students do not want to express their opinions or turn up before the public. This is the consequence of the passive learning method they experienced at general school,” Hoa noted.

“The ‘silence’ also shows that students’ knowledge is not good enough to answer the questions,” he added.

A lecturer of the Hanoi University also said that the majority of students remain passive in studying. They wait for lecturers to give knowledge, and don’t take the initiative to do study or research.

“As a result, they spend time at parties, accessing social networks and going out, instead of studying,” he commented.

“Honestly speaking, we are asking students to study themselves and prepare for lessons, but we are not examining whether they fulfill their duties,” he said.

Source: Internet

Hanoi Food Tour + Sapa trekking + Hotel

Discovering Sapa with the wonderful terraced landscape and the ethnic minority groups is in travelling list destination of many international guests in over the world. With that spirit, we would like to introduce this combo to help the guests can do save and enjoy visiting this famous touristy place:

– 03 hours with Hanoi Food Tasting Tour – Explore the world of street food in Hanoi

– 02 days/03 nights Sapa trekking tour – Enjoy easy trekking and visiting the wonderful landscape in Sapa:

  • Standard tour: 1 star hotel (E.g: Fansipan View Hotel, Sapa Panorama Hotel…)
  • Deluxe tour: 2 star hotel (E.g: Royal View Hotel, Sapa Lodge)
  • Luxury tour: 3 star hotel (E.g: Sunny Mountain, Bamboo Hotel…)

01 night in Hanoi Hotel accommodation with Daily Breakfast. The hotel accommodation in Hanoi also match the tour package class:

  • Standard Tour: 03 star hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter (E.g: Rising Dragon Palace, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 04 star hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter  (E.g: Silk Path Hotel, Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel…)
  • Luxury Tour: 05 star hotel Sofitel Metropole…

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome to Hanoi city!

Meet our driver at the airport lobby with the signboard saying your name. Transfer by private car to hotel accommodation in Hanoi.

Free time at your leisure to discover this city by your own way. Enjoy Hanoi Food Tasting tour in the evening.

Pick you up at your place, our tour guide will take you to enjoy Hanoi excursion then show you the most special things in this hustle- bustle city, the busy daily life activities, the typical architecture and tell you the interesting histories about this old town as well. By this way, your party and tour guide can walk over most famous streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.

On the way, we stop at around 07 local restaurants/ food stalls to try Vietnamese food and drink. Those are really well known and most popular for Hanoian and tourist. Our guide will introduce to you the recipe and main ingredients, the historical backgrounds of each dish.

After that, certainly, you will watch and taste some particular dishes. This is really a great opportunity that you could allow yourself to experience fantastic local specialty flavours. This kind of tour is really suitable for whom like walking around Hanoi city.

In the late evening, meet our staff to transfer to train station to get on the night train to go ahead to Lao Cai.

Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)

05h30: Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning. Pick up and transfer to Sapa, and breakfast at the hotel.

10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Day people including Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van. Lunch on the way.

14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.

Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L/D)

09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall.

11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town. Local lunch.

17h00: Get on the bus to Lao Cai station, dinner before boarding train.

Sleep on the train.

Early arrival in Hanoi, pick up and drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi.

Free time to continue to discover this hustle-bustle city. Overnight in Hanoi Hotel.

END of service.

NOTE

  • All tour programs above are basic ones, in the case you would like to change the tour itinerary, please kindly contact us, we will surely try our best to meet your expectation.
  • We do guarantee that the service quality will be equivalent to your chose tour package. The Halong bay cruise will follow the mentioned itinerary; while travelling to Halong bay, you find that there was some thing not match our provided tour program, please make a call to +84 986 943 505, we definitely have a double checks and do assure 100% refund if the inconveniences come from us.
  • All services are based on twin/double accommodation sharing, if you do travel alone or your group are odd number, please do contact us for the best rate and arrangement.
  • This kind of combo package are not applied for the special occasion: Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year… In those events, the cost will be 25% up.

Price

TOUR OPTION

PRICE (USD/person)

Standard Tour

230 190

Deluxe Tour

260 235
Luxury Tour 490 435

(FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi and VISA approval letter)

Those prices are based on twin/double accommodation sharing and group tour service.

If your group are odd numbers, please kindly do contact us for single supplement cost.

Included

  • FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi and VISA approval letter
  • Sapa trekking, including 2 ways train tickets from and to Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • Indicated accommodation during the trip
  • Food items during Hanoi Food and the mentioned meals
  • English tour guide speaking

Excluded

  • Personal expense
  • Tips and beverage
  • Everything is not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion Tab

NOTE: The tour itinerary is customized, please do contact us if you need to do any change.

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 15 – 30 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 15 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Cancellation policy due to bad weather

NOTE: Just only Halong bay cruise is influenced by bad weather, the others tour services will run as usual. 

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have be permitted from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,…), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:

– If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

– If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,…). Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount.

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 30 minutes (For example: For Halong bay cruise, the pick-up time will be between 8 and 8.30AM). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • The hotel pick-up address must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

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Hanoi Food Tour + Halong bay cruise + Sapa trekking + Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

We clearly know that travelling in Vietnam, all international guests may have many concerns about the tour service and do not know what the most interesting activities should do… those are the main reasons why we offer to you all this tour package that can help you do discover Northern Vietnam by your own way and do save money as well.

Following is the brief itinerary:

– 03 hours with Hanoi Food Tasting Tour – Explore the world of street food in Hanoi City 

– 2 days/1 night  Halong bay cruise – Discover the most beautiful place in Vietnam. The Halong bay cruise  standard will be equivalent to your chosen tour package:

  • Standard Tour: 3 star Halong bay cruise (E.g: Aclass Legend Cruise, Royal Heritage Cruise…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 4 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Palama Cruise, Viola Cruise…)
  • Luxury Tour: 5 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Paradise Cruise, Bhaya Cruise…)

– 2 days/3 nights Sapa trekking tour – Enjoy easy trekking and visiting the wonderful landscape in Sapa:

  • Standard tour: 1 star hotel (E.g: Fansipan View Hotel, Sapa Panorama Hotel…)
  • Deluxe tour: 2 star hotel (E.g: Royal View Hotel, Sapa Lodge)
  • Luxury tour: 3 star hotel (E.g: Sunny Mountain, Bamboo Hotel…)

– 02 nights in Hanoi Hotel accommodation with Daily Breakfast. The hotel accommodation in Hanoi also match the tour package class: 

  • Standard Tour: 3 star hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter (E.g: Rising Dragon Palace, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 4 star hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter  (E.g: Silk Path Hotel, Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel…)
  • Luxury Tour: 5 star hotel Sofitel Metropole…

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome to Hanoi city!

Meet our driver at the airport lobby with the signboard saying your name. Transfer by private car to hotel accommodation in Hanoi.

Free time at your leisure to discover this city by your own way. Enjoy Hanoi Food Tasting tour in the evening.

Pick you up at your place, our tour guide will take you to enjoy Hanoi excursion then show you the most special things in this hustle- bustle city, the busy daily life activities, the typical architecture and tell you the interesting histories about this old town as well. By this way, your party and tour guide can walk over most famous streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.

On the way, we stop at around 07 local restaurants/ food stalls to try Vietnamese food and drink. Those are really well known and most popular for Hanoian and tourist. Our guide will introduce to you the recipe and main ingredients, the historical backgrounds of each dish.

After that, certainly, you will watch and taste some particular dishes. This is really a great opportunity that you could allow yourself to experience fantastic local specialty flavours. This kind of tour is really suitable for whom like walking around Hanoi city.

Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel.

Day 2:  Halong bay cruise (B/L/D)

08:00 am: Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00 am – 21:00 pm: Enjoy Halong bay cruise the first day with array of interesting activities.

Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (180km) (B/L)

06:15 am – 11:00 am: Second day Halong bay cruise.
11:00 am – 16:30 pm: Back to Hanoi. Free time at your leisure.

In the late evening, meet our staff to transfer to train station to get on the night train to go ahead to Lao Cai.

Day 4: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)

05h30: Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning. Pick up and transfer to Sapa, and breakfast at the hotel.

10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Day people including Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van. Lunch on the way.

14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.

Day 5: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L/D)

09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall.

11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town. Local lunch.

17h00: Get on the bus to Lao Cai station, dinner before boarding train.

Sleep on the train.

Early arrival in Hanoi, pick up and drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. END of service.

(We make sure that the Halong bay cruise and activities will be definitely similar to your chosen Halong bay cruiseThe cruise program will be provided once you have made the final decision.)

NOTE

  • All tour programs above are basic ones, in the case you would like to change the tour itinerary, please kindly contact us, we will surely try our best to meet your expectation.
  • We do guarantee that the service quality will be equivalent to your chose tour package. The Halong bay cruise will follow the mentioned itinerary; while travelling to Halong bay, you find that there was some thing not match our provided tour program, please make a call to +84 986 943 505, we definitely have a double checks and do assure 100% refund if the inconveniences come from us.
  • All services are based on twin/double accommodation sharing, if you do travel alone or your group are odd number, please do contact us for the best rate and arrangement.
  • This kind of combo package are not applied for the special occasion: Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year… In those event, the cost will be 25% up.

Price

TOUR OPTION

PRICE (USD/person)

Standard Tour

415 339

Deluxe Tour

550 428
Luxury Tour 890 735

(FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi by private car)

Those prices are based on twin/double accommodation sharing and group tour service.

If your group are odd numbers, please kindly do contact us for single supplement cost.

Inclusive

  • FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi by private car
  • Sapa trekking, including 2 ways train tickets from and to Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • Halong Bay Cruise at your request
  • Indicated accommodation, based on twin or double sharing.
  • All entrance fee, kayaking, transfer from and to Hanoi – Halong bay
  • Food items during Hanoi Food and the meals during the trip.
  • English tour guide speaking

Exclusive

  • Personal expense
  • Tips and beverage
  • Everything is not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion Tab

NOTE: The tour itinerary is customized, please do contact us if you need to do any change.

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 15 – 30 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 15 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Cancellation policy due to bad weather

NOTE: Just only Halong bay cruise is influenced by bad weather, the others tour services will run as usual. 

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,…), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:

– If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

– If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,…). Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 30 minutes (For example: For Halong bay cruise, the pick-up time will be between 8 and 8.30AM). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • The hotel pick-up address must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

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Hanoi Food Tour + Halong bay Cruise + Sapa trekking

In the purpose to help the guest can have relaxing time in Northern Vietnam and enjoy visiting the most beautiful places and the most interesting activities in this area, this kind of tour package is to match the guests’ need:

– 03 hours with Hanoi Food Tasting Tour – Explore the world of street food in Hanoi

– 2 days/1 night  Halong bay cruise – Discover the most beautiful place in Vietnam. 

  • Standard Tour: 3 star Halong bay cruise (E.g: Aclass Legend Cruise, Royal Heritage Cruise…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 4 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Palama Cruise, Viola Cruise…)
  • Luxury Tour: 5 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Paradise Cruise, Bhaya Cruise…)

– 2 days/3 nights Sapa trekking tour – Enjoy easy trekking and visiting the wonderful landscape in Sapa:

  • Standard tour: 1 star hotel (E.g: Fansipan View Hotel, Sapa Panorama Hotel…)
  • Deluxe tour: 2 star hotel (E.g: Royal View Hotel, Sapa Lodge)
  • Luxury tour: 3 star hotel (E.g: Sunny Mountain, Bamboo Hotel…)

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome to Hanoi city!

Meet our driver at the airport lobby with the signboard saying your name. Transfer by private car to hotel accommodation in Hanoi.

Free time at your leisure to discover this city by your own way. Enjoy Hanoi Food Tasting tour in the evening.

Pick you up at your place, our tour guide will take you to enjoy Hanoi excursion then show you the most special things in this hustle- bustle city, the busy daily life activities, the typical architecture and tell you the interesting histories about this old town as well. By this way, your party and tour guide can walk over most famous streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.

On the way, we stop at around 07 local restaurants/ food stalls to try Vietnamese food and drink. Those are really well known and most popular for Hanoian and tourist. Our guide will introduce to you the recipe and main ingredients, the historical backgrounds of each dish.

After that, certainly, you will watch and taste some particular dishes. This is really a great opportunity that you could allow yourself to experience fantastic local specialty flavours. This kind of tour is really suitable for whom like walking around Hanoi city.

Day 2:  Halong bay cruise (B/L/D)

08:00 am: Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00 am – 21:00 pm: Enjoy Halong bay cruise the first day with array of interesting activities.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (180km) (B/L)
06:15 am – 11:00 am: Second day Halong bay cruise.
11:00 am – 16:30 pm: Back to Hanoi. Free time at your leisure.

In the late evening, meet our staff to transfer to train station to get on the night train to go ahead to Lao Cai.

Day 4: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)

05h30: Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning. Pick up and transfer to Sapa, and breakfast at the hotel.

10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Day people including Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van. Lunch on the way.

14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.

Day 5: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L/D)

09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall.

11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town. Local lunch.

17h00: Get on the bus to Lao Cai station, dinner before boarding train.

Sleep on the train.

Early arrival in Hanoi, pick up and drop you off at the hotel in Hanoi. END of service.

(We make sure that the Halong bay cruise and activities will be definitely similar to your chosen Halong bay cruiseThe cruise program will be provided once you have made the final decision.)

NOTE

  • All tour programs above are basic ones, in the case you would like to change the tour itinerary, please kindly contact us, we will surely try our best to meet your expectation.
  • We do guarantee that the service quality will be equivalent to your chose tour package. The Halong bay cruise will follow the mentioned itinerary; while travelling to Halong bay, you find that there was some thing not match our provided tour program, please make a call to +84 986 943 505, we definitely have a double checks and do assure 100% refund if the inconveniences come from us.
  • All services are based on twin/double accommodation sharing, if you do travel alone or your group are odd number, please do contact us for the best rate and arrangement.
  • This kind of combo package are not applied for the special occasion: Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year… In those events, the cost will be 25% up.

Price

TOUR OPTION

PRICE (USD/person)

Standard Tour

325 280

Deluxe Tour

400 350
Luxury Tour 480 445

(FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi by private car)

Those prices are based on twin/double accommodation sharing and group tour service.

If your group are odd numbers, please kindly do contact us for single supplement cost.

Inclusive

  • FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi by private car
  • Sapa trekking, including 2 ways train tickets from and to Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • Halong Bay Cruise at your request
  • All entrance fee, kayaking, transfer from and to Hanoi – Halong bay
  • Food items during Hanoi Food
  • English tour guide speaking

Exclusive

  • Personal expense
  • Tips and beverage
  • Everything is not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion Tab

NOTE: The tour itinerary is customized, please do contact us if you need to do any change.

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 15 – 30 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 15 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Cancellation policy due to bad weather

NOTE: Just only Halong bay cruise is influenced by bad weather, the others tour services will run as usual. 

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,…), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:

– If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

– If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,…). Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 30 minutes (For example: For Halong bay cruise, the pick-up time will be between 8 and 8.30AM). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • The hotel pick-up address must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

 

 

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Hanoi Food Tour + Halong bay cruise + Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel

We always try the best to match the guests’ need and help them to plan the itinerary that can make them have a wonderful time in Northern Vietnam, this tour is including:

– 03 hours with Hanoi Food Tasting Tour – Explore the world of street food in Hanoi

– 2 days/1 night  Halong bay cruise – Discover the most beautiful places in Vietnam. The Halong bay cruise  will be similar to your chosen tour package:

  • Standard Tour: 3 star Halong bay cruise (E.g: Aclass Legend Cruise, Royal Heritage Cruise…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 4 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Palama Cruise, Viola Cruise…)
  • Luxury Tour: 5 star Halong bay Cruise (E.g: Paradise Cruise, Bhaya Cruise…)

– 02 nights in Hanoi Hotel accommodation with Daily Breakfast. The hotel accommodation in Hanoi also match the tour package class:

  • Standard Tour: 3 star hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter (E.g: Rising Dragon Palace, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel…)
  • Deluxe Tour: 4 star hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter  (E.g: Silk Path Hotel, Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel…)
  • Luxury Tour: 5 star hotel Metropole…

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome to Hanoi city!

Meet our driver at the airport lobby with the signboard saying your name. Transfer by private car to hotel accommodation in Hanoi.

Free time at your leisure to discover this city by your own way. Enjoy Hanoi Food Tasting tour in the evening.

Pick you up at your place, our tour guide will take you to enjoy Hanoi excursion then show you the most special things in this hustle- bustle city, the busy daily life activities, the typical architecture and tell you the interesting histories about this old town as well. By this way, your party and tour guide can walk over most famous streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.

On the way, we stop at around 07 local restaurants/ food stalls to try Vietnamese food and drink. Those are really well known and most popular for Hanoian and tourist. Our guide will introduce to you the recipe and main ingredients, the historical backgrounds of each dish.

After that, certainly, you will watch and taste some particular dishes. This is really a great opportunity that you could allow yourself to experience fantastic local specialty flavours. This kind of tour is really suitable for whom like walking around Hanoi city.

Overnight at Hanoi Hotel Accommodation.

Day 2:  Halong bay cruise (B/L/D)

08:00 am: Scenic three-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00 am – 21:00 pm: Enjoy Halong bay cruise the first day with array of interesting activities.

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (180km) (B/L)
06:15 am – 11:00 am: Second day Halong bay cruise.
11:00 am – 16:30 pm: Back to Hanoi hotel accommodation. END of service.

(We make sure that the Halong bay cruise and activities will be definitely similar to your chosen Halong bay cruiseThe cruise program will be provided once you have made the final decision.)

NOTE

  • All tour programs above are basic ones, in the case you would like to change the tour itinerary, please kindly contact us, we will surely try our best to meet your expectation.
  • We do guarantee that the service quality will be equivalent to your chose tour package. The Halong bay cruise will follow the mentioned itinerary; while travelling to Halong bay, you find that there was some thing not match our provided tour program, please make a call to +84 986 943 505, we definitely have a double checks and do assure 100% refund if the inconveniences come from us.
  • All services are based on twin/double accommodation sharing, if you do travel alone or your group are odd number, please do contact us for the best rate and arrangement.
  • This kind of combo package are not applied for the special occasion: Christmas, New Year, Lunar New Year… In those events, the cost will be 25% up.

Price

TOUR OPTION

PRICE (USD/pax)

Standard Tour

270 219

Deluxe Tour

395 345

Luxury Tour

850 810

(FREE Pick-up from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi and Visa Approval Letter)

Those prices are based on twin/double accommodation sharing and group tour service.

If your group are odd numbers, please kindly do contact us for single supplement cost.

Inclusive

  • FREE transfer from Noi Bai airport to hotel in Hanoi by private car and Visa Approval Letter
  • Hotel Accommodation in Hanoi at your request
  • Halong Bay Cruise at your request
  • All entrance fee, kayaking, transfer from and to Hanoi – Halong bay
  • Food items during Hanoi Food
  • English tour guide speaking

Exclusive

  • Personal expense
  • Tips and beverage
  • Everything is not clearly mentioned in the Inclusion Tab

NOTE: The tour itinerary is customized, please do contact us if you need to do any change.

 

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 15 – 30 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 15 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Cancellation policy due to bad weather

NOTE: Just only Halong bay cruise is influenced by bad weather, the others tour services will run as usual. 

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,…), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:

– If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

– If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,…). Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 30 minutes (For example: For Halong bay cruise, the pick-up time will be between 8 and 8.30AM). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • The hotel pick-up address must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

 

 

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Good Morning Hanoi!

It is believed that the most ideal moment to explore Hanoi city is in the morning. By this time, it is an awesome chance to discover an extraordinary aspect of this city.

With this “Good Morning Hanoi!” tour, it will meet expectations of the guests who can not stay a long time in this city and would like to get the panorama view of Hanoi Old Quarter as well have a basic background about Vietnamese food culture through a traditional breakfast.

Tour Information

Meet our tour guide at around 6AM, in the early morning, it is really great time to know how a busy day in Hanoi starts. Follow to our tour guide, breath the pure air and enjoy early birds walking, it is excellent way to get the new experience about this hustle bustle city.

The main activities of this tour will be within Hanoi Old Quarter, visiting some most typical streets of the Hanoi 36 corporations when this area begins to wake up. By this way, you can know how the locals start a new working day, how the stall food and restaurants prepare for a busy morning… At the moment, it is not so crowded and it must be easy to discover another aspect of this city.

The next destination is to walk around Hoan Kiem lake – the symbol of Hanoi capital. From here, you could also admire the sunrise, take every moment to hunt some of the most beautiful photos of your Vietnam travel. Walking around this lake in the morning, it is time to watch hundreds of Hanoians to enjoy their morning exercise and maybe even take part in exercising, doing Tai chi with the them…

The last destination is the very famous restaurant that you could have a traditional breakfast like a Hanoian, you could do choose either “Pho” – Noodle or “Banh cuon” – Rolled cake before coming back to your hotel at around 7h30. Say good bye here to the tour guide and hope to see you soon.

Prices & Booking

Good Morning Hanoi!

Price (USD/person)

Group Tour

25

Private Tour

35

 Included:

  • English tour guide speaking
  • Mineral water (01 bottle/pax)
  • Traditional breakfast
  • Taxi  fee (if have)

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

NOTE: Based on your time, if the guest would like to do visit more places and do enjoy more interesting activities in Hanoi, please inform us in advance and surely, we could do meet any demands.

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 7 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
  • To 1 day from 7 days before arrival: 30% of total tour price.
  • To 12 from 24 hours before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • Within 12 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour price.

Children Price

  • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
  • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare
  • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult’s fare

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 15 minutes (For example: For dinner time, the pick- up time will be between 17.45 and 18h). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • For private tour: the pick-up time is up to the guest.

The hotel pick-up must be at in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

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Saigon city – Taste of the countryside

 

Travel back in time to experience the true Vietnam by joining us on a scenic trip through the countryside of the south. While most visitors to Vietnam inevitably visit the chaotic major cities, most of the population of Vietnam resides in small rural communities and follows a simpler traditional lifestyle.

Discover the authentic lifestyle of south as we travel through rice paddies, rubber tree plantations, and small villages. Witness and understand traditional farming and cooking techniques as they have been done for hundreds of years.

Unlike other cooking classes in Vietnam ours takes place in a beautiful outdoor kitchen on a farm where you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of traditional Vietnamese dishes. All of the ingredients used in the cooking classes are grown on site using 100% organic farming techniques. Also all of our dishes are MSG free. The cooking school farm grows a wide selection of foods from mushrooms, water buffalo, shrimp and a wide selection of vegetables. Also on site is a medicinal garden where you can learn about the traditional medicine of the countryside.

Tour Details

Your tour guide picks you up in the morning at a place specified by you. We then travel to a local morning market where you will get a chance to enjoy a traditional breakfast as well as sample many local delights.

We will also purchase some exotic fruits of your choice for you to enjoy during our full day tour. Next we will begin our journey to the countryside, making stops along the way for you to take pictures and get a closer look. We will then arrive at the cooking school farm where you will be given a tour of some of the traditional crops there and also pick out the recipe you wish to make. You will then begin harvesting all of the ingredients you will need for your dish. Our professionally trained chefs will then teach you how to make your dish using local techniques. After finishing your class you will sit down and enjoy your meal.

Optional: We will then depart from the cooking school to Cu Chi Tunnels. You will have the opportunity to experience what life was like for the Vietcong guerrillas who lived and fought underground during the war with the Americans and the South Vietnamese.

We will then depart back to the city making a quick stop along the way for a refreshing fruit smoothie, sugarcane juice or fresh coconut juice. We will then drop you back at your hotel.

Price

Saigon  city – Taste of the countryside Price (USD/ pax)
Private tour (min 2 pax) 115

Included:

  • 8.5 hrs tour
  • Transportation by car
  • Personal tour guide
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cooking class
  • All food and drink (non alcoholic and alcoholic)

Excluded:

  • Personal expense
  • Tips

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 2-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
  • Within 1 day before arrival: 100% tour price.

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 15 minutes (For example: For dinner time, the pick- up time will be between 17.45 and 18h). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • For private tour: the pick-up time is up to the guest.

The hotel pick-up must be at in city central area, in the case your hotel accommodation is outside of this area, please kindly reach us at the requested meeting point.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

 

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Saigon City – Taste of the Morning

 

Goooooooood Morning Vietnam!!!!! The morning in Vietnam starts very early and is flurry of chaotic activity from locals doing their aerobics routines to businessmen and construction workers enjoying a coffee together on a street corner. The “Taste of the Morning” tour is an amazing way to get a feel for the pulse of Vietnam. Our tour includes a great balance of sightseeing and amazing foods as we take you through parks, hidden alleys, and busy intersections. One of the many highlights of the tour is a visit to a traditional local market where you will have the opportunity to sample many different foods as well as make some truly unique purchases. The “Taste of the Morning” tour is a great way to start your day with an amazing experience that you will never forget.

Tour Details

Our friendly tour guides pick you up at your hotel at 7:30 am. You will receive a friendly good morning, an explanation of the tour and a demonstration of how to ride on the back of a bike safely.  Skip the mundane hotel breakfast as we take you out for an incredible meal at a famous local restaurant.  After breakfast we will take a drive to the park in order to sit and enjoy one of Vietnam’s famous street coffees.

Next we will take you to District 2 or District 7 where you will be given a great view of the city as well as the many boats and ferries traveling along the river.  After that, we will travel to the city, stop at Notre Dame Cathedral.  While not quite as beautiful as the one in Paris, this historic landmark is a popular meeting place for locals and a great place to experience the chaotic energy of Saigon.

We then travel on to one of the largest local markets in Saigon.  Far away from the aggressive vendors of Ben Thanh market, this traditional market is a great way to understand the true food culture of Vietnam.  As you pass by the many vendors selling everything from live fish to knock-off Nike sandals you will have the opportunity to sample many local fruits and foods as well as witness local people making their morning purchases.  Your personal tour guide will also assist you with any purchases you wish make ensuring you get the local price.

Last we will move on to a local restaurant where you will enjoy an amazing lunch consisting of traditional delicacies. Your guide will then return you to your hotel around 12:00 noon just in time for a mid-day siesta.

The morning tour is designed to provide you with an understanding of the daily lives of local people and is a great way to combine sightseeing, shopping, and some amazing foods.

Price

Saigon  city – Taste of the morning Price (USD/ pax)
Group tour 50

 Included:

  • 4.5 hour tour
  • Personal Tour Guide
  • Helmet and Rain Poncho
  • All food and drinks (Non Alcoholic and Alcoholic)

Excluded:

  • Personal expense
  • Tips

Policies

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days before arrival: No charge (Full refund will be made but transaction fee will be paid by you).
  • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
  • 2-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
  • Within 1 day before arrival: 100% tour price.

Children Price

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 4 years traveling with two adults.
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years of age: 50% of adult rate
  • Child from 8 years must pay the full adult rate

Pick-up service

  • For group tour: the pick-up time will be flexible within 15 minutes (For example: For dinner time, the pick- up time will be between 17.45 and 18h). Due to we have to do several pick-up places, so your patience is always appreciated.
  • For private tour: the pick-up time is up to the guest.

The hotel pick-up must be at in city central area, in the case your hotel accommodation is outside of this area, please kindly reach us at the requested meeting point.

Guide

  • English Speaking Guide

 

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