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  • Kong: Skull Island Tour (10D)

    Like a behind-the-scene tour of King Kong 2017, this great expedition takes you to picked attractions in Ninh Binh, Quang Binh and Quang Ninh provinces where the film crew spent months doing their work. There will be very few chances we catch some pieces of work left on the ground, but be sure to enjoy the nature at its best, taste the amazing Vietnamese cuisine, and smile back at ones you meet on the way.

     

    If you want to extend the trip by joining the expedition into the world’s largest cave Son Doong, be well aware that the tickets are usually sold out a year before the date of departure. So please contact us as soon as possible to see if we can help you with this.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Hanoi | Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum, cyclo ride, water puppet show .
    • Ha Long Bay | Surprising Cave
    • Ninh Binh | Vietnam’s first capital of Hoa Lu, Hoa Lu Citadel, Trang An Landscape Complex
    • Quang Binh | Phong Nha National Park, Paradise Cave, Nuoc Mooc Stream
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Reunification Hall, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall, Jade Emperor Pagoda

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Hanoi Arrival

    Arrival in Hanoi, check-in to a downtown hotel and afternoon free to relax or explore the area before an evening trip to see the City’s unique water-puppet show.

    Recommended Hotels in Hanoi:

    - Essence Hotel & Spa
    - Church Boutique Hotel (Lan Ong)

    Water Puppet Show


    Day 2

    Hanoi

    Day tour of this beautiful old city with its French colonial architecture: lakes, parks and temples and a stroll through the bustling backstreets of the old quarter. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda, dating back to the first Vietnamese empire independent from China. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice.

    Break time for lunch at a local restaurant and then later, travel by cyclo as a local would through the Old Quarter.

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex"Hanoi Hilton" Prison, Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts


    Day 3

    Hanoi - Halong Bay

    After breakfast, you'll be driven to Ha Long Bay (one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas, and the world's largest marine 'karst' landscape), possibly visiting Bach Dang (a famous 13th century battle site set in attractive north Viet Nam rural scenery) en route. On arrival, you'll board a traditional-style wooden junk to travel beyond the busy tourist area to some of its less visited grottoes and caves. There will be opportunities for you to swim, fish, climb one of the hills (not a mountain!) for a spectacular overview of the Bay, or venture into some of the sea level caves in a small sampan, all weather permitting, of course. All your meals will be provided on board, usually based on fresh seafood, and you'll sleep in a twin cabin with an en suite toilet and shower.

    Recommended Halong Bay Cruises

    - Indochina Sails
    - Jasmine Cruise


    Day 4

    Halong Bay - Ninh Binh

    You'll spend the morning cruising around Ha Long Bay, followed by lunch and the return journey to the dock. Continue the drive to Ninh Binh, through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

    Ninh Binh Hotels:

    - Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
    - Cuc Phuong Resort & Villa


    Day 5

    Ninh Binh - Trang An - Return to Hanoi

    Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The ancient Hoa Lu Citadel once covered an area of three square kilometers.

    After visiting Hoa Lu if time and energy levels permit, you may choose to take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views. In the late morning depart for Tam Coc Town for a Vietnamese lunch, along the way stop where you wish to take pictures of local villages and the stunning landscape.

    After lunch, you will visit Trang An Landscape Complex which was listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014. Take a relaxing boat ride on a peaceful river passing through a series of caves (one which takes 15-minutes to pass through in darkness). Trang An is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. As the boat gently slices through the water, notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to other name, ‘Halong on Land’. An ‘eco tourism’ area, the only interruptions here are the sound of birds and the gentle paddle of the oar upon the crystal clear river. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

      Hoa Lu Citadel, Trang An Natural Reserve Complex


    Day 6

    Hanoi - Quang Binh

    You get on the only flight of the day to Dong Hoi airport in Quang Binh. Today you visit Phong Nha, and Paradise Cave located in the most well-preserved remote and mountainous region of Central Vietnam.

    Recommended Hotels in Quang Binh:

    - Phong Nha Lake House Resort
    - Chay Lap Farmstay


    Day 7

    Quang Binh

    Hidden in ever-green land of Quang Binh, the Nuoc Mooc Stream is a hot spot to take part in many interesting activities, sports and camping. You spend the whole day in there before coming back to the resort.

    Phong Nha & Paradise Cave, Nuoc Mooc Stream


    Day 8

    Quang Binh - HCMC

    After breakfast transfer to Dong Hoi Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, often referred to by the locals as Saigon, being met by your Asia Senses Travel guide and transferred to hotel for check-in. Like the way the King Kong 2 team did when they made it to Saigon, you join a city tour on the backs of classical Vespa motors. From the most loved and crowded spots to hidden corners of the city, surely you find for yourself the very own definition of an authentic Vietnam.

    Your program includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. From there stroll (your vehicle will be available at all times) to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. After this historical visit continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars. Continue to the Jade Emperor Pagoda located on the fringes of district 1. Dating from 1909 and built by Cantonese Buddhists this quiet oasis was designed using feng shui principals showcasing ornate statues and effigies. Afterwards return to your hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.

    Recommended Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City:

    - Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel
    - Lavender Saigon

    Reunification PalaceOld Post OfficeWar Remnants Museum, Opera House


    Day 9

    HCMC Free Day

    One free day to explore the city on your own feet. Don’t miss out to catch some Vietnamese coffee or go to bar at night.


    Day 10

    Departure

    Relax till you feel good to depart for a flight back home. Your adventure ends here.

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Vietnam Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Vietnam Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    HANOI
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    Essence Hotel & Spa

    • Rooms are modern and fresh, and finished to a high standard, combining marble and polished wooden floors with sophisticated but comfortable soft furnishings.
    • Accommodation is kitted out with the latest amenities, including a laptop in every room, blissfully silent fridges, and soundproof double glazing that keeps outside noise to a minimum - a massive benefit, as Hanoi wakes early!
    • The Essence is located right in the centre of Hanoi's old quarter, next to an excellent selection of restaurants, shops and bars.

     

    HALONG BAY
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    Indochina Sails


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    • Style: Modern + Classic.
    • Own 10 years of experience in cruising operation , being a prestigious cruise.
    • Small but cozy and comfortable cabin.
    • Friendly and carefully staffs.
    • Professional services.
    • Variety of foods to serve customers (from normal food to vegetable foods...).
    • The interesting itinerary helps visitor discover high light destinations like: Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Cua Van Fishing Village, Titop Island.
    • Traditional decoration makes visitor be impressive, a wooden junk designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities.

    NINH BINH
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    Ninh Binh Legend Hotel

    • The hotel has a good range of facilities, with the welcoming pool and terrace and a social restaurant amongst the most essential.
    • What the guest rooms perhaps lack in modern chic, they more than make up for in size - they are simply massive.
    • Amenities are of a suitable standard and many rooms offer superb views of the nearby paddy and limestone karsts. All are decorated in a light colour scheme with plenty of comfortable furnishings and pleasant touches.

     

    QUANG BINH PHONG NHA
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    Phong Nha Lake House Resort

    • Bungalows and villas are all constructed from locally sourced materials, and have either bamboo lined or white plastered walls, with polished terracotta or cream tiled floors, simple wooden four poster beds, white nets and colourful soft furnishings. Bathrooms are tiled in white, equipped with contemporary fixtures, often with decorative tiled floors and white ceramic bowls on wooden plinths.
    • The restaurant serves Vietnamese and Western dishes, and boasts fantastic views over the lake, both from inside the glass-walled dining area and out on the al fresco terrace. The bar is surprisingly well stocked and can produce a good cocktail with which to relax by the swimming pool.

    SAIGON
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    Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel

    • First, the facilities; for a first class hotel, the Liberty is punching well above its weight - and yes, this does include a swimming pool!
    • The location is excellent, right in the heart of the city, and near the popular Ben Thanh Market. The rooms are stylish, amenities are of a high standard and the staff are excellent. It is truly hard to find any fault with the hotel.