The Blue Adventure – Vietnam

Ho Chin Minh, Vietnam

This is a well blended tour giving you the mix of history and ultimate adventure in turquoise waters along the beach of Vietnam. In this tour, passage through the Cu Chi tunnels which echo’s the Vietnamese history. Experience diving, snorkelling, kite surfing and some ultimate beach fun; at Nha Trang and around.

Book now for a razzle-dazzle experience in Vietnam – just 8 days!

Places Covered: Ho Chi Minh, Cu Chi, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet (Mui Ne)

Package Highlight: 8D/7N

Your tour in Vietnam begins with Ho Chi Minh City, which was called Saigon during the French colonial period. This tour takes you down the pages of history and extensive underground network of tunnels. These extensive tunnels located in the Cu-Chi district, is where Vietnam's bravest fought both the French and the Americans. While negotiating your way through the passages of the Cu Chi tunnels, don't be astonished if you came across living quarters, kitchen, theaters, hospitals and other amenities built along the network. After the history soaked episode, it's time for some aquatic experiences. Na Tran is an active beach town know for spoiling its tourists with its bold and beautiful beaches and cluster of quieter islands. While at Na Trang attempt some fun aquatic activities such as diving, snorkeling, surfing. Or just relax on the fine sandy beach sipping your drink and enjoying some good food! All in all - Bring out the 'beachyness' in you!!

Places Covered

  • DAY 01: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL
  • DAY 02: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS
  • DAY 03: HO CHI MINH - NHATRANG
  • DAY 04: NHATRANG
  • DAY 05: NHATRANG
  • DAY 06: NHATRANG - PHANTHIET (MUINE)
  • DAY 07: PHANTHIET (MUINE)
  • DAY 08: PHANTHIET - HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 01: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met by our guide and taken to your hotel for checking-in and refreshment. You are free to explore the city on your own.

You will be staying overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 02: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to visit the Cu Chi tunnels, a memorial to the Vietnamese guerrillas who lived and died there in wars against the French and Americans, located 75 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. There are more than 200 km of underground tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels.

In the afternoon, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the Reunification Palace, War museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, China Town, the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the bustling Ben Thanh Market, where you can walk and explore the local market and possibly pick up some gifts.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 03: HOCHIMINH - NHA TRANG

You have some free leisure time this morning, until you are transferred to airport for your flight to Nha Trang. On arrival at Nha Trang, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Afternoon; take a short city tour to visit the area nearby Cham Tower. Continue to visit the Po Nagar tower of the Cham on a knoll at the river-mouth of Cai and the oceanographic institute which houses some of the rarest creatures of the sea. Proceed to the Hon Chong cape which is a narrow granite promontory, offering a view of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight Stay at hotel in Nha Trang

DAY 04: NHA TRANG - MUN ISLAND

You will be picked by private car and an English speaking guide for a day trip to Mun Island - a marine protected area, belonging to Nha Trang Bay. Splurge your day diving and snorkeling with your guide. Experience the richest coral biodiversity of corals identified in Vietnam with over 350 species and many kinds of big, colourful fish. Enjoy seafood lunch on the island before returning back to your hotel late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight Stay at hotel in Nha Trang

DAY 05: NHA TRANG

A full day for leisure! Indulge in activities like swimming, sunbathing, diving and snorkeling or just choose to be a beach-bum at Nha Trang Bay.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight Stay at hotel in Nha Trang

DAY 06: NHATRANG - PHANTHIET (MUI NE)

Accompanied by your guide you will forge ahead to Mui Ne by private vehicle. The 4-5 hours long drive will land you to Mui Ne Cape, one of the most beautiful, unspoiled stretches of coastline in Vietnam. This is claimed to be the best kite-surfing location in Asia. Be brave and do try!!

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight Stay at hotel in Phanthiet

DAY 07: PHANTHIET (MUINE)

Today is your day. You are free at leisure to swim, sunbath, dive and snorkel at Mui Ne beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight Stay at hotel in Phanthiet

DAY 08: PHANTHIET - HOCHIMINH - DEPARTURE

Leisure time until transfer to airport for flight departure

Meals: Breakfast

Package Inclusions:
  • Hotel Accommodation with breakfast for 2 nights at Ho Chi Minh, 3 nights at Nha Trang, 2 nights at Phanthiet based on twin sharing as per itinerary
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing as indicated
  • Meals at local restaurant as mentioned
  • Visa approval letter
  • One bottle of mineral water every day
Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee
  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Camera and Video Recorder Tickets are NOT INCLUDED in the mentioned cost of Sightseeing & Transfers.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program
  • Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve: TBA *

Cancellation Policy:

  • More than 30 days prior to trip departure: ₹ 1000 per person
  • 20-30 days before departure: 25% of the full payment
  • 15-20 days before departure: 60% of the full payment
  • Within 15 days before departure: 80% of the full payment
  • No Show: No Refund

Accommodation Details

Accommodation for Deluxe Package:
Ho Chi Minh City: Majestic Saigon Hotel, New World Saigon hotel or similar
Nha Trang: Home Stay
Phanthiet: Home Stay

Accomodation for Premium Pacakge:
Ho Chi Minh City: Grand Silverland Hotel, Golden Central Saigon or similar
Nha Trang: Home Stay
Phanthiet: Home Stay

Accomodation for Standard Pacakge:
Ho Chi Minh City: Elios Hotel, Hoang Hai Long Hotel or similar
Nha Trang: Home Stay
Phanthiet: Home Stay

Additional Information about the Destinations

Ho Chi Minh

Ben Thanh Market, Source Flickr,Inerich

Ho Chi Minh or popularly known as Saigon, is a high-octane city, driving Vietnam forward with its boundless energy. Sprawling rapid modernization and the ghosts of the past through its timeless alleys, Saigon invokes strong feelings. The largest city of Vietnam and once reputed as a former capital, Saigon is a conundrum of the old and modern worlds blending seamlessly into one.

Smells of the coffee and the baking bread, the mad honking traffic and crowded streets will be one of your first encounters in this city. But when you wander through the lanes to its pagodas or teeming bazaars, you will only be left charmed. The Jade Emperors Pagoda, the War Remnant Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Reunification Palace, Fine Arts Museum, Theme Parks and Bonsai Dinner Cruise on Saigon River are some of the must-sees and the must-dos in this city.

We strongly recommend that you take time to experience and explore the city !!

Nha Trang

Paddy Plantations in the SAPA Valley

Nha Trang is Vietnam's most famous seaside resort-town. It's more lively and urban in character than other Vietnamese beach destinations. With towering mountains looming up behind the city, the sweeping beach stretching into the distance, the turquoise waters dotted with little islands gives this place a very stunning background.

Located about 450km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City in the southern part of Vietnam, Nha Trang attracts tourists for not only its stunningly pristine beaches but also the urban atmosphere of a young city. The best time to come to Nha Trang is from January to August, where you will experience the most wonderful weather for swimming and sunbathing. As this part of the country has its very own microclimate, it tends to rain from October until December. This is the time best avoided if you are into lazing on the beach or diving in crystal-clear waters.

Colourful coral reef underwater, clear aqua waters, abundant underwater life and heavenly beaches have made Nha Trang one of the best spots for scuba diving and snorkelling. It is not only the blissful beaches and glorious coastline that define Nha Trang. Some of the best dining beyond Hanoi and Saigon, with a bounty from the sea and an array of international flavours can be enjoyed here.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnel

While history may not be everyone's favourite subject, we are confident that the Vietnam War of 1960 is something that everyone has heard off. Even prior to this historic war, the Vietnamese were trying to overthrow the French occupation. These campaigns against world powers required the technologically-backward peasants living in the districts outside of Ho Chi Minh City to resort to some novel means of not just fighting, but surviving. Most incredibly, these people dug a massive system of tunnels in the Cu Chi district, using just basic equipment and their own hands, and moved to living underground.

Nearly 16,000 people came to live in these tunnels that run for more than 200 kms, forcing Americans to send soldiers, and even dogs, to try and flush out the guerrillas. Historians have recorded that people even married and raised families in these tunnels while the war raged on the ground above. Ultimately, only about 6,000 people survived to continue life after the Americans moved out. The 'Cu Chi Tunnels' are a testament to nearly three decades of perseverance. Today, Cu Chi and the nearby villages might be flourishing, but they continue to feel the impact of such prolonged warfare.

For the foreign traveller, the Cu Chi tunnels might seem to be just another stop on the tourist trail through Vietnam, but for many locals, this is a marker of a violent chapter in the country's history, and is much revered as a shrine dedicated to the sacrifice of generations of patriotic Vietnamese.

We advise that while visiting the tunnels everyone should try to experience how difficult it is to life in this underground city.

The Do's & the not to Do's

Dos:

  • Pack comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Keep an extra set of clothes handy
  • Carry your camera, we are sure that you will have a field trip taking photos in this trip
  • Pack sunscreen lotion and mosquito repellent
  • Always carry an extra plastic bag to store waste, which can be later disposed into bins
  • Make sure you have all your travel documents on you, at all times
  • Try and pick up some phrases in Vietnamese prior to undertaking the trip
  • Familiarize yourself with the itinerary, and gain some understanding of the culture to avoid any faux pas

Don'ts:

  • It's impolite to click pictures of tribal people without prior permission. Always ask
  • Don't forget to have a very good time