Vietnam Optional Activities


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Valid for 2020 departures only

From $640 pp
Tours include transportation to the venues, taxes, and service fees.

  • Water Puppet Show & Hanoi Street Food Tour
  • Evening Cultural Stage Show
  • Sunrise Photography Foodie Tour
  • Fishing Village & Waterways Eco-Tour1
  • Full Royal Dinner in Hue
  • Lunch at Hoi An Sense Restaurant
  • Dinner Cruise on Saigon River

 
Note: 1Change to Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour for extra $50 pp. This package does not include Phare Circus in Siem Reap (sold separately) for those joining the Cambodia & Laos extension.



Important Information:

  • All optional programs require minimum 2 passengers to operate (min. 3 pax required for Photography Foodie Tour)
  • Due to high demand, optional programs must be booked at least 2 months before departure and is not available for individual purchase on site.


Vietnam Tour Optional Programs

Get to know Vietnam better with our list of in-depth activities recommended to add another dimension to your trip.

2020

Water Puppet Show & Hanoi Street Food Tour $75 pp

Enjoy the world-famous puppet show performed on a water stage. It is one of the cultural highlights of Northern Vietnam because of the history of the puppetry, as well as the splendid skills controlling puppets by the puppeteers behind the scene. After the show, you will walk through the Old Quarter full of pop-up street food shops on the sidewalks. You can try Vietnamese fresh homemade beer (Bia Hoi), and other authentic local dishes, such as Pork Rice Rolls (Banh Cuon), Grilled Pork Noodles (Bun Cha), etc. Relax yourself with a drink before returning to hotel.

Includes: Standard show ticket, English-speaking guide, round trip transfers, dinner and drinks

Note: Only one show can be chosen from Lune Production or Hoi An Memories Show. If Lune Production is unavailable, you will watch Hoi An Memories Show.
 

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Lune Production (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter) $110 pp

Lune Production is also known as A O Show, this incredible depiction of Vietnam’s lifestyle, ethos, and heritage will leave you spellbound as you sit in the intimate Lune Theatre. The acrobatic talent you will see in contemporary dance, visual arts, optical illusions and melodious background music is sure to impress the most discerning critic. Before the show, you can enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant. A truly culturally enriching evening.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

OR

 

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Hoi An Memories Show (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter) $110 pp

This spectacular show is the biggest art show in Vietnam, developed by prestige domestic experts and directed by the leading expert, also the father of real-world performance. This show features Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai using modern staging techniques, lighting technology and elegant audio effects. Through these, a 400-year-old story of Hoi An is represented with all of its grace and prosperity. Before the show, you can enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

Photography Foodie Tour – Hoi An at Dawn $160 pp

Exclusive to Nexus Holidays, this unique photo tour is fully guided by Alden Anderson, an Emmy Award Winning artist with over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, and Trinh, Alden’s local cultural guide, with a wealth of knowledge about photography & local Vietnamese street food. If you want to wake up together with the Old Town in the early morning, interact with local people, and get a taste of the more traditional side of Vietnam while learning your camera, this is the perfect photo tour for you! Suitable for people of all skill levels and camera types, cell phones to DSLRs, beginners to professionals.

Includes: English speaking tour guides, one way transfer from hotel to meeting point, local style breakfast and coffee
Note: This tour is conducted from 5:00 am to 8:00 am. Times may vary based on sunrise.

Note: Only one optional activity can be chosen from Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-Tour or Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour
 

Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-Tour $110 pp

Explore the coconut-palm which was the flanked waterways of a war, meet local fishermen and experience their daily life. You will take a wooden round boat ‘The Coracle’ to a water coconut forest, and interact local fishermen on the river to learn about round net and cast net fishing. You can try paddling your own bamboo basket boats and join in a boat race. You can also see and learn about how to use reeds or palm leaves to make grasshoppers, birds, rings, etc. Then, return to the fishing village and finish this tour with some delicious local food and a drink.

Includes: English speaking tour guide, round trip transfers, lunch (with a drink)

OR

 

Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour $165 pp

Explore Ba Na hills, sightseeing the panoramic views of Quang nam – Da Nang city; Ride on a cable car and discover the famous Golden Bridge; see famous places such as the French Village Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Linh Phong Monastery, and Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple, and discover Fantasy Park with its adventurous games.

Includes: English speaking tour guide, round trip transfers, entrance tickets, round trip cable car access and lunch

Golden Bridge

Full Royal Dinner in Hue $95 pp

Dress in beautiful traditional clothes (provided by the restaurant) and be served a sumptuous meal of dishes which used to be made for the royal family, and enjoy live music during dinner.

Includes: Round trip transfers

Royal Dinner in Hue

Lunch at Hoi An Sense Restaurant $55 pp

Hoi An Sense restaurant is a beautiful harmony between refined cuisine and unique architecture. Set on an opulent rooftop with intimate terrace, relaxing fish pond and vivid lanterns, Hoi An Sense draws influences from vibrant flavours of Vietnam’s central region.

Includes: Round trip transfers

hoi-an-sense-restaurant

Dinner Cruise on Saigon River $70 pp

Dinner cruise on Saigon River. Enjoy a delicious selection of local dishes as you take in the ambience of this charming city.

Includes: Round trip transfers, Asian fusion buffet dinner on cruise

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2021

Water Puppet Show & Hanoi Street Food Tour $75 pp

Enjoy the world-famous puppet show performed on a water stage. It is one of the cultural highlights of Northern Vietnam because of the history of the puppetry, as well as the splendid skills controlling puppets by the puppeteers behind the scene. After the show, you will walk through the Old Quarter full of pop-up street food shops on the sidewalks. You can try Vietnamese fresh homemade beer (Bia Hoi), and other authentic local dishes, such as Pork Rice Rolls (Banh Cuon), Grilled Pork Noodles (Bun Cha), etc. Relax yourself with a drink before returning to hotel.

Includes: Standard show ticket, English-speaking guide, round trip transfers, dinner and drinks

Private Tour of Ninh Binh and Tam Coc $180 pp

Ninh Binh is set in the heart of the the River Delta where vast rice paddies and lotus flower lakes are surrounded by towering limestone mountains and pristine evergreen forests. Then, relax and unwind in Tam Coc where a skilled rower will guide you down a slow journey through winding rivers and canals.

Includes: Round trip transfer, local English-speaking guide, boat trip and lunch

Note: Only one show can be chosen from Lune Production or Hoi An Memories Show. If Lune Production is unavailable, you will watch Hoi An Memories Show.
 

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Lune Production (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter) $110 pp

Lune Production is also known as A O Show, this incredible depiction of Vietnam’s lifestyle, ethos, and heritage will leave you spellbound as you sit in the intimate Lune Theatre. The acrobatic talent you will see in contemporary dance, visual arts, optical illusions and melodious background music is sure to impress the most discerning critic. Before the show, you can enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant. A truly culturally enriching evening.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

OR

 

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Hoi An Memories Show (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter) $110 pp

This spectacular show is the biggest art show in Vietnam, developed by prestige domestic experts and directed by the leading expert, also the father of real-world performance. This show features Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai using modern staging techniques, lighting technology and elegant audio effects. Through these, a 400-year-old story of Hoi An is represented with all of its grace and prosperity. Before the show, you can enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

Photography Foodie Tour – Hoi An at Dawn $180 pp

Exclusive to Nexus Holidays, this unique photo tour is fully guided by Alden Anderson, an Emmy Award Winning artist with over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, and Trinh, Alden’s local cultural guide, with a wealth of knowledge about photography & local Vietnamese street food. If you want to wake up together with the Old Town in the early morning, interact with local people, and get a taste of the more traditional side of Vietnam while learning your camera, this is the perfect photo tour for you! Suitable for people of all skill levels and camera types, cell phones to DSLRs, beginners to professionals.

Includes: English speaking tour guides, one way transfer from hotel to meeting point, local style breakfast and coffee
Note: This tour is conducted from 5:00 am to 8:00 am. Times may vary based on sunrise.

Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour $170 pp

Explore Ba Na hills, sightseeing the panoramic views of Quang nam – Da Nang city; Ride on a cable car and discover the famous Golden Bridge; see famous places such as the French Village Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Linh Phong Monastery, and Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple, and discover Fantasy Park with its adventurous games.

Includes: English speaking tour guide, round trip transfers, entrance tickets, round trip cable car access and lunch

Golden Bridge
Note: Only one optional activity can be chosen from Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-Tour or Cooking Class and Boat Tour + Head and Shoulder Massage or Cham Island Snorkeling and Swimming Tour
 

Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-Tour $110 pp

Explore the coconut-palm which was the flanked waterways of a war, meet local fishermen and experience their daily life. You will take a wooden round boat ‘The Coracle’ to a water coconut forest, and interact local fishermen on the river to learn about round net and cast net fishing. You can try paddling your own bamboo basket boats and join in a boat race. You can also see and learn about how to use reeds or palm leaves to make grasshoppers, birds, rings, etc. Then, return to the fishing village and finish this tour with some delicious local food and a drink.

Includes: English speaking tour guide, round trip transfers, lunch (with a drink)

OR

 

Cooking Class and Boat Tour & Head and Shoulder Massage $80 pp

Your tour guide will take you through the beatuful and scenic countryside of Hoi An to Cam Thanh village (around 4km away from the town center). This adventure will include a visit to the a local produce market; a boat trip along the beautiful Thu Bon River, with sights that include the island of Cam Nam and Duy Hai fishing village as you pass under the majestic Cua Dai Bridge. This will lead you onto a fun-filled basket boat ride through the Water Palm Village, followed by a ride in the water buffalo cart that will take you to the Sabirama Cooking School and restaurant. Relax and unwind by enjoying a food, head and shoulder massage. Then, head over to the kitchen to create authentic Vietnamese dishes.

Includes: Round trip transfers, local English speaking guide, boat trip on the Thu Bon river, basket boat ride and buffalo cart transfer

OR

 

Cham Island Snorkeling and Swimming Tour $155 pp

Swap scooters and the busy streets of Hoi An with palm trees, waves and water adventure. Cham Island is best for diving, snorkelling and its pristine coral reefs. You will be transferred to the wharf and hop on a boat to the island. Visit a traditional fishing village where boats take shelter in bad weather and the Ong Temple where it is said that whales used to frequent. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch with a drink and relax and unwind beside the water. If you are up for it, go diving or snorkelling with some professional scuba instructors, divemasters and rescue divers.

Includes: English-speaking guide, seafood lunch in local restaurant, return boat trip, snorkelling equipment and round trip transfers

Dinner Cruise on Saigon River $75 pp

Dinner cruise on Saigon River. Enjoy a delicious selection of local dishes as you take in the ambience of this charming city.

Includes: Round trip transfers, Asian fusion buffet dinner on cruise

Ho Chi Minh City

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