Awesome vacations, holiday revelry

Attractive holiday tours are giving residents and visitors a wide range of choices to see the most beautiful, interesting and historical parts of the country. Major cities, hotels and resorts, meanwhile, are holding Xmas and countdown parties to welcome the New Year with indefatigable cheer.

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Destinations

TST Tourist (Tourist Service and Trading Corporation): Da Nang-Hoi An-Hue-Paradise Cave

Start Date: December 20, 2017 (5 days 4 nights)

Price: VND7,580,000 (US$333)

The tour takes visitors to Thuan Phuoc Bridge on Han River, Monkey Mountain, Linh Ung Pagoda, one of the most breathtaking beaches on the planet according to the Forbes magazine, the My Khe beach, and the Sun Wheel. Visitors can see the Ba Na chain bridge, the Nui Chua National Park at the height of 1,487 metres above sea level, the Non Nuoc sculpture craft village, and century old houses in Hoi An. The tour includes also Hue’s Royal Palace, Thien Mu Pagoda, Paradise Cave, the longest in Asia, and the Phong Nha Cave.

Viettravel: Can Tho-Soc Trang-Bac Lieu-Ca Mau

Start Date: December 21, 2017 (4 days)

Price: VND6,350,000 (US$279)

The tour takes visitors to Southern monastery, the largest pagoda in the Mekong delta, Cai Rang floating market, Ma Toc Pagoda, Clay Pagoda, Tac Say Church, teacher Phan Ngoc Hien’s Monument and Ca Mau Culture Park, which was recognized by UNESCO in May 2009. The tour finishes at the Observatory and National Milestone.

Saigon Tourist: Phu Quoc Island

Start Date: December 21, 2017 (3 days 2 nights)

Price: VND3,190,000 (US$140)

Indulge in the Christmas spirit at Phu Quoc “pearl” island, where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of blue oceans and white sands surrounded by hills. The tour includes visits to pearl growing facility, Indochina lighthouse, seafood meal at Ham Ninh fishing village, swimming in Vinpearl Land, Vinpearl Safari, and mud baths at Galina Phu Quoc and Bai Sao beach.

Fiditour: Hanoi-Ninh Binh-Ha Long-Tuan Chau-Ba Vang Pagoda

Start Date: December 29, 2017 (4 days, 3 nights)

Price: VND8,520,000 (US$375)

The tour covers the famous Trang An international heritage natural complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Sun World Ha Long Park, Tuan Chau International Tourism Zone, Ha Long Bay, President Ho’s Mausoleum and the Temple Literature. It also covers an overnight stay in Ha Long Bay and another in Hanoi.

Hanoi

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Countdown parties 2018

A festive atmosphere is stirred up by Thu Minh, Toc Tien, Tuan Hung, Miu Le, Rapper Mr A, DJ Get Looze, DJ Nimbia, DJ Victor Bailey. Starts 7.30pm at the Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square.

Rooftop countdown: Set dinner in a decorated setting with DJ Tuan Kruise enhancing the festive cheer with. VND890,000 (US$39). 19th floor, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet St.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party: Live music, dance, DJ, electric fireworks and fashion show included in the event. Starts at 8pm. Entrance ticket: VND380,000 (US$17) (a glass of champagne included). Lotte Hanoi Hotel, 54 Lieu Giai St.

Tu Dem-Countdown Party. Featured DJs include Hoantastic, TMK, Shine, NAMZEE. Starts 7.30pm at Hair of the Dog, 32 Ma May St.

Christmas events in Hanoi

Pho Concert. Get into the Christmas spirit with free concerts. Starts 7.30pm, December 23 at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. A Christmas Rock night with the jubilant convergence of three rock bands in Hanoi. Starts 8pm, December 24, Hanoi Rock City, 27/52 To Ngoc Van St.

Gifts from Santa Fair

A western style market with a variety of products. 8am to 2pm, December 24 at ECO Sunday Market, Ecopark.

Mini concert: Sweet Christmas Eve: A musical play featuring The Little Match Girl, choir and violin performance. Starts 7.30pm, December 24, Lotte Department Store, 54 Lieu Giai St.

Christmas Concert with MAESTOSO. MAESTOSO, a group of young Vietnamese classical musicians and special guests. Starts 8pm, December 25, St Joseph’s Cathedral.

Nha Trang

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Xmas and New Year in Nha Trang

-InterContinental Nha Trang will host a special feast and other fun activities for kids this festive season. Guests will be entertained by live music, dancers and magicians, and Santa Claus will appear to surprise kids. Indulge in a selection of seasonal favourites including traditional roast turkey and Christmas desserts. VND2.9 million ++ for Christmas Eve buffet dinner and VND1,530,000++ for Christmas Day buffet dinner on Dec 24-25.

A Christmas cooking class will also allow children to make their own gingerbread and decorate their own gingerbread house.

VND350,000++/child, 2pm onward, Dec 23.

-A gala dinner at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom to welcome the year of 2018 will feature a lavish buffet with fresh seafood cooked to order, and live entertainment and much more, VND2,989,000++/person, 7pm till late, Dec 31.

Phu Quoc

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Novotel Phu Quoc launches traditional festive activities

Novotel Phu Quoc Resort on Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will present a traditional Christmas dinner at its Food Exchange Restaurant. To surprise visitors, the restaurant will be transformed into a gorgeous winter wonderland to make your Christmas Eve a feast to remember. Traditional Christmas dinner is VND1,650,000++.

Nothing is better to welcome the year of 2018 with a seafood BBQ buffet on the beach of Phu Quoc Island. The outdoor party will feature live music performances, the freshest seafood grilled to perfection with a variety of meats, salads, fruits, vegetable options and desserts. A countdown party at midnight will occur after dinner. Total costs are VND2.6 million++/adult, from 6pm Dec 31.

Enjoy the holidays in style at Salinda Phu Quoc Resort

Wine, dine and be merry as you feast on a stellar festive spread at Salinda Phu Quoc resort on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province. Reward yourself a Christmas Eve buffet dinner featuring the best flavours of traditional dishes and be entertained by musicians with festive tunes with a Santa Claus visit.

VND2,205,000++/adult, from 7pm, Dec 24.

Ever wanted to have a traditional Vietnamese experience? Let’s join the Vietnamese culinary journey and dine like the locals with a tasting platter including various Vietnamese cold and hot specialties at Salinda Restaurant. VND899,000++, from 6:30pm on Dec 29.

HCM City

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Celebrate a season to remember at The Reverie Saigon

Christmas is the time for food and family. Nothing is better than enjoying a sumptuous festive meal in one of the hotel’s incredible food venues from the delectable buffet at Café Cardinal, the set menus at R&J Lounge and Restaurant to The Royal Pavilion. Or join the New Year countdown at The Long Times Square.

Join New Year’s Eve Under the Stars Party at Windsor Plaza Hotel

Windsor Plaza has prepared a traditional buffet dinner featuring a live seafood market, international and local favourites with live music and Christmas carols at its Café Central An Dong.

Enjoy the sweeping views over Saigon while indulging in a wonderful set menu with family and friends during the festive season and then join the Year’s Eve Under the Stars party with live band and DJ performance, plus a mini buffet at the Top of The Town Bar & Restaurant.

Buffet dinner from VND988,000++ and VND1.2 million/set menu for a couple, including wines. Dec 24-25 & 31.

Christmas treats at Le Meridien

-Le Meridien Saigon Hotel will offer special buffet dinner at its Latest Recipe Restaurant on December 24 and 25. The hotel’s Bamboo Chic will also launch Christmas luxury set menu featuring the best of traditional favourites. Available for sale lots of Christmas hampers, cookies and gingerbread at the Art Cacao counter at the hotel’s lobby.

From VND1,450,000++/person for buffet dinner, 6pm-10pm, Dec 24-25 & 31.

Sheraton Saigon offers various festive options

The festive season is here again and as we start to prepare to reconnect with family and friends during this special time, we invite you to celebrate with us and to enjoy a selection of festive dining options offered throughout the hotel’s venues.

Enter the hotel’s life-size gingerbread house in the lobby and be captivated by the assortment of Xmas treats that await you. Whether it is a festive gingerbread man, candy cane twist cookies or Xmas Yule log, you will find a treat to fill that Xmas stocking. Christmas Eve buffet dinner at VND2.6 million++ and Christmas Day buffet dinner at VND1.8 million++.

Welcome the festive season at Nikko Saigon

Located in HCM City’s District 1, Nikko Saigon Hotel has launched exclusive dining events in the festive season running till January 1, 2018. A multitude of delightful culinary offerings will create special moments for families and friends. Whether choosing an epicure dinner buffet in La Brasserie, taking part in a Chinese fine dining experience at Ming Court, or welcoming the New Year 2018 at The Lounge, Nikko Saigon makes the season indeed the most wonderful time of the year.

Exclusive dining offerings will take place at the hotel’s three outlets: La Brasserie, Ming Court and The Lounge. Buffet dinner starting from VND1,350,000++/person.

Experience Christmas and New Year atmosphere at Lotte Legend Saigon

Lotte Legend Saigon has reopened its Oggi Steak & Bar which is expected the ideal place for guests to consider this festive season. At the Oggi Steak & Bar, diners will have a chance to enjoy the best of American and Australian beef that has been offered together with premium wines from Oggi’s extensive wine list.

The special cocktails with live music performance by the Russian band will make you escape the worries of the daily routine and mark the memories with your beloved ones.

Welcome Christmas and New Year in InterContinental Saigon style

To welcome the upcoming events, the hotel’s talented cooking team has created a wide range of tempting delicacies for your enjoyment. Good food, good wines and good times being with your beloved ones-what could be better? Kids will also receive gifts from Santa Claus on Christmas Day. Buffet dinner from VND1.3 million++, Dec 24-25 and 31.

Christmas and New Year parties at Equatorial Hotel

Hotel Equatorial in HCM City’s District 5 will start Christmas and New Year celebrations with a lavish feast featuring the freshest seafood, Hong Kong style BBQ, Peking duck, Singapore chili crab, braised lamb shank and others. Then make room for banana foster flambé, raspberry champagne jelly, white chocolate mousse and others. You are invited to the countdown party with live music after dining.

From VND1,488,000++ buffet dinner including wines, sparkling, beer and soft drinks.

Renaissance Riverside Saigon offers special treats on Christmas and New Year

Celebrate the festive season with your beloved family and friends at Renaissance Riverside Saigon. Embrace the Xmas spirit and join us for inspired dinner buffet at the hotel’s Viet Kitchen or immerse dinner and chili with live music at Rbar. If you are partying in a group and can’t decide where to go, then the Liquid Sky Bar is a perfect venue for a countdown party.

Christmas and New Year dinner buffet is VND1,490,000++, Dec 24, 25 and 31.

Eastin Grand Saigon launches Christmas feast

Eastin Grand Saigon has introduced its delicious Christmas roasts, pastries and delicacies for the festive season, in addition to a special Christmas buffet dinner at its Cafee Saigon and a set menu at its Tung Garden.

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