Last update: 15:41 | 27/12/2017
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 countdown parties to welcome the New Year with indefatigable cheer.
Hoai River, Hoi An ancient town
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
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.
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.
InterContinental Nha Trang will host 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.
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 31.
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 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 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? Buffet dinner from VND1.3 million++, Dec 31.
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.