Golden age of antique potteries in central region
Kham Hao Duyen
By Kham Hao Duyen – The Saigon Times Daily
On the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, Saigontourist Travel Service Company has introducd hundreds of spring tours to popular destinations in the most beautiful time of the year.
Tourists can visit Huong Pagoda and Yen Tu festivals in the North, ancient sacred pagodas in the central region or make a pilgrimage to the southern area where the temples are a mix of Vietnamese-Chinese-Khmer-Cham cultures and beliefs.
Saigontourist will take you to the centers of Vietnamese folklore events from HCMC to Yen Tu-Ha Long-Ninh Binh-Hanoi (VND4.75 million on March 11, 18, 25 and April 1); visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda on Hanoi-Ninh Binh-Ha Long route (VND4.65 million in March); Huong Pagoda Festival-Hanoi-Ha Long (VND4.995 million on March 28 and April 2); Pilgrimage Tour to the Central-Danang-Hoi An-Paradise Cave-Hue (VND4.15 million on March and April); Nguyen Tieu Festival in Hoi An City-Danang (VND3.95 million on March 4); Ba Chua Xu Festival-Mekong Delta (VND3.15 million on March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2); That Son-Sa Dec-Long Xuyen-Chau Doc (VND2.555 million on March 7, 14, 21, 28); Con Dao (from VND5.04 million every day). Those prices do not include airfares.
Packages of local spring tours by air and on road continue to attract many visitors accompa by friends and relatives with plentiful options and good prices. Air tours from three to seven days with special prices to Nha Trang-Vinpearl worth from VND9.7 million, tours from Hanoi to Ninh Binh-Ha Long-Sapa priced from VND9.865 million; from HCMC to provinces in the Central worth from VND5.15 million, and relaxation tours to Phu Quoc priced from VND4.085 million.
Spring tours on road include those to Nha Trang priced from VND3.995 million; Nha Trang-Ninh Chu from VND4.275 million; Ninh Chu-Vinh Hy from VND3.425 million; Ham Thuan Nam-Nha Trang or Ham Thuan Nam-Dalat from VND4.2 million; Dalat from VND3.2 million; Dalat-Phan Thiet or Dalat-Nha Trang from VND4.275 million; Phan Thiet-Ta Cu from VND3.695 million.
Meanwhile, many countries around the world are also greeting the flowering season with colorful flower festivals. Saigontourist has prepared programs for international flower festivals which will depart at the end of March from both HCMC and Hanoi. Sightseeing tours to Keukenhof, Holland for the tulip festivals priced from VND63.99 million, to the U.S. for 10 days for the cherry blossom season at VND64.99 million and to South Korea for four to six days from VND16.99 million.
Especially, Saigontourist Travel Service Company is offering the largest promotional program for a tour package to contemplate the cherry blossom in Japan with prices from VND29.99 million. In detail, a tour to Tokyo-Fuji Mountain for four days departing on March 26 worth VND29.99 million, VND15 million lower than normal; Tokyo-Hitachi Park-Hanamiyama-Ashikaga Flower Garden-Fuji Mountrain tour for five days departing on April 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 costs VND39.99 million saving VND10 million.
From March 1-8, female passengers who register for the cherry blossom tours to Japan will receive a discount of VND5 million under a preferential program to celebrate International Women’s Day, excluding tours in the super save program.
Besides, customers can enjoy a VND2 million discount when booking and paying online for the cherry blossom tours (excluding tours in the super save program) at www.dulichtet.com since February 24.
The cherry blossom tour package in Japan comprises of Tokyo-Fuji Mountain-Disneyland for four days departing on March 26 priced at VND39.99 million; Hakodate-Toya Lanke-Sapporo for four days departing on April 20 at VND39.99 million; Nagoya-Fuji Mountain- Tokyo in five days departing on March 29 and April 2 at VND42.99 million; Nagoya-Takayama- Matsumoto-Fuji Mountain for five days departing on April 2 at VND42.99 million.
For more information and booking, visit 45 Le Thanh Ton, District 1 and www.dulichtet.com, call 0919.511.279 for local tours, 0917 650 179 for outbound ones and 1900 1808 or contact directly with offices and branches of Saigontourist nationwide.
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