Duration
11 days
Price From
$3,189
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Picture this, you’re relaxing on a luxury cruise overlooking the towering limestone islands scattered throughout Halong Bay, preparing to explore a myriad of mysterious caves.

This could be your reality if you attend this 11-Day luxury tour of Vietnam.

Highlights of this superior comfort tour will include a visit to the heavily French influenced Notre Dame Cathedral and underground Cu Chi Tunnels used during the Vietnam War.

See for yourself why everyone loves Vietnam and do it in style when you travel with AVG.

Note:
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.

Route

Hanoi(1N) - Halong Bay(1N) - Hanoi(1N) - Hoi An(3N) - Saigon(3N)

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Highlights

  • Wander around ancient pagodas, French colonial buildings, and tiny alleys in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Walking on the famous Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hill in Da Nang, Hoi An.
  • Luxury overnight cruise in Halong Bay.
  • Cruise down the Mekong River, among coconut trees and wooden boats
  • An exploration to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine underground maze traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war.
  • Tranquil farewell dinner on a cruise on Saigon river.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Depart for Hanoi. On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: In-flight Meals.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today, you will take a 3.5-hour transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise in Halong.

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Optional Halong Seaplane

Witness the vastness, the beauty and all limestone formations of World Nature Wonder – Halong Bay from the air in 25 minutes.

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour - Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An

This morning, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo spot only, a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples), Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam) and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).
Afterwards, get ready for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the ancient Hoi An town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An - Golden Bridge Tour

After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will take you to visit Golden Bridge on Ba Na Mountain. You will travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Get out and take a short walk to the Golden Bridge – a break point of the trip – to feel like walking among the clouds. Just newly opened to the public in early June 2018 the bridge which was built in the midst of the forest stands out in yellow. Noteworthy, this unique architecture with the bridge image supported by grey hands, creates a beautiful scenery surprised. Time for taking photos and enjoying the easy breeze, breathtaking view and afterwards, we’ll walk further to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 interesting stories in 9 unique architectural styles. These create a poetic and colourful space. Next, walk to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture together with a 27m high Shakyamuni statue which brings us peaceful feeling as visiting this place. Finally, we will catch the cable car downhill and then transfer back to Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An Free Day

Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An, a World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Optional My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

My Son sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle.

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Prepare for a flight to Saigon today. On arrival, check in your hotel and enjoy the night at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong River Cruise Tour

Today you will travel to the Mekong Delta River to explore the unique lifestyle of inhabitants living along the Mekong Delta. Embark on a cruise visiting the regional coconut forest and a home of Vietnamese farmers, handicrafts and culture along the Mekong Delta. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on Turtle Island. Visit fruit and bonsai gardens, a coconut candy workshop and a rice paper mill. Bike ride or travel by horse carriage along the village road and enjoy local delicacies and tropical fruits. You’ll also visit Vinh Trang pagoda, one of the most beautiful ancient pagodas in Mekong Delta before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon. This evening is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Dinner Cruise

After breakfast, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.

In the evening, enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dinner on board a Saigon River Cruise. The Saigon River flows from Cambodia through Southern Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea. Dinner on a river cruise offers the opportunity to witness another side of Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Depart

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and some free time. Check out your hotel and then hop on the city tour around Saigon with highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh Market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas. You may want some souvenirs before leaving.
Late afternoon, we will drive to the airport for flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 11: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: N/A.

Inclusions

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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26 Feb 2020

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04 Mar 2020

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18 Mar 2020

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25 Mar 2020

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08 Apr 2020

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18 Apr 2020

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06 May 2020

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10 Jun 2020

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24 Jun 2020

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04 Jul 2020

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08 Jul 2020

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18 Jul 2020

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22 Jul 2020

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05 Aug 2020

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15 Aug 2020

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09 Sep 2020

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19 Sep 2020

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23 Sep 2020

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03 Oct 2020

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07 Oct 2020

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21 Oct 2020

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31 Oct 2020

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04 Nov 2020

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18 Nov 2020

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Fine Prints

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $1,899 per person within 30 days after deposit.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

Please note, a supplement of AU$200 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Important Information

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $850 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Group size: 6-30 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay AUD160 for Vietnam visa single entry.

Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

 

 

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airline

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines is supplied per voucher (including 1 x 30 kg checked baggage and 7 kg hand baggage per passenger).
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

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