Duration
14 days
Price From
$2,199
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Experience complete cultural immersion when you travel to Vietnam known for its tribal markets in Sapa, stunning green rice fields, vibrant lantern stores in Hoi An, or limestone
islands and caves in Halong Bay. You can explore all of these and more on this 14-Day Vietnam Discovery with Sapa tour.

Catch a glimpse of real army tanks as well as crawl through trap doors and the Cu Chi Tunnels like a real soldier during the Vietnam War when you visit a historic site located in Saigon.

With so much on offer, you are sure to return home with many stories that will make all your relatives jealous!

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

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Highlights

  • Discover French colonial buildings and experience traditional street life in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Relax in marvelous Halong Bay, World Heritage Site
  • Uncover lantern-lit streets and age-old architecture in majestic Hoi An
  • Explore Hue citadel’s elegance and exquisiteness
  • Travel into an underground world of guerilla warfare, Cu Chi Tunnels

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Depart for Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital. You will be met at airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night Train to Lao Cai

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). You will be transferred to the train station for your overnight journey to Lao Cai Province. You will be accommodated in a twin share sleeper cabin.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Overnight on train Hanoi – Lao Cai.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Tribal Village Excursions

In the early morning, after arriving at Lao Cai railway station, you will be taken to your hotel for breakfast and refreshment. Afterwards, discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley, Black H’mong village and take a soft-trekking further to Ta Van village.
Please noted that today requires comfortable walking shoes as the trek will take approximately 3 hours.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Trekking to Ta Phin Village – Express Car to Hanoi

Continue exploring Sapa’s local life on foot. The soft-trekking will last approximately 3 hours to Ta Phin Village. In the afternoon, take an approximately 6-hour drive back to Hanoi via express car. On arrival, check-in your hotel and enjoy the night at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5: 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.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise in Halong.

Day 6: 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 the Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.

Meal: 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.

Optional Hanoi Street Food (Dinner Included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 7: Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An

Take a flight to Danang. On arrival, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to Hoi An – World Heritage site for hotel check-in.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Optional Golden Bridge Tour (Lunch Included)

Admire the astounding bridge lifted by two “hands of the Gods” in Ba Na Hill. From this amazing man-made wonders, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery of natures from above. Take this tour and walk among your fairy tales.

Day 8: Hoi An Walking Tour

After breakfast, will explore Hoi An’s bustling local market and other attractions with unique architectures such as Old Merchants’ House, a local Chinese Temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the peaceful Thu Bon River, one of the world’s famous trading port in the past. It will be an ideal day for you to learn about the fascinating stories and history of these ancient architectures.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An Free Day

Today you are free at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Spend a day at your leisure and get ready for a flight to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Optional Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Day 11: Saigon Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Optional Mekong visit the locals

Embark on a cruise to Ben Tre river and visit brickwork, coconut processing workshop, a local village making sleep mattresses. Continue taking a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch is served at the restaurant riverside. In the afternoon, sail through water palm creek by rowboat and get back to Hung Vuong Pier for departing to Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning, take a brief Saigon city tour to Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and have fun shopping at Ben Thanh Market. In the afternoon, continue to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war.

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

Day 13: Saigon - Depart

Spend a day at your leisure and get ready for a flight back to your home.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 14: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meal: 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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23 Feb 2020

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07 Mar 2020

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22 Mar 2020

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04 Apr 2020

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03 May 2020

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17 May 2020

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07 Jun 2020

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20 Jun 2020

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04 Jul 2020

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05 Jul 2020

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18 Jul 2020

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19 Jul 2020

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01 Aug 2020

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02 Aug 2020

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15 Aug 2020

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16 Aug 2020

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06 Sep 2020

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20 Sep 2020

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03 Oct 2020

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04 Oct 2020

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18 Oct 2020

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31 Oct 2020

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01 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 $1,249 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 $580 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.

For Cambodia, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian Visa is USD$25 per person.

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).
  • Internal airfare with Vietnam Airlines
  • 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.

Business Class Upgrade:

From AUD1899 per person (international flights only) if you wish to upgrade your class. (Vietnam Airlines only)

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