Duration
16 days
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$2,639
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Deposit only $500 per person today to secure your trip

You can relax knowing that all your international and domestic flights will be covered alongside your daily activities and accommodation when you book this 16-day tour of Vietnam with AVG.

Enjoy an overnight cruise down the breathtaking Mekong River, explore a myriad of mysterious caves in Halong Bay, and dive off the deep end when you visit the busy city streets of Saigon. Oh, and don’t forget about all the vibrant fish and coral you will see when snorkelling on Mieu Island!

Finish your trip in Saigon where you can indulge in a fantastic range of optional activities including sophisticated cultural performances.

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(2N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hue(2N) – Hoi An(3N) – Nha Trang(2N) – Saigon(3N) – Mekong Delta(1N)

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Highlights

  • Experience the mighty Mekong Delta on an overnight cruise
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay
  • Discover Vietnam’s grand history at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of charming Hoi An
  • Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkeling around Nha Trang’s beautiful islands and pristine beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Today, arrive Hanoi, Vietnam!

On arrival you will be met by AVG and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: In-flight.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today, travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay.

Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty. Upon arrival you will board a ship to visit the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene that blends into the sky. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

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

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 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed! Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy an early light lunch before heading back to the jetty to meet your driver for the journey to Hanoi

The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not explore the Old Quarter for shopping, bars and restaurants.

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

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 4: Hanoi – Hue

Today we take a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. From here you’ll board a short flight to Hue. On arrival, you’ll be met at Hue airport and transferred to your hotel.

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

Day 5: Hue

Today we visit the Imperial Citadel. This was the center of power for the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here, we will visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. Later, boarding a boat for a wonderful trip on the Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda. The remainder of the day
is at leisure.

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

Day 6: Hue - Hoi An

Today, leave Hue behind you as you make your way to Hoi An. Today’s trip takes you over the famous Hai Van Pass which crosses over a spur of the Annamite Range that emerges from the west and juts into the South China Sea, forming the Hai Van Peninsula and the adjoining Son Tra Island. The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam,
sheltering the city of Danang from the “Chinese winds” that blow in from the northwest. During the winter months (November– March), for instance, weather on the north side of the pass might be wet and cold, while the south side might be warm and dry.
On the other side of the pass, you’ll be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. An important trading city during the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. Step back in time as you wander the narrow streets of this charming former trading port, with its ancient covered bridges and temples.

Note: The performance schedule is subject to change. Please check availability when requesting this option.
Kindly choose 01 optional tour only on day 06 – one AM, and one PM.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Optional Hoi An Cooking Class Tour

A chance for you to experience all the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and master your cooking skills with unique recipes.

Optional A O Show

A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour

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.

Note: Performance schedule is the subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

You may choose only 1 optional tour only on day 7.

Meal: 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.

Optional Tra Que Vegetable Village – Lunch

Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetable such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

Optional A O Show

A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Hoi An Memories Show

Featuring 500 performers with superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells a story about the quintessence of Hoi An throughout 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on Ao Dai and the hidden charming beauty of Vietnamese women.

Day 8: Hoi An

Free day at leisure – continue exploring the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.

Note: You may choose only 2 optional tours on day 8. One AM, and one PM.

Note: Golden Bridge and My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village cannot be arranged on the same day.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Optional A O Show

A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

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.

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 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang

Today you will take a short flight to Nha Trang, a famous beach city of Vietnam. On arrival in Nha Trang, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 10: Nha Trang – Islands and Snorkeling Tour

Today you’ll enjoy a day island hopping around Nha Trang’s stunning islands and beaches. First stop is Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, home to many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province. Mun Island is the best island for snorkelling where you can see lots of colorful coral and fish. You’ll also be able to see from the boat caves in which the sea swallows make their nests. Then you have the opportunity to relax, swim or do some water sports at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island called “Mini beach”. Lunch is included on this island. On the way back you’ll visit a fishing village before arriving back to the shore and transferred to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Sunset cocktail and dinner cruise tour (Dinner Included)

Enjoy dinner and cocktail on a 5-star-cruise to witness shimmering Nha Trang from offshore. You will indulge yourself in four-hour sea-ride accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances and get stunned by the majestic ocean. Free flow of wines is included with this tour.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Flight to Saigon

Today is free at leisure before your transfer for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Note: Performance schedule is the subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Teh Dar Show

Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Day 12: Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon City Tour

After breakfast, we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

In the afternoon you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as: visit War Remnant Museum, take photo outside Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

Note: Limited availability on this cruise. Please check when requesting.

Kindly choose 1 optional tour only on day 12.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Vespa Adventure – Saigon After Dark Tour

Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

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.

Optional Teh Dar Show

Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Day 13: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

A definite highlight of the tour. A boat cruise on the Mekong visiting local villages of Can Tho, Cho Lach and Tra On.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel a taken to the boat for a welcome drink and check-in to your cabin. Along the way, depending on the river tide, you’ll have the opportunity to we disembark for some pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths by the riverside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local activities. The cruise continues on to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs. A wonderful day, with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and night on board in Tra On.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 14: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon

Awake to the sounds from the nearby floating market. After breakfast, we’ll
leisurely cruise up the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Arrive Can Tho. A small boat will take you explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta, with its hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Later, we disembark for the car trip back to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast.

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 15: Saigon – Australia

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer for your flight home to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 16: Australia Arrival

Arrive home today and your trip is ended.

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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Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $1,399 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 $930 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).
  • 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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