Get ready for 12 eye-opening days exploring Vietnam, starting at the country’s capital along the banks of the Red River Delta. Hanoi’s rich culture, architecture and history is waiting to be uncovered, from the Old Quarter to busting scooters, you’ll immersed in this vibrant city. Head to breath-taking Halong Bay and see if you can identify the many limestone islands’ names based on how they look while dining on seafood on a cruise boat overnight! Set foot in one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay, the 10,000sq metre Sung Sot, or ‘Surprise’ Cave and visit the beautiful, lush oasis of Ti Top Hill. Delve into the street food of the ever-changing beachside city, Danang and wander the delightfully preserved streets and canals of Hoi An. Travel to the middle of the forest to My Son Holy Sanctuary, the UNESCO protected heritage of Hoi An. A truly exotic sight of ancient architectural ruins peppered with lush vegetation, this tour will take you back 1600 years! Settle in for a scenic Thu Bon River boat ride, navigate the Chu Chi Tunnels then explore at leisure at Danang, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh.
We’ll get you to and from your holiday with no troubles – all you need to do is pack your bag and make your way to the airport! Enjoy return flights & taxes with a full-service carrier included in the price!
Enjoy a total of 10 nights staying accommodation in standard, Premium or VIP locally-rated hotels during your tour. Your accommodation is sorted as you make your way through Vietnam this holiday.
Feast on a delicious breakfast every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast during your tour! Plus enjoy 3 lunches and 1 dinner.
The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get from A to B in Vietnam. With us, you won’t have to worry! Enjoy transfers on us this holiday!
Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Vietnam this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!
There’s no need to go digging through your pockets for entrance fees this holiday, we’ve got you covered! We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees so you can focus on your tour and savour the beauty of Vietnam!
Don’t miss out on a thing this holiday! Your tour includes English-speaking tour leader(s) throughout Vietnam.
$1799*pp ex Sydney and Melbourne
$1949*pp ex Brisbane
$1999*pp ex Perth
Balance is due 90 days before departure
Triple-share is available (no discount) subject to availability
4 December 2019
4 January 2019
Day 1: Australia – Hanoi (In-flight Meals)
Depart Australia today on your Vietnam, China Southern, Malaysian Airlines (or other, subject to availability) full service flight to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel. Note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to depart on the day before (day 0). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Hanoi!
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (approx. 175km) (B,L,D)
After breakfast this morning, depart for Halong Bay. Cross the fertile Red River delta to reach the coast just before noon. Embark on an overnight cruise in the legendary seascape of Halong Bay. On board, enjoy delicious seafood-based buffet lunch, with the iconic limestone rocks as background. In the afternoon the boat will visit Sung Sot Cave and Titop Island for time to relax and soak up the scenery. The program can vary based on time of the year and weather. End the day out on deck for sunset before dinner.
Overnight: Onboard in a comfortable private cabin with attached bathroom.
Please note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (approx. 170km) (B,L)
At dawn, an early Tai Chi session is available on deck, before breakfast is served. There is a chance to kayak in the calm waters of Drum Cave before checking out. The boat then cruises through Halong Bay, passing traditional Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and other scenic areas. Experience a simple cooking demonstration before lunch, disembarkation and your transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – Danang (B)
There is time for breakfast at the hotel today, before being transferred to the airport for your flight south to Danang. Relax for the rest of the day; seaside Danang has a beachy vibe, with excellent dining options and street life to observe.
Day 5: Danang (B)
Enjoy a full free day to relax today.
Or, join the optional (not included) tour to Ba Na Hills and the famous Golden Bridge, seemingly floating in clouds, supported only by a large, lifelike hand. The tour includes a cable car ride, lunch and time at the nearby amusement park.
Day 6: Danang – Hoi An Approx 30kms (B)
After breakfast and time to check out this morning, take the short drive down to Hoi An. The riverside town is famous for its beautiful, well preserved architecture, food scene, shopping and river side markets. The old town is compact, easy to navigate and incredibly scenic both day and night.
Day 7: My Son Sanctuary (B, Light Lunch)
After breakfast this morning, your bus and tour guide will collect you for the scenic drive (approx. 48kms) to My Son Sanctuary, home to Hindu ruins – some built in the 4th century. Spend the next few hours exploring the complex, comprised of over 70 structures representing several eras and architectural disciplines.
At midday, join a boat trip up the Thu Bon river, enjoy a light lunch on board and enjoy the outstanding vistas from the water. Stop briefly at a riverside carpentry village to observe their traditional methods.
After returning to the boat dock, be transferred back to Hoi An for the evening at leisure.
Day 8: Hoi An (B)
Take a leisurely breakfast at the hotel this morning before taking advantage of free time to further explore Hoi An and surrounds. Admire the centuries old ornate Chinese architecture while you wander the alleys and river front. Alternatively, choose the optional Bicycle and Cooking Class (also available on Day 6). You may also choose to take the Optional Candlelit Dinner cruise tonight.
Day 9: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh (B)
After breakfast, be transferred to Da Nang airport for the short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. After being met and transferred to the hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore vibrant Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour (B)
* Please bring water and a snack with you as this day trip does not include lunch
After an early breakfast, meet your driver for the 60km drive to Cu Chi. Take in the peaceful rural scenery as you drive between rice paddies, look out for ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road.
Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam, with its famous tunnel system extending over 220km. The tunnels served not only as an underground network for travel, but also contained the Viet Cong Headquarters, basic housing and even schools for the besieged local residents. After spending the morning learning about the area, your driver will transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City for an afternoon of free time to explore the city.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Australia (B, inflight meals)
Conclude your Northern Vietnam & Hoi An experience with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Day 12: Arrive home
Note that some flight may arrive in Australia on Day 11. Please check your final documentation for confirmed travel times.
5 DAY 4 NIGHT VISIT CAMBODIA TOUR
Standard: $530pp* twin share, single supplement $345*pp
Premium: $650pp* twin share, single supplement $454*pp
VIP: $805pp* twin share, single supplement $590*pp
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh approx. 230kms (B)
Leave Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam behind today as you travel by comfortable air conditioned coach to Cambodia. After crossing the border (visas available on arrival for Australian passport holders), the coach will proceed to Phnom Penh where the rest of the day is free.
Day 12: Phnom Penh (B, L)
This morning visit Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek, both atmospheric memorials of the rule of the Khmer Rouge. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Russian Market, with its extraordinary abundance of a huge range of goods. Later take a relaxing one hour boat cruise on the Mekong river. Relax or explore the nightlife of Phnom Penh this evening.
Day 13: Phnom Penh – Siem Riep approx. 320kms (B)
Travel north west today. Observe Cambodia’s beautiful scenery and rural life from the comfort of your air conditioned coach. On arrival into Siem Reap, check in with time to relax and have a swim in the hotel pool.
Day 14: Angkor Wat (B,L)
After breakfast, spend a full day on a guided tour exploring the World Heritage listed Angkor Wat Temple complexes. Immense stone carved Hindu temples scatter the landscape, varying in size and style. Marvel at the intricacy of carved apsaras and observe the serenity amongst the towering statues of the Bayon Temple. Toward the end of the day, visit Bakheng Hill for a breathtaking view of sunset over Angkor Wat. Return to Siem Reap to enjoy the town’s vibrant street life at night.
Day 15: Siem Reap – Australia B, inflight meals)
After breakfast relax until transferred to the airport for the flight home.
Day 16: Arrive Home
Note some flights may arrive home on Day 15
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EXTRA NIGHT STAYS
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Stay back Ho Chi Minh
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