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12 Day Incredible Vietnam

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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.

YOUR FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • International airfares to Hanoi & taxes with a full service carrier and domestic flights Hanoi – Danang, Danang – 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!

  • 10 nights standard, premium or VIP class hotel accommodation

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.

  • 14 meals including daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 1 dinner

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.

  • All transfers

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!

  • Air-conditioned coach transportation

Get around in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when touring Vietnam this holiday as you see the sites without breaking a sweat!

  • Entry admissions for sightseeing

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!

  • English-speaking tour guides

Don’t miss out on a thing this holiday! Your tour includes English-speaking tour leader(s) throughout Vietnam.

PLUS FLIGHT CENTRE EXCLUSIVES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fly into historic Hanoi on a Full Service carrier.
  • Experience the dramatic beauty of Halong Bay from the water.
  • Stay overnight onboard a cruise boat.
  • Visit ‘Surprising’ Cave and Titop Hill.
  • Explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Town.
  • Relax and sample amazing local food in beachside Danang.
  • Soak up the unique atmosphere in Hoi An.
  • Tour historic My Son Holy Sanctuary.
  • Take a boat ride on Thu Bon River.
  • Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels on a guided tour.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional tipping: Tipping is not expected but welcomed for great service. Approx $5 per person per day
  • Vietnam visa (required) vietnamvisa.govt.vn
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary

PRICE

$1799*pp ex Sydney and Melbourne
$1949*pp ex Brisbane
$1999*pp ex Perth

DEPOSIT

  • Deposit from $1000pp* 
  • Deposit is non-refundable

Balance is due 90 days before departure

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT PRICE

Standard: $385*pp
Premium: $635*pp
VIP: $1165*pp

Triple-share is available (no discount) subject to availability

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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

 

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS

  • All core package inclusions plus a/c vehicle travel to Cambodia
  • International flight home to Australia from Siem Reap
  • 4 nights standard, Premium or VIP (locally rated) hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 2 lunches
  • Educational guided tour of Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and Killing Fields
  • Full day touring Angkor Wat Temple complexes

EXTENSION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit beautiful Cambodia
  • Stay in bustling Phnom Penh
  • Take a guided visit to the Russian Market, S21 Museum and Killing Fields
  • Cruise the Mekong River
  • See the rice paddies, lakes and traditional villages en route to Siem Reap
  • Spend a full day exploring incredible Angkor Wat

EXTENSION EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional tipping: Tipping is not expected but welcomed for great service. Approx $5 per person per day
  • Cambodia visa (available on arrival)
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional entry fees and taxes not mentioned in this itinerary

 

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

ROOM UPGRADES

Upgrade to a Premium room $300pp*
Upgrade to a VIP room $800pp*

OPTIONAL ADD-ON PROGRAMS

Prices are prepaid

  • Hoi An Cycle & Cooking Class – $60pp
  • Hoi An Candlelight Dinner Cruise – $130pp
  • Danang Golden Bridge Visit – $105pp

STOPOVER PACKAGES

Singapore: 3 Nights 4-star from $699 per person twin-share

  • Hotel: Furama River Front or similar
  • Single supplement: $599

EXTRA NIGHT STAYS

Arrive early Hanoi

  • Standard: $65 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • Premium: $135 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • VIP: $270 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

Stay back Ho Chi Minh

  • Standard: $85 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • Premium: $170 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)
  • VIP: $270 per room per night twin-share including breakfast (excludes transfers)

 

EARLY ARRIVAL/STAY BEHIND BREAK FEE

  • $150 per person plus airfare difference

2020 TRAVEL DATES

Dates denoted by an asterisk (*) incur a peak season surcharge: $100 per person

  • 3*, 17* February
  • 9, 23* March
  • 4, 11, 25 May
  • 8* June
  • 6, 20 July
  • 3, 17, 31* August
  • 14 September

TRAVEL DATES

  • Selected dates from 03 February – 14 September 2020

Please see the Departures tab for full details.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

All star ratings are local ratings

  • Hanoi – Hanoi Sky Hotel or similar
  • Halong Bay – Apricot Cruise or similar
  • Danang – King Finger hotel or similar
  • Hoi An – Kim An hotel similar
  • Ho Chi Minh – Le Duy hotel or similar

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

PRICES

  • All prices are subject to change and AUD per person twin-share unless otherwise specified.

DEPOSIT

  • Final payment is due 90 days prior

PASSPORTS

  • Copies of passports valid for 6 months beyond trip completion is strictly required at the time of booking. You are liable for all fees due to incorrect or incomplete full names, or passports lacking the required validity.

VISA

  • A tourist visa (applied for on arrival) is strictly required for Australian and most other nationalities travelling to Vietnam and also Cambodia. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

BAGGAGE POLICY

  • Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one checked bag not exceeding 20kg, plus one carry-on bag not exceeding 7kg. However, you are strongly encouraged to pack lightly below these limits, as you will be required to carry your own bag between the coach and hotel rooms, and to and from any other transport, while travelling to multiple cities and hotels.

FINAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Electronic documentation including e-tickets are generally emailed within two weeks of departure of your core tour, irrespective of early departures, pre-tour extensions or stopovers.

FLIGHTS

  • The default full service carrier included in your package will be provided when you receive your final documentation. Example default carriers include: Vietnam Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern Airlines or similar.
  • Premium carrier upgrades apply to international long-haul sectors only and may involve codeshare partner carriers. Example premium carriers include: Singapore Airlines (Singapore stopover permitted) or similar. We will associate frequent flyer membership numbers to your booking but note that accrual of benefits is determined by the airline based on the prevailing fare issued.
  • Please contact your travel consultant at the time of booking for premium economy and business class upgrade quotes.
  • All flights or airfare related fees and costs are due immediately upon confirmation by cash payment. Frequent flyer points redemption is not permitted.
  • Pre-set airline meals can be requested at the time of booking (or no later than one week before departure) and is subject to availability.
  • All flights may involve up to two transits.

ITINERARY

  • The indicative itinerary and its order are subject to change based on local conditions and as we see fit to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
  • The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the prevailing flight schedule to be provided when you receive your final documentation.

TIPPING

  • Tipping is not necessary or expected in Vietnam. However, it is welcomed for great service. USD$2-5 per day is appropriate for tour guides.

HOTELS

  • Reference hotels are listed and may be substituted with properties of a similar standard. Final hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation. All hotel ratings are self-rated locally. All rooms are lead-in type.

HALONG BAY CRUISE

  • Standard, Premium and VIP Halong Bay cruise itineraries may vary slightly. Different bays and caves may be visited depending on tides, weather and timing.

TRIPLE SHARE

  • Triple-share may be available on this tour in the form of extra bedding, subject to availability.

CHILD POLICY

  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted on this tour. Children over 12 must travel with a responsible adult 18 year or older.

REFUND POLICY

  • All costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

GROUP SIZE

  • Minimum 2 passengers required to operate, maximum 35 passengers per vehicle.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

  • Optional programs are subject to availability, time and weather permitting, and pre-payable in AUD at the point of purchase. Some tours require minimum numbers to operate. Non-participants must wait at the venue for the group to conclude the activity.

BREAKAWAY POLICY

  • It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour group and guide for the entirety of the tour. Any departure or deviation from the set tour itinerary is strictly prohibited. Penalties including cancellation of remaining accommodation and other arrangements will be enforced.

BREAK FEE

  • A ‘break fee’ for early arrivals, stay behind or stopovers is collected for any deviations from the set dates and group tickets. Transfers are not included for arrivals and departures outside of the set group arrangements.

TRANSFERS

  • Group transfers are at designated times. Transfers outside designated group arrangements incur additional costs. No refunds are provided for unused transfers.

SHOPPING

  • Cultural shopping stops and learning experiences are/may be included. Your participation is expected and there is no compulsion to purchase goods. Please exercise discretion and retain receipts of all purchases. We cannot be held responsible for any purchases.

CURRENCY

  • Exchanging some local currency (Vietnamese Dong) before leaving home is advisable. Both USD and the local currency can be used for optional programs, tipping, shopping and expenses of a personal nature.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please contact your travel consultant for a quote on discounted insurance.

REFUND POLICY

  • All trip costs and fees are fully non-refundable at all times.

COMPLAINTS POLICY

  • All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader. Formal complaints must be submitted within 14 days of tour completion.

DIETARY

  • Special meals are generally not available on tour. Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements. Certain meals can be requested for the flights at the time of booking, subject to availability.

FITNESS

  • A basic level of fitness is required for full days of brisk walking with intermittent breaks. This tour is not suitable for people requiring assistance or walking aid.

WEATHER

  • Hanoi and North Vietnam has a distinct winter and summer season. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April when temperatures average 17-22°C with the coldest months being January – March. Summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region experiences its highest rainfall.
  • Hoi An & Danang in the centre of Vietnam have hot and dry weather from mid-January to late August, with temperatures often reaching the mid-30’s °C. During the winter months the rainfall increases with October and November achieving peak levels.
  • Ho Chi Minh: the climate of the south is split into two simple seasons, wet and dry. The dry season begins in November and ends in April/early May with late February to May being slightly hotter and more humid. The wet season lasts from May until early November with the months from June, July & August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. Throughout much of the wet season rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting, often occurring in a mid-afternoon heavy downpour.
  • The average temperatures in the south range between 25 – 35°C year round.

PASSENGER INFORMATION CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

  • All amendments and changes are subject to a $150 fee per person, per change. Amendments and changes requested within 60 days of departure for travel will incur a $350 fee per person, per change.

*FROM PRICE EX SYDNEY and MELBOURNE. All prices below are in Australian Dollars and are based on per person twin share occupancy unless stated otherwise.

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