15 Day Best Of Vietnam

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta


✓ Return international airfares with a full service airline
✓ Internal Vietnam airfares
✓ Return airport transfers
✓ 12 nights quality twin share accommodation
✓ Overnight Halong Bay cruise & train
✓ Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, 1 dinner
✓ Professional English speaking local guides
✓ Flexibility to extend your stay

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Get ready to step into a world of exotic beauty, delicious food and some of the friendliest people on the planet. Vietnam is a country of contrasts, from the simple farmlands to the sophisticated cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which rival any global city. Vietnam is all systems go and will leave you wanting to come back for more.

 

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Australia  Hanoi

Depart today on a inspirational trip to Vietnam. Board your international flight to the northern capital, Hanoi. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 

Please note: Some flights may depart the night before.

Hotel: 3★ Legacy Hang Bac or similar

Day 2

Hanoi

Hanoi is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade. We begin exploring this city by visiting the Temple of Literature, a Temple of Confucianism and Vietnam’s first National University.  Visit the Ho Chi Minh complex which encompasses Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and the iconic one pillar pagoda. Spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying free time or perhaps exploring the Old Quarter.

Optional tour - Hanoi Street Food tour - Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as: stuffed pancake, banh mi, stuffed sticky rice balls, unique egg coffee and much more.

Hotel: 3★ Legacy Hang Bac or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 3

Hanoi Halong Bay

We leave the hotel this morning for an incredible day in Halong Bay and a fabulous overnight Halong Bay cruise. On the way, you will get to stop at a handicraft workshop for a short break. You’ll enjoy the journey through Red River Delta with lush rice fields, water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese rural life. After we arrive in Halong, you will check-in to the cruise and relax before your captain lifts anchor and sails to visit Sung Sot caves where you’ll get the chance to explore the area on kayaks. You will be  cruising between the many lime stones and set anchor at a beautiful spot to watch the sun set over the bay, where dinner is served on board. Relish the fresh seafood, salads, and fruits. There will also be a cooking class on board, where you can learn to cook some basic Vietnamese dishes before spending the night on the cruise ship.

Ship: 3★ Majestic Cruises or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4

Halong Bay Hanoi Sapa

The beautiful sunrise on Halong Bay should never be missed, especially if you are into photography. You can also start your day with a Tai chi session on the boat deck! Breakfast will be served on the boat around 7.30 am then you will have more time to enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through the magnificent limestone karst formations on your return towards Halong City. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred back to Hanoi for your onward flight to Hue. You’ll get to stop at a workshop in Hai Duong province for your lunch break before arriving in Hanoi. On arrival back in Hanoi we have arranged a short stay hotel for you to allow you to freshen up and relax and have some dinner before being taken to the station to board your overnight train to Sapa.

Hotel: Sleeper Train - Private cabin
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 5

Sapa

Today you will have a free day to explore Sapa on your own.

Optional Tour - Village Trek (4kms - Easy/Moderate) - Cat Cat Village - Sin Chai Village Sapa. Enjoy a trek to the South-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the base of the beautiful waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Continue trekking to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. Enjoy lunch in stunning landscapes before going back back to Sapa. Overnight at a hotel in Sapa.

Hotel: 3★ Sapa Vista Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6

Sapa Hanoi  Danang Hoi An

Today you will be picked up from your hotel to head to the airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. On arrival enjoy time at leisure.

Hotel: 3★ Hoi An Jade Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7

Hoi An 

Today your guide collect you from your hotel for a tour of Hoi An. We will visit the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. You will learn a great deal about history and fascinating stories of this town. If time allows, we will take down to Thu Bon River cruise to feel the beauty of this ancient town on river view point. Your tour finishes just after lunch and the rest of the day is at leisure. 

Hotel: 3★ Hoi An Jade Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 8

Hoi An

Today is a free day at leisure to enjoy this stunning UNESCO town. 

Optional Tour: My Son tour - You will learn about the Cham history and how this massive sanctuary was built. My Son is a complex consisting of more than 65 architectural towers and temples dating back to 4th century. The site was used for religious ceremonies for Kings of the ruling dynasty as well as burial site for national heroes and royal family up to the 19th century. My Son is considered to be of same historical significance as Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. After the visit, you will be taken about 30km by bus and embark on boat for the trip back along the Thu Bon River back to Hoi An where we will have lunch. After lunch you will be dropped off back to your hotel.

Hotel: 3★ Hoi An Jade Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9

Hoi An 

Today is another free day at leisure to enjoy this stunning UNESCO town. 

Hotel: 3★ Hoi An Jade Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 10

Hoi An Danang Ho Chi Minh City

Today you will be picked up from your hotel to head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon we head out to visit the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. This building is now a museum and venue for Government official receptions. Your next stops are the two famous landmarks of the city, the Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The Cathedral was built in between 1863 and 1880 with materials imported from France and is also referred to as Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Continue to visit the War Remains Museum, where the Vietnam War crimes are displayed. This is the most popular museum in Vietnam with approximately half a million visits annually. 

Hotel: 3★ Icon 36 Hotel Saigon or similar
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta 

Today you will be picked up from your hotel to depart for My Tho where we will take a boat ride along the river and enjoy the houses on stilts and see fruit plantation along the river banks. We then proceed to Tortoise Island where we will have lunch in the fruit orchard followed by a beautiful boat ride through Tan Thach canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. We visit a family workshop making coconut candy which is a local delicacy. We will also enjoy some time on the iconic rowing boats along the small canals of Mekong delta . Tonight we overnight in the Mekong Delta region allowing you to experience rural Vietnamese life.

Hotel: 3★ Hau Giang Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 12

Mekong Delta Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, we take the morning boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the river is at its busiest at this time of the day. We keep cruising through the small canals system and visit a rice noodle making village. You might have chance to experience the Mekong delta iconic image, “Monkey Bridge”, typically made of a single bamboo log and one handrail. The name comes from the bent monkey-like posture you have to maintain when crossing. Then we break for lunch before the transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Hotel: 3★ Icon 36 Hotel Saigon or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 13

Ho Chi Minh City

You will have a free day to relax and explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace.

Optional tour - Cu Chi Tunnels with lunch - Cu Chi is a network of more than 120 km under the ground and were built by sweat and blood of Vietnamese guerrillas to hide and fight against the rival forces. You will be introduced to many kinds of booby traps used during Vietnam war. We will take time to explain the methods of creating, maintaining and living in these tunnels as well as the special technique of hiding smoke invented by the guerrillas.

Hotel: 3★ Icon 36 Hotel Saigon or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Ho Chi Minh City Australia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before saying goodbye to Vietnam as you are transferred to the airport to board your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Australia

Arrive home today. We hope you have enjoyed your inspiring vacation to Vietnam.

Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • All Internal airfares
  • 12 nights quality twin share accommodation throughout
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise on-board Majestic cruises 
  • Overnight sleeper train (private cabin) from Hanoi to Sapa
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches, 1 dinner
  • The services of a professional English speaking local guides
  • Air-conditioned transportation 
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entry fees

Unbelievable sightseeing included

  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Temple of Confucianism
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's complex 
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Halong Bay cruise
  • Halong Bay - Van Gia floating fishing village
  • Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave
  • Sapa - Free day to enjoy Sapa treks
  • Hoi An - Temple Kwan
  • Hoi An - Tan Ky Ancient House
  • Hoi An - Japanese bridge
  • Mekong Delta - Boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market
  • Mekong Detla - Boat ride through Tan Thach canal in Ben Tre
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Re-Unification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remains Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Thanh Market

How to extend your stay

Some customers like to enhance their holiday by arriving early and/or staying behind. If you wish to do so, please follow the following steps:

  1. Follow the ‘book now’ prompts.

  2. After selecting your departure date and completing your bedding configuration details, please select if you wish to 'arrive early' and/or 'stay behind' in the 'extra services' field.

  3. In the 'special requests', field please specify your extension requirements.

  4. Complete the remaining booking requirements and click ‘pay now’.

  5. After finalising your purchase a member of our reservations team will be in contact with you to discuss your extension request.

A $150 per person supplement plus any fare difference applies if you wish to confirm your extension. You will be contact after purchase for collection of this payment. All additional accommodation and sightseeing is at your own arrangement.

Fine Print

Booking Process

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  • Once your order is complete, you will be prompted to complete a booking form so that we can fulfil your booking.
  • Your booking is confirmed once your booking form is submitted and you can begin the countdown to your Inspiring Vacation!

Airfare Information

  • Full service airline used will be Vietnam Airlines, China Southern, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar.

  • Internal flights with VietJet or similar.

  • Adelaide customers will be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to board their international flight

  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).

  • All tickets will include 20kgs checked baggage

  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.

  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.

  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.

Exclusions

  • Visas

  • Travel insurance (recommended)

  • Tipping

  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Optional activities

  • Personal expenses

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Documentation: final documentation including e-tickets and hotel details will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Single Supplement: Single supplement is $449 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $600 per person reduction from the twin share price applies if you wish to arrange your own airfares. Should you wish to purchase land only, please select this option in the booking process, under 'Departure City'.

Triple share: Available. 3 x $1,999 per person. If you wish to purchase triple share please phone 1300 376 832.

Premium Economy Upgrade: Available from an additional $1,500 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability). Please specify this as a 'Special Request' when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

Business Class Upgrade: Available from an additional $3,000 per person in addition to the standard price (subject to availability). Please specify this as a 'Special Request' when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

Itinerary: 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.

Optional tours: 

  • Hanoi Street Food tour - $49pp
  • Sapa Trek with lunch - $49pp
  • My Son tour with Lunch - $69pp
  • Cu Chi Tunnels with Lunch - $59pp

You will be contacted prior to departure to secure your optional tours.

Group Size: 2-20 people

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.

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.

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23 JAN 2019
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13 FEB 2019
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27 FEB 2019
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13 MAR 2019
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24 APR 2019
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15 MAY 2019
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29 MAY 2019
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05 JUN 2019
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19 JUN 2019
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24 JUL 2019
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07 AUG 2019
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21 AUG 2019
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18 SEP 2019
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16 OCT 2019
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30 OCT 2019
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13 NOV 2019
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27 NOV 2019
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