16 Day 5 Star Luxury Vietnam & Mekong River Cruise

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Siem Reap - Kratie - Phnom Penh - Silk Island - Con Phuoc Island - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City

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25 FEB 2019
Surcharge
+$700.00 p.p
05 MAR 2019
11 MAR 2019
Surcharge
+$700.00 p.p
25 MAR 2019
08 APR 2019
Surcharge
+$700.00 p.p
01 JUL 2019
15 JUL 2019
29 JUL 2019
12 AUG 2019
26 AUG 2019
10 SEP 2019
24 SEP 2019
08 OCT 2019
22 OCT 2019
05 NOV 2019
19 NOV 2019
02 DEC 2019
10 FEB 2020
24 FEB 2020
09 MAR 2020
23 MAR 2020
06 APR 2020
29 JUN 2020
13 JUL 2020
27 JUL 2020
10 AUG 2020
24 AUG 2020
07 SEP 2020
21 SEP 2020
05 OCT 2020
19 OCT 2020
03 NOV 2020
16 NOV 2020
Melbourne
 
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Brisbane
+$250.00 p.p
Perth
+$250.00 p.p
Adelaide
+$250.00 p.p
Interstate surcharge may be applied for some departure cities.
1 Adult
2 Adults
3 Adults
4 Adults
5 Adults
6 Adults
7 Adults
8 Adults
9 Adults
10 Adults
1 x Single Room
+$1,399.00
Single Supplement is $1,399.00 per single room.

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Pay now a $2,500.00 deposit to confirm your booking. Final payment due 120 days prior to travel.


Inclusions & Fine Print

Inclusions

  • Return international airfares with Vietnam Airlines (or Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways if unavailable)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Internal flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap
  • All port transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation including 5 star accommodation in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City including the famous Rex Saigon and Hilton Hanoi
  • Overnight 5 star Halong Bay Cruise 
  • 7 nights fully-inclusive expedition cruise on board one of Pandaw's handcrafted ships including daily guided shore excursions, all meals & most drinks
  • 33 meals - Daily breakfast, 11 lunches, 8 dinners, including a memorable meal at KOTO restaurant 
  • The services of a professional English speaking local guides
  • Air-conditioned transportation 
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entry fees
  • Small group tour - up to 16 people

Unbelievable sightseeing included

  • Halong Bay - Kayak to the Vung Vieng Floating Village
  • Halong Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's complex 
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
  • Koh Trong Island - visit local schools and plant your own tree
  • Kratie - Dolphin grounds
  • Silk Island - Study the silk making process
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
  • Xi Loi - help locals tend their fields
  • Con Phuong Island - Explore the island by tuk-tuk
  • Con Phuong Island - Gao Giong "Green Oasis" bird sanctuary
  • Chao Lach island - Cooking class to make the traditional Banh Xeo
  • Ben Tre - Visit local families and have tea in their home
  • Viet Tri - UNESCO praised village of Duong Lam
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Thanh Market

Inspiring Stays

  • Stay 2 nights in the incredible 5 star Rex Hotel Saigon, an iconic hotel in a historical building.
  • Cruise for 7 nights on board Pandaw's handcrafted teak ships, the only cruise venturing along the Red River. Enjoy a 3-to-1 staffing ratio, all meals and meals and unlimited local soft drinks, local beer and local spirits. 

Inspiring Sights

The choice between 2 of 5 bonus sightseeing experiences to enhance your journey. You may choose to include two (2) optional Inspiring Sights throughout your tour, free as part of your package.

  1. Hanoi private street food tour
  2. Hanoi guided cyclo ride and water puppet show
  3. Half day small group tour to the Cu Chi tunnels with lunch
  4. Ho Chi Minh City private food tour on motorbike
  5. Group cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City

The remaining three inspiring sights may be purchased prior to departure if you would like to participate in all optional inspiring sights.

Inspiring Taste

  • Savour a memorable lunch at KOTO - Know One Teach One. The restaurant's mission is to fight poverty by helping and training local youths for cooking and hospitality.
  • Enjoy sumptuous on board your expedition cruise. Enjoy unlimited local soft drinks, local beer and local spirits. 

Cruise

For further information on your Mekong River cruise, click HERE.

Cabin Upgrade

You may choose to upgrade to an Upper Deck cabin on your cruise for an additional $700 per person on all dates.

Please make your selection prior to finalising your payment. 

Wine Package

You may select a pre-bookable unlimited house wine with lunch and dinner package on your 7 night cruise for $160 per person.

Please make your selection prior to finalising your payment. 

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

  • Follow the ‘Book Now’ prompts
  • Select your travel dates, departure city, number of travellers, room preference and any extra services.
  • Click ‘Checkout’ to login or create an account. You’ll need an account to review your details and download documentation.
  • Click ‘Pay Now’ to proceed to payment.
  • Note - all payments are processed by our trusted gateway Paypal where you a given two options.
  • Pay using your Paypal account
  • Pay using your credit card by proceeding as a guest – a Paypal account is not required
  • 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 (Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways or similar)
  • Flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23kgs 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 (not included as part of your two inspiring sights)
  • Personal expenses

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travellers to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with QBE Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their Travel Insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover, earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points and save 25% on retail rates.

Simply click HERE to arrange your policy.

Visas

All Australian passport holders will require a visa to enter Vietnam. The visa must be issued prior to departing Australia. 

How: Vietnam has an e-visa system which can be applied for online by CLICKING HERE
Cost: USD $25 per person (subject to change)
Visa Type: Tourist Visa / Single Entry
When to apply: 30 days prior to departure

Please note: Do NOT apply for your visa until you receive your tour documentation from Inspiring Vacations 30 days prior to your departure.

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travellers to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against the unexpected.

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

Single Supplement: Single supplement is $1,399 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Land only: A $800 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: Not available

Premium Economy Upgrade: Available from an additional $1,000 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.

Business Class Upgrade: Available from an additional $2,500 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.

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: You have the choice of 2 of 4 Inspiring Experiences to enhance your journey. If you wish to purchase the remaining 2 you may purchase the additional optional tours as follows:

  • Hanoi private street food tour - $45pp
  • Hanoi guided cyclo ride and water puppet show - $45pp
  • Half day small group tour to the Cu Chi tunnels with lunch - $45pp
  • Ho Chi Minh City private food tour on motorbike - $70pp
  • Group cooking class in Ho Chi Minh City - $60pp

Group Size: 2-16 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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