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17 Day 5 Star Memoirs Of Sapa, Vietnam And Cambodia Premium Small Group Tour

17 Day 5 Star Memoirs Of Sapa, Vietnam And Cambodia Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is escorted by local city guides in each location. The local guides will join you during the included activities and local representatives will assist with transfer arrangements. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise, or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Local Guides & Self-Guided

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group
Small Group Tour
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✓ Small group tour, with no more than 16 travellers
✓ Incredible sightseeing including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and guided tours of Sapa, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Angkor Wat Temples and Phnom Penh
✓ 13 nights in 5-star hotels, 1 night on a luxury 5-star cruise of Halong Bay, 1 night at a 5-star resort & spa in Sapa and 1 night at a welcoming home stay experience in Sapa
✓ Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
✓ Internal flights from Hanoi to Hue & from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
✓ International flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
✓ Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
✓ Airport transfers included on the last day of tour

🛏️ Shared room available for solo passengers. This tour offers solo passengers the option to share a room with a fellow passenger of the same gender and avoid the Single Traveller supplement.

What we love about this tour

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Itinerary

Hotel
Hotel du Parc Hanoi or Similar

Chao mung! Welcome to Vietnam and its beautiful ancient capital, Hanoi.

On arrival at Hanoi airport, make your way to your luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city.  Take some time to relax and, depending on your arrival time, enjoy the afternoon or evening at your leisure.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Homestay or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

We’ll be rising early today to board our coach and depart for the quiet mountainous town of Sapa. Located in northwestern Vietnam, close to the Chinese border, Sapa is home to a variety of different ethnic tribal groups. Upon arrival in Sapa in the early afternoon, you will transfer to a homestay run by a local family where you'll enjoy a refreshing change from the usual hotel scene. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself fully in the local culture and assist your family in preparing this evening’s dinner.

Hotel
Pao's Sapa Leisure Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Sapa is a very popular trekking base, due to its location nestled among the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The day will begin at 8.30am, we will enjoy some trekking around the village and experience some spectacular vistas overlooking the terraced rice paddies that line the surrounding steep valley walls. After lunch, you will transfer to a hotel where we will spend our second night in Sapa. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to spend at leisure.

Please note the walk is approximately 6-10km

Hotel
Pullman Hanoi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning we say farewell to Sapa and begin our return trip to Hanoi, firstly by road transfer southwards and up the Den Thang mountain. Here we leave the vehicle for an easy walk to explore the Hang Da village of the Black Hmong people. We then follow the large village path downhill along the stunning valley of Sa Seng, passing several small settlements along the way. We finish our walk after paying a visit to Sa Pa, another hamlet of the Hmong located near the former site of the Sapa traditional market. Here we will be picked up and transferred to Lao Cai, where we will check in for our bus journey back to Hanoi. 

*To complete this walk, you will require to walk a staircase of approximately 400 steps.

Hotel
Hotel du Parc Hanoi or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you head off on a full day exploration of this charming city.

This morning we will visit Van Mieu, otherwise known as The Temple of Literature. The Confucian temple dates back to 1070, and features peaceful walled courtyards and graceful gateways and is one of the best examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Following this, we continue on and visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex from the outside; an impressive mausoleum that houses the embalmed body of President Ho Chi Minh.

This afternoon we head to the charming Old Quarter where we’ll enjoy a walking tour through Hanoi’s most historic and picturesque neighbourhood.  The Old Quarter is the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, highlighting more than 1,000 years of history. Explore the network of narrow alleyways known as 'The 36 Streets'. This is a wonderful place to soak up local life, and peruse market items from fabrics to crafts and exotic medicines. Each street was named to reflect the specialised trade of the merchants who had shops there, such as silk traders or jewellers. 

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon for an evening of leisure, or you may want to join an optional evening tour to explore the city’s incredible food culture.

Optional Tour - Hanoi Puppet Show & Street Food

Experience a magical water puppet show at a traditional Vietnamese theater in Hanoi. Marvel at the ancient art form of water puppetry made famous throughout the world for their skills operating the puppets on a water stage set to music, with modern special effects. Following the performance, your guide will take you on a culinary journey with a guided walk through the bustling Old Quarter and explore the various street foods on offer. Your guide will help you traverse the winding side streets full of pop-up restaurants which offer truly local food like "bánh cuốn" (rice rolls with pork and herbs inside), "bánh gối" (pillow cake), and many kinds of noodle dish, such as Bun Cha, Pho. Depending on your preferences the guide will explain what is in each dish so you can choose the one you like the best, to try. You will be surprised how tasty these dishes are and how unique they are to Hanoi. A highlight is a stop at a ‘Bia Hoi’ store in the Old Quarter where you get to sample fresh, local homemade beer - famous all over Hanoi and other areas of northern Vietnam.

Start time: 6pm
End time: 9pm 

Note: a minimum of 4 passengers is required to operate

Cruise
Indochina Sails or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we depart for a leisurely drive to Tuan Chau Port. Upon arrival at this port city we will board our luxury Halong Bay cruise.

Onboard, enjoy a complimentary drink and take a seat in the lounge before a short welcome briefing with fellow guests. You’ll be shown to your luxury cabin where you can enjoy rich oak interiors, with high windows to make the most of the incredible views during your cruise. Enjoy a decadent lunch onboard made from fresh local ingredients you cruise by the beautiful and quaint villages.

Early in the afternoon we arrive at Surprise Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

Enjoy dinner on board of local Vietnamese specialties before retiring for the evening.  Alternately, you may wish to enjoy the ship’s evening activities including squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

Hotel
Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Start your morning by enjoying sunrise Tai Chi class upon the sundeck as day breaks on the calm lagoon. You will be then transferred by tender to the Titov Island. Spend time on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up). After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.

Once back on board, enjoy a full breakfast and relax in the dining room and lounge or on the deck enjoying your last views of the bay before disembarking at midday. From here, we drive to Hanoi Airport (approximately 3.5 hrs drive) for our included flight south to Hue and transfer to your luxury resort for the next two nights. 

Your 5-star resort is ideally located in the quiet countryside in a rustic village setting surrounded by lush tranquil gardensand embodies the subtle and unique connection of treasured traditional style and Vietnamese modern art vibrancy.

Once checked in, the rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. Enjoy the resort facilities or simply relax and take in the soothing natural environment and local culture. 

Hotel
Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before boarding a local dragon boat for a tranquil cruise along the famous Perfume River. The river borne the name “Huong” (Perfume) for over a century as a result of flowers from upstream orchards dropping into the water during the autumn giving it a strong floral sent.We take the cruise to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda and then take a road transfer to visit to the Imperial City. Established as the capital of unified Vietnam in 1802 CE this historic city is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Centre and retains many architectural works, temples, and palaces.

Following this, we visit the nearby village of Thuy Bieu well-known for its rustic ancient houses and gardens before returning to our luxury resort for an afternoon of leisure and relaxation. 

Hotel
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast at the resort before transferring by road to the beautiful heritage town of Hoi An. En route we stop by the picturesque  Lap An Lagoon for some amazing photo opportunities as well as the famous Hai Van Pass.

On arrival into Hoi An, we check into our luxury 5-star resort perfectly located only a short walk from the ancient town. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax and make the most of the hotel’s beautiful facilities or take a short walk and wander the ancient streets and canals of this well preserved town.

This evening enjoy an Inspiring Taste as you join a cooking class and learn to make one of  Hoi An's traditional dishes: the white rose dumpling. Following your class, enjoy a delicious dinner before returning to the hotel.

Hotel
Almanity Hoi An Wellness Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided walking tour through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Old Quarter and spend time mingling with local vendors at the Hoi An Market. Previously known as Faifo, Hoi An was once the most important trading port in the region. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the city is one of the best places to discover well-preserved Vietnamese architecture.  

The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you please. As the sun goes down the city lights up with a sea of colourful lanterns, giving Hoi An the moniker 'City of Lanterns' and making for a thoroughly photogenic and romantic atmosphere.

Optional Tour - Hoi An Memories Show

Experience the iconic Hoi An Memories show. The show features more than 500 performers in colorful costumes accompanied by music to create a high-tech show that explores the history of Hoi An. Round-trip transportation is provided from your hotel, which makes it easy to relax and enjoy the evening’s activities.

Pre dinner drinks and tasting platter are included in the per person cost.

Time: 7:30pm
Duration: approximately 3 hours

Hotel
Equatorial Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast before we transfer to the airport for our included flight Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon. On arrival, you are transferred to your luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of this exciting city.

This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour where we visit some of the city’s most visit of Ho Chi Minh City, including; Dong Khoi Street, the city's major thoroughfare connecting French colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers,the beautiful and iconic Saigon Central Post Office with its perfect combination of Neo-classical European architecture and Asian influences,and the War Remnant’s Museum which holds 20,000 documents, artefacts, and films around the brutal truth of the Vietnam War and its long-lasting traumatic consequences.

Return to the hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Hotel
Equatorial Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and head to Ben Tre Ben, a beautiful tranquil province in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam known for its lush green landscapes, winding rivers, and friendly locals. On arrival, we board a boat and cruise along the mighty Mekong taking in scenic canals, islands, floating villages and seeing locals going about their daily lives. The cruise will stop at a local bricks factory and a coconut workshop before disembarking to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Following lunch, we return to Ho Chi Minh City where the rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Hotel
Lotus Blanc Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast before we transfer to the airport for your included flight to Siem Reap, the second-largest city of Cambodia and gateway to the famous ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries.

On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to you luxury 5-star resort hotel located in an oasis of coconut palms just minutes from the vibrant downtown district.

The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or take a short tuk tuk ride and explore the city on your own.

Hotel
Lotus Blanc Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is dedicated to the famous temples of Angkor Wat.

For the early-rises, join the group for a once in a lifetime experience as we watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat temples before returning back to the hotel for breakfast.  

Following breakfast we’ll head off to begin discovering the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. There isn’t much that matches the magnificence of this temple complex, one of the largest religious monuments ever built. The temple complex covers about 500 acres and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. This 12th-century masterpiece is considered to be a prime example of classic Khmer art and architecture and its depiction appears on the national flag. Built to represent Mount Meru, its distinctive five towers symbolise the five peaks of the mountain; the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolises the ocean.

We first visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom City, Byon. Angkor Thom was once the capital of the Khmer empire. See the well preserved South Gate, with its huge statues depicting the Hindu mythology of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk. We’ll visit Bayon Temple, famous for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. We’ll also see the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ta Prohm Temples. The jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight with enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers entwined in the stone foundations of the traditional structure, giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.  We’ll explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado before returning to the hotel where the rest of evening at leisure.

Hotel
Palace Gate Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast we begin our journey to Phnom Penh. The journey takes approximately 6 hours in total and along the way, we will stop at Tonle Sap Lake and take a boat ride to the fascinating Kampong Phluk Floating Village where houses are built on stilts and floating rafts.

You will have time for lunch (not included) before continuing the journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital which sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap river and was once the hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On arrival check into your luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of the thriving and lively capital city of the “Kingdom of Wonder” where the rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Hotel
Palace Gate Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we enjoy a guided tour of Phnom Penh. We start with a visit the Tuo Sleng Genoice Museum and learn of the harrowing stories of the Cambodian genocide at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime. We then continue to the Russian Market, named due to the large Russian expat population back in the '80s and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included). Following this, continue to the legendary Wat Phnom, a Buddist temple that stands on the only hill in Phnom Penh which lent the the Cambodian capital its name. Later, we visit the private quarters of the Royal Palace which are now home to the royal family and closed to the general public. At the northern area of the palace grounds we see the impressive Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country.

Return to your hotel this afternoon for a rest before we enjoy an authentic Cambodian dinner for our last night together.

Meals
Breakfast

At the appropriate time today, join your included transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Inclusions

  • Small group tour, with no more than 16 travellers
  • Incredible sightseeing including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and guided tours of Sapa, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Angkor Wat Temples and Phnom Penh
  • 13 nights in 5-star hotels, 1 night on a luxury Halong Bay boat cruise, 1 night at 5-star a resort & spa in Sapa and 1 night at a welcoming home stay experience in Sapa
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Internal flights from Hanoi to Hue & from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • International flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
  • Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers included on the last day of tour

  • Follow your expert local guide on a walking tour through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Hoi An, UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore Hanoi in depth with the guidance of your expert local guide
  • Cruise the serene waters of the Perfume River during a guided tour of Hue
  • Take part in a cooking demonstration and learn to make Hanoi's specialty dish, white rose dumplings
  • Explore the magnificent 12th-century temple complex of Angkor Wat, the eerie jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm and the ancient city of Angkor Thom
  • Learn about Cambodia’s turbulent and harrowing history of the Khmer Rouge regime, at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Dine at the FCC Phnom Penh; this French colonial mansion known endearingly as “the F” has been a favourite gathering place for countless impromptu meetings and cultural events since its founding in 1993

Inspiring Tastes

  • Participate in a cooking demonstration and learn to make one of Hoi An's favourite dishes: white rose dumpling. Finish off the experience with a delicious included meal.

Inspiring Sights

To enhance your journey, we're offering guests 1 bonus sightseeing experience out of a choice of 2 options (options listed under 'Optional Tours').

  1. Hanoi street food tour
  2. Hoi An memories dinner and show

Inspiring Stay

  • Spend a night at the gorgeous Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa.

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This package is a flight add-on package

This package has the option of adding international airfares to your booking when selecting your departure city. Select your departure city after clicking ‘Book Now’ and a cost will be stated next to your selected departure city. This cost will then be added to your booking and international flights will be added to your booking.

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller'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. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirement
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

You may also consider tipping your tour leader and driver for outstanding service throughout your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

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, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with three options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $1,842.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

3- Shared Room with a fellow traveller
In this trip you can opt to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same gender – as specified in your passport - and avoid paying a single supplement.

If you believe you may prevent your travelling companion from enjoying a peaceful night’s rest, please refrain from selecting this option.

You will meet your rooming companion at the beginning of your trip. 

Changes to room configuration during the trip must be organised by travellers directly with the hotel, subject to availability and additional charges.

This option is not available on additional accommodation booked before or after the tour.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
Maximum of 16 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

This trip includes an incredible day hike, featuring varying terrain covering a distance of 6 to 10 kilometers. To experience the breathtaking views, you should expect some uneven surfaces and inclines, and appropriate footwear for stability is recommended. To anticipate changing weather conditions, bring along a raincoat or waterproof jacket. This hike promises a mix of natural beauty and physical activity, so equip yourself with suitable gear for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. 

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Hanoi Puppet Show & Street Food (Day 5) - $81 per person
  • Hoi An Memories Show (Day 10) - $119 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $213.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $213.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $150.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $150.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares (optional)
  • Visas
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Arrival airport transfers

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While homestays offer an authentic local experience, in Vietnam, where development levels vary, standards of living may not meet those anticipated by some visitors. Some Homestays may feel more akin to a guesthouse run by locals, where the local family also live. We believe this will allow a glimpse into the daily village life of this breathtaking region. Traditional homes of the ethnic communities in Sapa typically consist of two floors, the owners live on the second floor, and shared bathroom and toilet facilities located on the first floor.

We have chosen homestay options that combine the essence of a local experience with modern comfort. Our selected homestays are situated in the Ta Van village, allowing you to immerse yourself in the daily life of local people while still enjoying the convenience of a private bathroom and toilet within your room.

Being in an authentic rural area of Vietnam means you might have unexpected encounters with insects, dogs, cats, chickens, and sometimes even rats in the neighbourhood.

The tranquillity of the environment may be disrupted by nearby roads, construction, or karaoke bars, while unpredictable mountain weather can hinder outdoor activities, particularly during prolonged periods of rain or fog.

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