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10 Day 5 Star Memoirs Of Vietnam Premium Small Group Tour

10 Day 5 Star Memoirs Of Vietnam 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

Expect a memorable stay throughout with hotels often centrally located, with creature comforts and unique features.
Hotel stars are based on local ratings provided and the expected standard may differ depending on the destination. Hotels listed within the itinerary are indicative of the typical hotel we intend to use for that package but is subject to change.

Accommodation
5 Star

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

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

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
Small Group Tour
3,460 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour, maximum of 16 travellers
✓ Authentic grassroots exploration of Vietnam with incredible sightseeing, 5-star hotels and resort stays including an overnight luxury cruise on Halong Bay as well as guided tours of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta
✓ 8 nights in 5-star hotels & resorts 
✓ 1 night on a luxury 5-star cruise of Halong Bay
✓ Flights from Hanoi to Hue and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
✓ Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
✓ Cruise the serene waters of the Perfume River during a guided tour of Hue
✓ Explore Hanoi, escorted by your expert local guide
✓ Follow your expert local guide on a walking tour through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
✓ Take part in a cooking demonstration and learn to make Hanoi's specialty dish, white rose dumplings
✓ The services of a professional, English-speaking guide in each city
✓ In depth sightseeing including all entry fees 
✓ Dedicated, air-conditioned transportation

🛏️ 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.

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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
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.

Meals
Breakfast

Your tour concludes at the hotel after breakfast. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport for your onward flight.  

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.

Inclusions

  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 travellers
  • 8 nights accommodation in 5-star accommodation
  • 1 night on a Halong Bay Junk Boat
  • Internal flights from Hanoi to Hue & from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 2 dinner
  • The services of a professional English speaking guide in each city
  • Tipping for your guide/s
  • Overnight cruise to Halong Bay
  • Guided tour of Hanoi including a walking tour of its historic old quarter
  • Guided tour of Hue including a boat trip on the Perfume River
  • Cooking demonstration & dinner in Hoi An
  • Walking tour of  Hoian - World designated UNESCO Heritage site.
  • Guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Full day guided tour of Mekong Delta
  • Choose one of three Inspiring Sights for free

  • Hanoi - Enjoy a guided walk through Hanoi's historic Old Quarter, an intricate network of narrow alleys & shop houses
  • Hanoi - Visit the Temple of Literature, dedicated to the cult of Confucius, dating back to 1070
  • Hanoi - See the final resting place of communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Hanoi - Indulge in a popular Hanoi pastime, by savouring one of the country's most famous exports, coffee.
  • Halong Bay - Explore Lan Ha Bay's floating villages
  • Halong Bay - Swim at the breathtaking cove of Ong Cam Bay - the perfect morning chill-out spot
  • Hue - Enjoy a guided tour of Hue's citadel and local market - once the economic & cultural capital of Vietnam
  • Hue - Cruise the serene waters of the Perfume River to Dinh market
  • Hue - Visit the Thin Mu Pagoda
  • Hoi An - Stroll through the narrow, cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hoi An - Marvel at the Japanese Covered Bridge, a local icon that dates back to the 1590s
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Visit Dong Khoi Street, the heart of the city's commercial life before visiting the Post Office
  • Mekong Delta - Witness & learn about the ins & outs of living along the shores of the mighty Mekong

Inspiring Taste
  • 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 Puppet Show & Street Food
    2. Hoi An Memories Show
 
Inspiring Stay
  • Spend two nights 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 is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

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 Requirements
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. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$6 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

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 $976.00 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.

Visa & Passport information

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.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Maximum of  16 people.

Trip Style - Escorted Small Group Tour
These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. You will travel with only a maximum of 20 other guests. Enjoy choice 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.

  • Local Guides - During this tour you will be escorted by a professional local guide in each city whilst you will be unaccompanied when traveling from city to city (by plane, train or bus)

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

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.

You have the choice of 1 of 2 Inspiring Sights to enhance your journey. You may purchase the additional prior to departure:

  • Hanoi Puppet Show & Street Food (Day 2) - $70 per person
  • Hoi An Memories Show (Day 7) - $102 per person

Inspiring 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.

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

  • $182.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $182.00 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
  • Visas
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

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