- Duration: 15 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM
- Places : 15 Seats
- Prix: FROM 1899 AUD PER PERSON
In this trip we will take you to the authentic journey along Vietnam from North to South. You will have the chance to experience the real life of Vietnamese people. Start your trip exploring Sapa, admire the beautiful scenery of the rice terraces and meet the local people with the unique culture. Have some leisure time in romantic Hoi An, the town which was an important trade port in old time and which absorbed the culture and traditions of different parts of the world. End your trip with learning the local way of living at the Mekong Delta.
»Hanoi: Have a day trip to visit Vietnam's ancient capital Hoa Lu and have a boat ride through the caves in Tam Coc.
»Sapa: Explore the diversity of ethnic cultures of the North Vietnam.
»Halong Bay: Have an overnight cruise around spectacular limestone karsts.
»Hoi An: Have leisure days in Vietnam's most romantic town.
»Ho Chi Minh: Have an overnight trip to Mekong Delta, and visit it's famous floating markets.
DAY 01: SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE DEPARTURE - HANOI ARRIVAL
Fly from Australia to Vietnam.
Your trip begins with the arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. Remaining part of the day is at leisure. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
After enjoying the first day by yourself return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 02: HOA LU – TAM COC (B/L)
Today you will experience the ancient culture and history of Vietnam as well as seeing the stunning landscape and beautiful scenery when we travel to the Ninh Binh Province. This area is known as “Ha Long Bay on land” and is located 80 km South of Hanoi.
We will go for a relaxing sampan ride through the gentle and elegant landscape of plains and mountains, leading to the beautiful and mysterious Tam Coc Grottoes followed by a gentle cycle ride (4km) and boat ride to Bich Dong Cave and Pagoda. This journey takes you through the breathtaking scenery of rice fields and imposing mountains. We have lunch in a local restaurant. Then head off to Hoa Lu, formally the capital of the Dinh and early Le dynasties between the 10th and 11th centuries.
We will then head back to Ha Noi later in the evening.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 03: HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise around 7:30. Take the most scenic route to Halong Bay across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies. On arrival to Halong, you will take a cruise on the bay to explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can also attend the activities taking part in the boat.
Overnight on cruise
DAY 04: HA LONG BAY – HANOI
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, you would sail back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 05: HA NOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA ( B )
Have a free day in Hanoi – a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years ago.
You could visit Ho Chi Ming complex, the Temple of Literature, History or Ethnology museums or just have a walk around the Old Quarter or around West Lake. Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.
Get back to the hotel and get ready for the night train trip.
20:30 – 21:00 Pick-up at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station for a night train to Sapa (schedule 21:50 – 06:30).
Overnight on train
DAY 06: SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE ( B / L / D)
Pick-up at the train station, transfer back to Sapa town for short break. Then start your trekking tour uphill. Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver for a short road transfer heading to Cat Cat village. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before you trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river.
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 07: SAPA – LAO CHAI- TA VAN – MUONG HOA VALLEY – TRAIN TO HA NOI (B/L)
After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep. Back to Lao Cai Station by our car, then dinner at your account. The trekking takes about 5 hours – 13 km.
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:15 – 05:30)
DAY 08: HA NOI – FLIGHT TO HOI AN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, have free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and get ready for the next flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang international airport you will be transferred to your accommodation in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 09: HOI AN LEISURE DAY ( B )
Leisure day in Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 10: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Leisure day in Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN – FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)
Have breakfast at your hotel then our driver will bring you to the airport then take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City around 8 am, we will head to Mekong Delta, the land of nine dragons. Getting out of the city, you will see the mighty delta with its quaint rural landscape and immense waterway.
Arrive at Cai Be River Wharf around 10.am, we will get on a shuttle boat to reach Mekong Lodge, the green pearl of Mekong Delta. The boat transfer is part of the trip experience itself as it is your first contact with the Mekong’s fertile alluvial water, which shapes the richness of the land.
Disembark and welcome you to Mekong Lodge; our smiling staffs in local traditional costume await you at Mekong Lodge iconic front bamboo-shaped gate. Check in your private bungalows and enjoy a delicious lunch in our Mekong Riverside Restaurant.
Take some rest and begin our private walking tour to discover the nearby village around Mekong Lodge. We will visit families making coconut candy and brick to see the traditional production of goods in Mekong Delta. Meet and talk with local people, known for their friendliness, warmth and generosity.
In the evening, get some hands on culinary experience by joining our Vietnamese cooking class. Our chefs will instruct you to prepare the Mekong Lodge signature dishes. Have fun and some interesting recipes to take home with. Enjoy dinner in a cozy atmosphere.
Overnight at Mekong Lodge
DAY 13: CAN THO FLOATING MARKET (B/L)
Begin our second day with buffet breakfast, then getting on our rowed sampan to visit Cai Be floating market, a cultural feature of Mekong Delta. Try to visit it early and you will see the most vibrant scene on Tien River with hundred of boats gathering for fresh produce trade.
Come back to Mekong Lodge to continue the discovery of Mekong Delta with cycling on its tranquil winding lanes and crossing canals. Take in the fresh air, beautiful view and taste some freshly picked fruit in local orchards.
Around noon, cycle back to Mekong Lodge for check out (11.am) and our boat will transfer you back to Cai Be harbor for your coming back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 14: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends.
DAY 15: SYDNEY/MELBOURNE ARRIVAL
Today you will arrive back home.
|Hanoi||Hanoi Family Homestay||http://www.hanoifamilyhomestay.com/|
|Sapa||Dzay local house|
|Halong Bay||Legend White Dolphin||http://www.whitedolphincruises.com/|
|Hoi An||Lemongrass homestay||http://www.hoianlemongrass.com/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Chez Mimoza||http://chezmimosa.com/|
|Mekong Delta||Mekong Lodge||http://www.mekonglodge.com/|
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√International return flights from Sydney/ Melbourne, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax. If you are traveling from a different city, please contact us
√Domestic flights from Hanoi to Da Nang and from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City, including up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa and from Sapa to Hanoi in 4-seats berth with A/C
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√Vietnam Visa letter approval
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: $25/person)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Other services not mentioned above
FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
- All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 90 days in advance. After 90 days, a surcharge might be applied.
- Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
- Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
- Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
- Step 1: Double check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip.
- Step 2: Click click on Enquiry Now and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours
- Step 3: Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program the send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
S Viet Travel must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
- 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
- No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment
CONDITION OF INSURANCE
- S Viet Travel demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, S Viet Travel reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
- Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by Signing and returning to S Viet Travel a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.
- Price based on twin sharing. Single supplement surcharge
- Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
- Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
- Tour is available at the time of booking
- Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
- All tours are required to book 90 days of departure, within 90 days will be a surcharge if flight ticket price changes
- Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve a transit. These changes are subject to availability and airline schedule changes