VIETNAM HIDDEN CHARM INCL HALONG BAY CRUISES

Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Duration: 16 Days
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  • Prix: GBP 1299/ Person
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SET DEPARTURE DATE – VIETNAM HOLIDAY 

2018: 27 Apr, 19 May, 20 Jul**, 17 Aug**, 21 Sep**, 19 Oct, 17 Nov,

2019:  7 Jan , 8 April , 3 June, 5 Aug**, 7 Oct, 2 Dec*

* For departures on these dates the price starts from £1349

** For departures on these dates the price starts from £1449

What are included ?

  • Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • International Flights between Vietnam and London by Vietnam airlines  Or Similar ( Other Cities please contact)
  • 7.5 nights accommodation shared in Double/ Twin room with daily breakfast [Mon Regency Hotel (Hanoi); Ramana Saigon Hotel ( Ho Chi Minh City); Mekong Routic Home stay( Caibe)]
  • Flights between Hanoi To Ho Chi Minh up to 20kg of checked luggage per pax
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • King express Sapa train ticket – 4 berths cabin
  • 2 days 1 night on Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

What are not included ?

  • Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Upgrade fee to 5 star :GBP 560 PP

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1: London Flight to Hanoi
Today you take the International flight to Hanoi yourself.

Day 2: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Hanoi. The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – just catch a sight of Hoan Kiem lake or explore the maze of streets in the city’s fascinating Old Quarter where you are certain to find something unique to buy.

Day 3: BA VI ECO TOUR (B/L)

You will be picked up form hotel at 07:30 and transferred to Ba Vi. You will visit 3 villages, at each village the local host will show you Vietnamese countryside life. You will be welcomed by Mr Duoc – a veteran, listen to his stories about his life during and after Vietnam War. He also is an expert on handling the raw tea leaves and making it into the products to sell on the market Then you will visit a tea village with 30-years old tea trees. There besides walking and helping local people to harvest the tea leaves, you will know how to pick the best part of the tea tree to make the most wonderful beverage in the world. Then heading to Mrs Chin’s house for a cooking lesson and have lunch with in the garden. After the lunch have some rest and your host will take you around her village and you will visit the local workshops. You will learn how to make tofu, unshell the rice and will see the workshop of local hammerer who is working there for 70 years. Cycling through the rice fields then you will arrive to the house of your next host Mr Chau, have your feet soaking in warm water with herb leaves following the recipes of Muong ethnic minorities. Continue the boat trip along the Da river and viewing the stunning scenery and discover the life of local people alongside the river. 

Drive back to Hanoi in the evening, end your Bavi Eco Tour at the hotel around 18:30.

Day 4 : Hanoi Free and easy night train to Sapa only transfer( B)
Today you are free until 8.00pm and be transferred to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Sapa. Overnight on a shared 4 berths cabin with A/C.
Let’s move to your next destination on your Vietnam Holiday.

Day 5: LAO CAI – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE (B/L/D)
Arrival at Lao Cai station at 6:00 am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast before the trip starts. Drive to Y Linh Ho and start Trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village. Cook & have lunch at local family, continuing trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van villagesettled by Dzay ethnic people which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Diner and overnight Home-stay

Day 6: CAT CAT VILLAGE – NIGHT TRAIN HANOI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel then we embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong hill tribe’s minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way and share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area.Jeep back to Sapa. Check out the hotel. Have lunch at the local rest aunt. Afternoon, Free to visit sapa town and go shopping. Dinner on guests account. Transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin

DAY 7: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on the luxurious boat

DAY 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm. Drop at hotel in Hanoi. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 9: HANOI – FLY TO HCMC ( only transfer) (B)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at lobby of hotel and tranfer to Airport for flight to HCMC – the next point in this Holiday tour. Arrival, our guide and shuttle bus will holding a sign with your name and welcome you. Transfer directly to hotel in HCMCy. After check in, free for leisure and shopping in the local markets, Overnight in HCMC

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Homestay (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho Chi Minh city ( with only transfer, no guide) on morning then head to Mekong Rustic in Cai Be, Tien Giang. After 2:30 hours on road you will reach to Cai Be town. You will be hospitably welcome by local people and invited some Mekong’s specialty of fresh tropical fruits plucking from their own orchards.

Embarking on boat at Cai Be pier and transferring to a home-stay on Tan Phong Island for check-in and relaxing time. The host will introduce you the family members, the fruit gardens along with the daily activities. Next, you will have lunch with the family host.

In the afternoon, the local host will lead you to the gardens, introduce you many kinds of fruits and tell you how to take care for the orchards. You can pluck the fruits by yourself. Afterwards, you will stop at Bonsai garden and learn how to make a bonsai tree. Later, you will gather vegetables at the garden and prepare for dinner with local host. Enjoying dinner full of local foods. Staying overnight at Mekong home-stay.

Day 11: Mekong Homestay – Cai Be Centre (B/L/D)
Waking up in the early morning, having a light breakfast and then embarking on boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market, where you will buy some tropical fruits and talk to the sellers right on their boats to know more about the trading life of local people in the Mekong floating markets.

Following the visit to Cai Be floating market, you will disembark for starting cycling around Cai Be town. Our guide will lead you to the Cao Dai Temple Cai Be, the Cai Be Cathedral to help you explore more the religious life of local people here. Next, our stops will be the Ba Kiet ancient house and the handicraft workshop of making biscuits and candies from fruits.Returning to the boat for heading to Tan Phong Island. Enjoying lunch at Mekong Rustic Restaurant.

The afternoon of the 2nd day tour is spent for a cycling tour to visit Tan Phong island. If it is on schooldays, You will visit kinder garden if it is school day. Stopping at a local farmer’s house to learn how to make Jackfruit leafs cake and then cycling to Bonsai garden and talking to him to understand how local farmers take care for their gardens, then try plucking the fruits and tasting them.

Coming back to Mekong Rustic for taking part in a cooking class. Dinner will be served then.Relaxing over night at Mekong home-stay.

Day 12: Mekong Homestay – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

You will be set the 3rd morning off for taking a stroll around the home-stay to visit the fruit gardens as well as to talk to local people. You will also spend the morning on visiting the Mekong canals on a hand-rowing boat. The small boat will lead you travel through the tiny canals of Mekong to reach the mysterious and hidden spots.

Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City at 14:30.The three day tour to the Mekong Delta ends here.

Day 13: HALF DAY CU CHI TUNNLES (B/L)
Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels Tour will bring you to a network of tunnels stretching over 250 km, have proven to be one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Viet Nam War. The tunnel system was created in 1948 to assist the Viet Minh as they fought the French for independence. Digging and building of tunnels continued over the next 25 years until it was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapons factories, field hospitals and command centers. The tunnels could house thousands of people who lived almost entirely underground for years. There, people led relatively normal lives, which included getting married and raising children. During the American War, the entire area of Cu Chi was designated as a free fire zone; and was therefore, heavily attacked and bombed. In 1988, two sections of tunnels were opened up for visitors. Now you have the chance to enjoy this wonderful and informative experience. Created with “moving parts” these structures were designed to liveable for long periods of time. And for those who are interested, there is an opportunity for you to fire off rounds from a war era M16 or AK47 at the nearby firing range. (This activity is optional; Fees for firing range are not included). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day14: SAIGON FREE & EASY AT YOUR OWN(B)
Free day in saigon at your own exploration, overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 15: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, free for leisure until our driver (no tour guide) will pick you up at lobby of hotel in Ho Chi Minh and transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for flight back home. End of your Vietnam holiday.

Day 16 : Arrive Home- Home sweet home.

PAYMENT

You can choose paying via bank transfer ( in EUR) or Credit card ( converted to VND)
o Deposit 300 GBP upon confirming via Bank Transfer (We will take responsibility for transfer fee), Credit card ( Payment fee 3,2% )
o Balance will be full paid on 30 days of departure
o Customers will take responsibility for all bank transfer fee or any payment fee from the bank.

BOOKING PROCESS
Step 1: Contact us at sales@sviettravel.com to inform the date and number of traveler or special requirements..
Step 2: Send us your scan copies of passports
Step 3: Make the deposit as follow the invoice which is sent by us

CANCELLATION:

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:

  • o S Viet Travel demands that all clients going on our trips hold a 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.
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OTHERS CONDITIONS:

  • o Price based on twin share. Single supplement surcharge GBP 350 pp
  • o Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • o Any amendment / cancellation made after a confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • o Tour is availability at the time of booking
  • o Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

o All booking required to book 90 days of departure, within 90 days will be surcharge if flight ticket price changes

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