Vietnam 6 Nights + Singapore 1 Night + Malaysia Cruise 4 Nights + Flights

$2,999.00

Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Halong Bay Cruise, Hanoi, Singapore, Penang, Langkawi

Start in the south of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, and explore the countryside by boat and by road, experiencing local lifestyles before gaining insight into the hardships faced by Vietnamese fighters at the Cu Chi tunnels, in their struggle against the United States military. See the sights of Ho Chi Minh City before flying North to Hanoi. From here, travel to gorgeous Ha Long Bay, and enjoy a scenic cruise through the area, spending the night aboard. Round off the experience with a day tour of Hanoi including significant landmarks and local culture.

Tour Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Savour the rural delights of the Mekong Delta
  • See the remnants of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay overnight on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk
  • Enjoy a in depth full day city tour of Hanoi and its best sights
  • Explore Singapore, beloved as a hot destination, full of contrasts in a small area.
  • Stroll through Penang, home of the finest Malaysian 'nyonya' cuisine
  • Marvel at the natural beauty and wildlife of Langkawi

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Guaranteed Departure Dates

2017 and 2018 Price Per Person Single Supplement
16 Oct 2017 30 Oct 2017 13 Nov 2017 * From $2,999 (Twin Share) $1999
22 Jan 2018 *

Package Inclusions:

  • International flights with SQ from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane/Perth/Adelaide (Domestic one with VN)
  • 1 night Halong Bay cruise and 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers in Vietnam
  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, S=Special Banquet)
  • Coach transportation in Vietnam
  • Admissions to scenic attractions
  • English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam
  • Interior cabin for 4 night cruise (Ocean View and Balcony available)
  • 1 night accommodation (3 Star) in Singapore (upgrade available) with breakfast
  • One way transfer (Singapore airport – Hotel)

Package Exclusions:

  • Tour guide and driver tipping prepaid in Australia $80
  • Vietnam Visa application fees
  • Shore excursions from cruise
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenditure and anything not stated on the itinerary
  • Transfers (Singapore Hotel – Cruise Terminal , Cruise Terminal – Singapore Airport).

Accommodation

Ho Chi Minh City Signature Saigon Hotel local rating or similar
Hanoi La Dolce Vita Hotel local rating or similar
Halong Bay Cruise Oriental Sails or similar
Singapore – Hotel of your choice – 3 star Zhongshan Park/Hotel Boss/Hotel Royal/Hotel Royal @ Queens Hotel Singapore or similar
Singapore – Hotel of your choice – 4 Star 3O Bencoolen/Dorsett Singapore/Parkroyal on Kitchener Road/Village Hotel Albert Court or similar
Singapore – Hotel of your choice – 5 star Mandarin Orchard Singapore/Marina Mandarin Singapore/Swissotel The Stamford or similar
Malaysia Cruise Mariner of the Seas Interior Cabin or Upgrade
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via a connecting city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, we travel by road from Ho Chi Minh City to the peaceful countryside in Ben Tre. Embark on a local boat ride on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of the Mekong River. Stop at a local brickworks to see how to make bricks by hand. Visit the perfume coconut garden and coconut processing workshops located along river canals, and enjoy fresh fruit and coconut juice. Continue the trip by boat through countless criss-crossing canals. Walk on peaceful paths to a farmer’s house to see people weave mats. Take a motor cart (xe loi) or bicycle on a shady road, passing by rice ­and vegetable fields, to discover tropical culture and real local living conditions. Enjoy lunch at a farmer’s house on the riverside. In the afternoon, board a rowing boat along water coconut palm canal and then proceed to Ben Tre before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning, you travel to visit Cu Chi Tunnels – known as the ‘Iron Triangle’ during the ‘American War’. The story of Cu Chi is one of struggle, determination against all odds, and eventual victory. Arriving at the tunnels you will have an opportunity to go underground to see the intricate system of tunnels, learn the tactics of the revolutionary forces, and understand what life was like for Vietnamese soldiers during wartime. Then visit Ho Chi Minh City’s Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market before transferring to the airport to catch your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you’ll be picked up and transferred to your hotel.
Hanoi Street

Day 4: Hanoi Halong Bay Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)

Travel by coach to Halong Bay and take a boat trip to explore one of the world’s great natural wonders, cruising the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent picturesque scene that blends with the sky. You also get a chance to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs. A seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board the charming junk. Stay overnight on board.
Halong Bay
Enjoy the aquamarine waters of Halong Bay at its best as the boat continues to cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations. Disembark from the junk at noon and return to Hanoi. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.
Halong Bay
Enjoy a city tour of Hanoi’s most famous sites. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside view), One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university. Later, enjoy a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter to discover the lifestyle of the locals. Enjoy a water puppet show, a traditional form of Vietnamese folk art.
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon your arrival, you will transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Singapore Merlion
Spend today free at your own leisure in Singapore, until making your own way to the cruise terminal to board the Mariner of the Seas (17:00 embarkation)
Penang is a multicultural mosaic and home to vibrant neighbourhoods, heritage architecture, and excellent food. Go beyond Georgetown to see the scenic coastline, countryside, traditional villages and beaches.
Penang Street Art
Pulau Langkawi is the largest island in an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Nature and wildlife are the main attractions, including gorgeous white-sand beaches, dramatic limestone formations, mountains and ancient rainforest.
Langkawi
At sea, cruising back to Singapore.
Arrive in Singapore at 08:00. Make your own way to the airport to take a flight back home (some flights may be overnight, arriving home on Day 13).