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The Best of Vietnam 12 Days


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Hanoi, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

 

Vietnam is filled with stunning natural beauty and deep culture. Its mountains, jungles, and coastlines range from virtually untouched to well-groomed. Rural communities remain authentic and hospitable, and major cities are cosmopolitan but retain much of the old-world charm of the colonial and precolonial eras.

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Experience a guided tour of Hanoi City, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the 'Hanoi Hilton'
  • Take an overnight traditional junk cruise through Halong Bay
  • Stroll through the peaceful ancient streets of Hoi An
  • Tour Hue City, the former capital of Vietnam and location of the impressive Imperial City
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Savour the rural delights and local lifestyles of the Mekong Delta
  • See the remnants of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Select from a wide range of optional activities, tours, and special meals

 

What can you expect on this tour?

This medium-paced tour covers some of the best historical and cultural sights Vietnam has to offer, while also providing plenty of free time for you to relax or explore further. From the peaceful capital city of Hanoi to the stunning natural beauty and emerald waters of Halong Bay; from the ancient streets of Hoi An to the to the rural charm of the Mekong Delta; from the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City to the poignant Cu Chi Tunnels, there’s so much to explore and discover!

After the core tour, extensions are available to Cambodia, to explore Angkor – one of the mightiest cities of the ancient world and home to the astonishing temples of the Khmer empire, or to Phu Quoc Island – to relax in the pristine beach environment of this beautiful tropical Vietnamese destination.

Unlike many of our competitors' tours, this is not a seat in coach package.

 

Country Profile

Vietnam

Capital: Hanoi
Population: 92.5 million
Currency: Dong (VND)
Local Time: GMT+7
Telephone Code: +84
Electricity: 220/127 volts at 50 Hz AC. Round (and very rarely flat) two-pin plugs
Baggage Clearance: Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Vietnam

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2020

Minimum no. 10 passengers per departure
2020

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement
22 Feb* 16 May 12 Sep From $2,499
$1,699
+$699
07 Mar 13 Jun 17 Oct
21 Mar 25 Jul 14 Nov
22 Apr 22 Aug

 

2021

Minimum no. 10 passengers per departure
2021

Departure Dates

Twin Share Per Person

All prices are in AUD

Single Supplement
27 Feb 19 Jun* 16 Oct From $2,499
$1,699
+$699
20 Mar* 24 Jul 13 Nov
17 Apr 21 Aug
15 May 11 Sep
* = Peak Season Surcharge: $200 pp

 

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Itinerary (2020)

  • Day 1: Australia Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi via connecting cities. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam, as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country.
    Note: Your flights may depart the day before.

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    City tour of Hanoi

    Breakfast, Lunch

    Optional Activity: Water Puppet Show and Hanoi Street Food Tour

  • Day 3: Hanoi Halong Bay

    Overnight cruise on Halong Bay

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Halong Bay Hanoi Da Nang Hoi An

    Cruising on Halong Bay and transfer to Hoi An

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 5: Hoi An

    Walking Tour of Hoi An

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity:

    • Evening Cultural Stage Show – Lune Production (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter); or
    • Evening Cultural Stage Show – Hoi An Memories Show (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter)
  • Day 6: Hoi An

    See a photography exhibition in Hoi An

    Breakfast

    Optional Activities:

    • Photography Foodie Tour – Hoi An At Dawn; and/or
    • Fishing Village & Waterways Eco-Tour; or
    • Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour
  • Day 7: Hoi An Hue

    En route to Hue and boat ride to Thien Mu Pagoda

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity: Full Royal Dinner in Hue

  • Day 8: Hue Ho Chi Minh City

    Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a city tour

    Breakfast

  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta

    Explore Mekong Delta and local handicrafts

    Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the historical Cu Chi Tunnels

    Breakfast

    Optional Activities:

    • Lunch at Hoi An Sense Restaurant; and/or
    • Dinner Cruise on Saigon River
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Australia

    Breakfast

    Enjoy the day at your own leisure (time permitting) before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

  • Day 12: Australia

    Arrive home.

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Itinerary (2021)

  • Day 1: Australia Hanoi

    Fly to Hanoi via connecting cities. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam, as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country.
    Note: Your flights may depart the day before.

  • Day 2: Hanoi

    City tour of Hanoi

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity: Water Puppet Show and Hanoi Street Food Tour

  • Day 3: Hanoi

    Free day at leisure

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity: Private Tour of Ninh Binh and Tam Coc

    Free day at leisure to explore Hanoi at your own pace.

    You may join an optional Private tour of Ninh Binh and Tam Coc. Ninh Binh is set in the heart of the the River Delta where vast rice paddies and lotus flower lakes are surrounded by towering limestone mountains and pristine evergreen forests. Then, relax and unwind in Tam Coc where a skilled rower will guide you down a slow journey through winding rivers and canals.

  • Day 4: Hanoi Halong Bay

    Overnight cruise on Halong Bay

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Halong Bay Hanoi Da Nang Hoi An

    Cruising on Halong Bay and transfer to Hoi An

    Breakfast

  • Day 6: Hoi An

    Walking Tour of Hoi An

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity:

    • Evening Cultural Stage Show – Lune Production (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter); or
    • Evening Cultural Stage Show – Hoi An Memories Show (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter)
  • Day 7: Hoi An

    Free day at leisure

    Breakfast

    Optional Activities:

    • Photography Foodie Tour – Hoi An At Dawn; and/or
    • Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour

    Free day at leisure to explore Hanoi at your own pace.

    You may join the following optional activities Photography Foodie Tour – Hoi An At Dawn or Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Tour (at your own expense)

  • Day 8: Hoi An

    Free day at leisure

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity:

    • Fishing Village & Waterways Eco-Tour; or
    • Cooking Class and Boat Tour + Head and Shoulder Massage; or
    • Cham Island Snorkeling and Swimming Tour

    Free day at leisure to explore Hanoi at your own pace.

    You may join one of the following optional activities Fishing Village & Waterways Eco-Tour or Cooking Class and Boat Tour + Head and Shoulder Massage or Cham Island Snorkeling and Swimming Tour

  • Day 9: Hoi An Danang Ho Chi Minh City

    Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City

    Breakfast

    Transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure exploring this city.

  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh City

    Visit the historical Cu Chi Tunnels

    Breakfast

    Optional Activity: Dinner Cruise on Saigon River

  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Australia

    Breakfast

    Enjoy the day at your own leisure (time permitting) before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

  • Day 12: Australia

    Arrive home.

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Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with Vietnam Airlines or China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines or similar Chinese/Asian Carriers
  • Vietnam internal airfares
  • 9 nights accommodation (twin/double) plus 1 night on board during your Halong Bay cruise
  • Round trip airport & hotel transfers
  • Daily meals as indicated
  • Coach transportation and all transfers
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • Government taxes and service charges

Exclusions

  • Prepaid tipping: $110 pp
  • Vietnam visa
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses & anything optional

Price Guide

  • Airline Upgrade^: Qantas, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $500 pp subject to availability & applicable fare difference
    • ^ = International long haul sectors only
  • Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth $300 pp (flights may be via Sydney/Melbourne)
  • Stay Behind/Early Arrival Surcharge: From $250 pp
  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation (inc. breakfast): From $150/room/night (twin share), $150/single room/night
  • Child Price: Same as adult

Optional Activities

Get to know Vietnam better with our list of in-depth activities recommended to add another dimension to your trip.
 

Water Puppet Show & Hanoi Street Food Tour

$75 pp

Enjoy world-famous puppet show performed on a water stage.

Includes: Standard show ticket, English-speaking guide, round trip transfers, dinner and drinks

Note: Only one show can be chosen from Lune Production or Hoi An Memories Show. If Lune Production is unavailable, you will watch Hoi An Memories Show.

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Lune Production (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter)

$110 pp

A culturally enriching depiction of Vietnam’s lifestyle, ethos, and heritage that will leave you spellbound as you sit in the intimate Lune Theatre. Enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant before the show.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

Evening Cultural Stage Show – Hoi An Memories Show (with pre-show cocktail & Vietnamese tasting platter)

$110 pp

This show features Vietnam’s traditional Ao Dai using modern staging techniques, lighting technology and elegant audio effects. Before the show, you can enjoy a cocktail (or soft drink) and a delicious Vietnamese tasting platter in the beautiful 100 year-old Little Faifo Restaurant.

Includes: Standard show ticket, round trip transfers, a tasting platter with a drink

View Full List of Optional Activities

 

Extend Your Trip

Arrive Early

Sapa Trekking 4 Days

From $699 pp

Sapa is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in Vietnam, and retains the signature of French architecture and colourful minority cultures. This is home to stunning mountain landscapes, verdant rice terraces, unique stilt villages and Fansipan – ‘the Roof of Indochina’.

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Cambodia & Laos 8 Days

From $1,999 pp

Click here for more details »

Wat Xieng Tong in Luang Prabang

 

Stay Behind

Phu Quoc Island Paradise 4 Days from $699 pp (5-Star Resort)
Phu Quoc is emerging as a beloved destination for travellers to Vietnam. Renowned for its beautiful white sand beaches and attractive resorts, the laid back atmosphere of Phu Quoc makes this the perfect place to relax following your tour of Vietnam (and perhaps Angkor too!). Enjoy some fishing, swimming, and snorkelling, or take a hike through the tropical jungle and spot some unique wildlife.

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Nha Trang Beach 4 Days from $699 pp (5-Star Resort)
Nha Trang is known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. A coastal resort city in southern Vietnam, Nha trang offer amazing seafood, and a wide range of activities such as water sports and spa resorts – or just kick back on the beach and soak up the laid-back atmosphere!

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Angkor Adventure 4 days from $899 pp
Siem Reap, Angkor Ancient City, Kompong Kleang Floating Village

The Khmer empire was based around a vast network of temples and reservoirs around today’s Siem Reap town. Having survived centuries buried by jungle, and the years of terror under the Khmer Rouge, the temples of Angkor are now one of the world’s great tourist attractions.

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Stopover

Hong Kong Stopover 3 Nights from $489 pp

Upgrade your flights to Cathay Pacific or Qantas Airways to book this package

Once a sleepy fishing village, Hong Kong has developed into one of the premier financial powerhouses of the Far East. It is a city which boldly blends modernity with Chinese heritage and British colonial influence. A safe, well organised, fast paced shopping paradise, it also offers up some unmatched cuisine experiences.

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Singapore Stopover 2 Nights from $399 pp
Upgrade your flights to Singapore Airlines or Qantas Airways to book this package

Singapore is loved as a ‘hot’ destination, full of contrasts inside a small area. The food culture is diverse; Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes such as stir-fried noodles, roti chennai, and laksa are well known. You will see hundreds of different street foods in Chinatown.

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Accommodation

Location
Hotel Name
Local Rating
Notes
Hanoi Hotel Le Carnot or similar
Halong Cruise Bai Tho Cruise or similar
Hoi An Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa or similar
Hue Park View Hotel Hue or similar 2020 itinerary only
Ho Chi Minh City Silverland Central or similar

 

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