Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel

Glance of Vietnam Tour

Touch down in hectic Hanoi and get your first taste of the city’s buzzing energy and Vietnamese food. Be whisked to the famous island dotted Halong Bay and board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat for an overnight cruise. Excursions between the limestone islands, hidden grottoes and concealed caves is on the cards for the following morning.

13 Days 12 Nights Glance of Vietnam

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Vietnam Tour Highlights

Take in the colonial heritage and French style charm at Hoi An, and head south to Ho Chi Minh City. Meander through one of the city’s biggest markets at Ben Thanh with an array of delicious Vietnamese food, and learn about the history and impact of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels site.

High Season Surcharge from 08 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Price Includes
  • 11 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 01 night / 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay (share cruise shared cabin of twin/double)
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
  • Flight ticket: Hanoi – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (total all in)
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
    • - Hanoi: 01 guide. Trip to Halong use guide inhouse of cruise
    • - Hoian - Danang: 01 guide
    • - Ho Chi Minh:01 guide
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program (Vietnamese Local food):
    • - Daily breakfast at the hotel
    • - 01 lunch + 01 dinner + 1 brunch on cruise in Halong Bay
    • - 01 lunch on Day 6
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
  • Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Price Excludes
  • International airfare to & from Vietnam
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Vietnam visa from Australia
  • Entrance fee to Hoian town
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our representative and be transferred to hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Fre Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploraiton in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour

This tour into the Old Quarter will begin from your hotel in the early evening. Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walk through the maze of bustling streets that is Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish BanhCuon at a local eatery. Watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate to you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing onwards, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can discover how the local’s live in the old quarter. Afterwards you will stop at the barbeque stalls. Settle down with the locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. The search for dessert will bring you down to a small alley, here you will find fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi include Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee along with many other specialties. Follow these delicious meals with an ice cold local beer. Your trip ends in the middle of the old quarter and you will continue onwards to discover Hanoi by night at your own leisure, or the tour guide can arrange a taxi for you to go back to your hotel (taxi not included). Inclusions: English speaking tour guide, all food and drink as mentioned above.

Day 3: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Overnight on Cruise (B / L / D)

08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:15 – 12:45 Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village.
– Option 2: Take kayak and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide around the Village.
17:30 – 18:00 Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck while cooking demonstration is organizing.
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00. Overnight on board at Cong Do Area. Meals: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch and Dinner on board.

Day 4: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi (B / L)

06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast and lunch on cruise.

*Details cruise program will be update upon confirmation. Anyway it still can change prior to departure date without notification due the weather or quay policy.

Day 5: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (B)

After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to airport for your fight to Danang. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoian. Stop en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Stone village. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian. Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 6: Hoi An - Coconut Palm Area (B / L)

08:00 We will collect you from your hotel in our bikes and cycle around Village about 1 hour , then to the docks on the Co Co River where your day’s adventure will start. At the dock we will board our boat to take you onto the river and head downstream towards our first fishing destination. The tour is let you understand more about local life. Where we meet and chat with fishermen about their works. You will have a chance to learn how to lift the big fishing net out of the water and how to spread the unique fishing net named “RO” into a professional circle to catch fish and others daily activities of the local fisherman. We arrive at The Coconut Palm area. Meet a local fishing family who will bring some traditional basket boats for us to board. You will be getting on a very unique round boat (Basket Boat) or Thung Chai in Vietnamese. Learning the technique how to drive the round boat and starting discovering the floristic composition with relaxing and then having fun with catching the special Purple Crabs. A family home constructed from bamboo and water coconut is our tea stop and have a taste of what life is like for traditional fisher-folk. Relaxing in the Coconut Houses and enjoy Your lunch. Then you have your time to walk around village to explore. The trip ends at around 2:00pm. Then you are free. Overnight in Hoian. Meals: Breakfast at hotel and lunch.

Day 7: Hoi An - Free Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploraiton in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.

Optional tour to Ba Na Hills

This morning, you will then explore Ba Na Hill. Located at 1,480m above sea level, its temperate climate, biodiversity of lowland evergreen forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea & the Lao mountain range makes Ba Na a popular retreat place. On arrival, a 20-minute cable-cart-ride bring us past the vast forest tree line, and offers spectacular views of the lush jungle and Fairy waterfall along the way. Time to experience the pristine ecological system of Ba Na. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, visit Linh Ung Pagoda with its 27m height Buddha Statue. Alternatively, you can conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain and have a spectacular view of Da Nang, the ocean, and also visit some interesting sites like Golden Bridge with God’s hand, the Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley and the ruined Opera House. Lunch at local restaurant at Ba Na hill. You might be interest in spending time in Fantasy Park. Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 8: Hoi An - Free Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploraiton in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.

Optional tour to My Son

Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people, and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour, be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel to My Son Holy Land, English speaking tour guide.

Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City - a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country. Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City. Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we will visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. We stop at a lacquer art factory for the disabled on the way. We arrive in Cu Chi Tunnels (Ben Dinh). Then we will watch a propaganda film a wartime propaganda film showing how local guerilla fighters were "American Killing Heroes" (a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed). We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels in Cu Chi. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Also, you can try to real gun shooting for extra. We arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and finish Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour. Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Free Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Optional tours: Mekong Delta Day tour

This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits, traditional music performance.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Free Day (B)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)

After breakfast free at leisure till transfer to airport for return flight back home. We hope you have brought home fond memories of Vietnam! Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Net Tour Cost in AUD Dollar Per Person Valid From 01 July To 31 December 2019

Twin / Double Room (2ADL)
Group Size (Min. 2 people) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*)
Price per person/ twin share $1,090 $1,320
Single supplement $600 $770
Triple Room (2ADL+1CHD under 11 years old)
Group Size (Min.3 people) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*)
Price per Adult/ triple share $1,070 $1,200
Price per Child with extra bed $810 $900
Family Room (2ADL+2CHD under 11 years old)
Group Size (Min.4 people) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*)
Price per person $1,090 $1,240
Tours Hotels (or similar)
  • Hanoi: La Suite hotel (3*), Chalcendony (4*)
  • Halong Bay: Oriental Sails (3*), Oriental Sails (4*)
  • Hoi An: Kim An (3*), Belle Maison Hadana (4*)
  • Sai Gon: Le Duy (3*), Bay Hotel (4*)

* Conditions apply. Minnimum 2 person travelling together. Price based on twin share or double bedded room .