12 Day Best of Vietnam - Visit Old Town Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay & More! Includes Return Flights 54% OFF

Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia
Vietnam , Asia

From the waters of the Mekong Delta and islands of Halong Bay to the rich tapestry of Hoi An and organised chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, every inch of Vietnam is worthy of exploration. With vibrant history and culture, welcoming people, a diverse landscape and truly magnificent food scene, there’s a good reason Vietnam is at the top of so many traveller’s lists. Experience the delights of centuries-old Hanoi, visit historic sites including the infamous Củ Chi Tunnels, and then slow things down with a boat trip on the Xep Canal. From Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh in the south, take a journey of discovery and see what the Vietnamese fuss is all about.

The Offer
Experience the very best of Vietnam on this incredible 12-day north to south package, which includes return international flights, eight nights accommodation, and 16 delicious meals. Soak up the history of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, see UNESCO sites such as My Son Holy Land, and enjoy an unforgettable overnight cruise on glorious Halong Bay. Drive through scenic rice paddy fields, take a relaxing boat ride along the Perfume River in Hue, and visit the Thiên Mụ Pagoda, Imperial Citadel and the buzzing Dong Ba Market. A visit to My Son Holy Land, a stunning UNESCO listed site just a short drive from Hanoi, will be a genuine highlight. As the tour continues in Ho Chi Minh City, explore the Củ Chi Tunnels, take a boat ride on the Mekong Delta, and admire the changing scenery. Carefully designed to take in the very best of Vietnam, this wonderful package includes professional English-speaking guides, A/C coach transport, one internal flight, airport transfers and much more!

The Itinerary

Day 1: Australia - Hanoi (In-Flight Meals)
Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Malaysian Airlines or Singapore Airlines plus more (subject to availability). *NB some flights may depart the night before*
On arrival be picked up at Hanoi Airport and be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B,L,D)
Drive through scenic green rice paddy fields to Halong Bay, where you will board an elegant junk boat for a cruise among hundreds of beautiful islets. Enjoy a delicious lunch of fresh seafood and a swim in the pristine waters (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat on Halong Bay

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay before returning to the wharf and back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Enjoy the whole day free at leisure until 6.30pm, then transfer to the train station for an overnight sleeper train to Hue. (Hotel checkout at 12:00pm).

Overnight: Air-conditioned sleeper train (4 berth cabin)

Day 5: Hue City tour & Perfume River (B,L)
An early 8:45am pick up at Hue station this morning then transfer to the hotel. Enjoy some breakfast and store your luggage at the hotel before setting out on a Hue city tour. Take a morning boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thiên Mụ Pagoda and then take a car to the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. In the afternoon, proceed to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Dong Ba Market. The spectacular Citadel (which was built in accordance to strict principles of geomancy) houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges.

Overnight: Hue

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)
After an early breakfast this morning be picked up by bus at 8:00am for a transfer to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Town. Arrive in Hoi An and check-in at the hotel and then enjoy the day to discover the fascinating culture and beauty of Hoi An.

Overnight: Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An - My Son tour (B,L)
Start today with an 8:00am pick-up and drive to My Son Holy Land, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site 40km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was once a capital and religious centre of the Cham people, and is now considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7th to 13th centuries. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the local restaurant. The tour finishes at your hotel.

Overnight: Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Enjoy free time after breakfast until you transfer to the airport in Da Nang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon, where you will check in to your hotel in the heart of the action.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour (B)
Start today with an 8:30am pick up at the hotel and head to the Củ Chi Tunnels, an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years. Arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City around 1:00pm and enjoy the afternoon free at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Ben Tre (Mekong Delta) (B,L)
After breakfast this morning transfer to the city of My Tho by bus. Take the chance to admire beautiful scenery of vibrant green rice paddies and traditional village life along the way. Stop off at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple, showcasing the unique religion of Vietnam. Continue onto My Tho, where you will take a boat trip along the beautiful Mekong River, getting a taste for local life as you view traditional fish cages and floating houses. Escape the hustle and bustle with a cruise through secluded and peaceful Xep Canal, disembarking at a small islet where you can visit a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to a Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers. Enjoy a horse and cart ride along the village road and then head to a neighbouring islet for lunch with a local family.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Departure (B, In-Flight Meals)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and free leisure time until you transfer to the airport for departure.

Day 12: Arrive in Australia
Arrive home and let your memories of this magical trip begin.

PLEASE SEE FINE PRINT FOR MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

* PLEASE NOTE: all vouchers/booking dates must be confirmed within 7 days

    FLIGHTS
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • Internal flight Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • One night on an air-conditioned sleeper train from Hanoi - Hue
  • DINING
  • Enjoy 16 delicious meals including a traditional lunch with a Vietnamese Family
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • One night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
  • Experience the culture of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Explore the historical Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Cruise along the scenic Mekong River
  • See the sacred ruins of My Son Holy Land
  • Discover UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Visit a traditional Vietnamese village and enjoy a horse and cart ride
  • Enjoy a Hue city tour
  • Take a boat cruise on the Perfume River
  • TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • TRANSPORT
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • TRANSFERS
  • Private airport transfers

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    BOOKING INFORMATION
  • After purchase, you will receive your Travel Voucher via email. This email will direct you to an Online Booking Form. You must return your booking form within 7 days of purchase
  • Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Online Booking Form. Any change requested after submitting your Online Booking Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability, and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below
  • On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Fine Print
  • Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated)
  • OFFER ESSENTIALS
  • Voucher valid until 26 November 2017
  • Voucher valid for one person based on twin share
  • Single Supplement
    For solo travellers a mandatory fee is payable direct to TripADeal
    - Standard Package: $599
    - Premium Package: $899
  • Departure Dates
    2016:
    September: 5, ^12, ^19 (SOLD OUT)
    *October: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (SOLD OUT)
    *November: 4 (SOLD OUT)
    *November: 7, ^14, 21, ^28 (SOLD OUT)
    *December: ^5, ^^12 (SOLD OUT)
    *December: ^^19, ^^25 (SOLD OUT)

    2017:
    *January: ^^1, ^^^7, ^^^14, ^^^21, ^^^28 (SOLD OUT)
    *February: ^6, ^13, 20, ^27 (SOLD OUT)
    *March: 6, 13 (SOLD OUT)
    *March: 20, 27
    *April: 3, ^10, ^17, ^24
    May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
    June: 5, 12, 19, 26
    July: ^3, ^10, ^17, 24, 31
    August: 7, 14, 21, 28
    September: 4, 11, ^18, ^25
    *October: ^2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    *November: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Surcharges
    Please note: dates/months indicated with a * or ^ or ^^ or ^^^ incur a high season surcharge
    * Vietnam high season surcharge of $150 per person on all dates from 1 Oct - 30 April
    ^ Flight high season surcharge of $300 per person
    ^^Flight high season surcharge of $450 per person
    ^^^ Flight high season surcharge of $950 per person
  • Departure Cities
    Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / *Adelaide / *Perth
  • Interstate Surcharges
    *Adelaide/Perth: $300
    Please note: Prices are based on per person and payable direct to TripADeal
  • FLIGHTS
  • Airline(s) Used
    Vietnam Airlines / Malaysian Airlines / Emirates / Qantas / Virgin Australia / Singapore Airlines / Thai Airways / China Southern / Cathay Pacific Airlines & Vietjet Air for domestic flight only (subject to availability)
  • Arrive Early / Stay Behind Surcharge
    $300 per person/voucher plus any applicable difference in airfare and/or taxes
    - This fee does not include accommodation
    - No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued
    - Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking
    - Charge payable direct to TripADeal
  • Flight Upgrades
    Please note: upgrades are subject to request only. Availability and pricing will be confirmed once your booking form is returned to TripADeal. All charges payable direct to TripADeal
  • Stopover Packages
    Please note: stopover only available in booked airlines hub city, when available
    Please note: stopover packages are subject to availability until the time of booking. All charges payable direct to TripADeal
  • ACCOMMODATION
  • Accommodation Used
    STANDARD PACKAGE
    3 Star (Self-rated)

    - Hanoi: La Belle vie/ Flower similar
    - Halong Bay: Majestic Cruises
    - Hue: Duy Tan Hotel
    - Hoi An: The Like Hotel/ Kim An Hotel or similar
    - Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel or Signature Saigon Hotel or similar

    PREMIUM PACKAGE
    4 Star (Self-rated)

    - Hanoi: Chalcedony Hotel or Flower Garden Hotel
    - Halong Bay: Majestic Cruise (Traditional Junk Boat)
    - Hue: Romance Hotel
    - Hoi An: Hoi An Riverside Hotel
    - Ho Chi Minh City: Golden Central Hotel
    *Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type. In. the unlikely event that a hotel is fully booked a similar hotel of the same standard will be used
  • Extra Nights
    STANDARD PACKAGE
    3 Star (Self-rated)

    - Hanoi: $110 per room/night including breakfast
    - Ho Chi Minh City: $110 per room/night including breakfast

    PREMIUM PACKAGE
    4 Star (Self-rated)

    - Hanoi: $160 per room/night including breakfast
    - Ho Chi Minh City: $160 per room/night including breakfast
    Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. All charges payable direct to TripADeal. Please enquire if you wish to stay at one of our hotels before or after your travel date
  • Maximum Room Capacity
    - Standard Room: 2 Adults + 1 Child (in existing bedding)
    - Family Room: 2 Adults + 2 Children (with one child in existing bedding and one child on a rollaway bed)
  • Family Room Upgrade
    $500 per family/tour (Max. 2 x Adults and 2 x Children)
    Please Note: Family rooms are limited so please check availability before booking, if you require this room type
  • Child Policy
    - No child discounts apply, a full priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling with their parents
    - Suitable for Children/infants 2 years old and over
    Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed
  • Triple Share
    No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. A full priced voucher must be purchased. An extra bed is provided per room (subject to availability)
  • GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION
  • Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 25 per coach
  • Train upgrade to private cabin: (max. 4 beds per cabin)
    - $100 per bed
    Please note: upgrades are subject to availability until the time of booking
  • Flight Upgrade
    Hanoi to Hue (Instead of overnight train). Includes flight, transfers, and one extra night in Hue
    Standard Package: $190 per person /voucher
    Premium Package: $250 per person /voucher
    Please note: upgrades are subject to availability until the time of booking.
  • Hanoi City Tour:
    Day Four: $100 per person/voucher
    Please note: this tour is only available if you are keeping the overnight sleeper train option. If you have upgraded to the flight, there will not be enough time for you to take this tour
  • EXCLUSIONS
  • - Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is required for Vietnam if travelling on an Australian Passport)
    - Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants on-board cruise)
    - Gratuities/tipping (expected for drivers and guide)
    - Optional activities/tours
    - Personal expenses
    - Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • VISAS
  • A tourist visa is required for Vietnam if travelling on an Australian Passport
    - Vietnam visa support letter will be provided on request for $15 USD per person payable direct to the merchant. Your Vietnam visa will be arranged at the border for $25 USD per person
    - Visas must be arranged in USD currency at the border with 2 passport size photos
    Please note: passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with their respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required
  • INSURANCE
  • TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance
  • SCHEDULE OF FEES
  • Voluntary Changes
    This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or Travel Voucher reissue
    1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
    Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider
  • Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
    If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply
Dianne Nicol, QLD

Halong Bay, Vietnam: perfect two days with TripADeal tour. Sail, drink cocktails while the sun sets, cooking demonstration on deck, swim, kayak and visit a local family on their floating house. The most beautiful spot on earth!

Dianne Nicol, QLD

Stephen Harkin, QLD

My wife and I and 2 very close friends went on a 12 day tour of Vietnam. Our first visit to Vietnam and our first experience with Tripadeal. Everything was organised from the accommodation to flights to the overnight train trip. What a great experience. Our friend Max has a rather large girth and was often called Buda by locals. All they wanted to do was rub his tummy for good luck and ask when the baby was due. He told many of the locals he was having twins!!!

Stephen Harkin, QLD

Roger McCoy, NSW

The best trip that we have ever had thanks to TripADeal. The tours, the accommodation and towns/cities selected were fantastic. We got to experience Vietnam at its best and saw Vietnam's culture and way of living first hand. It was a tour that gave us insight and not superficial.

Roger McCoy, NSW

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