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10 Day 2 for 1 Vietnam

  • Discover Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City
  • Enjoy a cruise on majestic Halong Bay
Includes Return International Flights

The people, the landscape, the cuisine and the culture; Vietnam is one of Asia’s most intriguing and intoxicating destinations. From the energetic hum of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the serene waters of Halong Bay, this 10 day journey for two people ticks all the boxes and then some.

Experience a taste of Vietnamese life in the colourful Old Town of Hanoi, witness the emerald waters and towering limestone peaks of Halong Bay aboard an overnight junk boat cruise, and visit the historic Cú Chi Tunnels - an immense network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Enjoy free time to explore Hoi An, a vibrant city renowned for its grand architecture and bustling marketplaces, and discover the organised chaos of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at leisure. Optional sightseeing experiences including a Mekong Delta excursion and Hanoi street food tour give you the freedom to customise your trip, creating the perfect itinerary for you. With return international flights for two people, internal flights, eight nights accommodation and 11 meals, this incredible two-for-one holiday package is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

ITINERARY

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Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). On arrival be picked up at Hanoi Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: In-Flight

This morning after breakfast drive through beautiful green rice paddy fields on the way to the coast (approx. 4 hours) where you will board a Junk boat for an overnight cruise through the thousands of towering limestone islands and emerald waters of Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or take a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Also cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early risers can take part in an optional Tai Chi class on deck this morning. After breakfast climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back in to port, where you will disembark and return back to Hanoi by bus (approx. 4 hours).

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour - $110 AUD for 2 people
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 Banh Cuon 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.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Da Nang (approx. 1.5 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel accommodation in Hoi An. Stop en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Stone Village. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day at leisure to discover Hoi An.

Optional Activity: My Son Holy Land Tour - $140 AUD for 2 people
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.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country (approx. 1.5 hour flight). 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.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

This morning be picked up from the hotel and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 1 hour) for a half day tour. The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. The network of tunnels which make up this underground city include living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. After exploring these tunnels along with nearby remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the mid afternoon. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a day at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $100 AUD for 2 people
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

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your return flight to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the culture of Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Explore Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City at leisure
  • Visit Marble Mountain and Stone Village
  • Explore the historic Cú Chi Tunnels
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 2 x internal flights: Hanoi to Da Nang, Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
  • Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
  • English speaking local tour guide (day 7)
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by A/C coach
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 48 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information 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 the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 17th December 2018.

Travel offer is valid for 2 people based on twin share.

Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.

Departure Dates
2018
^February 5*,12* (SOLD OUT)
^February: 19, 26, 28 (SOLD OUT)
^March: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (SOLD OUT)
^*April: 23, 30
^*April: 2, 9, 16 (SOLD OUT)
May: 30
May: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 (SOLD OUT)
June: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
​June: 27 (SOLD OUT)
July: 2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 25, 30
August: 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
September: 5, 10, 12, 26*
September: 3, 17, 19 (SOLD OUT)
^ October: 3*, 10*, 15, 22, 29
^ November: 5, 7, 12, 19, 26
^ December: 5**, 12**, 17**

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a *, ** or ^ incur a high season surcharge.
* Flight High Season: $500 for 2 people.
** Flight Peak Season: $1100 for 2 people.
^ Land High Season: $200 for 2 people.

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth.

Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane or *Adelaide: $400 for 2 people.



Airline(s) Used


Vietnam Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Korean Airlines, Thai Airways, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).



Arrive early in Hanoi
$400 for 2 people, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Stay behind in Ho Chi Minh City
$400 for 2 people, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.

Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available
- Business Class (international sectors only): Buy now for $7998 for 2 people
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


STANDARD PACKAGE

3 Star (self-rated):

- Hanoi: Flower Hotel, Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or Adamas Hotel

- Halong Bay: Majestic Cruise

- Hoi An: Kim An Hotell, The Like Hoi An Hotel or Venus Hotel

- Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hote or Ha Hien Signature Hotel



PREMIUM PACKAGE

4 Star (self-rated):

- Hanoi: Flower Garden Hotel or La Belle Vie

- Halong Bay: Majestic Cruise

- Hoi An: River Beach Resort & Residences, Silk Village Hotel or Phu Thinh Resort

- Ho Chi Minh City: Muong Thanh Saigon Centre Hotel or Golden Central Hotel

*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.



Extra Nights
STANDARD PACKAGE
- Hanoi (Pre Tour): $70 per room including breakfast
- Ho Chi Minh City (Post Tour): $70 per room including breakfast

PREMIUM PACKAGE
- Hanoi (Pre Tour): $120 per room including breakfast
- Ho Chi Minh City (Post Tour): $120 per room including breakfast
*Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.

Maximum Room Capacity
2 people

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Strictly valid for Children/infants 8 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
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining Rooms (Interconnecting Rooms)
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour - $110 AUD for 2 people
Day 5: My Son Holy Land Tour - $140 for 2 people
Day 8: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $100 for 2 people 
Please Note:
- prices are based on 2 people, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- Optional tours must be requested on your Passenger Information Form post purchase or directly through our reservations team up to 90 days prior to travel.
- In the case an optional tour is cancelled whilst in Vietnam, please contact TripADeal reservations upon return to arrange reimbursement.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Vietnam is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE vs TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all TripADeal travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



A tourist visa for Vietnam is a strict requirement 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 the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation 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.
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