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  • Vietnam Foodie Tour

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  • Hoi An Ancient Town

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  • Hanoi Street Food

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  • Floating Market

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  • Night Market

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  • Food Market Hanoi

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  • Hoi An Street Food

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  • Hoi An

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  • Mekong Delta Floating Market

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  • Hue

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  • Central Market Hoi An

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  • Vietnam Foodie Tour

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  • Hoi An Ancient Town

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  • Hanoi Street Food

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  • Floating Market

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  • Night Market

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  • Food Market Hanoi

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  • Hoi An Street Food

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  • Hoi An

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  • Mekong Delta Floating Market

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  • Hue

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  • Halong Bay

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13 Day Vietnam Foodie Tour

  • Experience the best of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue & More
Includes Return International Flights

Uncover the seductive tastes of Vietnam on this 13 day Foodie Tour. Traditional street food fused with French colonial influence, Vietnamese food is steeped in history and, most importantly, flavour! Let the fresh herbs, delicate sauces and exotic ingredients tempt your palate while you traverse a nation known for breathtaking landscapes and ancient culture.

Explore Hanoi’s historical sights on tour before being dazzled by the sights and sounds of the Old Quarter for a Water Puppet Performance and your first street food demonstration. Enjoy a Tai Chi lesson, eat at a famous restaurant and then sail famous Halong Bay aboard a Traditional Junk Boat. Then, it is off to the atmospheric Hoi An, where you will witness the fascinating Tra Que vegetable village, take part in a cooking class, explore the local markets and be guided through the impressive Ancient Town. Hue is the next destination, a deeply historical area that resonates the imperial history of Vietnam, enjoy another sumptuous street food offering and relax in harbour side town. Uncover the Mekong Delta, take a boat to local restaurants, explore the floating markets and learn rural traditions from the locals. Finally, arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, where the city is yours to wander, or take part on an optional tour to witness the Cu Chi Tunnels. This package includes return international flights, 10 nights at premium 4-star accommodation, one night cruising, 22 meals, three street food tours and a cooking class.

ITINERARY

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Today 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 and transferred to the 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: Kurekateso Hotel or similar, Hanoi
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast today depart on a tour of Hanoi, an atmospheric and energetic city which blends together the classic elegance of Paris and the cosmopolitan style of modern Vietnam. The tour will begin at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, where you will visit the Presidential Palace, built by the French colonialists in the early 20th Century as the residence of the Governor-General of French Indochina, also see Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards continue to the Temple of Literature, which was built in the 10th century under the Ly Dynasty and greatly influenced by Confucianism. Enjoy your first lunch at Cha Ca Restaurant and some of the classic local dishes of Hanoi.

After lunch, continue the tour with a visit to Hoa Lo Prison, which was used by the French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period it was known to American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton. Stop at Nguyen Huu Huan, which is called café street to enjoy egg-milk coffee and Hanoi bread. Continue walking along Old Quarter streets, where you will experience the daily life of Hanoians at the bustling and noisy Dong Xuan Market, one of the biggest and oldest markets in Hanoi. Enjoy a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from the wet rice civilization of South East Asia. Dinner this evening will be combined local food such as Madam Hanh’s Banh Cuon (steamed rice noodle rolls), grilled pork and Bun Thang (typical Hanoi noodle soup). After dinner transfer back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Kurekateso Hotel or similar, Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Meet your tour guide early this morning and travel to Hoan Kiem Lake – the symbol of Hanoi capital, where you can watch hundreds of Hanoians enjoy their morning exercise “Tai chi” and maybe take part in the exercising. The next destination is a very famous restaurant where you will have a traditional breakfast like a local. Here you can enjoy the famous Vietnamese noodle soup “Pho Bat Dan”. Afterwards travel back to the hotel, check out and transfer to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam's most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide you with fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat, Majestic Cruise’s or similar, Halong Bay
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Rise to the sound of lapping bay waters and take part in an optional Tai Chi lesson or just find a spot on the upper deck, where you can relax while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. Cruise back to the pier where you will be met and transferred back to Hanoi and to the airport for your onwards flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival into Da Nang you will be met and transferred onwards to Hoi An.

Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent.

Overnight: Rosemary Boutique Hotel or similar, Hoi An
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, ride a bicycle to Hoi An’s colourful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients that will be used in the cooking lesson later, so make sure your camera is handy. Bike onwards to Tra Que vegetable village where you can enjoy a nice refreshing welcome drink then walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields, using the traditional methods they have been using for hundreds of years, no electrical machinery here. Continue onwards to a nearby restaurant. Here a local chef will help you learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food like: Tra Que Vegetable Salad, Tam Huu (spring onion rolls), Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake) & Hoi An fresh spring rolls. Finish off with a delicious lunch of traditional dishes you have prepared yourself!

In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of Hoi An’s ancient town. Visit a local family chapel built by prominent merchants and/or official families as the centre of ancestor worship. Also visit a Chinese style Pagoda or Assembly Hall, also the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda. The bridge was the first bridge in Hoi An and was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese Quarter across the stream. Also visit the Fukien Association Temple, Ceramic Museum and Chua Ong Temple. This evening for dinner you will enjoy some street food in Hoi An’s ancient town where you may try some typical dishes like chicken rice, Hoành Thánh (Chinese inspired won ton), Bánh Vạc (white rose cake) and Bánh bèo (waterfern cake). Then transfer to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Please note: Passengers who are not comfortable on a bicycle, a complimentary vehicle transfer can be arranged for this day so you may still take part in included market visit and cooking class.

Overnight: Rosemary Boutique Hotel or similar, Hoi An
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today is free at leisure for you to either relax or explore in this charming city.

Overnight: Rosemary Boutique Hotel or similar, Hoi An
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out and travel onwards to Hue by the hillside road of Hai Van Pass, which is considered to have the world’s most beautiful beaches at its two ends. On sunny days, there is a panoramic view of Da Nang, Son Tra Peninsula and Cu Lao Cham with long golden sand beaches embracing the sea bays. Upon arrival into Hue enjoy lunch at leisure (not included) then check into the hotel. This afternoon at approx. 4:00pm you will be picked up at the hotel to enjoy a street food dinner such as: Bun Bo Hue (beef vermicelli soup), Nem Lui (Hue minced meat lemongrass skewers) & Che Hem (sweet soup).

Overnight: Romance Hotel or similar Hue
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning is free at leisure in Hue before transferring to the airport and taking an afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Golden Central Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning travel from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River to explore the highlights of the Delta. Enjoy a stop at a brickwork factory to see how bricks are made in the traditional method. Afterwards visit a coconut processing workshop located alongside the river then stop and take a short walk to a family workshop run by women making sleep mats. Here you may enjoy some local fruits and tea and chat with local people to learn more about their rural life on the delta.

Afterwards take a motor cart ride past rice fields and vegetable plains before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant in Ben Tre. In the afternoon, take a boat to Can Tho, where you will transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant where you will enjoy some typical local dishes that can be found in Can Tho such as (Banh Tam Bi (rice spaghetti with pork skin), Cai Rang Nem Nuong (Cai Rang grilled meat roll) and Banh Xeo (sizzling rice batter pancake). Finish the day back at the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel or similar, Can Tho
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Your morning in Can Tho will begin with a gentle trip through the picturesque canals and waterways in a small boat. Take in the sultry scenery and daily activities of the small boat vendors of the Cai Rang Floating Market who live along these Mekong canals, as well as stopping at the spectacular floating market – the largest in the entire Mekong Delta. Afterwards cruise back to land and enjoy tropical fruits at the famous Ba Cong Orchard Garden House, which provides fruit to markets and wholesalers in the Mekong Delta. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight: Golden Central Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today is free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City, alternatively you may take part in an optional tour (not included).

Optional Tour: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour - $60 per person
This morning enjoy a half day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City. The trip starts with a visit to the Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom Palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue the tour with more visits to sites that showcase the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral & the historic Central Post Office, followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. The museum has a vast displays showcasing both the Indochina wars.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then depart for the Cu Chi tunnels (approx. 1.5 hours). Upon arrival you will enjoy a short introduction including an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived the harsh conditions of the war time. Afterwards you will spend time exploring the remaining tunnel systems which include the specially constructed living areas inclusive of kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centres. During this tour, marvel at the many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Afterwards, enjoy a special tea and cassava which was a popular food for the guerrilla fighters during the war. After this tour return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Optional tour Includes: Transportation by A/C vehicle, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees and lunch.

Overnight: Golden Central Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: due to flight scheduling some departures may not depart until the evening. Late checkout will not be provided however luggage storage facilities will be available. Please also note that some Perth customers will depart on day 12 and arrive day 12.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note some flights might arrive +1 days

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience the centuries-old culture of Vietnam
  • Sample the best of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City & More
  • Discover Vietnam's ancient capital of Hanoi on a guided tour
  • See the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Presidential Palace & more
  • Enjoy a unique Water Puppet Performance
  • Taste local Hanoi street dishes: Madam Hanh’s Banh Cuon and Grilled Pork & Bun Thang
  • Travel to Hoan Kiem Lake – the symbol of Hanoi
  • Try the famous Vietnamese noodle soup - Pho Bat Dan
  • Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Cycle to Hoi An’s colourful Central Market
  • Take part in a cooking class at Tre Que Vegetable Village in Hoi An
  • Learn traditional Vietnamese cooking techniques & recipes
  • Sample Tra Que Vegetable Salad, Tam Huu, Banh Xeo & Hoi An Spring Rolls
  • Experience Hoi An’s ancient Old Town on a guided tour
  • See the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda & more
  • Taste local Hoi An street dishes: Hoành Thánh, Bánh Vạc & Bánh bèo
  • Enjoy a free day in the historic river city of Hoi An
  • Travel the scenic hillside road of Hai Van Pass
  • Taste local Hue street dishes: Bun Bo Hue, Nem Lui & Che Hem
  • Learn about the rural way of life from locals of the Mekong Delta
  • Try local Can Tho fare such as: Banh Tam Bi, Cai Rang Nem Nuong & Banh Xeo
  • Visit the largest floating market in the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang Floating Market
  • Experience the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City on a day free at leisure
  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/PER
  • 2 x internal flights (economy class): Hanoi to Da Nang, Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
  • Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
  • 10 nights premium 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 22 meals including 3 street food tours
  • English speaking local tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicle
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th June 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $470 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2019
September: 9
October: 14
November: 18
December: *2
 
2020
February: 6
March: 2
April: 27
May: 11, 21
June: 8
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane, *Adelaide: $200 per person


Full Service Airline(s) Used
Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)
 
Domestic Airline(s) Used
Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air (subject availability).
Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
 
Arrive early in Hanoi, Vietnam
$200 per person, 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.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14th December 2019 – 20th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
 
Stay behind in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
$200 per person, 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.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 20th September – 13th October 2019
* 14th December 2019 – 20th January 2020
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $650 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Singapore
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Guaranteed flights with Singapore Airlines and codeshare partners
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Please note stopover packages are not available during September 2019.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International sectors only): Buy now for $3999 per person
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
4 Star (self-rated)
- Hanoi: Kurekateso Hotel, May De Ville Centre, Chalcedony Hotel or similar
- Hoi An: Rosemary Boutique Hotel, River Beach Hotel, Hoi An Riverside Resort & Spa or similar
- Hue: Romance Hotel, Moonlight Hotel, Thanh Lich Royal Boutique Hotel or similar
- Ho Chi Minh City: Golden Central Hotel or similar
- Can Tho: Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel, West Hotel or similar
 
No Star Rating:
- Halong Bay Cruise: Majestic Cruise’s, Oriental Sails or similar
Please note: Accommodation/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
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 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. Full price applies, subject to availability.
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 25 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour - $60 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability)
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A 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 where tours or transfer services are included, 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 travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Hanoi:
Hanoi features a warm humid subtropical climate with plentiful precipitation. The city experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, with 4 distinct seasons. Summer, from May until August, is characterised by hot and humid weather with abundant rainfall usually falling in the afternoons. September to October is Autumn, characterised by a decrease in temperature and precipitation. Winter, from November to January, is dry and cool by national standards. The city is usually cloudy and foggy in winter, averaging only 1.5 hours of sunshine per day in February and March.
 
Ho Chi Minh City:
The city has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with an average humidity of 78–82%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season, with an average rainfall of about 1,800 millimetres annually (about 150 rainy days per year falling primarily in the afternoons), usually begins in May and ends in late October. The dry season lasts from December to April. The average temperature is 28°C, with little variation throughout the year.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
22 meals are 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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
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 general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
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 is $10 AUD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience.
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts.
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


Vietnam
To enter Vietnam on an Australian Passport, you must have a valid and appropriate visa, a visa exemption document or a written approval letter for a visa to be issued on arrival. Use the Government of Vietnam's online information portal for visa-related information - http://visa.mofa.gov.vn/Homepage.aspx
 
From December 2017, Australians are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration - https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ . You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check in. Keep this e-visa print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam.
 
Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application 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 an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
 
·      1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·      2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·      Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·      Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
·      Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
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