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Sail beautiful Halong Bay, designated a World Heritage site in 1994.
Vietnam is renowned for its flavourful and aromatic food.
Travel along a river on a traditional sampan.
See vibrant markets and bazaars as you travel around Vietnam.
The Temple of Literature in Hanoi was built in the 10th Century under the Ly Dynasty.
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8 Days Unbeatable Vietnam

Immerse yourself in exotic Vietnamese culture
Visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoa Lu & more
Earn & Use Qantas Points Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
1 night traditional Vietnamese junk boat cruise on Halong Bay
5 nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
Enjoy 9 meals including daily breakfast

Overview

Private Touring Available

Renowned for its stunning landscapes, flavourful cuisine and dynamic cities, it's no surprise that Vietnam is a bucket-list destination for travellers throughout the world. Now, with this unbeatable package you can enjoy a short break in this amazing country, including an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

Begin your journey with a full day tour of the vibrant capital Hanoi, seeing landmarks including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Presidential Palace, Temple of Literature and more. Enjoy free time exploring the Old Quarter before travelling onto Tam Coc.

Along the way, marvel at ancient temples, learn about the country's wartime history and ride a traditional sampan boat past green rice fields and enormous limestone formations.

From Ninh Binh you'll then depart for a traditional Vietnamese junk boat cruise of the picturesque World Heritage listed Halong Bay, sailing past limestone islands and visiting hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. After exploring Halong Bay return to Hanoi for a day spent at leisure before returning home.

With return international flights, quality hotel accommodation, 9 included meals and more, don't miss the chance to discover the magic of Vietnam at an unbelievable price.

You can also enjoy this package as a private tour for an additional $500 per person, min 2ppl. (see details in Important Information).

Tour Inclusions

highlights
• Discover Hanoi on a full day city tour
• Embrace the ancient history and culture of Hanoi at leisure
• Visit Hoa Lu, the previous capital of Vietnam in the 11th century
• Enjoy a sampan ride, passing enormous limestone karsts in Tam Coc
• Sail among the limestone islands of Halong Bay
flights
• Return international flights ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
cruise
• 1 night traditional Vietnamese junk boat cruise on Halong Bay
accommodation
• 5 nights quality hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium Option)
dining
• Enjoy 9 meals including daily breakfast
tour essentials
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
• Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned
• Mineral water (2 bottles of 500ml per person per day whilst touring)
transport
• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C
transfers
• Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle
Day 1 australia to hanoi, vietnam

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam.

Fly with either Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Bamboo Airlines and partners to name a few (subject to availability).

On arrival be picked up and transferred to the hotel in the capital of Vietnam, which is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences.

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the beautiful ancient capital city before a big day of touring tomorrow.

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: None
Day 2 hanoi full day city tour

After breakfast depart on a tour of Hanoi, an atmospheric and energetic city that 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, 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.

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 latter period, it was known to American POWs as the Hanoi Hilton.

Enjoy free time at the Old Quarter and enjoy a water puppet performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from the wet rice civilisation of Southeast Asia.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 hanoi - hoa lu - tam coc

This morning take a 2-hour drive to Ninh Binh. Stop at Hoa Lu, which used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 11th century.

Visit the temple dedicated to the Dinh and Le dynasties and learn about the history of Vietnam in the war with China and about the first Vietnamese government.

After lunch ride a sampan as it gently slices through the water past enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields, earning the nickname 'Halong on Land'.

Overnight: Tam Coc (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Day 4 ninh binh - halong bay on cruise

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing for Halong Bay, which was designated a World Heritage site in 1994.

Upon arrival, you will board a ship to see the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Overnight: Halong Bay Cruise
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Day 5 halong bay - hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed!

Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by tender. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay.

Enjoy a light lunch before heading back to shore. Your driver will then meet you at the Halong jetty for your drive back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 6 hanoi

After breakfast, enjoy a free day at your leisure and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 hanoi departure

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

For travellers with a late departure, luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel.


Meals included: Breakfast
Day 8 arrive australia

Important Info

booking information



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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return. 



 



CANCELLATION POLICY



Covid-19 Booking Policy



• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 



Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with.



Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



offer essentials



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 02 November 2022.



 



This travel offer is priced for 1 person based on twin share. 



 



Single Traveller Supplement



For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $350 applies. 



 
Departure Dates



2022



*Oct 20, 27



Nov 03



 



2023



Feb 23



*Mar 02, 09



*May 04, 11, 18, 25



*Jun 01



*Aug 17, 24, 31



Sep 07^



*Oct 12, 19, 26



*Nov 02



 



Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.



 
Surcharges



Please note



• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $200 per person.



• dates/months with a ^ incur a peak season surcharge of $400 per person.



 



Departure Cities



Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane



 



Departure City Surcharges



Brisbane: $125 per person



flights



Full Service Airline(s) Used



Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, Philippine Airlines, Bamboo Airlines and partners (subject to 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



$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• Travel is not allowed before 20 Oct 22.



• Travel is not allowed between 20 Nov 22 and 10 Feb 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 20 Mar and 30 Apr 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 10 Jun and 10 Aug 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 10 Sep and 10 Oct 23.



• Travel is not allowed after 20 Nov 23.



 



Stay behind in Hanoi



$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 are permitted after air tickets have been issued.



• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.



• Travel is not allowed before 20 Oct 22.



• Travel is not allowed between 20 Nov 22 and 10 Feb 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 20 Mar and 30 Apr 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 10 Jun and 10 Aug 23.



• Travel is not allowed between 10 Sep and 10 Oct 23.



• Travel is not allowed after 20 Nov 23.



 



Stopover Packages



 Stopover not offered



 



Flight Class Upgrades



• Business Class: $4999 per person



Please note



• All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil 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.



cruises



Cabins



All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.



 



accommodation



Accommodation Used



Premium 3 Star (self-rated)



Premium 4 Star (self-rated)



 



Hanoi 



Standard - Nesta Hanoi Hotel 2 - To Hien Thanh, La Dolce Vita Hotel, May De Ville City Centre II or similar



Premium - Nesta Hanoi Hotel, Chalcedony Hotel , Hotel Kuretakeso Tho Nhuom 84 or similar



 



Ninh Binh



Standard - Momali hotel or similar



Premium - The Reed or similar



 



Halong Bay Cruise



Standard - Bai Tho Junk, Oriental Sails, or similar



Premium - Bai Tho Junk, 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.



 



Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights accommodation pre or post tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 



 



Maximum Room Capacity



2 people.



 



Child Policy



• No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.



• Valid for Children 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.
 
Bedding Configuration



Twin/Double (subject to availability).



 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms



Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



general tour information



Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.



 



private touring



$500 supplement per person.



Enjoy your own private tour with guide and transport included. A minimum of 2 people must travel but can you take up to 12 people in your private group.



 



Important notes:



• Private tour guide (not applicable on free days with no included activities)



• All transfers and land transportation is on a private basis



• The Halong Bay 2 days/1night tour is a join in cruise with other passengers



exclusions



• Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Vietnam & Cambodia are strict requirements if travelling on an Australian passport)



• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary



• Recommended gratuities/tipping: $10 AUD per person per day where tour services are provided



• Optional activities/tours 



• Personal expenses



• Travel insurance (Mandatory)



Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



other important information



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



Vietnam's climate can be divided into a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterised by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. July is the hottest month in Hanoi with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 17°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8 in July.



 
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 the 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.



 



CRUISE



Disembarkation:



• Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.



• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.



• Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.



• Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.



 



COACH TOUR



Meals:



9 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: An average level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.



 



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 $10AUD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 



• Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.



 



Sightseeing:



Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



 



Shopping: (International)



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.



visas



• Australian passport holders 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. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam for up-to-date information.



 



Important:
Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.



 



Important



Visa rules may have changed since COVID-19. Check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering. 



 



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.



schedule of fees



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.



• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.



 



Supplier Fees



In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

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