Twin Pearls of Vietnam

  • 9 Days 8 Nights
  • From $1,699
  • Fridays in 2024
  • International & Domestic Vietnam Airlines airfare
  • 4-5 ⭐️ Accommodation
  • Breakfast

Overview

Phu Quoc Island is perhaps most famous for its endless coastline of white sand beaches, but the diversity of experiences possible on the island makes it an ideal vacation destination for both domestic and international tourists.

With 150 kilometers of coastline, you can spend every day in Phu Quoc Island on a different beach. The beaches are beautiful on their own, but the ocean around Phu Quoc Island has its own appeal. The water here is calm as bathwater and clear as green glass.

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Highlights

  • Program designed for relaxing and discovering two cities with same nick name “Pearl” in Vietnam: Phu Quoc – Paradise Pearl Island & Saigon – Pearl of the orient.
  • Treat yourself to white sand and clear blue water beaches at one of the biggest islands in Vietnam.
  • Discover energetic Ho Chi Minh City and challenge yourself in a high traffic volume and a different driving style city.
  • Your fun and experiences from our optional tours:
    • Islets tour by speed boat in Phu Quoc: Discovering underwater world and experiencing guiness world records at the longest non-stop three-way cable car.
    • Tour to Grand world in Phu Quoc: Enjoy the colourful show at the sleepless city.
    • Tour to Cu Chi: will give you an overview about the history of this underground system.
    • Tour to Mekong delta: Immerse yourself in the local culture of the specific Mekong Delta.
    • Motorbike tour in Saigon: Taste Street food and hit local daily life at hidden places.
    • Water puppets show and cruise dinner tour: enjoy Vietnamese cultures and cuisine; admire Saigon twikling night from river.
  • Luxury services will give you an unforgettable trip to this friendly country.
  • Vietnam Airlines return international + transit domestic economy-class airfare (For deluxe class and business class, please contact contact us via hotline 1300 309 117 to check the latest price.)

Tour Prices & Hotels

Tour Prices

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Land + Airfare from Sydney & Melbourne & Perth
* Our Add-on Interstate Surcharges from Brisbane/ Adelaide & New Zealand to Sydney/ Melbourne will be the BEST to create through Airfares.
Group size (Min.2 person) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person from $ 1,699 $ 1,999

Validity: The price above is valid to 31 December 2024 and not effect on public national holidays (Hung King’s commemoration, Reunification Day 30th April, Labor Day 01st May, Independence Day 2nd September, Christmas, New year, Lunar new year…).
Check out time is always before 12:00 noon. 50% of Pre & Post hotel rates is applied if late check out till 18:00pm.

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Phu Quoc Island Sunset Sanato Resort & Spa Sunset Deluxe
Saigon Alagon D’Antique Deluxe

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Phu Quoc Island Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc Deluxe with Balcony
Saigon Grand Saigon Deluxe

Tours (Optional)

Code Tour Name Type Duration Including
Tours in Phu Quoc
PQ01 4 Islets by speed boat and cable car Seat in coach Full day Transportation, Speed boat, life jacket, snorkeling equipment, Eng guide, One way cable car, lunch, bottled drinking water.
PQ02 Southern Phu Quoc local life Seat in coach Full day Transportation, Eng guide, Entrance fee, lunch, bottled drinking water.
PQ03 Grand World – the sleepless city Seat in coach 8 hours Transportation, English guide, Entrance fee, light dinner, bottled drinking water.
Tours in Saigon
SG01 Cu Chi tunnels VIP Seat in coach Half day Limousine, Eng guide, entrance fee, lunch (beer/coke, fruits, mineral water & cool tissue on van)
SG02 Mekong Delta VIP Seat in coach Full day Limousine, Eng guide, entrance fee, lunch, boat (beer/coke, fruits, mineral water & cool tissue on van)
SG03 Water puppet show & Cruise dinner Seat in coach 4 hours Transportation, rickshaw, Eng guide, water puppet show ticket, dinner on cruise
SG04 Saigon sightseeing & food tour by motorbike Private 4 hours Motorbike with Eng guide (also driver), street foods & drinks during tour, helmet, bottled drinking water.

Details Itinerary:

PQ01 – 4 Islets by Speed Boat and Cable Car
At about 08:00 our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel lobby for starting the seat in coach day tour to the Islets. Before arriving at the port, we visit a pearl farm and shop to learn how they extract the pearl from the shell and make many beautiful ornaments. Boarding speed boat and listen about the cruise itinerary while cruising to An Thoi Archipelagoes. Arrive at Roi islet, change swimming suit for the first point snorkling to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits. You may want to try seawalking to discover Namaste Coral Park, the first coral park in Vietnam, experience the underwater world without possessing swimming skills as you can safely stroll with an air-pumped diving helmet (own payment). Continue to other islets, stop at Gam Ghi or May Rut islet about 45 minutes for the second snorkling. Then cruise to Mong Tay Islet for photoshooting with supboard by flycam and professional camera included. Free time for your activities: relaxing, swimming, snorkling or exploring the islet with many beautiful landscapes. Lunch is served before cruising to Hon Thom nature park, famous for its clear blue sea through the bottom as well as Sun World Island complex of amusement park. Experience all outdoor activities and more than 20 adventurous games at Aquatopia Water Park provided by two leading manufacturers who are Proslide Technology Inc, Canada and Whitewater West Industries Ltd, Canada. At about 16:45 get back to An Thoi by the longest non-stop three-way cable car in the world, Hon Thom cable car. The 15-minute trip with a high view, above all, in this way you can see the entire clear blue sea, pristine old jungle, spacious and vast sky, and golden sand of Phu Quoc beaches… It’s time to recover your helth after a long day with many activities at your hotel. And of the day tour of today.

PQ02 – Souther Phu Quoc Local Life
At about 08:00 our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel lobby for starting the seat in coach day tour to exploring the daily local life of the southern Phu Quoc Island. The first visit is a pearl farm and shop to learn how they extract the pearl from the shell and make many beautiful ornaments. On the island, rose myrtle fruit is made into a fancy kind of wine that has a dark magenta color. Produced by a traditional fermentation method, this beverage has the typical smell of rose myrtle fruit, along with a delicate flavor that is both sweet and strong. This is the reason for the second visit: Sim wine factory. After the wine factory, we will visit one of the other must-to-see in Phu Quoc, pepper farm. It is a unique and pleasant experience to discover the local life. Fish sauce Factory is where large wooden vats holding tons of anchovies. Visitors can witness the process for forming droplets of scrumptious fish sauce by visiting one of the factories on the island. Arrive at Ho Quoc pagoda, also known as Truc Lam Ho Quoc, is the largest and most peaceful Buddhist temple on Phu Quoc Island. Located in beautiful high between the sea and the mountain side, Ho Quoc Pagoda is perfect space to meditate and relax for visitors when travel to Phu Quoc Island. It’s time for lunch and relax! Sao beach is the best ideal place for all activities: lunch, relax, sunbath and swimming with white sand and clear blue water. Back to past by visiting Phu Quoc Prison which was built in 1949-1950 by the French colonists to jail those considered especially dangerous to the colonist government. Many of the high-ranking leaders of Vietnam were detained here. The last place of our tour today at 15:30pm is the sunset town, a destination with Mediterranean beauty like distant Italy, where tourists will be surprised when exploring every corner of this town. A massive gladiator statue standing next to Roman ruins; a restaurant with a Vespa parked in front, next to a sign leading to the ruins of Pompeii, which appear to be only a few meters from Siena, Italy is what you see here, half a world away. Back to your hotel around 16:30 pm and finish our tour.

PQ03 – Grand World – The Sleepless City
At 14:00 our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel lobby for starting the seat in coach day tour. The first place is Bamboo legend situated right in the center of a square in a location that draws passersby’ attention and as the first check-in hotspot of Grand World. This work is built from 42,000 bamboo trees from Tay Ninh region. Below the bamboo structure at the height of nearly 15 meters is a 700-square-meter design constructed from reflective materials, which produce mirror-like effects that make the whole piece sparkle on the water surface. The Bamboo Legend gracefully brings together important symbols of Vietnam, including: The Lotus – The national flower of Vietnam; The Bronze Drum – A hidden treasure of Vietnam’s cultural quintessence; The Bamboo Tree – A symbol of Vietnamese’s people good qualities of solidarity, loyalty, nobility, and indomitability. Then move to visit the Contemporary Art Urban Park. The soul of the park lies in the unique mix between contemporary art and the natural scenery of Pearl Island, represented by dozens of masterpieces that have never appeared in Vietnam before: The Hair of Rivers, Mother Earth, Blooming Life, Earth Child…The design is consulted by IRMS – a leading company that contributes to the success of many world-famous projects (Universal Studios, Genting…) The breathtaking beauty of the Square can be admired from the 2-storey Observation Tower with a height of 12 meters. OPTIONS at personal expense: Teddy bear museum, The Quintessence of Vietnamese, Sunset on Venice river. After light dinner with speciality of Phu Quoc “Bun Quay”, continue to visit the China town with a welcome gate that says “Shanghai”. Known as a miniature Shanghai City of China in Phu Quoc Island, this place will make you surprised at how wonderful it is concerning the design and the activities. Specifically, it has a very busy dining street of bold Chinese architecture decorated with many lanterns. Here, you can easily find hundreds of delicious Chinese dishes to satisfy your taste buds in your Phu Quoc trip. Furthermore, there are a variety of interesting performances which take place right on the streets to help you let your hair down with your friends. At 21:30, enjoy The Color of Venice, a large-scale theme creative water show produced by Vingroup and created by Vanyee and the team of Vietnam’s top director Việt Tú. This Italian themed show has been premiering for nearly a year. This is a creative water show like oil painting! “The Color of Venice”, the first 162° fan projection in Vietnam, has attracted countless fans! It has become a representative cultural and tourism performance work. With the innovative means of enabling performance by science and technology, it has contributed to the global strength for the works of super entertainment and vacation complex and helped promote it to become an economic and tourism center in southern Vietnam.

SG01 – Cu Chi Tunnels
08:30 our guide will pick you up at hotel lobby. Start to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their day, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Tour ends at around 15:30.

SG02 – Mekong Delta
8am Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus (1.5 hours). On the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Upon arrival in My Tho, we will take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river. The boat takes you to a small canal, where you can totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a coconut island in Ben Tre. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea, honey wine, and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performed by the villagers. Stop by the village coconut candy shop, learn how to make candy, and see some handicraft made from coconut trees. Take a walk through the village and admire the fruits, flowers, trees, local houses, children, and people. Then, we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at here. After lunch, relax, go for a walk or bicycle around the area. We’ll then travel back to the river ferry and head back to Saigon by bus, arriving at around 4:30 pm.

SG03 – Water Puppet Show & Cruise Dinner
The tour begins in the early evening at 6:00PM with a cyclo trip from your hotel to the water-puppet theatre. Water-puppetry is an ancient puppet tradition and an important part of Vietnamese culture. In water-puppetry, puppets are played on the surface of a pool of water, while a Vietnamese orchestra of professional musicians accompanied by an array of talented singers provide background music for the performance. Enjoy watching the puppet show and learning more about Vietnamese rural life and folklore. Many of the programs, especially those involving the tales of day-to-day living, often have a humorous twist.
After the show, we’ll take you to Saigon River to board a junk for a cruise. Take time here to admire the lights of Saigon city from river. Dinner will be served on the cruise, which you can enjoy while listening to our selection of relaxing music. Tour ends around 9.30pm at your hotel.

SG04 – Saigon Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike
Starting time is your choice! But recommend is 16:00 pm or 17:00 pm
Our talented guide with the motorbike picks you up at your hotel for the 4hour motorbike tour. After a short riding instruction and program introduction, we hop on the motorbike. First stop is at at tourist attractions in District 1 including Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office where you admire the beauty of old French architectural works, learn more about history and culture, take the most beautiful photos in the city. A lovely book street next to the post office is worth wandering. we will visit Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument. We will tell you some less-known history and story about the monk and his unburned heart. Head to District 3 and a Nguyen Thien Thuat apartment building which were built in the 1960s and have been home to lots of Saigon people. There you can see the real Saigon local life. Before reaching the coffee shop, we stop at one of Saigon’s Top 3 Banh mi shops, see how they make a great Vietnamese sandwich with crispy crust and amazing fillings. Drive to a small street food stall which is over 20 years old to learn how they wrap and grill one of top Saigon Street foods – Grilled banana & sticky rice in banana leaves. It is a big chance to stop at Cheo Leo Cafe – an 80-year coffee shop hidden in an alley and famous for its distinct “Vot” coffee. There you sit around a table, take a rest, enjoy the drink, eat Vietnamese bread, Grilled banana in sticky rice, and chat leisurely with the guide as a friend like locals. You also learn how to make a cup of “Vot” coffee and interact with the nice owner of the coffee shop. Then we head to District 10 and stop at Ho Thi Ky flower market – a huge wholesale flower market where you have a chance to see thousands of colorful flowers, fresh vegetables, live animals, and many strange things. After that, we drive around hidden parts including fashion street, painting street, medicine street, electronic market, fabric market, lantern market, fruit market, bird market gives you an insider view of the hidden city which is missed on normal city tours by car/bus. Escaping from the noisy and busy streets, we head to Thien Hau Temple to listen to mysterious stories, learn more about the unique architecture and religious life. On the way to District 1, we stop to eat again at an over 20-year-old restaurant known as Top 5 Places to eat Vietnamese pancake in Saigon. The guide shows you how the cook makes thin, large, and crispy pancakes skillfully, how to wrap the cake in vegetables and eat. There we also enjoy Rice noodles with grilled pork/fried roll – a specialty food of the city. Guide drive back to your hotel after passing by Ben Thanh Market. It is time to say goodbye, the Private Saigon Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike ends but memories last forever.

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Departure from Sydney & Melbourne & Perth to Saigon on Fridays.

* Our Add-on Interstate Surcharges from Brisbane/ Adelaide & New Zealand to Sydney/ Melbourne will be the BEST to create through Airfares.

We tailor-made holidays to your schedule with the best prices for small private groups.

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Flight

  • Vietnam Airlines return international + transit domestic airfare from Sydney/ Melbourne/ Perth to Phu Quoc Island
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Accommodation

8 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)

  • Phu Quoc: 06 nights
  • Saigon: 02 nights

Meal

  • Meals: (B = Breakfast/L = Lunch/D = Dinner)
  • 08 Breakfast at hotels as indicated in the program.

Drink

  • In room Tea & Coffee making facilities daily replenished.

Transport

Private airport round trip transfers in Phu Quoc Island and Saigon by mini van with air-conditioner.

  • Phu Quoc Island: 01 pick-up (Airport – hotel) & 01 drop-off (Hotel – Airport)
  • Saigon: 01 pick-up (Airport – hotel) & 01 drop-off (Hotel – Airport)

Special Offers

  • Sunset Sanato resorts & villa (for inhouse guests):
    • Free access to Sunset Sanato Beach Club
    • 01 cocktail/pax at beach bar or pool bar of the resort.
  • Alagon D’antique Saigon (for inhouse guests): Free use of sauna & Jaccuzi

Tour Exclusions

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa to Vietnam (Clients can click here to apply E-visa online or contact VN Holidays team to help with service fee.)
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Meals, drinks, tips, and all not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, beverages,…)
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Peak season surcharges if any

Other Information

Changes

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.

Special requests

  • Your special requests (diet, vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.

VN Holidays' responsibility

  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices.
  • VN Holidays is not responsible for any loss or theft, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers.
  • Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
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