Highlights Of Vietnam

  • 10 Days 9 Nights
  • $1,699
  • 2024
  • Domestic Airfares in Vietnam
  • 3-4-5 ⭐️ Accommodation

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (By Bus)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on cruise (By Bus & Cruise)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – fly to Danang – Hoi An (Domestic Flight)
Day 5: Hoi An Ancient Town (By Bus)
Day 6: Hoi An – Free at leisure
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – fly to Ho Chi Minh City – half day tour (Domestic Flight)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel – half day tour (By Bus)
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (My Tho – Ben Tre) (By Bus & Cruise)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Or You Can Reverse The Itinerary As Below

Day 1: Arrival – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel – half day tour (By Bus)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (My Tho) (By Bus & Cruise)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City short tour – fly to Danang – Hoi An (Domestic Flight)
Day 5: Hoi An Ancient Town (By Bus)
Day 6: Hoi An – Free time
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Hanoi (Domestic Flight)
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (By Bus & Cruise)
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi city tour (By Bus)
Day 10: Hanoi – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1Hanoi - Arrival (No Meal)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Then you are free.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: No Meal

Day 2Hanoi - City Tour (Breakfast)

Today we spent a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago.

Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university. After lunch, you’ll enjoy the always impressive Ethnology Museum dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. You’ll then continue to the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem.

In front of this lake is the famous Water Puppet Theater where you’ll see a fantastic performance. Overnight in Hanoi.

Remarks:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his Museum are closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of Oct/Nov
  • Ho Chi Minh House and all Museums are closed on Monday.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay Overnight on Cruise (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Pick-up at your hotel and start the scenic drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the countryside and a short break on the way. Embark on the cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. Savour a delectable lunch as you cruise among the limestone islands.

Take a small sampan among the hidden bays around the Luon Cave. Cruise to Ti Top Island, go swimming or relaxing at the beach or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay. Enjoy the sunset with dinner. After dinner, fish for squid or just laze around. Overnight on cruise in Halong.

Note: detail itinerary of cruise will be mentioned detail when the tour is confirmed
The program is subject to change basing on weather condition or administrator management

Day 4Halong Bay Hanoi Danang Hoi An (Brunch)

Start your day with Tai Chi class and breakfast at sunrise. Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay. Continue your cruise exploring Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more. While heading back to the harbour, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

After the cruise, you are picked up & transferred to airport for your flight to Danang
Upon arrival, you are picked up & transfer to your hotel in Hoi An

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 5Hoi An - Ancient Tour (Breakfast)

The ancient architecture of Hoi An is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market.

Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again.

Despite the beautiful setting, many visitors site the food as the highlight of their trip to Hoi An – ask your guide for a recommendation! Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 6Hoi An - Free Leisure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel

Free at leisure the rest of the day

Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 7Hoi An Danang Ho Chi Minh City - Half Day Tour (Breakfast)

An early morning transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
On arrival you’ll guided round of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975.

Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 8Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi Tunnels - Half Day Tour (Breakfast)

After an early breakfast you’ll avoid the city heat to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. Afterwards, you’ll continue to the headquarters of Cao Dai religious sect which is located in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. It’s an unusual religion with an eclectic mix of different saints from different religions, and has Victor Hugo and Charlie Chaplin as patron saints.

Back to Saigon, this afternoon, you’ll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam, and the War Remnant Museum.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 9Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta (My Tho Ben Tre) (Breakfast)

Today you’ll head out of the city for the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam. You’ll travel by road to My Tho province about 1:30 drive, arriving in My Tho, where you board a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta, and you’ll have the chance to observe the local lifestyles close-up. Pass through the lush green vegetation to an orchard you can observe various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch followed with Elephant ear fish (own expense), seasonal fruits, return to Ho Chi Minh.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.

Day 10Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (Breakfast)

Depending on your departure time there is some free time to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh City on our own before a transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport on your departure flight. Trip
ends at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Tour Prices & Hotels

Private Tours For The Whole Itinerary

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 1,999 $ 2,199 $ 2,599
Single supplement $ 520 $ 700 $ 1,050

Seat In Coach Tours in Cu Chi, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Halong Bay by Shuttle Bus and Private Tours in Other Cities.

Seat-In-Coach, we often call it “SIC” for short. It means that you will share the seats in a coach with other tourists.

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 1,699 $ 1,899 $ 2,399
Single supplement $ 520 $ 700 $ 990

Peak Season Surcharges

Time Holiday
08 – 16 Feb 2024 Tet Holiday
30 Apr – 02 May 2024 Victory and Labour Day
01 – 04 Sep 2024 Independence Day
22 – 25 Dec 2024 Christmas Holiday
29 Dec 2024 – 05 Jan 2025 New Year

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Standard Class (3*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Chalcedony Deluxe City View
Halong Bay Garden Bay Cruise Deluxe
Hoi An Latana Riverside Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Ancos Deluxe

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi The Q Hotel Deluxe
Halong Bay Calypso Cruise Deluxe
Hoi An Hadana Boutique Resort Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Alagon D’antique Deluxe

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Pan Pacific Deluxe
Halong Bay La Regina Grand Bai Tu Long Suite
Hoi An Little Oasis ROH
Ho Chi Minh City Grand Hotel Saigon Premium Deluxe

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Departure Dates from Sydney & Melbourne to Hanoi:

Every Wednesday

Departure Dates from Perth to Ho Chi Minh City:

Every Tuesday

* 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

  • 02 domestic airfares: Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi

Cruise

  • 01 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with full board on cruise in Halong

Meal

  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in itinerary (Vietnamese local cuisine).
    • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
    • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & brunch on cruise

Drink

  • 02 bottles of mineral water/ person/ day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing

Tour guide

  • English-speaking local guides
    • Ha Noi – Halong Bay: 01 guide
    • Da Nang – Hoi An: 01 guide
    • Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta: 01 guide

Transport

  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax)
    • 1 – 2 pax: 07 car seats
    • 3 – 7 pax: van of 16 seats
    • 8 – 12 pax: coach of 25 – 29 seats
    • 13 – 15 pax: coach of 30 – 35 seats

Other

  • All entrance fees as program
  • Boat trip as mentioned

Tour Exclusions

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfares to/ from Australia (quoted separatedly, if requested)
  • Book a multi-city ticket with Vietnam Airlines, your connections are protected and get 02 complimentary domestic airfares.
  • Need domestic Australia/ New Zealand connecting flights to join Vietnam Tours? Let us handle in “one booking” with special ADD ON fares and convenience.
  • Visa to Vietnam (Clients can click here to apply E-visa online or contact VN Holidays team to help with service fee.)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program

Important info

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 Holiday's 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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