10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights

Including return international flights with Vietnam Airlines, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, all accommodation and transfers

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  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
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  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
  • 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise and flights
 
  • We were very happy with the organisation, the communication and the holiday. Our experience was unforgettable and we expect to use Webjet and the tour company again in the future. Andrew R
  • This was a relatively cheap tour but it delivered way beyond our expectations. The hotels were superb and far better than we expected. The tour guides were also excellent and… Peter James Michael Neall
  • Above expectations, tour was fantastic; tour guides absolutely excellent, food sensational, accommodation great and above expectations. The only improvement I would make is Ho Chi Minh hotel would be nicer… Michael P
  • Everything was fabulous. Good accommodation. Great tour guides all round...only regret is not making it longer. Janette S
  • tour guides were excellent, very knowledgeable about the cities and country, guide in HO CHI MIN CITY went above and beyond what is ever expected of a tour guide, would… Sheryl
  • Very enjoyable. Highly recommended. BARBARA JOLLEY
  • Well organised tour. Guides were very good. Paula Deighton
  • This tour was excellently arranged with all arrangements made with transfers, excellent tours in air conditioned transport. Everything was arranged so we did not have to do any planning the… Irene Gruis
  • My friend and I were extremely pleased with the tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable of their area and were friendly and very helpful. All the buses were clean… Yvonne Elston
  • We were extremely happy with our first ever guided tour. loved having someone else worry about logistics, what to see and do. Felt we saw a great insight into life… Geoffrey Argus
  • Well organised tour with great tour leaders. Gained a wonderful insight into Vietnamese life and culture. Lots of tour options or time to explore. Loved Halong Bay, Hoi An and… Vanessa Tate
  • Fantastic trip. Excellent value for money, and so much packed into ten days. No major issues at all, I enjoyed the mixture of organised activities and time alone. Will definitely… Erin Ritchie
  • Tour was fantastic couldnt fault it at all everything was orginised to a high standard , accommodation , all flights , tour guides were so orginised with everything its a… Ian Russell

Highlights

 

Venture to Vietnam to experience some of its most spectacular and scenic sights, from historic man-made monuments to breathtaking natural landscapes, on this 10 day Highlights of Vietnam tour with Halong Bay cruise.

Touch down in hectic Hanoi and get your first taste of the city’s buzzing energy. Be whisked to the famous island-dotted Halong Bay and board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat for an overnight cruise. Excursions between the limestone islands, hidden grottoes and concealed caves is on the cards for the following morning.

Take in the colonial heritage and French-style charm at Hoi An, and head south to Ho Chi Minh City. Meander through one of the city’s biggest markets at Ben Thanh and learn about the history and impact of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels site. 

Opt to extend the tour by adding on 4 nights in Nha Trang, one of Vietnam’s top coastal resort cities, for an end-of-trip beach break.

 

As seen on Webjet’s A Taste of Travel:

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Hanoi

Depart Australia and fly into Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel for check in. The remainder of the day can be spent at your leisure.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) cruise-icon                                                           

Step onto a coach this morning and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. The bay is one of Vietnam’s most recognisable coastal landscapes and is the backdrop for tonight’s overnight cruise. Board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat and sail between the bay’s collection of limestone islands, caves and grottoes. 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L) cruise-icon

Set an early alarm to wake up and partake in Tai chi on the junk’s top deck, or simply savour a cup of coffee or tea as you watch sunrise over the bay. This morning’s activity is an exploration of the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast and then meet your driver at Halong jetty for the trip back to Hanoi.

Optional Tour: Halong Sea Plane – Be privy to a unique vantage point of Halong Bay by taking to the skies for a scenic seaplane tour of the area. This 25-minute trip takes in the stunning limestone island-dotted bay from a perspective usually only enjoyed by the birds. The seaplane sight-seeing experience departs after an early breakfast.

Optional tour: Hanoi Street food – Discover the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the most delicious way possible: with a street food tour! This afternoon excursion departs upon your return to Vietnam’s capital and takes you through the Old Quarter’s maze of laneways and alleyways. Sample treats along the way, including stuffed pancake, banh mi, sticky rice balls and egg coffee. Dinner is included.   

Day 4: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff– Danang – Hoi An (B,L)

Enjoy a city tour of Hanoi this morning and count off the sights, including the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh complex and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Then catch a morning flight to Danang and be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An upon arrival. 

Day 5: Hoi An (B)

Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An, a World Heritage Site.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Golden Bridge – Travel to the foot of the Ba Na Hills and ride by cable car up to the Marseille station. It is a short walk to the Golden Bridge from the station. The newly-opened bridge has been designed to make its visitors feel as though they’re walking on clouds. Make sure your camera is charged for the incredible photo opportunities! Continue with a walk into le Jardin d’Amour. The whole garden is made up of 9 gardens, all telling different stories and designed in different styles. The last stop of the excursion is a visit to Linh Ung Pagoda to admire the 27-metre high Shakyamuni statue.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Hoi An Cooking Class – Take a bite out of the flavours of Vietnamese cuisine and learn what goes into creating typical Vietnamese dishes with this cooking class. A professional chef is on hand to offer tips, tricks and techniques. Finish the class by sampling your creations with your fellow cooks.  

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Teh Dar Show – Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Tra Que Vegetable Village Tour – Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetable such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): My Son Sanctuary & Thanh Ha Village – Depart the hotel for the 40km journey outside Hoi An. Arrive at My Son Sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in tropical jungle. There will also be a traditional music show that you can enjoy. Around late morning, we will journey back to Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An –airplane-takeoff Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)                                                               

Start your walking tour around Hoi An in the morning. Visit popular highlights including the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Old House. In the afternoon, get transferred to Da Nang Airports for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Teh Dar Show – Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Dinner on Saigon River Cruise Tour

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

After breakfast, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life. In the afternoon, visit famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and dive into the colorful Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas. 

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh  (B)

Explore Ho Chi Minh at your own pace.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Travel to Ben Tre – Travel to Ben Tre to discover the ways of life of those living alongside the mighty Mekong Delta. Board a cruise on Ben Tre River and stop off at a brickwork to see how traditional bricks are made using printing and baking techniques. The next visit is to a coconut processing site and it is then onto a small local village and a family workshop to see how sleeping mats are made. Enjoy some fruits and tea here, too. Take a motor cart or cycle towards your lunch stop, passing by green rice paddies and vegetable fields along the way. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant and is followed by a boat journey to Hung Vuong pier for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.  

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Sneak in some extra time discovering Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast before an afternoon transfer to the airport and the flight back to Australia.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Hanoi

Depart Australia and fly into Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel for check in. The remainder of the day can be spent at your leisure.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) cruise-icon                                                           

Step onto a coach this morning and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. The bay is one of Vietnam’s most recognisable coastal landscapes and is the backdrop for tonight’s overnight cruise. Board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat and sail between the bay’s collection of limestone islands, caves and grottoes. 

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L) cruise-icon

Set an early alarm to wake up and partake in Tai chi on the junk’s top deck, or simply savour a cup of coffee or tea as you watch sunrise over the bay. This morning’s activity is an exploration of the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast and then meet your driver at Halong jetty for the trip back to Hanoi.

Optional Tour: Halong Sea Plane – Be privy to a unique vantage point of Halong Bay by taking to the skies for a scenic seaplane tour of the area. This 25-minute trip takes in the stunning limestone island-dotted bay from a perspective usually only enjoyed by the birds. The seaplane sight-seeing experience departs after an early breakfast.

Optional tour: Hanoi Street food – Discover the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the most delicious way possible: with a street food tour! This afternoon excursion departs upon your return to Vietnam’s capital and takes you through the Old Quarter’s maze of laneways and alleyways. Sample treats along the way, including stuffed pancake, banh mi, sticky rice balls and egg coffee. Dinner is included.   

Day 4: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff– Danang – Hoi An (B,L)

Enjoy a city tour of Hanoi this morning and count off the sights, including the Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh complex and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Then catch a morning flight to Danang and be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An upon arrival. 

Day 5: Hoi An (B)

Explore Hoi An by foot and wander past an old merchant’s home, the Hoi An market, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. The afternoon is at your leisure to further explore this photogenic town. There are optional activities, or you may find a table at one of the riverfront cafes and while away your afternoon as you sip a refreshing iced beverage. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Golden Bridge – Travel to the foot of the Ba Na Hills and ride by cable car up to the Marseille station. It is a short walk to the Golden Bridge from the station. The newly-opened bridge has been designed to make its visitors feel as though they’re walking on clouds. Make sure your camera is charged for the incredible photo opportunities! Continue with a walk into le Jardin d’Amour. The whole garden is made up of 9 gardens, all telling different stories and designed in different styles. The last stop of the excursion is a visit to Linh Ung Pagoda to admire the 27-metre high Shakyamuni statue.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies, refer fine print): Hoi An Cooking Class – Take a bite out of the flavours of Vietnamese cuisine and learn what goes into creating typical Vietnamese dishes with this cooking class. A professional chef is on hand to offer tips, tricks and techniques. Finish the class by sampling your creations with your fellow cooks.  

Day 6: Hoi An –airplane-takeoff Ho Chi Minh City (B,L)                                                               

Depart Hoi An for the airport following breakfast and board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, set off on a half-day tour of the city that includes highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market.

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (optional) (B)

The day is yours to explore the wonders of Ho Chi Minh City. 

Optional Tour: Travel to Ben Tre – Travel to Ben Tre to discover the ways of life of those living alongside the mighty Mekong Delta. Board a cruise on Ben Tre River and stop off at a brickwork to see how traditional bricks are made using printing and baking techniques. The next visit is to a coconut processing site and it is then onto a small local village and a family workshop to see how sleeping mats are made. Enjoy some fruits and tea here, too. Take a motor cart or cycle towards your lunch stop, passing by green rice paddies and vegetable fields along the way. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant and is followed by a boat journey to Hung Vuong pier for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.  

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

Today’s itinerary takes travellers to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This underground tunnel network was expanded upon and used by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War. The site is now a major visitor attraction and offers additional insight into the conflict.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City –airplane-takeoff– Nha Trang (B)

Keep your Vietnam tour going with a beach break on Nha Trang. A transfer will take you to the airport for the flight to this coastal resort city. You will be met upon arrival and taken to the hotel. 

Day 10: Nha Trang (B)

The day is yours to do with what you fancy, be it lounging on the beach, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the city.

Day 11: Nha Trang (B)

The day is yours to do with what you fancy, be it lounging on the beach, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the city. 

 Day 12: Nha Trang (B)

The day is yours to do with what you fancy, be it lounging on the beach, relaxing in the hotel or exploring the city. 

Day 13: Nha Trang –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Make the most of your last morning in Nha Trang before taking the airport transfer and boarding a flight bound for Australia.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 

Your package includes return international airfares, transfers, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing, overnight Halong Bay cruise, superior accommodation and more…

  • Return Vietnam Airlines flights; plus, all internal flights within Vietnam and all transfers
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay, including all meals while on-board
  • Delicious daily breakfast and some lunches
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with an English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Option to extend tour with a 2 day beach break in Nha Trang, taking the total itinerary up to 14 days

Highlights:

  • Explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn how these tunnels were created and used during the War
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of Hoi An
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay in an overnight cruise
  • Enjoy a in depth city tour of Hanoi and its best sights including Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake, Ho Chi Minh’s complex and Ngoc Son Temple
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • 10 day tour – A deposit of $785/$1,085/$1,285 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • 14 day tour – A deposit of $859/$1,159/$1,359 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges and interstate surcharges (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

 Tour Excludes:

  • Visa – this will need to be applied and paid for by the recipient
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping (not compulsory)

 Single Supplement:  

10 Day Tour – $550 per person in addition to the twin share price
14 Day tour – $745 per person in addition to the twin share price

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay this single supplement. 

Optional Tours:

  • Mekong Delta Full Day Private Tour $130 per person 
  • Hanoi Street Food Tour – $70 per person
  • Halong Seaplane Tour (25 mins) – $210 per person
  • AO Show – $85 per person
  • Teh Dar Show – $85 per person
  • Hoi An Cooking Class Tour – $85 per person
  • Tra Que Vegetable Village Tour – $95 per person 
  • Golden Bridge – $140 per person 

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

Child: Same as adult prices.

Triple Share: Not available.

Group Size: 2-30 people 

Land Only: Not available 

Accommodation:

Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar
Hoi An – Coco River Resort & Spa or similar
Halong Bay Cruise – Oriental Sails or similar
Hanoi – Flower Garden Hotel or similar
Nha Trang – Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Hotel & Spa or similar

Business Class Upgrade: From $1,899 per person (international flights only). You will be contacted after submitting your booking form if you wish to upgrade.

Tipping: tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2019

24 February**
4 March* 
18 March*
26 March*
2 April*
8 April*
16 April*
22 April*
30 April*
6 May
14 May
20 May
28 May
4 June
10 June
18 June
24 June
2 July
8 July
16 July
22 July
30 July
6 August
12 August 
20 August
26 August 
2 September
10 September
16 September
24 September
30 September
8 October* 
14 October*
22 October*
28 October*
4 November*
12 November*
18 November*
26 November*

*A $200 per person surcharge applies 

**An $800 per person surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines a full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

 Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $200 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. This fee does not include accommodation. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Vietnam Airlines flights; plus, all internal flights within Vietnam and all transfers
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay, including all meals on-board
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend trip with a beach break to Nha Trang
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