18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights

Including all international and one-way flights, all accommodation, two overnight cruise experiences in both Mekong Delta and Halong Bay, all transfers, daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
  • 18 day Grand Vietnam tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Feel in awe of the breadth of Vietnam’s beauty – across its big cities, regional provinces and tiny villages – on a 18 day Grand Vietnam tour

Your time in Vietnam begins in Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City has something to offer its visitors around every turn – French-influenced architecture, energetic local markets, street food vendors, and historical sites. Your first encounter with Ho Chi Minh’s past is at the Cu Chi Tunnels – the most-frequented site by tourists in Vietnam. Learn about how this network of underground tunnels played a vital, and now notorious, role in the Vietnam War conflict. Other landmarks included in your Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing are Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Appreciate the power of the Mekong River by embarking on an overnight cruise through the Delta system. Relax on-board as the boat moves past small villages, rural workshops and fruit-strewn orchards, and make a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market to fine-tune your bartering skills and pick up some fresh fruit. 

Fly to Dalat and take in the city’s example of French colonial architecture, and spend time by the pristine Vietnam coast at Nha Trang and head out onto the bay for an island-hopping excursion. Wander the pretty streets of Hoi An to take in the famous Japanese Covered Bridge or find a hole-in-the-wall eatery serving local specialities. Cross the Hai Van Pass on the way to Hue to explore the city’s 18th-century Imperial Citadel and also enjoy a joy cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda. A quick flight sees you whisked to Hanoi to begin your time in Vietnam’s North. Get swept up in the frenetic pace of the Vietnamese capital city and check off some of its most visited sights, from the Ho Chi Minh Complex and the Tran Quoc Pagoda, to the Ngoc Son Temple and Temple of Literature. Plus, you’ll attend an evening water puppet performance. Leave the hustle of the city behind as you journey through the verdant landscape of the Red River Delta towards UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Halong Bay. The tree-covered islands and limestone karsts of the bay are recognisable the world over, and an overnight cruise on these emerald waters is your opportunity to see the gems of this location up close. 

Those keen to see more of North Vietnam can opt to extend their tour to a 21 day itinerary, which includes time in Sapa. This mountain town overlooks the Muong Hoa Valley and was originally a frontier township. The extension package includes travel to Sapa from Hanoi in an overnight sleeper train – a truly unforgettable experience for any traveller!

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Ho Chi Minh City

Fly out of Australia on a flight that takes you to Ho Chi Minh City. An airport transfer will greet you once your flight arrives and will take you to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is yours to do as you like. Some may choose to rest up after the flight, or you may begin your sightseeing of Vietnam by getting out into the city and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. 

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Your first full day of touring sees you head towards the most visited tourist site in Vietnam: the Cu Chi Tunnels. Located just out of the city, the Cu Chi Tunnels played a vital role in the Vietnam War as guerrilla fighters used this network to engage with and evade soldiers. This eye-opening site gives a glimpse into what life was like living in the tunnels, and also offers a look at how Viet Cong fighters fashioned the booby traps once hidden throughout the jungle. This afternoon, the group sees other landmarks around Ho Chi Minh City, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the Wall Remnants Museum. 

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Leave the hustle of Ho Chi Minh City behind as you travel into the tranquil surrounds of the Mekong Delta. Board your boat from the port at Cai Be at about noon. A welcome drink sees you settle into cruising life and you can make yourself comfortable in your cabin. Lunch is served aboard and the boat begins its journey through this mighty waterway – all you need to do is sit back and gaze out at the scenery as it passes you by. There is opportunity for a shore visit in the afternoon, as you are guided on a walk through a local village and sample locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Return to the boat in time to see sunset – a sundowner in hand, perhaps – and wind down by tucking into a delicious dinner. 

Day 4: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

Wake up to the gentle sounds of lapping water and still jungle, and commence today’s cruising itinerary. The boat departs at 6.30am and travellers should endeavour to be up in time to admire the sunrise and stirrings of morning life along the riverbanks. Take an early breakfast and then hop into a sampan to experience the buzz of Cai Rang Floating Market. This lively market is the busiest in the area and is frequented by locals selling exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and handicrafts. Put your haggling skills to the test by bartering with vendors. Following your time at the market, the group will either head to candy- and cake-making factories in the area or glide through neighbouring canals to see villages, orchards and shipbuilding yards. A transfer takes you back to Ho Chi Minh City and you have free time for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. 

Please note that exploration of the canals around Cai Rang is season-dependent and will be done either by sampan or foot. 

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Dalat (B)

Be taken to the airport in time to board your one-way flight to Dalat. This mountain town is known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ thanks to its distinctive temperate climate. The town was originally established as a resort destination for the French in the early 1900s and visitors will be able to see reminders of this colonial heritage scattered through its architecture and cityscape. A transfer ferries you from the airport to the hotel for check in and you have the remainder of the day at your leisure. 

Day 6: Dalat (B, L)

Discover Dalat on a city tour that sheds light on the area’s colonial past. An architectural highlight of the tour is the Domaine de Marie Church; built in 1940 and a shining example of how French and Vietnamese design meld into one. You will also see the Flower Gardens, which were established in 1966. Visit an embroidery workshop to learn about this local artform, and finally board an open-air train for a joy ride through lush scenery to Trai Mat. The tour ends by relaxing with a coffee by Xuan Huong lake. 

Day 7: Dalat – Nha Trang (B, L)

Leave the highlands behind and follow a coastal route on this morning’s drive to Nha Trang, one of the top beach resort destinations in Vietnam. The city is beloved for its stretches of pristine beach, its turquoise waters and the smattering of isles located just off shore. Enjoy lunch before checking into the hotel. Drop off your luggage and then head out on an outing to Po Nagar Charm Towers. This quadruple set of towers was built between the 7th and 12th centuries, and the remaining towers (there were originally up to eight) are still used for worship by Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists. The North Tower, at 28 metres tall, is considered the most magnificent for its terraced pyramidal roof and vaulted interior masonry. Return to the hotel and have the reminder of the day as free time. 

Day 8: Nha Trang – Quy Nhon (B, L)

Check out of the hotel and onto a boat this morning, to depart on an incredible tour of the isles sprinkled through Nha Trang’s picture-perfect bay. Be sure to have your bathers on hand so you can jump into the water when the boat makes a swim stop. The group heads back to shore after lunch and sets out for Quy Nhon. You have leisure time upon arrival in this quaint coastal town. You have time to explore at your own pace and will be transferred to the hotel. 

Day 9: Quy Nhon – Hoi An (B, L)

The itinerary today sees the group journey northwards towards the gorgeous Hoi An. Enroute there is a stop at the Son My Memorial to learn about and pay respects to the victims of the My Lai Massacre, an infamous conflict from the Vietnam War. Head for Hoi An afterwards and arrive later in the afternoon. Hoi An is best-known for its well-preserved old town; an area of canal-strewn streets, heritage facades and ancient architecture. The Japanese Covered Bridge is one of Hoi An’s most famous structures. 

Day 10: Hoi An (B, L)

Put on your most comfortable shoes for this morning’s leisurely walking tour of Hoi An. This stroll is a great introduction to the bygone charm of the town, and you will see an old-style merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese temple and local market, among other sights. There is free time following the tour, which can be used to continue exploring, sampling some of Hoi An’s cuisine specialities, or making the trip to the nearby beach. 

Day 11: Hoi An – Hue (B)

Journey to Hue today. This route takes the group over the famous Hai Van Pass, a stretch that once formed the  boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa. Today, the Hai Van Pass also acts as the boundary between the differing climate zones of North and South Vietnam. Arrive in Hue after crossing the Pass. 

Day 12: Hue (B, L)

The main draw of Hue is its incredible 19th-century citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. Behind the walls are the palaces and shrines of the former Imperial City. A visit to the citadel is on the cards for today, and as well as learning about the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled Hue between 1802 and 1945, you will also see Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City. Afterwards, board a boat for a scenic cruise along the Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda for a vegetarian lunch, as prepared by local nuns. The last stop of the day is the tombs of Emperors Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. You are then returned to the hotel and have free time.

Day 13: Hue – Hanoi (B)

A transfer collects you from the hotel after breakfast and takes you to the airport in time to board your one-way flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. This vibrant city is alive with energy, and is a melting-pot of Chinese, French and South East Asian influences that collide with ancient architecture and contemporary innovations. A transfer takes you from the airport in Hanoi to the hotel and you have the remainder of the day as free time to begin exploring however you life. 

Day 14: Hanoi (B, L)

Be shown around Hanoi on a guided city tour this morning. Up first is Tran Quoc Pagoda, which, at 1400 years old, is the oldest in the city. And with its location alongside the West Lake, it makes for one of Hanoi’s most photogenic attractions. It is then on Ho Chi Minh Complex to see President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s House and the one-pillar pagoda. Head to the Temple of Literature, and then visit Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of Jade Mountain) following lunch. The latter temple is dedicated to Confucian and Taoist teachings and is known for its location – within Hoan Kiem Lake – and its Huc Bridge. Return to the hotel and freshen up for tonight’s activity: a performance of traditional water puppets. 

Day 15: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Say goodbye to the hustle of Hanoi and set your sights on the tranquil setting of world-famous Halong Bay. To reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the group travels through the Red River Delta – a landscape dotted with flooded rice fields, water buffalos and rural villages. Get settled aboard your cruise vessel and set sail for the Sung Sot Caves, where you will have the opportunity to clamber into a kayak and get up-close to the limestone spires. Return to the main boat and continue cruising the bay until dinner is served at sunset. Travellers also have the chance to take up an on-board cooking class. 

Day 16: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Set an early alarm so you wake in time to see the breath-taking Halong Bay sunrise. You might also opt for a Tai chi session, held up on deck. Breakfast is served on the boat and there is more time to soak in the surrounding scenery as you weave in between karst formations on the return journey to shore. Disembark and begin the trip back to Hanoi, stopping at a local workshop in Hai Duong province for a lunch break. The evening is free time upon arrival in the city. Tonight is your final evening in Vietnam.

Day 17: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Have this morning as leisure time to squeeze in any last-minute sightseeing, street food tasting, or souvenir shopping. At the appropriate time, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport to board a return flight to Australia. 

Day 18: Australia

Arrive back in Australia. 

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff  Ho Chi Minh City

Head to the airport and board a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be met by a hotel transfer on arrival and taken to the accommodation for check in. The rest of the day is yours as free time. Opt to hole up in the hotel to rest after the flight, or explore the neighbourhood around the hotel.  

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

The group heads to the most visited tourist site in Vietnam this morning: the Cu Chi Tunnels. This site is located just out of Ho Chi Minh City and is most famous for its use by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. This network were vital to the sabotage and guerrilla warfare tactics that played out during the conflict. While a visit here is certainly eye-opening, it also provides invaluable insight into what life living inside the tunnels was like. Plus, there are a number of exhibits offering a look at booby traps and other artefacts. Leave the Cu Chi Tunnels and head back into central Ho Chi Minh City to tick off some of its other famous landmarks, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the Wall Remnants Museum. 

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Say goodbye to the skyscrapers of Ho Chi Minh City and hello to the verdant orchards, small villages and still surrounds of the Mekong Delta as you set out on your overnight cruise. Embarkation begins upon boarding from the Cai Be port at midday, and a welcome drink immediately helps you settle into boat life. Sit down to a tasty lunch as boat begins navigating through this mighty waterway – all you need to do is kick back, mingle with fellow travellers and take in the gorgeous scenery as it passes you by. A shore visit in the afternoon sees you step foot back on firm land for a guided walk through a local village – you may also have a chance to taste locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The group is back to the boat in time to catch the spectacular sunset, which is followed by a delicious dinner served aboard. 

Day 4: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

The boat departs its overnight docking location at approximately 6.30am, though early risers may already be up in time to see the sunrise. An early breakfast is served, and it is then straight into the day’s excursion: seeing the Cai Rang Floating Market from a sampan. This market is one of the liveliest floating markets in the Mekong Delta and is popular with travellers looking to experience the buzz of locals and vendors selling everything from fresh produce, to handmade crafts and souvenirs. Put your haggling skills to the test by negotiating on price for cuts of exotic fruits. After your time at the market there is a visit to either candy- and cake-making factories, or an extended excursion through the surrounding canal system. A transfer sees you returned to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon and the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. 

Please note that exploration of the canals around Cai Rang is season-dependent and will be done either by sampan or foot. 

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Dalat (B)

Take a transfer to the airport for a short one-way flight to Dalat. The distinctive temperate climate of Dalat has resulted in the city often being called the ‘City of Eternal Spring’, and these cooler temperatures may be a welcome respite to some travellers. There is also much to see in way of colonial architecture around Dalat, as the city was originally established by the French in the 1900s as a resort destination. Be welcomed to Dalat by an airport transfer upon arrival and have free time once you are settled into the accommodation. 

Day 6: Dalat (B, L)

A city tour kickstarts your discovery of Dalat and offers insight into the region’s colonial past. Design buffs will love seeing the Domaine de Marie Church, a structure that was built in 1940 and is a remarkable example of the meeting of French and Vietnamese architectural styles. Other highlights included on the tour are the Flower Gardens, which were established in 1966; an embroidery workshop to learn about this local artform; and boarding an open-air train for a scenic trip through lush scenery to Trai Mat. Head to the shore of Xuan Huong lake afterwards to unwind with an end-of-outing coffee. 

Day 7: Dalat – Nha Trang (B, L)

Make the drive out of the highlands and along a stunning coastal route to Nha Trang. Known as one of Vietnam’s best and most popular beach resort destinations, the appeal of Nha Trang becomes clear as soon as you catch a glimpse of its golden sand, too-blue water and the sprinkling of small islands located out on the horizon. Don’t get changed into your swimmers just yet though, as there is a trip to Po Nagar Charm Towers once you have checked into the hotel. This site comprised of four towers (there were originally between seven and eight) that were built across a 500-year period between the 7th and 12th centuries. Of the four towers, the North Tower is considered the most resplendent – be sure to look out for it! The cultural importance of the towers continues to this day, as the towers are still used for worship from Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists. Return to the hotel and have the reminder of the day as free time. 

Day 8: Nha Trang – Quy Nhon (B, L)

You move from the hotel to a boat this morning as you set off on an exciting excursion to some of the islands located throughout Nha Trang’s pristine bay. There are some swim stops on the schedule of this trip, so make sure your bathers are within easy reach in your bag. Arrive back on dry land after lunch and begin travelling to Quy Nhon, a quaint coastal town that is the location of your overnight stay.  

Day 9: Quy Nhon – Hoi An (B, L)

The tour today is bound for Hoi An. The drive to Hoi An is broken up with a stop at the Son My Memorial, where travellers will hear stories about the My Lai Massacre – one of the most notorious events from the Vietnam War – and can pay respects to the victims. Continue to Hoi An afterwards and arrive in the afternoon. The rest of the day is as leisure time for exploring Hoi An’s magical streets, walking along the riverfront, capturing the beauty of the heritage architecture, or tracking down platefuls of local cuisine. 

Day 10: Hoi An (B, L)

A relaxed walking tour of Hoi An sees you stroll around the town this morning, taking in its old-world charm and myriad sights – Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese temple, local market – along the way. You are free to spend the rest of the afternoon however you like. A popular option is to head to the nearby beach. 

Day 11: Hoi An – Hue (B)

Leave Hoi An for Hue. The route taken by the group encompasses crossing the Hai Van Pass. This point acts as a natural boundary; it once separated the old kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, and it now marks the boundary of the juxtaposed climatic zones of North and South Vietnam. Arrive in Hue after crossing the Pass. 

Day 12: Hue (B, L)

Hue’s most famous attraction is its 19th-century citadel. This complex holds the palaces and shrines of the former Imperial City, all flanked by a moat and thick stone walls. It is a haven for history lovers, although all visitors will be hard-pressed not to be in awe of this site. Visit the citadel in the morning, learning about the Nguyen Dynasty as you go. Some of the things to see inside the citadel include Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City. The visit to the citadel is followed by a scenic cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu pagoda. Here, sit down to a delicious vegetarian lunch that has been prepared by local nuns. The final stop of the day’s sightseeing is the tombs of Emperors Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. The rest of the day is free time upon returning to the hotel. 

Day 13: Hue – Hanoi (B)

Join a transfer for the trip to the airport and board a short one-way flight to Hanoi. You arrive in the Vietnamese capital and are transferred to the hotel. Drop off your luggage and take advantage of the rest of the day to begin soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Take in the medley of cultural influences (French, Chinese and South East Asian), tuck into plates of mouth-watering street food, or meander the maze of alleyways throughout the Old Quarter.  

Day 14: Hanoi (B, L)

Your introduction to Hanoi this morning is courtesy of a guided city tour. This experience covers Hanoi’s best-known and must-see sights, beginning with Tran Quoc Pagoda. The 1400-year-old pagoda is the oldest in the city and is located near West Lake, making for beautiful photo opportunities. The next stop is Ho Chi Minh Complex to see President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s House and the one-pillar pagoda. Follow this with a stop at Temple of Literature, a lunch break and then Ngoc Son Temple (also known as Temple of Jade Mountain). The day isn’t over when you return to the hotel though; you have time to freshen up before heading out again for an evening performance of traditional water puppetry. 

Day 15: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D) cruise-icon

Depart Hanoi in anticipation of your overnight cruise at Halong Bay. The group journeys through the Red River Delta, a region famous for its flooded rice fields, water buffalos and rural villages, to arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed bay. Board the boat and sit back to relax as it sets sail towards Sung Sot Caves. Travellers so inclined can choose to jump into a kayak for a thrilling opportunity to paddle up-close to the limestone spires. The boat continues cruising around the bay for the rest of the afternoon, and dinner is served at around sunset. An on-board cooking class is also offered for would-be chefs or eager foodies. 

Day 16: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Early birds will treasure being up in time to see a Halong Bay sunrise – and even those fond of a lie-in may be tempted into setting an alarm the night before so as not to miss this sight. Once up you can partake in a Tai chi session, too. Breakfast is served aboard and you have the morning to relax on deck or in the cabins as the boat moves between karst formations and returns to shore. Say goodbye to the crew upon disembarking and begin the drive back to Hanoi. There is a lunch stop at a local workshop in Hai Duong along the way. There is no set itinerary upon returning to the city and you have total free time. 

Day 17: Hanoi – Sapa (B)

You have this morning as independent exploration to continue falling for the frenetic charm of Hanoi. A transfer takes you to the railway station in the afternoon and you board an overnight sleeper train for the journey into the hills of Sapa. Accommodations aboard the train are on a twin share basis. 

Day 18: Sapa (B)

The train pulls into Sapa in the early morning and you are transferred to the hotel. Once you are checked in the days to yours to see Sapa in whatever way you fancy. Take a turn around the village streets to get you bearings, discover magnificent outlooks across terraced rice fields and the Muong Hoa Valley, or do up the laces on your hiking shoes to tackle a section of the 15 kilometre-long Tram Ton Pass. This route has the highest elevation of any in Vietnam and is the path used to connect Sapa with neighbouring Lai Chau. 

Optional: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa Trek

Undertake a 4-kilometre trek on a path that takes you from Sapa to the village of Cat Cat. Here you can see a beautiful waterfall and a hydroelectric power station – a French-built reminder of the area’s colonial heritage. The trek continues to Sin Chai, a small village set at the foothills of Fansipan mountain. Return to Sapa after having lunch at leisure in Sin Chai. 

Day 19: Sapa – Hanoi (B)

You have a majority of the day to continue enjoying the sights, sounds and experiences of Sapa. At approximately 5pm, a transfer will take you to the train station for the overnight journey back to Hanoi. Accommodation is again in a twin share cabin. 

Day 20: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff  Australia (B)

The train arrives back to the Vietnamese capital and you have free time until the time when a transfer takes you to the airport, so you can board your return flight to Australia.

Day 21: Australia 

Arrive back in Australia today. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline, including 20 kilograms checked luggage
  • One-way flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat and Hue to Hanoi, plus all transfers within Vietnam
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Overnight cruise on the Mekong Delta
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 11 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary

21 day tour with Sapa extension also includes:

  • Return twin cabin on the sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa, plus all train transfers
  • Overnight accommodation in Sapa
  • Trek from Cat Cat to Sin Chai and Sapa, including lunch


Highlights:

  • Head to Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City and learn about this network’s notorious legacy, and see other sights of former Saigon such as Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum
  • Enjoy an overnight cruise of the Mekong Delta and visit local villages and floating markets along the way
  • Admire the colonial architecture dotted around Dalat, and hop between the picture-perfect isles off the coast of Nha Trang on an island boat tour
  • Wander the charming streets of Hoi An, and cross the Hai Van Pass to travel to Hue and see its impressive 19th-century Imperial Citadel
  • Fly to Hanoi and take in the major sights around the energetic Vietnamese capital, including Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Complex and Ngoc Son Temple
  • Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Halong Bay and be blown away by the beauty of this landscape with an overnight cruise experience
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • 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

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $299 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (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. 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/
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  • 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

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

18 day tour – $849 per person – in addition to your twin share price.
21 day tour – $1,199 per person – in addition to your twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. 

Triple Share: Available, must buy 3 vouchers.

Children: Minimum age 2 years. Same price as adults.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Rooms offered are based on a lead in room type and any bedding configuration preferences are on a request basis only.

Ho Chi Minh City: Muong Thanh Hotel Saigon or similar
Mekong Delta: Mekong Eyes Cruise or similar
Dalat: Ngoc Lan Hotel or similar
Nha Trang: Dendro Hotel or similar
Quy Nhon: Seagull Hotel Quy Nhon or similar
Hoi An: Hoi An Sincerity Hotel or similar
Hue: Moonlight hotel Hue or similar
Hanoi: Lenid Hotel or similar
Halong Bay: Flamingo Cruise or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds,

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs or extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

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.

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

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

1 November
15 November
29 November
6 December

2020:

7 February
14 February
21 February 
6 March 
20 March 
3 April 
17 April 
8 May 
22 May 
5 June 
19 June 
3 July
17 July 
31 July
14 August
28 August 
11 September 
25 September 
9 October 
23 October 
6  November 
20 November 
4  December 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne or Perth with Vietnam Airlines, Thai Airlines, Malaysian airlines or similar 
  • Return economy flights with Singapore Airlines and their codeshare partners if premium airline option is selected 
  • Brisbane – A $100 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Adelaide – A $250 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • Flights include one piece of carry-on and one checked-in baggage per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights with a full-service airline, including 20 kilograms checked luggage
  • One-way flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dalat and Hue to Hanoi, plus all transfers within Vietnam
  • 15 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Overnight cruise on the Mekong Delta
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 11 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend to a 21 day itinerary to include time in Sapa
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