18 Days Grand Vietnam with international flight

18 Days Grand Vietnam with international flight
9.3 out of 10
Destinations:Hanoi- Halong-Sapa- Hoi An- Nha Trang- Ho Chi Minh
Duration: 18 Days
Price From: 3600 USD

Immerse yourself in the exotic wonderland of Vietnam with this 18 day package with return international flights, 14 nights hotel accommodations, 1 night Halong bay cruise and 1 night on train and 25 delicious meals. See the ancient treasures of Hoi An Old Town, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites including My Son Holy Land, and discover the vibrant street life of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Take in the beautiful sights of the Mekong Delta on a river cruise. Trek among the beautiful rice paddies of Sapa, and learn about the traditional lifestyles of the hill tribe villagers. Relax in Nha Trang. With all this and more, there is something for everyone in remarkable Vietnam!

Day 1: Australia - Hanoi (In-flight meals)
Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Perth for the flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either China Southern Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, singapore airline or Cathay Pacific Airways.... to name a few (subject to availability and hcoson by Halong Tours Booking). On arrival be picked up at Hanoi Airport and be transferred to the Hotel for the night. *Please note, some flights may depart the day before*

Overnight: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi- Halong Bay Meal (B, L, D)
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
14h30 – 15h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area.
16h30 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on V’Spirit Cruises in Halong

Day 3: V’Spirit Cruises Halong – Hanoi – Recheck in hotel (B/L/-)
06h30 – 07h30 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
10h30 – 11h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
16h00 - 17h00 Recheck in hotel.
 
Overnight: Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa (B,L)
This morning you will take the bus to Sapa. The bus trip takes about five hours, arriving in Sapa around 12:00pm to check in to the hotel and then have lunch at a restaurant. This afternoon trek along the paddy fields to Ta Van village to learn about the ‘Zay’ people. Return to Sapa in the afternoon and discover the town at leisure.

Overnight: Panorama Hotel, Sapa

Day 5: Sapa, Trekking - Back Hanoi (B,L)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before heading off at 8:30am for a trekking trip. Visit two villages of the Black H'mong (Catcat and SinChai) as well as the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French. Take in the stunning landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way, and walk back to Sapa town- at 3:00Pm we will pick you to the Bus back Hanoi. arrive Hanoi at 9:30Pm

Overnight: Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 6: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Enjoy the whole day free at leisure until 6.30pm, then transfer to the train station for an overnight sleeper train to Hue. (Hotel checkout at 12:00pm).

Overnight: Air-conditioned sleeper train (4 berth cabin)

Day 7: Hue Arrival Meal No

you wil arrive Hue at 9:00am, our driver will pick you to Hotel- free and easy at your leisure time

Overnight: Hotel in Hue

Day 8: Hue City tour & Perfume River (B,L)
Pick up you at your hotel at around 8:00 and then take a full day to discover Hue: visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum and Emperor Tu Duc ’s Mausoleums. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Lunch at a local restaurant.In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River
Tour will end 16:00. You will be tranfered to your hotel by taxi.

Overnight: Hotel in Hue

Day 9: Hue - Hoi An (B)
After breakfast this morning be picked up by bus at 8:00-8:30am for a transfer to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Town. Arrive in Hoi An and check-in at the hotel and then enjoy the day to discover the fascinating culture and beauty of Hoi An.

Overnight: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An - My Son tour (B,Light lunch)
8:00am: The  bus  and  tour  guide  pick  you  up  at  your  hotel.
8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.
9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My  Son  was  chosen  as  a  religious  center,  built  in  the  late  4th  century  under  the  Cham’s  King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa  Kingdom with our tour guide.
12.00: Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river.
You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch then  get boat trip visit Thu Bon river, stopping for visiting at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional work village.
14:30: The boat trip will finish at Boat station

Overnight: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang (B)
Enjoy free time after breakfast until you transfer to the airport in Da Nang to fly to Nha Trang. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 12: Nha Trang (B)
Today enjoy a full day free and easy 

Overnight: Hotel, Nha Trang

Day 13: Nha Trang (B)

Today enjoy a whole day free to discover Nha Trang or go to the beach and relax.

Overnight: Hotel in Nha Trang

Day 14: Nha Trang – Cam Ranh - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Enjoy today free at leisure until it is time to transfer to Cam Ranh airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Once at Ho Chi Minh City check into the hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Overnight:  Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Củ Chi Tunnels Day Tour (B,L)

Begin the day with an 8:30am pick up at the hotel for an excursion to Củ Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. home to around 10,000 people for several years, it took about 25 years to build the underground city. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans. Before going underground, watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 1.00pm. Free time in the afternoon to explore the exciting city.

Overnight:  Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Mekong Delta Cruise (B,L)

7.30-7.50: meet our tour guide at your hotel
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.
On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Overnight:  Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City - Australia (B, In-Flight Meals)

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then enjoy some leisure time until the transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport.

Day 18: Arrive In Australia


FLIGHTS
Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL
Departure from BNE/ADL/PER incur a surcharge 200AUD pp

Flight high season surcharge: 300AUD for travel Dec 2017 to Jan 2018

Tour high season surcharge: 150AUD for check in Jan to feb, 25 April to 5 May, 28 Aug to 2 Sept

Two internal flights: Da Nang - Nha Trang and Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City


ACCOMMODATION
14 nights hotel accommodation
One night on an air-conditioned sleeper train from Hanoi - Hue
CRUISE
One night cruising beautiful Halong Bay
Sail aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat

DINING
Enjoy 25 delicious meals including daily breakfast
HIGHLIGHTS
Discover Hanoi, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City
Go trekking in Sapa and visit the native hill tribes
Enjoy free time to explore Hanoi
Explore Hue city and the Perfume River on a full day tour
Enjoy free time to explore Hoi An
See the sacred ruins of My Son Holy Land
Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Relax on the stunning beaches of Nha Trang
Free and easy to relax in Nha Trang beach
Tour the historical Cu Chi Tunnels 
Enjoy free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City


TOUR ESSENTIALS
Professional English speaking guide
Airline taxes and surcharges
All sightseeing and entrance fees

TRANSPORT
Transportation by A/C vehicles

TRANSFERS
Private return airport transfers

EXCLUSIONS
Visa fees and requirements (A visa for Vietnam is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
Optional activities/tours
Personal expenses
Travel insurance (Mandatory)


VISAS
A tourist visa is required for Vietnam if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Vietnam visa support letter will be provided on request for $15 USD per person payable direct to the merchant. Your Vietnam visa will be arranged at the border for $25 USD per person
Visas must be arranged in USD currency at the border with 2 passport size photos
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

The guest reviews are submitted after using service:
Total 9.3
Cruise quality
9.5
Food/Drink
9.2
Cabin quality
9.2
Staff quality
9.5
Entertainment
9.2
  • CityHunter2016
    group
    Singapore
    July

    More than your expectation

    I priced our hotels/cruise through my regular booking website, using transfers/tours provided by the hotels, and..

    9.24
  • Manney Black
    Couple
    South Africa
    June 2017

    FANTASTIC TRIP, ORGANIZED FOR A COUPLE

    They Organize a Tour Pack for me and my Husband, and it was fantastic, I also have a present and a Birthday..

    9.2
  • JohnnoFlex
    Couple
    Australia
    June 2017

    Good Arrangement ......

    We had a great experience with the team at Halong Tours Booking. We travelled around Vietnam for 18 days and..

    9.3
  • 480youngw
    family
    Melbourne, Australia
    February 2017

    Amazing stress free & fun

    Halong Tours are an amazing company, so organised and amazing with communication. Our sales rep Ms Tammy was incredible, and..

    9.5
  • Brian F
    Couple
    Berkeley, California
    January 2017

    Seventieth country visited tops our list.

    My wife and I lucked out in choosing Halong Tours Booking to take care of our visit to the 70th country we have..

    9.5
  • Joe H
    Group
    Sydney, Australia
    December 2016

    Amazing cultural experience!

    Trip organisation was very smooth from every transit, airport pickup, hotel check-in, city sights, etc. The chosen..

    9.2
  • Sara C
    family
    Australia
    December 2016

    IT COULDN'T BE BETTER

    Halong Tours Booking organised our tour in Vietnam. It has been the best trip ever: really well organised,..

    9.6
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