Departure Dates

2021 Twin Share Per Person Single Supplement
13/20 Mar*  10/24 Jul 4 Dec  

Adult:

$2299

upgrade to 4 star: +$275

upgrade to 5 Star : +1050

3 Star +$650

4 Star +$850

5 Star +$1,550

10/17 Apr*** 07/14/21 Aug 18Dec***
08/15/22 May 11 /18 Sep*
12/19 Jun  02/09/16Oct*
26 Jun* 6/13/20 Nov*
* = Peak Season Surcharge $300 per person
*** = High Season Surcharge $500 per person

 

Must purchase 2 people or pay single supplement
This travel offer is priced for 2 people based on twin share.
If purchase Single Traveller, Single supplements must be purchased.

 

Duration:    13 days / 12 nights

Route:  Siem Reap – Saigon – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – Hoian – Hanoi – Halong Bay

 

ITINERARY 

 

Day 1  Melbourne to Siem Reap

In Flight ( Fly to Osaka via a connecting city. Note: Some flights may depart one day later.)

 

Day 2 :   SIEM REAP ARRIVAL      

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be met and transferred by our driver to your hotel. Dinner at your own arrangement for more flexibility. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Nil.

Please note: Hotel check in time is from 14.00

Day 3:   SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOURS    (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning you will visit with your professional guide, the “Great City” of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King and Ta Phrom Temple.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor’s construction. At the end of afternoon, we enjoy sunset view on the top of Bakheng mountain temple. Drop off at hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

 

Day 4 : SIEM REAP – SAIGON (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight to Saigon.

Upon arrival, transfer from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center of Saigon then check-in at hotel. At leisure to relax. Overnight in Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

 

Day 5 : SAIGON – CITY TOUR – CUCHI TUNNEL (B/L)

We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Our last stop this morning will be War Remnants Museum.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we drive overland to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese guerrillas to protect the region against the American attacks during the Vietnam War. We can even crawl a part inside the tunnel, visit their infirmary, kitchen…. to discover how people had survived hereby.

Back to your hotel later on. Overnight in Saigon

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

 

Day 6: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L)

This morning, we leave Saigon for My Tho, in the heart of Mekong delta with visit to the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Upon arrival, we will 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. Overnight in Saigon

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

 

Day 7 : SAIGON – DANANG – HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN (B)

Morning transfer to airport for your onwards flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, picked up from Da Nang airport to your hotel in Hoi An to drop off luggage.

Together with our guide in Hoian, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day.

Overnight in Hoian

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

 

Day 8: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – HOIAN (B/L)

Depart from your hotel by bicycle in 30 minutes or Motor taxi/ Car (optional surcharge) to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables… Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ – a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region … After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before cycle back to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Tra Que vegetable village.

 

Day 9: HOIAN – MYSON – HOIAN – HUE (B)

Breakfast at hotel, we will then depart from Hoian to My Son, where you can discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture that once rightfully developed in the location of present Central Vietnam. Thanks to the mystery and construction secrets of the Cham towers hereby, My Son had been also designated by UNESCO as one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam.

Drive back to Hoi An for your onward bus transfer to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

 

Day 10: HUE CITY TOUR – STREET FOOD – HANOI (B/L)

Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. This morning, we will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City.  Move on to the colorful Dong Ba market where you can see many of ingredients for making Hue local food, and explore the local business life.

The best way to explore local culture is through its unique cuisine. Around noon time, we shall embark on a special street food tour to discover the other side of Hue. Our journey start from Sticky rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (Ram It) or Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) to the well-known Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The street food tour finish at a small restaurant serve Sweet soup (Che), a scrumptious local delicacy made of tapioca and various local ingredients. Or, if sweet soup is not your style, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk awaits.

Heading straight to Phu Bai airport or your onward flight to Hanoi.

Upon arrival, pick up from the airport to your hotel in center area. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant.

 

Day 11 : HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel

It is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Let’s start from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solemn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to Tran Quoc pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Move on to Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a Centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.

Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on to relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at local restaurant.

Please note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday, late September to November for annual maintenance. We will visit  Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Hanoi, this is pottery village with a half- millenary  historic development.

 

Day 12 : HANOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D)

If you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in our overnight boat. Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner with fresh seafood. Overnight onboard.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner on board.

Please note: The program may change due to the weather without notice.

 

Day 13 : HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/Br)

Morning wake up with a taichi-quan or yoga exercises guided by the crew before having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets. Return to the Wharf to be back to Hanoi by shuttle bus at midday. Arrive in the city around 3-4pm. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast and brunch on board.

 

 

Day 14 : HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, free at leisure for relax or shopping (your own arrangement) before transferring to the airport for your onwards flight back home. End of service.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00.

 

Day 15 :  Arrive Australia

Arrive Sweet Home.

 

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

Option: Upgrade:

4 Star  $275 per person / 5 star $1050 per person

City 3-star hotel 4-star hotel 5-star hotel
Siem Reap Kouprey hotel

Deluxe room

Treasure Oasis hotel

Superior room

Angkor Miracle resort

Deluxe city view room

Saigon Liberty Parkview

Deluxe room

Bay hotel

Deluxe room

Pullman Saigon

Superior room

Hoi An Lotus Hoi An

Superior room

RoseMary Boutique Hotel

Deluxe room

Palm Garden resort

Superior room

Hanoi Rosaleen hotel

Superior room

Moonlight hotel

Superior room

Indochine Palace Hotel

Deluxe room

Halong Bay Adamas hotel

Deluxe room

Thang Long Opera hotel

Superior room

Melia Hanoi

Deluxe room

 

Package Includes

  • Economy airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges from Sydney or Melbourne with  (eg. China Eastern/Southern, Air China, China Airlines a full service Chinese) or other Asian carrier (e.g. Vietnam/Thai/Malaysia Air), Malindo Air (subject to availability).
  • Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Australia Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, Qantas Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
  • Domestic Airline(s) Used
    Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air (subject to availability).
  • Complimentary Vietnam Visa arrangement services (one month, single entry)
  • English-speaking tour guides on touring date.
  • 3 Star Accommodation on twin/double/triple sharing basic
  • 21 Meals Included

Package Excludes

  • International, domestic flights and airport departure tax.
  • Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program.
  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee (USD 25/pax), Cambodia Visa stamp fee (USD 30/pax)
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge.
  • Tipping for Guides (USD 3/pax/day) and Drivers (USD 1/pax/day)
  • Other expense not mentioned in the program.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses
 CANCELLATION POLICY
    • 120 days or more prior to departure
      • Loss of $600 plus any administration fee plus 100% of the airfare, cruise and rail tickets are non-refundable.
    • 119 days or less prior to departure
      • 100% non-refundable paid by you in connection with the booking.
    • “No Show”
      • 100% non-refundable paid by you in connection with the booking.

Optional Upgrade:

  • Airline Upgrade^: Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific  from $300 pp subject to availability & applicable fare difference
  • Seasonal Surcharges: * = Shoulder Season: $150,   *** = High Season: $400
  • Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide From $150pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)
  • Premium Economy Upgrade: Cathay Pacific from $2,200 pp subject to availability
  • Business Class Upgrade: China Southern Airlines from $3,000 pp, Singapore Airlines from $4,300 pp, Cathay Pacific from $5,300 pp subject to availability
  • Early Arrival/Stay Behind Surcharge: From $200 pp subject to availability and applicable fare difference
  • Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation: From $350/twin room/night subject to availability
  • Single supplement: 3 star $750 /4 star $850/ 5 star $1550
  • Optional upgrade Accommodation:  4star $275/ 5 star $1050
  • Please Note: Triple share is the same price
  • Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 2 weeks before departure and may involve up to 2 transits per leg
  • TRANSPORTATION ON DAY 7: If there is any elderly cannot take cycle trip, please note for us right upon reservation time for our preparation.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFO

BOOKING INFORMATION

You will receive a receipt and  Passenger Information Form after you purchased.

Please email back to us after you completed the form.

 

Single Traveller Supplement

Single travellers a single supplement priced  must be purchased.
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people.
Child Policy
– No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
– Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.

Triple Share
Third person is available with the same price

Bedding Configuration

Twin Share
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (subject to availability).
Triple Share
1 Double Bed + 1 single or 3 Single beds (subject to availability). Please inform us inside the Booking Form with your preference.

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 45 per vehicle.

 

Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, at lease 6  months validity for use on arrival to the foreigner country. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.

Luggage:
All the packages inclusive 20kg Check in luggage / Hand luggage is 7 kg. You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

Visa Information

Vietnam

Free Complementary electronic visa will be provided.

Cambodia
Australian passport holders can apply for a Tourism e-visa online through the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. E-visas are only valid for Flight entry through the Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville International Airports, and Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Poipet (Banteay Meanchey), Bavet (Svay Rieng) and Tropaeng Kreal (Stung Treang).

  • Alternatively a tourist visa can be completely arranged on arrival at the border for $35 USD per person.
    – Visas must be arranged in USD currency at the border.
  • Please note: Please start arranging your visa at least 1 Months prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
  • Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.

Travel Advice:

  • Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au for the latest Travel Advice.
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for all overseas travel. With the traveller who purchased with Delightful Travel. We will offer 20% off on your insurance.

Terms and Condition

Please makes sure you read the Terms and Condition Before you place the Booking.

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST

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