Travel Advice:

  • Departure City: Melbourne/Sydney (Adelaide/Brisbane/Gold Coast surcharge may apply)
  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas.
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.

Bedding Configuration

  • Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability) Pls inform us when book the tour.
  • Bookings are non-changeable & non-refundable once your travel dates are confirmed.

EXCLUSIONS

– Visa fees

– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any speciality restaurants)

– Optional activities/tours

– Personal expenses

– Travel insurance (Strongly Recommended) Delightful Travel provided 30% off with NIB TRAVEL INSURANCE when Purchasing the Tour. Please email through the details and the Team members will email you the quotation

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 7 to 14 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Australia – Hanoi

Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) today. You will be transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Hanoi City Tour

Enjoy a full day city tour of Hanoi. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, an important place of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of Vietnamese who come from far and wide to pay their respects to ‘Uncle Ho’. Within the complex are Hi Ci Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the Presidential palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum and the one Pilar Pagoda. After lunch at local restaurant in Noi Bai Center, heading to see other sights include temple of literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Sơn Temple.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

After breakfast, tour guide picks you up at suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter. Depart for Ninh Binh province (90km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes en route to free your legs. Arrive at Hoa Lu, which was once depicted the ancient capital of Vietnam, settling up in the 10th century. Visit temples of two Dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time. Learn more about ancient culture through an excavation of vestiges of Royal Places ground dated 10th century.

Afternoon: Arrive Tam Coc. Relax and Enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant nearby. Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave” to get a strange feeling. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi.

Evening: Arrive in Hanoi. Take you back to Hotel, freely time to have dinner and visit Hanoi by night.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Hanoi – HaLong Bay

Today, travel through the Red River Delta this morning as you journey to Tuan Chau Habour, the launching pad for your overnight cruise on the iconic Halong Bay.

You will be welcomed aboard the Viet Beauty Cruise with the traditional Vietnamese junk and have the chance to meet the crew and captain over an arrival drink. Lunch is served after you settle into your cabin and as you begin sailing.

Later on, there is a visit to Ti Top Island where you have the opportunity to swim and admire the incredible view over the Bay. Jump into a kayak to paddle around the Bay, visit a neighbouring floating house to learn about local life or getting hands-on in a cooking class where you will master the art of making spring roll.

This evening, there is a sunset soiree on-deck. Enjoy sunset with local wine and fruit is served. which is followed by dinner and time to socialise and mingle with other guests.

Overnight: Dragon Cruise in the middle of Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

HaLong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast is served aboard the junk as the boat begins to cruise into the Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave) with layers of fossilized shells which present the history formation of Halong Bay. Then, stop by Pearl Farm, it was in 1995 when the first pearl village of Halong Bay was founded by a Japanese organization. After its success amongst the pearl production industry and tourism, the operations were then passed on to the Vietnamese. Enjoy brunch at Dragon Cruise heads back to harbour.

Disembarks harbour to make the journey back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

After Lunch, we visit Ho Chi Minh City, Reunification Palace, Sai Gon Post office, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market

Evening, enjoy dinner in local restaurant and visit Ho Chi Minh by night.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast

Mekong  – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh

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 Ho Chi Minh. 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.

Enjoy free Time for last minute souvenir shopping and visit Ho Chi Minh by night.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Ho Chi Minh – Australia

After breakfast, a transfer will take you to the airport and you will board a return flight to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 1

Australia – Hanoi

Arrive in Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) today. You will be transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Note: Some flights may depart one day later.

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

Enjoy a full day city tour of Hanoi. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, an important place of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of Vietnamese who come from far and wide to pay their respects to ‘Uncle Ho’. Within the complex are Hi Ci Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and the Presidential palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum and the one Pilar Pagoda. After lunch at local restaurant in Noi Bai Center, heading to see other sights include temple of literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Sơn Temple.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

After breakfast, tour guide picks you up at suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter. Depart for Ninh Binh province (90km south of Hanoi). Have a break 20 minutes en route to free your legs. Arrive at Hoa Lu, which was once depicted the ancient capital of Vietnam, settling up in the 10th century. Visit temples of two Dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time. Learn more about ancient culture through an excavation of vestiges of Royal Places ground dated 10th century.

Afternoon: Arrive Tam Coc. Relax and Enjoy lunch in a nice restaurant nearby. Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves “Hang Ca – First cave, Hang Hai -Second cave, Hang Ba – Third cave” to get a strange feeling. Boat returns to the dock for bus drive back to Hanoi.

Evening: Arrive in Hanoi. Take you back to Hotel, freely time to have dinner and visit Hanoi by night.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4

Hanoi – HaLong Bay

Today, travel through the Red River Delta this morning as you journey to Tuan Chau Habour, the launching pad for your overnight cruise on the iconic Halong Bay.

You will be welcomed aboard the Viet Beauty Cruise with the traditional Vietnamese junk and have the chance to meet the crew and captain over an arrival drink. Lunch is served after you settle into your cabin and as you begin sailing.

Later on, there is a visit to Ti Top Island where you have the opportunity to swim and admire the incredible view over the Bay. Jump into a kayak to paddle around the Bay, visit a neighbouring floating house to learn about local life or getting hands-on in a cooking class where you will master the art of making spring roll.

This evening, there is a sunset soiree on-deck. Enjoy sunset with local wine and fruit is served. which is followed by dinner and time to socialise and mingle with other guests.

Overnight: Dragon Cruise in the middle of Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5

HaLong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast is served aboard the junk as the boat begins to cruise into the Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave) with layers of fossilized shells which present the history formation of Halong Bay. Then, stop by Pearl Farm, it was in 1995 when the first pearl village of Halong Bay was founded by a Japanese organization. After its success amongst the pearl production industry and tourism, the operations were then passed on to the Vietnamese. Enjoy brunch at Dragon Cruise heads back to harbour.

Disembarks harbour to make the journey back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6

Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

After Lunch, we visit Ho Chi Minh City, Reunification Palace, Sai Gon Post office, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market

Evening, enjoy dinner in local restaurant and visit Ho Chi Minh by night.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast

Day 7

Mekong  – My Tho – Ben Tre – Ho Chi Minh

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 Ho Chi Minh. 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.

Enjoy free Time for last minute souvenir shopping and visit Ho Chi Minh by night.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh – Australia

After breakfast, a transfer will take you to the airport and you will board a return flight to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast

Airline:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full-service Chinese carrier, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or other Asian carriers
  • Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas at an additional cost $600 per person
  • Brisbane/Perth – A $100 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Adelaide – A $250 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights
  • Including maximum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline)
  • One return flight is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

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 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking

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 1-2 weeks before departure.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $250 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. Please note, if you have selected a breakaway, airport transfers (if applicable) will not be provided.

Single Supplement:

$480 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable direct at the time of booking to Travel Partner.

Group Size:  Minimum 2 People – Maximum 17 People

Triple Share: Not available

High Season Surcharge:

10SEP2019 – 14OCT2019: $400 PER PERSON

10NOV2019 – 06DEC2019: $400 PER PERSON

07DEC2019 – 17JAN2020: $800 PER PERSON

20JAN2020 – 15FEB2020: $400 PER PERSON

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. Double-bedded rooms may be requested but are never guaranteed. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities.

Please note all accommodation is based on the local ratings and that hotel rooms in Vietnam are smaller in sizes compare to other countries.

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with our Travel Partner. You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. Please note, transportation is not included for all optional programs. Travellers will be required to make their own way to the optional program venue. Optional programs are subject to availability, must require a minimum of at least 2 people to run and must be booked at least 2 months prior to departure.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

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

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