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8 Day Classic Vietnam with Flights

Hanoi - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Roundtrip international flights from Australia 

All internal domestic flights included

Modern hotel accommodation with breakfast 

2019 & 2020 departures available 

Discover the best of Vietnam's culture & iconic sites!

From $1,399 $1,870 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


See and taste the best of what Vietnam has to offer on this 8-day spectacular tour. In between eating all the Banh Mi your stomach can handle, you'll have the chance to explore the historical sites of Hanoi and cruise around Halong Bay.  Witness stunning panoramic views with the optional tour of Ba Na Hill from Hoi An, and discover the iconic sites of Ho Chi Minh City.  With heaps of free time to immerse yourself in traditional Vietnamese culture, rest assured that you will depart this breathtaking country with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Upgrade to Deluxe Accommodation and experience everything with an added touch of luxury.

 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Day 1

Australia Hanoi

Today you'll be boarding a flight to Vietnam. On arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Feel free to explore Hanoi's wonderful culture and cuisine.

Accommodation: La Suite Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 2

Hanoi

Today you are free to explore Hanoi at your leisure.

Accommodation: La Suite in a Deluxe city room or similar, Hanoi

Meal included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Full-day Hanoi City tour - After being collected between 7.45am and 8.15am, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well - preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. Then, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. You will return to the hotel at around 3.30pm to 4 pm.

Halong Bay day tour - After breakfast at your hotel, at 08:00 our waiting guide and driver will welcome you at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer us to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of Vietnam’s most spectacular natural attractions. The 3.5 half-hour drive passes rice fields, buffalos and rural villages. Spend 4 hours cruising around Halong Bay’s myriad of tiny islands and exploring the many grottoes created by the wind and the waves. A delicious seafood lunch will be served on board before we visit the stunning Thien Cung cave (Heavenly Palace Cave), well-known for its stalagmites and stalactites. We then visit Dau Go Cave (grotto of the wooden stakes). It is here that in 1288 one of Vietnam’s most famous Generals, Tran Hung Dao amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongol army. We return to the wharf in the afternoon and transfer back to Hanoi, arriving at around 7.30pm.

 

Day 3

Hanoi Danang and Hoi An

After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoian. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Hoian.

Accommodation: Vinh Hung 2 Hotel or similar, Hoi An

Meal included: breakfast

 

Day 4

Hoi An

Today is free for your own exploration in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Vinh Hung 2 Hotel or similar, Hoi An

Meal included: breakfast

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

My Son excursion - Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river that flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour, be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An.

Ba Na Hill - This morning, you will then explore Ba Na Hill. Located at 1,480m above sea level, its temperate climate, the biodiversity of lowland evergreen forest, and spectacular views over the South China Sea & the Lao mountain range make Ba Na a popular retreat place. On arrival, a 20-minute cable-cart-ride bring us past the vast forest tree line and offers spectacular views of the lush jungle and Fairy waterfall along the way. Time to experience the pristine ecological system of Ba Na. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, visit Linh Ung Pagoda with its 27m height Buddha Statue. Alternatively, you can conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain and have a spectacular view of Da Nang, the ocean, and also visit some interesting sites like the Rainbow Waterfall, Suspension Bridge, Golden Valley, and the ruined Opera House. Lunch at a local restaurant at Ba Na Hill.

 

Day 5

Danang  Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Le Duy Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 6

Ho Chi Minh City

Today is yours to explore the city.

Accommodation: Le Duy Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: breakfast

Optional activities at additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Mekong Delta day tour - This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival, board a motorboat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea, and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards, continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits, traditional music performance.

Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour - The Cu Chi tunnels, 70 kilometers North West of downtown Ho Chi Minh, is a well-known historical vestige of the Vietnamese revolution. As a distinctive architecture, this cobweb-like tunnel complex is a network of underground dug-outs of over 200 kilometers long, consisting of many layers and turnings with meeting, living and fighting quarters. We depart at 8.30am or 2pm from your hotel. This is a great half day trip to see the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where we learn first hand how the Viet Cong survived the extraordinary underground existence during the Vietnam war. Tour ends around 12.30pm or 6pm.

 

Day 7

Ho Chi Minh City Australia

Breakfast is at the hotel and you're free at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation: Le Duy Hotel or similar, Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

 

Day 8

Arrival in Australia

We hope you have brought home fond memories of Vietnam!

Meals included: inflight only

 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class Airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth (*surcharge applies)
  • Internal domestic flights to Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • International and domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Meals as indicated: 7 breakfasts
  • All transfers and transportation with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

 

Standard Accommodation

Hanoi: La Suite Hotel in a Deluxe room
Hoian: Vinh Hung 2 Hotel in a Superior room
Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel in a Deluxe room

 

Deluxe Hotel Accommodation Upgrade

Hanoi: Chalcedony Hotel in a Deluxe City View room
Hoi An: Le Belle Maison Hadana Hotel in a Deluxe room
Ho Chi Minh City: Northern Hotel

 

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $250.

Departure Dates


JUL 2019
29 th
Monday 29 Jul 2019  ‐  Monday 05 Aug 2019
AUG 2019
17 th
Saturday 17 Aug 2019  ‐  Saturday 24 Aug 2019
SEP 2019
09 th
Monday 09 Sep 2019  ‐  Monday 16 Sep 2019
OCT 2019
16 th
Wednesday 16 Oct 2019  ‐  Wednesday 23 Oct 2019
NOV 2019
09 th
Saturday 09 Nov 2019  ‐  Saturday 16 Nov 2019

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