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16 Day Vietnam Adventures Tour 2019 (Tour Code: VAT)

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – HANOI                  

VN722, Sydney – Saigon 11:50/16:15

VN266, Saigon – Hanoi 18:00/20:10

Depart Australia in the morning and arrive in Hanoi in the evening. Upon arrival, you are met by our tour guide and transferred to hotel. Stay overnight at Stay Seven Hotel***** or similar.

Day 02: HANOI – LAOCAI (B.D)

You have the morning to yourself at leisure today. After dinner, you are transferred to the Railway Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai. You will ride on the Tulico Train or King Express Train. You will be sleeping in a quad shared soft sleeping compartment).

Day 03: LAOCAI – SAPAT – CAT CAT VILLAGE – SAPA (B.L.D)

In early morning, you arrive at Lao Cai Train Station where you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to hotel for breakfast. Sapa Tour includes visit to ethnic market at Sapa Town, then Cat Cat village, an ethnic village inhabited by many ethnic minority groups in Vietnam and home to a picturesque waterfall. There you will come to know traditional culture of the Vietnamese people. Stay at Chau Long Sapa Hotel**** or similar.

Day 04: SAPA – TAPHIN ETHNIC VILLAGE - LAOCAI – HANOI (B.L.D)

Travel by car to Taphin village where the Red Dzao and Black H'mong people will make you feel at home. En route, you will pass the ruins of French-era church. Then transfer to Lao Cai Station for overnight train to Hano. You will travel on the Tulico Express in a quad shared soft sleeping compartment.

Day 05: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B. L. D)

On arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred for Breakfast. We will then depart from Hanoi and travel by air-conditioned bus through the Red River Delta to beautiful Ha Long Bay. The scenic drive will pass through some of the rural landscape before arriving in the afternoon to the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay consists of more than 3000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculptured into fantastic shapes. Upon arrival, you will embark onto a junk in the afternoon. You will experience a fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay to visit Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, and round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching the sunset and enjoy fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night on the Phoenix Deluxe Junk****or similar.

Day 06: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B. L. D)

In the morning, you will have breakfast and from there, go for a morning cruise to visit Man's Head island, Tortoise Island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Toad Island, Bai Tho mountain. Afterwards, return to Halong city and have lunch on board. We will drive back to Hanoi for the night. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Stay overnight at Stay Seven Hotel***** or similar.

Day 07: HANOI – HUE (B. L. D)

VN1547, Hanoi – Hue 14:00/15:10

In the morning, you will have breakfast. Today’s city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Fine Art Museum. Then travel to the Temple of Literature, Lake of Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hue. Stay overnight at Eldora Hotel**** plus or similar.

Day 08: HUE (B. L. D)

This morning, take a boat cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda-one of the most beautiful Pagodas in Vietnam built at the end of 16th century and Kinh Minh Mang's tomb. Afternoon visit Imperial palace: a citadel surrounded by large moats. Then continue to visit King Tu Duc’s tomb. Enjoy traditional music on Perfume River in the evening. Stay overnight at Eldora Hotel**** plus or similar.

Day 09: HUE – HOI AN (B. L. D)

In the morning, drive over the mighty Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. On the way there, we will visit Cham Museum where the remaining evidence of the Champa civilization can be viewed. Then visit the Marble Mountains, which is a fascinating maze of cave and temples, hidden with five sacred marble rocks. Visit Hoi An town with Japanese Bridge, Old House, Chinese Temple and Hoi An Cultural Museum. You will stay overnight at Vinh Hung Resort**** plus or similar.

Day 10: HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B. L. D)

You will take a boat ride on Thu Bon River for the overview of Hoi An Ancient City, then followed by a visit to My Son, Vietnam's most important Cham ruins site and Bang An, one of Vietnam's best preserved Cham towers. Stay overnight at Vinh Hung Resort**** plus or similar.

Day 11: HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON (B.D)

VN129, Danang – Saigon 15:45/17:15

In the morning, you are at leisure to explore Hoi An ancient town. In the afternoon, you are transferred to Danang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you are transferred to hotel. Stay overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 12: SAIGON – CAN THO (B.L.D)

In the morning, you will visit the former Presidential Palace, the History Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office. After that, we will continue driving to Can Tho City, considered as the capital of Mekong Delta. Visit Caodaist Temple in Cai Lay District on the way. Dinner with a traditional musical show called Mekong Amateur Music – the world cultural Heritage at Mekong Food Garden. Stay overnight at Holiday One Hotel**** or similar.

Day 13: CAN THO – SAIGON (B.L.D)
In the morning, you will take a boat ride to visit the floating market and fruit garden. In the afternoon, you are travelling back to Saigon by bus. Stop at China Town to visit the bustling wholesales market and Holy Lady Temple. Stay overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 14: SAIGON – CU CHI – SAIGON (B. L. D)

Today you will drive to Cu Chi to visit the underground tunnels. There are more than 200km of tunnels that were built by the Communist guerrillas during the war. You will be free in the afternoon for shopping. Stay overnight at Harmony Hotel**** or similar.

Day 15: SAIGON – AUSTRALIA (B)

VN773, Saigon – Sydney 21:25/09:50

You are at leisure today for shopping until transfer to airport for your flight homeward to Australia.

Day 16: AUSTRALIA

You will arrive in Australia in the morning. Your unforgettable Vietnam tour ends.

Departure Date: 24/02, 24/03, 21/04, 19/05, 23/06, 21/07, 18/08, 15/09, 20/10 & 10/11/2019

 

Tour price:

Vietnam Airlines: $4,180, now $3,480 per person, twin or double share

Singapore Airlines: $4,480, now $3,780 per person, twin or double share

Single supplement: $980

 

PS: Member discount of $50 will apply to this tour (If you are not our ADT travel club member yet, you are welcome to join now. Membership is free. As soon as you sign up, you are entitled to having this discount). Further discount of $50 will apply to returning customers. 

 

Inclusions:
1. International and domestic economy class airfare;

2. Vietnam Airlines airport tax and fuel surcharge (currently $250, subject to change);

3. Ten night accommodation at four star hotels as indicated or similar on twin-shared basis;

4. Two night accommodation at a quad shared cabin on the overnight train Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi;

5. One night accommodation on a four star Junk Boat in Halong Bay;

6. Transfers and transport by air-conditioned vehicle all through;

7. Cruises as stated in the itinerary;

8. Meals and sightseeing with entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;

9. English-speaking guide.

 

Exclusions:
1. Travel insurance;

2. Vietnam visa fee (currently $110, subject to change);

3. Tip to guides and drivers ($5 per person per day for the guide and driver to share);

4. Personal expenses;

5. Any meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

PS: The train to Sapa is Tulico Train or King Express Train. Each cabin has four soft sleeping berths. If you want to upgrade, you are required to pay extra as follows:

To three sleeping berths: $120 (three people occupying the cabin)

To two sleeping berths: $180 (two people occupying the cabin)

To one sleeping berth: NA



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