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19 Vietnam and Indonesia Delights Tour 2016 - 17

Day 01: AUSTRALIA – HANOI
Depart Australia on Vietnam Airlines in the morning and arrive in Hanoi in the evening. Upon arrival, you are welcome at the airport and transferred to hotel. Stay overnight at Stay Seven Hotel***** or similar.

Day 02: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B. L. D)
You will have breakfast in the morning, and then we 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, check in the junk at noon. 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 sunset and enjoy fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night on the Phoenix Deluxe Junk**** or similar.

Day 03: 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 04: HANOI – HUE (B. L. D)
In the morning, you will have breakfast. Today city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Fine Art Museum. Then move on 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 05: HUE (B. L. D)
In the morning, you will have breakfast. 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 06: 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 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 07: 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 08: HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON (B.D)
In the morning, you are free 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 09: 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, continue to drive 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 10: 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 will travel 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 11: SAIGON – CU CHI – SAIGON (B. L. D)
Today you will drive to Cu Chi guerrilla's area and 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 12: SAIGON – JAKARTA (B)
Depart Saigon in the morning to Jakarta, Indonesia and arrive in the afternoon. Upon arrival at Soekarno Hatta Jakarta International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Stay overnight at Alila Hotel Jakarta***** or similar in Jakarta

Day 13: JAKARTA – BOGOR – BANDUNG (B.L.)
Start from Hotel Jakarta, depart by air conditioned coach to Bogor, a visit to the well known Botanical Garden, it is a huge, world-class botanical garden, covering an area of around 80 hectares. Founded in 1817, the gardens contain streams and lotus ponds and it has a collection of magnificent palm. The garden’s orchid houses with more than 3000 orchid varieties. Then continue drive to Puncak Pass Mountain Resort (1600 meter above sea level), passing through beautiful scenery of Tea Plantation to Bandung. Lunch provided at local restaurant en-route. Stay overnight at Grand Preanger Hotel Bandung***** or similar in Bandung.

Day 14: BANDUNG (B.L.)
Breakfast at Hotel. Scenic drive through Lembang hills to the crater of Mount Tangkuban Perahu and to Sariater hot springs. After lunch then proceed to your hotel. Stay overnight at Grand Preanger Hotel Bandung***** or similar in Bandung. (Optional tour: Afternoon tour visit Padasuka village to listen to the melodious sounds of Angktung music using bamboo instruments.)

Day 15: BANDUNG – GARUT – TASIKMLAYA – BATURADEN (B.L.)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Baturaden via Tasikmalaya; visit Naga Village. Sundanese traditional village. Lunch at local restaurant and then continue driving crossing the border to Central Java passing teakwood and rubber plantations to Baturaden. Stay overnight at Queen Garden Hotel** or similar in Baturaden.

Day 16: BATURADEN – DIENG PLATEAU – YOGYAKARTA (B.L)
After breakfast, drive to Wonosobo. Excursion to Dieng Plateau (about 2230m above sea level) with some of Java oldest temples standing on an open field. After lunch drive further to City of Yogyakarta. Stay overnight at Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta***** or similar in Yogyakarta.

Day 17: YOGYAKARTA (B.L.)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace) and see traditional Javanese crafts silversmiths and batik processing. Lunch provided at local restaurant in town. Afternoon visit Borobudur Temple, the massive stone stupa of Borobudur is one the greatest of all ancient architectural monuments. Built with forced labor from the surrounding countryside between about AD 750 and 850. Borobudur predates Angkor Wat in Cambodia by three centuries. Its ensembles of stone relief panels are virtual history of Mahayana Budhist doctrine as well as providing scholars with detailed information about life in 8th and 9th century Java. Buried under volcanic ash and tropical growth, it was only rediscovered in 1815. It has recently been fully restored by an international effort under the aegis of UNESCO. Stay overnight at Melia Purosani Hotel Yogyakarta***** or similar in Yogyakarta.

Day 18: YOGYAKARTA – AUSTRALIA (B.)
After breakfast you are transferred to airport for your flight to Australia and fly overnight.

Day 19: AUSTRALIA
Arrive in Australia in the morning. Your unforgettable Vietnam and Indonesia tour ends.

2016 Departure Dates:
25/02, 18/03, 22/04, 20/05, 17/06, 22/07, 19/08, 09/09, 14/10 & 18/11/2016
Tour price:
Vietnam Airlines: $3,980 per person based on twin/double share.
Singapore Airlines: $4,380 per person based on twin/double share.

2017 Departure Dates:
23/02, 16/03, 20/04, 18/05, 15/06, 20/07, 17/08, 07/09, 12/10 & 16/11/2017
Tour price:
Vietnam Airlines: $4,080 per person based on twin/double share.
Singapore Airlines: $4,480 per person based on twin/double share.

The prices are in Australian dollar, per person twin or double share.

Single supplement: $940

Remark:
If flying Vietnam Airlines, on the way back you will fly to Jakarta from Jogyakarta by Garuda and then from there you will fly to Australia via Saigon by Vietnam Airlines.
If flying Singapore Airlines, on the way back you will fly to Australia via Singapore.

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:
International and domestic economy class airfare, airport tax and fuel surcharge (currently $580 for Vietnam Airlines and $570 for Singapore Airlines, subject to change), 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation or similar except for the one in Baturaden, Indonesia as indicated in the itinerary, one night on a 4 star Junk Boat in Halong Bay, transfers and transport by air-conditioned vehicle, cruises as stated in the itinerary, meals and sightseeing with entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary, English-speaking guide and ADT travel bag.

Exclusions:
Travel insurance, Vietnam visa fee (currently $100, subject to change), Indonesia visa fee, tip to guide and driver ($5 per person per day), personal expenses and all other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

 

 



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