12 Day The Best of Vietnam Tour

Vietnam

Includes Flights
FLIGHTS
9 NIGHTS ACCOMM
1 NIGHT CRUISE
Includes LUXE UPS
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Secure this deal today with a deposit of only $699*pp

Discover the best of Vietnam’s awe-inspiring natural beauty & inspiring culture on our 12 Day Vietnam Tour with return flights. Explore the city of Hanoi, cruise the iconic Halong Bay, wander the ancient streets of Hoi An, tour the cities of Hue & Ho Chi Minh, immerse in the culture of Mekong Delta & experience the remnants of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels.

YOUR GET LUXE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Airfares, taxes & fuel surcharges from Sydney or Melbourne with Vietnam Airlines, China Southern Airlines or similar**

Does packing make you stressed? With us it won’t! Enjoy return full service flights, luggage, taxes and fuel charges included in the price. Flights are on-board a full service Asian carrier, click the Finer Details tab for more information.

  • 9 nights 3-4 star (local rating) hotel accommodation in Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue & Ho Chi Minh City^

Enjoy a total of 9 nights staying at a range of quality accommodation in Vietnam! Your accommodation is sorted when in Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue & Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Cruise the iconic Halong Bay for 1 night

See beautiful Halong Bay with a 1 night cruise. Discover the limestone islands, caves, emerald waters of the iconic bay and enjoy a seafood lunch & dinner on-board!

  • Enjoy breakfast daily plus 4 lunches & 1 dinner

Feast on a delicious breakfast every day when you pull up a seat for breakfast at the restaurants of the hotels! Plus enjoy 4 lunches & 1 dinner during your tour – for more information check out the itinerary.

PLUS EXCLUSIVE LUXE UPS:

  • Receive round trip airport & hotel transfers

The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get to and from the airport & hotels. With us, you won’t have to worry! Enjoy return airport & hotel transfers on us.

  • Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation

Get around Vietnam in total comfort! Enjoy air-conditioned coach transportation when travelling between cities on your Best of Vietnam tour.

  • All sightseeing & entrance fees throughout guided tours

We’ve included all your sightseeing & entry fees so you can savour the beauty of Vietnam. Optional tours are available for an additional cost – click the Finer Details tab for more information.

  • English-speaking tour guides on sightseeing activities 

Don’t miss out on a thing! Your tour includes English-speaking tour guide(s) throughout your Best of Vietnam tour to teach you all about the beauty of Vietnam.

PURCHASE BY:

30 November 2018

BOOK BY:

7 December 2018

UPGRADE:

Upgrade your accommodation to all 4 or 5-star hotels for only $899pp/twin share^

From $1699*pp
Deposit Price: $699*pp

Depart from Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for an additional $300*pp.

To secure this deal simply purchase the deposit by clicking on ‘buy now & book later’.  After purchasing deposit vouchers customers will be contacted within 72 hours to confirm dates, where any additional extras will need to be paid.

THE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Fly to Hanoi via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Some flights may depart the day before.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Visit the infamous Hoa Lo Prison – known as ‘the Hanoi Hilton‘ during the American War. Those incarcerated at Hoa Lo included Pete Peterson, who became the first US Ambassador to a unified Vietnam in 1995, and the late Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for the US presidency in 2008. Visit the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam, built for the sons of mandarins. Then it’s on to West Lake and Tran Quoc Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, which is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of the lake. After lunch, visit Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh read Viet Nam’s Declaration of Independence on 2 SEP 1945. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (reminiscent of Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow), and Ho Chi Minh’s House, a modest residence from which he led the country until his death in 1969. Then, transfer by bus to the ancient ’36 Meandering Streets’ of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. NOTE: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is only viewable from outside on a MON or FRI, and from 5 SEP. to 5 NOV due to annual maintenance. Rules regarding dress and behaviour are strictly enforced by staff and guards. Legs must be covered (no shorts or mini skirt).
Optional program – Water Puppet Show and Hanoi Foodie tour (at your own expense): Walk through the bustling old quarter as your guide tells you about the various foods on offer – stop and try some if you like! Then we will stop at a ‘Bia Hoi’ store, sit down and share a relaxing moment with locals. At night, the sidewalks are full of pop-up restaurants which offer truly local food like Banh Cuon (rice rolls with pork and herbs inside), and many kinds of noodle dish. For dinner, you will enjoy Southern beef-noodles in Hang Dieu street. End the night with a drink at a local coffee shop, talking about life in Vietnam, before heading back to your hotel.

 Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Travel to Halong Bay and take a boat trip to explore one of the world’s great natural wonders, cruising the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent picturesque scene that blends with the sky. You also get a chance to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs. A seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board the charming junk. Stay overnight on board.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Da Nang – Hoi An (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Enjoy the aquamarine waters of the bay at its best as the junk continues to cruise quietly through spectacular limestone formations. Disembark from the junk at noon and fly to Da Nang. On arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to Hoi An, an ancient town recognised as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. Check into your hotel.

Day 5: Hoi An (Breakfast included)
Discover Hoi An by walking tour through the narrow streets of this charming town. Perhaps more than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feel of centuries past. Once known as Faifo, Hoi An was an influential port along the Silk Road. For over 500 years merchants from China, Japan, France, and Portugal settled in the prosperous town resulting in a distinctive blend of culture, cuisine, religions and architecture. In 1999, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free at your own leisure.
Optional program – Half-day cycling tour from Hoi An to Tra Que Village (at your own expense): Take a scenic bicycle ride through the rice paddies to Tra Que Village just outside Hoi An. This little village is well-known for supplying the many restaurants and hotels in the area with fresh herbs and vegetables. Walk through the vegetable gardens, experience how the local farmers work the land and learn more about the history of the village and the importance of herbs in Vietnamese medicine and cuisine, before your relaxing pedal back to town.

Day 6: Hoi An (Breakfast included)
Visit the Réhahn Museum, to view the ‘Precious Heritage Collection’, by French Photographer Réhahn. This work focuses on the endangered cultural heritage of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, attempting to document their rapidly- changing ways of life. Then, visit Be Be Tailor shop to discover the story behind Vietnam’s traditional outfits. Afterwards, you may enjoy the following optional activities (at your own expense):
Optional Program A: Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-tour: Enjoy an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Meet local fishermen and experience their daily life. Take a wooden boat to a ‘water coconut forest’, join local fishermen on the river to experience round net and cast net fishing. Learn to paddle bamboo basket boats and join in a basket boat race. Also learn how to use reeds or palm leaves to make grasshoppers, birds, rings, sunglasses, etc. Return to the boat to enjoy lunch and a cold beer or soft drink.
Optional Program B: Lune Performing Centre Hoi An Show: The Centre, with it’s graceful bamboo dome architecture, is known for such performances as My Village, Teh Dar, and The Mist. The shows portray the daily lives of farmers, minority tribes, and urban and rural dwellers, and carry Lune Production’s vision of upholding Vietnam’s culture and heritage, but also creating a whole new destination where heritage and art converge.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue (Breakfast included)
Drive to Hue City stopping along the way to take pictures at Lang Co Beach. Hue City, its historical monuments were recognised as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1993. On arrival, you will take a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda – an historic pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River. Apart from the scenic riverside and hilltop location, the Thien Mu Pagoda and its environs are rich in history, standing witness to almost four hundred years of tumultuous nation-building in Vietnam. Travel to the centre of Hue city, visit the massive Kinh Thanh Citadel, comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and lovely gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles.
Optional program – Royal Dinner (at your own expense): Dress in beautiful traditional clothes (provided by the restaurant) and be served a sumptuous meal of dishes which used to be made for the royal family, and enjoy live music during dinner.

 Day 8: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast included)
Catch a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, transfer to visit the imposing Dong Khoi Street (formerly Catinat street) before going to the Notre Dame Cathedral. This is the most famous landmark, as the twin bell towers can be seen from a great distance. In the same square is the famous Saigon Post Office, the largest functioning post office in Vietnam. Continue on to visit Reunification Palace, the palace of the presidents of South Vietnam before 1975, and the War Remains Museum, where you can learn about the Vietnam War. Later, visit Ben Thanh Market before returning to your hotel.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Drive through the Mekong Delta, home to the richest agricultural lands in Vietnam. On arrival at My Tho City, take a boat trip on the Mekong River to fishing villages and Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix Islands. Crossing the Mekong River, you’ll cruise along a small canal to see the daily life of locals in Ben Tre province, visiting Quoi An bee farm and handicraft workshop to enjoy some honey-tea and see how people make things from coconut wood. Take a horsecart along country roads to visit orchards, enjoy tropical fruit and listen to traditional music. Then, take small sampans back to your cruise to ‘Coconut Village’ for a coconut candy workshop and tasting. Visit Phoenix Island for a rice-paper workshop, then return by boat to My Tho and then by road back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast included)
Visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a well-known relic of the Vietnamese revolution. This cobweb- like tunnel complex is a network of underground dug-outs over 200 km long, consisting of many layers and turnings with meeting, living and fighting quarters where we learn firsthand how the Viet Cong survived their extraordinary underground existence during the Vietnam War. Visit a lacquerware factory on the way back, and then enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. You may also join an optional dinner cruise on Saigon River.
Optional program – Dinner Cruise (at your own expense): Cruise on Saigon River. Enjoy a delicious selection of local dishes as you take in the ambience of this charming city.

 Day 11: Depart Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast included)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 12: Arrive Home

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TRAVEL DATES:

  • Selected dates from 9 March – 7 December 2019

BASED ON DEPARTURE:

  • 9 & 23 March
  • 4 & 18 May
  • 1 & 15 June
  • 27 July
  • 10 & 24 August
  • 7 September
  • 19 October
  • 2 & 16 November

HIGH SEASON SURCHARGES:

Add $200pp for departure on:

  • 6 & 20 April
  • 13 July
  • 21 September
  • 5 October
  • 30 November

Add $400pp for departure on:

  • 29 June
  • 7 December

^HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

  • Hanoi: Hotel Le Carnot or similar
  • Halong Bay: Bellezza Cruise, Bai Tho Cruise or similar
  • Hoi An: Hoi An Coco River Resort or similar
  • Hue: Park View Hotel Hue or similar
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Silverland Centre or similar

Upgrade to 4 or 5-star hotels for only $899*pp/twin share. Hotels in upgrade include:

  • Hanoi: 5-star Melia Hanoi or similar
  • Halong Bay: 5-star Ginger Cruise or similar
  • Hoi An: 4-star Almanity Hoi An, 5-star Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery by Sofitel or similar
  • Hue: 5-star Indochina Palace or similar
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 5-star Renaissance or similar

Please note: All hotels are based on local star ratings.

OPTIONAL PROGRAMS:

These special programs can be prepaid in Australia more than 30 days before departure. Note: If certain activities or shows are unavailable, a similar alternative will be provided.

  • Water Puppet Show & Hanoi Foodie Tour $65pp
  • Hoi An Cycling Tour $45pp
  • Hoi An Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-Tour $110pp
  • Lune Performing Centre Hoi An Show $105pp
  • Royal Dinner in Hue $95pp
  • Dinner Cruise on Saigon River $60pp
    • For a minimum of 2 passengers

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Package DOES NOT include prepaid tipping ($100pp), personal expenses, Vietnam Visa (www.vietnamvisa.govt.vn) or Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

Single supplement is available for $500.

Airline upgrade: Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific from $500*pp

Interstate surcharge: Brisbane/Adelaide/Perth additional $300pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne)

Pre-& post tour accommodation w/breakfast: $150/twin room/night (excludes transfers, early arrival & stay behind surcharge)
Optional private transfers: $30* per person per way for minimum of 2 people

Early arrival/stay behind surcharge: From $250pp

All prices are subject to availability and applicable fare difference.

After purchasing deposit vouchers customers will be contacted within 72 hours by our booking partner Nexus Holidays who will forward a booking form to confirm dates, where any additional extras will need to be paid for to Nexus Holidays.

$699 deposit is non-refundable

Final payment is due to Nexus Holidays 120 days prior to departure

All prices are per person twin-share unless otherwise stated and subject to revision without notice. Itineraries, airlines, hotels and ships are subject to availability and change. Nexus Holidays reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar quality and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure smooth operations. Passengers must remain with the group at all times. Fees may apply for deviations from the set itinerary. Total length of trip includes time spent in flight and it subject to flight schedule. Flights are not available until approximately two weeks before departure and may involve up to two transits per leg. Please check all information before booking. By booking you accept all booking conditions.

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Travel documents are issued 2 weeks prior to departure

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