15 Day Vietnam Highlights Tour with Flights

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Overview

Vietnam is brimming with remarkable natural beauty, ancient architecture and rich culture. Its coastlines, jungles and mountains are practically untouched. Idyllic communities remain authentic and hospitable and major cities feel cosmopolitan yet still cling to much of the timeless charisma of the colonial and precolonial eras.

This moderate-paced tour encompasses some of the best cultural and historical sights Vietnam has to offer, yet still allows ample free time for you to sit back and relax or explore further. From the sleepy city of Hanoi to the dazzling jade waters of Halong Bay and down to the Mekong Delta, there’s so much to explore and experience! A trip to Vietnam is to witness and encompass the fusion of history and nature bound seamlessly.

After the core tour, extensions are available to Angkor (to spend four days exploring Angkor, one of the mightiest cities of the ancient world and home to the astonishing temples of the Khmer empire), or to Phu Quoc Island, to relax in the pristine beach environment of this beautiful tropical Vietnamese destination.

Highlights

  • Explore ethnic minority villages in the depths of northern Vietnam's stunning mountains, in Sapa
  • Experience a full-day guided tour of Hanoi City, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and the 'Hanoi Hilton'
  • Take an overnight traditional junk cruise through Halong Bay
  • Stroll through the peaceful ancient streets of Hoi An
  • Tour Hue City, the former capital of Vietnam and location of the impressive Imperial City
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon
  • See the remnants of the Vietnam War at the poignant Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Savour the rural delights and local lifestyles of the Mekong Delta

Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfares with full service Vietnam Airlines or similar
  • All internal flights
  • 12 nights 3-4 star (local-rating) accommodation plus 1 night onboard during your Halong Bay Cruise
  • Return airport and hotel transfers
  • Daily meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees to attractions in program
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of a professional English speaking guide
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Government taxes and surcharges
  • *Peak Season Surcharge of $200pp applies

Options

  • Angkor Adventure Post-Tour Extension - 4 days from $699 per person.
  • Phu Quoc Island Paradise Post-Tour extension - 4 days from $599 per person.
  • Nha Trang Beach Post-Tour Extension 4 Days from $599 per person.

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Itinerary

Day
1

Australia to Hanoi

Take a flight from Australia to Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and driver who will bring you to your hotel in Hanoi City to rest up for the tour ahead. Hanoi is over 1000 years old and is currently the capital of Vietnam, as well the commercial, political, and cultural heart of the country.

Day
2

Hanoi - Sapa

Early transfer by bus to Sapa. Arriving around lunchtime, you’ll check in to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Cat Cat village (light trekking required), where you may wish to try the local apple wine or purchase a hand-woven blanket, and Sapa town.

Meals - Breakfast

Day
3

Sapa - Hang Da - Sa Seng - Sapa

Leave Sapa after breakfast, and drive southwards and up Den Thang Mountain. Take an easy walk to explore Hang Da, a Black Hmong village, which displays the age-old lifestyle of the Hmong – an ethnic minority in China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia, as well as in Vietnam, where over one million currently reside (along with about 2000 in Australia). We then follow the village path downhill through the stunning valley of Sa Seng. Along the way, we pass several hamlets which are organised in the typical Hmong style. The walk ends after paying a visit to Sa Pa, another hamlet of the Hmong which is located near the former Sapa traditional market.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Day
4

Sapa - Hanoi

After breakfast, depart for Hanoi. On arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time at leisure.

Meals - Breakfast

Day
5

Hanoi

Be picked up from your hotel and driven to the historic Ba Dinh complex, to visit Ba Dinh Square, where the former President Ho Chi Minh read Viet Nam’s Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, after almost a century of domination by France. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum,
as well as One-Pillar Pagoda, a must-see monument in Ha Noi. Next, we will visit the Temple of Literature, the first university for the sons of mandarins, for an overview of Hanoi culture and appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture. You will have lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the infamous Hoa Lo prison – known as ‘the Hanoi Hilton‘ during the American War.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Optional activities, Water Puppet Theater and Hanoi Foodie tour available (at own expense)

Day
6

Halong Bay

Travel by coach 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.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
7

Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An

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 transfer to Hanoi airport for a short flight 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 and enjoy free time at your own leisure to discover the city.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Day
8

Hoi An

You will be escorted by our local guide to 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. In 1999, the town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed for having the most unique architecture in Southeast Asia. It has been restored extensively over the following years. The afternoon is free at your own leisure. You may also take an optional tour, and/or attend a show in the evening (at your own expense).

Half-day cycling tour from Hoi An to Tra Que Village
Fishing Village & Waterway Eco-tour

Meals - Breakfast

Day
9

Hoi An

This morning, you will 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. Afterwards, you have free time at leisure, or you may enjoy the following optional activities (at your own expense):

Half-day Da Nang Tour (Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge).
Evening Cultural Stage Show - Lune Performing Centre

Meals - Breakfast

Day
10

Hoi An - Hue

Today, drive to Hue City stopping along the way to take pictures at Lang Co Beach. On arrival, you will take a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda – an historic pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River. Transfer back to the centre of Hue city to visit the massive Kinh Thanh Citadel, the most well-known and iconic site in Hue, a sprawling complex within 2.5 km of walls, comprised of the Imperial City, several museums, lakes, and lovely gardens, all laid out in a series of concentric circles

Meals - Breakfast

Day
11

Hue - Ho Chi Minh

We transfer to Hue Airport to catch a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you are picked up for transfer to the city centre to visit to imposing Dong Khoi Street (formerly Catinat street) before going to the Notre Dame Cathedral. 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. At the end of the day, visit Ben Thanh Market before returning to your hotel, after which you are free at leisure.

Meals - Breakfast

Day
12

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

Depart with our guide and driver for a scenic 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 Bến Tre Province, visiting Quới An bee farm. Visit Phoenix Island for a rice-paper workshop, then return by boat to My Tho by road back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

Day
13

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels

After breakfast, we visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels, a well-known historical vestige 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.

Meals - Breakfast

Day
14

Ho Chi Minh - Australia

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals - Breakfast

Day
15

Australia

Arrive home this morning.

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Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are per person twin-share unless otherwise stated and subject to revision without notice. Itineraries, airlines, hotels & ships are subject to availability and change. Our wholesale partner reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar quality and adjust the itinerary as they 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 is 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 terms and conditions.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $1100 per person is due at the time of purchase to secure your date.
  • Final balance is due no later than 100 days prior to departure.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date.
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled, and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Tour Excludes: Travel Insurance, Visas, Personal Expenses, anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary. Prepaid tipping of $130 per person.
  • Documentation: will be provided 2-3 weeks prior to departure. A preliminary itinerary will be sent you prior to this time to ensure that you can arrange your Visas (where required) in a timely manner.
  • Single Supplement: $650 per person in addition to the twin share price.
  • Payable direct upon confirming your booking.
  • Triple-share: Not available.
  • All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with Travel Online.
  • 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.
  • Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years
  • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website.
  • Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting.
  • Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.
  • *Peak Season Surcharge of $400pp applies to the following travel dates: 26 June 2019, 04 December 2019.
  • **Shoulder Season Surcharge of $200pp applicable to the following dates: 03 April 2019, 17 April 2019, 10 July 2019, 18 September 2019, 02 October 2019 , 27 November 2019.

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