Tour Code: AVG5L

12 Day 5 Star Vietnam Vacation

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights

  • Return flight included from Australia
  • Incredible sightseeing, 5-star hotels and resort stays including an overnight luxury cruise on Halong Bay as well as guided tours of Hanoi, Sapa, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta
  • Small group tour, maximum of 16 travelers
  • 11 nights in 5-star hotels & resorts
  • Overnight on Halong Bay Luxury 5* Cruise
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi to Danang and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Daily breakfasts, 03 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Follow your expert local guide on a walking tour through the narrow, cobblestone streets of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The services of a professional, English-speaking guide in each city
  • Dedicated, air-conditioned transportation
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From pp twin/double share
AU$3,699
Typically AU$6,545 -43%
Single traveller
AU$1,199
Land tour only
AU$2,499

You will depart from your home to Vietnam!
Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city centre. Check in at the 5-star hotel located in the heart of Hanoi.
Meals: In-flight meals
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hanoi 5* or similar

Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Later in the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hanoi 5* or similar

After breakfast at hotel, your driver will meet you at hotel to take you on a 4-hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay.
Welcome on Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise and set sail through Halong Bay while seafood lunch is served. Rest your eyes on the azure waters of this magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth, passing picturesque area around Frog Lagoon area and Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy sunset cocktails and Dinner served on cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Heritage Cruise Binh Chuan Cat Ba Archipelago 5* or similar

Early wake up and welcome the energetic new day with Tai-chi Class on the deck and watch
the sunrise at Ocean Sky Sundeck. A light breakfast is served at the Harmony of the Sea Restaurant.
Visit the Dark & Bright cave by traditional rowing bamboo boats. Cruising to Bright Cave, you will see an angled passageway opening the cave at water level and a serene round lake surrounded by lush trees and precipitous stone cliffs. Return to the Capella cruise after the time of sightseeing. This is the time that you return to the cabin and recheck your personal belongings before checking out. Brunch served at Harmony of the Sea Restaurant after check-out while cruising towards the port. Back to Tuan Chau International Port by tender boat and get back to Hanoi.
Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hanoi 5* or similar

Optional tour: Hanoi Street Food (Dinner included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as:
Stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

This morning, you will drive from Hanoi to Sapa. On arrival in the afternoon, discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley, Black H’mong village and take a soft-trekking further to Ta Van village.
Please noted that today requires comfortable walking shoes as the trek will take approximately 3 hours.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa 5* or similar

After breakfast, continue exploring Sapa’s local life on foot. The soft-trekking will last approximately 3 hours to Ta Phin Village. In the afternoon, free time at leisure as you wish.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa 5* or similar

This morning, you will leave Sapa back to Hanoi for flight to Danang.
On arrival in Danang airport, our driver picks up to transfer to the resort. Overnight at resort.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Explore Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, Hoi An Market, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. The bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design. The French flattened out the roadway for cars, but the original arched shape was restored in 1986.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Today, you are free or you can buy optional tours we suggest below:
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Optional tour: Golden Bridge Tour

On arrival at the foot of Ba Na Mountain, we’ll travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Then it’s a short walk to the Golden Bridge which appears to be lifted by two “hands of the Gods”. When you’re on the bridge, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the clouds.
Time for taking photos of the breathtaking view. Afterwards, it’s on to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 stories in 9 unique architectural styles.
Next, it’s time to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture and the 27m high Shakyamuni statue.
Finally, we’ll catch the cable car down the hill for the transfer back to Hoi An.

After breakfast, you will have your free time before transferred to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at your own and visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City’s Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. Finally, end up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rex Hotel Saigon 5* or similar

Optional tour: Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land. Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.
Allotment on cruise is the subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

After breakfast, you leave your hotel for Mekong delta. Embark on a cruise to Ben Tre River and visit brickwork, coconut processing workshop, a local village making sleep mattresses. Continue taking a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch is served at the restaurant riverside. In the afternoon, sail through water palm creek by rowboat and get back to Hung Vuong Pier for departing to Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Rex Hotel Saigon 5* or similar

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or your next destination and we hope you enjoy your trip with Asia Vacation Group.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On Plane

Included

  • Returned flights from Australia by Vietnam Airlines
  • 02 domestic flights from Hanoi to Danang and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Vietnam e-visa
  • Bottled water per person per day
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of tour
  • 11 nights in 5* hotel accommodation
  • Dedicated transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Fully escorted by English-speaking local guides
  • In-depth sightseeing and all entry fees as per the itinerary

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in theprogramm
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of installments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First Payment: You will be required to settle $200pp deposit online through our website link.
  • Second Payment: You will be required to settle second payment at $1,600 with after 7 days.
  • Final Payment: Final payment will be collected at 120 days before your departure and you will only pay when you receive our company invoice.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

  • Airline: In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: Vietnam Airlines (23kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage).
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is AU$10/person per day. Tipping is collected by agent before travelling or the day of your arrival.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,199 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Group Size
From 2 – 16 persons

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with NibTravel Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply with us.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

A visa is required for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation Group and just need to pay $160 for single entry (30-day-stay-limited)

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $280 per room, per night including one-way airport transfer based on double/twin room share

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $210 per room, per night including one-way airport transfer based on double/twin room share

Please select the number of extra nights required in the ‘Additional Nights Accommodation’ field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
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Depart Date
Return Date
Price
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Monday
20 May 2024
Friday
31 May 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
10 Jun 2024
Friday
21 Jun 2024
AU$4,449
Monday
24 Jun 2024
Friday
05 Jul 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
22 Jul 2024
Friday
02 Aug 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
12 Aug 2024
Friday
23 Aug 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
26 Aug 2024
Friday
06 Sep 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
16 Sep 2024
Friday
27 Sep 2024
AU$3,849
Monday
30 Sep 2024
Friday
11 Oct 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
14 Oct 2024
Friday
25 Oct 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
28 Oct 2024
Friday
08 Nov 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
18 Nov 2024
Friday
29 Nov 2024
AU$3,699
Monday
23 Dec 2024
Friday
03 Jan 2025
AU$5,199
Monday
06 Jan 2025
Friday
17 Jan 2025
AU$4,499
Monday
17 Feb 2025
Friday
28 Feb 2025
AU$3,999
Monday
10 Mar 2025
Friday
21 Mar 2025
AU$3,699
Monday
24 Mar 2025
Friday
04 Apr 2025
AU$3,899
Monday
07 Apr 2025
Friday
18 Apr 2025
AU$4,099
Monday
21 Apr 2025
Friday
02 May 2025
AU$4,099
Monday
05 May 2025
Friday
16 May 2025
AU$3,699
Monday
19 May 2025
Friday
30 May 2025
AU$3,699
Monday
09 Jun 2025
Friday
20 Jun 2025
AU$3,949
Monday
23 Jun 2025
Friday
04 Jul 2025
AU$4,099
Monday
14 Jul 2025
Friday
25 Jul 2025
AU$4,099
Monday
04 Aug 2025
Friday
15 Aug 2025
AU$3,699
Monday
18 Aug 2025
Friday
29 Aug 2025
AU$3,699
Monday
08 Sep 2025
Friday
19 Sep 2025
AU$3,799
Monday
22 Sep 2025
Friday
03 Oct 2025
AU$4,099
Monday
06 Oct 2025
Friday
17 Oct 2025
AU$4,049
Monday
20 Oct 2025
Friday
31 Oct 2025
AU$3,799
Monday
10 Nov 2025
Friday
21 Nov 2025
AU$3,849
Monday
24 Nov 2025
Friday
05 Dec 2025
AU$3,999

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