Tour Code: AVGLV

15 Day Luxury Vietnam Escape

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Highlights

  • Return flights by Vietnam Airlines
  • 2 nights at the luxury Halong Bay Cruise – Elite of the seas
  • Incredible exploring Vietnam in style including the tranquil capital city of Hanoi, enjoy two nights on luxury Halong Bay cruise, the Hue old capital, Hoi An ancient town and dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Experienced 13 night at the luxury hotels, Halong Bay Cruise and resorts in this incredible trip.
  • Walk around the charming and ancient alleys of Hoi An Old Town and the old capital Hue
  • Enjoy a lovely dinner on a Saigon River Cruise.
  • Fully escorted by English speaking tour guide and driver.
  • Enjoy the full services and friendly served by Vietnam Airlines crews on every single flight from home back to home.
From pp twin/double share
AU$4,599
Typically AU$4,899 -6%
Single traveller
AU$1,250
Land tour only
AU$3,699

Xin chao! You will depart from your home to Hanoi capital by Vietnam Airlines flight today. On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Relax and overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: In-flight meals.
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hanoi  5* or similar.

After breakfast, you will leave from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes.
Enjoy lunch in the restaurant. In the afternoon, gather at reception area to participate in Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area, or use the swimming pool on the cruise. You will have a chance to take pictures with the cruise by drone at the Sundeck area.
Welcome sunset and enjoy afternoon tea at the swimming pool area.
18h00: Cooking demonstration at the swimming pool area.
18h00 – 19h00: Join the Happy Hour program and the sunset at the Sky Bar area.
19h00: Enjoy an 8-course fine dining menu at the restaurant.
Turndown Service : To ensure the service quality for your stay, we offer you Turndown Service during your dinner time. Please turn on the housekeeping switch (next to the electricity card slot) to use the service.
20h30: Join the fishing session at the aft of our cruise or relax at our swimming pool, mini-golf course, spa, etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Elite of the Seas 5*

Attention: For all valuable and important items (wallet, passport, jewelry, etc), please keep them carefully in the safe or entrust them to the reception on the 2nd floor.

Early wake up and enjoy the sunrise & join a golf class at the golf course
6h15 – 6h35: Morning exercise session: Tai Chi at the golf course
6h45 – 7h30: Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant.
7h30 – 9h45: Free time to relax on the cruise.
9h45: Enjoy the buffet in our restaurant.
12h30 – 16h30: Visit the Viet Hai floating village by electric car or bicycle. Then experience bathing and relaxing at the natural beach of the Ba Trai Dao area in Lan Ha Bay.
16h30 – 18h00: Return to the Elite of the Seas – and relax on the cruise.
18h00 – 19h00: Cooking demonstration at the swimming pool area. Join the Happy Hour program, and the sunset at the Sky Bar area.
19h00: Enjoy dinner
20h30: Join the fishing session at the aft of our cruise or relax at our swimming pool, mini-golf course, spa, etc.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Elite of the Seas 5*

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Grand Mercure Hanoi 5* or similar.

Optional tour: Halong Seaplane

Riding in a seaplane may seem like an experience straight out of a movie, but anything is possible when you travel with AVG.
For 25-minutes, you will get a birds-eye-view of the worldrenowned Halong Bay including the large limestone formations that ascends from the colourful water.
<!–Get the bird’s-eye view of stunning limestone formations emerging from the jade-green water of Ha Long Bay, a World Nature Wonder, for 25 minutes.
The crew will help you setup and get onboard for the flight. Once in the air, enjoy the breathtaking view of the “Descending Dragon” bay and be ready to take awesome photos. Upon landing, you will be transferred back to your original pick up point.–>

This morning, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo spot only, a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples), Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam) and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).
Afterwards, get ready for a flight to Hue old capital. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel and spend your relax time in Hue.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Silk Path Grand Hue 5* or similar

Today, you will spend your day to explore the Imperial Citadel
and the tomb of Tu Duc, the longest-reigning Nguyen Dynasty emperor. Take a Cycle tour to see some of the other sites of Hue. Take a cruise up the placid Perfume River to visit the Tomb of Nguyen Dynasty Emperor Minh Mang and the traditional Thien Mu Pagoda on the banks of the river. Then enjoy the local
life by visiting Dong Ba market. Late afternoon. you will be drive back to the hotel and relax at your hotel.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Silk Path Grand Hue 5* or similar

Today, you will check out your hotel after breakfast and then head to visit Golden Bridge on Ba Na Mountain. You will travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Get out and take a short walk to the Golden Bridge – a break point of the trip – to feel like walking among the clouds. Just newly opened to the public in early June 2018 the bridge which was built in the midst of the forest stands out in yellow. Noteworthy, this unique architecture with the bridge image supported by grey hands, creates a beautiful scenery surprised. Time for taking photos and enjoying the easy breeze, breathtaking view and afterwards, we’ll walk further to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 interesting stories in 9 unique architectural styles. These create a poetic and colourful space. Next, walk to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture together with a 27m high Shakyamuni statue which brings us peaceful feeling as visiting this place. Finally, we will catch the cable car downhill and then transfer to Hoi An. Check in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An, a World Heritage Site.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Optional tour: My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a 40-kilometre drive to My Son Sanctuary, a World
Heritage Site. On arrival, get ready to be absolutely astounded by the abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed by the kings of the Champa era.
After, we’ll return to Hoi An for a cruise down the Thu Bon River.  Enjoy the peaceful and scenic views before stopping off at the famous traditional, Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you’ll get to see the villagers’ daily life.
Important note:
– Golden Bridge Tour; My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour cannot be arranged on the same day
– A O Show, Hoi An Cooking Class Tour and Hoi An Memories Show cannot be arranged on the same day. Please choose one only.

Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An, a World Heritage Site.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An, a World Heritage Site.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Bliss Hoi An Beach Resort & Wellness 5* or similar

Today, you will check out your resort and take a flight to the dynamic city of Ho Chi Minh City (fomerly called Saigon). On arrival, check in your hotel and enjoy the night at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel Saigon Hotel 5* or similar.

Today you will travel to the Mekong Delta River to explore the unique lifestyle of inhabitants living along the Mekong Delta. Embark on a cruise visiting the regional coconut forest and a home of Vietnamese farmers, handicrafts and culture along the Mekong Delta. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on Turtle Island. Visit fruit and bonsai gardens, a coconut candy workshop and a rice paper mill. Bike ride or travel by horse carriage along the village road and enjoy local delicacies and tropical fruits. You’ll also visit Vinh Trang pagoda, one of the most beautiful ancient pagodas in Mekong Delta before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon. This evening is at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel Saigon Hotel 5* or similar.

After breakfast, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel Saigon Hotel 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.

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and some free time. Check out your hotel and then hop on the city tour around Saigon with highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas. Later afternoon, we will drive you to the airport for flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Plane

Arrive home today and we hope you enjoy your trip with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

  • Return flights by Vietnam Airlines
  • Experienced 13 night at the luxury 5-star hotels and Halong Bay cruise in the itinerary
  • Daily American Breakfast buffets
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Fully escorted by English-speaking tour guides.

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees in Vietnam
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Highly recommended Travel insurance
  • 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”, 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 $300 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $2,000 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected in 120 days before your departure.

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.

In this packages, we will use Vietnam Airlines for the whole trip from Australia depart from Sydney/Melbourne/Perth and surcharge $400 depart from Brisbane, Adelaide or another city. (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.
  • 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)

Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

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 $1,250 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 12 month old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children is up 5 years old 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
AU$240 per room, per night based on double/twin room share

Post Tour Accommodation
AU$ 240 per room, per night 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
Note
Sunday
04 Aug 2024
Sunday
18 Aug 2024
AU$4,599
Sunday
25 Aug 2024
Sunday
08 Sep 2024
AU$4,599
Sunday
08 Sep 2024
Sunday
22 Sep 2024
AU$4,799

School Holiday

Sunday
22 Sep 2024
Sunday
06 Oct 2024
AU$5,249
Sunday
06 Oct 2024
Sunday
20 Oct 2024
AU$4,899
Sunday
20 Oct 2024
Sunday
03 Nov 2024
AU$4,899
Sunday
10 Nov 2024
Sunday
24 Nov 2024
AU$4,599
Sunday
24 Nov 2024
Sunday
08 Dec 2024
AU$4,599
Sunday
22 Dec 2024
Sunday
05 Jan 2025
AU$5,899

Chrismas in Vietnam

Sunday
05 Jan 2025
Sunday
19 Jan 2025
AU$5,299
Sunday
23 Feb 2025
Sunday
09 Mar 2025
AU$4,899
Sunday
09 Mar 2025
Sunday
23 Mar 2025
AU$4,749
Sunday
23 Mar 2025
Sunday
06 Apr 2025
AU$4,899
Sunday
06 Apr 2025
Sunday
20 Apr 2025
AU$5,249
Sunday
20 Apr 2025
Sunday
04 May 2025
AU$5,249
Sold Out
Sunday
11 May 2025
Sunday
25 May 2025
AU$4,699
Sunday
25 May 2025
Sunday
08 Jun 2025
AU$4,599
Sunday
22 Jun 2025
Sunday
06 Jul 2025
AU$4,999
Sunday
13 Jul 2025
Sunday
27 Jul 2025
AU$4,999
Sunday
10 Aug 2025
Sunday
24 Aug 2025
AU$4,599
Sunday
24 Aug 2025
Sunday
07 Sep 2025
AU$4,599
Sunday
14 Sep 2025
Sunday
28 Sep 2025
AU$4,799
Sunday
28 Sep 2025
Sunday
12 Oct 2025
AU$5,299
Sunday
12 Oct 2025
Sunday
26 Oct 2025
AU$4,799
Sunday
26 Oct 2025
Sunday
09 Nov 2025
AU$4,799
Sunday
09 Nov 2025
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
AU$4,599
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
Sunday
07 Dec 2025
AU$4,899

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