Tour Code: AVCF1-20

20 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Flights

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Siem Reap

Highlights

  • Return flights included 
  • Incredible sightseeing including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and guided tours of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Angkor Wat Temples
  • Relax at a picturesque white-sand Nha Trang beach
  • 19 nights in 4* hotel at centrally location
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers included on the last day of tour
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From pp twin/double share
AU$4,599
Typically AU$6,500 -29%
Single traveller
AU$1,565
Land tour only
AU$2,999

Depart from your home to Hanoi – Vietnam’s Capital.
On arrival at the airport you’ll be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: In-flight Meals.
Accommodation: The Q Hotel 4* or similar

After breakfast, you will travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular array of islands, dotted with wind and wave eroded grottoes, is a wonder to behold.
On arrival you board a ship to view the thousands of limestone islands and their caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding across the clear emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene. You‘ll also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Oriental Sails or similar

Early risers may like to participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. A sight not to be missed- especially if you are into photography. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands. Return to the junk for breakfast, then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay.
In the afternoon our driver will meet you at the Halong Jetty to drive you back to Hanoi.
Meal: Brunch.
Accommodation: The Q Hotel 4* or similar

Optional tour: Half-Day Guided Tour Australian Beef with Wine Tasting & Rickshaw in Hanoi

At one of Hanoi’s authentic restaurants, you will be able to taste the difference of Australian beef prepared and wine tasting by the talented hands of local chefs.

When you join this program, you will enjoy dishes prepared in a special Vietnamese style, as well as spices that you can hardly find at home, which is unlike anything you have ever experienced or done before. As a result, it will be ideal if you pair it with the best local red wine or bottles of wine directly imported from Australia.

We believe that when you return home, you will realize that while Australian beef products appear ordinary, they are produced and used in a very unique way in another country.

Timing: 3, 5 – 4 hour

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.

After breakfast, you will take a city tour of Hanoi to explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo stop only), One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). Later you will board a short flight to Hue.
On arrival, you will be met at Hue airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Romance Hotel Hue 4* or similar

This morning, we visit the Imperial Citadel. This was the center of power for the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here, we will visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Tripod Cauldrons, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
Later, you’ll be boarding a boat for a wonderful trip on the Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Romance Hotel Hue 4* or similar

Today, you will leave Hue behind you as you make your way to Hoi An via Danang.
We also suggest you to visit Golden Bridge if you would like and we offer this highlights optional.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Silk Village Resort 4* 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.

In the morning, there’s a guided tour to explore Hoi An on foot which takes in a visit to an old merchant’s home; Hoi An Market; a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge – the bridge was first constructed 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.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Silk Village Resort 4* 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.

Optional tour: Hoi An Memories Show

As Vietnam’s largest outdoor visual art-show, Hoi An Memories is guaranteed to amaze. Featuring 500 performers and superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells the story of Hoi An throughout its 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on the traditional ao dai costume and the charming beauty of Vietnamese women.
Right in front of your eyes, Hoi An will transform from a small farming village to an international trading port where East meets West.
Note: Performance not available on Tuesdays.

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Silk Village Resort 4* 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.

Today you take the short flight to Nha Trang, a famous beach city of Vietnam. On arrival in Nha Trang, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Em Oi Hotel Nha Trang 4* or similar

Nha Trang city, a small city on the south central coastline of Vietnam, is a famous beach city of Vietnam. Travelers like to travel to Nha Trang, not because of its beach, but also by its historical relics from Cham civilization represented as Po Nagar tower, a sacred Hindu site dating back to the 7th century, Stone Church built in French colony time, to Long Son Pagoda – Buddhist pagoda built in commemoration of the monks and nuns who died whilst fighting the Diem Government.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Em Oi Hotel Nha Trang 4* or similar

Optional tour: Sunset cocktail and dinner cruise tour (Dinner Included)

You’ll be picked up at your hotel to go to the pier for a sail along the coastline. First, enjoy a welcome aboard drink while you admire the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay at sunset. Continue your journey with cocktails and free flow of wine on the sundeck as you’re entertained with live music against the stunning backdrop of the stars, the moon, and the city lights. Experience the gastronomical pleasure of a 5-course seafood dinner served by the Emperor Cruises team. Another once in a lifetime experience with Asia Vacation Group.

Spend your free day to relax for swimming or explore the city as you wish.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Em Oi Hotel Nha Trang 4* or similar

After breakfast, you will check out your hotel and take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend your free time at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Silverland Jolie Hotel 4* or similar

Optional tour: Vespa Adventure – Saigon After Dark Tour

223Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.
You’ll be picked up at your hotel and start off your amazing night with some cocktails and appetizers at Café Zoom. Afterwards, enjoy some of Saigon’s best authentic local food, followed by a stop at a Vietnamese-style coffee shop featuring live music. Your perfect evening will be wrapped up at an exciting music bar where local people party.ㅤ

After breakfast, we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.
In the afternoon, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as: visit War Remnant Museum, take photo outside Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Silverland Jolie Hotel 4* 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.

In Southern Vietnam, Mekong River unravels into nine sprawling rivers, forming the fertile Mekong Delta. It’s here the river rules. Daily life flows with the ever-changing waters, fisheries thrive during the annual flood and rice fields are quickly dug as the waters recede.
Depart Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast, driving two-hours to reach Cai Be in the heart of the Mekong Delta for one of the highlights of the tour – a cruise on the mighty Mekong River and the chance to witness life on and around the water of the “Nine Dragon River”. Board a traditional wooden sampan boat around the Cai Be Floating Market, a commercial spectacle established in the 19th century. Marvel at boats replete with exotic produce and interact with locals in order to discover more about their stock. Next, disembark and stroll to the coconut candy factory to discover the manufacturing process of the sweet treats, as well as puffed rice – the local equivalent of popcorn.
A delicious home-cooked Vietnamese meal will be served for lunch in a local family. Then take a walk through their fruit orchard to see the fresh seasonal fruits on the trees and listen to melodious Vietnamese folk music known as “Don Ca Tai Tu”.
Reboard the boat through the narrow canals around the island, appreciating the tranquility and lush landscapes of this part of the Delta, to Vinh Long. Drive to the largest city in the Mekong Delta: Can Tho, a buzzing town with a lively waterfront and a colorful mix of narrow back streets that make for some rewarding exploration. Rest of the day, you may like to walking along Ninh Kieu Park and on a pedestrian bridge of Can Tho City.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: IRIS Hotel Can Tho 4* or similar

After breakfast, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Can Tho.
Later, check out hotel and transferd back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Silverland Jolie Hotel 4* 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 are free till we drive to the airport for flight to the mystery city of Cambodia, Siem Reap.
Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Paradise Angkor Hotel 4* or similar

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras.
Meal: Breakfast. Lunch.
Accommodation: Paradise Angkor Hotel 4* or similar

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Siem Reap or swimming at hotel.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Paradise Angkor Hotel 4* or similar

Optional tour: Tonle Sap Lake Tour

Hop on a boat to Tonle Sap Lake. All the houses here are on stilts. The tour offers breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. You have a chance to take a look at crocodiles raised by a family and see how Vietnamese people live on a large lake. Then we return to the hotel for relaxing.

Today you will be transported to Siem Reap airport for your flight to home.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Plane

You will arrive home today and we hope you enjoy your trip with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

  • Return international flights 
  • Domestic flights from Hanoi to Hue, Danang to Nha Trang, Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap
  • 4* hotels accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
  • Daily breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • All local boat rentals as mentioned in the program
  • Water bottles during tours
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
  • Local English speaking guides in Vietnam and Cambodia

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fee in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (suggestion: 10AUD/per person/day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • 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 $200 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $1,400 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: You will be collected the final payment 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.

This package includes international flights from Sydney/Melbourne and surcharge from Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth or other city if requested when selecting your departure city.

Interstate Surcharge
Surcharge of $400 for departures from Adelaide & Brisbane & and $300 for departures from Sydney

In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or similar airlines (20kg 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, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of $250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences
We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific requirements.
We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:
Airline Preferences – You may wish to fly with a particular airline
Cabin Preferences – These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) – You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
Meal Requests – You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
Seat Requests – If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

Important Information
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. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10AUD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

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 $1565 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size: 8-20 persons

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with Nib Travel Insurance to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

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 for Vietnam Visa.

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

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

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.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference).  If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

 

 

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
Depart Date
Return Date
Price
Note
Wednesday
18 Sep 2024
Monday
07 Oct 2024
AU$4,799
Wednesday
16 Oct 2024
Monday
04 Nov 2024
AU$4,999
Wednesday
20 Nov 2024
Monday
09 Dec 2024
AU$4,999

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