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True Essence of Vietnam

Discover what makes Vietnam tick on this exclusive river cruise. Delve into the passion of the people, the rich history and make your mouth dance with the dazzling cuisine.

14 Days
3 Experiences
1 Country
18 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

Vietnam is a sensory overload. There is something exciting and exotic to see at every turn of your head and the smells of arguably the world’s best street food are exciting and vibrant. Vietnam is bursting with colour, rich with natural beauty and equally stunning cities from the ancient to ultra-modern, so let’s explore it all.  

 

To discover the true essence of Vietnam we pack a ton into this tour. Exploring Ho Chi Minh City, its rich history and culture you will uncover the highlights of this exciting city as well as go underground, on a guided speedboat trip to the fascinating Cu Chi tunnels to learn about the city's dark past. To contrast, you will visit the sleepy capital city of Hanoi, its laid back colonial streets displaying its fascinating past through its architecture. You will spend time discovering the splendour of ancient Hoi An, and learn to make traditional Vietnamese coffee while you are at it.  

 

However, Vietnam is not only about its fascinating culture, towns and cities. A large part of the attraction is the stunning natural surroundings and we endeavour to explore as much of this as we can. You will spend time in the glorious Mekong Delta, a wonderland of wildlife, showcasing nature at its finest. You will travel like a local, zipping through dense, jungle-lined rural roads to discover tiny villages. You will spend time cruising the waters of the jaw-droppingly beautiful Ha Long Bay amongst the forest topped islands that explode from the deep turquoise waters. 

 

Vietnam is an exotic dream, one which we can help you make come true. 


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3 Star Accommodation

3-star accommodation is provided throughout your tour. Accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked. 

 

Please note: Pictures are for illustration purposes only, they give an indication of the quality and standard to expect. We may use the hotels illustrated or hotels of a similar standard, we cannot guarantee exact hotels for this tour.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$310
4 Star Accommodation

Upgrade yourself to a 4-star level of accommodation for this tour. All accommodation will be confirmed once your trip is booked. 

 

Please note: Pictures are for illustration purposes only, they give an indication of the quality and standard to expect. We may use the hotels illustrated or hotels of a similar standard, we cannot guarantee exact hotels for this tour.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

Vietnam is beautiful to look at, there are lots of amazing highlights, but what many people miss out on a trip to Vietnam is discovering what really makes it tick, what lies under the surface and that is what we aim to do with our Essence of Vietnam tour. We have spent a long time crafting this exclusive tour to make sure that while on it, you get a deeper understanding of the people, the traditions and culture of Vietnam. It has a rich and exotic history, from ancient to the more troubling history of the 20th Century, but all these things combine to make Vietnam the stunning country it is today.  

 

We have selected the very best excursions, discovering all about the beautiful city of Hoi An, cycling with locals on a tour of Hanoi or travelling by Vespa through the beautiful countryside to see what life is like in rural Vietnam. We have chosen a luxurious cruise in the otherworldly Hanoi Bay, where you can relax and soak in its natural beauty, or get out and about in kayaks or your swimming costume, or walk on the mystical, forest strewn islands. You will return from this tour with a deeper understanding of Vietnam and a ton of memories to last you a lifetime.


location

The tour starts off in Ho Chi Minh City, in the south of Vietnam. Upon arrival you will be collected and transferred to your hotel. The tour then moves north combining internal flights and luxury air conditioned coaches, reaching its final destination in Hanoi, where you will once again be transferred to the airport to meet your onward travel.


accommodation

Our local partners use a wide variety of accommodation to ensure this tour runs smoothly. A list of your accommodation can be requested once this tour has been booked and confirmed.

 

We do guarantee a minimum 3-star level of accommodation on this tour, all accommodation is hand-picked to ensure maximum comfort including daily breakfasts. 

 

Please Note: There is an option to upgrade to a 4-star level of accommodation. If you wish to upgrade to 4-star accommodation please select this at checkout.


facilities

Tour facilities are available upon request.


important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age Restrictions

  • This tour is aimed at guests aged 18 years or older
  • For children 12yrs or above the full price will apply
  • Please contact us directly if you would like us to book a child of 1 - 11 years
  • Not suitable for infants

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Queen sized bed or twin share

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour 
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package tours/cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com 

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest


AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

Date Changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

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