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Highlight of Vietnam and Thailand tour - 20 days from HCMC

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Tour: Thailand & Vietnam Holidays
Duration: 20 Days
Descriptions: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Hoi An – Hue – Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Bangkok – Chiang M...

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Description: This is an amazing tour to visit the highlights of Vietnam and Thailand - The two most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia.
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Hoi An – Hue – Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Krabi – Phang Nga Bay
Highlights: Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong delta, Hanoi city tour with Hanoi street food tour, Halong bay, pagoda and temple in Bangkok, elephant ride in Chiang Mai and great time at beaches of Krabi and Phang Nga Bay.

Note:
• This tour is just a suggested itinerary and we can always customize it to suit your travel date, type of travel, length of stay, budget, activities, etc.
• Your tour is an individual tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide (other language on request) and a private air-conditioned vehicle at each destination.
• The price could be lower if you travel in group.
• Tour prices may vary by your travel date, departure city, accommodation, exchange rate and other special requests.
• We also provide online application for Vietnam visa on arrival. Please click Vietnam visa for more information.  
Payment Method:
• If you decide to book, we will require deposit which is 30% of the total tour cost by credit cards or wire transfer. The balance (outstanding) will be paid on your arrival in cash, credit cards or combination.
Cancellation Policy:
• Before 30 days: Refund 50% of deposit 
• Between 20 – 29 days prior to departure: Refund 30% of deposit 
• Between 10 – 19 days prior to departure: Refund 10% of deposit  
• Between 01 – 9 days prior to departure: Full charge 100% of deposit 
Our cancellation policy is various based on real situation. In case of cancellation, we will try our best to discuss with our suppliers to get a best refund for you. However, refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after the tour arrangements have commenced. 

Day 1
Ho Chi Minh arrival (G)
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Day 2
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B, L ) (G)
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Day 3
Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Flight to Danang – Hoi An (B) (G)
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Day 4
Hoi An biking tour (B) (G)
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Day 5
Hoi An – Drive to Hue (B) (G)
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Day 6
Hue city tour – Royal Dinner
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Day 7
Hue – Flight to Hanoi (B) (G)
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Day 8
Hanoi – Halong bay – Overnight on board (B) (G)
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Day 9
Halong bay – Hanoi (B) (G)
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Day 10
Hanoi departure – Flight to Bangkok (B, D) (G)
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Day 11
Bangkok City and Temples Tour (B, L, D) (G)
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Day 12
Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai (B) (G)
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Day 13
Chiang Mai Tour (B) (G)
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Day 14
Mae Sa elephant camp (B) (G)
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Day 15
Chiang Mai – Flight to Bangkok – Krabi (B) (G)
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Day 16
Krabi (B) (G)
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Day 17
Krabi (B) (G)
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Day 18
Phang Nga Bay Tour (B) (G)
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Day 19
Phang Nga Bay Free Day (B)
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Day 20
Phang Nga Bay - Phuket - Bangkok and Departure (B) (G)
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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival (G)
indochina holiday in vietnamHo Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam is your first stop for  your  amazing  Vietnam holiday. On arrival, warmly welcomed by your private tour guide and transferred to your hotel for check in (if the room is available, check in time at 14h00). Free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Accommodation: Sunland Hotel / Deluxe room
Note: Your hotel is centrally located and easy to visit the War Remnants, History Museum, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall on your own.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B, L) (G)
mekong delta tourToday, we continue our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. 6 am : Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC
Accommodation: Sunland hotel / Deluxe room

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh city - Flight to Danang - Hoi An (B) (G)
vietnam travel in mekong deltaMorning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh for flight to Danang where your tour guide and driver are waiting for. Meet and transfer to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An
AccommodationPhu Thinh hotel / Deluxe room

Day 4: Hoi An Biking Tour(B, L) (G)
Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges...
This tour will take you on a visit to artisans making bricks according to age-old. You will discover how wooden river boats are made and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits. At lunchtime you will be invited into a local home for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour. 
Opt 1: Hoi An Cooking Class (US$ 58/pax) (B, L) (G)
vietnam tour in hoi anVisit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves.
Opt 2: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (US$ 47/pax) (B, L) (G)
vietnam travel to my sonVisit to My Son Holy land in the morning, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. In the afternoon, drive back to Hoi An with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Accommodation at: Phu Thinh hotel / Deluxe room

Day 5: Hoi An – Drive to Hue (B) (G)
After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnificent architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Free at leisure and overnight in Hue.
Accommodation: Romance Hue hotel / Deluxe City View

Day 6: Hue city tour – Royal Dinner (B, L, D)(G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourA full day trip to visit the old capital city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, with first stop at the Imperial Citadel giving you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.  Then we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. It is located on the banks of poetic Perfume River with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963. The next stops will be King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.
In the evening, enjoy a special bwhich is prepared with live traditional music performances. Be a King & Queen in Royal Dinner with Royal long Dresses! Overnight in Hue.
Accommodation: Romance Hue hotel / Deluxe City View

Day 7: Hue – Flight to Hanoi (B) (G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourAfter having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight Hanoi (operated by Vietnam Airlines), the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine. 
If you have chance to stay in Hanoi at the weekend, it is worth to join the interesting night market near Hoan Kiem Lake, featured with walking streets, beautiful red lanterns, local street foods and Vietnamese style souvenirs. Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Medallion hotel / Deluxe room

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D) (G)
vietnam tour in halong bayWe start at 8.00 A.M for the 3.5 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is Halong bay – the most famous World Heritage Site in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful seascape, thousands of spectacular islands and islets jutting out from the sea, amazing caves with marvelous stalagmites and stalactites in different sizes and shapes.
Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we'll stop some times for visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night. Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.
Accommodation at: Oriental sail/ Superior cabin

Day 9: Halong bay – Hanoi (Brunch) (G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourIt is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bayand spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.
After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
Accommodation: Medallion hotel / Deluxe room

Day 10: Hanoi departure – Flight to Bangkok (B, D) (G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourFree time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam holiday until Holidaytoindochina's private guide and driver will transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight to Bangkok - Thailand.
Meet and Greet at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Evening with Thai Dinner and Thai Traditional Dance, Experience a variety of typical Thai foods and the warm hospitality of waitresses dressed in national costumes. After dinner sit back, relax and enjoy a spectacular performance of Thai classical dances. After dinner, entertain with The Ultimate Cabaret Show, Experience Bangkok's exciting nightlife with the Mambo cabaret Show Thailand's newest wave of entertainment .You can't leave Bangkok without seeing The Mambo Cabaret Show. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Ibis Nana Soi / Standard room

Day 11: Bangkok City and Temples Tour (B, L, D) (G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourBreakfast at hotel. Morning with Bangkok City and Temples Tour and Grand Palace, This is a "must" for every visitor to Bangkok, for the Grand Place Complex, which includes the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow) is unquestionably one of the wonders of the world today. Within its enormous grounds is the most exotic Buddhist temple and at the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha image, carved from one piece jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today. Lunch at Thai Restaurant. In the evening take you to a dinner cruise, A beautiful night dinner cruise on The Choa phaya River. A luxury Thai-Style boat restaurant with Thai Food & Seafood and beverage delight accompanies by Thai Classical Music. You will enjoy a pleasant atmosphere with our charming and friendly hospitable services. Come a long and explore the Siam culinary experience on water. After an exciting day of travel keep the rest of your time for relaxation with our fine tradition service. Welcome to our luxury boat restaurant with all kinds of attraction ranging from ancient relics to modern comforts. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Ibis Nana Soi / Standard room

Day 12: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai (B) (G)

chiang mai thailandBreakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Bangkok airport. Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Arrive Chiang Mai and transfer to hotel. Free and easy day and in the evening we will take you to a Thai traditional northern style dinner called " Khan-Toke dinner" Relaxation and pleasure with a typical dinner. See Northern Thai Dances, Hill Tribe Dances & listen to traditional Thai Music. Relax and overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel / Superior room

Day 13: Chiang Mai Tour (B) (G)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Doi Suthep and White Meo, Visit the most sacred Wat Phathat Doi Suthep, 15 kms. from the city, 3,500 ft. above sea level and built in 1383. See the marvelous golden pagoda which is contain the relics of the Lord Buddha. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and for 4 kms to the King's Winter Palace and then continue to white Meo hilltribe villages, see the scenic route pass the beautiful Northern mountain and the forest. Lunch at Thai Restaurant. Evening return to hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel / Superior room

Day 14: Mae Sa elephant camp (B) (G)
highlight of vietnam thailand tourBreakfast at hotel. Take the morning excursion to the famous Mae-Sa elephant camp, 30 kms. from the city. This tour you will know everything about elephant. See nice show of elephant bathing, mahouts teach elephants to drag logs, response to commands and work in the jungle. Excursion will continue to visit the beautiful Orchid Nursery, containing more than 50 different types of colorful orchids which are exotic year round blooms and the Butterfly farm. Transfer back to the hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel / Superior room

Day 15: Chiang Mai – Flight to Bangkok – Krabi (B) (G)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Chiang Mai airport. Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and connecting flight to Krabi. Arrive Krabi and then transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Krabi

Day 16: Krabi (B) (G)
travel to krabi thailandBreakfast at hotel. Enjoy a full day sea cave canoe, The Northern part of Krabi Province boasts dramatic togopraphy and an abundance of caves. We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the waiting canoes. After paddling through the mangrove swamps the first cave You visit is called Tham Lod which is a spectacular tunnel through karst limestone richly adorned with stalactites. The second cave is called Tham Hua Kra Loak where there Is evidence of prehistoric settlement. Lunch is provided. Evening return to hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Krabi

Day 17: Krabi (B) (G)
highlights of thailand holidayBreakfast at hotel. Travel to 4 Islands for Snorkeling by Speed Boat.
1st Stop Pranang Beach secluded peninsular, inaccessible by car. Just a short walk away is a Princess Cave with decorative spirit house. Free time for sun-bathing, swimming, photography, exploring
2nd Stop Tup Island an exotic tropical island, ideal for easy snorkeling and exploring on foot. If the tide is low, you can walk along the white, sandy causeway joining the neighboring island.
3rd Stop Chicken Island natural landmark, named after the shape of its unique limestone rock jutting out into the sea. Excellent snorkelling opportunities in warm, inviting waters, rich in coral life.
4th Stop Poda Island stunning jewel of the Andaman Sea with both lowland, picturesque bamboo plantation and majestic, rocky cliffs, bordered by long, beautiful beach. Lunch at the beach and break. Evening transfer from Krabi to Phuket. Arrive Phuket. Check in at hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
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Day 18: Phang Nga Bay Tour (B) (G)
phang nga bay tourBreakfast at hotel. Visit Phang Nga Bay, The Phang Nga Bay Tour takes you across Phuket Island to the mainland where we board the boat to the unique sheer sided limestone islands in the famous Phang Nga Bay. Enroute we visit the James Bond Island, Nail Island, Grotto Caves and a Sea Gypsy Village before continuing on to Phang Nga Valley for lunch. Lunch on the island. Evening return to hotel. Relax and overnight at hotel.
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Day 19: Phang Nga Bay Free Day (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free and easy day on the beach. Enjoy swimming in the beautiful blue water. Relax and overnight at hotel.
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Day 20: Phang Nga Bay - Phuket - Bangkok and Departure (B) (G)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Phuket airport. Fly back to Bangkok for next departure​. Holidaytoinodchina would like to thank you so much for your traveling with us. We hope that you had a great Thailand and Vietnam holiday an wish you come back.

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SERVICE INCLUSIVE:

  •  Flights as indicated
  •  Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
  •  Private car/mini van
  •  All entrance fees
  •  Boat Trips as in the itinerary
  •  English speaking guides (Except for free days)
  •  Meals as per program 
  •  Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $45 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)

SERVICE EXCLUSIVE:

  •  Tips
  •  Drinks
  •  Personal Expenses
  •  Insurance
  • Other not mentioned in the itinerary

If you do not know how to plan your Vietnam tour and Indochina holiday, please read our FAQ's below to get some information or send us an email at info@holidaytoindochina.com and one of our experienced travel consultants will be ready and happy to answer your questions as well as organise your amazing holiday in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and combination.

How to plan my Vietnam tour/Indochina holiday with you?
1. Send us an inquiry by submiting one of our online forms (Click). Tell us as much information as possible. For example;

  • Please tell us how many people will be traveling with you, date of birth, if you have children, please tell us how old is/are the kid(s).
  • Please tell us your preferred hotels, level of hotel (3, 4 or 5 stars), type of hotel, type of room...
  • Please tell us your type of travel, length of travel and activities that you are interested in. For example; Family with kids, Couple's vacation, Honeymoon, Friends, Shopping, Sightseeing, Leisure and Relaxing, Cuisine & Cooking, Kayaking, Caves & Grottoes, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Minority, Adventure & Discovery...
  • Please tell us where and what you want to visit, if you do not know much about Vietnam, just give us your travel plan and ideas.
  • Most of our tour guide are English speaking tour guides, but if you want another language like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese... we can always arrange. Please tell us what you do you expect from your guides, for example; you want a guide with sense of humor? Good knowledge in history & culture? Male/Female guide? Talkative/Untalkative? Young/Old guide?
  • Please advise if you want breakfast included only or also Lunch and Dinner, and please let us know if you are a Vegetarian, the food you can eat or cant not, if you want local food in local restautants or western food in tourist restantant...?
  • Actually, you do not have to send us all information, but the more we know, the better we plan your Vietnam tour.

2. After we receive your enquiry, one of our professional Vietnam travel consultants will reply and send you the suggested tour itinerary with price as soon as possible.

3. If you accept the suggested tour itinerary (you may modify it till you are satisfied with), we will calculate the tour cost and send you the tour price. If you accept it, please confirm that you would like to book it.

How to proceed to book Vietnam tour/Indochina holiday with you?

  • When you decide to book your Vietnam tour/Indochina holiday with us, please send us your full name (name on passport) for hotel and domestic flight reservations, and your international flight details (in and out) for airport transfers.

How to pay the deposit and the balance?

  • Deposit: When the booking is completely confirmed, we will send you confirmation details including confirmed itinerary, invoice, voucher. Then you are required to send the deposit which is about 30% of the total tour cost (can be less). You can pay by credit cards (via onepay gateway, pay online), wire/bank transfer, western union. The deposit is used to pay the flight tickets, hotels, train tickets in advance.
  • Balance: You can pay the outstanding balance 2 weeks before your arrival, or you can pay us on your arrival in Vietnam by credit cards, cash (AUD, USD, EUROS, VND...)
  • More about credit card payment via OnePay: ONEPAY - ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX & JCB ACCEPTED)
    Like PayPal, OnePAY is a payment gateway but specialized in Vietnam where the PayPal has not yet reached. This is a perfect and the first payment processor which gains reputation among clients about its efficiency and timely friendly support.

    OnePAY in cooperation with biggest bank in Vietnam - Vietcombank which has been implemented this service among many tour operators in Vietnam.

    OnePAY is approved by MasterCard for this payment collection on the behalf of us. OnePAY uses SSL Verisign® over internet transaction under 3D-Secure program by respective creditcard companies so you are free from worries your card information disclosed. OnePAY payment portal also meets standards of international financial system such as PCI DSS of PCI Security Standards Council, 3D-Secure of Visa, MasterCard and JCB.

Note: Before coming, please make sure you have all travel documents such as; confirmed tour, invoice, flight tickets..., especially the visa to Vietnam and Indochina is done.

What about tipping?

  • The tour guides and drivers expect tips, but it is not mandatory. You can tip more or less, or nothing that depends on the serviced provided. We recommend that you trip the tour guides; US$ 10 - 15  per day anddrivers: US$ 7-10 per day. Tipping at restaurants, tuk tuk, cyclo, taxi..., our tour guides will give you the advice.

Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for;

  •  Family with kids and children < 12 years old
  •  Disable people
  •  People of old ages (> 65 years old)
  •  Repeated clients who have the second trip with us
  •  Travel in big group of friends, families (the more people, the cheaper the price is)
  •  We offer big discounts in low season (May - September)

Is there any charge if i change my travel dates, tour itinerary, hotels...?

  • We are happy to work on your requests, and will not charge you any money for all extra work. However, if it is too urgent and the date is too close, the hotels or airlines may charge you some money, in this case we will let you know.

What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?

  • We suggest you make reservations at least one month before the departure date. If you decide to travel to Vietnam/Indochina from October to April which is peak season, we recommend that you make the reservations two months (at least one) before your departure date. Late reservations can not be guaranteed for the availability of domestic flights, hotel rooms, etc. However, we can accept urgent booking, just 1-2 days before arrival. Things are possible at Holiday to Indochina.

What about Cancellation policy?

  • In case of cancellation, we will not impose any charges if we are not being charged and possible to get refund from our suppliers but if our suppliers apply charges for cancellation, you will have to pay those charges that apply. Cancellation policies vary, depending upon the type of service, the time of year, and the reason for cancellation. We will pass on to you all details of any cancellation policy with our transparent reply upon demand.

General cancellation charges that applied by travel services in Vietnam and Indochina.

  • Domestic flights: 25% of the fares
  • 3 star hotels, train tickets, no charge if you cancel 3-5 days before your arrival. (FIT)
  • 4 star hotels, 7 - 10 days before your arrival (FIT)
  • 5 stars hotels, 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)

However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotels' cancellation plolicies.

Can we get refund?

  • For the unused services, Holiday to Indochina will refund you.

How do I get a visa?

  • Vietnam Visa - For those who would like to avoid the perhaps lengthening visa procedures with their local Vietnam's Embassies, the service of  Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.

Steps to obtain Visa on arrival
a) Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa.

  • 1) Full name on passport (male/female)
  • 2) Passport number
  • 3) Date of birth
  • 4) Nationality
  • 5) Date of arrival
  • 6) Date of issue
  • 7) Date of expire
  • 8) Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months

b) How long does it take?

  • It will take 2-3 days (Normal process), 01 day (Urgent process) to get the “Visa Approval Letter” which we will send you via mail. What you need is to print it out and take it along to get the stamp at airports/borders

c) Get the stamp

  • Upon arrival, you will need to fill in a certain form with your personal information, get the stamp and visa will be done. For this process, you will need to prepare 02 photos (4*6) and $45 USD each in cash which is stamping fee.

Do our tour guides and drivers have meals with us?

  • The guide and the driver in each destination will dine at the same restaurant as yours. But, they will not join you unless you invite them.

Where can I change our money into Vietnam currency?

  • We advise you to stop in any Vietnamese bank during the tour (Our tour guides will take you to the bank), you can exchange money at your hotel, but the exchange rate is a bit lower than the bank's exchange rate.

Can I use credit cards in Vietnam?

  • Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diner's Card, American Express and JCB can be used to purchase goods in large shopping malls and stores in the big and medium cities, to pay for hotel rooms and for meals in some of the fancier restaurants, and to buy plane tickets with them.

Note: If you are to travel to those small cities or even remote rural areas, only cash in Dong can be used.

Do I need to bring my medical record with me?

  • Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event of an emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

When I finish my tour in Vietnam, if I still have some local money, what can I do?

  • Upon leaving Vietnam, if you still have some local money, you can change them back to foreign currency with your passport and the exchange memos given by the banks or money exchange counters. So please keep those exchange memos well whenever you change money.

Private Guide & Transfer
Holiday to Indochina offers private tour packages across Vietnam and Indochina; During the tour, you will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Indochina. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

Tour Guide:
Holiday to Indochina does understand that a good tour guide will make your Indochina holiday a beautiful time and tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our culture, lifestyle, knowledge...with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint. All of our tour guides in Vietnam and other Indochina area are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos. If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience

Note: In Sapa or some mountainous areas, we may use local tour guides who come from the ethnic groups like H'Mong, or Red Dao as they know better than anyone else about their land, culture, customs and habits...

Holiday to Indochina's requirements for a good tour guide:

  •  5 years of experience working as a tour guide
  •  Guiding does require more than just hanging out in the sun. Guides must be friendly and good with people, organized enough to keep groups or people on schedule, quick on their feet and ready for the inevitable snafus that arises.
  •  Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.
  • Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.
  •  Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Clear speech and good hearing.
  • Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.
  • Tour guide is a nurse to take care of visitors, a boss to keep the right itinerary, a teacher to give information, an ambassador to introduce our country, an entertainer
  • Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.
  • Check flight tickets, train tickets, meals, weather... to make sure things are in order and inform local office if any changes that might effect the tour.
  • Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.
  • If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Transportation:
Holiday to Indochina guarantees to offer the best means of transport during your holiday in Vietnam and Indochina. The safety, comfort and security of our customers come first. We use only the latest modern cars, vans, coaches and all our drivers are full time workers, government licensed in the tourism industry with at least 5 years driving experience. We are fully in control of our quality and service as we own our vehicles.

Holiday to Indochina's requirements for a driver:

  • Our drivers must have good driving skills with at least 5 years of experience
  • Our drivers must keep the vehicles clean,
  • Our drivers are not allowed to hear cell-phone or smoke, chat, drink when driving.
  • Our drivers must be friendly, helpful.
  • Our drivers are not allowed to take you to shops unless you ask for.
  • Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained.

 

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