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Vietnam Holiday in 18 days from mountains to beaches

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Tour: Vietnam Classic Holidays
Duration: 18 Days
Descriptions: Hanoi – Sapa– Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc Island

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Most tourists to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s beautifully natural beauty with the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south and the pristine beaches in Danang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc. Vietnam holiday is also a chance for you to explire a country with a long history and ancient traditions with many historic attractions and old temples. Hanoi's attractions, Sapa's terraces, Halong Bay, Hue citadel, Hoi An ancient town, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong delta, Phu Quoc island are eight of the top ten tourist attractions in Vietnam. Choosing this Vietnam tour package, you will definitely have a beautiful holiday of a lifetime in Vietnam.

Tour Highlights: 18 days traveling from North to South Vietnam, from mountains to beaches to experience fascinating local life. Tourists will have chance to explore the colonial charm of Hanoi's attractions, colorful hill-tribe villages and markets in Sapa, stay overnight on Halong Bay cruise, discover Hoian ancient town, enjoy the waterways and lust fruit orchards of the Mekong Delta and sunbathe in Phu Quoc island. This tour absolutely offers great experience for those who want to discover Vietnam in depth. 

Prices Quoted Are In USD Per Person 

Private tour based on 02 Clients

Tour Class
High Season
(Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)
Low Season 
           (May 1 - Sep 30)           
3 - star Hotel From $2,005 From $1,975
4 - star Hotel From $2,364 From $2,334
5 - star Hotel From $2,998 From $2,963

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
Hanoi Arrival (G)
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Day 2
Hanoi City Tour (B) (G) - Night Train to Lao Cai
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Day 3
Lao Cai/Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages - Sapa (B, L) (G)
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Day 4
Sapa - Hang Da - Xa Xeng - Hau Thao - Sapa (B, L) (G
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Day 5
Sapa Ethnic Market Tour - Night Train to Hanoi (B, L) (G)
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Day 6
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on board (B, L, D) (G)
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Day 7
Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Brunch) (G)
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Day 8
Hue City Tour (B) (G)
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Day 9
Hue – Drive to Hoi An (B) (G)
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Day 10
Hoi An Biking Tour (B, L) (G)
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Day 11
Hoi An Free Day (B) (G)
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Day 12
Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B) (G)
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Day 13
Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City half day (B) (G)
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Day 14
Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating Market) – Can Tho (B, L...
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Day 15
Can Tho – Floating Market – Flight to Phu Quoc Island (B, L) (G)
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Day 16
Phu Quoc Island Free Days (B)
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Day 17
Phu Quoc Island Free Days (B)
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Day 18
Phu Quoc Island – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City and Departure (B)
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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (G)
vietnam tour in hanoiHanoi is one of the top ten Vietnam holiday destinations where you can see the overview of Vietnam. Upon your arrival at the airport, Holidaytoindochina's private tour guide and driver will meet you with our welcome sign board then transfer you to the hotel (old quarter's area). Check in if the room is available (check in time at 14:00) before your tour guide does the briefing of the tour and give you some helpful information during your stay in Hanoi. Free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.
Opt: Street Food Tour (4 hours - US$ 45/pax) - (D)(G)
If you arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon, it’s worth trying a fascinating street food tour which is one of the best ways to experience an authentic Hanoi. You will have unique opportunity to try some Hanoi's specialities, get closer to Hanoian's everyday life, and learn more about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, history.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Medallion Hotel /Deluxe
• 4 star hotel: Silk Path Hotel /Deluxe 
• 5 star hotel: Melia Hotel /Deluxe 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B) (G) - Night train to Lao Cai/ Sapa
vietnam classic tour 18 daysHanoi is 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.
08:30 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial to the national hero - President Ho Chi Minh who led the country to independence and reunification. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence on 02nd Sep 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace & House on Stilt. Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, One Pillar Pagoda – symbol of Vietnam with unique architecture of lotus flower is a must-see destination for all Vietnam tours. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam. It was constructed in 1070, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam.
Have lunch at a local restaurant and continue our Hanoi city tour to the Museum of Ethnology offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It introduces Vietnamese traditional ways of life from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as displays a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside. End the day with a short cyclo ride around the old streets observing daily life of Hanoian, take exotic photos of Hanoi traffic and enjoy a fantastic water puppet show.
In the evening, see off at Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Accommodation: 
• 3 & 4 star train: King Express / Sharing cabin of 4 berths
• 5 star train: Victoria Express / Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Day 3: Lao Cai/Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages - Sapa (B, L) (G)
sapa tour packageArrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa (Vietnam's recommended tour). In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After breakfast at a local restaurant, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, check-in your hotel and overnight in a Sapa hotel.
Accomodation:
• 3 star hotel: Sunny Mountain Hotel / Deluxe Mountain View
• 4 star hotel: U Sapa Resort / Superior 
• 5 star hotel: Victoria Sapa Resort / Superior

Day 4: Sapa - Hang Da - Xa Xeng - Hau Thao - Sapa (B, L) (G)
sapa tour packageSapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours...
09:00: The local tour guide will come to meet you at your hotel, she will intruduce about the trip via the map and then we start doing one day trek to Hang Da, Hau Thao, Sa Seng and Giang Ta Chai villages will give a special atmosphere of peaceful villages in the mountain, those are visited by fewer tourists than the other villages.
The walk from Sapa center will lead you to the new road to explore Sapa market and meet many diffirence hill-tribes, you even can speak with
them by English. Keep walking up hill and now it is along the mountain side that appears the amazing scenery of the Chapa valley with its river, rice terraces and villages located close together.
Keep trekking up you will get to Hang Da village visit some houses along your unsoiled trek, Keep descending to Xa Xeng village you will see amazing rice paddy terraced. Picnic lunch will be served at a beautiful port or Local house. After lunch and short rest you will continue your trek to Hau Thao and Giang Ta Chai villages where you swimming in river in hot day.
Later on we take the van back to Sapa.
Accomodation:
• 3 star hotel: Sunny Mountain Hotel / Deluxe Mountain View
• 4 star hotel: U Sapa Resort / Superior 
• 5 star hotel: Victoria Sapa Resort / Superior

Day 5: Sapa Ethnic Market Tour – Night train to Hanoi  (B, L) (G)
ethnic market in sapaThe markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets.
Market days:
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train
Accommodation: 
• 3 & 4 star train: King Express / Sharing cabin of 4 berths
• 5 star train: Victoria Express / Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D) (G)
vietnam tour in halong bayPick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast. We continue your Vietnam tour 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:
• 3 star cruise: Oriental Sails/ Superior
• 4 star cruise: Indochina Sails /Superior 
• 5 star cruise: Indochina Junk - Dragon Legend Cruise/ Deluxe

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Brunch) (G)
classic tour in vietnamIt is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and 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 International airport for flight to Hue where your tour guide is waiting for. Met and transfered to your hotel, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Romance Hue/ Deluxe city view
• 4 star hotel: Imperial Hue/ Deluxe city view
• 5 star hotel: La Residence Hue/ Superior

Day 8: Hue City Tour (B) (G)
hue travel tourHue was the capital of Vietnam during the feudal rule from 1802 to 1945 under the Nguyen dynasty and is commonly known as a place of many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hue city at 8:00 then drive to visit King Tu Duc and King Khai Dinh tomb, two of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. After that, we'll drive back to the city center with stopovers at villages to learn how people here make conical hat and incense stick. Arriving to the city, we'll visit the unique Royal Arena where Tiger and Elephant fights were held by the Kings of the Nguyen Dynasty.
After lunch and short break at a local restaurant, we'll then continue our Hue day trip with an interesting visit to the Royal Citadel - one of the best places in Hue to experience the tradition, culture and rhythms of the Vietnamese Royal life in the past. The next attraction is Thien Mu Pagoda - a picturesque landscape on the bank of Perfume River, a perfect place to enjoy peaceful and serene atmosphere that also gives you chance to watch praying time of the monks here.
On the way back, we take the beautiful boat trip on romantic Perfume River, enjoy the sunset and relaxing time. Pick up after the boat trip and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Romance Hue/ Deluxe city view
• 4 star hotel: Imperial Hue/ Deluxe city view
• 5 star hotel: La Residence Hue/ Superior

Day 9: Hue – Drive to Hoi An (B) (G)
vietnam classic tour in hoi anAfter breakfast, we continue this beautiful Vietnam holiday with private car transfer to Hoi An (145km, it takes you about 3 hours). During the way, we will pass villages and rice paddies then stop for photos at Lang Co Beach travelling over the picturesque Hai Van Pass to Danang where you might want to stop for a nice swim at the white sandy beach of Danang then visit Marble Mountains, a fairy land with a dreamlike scenery, pagodas, grottoes before coming to Hoi An for check in your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Hoi An.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Deluxe Pool View
• 4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Superior
• 5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort / Sup Garden View 

Day 10: Hoi An Biking tour (B, L)(G)
vietnam classic tour in hoi anSpend 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. Overnight in Hoi An.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Deluxe Pool View
• 4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Superior
• 5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort/Sup Garden View 

Day 11: Hoi An free day (B)
Hoi an toursAt leisure. Relax on the private beach, by the resort pool or optional is to rent a bicycle to ride into Hoi An to explore the picturesque central of town with its restored 18th century merchants’ houses. Hoi An also boasts some of the best silk shops, art galleries and handicraft shops in Vietnam as well as dozens of excellent restaurants serving the delicious local specialities. Overnight in Hoi An.
Opt1: Hoi An Cooking Class (US$ 58/pax)
Visit Hoi An’s coful 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 (47 USD)
Visit 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:
• 3 star hotel: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort / Deluxe Pool View
• 4 star hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort / Superior
• 5 star hotel: Palm Garden Resort/Sup Garden View

Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B) (G)
hoi an vietnamIt is always hard to say goodbye to Hoi An, but there are a lot of things to see for your Vietnam holiday in the coming destinations in the south. After breakfast, our tour guide and driver take you to Danang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam. 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.
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.
Optional tour:  Book Ho Chi Minh Vespa Tour (USD$75/pax)
Experience as local people with a Vespa and escorted by a driver, visiting the city landmarks that give you a view of the city unlike anything on your Vietnam tour. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see. You will pass through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market and visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda, Saigon Opera House & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. 
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Deluxe 
• 4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Deluxe 
• 5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / West Wing – Premium
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 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh city half day (B) (G)
tour to cu chi tunnelsMorning 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 visit the War Remnants and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and Ben Thanh Market.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Sunland Hotel / Deluxe 
• 4 star hotel: Liberty Central Hotel / Deluxe 
• 5 star hotel: Rex Hotel / West Wing – Premium

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (Cai Be Floating Market) – Can Tho (B, L) (G)
mekong tour in vietnamToday we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in a Can Tho hotel.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Iris Hotel / Deluxe 
• 4 star hotel: Muong Thanh Can Tho Hotel / Deluxe
• 5 star hotel: Victoria Can Tho Hotel/ Superior

Day 15: Can Tho – Floating Market – Flight to Phu Quoc Island (B, L) (G)
vietnam travel to phu quocIn the early morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Then continue transfer to Can Tho airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer to your resort. Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel.
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Mango Bay Resort / Superior Verandah
• 4 star hotel: Saigon Phu Quoc Resort / Panorama Room
• 5 star hotel: La Veranda Resort / Deluxe Garden View

Day 16 - 17: Phu Quoc Island Free Days (B)
phu quoc islandSituated in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island. The region is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, and it also offers the best seafood in the country. Enjoy relaxing on the white sand beaches or exploring the quaint fishing villages in this tropical paradise. Phu Quoc is the perfect place to finish your memorable Vietnam holiday!
Accommodation:
• 3 star hotel: Mango Bay Resort / Superior Verandah
• 4 star hotel: Saigon Phu Quoc Resort / Panorama Room
• 5 star hotel: La Veranda Resort / Deluxe Garden View

Day 18: Phu Quoc Island – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City and Departure (B)
It is free day until we take you back to the airport of Phu Quoc for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City where you will connect to your departure flight home or to the next holiday destination. Holidaytoindochina.com would like to thank you so much for your traveling with us. We hope you had a great Vietnam tour and wish to welcome you back.

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Inclusion:
• All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation as indicated
• Flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue & Danang - HCMC & Can Tho - Phu Quoc - HCMC (Economy class)
• English speaking guide (Other languages on request)
• Entrance fees to indicated sights and activities as indicated
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Bottled mineral water during touring days
Exclusion:
• Drinks
• Other meals
• Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time

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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
Holidaytoindochina 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:
Holidaytoindochina 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...

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Holidaytoindochina'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:
Holidaytoindochina 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.

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Holidaytoindochina'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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