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G Adventures: Best of Vietnam

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Price From: R 22,589.00 pps

15 days, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Tour code: AVBV.

Small Group Touring.

From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

Booking Details For This Small Group Adventure Tour

  • Price: R 22,589.00 per person sharing
  • Departures: August 2017
  • Trip Code: AVBV
  • Trip Type: Small Group. Classic

Small Group Adventure Tour  Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Hanoi/Lào Cai

Enjoy the water puppets show. Opt to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, Hoa Lo Prison and the Temple of Literature. Overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 3: Lào Cai/Sa Pá

Arrive in Sapa. Hilltribe village visit at Ta Phin, trek and homestay. Traditional meals with a local family.

Day 4: Sa Pá

Hilltribe village visit, trek and homestay. Traditional meals with a local family.

Day 5: Sa Pá/Hanoi

Return to Sapa after breakfast with host family. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi/Ha Long

Drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a junk boat which includes a seafood meal. Visit caves or an island lookout.

Day 7: Ha Long/Huế

Breakfast aboard our junk boat. Return to Hanoi for free time before an overnight train to Hue.

Day 8: Huế

Included tour of Tien Mu Pagoda and the Royal Tombs. Optional tour of the countryside.

Day 9: Huế/Hoi An

Travel the scenic Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) on the way to Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project. Afterwards enjoy free time, options include a cooking class, shopping at the tailors, riverboat cruise, bike riding, beach time or My Son ruins.

Day 11: Hoi An

Use a full free day to explore more of this charming town.

Day 12: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Option to take a bike tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Reunification Palace, Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta visit, boat ride and visit to traditional candy factories. Enjoy a local homestay and dinner with a Vietnamese family.

Day 14: Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, Ben Thanh Market.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

Validity August 2017 departures
Currency Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Inclusions • Water puppet show (Hanoi)
• Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An)
• Sapa excursion to hilltribe villages with homestay and traditional meals
• Halong Bay entrance
• Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
• Imperial Citadel and Tomb guide and entrance
• Mekong Delta home stay with traditional meals
• Internal flight
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Hotels (9 nights), sleeper trains (2 nights), junk boat (1 night), basic family homestays (2 nights)
• 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
• Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, cycle, plane
• Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
Exclusions • Allow USD140-185 for meals not included
• International flights and taxes
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and items of personal nature
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