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Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian 15 Day

 Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong
 Code: VN151

Overview

Vietnam 15 Day Tour is the special option of 2-week itinerary in Vietnam Tours for travelers coming from Australia. With Vietnam 15 Day Tour, you will have a valuable opportunity to explore all the highlighted sites from the magnificence of mountain ranges in the North to the ancient towns in Central and end at the most breathtakingly beautiful beaches and floating market in the South of Vietnam. Vietnam 15 Day itinerary includes most of the destinations in Northern Vietnam to Central Vietnam and our tour finishes with Southern Vietnam.

Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian 15 Day Highlights

  •   Discovering the hustle and bustle of local life in both Hanoi and Saigon.
  •   Exploring the North of Hanoi with the colorful Ethnic minority people and viewing the amazing landscape of terraced fields.
  •   Enjoying the magnificent Halong Bay – a natural wonder on the UNESCO world heritage list. Join in numerous activities on offer like kayaking, swimming or kick back and relax on the overnight cruise.
  •   Visiting the peaceful and charming cities of Hue and Hoi An, with beautiful beaches, delightful food and tailor-made clothing at your fingertips.
  •   Understanding about the history and culture of Vietnam as you explore all renowned destinations.
  •   Gazing at the beautiful natural scenery.

Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian 15 Day Summary

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 Activities: Hanoi arrival; Cyclo tour through the renowned Old Quarter; Water Puppet Show; Welcome dinner.

Welcome to Hanoi. You will start your Vietnam 15 Day Tour by arriving in Hanoi.

You will be greeted by your guide, happily displaying your name board, and ready to transfer you to the hotel. This transfer normally takes around 45 minutes by bus. Please note that check-in time is at 14:00.  An early check-in can be requested but will depend on the hotel's availability and will attract a surcharge.

This afternoon, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter. The Old Quarter has 36 different streets with the name of each street vividly reflecting the kind of merchandise it sells.  In the late afternoon, we will learn more about local culture by enjoying a traditional Water Puppet Show. 

Finally, experience the local cuisine at one of Hanoi’s famous restaurants before your guide transfers you back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.


 Meals:  Dinner

 Notes: 
If you have a late arrival the Water Puppet Show will be seen on the following day

Cyclo in Hanoi

 Activities: Visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex including HCM Presidential Palace; HCM Mausoleum; One Pillar Pagoda; and Temple of Literature (one of the beloved museums in Hanoi); Walking tour of the Old Quarter.

Day 2 of your Vietnam 15 Day Tour will give you the introduction about Hanoi City.

First stop of the city tour is the Ho Chi Minh Complex.  You will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh) is kept for people to visit and pay their respects.  Nearby is Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts where the great president, Uncle Ho, led a simple life. We continue to the One Pillar Pagoda which is one of the two most iconic Buddhist Temples in Vietnam. Next, we will visit the Temple of Literature, (the first University of Vietnam, and now used as a holy place for students to visit before their examinations or before graduating. 

Enjoy lunch at KOTO restaurant near the Temple of Literature. KOTO stands for Know One, Teach One. It has trained thousands of students in hospitality from all over Vietnam. 

After lunch, you have the choice of visiting Hoa Lo Prison, (sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton") or the Museum of Ethnology. Hoa Lo Prison has a lot of different rooms, with original equipment, showcasing the life of Vietnamese political prisoners during the French colonial period including the guillotine room. The Museum of Ethnology is widely acknowledged as the best in the country, with an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority people.

Finally, we will walk around the Old Quarter to gain a better understanding of life in Hanoi’s Centre and the opportunity to taste the local beer before returning to the hotel. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: 
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is usually closed from September to November for annual maintenance. In that case, we will visit outside.

Hoa Lo prison museum

 Activities: Transfer 5 hours by car to Sapa; Visit the H’Mong village of Cat Cat.

Your Vietnam 15 Day Tourwill be not enough if we miss a light trekking in Sapa – the mountainous area in the North of Vietnam. 

07.30 AM: This morning your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and head along the highway to Sapa.  It takes around 5 hours by car including a break. We will arrive in Sapa around 1:00 pm and have lunch before checking into the hotel. Sapa is a mountainous area with spectacular views. After check-in time, we will visit the village of Cat Cat where the H'Mong tribe, minority people are living to learn about local life.

We will visit the waterfall in Cat Cat Village and visit the Hydro Power plant built by the French many years ago. You will have a chance to see the local music show before returning to your hotel.  Overnight in Sapa.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Terrrace field in Sapa

 Activities: Visit more breathtaking villages: Muong Hoa and Ta Van; Enjoy a scenic walk through the tranquil rice terraces towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai; Return trip to Hanoi.

After breakfast, we will take you to the Muong Hoa Valley for a scenic walk, through the tranquil rice terraces, towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. Marvel at the cascading paddy fields that cling to the mountainside and take in one of Vietnam’s most breathtaking views. Next, we will move to the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the Giay minority to learn about their daily life. 

We will have a lunch at a local house before the 5-hour drive back to Hanoi.  Overnight at our hotel in Hanoi.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Terrace field in Lao Chai, Tavan villages

 Activities: Transfer to the UNESCO listed Halong Bay – one of 7 Natural Wonders of the World .

Today will visit one of the most amazing places in the world and that will be the most interesting place in your 2 week itinerary in Vietnam Tour.

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel for the 4-hour drive to start your Halong Bay 2 day 1 night cruise.  We will be heading through the Red River Delta, where you will have many opportunities to take photos of rural areas of Vietnam where farmers toil on colorful paddy fields. Upon arrival, you will board a traditional Vietnamese boat and cruise overnight to the far-most corners of the bay. 

Once onboard the Halong Bay Cruise, you will enjoy lunch as you cruise out into the bay, stopping to anchor for an afternoon of activities (which are subject to change due to cruise selection and weather conditions).

After lunch, you may choose to visit the spectacular underground caves on the islands.  Please note that some climbing up and down steps inside and outside of the caves are required. Spend the rest of the day on deck with a drink in hand to watch the sunset over the bay. This will be followed by a freshly prepared dinner before retiring to your cabin for the night. Dinner is served on board. 

In the evening it is time to join in on a bit of squid fishing or relax on the top deck among the thousands of breathtaking islands in the bay. Stay overnight on our cruise.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong Bay Boat Trip

 Activities: Cruising to less touched areas of the bay for more beautiful landscapes.

Rise early to catch the impressive sunrise over the limestone karsts from the sundeck. Sink your teeth into some breakfast before setting off on a day boat to discover more sites in Halong Bay. Afterwards, you may choose to do some kayaking or swimming amongst the small islands which are inaccessible to the large boat or relax on the boat enjoying a cocktail or two whilst taking photographs. 

Upon return to our day boat, we will enjoy lunch before cruising to different parts of Halong Bay.  We will then return to our overnight cruise ship in time for dinner. Tonight you will have another night on Halong Bay in our Halong Bay 3 Days 2 Nights.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Titop island

 Activities: Continue cruising Halong Bay. Take part in some activities before returning to Hanoi for the flight to Hue.

Don’t miss your final sunrise over Halong Bay before enjoying breakfast on the boat. You have another great chance to kayak and relax on the beach before returning to the boat. Have lunch on board before saying goodbye to the crew at the main harbor. 

You will arrive at Hanoi Airport in the late afternoon for your flight to Hue.

Upon arrival in Hue, your guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in hotel and the remainder of the night is at your leisure. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Kayaking in Halong Bay

 Activities: Explore Hue by taking a boat trip on the Perfume River. Discover the Citadel; Thien Mu Pagoda; Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs

Finish your 1 week of you 2 week Vietnam Tour, today we will visit Hue, the Vietnamese capital during the Nguyen Dynasty, and its ruins of a regal past which can still be seen inside the Citadel and the Imperial City. First, we will visit the Toa Kham Boat Station to enjoy a coffee before a 45-minute Dragon Boat ride on the romantically named Perfume River. Along the way, we will visit Thien Mu pagoda and Tiger Arena & Trumpeting Elephant. Next is Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, the longest reigning monarch and one of the most impressive Royal Tombs of the Nguyen dynasty.

Continuing on we visit some traditional Incense villages before having lunch at Thien Tam, a well-known Vietnamese restaurant.  Renown for having the best vegetarian food in Hue, you can watch an artist finish an amazing painting in just 5 minutes whilst savoring a delicious meal.

After lunch, it is time to visit Khai Dinh Tomb - a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Hue. We continue on a tour of the Imperial City, a UNESCO listed site. It has a walled palace within the citadel of the city and showcases a plethora of historical monuments, imperial tombs, and pagodas. Finally, we return to your hotel.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hue Imperial City

 Activities: Passing Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass – the longest pass in central of Vietnam.

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will transfer you to Hoi An. The four-hour trip hugs the coastline along the North Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views particularly as the road winds its way up Hai Van Pass or what we locals call “Pass of the Clouds”. Have your camera ready as we stop to take some amazing photos at the quaint fishing village at Lang Co Beach.

After arrival and check in at your hotel the rest of the day is free. Take the chance to visit the beach. Tonight you can walk around the charming town for a spot of shopping or taste the delicious street food Hoi An has to offer. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An is a charming town and that is a good place for relaxing in the middle of your 2 weeks in Vietnam Tour.

 Meals:  Breakfast

Lang Co beach

 Activities: Enjoy a great day out in a local community, the farming project just outside of Hoi An. Become a farmer in Tra Que Village and enjoy some yummy local dishes.

Start with a short bike ride, of about 30 minutes, along with village roads and small paths between the paddy fields. Stop at Tra Que Village where the community has come together to create a large vegetable farm. Take a walk around the farm to see the different vegetables that are grown all organically.  Learn the traditional methods the farmers use to plant, fertilize and harvest the crop, then try your hand at raking the ground and sowing seeds. After toiling away in the garden, be rewarded with a herbal footbath and massage.

Your lunch will be served following a short cooking demonstration featuring the delicious vegetables straight from the farm to the plate.  Featured are many tasty, local delicacies including spring rolls, Banh Xeo (local pancakes of the people of central Vietnam). You can join the chef creating these meals and learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.

After lunch, we will take a trip up the river to view the fishing life of Hoi An before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tra Que farming village

 Activities: Free day in Hoi An.

Today you will have a free day in Hoi An for relaxing to get back the energy after 10 day of your Vietnam 15 Day Tour. We suggest you take advantage of the charming town or the lovely beaches. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoi An town

 Activities: A 45 minutes transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Saigon.

This morning is at your leisure.  2 hours prior to your departure time, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Saigon (as we locals call it but formally named Ho Chi Minh City).

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your driver will greet you with a name board and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It is well known for its tall buildings, many entertainment areas, and its shopping centres. Ask your guide to tell you some of the tales that reflect its vivid history and culture. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast

Street food in Ho Chi Minh

 Activities: Visit Long Tan Battle Field to learn more about the history of the Vietnam War.

Our Vietnam 15 Day Tour destination today will be special. Take a 2 hours transfer heading southeast of Ho Chi Minh City to Ba Ria, a picturesque town in the Vung Tau Province along the southern coast.  As we head towards nearby Long Tan Village we encounter the Long Tan Cross which was re-built for soldiers in the battle of Long Tan in 1966 by Australian servicemen. After paying our respects we visit the former site of the Long Tan Battlefield, an integral part of Australia’s history in the Vietnam War. 

We also visit the former site of the Australian army base of Nui Dat.  This was the major operational base for Australian armed forces involved throughout the Vietnam War and became known as the SAS hill.

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant in Ba Ria, we will return to your hotel in Saigon around 16.00. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Long Tan Cross

 Activities: Discover a floating village on the Mekong Delta; Stay in the homestay in Vinh Long.

Mekong Delta is one of the most highlighted in your 2 week itinerary in Vietnam Tour. Leave Ho Chi Minh City behind as you drive about 2 hours to the Mekong Delta Town in Ben Tre Coastal Province.  

Upon arrival, we will take a small boat trip along the Mekong River to witness the local life and activities such as fishing, transportation etc.  We continue to the brickworks to see traditional style bricks being printed and baked.  Next, stop at the home of a gardener to watch coconut candy processing workshops located along the canal.  Take a tuk-tuk for an authentic ride along shady paths, passing green rice fields and vegetable farms.  Learn about Vietnam's tropical culture from the locals. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we will take a rowboat along water palm creek before heading back to Hung Vuong Pier for your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Mekong boat trip

 Activities: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Your day is free until your guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, approximately 3 hours before your departure flight, for your transfer to the airport.

Our Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian 15 Day ends and see you again.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally check - in time is at 14.00 but the early check-in is up to request with a surcharge or upon the hotel's availability. We always pick up 3 hours before your departure time for international flights and 2 hours before domestic flights. However, this time is flexible depending on the traffic and other conditions such as weather or holidays to ensure you make it to the airport on time. The pickup time will be listed in the documentation we send you and will be confirmed 1 day before each departure date.

War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival (D) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Hanoi arrival; Cyclo tour through the renowned Old Quarter; Water Puppet Show; Welcome dinner.

Welcome to Hanoi. You will start your Vietnam 15 Day Tour by arriving in Hanoi.

You will be greeted by your guide, happily displaying your name board, and ready to transfer you to the hotel. This transfer normally takes around 45 minutes by bus. Please note that check-in time is at 14:00.  An early check-in can be requested but will depend on the hotel's availability and will attract a surcharge.

This afternoon, your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter. The Old Quarter has 36 different streets with the name of each street vividly reflecting the kind of merchandise it sells.  In the late afternoon, we will learn more about local culture by enjoying a traditional Water Puppet Show. 

Finally, experience the local cuisine at one of Hanoi’s famous restaurants before your guide transfers you back to your hotel for a relaxing evening.


 Meals:  Dinner

 Notes: 
If you have a late arrival the Water Puppet Show will be seen on the following day

Cyclo in Hanoi
Day 2

Hanoi City Tour (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex including HCM Presidential Palace; HCM Mausoleum; One Pillar Pagoda; and Temple of Literature (one of the beloved museums in Hanoi); Walking tour of the Old Quarter.

Day 2 of your Vietnam 15 Day Tour will give you the introduction about Hanoi City.

First stop of the city tour is the Ho Chi Minh Complex.  You will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho (Ho Chi Minh) is kept for people to visit and pay their respects.  Nearby is Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts where the great president, Uncle Ho, led a simple life. We continue to the One Pillar Pagoda which is one of the two most iconic Buddhist Temples in Vietnam. Next, we will visit the Temple of Literature, (the first University of Vietnam, and now used as a holy place for students to visit before their examinations or before graduating. 

Enjoy lunch at KOTO restaurant near the Temple of Literature. KOTO stands for Know One, Teach One. It has trained thousands of students in hospitality from all over Vietnam. 

After lunch, you have the choice of visiting Hoa Lo Prison, (sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton") or the Museum of Ethnology. Hoa Lo Prison has a lot of different rooms, with original equipment, showcasing the life of Vietnamese political prisoners during the French colonial period including the guillotine room. The Museum of Ethnology is widely acknowledged as the best in the country, with an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority people.

Finally, we will walk around the Old Quarter to gain a better understanding of life in Hanoi’s Centre and the opportunity to taste the local beer before returning to the hotel. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

 Notes: 
Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is usually closed from September to November for annual maintenance. In that case, we will visit outside.

Hoa Lo prison museum
Day 3

Hanoi – Drive to Sapa – Cat Cat Village visiting (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Transfer 5 hours by car to Sapa; Visit the H’Mong village of Cat Cat.

Your Vietnam 15 Day Tourwill be not enough if we miss a light trekking in Sapa – the mountainous area in the North of Vietnam. 

07.30 AM: This morning your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and head along the highway to Sapa.  It takes around 5 hours by car including a break. We will arrive in Sapa around 1:00 pm and have lunch before checking into the hotel. Sapa is a mountainous area with spectacular views. After check-in time, we will visit the village of Cat Cat where the H'Mong tribe, minority people are living to learn about local life.

We will visit the waterfall in Cat Cat Village and visit the Hydro Power plant built by the French many years ago. You will have a chance to see the local music show before returning to your hotel.  Overnight in Sapa.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Terrrace field in Sapa
Day 4

Sapa – Lao Chai, Tavan Villages – Driver to Hanoi (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Visit more breathtaking villages: Muong Hoa and Ta Van; Enjoy a scenic walk through the tranquil rice terraces towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai; Return trip to Hanoi.

After breakfast, we will take you to the Muong Hoa Valley for a scenic walk, through the tranquil rice terraces, towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. Marvel at the cascading paddy fields that cling to the mountainside and take in one of Vietnam’s most breathtaking views. Next, we will move to the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the Giay minority to learn about their daily life. 

We will have a lunch at a local house before the 5-hour drive back to Hanoi.  Overnight at our hotel in Hanoi.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Terrace field in Lao Chai, Tavan villages
Day 5

Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (B, L, D) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Transfer to the UNESCO listed Halong Bay – one of 7 Natural Wonders of the World .

Today will visit one of the most amazing places in the world and that will be the most interesting place in your 2 week itinerary in Vietnam Tour.

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel for the 4-hour drive to start your Halong Bay 2 day 1 night cruise.  We will be heading through the Red River Delta, where you will have many opportunities to take photos of rural areas of Vietnam where farmers toil on colorful paddy fields. Upon arrival, you will board a traditional Vietnamese boat and cruise overnight to the far-most corners of the bay. 

Once onboard the Halong Bay Cruise, you will enjoy lunch as you cruise out into the bay, stopping to anchor for an afternoon of activities (which are subject to change due to cruise selection and weather conditions).

After lunch, you may choose to visit the spectacular underground caves on the islands.  Please note that some climbing up and down steps inside and outside of the caves are required. Spend the rest of the day on deck with a drink in hand to watch the sunset over the bay. This will be followed by a freshly prepared dinner before retiring to your cabin for the night. Dinner is served on board. 

In the evening it is time to join in on a bit of squid fishing or relax on the top deck among the thousands of breathtaking islands in the bay. Stay overnight on our cruise.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong Bay Boat Trip
Day 6

Halong Bay - Futher Discovering (B, L, D) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Cruising to less touched areas of the bay for more beautiful landscapes.

Rise early to catch the impressive sunrise over the limestone karsts from the sundeck. Sink your teeth into some breakfast before setting off on a day boat to discover more sites in Halong Bay. Afterwards, you may choose to do some kayaking or swimming amongst the small islands which are inaccessible to the large boat or relax on the boat enjoying a cocktail or two whilst taking photographs. 

Upon return to our day boat, we will enjoy lunch before cruising to different parts of Halong Bay.  We will then return to our overnight cruise ship in time for dinner. Tonight you will have another night on Halong Bay in our Halong Bay 3 Days 2 Nights.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Titop island
Day 7

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Hue (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Continue cruising Halong Bay. Take part in some activities before returning to Hanoi for the flight to Hue.

Don’t miss your final sunrise over Halong Bay before enjoying breakfast on the boat. You have another great chance to kayak and relax on the beach before returning to the boat. Have lunch on board before saying goodbye to the crew at the main harbor. 

You will arrive at Hanoi Airport in the late afternoon for your flight to Hue.

Upon arrival in Hue, your guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel. Check-in hotel and the remainder of the night is at your leisure. 


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Kayaking in Halong Bay
Day 8

Hue - City Tour With Dragon Boat (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Explore Hue by taking a boat trip on the Perfume River. Discover the Citadel; Thien Mu Pagoda; Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tombs

Finish your 1 week of you 2 week Vietnam Tour, today we will visit Hue, the Vietnamese capital during the Nguyen Dynasty, and its ruins of a regal past which can still be seen inside the Citadel and the Imperial City. First, we will visit the Toa Kham Boat Station to enjoy a coffee before a 45-minute Dragon Boat ride on the romantically named Perfume River. Along the way, we will visit Thien Mu pagoda and Tiger Arena & Trumpeting Elephant. Next is Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, the longest reigning monarch and one of the most impressive Royal Tombs of the Nguyen dynasty.

Continuing on we visit some traditional Incense villages before having lunch at Thien Tam, a well-known Vietnamese restaurant.  Renown for having the best vegetarian food in Hue, you can watch an artist finish an amazing painting in just 5 minutes whilst savoring a delicious meal.

After lunch, it is time to visit Khai Dinh Tomb - a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Hue. We continue on a tour of the Imperial City, a UNESCO listed site. It has a walled palace within the citadel of the city and showcases a plethora of historical monuments, imperial tombs, and pagodas. Finally, we return to your hotel.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hue Imperial City
Day 9

Hue - Drive to Hoi An passing Lang Co Beach and Hai Van pass (B) - Vietnam Holiday Deal

 Activities: Passing Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass – the longest pass in central of Vietnam.

After breakfast at your hotel, your guide and driver will transfer you to Hoi An. The four-hour trip hugs the coastline along the North Pacific Ocean with breathtaking views particularly as the road winds its way up Hai Van Pass or what we locals call “Pass of the Clouds”. Have your camera ready as we stop to take some amazing photos at the quaint fishing village at Lang Co Beach.

After arrival and check in at your hotel the rest of the day is free. Take the chance to visit the beach. Tonight you can walk around the charming town for a spot of shopping or taste the delicious street food Hoi An has to offer. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An is a charming town and that is a good place for relaxing in the middle of your 2 weeks in Vietnam Tour.

 Meals:  Breakfast

Lang Co beach
Day 10

Hoi An - Tra Que Farming Village (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal

 Activities: Enjoy a great day out in a local community, the farming project just outside of Hoi An. Become a farmer in Tra Que Village and enjoy some yummy local dishes.

Start with a short bike ride, of about 30 minutes, along with village roads and small paths between the paddy fields. Stop at Tra Que Village where the community has come together to create a large vegetable farm. Take a walk around the farm to see the different vegetables that are grown all organically.  Learn the traditional methods the farmers use to plant, fertilize and harvest the crop, then try your hand at raking the ground and sowing seeds. After toiling away in the garden, be rewarded with a herbal footbath and massage.

Your lunch will be served following a short cooking demonstration featuring the delicious vegetables straight from the farm to the plate.  Featured are many tasty, local delicacies including spring rolls, Banh Xeo (local pancakes of the people of central Vietnam). You can join the chef creating these meals and learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.

After lunch, we will take a trip up the river to view the fishing life of Hoi An before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Tra Que farming village
Day 11

Hoi An - Free Day (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Free day in Hoi An.

Today you will have a free day in Hoi An for relaxing to get back the energy after 10 day of your Vietnam 15 Day Tour. We suggest you take advantage of the charming town or the lovely beaches. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Hoi An town
Day 12

Hoi An - Drive to Da Nang - Fly to Saigon (B) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: A 45 minutes transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Saigon.

This morning is at your leisure.  2 hours prior to your departure time, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Saigon (as we locals call it but formally named Ho Chi Minh City).

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, your driver will greet you with a name board and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It is well known for its tall buildings, many entertainment areas, and its shopping centres. Ask your guide to tell you some of the tales that reflect its vivid history and culture. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast

Street food in Ho Chi Minh
Day 13

Saigon – Long Tan Cross Sites (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal

 Activities: Visit Long Tan Battle Field to learn more about the history of the Vietnam War.

Our Vietnam 15 Day Tour destination today will be special. Take a 2 hours transfer heading southeast of Ho Chi Minh City to Ba Ria, a picturesque town in the Vung Tau Province along the southern coast.  As we head towards nearby Long Tan Village we encounter the Long Tan Cross which was re-built for soldiers in the battle of Long Tan in 1966 by Australian servicemen. After paying our respects we visit the former site of the Long Tan Battlefield, an integral part of Australia’s history in the Vietnam War. 

We also visit the former site of the Australian army base of Nui Dat.  This was the major operational base for Australian armed forces involved throughout the Vietnam War and became known as the SAS hill.

After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant in Ba Ria, we will return to your hotel in Saigon around 16.00. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Long Tan Cross
Day 14

Saigon - Mekong Delta Boat Trip Full Day (B, L) - Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian

 Activities: Discover a floating village on the Mekong Delta; Stay in the homestay in Vinh Long.

Mekong Delta is one of the most highlighted in your 2 week itinerary in Vietnam Tour. Leave Ho Chi Minh City behind as you drive about 2 hours to the Mekong Delta Town in Ben Tre Coastal Province.  

Upon arrival, we will take a small boat trip along the Mekong River to witness the local life and activities such as fishing, transportation etc.  We continue to the brickworks to see traditional style bricks being printed and baked.  Next, stop at the home of a gardener to watch coconut candy processing workshops located along the canal.  Take a tuk-tuk for an authentic ride along shady paths, passing green rice fields and vegetable farms.  Learn about Vietnam's tropical culture from the locals. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we will take a rowboat along water palm creek before heading back to Hung Vuong Pier for your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.


 Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Mekong boat trip
Day 15

Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)

 Activities: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Your day is free until your guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, approximately 3 hours before your departure flight, for your transfer to the airport.

Our Vietnam Holiday Deal for Australian 15 Day ends and see you again.

 Meals:  Breakfast

 Notes: 
Normally check - in time is at 14.00 but the early check-in is up to request with a surcharge or upon the hotel's availability. We always pick up 3 hours before your departure time for international flights and 2 hours before domestic flights. However, this time is flexible depending on the traffic and other conditions such as weather or holidays to ensure you make it to the airport on time. The pickup time will be listed in the documentation we send you and will be confirmed 1 day before each departure date.

War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  •   Vietnam Visa Arrival Letter 
  •   Accommodations (Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast 
  •   Meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  •   Airport pick-up/ drop-off  by AC vehicles
  •   02 Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam Airlines – Economy Class)
  •   Transport by vehicles with AC 
  •   02 nights on Halong Bay cruise
  •   Boat trip in Hue and Mekong
  •   English speaking guides on tour
  •   Water (02 bottles/pax/tour day)
  •   Entrance fees  as mentioned in the itinerary

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   International arrival and departure flights 
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned  in our itinerary 
  •   Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Compulsory dinner in the peak season at the hotel (if any)
  •   Personal expenses 
  •   Tips for guide and driver

Rating Summary

Overall experience
Guide
Local learning
Responsible travel
Met expectations