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Sail through limestone karsts aboard a traditional junk boat and walk the streets of imperial capitals. From vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế, and the charms of Hoi An to the modern day life of Saigon, experience the energy of Vietnam in 10 jam-packed days. An experienced Chief Experience Officer will lead you to must-see highlights with time in between to do your own thing.

Inclusions:
  • 9 night guided adventure
  • 9 nights accommodation: Hotels (7 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt)
  • 12 Meals – 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Transportation while on tour by train, local bus, air-conditioned bus, boat, cyclo, plane
  • Local guides throughout
  • Sightseeing highlights: Experience bustling Hanoi, sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay, shop in romantic Hoi An, squeeze through the Cu Chi tunnels, sip Vietnamese iced coffee, people-watch in hectic Ho Chi Minh
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.

Book by Jul 30!

Aug 5,12,15, 2024 from $1589 $1199 tax included
Aug 17-Sep 15, 2024 from $1399 tax included
Sep 18-Oct 30, 2024 from $1589 tax included
Nov 1-Dec 30, 2024 from $1649 tax included
My own room add $399

Airfare to Hanoi and return from Ho Chi Minh City not included but can be added if available

My Own Room Exceptions

Please note that if you have booked the “My Own Room” option for this tour, you will receive your own single accommodation for all night stops, with the following exceptions: Night 2, Halong Bay boat; Night 3, Sleeper Train

Important Notes

In some major cities in Vietnam, hotel rooms may not have windows. There may be a weight restriction on luggage for the internal flight on this tour. Each passenger is allowed to carry one checked bag with a maximum weight of 15 kg (33lbs). Additional bags or excess weight charges may apply. These charges are the responsibility of the passengers.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi and make your way to your hotel. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting at 6pm. After the meeting, opt for dinner out with the group.
Hotel: Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong (or similar)

Day 2 Hanoi/Ha Long (B/L/D)

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Halong Bay Boat (or similar)

Day 3 Ha Long/Hue (B/L)

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board before sailing back to the port and return to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.
Hotel: Asia Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 Hue

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda.  Arrive early to Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. Start the day with a visit to the Tien Mu Pagoda followed by a visit to the tomb of one of Vietnam’s former emperors. After, opt for a vegetarian lunch at a local nunnery. While in the city, try some local Hue specialties such as banh khoai (Hue savoury pancakes), and banh bot loc boc tom thit (thin rice paper filled with meat and shrimp). Wash it all down with a Hue beer.
Hotel: Asia Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 Hue/Hoi An (B)

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An’s many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.
Accommodation: Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)

Day 6 Hoi An (B/L)

Explore all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project.
Accommodation: Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)

Day 7 Hoi An (B) 

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer. There’s plenty to see and do, feel free to relax or try optional activities like learning about Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking class, trying your hand at making traditional lanterns, and visiting the ruins of My Son.
Accommodation: Vinh Hung 2 Resort (or similar)

Day 8 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city. Drive to Da Nang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, once the capital of South Vietnam and the country’s commercial centre. Start exploring the small alleys and busy streets, keeping an eye out for laquerware shops and delicious local food stalls.
Hotel: Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about the Vietnam War. Use free time in the afternoon to explore sprawling Ho Chi Minh City. With some free time in the city, opt to visit the Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas and stroll through the immense Ben Thanh Market. Also well worth a visit are the Reunification Palace (the residence of South Vietnam presidents before 1975), the city’s Chinese quarter of Cholon, and the War Remnants Museum.
Hotel: Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home

Vietnam Regular Canadian passport must be valid for at least 1 month beyond the expiry date of their visa. Tourist visa: Required. Holders of a valid Canadian passport are eligible to apply online for a single-entry electronic tourist visa (e-visa), valid for a maximum of 30 days (some restrictions apply).

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287