Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam, the land of the “Ascending Dragon”.
Once you have cleared all customs procedures in Ho Chi Minh, collect your luggage and head towards the exit of the terminal where your English-speaking driver will be waiting to chauffeur you to your hotel. Once checked in, the remaining day is at your leisure.
3 Nights in Ho Chi Minh City – you can choose your hotel and standards below
After breakfast, you will be greeted by your private English-speaking guide for a full-day guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City.
Start with an introduction to how the tunnels were constructed and how people survived the harsh conditions. Explore the remaining area, tunnel systems and its many hidden trapdoors before experiencing a special tea and cassava–guerrilla’s food during wartime.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the city. With over eight million inhabitants and four million motorbikes, Saigon is truly a city that never sleeps. Visit the Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, which was built on the sight of the former Norodom Palace. Make a stop at Notre Dame Cathedral (built in 1883), a red brick edifice with twin campaniles constructed from materials imported from France.
Venture across the square to the Central Post Office and the former Presidential Palace. Continue to the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. (Please note that some of the displays are very graphic). While there, practice your Vietnamese with your guide to learn about daily life in Saigon before returning to your hotel, where the evening is at your leisure.
Breakfast and lunch included
This morning, depart from Ho Chi Minh City for Ben Tre (a town in the Mekong River Delta) with your private English-speaking driver and guide. At the pier, embark on an exciting motorboat excursion that takes you deeper into the countryside via smaller canals.
After crossing back over the river, visit An Bình Island and its handmade canal while enjoying lunch at a local homestay. Walk around this orchard and enjoy some cups of tea while listening to traditional music played by local musicians in an ancient house.
Travel with your guide to a local village to enjoy some sweets and hot tea or even take a bike ride through the streets of this small town. See how local artisans create beautiful potteries from clay in brick kilns. The cruise will end at Vinh Long city before you begin the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Breakfast and lunch included
Today, your English-speaking driver will collect you from your hotel for a transfer back to Ho Chi Minh airport to catch your onward flight to Danang.
Upon arrival, your private English-speaking driver will meet you and transfer you to your beachfront hotel for check-in, where the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure.
2 Nights in Danang – you can choose your hotel and standards below
Relax and unwind from touring at your own pace in Danang. Spend some time exploring the laid-back vibe of Danang by enjoying a leisurely day at the beach, exploring local villages, or simply sampling some of the local food.
Today, your English-speaking driver will collect you from your hotel for a transfer back to Danang airport and an onward flight to Hanoi.
Upon arrival, your private English-speaking driver will meet you and transfer you to your Hanoi hotel for check-in, where the rest of the day will be at leisure.
2 Nights in Hanoi – you can choose your hotel and standards below
Depending on your chosen standard, Comfort travellers will have the day at leisure to perhaps rent a motorbike and roam the streets, visit some temples, soak up some local bars or dine out at a fine Vietnamese restaurant.
Deluxe and Indulgence travellers will depart Hanoi for a drive to Tràng An, known for its spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks. The sheer vertical walls rise abruptly 200 metres (656 feet) above the surrounding land and water. Dense rainforest covers the landscape, clinging to the cliffs and peaks, blending naturally with rice paddies and rivers, creating a picturesque patchwork of colour.
Visit Vietnam’s ancient capital of Hoa Lu, once a centralised feudal state from the end of the 10th century and the temples of the Dinh and Le dynasties surrounded by rice paddies.
Continue to Tam Coc, also known as “Halong Bay on Land”, where a skilled rower will take you on a two-hour slow journey on winding rivers and canals. Enjoy views of beautiful karst formations while entering three natural caves formed under hills on the way back to Tam Coc for lunch before returning to Hanoi late afternoon.
Lunch included for Deluxe and Indulgence
After breakfast, you leave Hanoi for a 2.5-hour comfortable car ride to Halong Bay. The scenery of Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes, is truly an iconic image of Vietnam.
An overnight boat trip is the best way to enjoy this Vietnamese must-see. As you arrive at the jetty in Halong City around noon, proceed with check-in formalities.
After lunch, you set sail toward the bay while enjoying some visits and activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or relaxing on board. Toward the end of the day, your ship sets anchor for the night among the karst formations.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
Overnight in Halong Bay – you can choose your cruise standards below
The sun rises on Halong in the morning, and breakfast is served while the vessel cruises slowly back towards port. Disembark and transfer with your English-speaking driver back to your Hanoi hotel for check-in.
Hanoi is a city to explore, so perhaps for your final day in the capital, maybe check out some museums or galleries – there’s always something new to see in this buzzing city. Your guide will be more than happy to recommend some insider tips on the best way to experience Hanoi, but your decision on how you spend your day is up to you!
Overnight in Hanoi – you can choose your hotel and standards below
Enjoy some free time at leisure before being transferred by your English-speaking driver to the airport for your onward flight. Depending on your chosen airline, most flights will arrive in Australia the following morning.
HANOI TEMPLE OF LITERATURE
HO CHI MINH PRESIDENTIAL PALACE
*Best Month to visit
Australian ordinary passport holders travelling to Vietnam as a tourist require a visa before departing Australia. Travellers who only require a single entry for 30 days or less may apply for an E-visa at least 5 days before travelling; details can be found through your Click and Trip online account. Travellers should ensure that their passports have at least six months of validity beyond the expected stay in Vietnam date.
Our local supplier requires travellers to hold proper medical travel insurance. For any travellers that do not hold insurance and refuse to sign the waiver before the departure date, the supplier reserves the right not to proceed with the trip, and travellers will adhere to the cancellation charges mentioned above. By choosing this trip, you acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions.
The exchange rate is 1 Australian Dollar (AUD) = 16,635 Vietnamese Dong
*Correct as of March 2023
Visa fee for Vietnam
Any meals not listed, beverages, personal expenses etc
Tips and gratuities for Comfort and Deluxe
Cost of optional tours; items not explicitly mentioned as included
Items of personal nature, such as room service; laundry; phone calls, and beverages with meals etc
International travel insurance
Public holiday surcharge (if any) and compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
Expenses derived from problems external to the organisation related to weather conditions
Anything not mentioned in the included section
Surcharge for airport transfers from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
Airfare and itinerary changes can be made via your online account or the Emergency Contact Team. Changes after initial confirmation will incur a fee of $100 per booking in addition to travel service provider fees.
● 65+ days before arrival, $200 per person cancellation fees + the airline cancellation fees
● 64-35 days before arrival, 15% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees
● 34-20 days before arrival, 25% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees
● 19-12 days before arrival, 60% cancellation charge of trip cost + the airline cancellation fees
● 11 or less days before arrival, 100% cancellation charge
Unfortunately, we don’t offer fully customised trips; however, if there is a minor amendment to what is provided, please contact us for options we may be able to assist with. We do provide a self-booking system with a range of trip itineraries, inclusions, and standards to best suit your needs. For more days at leisure, we recommend selecting the essential trip itineraries as they typically include fewer daily scheduled activities.
The “No Flights” option, or modifying your flight date search, allows you to accommodate side trips or excursions easily. Check out our tutorial video HERE on how to modify flights.
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Our fully inclusive holidays feature private drivers, local private guides, and private stays. We offer trips to suit every demographic imaginable, from couples to singles, retirees to families, and everyone in between.
Yes infants and children are accepted to book onto this trip. Children under the age of 7 years will only incur a surcharge of 50% when sharing bed with parents. 8 and older are required to have their own bed and based on a triple share pricing.
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We make it easy for you to plan, book and enjoy your next adventure. Select an itinerary based on your travel preferences, identify the best time to travel using our interactive weather maps and choose your preferred airline. After receiving confirmation, you can access your account, download travel checklists, book visas, and more. Let us simplify your experience!
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Absolutely! You’ll still receive the same inclusions as a couple, family, or small group, plus private local guides and drivers. Our suppliers always provide a safe travel environment regardless of group preference. Please note our all-inclusive pricing for accommodation, transportation, and guides is charged per travel group. Solo travellers are charged a single supplement fee.
Yes, our local supplier requires that all travellers hold proper personal medical insurance and for any travellers that do not hold insurance and refuse to sign the waiver before the departure date, the supplier reserves the right not to proceed with the trip and will incur cancellation charges. This is also noted under the important section above.
Where it is not noted by the supplier under the important section, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade still highly recommends travel insurance for all overseas travellers. Click and Trip supports this recommendation and provides information on available policies, how to buy as well as other pointers.
Travel insurance protects against unforeseen events that could prevent you from travelling. Please don’t delay! We encourage travellers to book a policy after receiving their personalised documents. Travel insurance is normally covered from the day of purchase. In other words, you’ll be protected from incidents prior to departure, depending on your coverage.
At a minimum, your travel insurance should cover cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses. It should also include personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money, as well as personal liability insurance.
Credit card companies and reciprocal medical coverage agreements do not always include comprehensive insurance. To learn more, talk to a recommended travel insurance provider or read our terms and conditions.
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Absolutely. Please indicate any special requests like bedding, dietary, or medical requirements on the confirmation page. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs. Some airlines require advanced notification of dietary requirements, while other hotels limit capacity for rooms or suites. Please note that we cannot meet every request though we’ll do our best to make a memorable trip.
Not all of our vehicles are wheelchair accessible, which precludes wheelchair users and limited-mobility travellers. Please get in touch before booking to check your exact mobility requirements. Travellers should be reasonably fit to participate in all our trips. As always, please consult your doctor for all health enquiries before booking.
“From prices” are the best prices available within a calendar year; they’re generally based on two people sharing a room in the low season. Prices may be subjected to additional fees. For example, high-season travel, solo travel or larger group/room size may exceed the “from price.” International flight pricing depends on your airline choice, date, and routing.
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