ID09: Indochina Adventure Tour of A Lifetime - 31 days from HCMC

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luang Prabang - Khuang Si Waterfall - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - Pakse - Preah Vihear - Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh - Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc

Highlights: Ho Chi Minh bustling city, Cu Chi tunnels, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Royal Citadel, Halong luxury cruise, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Pakse, 4000 Island, Siem Reap Angkor temples, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc

Indochina Adventure Tour of A Lifetime in brief:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Danang – Hoi An
Day 4: Hoi An Biking Tour
Day 5: Hoi An Free Day
Day 6: Hoi An – Drive to Hue
Day 7: Hue – Flight to Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi City Tour
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Cruise
Day 10: Halong Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang
Day 11: Luong Prabang city Tour / Khuang Si Waterfall
Day 12: Luong Prabang city Tour Free Day
Day 13: Luong Prabang – Vang Vieng
Day 14: Vang Vieng - Vientiane via Nam Ngum Lake
Day 15: Vientiane Full Day Tour
Day 16: Vientiane – Flight to Pakse
Day 17: Pakse – Watphou / 4000 Island
Day 18: 4000 Island / Full day surrounding
Day 19: 4000 Island – Cross boder to Cambodia – Preah Vihear
Day 20: Preah Vihear – Siem Reap
Day 21: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Day 22: Angkor Wat – Kbal Spean – Angkor Wat
Day 23: Siem Reap – Battambang
Day 24: Battambang
Day 25: Battambang – Phnom Penh
Day 26: Phnom Penh – Boat trip to Chau Doc
Day 27: Chau Doc – Can Tho
Day 28: Rach Gia – Boat to Phu Quoc
Day 29 - 30: Phu Quoc Free Days
Day 31: Phu Quoc – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Indochina adventure tour of a life time is a perfect option for those who want to end the beautiful Indochina tour at a white sandy beach for relaxing. It's an amazing idea for spending some days just staying on the beach, enjoy fresh atmosphere. The other parts still include all famous tourist sites in Indochina such as Cao Dai temple & Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Royal Citadel, Halong Luxury Cruise, Luang Prabang, Khuang Si Waterfall, Vang Vieng, Vientiane, Pakse, Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Chau Doc, Can Tho, Phu Quoc.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

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Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diverse. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever.

Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.

Free time at leisure. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

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Day 01

Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (Bearkfast, Lunch )

After breakfast, we invite you a very popular Vietnam tour to Tay Ninh to see the Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to SaiGon.

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Day 02

Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Danang – Hoi An (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, you are free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Around noon, transfer to the airport for the flight with Vietnam airlines to Danang. Picked up on arrival by your Vietnam tour guide and drive to Hoi An. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight a Hoi An hotel

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Day 03

Hoi An Biking Tour (Bearkfast, Lunch )

8.30 am : Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and ride the bicycles to the TRA QUE Vegetables village -famous village. On the way to the village, you stop to take the photos of the rice-farming, you can see the buffalos ploughing a ricefield and you see the Vietnamese farmers working on their rice farms...,the fishermen row the boat and catch the fishes by using the fishing net on their boat....

9.00 am : You will arrive in the farming village to see the vegetable gardens & buffalos. Here, You should take the photos of the buffalos. The guide introduces the history of Tra Que village, and local daily works of the villagers; furthermore, you are cycling around the village to see the farmers growing the vegetable which are very good-smelling, the local farmers do not use the chemicals to put in the vegetable garden. They only use the eco-fertiliser to put in their vegetable garden. That is good to eat the vegetable here. Your lunch has the local mixed vegetables.

9.30 am : The local villagers will teach you how to grow the herbs here. You become a real Vietnamese farmer; the guide will show you their daily activities,he also explain you how to grow the rice....it is not difficult for you to learn their works. You also witness the villagers here to use the water tank & watering their herb garden....ect. After that you will practice to water the herbs in their gardens.

-you will do the cooking class in the village. You enjoy your lunch together with the friendly Vietnamese farmers family in Tra Que Village. We think that you will get the warm friendship & welcome from the local people here. It makes you more interested in your life. You feel so happy with the life.

12.30 pm :you ride your bicycle back to your hotel in Hoi An town. The trip finishs. Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 04

Hoi An Free Day (Bearkfast )

There is no better place for break during your Vietnam holidays than Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang Beach. Overnight a Hoi An hotel

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Day 05

Hoi An – Drive to Hue (Bearkfast )

If you are interested in Vietnam history, Vietnam culture, Temples, Pagoda... then Hue is the must see city of your Vietnam trip. After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route have a look at the famous Danang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Upon arrival in Hue, visit to King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb. Overnight in a Hue hotel.

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Day 06

Hue – Flight to Hanoi (Bearkfast )

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and "must see" Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, visit Thien Mu Pagoda and Imperial Citadel of Hue before taking the flight with Vietnam airlines to Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, we would like to show you Hanoi locals’ daily life with one hour trishaw (cyclo) ride around Hanoi Old streets, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then attend a Water Puppets show. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

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Day 07

Hanoi City Tour (Bearkfast, Lunch )

Hanoi without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Travel. Today, we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum (or Museum of Fine Arts, Army Museum, History Museum, Woman Museum, Hoa Lo Prison), the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.

Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Enjoy a glass of "Bia Hoi - draught beer - included" at Ta Hien Street before we enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show.

Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

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Day 08

Hanoi – Halong Cruise (Bearkfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any Vietnam Holidays. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 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 the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.

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.

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Day 09

Halong Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang (Bearkfast, Lunch )

It 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 Hanoi airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in and free at leisure time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 10

Luong Prabang city Tour / Khuang Si Water fall (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, we visit The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign and we then climb up to the top of mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River, later we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.

Afternoon drive to visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 11

Luong Prabang Free Day (Bearkfast )

Today is free at leisure time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 12

Luong Prabang – Vang Vieng (Bearkfast )

Today we drive to Vang Vieng and stop along for the way for visit hill tribe villages and we will be reach vang Vieng by late afternoon then check in hotel and free at leisure and overnight in Vang Vieng.

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Day 13

Vang Vieng – Vientiane via Nam Ngum Lake (Bearkfast )

After your breakfast, we make our way to Nam Ngum Lake, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River. On arrival at the lake we have lunch at local rest on the river bank, after that we embark on a long tail boat visiting fisherman villages in varied islets. We visit some beautiful islets and take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fish men. On return, we stopping over at Ban Keun, which is famous for its salt extraction plant and we arrived in Vientiane late afternoon, overnight in Vientiane.

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Day 14

Vientiane Full Day Tour (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

In the afternoon we transfer out to see the Buddha Park, a scattered enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. A spectacular view of over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane

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Day 15

Vientiane – Flight to Pakse (Bearkfast )

Today we take early flight to Pakse, on arrived then you will be met and we heading to the next destination of our trip will be Tadlo. On our way we pass many lush plantations, hills, forests and villages. Part of our pleasure of travelling in this region is to observe the beautiful countryside and meet local people. We stop over at some of the nearby villages, home of the Kato hilltribe group. The hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly; welcoming you with waving hands and smilling faces. These ethnic minorities still retain their age and old cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from each other by their dress. We continue our journey through the Paksong and Boloven Plateau. The Boloven Plateau is known for its cooler temperature being located high above the Mekong Valley. Rivers run off this high plateau in all directions and then plunge out to lush forests along in a series of spectacular surging waterfalls. The scenery around Tad Fan waterfall is spectacular with twin waterfalls plummeting into a deep gorge surrounded by flourishing vegetation. A trip to the plateau provides a refreshing break from the heat and allows you to observe the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops that can be seen en route. This trip gives visitors the chance to venture off the beaten track and to discover some of the lesser-known areas of Laos, exploring the wild beauty of this southern region then return to Pakse. Overnight in Pakse.

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Day 16

Pakse – Watphou / 4000 Island (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, we then transfer to boat pier for take boat down Mekong river to Champassak and to visit the fascinating pre-angkorian ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia's most dramatically situated temples. We have time to explore these intriguing Khmer ruins, which are perched at the base of Mount Phu Kao. Wat Phu is one of the Lao World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dates back to the 10th century, predating the famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We continue our journey by land to Ban Hatxaikhoun and the take ferry crossing Mrkong to Don Khong, the largest island in the South Mekong river region known as the 4000 islands, one of the most scenic areas in Laos. Overnight in Don Khong Island

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Day 17

4000 Island / Full day surrounding (Bearkfast )

After an early breakfast, we explore the local villages of Ban Khone, where you will see an array of relics from the French colonial era and retrace the old colonial past, including old French colonial buildings and the remnants of the first Lao railway with it’s locomotive. We continue discover the 4000 islands area by Tuk Tuk at our leisure to visit the Liphi waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls marking the end of Lao border to Cambodia, also known as the Samphamith, If we are lucky we may even see the rare freshwater Irrawaddy Mekong dolphin at Ban Hang Khone. We return to Ban Nakasang and drive to famous waterfalls of Khone Phapeng, the largest waterfall in South East Asia, known as Niagara of the east. Overnight in Don Khong Island.

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Day 18

4000 Island – Cross boder to Cambodia – Preah Vihear (Bearkfast )

After breakfast we leave Done Khong Island for Cambodia by crossing border to Cambodia. Arrive at Laos/Cambodian border meet by the local guide then transfer to Stung Treng province. We start some visits around Stung Treng town. The visit includes a walk into the local market and along the river front, a visit to the provincial head quarter. Then, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon we head on to Preah Vihear temple on a 4-hours journey passing through some remote part of Cambodia. Arrival at Preah Vihear we check in at hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Preah Vihear.

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Day 19

Preah Vihear – Siem Reap (Bearkfast )

Morning we climb to the hilltop of Preah Vihear by car and then walk around the temple building starting from the West gate to the main temple shrine. The temple was built in the 12th century by the Khmer. In recent years Cambodia and Thailand were at war with one another disputing the ownership of this magnificent temple located high on the hillside on the border between Cambodia and Thailand. There are still many military presence on both side of the border but here you can also have a chance of touring the front-line of both side, specially the Cambodian side, asides from the temple. You may feel it is too adventurous but it is completely safe as now both sides are drinking tea and coffee with one another and are keen to show you there trenches and weaponries. Afternoon we climb down and continue to Siem Reap on another 4-hours trip. Arrival in Siem Reap, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap .

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Day 20

Siem Reap / Angkor Wat (Bearkfast )

We start our day with the visit to Angkor Thom which include the visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun and the elephant terraces. Then continue to Ta Pruhm temple that has nearly disappeared into the jungle. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant which is located on a bank of the historic swimming pool of Jayavarman the 7th built dated back to the 11th century. Afternoon we visit Angkor Wat and end the day with the climb to the hilltop of Bakheng mountain to view a spectacular sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 21

Angkor Wat – Kbal Spean – Angkor Wat (Bearkfast )

Visit to Kbal Spean, a reference to the natural rock bridge, is one of the easiest ways to take a short jungle trek in the Angkor area. It is a 40-minute walk to the carvings through steamy forest and some curious rock formations. Kbal Spean lies 50 kilometers northeast of Siem Reap provincial town or about 18 kilometers from Banteay Srei. The original River of Thousand Lingams, Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. Lingams are phallic representations sacred to Brahmanism as symbols of fertility, and hundreds of them are carved into the rock here, as are several carvings of gods and animals above the small waterfall. We have lunch at a local restaurant near to the mountain. Then go on to visit Banteay Srei temple which is not far from Kbal Spean. Banteay Srei is a small temple but it is considered the best the birthplace of Khmer art. The decorations are so impressive and it is nearly everyone’s favorite site. Afternoon we take a boat ride at Kampong Pluk village where houses are built very high on stilts. We tour around the village and the flooded forest. Return back to town and enjoy dinner which will be on your own account. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 22

Siem Reap – Battambang (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, transfer to the pier and embark on a boat trip to Battambang. The trip takes approximately 6-7 hours during the high-water-level that is from August to January (8-9 hours during the low water level between Feb-July) on the Cambodian traditional boat cruising through some remote part of water-world of Cambodia. The journey may be long but it’s worth doing it as you will experience something that few people has ever done this route. Meet the people who live isolated from the modern world whose live depending on fishing and farming. Arrive in Battambang we check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Battambang.

(Trip to Battambang by boat during the low water season is not recommended now as it may take too long and may cause a lot of inconveniences)

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Day 23

Battambang (Bearkfast )

Today we visit Prasat Banon and then take a walk through some nice villages passing through the grasps and orange plantation. Here you will have a chance to taste the local made red/white wine. Afternoon we enjoy the bamboo train ride to visit some of the remote part of Battambang located along the railways flanked by the rice paddies and local villages. Later in the afternoon, we take a walk along the river-front of the Sangke river observing the local way of life in this old French colonial town. The boulevards and roads of Battambang town flanked by many beautiful old French colonial houses and buildings. Overnight in Battambang.

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Day 24

Battambang – Phnom Penh (Bearkfast )

Morning we leave Battambang for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The trip takes approximately 6 hours by car. Arrival in Phnom Penh we check-in the hotel. Afternoon we visit the Royal Palace and the National Museum. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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Day 25

Phnom Penh – Boat trip to Chau Doc (Bearkfast )

Breakfast at hotel, free leisure and transfer to Pier for the boat trip with Hang Chau express to Chau Doc. Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Chau Doc.

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Day 26

Chau Doc – Can Tho (Bearkfast )

After breakfast, we take the boat trip to visit the fishing and floating village of Chau Doc and an Ethnic Cham village. Head to Can Tho with a stop to visit the Sam mountain, Bird Sanctuary. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Continue to Can Tho. Check in and overnight in Can Tho.

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Day 27

Rach Gia – Boat to Phu Quoc (Bearkfast )

In the early morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and 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. Drive to Rach Gia, need to arrive around noon (before 12h) for the boat trip to Phu Quoc island. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Phu Quoc.

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Day 28

Phu Quoc Free Days (Bearkfast )

Phu Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel & resort.

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Day 29

Phu Quoc Free Days (Bearkfast )

Phu Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Vietnam Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in a Phu Quoc hotel & resort.

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Day 30

Phu Quoc – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Bearkfast )

Free time at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your international flight. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Inclusion:

  • 04 Economy flight tickets: Danang – Hoi An,  Hue – Hanoi, Hanoi – Luang Prabang, Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Private transportation as program
  • Hotel accommodation as indicated (Check-in time: 14:00, Check-out time: 12:00)
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)

Exclusion:

  • Other flights
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance

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When you decide to book your Vietnam and Indochina holiday with us, please send us your full names (name on passport) for hotel and domestic flight reservations, and your international flight details in and out Vietnam/Indochina for airport transfers / pick up & see off.

* How to pay the deposit and the balance?
Deposit: When the booking is completely confirmed, we will send you confirmation details including confirmed itinerary, invoice, voucher then deposit request of about 30% of the total tour cost (can be less). You can pay by credit cards (via onepay gateway, pay online), make wire transfer, western union. The deposit is used to pay the flight tickets, hotels, train tickets in advance.

Balance: You can pay the rest 2 weeks before your arrival, or you can pay us on your arrival in Vietnam by credit cards, cash (AUD, USD, EUROS, VND...)

* How to enjoy the tour?
Our job is to make your holiday a memorable experience. To make sure you will have a great time, there are something that we should share;

When you request the tour: Please let us know your personal interests so our travel consultants will design and include in the itinerary, or take notes for the hotels, tour guide, restaurants...

Before you come: One week before your arrival. we always send our clients an email to update about the weather and climate, booking status, and remind you to prepare/check the documents, visa...for the holiday.

When on tour: The tour is fixed, but you can always discuss with us if you want to make it more flexible. For example, you want to make some changes in the itinerary, restaurant (meals), tour guide... please just let us know, we will do the best for you.

Tour guide: Please let us know what do you expect from your tour guides and we will arrange the right ones for you.

* Can you buy the international flight tickets for us?
Yes, we do. However, we advise you to buy the flight tickets in and out Vietnam from your end as it is always cheaper than if booked in here.

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* Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for;

- Family with kids and children < 12 years old
- Disable people
- Old people (> 65 years old)
- Second trip with us
- Big group

* How can I pay you the money?
1) Credit card; (secure online payment gateway via Onepay)
ONEPAY - ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX & JCB ACCEPTED)

Like PayPal, OnePAY is a payment gateway but specialized in Vietnam where the PayPal has not yet reached. This is a perfect and the first payment processor which gains reputation among clients about its efficiency and timely friendly support.

OnePAY in cooperation with biggest bank in Vietnam - Vietcombank which has been implemented this service among many tour operators in Vietnam.

OnePAY is approved by MasterCard for this payment collection on the behalf of us. OnePAY uses SSL Verisign® over internet transaction under 3D-Secure program by respective creditcard companies so you are free from worries your card information disclosed. OnePAY payment portal also meets standards of international financial system such as PCI DSS of PCI Security Standards Council, 3D-Secure of Visa, MasterCard and JCB.

2) Wire transfer (bank transfer)
3) Cash
4) Western union
5) Combination

* Is there any charge if i change my travel plan such as travel dates, tour itinerary, hotels,...?
We are happy to work on your requests, and will not charge you any money. However, if it is too urgent and the date is too close, the hotels or airlines may chare you some money, in this case we will let you know.

* What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?
We suggest you make reservations at least one month before the departure date. If you decide to travel to Vietnam in May, September or October which is peak season, we recommend you make the reservations two months (at least one) before your departure date. Late reservations can not be guaranteed for the availability of domestic flights, hotel rooms, etc.

However, we DO accept late reservations, things are possible at Vivutravel

* What about Cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation, we will not impose any charges if we are not being charged and possible to get refund from our suppliers but if our suppliers apply charges for cancellation, you will have to pay those charges that apply. Cancellation policies vary, depending upon the type of service, the time of year, and the reason for cancellation. We will pass on to you all details of any cancellation policy with our transparent reply upon demand.

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, Vivutravel will refund you the money.

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* 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
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

You can apply Vietnam visa online through our www.vietnamvisaprovider.com.

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 $25 USD each in cash which is stamping fee.

Download the form that you will need to fill your personal information at airport/border here

* 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 of a Vietnamese bank during the tour (Our tour guides will take you to the bank), you can change money at your hotel, but the exchange rate is not really good.

* 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.

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* Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:

- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver

Note:
- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?

- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.

* Shopping
Vivutravel guarantees "no shopping tour", which means we protect you from the tourist shopping centers or traps. However, if you want to buy something, our travel consultants, tour guides will give you suggestions, advices and help you buy to avoid being overcharged.

Bargaining is a "Must" when buying something in Vietnam and Indochina.

Vivutravel believes that a good choice of accommodation will be the key factor for a successful holiday, and for many years of experience in tourism, we have created a list of the best hotels and resorts each destination that offer us both more benefits of competitive rates, early birds, guaranteed promotion and discounts with availability.

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We pick the selected hotels for you as below:
Location: The hotels must be centrally – located, close to the main attractions and most convenient for you to enjoy your holiday.

Facility & Service Quality: Vivutravel only uses the hotels that are regularly and strictly inspected. The hotel must provide international standards and your every need is cared for by the hotel staff.

Variety in Choice: As Vivutravel offers different styles of tour such as honeymoon,, family, adventure, discovery, homestay,... so we will offer many styles and grades of hotels which are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Information for planning your holiday and stay.
2 Stars - From US$35 - US$40:
We hardly use 2 star hotels for our clients but sometimes we have no choice if your trip is in the mountainous or remote areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars - From US$40 - US$80:
Offering basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.

4 Stars - From from US$80 - US$130:
Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5 Stars - from US$130 - US$200 – US$ 300:
Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Tour guide and driver are Vivutravel's representatives and your travel companions during your travel in Vietnam and Indochina who take care of our travel services and make your holiday a memorable time. Understanding this, Vivutravel always selects the best tour guides and drivers for tours.

Private Guide & Transfer
Vivutravel's tour packages are private and tailor made so during your travel with us, you will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel to. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

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Tour Guide:
We do understand that a good tour guide will make your 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.

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... and this is also the way that Vivutravel helps the local people a better life.

Vivutravel's requirements for a tour guide:
1 - Licensed at least for 4 years with working experience.

2 - 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.

3 - Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.

4 - Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.

5 - Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

6 - Clear speech and good hearing.

7 - Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.

8 - 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

9 - Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.

10 - 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.

11 - Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.

12 - 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.

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Transportation:
Vivutravel 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.

Vivutravel's requirements for a tour driver.
- Our drivers must be good drivers 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.

Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:

- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver

- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?

- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.

Vivutravel believes that a good choice of accommodation will be the key factor for a successful holiday, and for many years of experience in tourism, we have created a list of the best hotels and resorts each destination that offer us both more benefits of competitive rates, early birds, guaranteed promotion and discounts with availability.

vietnam hotel

We pick the selected hotels for you as below:
Location: The hotels must be centrally – located, close to the main attractions and most convenient for you to enjoy your holiday.

Facility & Service Quality: Vivutravel only uses the hotels that are regularly and strictly inspected. The hotel must provide international standards and your every need is cared for by the hotel staff.

Variety in Choice: As Vivutravel offers different styles of tour such as honeymoon,, family, adventure, discovery, homestay,... so we will offer many styles and grades of hotels which are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Information for planning your holiday and stay.
2 Stars - From US$35 - US$40:
We hardly use 2 star hotels for our clients but sometimes we have no choice if your trip is in the mountainous or remote areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars - From US$40 - US$80:
Offering basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.

4 Stars - From from US$80 - US$130:
Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5 Stars - from US$130 - US$200 – US$ 300:
Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Indochina holiday to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand offers you some of the world's best food and it is really the highlight of your travel. Vivutravel tends to include meals where necessary and when special. Other meals are at your own choices.

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Breakfast:
Breakfast is included at all hotels and is buffet breakfast with Asian and Western food.

Lunch
Lunches (if included) are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants are carefully selected and highly recommended.

If allergic to some food
We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our reservation's team and tour guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.

Dinner
Dinners are only included if you stay overnight in a homestay, overnight on cruise in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta or at some special occasions such as welcome dinner, farewell dinner or on requested. So dinners are at your own choice and arrangement, but Vivutravel's tour guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

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This is private tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle in each destination. This is sample tour and can always be personalized to meet your personal needs and travel budget.

Planning the tour:
Prompt response in 0.5-10 hours
Supported by private travel consultant
Unlimited changes, no charge

Our guarantee:
Quality service and affordable price with added value
Use of excellent local guides
Use of well-selected hotels
Use of comfortable vehicles
Worry-free & one-stop service
Excellent customer care

Methods of payment:
Deposit 30% in advance after the tour is confirmed
Balance paid on arrival in cash, credit cards, traveler's cheque
Online and secure payment by bank transfer or credit cards