FT03: Unforgettable Family Holiday in Vietnam - 20 days from Hanoi

Amazing Vietnam Family Holiday
Vietnam - Amazing cities, culture & people

amazing vietnam family tour with kids

A 19-day tour offering you and your family the chance to see Vietnam in all of its perfectly ancient glory. Your amazing experience promises your family adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

We start your fantastic tour in a city of diversity; the wondrous Ho Chi Minh city. Flecked with parks, Pagoda's museums and plenty of leisure time to walk its streets and seek out the secrets it has to offer.

A tour to Ben Tre gives you a unique insight into local workplaces. Cruising the Mekong Delta river you will visit Brickworks, coconut pressing, and a salt refinery. Learn, discover and feel part of local tradition.

It's time to visit a UNESCO approved forest. We sail to Can Gio Mangrove Forest and learn about this once threatened with extinction forest. Your family will be in awe watching monkeys play and looking for all the other wildlife that graces this special place. A very special and unique part of your Vietnam tour.

A short flight to Dalat gives you chance to see a former grand palace, walk vibrant and colourful markets and walk the 'valley of love'. Spend time at leisure with your family and enjoy your time in a colourful and friendly city.

We move onto more relaxation and a short drive to Nha Trang. Your family will get to see the sunset from a traditional junk boat. Cruise the crystal blue waters and indulging in exquisite freshly made traditional food and local cocktails. Your family will just love this time.

Known for its long white sandy beaches; Nha Trang allows you and your family amazing water sports options. Jet skiing, parasailing or simply exploring the local town will keep you all happy.

Your next destinations of Danang and Hoi An mean you get to see cities and towns full of world cultural heritage sights and architecture like nowhere else in Vietnam. Hoi An is flecked with parks, ancient Pagodas and plenty of gift shopping opportunities.

From Hoi An your family adventure will take you on a tour with a local farmer and fisherman. Help water plants and ride the water buffalo cart. Learn their skills, take part in their work and most of all see how communities thrive in this wonderful country. End the day with a cruise learning how to cast nets in unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.

The next two cities of Hue and Hanoi compliment your amazing family tour perfectly. Hue will see you visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and immense mausoleums. Hue is an exotic blend old and modern Asia. A dynamic and fun city to explore at your leisure. Optional tours are available.

End your amazing family holiday in Halong Bay. Cruising its many unexplored lagoons aboard a traditional luxury junk boat, you will be left in awe of this inspiring country.

Take your family on an amazing holiday to Vietnam and you will not be disappointed.

Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong Delta - Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh

Highlights: Cyclo riding & water puppet show in Hanoi, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, Hue Royal Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, Nha Trang Beach, Da Lat romantic city, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta with floating markets, Mui Ne Beach

Unforgettable Family Holiday in Vietnam in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi special tour with street foods & market
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay cruise
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi & Flight to Hue
Day 5: Hue city tour
Day 6: Hue - Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An farming & fishing tour
Day 8: Hoi An free day
Day 9: Hoi An - Danang & Flight to Nha Trang
Day 10: Nha Trang free day
Day 11: Nha Trang - Da Lat
Day 12: Da Lat City Tour
Day 13: Da Lat - Mui Ne
Day 14 & 15: Mui Ne free days
Day 16: Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh vespa tour & A O Show
Day 18: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong (Can Tho)
Day 19: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Day 20: Ho Chi Minh departure

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This Unforgettable Family Holiday in Vietnam is designed for the family who are interested in all highlights of Vietnam along the beautiful coast and unforgettable time at some of Vietnam's best beaches such as Hoi An beach, Nha Trang beach, Mui Ne Beach. Your family can also to fantastic outdoor activities like farming & fising tour in Hoi An, cruising in Nha Trang Bay, visit floating markets in Mekong Delta, etc.

Note: This "Unforgettable Family Holiday in Vietnam" is just a suggested itinerary and Vivutravel can always customize it to suit your travel date, type of travel, length of stay, budget and activities.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Please contact us at info@vivutravel.com to get tailor-made itinerary and price

  • Tour Class

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 5 Star Hotel
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    High Season

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    (Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)

  • From $1727
  • From $2222
  • From $2680
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    Low season

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • From $1657
  • From $2057
  • From $2440

NOTE: The above tour prices are estimated per person & applied for group of 2 persons! Depending on your favorite hotels, traveling dates & group sizes, the tour prices will be updated! Please contact us at info@vivutravel.com for further information!

Hanoi Arrival (None)

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

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.

Free at leisure.  Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 01

Hanoi special tour with street foods (Breakfast)

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.

05:30 Wake up early and be ready for an amazing morning trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter - the symbols of Hanoi city and Hanoian. You will be surprised by seeing local Hanoians doing morning exercises around Hoan Kiem Lake as they are so natural practicing such strange Tai Chi in their own ways. Let’s see the way they do and join with them! From Hoan Kiem Lake, take a look at the Old Quarter as it is the only time in day you can enjoy quiet atmosphere.

07:00 Have breakfast with Pho - the most famous and popular dish in Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular. Then transfer back to your hotel for resting and discovering your favorite sites on your own.

16:00 Enjoy the food tour experience with a first visit to one of the local markets in the city to see all different kinds of food that used for a Vietnamese breakfast, lunch, dinner and understand more about life of Vietnamese.

Secondly, we walk to explore everyday life of Hanoian, try some more different dishes which are very special, popular and favourite such as;

1. Banh Ran - Sticky rice pancake
2. Fried Tofu and Vermicelli Shrimp Sauce
3. Bun Cha - Hanoi Style Vermicelli with Grilled Pork
4. Hanoi grilled pork in stick
5. Bia Hoi – Draught beer
6. Trung Vit Lon - Fertilized duck eggs
7. Egg coffee
8. Mix fruits

Finally, we will try Cha Ca - Fried Fish which is considered as one of the best dishes to try while you are traveling in Hanoi. This unforgettable Hanoi food tour will take about 4 hours and you will end the trip at your hotel at around 20:00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02

Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (Breakfast, 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.

Day 03

Ha Long Bay Cruise– Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Brunch)

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. Stop in Hai Duong to visit the famous Con Son pagoda. Transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.

Overnight in a Hue hotel.

Day 04

Hue Tour (Breakfast)

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 favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.

Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.

Day 05

Hue – Drive to Hoi An (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An,  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world.

Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 06

Hoi An farming & fishing tour (Breakfast)

Our Farming & Fishing Life Tour provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide, you commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities - coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetable, hoeing a soil with local farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless.

Tour guide meets you at your hotel and cycle to a local farming village traveling along picturesque country roads.

Share in the daily work life of local farmers – hoeing and a soil, watering veggie at an organic herb garden, riding water buffalo in the field and enjoy the freshest air of the countryside beauty.

Board  and cruise to the mouth of the river where it meets the Cua Dai Sea. Learn and try your hand at local traditional fishing techniques using round and cast nets. Learn to paddle the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.

Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers on both sides

Back on-board our Hoi An boat, enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink

Return to hotel by car and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 07

Hoi An free day (Breakfast)

Hoi An Ancient Town -the 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 Cua Dai Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 08

Hoi An – Flight to Nha Trang Beach (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight (VN) to Nha Trang.

Met upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.

Day 09

Nha Trang Beach (Breakfast)

Nha Trang is Vietnam’s best-known Vietnam beach destination, a perfect break during or your Vietnam Tours with miles of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants. Day free at leisure, water sports abound including parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and relaxing boat trips to the outlying islands. If you prefer to keep your feet dry then hop into a taxi or take a cyclo for an exploratory trip around Nha Trang.

Overnight in a Nha Trang hotel.

Day 10

Nha Trang – Drive to Da Lat (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we drive to Da Lat which is Known as "Le Petit Paris" by the early builders and residents of this hillside resort town, Dalat is still a luxury retreat for city dwellers and tourists tired out from trudging along sultry coastal Vietnam.

Check in on your arrival and overnight in a Da Lat hotel.

Day 11

Da Lat Tour (Breakfast)

Da Lat, a dream Vietnam tour for all Vietnamese. Today you will visit some of the most interesting sights of Dalat. You will visit the former "palace" of the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, Bao Dai. You will also visit the very colorful local market, stacked with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, grown in planations around Dalat. Thanks to its temperate climate the mountains around Dalat are ideal for growing vegetables and flowers. One of the main attractions for local tourists is the "Valley of Love", worth a visit just for the peculiar sight of Vietnamese cowboys.
Finally, you will make short ride on the last part of the "cremailliere" railway to the village Trai Mat.

Overnight in a Da Lat hotel.

Day 12

Da Lat - Drive to Mui Ne (Breakfast)

This morning, we take a private transfer to Phan Thiet. Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam Beach holidays and send to end your Vietnam Holiday, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sandy beach and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage.

Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight in Phan Thiet/Mui Ne.

Day 13

Mui Ne free day (Breakfast)

Days free to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing.  The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals.

Overnight in Phan Thiet/Mui Ne.

Day 14

Mui Ne free day (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure and overnight in Phan Thiet/Mui Ne.

Day 15

Mui Ne - Drive to Ho Chi Minh

Free at leisure until we pick you up and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Day 16

Ho Chi Minh Vespa tour & A O Show (Breakfast)

18:00 Experience Saigon nightlife the way locals do, all from the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.

To start off this Saigon night tour, enjoy drinks at our Vespa themed café, Café Zoom, to watch “as the world goes by” (as said in the Lonely Planet guide book). Throughout the night, try a variety of food and drinks at local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic street food. You’ll be also going to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting live music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.

Guests ride pillion behind Vespa drivers to enjoy and experience the Vietnamese night life with friends. This tour includes free flowing drinks and all you can eat, so come with an appetite.

The À Ố Show combines exciting elements such as bamboo cirque, acrobatics, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual arts.  This marvelous show is performed at the Saigon Opera House and is a must-do while visiting Saigon.

End the trip at your hotel at around 20:00.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 17

Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre - Ham Luong – Can Tho (Breakfast, Lunch)

Around 08:00 Tour guide pick you up in your hotel lobby, then driving 90Km (2hrs) to Ben Tre. The boat will cruise along the Ham Luong river (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces including a brick works, a coconut processing workshop and a mat weaving house.

The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, boarding your Xe Loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp.

After lunch it’s time to board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. You will back to the river to board your boat. Then, we will head to Can Tho city – the heart of Mekong Delta.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 18

Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market - Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast)

In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, 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.

Around noon, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.

Day 19

Ho Chi Minh departure (Breakfast)

Free until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your departure flight. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming your next Vietnam Tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
Day 20

Inclusion:

  • 05 Economy flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Nha Trang, Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho - Phu Quoc & Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh
  • 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:

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

* 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, no charge if you cancel 5 -7 days before your arrival. (FIT)
- 4 star hotels, no charge if you cancel 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)
- 5 stars hotels, no charge if you cancel 15 - 20 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.

ABOUT VIVUTRAVEL
Vivutravel is a local, trustworthy and professional Vietnam tour operator, offering a wide range of Vietnam and Indochina tour packages to the most exciting destinations at most competitive price. Our Business License Number is 0104000493 and our International Tour Operator License Number is 01 – 258. We are very pleased to be a member of Vietnam Administration of Tourism with financial guarantee – a deposit of 1.000,000,000 million Vietnam Dong (US$ 50,000) in a bank of Vietnam. Besides that, we are also official members of VISTA (Vietnam Society of Travel Agents), PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) and higky recommended on Tripadvisor.

Are you planning your Vietnam family vacation, but not sure how to arrange the trip? Getting lost in many tour options? Being sick of searching...? Just leave your troubles behind to read our Vietnam travel guide and send us your inquiry. Your private travel consultant at Vivutravel will help you design a perfectly suggested tour itinerary and quote which are tailor made to suit your wishes and budget.

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* How to plan our Vietnam family vacation with you?
1. Send us an inquiry by submitting one of our online tour inquiry forms (Click). Tell us as much information as possible. For examples;

- Please tell us how many people will be traveling with you and the age of your children.

- Please tell us your preferred hotels, level of hotel (3, 4 or 5 stars), type of hotel, type of room...

- Please tell us your type of travel, length of travel and activities that you are interested in. For example; Family with kids, Couple's vacation, Honeymoon, Friends, Shopping, Sightseeing, Leisure and Relaxing, Cuisine & Cooking, Kayaking, Caves & Grottoes, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Minority, Adventure & Discovery...

- Please tell us where and what you want to visit. If you do not know much about Vietnam and Indochina, just give us your travel plan and ideas and we will create a suggested tour for you.

- Most of our tour guides are English speaking tour guides, but if you want another language like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese,etc. We can always arrange. Please tell us what you do you expect from your guides, for example; you want a guide with sense of humor? Good knowledge in history & culture? Male/Female guide? Talkative/untalkative? Young/Old guide?

- Please advise if you want breakfast included only or also lunch and dinner. Please let us know if you are a vegetarian, the food you can eat or can't? If you want local food in local restaurants or western food in tourist restaurant...? Actually, you do not have to send us all information, but the more we know, the better we plan your holiday.

2. After having received your inquiry, one of our professional Vietnam travel consultants will email and give you a proposal.

3. If you accept the proposal (you may modify it till you are satisfied with it), we will calculate the tour cost and send you the tour price. If you accept it, please confirm that you would like to book it.

* How Travel Experts at Vivutravel Service you?
"Highest Standards of Quality and Honesty" is the core value of each specialized team at Vivutravel.

Everyone in our company is working hard for only one goal, which is to ensure the highest level of service, luxury, and attention to detail from the minute you begin planning your trip, to the day you return home.

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1-on-1 Travel Consultant
After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget.

Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in Vietnam and Indochina, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.

* How to proceed to book Vietnam and Indochina tour with you?
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.

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* 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.

* 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.

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* 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, no charge if you cancel 5 -7 days before your arrival. (FIT)
- 4 star hotels, no charge if you cancel 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)
- 5 stars hotels, no charge if you cancel 15 - 20 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.

* 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.

* 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.

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* Where can I exchange 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 also exchange 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.

* 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.

Your rate:
Recent Reviews

Anon721, London, United Kingdom

          ( Excellent )

Very attentive and flexible service throughout, I had a private tour for my son and I organised over a long period of time with many changes and communications over months. I never received anything but a helpful response no matter how difficult I was, and even last minute changes were not a problem. The tour itself lived to expectation with a driver and tour guide both doing their best to accommodate our wishes. It took only once to say what kind of things we like and what we dont like, and it never had to be said again. I would full heartedly recommend them with a special mention for the agent Hoai Nguyen. God is she patient. Well done.

Sidharthkalra, Fleetwood, United Kingdom

          ( Excellent )

We visited with our old parents and a year old baby and chose vivu travels to plan our vacations...they planned it very well and offered excellent service. Cucumber travels office coordinator Ma Ngoc made sure we had all information before we arrived. The trip was tailor made to our requirements and d cuisines were all arranged in hygienic restaurants Our guide Mr Queny was very funny and courteous. He ensured we were at ease throughout the trip and also helped us check in for domestic flight. I highly recommend him and vivu travel to plan Vietnam vacations. Thank you!

The Palin Family

          ( Excellent )

We just wanted to thank you for organising such a fantastic holiday. The whole family feels it was one of our most memorable holidays, you picked our family perfectly with the activities you suggested. The Dinner Vespa tour was so much fun and exciting showing us a side of Saigon that we would never have seen if we didn’t do it, not to mention the food was great. The tunnels, war museum and Mekong delta were very moving and educational it was good to see that side of Vietnam. Hoi An and staying at the beach was perfect to get a balance of rest and touring. Hoi an is a beautiful town with some great resturants and the Victorian Resort was beautiful, we got lots of great souveniors. The diving trip to Cham island was also beautiful. We just had the best time. Please thank our guides who were all fantastic (especially Do).

Arthur P. Pierson, Blue Rapids, Kansas

        ( Very Good )

Vietnam family tour – more than what we expected to be Hello there, Mr. Quyen, we thank you so much for all the service you did for us in preparing and even by scheduling our whole family trip to Vietnam. The country had more things to explore than we ever thought. We completely enjoyed our stay at the country, and all your services were perfect, starting from the details regarding the trip, flights, hotels, boat rides, places to visit and much more. We were happy to see such punctual guides who have an excellent knowledge in organizing things well.

Mc Jhon, Denver, USA

          ( Excellent )

The Unexpected Enjoyable Journey At the first time, we did not expect this trip will be an amazing one as promised. But, it turned out this was the best family time that we have ever had. Ms. Linh was a brilliant tour guide; she took care of us very genuinely. She was good with all of the travel accommodations such as hotels, meals, and travel transfer. She guided us through the historical places at Ho Chi Minh and then transfer it to Ms. Dung for our next trip to Hanoi. Ms. Dung is also an excellent tour guide, and she made us fall in love with Hanoi’s street food. We will recommend your agency to our friends who are planning to visit Vietnam. Thank you for making the trip a memorable one.

Mathias, San Francisco, USA

          ( Excellent )

A traditional and different learning experience in Vietnam! Other than trekking, visiting places, taking pictures, we had a great time in learning to cook the local Vietnamese food. It happened only because of choosing the nineteen days family tour package that allowed us to explore more of Vietnam. It was a unique experience to visit the local market to purchase the ingredients to cook their traditional food in our place. The cooking classes were easy to visit and learn. By learning to cook some of the local Vietnamese food, we have come closer to the Vietnamese culture and the tradition that lays behind in them.

Toms, New Jersey, USA

        ( Very Good )

Excellent Tour Guide in Hanoi Vietnam has an amazing landscape and illustrating fifty shade of green. My father and I really enjoyed the 19-days trip. Mr. Cuong has been really a good companion for us, and he drove us through Sapa to experience the rural adventure of Vietnam. It was a perfect trip, we got to explore the city of Hoi An, and the Phu Quoc beach was a fantastic one. It was like a private beach, there were no many tourists, and we felt the intimate atmosphere. Mr. Thao was very helpful to accommodate us with anything we need. We will definitely use your agency for our next journey in Vietnam.

Ramakrishnan, Chennai, India

          ( Excellent )

The Real Vietnam Journey Vietnam has always been our favorite destination. We had 19-days of a trip, and we were not just visiting new places, we could go to stroll the city with their signature Vespa Scooter. Even our kids like the food and friendly environment. Ms. Thao is the nicest tour guide we have ever had, and she organized everything very well, the hotels, the places, and the experiences were enjoyable. I guess that we have the best driver in town, Mr. Bao who knows all the fastest route to the destination so that we always on schedule. Vietnam will be on top of our list for next vacation, and we will be using your agency again.

Christopher Knox, South Carolina, USA

          ( Excellent )

Vietnam- a thrilling experience Our Vietnam family tour turned out to be such a success and utterly prolific. We gathered not only beautiful memories but also structured our thinking towards amazing Vietnamese people. And all that happened because of the fantastic tour company Vivu Travel. Our travel consultant Ms. Lan was helpful enough to get our tickets done on time, and she even made a perfect schedule for our tour so that things do not get monotonous. Mr. Bao was our tour driver through out the trip, and my kids become very friendly with him, especially due to his jovial nature. He is a skilled driver, skimmed our journey through in the city with great patience even under the pressure of so much traffic in Hue and Hoi An. Our guide, Mr. Truong was a jolly natured, helpful person who soon became friends with us and we had a great time being in his company.

Muthu Raman, Chennai, India

          ( Excellent )

Excellent and fun filled trip Hi, Mr. Dung, it was tough to say good bye after spending some good time with you in Vietnam as our special guide. We thank you for arranging the best trip in between the busiest schedules that you people might have during the New Year celebration time. Our trip was more of an adventurous one only because of your guidance. We also like to thank Mr. Tan, who was a personal driver and took us safely to all the places that we were scheduled to visit. Our drive throughout the southern region of Saigon was an amazing one. The floating markets were a great place to visit, and it was a breath taking experience to visit the local islands around Vietnam. The trekking tour was a comfortable one, and we did enjoy the best night at the cruises along the bay. We will surely recommend your services to the public and my friends in person.

Mohd Al Hashmi

          ( Excellent )

By far the best trip in Vietnam Hello Ms. Hoa, we have finally arrived home after having a great tour around Vietnam with proper guidance from you and your travel agency members. We hope you are reading this and we would like to spread much love to all as we had some great memories by visiting around the country with your proper guidance. We will recommend your name to my other friends who shall visit Vietnam anytime soon. Not a single dull moment we had during our Vietnam tour, and it was the local people who welcomed us well too. The boat riding, cycling around, visiting museums, the local markets, now I have many things to write in my diary of travel. The street foods still have a significant influence on my taste buds and will make sure to get in touch with you guys during my next visit to the country.

Harry Cohen

          ( Excellent )

We discussed for months to decide where to spend our 3 week holiday. Vietnam is highly recommended and we carefully searched on Google, so many tour operators offering the same things. We got confused then one of my friends gave me the contact of Ms. Luyen of Vivutravel. We dropped her an email and mentioned what we need. Surprisingly, we received a tour package with good price within 2 hours and we are now in Vietnam, staying in Mui Ne at a nice beach resort - The bamboo village. I must say, Vivutravel is the best and Luyen is super. Thank you!

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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:
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Supported by private travel consultant
Unlimited changes, no charge

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Quality service and affordable price with added value
Use of excellent local guides
Use of well-selected hotels
Use of comfortable vehicles
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Excellent customer care

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