FT04: Amazing Vietnam Family Holiday - 19 days from HCM

Unforgettable Vietnam Family Holiday
Tour Vietnam - A country of wild and wonderful experiences

unforgettable vietnam family holiday

Your unique and tailor made 20 day Vietnam tour will give your family the experience of a lifetime. Beaches, paddy fields, fishing & farming tours to simply cruising along the Mekong Delta River, this fantastic action packed tour will leave you with a picture-perfect suitcase of memories.

We start your tour in Hanoi; a vibrant city is known for its night markets and history. Take in street food tours, indulge in locally made cuisine and get your hands dirty learning how to cook traditional food.

A scenic drive to Halong Bay gives you chance to visit farms and view over acres of paddy fields. You will be able to buy locally crafted clothes, embroidered items and paintings and your family will be able to learn the local skills too. Sailing around Halong Bay with an overnight stay onboard your family can swim in crystal blue waters and explore lagoons.

A short flight to Hue lands you in ancient and cultural heaven. Peruse around Pagoda's, museums and tour around the beautiful gardens of Thien Mu Pagoda. Spend time at leisure taking in the sights and sounds. Your family will love this ancient city.

Your Vietnam family tour will take you to Hoi An. A scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co and a stop at Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of sculptures in the world. A breathtaking and educational place for everyone.

Get your hands close to nature with a fishing tour in Hoi An. Cycling through the paddy fields, you will spend time fishing and farming the land. An exciting opportunity to feel part of local life and tradition. A cruise will finish the day, tuck into a freshly made dinner and take in the view of this historical area.

The next destination of Nha Trang promises picture-perfect white sandy beaches. You will take a short flight to Nha Trang where you will be greeted and taken to your beach resort. Spend time at leisure taking part in water sports, jet skiing, snorkeling or relaxing on the beach.

Feeling refreshed we head to Da Lat; where palaces, colourful markets, mountainous countryside and friendly people await. Your family will love exploring the streets and breathe in the culture.
 
Our next destination of Phan Thiet and the fishing village of Mui Ne.View the Cham Kingdom and stroll the fishing village at your leisure. A village little explored by tourists and offering your family a secret haven for learning about traditions.

Your tour will finish in the fabulous 'Saigon' also known as Ho Chi Minh city. Your unforgettable experience will see you touring the city on scooters, listening to traditional music, walking exuberant night markets and shopping for locally made gifts to take home.

Memories of your Vietnam family holiday will last a lifetime and you will all leave with love and respect for our beautifully diverse country. Vietnam offers so many unique chances to enjoy time together and all of our tours can be tailor made to suit your adventures.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels - Can Gio - Mekong Delta - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Hue - Ha Noi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Highlights: Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta with floating markets, Can Gio mangrove forest, Da Lat romantic city, Nha Trang beautiful beach, Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Royal Capital, Hanoi capital city with cyclo riding and water puppet show, overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Amazing Vietnam Holiday in brief:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh free day
Day 3: Mekong Delta tour to Ben Tre & Ham Luong
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Gio mangrove forest
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Da Lat
Day 6: Da Lat Tour
Day 7: Da Lat - Nha Trang
Day 8: Nha Trang sunset & dinner cruise
Day 9: Nha Trang free day
Day 10: Nha Trang - Flight to Danang (Hoi An)
Day 11: Hoi An biking tour
Day 12: Hoi An free day
Day 13: Hoi An - Hue
Day 14: Hue City Tour
Day 15: Hue - Hoi An
Day 16: Hanoi Free Day
Day 17: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 18: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Street food tour
Day 19: Hanoi Departure

ft04 amazing vietnam holiday

If this is the first time family holiday to Vietnam, Amazing Vietnam Family Holiday will be good choice for both parents and children as the tour is easy, flexibble and perfectly designed to give your family time to relax and do things together.

Vietnam is beautiful, it is difficult to cover all in one trip, so if you want to make some changes, please feel free to let us know. Adding Phong Nha, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh or Sapa can ben good idea, but it depends on your wishes and weather at your travel date.

 

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)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1472
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1903
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2482
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    Low season

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1412
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1781
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2271

Ho Chi Minh Arrival (None)

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 free day (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure to relax and discover the city on your own.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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Day 02

Mekong Delta tour to Ben Tre & Ham Luong (Breakfast)

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 back to Saigon and arrive at your hotel at around 17:00.

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Day 03

Ho Chi Minh - Can Gio Mangrove forest (Breakfast, Lunch)

7h30 AM: we pick you up at your hotel start to Can Gio, cross the Nha Be River on the Binh Khanh Ferry. About 50 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the Can Gio Forest was recognized as the first mangrove biosphere reserve in Vietnam by UNESCO in 2000. Covering an area of 75,740 ha, this area is a lively world of diverse flora and fauna which has inspired biologists and nature lovers alike.

First Visiting Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation: and more than 1000 wild monkeys, which love to play with people. On Saturday, Sunday we can see the performance of monkey.

Taking a boat or canoe to visit the Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone which contains most beautiful forests of Can Gio which is one of the world's Salt-Marsh biosphere preserve. We have lunch at the local restaurant. Visiting Mangrove Forest Park Fauna Conservation: saltwater crocodiles, wild cats, otters, pythons, deer. In historically, this land had been damaged by toxic chemicals that turned the zone into an uninhabited land. Thanks to the hard work of people, the forest has gradually recovered, and its beauty and magnificence feature have been returned.

Winning over the Tang Bong tower with 25m height to have an overview of all the landscapes of Can Gio mangrove forest.

Fishing crocodiles cruise is also an breath-taking activity included in this trip

Come back to Ho Chi Minh city at around 17:30 – 18:00.

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Day 04

Ho Chi Minh – Flight to DaLat (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in HCMC will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight to Da Lat (VN).

Pick up and transfer to your hotel, free time on own. Overnight in a Da Lat hotel

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Day 05

DaLat City 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.

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Day 06

DaLat – Nha Trang Beach (Breakfast)

After breakfast, drive to NhaTrang, the heavyweight champion of Vietnam, Nha Trang has been knocking out visitors for years. True, the town is brazen and brash, but the beach is bold and beautiful and a gateway to a cluster of quieter islands. Nha Trang is really a nice break during your Vietnam holiday. Stop over on the way to visit  Cham Temple.

Check in on arrival. Free at leisure and overnight in Nha Trang.

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Day 07

Nha Trang sunset & dinner cruise (Breakfast, Dinner)

17:00 - 17:30: Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.

17:30 - 18:00: On arrival at the port you are greeted by the Experiences Manager with a welcome drink. Introduction to Nha Trang Bay, the locals, the food, the culture, the emperor, safety precautions, and the Emperor Cruises Junk. Start cruising through the spectacular landscape of Nha Trang Bay as the sun sets.

18:00 - 20:30: Cruise through Nha Trang Bay at night while sipping cocktails and wines on the sundeck as you are entertained by musicians playing against the stunning backdrop of stars, the moon, and the city lights.

Experience the gastronomical pleasure of a 5-course seafood dinner on board while being serenaded and served by the Emperor Cruises team.

20:30 - 21:00: End your romantic dinner by having drinks or cocktails at the lounge or on the sundeck before heading back to Nha Trang Port and returning to the mainland where your transfers will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel.

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Day 08

Nha Trang Beach (Breakfast)

Days 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.

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Day 09

NhaTrang – Flight to DaNang – Hoi An (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Nha Trang will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight with Vietnam airlines to Danang with VN 334  0745 0850. Pick up by our private guide and diver and transfer to Hoi An - one of the major trading centers of South East Asia in the 16th century, now a World Cultural Heritage Site, well-known for its ancient and remarkable architecture of mixed Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese styles from the 16th century.

You are free in the afternoon and overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

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Day 10

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.

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Day 11

Hoi An free day (Breakfast)

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.

Days 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 in a Hoi An hotel.

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Day 12

Hoi An – Hue Tour (Breakfast)

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, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.

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Day 13

Hue City 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

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Day 14

Hue – Flight to Hanoi (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hue will transfer you to the airport for the morning flight with Vietnam airlines to Hanoi. 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.

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Day 15

Hanoi free day (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure.

Optional tour - Hanoi city tour: 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 16

Hanoi – Halong 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.

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Day 17

Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi - Street food tour (Breakfast)

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.

Arrive in Hanoi, 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 19:00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 18

Hanoi Airport (Breakfast)

Free time at leisure until our private guide will see you off at the airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam family holiday with us and look forward to organizing your next trip. We say goodbye and see you again!!!

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Day 19

Inclusion:

  • 03 Economy flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh - Da Lat, Nha Trang - Da Nang, Hue - Ha Noi
  • 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

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;

Pata http://www.patamanager.org/Members/8088
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Are you planning your Vietnam Holiday, 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 guides and send us your requests. 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.

* How to plan my Vietnam tour 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?

- 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 guide are English speaking tour guides, but if you want another language like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese... 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.

* 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.

Your rate:
Recent Reviews

Lynne McNelly

          ( Excellent )

We especially enjoyed the warmth of the Vietnamese people and the excellent food. The family particularly enjoyed Hoi An and will return next time to spend more time in this lovely town. Vivutravel did a great job. We will not hesitate to recommend this company to friends.

Winny Simpson, Hollywood, USA

          ( Excellent )

The Most Unforgettable Girls Night Out Dear Ms. Trinh, we are glad that we met you at the first place. All my friends (Olive, Lily, Em, Rosie, and Mila) truly enjoyed our 15-days trip in Vietnam. We enjoyed all the classic and historical places in Hanoi, as well as Hanoi’s culinary at night. Mr. Thoang also a good companion, who took us to see the best scenery of mountains and islands during our visit to Halong Bay. Ms. On the next day, Ms. Nhung set us to the royal dinner at Hue. We’ve never felt so young at the age of 50s. Thank you very much Vivu Travel.

Margarett, London, UK

          ( Excellent )

Excellent visit to Vietnam....!!!! Taken the 19 days family tour package to visit Vietnam, we witnessed some of the ancient glory of the country, and it was more than of an experience that we never felt elsewhere. Being an adventurous person, I was happy to see my kids explore their ways during our visit to Vietnam. With the proper guidance from Mr. Do, we were able to trek and visit some rare places without facing any hurdles. Watching the sunset from the traditional junk boat of Vietnam was one hell of an experience that we would keep in our souls forever.

Vandana Agarwal, Kolkatta, India

          ( Excellent )

Best Family tour with the most friendly local guide and driver! Hello, Ms. Ha, we thank you for creating the best itinerary for our family trip to Vietnam. We completely enjoyed our stay, and the local food was more hygienic and delicious than we thought so. Mr. Bao is the best driver that we would like to recommend to everybody. He was much easy to converse with, and he even let us know about the ATM’s that can use in and around. Not to mention, he was also thoughtful and entertaining at the same time, my kids loved his companion. Such drivers do make unforgettable memories. Thanks for being one.

Mohan Takkur, Delhi, India

          ( Excellent )

Fantastic Short-escape in Vietnam At the first time, we didn’t expect a great adventure, but it was the best time of our family. Mr. Tien led guided us to the classic and ancient parts of Hanoi. He was good with every accommodation transfer. He organized and set our schedule to be very enjoyable. You have never been in Vietnam, if you did not visit Hoi Chi Minh, we took a tour to Cu Chi tunnels to understand the history of the iconic war. This trip surely made our kids respect other culture and history. It was an excellent family tour; we are excited to come again to Vietnam.

Adalbert, Dusseldorf, Germany

          ( Excellent )

Wonderful Trip in Vietnam Hanoi made us feel like we were in Paris, it has the same enigma with Paris. Mr. Hoang was a brilliant tour guide for our family. We really enjoyed our trip to Halong Bay; it was really perfect nature touch along with beautiful beaches and rice fields. Our driver, Mr. Tan was very polite. He was taking us to the enjoyable trip. He had a perfect sense of jokes and was good with the kids. It was the most amazing car ride we have ever experience in Asia. We are planning our next trip to explore another side of Vietnam.

Sheela, London, UK

          ( Excellent )

Well organized Vietnam tour Hello, Mr. Quang, it was such a pleasure to meet you on our Vietnam trip. We always wanted to go for an extended tour by exploring the in and out of Vietnam. You have planned our 20-day trip beautifully, keeping in mind all our requirements. The most important thing is that you communicated every minute detail to us, starting from the pick-up time to the ATM location. Thank you for being so friendly and making us feel at home when we were there in your country. The tour was well planned and executed perfectly. Our stay and sight-seeing at Hanoi is a lifetime experience that we will cherish for a long time now. We will recommend it to others.

Mithali, Jaipur, India

          ( Excellent )

Memorable 19 days! We have been to various parts of the world, but in most places, guides perform their assigned duty, and they act like as they have no other responsibilities. In Vietnam, Mr. Ngoc made us realize that guides are not Wikipedia from where we can download all the required information, rather they are a friend. He came to rescue when we were looking for ATMs. As a matter of fact, he had the answer to all our problems. The only thing that we can complain about is the road, but Mr. Tan took care of that by driving us to the destination with minimum jolts.

William Pamela, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

        ( Very Good )

19 Days Holidays Came To An End Our stay in Hanoi was a pleasant one, and all credit goes to Mr. Vinh. He was the one responsible for making my whole family a happy one, which is rare, trust me on that. Every member of the family was satisfied with all the arrangements and the travel experience. We are a family of 6, so by the end of any tour, most of us get exhausted. But this time around even after 19 days we didn’t feel the fatigue at all. Every time we talk about our Vietnam tour, you guys will pop up in our mind.

Mc Clain, California, USA

          ( Excellent )

Entertaining and helpful travel guides Hello Mr. Vinh, Thanks a lot for creating the best itinerary for our trip to Hanoi. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting all the sites that you guided us through. We were even amazed to hear about the history and the latest development about Hanoi and other neighboring places, and it was much easy for us to communicate with the local people. Big thanks to Mr. Trung, as he was the one who advised us about the ATM facilities and made sure to pick us up right at the airport and traveled most of the day with us. His driving skill showed us how experienced he is up with driving around the poorly made roads. He was helpful and made sure to entertain us with us peppy jokes during our visit to Hanoi. Keeping this kind of hospitalization in mind, I would certainly visit the city in the future.

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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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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
Worry-free & one-stop service
Excellent customer care

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