FT12: Dream Vietnam Family Tour - 21 days from Hanoi

Dream Vietnam Family Tour
Explore extraordinary Vietnam – Your holiday of a life time

dream vietnam family tour

21 days of touring around diverse and beautiful Vietnam will offer you and your family the chance to experience a host of memorable adventures.

Landing into the beautiful city of Hanoi; your tour will start in a city where modern and traditional Asia meet in perfect harmony. Ancient streets, colorful markets, and friendly locals will make this a perfect place to start your dream family tour. Spend time at leisure and take part in a street food tour, sample delicious food and spend time with the locals.

The most photographed bay in Vietnam will be your next port of call and the dream location of Halong Bay promises views beyond compare. Explore its 3000 tiny islands and stay aboard a traditional junk boat. Perfect sunsets, traditional cuisine, and crystal blue water all await you and your families arrival.

Exploring large and immense caves will add to your dream holiday and your family will have a chance to feel part of Vietnamese history. The Phong Nha and Paradise caves are a sight not to be missed. Sail in their vast caverns and feel at one with nature.

A short flight to Hue starts the next part of your family dream tour. Trekking through a subtropical forest and exploring wild waterfalls and taking in the impressive sights will make the trek worth every step. An overnight stay in Bach Ma National park really will finish the day perfectly.

Moving to the city of Hoi An and a unique chance to spend time with a local farmer and fisherman will open your heart and eyes to traditional Vietnamese culture. Learn their skills and sail on a traditional bamboo boat. Your family will love spending time learning traditional skills. Spend time at leisure in the city and explore its vast and spectacular pagoda's, colorful night markets and incredible architecture.

Your dream family tour also gives you time for relaxation. Step aboard a luxury junk in Nha Trang Bay, your families time to relax, sip on cocktails and feast on a superb 5-course seafood dinner. Explore Nha Trang, cycle around the town or simply relax on one if its many long, white sandy beaches.

A short flight lands you into the capital of Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City. Hustle, bustle and a city tour via scooter await you and your family. Take in the sights in an exhilarating and unique way. The city offers fascinating museums, spectacular pagoda's and night markets; all waiting to be discovered.

Experience the various local workplaces  in the small island villages. Have  a great chance to discover the Khmer cultural heartland of Tra Vinh and enjoy the cruise along the Mekong Delta where you can see the vast rice fields and traditional river boats.

This dream tour will end in one of Vietnams most visited locations. Phu Quoc Island. An island of mountains, forests, and superb coastline awaits you to explore. Spend time at leisure, relax and spend time remembering everything you have experienced on your dream family tour.

Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc

Highlights: Hanoi Capital City with cyclo riding and water puppet show, Hue Royal Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town, Nha Trang Beach, Mekong Delta with floating markets, Phu Quoc Beach Island

Dream Vietnam Family Tour in brief

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi street food & market tour 
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Long Bay
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba island
Day 5: Cat Ba island – Hanoi – Flight to Dong Hoi
Day 6: Phong Nha Cave & Paradise Cave
Day 7: Dong Hoi - DMZ - Hue
Day 8: Hue - Bach Ma National Park
Day 9: Bach Ma National Park – Drive to Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An Free Day
Day 11: Hoi An farming & fishing tour
Day 12: Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang
Day 13: Nha Trang Free Day
Day 14: Nha Trang sunset & dinner cruise
Day 15: Nha Trang –  Flight to Saigon - Vespa tour
Day 16: Saigon – Be Tre - TraVinh
Day 17: TraVinh – Can Tho
Day 18: Can Tho – Flight to Phu Quoc
Day 19 – 20: Phu Quoc Free Days
Day 21: Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh City departure

ft12 dream vietnam family

This dream Vietnam family tour is designed for your family to experience the best of what Vietnam has to offer in Hanoi – Halong – Cat Ba – Hue – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Saigon – Mekong Delta before having some great relaxation at Phu Quoc - the pearl island of Vietnam.

The tour is easy, flexible and suitable for family and can be done at anytime of the year.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

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

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Hanoi Arrival (None)

Hanoi is among the most beautiful destinations in Asia to visit. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 01

Hanoi street food & market tour (Breakfast, Dinner)

The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more.

16:00     Our tour guide will meet at your hotel and take a walk around Hanoi's old quarter to enjoy the food tour experience.

Firstly, we will visit 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 Pho – Nice Noodle, a must for many Vietnamese, highlight of Vietnamese cuisine and its name has been known all over the world. Sit down, enjoy the taste of Pho, taste of life and get to know about the history of Vietnamese culture, cuisine...

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.

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Day 02

Hanoi – Ha Long Long Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

7h30-08h00: we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours

12h00-12h30: Arrive in Halong Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Emotion Boat by tender

12h30: Welcome cocktail on the boat and check in to your private cabin.

13h15-14h15: Vietnamese lunch served on board, during crusing toward Ha Long bay.

14h30: Visit the Ba Hang floating fishing village by Sampan.

16h00: Cooking class by chef cook of the Emotion Boat on the sundeck.

17h30: Visit the Pearl tourist village in Ha Long bay. Available activities as :

Available activities as:

See view on sundeck, relaxing in restaurant.

Kayaking and Swimming

See and visit the daily life of local people

Or requested activities such as: Massage service ( you made contact with tour guide or reception).

18h45: Stop in row of coconut trees area for overnight.

19h30: Have buffet dinner with seafoods provided by Ba Hang fishing village.

20h00-24h00: Freely enjoying the beauty of Ha long at night, join us with one of the

Optional activities:

Enjoy chatting at Bar.

Enjoy night fishing.

Relax and spend a romantic night on Halong Bay Cruise

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Day 03

Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba island (Brunch)

6-6.30: Practice Tai Chi on the Sundeck

7h00-7h30: Start your day with a light breakfast.

7h30: Arrive in Surprise cave, explore the Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay.

9h15: Check out and take all luggage outside of your cabin, cruise back to the Tourist Wharf through Ha Long bay.

9h45: Have brunch and clear bills.

11.30: Back to the Tourist Wharf and take the ferry to explore more of Ha Long and continue to Gia Luan pier where we get pick up to Cat Ba island. Stop on the way for a short walk in the Cat Ba national park. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Cat Ba.

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Day 04

Cat Ba island – Hanoi – Flight to Dong Hoi (Breakfast)

Morning is free at leisure until we take one hour boat trip to Hai Phong city where we stop for an interesting visit to Du Hang pagoda and Hang Kenh communual house before driving back to Hanoi for your evening flight to Dong Hoi.

Welcomed by your private tour guide and driver, transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Dong Hoi.

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Day 05

Phong Nha Cave & Paradise Cave (Breakfast)

In the morning, visit to Phong Nha cave that was evaluated by British Caving Association as the top cave in the world due to its many records: the longest underground river, the highest and longest cave, broadest and most beautiful fine sand beaches inside the caves, the most spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.

In the afternoon, visiti to Hang Thien Duong (Paradise Cave) discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005, has the length of 31km. With naturally primitive features Thien Duong Cave looks like a landscape painting, making it very attractive to visitors. According to spelunkers, the deeper one journeys into the cave, the more one feels the wells of heavenly clarity all around. There are a series of white crystal stalactites resembling glass pillars and many other spectacular formations.

Overnight in Dong Hoi.

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Day 06

Dong Hoi - Hue (Breakfast)

After having breakfast, leave Dong Hoi for Quang Tri Province. On the way, we stop to visit to Vinh Moc Tunnels- The Old DMZ – Hien Luong Bridge Ben Hai River , the Border between the North and  the South of VietNam – Stop at Doc Mieu Base (A2 ): American Base which belonged to The MacNamara Wall. In the afternoon, visit Cam Lo which was The Headquarter of The National Liberation Front from 1972-1975, the Rockpile ( A USMarine look – Out ).

Arrive at your hotel in Hue, check-in and overnight in Hue.

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Day 07

Hue - Bach Ma National Park (Breakfast)

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Bach Ma National Park that takes around 60Km.

In the afternoon, we do a five-hour trek through the sub-tropical forest, taking us to the Ngu Ho and Do Quyen Waterfalls. The Ngu Ho, or Five-lakes Cascade, is a series of small waterfalls which crash down into pristine pools of clear water secluded under a canopy of foliage. Do Quyen waterfall is about 300m in height. From the top of the waterfall, you will have a good view of water falling to the rocks, see the forest below and clouds on the sky. Especially, you can get to the foot of the waterfall by passing more than 600 steps. Despite a hard trip, it will be a good idea for those who want to challenge themselves. The beauty of the waterfall viewed from its foot is worth your effort. Don’t forget to take some photos to show your friends that you have been here.

Tonight we stay overnight in the park’s guest house – villa Do Quyen 2.

 

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Day 08

Bach Ma National Park – Drive to Hoi An (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will continue the tour by exploring Bach Ma summit, which is 1.450m above the sea level. Here, you visit Hai Vong Dai, where you can have a panoramic view of mountains, lagoons, villages such as Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Truoi lake, Cau Hai lagoon, Chan May port, …

Then, 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. 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, check-in your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 09

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 10

Hoi An free day (Breakfast)

At leisure. Relax on the private beach, by the resort pool or optional is to rent a bicycle to ride into Hoi An to explore the picturesque central of town with its restored 18th century merchants’ houses. Hoi An also boasts some of the best silk shops, art galleries and handicraft shops in Vietnam as well as dozens of excellent restaurants serving the delicious local specialities.

Overnight in Cua Dai, Hoi An.

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Day 11

Hoi An – Danang – Nha Trang (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nha Trang - 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.

Welcomed by your private tour guide and driver, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Nha Trang.

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Day 12

Nha Trang sunset & dinner cruise (Breakfast)

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 13

Nha Trang free day (Breakfast)

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 Nha Trang.

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Day 14

Nha Trang – Flight to Saigon - Vespa tour (Breakfast)

After the breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for the short flight to Saigon. Pick up and transfer to your hotel.

In the evening, enjoy a fantastic Vespa adventure tour. This Saigon night tour is part night excursion, part street food adventure. 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 2 local restaurants and samplings of Saigon’s best authentic street food. Zoom past the famous must-see sights of Ho Chi Minh City while in the bustling traffic. We’ll also go to a Vietnamese-style coffee shop with special live music, and then wrap up the evening at an exciting Rock music bar where the new generation of Vietnamese unwind and flaunt their unique styles.

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

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Day 15

Saigon – Ben Tre - Tra Vinh (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 keep on driving to another province of Mekong Delta- Tra Vinh.

Staying a quiet night there.

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Day 16

Tra vinh – Can Tho (Breakfast)

After breakfast at hotel we will go head to the Khmer cultural heartland of Tra Vinh, where we have chance to visit some of the 141 Khmer temples practicing the Theravada branch of Buddhism – a wonderful opportunity to experience these serene, peaceful places and get some wonderful portraits of the young monks in their saffron- coloured robes

Continue the trip to Can Tho. Check in hotel and free at leisure for relax.

Overnight in Can Tho..

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Day 17

Can Tho – Flight to Phu Quoc (Breakfast)

In the morning, we make a the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang - Phong Dien floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc.

Pick up on arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Phu Quoc.

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Day 18

Phu Quoc free day (Breakfast)

One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with beautiful white-sand beaches and quaint fishing villages.

Days free at leisure for your own visit. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

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Day 19

Phu Quoc free day (Breakfast)

Free at leisure and overnight in Phu Quoc.

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Day 20

Phu Quoc free day (Breakfast)

Free at leisure and overnight in Phu Quoc.

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Day 21

Phu Quoc – Saigon departure (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 22

Inclusion:

  • 05 Economy flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Nha Trang, Nha Trang - 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

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;

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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?
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- 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...

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- 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?

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

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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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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

Richard F.Fulton, Ames, Story County

        ( Very Good )

Vietnam – the most enjoyable country Hello, Ms. Hanh, I and my family members have safely returned home last Saturday from our big Vietnam family tour. Everything during our visit to Vietnam, went on smoothly, only because of your guidance and proper planning, we were able to witness more of Vietnam. The country is lovely, and we are deliberately waiting for the next summer vacation to explore the southern regions of Vietnam. We are looking forward to meeting you during our next visit to the country too. Thanks for bringing in much happiness with the family Vietnam.

Allen T. Elliot, Mendon, Worcester County

          ( Excellent )

Recommending Vietnam for a family tour We recently came back to our place, which made us feel like visiting a home away from home. Vietnam, you are a real beauty and thank dear god my family members witnessed you in their lifetime. We felt so close to the country, and it was because of our guide Mr. Quang, who was pretty much informative, a good listener and was patient enough to tolerate all our fun activities. His valuable advice made our trip a joyful one. We thought that we would mention his name here in our feedback so that he might get recognition for his efforts being such an excellent guide.

Geetha Tottathil, Palakkad, India

          ( Excellent )

The Best Private Trip Dear Mr. Hung, thank you very much for organizing a private tour for my husband and me. It was our 5th year anniversary, and you made it very beautiful with the royal dinner at Hue City. You are such an excellent and brilliant guide. Mr. Thanh is such a warm and cheerful person. He showed us almost all of the historical places in Ho Chi Minh. We truly enjoyed our time when we were biking in Hoian. He was helping us so much with all of the travel transfer, accommodations, and hotel booking. Thank you very much for making our holiday to be romantically awesome.

Harold Wilson, Cambridge, UK

          ( Excellent )

Safe and fun trip to Vietnam! Never thought Vietnam would be beautiful before visiting the country in person. Me, my wife and my daughter took up the twenty-one-day family tour package, and we were later on filled up with many inspiring events to remember for a lifetime. Big thanks to Mr. Cuong, the local driver who was allotted to take us to the destined places. He made sure to drive carefully on the terrible roads of Hanoi city and even taught us about the local culture and the rich tradition that has been hidden around in the temples and even in their food.

Muray Albert, New York, USA

          ( Excellent )

The mouth-watering 5-course seafood dinner! I led a team of ten people, all our family members. We were on a 21 day trip from Hanoi and that as suggested by the tour consultant Ms. Hanh. We loved visiting the cities, influenced by Chinese, French and other neighboring countries. We enjoyed the green water body and thousands of islands that topped the forest. Some of us were adventurous and took part in scuba diving, rock climbing, and other activities. We had a chance to interact with Vietnam locals and got mingled with them during their cultural program. It was indeed a fun filled experience exploring the Junk in Nha Trang Bay with a lot of options for relaxation and entertainment. The 5-course sea food dinner was something like a jewel on the crown. What a fantastic experience! Thanks to our tour guide Ms. Lien for coordinating our trip so well. I will recommend this tour to all my fun loving friends and relatives.

Delma Stephen, Detroit, USA

          ( Excellent )

Fun filled 21 days trip in Vietnam Visiting, Hanoi - Halong Bay - Cat Ba Island - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta and Phu QuocHello in one go that also within 21 days tour program, we thought it would face a lot of obstacles. Mr. Hoang, you made it possible and you have an excellent planning ability to make things happen. We had many questions, some sane and some insane, but you replied to each of them with equal importance. You helped us in exploring your country so well that we have fallen in love with Vietnam. Hope to meet you again very soon. Please convey our regards to Mr. Tan. He is the safest driver in the world. When he was in charge of the wheels, we knew we were in the safe hands. We will plan another trip to Vietnam shortly.

Kaite John, Denmark

        ( Very Good )

21 days dream family tour Family trips are fun, but when you are traveling with your kids, then everything becomes chaos. But, thankfully under the guidance of Mr. Dung, we were able to complete the whole tour in a relaxed way. My kids loved his company more than ours, and they were always asking him questions about every place they visited. Mr. Dung was answering to their queries very nicely. The traffic is bad in Vietnam, but thanks to our driver Mr. Thoang, we didn’t have much trouble while traveling from one destination to the other. We will recommend 21 days dream Vietnam family tour to our friends.

Daniel Vinicius, Frankfurt, Germany

          ( Excellent )

Life time experience the Junk Style Boat journey We were on a happy 21 day Vietnam package tour. Under the experienced tour operator, we had a very detailed travel itinerary with supporting multilingual tour guide and tour driver. The entire Vietnam is like a beautiful kaleidoscopic visual treat. Our tour guide Ms. Hanh guided us to every point and warned us about tourist’s scams. We had enough fun on the way to Halong Bay. The trip around the island in traditional junk style boat journey was a life time experience. Thanks for offering such a great trip. We enjoyed a lot in Ho Chi Minh City. Had the experienced driver not known how to manage through short cuts, we would have stuck in the bad traffic for long. We started our journey from Hanoi, and on the 21st day, our guide took us to Phu Quoc - Saigon, and we said adieu to Vietnam. It was a fantastic experience.

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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.

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Use of excellent local guides
Use of well-selected hotels
Use of comfortable vehicles
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