CT07: The real Vietnam tour - 15 days from Ho Chi Minh

real vietnam tour

Famous for its charming wild nature and diverse culture, Vietnam is chosen as a favorite destination for tourists. Take this 14 days Vietnam classic tour and be mesmerized by the greatness of this part of the world as you explore Vietnam’s mouth watering foods, affectionate inhabitants, spectacular landscapes and a kaleidoscope of people

Take a Vespa tour around Ho Chi Minh city on arrival. Explore its well preserved architecture that brings out a compelling present, as it reflects its gloomy past. Later you can take part in an overnight Vietnam cruise tour, the Bassac Cruise as you explore the unique floating villages and markets and also the way of life of the riverside communities.

On this classic tour to Vietnam, you will also visit the coastal city of Nha Trang. Enjoy fresh sea foods showered with herbs and also relax as you reminiscence your tour around other towns in Vietnam at the beach getting sun kissed as you watch the sun setting behind the thousands of islands. Your trip is never complete before taking part in crazy activities such as fishing and scuba diving or cruising.

Take a flight to Danang and shop for the unique embroideries on your way to the old town of  Hoi An.  Take a bike tour around this less chaotic town as you explore its architecture and the peoples culture.

Your tour around Vietnam is never complete before taking cruise tour on Halong Bay. Take a flight to Hanoi city explore this culture rich city during the day and later in the night you can spend your night on water. How amazing is that.

Before your departure, a Vietnam cuisine tour to Hanoi city is a must. Dine in on the mouthwatering sumptuous street dishes as you admire the beauty of the city and its inhabitants.

Destinations: Ho CHi Minh - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Duong Lam - Ky Son - Mai Chau - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Halong - Hanoi

Highlights: Ho Chi Minh Vespa tour, Cu Chi Tunnels,  cruise on Mekong Delta, Nha Trang beach, Hoian leisurely biking tour, Hanoi street food and Halong bay cruise

The real Vietnam tour in brief:

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival  
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Vespa & City Tour
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Bassac Cruise – Overnight on board
Day 4: Mekong Delta - Disembark – Flight to Danang – Hoi An
Day 5: Hoi An biking tour
Day 6: Hoi An free day & Hoi An Memories 
Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Hue
Day 8: Hue City Tour - Flight to Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi Special Tour - Train Street
Day 10: Duong Lam ancient village –Moon Garden Homestay
Day 11: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley - Hoa Binh Lake
Day 12: Mai Chau – Hoa Lu – Trang An
Day 13: Ninh Binh – Halong bay – Overnight on board
Day 14: Halong bay – Hanoi - Street Food Tour
Day 15: Hanoi departure

ct07 real vietnam

The best Vietnam tour package for you to experience the beautiful beach, rice fields, floating villages, temples, pagodas, history, unique culture and lifestyle of Vietnamese before having a perfect ending at one of the most famous World Heritage Sites – Halong bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, enjoying fantastic cruise to explore some 1,600 islands and islets.

The real Vietnam tour package can be tailor made to suit your travel needs and budget. Travel with Vivutravel - Travel the way you want!

 

TOUR ITINERARY

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

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

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1778
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1928
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2250
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    Low season

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1745
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $1898
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2225

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

Ho Chi Minh City Arrival - Vespa tour (None)

It is worth to travel to Vietnam once in your lifetime as it will be really more different and interesting than just reading in the books, learning in the movies and hearing from the others. Vietnam is now far beyond your imagination with modern and dynamic cities, exotic and marvelous landscapes, famous natural and cultural World Heritage Sites. With efforts from our experienced travel consultants, it will be so quick and easy to plan your Vietnam tour packages.

Being welcomed at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) by our experienced English speaking guide and driver and listen to a brief introduction of your beautiful Vietnam tour when we are on the way to hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

Day 01

Ho Chi Minh Vespa & City Tour (Breakfast)

Our Vespa tour (08:00 – 12:00) of modern-day Ho Chi Minh City will give you a view of the city unlike anything on a package tour, and much more than you could find on your own.

We know Saigon, and exactly how to take in the must-see landmarks while getting you off the crowded tourist trail. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see.

We’ll take you through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market & visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda. Also, see the must-see landmarks such as the famous Saigon Cathedral & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. Then get a brief history lesson in front of the Reunification Palace. Depending on the time of day you wish to take the tour, we will begin or end with a lunch at Café Zoom.

In the afternoon, you will visit some other famous city sites by car.

First, ransfer to visit the War Remnants Museum. Here, your guide will tell the story of the city’s darkest and most tragic hours during the Vietnam War. The museum contains displays of military aircraft, weaponry and many photographs – some that are quite graphic in nature.

At 18:00, Enjoy one of the best shows in Vietnam – The Mist, performed by Lune Production, at Saigon Theatre.

The show lasts for 1 hour and you will be transferred back to the hotel or your restaurant. For restaurant option, you will transfer back to your hotel on your own.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 02

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Bassac Cruise – Overnight on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Boarding at Can Tho at Ninh Kieu pier. Welcome drink, introduction to the ship and crew, check into the cabins. Departure downstream of the Hau river. Lunch on board while en route.

Tour near Tra On floating market.

Turning into Nicolai canal, towards the Mang Thit and Co Chien rivers. Rest on the upper deck in a scenery of rice fields, sugar cane, woods on the near banks.

By mid-afternoon, the Bassac casts anchor for a visit on shore: past the first tree line, quiet discovery of the peaceful life in the delta's countryside, of rice fields, fruit trees and the welcoming inhabitants.

Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset.

The crew serves dinner while the Bassac is cruising Mang Thit river towards her anchorage point for the night.

The Bassac sets anchor for the night on river Mang Thit.

Day 03

Mekong Delta - Disembark – Flight to Danang – Hoi An(Breakfast)

06:30 Departure towards Cai Be. The passengers take their breakfast while enjoying the scenery on the banks.

The Bassac crosses Co Chien river then branches into Cho Lach canal for 30 minutes through the traffic of sand and rice barges, in a scenery of fruit drying facilities and wooden ship building yards.

Arrival near Cai Be, check-out and transfer to a rowing boat for a quiet visit through a small canal.

Rendez-vous with a local boat, which will take you to shore for a visit of Cai Be's handicraft.

End of services by mid-morning on shore at Cái Bè.

Please note you will leave the Bassac for good upon boarding the small boat for the last visit, typically about 8:30. Pick up and drive back to HCMC and transfer you to Tan Son Nhat airport for short flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, our private tour guide and driver will welcome you to the city of beach. Time at leisure and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 04

Hoi An biking tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

Spend a day leisurely cycling though the scenic countryside of Vietnam, far from the traffic the motor scooters, and the noises the city. You will cross the islands on the Song Thu river delta using local transportation, including ferries and floating bridges...

This tour will take you on a visit to artisans making bricks according to age-old. You will discover how wooden river boats are made and learn the secret of weaving the colorful straw Hoi An sleeping mats. Try the renowned Vietnamese basket boats. You will spend the day with first-hand contact with one of the rural inhabitant of the region, far from the usual tourist circuits. At lunchtime you will be invited into a local home for a traditional Vietnamese meal, and learn their customs and traditions. After you have relaxed for a while under the shade of a mango tree, you will begin your return towards Hoi An, which will take about an hour.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 05

Hoi An free day - Hoi An Memories (Breakfast)

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

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

This evening, our tour guide will give you tickets of Hoi An Memories Show is a new but really outstanding outdoor performance that is scale up to a capacity of 3,300 people. It is featured with Vietnam traditional Ao Dai, the graceful and prosperous Hoi An Ancient Trading Port since 400 years ago.

Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 06

Hoi An – Drive to Hue (Breakfast. Lunch)

After breakfast, leave Hoi An for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnificent 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 your arrival at Hue city, start our visit to the old capital city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, with first stop at the Imperial Citadel giving you a better understanding of the beauty of Vietnamese Royal architecture and culture.

Then we will take a beautiful dragon boat trip along Perfume River and visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most popular attractions in Hue. It is located on the banks of poetic Perfume River with typical traditional architecture of Hue pagodas and famous for the event that buddhist monk from this temple, Thich Quang Duc, burn himself to death for anti-government protest in 1963.

Back to your hotel at around 17:00 and overnight in Hue.

Day 07

Hue City Tour – Flight to Hanoi (Breakfast. Lunch)

This morning, head out to Hue outskirt to visit King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.

King Minh Mang Tomb lies on the west bank of Perfume River, about 12km from the city center. The tomb was constructed in 1840, firstly by King Ming Mang, then, completed by his son according to his plan. The tomb is the most majestic of all Nguyen Dynasty royal tombs thanks to its perfect combination of manmade and natural beauty of Hue, where architecture fits harmoniously into the surrounding landscape.

King Khai Dinh Tomb is actually the smallest tomb of all King's Tombs in Hue, however, it is also the most costly one. The tomb was started building in 1920 and it takes 11 years to be completed. The truth is that the rulers had to raise national tax to 30% in order to complete the tomb. The prominent features of Khai Dinh tomb is about the intermingling of oriental and occidental, roman and gothic, ancient and modern.

Around noon, transfer back to Phu Bai airport for flight to Hanoi.

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 08

Hanoi Special Tour - Train Street (Breakfast, Lunch)

Ranked among the world's best destinations, Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with more than 1000 years of history and culture. Hanoi is also well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, flowers on bicycles and delicious dishes.

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

07:00 Have breakfast with Pho - the most famous and popular dish in Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular.

08:00: Pick up and transfer to visit the Museum of Ethnology - an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups living in Vietnam.It is here you will learn about the cultural diversity of different ethnic groups from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as display of a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside.

Continue to the Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam. It was constructed in 1070, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and ranked scholars of Vietnam.

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Then, you will have an amazing trip to the Train Street (best time to be there is around 2pm as there is a train leaving at 02:30pm and another arrival at 03:30pm) to take fantastic pictures of incoming train as well as see how locals live on both sides of the railway. A little bit far from the hustle, bustle and narrow old streets, Train street is where the trains just hurl through the residential area in mere feed away from local lives. Enjoy a cup of coffee at Train Track Coffee Shop while watching the trains pass.

Next, visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside) –a large memorial pays homage to the national hero - President Ho Chi Minh who led the country to independence and reunification. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace and house on stilts.
Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, we visit to the One Pillar Pagoda (special with unique architecture of lotus flower) - a must-see place for tourists to Hanoi.

Finally, end your city tour with a fantastic water puppet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 09

Hanoi – Moon Garden Homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, drive to Ky Son where the beautiful Moon Garden homestay located.

10:00: Arrive at Moon Garden Homestay in Ky Son village. Welcome drink with local fresh green tea. Free time for discovering Moon garden Homestay and Ky Son village by yourself (local market, kinder garden)

11:00: Cooking class

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Hand Spa- Enjoy having your fingers dipped in a fragrant lime bowl and the traditional herbal hand massage

Then, free time for relaxing or further conversation with the host family about local snacks, sharing cultures, and learning about traditional customs. If you want to learn Vietnamese, one of the family members can teach you.

15:00: Take a bicycle ride to discover the Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh, and Cham farming communities and stop at any home you like for a cup of tea. Visit the kinder garden (if open). Chat with local people about their daily life and farming. You can help with plowing or making rice beds, transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice (or cassava, corn, sweet potatoes...) depending on the harvest season, collecting tea and all medicinal herbs needed for your steam bath later in the afternoon and the foot “spa” in the late evening.

17:30: Return to the Moon Garden for happy hour (you will be offered some kind of local tisane). While waiting for your steam bath to be prepared, you can enjoy our local drink and taste some of the local products such as maize, sweet potato, cassava, peanuts, etc, depending on season.

18:30: Traditional, refreshing steam bath with fragrant herbs (Lemon grass, pomelo leaves, holy basil leaves).

19:30: Dinner

20:30: Observe the evening worship, and enjoy your foot bath in warm water with ginger, salt and mugwort medicinal herbs before bedtime, which brings you a deeper sleep.

Day 10

Moon Garden Homestay – Duong Lam Ancient village – Mai Chau (Breakfast, Lunch)

7:00: Joining Yijinjing traditional exercises

7:30: Breakfast, then participate in burning votive money and gold for the deceased.

8:30: Free time: You can make yourself at home relaxing on the hammock in our garden, taking pictures with Vietnamese traditional clothes, chatting with people, or further discovery of the Ky Son village and the surrounding area.

09h30: Say goodbye and drive to visit famous Duong Lam ancient village and Mia Pagoda then drive to Mai Chau. Take the boat trip to visit Hoa Binh lake (Halong bay on the moutains) and have lunch at a local family or restaurant.

Arrive Mai Chau, take a cycling tour around the villages of Ban Lac and Poom Coong

Overnight in Mai Chau at Mai Chau ecolodge

Day 11

Mai Chau – Hoa Lu - Trang An (Breakfast, Lunch)

Morning drive to visit Hoa Lu which was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 980 AD and ancient sanctuaries and tombs can still be seen today. Apart from the historical importance, the area is naturally beautiful, referred to many as the “dry HalongBay,” with limestone peaks and fertile green valleys. After lunch, take the amzing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes whichis a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth.

Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 12

Ninh Binh – Halong bay – Night on board (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 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 in Halong bay and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we'll stop some times for visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night.

Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.

Day 13

Halong bay – Hanoi - Street food tour (Brunch)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.

After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan or kayak 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, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter to observe the daily life of Hanoian, as well as see how locals manage in the incredible traffic.

Start your interesting and fantastic street food & night walking tour (the walking tour will be much more fantastic at the weekend from Friday night to Sunday as many Old Streets will blocked for pedestrians).

At first, the street food & walking tour starts at one of Hanoi’s largest market, Dong Xuan market. In every corner, you can easily find various types of products, from dried food to pork, beef, seafood, from fruits to cakes, candies & fashion stuff. Our tour guide will give you full introductions of Vietnamese food culture with prominent ingredients as well as famous local dishes.

Next, you will try one of the most delicious foods in Hanoi, Banh Cuon at a local restaurant. There, you can easily watch how our master chefs cook and prepare the dish. Banh Cuon is made from a first layer of steamed fermented rice batter and a second layer of minced wood ear mushroom, minced pork, minced shallots that are all rolled together. It is served with dipping sauce consisting of Cha Lua (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, carrot, bean sporuts and fish sauce.
From there, continue our walking tour to the heart of the Old Quarter, wandering around street stalls, passing ancient house & pagodas.

Our next stop is a Grilled Pork Street Stall where small pork pieces are are flame grilled over hot coals. You can also have grilled pork with bread & vegetable that is really a Vietnam specialty and even considered one of the world best hamburgers.

It’s then our time for dessert after some main dishes and fresh fruits should not be missed!!! However, it is not only fresh fruits but all of the stuff will be mixed with condensed milk and crushed ice.

One another try should be the egg coffee, served at a quiet and ancient café shop, hidden behind buildings and busy streets. Cold Beer may be a better choice if coffee is not your style.

Finally, end the trip with Hanoi most famous ice-cream where locals really enjoy.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 14

Hanoi Departure (Breakfast)

Time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam Holiday until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam and with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tour, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Inclusion:

  • Private transportation as program
  • Hote accommodation (Check-in time: 14h00, Check-out time: 12h00)
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides (Except for free days)
  • 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
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Domestic flight ticket

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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* How to plan my Vietnam tour with you?
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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?
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* How to pay the deposit and the balance?
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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...)

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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

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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.

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* 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.

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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.

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

Karen, Vancouver, Canada

          ( Excellent )

Personalized tour: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi We started in Ho Chi Minh and traveled north to Hanoi. We found the packaged tours too busy and we wanted more beach time. We worked with Lan at Vivutravel and came up with the perfect tour for us. Our last 3 days were spent relaxing on the island of Phu Quoq. Just what we needed after all the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Our favorite place was the town of Hoi An - beautiful beach, colourful city and market. Our trip included a cruise in Ha Long Bay, Mekong Delta and many other usual tourist spots, but we also were able to enjoy some downtown and just soak in the local flavor.

Lys McMillan

          ( Excellent )

Tim and Danielle, together with their friends, had a wonderful time travelling with Vivu and saw much more than if they had travelled on their own, using public transport! The advantage of using a company like yours, instead of the organised tours that a widely advertised here, is that you are not waiting for fellow travellers and if there is something you do not like, you can just move on. Wishing everyone at Vivutravel they very best of everything. I hope you are having a wonderful tourist season. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Kind regards, Lys McMillan

Sherry M Kingston, Canada

          ( Excellent )

13 Day-The Real Vietnam Tour Private Tour I can't say enough about how fantastic this trip was and it was all thanks to Hoai at Vivu Travel! We told her how we wanted to travel and what we wanted to see and she tailored it to perferfection. The drivers and guides were top notch, spoke english very well and cleverly arranged our visits to attractions when it was the least busy to make sure we got the most out every experience. Mr. Do guided us through Sai Gon and the Mekong Delta. He instantly made us feel welcome and was very kind and funny. Mr. Huy was our guide through Hoi An and Hue. He is an amazing photographer and helped us get beautiful photos. Our private guided bicycle tour through the Hoi An countryside was a definite highlight and his recommendations for restaurants was spot on! Our final guide was Mr. Thong for Hanoi and Halong Bay. He took us on an amazing walking tour of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. He also tailored our street food tour to accommodate food preferences. A special shout out to his driver that got us through the craziest traffic jam that I have ever experienced with ease. Just to recap: Hoai Nguyen and her team of professionals at Vivu Travel will plan your holiday to perfection. This has definitely been our favourite trip to date and we will certainly be booking with her when we plan our trip to Thailand and Laos!

Max from USA

          ( Excellent )

I used Vivu Travel to plan a tour for a group of university students who spent over two weeks in Vietnam, one week in the North (Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, and Ky Son) and one week in the South (Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta). Vivu Travel organized the logistics (transportation, hotels, food, a comfortable tour bus, and a terrific tour guide named Ving. The agency performed flawlessly, meeting each and every one of our needs with speed and efficiency. I highly recommend them!

Theodore Roepsch

          ( Excellent )

So far everything has been wonderful. Lan and Do both went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. The choice of hotels and restaurants was great. Heading to Hanoi now, definitely visit Vivutravel and tell them how much we love the country.

Forian Abdu

          ( Excellent )

Very well organised trip. The country is beautiful. Guides were knowledgeable and really helped us by finding Hala food places to eat, even on the plane. Highly recommended Vivutravel.

Lynn LeBlanc

          ( Excellent )

Excellent service and tour guides . Well planned trip. People are very friendly. Vietnam is a very safe country.

Robert

          ( Excellent )

Vietnam has so much to offer in terms of history and culture. Your guide and driver were very professional, helpful, peasant and informative. I was very satisfied with your service. I will return, thanks Vivutravel

John Nicholl

          ( Excellent )

Very satisfied with Vietnam vacation, we enjoyed the variety of experiences in big cities like Hanoi, Saigon, small city like Hoi An, Hue, but the best was Halong bay and all that we learned from our guides. Vietnam is so beautiful, so much more to see and places i would like to visit again and again.

Sing

          ( Excellent )

Thank you for organising the tour for us. We certainly have a wonderful time. Here is our feedback: The guide was very knowledgeable and speaks good English. The tour was well organised. For the visit to Ceramic Village we would like to suggest the following: 1.       A video on the history of ceramic in Vietnam, the development and the current status of the ceramic industry. 2.       An opportunity for the visitor to make a simple mug or plate and have their photos taken and imprinted on the mug or plate. The cost could be built into the tour price. (people tend not to participate if they are told they have to pay extra.) 3.       Good to have a small classroom session to introduce visitor to the art of ceramic making. The above would not be within your control but we hope you can feedback to the Tourism Authority. Once again thank you very much and we hope to use your services again in the near future. Kong Kin Piew

Louisa Hall

        ( Very Good )

My friend and I have just returned from a 14 day tour and it was truly awesome! We had always wanted to visit Vietnam and chose Vivutravel from an internet search. We had a tight budget, but our travel consultant Ms. Hanh was amazing at making sure we could see as much as possible. Even though we stayed in budget accommodation, it was still perfectly good. My highlight has to be the vespa ride around Ho Chi Minh city, such a fun way to see the city. My friend was so nervous, but our guide Ms. Loan put her mind at rest. We loved Ms. Loan, she was funny, friendly and so knowledgeable. We never thought we would be able to afford such an amazing holiday, but thanks to Vivutravel we DIDI. Yay to Vivutravel, we will tell all of our friends about you!

Beverly Hampshire

          ( Excellent )

We have come home for a rest! My husband was so nervous about using a tour operator, but we were blown away by the professional service we received. Our consultant Ms. Lan recommended our tour for us and we left our 14 days in her capable hands. All of the bookings were organised and we even let her book our accommodation too, we could choose where we wanted to stay in each city, which was a nice touch. Our tour was jam packed full of stuff to see and do and each city meant new sights and places to discover. A particular highlight for me was the dinner cruise in Nha Trang, excellent traditional food and cocktails made for the perfect evening. My husband simply loved exploring Ho Chi Minh city and enjoying all the food on the street food tour. i never thought he would try Pho, but he did and like it! We simply loved our time in Vietnam, a big thank you to Vivutravel and their exceptional staff. We will be back.

Richard Green

        ( Very Good )

Four of us just retuned from an amazing 14 days! As four guys traveling together, we decided to use a tour operator to help us squeeze as much in as possible. Vivutravel were great at booking everything for us, from our accommodation to all of our travel and tickets to some of the temples and museums. We spoke to Ms. Thuong who was great at communicating with us! The bike tour in Hue was a highlight for all of us as well as the sunset cruise in Halong Bay. Even as four guys traveling together we found it fun and we were never bored! We could not believe how mental the roads are in Vietnam and we had utter respect for our very funny driver Mr. Ha - he was always on time and we felt safe with him. Thanks to all the guys at Vivutravel, we had an awesome time in your country.

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

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

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

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