VCT04: Splendors of Vietnam and Cambodia - 16 days from Hanoi

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If you have never been to Indochina before then Hanoi is a great introduction. Vietnam’s capital is the starting point for this Indochina travel packagewhich explores the country, north to south, before some time in Cambodia, its capital, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the Angkor Complex. Air travel has made it fairly easy to cover distance in a short time so at no point during your Indochina travel will you ever feel rushed.

On your first full day, you take a tour of Hanoi itself. It’s a hectic place for traffic but thoroughly enjoyable with its mix of old and new, great street food and famous landmarks. You then head east through a countryside of farming villages to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay where you can cruise between its many limestone islands, perhaps watching fishermen whose homes are stilt houses in villages dotted around the Bay.

Your Indochina tour continues with the short flight to Hue in Central Vietnam. Hue and Hoi An are two historical cities, the former the Nguyen Dynasty’s capital, the latter a trading port during the Champa Kingdom.  You will have time to yourself as well asbeing shown the main landmarks. Your next flight goes down to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) so that you can see the Mekong Delta, the Vietcong’s Cu Chi Tunnels and the city itself which is the commercial hub of the whole country.

You continue on with your Indochina holiday by flying to Phnom Penh, the site of such misery during Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge’s short period in charge in the 1970s. However, you then travel overland to Siem Reap in order to end your itinerary with a visit to another of UNESCO’s ‘’treasures’’, the Angkor Complex whose highlight is Angkor Wat.

Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels - Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Highlights: Hanoi capital city with cyclo riding, Halong luxury cruise, Hue Royal Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town, Ho Chi Minh bustling city, Cu Chi tunnels, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Angkor tour

Indochina Tour Essential in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley
Day 4: Mai Chau - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Day 5: Tam Coc - Halong Cruise
Day 6: Halong Cruise - Hanoi & Flight to Hue
Day 7: Hue City
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An 
Day 9: Hoi An Free Day
Day 10: Hoi An - Flight to Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Ben Tre - Can Tho
Day 12: Can Tho - Chau Doc
Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh - Drive to Siem Reap
Day 15: Siem Reap tour
Day 16: Siem Reap Departure

vct04 splendors vietnam cambodia tour

This Vietnam and Cambodia tour is designed to visit the world's heritages in Vietnam and Cambodi, including Halong Bay, monuments of Hue, Hoi An ancient town and manificent Angkor temples. 16 day tour is not too long, but enough to have an wonderful trip. Do not hesitate, contact Vivutravel now!

 

TOUR ITINERARY

  • Tour Class

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

  • (Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)

  • From $1914
  • From $2091
  • From $2471
  • Low season

  • (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • From $1856
  • From $1983
  • From $2331

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

Hanoi Arrival (None)

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

Day 01

Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast)

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

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

Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 02

Hanoi – Mai Chau (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Depart early in the morning for a beautiful Vietnam Tour with drive on the hilly road to Mai Chau. On half way, Optional, stop for visiting Hoa Binh Hydro Power Station – The biggest power station in Vietnam. On arrival to Tan Lac township, turn right to drive through beautiful rice and corn fields, villages and along Hoa Binh Lake. Stop at a local family and have picnic lunch with what we prepare. After lunch, we take one hour boat trip to explore the beautiful lake and refresh with cool and fresh air.

We continue to Mai Chau and arrive at Mai Chau at around 3 pm. Relax before, we cycle to visit Lac & Poom Coong villages here you will have chance to see “Tho Cam” - a unique product of Thai people. See the houses on stilts and beautiful rice paddy fields and sink deep in Thai’s customs by enjoying a traditional music show and taste “Ruou Can” – special local wine. Overnight in the home of Thai hill tribe (Poom Coong village).

Day 03

Mai Chau – Tam Coc (Breakfast)

Today, we continue your impressive Vietnam Tour to Hoa Lu & Tam Coc. On arrivals, we spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.

We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has rugged rock formations jutting out of the sea, here they soar skywards from a sea of green. After a three hour boat trip along the Boi River, we will take a leisure walk to visit Thai Vy Temmple that located among picturesque mountains and rice fields or do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave. Tonight, we stay overnight in Tam Coc.

Day 04

Tam Coc – Halong Bay Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors. This morning, after breakfast, wedrive to Halong Bay, Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

Day 05

Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Brunch)

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

After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive back to Hanoi airport for your afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.

Overnight in a Hue hotel.

Day 06

Hue city tour (Breakfast)

Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours.After breakfast, our tour starts with the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon we back to hotel for relax and overnight in Hue.

Day 07

Hue – Hoi An - Optional tour to Ba Na Hill (Breakfast)

After breakfast, continue the trip by driving to Hoian - highlight of any tour to Vietnam - 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. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. On the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world and Marble Mountain - a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Optional tour to Ba Na hill:Driving from Hue to Danang where you have transfer to visit Ba Na hill - well-known as the second Da Lat or Sa Pa in the Central Vietnam with the longest cable car system (6000m) in the world. Visit the Le Jardin, old wineries, remains of French villas and Linh Ung pagoda with 27 m high Buddha statue. You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City.Leave Le Jardin for the second cable car station to visit the top of mountain and see the remains of old villas. Conquer the Peak of Chua Mountain at the height of 1,487m and enjoy the view of the whole Da Nang city under the cluster of white clouds or play games at Fantasy Park. Return to cable car station at the foot of Ba Na Mountain and transfer to Hoian.

Overnight in Hoian

Day 08

Hoi An Free Day (Breakfast)

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

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

Day 09

Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City– Cu Chi Tunnels (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Pick up and drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days.

Back to Ho Chi Minh, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10

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

Around 08:00, our tour guide picks you up at 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. Continue to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho

Day 11

Can Tho – Chau Doc (Breakfast)

In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta.

After the boat trip, drive to Chau Doc and visit Tra Su cajuput forest on the way. Upon your arrival in Chau Doc, check in and overnight in Chau Doc

Day 12

Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (Breakfast)

Breakfast at hotel. At 07:30am, take the boat trip to Phnom Penh. Upon your arrival, check in hotel.

In the afternoon, visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei and Toul Sleng Museum and visit Wat Phnom. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13

Phnom Penh – Drive to Siem Reap (Breakfast)

Depart from Phnom Penh for Udong. En route, visite a Cham Muslim village, Silver craft Village. Drive to Udong, visit the various temples and the three large Stupas where the ashes of three former Kings are preserved. Next, visit the most impressive structure of the site, the "Vihara of the 18-Cubit Buddha". En route to Phnom Penh, stop to visit a silver craft village. On route you will witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as you pass through interesting provincial towns, bucolic villages, and delightful scenery. This is no freeway dash as you will often slow down to let cows and water buffalo wander across the road, pass horse drawn carriages, and school kids walking and cycling to/from school. Not far from Phnom Penh you may choose to stop at Skoun, also known as ‘Spiderville’ due to the deep fried tarantula that is the local delicacy, are you adventurous enough to try one. Last you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Prahtos – an ancient Angkorian bridge built by the Khmers 1,000 years ago. Then continue to Siem Reap town for hotel check in.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14

Siem Reap (Angkor Tour) (Breakfast)

Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours. After breakfast, begin this morning with a tour of the 'small circuit' temples. Your guide will introduce  you to the great Khmer ancient civilization as  you visit ruins such as Ta Phrom and Preah Khan. This afternoon, be amazed at the grandeur and beauty of Angkor Wat.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 15

Siem Reap Departure (Breakfast)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
Day 16

Inclusion:

  • 02 economy Domestic flight: Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam airlines
  • Speed boat Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
  • Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing
  • Private car/mini van
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat Trips as in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides (Except for free days)
  • Meals as per program
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)

Exclusion:

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Other not mentioned in the itinerary

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

General cancellation charges that applied by travel services in Vietnam and Indochina.
- Domestic flights: 25% of the fares
- 3 star hotels, no charge if you cancel 5 -7 days before your arrival. (FIT)
- 4 star hotels, no charge if you cancel 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)
- 5 stars hotels, no charge if you cancel 15 - 20 days before your arrival (FIT)
However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotels' cancellation plolicies.

* Can we get refund?
For the unused services, Vivutravel will refund you the money.

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

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* 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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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.

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.

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

Excellent organisation of Vietnam and Cambodia trip

          ( Excellent )

Dear Lan We arrived Sunday 6/01 at 12h40 in the airport of Dusseldorf. We want to thank you for the excellent organisation of our trip and the service. We had very good and friendly guides. You can thank them for their professional explanation and their helpfulness. The trip was intensive: each day, we had to get up very early in the morning and we traveled a long distance. Cycling in Mai Chau was very attractive. We preferred more the biking tours than visiting the pottery villages. The Killing Fields near Phnom Penh must be programmed! We visited them, with a lot of thanks to our guide Sa Em and his driver. We have enjoyed the trip during those 17 days. We are pleased to have become acquainted with the history, culture and nature of Vietnam and Cambodia. We will certainly recommend you. Many Thanks! Peter, Carina, Geert and Katelijne

Lillian S

          ( Excellent )

17 days Cambodia,Vietnam tour Beyond expectations !!! I had a private tour with a friend. Cambodia and Vietnam 17 days. It was an amazing experience. because the team led us to know deeply the Vietnam and Cambodia reality, but taking so much care about our sensible and weakness occidental needs. Tailored tour. We tasted each single experience knowing that someone was protecting us anytime, anywhere. Excellent service, drivers, guides, hotels and food, and the pleasure to feel for a while as a part of their reality. Lan was always available and open to any request. Very professional..Highly recommend this company and their very qualified workers not only for what they know but the very special way they've known to be in contact with us. Thank you so much. L Silva.

NICHOLAS JAMES PIPKIN, LONDON

          ( Excellent )

Great tour of Vietnam and Cambodia Booked on recommendation and the whole tour was great from start to finish. Every pick up and local tour was perfect If you want an excellent tour book with Vivutravel

Nawab_of_Oudh Bangalore District, India

          ( Excellent )

A fabulous trip organised by Vivutravel, knowledgeable and professional staff who give you a warm and friendly experience. They take care to customise your trip keeping in mind sensitivity and convenience. A big thanks to Hoai, Mr. Vinh and Mr. Do.. superb experience lovely spots and very fresh and exciting food, will be back for more.

BertBarb Allison

          ( Excellent )

We had read a great deal about Vietnam but until we saw it, we didn’t really appreciate its beauty. Places like Halong Bay, Hoi An, Angkor, were fantastic; photographs really don’t do it justice. The holiday is one of the tours that Vivu Travel operates and we were delighted that we found it online. We covered quite a distance during the holiday which was possible because of the readily available flights between the main centres in the holiday. We were still able to do plenty of exploring and of course meet the locals; our abiding memory is of what seemed to be a permanent smile on their faces. A truly wonderful experience, thanks to Vivu Travel.

Rebecca Drummond

          ( Excellent )

It’s only in recent years we’ve been able to travel more extensively. The children have grown and it is now just the two of us. We decided this year to go to South East Asia and spoke to a number of travel companies before settling on Vivu Travel in Hanoi. One of its consultants, Duong, was so helpful in answering our questions. We finally booked a trip which took in two neighbouring countries, Vietnam and Cambodia. Trinh met us at Hanoi Airport and the holiday went very smoothly from there. Vivu Travel made all the arrangements for us and that included a guide with us to show us Vietnam and we were met in Phnom Penh to have every assistance while we visited the sad reminders of the Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge regime before heading overland to Siem Reap. We finished at Angkor, and what a finish! Great tour and thanks to Vivu Travel. We’ll see you again.

Josh Barry

          ( Excellent )

As a single traveller, I have usually travelled independently without using a local agent and guide. However, after arriving in Hanoi, I decided to talk to a local company who could help me see Vietnam without my organising my own transport and accommodation. I picked Vivu Travel for this and at its suggestion, I chose an existing tour which also allowed me to see Angkor in Cambodia before heading off west towards Thailand and India. I was delighted at my choice, both of tour and of Vivu Travel and regularly look at my photos of the time in Vietnam, even though I’ve seen more countries subsequently.

Naresh Kumar and Suzan Kumar

          ( Excellent )

We are finally back home in Dallas where we arrived yesterday, after one overnight in Tokyo. We really enjoyed our visit in Vietnam and Cambodia and felt everywhere welcomed and taken care of. Your attention and follow through with the guides at each location is very much appreciated. You were also very efficient in organizing everything before we even arrived in Vietnam. Your drivers were very careful and the cars were all in excellent condition. We felt very safe travelling in them. Each of the guides was very knowledgeable and very helpful in making sure we were comfortable. Whenever, we made minor changes in the schedule, they were flexible. Please let each of the guides and drivers know our satisfaction with their services. The hotels Metropole Legend, and Park Hyatt are world class. All the other hotels were also very great. Finally, we will definitely recommend Vivu Travel for travel arrangements in that part of the world to our family and friends without hesitation. Thank you again for everything.

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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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