The Indochina tour is a chance for you to experience the Splendid Vietnamand Cambodia.
The tour starts with a trip to Hanoi where you will visit the Hoam Kiem Lake, the Old quarter and the Ho Chi Minh complex stopping at the Mausoleum. Enjoy the Halong tour as you drive through the Red River Delta and cruise into Ha Long Bay. You will further cruise into the Bay of Bai Tu Long travelling past the Human Head Island, Turtle Island and the Duck Islet. The tour takes you to Hai Duong where you will visit Con Son Pagoda.
Offering you an unforgettable experience, the Hue tour brings you to Imperial Citadel and further to the Perfume River where you will enjoy a romantic boat ride. Further on, you will visit Ngu Ho Quyen Waterfalls and explore Bach Ma summit and Hai Vong Dai. Continue the tour with a drive to Hoi An trading port and stop at Lang Co village before exploring the Cham Museum in Danang.Board the Red Bridge boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School where you will explore the schools herb garden and learn about Vietnman’s dishes. Experience Hoi’s farming and fishing culture and later on fly to Siem Reap.
In Siem Reap, the Indochina tour takes you Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon and Phimeanakas. A boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake highlights your trip. The tour later brings you to Phnom where you will visit Royal Palace,the sacred Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom. A visit to ToulSleng genocide and Cheung Ek killing field will give you an insight into the history of Vietnam.
Take a boat trip to the floating fishing village of Chau Doc and Cai Rang floating market and later a drive to Cu Chi. The Ho Chi Minh tour eventually takes you to Mui Ne - Phan Thiet where you will explore the sandy beaches.
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong bay – Hue – Hoian – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne
Highlights: Hanoi old quarter, Halong bay cruise, Hue’s heritage, Hoian ancient town, Angkor temples, Mekong delta and Ho Chi Minh city before Mui Ne sandy beach.
Splendid Vietnam and Cambodia in brief:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi special tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hue
Day 5: Hue Tour
Day 6: Hue – Bach Ma National Park
Day 7: Bach Ma National Park - Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An Cooking class
Day 9: Hoi An farming & fishing tour
Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Siem Reap
Day 11: Siem Reap Angkor Wat
Day 12: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh
Day 13: Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc by boat
Day 15: Chau Doc – Can Tho
Day 16: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh city tour & Cu Chi tunnels
Day 18: Ho chi Minh – Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Day 19 - 20: Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Day 21: Phan Thiet – Ho chi Minh Departure
An amazing Indochina tour to experience the very best of Vietnam and Cambodia, including Hanoi's old quarter, overnight cruise in Halong, Hue's heritage, Hoi An Ancient town, Angkor temples, Phnom Penh's history, Mekong delta, Ho Chi Minh city before having great time in Mui Ne - Vietnam's star attraction and best beach destination to end your holiday in Vietnam.
Historical and cultural value combined with beautiful nature, fantastic cruise, white sandy beaches, national park and a lot of things to do that make this Vietnam and Cambodia tour package a must for all.
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Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.
Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.
05:30 Wake up early and be ready for an amazing morning trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter - the symbols of Hanoi city and Hanoian. You will be surprised by seeing local Hanoians doing morning exercises around Hoan Kiem Lake as they are so natural practicing such strange Tai Chi in their own ways. Let’s see the way they do and join with them! From Hoan Kiem Lake, take a look at the Old Quarter as it is the only time in day you can enjoy quiet atmosphere.
07:00 Have breakfast with Pho - the most famous and popular dish in Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular.
08:00 Transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial 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 02nd Sep 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace & House on Stilt. Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, One Pillar Pagoda – symbol of Vietnam with unique architecture of lotus flower is a must-see destination for all Vietnam tours. Our next stop will be 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 high rank scholars of Vietnam.
After lunch time, we continue our Hanoi city tour to the Museum of Ethnology offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It introduces Vietnamese traditional ways of life from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as displays a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside.
End the day with a short cyclo ride around the old streets observing daily life of Hanoian, take exotic photos of Hanoi traffic and enjoy a fantastic water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any Vietnam Holidays. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.
Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed on board our luxury junk and treated with wine and fresh local seafood. As our junk gliding further into the tranquility of Ha Long Bay amid the towering mountain cliffs and on the emerald green water, you'll have relaxing time combining the fine tastes of the wine and the freshness of Ha Long Bay. During the cruise, we'll stop some times for visiting the amazing Sung Sot cave and the Ti Top white sand beach before anchoring for the night.
Overnight on board the junk in the wild of Halong Bay.
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a tour to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.
After breakfast, we'll take a little sampan to visit a secret lagoon of Ha Long Bay while the surrounding mountains are just waking up. After that our cruise takes us further into the Bay of Bai Tu Long traveling past the Human Head Island, the Turtle Island, and the Duck Islet... to the studio site where the famous Indochine film was shot. Around noon, our junk travels back to the harbor, pick up and drive back to Hanoi. Stop in Hai Duong to visit the famous Con Son pagoda. Transfer back to Hanoi Airport for your afternoon flight with Vietnam airlines to Hue. Pick up and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.
Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes.
Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
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.
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, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An at Botanic Garden Homestay.
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
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.
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina tours, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Set off this afternoon for a tuk tuk ride to Angkor Thom. Discover an ancient city of incredible proportions- perfectly planned and filled with impressive temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours. Early this morning, enjoy a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat with great photographing opportunities. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Continue to explore Angkor Thom, the site of the ancient capital of the Khmer period. Visit the South Gate, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, which many deemed the most charming of all the temples.
This afternoon, take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to observe the local’s life on water. Stop by at the Artisan D’Angkor and Old market for some shopping.
After breakfast at hotel, We take you back to the airport for the flight to Phnom Penh.
Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Check in on arrival. Free at leisure and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel. You will visit Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Heading out of this area, you will follow your trip to Independence monument and Wat Phnom which is the symbol of Phnom Penh.
Afternoon, visit Toul Sleng genocide musuem and Cheung Ek killing field which provides a deep insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Then, explore Psar Toul Tompong or Russian market where everything is sale.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
After breakfast, we take the boat trip to explore the floating and fishing village of Chau Doc then a unique Cham ethnic minority village before driving to Can Tho. Stop on the way to see famous Sam Mountain and enjoy a great view from the summit.
Continue to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta.
Around noon, transfer to Ho Chi Minh. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
On this full-day program, you’ll depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00 for a pleasant drive through the countryside to Cu Chi.
Before entering the tunnels you’ll see a short introductory video about their construction. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel maze. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank, and numerous bomb craters created by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
Afterwards, you’ll head back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at around 13:00.
In the afternoon your Ho Chi Minh City tour begins with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, fine examples of classical French colonial architecture.
See the Reunification Palace, one of the city’s most important buildings. Here on 30 April 1975 the American War officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum features poignant displays of the futility of war. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks, and cannons captured from the American military machine.
Visit the bustling Ben Thanh Market, which is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk ao dais, the traditional costume for women.
The tour ends at approximately 18:00 and you’ll be transferred back to your hotel. Note that you have the option of staying on at Ben Thanh Market and making your own way back to the hotel.
Morning transfer to Phan Thiet/Mui Ne (5 hours drive, a perfect place to end your Vietnam Holiday) – Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage.
Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight in a Phan Thiet/Mui Ne hotel.
Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours experience or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals.
Overnight in a Phan Thiet/Mui Ne hotel.
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorable Vietnam Holiday until Vivutravel's private guide and driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh airport for your departure flight with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tourswith us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
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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 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.
* 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.
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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.
* Can we get refund?
For the unused services, Vivutravel will refund you the money.
* How do I get a visa?
Vietnam Visa - For those who would like to avoid the perhaps lengthening visa procedures with their local Vietnam's Embassies, the service of Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.
Steps to obtain Visa on arrival
a) Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa.
1) Full name on passport
2) Passport number
3) Date of birth
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.
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* 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Breakfast is included at all hotels and is buffet breakfast with Asian and Western food.
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.
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.
My wife and I decided that we wanted to spend 3 weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia and as is our norm searched for a company based in Vietnam to assist us in organising our trip. I did the usual searches and came across VivuTravel. When I saw all the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor I started to wonder if they were writing them themselves! Anyway we decided to give them a go, clearly all the reviews were real. VivuTravel provide an amazingly professional service with a true eye for detail. Hoai Nguyen was the consultant that we dealt with and she was exceptional. During the planning stages we received replies to our emails in a very timely manner. We took one of the templates trips and then tailored it to suit our timetable and what we wanted to see. Hoai sent us proposed itineraries and accommodation which we reviewed and requested amendments to where required. Hoai updated and changed in a timely manner as well as providing us with further suggestions. From our initial meet with the man that assisted us with the visa process in Vietnam when we landed to the driver who dropped us back at the airport for our return home everything ran smoothly. Hoai proactively contacted us when she found that one of the hotels in the itinerary would be undertaking building works and assisted us in moving to a different hotel. One of the hotels we stayed in where we had ordered a deluxe room provided a room which was certainly nice but had no window. We contacted Hoai to sort our when the hotel told us they had no other rooms, she did this with no problems and no additional cost to us. My wife left her reading glasses on an internal flight, we contacted Hoai who in turn contacted the airport, located the glasses and arranged to have them delivered to our hotel. One of our flights was delayed and rather than just being dumped at the airport the guide took us to two additional attractions in Hanoi (again at no additional cost to us) and then recommended a restaurant where we had dinner. I could go on and on but if you are going to Vietnam, do yourselves a favour and contact VivuTravel!!!
Nothing to complain, we loved it all. Very satisfied with the organizations of Vivutravel. We have no plan to return to this beautiful part of the world because there are too many places to visit, but will recommend others to visit.
We saw a tour with Vivu Travel in Hanoi that allowed us to combine that with many of the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia so off we went. Hanh was our initial point of contact with Vivu Travel and we would like to thank her for answering all our queries and finally making the arrangements. From the moment we were met by Vinh and the driver Cuong at Hanoi Airport, we found everything was in place for us to enjoy a memorable holiday. We took many great experiences home with us and are likely to return again in the future with Vivu Travel to help us.
Thao from Vivu Travel met us in Hanoi for the North Vietnam leg of this wonderful holiday. The days in the north, Sapa, the Northern Highlands, Halong Bay and Hanoi itself, were magical yet there was so much more to the holiday than just this leg. We had already seen Siem Reap and Angkor and later moved south to see the Central area which was so important in Vietnamese history. Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta were great as well with our guide, Hanh, extremely helpful during our time in the south. We had time to reflect on what we had seen and done with a little time on the beach before sadly having to fly home. Great holiday and excellent service from Vivu Travel. We must return.
Our recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting South East Asia. We were not disappointed in any way by the things we saw and the people we met, fellow travellers as well as the locals wherever we went. Vivu Travel in Hanoi made the arrangements for us once we decided on the tour we wished to take. That was done in conjunction with Ngoc and we would certainly like to thank her for her help and advice. It is difficult to pick out a single highlight because each day of our trip brought something special. Tuan, our driver, negotiated some city roads that were so busy we could not have imagined driving them ourselves. All in all, a very memorable holiday that our friends and family have been genuinely interested to hear about.
We landed at Hanoi Airport to be met at arrivals by Nam from Vivu Travel who took us to our hotel to rest before the real beginning of our adventure. We had booked with Vivu Travel after discussing a holiday with a number of companies. We were delighted we picked Vivu Travel who showed great professionalism and attention to detail from the start. Our consultant, Luyen, had an excellent knowledge of both Vietnam and Cambodia and the tour she suggested gave us the chance to see the highlights of the two countries. Every day brought something new and we really enjoyed the time we spent visiting the farming and fishing villages in Central Vietnam to see how the local people spent their time. Their daily lives seemed hard but there was always a smile. All in all, we’ll never forget this very special holiday and would like to thank everyone at Vivu Travel for making it possible for us.
Firstly, we want to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you thank you thank you so much for all that you did in organizing a wonderful holiday for us. We had a fantastic time and enjoyed everything that we saw and did during our time in Vietnam and Cambodia. We wish we could have stayed longer. All the guides and drivers were fabulous and did us a great service. We would like to especially thank Doh and the driver in Saigon, and also Siya and the driver in Siem Reap - they really went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our trip. The english from all the guides was very good. We will certainly be coming back, we have to try again to visit Halong Bay, and would love to spend more time in Hanoi. and then we can go to laos, myanmar etc. We thank you very much for your offer to join you for dinner and would very much like to do that one day and look forward to meeting you next time.