LT04: Vietnam tour along the coast - 21 days from Hanoi

Vietnam Tour along the Coast
Discover breathtaking coastal cities on this picturesque tour

vietnam tour along the coast

This 21-day tour along the coast of Vietnam is your chance to experience some of the most beautiful and picture-perfect scenery. Long stretches of white sandy beach, bays with crystal blue waters, and traditional fishing villages will all be part of this fabulous coastal tour.

You will start the tour in the city of pure Parisian charm; Hanoi. A city flecked with impressive architecture and beautiful people. A tour of the city will show you all of the secrets it has to offer. Mausoleums, plenty of museums and ancient thousand-year-old streets await you. Local beer 'Bia Hoi' and superbly tasty traditional food make this city a great place to start.

Two hours along the coast and you reach the destinations of Hoa Lu & Tam Coc. You will be greeted with stunning scenery of bays, views over immense rice paddies and a history dating back thousands of years. Experience all of this from a stunning boat trip along the Boi River.

No coastal tour would be complete without taking in the most photographed bay in Vietnam and possibly the world; Halong Bay. Halong is flecked with over 3000 tiny islands that make up this breathtaking bay. Enjoy an overnight stay aboard a luxury traditional junk, where you will explore lagoons, kayak or swim in the crystal blue waters and relax with a cocktail whilst watching the sunset.

A short flight to Hue lands you into another coastal gem of a city. The old capital of Vietnam is graced with pagodas, temples and the spectacularly stunning Perfume River. Your tour will see you cycle around the city, taking in all it has to offer and relax on a cruise down the romantic perfume river. Leave feeling touched by its simple charm.

A skip further down the coast arrives you into the city of Hoi An. Known for its colorful streets, locals wearing colourful traditional clothing and bustling night markets, you will be charmed by its Asian heritage. Relax in your luxury beach resort hotel or spend time at leisure exploring Hoi An.

Nha Trang and Phan Thiet both offer you a time for peace and tranquility on your coastal tour. Nha Trang will see you on a dinner cruise listening to traditional music and enjoying traditional cuisine. Stunning beaches and scenery await you. Phan Thiet offers views of grand red canyons, large natural lakes, and beaches graced with coconut trees. This part of the coastal tour will leave feeling like you are in paradise.

The final stretch of your coastal tour through Vietnam lands you into the capital and the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. An exhilarating Vespa tour around the city will take in all of the immense pagodas, temples and impressive modern buildings. You will be able to sail along the Mekong River on a tour that offers an insight into river life in Vietnam, take the time to visit floating markets and feel part of the water community.

This fantastic 21-day coastal tour really does offer you some of the best sights, sounds, and flavors of what Vietnam has to offer. You will leave feeling touched by its beauty and with plenty of memories of such a diverse country.

Destinations: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Phan Thiet - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

Highlights: Cyclo riding, Water puppet show, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, Royal Citadel & Royal Tombs in Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holy Land, Nha Trang Beach, Mui Ne Beach with magical sand dunes, Mekong Delta with floating markets

Vietnam Tour along the coast in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Tam Coc - Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Cruise
Day 5: Halong Cruise
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi & Flight to Hue
Day 7: Hue  City Tour
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An farming & fishing tour
Day 10: Hoi An Free Day
Day 11: Hoi An - Flight to Nha Trang
Day 12&13: Nha Trang
Day 14: Nha Trang - Phan Thiet
Day 15&16: Phan Thiet
Day 17: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh
Day 18: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Cruise
Day 19: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh
Day 20: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh
Day 21: Ho Chi Minh Departure

lt04 vietnam along coast

Vietnam tour along the coast is a great choice for you to visit Vietnam, a beautiful country blessed with a coastline of 3,260 kilometers and more than 100 pristine beaches. This tour also introduce to you rich culture, delicious cuisine, spectacular nature and interesting things to do from Hanoi - Tam Coc - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Delta.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

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Hanoi arrival (None)

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.
In Hanoi, you will stay at the best 5 star hotel - Sofitel Metrople Hotel. Located steps from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi.

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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.

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Day 02

Hanoi - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc - Hanoi (Breakfast)

Pick up at your hotel and continue your Absolute Vietnam Toursby heading south for the two hour drive along Highway One. 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 do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave. In the afternoon return to Hanoi.

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Day 03

Hanoi - Halong - Overnight on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors. This morning, after breakfast, wedrive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. You will stay in Paradise Cruise - a five star cruise was made of wood as the design of traditional Halong bay cruise that will give tourists cozy and friendly atmosphere.
12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 Transfer to cruise ship.
12.30 Welcome Drink - cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins. Cruise and program commence.
13:00 - 14.30 Serve Special Paradise Lunch on board while cruising passing by islets, Hoa Cuong fishing village. After lunch continues exploration of Halong Bay passing by Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Anchoring the vessels at Luon Cave area.
14.45 - 15.45 Exploring Luon Cave by rowing bamboo boats with local people or kayaking by yourself.
15.45 - 17.00 The Vessels will continuous cruising in Halong bay passing by Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien. Exploring Titop Island -- Hiking up 400 steps up to the peak of the island for a spectacular panoramic. View or kayak and swimming in one of the most beautiful beaches in Halong bay. Anchoring the vessels for overnight stay. Enjoy spa at your leisure on-board.
17:00 - 19:00 Enjoying "Happy Hour" Buy one take one on selected beverages, while the vessels is cruising in Halong Bay. Enjoy spa at your leisure on board
18:00 - 18.30 Enjoy cooking demonstration with Chef to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls. Learn how to toast Vietnamese way through the evening's toast of the local rice wine.
18.30 - 19:00 Pre-dinner cocktail on sundeck serving assorted nuts and canapé.
19.30 - 22:00 Serve elegant Paradise dinner. Start dinner in Traditional Bao Dai dress and photo shoot with captain and manager on board.
21:00 - 23:00 Evening Activities - relax at leisure; enjoy Movie Night and squid Fishing or Beauty Spa services.

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Day 04

Halong Bay discovery (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6.30 Tai Chi session on Sundeck.
7:00 - 7.30 Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries.
7.45 - 8.30 International Breakfast buffet served on board.
8.30 - 8.40 Transfer to Day boat – Paradise Explorer for cruising off the beaten track of the bay
10.00 - 11.30 Arrive in Cua Van Floating Village, enjoy timing around the village by rowing bamboo boat with local people and getting new experience of their living on water.
12.00 Return to Paradise Explorer and continue cruising to the other part of the bay whilst Vietnamese lunch will be served onboard
13:00 Cruising to Ho Ba Ham – enjoy yourself in an extremely primitive pristine scenery with emerald water and white sandy beach which you hardly find in anywhere else in Halong Bay. Swimming, sunbathing or kayaking are options
15.30 - 16:00 Return to Paradise Explorer heading back to Main boat. Continue cruising and sightseeing in Halong Bay.
17:00 - 19:00 Enjoy “Happy Hour” Buy 1 take 1 on selected beverages.
18:00 - 18.30 Join cooking demonstration with Chef or enjoy spa at your leisure onboard
18.30 - 19:00 Pre-dinner cocktail on sundeck.
19.30 - 21.30 Serve elegant Paradise dinner.
21:00 - 23:00 Evening Activities - relax at leisure; enjoy Movie Night, Board Games, and Fishing or Beauty Spa services.

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Day 05

Halong - Hanoi - Flight to Hue (Breakfast)

6.30 Tai Chi session on Sundeck.
7:00 - 7.30 Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries.
7.30 - 8.30 Relax or Visit Sung Sot Cave – Hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
8.30 International Breakfast Menu.
9.30 Check-out cabins and settle bills.
10.30 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island. 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.
Arrive in Hue, pick up & transfer to La Resicence Hue for check in - A member of the MGallery collection of memorable hotels by Accor, MGallery La Résidence Hue Hôtel & Spa is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel – once home to Emperors and now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Hue.

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Day 06

Hue city tour - Royal Dinner (Breakfast, Dinner)

A full day trip to visit 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. The next stops will be King Ming Mang and King Khai Dinh tombs which are the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty.

In the evening, enjoy a special Royal Dinner which is prepared with live traditional music performances. Be a King & Queen in Royal Dinner with Royal long Dresses! Overnight in Hue.

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Day 07

Hue - Hoi An (Breakfast)

After breakfast, 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 and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. 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, transfer to Palm Garden resort for check in.
Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa is the best charming upscale beachfront retreat in Hoi An. Influenced by Hoi An City’s local culture and people, the resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury.
Free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 08

Hoi An free day (Breakfast)

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

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 a Hoi An hotel.

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Day 09

Hoi An free day (Breakfast)

Day free at leisure on beach and discover Hoian ancient town by your own.

Overnight in Hoian

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Day 10

Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Nha Trang (Breakfast)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to Da Nang airport for the flight to Nha Trang with Vietnam airlines. Upon arrival pick up and transfer Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Nha Trang.

Evason Ana Mandara is Nha Trang’s only beachfront resort. Its 74 semi-detached garden villas, many with breathtaking views across the bay, offer classic Vietnamese touches. Dining choices include local, regional and international cuisine, presented using the freshest of ingredients.

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Day 11

Nha Trang sunset & dinner cruise (Breakfast)

Our representiative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Nha Trang Port to board the Emperor Cruises Junk.

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

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

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

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

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Day 12

Nha Trang free day (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure and overnight in Nha Trang.

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Day 13

Nha Trang - Phan Thiet / Mui Ne (Breakfast)

After breakfast, Vivutravel's private guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Phan Thiet (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 Anantara Mui Ne Resort. With pristine beaches and towering sand dunes in the backdrop, an exclusive golf and country club nearby, fantastic snorkelling or sailing and authentic fishing village life nearby Anantara Mui Ne is invitation to a perfect luxury holidays.

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Day 14

Phan Thiet / Mui Ne free day (Breakfast)

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 hotel.

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Day 15

Phan Thiet / Mui Ne free day (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure and overnight in Phant Thiet / Mui Ne.

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Day 16

Phan Thiet / Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh (Breakfast)

After a morning sunbathing on the beach where the seashells outnumber the people, we travel back to Ho Chi Minh city (175km).
Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check in.

18:00 We have a special A S show at Saigon Opera house.The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.
In Ho Chi Minh City, you will stay at InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel. This 5-star luxury Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the city centre, just a short stroll from famous landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Opera House. InterContinental Asiana Saigon Hotel has been awarded as Asia's Leading City Hotel and Vietnam's Leading Conference Hotel 2015 by the prestigious World Travel Award.

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Day 17

HCM - Cu Chi tunnels & Vespa tours- HCM (Breakfast)

After breakfast visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters 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.
Afternoon, experience as local people with a Vespa and escorted by a driver, visiting the city landmarks that give you a view of the city unlike anything on your Vietnam tour. Take a peek at the history, the streets and the sights that most visitors never even hear about or see. You will pass through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market and visit a breathtaking yet hidden Buddhist pagoda, Saigon Opera House & Post Office which were designed by Gustave Eiffel. Overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

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Day 18

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Embark Bassac Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours.

08.00 Our driver and car will pick you up at the hotel for transfer to Can Tho. Boarding 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.

Visit of a village on the banks of river Mang Thit, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life and hospitality of the local inhabitants. Visit of the orchard or rice fields nearby.

Boarding back, complimentary drink as a welcome back on board. Rest on the deck or around the bar enjoying the sunset. The crew will serve 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. Overnight on board.

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Day 19

Mekong Delta - Disembark - Ho Chi Minh (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 in Cai Be, check-out and boarding of a local boat for a tour of Cai Be floating market and handicraft.Leaving the board at Cái Bè. Drive back to Saigon for hotel’s check in. Overnight in a Saigon hotel.

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Day 20

Ho Chi Minh departure (Breakfast)

Free 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 traveling with Vivutravel.We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Day 21

Inclusion:

  • 02 Economy flight tickets: Hanoi - Hue & Danang - Nha Trang
  • Private transportation as program
  • Hotel accommodation as indicated (Check-in time: 14:00, Check-out time: 12:00)
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)

Exclusion:

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Other meals
  • Insurance

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- 4 star hotels, 7 - 10 days before your arrival (FIT)
- 5 stars hotelS, 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)

However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotels' cancellation plolicies.

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

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* How do I get a visa?
Vietnam Visa - For those who would like to avoid the perhaps lengthening visa procedures with their local Vietnam's Embassies, the service of Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.

Steps to obtain Visa on arrival
a) Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa.

1) Full name on passport
2) Passport number
3) Date of birth
4) Nationality
5) Date of arrival
6) Date of issue
7) Date of expire
8) Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months

You can apply Vietnam visa online through our www.vietnamvisaprovider.com.

b) How long does it take?
It will take 2-3 days (Normal process), 01 day (Urgent process) to get the “Visa Approval Letter” which we will send you via mail. What you need is to print it out and take it along to get the stamp at airports/borders

c) Get the stamp
Upon arrival, you will need to fill in a certain form with your personal information, get the stamp and visa will be done. For this process, you will need to prepare 02 photos (4*6) and $25 USD each in cash which is stamping fee.

Download the form that you will need to fill your personal information at airport/border here

* Do our tour guides and drivers have meals with us?
The guide and the driver in each destination will dine at the same restaurant as yours. But, they will not join you unless you invite them.

* Where can I change our money into Vietnam currency?
We advise you to stop in any of a Vietnamese bank during the tour (Our tour guides will take you to the bank), you can change money at your hotel, but the exchange rate is not really good.

* Can I use credit cards in Vietnam?
Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diner's Card, American Express and JCB can be used to purchase goods in large shopping malls and stores in the big and medium cities, to pay for hotel rooms and for meals in some of the fancier restaurants, and to buy plane tickets with them.

Note: If you are to travel to those small cities or even remote rural areas, only cash in Dong can be used.

* Do I need to bring my medical record with me?
Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event of an emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

* When I finish my tour in Vietnam, if I still have some local money, what can I do?
Upon leaving Vietnam, if you still have some local money, you can change them back to foreign currency with your passport and the exchange memos given by the banks or money exchange counters. So please keep those exchange memos well whenever you change money.

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* Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:

- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver

Note:
- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?

- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.

* Shopping
Vivutravel guarantees "no shopping tour", which means we protect you from the tourist shopping centers or traps. However, if you want to buy something, our travel consultants, tour guides will give you suggestions, advices and help you buy to avoid being overcharged.

Bargaining is a "Must" when buying something in Vietnam and Indochina.

Vivutravel believes that a good choice of accommodation will be the key factor for a successful holiday, and for many years of experience in tourism, we have created a list of the best hotels and resorts each destination that offer us both more benefits of competitive rates, early birds, guaranteed promotion and discounts with availability.

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We pick the selected hotels for you as below:
Location: The hotels must be centrally – located, close to the main attractions and most convenient for you to enjoy your holiday.

Facility & Service Quality: Vivutravel only uses the hotels that are regularly and strictly inspected. The hotel must provide international standards and your every need is cared for by the hotel staff.

Variety in Choice: As Vivutravel offers different styles of tour such as honeymoon,, family, adventure, discovery, homestay,... so we will offer many styles and grades of hotels which are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Information for planning your holiday and stay.
2 Stars - From US$35 - US$40:
We hardly use 2 star hotels for our clients but sometimes we have no choice if your trip is in the mountainous or remote areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars - From US$40 - US$80:
Offering basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.

4 Stars - From from US$80 - US$130:
Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5 Stars - from US$130 - US$200 – US$ 300:
Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Tour guide and driver are Vivutravel's representatives and your travel companions during your travel in Vietnam and Indochina who take care of our travel services and make your holiday a memorable time. Understanding this, Vivutravel always selects the best tour guides and drivers for tours.

Private Guide & Transfer
Vivutravel's tour packages are private and tailor made so during your travel with us, you will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel to. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

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Tour Guide:
We do understand that a good tour guide will make your holiday a beautiful time and tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our culture, lifestyle, knowledge...with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch.

Note: In Sapa or some mountainous areas, we may use local tour guides who come from the ethnic groups like H'Mong, or Red Dao as they know better than anyone else about their land, culture, customs and habits... and this is also the way that Vivutravel helps the local people a better life.

Vivutravel's requirements for a tour guide:
1 - Licensed at least for 4 years with working experience.

2 - Guiding does require more than just hanging out in the sun. Guides must be friendly and good with people, organized enough to keep groups or people on schedule, quick on their feet and ready for the inevitable snafus that arises.

3 - Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.

4 - Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.

5 - Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

6 - Clear speech and good hearing.

7 - Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.

8 - Tour guide is a nurse to take care of visitors, a boss to keep the right itinerary, a teacher to give information, an ambassador to introduce our country, an entertainer

9 - Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.

10 - Check flight tickets, train tickets, meals, weather... to make sure things are in order and inform local office if any changes that might effect the tour.

11 - Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.

12 - If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Transportation:
Vivutravel guarantees to offer the best means of transport during your holiday in Vietnam and Indochina. The safety, comfort and security of our customers come first. We use only the latest modern cars, vans, coaches and all our drivers are full time workers, government licensed in the tourism industry with at least 5 years driving experience. We are fully in control of our quality and service as we own our vehicles.

Vivutravel's requirements for a tour driver.
- Our drivers must be good drivers with at least 5 years of experience

- Our drivers must keep the vehicles clean,

- Our drivers are not allowed to hear cell-phone or smoke, chat, drink when driving.

- Our drivers must be friendly, helpful.

- Our drivers are not allowed to take you to shops unless you ask for.

- Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained.

Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:

- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver

- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?

- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.

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.

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Recent Reviews

Lisa Branston

          ( Excellent )

We really enjoyed our trip and the service from Vivutravel was amazing. it was all fantastic. We can't say enough good things about this travel agency and we are glad that we made a right decision traveling with them. highly recommend!

William J. McEnny

          ( Excellent )

We would highly recommend Vivutravel for anyone who travels to Vietnam. Our trip was wonderful in every way and it did surpass our expectations. We can't wait until our next trip to Vietnam and would never consider using anyone else.

Karen J. Whitehorn, Toronto

          ( Excellent )

I will not return to Vietnam because it was one time trip on our bucket list, but i have to thank Vivutravel for this wonderful trip. I am very satisfied with the services, advice and information provided by Trang. Vietnam is a beautiful country and people are very kind. Must visit this country as soon as you can. What i like least about Vietnam was the traffic, but it was no problem because we had excellent drivers. Will recommend Vivutravel to people we know in Canada.

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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