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Best of Vietnam (travel in May - Sep 2020)

Price: R 20,879.00

15 days, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. 

From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City's streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural, and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. With the services of a CEO and your accommodation and transport taken care of, this trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

Booking Details for this Small Group Adventure Tour

Selected departure dates in periods: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 03 May - 14 June 2020
  • 30 August - 20 September 2020
R 20,879.00 pps
  • Trip type: Small Group
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Trip code: AVBV (Classic) 

Tour  Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Hanoi/Lào Cai

Enjoy the water puppets show. Opt to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, Hoa Lo Prison and the Temple of Literature. Overnight train to Lao Cai.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Lào Cai/Sa Pá

Arrive in Sapa. Hilltribe village visit at Ta Phin, trek and homestay. Traditional meals with a local family.

Day 4: Sa Pá

Hilltribe village visit, trek and homestay. Traditional meals with a local family.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living - Ta Vinh Homestay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Sa Pá/Hanoi

Return to Sapa after breakfast with host family. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Hanoi/Ha Long

Drive to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise on a junk boat which includes a seafood meal. Visit caves or an island lookout.

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Day 7: Ha Long/Huế

Breakfast aboard our junk boat. Return to Hanoi for free time before an overnight train to Hue.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8: Huế

Included tour of Tien Mu Pagoda and the Royal Tombs. Optional tour of the countryside.

Day 9: Huế/Hoi An

Travel the scenic Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) on the way to Hoi An.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 10: Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project. Afterwards enjoy free time, options include a cooking class, shopping at the tailors, riverboat cruise, bike riding, beach time or My Son ruins.

Exclusive Inclusions: G Adventures for Good - Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 11: Hoi An

Use a full free day to explore more of this charming town.

Exclusive Inclusions: Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 12: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Option to take a bike tour of Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Reunification Palace, Thien Hau and Giac Vien pagodas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City/Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta visit, boat ride and visit to traditional candy factories. Enjoy a local homestay and dinner with a Vietnamese family.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living - Mekong Homestay.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14: Mekong Delta/Ho Chi Minh City

Option to visit War Remnants Museum, Colonial Quarter, Ben Thanh Market.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Validity Selected departures between May - September 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator G Adventures
Tour Identifier/s AVBV
Inclusions • G Adventures for Good: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
• Local Living: Ta Vinh Homestay, Sa Pá
• Local Living: Mekong Homestay
• Water puppet show (Hanoi)
• Sapa excursion to hilltribe villages
• Halong Bay entrance
• Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
• Imperial Citadel and Tomb guide and entrance
• Internal flight
• All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
• Accommodations: Hotels (9 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), junk boat (1 nt), basic family homestays (2 nts)
• Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
• Transportation: Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, cyclo, plane, walking.
Exclusions • International flights and taxes.
• Pre-& post accommodation
• Travel Insurance
• Visas (if required)
• Drinks and anything of a personal nature
• Allow USD140-185 for meals not included
T's & C's • Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of R1 000 per person per tour is required at the time of confirmation, in order to secure the reservation.
• Final Payment: This is due 60 days prior. For bookings made eight weeks or less before the date of departure, the whole contract price is payable at the time of booking. Note that failure to remit payment on due date could involve passengers in cancellation of their reservations and forfeiture of deposit.
• Cancellation: Any cancellation by passengers must be made in writing and acknowledged by G Adventures in writing. Charges will be determined by date on which the cancellation is received by G Adventures.
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