18 Day Complete Vietnam Experience

$1,699
Per Person

Typically $2,999
This epic journey through Vietnam is ideal for those looking for a bit more adventure and to get off the beaten tourist-track.

the tour

Vietnam holiday packages don’t get any better than this 18 day experience. This journey through Vietnam suits those looking for a bit more adventure and to get off the usual tourist-track. We visit all the main highlights including Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An, as well as something a little different. After a relaxing overnight cruise on Halong Bay we travel via night train to Dong Hoi. Dong Hoi is the gateway to the amazing Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Phong Nha boasts the oldest karst mountains in Asia. They were formed approximately 400 million years ago and riddled with hundreds of cave systems and underground rivers. We take you on an tour to explore the spectacular caves before continuing our journey to Hue.

Soak up the history in Hue and shop till you drop in Hoi An. Escape the crowds island hopping in Nha Trang. Enjoy tropical islands for sun, relaxation and excellent snorkelling. We then travel into the hills to explore to cooler climate of mountainous Da Lat. Dotted with pretty French-colonial buildings and rich fields of strawberries and flowers, it is quite a contrast from the hot and humid coast.  Back to the city, we end this amazing tour with a day cruise along the tranquil Mekong River to observe local life and a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels to learn about how the Viet-Cong lived in the war.

INCLUSIONS

All of our Vietnam holiday packages include accommodation, daily brekkie as well as some lunches and dinners, professional English speaking guides, Internal flights, overnight Halong Bay cruise, all sightseeing, transfers, entrance fees and more! Contact us if you wish to find out more.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival

Your Holiday 2 Vietnam begins in the bustling city of Hanoi. You will be picked up at the airport by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hanoi

DAY 2: Hanoi ~ Halong Bay

Early morning pickup at 8:00am to journey through lush Vietnamese countryside to Halong Bay. On arrival we board the traditional junk boat for a memorable cruise among the hundreds of limestone islets of Halong Bay. During the cruise we stop at the ‘Magnificent Cave’ full of stalagmites and stalactites. Tuck in to a yummy seafood lunch and some water based activities such as swimming or kayaking. Spend the night onboard in your comfortable cabin and enjoy the peacefulness of the Bay.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay

DAY 3: Halong Bay ~ Hanoi

This morning we continue to sail through the majestic landscape of Halong Bay before heading back to shore and continuing back to Hanoi after a buffet lunch. Arrive back in Hanoi at around 5pm have the evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hanoi

DAY 4: Hanoi Free Day

Free day in Hanoi to explore at your own leisure. We recommend exploring the old town and try the famous and delicious Hanoi street food. At 7pm you will embark on the night train for your overnight journey to Dong Hoi.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: Night Train (4 berth cabin)

OPTIONAL: Hanoi City Tour $60 | Upgrade from Overnight train to flight $160/$180

Note: City Tour is not available if upgrading to a flight to Dong Hoi

DAY 5: Dong Hoi ~ Phong Nha

At 7:00am the train arrives in Dong Hoi where you will be picked up on arrival and transferred to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast we start the Phong Nhe Ke Bang tour and take a boat trip along with Son river to visit Phong Nha Cave. As we drift along the river, enjoy the charming natural scenery and witness rural Vietnamese country lifestyle before we arrive at the cave. Phong Nha Cave is the longest cave in Southeast Asia, it comprises of spectacular limestone, underground river systems and the most unique stalactites in the world. We take lunch at a restaurant with local specialties and then in the afternoon, Continue to the Phong Nha Botanical Garden; a beautiful landscape hidden in the jungle with stunning streams and waterfalls. We return to Dong Hoi around 5:00pm for an evening at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Dong Hoi

DAY 6: Dong Nha ~ Hue

After breakfast we depart for ‘Paradise Cave’. Living up to its name, this cave is known as the most beautiful cave in Asia. It was only discovered In 2005 by explorer from British Cave Research Association and boasts excellent beauty and magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. At an altitude of 360m above the sea level, Paradise Cave area’s temperature ranges from 9 – 10 degree celsius. The mouth of Paradise Cave is small, hidden behind the cliffs and trees. Paradise Cave’s heart is divided into several large chambers, the most extensive chamber is over 200m with above 100m high. The cave has been created continuously by nature over 350 million years. After our wonderful cave visit, we have lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to Hue.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hue

DAY 7: Hue City Tour

In the morning at 9:00am we set off on a city tour, starting with a boat trip along the peaceful Perfume River to visit Thein Mu Pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. In the afternoon, the tour continues with visits to the Imperial Citadel and the Dong Ba Market. The spectacular Citadel houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries and residences. The evening is at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hue

DAY 8: Hue ~ Hoi An

After breakfast we journey 3 hours south to the beautiful historic town of Hoi An. We will arrive around midday so you will have the afternoon free to stroll along the river, barter at the bustling markets or shop for some tailor made outfits. Don’t forget to try the 50c freshly made beer at one of the many restaurants along the river!

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

DAY 9: Hoi An ~ My Son Holy Land ~ Hoi An

Enjoy a day trip out to My Son Holy Land today. You will be picked up at 8:00am to drive the 40km to this wonderful World Heritage Site. My Son is considered as one of South East Asia’s best archaeological sites, in the same league as Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor in Cambodia. My Son was once the religious center of the Cham people built from 7th to 13th centuries. Step back in time with a fascinating tour around the ruins with a knowledgeable guide. Once the tour is over we stop for a buffet lunch before heading back to Hoi An for the evening free at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

DAY 10: Hoi An ~ Nha Trang

After breakfast and check out, transfer to Danang airport to catch a flight to Nha Trang around noon. Once in Nha Trang, transfer and check in to your hotel and then go relax on the beautiful sandy beaches.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Nha Trang

DAY 11: Nha Trang Boat Trip

Today we have a full day boat trip around the stunning little islands of Nha Trang. First stop is Mun Island, which is home to some of Vietnam’s best dive spots with crystal clear water and an abundance of colourful coral and sea-life. We stop here for a spot of snorkelling. Next, we visit Tam island, well known for its wild tropical forest, long beach and clear water. Spend some time here relaxing or swimming. Then, we visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island. Here you will see many species of sea-life that inhabits the Nha Trang ocean. Return to Nha Trang at 4:00pm.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Nha Trang

DAY 12: Nha Trang ~ Dalat

Today we leave the seaside behind and travel up into the fresh hilly region of Dalat. Travel by bus for approx. 5 hours until we reach the hotel in the pretty French-colonial town. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Dalat

DAY 13: Dalat City Tour

Discover Dalat on a full day city tour today, starting with an 8:30 pick up to Bao Dai Palace, where the last Emperor of Vietnam used to holiday. After lunch visit the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, the largest Zen Monastery in Vietnam, and Tuyan Lam Lake, the nicest lake in Dalat. We enjoy some traditional music played by a Lat Ethnic band before heading back to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Dalat

DAY 14: Dalat Free Day

Free day in Dalat to relax and explore the city at your own pace.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Dalat

DAY 15: Dalat ~ Ho Chi Minh City

We have a bit of a long drive today as we head back down the mountains to the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Prepare yourselves with snacks and charge your music player as you gaze out the window at the stunning Vietnamese countryside scenery for your 7 hours journey.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 16: Ho Chi Minh City ~ Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast you will be picked up at 8:30am for an excursion to see the impressive underground Cu Chi Tunnel network. The network was constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence and took 25 years to complete. This incredible structure has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and a command centre and was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by Americans. Around 10,000 people lived in these tunnels for several years. On this trip you will get an opportunity to go into a section of the tunnels and see the mantraps set by the Vietcong. You will arrive back in Ho Chi Minh City at around 1:00pm to enjoy free time in the afternoon.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 17: Mekong River Cruise

Relax with a full day excursion along the tranquil Mekong River. Pick up from hotel at 8:00am and sit back with a relaxing 2-hour drive to My Tho, passing through lush scenery and green rice paddy fields. Along the way we stop to visit a Cao Dai Temple, which is a unique religion of Vietnam. On arrival into My Tho, we board a boat to cruise along the Mekong. The first stop it Xep Canal where you will feel total escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. We cruise through a small canal lined with tropical coconut trees and stop at a local village to disembark and sample their local produce such as honey tea, honey wine, tropical fruit as well as being treated to a traditional music performance. We then swap the cruise boat for smaller rowing boats to reach the other islet where you will enjoy a special Vietnamese lunch prepared by a local family. In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and spend the evening at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 18: End of Tour ~ Departure

Enjoy your final breakfast of this epic Vietnamese journey, before you check out and get transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Vietnam holiday packages don’t get any better than this 18 day experience. This journey through Vietnam suits those looking for a bit more adventure and to get off the usual tourist-track. We visit all the main highlights including Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An, as well as something a little different. After a relaxing overnight cruise on Halong Bay we travel via night train to Dong Hoi. Dong Hoi is the gateway to the amazing Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Phong Nha boasts the oldest karst mountains in Asia. They were formed approximately 400 million years ago and riddled with hundreds of cave systems and underground rivers. We take you on an tour to explore the spectacular caves before continuing our journey to Hue.

Soak up the history in Hue and shop till you drop in Hoi An. Escape the crowds island hopping in Nha Trang. Enjoy tropical islands for sun, relaxation and excellent snorkelling. We then travel into the hills to explore to cooler climate of mountainous Da Lat. Dotted with pretty French-colonial buildings and rich fields of strawberries and flowers, it is quite a contrast from the hot and humid coast.  Back to the city, we end this amazing tour with a day cruise along the tranquil Mekong River to observe local life and a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels to learn about how the Viet-Cong lived in the war.

INCLUSIONS

All of our Vietnam holiday packages include accommodation, daily brekkie as well as some lunches and dinners, professional English speaking guides, Internal flights, overnight Halong Bay cruise, all sightseeing, transfers, entrance fees and more! Contact us if you wish to find out more.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

January: *9

February: *27

March: *6, *20, *27

April: *3, *10, *17

May: 1, 15, 19

June: 5, 19, 26

July: 3, 17, 24

August: 7, 14, 21

September: 4, 11, 18

October: *2, *16, *30

November: *6, *13

December: *4

 

Dates marked * incur a high season surcharge

3 Star Package: $200 per person

4 Star Package: $250 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

17 Nights in 3-4 star accommodation

17x Breakfasts, 7x lunches, 1x dinner

1x Domestic flight from Danang to Nha Trang

Halong Bay overnight cruise

Phong Nha cave tour

Hue city tour

My Son Holy Land tour

Nha Trang Island Hopping boat trip

Dalat city tour

Mekong Delta river cruise

Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Overnight train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi (sharing 4 berth cabin)

Private airport transfers

English speaking local guides

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

All transport throughout

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfare to Vietnam

Vietnam visa fee

Travel insurance

Optional Tours

Upgrades

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Hanoi: La Dolce Vita Hotel

Halong Bay: Oasis Bay Cruise (13 cabin)

Dong Hoi: Vinh Hoang Hotel

Hue: Thanh Lich 2 Hotel

Hoi An: Venus Hotel or Uptown Hoi An Hotel

Nha Trang: Edele Hotel or Happy Light Hotel

Da Lat: Iris Dalat Hotel

Ho Chi Minh City: Hoang Ngan Hotel or Ambassador Saigon

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Hanoi: Lenid Hotel or The Q Hotel

Halong Bay: Oasis By Cruise (18 cabin)

Dong Hoi: Muong Thanh Holiday Quang Binh

Hue: Thanh Lich Royal Boutique

Hoi An: Royal Riverside Hotel or Le Pavillion Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa

Nha Trang: Galina Hotel

Da Lat: TTC Premium Dalay / Muong Thanh Holiday Dalat

Ho Chi Minh City: A&E Signature Hotel or Cicillia Saigon Hotel

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

Triple share / Family rooms are available, please contact MyHoliday2

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $300 per person

Upgrade from the overnight train to a flight and extra night in Dong Hoi:

3 Star Package – $160 per person

4 Star Package – $180 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Hanoi City Tour – $60 per person

(Not available if upgrading to the flight to Dong Hoi)

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Vietnam with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Hanoi – $85

4 Star Hotel Hanoi – $110

 

POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $90

4 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $120

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfers

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 4 December 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 40 days prior to departure

 

RATES:

18 Day Complete Vietnam 3 Star Package – $1699 per person

18 Day Complete Vietnam 4 Star Package – $1999 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $900 per person

4 Star Hotels – $1000 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge

Children aged 2-8 require a child voucher:

3 Star Package – $1099

4 Star Package – $1299

 

Contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

Children aged 9+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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