While DIY is great for some things such as duct-taping a broken chair leg, it doesn't always pan out for bigger things such as a holiday. Don't miss out on seeing the sights because of misleading directions or hard to read maps. Line up expert assistance with today's Deal from SNA Tours!
Enjoy eight amazing days touring Hanoi, Ha Long, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta, on this incredible Vietnam tour. There are two ways to purchase today's Deal:
Pay $1299 per person for an eight day tour of Vietnam (value $3,017)
Pay $1,899 per person for an eight day tour Vietnam including return economy flights departing from Melbourne or Sydney (value $4,117)
Flights will be with China Southern Airline or China Eastern Airline to Vietnam. Choose from four tour arrival dates: 11 March 2013, 23 April 2013, 13 May 2013 and 9 September 2013.
Today's Deal includes all entrance fees, transportation, English-speaking guide and meals listed in the itinerary. All accommodation is included. Spend two nights at the Golden Silk Hotel in Hanoi, one night at Ha Long Bay Royal Lotus Hotel in Ha Long Bay, two nights at Hoi An Hotel in Hoi An, and two nights Grand Silver Land Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Rooms accommodate two people, however each guest must purchase individual vouchers. If you are travelling alone, a single supplement surcharge of $350 applies unless SNA can arrange a roommate.
Key: AB-American Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, SD-Beijing Roast Duck Dinner, SL-Homemade Lunch
Day 1 - Depart Home for Hanoi (In-flight meal)
Meet and greet at the airport before you are transferred to your hotel. Revel in the amazing city lights on your trip. Be sure to get plenty of rest for the next day.
Day 2 - Hanoi (B, L, D)
You will enjoy a morning of sightseeing with a focus on cultural and historical highlights. Visit the Temple of Literature, The Ethnology Museum, Ho Chi Minh’s Former Residence, The West Lake, Lake Hoan Kiem, The Old Quarters, and enjoy a one hour downtown pedicab ride. In the evening you will have a first class seat to the famous Water Puppets show.
Day 3 - Ha Long (B, L, D)
In the morning you will depart for Ha Long Bay. You will stopover at the ceramic and hand embroidery workshops en route. You will enjoy a four hour cruise on board your private boat for a beautiful cruise along Ha Long Bay, a world heritage site recognised by UNESCO in 1994. A fresh seafood lunch will be served on board. After disembarking you will revel in a city tour of Ha Long Bay, and stay overnight.
Day 4 - Ha Long - Hanoi - Danang (B, L, D)
You will depart from Ha Long Bay to Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang. Enjoy a visit to the Cham Sculpture Museum, which boasts the finest collection of Cham sandstone sculptures in the world. You will then be transferred to your Hotel in Hoi An for a two night stay. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Day 5 - Hoi An (B)
In the morning, take a tour of the old town. The afternoon is free for you to continue exploring the old town or visit the beach.
Day 6 - Hoi An Danang - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)
You will be transferred to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Your Saigon afternoon tour features visits to The History Museum, Binh Tay Market in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple and a lacquer workshop. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
Day 7 - Excursion to Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Mekong Delta. Enjoy a boat trip to My Tho, a peaceful town along the bank of the Mekong River. Nibble on seasonal fruit and honey tea and watch a performance of traditional southern singing. For lunch feast on a mix of Mekong specialties.
Day 8 - Ho Chi Minh City to Home (B, L)
Enjoy a morning of leisure followed by an afternoon departure for Cu Chi, famed for its 200km long tunnels. Your tour ends with your transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.
* All currencies are in Australian dollars (AUD) unless stated otherwise
** All USD to AUD conversions were correct as of 30 October 2012