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14-DAY DISCOVER VIETNAM TOUR

Explore the beautiful scenery, fascinating history and contrasting cultures of Vietnam.

On this fascinating journey enjoy a personalized experience in luxury small group touring with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle. Experience a first-class touring with full service and complimentary one-way chauffeur service in Australia.

Discover Vietnam and gain unique experiences of a lifetime. Explore the Cu Chi tunnels, a remnant of the Vietnam war, boating in Mekong Delta, vibrant floating markets, cruise on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay, or even take on a traditional Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An. Experience traditional street life and watch the traditional Water Puppet show, sharing the story about Vietnam's ancient village life, and many more exciting activities!

Trip code : TWVN342

Duration : 14 days

Destination : HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS - MEKONG DELTA - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOI AN - MY SON - LANG CO VILLAGE - HUE - PHUOC TICH - HANOI - HALONG BAY

Operator : Tweet Tours

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy a personalised experience in our small group touring of Vietnam with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle
  • Enjoy world-class treatment at signature 4-star and 5-star hotels, and a remote Mekong Delta lodge during your tour
  • Experience the pleasant contrasting mix of cultures along the way and be intrigued by the country's multi-layered history
  • Cruise the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta to visit local floating market and explore the local living
  • Explore Cu Chi Tunnel, an extensive series of tunnels set up by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
  • Take part in a fun cooking class in Hoi An
  • Explore the atmospheric Hoi An Ancient Town and the ancient My Son Sanctuary
  • Delve into the rich culture and the royal heritage of Hue, a deeply evocative capital of the past Nguyen emperors and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Ride on the iconic Cyclo to spot the hidden gems of the French-influenced Old Quarter in Hanoi
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, a sublime natural wonder, on board a luxury cruise
  • Kayak on the magnificent water of Halong Bay and explore its dramatic limestone karsts
  • Savour authentic meals with a fine mix of cuisines at every turn
  • Complimentary one-way chauffeur service for residential the address within 35 km from major Australia international airports

FITNESS LEVEL

This itinerary is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

All of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. Every traveller on our tours is required the ability to walk around sights on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas unaided. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Please read our itinerary carefully for outline of fitness level to help you select the right holiday for you.

Important notes:

  • All persons must be fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.

GROUP SIZE

Our Small Group Tours are guaranteed to depart with a minimum of just two guests.

Our group size ranges from only 2 to 16 people. This means less of your precious time is wasted waiting for others, allowing you to have more time to enjoy your holiday.

For group tours with 10 travellers or more, in addition to the tour guide, we will provide a dedicated tour director (free of charge) who will escort the tour from the beginning to the end.

A UNIQUE & VARIED DINING EXPERIENCE

We provide a wealth of dining experiences and venues. Most meals during the tour are at famous restaurants, with the menus handpicked and planned to highlight a perfect mix of Local and Western cuisines.

Our itinerary features sumptuous Welcome and Farewell Dinners for a delightful, authentic culinary experience, whereas the special Chef’s Table experience will take you on an unparalleled culinary demonstration and beautiful menu to feast on.

Note: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements. We will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

ACCOMMODATION

When travelling with Tweet World Travel, you will indulge in a seamlessly opulence travel experience. We hand-pick the premium quality resorts, hotels or lodges, ensuring that each night of your itinerary finds you welcomed and comfortably settled in either historically iconic, culturally rich, or coveted high-design hotels full of authentic local charms. You will stay at the heart of each destination, adjacent to monuments or strategically at the edge of a wilderness.

  • Room Information: All rooms are air-conditioned, Fridge/ Mini Bar in room, Safe box in room
  • Triple Share: Available upon request
  • • Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
  • Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Available upon request (subject to availability).
  • Laundry service is available at hotels/resorts where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used
  • Massage service is available at hotels where you will stay during the tour and will incur additional charges if used.

BOOKING CONFIRMATION

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

SAFETY NET PROTECTION

Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $105 per person will be incurred. This is only valid for a one-time use (claim).

Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise to the same destination, departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties.

The new tour/cruise must be at the same cost or higher but cannot be at lower cost than the initial cruise/ tour booked. If the passenger chooses the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

Importance notes:

  • Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making the deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable
  • Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares or third-party fees and charges.
  • Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.
  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.

TIPPING

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive.

In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

  • If you are happy with services provided by your tour guides and drivers, a tip is appreciated.
    - Recommended tips - For the guides and drivers - $6US per day per passenger.
  • If travel on a river cruises and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard.
    - Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.

LUGGAGE

You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel or cruise. The driver and his assistance will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.

All of our tours will include internal flights within the tour, which allow 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

Please note:

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours/cruises. It is your responsibility to make sure your room/cabin is secure.
  • Tweet World Travel will not be liable for any loss or damage to your luggage or other personal belongings.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur.

You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

On arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will be greeted by our Tour Guide and transferred to your hotel to enjoy our Welcome Dinner.

Check-in and enjoy the rest of the day to explore at your leisure, before enjoying a Welcome Dinner.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a sightseeing tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnel, an immense network of underground tunnels used by the Vietcong as a military base.

After lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh City to visit major sights including Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office and Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

Today you will take a trip to the Mekong Delta to see the Cai Be Floating Market, local workshops and gardens.
We start our day at the lobby of the hotel and head to the peaceful town of My Tho where we visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda.

Next, we will have a boat ride, visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit, honey tea, and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing.

Later in the day, we will return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast or shopping.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for a short included domestic flight to Hoi An.

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our local Tour Guide then visit Marble Mountain before checking into your hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

Today we have a short trip from Hoi An to Tra Kieu capital.

Discover the majestic ancient ruins at My Son including ancient towers that were built from the 4th century.

After lunch return to Hoi An where  you will visit the 400 year-old Japanese Bridge, 300 year-old Chinese temples and 200 year-old Vietnamese former merchants' houses.

Overnight in Hoi An. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

Today we will visit the local market to buy ingredients for our cooking class.

Enjoy cooking your own lunch at a local restaurant.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hoi An. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

Today we will travel to Hue via Hai Van Pass.

We will visit Lang Co Village on the way.

After we arrive in Hue your afternoon will be at your leisure.

Overnight in Hue. 

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Hotel in Central Location

Today we will visit the Perfume River, Lady Pagoda, King Khai Dinh's Tomb, King Tu Duc's Tomb, the Forbidden City and Dong Ba markets.

Overnight in Hue.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Plus Hotel in Central Location

After breakfast, check out of your hotel then visit Phuoc Tich Ancient Village before you are transferred to Hue airport for a short included domestic flight to Hanoi.

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our local Tour Guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

ACCOMMODATION: 5-star Hotel in Central Location

Spend your morning to discover the stately Hanoi. Begin your day with an insight into the life of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's most respected revolutionary leader. Visit his mausoleum, house on stilt, the Presidential Palace and the historic One Pillar Pagoda. Then set foot to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university originally built as a temple to Confucius.

After lunch, we will visit the Museum of Ethnology, one of Vietnam's top museum. Then jump on the iconic cyclo the Old Quarter. Later enjoy the unique Water Puppet show.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is undergoing maintenance by an Russian expert.

ACCOMMODATION: 5-star Luxury Cruise

This morning you will be transferred to Hai Phong, Halong Bay. 

On arrival, you will be taken by tender from the wharf to board our luxurious cruise ship, the Era Cruise. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. 

A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served as we set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing by the Da Chong islet where you will see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.

After lunch, explore the extraordinary limestone karst landscapes and crystal clear waters of the bay, by swimming or kayaking in the Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area.

Before dinner, join a Vietnamese cooking demonstration, a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers. You will be guided through the process.  At 5.30-6.30 pm, it is "Happy hour" with a special drink menu (buy one get one free).

Tonight, enjoy a special Signature Dinner in the restaurant. After dinner relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range of wines, beers and liquors available. 

In the evening order a Spa service, or enjoy the many activities on board such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star filled sky.

Overnight on board.

ACCOMMODATION: 5-star Luxury Cruise

Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck, which is an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today's adventures.

After breakfast, board our Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. Take a bicycle trip along the village paths, through rain forests and dark tunnels. Enjoy stunning scenery of the rice fields along the way. Relax at the village and visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have a chance to see the local people and witness their way of life. Optional electric car service is available (at an extra cost).

Enjoy a delicious lunch with a Signature set menu on our day boat.

After lunch, enjoy your free time kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs (if the weather permits).

Before dinner, the bar opens for Happy Hour with "buy one get one free ", and you can enjoy another cooking demonstrations to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

Tonight, we have another special dinner offering you outstanding food and quality service.

This evening is yours to enjoy.  We will hold a movie night with a selection of films available and have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Our bar is always open and is an ideal place to meet new people and share stories about your adventures.

Overnight on board.

ACCOMMODATION: 4-star Plus Hotel in Central Location

Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions, it is the nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay.

After breakfast enjoy a trip to Dark & Bright cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage Site.

Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. Then after a final early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf,  where you will be transferred back to Hanoi.

On your arrival in Hanoi, check in your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

In the evening our Tour Guide will take you out to enjoy our Farewell Dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi

Enjoy your last minutes in Vietnam. A private vehicle will transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight home or to your onward destination. 

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