12-Day luxury Vietnam Essential small group tour

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12-Day luxury Vietnam Essential small group tour

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With awesome valued packages

12-Day luxury Vietnam Essential small group tour

Deal Code : VN12DESS_PR
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  • Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels 
  • Two nights onboard the 5-star Era Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Vietnam Visa - Bonus offer
  • Full day Hill Tribe village tour
  • Visit majestic ancient ruins of My Son
  • Economy Class Domestic Flights within Vietnam
  • All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Hanoi Old Quarter cyclo tour & puppet show
  • Hanoi City tour
  • Hue City Tour
  • All entrance fees at monuments 
  • Cooking class at Hoi An
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & meals as per itinerary
  • Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides
  • Water during the tour


Exclusive BONUS
  • Vietnam Visa
  • 5% discount for return customer
  • $70 travel voucher toward your next booking with us
  • 20% discount on Comprehensive Policy Travel Insurance 
From: $2,129
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12-Day luxury Vietnam Essential small group tour


SUPER SALE! Save up to 50% OFF a 12-Day luxury Vietnam Essential small group tour in 2020. Price of $2,129 per person INCLUDES luxury accommodation and 5-stars cruise in Halong Bay, comprehensive sightseeing, domestic flights, and Vietnam Visa. 

This is a super special sale which is valid until 13 March 2020! Normal price is $4,300 per person, so don't miss out!

Take a 12-day break at our Essential Vietnam Tour around the Hanoi city, Hue city, Hoi An and embark on a luxurious and relaxing onboard the 5 star Signature Cruise around the Ha Long Bay. Start with roaming around the Hanoi city in a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, museums, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, and so on. 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!

  • Explore the stately Hanoi
  • Soak in the atmosphere of the historic Hanoi Old Quarter as you experience a cyclo ride
  • Stay in the picturesque cities of Hoi An Ancient Town and Hanoi
  • Stay 2 nights in Halong Bay onboard a luxury cruise ship
  • Kayaking in the magnificent UNESCO Heritage Site of Halong Bay
  • Discover Hoa Binh, a beautiful mountainous area home to many hill-tribe people
  • Visit the Hill Tribe village to meet the local people, learn about their culture & customs
  • Join in a fun traditional Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An
  • Interact with local people and culture
  • Explore Vietnamese history and ethnic museums
Upon your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hanoi Pearl Hotel. After lunch we will take a cyclo tour in Hanoi’s old quarter and experience traditional street life before watching Water Puppet show.
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and then we will visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Museum of Ethnology.

The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back to a thousand years. In the afternoon you have the option to visit museums such as the Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the Vietnam Military History museum, and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts.

Our driver will drop you off at your Hanoi Hotel around 5pm.

Note: Several sites within the tour require a respectful demeanor, and dress code mandates no shorts or sleeveless shirts.
Hoa Binh is only 2 hours (75 km) from Hanoi.

This province is home to many of the country’s ethnic minorities including the H'mong, Muong, Dzao and Thai people. The area has changed a lot since the largest hydro-electric power station in Southeast Asia was built here, turning the Da River into a lake. Still, even today, the province boasts some of Vietnam's most beautiful scenery and richest local culture. Our local driver and tour guide will pick you up from your Hanoi hotel at 8am before we transfer via car to Hoa Binh.

On arrival we will visit villages of the Muong and Dzao minority groups and interact with the local people. After having met the local villagers we will continue the tour to see the enormous Hoa Binh Dam before embarking on a boat for a wonderful cruise on the reservoir. After lunch we will stop to visit one of many villages of the Muong people, situated on the bank of the reservoir and explore the lives of these local Hill tribes and their culture. In the afternoon our driver will transfer you back to Hanoi.

On the way back we will stop at the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum for a quick visit and insight into the American war. Our driver will drop you back to your Hanoi Hotel around 5pm.
09:00 – 09:30: Your transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and convey you to Hai Phong around 11h30.

12:00: You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Era Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by.

13:15: A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. Dining on a luxury junk with fine food and drinks doesn't come much better than this. We set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago.

15:00: When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise complete its entry through Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounding of a lot extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore Ba Trai Dao beach or Tra Bau area, doing the kayak to immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay and/or enjoy swimming.

17:00: Back to main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight

17:30 – 18:30: Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).

18:00: Our Vietnamese cooking demonstration is a great way to learn how to prepare delicious appetizers and we will guide you through the process.

19:15: Relish special Signature Dinner in restaurant.

20:45 - 12:00: Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range of wines, beers and liquors and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relax on our roof top deck under the cover of a star filled sky
06:30: Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it's an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today's adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea.

08:00: Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.

09:00: Next we board our Era Day Boat to head to Viet Hai Village. You will take the bicycle trip along the village path and go through rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Stop at the village to relax. Visit an ancient local house, made from straw, mud, bamboo…you will have chance to see the local life on a valley of local people. Optional electric car service is available (without any surcharge).

12:00: Have lunch with Signature set menu on our day boat.

13:45: Free kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area situated in the middle of a narrow, rectangular area, with the all four sides enclosed by vertical cliffs. (if the weather permit)

16:00: Back on board Era Cruise, take some time to freshen up, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see.

17:30-18:30: Bar opens for Happy Hour "Buy one get one free ".

18:00: Enjoy cooking demonstration to discover our Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

19:15: A special dinner will be served offering you outstanding food and quality service.

20:45 – 00:00: This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. Tonight we will hold a movie night with a selection of films available. We also 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.
06:30: The nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never ending miraculous scenery unfold before you.

07:00: Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee)

7:30 - 9:15: Enjoy the last stage of your 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. Back to our main board afterwards.

09:30: Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last goodbye from our crew at 11:30, you will board our tender and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi.

12:10-12:30: Our private transfer will take you to the airport for short domestic flight to Hue.
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby around 8am to visit King Khai Dinh’s Tomb and King Tu Duc’s Tomb. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit Hue Imperial City, the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, then travel on to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people.

Hue, Vietnam’s former Royal Capital, is a city that represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world.

Our driver will drop you back at your hotel around 5 pm.
Pick you up at Toa Kham Wharf and the start of the trip will be a visit to the Thien Mu pagoda - the oldest pagoda, was ranked one of the twenty most beautiful landscapes in Hue. Then continue cruising to Hue Ecolodge in Thuy Bieu Eco-Village to explore the peaceful village, visit local garden, temple and interact with local villagers.

We will also visit several handicraft families (the incense making family, the joss paper making family and the paper painting family) to discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm.

During lunch time, join a special cooking class at Hue Ecolodge by yourself under the instruction of Eco-chief. (Va fruit mixed shrimp and pork; Banh Ram It and Banh Khoai), then taste the Hue traditional dishes that you have prepared and our Eco-chef will be able to give his feedback on your own chef skills.

At the end of this tour, you will have a great time to relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water - a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.

Back to hotel and overnight in Hue.
After breakfast at your hotel, our local tour guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby and transfer you to Hoi An. After check in we will explore the town of Hoi An on a walking tour. Visiting the 400 year old Japanese Bridge, 300 year old Chinese temples and 200 year old Vietnamese former merchants’ houses. Our tour guide will walk you back to your hotel to enjoy your afternoon free at leisure.
This morning we will participate in a cooking class. After the cooking class we will visit the My Son. On arrival, we will visit the Tra Kieu capital and explore the majestic ancient ruins at My Son.

My Son is located 69 kms southwest of Danang and was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty. My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century. It is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam.
You will be transferred from your hotel to the Da Nang airport for a short flight to Tan San Nhat airport. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Check out from Hotel by 11am. Depending on flight departure our driver will transfer you to airport for your flight home.

  • Accommodation in 4 & 5-star hotels as listed, or similar
  • Two nights on board the 5-star Era Cruise in Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay
  • Visit the Hill Tribe village to meet the local people and learn about their culture and customs
  • Kayaking in the magnificent UNESCO Heritage Site of Halong Bay
  • Expert services of local guides throughout your trip
  • Discover the majestic ancient ruins of My Son
  • Economy Class Domestic Flights within Vietnam
  • All touring & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Soak in the atmosphere of the historic Hanoi Old Quarter as you experience a cyclo ride
  • Experience the true Vietnam with a local village tour in Hue
  • All entrance fees at monuments 
  • Participate in a fun cooking class at Hoi An
  • View a traditional puppet show
  • Comprehensive sightseeing & meals as per itinerary
  • Locally based professional drivers, English speaking tour guides
  • Water during the tour
Other Information

This tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.

  • Lifts are available at the hotel
  • Sightseeings during the tour will require walking on uneven surfaces in both urban and rural / mountainous areas, and no assistance will be provided

Included domestic flights with Vietnam Airlines:    

- From Hanoi to Hue (Day 6)

- From Danang to Ho Chi Minh City (Day 11) 

  • Flight Class Upgrades with Vietnam Airlines
    - Premium Economy: Subject to availability
    - Business Class: Subject to availability
  • Luggage  allowance with Vietnam Airlines: 20kg

  • 3 nights at 4* Hanoi Pearl Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2 nights at 5* Era Cruise in Halong Bay
  • 3 nights at 4* Eldora Hue in Hue
  • 2 nights at 4* Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An in Hoi An
  • 1 nights at 4* Central Palace in Ho Chi Minh City
Additional information

Room Information

All rooms are air-conditioned

Triple Share: Available upon request

Bedding Configuration: Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms: Not available.


  • The popular currency in Vietnam is Vietnam Dong. US Dollar is also widely accepted at hotel, restaurants, gift shops etc where you can pay in dollars or by using an international credit/debit card (Visa and MasterCard). It is recommended to have some Vietnam Dong in cash with you during your trip.


  • Laundry service is available at hotels 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.

  • Enjoy a personalised experience in small group touring with a maximum 16 passengers per vehicle

  • Hanoi Cyclo tour and Water Puppet show
  • Hanoi city tour with lunch
  • Hoa Binh Hill tribe village tour with lunch
  • Shore excursions in Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay
  • Hue City tour with lunch
  • Hue local village tour with lunch
  • Hoi An walking tour
  • Hoi An cooking class
  • My Son Sanctuary tour
  • All our touring/excursions are with local tour guides
  • Headsets are provided for excursions and touring
  • Airport transfers at each destinations are included

  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches; 2 Dinners
  • Meals are a mixture of Asian and Western cuisines.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to notify us of any dietary requests/requirements.

Please note we will do our best to meet your request/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that it can always be accommodated.

  • You will be responsible for all your personal belongings while on the tours. It is your responsibility to make sure your room is secure.  
  • You must carry your own luggage from/to the coach and to/from the hotel room. The driver will assist with the uploading/off-loading of your luggage.
  • Cruise crews will help you to upload/off-load your luggage to/from the ship
  • For domestic flights, 20kg of check-in luggage and 7kg of carry-on luggage are allowed per passenger. A surcharge may apply for oversized/overweight luggage subject to the airline's policy.

If you are a Tweet World Travel return customer, we will give you a 5% discount for this package. Please contact our office on 1300 739 652 or contact your travel consultant to redeem this offer.

After purchase, you will receive your 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 24 hours of your purchase, you are required to make full payment for your order. 

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

  • 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

  • Credit Card: 1.5% surcharge
  • Bank Transfer:

Travel Voucher will be issue 30-15 days before your departure

Tipping Guide

Tipping often makes up a large part of the tour guides’ wages and a tip is appreciated if you are happy with the services provided during your tour. In general, while tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service in Asia, it is not compulsory.

Tweet World Travel has not included tipping in your tour price because we believe that the guest may choose to tip according to the service you receive. If you do choose to tip, please refer to a suggested guide below:

Tour Guides $3-6 US per passenger per day An envelope will be provided. Please give directly to the guide at the end of each cruise/tour
Tour Director $20-$30 AUD per passenger for the entire tour An envelope will be provided.

Our products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in this package.

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. We are an authorised representative of CoverMore Travel Insurance Services.

We can provide you with general information about the travel insurance options available to you. If you decline travel insurance, you will be required to sign an indemnity statement/disclaimer.

If you wish to purchase Travel Insurance with us, we will give you a 20% discount on your comprehensive policy.

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and most countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return and some countries require a machine-readable passport. When assisting with an international travel booking, we will assume that all travellers on the booking have a valid Australian passport. It is important that you ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other government authorities. It is your sole responsibility if any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures are incurred as a result of such documents not satisfying the requirements of those authorities.

This package DOES NOT include a Vietnam nor Cambodia Visa. You will need to have a current Visa for entry into Vietnam and Cambodia. If you wish to apply for the applicable visas through us please see below for a single-entry visa fee:

  • Vietnam Visa $95
  • Cambodia Visa $85

Please note if you apply for the visa yourself : the land port/border in which you will leave Vietnam for Cambodia is "Sông Tiền". 

Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or have been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam or Cambodia for up-to-date information.

Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.



This deal is valid until 13 March 2020
  •  After your booking has been confirmed: No flight booking changes are possible

Child Policy

  • Child from 1-11 years old receives 15% discount on this package
  • For a child 12 years old and above, the full price will apply

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after full payment is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoiced or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full, but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any error or outstanding amount.

By booking with us the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/package 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.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us will not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise, which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise.

  • Full payment will due 24 hours after your booking is confirmed. 
    • You can make a payment by  Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

The following Card Fees apply:

- Visa Credit Card - 1.5% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.5% fee applies.

- For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 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 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.

·         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.


Your travel voucher will be issued and send to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and be applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

6.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

110 days or more before departure – $900 per person is non-refundable

109‐79 days before departure – 65%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%


After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your unwillingness to participate, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours. If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airline's cancellation policy will be applied.

6.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For a group set departure date tour, if the minimum number for the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.


6.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use every reasonable endeavor to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.


When you book with Tweet World Travel, you agree that we may use images of you taken during the trip and any comments made in writing by you regarding the trip, without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium we choose.

If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.


Tweet World Travel collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

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