Cruise through beautiful Halong Bay during this Vietnam 10-day discovery package.
Visit picturesque Hoi An.
Spend time in Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and more.
A 13-day with Ning Binh extension package is also available.
Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Golden Bridge, Da nang, Vietnam. (Optional activity)
Vietnamese food.
Hoi An, Vietnam.
Traditional lamp shop in Hoi An, Vietnam.
Water puppet show in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Optional activity)
Buu Long Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City skyline, Vietnam,
Cu chi tunnels, Vietnam.
Enjoy a bamboo boat ride on the Hoang Long River. (13-Day Ninh Binh extension package)
Temple surrounded by mountains in Trang An, Vietnam. (13 Day Ninh Binh extension package).
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Highlights of Vietnam

Operated by TripADeal
Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City & more
Experience the highlights of Vietnam on a small group tour
Sail among the iconic limestone islands of picturesque Ha Long Bay
Dates: 8 Oct 2024 - 18 Dec 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
7 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation
Overnight cruise of beautiful Ha Long Bay
11 meals including daily breakfast
Overview
Map

Overview

Small Group Touring

At first sight, Vietnam seems to offer a fragile beauty, but when you step into its rice fields, sail down its rivers or walk through its temples and streets, it becomes clear that this country's strengths lie in its ancient tradition, exotic landscapes and unique culture on offer with a smile to every visitor.

This 10-day package includes visits to Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City in small groups with a maximum of 20 travellers. Look back in history from millennia-old traditions to recent events that have shaped the country: from the ancient Japanese Bridge in Hoi An to the Vietnam War era Cu Chi tunnels. Vietnam is a fresh mix that surprises in its balance: the influence of French culture mixing with the natural beauty of Halong Bay, West Lake in Hanoi and the Marble Mountains of Da Nang, with the same influences obvious in its delicious cuisine. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, this place will stay with you forever, from Hanoi's eerily beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) to the golden beauty of Buu Long Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City and the skyline of Ho Chi Minh City and it’s striking communist-style buildings.

This is an experience that you won't forget with return international flights, eight nights of premium hotel accommodation, an overnight cruise in beautiful Halong Bay, 11 meals and more.

Want more? A 13-day Ninh Binh extension is available (check details in the itinerary section). Add extra days to your itinerary with options to Arrive Early in Ho Chi Minh City and Stay Behind in Hanoi.

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy small group touring with a max of 20 travellers
  • Experience the welcoming hospitality and culture of Vietnam
  • Discover the ancient town of Hoi An on a guided walking tour
  • Learn about the history of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Sail among the tranquil waters and limestone islands of Halong Bay
  • Enjoy time at leisure in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed town
  • Discover life in Hanoi on a guided walking tour of Hanoi
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
  • Two internal flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang, and Danang to Hanoi
ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 nights of 4-star hotel accommodation
CRUISE
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
DINING
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking local tour guides
  • Sightseeing fees, entrance fees and monument charges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
NINH BINH TOUR EXTENSION

All of the above, plus the following:

  • Visit the 10-century Dinh King and Le King temples in Hoa Lu, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam
  • Enjoy two bamboo boat rides at Tam Coc and Trang An to admire the wonderful beauty of “Halong Bay on land”
  • Visit Bich Dong Pagoda
  • Three additional nights of premium 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Five additional meals, including two Vietnamese lunches
Itinerary 1
Day 1 Depart Australia (or New Zealand) - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Depart today from Australia (or New Zealand) for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Touchdown at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and meet up with your driver and local guide who will transfer you to your accommodation. There are no planned activities today, so settle into your hotel or step out on your own to discover this metropolis of over nine million people and possibly even more motorbikes and scooters.

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), previously known as Saigon, is Vietnam's most bustling and cosmopolitan city. Home to French colonial architecture as well as modern office towers, HCMC is experiencing a boom in development and creativity. With new metro lines under construction and speakeasy bars popping up in laneways and rooftops, the city is in a constant flux of change.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Muong Than Saigon Centre Hotel or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City

Journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 60 kilometres) that were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. Watch a short introduction video to learn more about their construction before exploring a section of tunnels used as hospitals, schools, kitchens, weapon storage, command centres and living quarters. The hidden tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. View the remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters before returning to Ho Chi Minh City where you will have the option of being dropped back at the hotel, or at the nearby War Remnants Museum (entrance not included).

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Muong Than Saigon Centre Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An

Transfer to the airport after breakfast for the short flight to Da Nang International Airport (approx. 90 minutes). Upon arrival, be met by your local guide and drive onwards to the ancient coastal city of Hoi An (approx. 50 kilometres). On arrival in Hoi An, check in to your accommodation and later this afternoon head out on an introductory walking tour of the fascinating UNESCO heritage Hoi An Ancient town.

Set off with your local guide on a walking tour to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Start with a visit to the Museum of History and Culture, which showcases relics that span 2,000 years of Hoi An's rich history. Gain an insight into the local heritage, and view several Cham artifacts and photographs before continuing on to the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link it with the Chinese quarters. Stroll through the central market, discover various fresh and dried ingredients used to create delicious Vietnamese food and meet some of the local vendors. Step into the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea. Finally, uncover the unique architecture of Tan Ky ancient house. Built over two centuries ago, the design highlights the influence of both European, Vietnamese and Chinese styles.

Finish the day back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Hoi An

Today, enjoy a day free at leisure to explore this fascinating town. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Full-Day Tour - $170 per person
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Take a cable car to Ba Na Hills to enjoy amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden - Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum and the iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore this resort park and enjoy an included lunch. In the afternoon, return to Hoi An where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Hoi An

Spend the day exploring the city on your own or alternatively choose one of the optional activities listed below (not included).


Optional Tour: Discover My Son UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site - $80 per person

Depart early for the journey to My Son (approx 40 kilometres, 75 minutes), one of the most extensive collections of Cham remains and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom and is believed to be the longest-inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. Wander through what remains of the 7th to 13th century BC temples that once stood here and imagine the influence of the former kingdom. Located in a valley overlooked by Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth Mountain) the sides of which are covered in thick jungle, these mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river that flows through the site. Following lunch at a local restaurant (included), return back to Hoi An.


Optional Tour: Explore Local Market & Cooking Class - $60 per person

This afternoon, head to Hoi An’s colourful local market and soak in the buzzing atmosphere, breathe in the aromas, and take the opportunity to interact with the local sellers. Accompanied by your local chef, purchase some of the ingredients used in your cooking workshop. Continue to Tra Que, a picturesque village a short distance from the centre of town, and meet some of the farmers. Learn more about this community farm project and the traditional techniques including fertilising with seaweed before stepping inside to start your workshop. Watch as the chef guides you through several home-style recipes including a savoury pancake wrapped in rice paper before sitting down to savour your dishes.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Hoi An – Da Nang - Hanoi

After breakfast, return to Da Nang International Airport (approximately 50 kilometres) for your flight north to Hanoi (approximately one and a half hours). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.


Later this afternoon, set off on a walking tour to discover what real life is like in Hanoi. Visit a local market and mingle with the vendors, stroll around the picturesque West Lake and enter Quan Thanh, a sacred Taoist temple and Cua Bach Parish Church, a Roman Catholic church built in the early 20th century by the French administration and one of the most beautiful in Hanoi. Return to your accommodation where you may enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Hanoi – Halong Bay

Journey past farmlands and rice paddy fields to Halong Bay (approximately 190 kilometres). Embark on board your traditional junk-style vessel for an overnight cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay. Settle into your deck chair and cruise through the picturesque emerald waters and marvel at the towering limestone karst islands.


Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or taking a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm before watching a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by dinner on board. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.


Please note: It is recommended to pack an overnight bag only for your cruise. The rest of your luggage will be securely stored, or you can take all of your belongings if you'd prefer.

Overnight: Le Journey Cruise or similar, Halong Bay

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early risers can take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast, climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy a light brunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back into port, where you will disembark and return to Hanoi. Upon arrival back in Hanoi check into the hotel for an evening at leisure. Alternatively, choose one of the optional evening activities listed below (not included).


Optional Activity: Water Puppet Performance & Vietnamese Dinner - $60 per person

Sit back and watch a traditional and unique performance of water puppetry originating in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes lively illustrative Vietnamese pastoral scenes, rural daily life as well as fairy legends. Afterwards, head into the Old Quarter and feast on a dinner of authentic dishes such as Goi Cuon Tom Thit (fresh rice paper roll with prawn and pork), Pho bo (noodle soup with beef), Bun Cha (BBQ Vietnamese pork meatballs with noodles), Goi Ga Hoa Chuoi (banana blossom salad with chicken) and Che Nep Dua (sticky rice in coconut cream).


Please note: Depending on the water puppet performance, dinner may be enjoyed prior to the show.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Depart Hanoi

Today brings to an end your Vietnam journey. At the appropriate time, receive a transfer to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport for your onward flight to Australia.

Please note: Standard check-out time is 11:00, and luggage storage is available at the hotel if you have a flight departing later in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 10 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Itinerary 2
Ninh Binh Extension Package
Day 1 Depart Australia (or New Zealand) - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Depart today from Australia (or New Zealand) for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Touchdown at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and meet up with your driver and local guide who will transfer you to your accommodation. There are no planned activities today, so settle into your hotel or step out on your own to discover this metropolis of over nine million people and possibly even more motorbikes and scooters.

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), previously known as Saigon, is Vietnam's most bustling and cosmopolitan city. Home to French colonial architecture as well as modern office towers, HCMC is experiencing a boom in development and creativity. With new metro lines under construction and speakeasy bars popping up in laneways and rooftops, the city is in a constant flux of change.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Muong Than Saigon Centre Hotel or similar

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City

Journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 60 kilometres) that were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. Watch a short introduction video to learn more about their construction before exploring a section of tunnels used as hospitals, schools, kitchens, weapon storage, command centres and living quarters. The hidden tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. View the remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters before returning to Ho Chi Minh City where you will have the option of being dropped back at the hotel, or at the nearby War Remnants Museum (entrance not included).

The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Muong Than Saigon Centre Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An

Transfer to the airport after breakfast for the short flight to Da Nang International Airport (approx. 90 minutes). Upon arrival, be met by your local guide and drive onwards to the ancient coastal city of Hoi An (approx. 50 kilometres). On arrival in Hoi An, check in to your accommodation and later this afternoon head out on an introductory walking tour of the fascinating UNESCO heritage Hoi An Ancient town.

Set off with your local guide on a walking tour to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Start with a visit to the Museum of History and Culture, which showcases relics that span 2,000 years of Hoi An's rich history. Gain an insight into the local heritage, and view several Cham artifacts and photographs before continuing on to the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link it with the Chinese quarters. Stroll through the central market, discover various fresh and dried ingredients used to create delicious Vietnamese food and meet some of the local vendors. Step into the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of the sea. Finally, uncover the unique architecture of Tan Ky ancient house. Built over two centuries ago, the design highlights the influence of both European, Vietnamese and Chinese styles.

Finish the day back at the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Hoi An

Today, enjoy a day free at leisure to explore this fascinating town. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Ba Na Hills & Golden Bridge Full-Day Tour - $170 per person
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Take a cable car to Ba Na Hills to enjoy amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden - Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum and the iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore this resort park and enjoy an included lunch. In the afternoon, return to Hoi An where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Hoi An

Spend the day exploring the city on your own or alternatively choose one of the optional activities listed below (not included).


Optional Tour: Discover My Son UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site - $80 per person

Depart early for the journey to My Son (approx 40 kilometres, 75 minutes), one of the most extensive collections of Cham remains and a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom and is believed to be the longest-inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. Wander through what remains of the 7th to 13th century BC temples that once stood here and imagine the influence of the former kingdom. Located in a valley overlooked by Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth Mountain) the sides of which are covered in thick jungle, these mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river that flows through the site. Following lunch at a local restaurant (included), return back to Hoi An.


Optional Tour: Explore Local Market & Cooking Class - $60 per person

This afternoon, head to Hoi An’s colourful local market and soak in the buzzing atmosphere, breathe in the aromas, and take the opportunity to interact with the local sellers. Accompanied by your local chef, purchase some of the ingredients used in your cooking workshop. Continue to Tra Que, a picturesque village a short distance from the centre of town, and meet some of the farmers. Learn more about this community farm project and the traditional techniques including fertilising with seaweed before stepping inside to start your workshop. Watch as the chef guides you through several home-style recipes including a savoury pancake wrapped in rice paper before sitting down to savour your dishes.

Overnight: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar, Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Hoi An – Da Nang - Hanoi

After breakfast, return to Da Nang International Airport (approximately 50 kilometres) for your flight north to Hanoi (approximately one and a half hours). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.


Later this afternoon, set off on a walking tour to discover what real life is like in Hanoi. Visit a local market and mingle with the vendors, stroll around the picturesque West Lake and enter Quan Thanh, a sacred Taoist temple and Cua Bach Parish Church, a Roman Catholic church built in the early 20th century by the French administration and one of the most beautiful in Hanoi. Return to your accommodation where you may enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Hanoi – Halong Bay

Journey past farmlands and rice paddy fields to Halong Bay (approx. 190 kilometres). Embark on board your traditional junk-style vessel for an overnight cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay. Settle into your deck chair and cruise through the picturesque emerald waters and marvel at the towering limestone karst islands.


Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or taking a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm before watching a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine, followed by dinner on board. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.


Please note: It is recommended to pack an overnight bag only for your cruise. The rest of your luggage will be securely stored, or you can take all of your belongings if you'd prefer.

Overnight: Le Journey Cruise or similar, Halong Bay

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 8 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early risers can take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast, climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy a light brunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back into port, where you will disembark and return to Hanoi. Upon arrival back in Hanoi check into the hotel for an evening at leisure. Alternatively, choose one of the optional evening activities listed below (not included).


Optional Activity: Water Puppet Performance & Vietnamese Dinner - $60 per person

Sit back and watch a traditional and unique performance of water puppetry originating in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes lively illustrative Vietnamese pastoral scenes, rural daily life as well as fairy legends. Afterwards, head into the Old Quarter and feast on a dinner of authentic dishes such as Goi Cuon Tom Thit (fresh rice paper roll with prawn and pork), Pho bo (noodle soup with beef), Bun Cha (BBQ Vietnamese pork meatballs with noodles), Goi Ga Hoa Chuoi (banana blossom salad with chicken) and Che Nep Dua (sticky rice in coconut cream).


Please note: Depending on the water puppet performance, dinner may be enjoyed prior to the show.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 9 Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

This morning you will depart to Tam Coc, in the Ninh Binh province, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to Hoa Lu, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Here you will visit the Dinh King and Le King temples from the 10th Century, learning about the heroic histories of these two kings during the Chinese wars. Afterwards, continue to Tam Coc where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo boat ride on the Hoang Long River to see Tam Coc (three caves). It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way you witness local fisherfolk, village life, and of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.


In the early evening, arrive at the hotel where you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: The Reed Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 10 Trang An Grotto - Bich Dong Pagoda

After breakfast, drive to the Trang An - Ecotourism Complex. The site features worldwide value for geological, geomorphological, archaeological and aesthetic tectonics, which has been honoured by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage site. Here enjoy another 2-hour bamboo boat journey to admire its wonderful beauty known as the “Halong Bay on land”.


Enjoy a lovely lunch at a local restaurant with many traditional dishes, and Vietnamese tea, before continuing onwards to Bich Dong Pagoda, before returning to the hotel for the evening.

Overnight: The Reed Hotel or similar

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 11 Ninh Binh - Phat Diem Church – Hanoi

After breakfast, return back to Hanoi with a stop at Phat Diem Church along the way to admire its architectural beauty.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Depart Hanoi

Today brings to an end your Vietnam journey. At the appropriate time, you will receive a transfer to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport for your onward flight to Australia.

Please note: Standard check-out time is 11:00, and luggage storage is available at the hotel if you have a flight departing later in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 13 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras 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 as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY 
Covid-19 Booking Policy  
TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website. 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. You are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance with Covid-19 protection after purchase. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until 18th December 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• 10-Day Package: $560
• 13-Day Package: $700 
 
Departure Dates 
2024
September: *10, 24
October: **1, °8
December: **3, ^10, ^17

2025
January: ^^2, ^^9
February: °6, °13, °20, °27
March: °6, °13, °20, °27
April: °3, **10, ^17, ^24
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June: 2, 12, 19, *26
July: *3, *10, *17, *24, 28, 31
August: 7, 14, 21, 28
September: 4, 11, 15, *18, *25
October: **2, °9, °16, °23, °30
November: °6, °13, °20, °27
December: ^4, ^11, ^^18
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.  
 
Surcharges 
Please note:
• Dates/months with a ° incur a high season surcharge of $150 per person.
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $350 per person.
• Dates/months with a ** incur a high season surcharge of $500 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $750 per person. 
• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $1150 per person.  
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability.  
 
Departure Cities  
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland. 
 
Departure City Surcharges  
• Brisbane or Adelaide: $300 per person.
• Auckland: $850 per person. 
 
Flights

Full-Service Airline(s) Used  
• Cabin Class: Economy class.
• Airlines: Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Virgin Australia, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, Bangkok Airways and codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Please note: TripADeal cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Preferred Airline Surcharge  
• Cabin Class: Economy class.
• Singapore Airlines: $400 per person.
• Cathay Pacific: $400 per person.
Please note: 
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Preferred airline refers to the marketing carrier and could include codeshare partners. 
 
Arrive Early in Ho Chi Minh City
$300 per person, subject to availability.
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• High season arrive early can be purchased for up to $700.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025 
28th March 2025 - 27th March 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stay Behind in Hanoi
$300 per person, subject to availability.
High season dates range up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to stay behind via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour return date. If you wish to stay behind more than 30 days after your tour return date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
High season stay behind can be purchased for up to $700 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
18th March 2024 - 30th April 2024
1st June 2024 - 14th August 2024
23rd September 2024 - 20th October 2024
6th December 2024 - 31st January 2025 
28th March 2025 - 27th March 2025
16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stopover Packages  
* Singapore
* Hong Kong
Twin share: $1,200 per person/one way.
Solo Traveller: $1,800 one way.
Includes:
• 2 nights in 4-star accommodation.
• Daily breakfast.
• Return airport transfers.
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used.
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind.
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• In the event that a purchased stopover package and a purchased guaranteed airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the guaranteed airline upgrade or be offered an alternative stopover city option, e.g if you choose to fly with Singapore Airlines you cannot stopover in Dubai.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
1 March 2024 - 10 March 2024
20 September 2024 - 22 September 2024
 
Flight Class Upgrades
• Business or Premium Economy Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart on checkout. 
Please note: 
• All Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we cannot fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded).
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Domestic Flight Information
• Hand carry-on luggage: 7 kilograms.
• Checked baggage allowance: 20 kilograms.
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
4-Star (Self-Rated)
• Ho Chi Minh City: Muong Than Saigon Centre Hotel or similar.
• Hoi An: Le Pavillon Luxury resort or similar.
• Hanoi: Flower Garden Hotel or similar.
• Ninh Binh: The Reed Hotel or similar (extension package only).
 
Not Rated
• Halong Bay: Le Journey Cruise or similar.
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
General information

Minimum group size 6, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
• Day 4: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge - Da Nang Full Day Tour - $170 per person.
• Day 5: Discover My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site - $80 per person.
• Day 5: Explore a local market and join a cooking class - $60 per person.
• Day 8: Watch a Water Puppet performance followed by a Vietnamese dinner - $60 per person.
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
• Optional tours will be a shared service with other travellers, even if booked on a Private Tour.
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Domestic transfers and flights not stated in the deal offer
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Highly recommended gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
Other important information
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Please note: Weather patterns are not as reliable as previous. For more detailed information check a website such as AccuWeather or WeatherAtlas.
 
Hanoi
Hanoi features a warm humid subtropical climate with plentiful precipitation. The city experiences the typical climate of northern Vietnam, with 4 distinct seasons. Summer, from May until August, is characterised by hot and humid weather with abundant rainfall usually falling in the afternoons. September to October is Autumn, characterised by a decrease in temperature and precipitation. Winter, from November to January, is dry and cool by national standards. The city is usually cloudy and foggy in winter, averaging only 1.5 hours of sunshine per day in February and March.
 
Ho Chi Minh City
The city has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with an average humidity of 78–82%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season, with an average rainfall of about 1,800 millimetres annually (about 150 rainy days per year falling primarily in the afternoons), usually begins in May and ends in late October. The dry season lasts from December to April. The average temperature is 28°C, with little variation throughout the year.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
11 meals in total are included in the package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility
If you would love to travel with TripADeal and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. Leisurely is described as light walking, including multiple stairs, and occasional hiking and may involve uneven surfaces. Requires to be able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
Please note: If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

Gratuities/Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The highly recommended tip if you are happy with the services received is $10 AUD per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver and will be collected whilst on tour. 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request. 
 
Sightseeing
Please note: If the entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping  
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
Visas
 
Australian passport holders are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration. You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check-in. Keep this e-visa printout with you at all times during your travel to Vietnam.
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 for up-to-date information.
Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Important: 
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. 
• Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required. 
Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
Includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + additional charges from the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are unavailable from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. If TripADeal cannot obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.