Vietnam's stunning Ban Gioc waterfall resembles delicate ribbons of silk hanging from the rocks.
See Chùa Phật Tích Trúc Lâm, the Truc Lam Meditation Monastery.
Ha Long Bay cruise (Itinerary 2).
Pho Bo (beef Pho soup), one of the many culinary delicacies you can enjoy in Vietnam.
Cao Bang Province in Northern Vietnam.
Beautiful pink lotus flower.
Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hoàn Kiếm Lake, also known as Sword Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Enjoy a boat trip down the Nho Que River to admire the blue waters surrounding the Tu Sản canyon.
Tran Quoc Pagoda after sunset in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hanoi Puppet Show (optional activity).
Đồng Văn is a rural district of Hà Giang province in the Northeast region of Vietnam.
Twin Mountains in Ha Giang Loop.
Sủng Là Valley in Ha Giang province, Vietnam.
Lũng Cú Flag Tower is a monument in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province, Vietnam.
The Mã Pí Lèng Pass is a mountain pass in Hà Giang province, North Vietnam.
Located at the foot of Dragon Mountain (Nui Rong), Lo Lo Chai village is in Lung Cu commune, Vietnam
Lo Lo Chai has also become a community-based cultural tourism village in Vietnam.
Take a walk to a local H’mong village in Mèo Vạc.
H'mong people live in a number of countries in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.
Nguom Ngao cave, a massive cave system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
Nguom Ngao cave, a massive cave system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
Nguom Ngao cave, a massive cave system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
Bản Giốc Falls is the name of two waterfalls on the Quây Sơn River, Northern Vietnam.
Bản Giốc Falls is the name of two waterfalls on the Quây Sơn River, Northern Vietnam.
Bản Giốc Falls is the name of two waterfalls on the Quây Sơn River between China and Vietnam.
Chùa Phật Tích Trúc Lâm (Truc Lam Meditation Monastery) ia a buddhist temple in Northern Vietnam.
Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hanoi, Vietnam.
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. (Itinerary 2 only)
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. (Itinerary 2 only)
Enjoy a small-group tour of beautiful Northern Vietnam.
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2 for 1 Vietnam Mountain Adventure

Operated by TripADeal
Hanoi, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Cao Bang & more
Enjoy a small group tour of beautiful Northern Vietnam
Visit picturesque waterfalls, stunning caves, remote villages & more
Dates: 23 Sep 2024 - 26 Dec 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
9 nights of quality hotel accommodation, including 2 nights at the 5-star Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel
Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Overview
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Overview

Enjoy a small-group tour of beautiful Northern Vietnam with a friend and enjoy a unique itinerary of this popular destination. Visit picturesque waterfalls in the mountains, see stunning caves, trek to remote villages & more in this 11-day package, including return flights.

If you are looking for a gentle adventure, this will be the perfect holiday for you and a friend! This active Vietnam package requires a moderate fitness level, as you will undertake some easy treks to local villages. But since it’s a holiday in Vietnam, you’ll also get to relax in some fantastic places along the way, including 2 nights in a 5-star hotel: the superb Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel.

With only 16 travellers per group, expect a comfortable, private experience among amazing scenery, starting in Hanoi, a city that offers Vietnamese style with fantastic French influences - stroll around the picturesque West Lake, visit Quan Thanh (a sacred Taoist temple) and discover Cua Bac Parish Church, a Roman Catholic landmark built in the early 20th century by the French administration. 

From Hanoi, travel to Hà Giang Province, to travel along the Hà Giang Loop, a mystical borderland framed by astonishing landscapes and cultural diversity. Here, you will encounter the welcoming H’mong and the Lo Lo Chai villages, happy to share their culture with visitors. You will visit the stunning Sung La Valley and travel to Dong Van, where you will reach the Nho Quế River, where you will board a boat and cruise to the beautiful Tu Sản Canyon.   

Travel to Cao Bang Province along the Ma Phuc Pass to your first stop, Nguom Ngao cave, a massive underground system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Continuing to the Quay Son River, board a bamboo boat and cruise to Ban Gioc waterfall that, when viewed from a distance, resembles delicate ribbons of white silk hanging from the rocks. Then reach Chùa Phật Tích Trúc Lâm (Truc Lam Meditation Monastery), a nearby Buddhist temple with amazing views of the nearby waterfalls and mountains.

With return international full-service flights, 9 nights of quality hotel accommodation (including 2 nights at the 5-star Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel), 11 meals including daily breakfast and transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, this will be an active and relaxing experience you and a friend will talk about for years to come. 

Add a 2-night Ha Long Bay extension for only $600 extra for 2 people, or choose some optional activities in Hanoi at checkout. 

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy an intimate small group touring experience with a maximum of 16 travellers
  • Experience the welcoming hospitality and culture of Vietnam
  • Travel along the remote and beautiful Ha Giang Loop in Northern Vietnam
  • Travel by boat to Ban Gioc waterfall, one of the most captivating in all of Vietnam
  • Explore the vast Nguom Ngao cave, home to stunning stalactites and stalagmites
  • Discover life in Hanoi on a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter area
  • Explore Sung La Valley, renowned for its natural beauty and brilliant flower filled gardens
  • Enjoy walking tours through the remote mountain villages of the Tay, Nung and H'mong indigenous people
  • Enjoy sweeping views of North Vietnam & China from Lung Cú National Flag Point, the northernmost point of the country
  • Enjoy a boat trip down the Nho Que River to admire the blue waters surrounding the Tu Sản canyon
  • Enjoy sweeping views of Ban Gioc waterfall before admiring the mountains from Truc Lam Meditation Monastery 
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 nights of 3, 4 and 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Stay at the 5-star Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel
DINING
  • Enjoy 11 meals, including daily breakfast
ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking local tour guides
  • Sightseeing fees, entrance fees and monument charges
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
HA LONG BAY EXTENSION

All of the above, plus the following:

  • 1 night 4-star hotel accommodation in Hanoi
  • Enjoy 4 more meals
  • Overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Sail among the tranquil waters and limestone islands of Ha Long Bay
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes. (Does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location. (See checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary. (See checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class. (See checkout for details)
  • Preferred Airline: Fly with a preferred airline. (See checkout for details)

Please note: Extra charges may apply. See the Important Info section and checkout cart for fees and details.

Itinerary 1
From $3999 for 2 people
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Hanoi, Vietnam

Today depart Australia (or New Zealand) for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. On arrival, be picked up by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be available to depart the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks before departure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Hanoi Walking Tour - Free Afternoon

After breakfast, begin a walking tour to discover the life of people in Hanoi. Visit a local market and mingle with the vendors, stroll around the picturesque West Lake, enter Quan Thanh a sacred Taoist temple and discover Cua Bac Parish Church, a Roman Catholic church built in the early 20th century by the French administration. 

Optional Activity: Water puppet performance and 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 of rural daily life as well as fairy legends. 

Afterwards head into the Old Quarter where you can purchase a range 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 timing of the water puppet performance, dinner may be enjoyed prior to the show.

After the walking tour, you may return to your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Hanoi - Ha Giang

Early this morning depart Hanoi and head north into the mountains towards Ha Giang. On the way, stop at Tuyen Quang City for lunch (not included). Arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon where you will check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Ha Giang will be the launching spot for your next few days exploring the Ha Giang loop. The Ha Giang Loop is arguably the most beautiful destination in all of Vietnam and perhaps one of the most beautiful places in all of Southeast Asia. Bordering China to the north, this extraordinary province presents truly awe-inspiring scenery from colossal limestone mountains, lush rice paddies, majestic flowing rivers and mountain villages that are sure to leave you mesmerised.

Today's travel time is approx 300 km or 6.5 hours.

Overnight: Yên Biên Hotel or similar, Ha Giang

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Ha Giang - Dong Van

Early this morning, depart Ha Giang for Dong Van with sightseeing along the way. The first stop is the Quan Ba twin mountain, dating back about 1.6 million to 2 million years ago. These two mountains have a round, seductive shape, looking like the round breasts of a fairy sleeping soundly in the middle of majestic mountains and forests. Next up travel over the zig-zagging Thẩm Mã pass at 1500m above sea level before arriving at Sung La Valley which is renowned for its idyllic and rustic beauty and brilliant flower-filled gardens in the middle of the karst plateau. Afterwards, visit the former Hmong king’s palace before arriving at Dong Van where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on arrival

After lunch, visit the Dong Van Museum of Culture and Ethnic Minority and learn about the land and people of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.
 
Finish the day at your hotel in Dong Van where you will check in and enjoy an evening at leisure.
 
Today the travel time is approximately 130 kilometres or 4 hours.

Overnight: Hoa Cuong Hotel or similar, Dong Van

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 5 Lung Cu National Flag Point & Lo Lo Chai Village

In the morning, you will drive to Lung Cú National Flag Point. Positioned at the northernmost point of the country, it provides a symbol of national unity and independence. Displaying the national flag, the tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.  

Afterwards enjoy a walk to Lo Lo Chai village which sits in the shadow of Lung Cu National Flag Point. This walk will take approximately 1 hour return along a mostly flat village road.
Lo Lo Chai village is a showpiece for Don Van Plateau architecture. The homestays have been designed and renovated on the existing foundations of houses built by the Lo Lo people. Here you will walk through the village, learning about the local’s daily life and fascinating culture. 

Finish the day back in Dong Van where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Today's travel time is approx 80km or 2.5 hours, and includes about 1 hour of walking along a mostly flat road.

Overnight: Hoa Cuong Hotel or similar, Dong Van

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Dong Van - Cao Bang

Depart Dong Van in the early morning for Cao Bang. Along the way stop at Ma Pi Leng pass to enjoy a great view over the Nho Que River and spectacular mountain range. Continue driving down to Nho Quế River where you will board a boat to the beautiful Tu Sản canyon. The Nho Que River flows from China into Northern Vietnam and offers views of the surrounding mountains and cerulean waters. 

After the boat trip, take a walk to a local H’mong village in Mèo Vạc. This walk will take approximately 1 hour return along a mostly flat village road. Here you will tour the village to learn more about the H'mong way of life. Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included) in Bao Lam before arriving in the city of Cao Bang where you will check in to your 5-star hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Today's travel time is approx 210km or 6 hours, and includes about 1 hour of walking along a mostly flat road.

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel, Cao Bang

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Nguom Ngao Cave, Ban Gioc Waterfall & Truc Lam Meditation Monastery

In the morning you will go on a sightseeing tour of the Cao Bang province. Travel along the Ma Phuc Pass to your first stop Nguom Ngao Cave, a massive cave system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant before continuing onwards to the Quay Son River. Here you will board a bamboo boat and visit Ban Gioc waterfall, arguably one of the most captivating waterfalls in all of Vietnam. Ban Gioc Waterfalls comprises two distinct falls. The main waterfall, featuring three stunning cascades, is about 100 metres wide and 70 metres tall. When viewed from a distance, it resembles delicate ribbons of white silk and has been named one of the world’s most exquisite waterfalls and beautiful land borders. 

Afterwards, travel onwards to Chùa Phật Tích Trúc Lâm (Truc Lam Meditation Monastery) - a nearby Buddhist temple with amazing views of the nearby waterfalls and mountains. Finish the day back in Cao Bang where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure after a 160-kilometre travel day.

Please note: If wishing to visit the Truc Lam Pagoda, you will need to climb approximately 400 steps, however this is not mandatory.

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel, Cao Bang

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 8 Cao Bang- Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast before checking out mid-morning for your journey back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel in the evening. 

Today's travel time is approx 280km or 5.5 hours.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Hanoi Free Day

Enjoy a day at leisure in Hanoi.
 
Alternatively, book an optional activity (see below). 

Optional Activity - Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour - $120 per person
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 King Dinh and King Le’s temples built in the 10th Century. Afterwards, continue to Tam Coc where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then enjoy a bamboo boat ride on the Hoang Long River to discover three caves near Tam Coc. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way you witness local fisherfolk, village life, and the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Hanoi - Australia

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 11 Arrive Australia (or New Zealand)

Itinerary 2
From $4599 for 2 people
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Hanoi, Vietnam

Today depart Australia (or New Zealand) for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. On arrival, be picked up by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be available to depart the day before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents, issued 4-6 weeks before departure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Hanoi Walking Tour - Free Afternoon

After breakfast, begin a walking tour to discover the life of people in Hanoi. Visit a local market and mingle with the vendors, stroll around the picturesque West Lake, enter Quan Thanh a sacred Taoist temple and discover Cua Bac Parish Church, a Roman Catholic church built in the early 20th century by the French administration. 

Optional Activity: Water puppet performance and 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 of rural daily life as well as fairy legends. 

Afterwards head into the Old Quarter where you can purchase a range 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 timing of the water puppet performance, dinner may be enjoyed prior to the show.

After the walking tour, you may return to your accommodation and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Hanoi - Ha Giang

Early this morning depart Hanoi and head north into the mountains towards Ha Giang. On the way, stop at Tuyen Quang City for lunch (not included). Arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon where you will check in to your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Ha Giang will be the launching spot for your next few days exploring the Ha Giang loop. The Ha Giang Loop is arguably the most beautiful destination in all of Vietnam and perhaps one of the most beautiful places in all of Southeast Asia. Bordering China to the north, this extraordinary province presents truly awe-inspiring scenery from colossal limestone mountains, lush rice paddies, majestic flowing rivers and mountain villages that are sure to leave you mesmerised.

Todays travel time is approx 300km/6.5 hours

Overnight: Yên Biên Hotel or similar, Ha Giang

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Ha Giang - Dong Van

Early this morning, depart Ha Giang for Dong Van with sightseeing along the way. The first stop is the Quan Ba twin mountain, dating back about 1.6 million to 2 million years ago. These two mountains have a round, seductive shape, looking like the round breasts of a fairy sleeping soundly in the middle of majestic mountains and forests. Next up travel over the zig-zagging Thẩm Mã pass at 1500m above sea level before arriving at Sung La Valley which is renowned for its idyllic and rustic beauty and brilliant flower-filled gardens in the middle of the karst plateau. Afterwards, visit the former Hmong king’s palace before arriving at Dong Van where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on arrival.

After lunch, visit the Dong Van Museum of Culture and Ethnic Minority and learn about the land and people of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.
 
Finish the day at your hotel in Dong Van where you will check in and enjoy an evening at leisure.
 
Today the travel time is approximately 130 kilometres or 4 hours.

Overnight: Hoa Cuong Hotel or similar, Dong Van

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 5 Lung Cu National Flag Point & Lo Lo Chai Village

In the morning, you will drive to Lung Cú National Flag Point. Positioned at the northernmost point of the country, it provides a symbol of national unity and independence. Displaying the national flag, the tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.  

Afterwards enjoy a walk to Lo Lo Chai village which sits in the shadow of Lung Cu National Flag Point. This walk will take approximately 1 hour return along a mostly flat village road.

Lo Lo Chai village is a showpiece for Don Van Plateau architecture. The homestays have been designed and renovated on the existing foundations of houses built by the Lo Lo people. Here you will walk through the village, learning about the local’s daily life and fascinating culture. 

Finish the day back in Dong Van where you will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Today's travel time is approx 80km/2.5 hours and includes about 1 hour of walking along a mostly flat road.

Overnight: Hoa Cuong Hotel or similar, Dong Van

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Dong Van - Cao Bang

Depart Dong Van in the early morning for Cao Bang. Along the way stop at Ma Pi Leng pass to enjoy a great view over the Nho Que River and spectacular mountain range. Continue driving down to Nho Quế River where you will board a boat to the beautiful Tu Sản canyon. The Nho Que River flows from China into Northern Vietnam and offers views of the surrounding mountains and cerulean waters. 

After the boat trip, take a walk to a local H’mong village in Mèo Vạc. This walk will take approximately 1 hour return along a mostly flat village road. Here you will tour the village to learn more about the H'mong way of life. Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included) in Bao Lam before arriving in the city of Cao Bang where you will check in to your 5 star hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Today's travel time is approx 210km/6 hours and includes about 1 hour of walking along a mostly flat road.

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel, Cao Bang

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Nguom Ngao Cave, Ban Gioc Waterfall & Truc Lam Meditation Monastery

In the morning you will go on a sightseeing tour of the Cao Bang province. Travel along the Ma Phuc Pass to your first stop Nguom Ngao Cave, a massive cave system with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards, enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant before continuing onwards to the Quay Son River. Here you will board a bamboo boat and visit Ban Gioc waterfall, arguably one of the most captivating waterfalls in all of Vietnam. Ban Gioc Waterfalls comprises two distinct falls. The main waterfall, featuring 3 stunning cascades, is about 100 metres wide and 70 metres tall. When viewed from a distance, it resembles delicate ribbons of white silk and has been named one of the world’s most exquisite waterfalls and beautiful land borders. 

Afterwards, travel onwards to Chùa Phật Tích Trúc Lâm (Truc Lam Meditation Monastery) - a nearby Buddhist temple with amazing views of the nearby waterfalls and mountains. Finish the day back in Cao Bang where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure after a 160-kilometre travel day.

Please note: If wishing to visit the Truc Lam Pagoda, you will need to climb approximately 400 steps, however this is not mandatory.

Today's travel time is approximately 160 km or 4 hours.

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel, Cao Bang

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

Day 8 Cao Bang- Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast before checking out mid-morning for your journey back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel in the evening. 

Todays travel time is approx 280km/5.5 hours

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Hanoi Free Day

Enjoy a day at leisure in Hanoi. 

Alternatively, book an optional activity (see below). 

Optional Activity - Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour - $120 per person
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 King Dinh and King Le’s temples built in the 10th Century. Afterwards, continue to Tam Coc where you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included). Then enjoy a bamboo boat ride on the Hoang Long River to discover three caves near Tam Coc. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way you witness local fisherfolk, village life, and the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Hanoi – Halong Bay

Journey past farmlands and rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay (approx. 190 kilometres). Embark onboard your traditional junk-style vessel for an overnight cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long 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 to a secluded bay. Cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm. Then watch a cooking demonstration featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy dinner onboard. 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, Ha Long Bay

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 11 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early risers can take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast, climb aboard the tender to see giant stalactites and stalagmites in Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave). 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.

Overnight: Flower Garden Hotel or similar, Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Hanoi - Australia

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 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
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 tour or 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.
  
We recommend you consider purchasing travel insurance with Covid-19 protection. 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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials

This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 26th December 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, no discounts apply (a full-priced voucher must be purchased). 
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability.
 
Departure Dates 
2024 
July: 19
August: 26
September: 23*, 30*
October: 4°*, 7°*
November: 15°, 18°, 22°, 25°, 29°*
December: 6°*, 13°^, 20°^^, 23°^^
 
2025 
January: 3°^^, 10°^, 17°^, 31°*
February: 7°*, 14°*, 17°, 28°
March: 3°, 24°
April: 11°*, 14°*, 18°^
May: 9, 16, 23, 30
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4*, 11*, 18*, 25
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 25
September: 5, 8, 12, 15*, 19*, 26*
October: 3°*, 10°*, 13°, 17°, 20°, 24°, 27°, 31°
November: 3°, 7°, 10°, 14°, 17°, 21°, 24°*, 28°*
December: 5°^, 12°^, 19°^^, 26°^^
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges  
Please note:
• Dates/months with a ° incur a high season surcharge of $100 per person.
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $300 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^ incur a high season surcharge of $550 per person.
• Dates/months with a ^^ incur a high season surcharge of $900 per person.
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland.
 
Departure City Surcharges
• Brisbane or *Adelaide: $300 per person.
• Auckland: $550 per person.
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Airlines: Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific and partners (subject to availability).
Please note: We 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. 
 
Missed Flights 
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class.
• Singapore Airlines: $350 per person.
• Vietnam Airlines: $200 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 preferred 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 Options
Hanoi, Vietnam - $300 per person.
High season dates: 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.
• A high season arrive early 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 April 2025
- 16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
- 15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
- 1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stay Behind Options
Hanoi, Vietnam - $300 per person
High season dates: up to $700 per person, subject to availability 
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. 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.
• A 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 April 2025
- 16th June 2025 - 20th July 2025
- 15th September 2025 - 12th October 2025
- 1st December 2025 - 31st January 2026
 
Stopover Packages 
* Singapore
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 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 preferred airline upgrade are not compatible, you will have the option to receive a refund for the preferred 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:
- Singapore Grand Prix 2024: 18th September 2024 - 24 September 2024
- Singapore Grand Prix 2025: September 2025 (exact dates to be confirmed)
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note:
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability and pricing changes (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
Accommodation

Accommodation Used:
3-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
Dong Van, Vietnam: Hoa Cuong Hotel or similar
 
4-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
Hanoi, Vietnam: Flower Garden Hotel or similar
Ha Giang, Vietnam: Yên Biên Hotel or similar
 
5-Star Properties (Self-Rated)
Cao Bang, Vietnam: Muong Thanh Luxury Cao Bang Hotel 
 
Not Rated:
Ha Long Bay: Le Journey Cruise or similar (Ha Long Bay Extension Package Only)
 
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 12 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 8, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
 
Please note: A Small Group Tour is defined as a tour with no more than 20 travellers per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
Water puppet performance and Vietnamese dinner - $60 per person
Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Day Tour - $120 per person
 
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time and weather conditions permitting.
• 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.
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
The climate in Vietnam’s north-west region is divided into two seasons: the dry season runs from October to late March with the wet season lasting from April to September. It can get very cold and frosty in December and January, especially at night.
 
The best months to travel in the north-east (Ha Giang) is during the dry season, from October to April, although December and January can get very cold. The summer rainy season runs from May to September and it can get very hot and humid with temperatures up to 30 degrees celsius and thunderstorms are common.
  
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
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:
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 us 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 unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A moderate level of fitness will be required. 
May involve more physical activity, including biking, longer day hikes or extended walking and standing, low-altitude treks, and water-based activities such as canoeing or low-grade kayaking. Guests using any walking aid other than a walking stick would be advised to reconsider as surfaces may be uneven.
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.
You must check with your doctor well before leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
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 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 entry 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.
 
Important: 
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• 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
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100 AUD per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the tour package you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the tour 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. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

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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Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points Offer - Terms and Conditions

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points. Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn up to 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points on deals listed on qantas.com/tours where cash spent criteria (as listed below) is met during the promotion period of 12:01am Tuesday 16 April 2024 to 11:59pm Friday 31 May 2024 (AEST).

Cash spent criteria is the following:
Customers who spend $999 - $4,999 will receive 10,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $5,000 - $9,999 will receive 15,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $10,000 - $14,999 will receive 20,000 Bonus Qantas Points; customers who spend $15,000 - $19,999 will receive 25,000 Bonus Qantas Points; and customers who spend $20,000+ will receive 30,000 Bonus Qantas Points.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the Bonus Qantas Points are based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions, and the minimum cash spend to qualify for the offer is $999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers.

Bonus Qantas Points will be issued to the member who has made the booking and is valid once per order. This is in addition to the standard 3 Qantas Points earnt per $1 spent on the total booking value.

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 associated base prices 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 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