Luxury Vietnam Discovery Tour 12 days
It’s said that Vietnam is perfectly suited for a luxury discovery tour. Visitors will receive the best services which travel by the luxury Victoria train to Sapa…
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Luxury Vietnam Discovery Tour 12 days
• Experience the Luxury Vietnam Discovery Tour with high quality and the best services on luxury Victoria train, Paradise Peak Cruise, and Resorts with Spa, Beauty and Massage Service.
• Discovering the treasure along the land of Vietnam, from the North to the South: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh.
• Visiting the fascinating Vietnam’s Wonder – Halong Bay.
• Learning more about the culture of Vietnam and our 54 ethnic minorities.
• Finding out the different between the life style of people in the city and the village.
It’s said that Vietnam is perfectly suited for a luxury discovery tour. Visitors will receive the best services which travel by the luxury Victoria train to Sapa, stay on premier Paradise Peak Cruise on the Vietnam Wonder – Halong Bay, and romantically resort with the best of Spa, Beauty and Massage Service in Nha Trang – the pearl of the East Sea with all of modern conveniences. It’s make sure that visitors will get the most comfort in the tour. Furthermore, joining with our tour visitors will get more knowledge about the Vietnamese traditional life and culture, discover beautiful places in our country.
Vietnam Visa Approval Letter
Accommodations with daily breakfast
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Transport by private car with AC
Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Victoria private cabin)
English speaking guides
All indicated internal flights (Vietnam Airlines – Business class)
Water & tissues
Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
International flights to/from Vietnam
Visa stamp fees
Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
Meals not mentioned
Drinks not mentioned
Tips & gratuities
- Day1 Arrival Hanoi
Activities:Airport pick up and welcome dinner
Our guide will welcome you at Hanoi airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in procedure. After freshen up you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a famous local restaurant.
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
- Day2 Hanoi City Tour
Activities:Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, watch Water Puppet Show, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature
Today you will have a city tour in Hanoi – Capital with a thousand years of culture of Vietnam. After breakfast you will start to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Mausoleum, the House on Stilts to understand more about life of Ho Chi Minh as well as the reason why he spent all his life for the Nation. Next is visiting One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most famous Buddhist Temples in Hanoi City. You also visit The Temple of Literature – The First University of Vietnam. Take a break for lunch,then have Water Puppet Show in the Thang Long Theater. After that you will have time with cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and feeling the fascinating Hanoi Old Quarter with hundreds of specialty shops which sell many things like the name of the street there. Back to your hotel.
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
- Day3 Hanoi Half Day Cooking Class - Victoria Private Cabin to Lao Cai
Activities:Cooking Class and free until night train to Lao Cai
After breakfast at hotel, start your tour today by taking part in a Vietnamese food cooking class. It is time for you to begin your culinary discovery of Vietnam by joining in a specially cooking class with a local chef. Firstly you will take part in a local market to shop for fresh ingredients. Then, back to your class and try hand-on demonstration to gain insight into the diversity of the Vietnamese cuisine. Back to your hotel and be free until our guide and driver come to pick you up for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in Victoria Private Cabin.
- Day4 Lao Cai - Sapa
Activities:Walking tour at the village of Black H’mong ethnic group
There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa when the train arrives Lao Cai train station in the morning. It’s take about 1,5 hour for 33 km from the train station. You will have breakfast and then enjoy a walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the Blake H’mong minority peoples. Along the way you will have chance to meet the local minority people and have opportunities to talk with them and share culture experiences as well as understand the life here.
Overnight at Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa.
- Day5 Sapa - Hanoi
Activities:Enjoy Sapa local market, visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village
Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
In the morning, after having breakfast and visiting Sapa local market with many traditional handicrafts and special food you will spend about 3-4 hour soft trek through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where H’mong and Dzay ethnic people live. Here you can meet many friendly ethnic people in their traditional customs and feel the peaceful life of people in their voice and their smile. We will have lunch on the way to Ta Van village. Then spend time to explore the nature and the daily life here. In the afternoon, transfer back to Lao Cai to take the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight in Victoria Private Cabin.
- Day6 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Activities:Visit Halong Bay – The Vietnam’s fascinating Wonder
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the early morning you will arrive Hanoi and then have your breakfast and morning coffee at a local restaurant. After that, driving ahead to Halong, your heavenly voyage across Halong Bay will start at noon. You will stay on the highest standards boat of services with professional staffs and responsibility cruise manager. In the afternoon, it’s time for you to discover the legend of Halong Bay and its treasures: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water, etc. You will receive the truly relax after hours transferred. In the evening, enjoy memorable meals which accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world accompanied by multiple choices of seafood.
Overnight on Paradise Peak Cruise.
- Day7 Halong Bay - Hanoi
Activities:Exploring Halong Bay, back to Hanoi
You will have chance to enjoy the morning with the early Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn and start the day by some Paradise delights with a colorful buffet brunch. This morning you will continue exploring Halong Bay, surprise with the beauty of its natural 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Peak Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island in the noon. Then transfer back to Hanoi.
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
- Day8 Hanoi - Nha Trang - Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Activities:Flight to Nha Trang
After freshen up at the hotel, transferring to Noi Bai Airport for your short flight to Nha Trang. Spend 3 nights in a Beach Front Pool Villa overlooking beautiful Ninh Van Bay at the top luxury Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort.
- Day9 Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
This day is your free time to snorkel or dive among the coral reefs in crystal blue waters, hike nature trails, cool off in your private plunge pool, indulge in spa treatments or just relax on the white sand beach and admire the unspoiled mountain and sea views.
- Day10 Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Today you will have time to enjoy the facilities of the resort at your leisure
- Day11 Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
Activities:Flight to Ho Chi Minh City, visit some attracted tourist destination here
We will drive you to Nha Trang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City – the commercial center and home to a growing number of upscale restaurants and shops. After check in your hotel, you will visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. Exciting chance for you to understand a part of culture, social and local daily life by exploring colorful outdoor markets and Dong Khoi Street where is called the city’s main upscale shopping boulevard with boutiques selling clothes and accessories designed by new Vietnamese designers. In the evening you will try the South’s strong Vietnamese iced coffee, baguette sandwich, and enjoy Ho Chi Minh night.
Overnight at Sofitel Saigon Plaza.
- Day12 Ho Chi Minh Departure
Tour ends after you have breakfast, our driver will transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your onward flight home.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.
The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:
Step 1: Check Rates
Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.
Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.
Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).
Step 2: Book Extra Services
This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.
Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.
Step 3: Submit Booking
Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.
After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.
Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.
Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit
1. Check availability :
After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.
Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.
After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:
If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information
If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.
Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.