*Pre/post trip arrangement
*Visa and visa arrangement
*Other personal expenses
Itinerary: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Hill Tribe – Hue – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Detail
Travel Style: Vietnam Train Tours Start from Hanoi
Itinerary: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Hill Tribe – Hue – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Detail
*English speaking guide
*All transportation and transfers
*All accommodation on twin share basis at Victoria Hotel
*Return Victoria Express train
*Meals as indication
*Admission fees and permits where applicable
*Drinking water during the trek.
* English or French Speaking Guide
* Boat Trip Cruise in Ha Long Bay
Arrive at NoiBai Airport. Meeting with guide and transfer to the hotel. Welcome dinner featured with Vietnamese specialty at ThangLong restaurant. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Overnight in hotel.
Your tour starts with a visit to HoChiMinh mausoleum, One pillar pagoda. The next stop is Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first college -QuocTuGiam, then roaming around HoanKiem lake Lunch in nice restaurant No 69 at Old House.
Afternoon : Visit Ethnology Museum. Free time.
20h30 Transfer to Train Station for night train LC 5 ( 22h00 – 6h00 ) to Sapa. Overnight on the train by soft sleeper.
AM: 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, take a local bus to Sapa. Free for visiting ethnic market, Sapa town.
PM : Trekking to visit Cat cat village, Hâ€™mong people and Catcat waterfall lying in a small valley. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
All day trekking to visit some minority villages. Lao Chai – TaVan.You will meet some different minority people Hâ€™mong, Zay, Red Dzao, you can see the different colorful dresses. 17h00 transfer to Laocai train station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
5h00 Arrive to Hanoi Train Station. Pick up then tranfer to hotel.. 8h00 depart to Halong bay. 7 hour boat trip give you a chance to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay – the World’s Natural Wonder. Afternoon back Hanoi. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Dinner and Overnight in Hanoi.
Full day free time for shopping. 17h30 transfer to Hanoi train Station for Train S 1 ( 19h00 – 8h00 ) to Hue. Overnight on train.
Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue.
Boat trip to visit ThienMu Pagoda and TuDuc and King’s tombs (KhaiDinh). Visit Imperial Citadel in the afternoon. The tour ends by shopping at Dongba Market. Dinner at the Royal restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Transfer to Danang . Spend time in LangCo beach enroute, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud). Cham Museum in Danang. Afternoon visit Marble Mountain and enjoying sea/sun bathing in China beach. Arrive Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.
Am : Transfer from Hoian to Danang Station for a Train S1 ( 11h00 -20h00 ) to NhaTrang. Arrive NhaTrang. Pick up then transfer to your hotel.
8:00am starting boat trip to Hon Tam Island and fishing village in NhaTrang, visit coral island and TriNguyen Aquarium. Dinner on boat. Overnight in NhaTrang.
7h00 take a bus to Hochiminh City. Stop over at PongkrongiaRai Cham Tower in PhanRang.Lunch on route. 17h00 Arrive in Hochiminh City. Check in hotel. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Explore the city: Town hall, post office, Cathedral, BenThanh Market, Independent Square. Visit: History museum, ThienHau Pagoda, Binhtay Market, Cholon Chinese district. Dinner at the floating boat on Saigon River. Overnight at hotel.
8h00 Am : Continuation of your trip to the Mekong Riverdelta. Stroll on boat through tiny channels and quiet villages in MyTho. Lunch at pleasant restaurant inside the garden. Return to SaiGon in the afternoon, on the way stop to visit VinhTrang Pagoda. Dine and release in the evening. Ovetnight in HoChiMinh City.
Free until transfer to airport for departure
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.
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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.
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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).
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.