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GROUP TOUR VIETNAM
 

 

Tour type: Group tour

Hotel options: 2-star; 3-star

Meals: B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Duration: 16 days

Departure/end: Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City or vice-versa.

Departure dates 2015:

Months

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days

7/21

 

11/25

8/22

6/20

10/24

8/22

5/19

9/23

14/28

11/25

9/23

 

For departure at your desired dates, please contact at info@vietnamtravelchannel.com
Highlights: Hanoi, Sapa trekking, home stay, Halong Bay, Hue Imperial City, Hoi An ancient town, Mekong Delta, Cao Dai Temple, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City.
Brief itinerary and service:

Day

Route

Transfer

Accommodation

Excursion

Meals

1

Hanoi arrival

 

Hotel in Hanoi

 

 

2

Hanoi City

Car/train

Train (4-berth cabin)

Hanoi City tour

B, L, D

3

Sapa

 

Home stay

Ethnic village tour

B, L, D

4

Sapa

Car

Hotel in Sapa

Trekking tour

B, L, D

5

Sapa - Hanoi

Car/train

Train (4-berth cabin)

Bac Ha market tour

B, L, D

6

Hanoi - Halong

Car/boat

Boat (private cabin)

Halong Bay tour

B, L, D

7

Halong - Hanoi

Car

Hotel in Hanoi

Halong Bay tour

Brunch

8

Hanoi - Hue

Flight

Hotel in Hue

 

B

9

Hue

 

Hotel in Hue

Hue city tour

B

10

Hue-My Son-Hoi An

Car

Hotel in Hoi An

My Son tour

B, L

11

Hoi An

 

Hotel in Hoi An

Free

B

12

Hoi An-HCMC

Flight

Hotel HCMC

 

B

13

HCMC-Cu Chi

Car

Hotel HCMC

Cu Chi, Cao Dai tour

B, L

14

HCMC-Mekong

Car

Home stay

Mekong tour

B, L, D

15

Mekong-HCMC

Car

Hotel HCMC

Visit floating market

B, L

16

HCMC departure

 

 

 

B

 

Tour Map:

Vietnam Group Tours
Vietnam – a truly beautiful destination in Southeast Asia, characterised by soaring mountains, lush valleys, and vibrant cities. It’s the perfect destination for individual travellers, families, and friends to explore and discover. At Vietnam Travel Channel, we are passionate about offering you the experience of a lifetime with our authentic, exciting group tour packages.

Whether you wish travel alone or with loved ones, it’s easy to book an itinerary and journey to some of Vietnam’s most spectacular destinations. Our tour packages include major hotspots like:
• Hanoi and Halong Bay
• Sapa and Bac Ha Market
• Hue former feudal capital
• Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta
• Mekong Delta
• ... and more!

 

From trekking the rugged wilds to tasting the myriad flavours of cities both new and ancient, our group tours have something for just about everyone. And because we are here to provide a stress-free, affordable service as well as a memorable experience, we make it easy for you to upgrade should you change your mind, as well as operate a comprehensive cancellation policy along with clear terms and conditions.
Our services not only cover your itinerary, but we also take care of your visa and manage transportation and accommodation as well as visiting the main sites. From hiking, sailing, flying, walking, and more, exploring Vietnam has never been so exciting or easy to do.

 

The Best Quality for an Affordable Price
Our sustainable tourism policy means that we maintain a close relationship with local businesses, ensuring that you enjoy an authentic experience for an excellent price. Rather than organised through major businesses and corporations, we aim to support ethical businesses and take you off the beaten path when it comes to unravelling the heart and soul of this beautiful country.
We also believe that the key to a perfect trip is to make it as hassle-free as possible, which is why we ensure that every aspect of your trip is covered while allowing flexibility. Excellent quality doesn’t have to be expensive, and tours don’t have to be conventional to showcase the best that a country has to offer. With Vietnam Travel Channel, you can save money, meet incredible people, and experience the journey of a lifetime!

 

PROGRAM IN DETAILS

16 DAYS TOUR VIETNAM

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Arrival at Vietnam airport, take a taxi to your hotel
Optional service: airport pickup (it costs $25 for 4-seat car).
Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi exploring (B, L, D)
Our guide will pickup you at your hotel for a city tour. Highlighted tourist attractions in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, President Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilt, One-pillar Pagoda, Van Mieu Temple (the first University in Vietnam), Ethnology Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Water puppet show, Cyclo trip. After dinner takea night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train to Lao Cai.

Day 3: Lao Cai arrival - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L, D)
An early morning arrive Lao Cai station. Transfer to Sapa town.
We start 12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life and custom.

Day 4: Trekking Ta Van - Su Pan - Sapa (B, L, D)
Today we have 14 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the car to return to Sapa. Overnight at Hotel, Sapa.

Day 5 (Sunday): Sapa - Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Upon leaving Sapa we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colorful Sunday Market at Bac Ha.
Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the
French & Chinese).
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority.
Afternoon transfer to Lao Cai city. 20:30 pm take the train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Our guide will pick-up and take you to hotel in Hanoi by taxi for refreshing before joining the trip to Halong Bay.
Upon arrival in Halong, we transfer by tender to the boat. We will enjoy Vietnamese and International Set Menu while cruising on the bay. The boat will have a short stop in beach, island, cave, … back to the boat for dinner.
Overnight on board (private, AC, twin cabin with bathroom).

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
At 9:00, we will check-out of cabins. You leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). We enjoy Breakfast and Lunch together (Brunch) in the dining room and clear bills for your optional activities and drinks after the meal. We will come back to the pier at about 11:00 and transfer by tender to the pier and transfer to Hanoi.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Free day in Hanoi till our guide pickup you and transfer to airport for flight to Hue.
Overnight at the hotel in Hue.

Day 9: Hue (B)
Have breakfast and go with our guide to explore the last feudal capital in Vietnam. Hue is a small city with lots of vestiges from Nguyen dynasty. Recommended destinations: Dai Noi, Forbidden City, Khai Dinh tomb, Tu Duc tomb, Thien Mu pagoda, Dong Ba market.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.

Day 10: Hue - My Son - Hoi An (B, L)

The coastal drive from Hue to Hoi An is viewed as the most beautiful drive in Central Vietnam. It takes you through the unique combination of rural, mountainous and coastal settings. Within a day we will travel from Hue to Hoi An town with visits to Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass and My Son ruin temple. Arrival in Hoi An, drop off at your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An (B)
Free to discover Hoi An, a small town once was a big business center. Recommended tourist attractions: the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung old house, Quang Dong Assembly Hall, market. Hoi An is a small town so it is easy for a walking day to explore yourself.
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An - HCM City (B)

Morning check-out and take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Join group tour to explore the most exciting life in Vietnam. Highlight tourist attractions are: Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office, Reunification Palace (ex-presidential palace), War Remnant Museum, Thien Hau Pagoda, Chinatown, Binh Tay market
Overnight at hotel in HCM City.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi, Cao Dai tour (B, L)
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye - symbol of the sect. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during America War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".
Overnight at hotel in HCM City.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong tour (B, L, D)
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. Enjoy boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden.
Overnight at homestay

Day 15: Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river, then proceed to visit floating market, which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Come back to Ho Chi Minh City around 17:00.
Overnight at hotel in HCM City.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure (B)
Free time to relax or further explore Ho Chi Minh City before going to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure. 4 seats taxi transfer is around $12

Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.

Note on services:
In each tour group your companions maybe come from different countries with wide range of age groups. We ask you to have responsibilities to and for the benefit of the group. Please be on time and make sure that no one is waiting for you.
Although our tour is not hard, you need to be in good health to join the group. If tourists are unable to follow the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we keep the right to exclude them from the trip without refund. Although our tour is moderate for all, you should study the itinerary thoroughly and self-assess your physical ability to complete the trip.

Accommodation:
This tour includes wide range of accommodation, hotels, homestay, overnight trains, boat. This makes your trip more interesting with new experience. All our hotels are in city center, bathroom en-suite with hot shower, towel, air-condition, coffee/tea making facilities, bottled water, table, chairs, cable TV, Internet access…

Transportation:
- Transfer provided in our tour help you penetrate deeply to local life with all key means of transportation in Vietnam: train, boat, flight, car/bus. Within cities you can travel easily by various means of transportation: meter taxi, xe om (paid motorbike), cyclo, or city bus. Except for meter taxi, you should ask for price before using other mean of transportation.
- Train travel in Vietnam is basic. Sleeper carriage normally have 4 berths in a cabin, there is a toilet for a carriage. A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided. Sometimes, passengers of different genders have to share a cabin with people not in your group.
- For overnight bus, travelers have soft berth to sleep, on the way, they have stop for going to toilet. In some bus they have a toilet inside.
- You may yourself carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc.
- It is important to recognize that the standard of transfer service in some areas, though improving, is not yet comparable to service standards in big cities.

Meals:
Your breakfast is included in hotel room. Other meals are also included on some tours (if any).
To give you the maximum flexibility in choosing what, where and whom to eat with, not all meals are included in the itinerary. Your guide will suggest favorite restaurants during your touring days. Our hotels located in city center so you have much chance to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in right its homeland.
Simple food is available on the train but tourists like to buy their food and water prior to departure.

Tours: Travelers will be pickup in touring day to join group tour. Since the tour guide has to pickup other travelers so there is no punctual time for picking up but travelers have to wait (about 15 to 30 minutes) at hotels’ lobby/reception to be pickup.

Guide: Our guide will escort you on touring days only. You will meet different tour guides on different tours/areas
Pick-up condition in touring days:
From 07:30 to 08:00 at your hotel lobby/reception.
Since the tour guide has to pickup other travelers in different location so there is no punctual time for picking up but travelers have to wait (about 15 to 30 minutes).

Includes:
Accommodation:
- Twin-shared rooms at 2, 3-star hotels.
- Twin-shared cabin on board (private bathroom), Halong Bay (1 night).
- 4-berth cabin on train Hanoi – Lao Cai and vice-versa (2 nights).
- Homestay with local people in Sapa and Mekong Delta (2 nights)
Transportation:
- Land transfer by A/C coach in touring days.
- Train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice-verse (A/C soft sleeper, 4 berths cabin).
- Air ticket and all taxes from Hanoi to Hue, Da Nang to HCMC.
- Airport/station transfer to hotel and vice-versa (except airport transfer in the first and last days)
- Boat trip in Halong Bay (private cabin with bathroom).
- Boat trip in Mekong River.
Others:
- Join group tour as in the itinerary.
- Meals as mentioned in the program.
- Bottled water in touring days.
- English speaking guide in touring days.
- Entrance fees in touring days.
- Free visa service.

Excludes:
- Visa stamping fee.
- Travel insurances.
- Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
- Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
- Tips and gratuities.
- Services not clearly mentioned above.

 

PRICES                    2-star hotels: US$1299/person.
                               3-star hotels: US$1496/person.

Single supplement:  2-star hotels: US$230
                                 3-star hotels: US$340

* Single room is not applied on trains.
* Price includes service charges.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

These Terms and Conditions is effective right after you book and pay deposit for the tour. Therefore you should read carefully. If you do not understand any part of the Terms and Conditions, please Contact us for clarification.

Payment: Deposit 20% of total amount is required upon booking (in which US$50 is non-refundable for administration costs), the balance be paid at least 15 days prior to departure date. If, for any reason, the balance payment is not paid by the due date, Vietnam Travel Channel will treat such delay as a cancellation and apply the appropriate cancellation charges. If you book within 15 days of the departure date then the full payment is payable at the time of booking.

Amendment: Any amendment 15 days prior to departure date is free of charge. Amendments within 14 days is charged $15/file. Amendment is subject to availability of service.

Cancellation and Refund: Cancellation should be made as soon as possible in writing via email. The date we receive the cancellation notice will determine the following cancellation fees:
* Air ticket amendment/cancellation fee:               $30/ticket/1 time
* More than 30 days before departure date:         $30 (administration costs)
* 15 to 30 days before departure date:                20% (forfeiture of the deposit)
* 14 to 3 days before departure date:                  50% (of the total amount)
* Within 2 days to departure date or no-show:    100% (of the total amount)
* There is no refund if you choose not to participate in the included activities on our itinerary.
* All the fees for money transfer/processing, refund will be at customers’ side.

Changes or Cancellation by us: While we try to operate the tour as described, we reserve the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances or events out of our control. Changing by us will be informed you as soon as possible, if there is time to do so. When a change is made you may choose between accepting the change or getting a refund for that change.

Travel insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our travelers and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, health problem, medical expenses and emergency repatriation. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects. You must provide proof of your travel insurance prior to departure of your trip; you will not be able to join the trip without it.

- If you are happy with the services provided a tip is highly appreciated. You should give the tip directly to the intended recipient: drivers, guides, porters, ...

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