11-DAY VIETNAM ADVENTURE TOUR

HANOI - DONG NGAC - SAPA -  HALONG BAY - HANOI

Embark on on our excellent 11-Day Adventure Tour to explore the beautiful and mountainous Northern Vietnam, absorb the culture in remote villages of the north amidst spectacular landscapes. Firstly, trekking tour through rice terrace fields, mountains and streams. Later, to Sin Chai B village, home of Red Dao People. After that, take a rowboat trip and pass through the local floating houses, a floating school & floating information centre. There, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Especially, join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck and learn to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.

Trip code : 11DVNA

Duration : 11 days

Destination : Vietnam

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

  • Stay in the picturesque city of Hanoi
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay
  • Interact with local Hilltribe people and their cultures
  • Trek in the wonderful mountainous landscape and terrace rice fields
  • Enjoy peaceful nights on cruise boat in Ha Long bay
 
On your arrival in Hanoi our local driver and tour guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and then we will visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Museum of Ethnology.

The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.

After lunch we will take a cyclo tour in Hanoi’s old quarter and experience traditional street life before watching Water Puppet show.

In the afternoon you have the option to visit museums such as the Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the Vietnam Military History museum, and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts. Our driver will drop you off at your Hanoi Hotel around 5pm.
This full-day Hanoi Countryside with Bike tour will take you away from the bustling in Hanoi to the peaceful countryside of Dong Ngac, one of the oldest villages in Hanoi.

Explore this cultural village to experience the rural living and the stunning scenery it has to offer. You will be visiting the local market and the village's 300-year-old communal house. Join a cooking demonstration and enjoy lunch, before you head to more biking across rural roadway in the afternoon. 8am Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and then take a short drive to Dong Ngac village. When we arrive at the village, you will take on an interesting wet market tour to buy the ingredients to cook lunch. After the market, we will transfer you to a traditional house and welcomed by our host. After a short break, we will start biking and venture deeper into the village to visit Dong Ngac communal house, the oldest house in the village. Explore the fascinating history of this House. 12pm Next we join our cooking demonstration in our host’s house and enjoy the dishes we have prepared. 1pm After lunch we will continue cycling through surrounding villages to Lien Mac to see the beautiful fields of vegetables and flowers and have the chance to chat with some of the local people out caring for their crops. After taking another route from Lien Mac back to Dong Ngac, we will have a short break at our host family’s home. 4pm We will be leaving the village and our driver will drop you back to your hotel in Hanoi around 5pm.
Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7 am and transfer you to Hanoi Bus station. You will arrive at Sapa town mid-afternoon where our local tour guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. We then take a 1.5-hour tour of Sapa town and have dinner before transferring back to your hotel.
Our tour guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel at 8Am then transfer to Thanh Phu Bridge where we start our trekking tour through rice terrace fields, mountains and streams.

After lunch in Tay village, we keep on trekking to Sin Chai B village, home of Red Dao People.

Overnight in Sapa.
Today we will visit My Son village, home of Xa Pho ethnic minority group. This is known as the smallest group ethnic in Northern Vietnam. We also see embroidery made by Xa Pho ladies. Later, we continue on trekking to Nam Toong for our lunch then to Ban Ho village where we can swim or relax. The awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Sapa town in the late afternoon.

Approx: 1-hour driving/5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
Relax in the morning before taking the Express bus back to Hanoi in the afternoon. On arrival back in Hanoi our driver will pick you up from the bus station and transfer you back to your hotel.
Our cruise bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi around 8am and transfer you to Tuan Chau wharf at Halong Bay (4-hour drive).

Upon arrival, join your fellow cruise passengers aboard the luxury boat, built to resemble a traditional Chinese junk. After a safety briefing and cruise orientation by your expert crew, enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and fruit as you relax, checking in to your deluxe single or shared ensuite cabin at your leisure.

Enjoy a delicious seafood feast for lunch, served on board while cruising along beautiful Halong Bay. Listen to your crew describe fascinating seascapes and point out rocky limestone.

Halong Cruise Vietnam Discovery - Vietnam adventure Tour

On arrival to Vung Vieng we will take a rowboat trip and pass through the local floating houses, a floating school & floating information centre, meet and see the local life, enjoy the magnificent landscape with limestone mountains and sea caves. Luxury kayaks are available for people who want to discover the village by themselves.

We then head back to the cruise voyage out to visit to Drum cave (Trong Cave) to enjoy the rest of your afternoon swimming in the emerald waters (weather permits)

Join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck and learn to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce before a luxury buffet BBQ dinner.

After taking part in a cooking class, enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner served on board. In the evening, relax in your cabin or join the optional onboard activities such as night fishing for squid.
Option to enjoy early Tai Chi session before a light breakfast onboard the cruise ship. After breakfast, we transfer to the Gray Line day boat and visit Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba island.

On arrival to Viet Hai pier we take the bicycle trip along the village paths through rain forests and dark tunnels. Enjoy the wildlife, stunning scenery with rice fields and freshwater before we stop at the village to chat with the locals before a short trek in the Cat Ba National Forest to visit Bat cave.

Next we cycle back to Viet Hai pier and embark to the boat and continue cruising before lunch is served on board.

After Lunch enjoy kayaking in Dark Cave, Light Cave or in the 3-Peach lagoon or have a swim on the beach (weather and tide condition). After that we will cruise back to anchor overnight near Drum Cave. In the afternoon relax and enjoy sunset or join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck and learn to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce before enjoying a luxury buffet BBQ dinner

Evening activities onboard the cruise include: film entertainment in the outdoor bar; Board and card games; or squid fishing on a boat with our crew. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef. We then anchor overnight near Drum cave. Overnight on Grayline Halong Bay Cruise.
Relax with a morning tai chi class on the sundeck, following the fluid movements of your instructor as you practice this ancient martial art.

Then unwind and soak up more sun on the top deck, a perfect spot for photographing the natural wonders of the bay as your light breakfast (think pastries, coffee, and fruit) is served on the boat. From there, visit the Cave of Surprises (Sung Sot Cave), located on Bo Hon Island, which is actually an array of linked limestone islets. Upon arrival, climb the hundred stone steps to the mouth of the cave and explore the lit paths inside on a guided walking tour. The cave is the widest grotto in Halong Bay and features multiple stalactites hanging from its high ceiling!

See more stunning sights on your return to the Halong wharf as you enjoy a buffet brunch on the junk. When you arrive back at the Tuan Chau Marina, you'll be met by a vehicle for the four-hour journey back to Hanoi. End your tour with hotel drop-off upon arrival in the capital.
Today, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight home.

  • Vietnam Visa
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • All airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees at monuments
  • Return tickets with express bus to Sapa
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Drinking water during the tour
  • Locally based professional driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Two nights on-board the 4* Grayline Halong Bay Cruise
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels
    • Sapa: Amazing Hotel Sapa
    • Hanoi: Boss Legend Hotel

*Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.

You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival or a visa exemption certificate) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page.

Some travellers with e-visas have reported having to pay a second visa fee on arrival because of differences between their passport and e-visa application. Make sure you correctly enter your details when applying. Print a copy of your application and carry it with you.

If you're planning to stay longer than 30 days or require multiple entries, you'll need to apply for a visa directly from the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam. Complete the visa application form online, then print it and take it to the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Vietnam. If you arrive in Vietnam with a written approval letter for a visa to be issued on arrival, you'll need to pay the fee in cash, either in US dollar or Vietnamese dong. Check whether you will require a single entry or multiple entry visa.

If your spouse or parent is a national of Vietnam, you can apply for a visa exemption certificate. The certificate is valid for five years and allows multiple entries into Vietnam for up to six months.

If your visa expires or is otherwise no longer valid, you will face delays and fines when leaving.

You cannot change the status of your entry visa (such as tourist visa or spouse visa) to any other visa type (such as a working visa) in-country.

To obtain a visa extension from the Vietnamese immigration authorities (including for overstaying your visa), your passport must have at least six months validity remaining at the time of application.

There are value and quantity restrictions on the import and export of prescription medicines.

And 'addictive medicine' (used for the treatment of addiction). Prescriptions and medicines must be shown to customs.

Vietnam has health screening for all inbound travellers. All foreigners must register their place of residence with the local police within 24 hours of arrival. The Australian Embassy and Consulate-General can't provide translation services to assist with registration.

If you stay at a hotel, confirm you'll be registered as part of the normal check-in process. They'll need your passport details.

Many hotels ask foreigners to leave their passport with hotel staff for registration purposes. It isn't a legal requirement for hotels to retain your passport for the duration of your stay.

If you stay with family, friends or in another private residence, you'll need to register at the local police station, with a translator if needed.

Local hosts need to pre-register foreign guests – if you stay in a private residence, make sure your host has satisfied this legal requirement.

By law, you must use only one passport for your entry, exit, transit and residence in Vietnam.

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia. If your passport has less than six months, validity, you could be refused, or may not be permitted to board your flight.

Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Always keep it in a safe place.

BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. BOOKING

Passenger names must be provided exactly as per passport at the time of booking. Any spelling corrections made after a deposit is paid must be sent in writing and will incur additional fees, including local suppliers’ fees, admin fees, any ticket/voucher re‐issue fees, etc.

Tweet World Travel reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted/invoice or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing. Even once payment has been paid in full but an error in price has been found, Tweet World Travel reserve the right to correct any error of outstanding amount.

Any booking valued at or less than $1,000 must be paid in full amount after booking confirmation. Some airfares or services must be paid in full at the time of booking.

1.1 Deposit

You will be required to pay deposit after booking confirmation:

  • Private Tours or small Group Tours is $500 Per Person
  • Large Groups (more than 15 people) / School Tours is $700 Per Person
  • Short packages, shore excursion, hotel etc. is $250 Per Person

If you cancel your booking at any time, your deposit is non-refundable, or depend on each package's terms & conditions.

Receipt of Deposit

By sending/paid a deposit the client agrees to be bound by the terms, conditions and responsibilities set forth in this booking. The client also agrees that:

  • All persons are fit and physically able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/packages/tours /cruise etc. as outlined in the itinerary.
  • All parties acknowledge the physical demands and hazards involved in the tour or cruise they will be undertaking and have chosen to participate at their own risk.
  • All parties understand that any medical or dietary information provided to us does not, under any circumstances, make Tweet World Travel liable if a particular condition exacerbates while on tour or cruise which might affect their ability to participate in any portion of the tour or cruise

1.2 Final balance

Outstanding balance depends on the type of service you are undertaking:

  • For private tours/packages or other products, outstanding balance is due 65 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 65, your booking will automatically be cancelled.
  • For large group tours and school tours, outstanding balance is due 90 days before departure. If the outstanding payment is not received by day 90, your booking will automatically be cancelled.

2. PAYMENT

  • All airfares must be paid in full at the time of booking confirmation
  • Deposit will due immediately or within three day of your booking confirmed. It will be applied based on the specific product
  • Final balance will be due before 65 days or 90 days before departure date
    • You can make a payment by  Enett, Bank Transfer, Cheque or Credit Card

Credit Card Fee

  • The following Card Fees apply:
  • Visa Credit Card - 1.8% fee and MasterCard Credit Card ‐ 1.76% fee applies.
  • American Express (Amex) ‐ 2.8% fee applies.
  • For late payment or urgent bookings, please notify us via email at payments@tweetworldtravel.com.au

3. LATE BOOKING

Any booking made within 110 days before departure will require payment in full when the booking is confirmed.

Bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure for Group Tours or Escorted Tours will incur a late booking fee of $120 per person and must be paid in full at the time of booking.

4. AMENDMENTS FEES

After bookings are deposited, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the alteration.Alterations will be made at our discretion and may not always be possible.

5. SAFETY NET PROTECTION

  • Safety Net Protection is not included in our tour/cruise packages. If you wish to purchase safety net protection, an additional fee of $95 per person will occur. This is only valid for one-time use (claim).

·         Safety Net Protection enables passengers to amend their tour and/or river cruise 15 days prior to departure, to another tour/cruise on the same destination departing in the same year (once only) without any applicable cancellation charges or penalties. The new tour must be at the same cost or higher, but cannot be at lower cost than the initial tour booked. If the passengers choose the higher cost option, then the additional difference amount must be paid. However, no modifications shall be accepted less than 15 days prior to departure.

·         Safety Net Protection is payable immediately at the time of making deposit payment. Once purchased, Safety Net Protection is not refundable  

·         Safety Net Protection does not apply for airfares, or third-party fees and charges.

·         Safety Net Protection allows for amendment ONLY, not cancellation.

 

6. TRAVEL VOUCHER

Your travel voucher will be issue and send that to you or your travel agent from 15 -30 days before your departure. Make sure you have your travel voucher before you travel.

7. CANCELLATION

Please check with your consultant, your travel insurance provider or read our cancellation policy carefully before cancelling or amending your booking. For a specific tour / cruise package, a separate cancellation policy might be set out and applied to your booking.

Please see the below for our general cancellation policy.

7.1 Cancellation by customer

Before the travel date the following fees will be apply:

Private Tours or Group Tours/ Packages

Large Group Tours & School Tours

(More than 15 people)

65 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

90 days or more before departure – loss of deposit

64‐40 days before departure – 55%

89‐79 days before departure – 65%

39‐31 days before departure – 75%

78‐61 days before departure – 85%

Within 30 days of departure – 100%

Within 60 days of departure – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

Any 'no show' – 100%

After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to        your unwillingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If your tour/package includes international/domestic flights the airlines cancellation policies will   be apply.

7.2 Cancellation by Tweet World Travel

For group set departure date tour, if the minimum number of the group is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel or vary the tour 30 days prior to departure. If this event occurs, an alternative guaranteed travel date will be offered. Should these options not be acceptable Tweet World Travel will refund the full price paid, less visa cost.

If a tour is cancelled or varied prior to departure due to unforeseeable circumstances such as, but not restricted to, severe weather conditions or force  majeure, Tweet World Travel will refund all monies prior to departure less visa cost, fuel surcharge and any other cancellation fees levied by airlines and other third parties.

 

7.3 Cancellation by Local Supplier or Third-Party Travel Provider

If the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes any part of your booking for reasons beyond its control, for example, if a Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Provider changes its schedules, overbooks, or if there are any changes in applicable surcharges, fees or taxes, we will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you. If any such changes result in your Travel Product costing more or otherwise being materially different, then you may cancel the Travel Product and we will refund any monies already paid less any fees charged by us under these terms and conditions and by the Local Supplier or Third Party Travel Providers under the terms and conditions you agreed with them.

8. PUBLICITY

When you book with Tweet World Travel, you agree that we may use images of you taken during the trip and any comments made in writing by you regarding the trip, without recourse to you and without compensation to you, for publicity and promotion purposes only through whatever medium we choose.

If you do not want your images to be displayed, you have to advise us in writing at the time of booking, or when you collect your travel documents.

9. PRIVACY

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