9-DAY HERITAGE VIETNAM TOURS

HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOI AN - DA NANG - HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS -  MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON

Travel on this our small group Vietnam Tours will take you to a number of impressive and well-known attractions in Vietnam including three world heritage listed sites (the magnificent Halong Bay, the former capital city of Hue, the charming Hoi An ancient town) and also explore the hustle & bustle of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the waterways of the Mekong Delta and the legendary Cu Chi Tunnel. Perfect for travellers who only have a short time in Vietnam but want to explore most of what Vietnam has to offer. 

 

Trip code : TWT9D-VNT

Duration : 9 days

Destination : Vietnam

Travel Dates : 2020/2021

  • Enjoy a personalised experience in small group touring with a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle
  • Explore Cu Chi tunnels, a remnant of the Vietnam War
  • Experience the Mekong Delta by boat
  • Stay in the picturesque cities of Hanoi and Hoi An
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay
  • Explore Vietnamese history, war, military and art museums
  • Interact with local people and culture
 
On arrival in Noi Bai airport, our Tweet world travel tour guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day to explore at your leisure ,before enjoying dinner at one of the finest restaurants in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Dinner
After breakfast, we will visit Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh complex followed by the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon we will explore the Museum of Ethnology, then visit the old quarter of Hanoi by cyclo (paddle rickshaw). This evening, enjoy a traditional water pupet show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
We leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (175kms from Hanoi) where we will take a private junk for a 4 hour boat journey to pass Dog islet, Cock fighting islet, Turtle islet and Dau Go and Thien Cung caves. You will enjoy a delicious fresh seafood lunch. Back in Hanoi for your overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
After breakfast, transfer to the the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in the airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City and the Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue. Meals: Breakfast
In the morning, set off to a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River and visit Thien Mu pagoda, Emperor Tu Duc Tomb. In the afternoon, travel by our car to Hoi An, en route to Da Nang to explore the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Overnight in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
You will take a walking tour of Hoi An town. This town is also a famous destination where inexpensive tailored outfits can be expertly made to order. Overnight in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast
In the morning we will transfer to Da Nang airport to take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, we will drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, also known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video about the tunnels.There are many displays on various mantrap, the remains of an American tank and as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers in this area. After that we return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast, we leave Ho Chi Minh City and head for Vietnam’s rice basket, the Mekong Delta. We will pass My Tho, a peaceful town on the bank of the Mekong River and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. We will then take a boat ride on the Mekong to visit local homes and orchards, a coconut candy workshop, a honeybee farm, take a sampan ride on palm-shaded creeks, try a taste of seasonal fruit and honey tea and enjoy a performance of traditional Southern singing. We return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Today enjoy a free time for leisure before we transfer to the airport for our departure flight home. Meals: Breakfast

- Accommodation in an excellent 4-STAR PLUS hotels in a central location
- All domestic flights within the tours
- Return private airport transfers at each location
- Halong Bay day trip
- Cu Chi Tunnel & Ho Chi Minh City Tour
- Hue City tour & River cruise
- Hoi An walking tour 
- Mekong Delta Day Tour with lunch
- Comprehensive sightseeing as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary:  B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
 

 

*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

Tweet World Travel collects information about you (including health information where necessary) to process your travel arrangements, facilitate your participation in loyalty programs and conduct marketing activities and market research. If the information is not provided, we may not be able to make travel arrangements for you. We may disclose your personal information to our related companies, carriers, travel service providers, organisations which provide services to you.

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