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2FOR1: 9 Day Essential Vietnam Small Group Tour

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$1,899
For 2 People

Typically $3,798
Experience the best of Vietnam as you journey from North to South, exploring Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City on the amazing 2FOR1 tour. Enjoy the intimacy of super small group touring with a maximum of 10 people per group!

the tour

Embark on our 2FOR1 Vietnam tour for an unforgettable journey through some iconic destinations. Begin your adventure in the lively capital of Hanoi, where you’ll roam the historic Old Town and tantalize your taste buds with a variety of street food delights. Next, set sail amidst the breathtaking limestone islets of Halong Bay, where you’ll explore impressive caves and, weather permitting, experience the thrill of kayaking. Venture to the charming riverside town of Hoi An, renowned for its picturesque French architecture, shopping and temples.

The tour culminates in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. Marvel at its French colonial landmarks, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, both exquisite examples of 19th-century architecture. Explore the bustling streets filled with food stalls, particularly around the bustling Bến Thành Market, or opt for our optional city tour to discover more of this dynamic metropolis.

INCLUSIONS

This 2FOR1 Vietnam tour includes 8 nights of accommodation, 2 internal flights, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and an enchanting overnight cruise on the stunning Halong Bay. Tailor your holiday experience to suit your preferences with a variety of optional tours. Our tours operate with a MAX 10 people for small group touring. Reserve your spot on any of our dates until December 2025 with just a *25% DEPOSIT (terms and conditions apply). Call us today to discover more and secure your spot on this unforgettable journey! See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Hanoi

Upon reaching Vietnam, our tour representative will warmly welcome you at the airport and assist you in transferring to your hotel. You’ll then have the remainder of the day to relax and enjoy at your leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

DAY 2: Hanoi Free Day

Take the opportunity to discover Hanoi at your own pace or opt for our optional Hanoi City Tour to make the most of your day.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

OPTIONAL: Hanoi City Tour

Embark on a full-day exploration of Hanoi, beginning with a convenient hotel pick-up at 8:00 AM. Delve into the rich history of Vietnam with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, discovering the architectural and historical significance of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Adjacent lies Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, a symbol deeply ingrained in Hanoi’s cultural fabric since its establishment by King Ly Thai To in 1049. Traverse to the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake, one of Vietnam’s oldest pagodas, before immersing yourself in the artistry of Bat Trang pottery village (available on Mon, Wed & Fri), with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at a local eatery. In the afternoon, delve into Vietnam’s diverse heritage with visits to the Ethnology Museum (open on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the venerable Literature Temple, and Quoc Tu Giam, the country’s inaugural university established in 1070. Stroll by the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake, beholding the serenity of its waters and the allure of Ngoc Son temple. Conclude your journey through Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter, offering opportunities for shopping and further exploration, before the tour winds down around 3:30-4:00 PM. Rest overnight in Hanoi, relishing the included amenities such as transportation, an English-speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, and refreshments.

DAY 3: Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Embark on a journey through the verdant Vietnamese countryside, beginning with a pickup at 8:00 am. Your destination? The breathtaking Halong Bay, adorned with countless limestone islets stretching as far as the eye can behold.

Upon boarding our traditional junk boat, indulge in a delectable seafood lunch while cruising the glistening emerald waters. As the afternoon unfolds, partake in water-based activities such as swimming, kayaking, or venturing into smaller islets via rowing boats in search of the mischievous local monkeys perched on the rocks.

Come evening, immerse yourself in squid fishing, gaze at the twinkling stars, or forge new friendships over refreshing cold beers.

Retire for the night in your cozy onboard cabin, basking in the tranquil serenity of the Bay.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay

DAY 4: Halong Bay ~ Hanoi

Today, our journey through the awe-inspiring panorama of Halong Bay continues as we make a stop for a captivating stroll around the ‘Amazing Cave,’ adorned with magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. Following this exploration, we indulge in another sumptuous buffet lunch onboard as we sail back to the harbour.

Returning to Hanoi, we anticipate arrival around 5 pm, leaving the evening open for your leisure. We recommend immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Hanoi by exploring the Old Town and markets, savoring delectable street food, and embracing the dynamic culture of the Vietnamese capital city.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hanoi

DAY 5: Hanoi ~ Hoi An

Take advantage of some extra time in Hanoi to delve deeper into the captivating corners of this remarkable city before heading to the airport for your flight to Da Nang.

Upon touchdown, our team will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Hoi An. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to unwind and explore at your own pace.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

DAY 6: Hoi An Free Day

Indulge in a full day of relaxation in the picturesque surroundings of Hoi An, or opt for one of our optional tours to explore either the enchanting My Son Holy Land or the iconic Ba Na Hill Golden Bridge.

Dive into the vibrant shopping scene of Hoi An, where you can acquire exquisite tailor-made clothing, or unwind with a locally crafted fresh beer by the river, taking in the tranquil rhythm of life as it flows by.

<EALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

OPTIONAL: My Son Holy Land

Embark on an enriching journey to the ancient marvels of My Son Holy Land, a full-day excursion beginning with a prompt departure at 8:00 AM. Traverse 40 kilometers to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a testament to the cultural significance of Southeast Asia akin to Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor in Cambodia. Delve into the historical tapestry of My Son, once the spiritual nexus of the Cham people spanning from the 7th to 13th centuries, as you explore its revered archaeological remnants accompanied by an insightful guide. Following the tour, indulge in a satisfying buffet lunch before returning to Hoi An, where the evening awaits you for leisurely pursuits. Revel in included conveniences such as transportation, an English-speaking guide, lunch at a local eatery, entrance fees, and refreshing amenities throughout the excursion.

OPTIONAL: Ba Na Hills Golden Hand Bridge

Embark on a full-day adventure to Bana Hill and the iconic Golden Bridge, commencing with a prompt hotel pick-up at 8:00 AM. Begin your ascent to Bana Hill by cable car, marveling at the vast expanse of the forest below, immersing yourself in the pristine ecological wonders of Ba Na Mountain. Explore the historical Le Jardin and remnants of old wineries, echoes of French colonial villas, before ascending further to Gare Debay via the second cable car station. Delight in the exhilarating thrills of the Fantasy Park, the third largest indoor amusement park globally, with select complimentary games as per Ba Na policy, followed by a delectable buffet lunch at a local restaurant. Conquer the summit of Chua Mountain at a breathtaking altitude of 1,487m, relishing panoramic vistas of Da Nang from atop Ba Na Hills before beholding the architectural marvel of the Golden Bridge. Conclude your adventure with a return cable car journey and transfer to Hoi An, cherishing included amenities such as transportation, an English-speaking guide, lunch, cable car tickets, entrance fees, and refreshing refreshments throughout the day.

DAY 7: Hoi An ~ Ho Chi Minh City

Make the most of your final morning in Hoi An before we transfer you to the airport for a brief flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon touchdown, our team will be there to greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace, allowing you to unwind and explore as you wish.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 8: Ho Chi Minh City Free Day

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the modern city at your own rhythm, or enhance your experience with one of our optional tours, such as a mesmerizing Mekong Delta cruise.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

OPTIONAL: Mekong Delta Full Day Cruise

Embark on a full-day adventure from 08:00 AM to 16:00, commencing with a hotel pick-up in Ho Chi Minh City between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. Travel by minivan to My Tho, located in the Mekong Delta, where a series of immersive activities await. Enjoy a horse-drawn cart ride amidst towering coconut trees, navigate tranquil canals by boat, and cycle through picturesque landscapes of rice fields and orchards. Experience the majesty of the Mekong River on a motorboat, passing iconic landmarks like Dragon Island and Turtle Island. Stop at Unicorn Island to visit a local bee farm and indulge in natural honey and wine tastings. Explore a coconut candy workshop and savour a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant surrounded by greenery. Conclude your journey with tropical fruit sampling and traditional music, followed by a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals include breakfast at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant, with dinner at your own expense. Transportation, English-speaking guide services, entrance fees, and amenities like water and towels are all included.

OPTIONAL: Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour

Embark on an immersive journey to Southern Vietnam, where the tranquility of rural landscapes meets the historic significance of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Depart from your hotel with a seamless pickup arranged by your guide, transitioning from the bustling cityscape to serene countryside vistas along the way. Traverse past rice paddies, charming roadside stalls, and verdant greenery, soaking in the peaceful ambiance. Upon arrival at Cu Chi, delve into a guided tour of the renowned tunnel network, an intricate labyrinth that once sheltered Viet Cong fighters during the war. Explore the narrow passageways, bunkers, meeting rooms, and hospitals, gaining insight into the ingenuity and resilience of those who lived here. Witness the remarkable engineering that allowed these tunnels to withstand the weight of tanks and bomb blasts. Engage in a thought-provoking film presentation before venturing into trapdoors and subterranean chambers. Visit sites including bomb craters, souvenir shops, and a museum showcasing improvised weaponry. Experience the adrenaline rush of firing historic rifles at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range, culminating in a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine with Pho and local tapioca delicacies. Conclude your day with a comfortable return journey to your Ho Chi Minh hotel by approximately 2:30 PM. Meals are not provided, and the package includes transportation via a mini-van, the expertise of an English-speaking tour guide, all entrance fees, as well as complimentary cool water and towels.

DAY 9: End of Tour ~ Departure

You’ll have the morning to leisurely enjoy before it’s time to head back to Ho Chi Minh International Airport for your return journey home.

For those with evening flights, there’s an opportunity to partake in an optional morning tour before transferring to the airport.

MEALS: Breakfast

OPTIONAL: Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour<

Embark on an immersive journey to Southern Vietnam, where the tranquility of rural landscapes meets the historic significance of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Depart from your hotel with a seamless pickup arranged by your guide, transitioning from the bustling cityscape to serene countryside vistas along the way. Traverse past rice paddies, charming roadside stalls, and verdant greenery, soaking in the peaceful ambiance. Upon arrival at Cu Chi, delve into a guided tour of the renowned tunnel network, an intricate labyrinth that once sheltered Viet Cong fighters during the war. Explore the narrow passageways, bunkers, meeting rooms, and hospitals, gaining insight into the ingenuity and resilience of those who lived here. Witness the remarkable engineering that allowed these tunnels to withstand the weight of tanks and bomb blasts. Engage in a thought-provoking film presentation before venturing into trapdoors and subterranean chambers. Visit sites including bomb craters, souvenir shops, and a museum showcasing improvised weaponry. Experience the adrenaline rush of firing historic rifles at the National Defense Sports Shooting Range, culminating in a taste of authentic Vietnamese cuisine with Pho and local tapioca delicacies. Conclude your day with a comfortable return journey to your Ho Chi Minh hotel by approximately 2:30 PM. Meals are not provided, and the package includes transportation via a mini-van, the expertise of an English-speaking tour guide, all entrance fees, as well as complimentary cool water and towels.

Description

Embark on our 2FOR1 Vietnam tour for an unforgettable journey through some iconic destinations. Begin your adventure in the lively capital of Hanoi, where you’ll roam the historic Old Town and tantalize your taste buds with a variety of street food delights. Next, set sail amidst the breathtaking limestone islets of Halong Bay, where you’ll explore impressive caves and, weather permitting, experience the thrill of kayaking. Venture to the charming riverside town of Hoi An, renowned for its picturesque French architecture, shopping and temples.

The tour culminates in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. Marvel at its French colonial landmarks, including the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, both exquisite examples of 19th-century architecture. Explore the bustling streets filled with food stalls, particularly around the bustling Bến Thành Market, or opt for our optional city tour to discover more of this dynamic metropolis.

INCLUSIONS

This 2FOR1 Vietnam tour includes 8 nights of accommodation, 2 internal flights, daily breakfast, airport transfers, and an enchanting overnight cruise on the stunning Halong Bay. Tailor your holiday experience to suit your preferences with a variety of optional tours. Our tours operate with a MAX 10 people for small group touring. Reserve your spot on any of our dates until December 2025 with just a *25% DEPOSIT (terms and conditions apply). Call us today to discover more and secure your spot on this unforgettable journey! See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

INCLUSIONS

 

9 Day Guided tour of Vietnam for 2 people

8 Nights in 3 or 4 Star Accommodation

7x Breakfasts, 2x Lunches, 1x Dinner

Overnight Halong Bay Cruise

Explore Hanoi, Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh City at leisure

2x Internal Flights

Private Airport Transfers

Entrance Fees for Mentioned Visits

Small Groups MAXIMUM 10 People!

EXCLUSIONS

 

Return International Flights

Vietnam Visa – See Smartraveller for latest information

Travel insurance

Optional Tours

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses

Upgrades

Other meals not included in itinerary

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2024: [$1899 for 2 people]

May: 22

June: 12

July: 10, 24

August: 7, 14, 28

September: 4, 11, 18

October: *16, *30

November: *6, *20

December: *4

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2025: [$1999 for 2 people]

January: *15

February: *12, *26

March: *5, *19

April: *2, *16

May:  7, 21, 28

June: 4, 11, 25

July: 2, 16, 23

August: 6, 13, 20

September: 3, 10, 17

October: *8, *15, *22

November: *5, *19

December: *3

 

Dates marked with * incur a surcharge of $200 per person

 

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Hanoi: Lenid Hanoi Hotel or Anise Hanoi Hotel

Halong Bay: Le Journey Cruise 3*

Hoi An: Sunshine Hoi An Hotel

HCMC: California Hotel Saigon or Avanti Saigon Hotel

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Hanoi: Hanoi Pearl Hotel or Authentic Hotel Hanoi

Halong Bay: Le Journey Cruise 4*

Hoi An: Royal Riverside / Hoi An Delicacy Hotel

HCMC: Winsuites Saigon Hotel or Central Palace Saigon

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADE HOTEL:

Upgrade to 4 Star hotels for $200 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour – $85 per person

DAY 6: My Son Holy Land Tour – $80 per person

DAY 6: Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge – $130 per person

DAY 8: Mekong Delta Cruise – $85 per person

DAY 8 or 9: Cu Chi Tunnels – $80 per person

Note: Only 1 optional tour can be taken per day. 

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time overseas with extra nights pre or post tour

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Hanoi – $150

4 Star Hotel Hanoi – $200

POST-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $150

4 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $200

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on departures until December 2025

Voucher valid for 2 people

Bookings must be made at least 90 days prior to travel

Bookings are subject to availability

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge

Children aged 2-8 require a child voucher: Contact us for prices

Children aged 9+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

PAYMENT PLANS:

MyHoliday2 offers a variety of payment plans based on your tour departure date.

See below for an overview, or refer to our terms and conditions for details.

 

All payment plans incur a 2% surcharge paid with the deposit and if the wrong plan has been selected, there is a $25 fee to manually amend all invoices.

 

12 Month Plan: Applicable only if your tour departs in greater than 12 months from date of booking.

Upfront Deposit: 25%

Payment 1: 40% due after 3 months

Payment 2: 35% due after 9 months

 

6 Month Plan: Applicable only if your tour is departing between 6 and 12 months from date of booking.

Upfront Deposit: 50%

Payment 1: 30% due after 45 days

Payment 2: 20% due after 3 months

 

If your tour is departing in less than 6 months from date of booking, we require payment in full.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

If flights are booked separately, email flight details to booking@myholiday2.com.au to confirm transfers (if applicable).

Customers must ensure valid passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay.

Customers are responsible for researching current entry and exit requirements and having correct documentation for customs. Refer to www.smartraveller.gov.au for latest advice.

Customers must obtain correct visa for destination and cover associated fees.

Minimum of 2 participants required for tour departure. If minimum numbers are not met, customers may be asked to switch to an alternative date or pay a surcharge for a private tour. Notification of any changes will be provided no later than 90 days prior to travel date.

All travel documents are non-transferrable/non-changeable. Name changes are not permitted. Any required name changes will result in issuance of a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 does not assume responsibility for travel issues.

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified.

7 Day Money Back Guarantee offered. Refer to Refund policy for details.

After 7 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non-refundable.

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates; package prices may fluctuate, and refunds are not obligatory to match subsequent price reductions after purchase.

Internal flights allow maximum 1 x 23kg piece of checked luggage per person, not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

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