OVERVIEW

Solos Only

The always intriguing and diverse Vietnam is the perfect destination for a two week escape. Our ‘Best of Vietnam’ tour visits the south, central and north of this country that’s bursting with culture and history.

You will enjoy a visit of all the major highlights from the Mekong Delta in the south to Hanoi in the north. You’ll be guided by an expert Vietnamese national, discovering the charm of the country that is enticing more and more people to make its discovery.

This is a small group experience, exclusively for solo travellers.

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    17 Days
  • Status:
    Early bird offer
  • Region:
    Asia
  • Destinations:
    Vietnam
  • Travel Style:
    Tour
  • Accomodation:
    Hotels,Boat cabins,Overnight sleeper train
  • Prices:
    EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us. See PRICES section
  • Transport:
    Minivan,Boat
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    maximum 16
  • Trip Code:
    vietnam18-4
  • Terms:
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REVIEWS

Our encounter trip to Vietnam was more than I expected with a great balance of activities and free time. Great food, friendly people and interesting locations with a rich history. I would recommend this trip to other active singles.

Gary, WA

Vietnam holiday was fantastic. Great sights, great people. Way above expectations.

Joanne, NSW
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INCLUSIONS

  • Return economy airfare ex Australia with Singapore Airlines *
  • 15 nights hotel accommodation (3-4 star)
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • English speaking Vietnamese national group tour leader
  • Two domestic flights in Vietnam
  • Overnight train Hanoi to Lao Cai  
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay ^
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary
  • Maximum group size 16 persons
  • Airport transfers # 

* Airfare included with tour & airfare package is valid from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. See prices page for full details.

^ for single room bookings on the overnight cruise a single cabin cannot be guaranteed.

# Airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package. See getting there page for more details

A tipping fund local payment of USD120 is to be paid on arrival
Travel insurance is a mandatory pre requisite for joining this tour

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the key iconic places in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Visit the Mekong Delta including the floating market of Cai Rang
  • See the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Enjoy the charm of Hoi An, central Vietnam with a three night stay
  • Visit the hills in Vietnam and traditional tribes
  • Visit Hanoi’s renowned landmarks including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House and the Temple of Literature
  • Take a ‘cyclo’ tour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Enjoy a superb overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • 2 and 3 night stays at many of the destinations
  • Includes two domestic flights to create a more easy-paced tour
  • Enjoy small group touring, just for solo travellers

DAY 1 - SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018
Arrive to Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Vietnam!

An airport-to-hotel transfer is provided for all passengers travelling on a nominated tour flight/s*. If you’ve made your own travel arrangements, the transfer to the hotel is by your own arrangement (or you can request a transfer with us for an additional service fee).

Today you can spend the evening at your leisure. You will probably have met some of the other group members on the airport-to-hotel transfer, but in any case, the meeting point in the hotel lobby is nominated at 8:30pm for anyone who wants to join as a group and head out for a casual dinner (at your own expense).

Meals: no meals are included today

* to qualify for the transfer your airfare must be booked with us on the nominated tour flight/s

Day 2 - SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018
Discover Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City

Your first full day in Vietnam starts with a city discovery tour where you’ll see all the key iconic places in Ho Chi Minh City; Binh Tay Market, Jade Emperor Pagoda, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office.  You’ll also have some free time to make some discoveries of your own. Tonight, the group enjoys a welcome dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 - MONDAY 23 APRIL 2018
Ho Chi Minh City to Cai Be – Can Tho (Mekong Delta)

This morning we transfer to the rural district of Cai Be (3 hours away) to enjoy a scenic boat tour down the river, and lunch is included while we are out touring the Mekong Delta. We’ll stop to see the sights along the way before finishing the tour in Vinh Long. From here we’ll hop on the transfer to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, where we’ll stay this evening.

Seafood meals are a focus on the local restaurant menus but tonight you may like to try the local mouse dish that features on some menus!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 - TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018
Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City

Today we get up early to make sure you see the best of the local trade on the Mekong Delta with a boat tour (great photo opportunities this morning) to visit the floating market of Cai Rang, and a walk around the local village of Can Tho. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to lie in, you can make your own plans for the morning (just let your tour guide know you won’t be joining the morning boat tour).

In the afternoon, we’ll get on the transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for the night - one of the longer afternoons of driving.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018
Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Hoi An

After breakfast at the hotel, we head out to see the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing network of interconnecting tunnels that were used by the Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots.

After your visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, there’s a packed lunch and we transfer to the airport for a short afternoon flight to Danang. From Danang we transfer to the historic town of Hoi An for the next three nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (packed)

DAY 6 – THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2018
Hoi An Tour, Hoi An

Start your day with a morning city walk, the best way to see the sights of historical Hoi An. The tour includes the Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation Hall, the Japanese Bridge and Phung Hung House.

In the afternoon, take a leisurely bike tour to get know the city further afield as you pedal through the countryside. Or, if you prefer, you can take some free time to do some shopping, have some clothes tailored or soak up the atmosphere of Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2018
Hoi An

Today, you have time at leisure to make your own discoveries, relax by the resort pool, wander around Hoi An or visit the local beach.

Optional
Ever wondered or wanted to know how the Vietnamese cook up such delicious food? Well, today you get the answers at our special cooking class at a great cooking school in Hoi An. You’ll learn how to make some key dishes as well as become familiar with the key ingredients that the Vietnamese use in their cooking. For lunch, you’ll enjoy the cooking creations you made at the cooking school.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018
From Hoi An to Hue
 

Today we transfer by road, from Hoi An to Hue via the Marble Mountains – a cluster of five marble and limestone hills – and Hai Van Pass, some of the most scenic countryside in Vietnam. We stop for lunch en route at a local restaurant.  In Hue, there’s a city tour of The Citadel.

You’ll have the evening at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9 - SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2018
The Perfume River, Hue

The day begins with a boat tour on the Perfume River – named so because of the abundance of floral orchards lining it – to the royal tombs area. In the afternoon, we take you on a two-hour cycling tour, which is a highlight because you can roam into the countryside around Hue and get amongst the local village life. If cycling’s not your cup of tea, you can always choose to do your own thing around town.

Tonight, there’s a group dinner, enjoying the authentic cuisine of central Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 - MONDAY 30 APRIL 2018
Hue – Hanoi - Overnight Train to Sapa

We start today with a short, morning flight to Hanoi.

In Hanoi, there’s a city discovery tour. The tour visits some of Hanoi’s renowned landmarks including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the outside only), Ho Chi Minh House and the Temple of Literature. There’s also a bit of fun on a ‘cyclo’ tour in the Old Quarter. The Old Quarter is a legacy of Hanoi’s ancient past, which has a history that spans over 2000 years and is known as the ‘eternal soul of the city.’

This evening you’ll take the overnight train to Lao Cai on a sleeper train ^. Before boarding, we’ll have a group dinner and you’ll have some time to purchase snacks and drinks for the train journey. We have sleeper berths for the train journey which make the overnight trip more comfortable. The spirit of adventure is best adopted for the train journey as we arrive to our destination early morning.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TIP: Have a small travel bag/day pack available that you can use for the visit to Sapa. Large bags will be stored at the hotel in Hanoi as it is not possible to travel with your main luggage bag on the train.

^ About the train; it’s not a luxury train. There are 4 beds per berth and our group may be sharing with the general public. The toilet is shared for the carriage.

DAY 11 - TUESDAY 1 MAY 2018
Sapa

It’s a very early arrival to the train station, as trains arrive around dawn or even a bit earlier. To start your experience, there’s an excursion to the weekly Coc Ly market to experience local market shopping, where you’ll notice plenty of sights and aromas. Needless to say, it’s a very different experience to our supermarkets at home! Then we’ll have a boat tour before we transfer over to Sapa (weather permitting).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 - WEDNESDAY 2 MAY 2018
Silver Waterfall, Sapa

Today we go on an excursion to Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall), 5km north of Sapa. It’s a dramatic waterfall reaching an impressive 100 metres high. The rest of the day is at your own leisure, which might be the perfect chance to make some discoveries of your own in this beautiful highland village.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 – THURSDAY 3 MAY 2018
Ta Phin, Sapa – Hanoi
 

Today we have an excursion to Ta Phin village, outside of Sapa. Ta Phin is a picturesque drive North of Sapa, set within a valley with a towering mountain peak at one end. It’s alive with the daily life of the Kinh, Red Dao and Black Hmong people.

Later today we make our way back to Hanoi by road.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 - FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018
Hanoi - Halong Bay

This morning we make our way from Hanoi to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise of this stunning bay – a major highlight of your Vietnam tour! Halong Bay is a world heritage site and includes some 1600 islands and islets forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. It really is a breath-taking scene. Make sure you pack your swimwear for this one.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Luggage Note:
Have a small travel bag/day pack available that you can use for the overnight stay on board the junk.

Note for single room bookings:
A single cabin cannot be guaranteed on the overnight boat tour on Halong Bay and you may be required to share with another person (of the same gender).

DAY 15 - SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018
Return to Hanoi

We continue the cruise in the morning before transferring to Hanoi in the afternoon. This evening it’s our farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16 - SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018
Our Final Day, Depart Hanoi

We have come to the final day of your tour! You’ll have some time today at your leisure to soak up your last hours in Vietnam, before departing from the hotel to the airport for your return home.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17 – MONDAY 7 MAY 2018
Return home

The nominated tour flight returns home to Australia this morning.

 

About the Itinerary
The itinerary is created to give you a good idea of the inclusions on the tour. However, from time to time, due to circumstances beyond our control, or for good reason as deemed by your tour guide there may be changes once you are on tour.
 

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Room Type

Ho Chi Minh City

Edenstar Hotel

Deluxe Room

Can Tho

West Hotel

Superior Room

Hue

Romance Hotel 

Superior Room

Hoi An

Little Hoi An Central Hotel

Premier Room

Sapa

Sunny Mountain Hotel

Superior Room

Halong Bay

Glory Legend Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

Hanoi

Le Belle Vie

Classic Room

Hotels are finalised about 45 days prior to departure.  Hotels are 3 to 4 star rated.  
The hotels listed are the likely hotels however are subject to change.  If the hotels change from the list above, a hotel of similar standard will be used.

HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS

EDENSTAR HOTEL, HO CHI MINH CITY
As a 4-star standard hotel, Edenstar Hotel Saigon (old name Eden Saigon Hotel) is located right in the center of business, shopping, commercial and entertainment of Ho Chi Minh City. It is only a 5 minute walk to Ben Thanh Market. The hotel is close to convenient transportation system, and also offers luxury guest rooms, hospitable services as well as completely furnished business facilities. Today, the hotel has become the first choice for the local and International businessmen.

Edenstar Hotel Saigon has 129 comfortable guest rooms with simple and graceful designs but well-furnished that bring a relaxing space to customers to get away from the city hustle. Breakfast served in buffet style in the separate restaurant area. The hotel also has massage area and Fitness Center with an outdoor Swimming pool and Bar with views of the City, two conference Rooms with a capacity of more than 350 guests.

WEST HOTEL, CAN THO
West Hotel is located at Ninh Kieu quay, center of Can Tho city.  Eighty well-equipped and state-of-the-art rooms conforming to international 4 stars standard, together with the professional and dedicated staff, are promised to bring you the most comfortable stay in Can Tho.

At West Hotel, you will enjoy not only the best services, ranging from coffee-bar, swimming pool, to restaurant but the natural beauty of Hau river. Besides, the hotel is an ideal place for conferences, meetings, events and parties with the venues’ capacity up to 150 persons, mordern sound - light system, and large space.

With the passion and determination of providing the highest quality services in Can Tho City, We always attempt to satisfy your demands and expectations when arriving here.

ROMANCE HOTEL, HUE
Located in the heart of Hue City – an UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Romance Hotel has an ideal location, just steps away from the Perfume River on a street with several tourist information spots.

  • Phu Bai Airport – 14 kilometres, 20 minutes by car
  • Hue Railway Station – 2.5 kilometres, 5 minutes by car
  • 24-hours airport Pick up and taxi service available

With the slogan “A lifetime of happiness”, the hotel’s aim is to ensure that their guests will have the most comfortable, enjoyable and truly unforgettable time in Romance Hotel.

Guests are welcomed by the hotel’s warm reception and hospitality, and will always see smiling faces, enthusiastic support, consideration, reliability in every service during the entire stay at the Romance Hotel Hue.

LITTLE HOI AN CENTRAL HOTEL, HOI AN
All 108 guest rooms and Suites elegantly designed with modern facilities & amenities. A great emphasis has also been put on the quality of the guest room interiors and the furnishings as well. All rooms are decorated in a combination of old and modern style interior.

Little Hoi An Central Hotel & Spa is designed to provide guests with contemporary surroundings, comfort and style with personalized service. A four star deluxe hotel with its unique culture mixing colonial style architecture which provides exceptional facilities and services with efficiency, comfort, security and value for money.

Centrally located on Hung Vuong Road, within a walking distance to the famous Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda and the colorful and bustling Ancient Town, a UNESCO’s World Heritage site.

SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL, SAPA
This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Sapa town, it is in a strategic location and provides easy accessibility to a variety of restaurants, souvenir shops, travel services and other public facilities in the "old street" of this famous mountain city.

Sunny Mountain Hotel features all facilities of an international hotel. The hotel has been carefully decorated to bring to guests the special feeling in harmony with the nature and the local hill tribe life. Facilities include a top end spa with Jacuzzi, heated swimming pool and a full range of spa treatments. The elegant indoor restaurant offers the best dishes from Vietnamese and International cuisine. The open terrace bar put you in a relaxing mood, and with a special house tropical drink while enjoying a beautiful sunset on the top of Fansipan Mountain and listening some jazz or the local minority music to bring you more experiences about the region.

GLORY LEGEND CRUISE, HALONG BAY
Glory Legend Cruise has 11 cabins and 17 cabins with the same services and standard. It has been operating since December 2014. Their boats are modern and tastefully designed, they feature spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars. Glory Legend Cruises are designed and fitted to international standards while maintaining a traditional style, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.

Glory Legend Cruises offer an elegant and relaxing way to explore endless style in Halong bay. The cruise brings passengers into contact with local people in different floating villages of Halong bay. You will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, an unforgettable vacation on your “floating hotel”.

LA BELLE VIE, HANOI
Excellently situated within easy reach of all Hanoi’s main attractions, La Belle Vie Hotel welcomes its guests with timeless elegance, warmth and immaculate style. Established in 2010, the hotel has been recognised for its service and has been very proud to boast one of the highest rates of recurring guests in the city. Combining elegant Vietnamese charm with seductive modern touches, 100 guest rooms offer you great comfort, refined style and a wide range of amenities and services that take care of your daily, recreational and business needs. La Belle Vie definitely is an oasis for corporate and leisure travelers offering the "True Vietnam Experience.”

 

Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page.

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PRICES

** EARLY BIRD OFFER **

SAVING: Book & pay the tour deposit by Tuesday 21 November 2017
SAVE $300 for tour package with your own room | $200 if you share

*EB saving applies ONLY if airfare is booked with us
* ‘share’ refers to ‘twinshare’; share a room with a friend or a roommate match that we arrange.

Prices per person (in AUD)

With Your Own Room

Early Bird: Tour & airfare package

$4989

Standard: Tour & airfare package

$5289

Tour Only

$4339 


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:
PRE OR POST TOUR HOTEL STAYS, VIETNAM

Pre tour hotel 
Ho Chi Minh City including breakfast

$135

Post tour hotel 
Hanoi including breakfast

$135

Airport – Hotel Transfers
Not required when not travelling on group tour nominated flight as part of your package

$60

 

OTHER PRICE INFORMATION:

^ Tipping Fund Best of Vietnam
On day one of the tour a local payment of USD120 per person is payable to your tour director. Your tour director/group guide manages the fund. Tips are given to porters of each hotel at check in and check out, boat staff, local guides, the coach driver, other service personnel assisting with group services, and includes a tip for your tour guide that escorts the group.  

For excellent service additional tips for your tour director are gratefully received.

SHARE & SAVE
If you are happy to share with a roommate of the same gender, save $740 on package prices above that include your own room (not sharing). 

TOUR & AIRFARE PACKAGE
* International airfare ex Australia is valid from: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth. Once the ticket is issued penalties are incurred for changes, and in some cases airfares may be non-refundable. Reservation are made in the name you provide to us with your booking form – this name must match your passport. Failure to provide your name as per your passport may result in an invalid ticket.

DAY/DATE VARIATIONS: 
Due to airline flight schedules and availability, day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure. If additional nights of stay are required, the cost of any additional night/s of stay applies.

TAXES, FUEL COSTS, AND AIRFARE SURCHARGES: 
The tour and airfare package includes air taxes to the value of $170 per person for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and $150 for Perth. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies are shown as a guide only. At the time final monies are due the amount for the airline tax & fuel surcharge will be updated if there has been any change.

An airfare supplement may apply depending on airline availability and departure cities, and this would be advised with your quote. 

EARLY BIRD, TERMS & CONDITIONS: 
To be eligible for the early bird savings you need to book and pay the deposit to secure your booking, and make any progress payment by the nominated date, as per the booking terms.

UPGRADING ECONOMY FARE TO BUSINESS CLASS FARE WITH POINTS
The airfare included in a package, or otherwise purchased separately may not allow the use of flyer points to upgrade. However, there is the option of paying a surcharge where we would book the airfare which does allow you to upgrade. The surcharge can be quoted at time of requesting quote and is subject to availability. 

ACCRUING FREQUENT FLYER POINTS
The airfare offered may not permit frequent flyer points to be accrued. If you wish to accrue frequent flyers points please check with us at the time of booking. We will advise the status and if any airfare supplement applies to book an airfare class that permits the accrual of frequent flyer points. 

Not included:  

  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
  • Visa fees and processing
  • Tips for tour service personnel
  • Any tips or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
  • Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry & medical expenses
  • Incidental expenses such as taxi fares, telecommunications 
ROOMMATE MATCH 

Share and save with our roommate match option. On your request and subject to availability, we will match you with another group member (same gender) so that you can share a room and take advantage of the twin share price.

Reduced Single Supplement:
If we are not able to offer you a roommate match, a 'Reduced Single Supplement' price will be offered. This represents a 50% saving on the standard single supplement price. Alternatively, you have the option to decline and receive a full refund of your tour deposit. 

If you are not prepared to pay for a Reduced Single Supplement we recommend you should not pay for the airfare until you have a guaranteed roommate match and this is advised by us in writing. This supplement becomes due after we finalise the group and before departure.  The Reduced Single Supplement offer only applies to bookings secured with a deposit by Monday 22 January 2018.

Please note: if a roommate becomes available after receiving advice of a Reduce Single Supplement rate, your booking automatically reverts to the twin share price and any monies paid for the Reduced Single Supplement will be refunded.

GETTING THERE

Arrive to: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam        
Depart from: Hanoi, Vietnam       

You must hold a valid passport with a minimum of six 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport. See 'VISA' information in our MORE INFORMATION section below.

HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure.

Early Check In
If your flight arrives well in advance of the hotel check in time, then we recommend travellers consider booking an additional night at the hotel the evening prior to guarantee a morning check-in. Early check in without payment can be requested, and is at the discretion of the hotel, but cannot be guaranteed.

Late Check Out
If your flight departs after the hotel check out time we recommend that you make an enquiry with us about securing a late check out with payment.  Some hotels will require payment in full of the next night of stay while others may have a rate for a late check out such as a payment to extend check out until 6pm as an example.

Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
A flight itinerary is issued with a quote

TRANSFERS
On arrival to Ho Chi Minh City and for departure from Hanoi a group transfer for all passengers travelling on the nominated tour flights on Singapore Airlines, booked with us as part of your package.

If you wish to arrive earlier and/or depart later, transfer fees apply.

DETAILS

Read on for other key trip information that you should know before you decide on joining the group.

FLIGHT ITINERARY
A flight itinerary is issued with a quote

TRANSFERS
On arrival to Ho Chi Minh City and for departure from Hanoi a group transfer for all passengers travelling on the nominated tour flights on Singapore Airlines, booked with us as part of your package.

If you wish to arrive earlier and/or depart later, transfer fees apply.

THE PACE  [3 OUT OF 5]
This is a medium paced, small group tour with a maximum of 18 travellers.

There is a mix of days; between more leisurely days and other days that require longer periods on foot, standing, walking and climbing stairs. This tour is not suitable for anyone not able to stand and walk for long periods and/or unable to climb stairs without assistance. You need an average level of fitness (or above) to be suited to this tour.

ABOUT THE MEALS
It’s regular that our trips included welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone has the enjoyment of dining as a group.  There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures.

We also like to include some evenings when dining is at your leisure. It’s an opportunity to make your own local discoveries. 

Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned, please check with us before you book.

LUGGAGE
Checked Luggage – Domestic Flights
Maximum allowance is 20kg for internal flights in Vietnam

Overnight Train Journey
Whilst travelling in Vietnam, there will be an overnight train journey to Sapa, where you will be required to pack a small bag for two nights. Your main luggage will be kept in the hotel in Hanoi. This is due to the limited space on board the train and for the comfort of the passengers.

Overnight Cruise
The same will also apply to the overnight Halong Bay Cruise.

GROUP GUIDE
This tour is escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese National, professional tour guide. Your guide is there to ensure the smooth operation of your tour, liaise with the coach driver, hotel and all other service providers connected with our tour. You will find your guide to be passionate about their history and culture and good company.

TRANSPORT
Touring is by private coach and includes:

  • a one way overnight (sleeper) train journey
  • two domestic flights within Vietnam to reduce travel time
  • an overnight boat cruise on Halong Bay.

The cost of the domestic flights in Vietnam are covered in your tour package price

ABOUT MOBILE PHONE USE / INTERNET 
You may like to purchase a prepaid sim care to take with you while travelling.  These can often be a good option to keep in touch with friends and family back home and it gives you data in order to use the internet.  Be sure the sim card you purchase will cover all the countries you are travelling to. 

Many hotels these days offer WiFi—some for free, others for a modest fee. But WiFi floats around elsewhere in Vietnam as well.

Visit our Travel Guide page on our website for destination information.

TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Our encounter trip to Vietnam was more than I expected with a great balance of activities and free time. Great food, friendly people and interesting locations with a rich history. I would recommend this trip to other active singles.

Gary, WA

Vietnam holiday was fantastic. Great sights, great people. Way above expectations.

Joanne, NSW

Well suited for people on there own good to connect with likeminded people have fun enjoy the experiences and make good friendships. Recommend to anyone

Arlene, 52 years, Western Australia
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