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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.

Plus there’s the option to extend your experience with the 7 day Highlights of Cambodia. Time permitting, this is the perfect add on to your Vietnam Experience.  From Vietnam fly to Cambodia and discover the Highlights of Cambodia in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. This 7day itinerary includes breath taking historical temples and ruins where you will feel transported back in time to a magical era of spiritual and historical significance. The tour includes the amazing Wonder of the World and largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat.

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

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PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    45+
  • Duration:
    16 Days
  • Status:
    Final days to book
  • Region:
    Asia
  • Destinations:
    Vietnam, Cambodia
  • Travel Style:
    Tour
  • Accomodation:
    Hotels,Overnight train,Cabins
  • Prices:
    See PRICES
  • Transport:
    Bus,Train,Boat
  • Pace:
    3
  • Group Size:
    maximum 18
  • Trip Code:
    vietnam17-10
  • 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

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit 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.
  • Visit the Mekong Delta including the floating market of Cai Rang
  • See the Chu Chi Tunnels
  • Enjoy the charm of Hoi An, central Vietnam with a 3 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
  • The 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 tourEnjoy small group touring, just for solo travellers

CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the largest religious monument in the world Angkor Wat
  • See the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
  • See the Genocide Museum of Toul Sleng Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • English speaking group tour leader
  • Air-conditioned private coach

DAY 1 - SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2017
Arrive to Ho Chi Minh

Welcome to Vietnam!  

An airport-to-hotel transfer is provided for all passengers travelling on a group flight*. Most of the flights will arrive at the end of the day. If you’ve made your own travel arrangements, the transfer to the hotel is by your own arrangement (or you can request a private 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 group flight

Day 2 - SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2017
Discover 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 8 OCTOBER 2017
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. We’ll eat lunch at the house of a local villager during the boat tour of the Mekong Delta. 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! 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 Cantho in the Mekong Delta, where we’ll stay this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 - TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 2017
Cantho – Ho Chi Minh City

Today we get up early to make sure you see the very 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 Cantho. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to lie in, you can make your own plans for the morning in Cantho (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 days of driving.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2017 
Ho Chi Minh City - Chu 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 12 OCTOBER 2017
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 13 OCTOBER 2017
Hoi An

Ever wondered or wanted to know how the Vietnamese cook up such delicious food? Well, today you get the answers at our special group 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.  

In the afternoon, enjoy some leisure time. Relax by the resort pool, wander around Hoi An or visit the local beach.  

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 8 - SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017
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.

Tonight, there’s a group dinner where we’ll dine on the authentic cuisine of central Vietnam.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017
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 to and really 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.  Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 10 - MONDAY 16 OCTOBER 2017
Hue – Hanoi - Overnight Train to Sapa

We start today with a short, morning flight to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines. 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 night 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 17 OCTOBER 2017
Sapa

It’s a very early arrival to the train station as all 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 18 OCTOBER 2017
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 19 OCTOBER 2017
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 20 OCTOBER 2017
Hanoi - Huong Hai Junk Cruise, 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 21 OCTOBER 2017
Return to Hanoi

We continue the cruise in the morning before transferring to Hanoi in the afternoon. This evening there’s a grand farewell dinner.  

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16 - SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2017
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 23 OCTOBER 2017
Return home

The nominated group flight returns home to Australia this morning.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: 
HIGHLIGHTS OF CAMBODIA

DAY 16 – SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER 2017
Arrival Day/Siem Reap

Today you depart from Hanoi and travel on a regional flight from Vietnam to Cambodia to arrive to Siem Reap. On arrival in Siem Reap you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.

Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

DAY 17 – MONDAY 23 OCTOBER 2017
Angor Wat/Siem Reap

After breakfast at your hotel, today you are in for a real treat as you visit an amazing wonder of the world, Angkor Wat. The largest religious monument in the world, dating back to 1125, Angkor Wat is unrivalled in its beauty and state of preservation – a truly memorable experience.

Another must-see is Ta Prohm, which is in almost the same distinctive condition in which it was discovered. Time permitting, the afternoon excursion will also include Banteay Samré. This 12th century Hindu temple was built next to the Eastern Baray (artificial water reservoir, now dry) which was key to Angkor’s power.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18 – TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
Angkor Thom - Siem Reap -  Battambang

After merely wetting your taste buds to the many wonders of Angkor yesterday, today we visit a couple more temples and ruins in Angkor, including the Bayon, the Terraces of the Elephants and Leper King, Phimeanakas and Baphuon - all forming part of Angkor Thom.

In the afternoon we will travel to Battambang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 19 – WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2017
Battambang

Battambang is a small, leisurely city in Cambodia’s vast countryside. The surroundings are best visited by local tuk-tuk. During this trip we will see numerous temples, workshops and great landscapes. You will also experience the unique bamboo train, a ride to remember!

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 20 – THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017
Battambang to Phnom Penh

After breakfast, we start our journey to Phnom Penh where you will be able to see some of the locals living their daily lives. Your guide will tell you some stories about local life along the way. At Kampong Chhnang there is a short boat tour. Closer to Phnom Penh we will visit the former capital of Oudong, a small hill offering fine views.

Arrival to Phnom Penh will be late in the afternoon.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 21 – FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017
Phnom Penh

There is a city tour of Phnom Penh, including the Royal Palace where the Kings of Cambodia have occupied, since it was built in the 1860's. You will also visit the Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Genocide Museum of Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Visiting Choeung Ek is a sombre experience and the harsh reality that it is a mass grave where over a million people were executed and buried by the vicious Khmer Rouge regime.  

Time permitting, you will visit the Central Market where you can buy just about anything you can think of for ‘cheap as chips prices,’ including electronic equipment, clothing, watches, bags, suitcases, dried and fresh foodstuff, jewellery, clothes; from cheap T-shirts to woven Khmer scarves, pseudo-antiques and books.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 22 – SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER 2017
Departure Day

This morning you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast to reflect on your time in Cambodia before being transferred to the airport at Phnom Penh for your return flight home.

Meals:  Breakfast 

DAY 23 – SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER 2017
Return to Australia

Your flight from Cambodia arrives this morning

Meals:  N/A 

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. IF there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

VIETNAM HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Ho Chi Minh City

Eden Star Hotel

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel

Hue

Romance Hotel 

Hoi An

Hoi An Silk Marina

Sapa

Amazing Sapa Hotel 

Halong Bay

Glory Legend Cruise

Hanoi

Tirant Hotel 

Vietnam hotels are finalised about 50 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.


CAMBODIA HOTELS

Destination

Hotel Name

Siem Reap

Lotus Blanc Resort

Battambang

Maisons Wat Kor

Phnom Penh Katari Hotel

Katari Hotel

VIETNAM HOTELS

EDEN STAR HOTEL, HO CHI MINH CITY
As a 4-star standard hotel, Edenstar Saigon (old name Eden Saigon Hotel) is located right in the CBD, shopping, commercial and entertainment area of Ho Chi Minh City. It is approximately a 5 minute walk to the Ben Thanh Markets. Edenstar Hotel Saigon also offers the luxury guest rooms, hospitable services as well as the completely furnished business facilities. Edenstar Hotel Saigon has 129 comfortable guest rooms with simple and graceful designs but well-furnished that brings a relaxing space to clients. 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, more than 350 meters 2 conference Rooms with a capacity of more than 350 Guests.

NINH KIEU HOTEL, CAN THO
Located in the centre of Ninh Kieu quay, Can Tho city, the 4 star Ninh Kieu Riverside Hotel, with the unique and impressive architecture in Can Tho city, has created its brand and prestige from the start.

With the best location in Can Tho city, fully modern facilities equipped, professional & enthusiastic staff, and experienced management team as well. The hotel believes you will be satisfied when enjoying our services. 

ROMANCE HOTEL, HUE
At the Romance Hotel you will be welcomed by the warm-heartedness and hospitality. With a total of 113 newly built rooms, the Romance Hotel has an ideal location, just steps away from the Perfume River and an UNESCO listed World Heritage site. 

HOI AN SILK MARINA HOTEL, HOI AN
Located right on the banks of Thu Bon River and on the doorstep of the UNESCO World Heritage – Hoi An Ancient Town, Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa is a charming retreat resort designed with a fusion of graceful European and tropical Asian style providing a cosy home-away-from-home ambience. The resort features 101 guest rooms and villas overlooking the tranquil river or infinity pool and garden to cater for the various preferences of all guests. 

AMAZING SAPA HOTEL, SAPA
Nestled in the heart of highland town and conveniently located within the proximity of Sapa’s shopping, restaurants and local attractions, the Amazing Hotel Sapa boasts exquisite style, spacious guestrooms, and most importantly, seamlessly intuitive service and personalised comfort, making it an ideal retreat for leisure and business travellers alike.

The stylish, elegant four-star hotel features 82 guest rooms and suites with spectacular view of surrounding mountains and terraced rice fields. Luxurious and contemporary, the hotel offers modern rooms with amenities, complimentary wireless internet access, heated indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, beauty and spa services, exquisite restaurant and bar, and a fine range of banqueting and meeting venue to cater to every need and occasion. 

GLORY LEGEND CRUISES
Glory Legend Cruises  have been operating in December 2014. They are modern and tastefully designed boats, it 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 have been designed and fitted boats to international standards while maintaining traditional style, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance. Amongst all the best Halong Bay Cruise recommendation from travellers.

Glory Legend Cruises offer an elegant, relaxing and fulfilling ways to explore endless style in Halong bay. The cruise brings you into contact with local people in different floating villages of the Halong bay. With Glory Legend Cruises, you will have ample opportunity to see Vietnam in its authenticity and sample local culture and food, in a one unpacking, unforgettable vacation where your “floating hotel” will show an insight into Halong bay Vietnam. 

TIRANT HOTEL, HANOI
The Hanoi Tirant Hotel, a new beautiful Oriental downtown hotel in Hanoi, blends oriental luxury accommodations with intuitive service.  Ideally located, nestled between Hanoi Old Street and the centre of Hanoi Tourist attractions, the Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Guests can enjoy most of famous attractions close by the hotel.

CAMBODIA HOTELS

LOTUS BLANC HOTEL, SIEM REAP
Built in an exotic design of luxury French art and décor coupled with a Cambodian cultural touch, Lotus Blanc Resort is one of the best hotels in Siem Reap that provides a timeless, holistic and harmonious experience.

If you are looking for elegance, a rich heritage and a combination of middle ages and a twenty first century outlook, this Siem Reap hotel is the place to be, a destination that provides a tropical bliss landscape which intimately defines the perfect escape – a home away from home!

This Siem Reap hotel Superior Room is characterised by its simplicity and comfort with a relaxing couch and offers a private balcony overlooking the view of Siem Reap city.

MAISONS WAT KOR, BATTAMBANG
Located in the heart of Khmer Wat Kor Village, Maisons Wat Kor is a boutique hotel with an outdoor swimming pool and massage services. Rooms have a terrace offering garden or pool views. Free parking is provided. Maisons Wat Kor is a 5-minute walk from Wat Kor Pagoda. Battambang Town and Psar Nat Shopping Area is 2 km from the hotel.

Each air-conditioned room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities. A personal safe and slippers are provided. En suite bathrooms include free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can enjoy a good book in the library or rent a bicycle to explore the surroundings. Currency exchange services and sightseeing arrangements can be done at the tour desk. The hotel has a business centre and concierge desk.

KATARI HOTEL, PHNOM PENH
Situated in the prestigious heart of Phnom Penh with a very contemporary and fast-paced economic zone and tourist destination, with a 5 minute walk away to the Independent Monument. 
The hotel provides varieties of facilities such as a café, a business centre, a restaurant and a swimming pool along with the fitness centre, massage and rooftop sky bar views the delightful capital city of Cambodia. The hotel offers the international services with 61 luxurious rooms and suites. All the rooms are air-conditioned and bathrooms are designed with a bath tub and shower.

 

Hotel descriptions are created from content from hotel websites, edited accordingly to include on our website. 

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GETTING THERE

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Arrive to: Ho Chi Minh City
Depart from:  Hanoi  

Group Flight Arrangements
The nominated flights are with Singapore Airlines and are subject to availability. The transfers are included based on the nominated tour flights. If flights are booked with a different airline, there will be a transfer option available to book. 

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

If you are not booking the group airfare as part of your package with us or you are extending your stay pre tour or post tour other transfer options are available.

DETAILS

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  As a small group tour, space is limited space. Also, many services on this tour must be booked well in advance.  To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS
You will enjoy this small group experience with a maximum group size of 18 travellers.

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. 

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.

 

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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