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Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 DAYS
Trip Code: T-1044
Destination: Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - Danang - Saigon - Siemreap
Valid Date Till: 30/09/2018
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free time at leisure on your own of exploration the city. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CULTURE TOUR
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam. Before having lunch, we visit the Museum of National Fine Arts. It has received many high ranking delegations of different countries, the Museum has sent many traveling thematic exhibitions to other nations to introduce to international friends the typical culture, heroic history of Vietnam. Your lunch will be served at one of the best local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine. After lunch, continue our visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi hilton prison where all US pilots were captured during the bombing years to the north Vietnam from 1964-1972. Next, you will enjoy one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi. At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 3: HANOI COOKING CLASS
Have breakfast at Hotel and at 08.30 AM, we will depart for a special Hanoi cooking class trip, transfer to Anh Tuyet Restaurant in old quarter of Hanoi where to join a special cooking class at the well-known Anh Tuyet restaurant. This restaurant still keeps original characteristics of traditional dishes, including Pho (rice noodle) and Nem (rolls), the morning course starts with a walk, accompanied by the chef Madame Anh Tuyet to the local market where participants get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. A cooking demonstration follows in the kitchen and everyone has the opportunity to play an active part. Apart from introducing Hanoi’s dishes, over the past years, Madame Tuyet has taught foreigners how to cook traditional dishes. Profits are not all the things that count to her. What she likes is to help foreigners have comprehensive understanding of a close, noble but luxury Hanoi. After the class, lunch is served in the restaurant to sample all the different dishes prepared during the demonstration. Next is our walking tour to visit the 36 streets of Hanoi’s famous old quarter and temples, pagodas before transfer back the hotel. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 4: HANOI-HALONG BAY CRUISES/ SEAPLANE
Pick up at your hotel at 7.00 Am this morning and transfer to Noi Bai airport for flying to Halong bay, the flight with Seaplane takes some 30 minutes and a great opportunity to take best pictures of Red River Delta on way down to Halong Bay, landing to Halong water on arrival, next will transfer to the boat dock for 2days cruise Halong bay. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood.
Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot that you wish to visit.
Watch the sunset over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk ( B/L/D)
DAY 5: HALONG BAY CRUISES- HANOI- HUE/ FLIGHT
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
The Boat cruise back Halong dock and again boarding our seaplane for return flight Hanoi airport, the flight takes for 30 minutes. On arrival Noi Bai airport, there will be next connecting flights for Hue city, central parts of Vietnam, some 1 and half hours from Hanoi, pock up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Hue (B)
DAY 6: HUE CITY TOUR 1DAY
Depart from your hotel in Hue at 8.30 AM and start with our sightseeing tour of Hue ancient, Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful tombs will be in the itinerary for today.
Our first stop at The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), enjoy a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. Next will drive for the City Centre to visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City before going for lunch at finest local restaurant in town, this PM will visit the tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang Kings, return back the town at around 4 p.m. Overnight Hue (B/L)
DAY 7: HUE- HOIAN ANCIENT TOWN WALKING TOURS
Have breakfast in hotel before checking out and heading for Hoi an ancient town, Hoi an is some 140km away and the town is just 35km from biggest city of central part of vietnam named Danang. We will pass the fishing village of Lang co, upon arrival in Da Nang visit Cham museum, one of the 5 oldest museums in The ASIA, containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures and visit marble mountains before continuing to hoi an ancient town. Check in the hotel on arrival for fresh up and next will transfer for lunch at finest local restaurant in town.
This Pm, we will continue our walking tour to sightseeing the Hoi an ancient town, From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in the high grade silk, which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. Some places that not to be missed in town are the former merchants’homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Tour ends, transfer back your hotel and Overnight Hoian an (B/L)
DAY 8: HOIAN BEACH SWIMMING- FREE DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and next will be free your own relaxing on beach or shopping at Hoian Ancient Town. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 9: HOIAN BEACH SWIMMING- FREE DAY
Have breakfast at hotel and next will be free your own relaxing on beach or shopping at Hoian Ancient Town. Overnight Hoian (B)
DAY 10: HOIAN- DANANG- SAIGON/ FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will transfer back Danang airport for flying to Hochiminh city (former name: Saigon), pick up at Tan Son Nhat airport on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
This Pm will start the sightseeing the city, included of Reunification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. Today this building is a museum and venue for official receptions. This guided tour to present you the history of entire the building from the living quarter of the president’s family, the “War Room” from where the South Vietnamese forces were controlled, under-ground head quarter. Our next stop will be the Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam,
Next, will visit the biggest local market of Ben Thanh, a great place for shopping before transfer back hotel. Overnight Saigon (B)
DAY 11: MEKONG DELTA 1DAY
Pick up at your hotel/ home in Saigon at 8.00 am and Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. The most interesting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the most beautiful Unicorn Island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. And then we continue our trip to see fascinating local industries in Ben Tre Province. lunch will be served at local restaurant before return trip back Saigon. Overnight Saigon (B/L)
DAY 12: SAIGON - SIEMREAP (CAMBODIA)- CITY TOUR / FLIGHT
Have breakfast at hotel and next will be free at leisure until our car and driver will come to transfer back Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Siemreap city of Cambodia.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel for check in.
If there time permits, we will start our trip to visit to the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used or ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake) and Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
Dinner not included and night at hotel (B)
DAY 13: SIEMREAP TEMPLE TOURS
Breakfast at hotel
Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch not included in tour (your own account)
Visit to the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple.
Dinner not included and night at hotel (B)
DAY 14: SIEMREAP BOAT TRIP- DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake at KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Lunch not included.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to next destination (B)
Tour prices in low season/(Per/person)
( Low season from 1 May- 1 Sept)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
2 Paxs------------2,709 $3,644 $
4 Paxs------------2,185 $3,240 $
6 Paxs------------1,986 $3,027 $
8 Paxs------------1,921 $2,962 $
Single Supplement0 $0 $0 $948 $1,275 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date

Tour prices in high season/(Per/person)
(High season from 2 Sept- 31 April)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
2 Paxs------------2,779 $3,863 $
4 Paxs------------2,264 $3,459 $
6 Paxs------------2,065 $3,247 $
8 Paxs------------2,000 $3,182 $
Single Supplement0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $972.5 $1,352.1 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date
Hotels or Similar Standard
Hotel namesCategoryRoom typeLocation
HADANA HOIAN RESORT/SPA4ExecutiveHOIAN
PALM GARDEN BEACH Resort5Bungalow PoolHOIAN
Ana Mandara Beach Resort and Spa Hue5Beach Front VillaHUE
Century Riverside Hotel4Deluxe River ViewHUE
Sofitel Legend Metrople Ha Noi5Luxury RoomHANOI
REX SAIGON HOTEL- EAST & WEST WING5Suite OrchidSAI GON
Silk Path Hotel Hanoi (Hang bong)4Deluxe RoomHANOI
Grand Silverland Hotel4ExecutiveSAI GON
Inclusion

All Private transportation and transfers (AC, New)
Private Deluxe Cabin Halong Bay ( with 2seafood lunches, 1dinner and breakfast)- Luxury Bhaya Boat (www.bhayacruises.com) 
Private boat in Mekong delta
English speaking guide (Halong bay cruises, guide on boat only)
Seaplane tickets: Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi/ 2ways
Meals as indicated in tour itinerary (B=breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Cooking class in Hanoi
Relevant permits and fees
All accommodation based on twin share basis with daily breakfast

Exclusion

Domestic flights and Airfare:
+ Hanoi- Hue= 120 USD/ One way ticket (Eco Class)
+DNN – Saigon
= 120 USD/ One way ticket (Eco Class)
+ Saigon -Siemreap = 190
USD/ One way ticket (Eco Class)
Vietnam visa approval letter = 25 USD/ per person (Just send us copy of your passport, we obtain in 4 days)
Drinks on boat or in restaurants
Early check in and late check out
Travel insurance
Personal expenses

Tips and gratuities for local guides and drivers

Note

+ Check in time at 02.00 pm and check out at 12.00 am

BOOKING TERMS


Vietnampathfinder commitment is the delivery of bespoke, safe and best services
With a focus on experience, guest safety, quality control and service delivery,  we will check every details to make sure that our travel sevices or your booking travel with us a most enjoyable. Each request is dutifully responded to within 24 hours unless negotiations and special requests are required on your behalf; our team of Vietnampathfinder will ultimately inform and follow up or you also can call us any time at 084. 913323 977 (Mr Pham).
 

Payment

20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour, this deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 80% of the total tour cost to be paid 45 days (for FIT Booking ) and 60 Days (for GIT Booking) prior to arrival date. If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.

Where deposits and advance payments are required from contractors/third parties, these will also be invoiced to the client for payment (in addition to the 20% deposit). This will be required for Vietnampathfinder to secure services contractors/third parties. Pre-payment procedures during high/peak seasons may also vary, depending on the accommodation policy to guarantee the booking. Vietnampathfinder will inform you accordingly about this for each individual case.


We do accept payment methods:

 

+ Bank transfer = 25$/ 1 time bank fees/ whole amount (takes 3 days to complete and easy, this is low bank fees for big amount)

+ Credit card = 2.7% bank fees is levied in addition to the invoiced amount. Kindly make sure you include the invoice number or contact our Accounting Department for an invoice number so that your payment can be identified. Please also check with the bank who issued your credit card to ensure that no other bank fee is applied.

+ Paypayl online = 4.7%, fast but high fees

+Cash on arrival:  50% deposit for booking services (after confirmation) and the balance by cash on arrival Vietnam ( collect by tour guides, drivers directly from tour leader or your clients).


Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellations should be made in writing to VietnamPathfinder Travel (email at: info@vietnampathfinder.com ). Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. We recommend you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement.


For FIT booking (group of less than 14 People travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 22 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 14 - 8 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 7 days before departure.

For GIT booking (group from 14 People up travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 60 - 31 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 30 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 14 days before departure.

Depending on airlines, hotels, cruises and third party cancellation policies, the above conditions may be modified on application. Vietnampathfinder will aim to negotiate with suppliers to waive or minimize these charges to you at best.


Refund & Non-Refundable


+ Any refund may takes from 15 days to 3 Months and We reserve the right to modify these refund policy without prior notice.

+ A Non-refundable  of 100 USD for booking tours when complete the booking confirmation


Hotel Ratings & Accommodation

Although hotels/guest houses/accommodation in the region may provide you with information about their qualification, the properties used and offered by Vietnampathfinder in this part of the world may not all have official star qualification issued by an official government-accredited hotel association in the country of operation. Vietnampathfinder provide you with its own internal star qualification which is based on its own experience and certain criteria to ensure you have an interpretation of the qualification. Vietnampathfinder cannot be held liable in any way for this star qualification.

There are limited hotels/resorts, with standard triple rooms in their inventory. These are commonly double/twin rooms with an extra (rollaway) bed, limiting space within the room. Please inform all concerned accordingly to correctly manage expectations. Extra bed rates / triple sharing room rates are available in the confidential tariff.

Single room supplements are indicated in the confidential tariff. It is common that the provided rooms are twin/double rooms for single use only.

Preferences such as smoking/non-smoking, interconnecting rooms, king-size beds, and location of the room cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance and are subject to hotel policy and availability at time of check-in.

Hotels or Similar Standards, this mean, we will book your accommodation in a similar hotel standards that based on room, service quality and star category, we will email to inform and will only confirm when get final decision from you before block the services.

Child Policies
( Must be under 12 years old upon travelling date)

We will apply the tour rates as following when you process booking online our packages

* Child in half twin shared with 01 adult                           100% of adult fare

* Child in extra bed, shared room with 02 adults               75% of adult fare

* Child without bed, shared room with 02 adults               50% of adult fare

* Complementary for kid under 5years old shared bed with parents

As you can see when booking online, we only charge the child with 50% of adult fare and accept this term, mean, the hotel room will arrange with a twin or double bed (or without an extra bed) and your Child will share room with 02 adults (Parents).
So, if you will request an extra bed after completed our online booking, we will add surcharge further of 25% of adult fare and this payment will be collected on arrival


Last Minutes Booking Policies

Last minutes bookings if the bookings are made in 72 hours, 48 hours or 24 hours before departure

Less than 24 hours before your trip departure, please email us  at: info@vietnampathfinder.com or Call at 084 913323977, we shall inform with our available services that with the same quality, standard as the package tours or any our travel services you wish to book on our website: www.vietnampathfinder.com, before process the final booking.

Refund and amendment will not be applied for last minute bookings.

 

Compulsory at Peak Season & Surcharge

Hotels or Boats (Halong bay, Mekong delta) will request during Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year period, we will inform you via email this special surcharge and your own account
 

Trip Highlights

Vietnam pictures

 

hoian ancient town

Hoian ancient town

Hanoi ancient town

Hanoi old Quarter

Hanoi outskirts

Hanoi outskirts

Halong bay views from the Seaplane

Halong bay views from the Seaplane

Halong bay

Halong bay

Seaplane Halong bay

Cabin on the Seaplane to Halong bay (Water landing)

Boat cruises Halong

Luxury Boat Cruises Halong Bay

Cabin on boat in Halong bay

Deluxe Cabin on boat in Halong bay

Angkor Temple

Angkor Temple of Cambodia

The Seaplane is landing to Halong Water

Vietnam Map


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