All Private transportation and transfers (AC, New) Private Deluxe Cabin on boat in Halong bay, twin share cabin (All Meals on boat)
English Speaking Guide for Hanoi city tour Meals as indicated in tour itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner)
Relevant permits and fees Water Puppet Show Hanoi Early check in Hanoi Hotel for arrival day
All accommodation based on twin share basis with daily breakfast (as listed)
Early check in and late check out
Drinks on boat or in Restaurants
Tips and gratuities
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM- CITY TOURS
Pick you up on arrival Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi and transfer some 45 minutes to the hotel in downtown, check in and sleep back ( your arrival with Cebu airline to Hanoi at 02.00 Am, early morning). At 09.00 Am will have breakfast.
Start the city tour to visit the most interesting places in Hanoi, We first visit the complex of 4 spots reflecting the simple life of the great leader, beloved Hochiminh President of Vietnam, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture. This complex comprises of the Hochiminh mausoleum where the remains of The Hochiminh President is kept, then the house on stilts, at the heart of the capital, where he lived and worked Next is Presidential Palace, which was built in 1906 where the president of Vietnam works. Our next stop is the One Pillar pagoda (built in 1049)
Next is the Temple of literature (the first university of Vietnam built in 1070) and we will head for the fine art museum to see the paintings of Vietnamese well-known artists. En route around these places, you can enjoy the landscape and view Hanoi ancient streets.
Lunch is served at local restaurant
Continue the trip to visit the St. Joseph's Cathedral (Vietnamese: Nhà thờ Lớn Hà Nội, Nhà thờ Chính tòa Thánh Giuse) is a church on Nha Tho (Church) Street in the Hoàn Kiếm District of Hanoi, Vietnam. The late 19th-century Gothic Revival (Neo-Gothic style) church serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million Catholics in the country.
Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.
At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show for one hour, the oldest record mentioning water puppetry is the inscription on a stone stele dating from 1121. The stele called Sùng Thiện Diên Linh is located in Đọi Sơn Pagoda in Hà Nam Province (This is a must to see show when you are in Hanoi, recommended).
Have dinner at finest local restaurant in town before transfer back your hotel. Overnight Hanoi. (B/L/D)
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY CRUISES (aboard)
At 7.00 Am in the morning, our shuttle bus will come to pick up and depart for Halong Bay, some 170 km away from Hanoi and drive down to the biggest delta (the Red River delta), great opportunity for stopping along the way for taking pictures of local daily activities.
On Arrival, board the traditional sailing junk. 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 3: HALONG BAY CRUSIE- HANOI - DEPARTURE
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!
After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City.
Meet back the shuttle bus and driver back Hanoi on the same road, arrival Hanoi around 04.00 Pm and free time for your own shopping in Old quarter Hanoi. At 08.00 Pm, pick you up from your hotel (same hotel that on day 1)and transfer back the airport for flight onwards. tour ends at airport (B/L)
+ Check in time at hotel: 02.00 Pm and Check out time at hotel: 12.00 Am
+ Package rates are not applied for Chinese New Year, 30 April, 1 May, 2 Sept
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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).
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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.
( 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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