From (AUD)$5,895
Days20
Airfares included
Vietnam - a country brimming with culture and breathtaking natural beauty. Take an in depth journey from lively Hanoi to the peaceful hills of Sapa. Take to the water, cruising along beautiful Halong Bay. Explore the cobblestoned streets of Hoi An and learn more about the Vietnam War in Vung Tau.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $140pp pre-paid
Transport — Bicycle, Coach, Cruise boat, Longboat, Motorised tuk tuk, Plane, Riverboat, Sampan & Vespa (scooter)
No Hidden Extras

Explore the Ben Tre province in the Mekong region, travelling along the tributaries and narrow canals in a traditional-style cruise boat.

Discover Hanoi, including Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.
Take a scenic journey through some of northern Vietnam’s breathtaking scenery to the hills of Sapa.
Enjoy an overnight cruise in the breathtaking Halong Bay, known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.

Special Experiences

Take a short drive to Ta Phin Village, inhabited by the Red Dao ethnic group. Here we'll learn the touching story of the abandoned monastery. Meet the locals who will inform us about a local successful enterprise connecting them with the Hanoi University of Medicine.
Discover 'truc chi' a traditional paper art. Learn about its history from local artists and enjoy a hands on experience!
Visit the colourful local market before taking a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise subject to prevailing water levels).
Go off the beaten track to discover Saigon’s best food spots. Touring by vespa, we'll taste authentic Vietnamese cuisine as the locals do.

Itinerary Vietnam in Depth

Itinerary

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Inclusions Vietnam in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Hanoi, Halong Bay and the hills of Sapa       

  • "Traditional Craft & Ancient Beauty" Visit Long Thuong Village , home of a community of bronze casters since the 13th century.
  • Visit 200 year-old Nom Village, explore the narrow brick roads and engage in a conversation over a cup of tea with a local from the village in their house.
  • See the new open air "Quintessence of Tonkin" show, a stunning setting in the rice fields with the Thay Mountain as a backdrop while all being performed on water. A true spectacle!
  • Discover the city of Hanoi as it awakens, visiting the flower market, old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake before a Vietnamese breakfast and coffee.
  • Tour stately Hanoi including the Ho Chi Minh Memorial, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple, Huc Bridge (Rising Sun Bridge), Tortoise Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter on foot.
  • Visit the Hoa Lo Prison, used by the French colonists for political prisoners and later by the North Vietnamese for U.S Prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. It was nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton by the American POWs.
  • Discover the scenic rice terraces and undulating landscape of Sapa Hills and meet the local hill tribes.
  • Take a soft trek through Muong Valley and learn secrets of rice farming, local health and schooling in Laos Chai Village. Participate in a 2-hour hands-on class about batik, a traditional Black Hmong textile dyeing technique using wax and indigo.
  • Spend 1 night on a Vietnamese cruise boat exploring beautiful Halong Bay.

Heritage-listed Hoi An and Hue           

  • Explore ancient Vietnam's capital Hue including the vast 19th century Citadel.
  • Board a 'Dragon Boat' for a 40 minute cruise on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda.
  • Half Day Truc Chi art experience. Learn about the history of a particular style of art by local artists and enjoy a hands on experience where the end result can be taken as a souvenir.
  • Spend 3 nights in World Heritage-listed Hoi An and explore the town on foot, including the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, Culture & History Museum, the Chinese Assembly Hall of Fujien Chinese Community and an old historic house (UNESCO Site).
  • Cruise down Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Saigon, the lively Mekong Delta and Vung Tau       

  • Saigon after dark Vespa tour - part night excursion, part street food adventure. Enjoy a welcome drink and appertiser before venturing into the favourite local eating spots of Saigon. See the nightlife of locals, busy streets and alleys where tourists are not seen.
  • Explore the Ben Tre province in the Mekong region today, travelling along the tributaries and narrow canals in a traditional-style cruise boat.
  • Cycle to My Long and meet a former Vietcong soldier who spent two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.
  • Half day sightseeing of Saigon including the War Remnants Museum, Presidential Palace and continue by foot to the Cathedral of Notre-dame, Empire-style Post Office and The Opera House.
  • Travel to the port city of Vung Tau and learn of its trading history while in more recent times how it became home to the Australian Army and American support units during the Vietnam War or American War as the locals put it.
  • Delve more into the Vietnam American War and visit the former Nui Dat Task Force Base, Long Tan Memorial and Long Phuoc Tunnels.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Vietnam. Taxes included
  • 2 economy-class flights within Vietnam
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $140pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 16 nights in 4-5 star hotels
  • 1 night on board a Vietnamese cruise boat on Halong Bay

Meals

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  • 17 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 6 lunches and 7 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking locally based national guide

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available 

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Asia click here

Information Vietnam in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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Dates & Prices Vietnam in Depth

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
01 Nov 20
20 Nov 20
$5,895
On Request
15 Nov 20
04 Dec 20
$6,195
On Request
29 Nov 20
18 Dec 20
$6,195
On Request
13 Dec 20
01 Jan 21
$6,195
On Request
21 Feb 21
12 Mar 21
$5,895
Available
07 Mar 21
26 Mar 21
$5,895
Available
21 Mar 21
09 Apr 21
$5,895
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $140pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $270
Single Supplement
From $1,575
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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