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10-Day North Vietnam Tour W/Air

Tour route: Vietnam: Hanoi - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay, China: Guangzhou

  • Tour code: IOT-CZ-AUS-01
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price: All-inclusive from AUS, from $2,156/p.
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel period: Anytime in 2016.
  • Offer ends: Dec 31st 2016.
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Day 1: Fly to Hanoi from Australia via Guangzhou

Today you start your fantastic journey fly from Australia to Hanoi on board China Southern Airlines, stopover at Guangzhou. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our private guide will meet and escort you to your hotel for some rest or adventure on your own.

Overnight: Hanoi

Sydney - Guangzhou: CZ602 (8:15-15:00) with China Southern Airlines
Guangzhou - Hanoi: CZ371 (22:10-23:15)  with China Southern Airlines

Day 2: Charming Hanoi Discovery

Your private tour today takes you out to the city highlight of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. In the afternoon, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology and cycle through the Old Quarter of Hanoi (by Rickshaw) (about 1hr), last stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a Water Puppet Show to learn more about Vietnamese traditional culture.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Natural Beauty in Sapa

You will leave Hanoi this morning to turn to Vietnam’s southern hill area- Sapa, about 5 hours scenic driving. Check in your hotel on arrival and then head to visit the Silver Waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in Sapa, and then enjoy the panoramic view at the the "Heaven Gate" of Sapa, from where you can see majestic Lai Chau Valley and imposing Fanxipan mount. 

Overnight: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Trekking Through the Countryside

Take a morning walking tour of Sapa (about 3 hours) with a visit to the busy local market. This afternoon features a tour of the Black H'mong. You will visit the Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, meet some local families on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Afterward, drive back to Sapa by private car for overnight.

Overnight: Sapa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: A Final day at the Minority Village

This morning, you will hike about 3 hours (about 7 km) to visit Ma Tra Village and then trek through the rice terraces to Ta Phin Village of the Red Dao minority. Have lunch in the village with the local family before driving back to Hanoi. Free to discover the city on your own. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Step into the Ancient Capital-Ninh Binh

Today you will depart for Hoa Lu, which was the the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 980 AD and ancient sanctuaries and tombs can still be seen today. A natural scenic tour will take you to the Bai Dinh pagoda (the largest pagoda complex in Vietnam) and Trang An grottoes, where is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna. 

Overnight: Ninh Binh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Fabulous Halong Bay Cruise

You will be transferred to Halong Bay (about 3-4 hours driving from Ninh Binh) to embark your ship at around 12 pm. A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip. 

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Hanoi Street Food Adventure

Discovering the amazing scenery and relaxation your Halong Bay holiday has to offer this morning. Disembark the ship at noon and drive back to Hanoi to check in the hotel. The evening takes you out to Hanoi’s old quarter, a place to give you a chance to taste local street food full of surprise. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Brunch, Dinner

Day 9: Fly to Guangzhou & City Impression

You will leave Vietnam this morning, as you transfer to the airport to await your flight to Guangzhou.
Hanoi - Guangzhou:
 CZ372 (08:35-11:10) with China Southern Airlines
Before check in the hotel, you will have a local Dim Sum lunch like most Cantonese do and a classic city tour to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and the Flower City Square. 

Overnight: Guangzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Dim Sum Lunch

Day 10: Flavors of Guangzhou, Departure

After breakfast, You will be guided by your private guide to have the city tour including: Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Shamian Island, Qingping Market and the stone sculpture of the Five Rams. And then enjoy the private transfer to the airport for flight home. 

Guangzhou - Sydney: CZ601 (18:20-6:45+1) with China Southern Airlines

Meal: Breakfast,


Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: North Vietnam Tour W/Air

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Clients: Sarah Turbott

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
Four of us recently returned from a wonderful 14 day private Odyssey tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. With the expert help of Ms Foring Huang who always responded within a few hours of emailing questions, we were able to tailor the Vietnam Heritage tour to include a few days in Siem Rep in Cambodia, starting and finishing on dates to suit our flights to and from home in Auckland. Foring was very helpful in accommodating our private tour tweaks and we really enjoyed the Hanoi Foodie Tour that she suggested for the day before the original "official" tour started. Our guides in Hanoi, Hoi An and Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Rep were all very good, adding places of interest on request, for example stopping to take photos of rice harvesting en route, and the drivers were wonderful, offering cold bottles of water and fresh hand towels each time we returned to the van after very hot explorations on foot! We could never have seen as much and in such comfort if we had been exploring on our own!
Rating: May 26th, 2017

Clients: Don Karges

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Foring Huang
We have just returned from a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia that was organized for us by Odyssey Tours. The service we received from Foring Huang, the travel consultant who booked our flights and excursions was outstanding. She proposed several itineraries and options to build a tour that met our criteria and budget. She was also able to arrange our International flights at price point we did not find when searching on the web. All excursions were as per the descriptions Foring provided. The guides were all customer focused and very attentive to our needs. Two of the tour guides were in our opinion were outstanding, providing better than expected service. The vehicles were all clean and in good working order. Thank you Foring and Odyssey for arranging such a memorable trip to Indochina for us.
Rating: May 23rd, 2017

Clients: Stella Esdale

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Nikki Xia
So far Nikki has been fantastic in helping organise our tour to Vietnam. Very prompt replies, great ideas for pur itinerary. If this us anything to go by, really looking forward to the tour. Thanks Nikki
Rating: May 21st, 2017

Clients: Danny Schoen

Travel Consultant:
Liz Ling
Liz was very helpful with us when we were booking our trip to Vietnam! Flexible, helpful, it was a good experience working with her and she was always quick to answer for any questions we had.
Rating: May 18th, 2017

Clients: Sherri Bieber

Travel Consultant:
Kyle Li
Kyle from Odyssey arranged for our trip to China, Vietnam and Cambodia. He did a fantastic job. All the tour guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. Our first tour guide was Tracy. She was so much fun to be with. She even kept contact with us after we moved on to another city to make sure we were having a good time. No matter what we asked of our tour guides, they did their best to fulfill our requests. I don't think we could have had a better trip.
Rating: May 16th, 2017
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