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Vietnam Food Discovery - 16 days - From $USD

Vietnam Food Discovery

16 days - From USD$ 1271

  • Code : VS09
  • Tour style : private tour Private Tour
  • Duration : 16 days / 15 nites.
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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. Time depending we will have an hour cyclo tour OR orientation walk around the hotel. We also enjoy the famous Water Puppet show before our welcome dinner at one of the most cheerfully authentic restaurant to try local Hot Pot, a varieties of stew, consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B,L, D)
This morning we drive to a famed local restaurant to enjoy Vietnamese Banh Cuon for breakfast. Banh Cuon (literally "rolled cake") is a dish from northern Vietnam. It is a crepe-like roll made from a thin, wide sheet of rice flour filled with ground pork, minced wood ear mushroom, and other ingredients. We then visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. The next stop will be The Temple of Literature which originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1076. We then have Bun Cha for lunch, grilled pork meatballs served with rice vermicelli.

This afternoon we visit the Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Here we will have a chance to check out the vegetable market where Hanoians buy there daily good.

In the evening we enjoy dinner in Anh Tuyet restaurant. Anh Tuyet – the owner of the restaurant,  a famous chef in Ma May street, Hanoi’s Old Quarter, is known to many people for her delicious dish of "grilled honey chicken. Tuyet had won many cooking awards for her outstanding Hanoi authentic cuisines.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi Outskirt – Cooking Class – Overnight train to Sapa (B, L)
After breakfast we will drive for more than 1 hour to Van Giang village to learn the basics of preparing refreshing and nuanced Vietnamese dishes. A scenic hour drive through the lush Red River Delta brings us to the charming village of Van Giang. We enjoy a cup of green tea as get acquainted with the hosts and hear the village's history. Spend the rest of your morning learning to cook a few traditional Vietnamese dishes, before sitting down to enjoy the delicious meal you’ve prepared with your new family. After lunch we stroll around the village to see Mrs Trang neighbours and by chance visit some local handicraft workshops then drive back to the hotel.

This evening we are taken to Hanoi Railway Station to board the overnight train to Sapa. Overnight on A/C and soft sleeper train.

Day  4: Sapa – Local homestay (B, L, D)
Our train arrives early to Lao Cai station. From there we will take 1 hour bus trip up hill to Sapa. Check into our hotel day use room and enjoy our breakfast.

We then commence our trek down hill to Lao Chai and Ta Van village with simple lunch en-route. Arrive to Tavan village of Tay minority, we check in the home stay , get acquaintance with the family and start learn about their everyday life, especially we will take part in cooking our dinner tonight with some of typical hill tribes dishes.

Day 5: Sapa Trekking (B)
After breakfast we bit goodbye to the family the trek to Giang Ta Chai water fall. From here we hike for another hour before taking our private vihicle back to our hotel in Sapa. Check in the hotel and it’s your free day to enjoy this beautiful town. Lunch and dinner is at your own arrangement.


Day 6: Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday market – Night train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Today we drive to colorful kermis (weekly market) of Bac Ha for our experience of local life, photo opportunities and food experience. In the afternoon we drive back to Lao Cai station and take our night train back to Hanoi.

Day 7: Arrival Hanoi - Transfer to Halong – On board-ship
We arrive back to Hanoi station in the early morning. Our guide will arrange a transfer back to a mini hotel for freshening up, then breakfast before we start our Ha Long bay trip.

We depart from the capital for Ha Long Bay approximately three hours away. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children. Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay (approx. midday) we will be transferred to our junk. Once we have settled in we can begin our cruise around majestic Ha Long Bay accompanied by a delicious lunch. After lunch we have the chance to explore some of the limestone caves dotted around the bay. After we have finished exploring for the day we retire to the junk. We can relax on the top deck using the sun-tanning area or enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar. In the evening our cook will prepare a splendid meal comprised of fresh seafood dishes as well as traditional Vietnamese fare as we weigh anchor in the heart of the bay.

Day 8: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B, L)
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay we have time for an early morning swim followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to cruise around the bay. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3-hour journey straight to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Hue.

Arrive and check into the hotel in downtown. Overnight in Hue

Day 9: Hue city tour (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we begin with a trip to the ancient walled Citadel containing the former Imperial Palace, Supreme Harmony Palace, Purple palace, the Royal Museum. We then visit Thien Mu pagoda before going to a Buddhist nunnary for our typical Buddhist vegetarian lunch.

In the afternoon we will visit King Khai Dinh tomb, a masterpiece of interior decoration made by Vietnamese artists in early 20 century. The whole wall inside the mausoleum was plated with broken color china, color glass which made up beautiful patterns of flowers, scared plants, dragon, unicorn, phoenix, and turtle. We then board a dragon boat, cruising downstream back to the main city and to our hotel.

Our fine dinning tonight will be at Vuon Y Thao restaurant, which is own and operated by a formal Nguyen Dynasty Royal Lady.

Day 10: Hue – Hoi An (B, L, D)
We head south this morning, driving toward the riverside town of Hoi An. Our five-hour route, hugging the coastline along the South China Sea, serves up breathtaking views that grow even more spectacular as we wind our way up Hai Van Pass (“Pass of the Clouds”). We will drive through Da Nang city, passing by Marble Mountain and China beach before reaching to Hoian.

Check into our hotel, we then walk into the main town for a light lunch of Hoian specialty, followed by a walking tour to the Old quarter. Tonight we have fun dinner in Hoi An local food market where we will try more Hoi An specialties.
Overnight night in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An Outskirt biking – Evening Cooking class (B, D)
This morning we rent our bicycles and start our biking excursion to the outskirts of Hoian for the tranquility of countryside life. Those picturesque winding country roads will take us to most unseen part of Hoian with poetic garden houses and areca trees, rice paddies, then to Tra Que vegetable village.

We will come to a farmer family, learn how they grow vegetable in their garden.

Say goodbye to the host and perhaps cycle to the beach for a swimming. The rest of the day is free to explore the Old Town.

Tonight we attend a cooking class in Morning Glory restaurant. Being one of the first cooking schools in Hoi An the Morning Glory has garnered a well-deserved reputation over the years for its classes. Owner and founder Ms Trinh Diem Vy is a third generation chef and native of Hoi An whose cooking classes have featured in various publications around the world.

Day 12: Da Nang/ Hoi An – Fly to Saigon (B, L, D)
This morning we fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival we will see the War Remnant Museum, Notre Damn Cathedral, and the General Post Office. Our light lunch will be light with Mekong Delta specialty Banh Xeo (literally "sizzling cake") are Vietnamese savoury pancakes made out of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, and sometimes coconut milk (in the Southern regions), stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts and then pan fried. The afternoon is free for own exploration of Saigon.

Tonight we grill our own food in a local BBQ village restaurant in Saigon. Enjoy our delicious dinner while surrounded by cheerful locals. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Vinh Long – Can Tho) (B, L, D)
This morning we set off for a drive through the Mekong Delta to the town of Cai Be, well-known for its floating market. Here we will board our private boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener where we are treated exotic tropical fruits and then followed by  a sumptuous lunch with local cuisine, including the popular dish of 'Elephant ear fish', before continuing our exploration of the tributaries and canals of the delta.

This afternoon we visit some of the typical family run “cottage industry” such as a brick factory, fish sauce makers, coconut candy makers… Late in the afternoon we drive to Can Tho and enjoy our night in hotel.

Our dinner tonight will be served with some special Mekong Delta food.

Day 14: Can Tho – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B, L)
We rise early today and board the long tail boat to the exciting Cai Rang floating market. Once getting there, we will buy hot served breakfast from vendor boat and enjoy our authentic breakfast right on our boat, just like hundreds of other Vietnamese on Cai Rang Market. It’s also our time for taking photos, buying some fresh fruits then we head to the bus and take our ride to Cu Chi tunnel with lunch en-route.

At Cu Chi tunnel, we watch a documentary film made by Viet Cong in 1969, and then explore the underground tunnel system where Viet Cong guerilla and local people had lived and fight for 10 years of war.

We arrive back to Saigon hotel late in the afternoon. Tonight dinner is at your own arrangement. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: Saigon free day (B)
Today is absolutely at your leisure for your final shopping and rest. Lunch and dinner is on your own.

Day 16: Departure day (B)
Today is at your leisure until transferred to the airport for our flight home.

Tam biet va Hen gap lai – Good bye and see you again.



                             Wishing you an Unforgetable Holiday with Indochina Pioneer!

ThThe hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this Vietnam Food Discovery 16 days. However, Indochina Pioneer offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.
 

Name of Hotel Location Star Rating Room Type
Boutique & Character (highly recommended)
Essence Hanoi Hotel Hanoi Boutique Deluxe
Sapaly Train On train Deluxe Train Deluxe
Chapa Boutique Hotel Sapa Boutique Superior
Homestay Ta Van Village Basic Basic
Prince Cruise Halong Boutique Deluxe
Serene Hotel Hue Hue Boutique Deluxe
Essence Hoian Hotel & Spa Hoian Boutique Deluxe
Sanouva Hotel Saigon Boutique Deluxe
Nam Bo Boutique Can Tho Boutique Junior Suite
First Class (3 Star)
Gondola Hotel Hanoi 3 Star Deluxe
King Express Train On train 3 Star Deluxe
Sapa Elegance Hotel Sapa 3 Star Standard
Homestay Ta Van Village Basic N/A
Image Cruise Halong 3 Star Superior
Asia Hotel Hue 3 Star Deluxe
Betal Garden Homestay Hoian 3 Star Superior
Signature Saigon Hotel Saigon 3 Star Deluxe
Kim Tho Hotel Can Tho 3 Star Superior
Superior (4 Star)
May de Ville Old Quarter Hanoi 4 Star Deluxe
Sapaly Train On train 3 Star Superior
Chau Long Hotel Sapa 4 Star R.O.H
Homestay Ta Van Village N/A N/A
Bhaya Cruise Halong Luxury Deluxe
Moonlight Hotel Hue 4 Star Deluxe
Vinh Hung Resort Hoian 4 Star Superior
Liberty Central Hotel Saigon 4 Star Deluxe
Fotune Land Hotel Can Tho 4 Star Deluxe
Deluxe (5 Star)
Intercontinental Westlake Hotel Hanoi 5 Star Deluxe
Victoria Train On train Luxury Deluxe
Victoria Sapa Resort Sapa 5 Star Deluxe
Homestay Ta Van Village N/A N/A
Indochina Sails Halong 5 Star Deluxe
La Residence Resort & Spa Hue 5 Star Superior
Sunrise Beach Resort & Spa Hoian 5 Star Superior
Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon 5 Star Deluxe
Victoria Can Tho Resort Can Tho 4 Star++ Superior

 

ABOUT HOTELS:
 

We, at Indochina Pioneer, are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. As the hotel cost will be the major expense of your vacation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, it is essential that all of the hotels chosen by us are the highest quality for the price paid. All of our prices are based on twin, double or queen shared rooms.
 
Below is an explanation of the Hotel "star" ratings:
 
Boutique & Character hotels ~ Highly recommended (from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night).
Boutique hotels are not chain-affiliated and feature outstanding design with a  stylish appearance. They usually contain impeccable amenities in a unique setting. This type of hotel usually provides full service accommodation with personal attention. The atmosphere is unique. The term "atmosphere" comprises of decor, ambience, personalized service, mind-set of hotel staff, and most importantly a know-how of how all of these things come together to create a perfect stay.   
Boutique & character hotels are good for business, honeymoon, or vacation.


First Class/ 3 Star 
(from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night )

The First Class/ 3 Star Hotels are good value and normally centrally located. They all have comfortable en-suite rooms, good amenities and public areas to relax in. They are usually family run hotels, so offer great personalized service for your enjoyment and comfort. Most first class properties offer an in-house restaurant, and some may even have a swimming pool!
 
Superior/ 4 star
(from US$ 80 - US$ 110/ per room/night)
The 4* superior Hotels offer a wide range of services. Many superior hotels feature a choice of several in-house restaurants. In addition virtually all of them have a swimming pool. Some may even feature a spa or health club. This grade of hotel offers more for your enjoyment and comfort, while still remaining affordable.

 
Deluxe/ 5 Star
(from US$120 - US$ 180++/ per room/night)
These 5* Deluxe hotels are usually owned by Worldwide, well known Hotel chains. The deluxe hotels feature excellent locations, offer the highest standards of service and facilities, and are known as the best hotels in each region. Facilities such as swimming pools and spas are the norm, and guest rooms are luxurious. These hotels offer first class service and amenities throughout.

 

Contact Person: Mr. Quyen
E-Mail:
sales@indochinapioneer.com
Call Us: +84 43715 3627 | Fax: +84 43715 3626

Contact us | Hotline: +84 983 145 799

This is a PRIVATE TOUR and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of  travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Request” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also! Thank you!

* 1USD = 21.000VND

Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in your party
 From May-01st - Sep-30th, 2014 (summer promotion)
In addition to these low prices, you will receive;
A free limited use cellphone to contact us while on tour.
A complimentary welcome dinner on arrival.
And finally we will even arrange your Vietnam Tourist Visa free of charge
Category  Boutique & Characters First Class (3 Star) Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star)
1 person VND 68,703,000
(USD 3,272)
VND 60,933,000
(USD 2,902)
VND 67,506,000
(USD 3,215)
VND 90,858,000
(USD 4,327)
2 persons VND 42,545,000
(USD 2,026)
VND 38,660,000
(USD 1,841)
VND 41,947,000
(USD 1,997)
VND 53,623,000
(USD 2,553)
3 persons VND 37,835,000
(USD 1,802)
VND 33,950,000
(USD 1,617)
VND 37,237,000
(USD 1,773)
VND 48,913,000
(USD 2,329)
4 persons VND 34,775,000
(USD 1,656)
VND 30,890,000
(USD 1,471)
VND 34,176,000
(USD 1,627)
VND 45,852,000
(USD 2,183)
6 persons VND 33,213,000
(USD 1,582)
VND 29,328,000
(USD 1,397)
VND 32,614,000
(USD 1,553)
VND 44,290,000
(USD 2,109)
6 persons VND 31,961,000
(USD 1,522)
VND 28,076,000
(USD 1,337)
VND 31,362,000
(USD 1,493)
VND 43,038,000
(USD 2,049)
7 persons VND 31,177,000
(USD 1,485)
VND 27,292,000
(USD 1,300)
VND 30,579,000
(USD 1,456)
VND 42,255,000
(USD 2,012)
8 persons VND 30,479,000
(USD 1,451)
VND 26,594,000
(USD 1,266)
VND 29,881,000
(USD 1,423)
VND 41,557,000
(USD 1,979)
9 persons VND 31,136,000
(USD 1,483)
VND 27,251,000
(USD 1,298)
VND 30,538,000
(USD 1,454)
VND 42,214,000
(USD 2,010)
10 persons VND 30,582,000
(USD 1,456)
VND 26,697,000
(USD 1,271)
VND 29,984,000
(USD 1,428)
VND 41,660,000
(USD 1,984)
Sgl Sup VND 12,537,000
(USD 597)
VND 7,665,000
(USD 365)
VND 11,708,000
(USD 558)
VND 23,825,000
(USD 1,135)
Price per person in USD varies acordding to number of people in yur party
Price is valid from Oct-01st to Dec-31st, 2014 (high season)
Category  Boutique & Characters First Class (3 Star) Superior (4 Star) Deluxe (5 Star)
1 person VND 74,553,000
(USD 3,550)
VND 67,056,000
(USD 3,193)
VND 75,939,000
(USD 3,616)
VND 98,514,000
(USD 4,691)
2 persons VND 46,479,000
(USD 2,213)
VND 42,731,000
(USD 2,035)
VND 47,172,000
(USD 2,246)
VND 58,460,000
(USD 2,784)
3 persons VND 41,421,000
(USD 1,972)
VND 37,672,000
(USD 1,794)
VND 42,114,000
(USD 2,005)
VND 53,401,000
(USD 2,543)
4 persons VND 38,128,000
(USD 1,816)
VND 34,380,000
(USD 1,637)
VND 38,821,000
(USD 1,849)
VND 50,109,000
(USD 2,386)
5 persons VND 36,449,000
(USD 1,736)
VND 32,700,000
(USD 1,557)
VND 37,142,000
(USD 1,769)
VND 48,429,000
(USD 2,306
6 persons VND 35,102,000
(USD 1,672)
VND 31,354,000
(USD 1,493)
VND 35,795,000
(USD 1,705)
VND 47,083,000
(USD 2,242)
7 persons VND 34,259,000
(USD 1,631)
VND 30,511,000
(USD 1,453)
VND 34,952,000
(USD 1,664)
VND 46,240,000
(USD 2,202)
8 persons VND 33,508,000
(USD 1,596)
VND 29,760,000
(USD 1,417)
VND 34,201,000
(USD 1,629)
VND 45,489,000
(USD 2,166)
9 persons VND 37,634,000
(USD 1,792)
VND 33,886,000
(USD 1,614)
VND 38,327,000
(USD 1,825)
VND 49,615,000
(USD 2,363)
10 persons++ VND 36,696,000
(USD 1,747)
VND 32,947,000
(USD 1,569)
VND 37,389,000
(USD 1,780)
VND 48,676,000
(USD 2,318)
Sgl Sup VND 13,293,000
(USD 633)
VND 8,558,000
(USD 408)
VND 13,755,000
(USD 655)
VND 25,484,000
(USD 1,214)


♦ REMARKS:

1. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina particularly, hotel price makes up most of the cost of your holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. All of our prices are calculated upon twin-shared basis. To Indochina Pioneer standard, here is basically how we define our service:

» Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night
» First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night                    
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night

2. Price base in twin share basis accomodation.
3. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
4. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
6. The above rates do NOT include "peak season" hotel surcharges, nor the charge for any compulsory festive gala dinners. Please email us to check  availability, together with the cost of any "peak season" surcharges if applicable.
7. Child policy: Under 2 years old are free of charge for tour & pay 50% of internal airline charges, from 2 to 5 years old 50% charge for tour & 75% of internal airline charges, from 5 to 12 years old 75%  for tour & full internal airline charges. 12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult).


 

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Hanoi accommodation based on twin shared room at selected hotels with daily breakfast
               Check-in time at all hotels is 14:00 and check-out time at all hotels is 12.00.
               Early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability with surcharge.
  • Village homestay in local families with dinner.
  • Meals and other those mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Normally for this trip B and D are served at the homestay at trekking portion. Lunch is packed picnic lunch at random location en-route. Full board meals are service aboard Halong bay kayak adventure.
  • Profestional English Speaking tour guide or other languages upon request.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time.
  • 1 bottle of 1.5 liter per person on each day of trekking and kayaking.


♦ TOUR EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Other flight tickets.
  • Visas and airport departure tax.
  • Meals, drinks and other those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Tips and gratuities.

 

Contact Person: Mr. Quyen
E-Mail:
sales@indochinapioneer.com
Call Us: +84 43715 3627 | Fax: +84 43715 3626
Contact us | Hotline: +84 983 145 799
Thanks for your interest in our Tour Vietnam Food Discovery
 
Below is more detailed information to help you decide if this Tour meets your requirements:
 
1. TOUR AT A GLANCE 
 
Hanoi 2 nights
On train 2 night
Sapa 2 nights
Halong 1 night
Hue 2 nightw
Hoian 2 nights
Saigon 2 night
Can Tho 1 night
 

2. ACCOMMODATION:
Hotel: We offer 4 categories of accommodation for you to choose from, according to you budget. Our suggestions for hotels are based on our knowledge of the hotel, accommodation type, and the best value for money. However, if you prefer to choose your own hotels, we will be more than happy to accommodate you.  Basically the hotels we choose feature:

 

- Quiet, spacious, clean rooms.

- Comfortable beds of course, with your choice of single, double or queen beds.

- Exceptional Customer Service and personal attention at all hotels chosen by us.

- Location, location, location!

- Hotels with rooms to suit families, honeymooners, couples, groups or business stay.

- Non-smoking room.  Smoking rooms can be arranged upon request.

- High quality breakfast, offering Asian and Western choices.
 

3. MEALS:
Breakfasts: Breakfasts are always included unless specified.  Breakfasts are usually served buffet style with a good mix of local and international food.

Lunch: There are 12 lunches included on this tour. Meals provided are "local style" in Vietnamese and Cambodian restaurants, allowing you to savor authentic local cuisine. However, if you are not keen on local food, our tour guides will be more than happy to offer you alternatives for a surcharge. Note: Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.
 
Dinner: There are 10 dinners included on this tour. Same format as for lunch. If you do not like the local food, we can recommend other restaurants such as Indian, Japanese and Italian...etc where you can dine for a surcharge.

One seafood meal will be served on board the overnight junk on Halong Bay. This will be a set menu, offering the freshest fish (caught that day) and always receives rave reviews from our clients! Vegetarians can request a non-fish meal.

Note: Lunches and dinners provided are all set menus, with various dishes which are sure to please most.  However if you prefer a la carte this can be arranged for a small extra charge. The restaurants will be chosen by us using our knowledge and experience of them, to ensure quality and value, whether a set menu or a la carte.

Please let us know in advance if you require vegetarian or vegan meals so this can be arranged for you.  It will also help if you let us know if anyone in your group is allergic to any type of food.

Drinks are at your own expense with all meals.

4. TRANSPORT:
We use modern air-conditioned cars for 1-2 people and small comfortable vans for 3 -7 people. Modern A/C buses are used for groups of 10 or more.  All vehicles used by us are well-maintained and meet national safety regulations.  All of our drivers have 5 or more years’ experience, and always ensure a safe and comfortable ride for their passengers.

5. TOUR GUIDES:
All of our Tour Guides are University educated. They were born and raised in Vietnam and Cambodia, thereby having first-hand expert knowledge of their country. They are friendly, fun, and most of all they are flexible, allowing you to choose the pace of your tours.

They will meet you at the airport with your driver, deliver you to your hotel for check-in, and accompany you on all of your private tours. And, of course, speak your language!

6. WEATHER:
It’s normally cold (7 – 16 Degree Celsius with around 90% of humidity) in the North Vietnam from November until April so bring a (delete peace) light warm jacket with you if you travel within this time.

For the southern part of Vietnam and Cambodia, the heat can be a challenge from May to August. For the rest of the time the temperature does not change much. The rainy season makes it favorably cool for your adventure.

Sunblock, swimsuits and a light raincoat is advised all year round.

7. FLIGHTS & TRAINS:
International Flights: International flights are NOT included in our prices. You should buy return tickets from your home Country to Vietnam and Cambodia, according to your arrival/departure points, and your passport must be valid for 6 months after your arrival.

On Tour Domestic Flights: Domestic flights ARE included in the tour price, if internal flights are on your tour itinerary. We use Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Air most of the time and occasionally JetStar, VietJet Air, Bangkok Airways and Angkor Air.

Local Trains: is the Russian style trains that have been recently upgraded by  Vietnam’s railway authority offer soft sleepers and air-con. You are expected to share the cabin with other passengers. Private cabin is upon request.

8. VISA & PASSPORTS:
Vietnam: For any booking of 10 days or more we will apply for a Visitor’s Visa, on your behalf, at no charge to you. However, you will still be required to the pay the visa stamp fees (USD 45 per person at time of writing) when picking up your Visa at the Airport upon arrival. Your passport must be valid for 6 months at the time of arrival.

Please note: Vietnam Visa on Arrival applies to air travel only. Those who check in at land border immigration checking points are requested to have your visa ready.

If there is a Vietnam Embassy or Consulate near where you live you can apply for a visa there.  You can also apply to the Vietnam Embassy online. Please ensure you apply for your visa well in advance of your trip.

Cambodia: There is no need to pre-arrange for your visa to Cambodia, but please ensure you have USD 20 CASH per person for entry.

9. INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is mandatory for all of our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. Travel agents and Airlines usually offer travel insurance, or will advise you where to obtain it.

When your trip is confirmed, we will request detailed insurance information from you for our files, which will also allow us to complete the necessary paperwork here in Vietnam.

10. HOW TO BOOK:


1. Contact INDOCHINA PIONEER.
Whether you wish to book your trip with this pre-arranged Tour or you have other ideas, please contact us.

- By phone a hotlines: +84 982 116 630 (Mr. Lam) or +84 983 145 799 (Mr. Quyen)

- Or via email at sales@indochinapioneer.com

- If using the REQUEST or BUILD YOUR OWN TRIP forms on our website, a travel consultant will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your requirements.


2. Discuss your requirements
All of our trained travel consultants have the expertise required to make your dream vacation become a reality! They will answer all of your questions, offer suggestions and give knowledgeable advice, helping you to make the most of your time and budget while here in Vietnam.

3. Fine-tuning your tailor-made itinerary
Your request will be handled by ONE travel specialist from start to finish. After carefully designing your trip they will create a detailed itinerary for you. Please keep in mind this is YOUR PRIVATE TOUR so feel free to ask Indochina Pioneer’s travel specialist to make any changes you wish to make, at any time!

4. Confirmation
Once you are satisfied with the itinerary, we will secure the services and you will be required to pay a deposit of 20% of the total cost of your trip. The balance of payment can be paid either by CASH UPON ARRIVAL in Vietnam, or by credit card/ bank transfer/Western Union 45 days before arrival. Please discuss these payment options with your Indochina Pioneer travel specialist, for more detailed information.

5. Staying in touch
Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions, so please feel free to contact your Indochina Pioneer specialist at any time. We LOVE to hear from you!  YES….even while you are on your tour, we will be more than happy to make changes, or correct anything you are not completely happy with.

 


Contact Person: Mr. Quyen
E-Mail: 
sales@indochinapioneer.com 
Call Us: +84 43715 3627 | Fax: +84 43715 3626
Contact us | Hotline: +84 983 145 799
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