VT02: Vietnam Beach Holiday - 16 days from Hanoi

16 days
Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam beach holiday is great choice for those who love beach and want to enjoy great time at beach with endless white sand. Vietnam has a beautiful coastline with more than 100 nice beaches. Some are listed as the world's best beaches like Danang beach, Nha Trang beach, and Mui Ne beach, Phu Quoc beach, Con Dao beach, etc. This Vietnam tour package is perfectly combined the highlights of Vietnam with relaxation. Why don't you contact us now for a quote?

Vietnam Beach holiday in brief :VT02

Day 1 : Hanoi arrival
Day 2 : Hanoi city tour
Day 3 : Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Trang An Grottoes 
Day 4 : Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Cruise
Day 5 : Halong Bay cruise - Hanoi - Flight to Hue
Day 6 : Hue city tour
Day 7 : Hue - Bach Ma national park - Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An - Free day
Day 9 : Hoi An - Quy Nhon
Day 10 : Quy Nhon - Nha Trang
Day 11 : Nha Trang beach
Day 12 : Nha Trang - Drive to Mui Ne
Day 13 : Mui Ne - Free day
Day 14 : Mui Ne- Hoc Chi Minh city 
Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh city half day tour
Day 16 : Ho Chi Minh city - Departure


  • Tour Class

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • 5 Star Hotel

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    High Season

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    (Jan 1 - Apr 30 & Oct 1 - Dec 31)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1,637
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $2,046
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2,385

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    Low season

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    (May 1 - Sep 9)

  • 3 Star HotelFrom $1,607
  • 4 Star HotelFrom $2,006
  • 5 Star HotelFrom $2,235
Day 01

Hanoi Arrival (G)

Upon arrival, our private tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in (The check-in time is 14h00). Free time to rest and recover from jet lag to your hotel.
(Note: The hotel room is available at the beginning of the afternoon, so if you arrive in Vietnam in the early morning, at your request, we will make you a special reservation to assure the availability of your room upon arrival at the hotel by adding a surcharge. Please let us know).
Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 02

Hanoi City Tour (B/L) (G)

If you want to discover the daily life of Hanoian, you can weak up early in the morning and our guide will take you to one of the local parks where you can join in with a public Tai Chi class, then, transfer back to your hotel for breakfast.
Breakfast at hotel in Hanoi. Today we enjoy a full day to visit this charming capital city.
- The Ho Chi Minh museum.
- The One Pillar Pagoda
For the lunch, you will have the opportunity to tast “Cha Ca”, one of the most delicious specialties of Hanoi.
Visit the impressive Ethnologic Museum.
In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
During this ride, you will be tempted to stop to taste the very typical street food in Hanoi or you
drink a good beer "Hanoi bia" in a typical and famous place.
Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 03

Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Trang An grottoes (B/L) (G)

Pick you up from hotel and continue to visit Hoa Lu and Trang An grottoes in Ninh Binh. On the way, you can admire the beauty of countryside in Vietnam. In the morning, visit an ancient Capital Hoa Lu and two temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, one is to King Le Dai Hanh In the afternoon, take the amazing boat trip to visit Trang An. It has 31 lakes interconnected by 48 caves and caverns whose caves and caverns 2km long as Dia Linh cave, Sinh Duoc, May, etc. The Trang An landscaped resort features limestone mountains, valleys and rivers intertwined to create a magical space, mysterious. Sitting in a small boat, visitors can visit the caves located in the landscaped complex Trang An and admire many stalactites in all shapes with different colors. After about 3 hours boat trip, we transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure time. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

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Day 04

Ninh Binh – Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

This morning, after breakfast, we continue your Vietnam holiday beach to drive to Halong bay, the most famous World Heritage Site in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful seascape, thousands of spectacular islands and islets jutting out from the sea, amazing caves with marvelous stalagmites and stalactites in different sizes and shapes. On the way, you will pass many paddy fields that stretch endlessly like green carpets and tiny rivers.
12:00 Embark at harbor (Tuan Chau harbor or Hon Gai harbor). Welcome drink on board. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while the cruising through the wonderful Halong bay to admire its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to kayaking and swimming in the deep blue water before relaxing on sun deck to join cooking class or to enjoy sunset moments on the bay.
Have dinner on board with fresh seafood.
Join evening activities: watching film at the bar, going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid after fishing
Overnight on board.
Note: Each cruise itinerary will be updated in proposal

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Day 05

Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Hue (B/L) (G)

It would be a miss for your Vietnam tour without a trip to Halong bay and spend a romantic night on board. People said that Halong Bay is like a majestic and mysterious destination. Imagine, there are more 3000 incredible islands rising from the emerald water of the Gulf of Tonkin. You are definitely fascinated by its breathtaking beauty.
Get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay at sundeck. Do Ta Chi and relax with a cup of hotel coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore the bay. All make your Vietnam holiday full of unforgettable memories.
Back to pier while having a lunch, end of your beautiful Halong Bay cruise at around noon where our driver and tour guide are waiting for you. Transfer back to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Hue. Upon on arrival, warmly welcom by our tour guide and driver in Hue. Then, transfer to hotel for check in. Free time at leisure.
Overnight in Hue
Note: Each cruise itinerary will be updated in proposal

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Day 06

Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

This day is entirely devoted to visit Hue, the "city of poetry"
Pick up at your hotel and then we drive on roads that wind along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit the pagoda followed by a boat trip to the Mausoleum of the Ming Mang Emperor. In the afternoon we will visit the Imperial City, one example of a former imperial city in Vietnam that still exists today and the Emperor's Tomb of Tu Duc, which was built between 1864 and 1867 by no less than three thousand soldiers and workers. This funerary complex had about fifty buildings, surrounded by a stone wall and brick along 1500 meters, an area of 12 ha. We end our day visiting the Dong Ba market. Return to your hotel.

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Day 07

Hue – Bach Ma National park – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast at hotel, pick up and drive to the Bach Ma National Park. The morning relaxation under the sunrise and then walk uphill for 30 minutes to the Bach Ma summit to have a beautiful panoramic view over Bach Ma Park: wildlife with many birds and butterflies, etc. swimming in a small romantic pool. After an hour of walking, we arrive at Do Quyen waterfall, enchanting and extraordinary scenery in this verdant mountain. It is very interesting to see this violent waterfall located approximately over 300 m high and 20-30m long. Have lunch at restaurant.
After lunch, we go to the Vong Hai Dai- the observation post of the sea. From here, tourists will have the panoramic view of the vast sea and neighboring landscapes. Stroll and discover nature
The afternoon departure for Hoi An. Stop on the way to visit Lang Co beach, passing the Hai Van Pass (Pass clouds), visit Cham Museum and Marble Mountain.. Arrive in Hoi An. Check in hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 08

Hoi An Free Day (B)

Day is free to explore Hoi An ancient town by your own. It is true that Hoi An is an ideal place for all visitors, especially, couples. Come to Hoi An ancient town, you are free to shop for souvenir among the antique shops and art galleries or sit at sidewalk cafes and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or, relax on the white sandy beach of Danang.
Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 09

Hoi An – Quy Nhon (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Quy Nhon - The city is well known for its beautiful surroundings, Cham temples, and with sandy beaches, various seafood resources. The city is an ideal place for those who want to break up a journey between Nha Trang and Hoi An. Upon arrival, check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Quy Nhon.

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Day 10

Quy Nhon – Nha Trang (B/L) (G)

After the breakfast, visit Thap Thap Pagoda, Quang Trung Museum then drive to Nha Trang - Vietnam’s best-known beach destination with miles of white sandy beaches, swaying coconut palms and wonderful fresh seafood restaurants. Check in on arrival and overnight in Nha Trang

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Day 11

Nha Trang Beach (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide in Nha Trang will pick you at the hotel for the beautiful Nha Trang tour to visit Institute of Oceanography then boat cruise to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Mun, Hon Tam Island and Lang Chai. Swim at one of the most beautiful beach in Viet Nam at Hon Tam Island. Taking part some sea-sport like water skate, parachute, speed canoe. Free time for sunbathing until transfer back to Nha Trang. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang

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Day 12

Nha Trang – Drive to Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Phan Thiet (4 hours), once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays and to end your Vietnam Tours, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight Phan Thiet.

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Day 13

Mui Ne Free Day (B)

Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals. Overnight Phan Thiet

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Day 14

Phan Thiet – Ho Chi Minh(B) (G)

After breakfast, you will take a private car transfer to Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 15

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh city half day tour (B/L) (G)

Morning pick up from hotel for driving to Cu Chi Tunnels (about 90km), a famous site during the Vietnam war to exploring the amazing underground tunnels network of approximately 200 km in length which hand-constructed by Vietnamese to against American troops. The tunnels include numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, weapons factories, storage facilities, field hospitals, kitchens and command centers. Therefore, Cu Chi tunnels should be a must-visit place if you want to understand more about Vietnam War and American War as well. Afternoon, drive back to Ho Chi Minh city and visit some historical sites: The War Remnants, the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office, Ben Thanh market

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Day 16

Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) (G)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until our private guide will see you off at the airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!

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Inclusion:

• All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in twin/double sharing (triple room, extra bed, interconnecting room... are on request)
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• English speaking guide (French, Spanish, Russian, Italian Speaking tour guides are available and on request)
• Entrance fees to indicated sights and activities as stated
• Domestic flight tickets as indicated in the program
• Boat trips (if mentioned)
• Bottled mineral water during touring days

Exclusion:

• International FLIGHTS
• Tips
• Drinks
• Other meals
• Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time

Tour guide

Tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our cultures and lifestyles ... with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch. In some parts such as Sapa, we may use local tour guides who come from the ethnic hilltribes like H'Mong or Red Dao as they know about their land much better than anyone else and this is also the way that Indochinavalue helps the local people a better life.

Vietnam tour guide

Tour guide is one of the most important factors to a successful holiday. Indochinavalue understands that a good tour guide needs not only good knowledge on history, culture, good English, French... but also needs to have general requirements and follow our guidelines as below:

1 - Licensed at least for 4 years with work experience.

2 - Guiding does require more than just hanging out in the sun. Guides must be friendly and good with people, organized enough to keep groups or people on schedule, quick on their feet and ready for the inevitable snafus that arises.

3 - Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.

4 - Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.

5 - Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

6 - Clear speech and good hearing.

7 - Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.

8 - Tour guide is a nurse to take care of visitors, a boss to keep the right itinerary, a teacher to give information, an ambassador to introduce our country, an entertainer because Indochinavalue's clients want to be entertained in extend, a friend...

9 - Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.

10 - Check flight tickets, train tickets, meals, weather... to make sure things are in order and inform local office if any changes that might effect the tour.

11 - Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.

Transport

Kind of vehicle (offered on tour) depends on the size of your group size or your requirements. To ensure your comfort, all cars feature air conditioning and enough room inside. Drivers are local, with years of experience, taking you to your destination quickly and safely.

1 - Our drivers are professional and reliable with at least 5 years of experience, driving safely.

2 - Our drivers are not allowed to hear cell-phone or smoke, chat, drink when driving.

3 - Our drivers must be friendly, helpful with good behavior and attitude.

4 - Our drivers are not allowed to take you to shops unless you ask for.

Vietnam hotel

2 Stars from: US$35 -> US$40

The 2 star hotels are good for budget travelers and sometimes, we have no choice but stay in a guesthouse, mini hotel, 2 star hotel in the remote and mountainous areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars from: US$40 -> US$80

The 3 star hotels are good for many travelers because they offer basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, 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, spa and swimming pool can be expected.

4 Stars from: US$80 -> US$130

Offering 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 Stars from: US$130 -> US$200 –> US$ 300

Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent 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.

The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.

Note: If you have any special dietary needs, just let your travel consultant know when booking.

Breakfast:

Breakfast is included at all hotels and is buffet breakfast with Asian and Western food.

Lunch:

Lunches (if included) are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants are carefully selected and highly recommended.

Vietnam restaurant

Dinner:

Dinners are only included if you stay overnight in a homestay with a local family, on cruise inHalong Bay, Mekong Delta or at some special occasions such as welcome dinner, farewell dinner or on requested. So dinners are at your own choice and arrangement, but our tour guides will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If allergic to some food

We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.

Do our guide and driver join the meal with us?

The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join themeal when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not understand English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.

Street food tour:

Street foods in Vietnam are very delicious and should you want to taste the specialities of each Vietnam holiday destination, we can arrange a street food tour for you. Please contact us at info@indochinavalue.com for a detailed tour itinerary and quotation.

How to request a tour package?

To request for a free tour itinerary and quotation, you can just fill out the tour inquiry form at www.indochinavalue.com or send us an email at info@indochinavalue.com then give us as much information as possible. One of our experienced travel consultants will get back to you shortly. All changes will be made (free of charge) until the your tour package meets your needs and personal interests.

How to book a tour package?

As soon as you agree on our proposal, please send us your full name, international flight information (if you have) and your special requirements. We will make reservations and arrange everything then confirm back to you when all done.

Payment

- Deposit is a "must". We request 30% of the tour cost. You can pay by wire transfer, credit cards, western union, onepay (online)

- Balance can be made before your arrival or on arrival in cash or by credit cards.

Changes

Changes are possible at the last minutes. However, if changes caused extra costs, you will have to pay for. (For examples, hotels, flights, cruises...)

Cancellation

In case of cancellation, we will not apply any charge if we are not charged by the third parties such as hotels, cruises, flights, trains...We will recalculate the costs and resend you the money as soon as possible.

Tipping

Thanks you Tipping is not mandatory but it is expected in many circumstances for service. You can tip your driver/tour guide more or less or nothing. All depends on the services you receive.

Suggested tips:

- US$10 – US$ 15 per day for tour guide

- US$7 – US$ 10 per day for driver

- US$1 – US$ 3 per meal for waiter or waitress

- US$2 – US$ 5 for short boat trips/ cyclo/ tuktuk (1 – 2) hours

Note: Please check with your travel consultant before coming and your tour guide if you are to tip someone on tour.

What you get when booking a private tour with Indochinavalue?

1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.

2. Every itinerary can be customized to meet your specific interests/ wishes, that is, you can choose your favored hotels, sightseeing spots, the tour length, means of transportation, budget, etc. All are free of charge.

3. Start the tour on any date you want.

4. Escort you from start to finish. All private transfers during the tour are offered, including airport/ train station transfer, hotel-attractions round trip transfer.

5. The sightseeing during the tour could be based on your own timetable and pace. Flexible to change at your short notice.

6. Considerate care and assistance, such as the old, the disabled or families with small kids and children.

7. You can save time and money when traveling with us or your wants meet you budget.

How do I get a visa?

Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/ border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.

Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa:

apply vietnam visa1) Full name on passport

2) Passport number

3) Date of birth

4) Nationality

5) Date of arrival

6) Date of issue

7) Date of expire

8) Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months.

Can I use credit cards in Vietnam?

Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diner's Card, American Express and JCB can be used to purchase goods in large shopping malls and stores in the big and medium cities, to pay for hotel rooms and for meals in some of the fancier restaurants, and to buy plane tickets with them.

Note:

- You can use US dollar, Euro in all big cities or at major tourist sites, airports.

- If you are to travel to those small cities or even remote rural areas, only cash in Dong can be used.

Do I need to bring my medical record with me?

Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event ofan emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.

Note: You can buy medicines everywhere in Vietnam so do not need to bring medicines from home.Money exchange in Vietnam

When I finish my tour in Vietnam, if I still have some local money, what can I do?

Upon leaving Vietnam, if you still have some local money, you can change them back to foreign currency with your passport and the exchange memos given by the banks or money exchange counters. So please keep those exchange memos well whenever you change money.

What should we bring along on our trip to Vietnam?

It is best to travel light in Vietnam. One medium sized bag and a day pack will provide more than enough room to carry everything you'll need, and enough space for the things you'll buy in Vietnam.

There are lots of consumer goods in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, so do not worry about running out of something. If you do forget something you can easily find it here. Before you leave home complete the following checklist:

- Lightweight and quick dry clothing is most appropriate for the summer months, and warmer  clothing for the winter months. As well, sun hat, swim suit, ultra lightweight rain jacket.

- Travel Documents: Passport, Visa, Travel Insurance, Air Tickets (you should scan them and email them to yourself in case you loose them).

- Health requirements, medications, and travel insurance arranged.

- Flashlight, alarm clock, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, small personal first aid kit, personal toiletries.

- Money: US dollars or travelers cheques and/ or credit card(s).

- Raincoat or umbrella, good hiking shoes are needed for all Footprint trekking trips.

- Camera with charger, extra batteries, and memory cards.

Are there any restrictions on the type of luggage that we bring? Domestic airlines have their weight restrictions. On most domestic and low-cost airlines You may only have one suitcase or backpack, with a maximum weight of 20kg, and one piece of hand luggage, with a maximum weight of (5 – 7)kg. An extra charge for overweight is applied.

There is no actual limit on our trips, but we would suggest you travel light with one suitcase or backpack and one small daypack or small bag which you can access during the day and carry items like your camera, drinking water, toilet paper, hat, sunscreen, etc.

It is essential that you have a lock for each piece of luggage. Without one, railway and airline staff and some hotels may refuse to handle it.

What is the best type of clothing we should bring?

Here is a short checklist of best type of clothing you should bring:

- Shorts and comfortable pants;

- Shirts, t-shirts and maybe some long sleeves shirts (for regions with mosquitos like the Mekong delta);

- Swim suits (for the beaches and Halong Bay);

- Good sandles as well as good shoes if trekking.

Nevertheless, it will really depend on where you travel to, when you plan on travelling, and what you plan on doing. Please note that the weather can be very cold during the winter in the Northern Vietnam (Nov to Mar) and quite cool in the central highlands (Dalat). You will need to bring a good jacket along for this time of the year, the avarage temperature is about 15 oC, but can get as cold as 3 oC.

Tip: Do not worry if you do not pack enough clothes or forget something because you can buy in Vietnam.

Shopping in Vietnam

Shopping in Vietnam: Many tourists can’t help but throw themselvesShopping in Vietnam head-first into shopping while in Vietnam. Why? Probably the variety of quality goods and the tempting prices have a lot to do with it. Many low-budget travelers considered Vietnam a heavenly place because in many shopping situations they can bargain the prices down to as much as a third of the original cost.

The list of Vietnamese bargains is seemingly endless and features bespoke tailoring and the national dress, the 'ao dai' from high-quality silk and many other types of material and textiles while many shoppers cannot get enough of the local handicraft, art and jewelry.

How to bargain?

Bargain is not common in some countries, but in Vietnam it really is. In Vietnam, bargaining is always worthwhile. Yet, it is not always due to the fact that the local have a great deal of time and very little money. Bargaining is part of Vietnamese culture as through bargaining people communicate with others, create and build up their relationship, not to mention a form of entertainment.

Rule - 1: It's like the monster ride at the amusement park. If you're not having fun, get off.

Rule - 2: Don't bargain with the first person who approaches you (i.e., when looking for a taxi at the airport.) In general the further you go from the center of action, the cheaper the price.

Rule - 3: Don't be afraid to use walking away as a bargaining tool. You can always come back.

Rule - 4: Don't let pride get in the way of coming back (or Rule #3 is useless).

Rule - 5: If you really want something and the price isn't coming down, give in gracefully. (It's that pride thing again.)

Rule - 6: Don't always assume you're getting ripped off just because you're in a third-world country. Sometimes the price they're asking is the real one.

Rule - 7: Bargaining is a time/ money tradeoff. If you're in a hurry, be prepared to pay for it.

Rule - 8: Ask (Vietnamese) fellow shoppers the price of an item before you begin bargaining.

Rule - 9: Always carry small bills. Otherwise all that work is likely to be for nothing.

Rule - 10: Always bargain in native currency. Conventional wisdom says anyone who has dollars can afford to spend them.

Rule - 11: If possible, keep going back to the same person until you've gotten to know him/ her. Most third world countries have a name for this kind of relationship. The deal is that you offer your business on a regular basis and the seller responds by saving you their best tomatoes

Rule - 12: No matter what your parents told you, when you're bargaining it's perfectly okay to lie

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This tour is sample tour and can always be customized to meet your personal needs and budget.

This is private tour with a flexible schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle in each destination.

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Supported by private travel consultant
Unlimited changes, no charge

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Fair Price with added value
Use of excellent local guides
Use of well-selected Hotels
Use of comfortable vehicles
Worry-free & one-stop Service
Focus on customer care

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Balance paid on arrival
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