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Vietnam Tour Package from Melbourne

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The Best Vietnam Tour Package from Melbourne

Duration: 12 Days
Trip Code: ORG_MelbO12

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Tour start from Hanoi → Lan Ha Bay Lan Ha Bay → Hue → Da Nang → Hoi An → Ho Chi Minh City → Can Tho → End trip at Ho Chi Minh City

Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 12-day/11-night Vietnam tour package from Melbourne and uncover the mesmerizing highlights of this beautiful country. Starting from the vibrant city of Hanoi, journey southward to witness the diverse beauty and breathtaking landscapes that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.

Immerse yourself in the ancient charm of Hanoi, where you’ll explore its rich history and savor the culinary delights of its renowned street food scene. Experience the wonders of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you cruise through the captivating seascapes of Lan Ha Bay aboard the luxurious Paradise Grand.

Indulge in the hidden charms of Hoi An, a picturesque ancient town where you can immerse yourself in its cultural heritage, go on a shopping spree for tailor-made clothing, and witness the tranquil beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Lastly, immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends modern architecture with charming French colonial influences.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Discover the captivating beauty and rich history of Hanoi, while indulging in the unique street food culture that reflects the essence of the city’s life.
  • Be amazed by the majestic natural beauty of Halong Bay, a true wonder of the world, as you sail through the stunning Lan Ha Bay aboard the Mon Cheri cruise.
  • Explore the hidden charms of Hoi An, from its ancient town steeped in history to the pleasure of tailor-made shopping and the serene beauty of the countryside.
  • Experience the contrasting scenes of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern skyscrapers harmonize with the allure of Old French architecture.

Embark on this remarkable Vietnam tour package from Melbourne and create unforgettable memories as you uncover the best of this captivating country.

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Begin Your Adventure in Hanoi: A Warm Welcome Awaits! O/N In Hanoi

Your extraordinary journey starts as soon as you land at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Our friendly guide and driver will be eagerly waiting to greet you and transfer you to the heart of the city.

During the transfer, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with valuable insights about Hanoi’s rich history and answer any questions you may have. Once you arrive at the hotel, check-in and take some time to relax.

Evening Activities:

This evening is yours to explore the enchanting Hanoi Old Quarter or stroll along the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this city steeped in history, as you witness its captivating charm during your first night. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of local street food to enhance your cultural experience. Rest and rejuvenate overnight at the hotel, preparing for the exciting adventures that lie ahead.

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Day 2: Discover Hanoi City Tour & Street Foods Tour. O/N In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning Activities: Rise and Shine to the Charming Hanoi

Kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel, fueling you up for an exciting adventure starting at 8:00 am. Our Guide and driver will be ready to take you on a journey through the captivating streets of Hanoi.

What Can You Expect on This Tour? First, prepare to be amazed by the unique architecture and delve into Vietnam’s history at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex (please note that it is closed on Mondays and Fridays, as well as during October and November for maintenance). If your travel date falls on these days, our guide and driver will offer alternative attractions. Such as Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Explore the intricacies of the One Pillar Pagoda, nestled within the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, and discover its fascinating story.

Next, immerse yourself in knowledge at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first Royal National University, built in 1076.

Afternoon Activities: Savor the Flavors of Hanoi

Embark on a delightful four-hour walking tour to savor the best of Hanoi’s street foods, guided by our knowledgeable expert. This culinary adventure offers a perfect blend of exploring the well-known paths of Hanoi and uncovering the hidden gems of the city. Wander through the charming French Quarter, experience the bustling local markets, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere as you indulge in authentic Hanoi street food.

As our journey continues, venture into the lesser-known corners of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, discovering hidden alleyways and basking in the elegance of the French Quarter with its melodious birdsong.

Throughout the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sample more than 10 tantalizing dishes and sip on a variety of local beverages while engaging in lively conversations with street vendors. Our final stop will be a tasting room, where you can relish a wide selection of these local delicacies sourced directly from the vendors we encountered on the tour, sharing a glimpse of Vietnamese culture through traditional cuisine.

Conclude your street food adventure by treating yourself to an invigorating egg coffee or a refreshing Hanoi beer.

Evening Activities: Explore and Delight in Hanoi’s Charms

The evening is yours to further explore the enchanting Hanoi Old Town, where shopping and entertainment await. Take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, immersing yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Hanoi. Retire for a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.

Note: If your Hanoi city tour falls on a weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), you’ll have the opportunity to wander through the Old Quarter and explore the captivating night market.

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Day 3: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay 2 Days/1night. O/N On Board (B/L/D)

Morning Activities: Embrace Hanoi’s Morning Serenity

Start your morning with a peaceful stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, where you can witness the vibrant Tai Chi sessions and observe the locals engaging in their early morning activities. Immerse yourself in the dynamic rhythm of Hanoi’s daily life. Return to your hotel and enjoy a delicious breakfast to fuel your day.

Embark on the Journey to Halong Bay

Depart from Hanoi city at 9:30 am and embark on a scenic journey to Halong Bay, cruising along the highway. As you reach Hai Phong around noon, prepare to board the exquisite Mon Chéri Cruise, which will be your home for the next unforgettable adventure.

Afternoon Activities: Discovering the Gems of Lan Ha Bay

Upon arrival on board, receive a warm welcome with a refreshing drink and cool towel. Familiarize yourself with the cruise’s instructions and safety procedures before indulging in a delightful lunch at Mon Chéri’s luxurious restaurant. As you sail through the canals, be captivated by the breathtaking scenery that leads you to Halong Bay.

Arrive at the enchanting Three Peach Beach area in Lan Ha Bay, renowned for its pristine beaches and captivating limestone islands and caves. Take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-clear waters or explore the surroundings by kayak, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the bay.

Return to Mon Chéri Cruise and witness the mesmerizing sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while enjoying a complimentary sunset party. For those seeking relaxation, indulge in a rejuvenating massage service available onboard (booking can be done directly with the Cruise Manager).

Delight in a delectable dinner featuring local delicacies, savoring the flavors of the region.

Evening Activities: Unwind and Embrace the Night

As the evening unfolds, relish the captivating nighttime scenery of the bay from the top deck. Feel the romantic ambiance as soothing ballad music fills the air and enjoy refreshing beverages from the bar. Engage in squid fishing, watch a movie, or simply unwind in the comfort of your room. Let the serenity of Halong Bay guide you into a restful overnight stay aboard the Mon Chéri Cruise.

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Day 4: Hai Phong - Hanoi - Hue. O/N In Hue (B/L)

Morning Activities: Embrace Serenity and Culinary Delights

Begin your day with a tranquil Tai Chi exercise session on the sundeck, or simply savor the breathtaking sunrise from the top deck while relishing a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Indulge in a delightful breakfast as the boat gracefully cruises towards the Dark and Bright Cave (Sang Toi Cave), where you’ll embark on a bamboo boat to explore the cave’s wonders.

At 9:30 am, check out of your cabin as the boat leisurely makes its way back to the dock.

Immerse yourself in the art of Vietnamese cuisine with a cooking demonstration at 10:00 am. Learn the secrets behind crafting traditional spring rolls, and then treat yourself to a sumptuous buffet brunch.

Afternoon Activities: From Hanoi to Hue, a Journey Begins

Bid farewell to the cruise as you disembark at noon. Our driver will be waiting to whisk you back to Hanoi city. Anticipate reaching Hanoi around 3:00 pm, where the driver will directly transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue.

Evening Activities: Unveil the Charms of Hue

Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, our guide and driver will warmly receive you and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Take some time to check in and freshen up.

The evening is yours to explore the enchanting streets of Hue. Wander across the captivating Truong Tien Bridge, stroll along the scenic walking streets lining the Perfume River, and delight in the culinary wonders of Hue as you savor the city’s special dishes for dinner. Rest and relax at your comfortable hotel, anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.

Special Note:

Please be aware that cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without prior notice, depending on the weather conditions and operational requirements.

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Day 5: Hue City Tour & Transfer To Hoi An. O/N In Hoi An (B/L)

Morning Activities: Unveiling the Beauty of Hue

Start your day with a delightful breakfast and get ready to explore the mesmerizing sights of Hue Imperial City. Begin your journey by embarking on a scenic boat trip along the enchanting Perfume River, where you’ll visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a historical landmark that stands gracefully on the riverbank, narrating the captivating history of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Next, venture into the majestic Citadel, also known as the Forbidden Purple City, which served as the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty Emperors from 1802 to 1945. Marvel at its grandeur as you explore its remarkable structures, including Thai Hoa Palace, Mieu Temple, Dien Tho Palace, and more, offering a glimpse into the regal heritage of Vietnam.

Indulge in a delightful lunch at the charming Garden Y Thao restaurant, where you’ll savor the flavors of traditional royal dishes, reminiscent of the esteemed royal reign.

Afternoon Activities: Scenic Journey to Hoi An

Embark on a picturesque journey from Hue to Hoi An via National Highway No. 1, a route that offers breathtaking vistas and memorable stops. Pause along the way to admire the pristine beauty of Lang Co Beach, soak in the quaint atmosphere of Lang Co fishing village, and be awe-struck by the panoramic views of Hai Van Pass, also known as the Ocean Cloud Pass, where winding roads showcase nature’s wonders.

As you travel along the coastal streets of Da Nang City, take pleasure in the scenic beach scenes that unfold before your eyes. Finally, arrive in Hoi An and check in at your hotel, where comfort and relaxation await.

Evening Activities: Embrace the Charm of Hoi An

The evening grants you the freedom to explore the narrow streets of Hoi An town and immerse yourself in its captivating ambiance. Engage in an array of delightful activities, from savoring the local street food delights to indulging in the enchanting folk music shows that grace the town. Let the charm of Hoi An captivate your senses as you create lasting memories. Rest comfortably overnight in Hoi An, ready for more adventures to come.

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Day 6: Discover Hoi An: Walking Tour & Overnight Stay (B/L)

Morning Delights in Hoi An: Unveiling the Ancient Town

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Meet our friendly guide in the lobby as we embark on a captivating walking tour to discover the beauty of Hoi An’s ancient town.

Our tour will take us to renowned landmarks, beginning with the Chua Ong Pagoda. This historic temple, built in 1653, pays homage to General Quan Cong and embodies values of loyalty and justice.

Next, we’ll visit the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, where the Jinshang Temple awaits. Dedicated to the goddess of the sea, this temple serves as a protector of sailors.

Our journey continues to the Tan Ky ancient house, a remarkable ancestral home that has stood for over two centuries. Finally, we’ll traverse the iconic Japanese Bridge, a 17th-century covered bridge crafted by Japanese artisans, which doubles as a temple and symbolizes Hoi An’s rich heritage.

Afternoon Delights:

Savor your free time in the afternoon to explore Hoi An at your own pace. Indulge in shopping and perhaps even tailor-made experiences. Alternatively, unwind on the pristine An Bang Beach, located just 5km away from the ancient town.

Evening Enchantment:

As evening descends, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Hoi An’s ancient town. Bask in the glow of lantern lights that adorn the streets, creating a magical atmosphere. Treat yourself to delectable street food, allowing your taste buds to revel in the flavors of Hoi An. If you’re lucky to visit during a full moon, the entire town illuminates solely with the soft radiance of lanterns, adding a captivating touch to this ancient marvel.

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Day 7: Embrace the Charm of Hoi An's Countryside (Biking & Pottery)

Are you ready for a day of unforgettable experiences? Prepare to immerse yourself in the serene surrounding villages of Hoi An, where tranquility and special moments await.

Morning Adventures:

Start your morning by hopping on a bicycle and venturing into the picturesque countryside of Hoi An. Pedal your way along winding narrow lanes, passing through charming villages and lush rice paddies, all while soaking up the local way of life.

Embark on a bamboo boat tour in Cam Thanh village, gliding through the enchanting Bay Mau water coconut palm forest. Take in the ecological wonders of this serene oasis during a delightful 30-minute to 1-hour journey.

Continue your cycling escapade as you make your way to the renowned Tra Que Herb and Vegetable Village. Spread across 40 hectares and home to over 200 households, this village is famous for its delectable herbs and vegetables. Discover the secret behind their unique flavors as you learn traditional farming techniques from local farmers. Engage in a brief cooking lesson and indulge in a mouthwatering lunch of local specialties.

Afternoon Explorations:

Hop back on your trusty bicycle and continue your adventure to Thanh Ha Pottery Village. Witness the ancient art of pottery-making, a tradition that dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Marvel at the skilled craftsmanship as villagers meticulously create bricks, tiles, and ornamental pieces for restoration projects and the local market.

Evening Delights:

As the day winds down, take advantage of your free time to uncover the hidden charm of Hoi An’s ancient town. Stroll along the narrow paths that weave through the heart of this enchanting destination, allowing yourself to truly absorb its essence. Prepare for an evening of exploration and discovery.

Rest and rejuvenate for the night, as Hoi An holds more treasures for you to uncover. Enjoy your overnight stay in Hoi An, surrounded by the beauty of this timeless town.

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Day 8: Explore the Delights of Hoi An at Your Leisure (B)

Today, you have a free day to fully immerse yourself in the captivating town of Hoi An. This charming destination holds hidden treasures that have captured the hearts of countless travelers to Vietnam. Stroll along the narrow lanes lined with ancient houses, browse through the delightful shops, and uncover the secrets of traditional villages.

If relaxation is on your agenda, don’t miss the opportunity to bask in the beauty of Hoi An’s enchanting beaches. Feel the soft sand beneath your feet and let the soothing waves wash away your cares.

Hoi An is a place of endless possibilities, offering a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Take your time to explore its hidden gems and create unforgettable memories.

Enjoy your day in Hoi An, and overnight in this captivating town.

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Day 9: Relaxation and Exploration in Hoi An (Beach & City Excursion). O/N In Sai Gon (B)

Morning Bliss:

Start your day with a leisurely half-day to unwind and soak up the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches of An Bang. Alternatively, you can continue your exploration of Hoi An’s ancient town, strolling through its charming streets and perhaps visiting your tailor if you had previously placed an order. This is the perfect opportunity to try on your clothes and make any necessary adjustments for the perfect fit.

Later, we’ll drop you off at Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Afternoon Adventures:

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our friendly guide and driver will be waiting for you at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Sit back and relax as we transfer you to the city. Once there, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to discover the captivating blend of French-style architecture that graces this vibrant metropolis. Marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Independence Palace, the Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and explore the bustling Ben Thanh market.

Evening Delights:

The evening is yours to embrace the lively atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City’s busiest and most vibrant areas. Immerse yourself in the bustling crowds and relish the unique experiences this city has to offer. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel, recharging for more adventures to come.

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Day 10: Explore the Mekong Delta - My Tho and Can Tho Adventure. O/N In Can Tho (B/L)

Morning Voyage:

Get ready for an exciting day as we depart from your hotel in HCMC at 8:00 am and head towards the enchanting city of My Tho. Embark on a delightful boat ride along the river, marveling at the stilt houses and lush fruit plantations lining the riverbank.

Continue the boat journey to Tortoise Island, where you can savor a delicious lunch at your own expense while taking in the natural beauty of the island.

Afternoon Expedition:

Prepare for more adventure as we hop on a boat and cruise to Tan An. Glide through the serene waterways on a hand-rowed sampan, shaded by graceful water coconut trees. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance while enjoying seasonal fruits and sipping on delightful honey tea, accompanied by the captivating melodies of traditional Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by local artisans. We’ll also visit a family business that embodies the idyllic rural lifestyle, where you can indulge in mouthwatering coconut candy and witness the peaceful pastoral life among the fruit plantations and charming villages.

As our boat returns to the pier, we’ll continue our journey to Can Tho, where you’ll check in to your accommodation upon arrival.

Evening Delights:

The evening is yours to embrace the local life and wander around the lively city of Can Tho. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and discover the charms of this unique destination. Rest and rejuvenate at your hotel for an exciting day ahead.

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Day 11: Discover the Vibrant Mekong Delta - Cai Rang Floating Market Adventure

Morning Exploration:

Rise and shine! It’s an early start as we embark on an unforgettable journey to the bustling Cai Rang floating market, where you’ll witness the liveliest time of the day. Cruise through the intricate network of small channels, immersing yourself in the picturesque countryside and paying a visit to a rice noodle making village to truly experience the local way of life.

Get ready for an exciting encounter with the renowned “Monkey Bridge” in the heart of the Delta. Take in the breathtaking views as you cross this famous bridge that spans the canals, providing a safe and convenient passage.

Afternoon Expedition:

As we make our way back to Ho Chi Minh City, be captivated by the lush tropical fruit orchards that adorn the provinces, showcasing a colorful array of delicious fruits.

Evening Delights:

The evening is yours to explore the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh at your leisure. Unleash your adventurous spirit and delve into the bustling streets, where the city’s vibrant energy never sleeps. Rest and relax at your hotel, preparing for the next exciting chapter of your journey.

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Day 12: Enjoy Your Day in Ho Chi Minh City and Safe Travels!

Take the remaining day to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure, making it truly your own. Whether you choose to delve into its vibrant markets, uncover historical landmarks, or indulge in its culinary delights, the city offers a wealth of experiences to suit your preferences.

Later, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your journey back home or to your next exciting destination. We hope you had a fantastic 12-day holiday package from Melbourne to Vietnam with the Origin Travel team. It has been a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Have a wonderful flight, and thank you for choosing us.

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Inclusions

Enjoy a Hassle-Free Journey with our Premium Services:

  • Experience the comfort of private door-to-door transportation in a brand new, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Our knowledgeable English-speaking guide will be there to provide you with an exceptional travel experience.
  • Indulge in delicious meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner) and savor the flavors of Vietnam.
  • Rest easy in our carefully selected 3-star hotels, ensuring your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.
  • Your Lan Ha Bay cruise program will be a memorable one, whether you choose to share the cruise with others or opt for a private cruise (available upon request).
  • All sightseeing tickets are included, so you can explore Vietnam’s wonders without any additional costs.
  • Stay refreshed with complimentary tissues and water on board our coach.
  • We’ve got you covered with a pre-approved letter for Vietnam Visa On Arrival, making your travel preparations hassle-free.
  • Service charges and government tax are included in the package, ensuring transparency and peace of mind.
  • With our services, there are no hidden charges or surprises after your booking is confirmed.
  • We provide 24/7 hotline support, guaranteeing assistance whenever you need it.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your journey with us. We’re here to make your experience in Vietnam unforgettable.

Exclusions

  • International flights and any applicable departure taxes are not included in the package.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals, and optional activities are at your own cost.
  • Beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are not included in the package.
  • Please be aware that there may be a surcharge during peak seasons or public holidays, if applicable.
  • If there is a compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, it will be an additional expense.
  • The Vietnam visa stamp fee of US$25 per person, along with one passport photo each, is not covered in the package.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the tour program are not included and may require additional payment.
  • Tipping is not included in the package but is highly appreciated for excellent service.

Please ensure you take note of these exclusions and make the necessary arrangements accordingly. If you have any questions or need further clarification, our team is here to assist you.

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