15 day Vietnam tour with Sapa trek and flights

15 day Vietnam tour with Sapa including return international flights, accommodation, transfers, overnight Halong Bay cruise, breakfast daily, dedicated transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
  • 15 day Vietnam tour including Sapa with flights
 

Highlights

 

Vietnam is a must-see travel destination for much more than just its magnificent natural landscapes. There’s the warm hospitality from the locals, the deliciously good traditional cuisine, the ancient temples and monuments and the incredible history that makes this country an explorer’s dream

Experience it for yourself with a 15 day Vietnam tour with Sapa.

Sapa is known for its epic scenery and it’s not hard to see why, with its rolling hills and plunging valleys, there’s few places that offer views this good.

Start your journey exploring buzzing Hanoi, tour the beauty and charm of Sapa as you soft-trek its mountainous terrain, enjoy a cruise of sparkling Halong Bay, enjoy a walking today of Hoi An’s best sights and so much more.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, professional guides, in-depth sightseeing, dedicated transportationmeals and more. 

See Inclusions for more. 

 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff – Hanoi

 Today, depart New Zealand for Hanoi, Vietnam!

 Day 2: Hanoi 

 Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

 Day 3: Hanoi City Tour – train-icon – Lao Cai (near Sapa) (B,L)

 This morning, we take a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda) and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. The rest of the day is at leisure. Why not explore the Old Quarter for shopping, bars and restaurants. You have free time until your transfer to the train station for your overnight journey to Lao Cai Province. You will be accommodated in a twin share sleeper cabin.

 Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa – Tribe Village Excursions (B,L)

 Arrive at Lao Cai railway station in the early morning, then drive straight to your hotel for breakfast. The drive will take approximately one hour. Today we explore the beauty of Sapa, an incredibly charming place on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam. Soft-trek through the villages and vibrant green rice fields to discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley and the surrounding mountains and rice terrace fields. Next visit the Black H’mong village in Lao Chai, trek further to Ta Van village all while witnessing the simple way of life of the local village people. Return to Sapa town by car in the afternoon. Today requires comfortable walking shoes – while the trek is easy it will take approximately 3 hours.

 Day 5: Sapa Trekking – Hanoi (B)

Today we continue exploring Sapa’s local life on foot. The soft-trekking to Suoi Ho village and Ta Phin village will take approx. 3 hours. Come prepared with your camera and money for local crafts along the way. In the afternoon you will return to Hanoi by road (approx. 6 hour drive). On arrival, check-in your hotel and enjoy the night at your leisure (approximate arrival is 9 pm).

 Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today you will travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty. Upon arrival, you will board you ship to visit the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene that blends into the sky. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L) cruise-icon

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed! Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light lunch before heading back to shore. Your driver will then meet you at the Halong jetty for your drive back to Hanoi.

Optional tour: Hanoi Street food (Dinner included) – Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as: stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more. 

Day 8: Hanoi –airplane-takeoff– Danang – Hoi An (B)

 Today you will take a morning flight to Danang and then transfer to Hoi An. On arrival at the hotel, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this charming historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage listed town. As an important trading route during the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. Step back in time as you wander the narrow streets of this charming former trading port, with its ancient covered bridges and temples.

 Day 9: Hoi An (B)

Today you will explore Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, Hoi An Market, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. The bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries, the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design. The French flattened out the roadway for cars, but the original arched shape was restored in 1986. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River. 

 Day 10: Hoi An (B)

Free day at leisure – continue exploring the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.

Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – airplane-takeoff– Ho Chi Minh City (B)

This morning is free at leisure before your transfer for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 

Optional Evening Activity: Saigon Dinner Cruise. In the evening, enjoy an authentic Vietnamese dinner on board a Saigon River Cruise. The Saigon River flows from Cambodia through Southern Vietnam before merging into the South China Sea. Dinner on a river cruise offers the opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (optional)  (B)

Enjoy a day of leisure to explore Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Tour: Mekong Delta River Cruise.  You board your comfortable wooden river cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink get shown the on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people. In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. Get back on board and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. 

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

After breakfast, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

In the afternoon, we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

Today you are free at leisure before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 15: New Zealand

Arrive home today.  

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines 
  • All transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 10 nights’ superior hotel accommodation including breakfast daily 
  • Overnight sleeper train cabin
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise including all meals while on-board your cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights:

    • Discover spectacular Sapa with a soft-trek through local villages and rice terraces
    • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay 
    • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of charming Hoi An
    • Discover bustling Ho Chi Minh City before learning about the eerie history of the Cu Chi Tunnels
    • Enjoy an in depth city tour of Hanoi and its best sights
 

Fine Print

 

 How to book:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $895/$1,245 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges and interstate surcharges (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping, Visas and anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement:

$580 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement. 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 -30 people 

Accommodation: 

Hanoi – La Casa Hotel Hanoi or similar
Sapa – Sunny Mountain Hotel or similar 
Halong Bay Cruise – Oriental Sails or similar
Hoi An – Belle Maison Hadana Resort & Spa or similar
Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar

Optional Tours:

  • Hanoi Street Food Tour – $75 per person
  • My Son Tour – $75 per person 
  • Saigon Dinner Cruise – $85 per person 
  • Mekong Delta – $135 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours.

Tour Only: Not available 

Tipping: tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. NZD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

7 May
4 June
16 July
6 August
17 September
22 October*
26 November*
3 December**

* $220 peak season surcharge  per person applies 

 ** $880 peak season surcharge  per person applies 

2020:

4 January***
8 February***
22 February***
29 February***
14 March
21 March
4 April**
18 April**
2 May
16 May
6 June
20 June
4 July**
18 July**
1 August
15 August
5 September*
19 September*
3 October
17 October
31 October
14 November
5 December*** 

 * $200 peak season surcharge  per person applies 

 ** $400 peak season surcharge  per person applies 

*** $800 peak season surcharge  per person applies 

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline:

  • Return economy airfare with Air New Zealand, Thai Airways, Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines via Taipei or similar 
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $220 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. 

Business Class Upgrade: From $1,899 per person (international flights only). You will be contacted after submitting your booking form if you wish to upgrade.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines 
  • All transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 10 nights’ superior hotel accommodation including breakfast daily 
  • Overnight sleeper train cabin
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise including all meals while on-board your cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

 

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