Highlights of North & Central Vietnam – Tour & Cruise

Discover Breathtaking Vietnam with a 7 Night/8 Day Tour! Explore the Famed North and Central Regions and See the Wonders of Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An with Plush Accommodation and Select Meals. Includes an Overnight Five Star Halong Bay Cruise, Domestic Flight, Daily Breakfast, Authentic Dining Experiences, a Cooking Class, Guided Tours, Return Airport Transfers, and More! Only $999 Per Person (Twin Share), Valued up to $3,639 for Two

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Explore the wonders of Vietnam on an unforgettable seven night/eight day journey through the country’s stunning northern and central region and enjoy plush accommodation, select daily meals and an overnight five star Halong Bay cruise for only $999 per person (twin share), valued up to $3,639 for two

Your luxury tour commences in Hanoi, traverses through the scenic city and Halong Bay before coming to an end in the culinary capital of Hoi An

Check out the exclusive optional Sapa tour below!

Itinerary Highlights

Begin your adventure in Vietnam’s vibrant capital city of Hanoi where you’ll take part in an engaging walking food tour with walkie talkies so you don't miss a thing, before heading to the famous Old Quarter to get your fill of shopping and history

Then set off for Halong City where you’ll board the five star Signature Cruise Halong Bay and embark on a boat excursion to the mystical Sung Sot Grotto (Surprise Cave)

After a short domestic flight, the next stop is heavenly Hoi An with its rich culture and focus on fine cuisine you'll take part in a Vietnamese cooking class, unwind on the golden shores and cobalt waters of Lang Co Beach and visit the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain before making your way to Danang International Airport for the culmination of your tour

Departure dates are available from now until December 2017 – see the 'Fine Print’ tab for all departure dates

Check out the 'Itinerary' tab for more information on your tour

Your Package Includes

Plush nightly twin or double accommodation, ensuring comfort throughout your journey - including two nights at the La Siesta Hotel in Hanoi; one night aboard the Signature Cruise Halong Bay, and four nights at the Hoi An Historic Hotel

An incredible overnight luxury cruise on the majestic Halong Bay with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable stops along the way through the Gulf of Tonkin

Select meals throughout your trip including delicious daily breakfasts (seven), your choice of lunch or dinner on the first day, five lunches (including a Vietnamese cooking class and a show-stopping seafood lunch), plus a decadent dinner aboard the Halong Bay Signature Cruise ship

One soothing herbal foot massage per person in Hoi An- the perfect remedy after long days spent exploring

Engaging guided tours including a Walkie Talkie food tour in Hanoi, boat excursions to Sung Sot Grotto and down the Thu Bon River, visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed My Son holyland, and so much more

Sightseeing with an experienced local English speaking guide with all the insider knowledge of the regions throughout the tour

Attraction entrance fees and permits

All transfers via air-conditioned vehicles for optimum comfort throughout your journey and enjoy a complimentary bottle of mineral water each day

Sapa Tour

Want to explore the spectacular plains of Sapa? Extend your tour and include three nights/four days in beautiful Sapa before the Highlights of North and Central Vietnam tour with a total ten night package for only $2,599 for two adults, valued up to $4,552

Your tour will include the Highlights of North & Central Vietnam tour itinerary plus an additional Sapa tour at the beginning of your adventure

Your Sapa experience will include overnight train journeys to and from Sapa, a homestay with a traditional Vietnamese family, relaxing foot massage, trek through an enchanting bamboo forest to see the Red Dao people, and much more (see the 'Itinerary' tab for more details)

Important Information

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the tour. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the tour provider directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer

Valid for tours departing daily (from Hanoi) from now until 31 December 2017 (book by 8 October 2017)

Flights are NOT included in your package (excluding the domestic flight from Hanoi to Danang)

Blackout Period: Not valid for travel from 26 January 2017 to 1 February 2017

Peak Season Surcharges: Please note, $100 surcharge per voucher applies for tours between 24 December 2016 to 31 December 2016, payable directly to Friends Travel Vietnam. During this period, guests will be required to pay additional surcharges for the compulsory gala dinners that apply during their tour: $85 per adult and $64 per child (aged 5-11 years) for the Christmas Day and New Year gala dinners on the Signature Cruise; or $86 per adult and $64 per child (aged 5-11 years) for the Christmas Day gala dinner or $86 per adult and $64 per child (aged 5-11 years) for the New Year gala dinner at Hoi An Historic Hotel, payable directly to Friends Travel Vietnam. Children aged 4 and under may attend the compulsory galas free of charge

Christmas/New Years Eve Surcharge: For tours over 24 December 2016 and 2017 (Christmas Eve) and 31 December 2016 and 2017 (New Years Eve) a surcharge of $170 per voucher will apply if the signature cruise falls on one of these dates, and a surcharge of $196 per voucher applies if guests are staying at the Hoi An Historic Hotel on one of these dates

High Season Surcharges (Highlights of North and Central Vietnam): A surcharge of $80 per voucher applies for the Highlights of North and Central Vietnam tours only during December 2017, payable directly to Friends Travel Vietnam

Bookings are essential and are subject to availability

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis

Standard voucher is valid for TWO PEOPLE (all ages, twin share). If travelling alone, you must still purchase the full price Twin Share voucher (ie. $1,999 total for one person)

Please note: Airport transfers are only available if arriving on the first day of the tour and departing on the last day of the tour. Otherwise you will need to organise your own airport transfers if arriving or departing the cities at different times. Tour begins in Hanoi and ends in Danang

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity for hotel rooms and cruise cabins is two people. (Please note that train cabins contain four berths, so a group of two may have to share with up to two other guests, bedding consists of four pull-out soft sleeper seats). All hotel and cruise accommodation includes twin or double bedding

Child Policy/Extra Guest Policy: Room capacity is two people (with the exception of the train cabin), however, if you would like to enquire about travelling with extra children then please contact the tour company for more information by emailing sales@friendstravelvietnam.com

Please note that it is not possible to add an extra bed

Connecting rooms are not available

Guests that purchase the Sapa tour will meet in Hanoi and enjoy the Sapa portion of the tour before returning back to Hanoi for the Highlights of North and Central Vietnam tour

All accommodation is subject to availability at time of travel. If the stated hotels are unavailable, accommodation of a similar standard will be provided

Please note that train cabins accommodate four guests, passengers may have to share with other travellers

Tours are subject to a minimum of two guests and maximum of ten guests

Please note that international air tickets, international departure tax, visa fees, gratuities, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages and meals (other than the ones noted in the programs) are not included in the package

Guests must have a current passport and valid visa in order to participate in the tour and cruise

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the resorts discretion/policy

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash

Itinerary and schedule are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances

Package cannot be split

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Additional expenses are not included with this voucher

A maximum of one voucher may be purchased and used

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour companys published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependant on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

All activities, services and menu options are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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