March 5 - March 21, 2024

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Escorted By: Pam and Nick Cannon

17 Days

31 Meals

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Vietnam, Where Ancient Traditions and Natural Wonders Intertwine

Our adventure begins with Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's largest urban centre, showcasing iconic landmarks such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature. Venture to the charming coastal town of Hoi An and stroll its lantern-lit streets and be captivated by the scent of incense mingling with the alluring aromas of street food. Traverse Hanoi's Old Quarter, a gateway to the city's captivating history, ancient pagodas, and colonial architectural gems. In Sapa, be captivated by vibrant hill tribes and terraced rice fields, painting a picturesque scene. Conclude your exploration with an enchanting overnight cruise along the mystical waters of Ha Long Bay, a breathtaking gem of Southeast Asia.

CT Rating 3.5 - CHALLENGING
Members can expect a busy itinerary in a region known for hot and humid conditions, where high temperatures can exceed 30°C. The program includes free time during which members will have opportunities to explore on their own and try some local restaurants. The hill country (Sa Pa) includes walks involving steps and rough terrain. The boats in Ha Long Bay do not have elevators. Members must be fully mobile and physically active to fully enjoy this journey.

Tour Highlights

  • Overnight cruise in stunning Ha Long Bay
  • Three nights in a luxurious beach resort in Hoi An, including touring and free time in this quaint seaport town
  • Bustling Ho Chi Minh and the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Experience the hill tribes and magical landscapes of Sapa, in northern Vietnam
  • Three nights in Hanoi, with its classical buildings and memories of Ho Chi Minh

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy airfare with Cathay Pacific plus internal domestic flights
  • Accommodations in deluxe hotels as indicated or similar
  • 31 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 14 breakfasts, L - 10 lunches, D - 7 dinners)
  • Baggage handling at hotels for one piece of luggage per person
  • Gratuities for all included services
  • Services of your journey leaders plus our professional guide in Vietnam
  • Vietnam e-visa fees for Canadian passport holders
  • All current taxes, surcharges and fees
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

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Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars Per Person

Land Only (Join at Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel / Leave at AIRA Boutique Hotel)
$4,225
Toronto
$6,575
Montreal / Ottawa
$6,825
Halifax
$6,925
St. John’s
$7,025
Winnipeg/ Regina / Saskatoon
$6,555
Calgary / Edmonton
$6,475
Victoria
$6,375
Vancouver
$6,195
Single Supplement
$1,295

Deposit is $700 per person. Final payment is due Thursday, November 30, 2023.

 

All prices include internal flights. International airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective June 2023 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Note: Visas are required to visit Vietnam. The estimated cost of an e-visa is included for Canadian passport holders. In some instances, individuals will be required to obtain their own Visa (with our assistance).
Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

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What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.