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Vietnam tour packages from Brisbane 16 Days

16 DAY(S) Daily Tours

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Description

Direct flights from Brisbane to Saigon help connect tourists from Australia to Vietnam in the most convenient way. The demand for searching for Vietnam tour packages from Brisbane is very large. This shows that Vietnam is very attractive to foreign tourists.

Brisbane is the third largest city and is known as Australia’s “New York” with a blend of a young, vibrant metropolis and natural scenery. Meanwhile, the city named after Uncle Ho is a prominent economic, cultural and tourist center of Vietnam as well as the region with many Asian cultural features, bustling lifestyle and convenient connection to destinations. Vietnam as well as internationally.

With many direct flights from Brisbane to Vietnam, tourists can easily book tickets and visit famous destinations in Vietnam. Let’s join Joyful Vietnam travel in introducing Vietnam tour packages from Brisbane. Vietnam tour packages from Brisbane are designed to be flexible with packages ranging from 7-30 days, helping you optimize your time and have the best experience when coming to Vietnam. You will find choosing Vietnam tour packages from Brisbane to be the best choice for you and your family.

Highlights

  • Enjoy great dishes of Vietnamese street food.
  • Drink a cup of coffee together in the train street, watching the trains pass quickly by you.
  • Climb to Mua Cave, take virtual photos, and admire the magical scenery in TamCoc.
  • Take rowing-boat ride with the soundtrack of the river lapping against the oars in TrangAn.
  • Along with yachts, weave around the limestone mountains floating on HaLong Bay.
  • Experience basket boat in Hoian.
  • Take a boat trip in the Mekong Delta, explore the cultural life of the river area.

Itinerary

Arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in city center. The check-in is available at 2 pm. The day is free for your own exploration and shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Morning at 10AM, the first place to visit in the tour will be the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975 . After Reunification Palace, you can walk to see some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office.

Afternoon, continue to visit War Remnants Museum where there is a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. In courtyard massive military vehicles are for exhibition as well as tiger cages for the visitor to get a feel on how it was to be a prisoner during wartime. In the museum building itself, each floor will represent a separate theme from the war and the war crimes committed towards the Vietnamese people. We end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale.

Around 6PM, your guide will pick you up at your hotel by taxi then leave the tourist area behind and start your food adventure to non-tourist district, a street food paradise, while tasting ‘Banh Xeo” and “Banh Khot” – The Central, and South’s rice pancake with a lot of fresh Vietnamese vegetables. Stroll along a street known for its barbecue seafood vendors and head to a local-favorite restaurant to taste the best “bo la lot” (beef in wild betel leaves) or “banh canh Trang Bang”- special pork noodle soup or thick noodles soup with codfish pie which is the speciality from Street Food Man Vinny’s village. Your immersion in mouth-watering food continues as you head to the alleys of food in the heart of street food district and sample a tasty “bot chien”, Pan – fried rice cakes with egg and spring onions which is cooked by a local chef with over 25 years experience and then quench your thirst with a sugar cane juice mixed with a little orange. Next up on your food adventure is Banh Mi – Saigon Baguette. You will experience the perfect fusion of 4 delicious flavors just after the first bite. Walk into the heart of district 3 and discover the old apartments has the name Nguyen Thien Thuat, which is home to dozens of famous Vietnamese street food that will tempt your stomach. On the corner of Seafood alley, you will sit like the locals, and get munching, crunching, sipping and slurping BBQ seafood (if you are allergic to seafood, it will be replaced by BBQ meat). Have local drinks with Saigon special beer or soft drink, mineral water and homemade Vietnamese rice wine. Cap off your Saigon street food walking tour at the night flower market by enjoying an amazing dessert which is coconut ice cream, longan ice cream or flan cake with caramel and coffee. Your local guide will take a taxi to go with you get back to your accommodation.

At 8AM, leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight

After breakfast, at 9:30, you are transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. On arrival at 13:35, picked up and have a brief Danang city tour.

Take a half day city tour to visit Marble Mountain is known as five mountains. The Son Tra Peninsular were known as Monkey Mountain. Refresh at Han River bridge

Drive to Hoi An for hotel check in. Overnight in Hoi An

In the morning, at 8AM, explore Hoi An ancient town, when visiting the Japanese Pagoda Bridge, Chinese streets, old Phung Hung houses, Hoi An’s market and ancient port. On the 1st and 15th of every lunar month, Hoi An’s ancient town is lit up by hundreds of colorful lanterns, giving it an extra portion of sparkle. Enjoy the city’s transformation and stroll through this quaint, glowing fairytale town in your free time.

 

Afternoon, drive along De Vong River to Cam An wharf.

Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune, enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisher man. Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduction to the history there.

Take on the basket boat along the water coconut river.

After that, depart for Thanh Ha Pottery Village by car where you can learn about and take part in the daily life of Thanh Ha people. Here, we will observe the necessary steps used for producing pottery products such as vases, pots and kettles.

Back to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An

 

In the morning at 7:30 am, our Tour Guide and Driver will pick you up at hotel lobby and then leaving Hoi An for My Son holy land and arriving at 8:30 am.

Spending 2 hours walking around My Son with our Tour Guide. Seeing the beauty of My Son in the morning. This is also the greatest time of the day to see the My Son without many tourists. We also enjoy the traditional Cham dance. They show local costumes and song with traditional instrumental accompaniment. Drive back to hotel

7:00 am : Our car and guide will meet you at your hotel in the Hoi An.

Pass over Hai Van Pass, named by Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson as “probably the greatest coastal roads in the world”. Stop at the Hai Van Quan, the highest point between Da Nang and Hue for a photograph opportunity. Besides that, experience the full view of the breathtaking Lang Co Bay. Then, you have an opportunity to see Lap An Lagoon – brackish water lagoon (picturesque scenery with mountain, white clouds reflected in water) in Hue.

Noon time:  Arrive in Hue city and start to visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, constructed for the emperor in 1920 and constructed on the principle of Feng Shui. Being unique among the royal tombs in Hue, it is monumental in style and bombastic in execution.

12:30 pm: Take a break and enjoy a delicious local food (by your own)

1:00 pm: Visit the The Citadel, the last royal city in Vietnam that contains the imperial city. It is built by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. This citadel complex is remains Hue’s most popular and most important historic site.

2:30 pm: Discover the Thien Mu Pagoda (Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), a Buddhist monastery which origins dating back to 1601. It is one of the oldest and holiest sites in Hue. This pagoda is also the unofficial symbol of the ancient city Hue. Finally, have a quick stop at incense village to understand more about local life.

4:00 pm: Get on a car along the Perfume River. Take in the peaceful scenery as you head back to Hoi An

You are free till transfer to the airport at 12:00 for flight to Hanoi. On arrival at 16:15, be picked up & transferred to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi

You will be picked up at the hotel at 8:00am. Starting the day trip will be a visit of the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which compromises Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays), his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum. We will then visit the Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 to worship Confucius, which served as the first Royal National University in Vietnam. The site also honors 82 Vietnamese doctorates who passed a number of rigid exams in the feudal ages. Their names, birthdays and birthplaces are engraved in 82 headstones perched on stone tortoises. It is widely believed that touching the heads of these tortoises will bring luck. Its peaceful green compound with its neatly maintained lawns, gardens and lotus ponds make it a tranquil hideaway from the city’s bustle and heat.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Mondays, the alternative being the History Museum), which offers informative and well-documented displays of the country’s 54 ethnic groups, including elaborate and colorful hill tribe costumes. The display continues in the museum’s garden with fascinating examples of traditional houses of numerous minority groups, from the Kinhs to the ethnic groups of the Central Highlands. Then back to the Old Quarter for a walking tour. We then head to Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. Ngoc Son Temple dates back to the 13th century, and the lake itself is the picturesque heart of Hanoi, frequented by tourists and locals alike. Overnight in Hanoi

After breakfast, we will drive to Tam Coc also known as « Dry Halong Bay». On the way, we will stop to visit Hoa Lu, which used to be Vietnam’s capital during the 10th century. Arrive at Tam Coc, where we will embark a small rowing boat to discover the outstanding karst waterscape on Ngo Dong River. Tam Coc literally translates to « three caves» and is adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes shaped like gemstones. When rowing, enjoy the peaceful scenery of rice paddies lining the river bank. After lunch we will visit Mua Cave, with 500 step up to the Top of Mua Mountain. On the Top, you can overview all the nice scene of Hoa Lu. Drive back to Hanoi for overnight

08:00 – 08:45 PICK UP TIME       Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (with stop at Pearl shop on the way)

12:30 – 13:00 Welcome to Rosy Cruise. You will be given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink in the restaurant.

13:00 – 13:15 LUNCH TIME           Enjoy a typical lunch in the luxury dining room while Rosy Cruise slowly glides between the numerous small islands and the sea-green color.

15:00 KAYAKING/ SWIMMING   Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air).

Also, you can do kayaking under our tour guide’s instructions to explore many beautiful spots.

16:30     Come back to Rosy Cruise

17:30 SUNSET PARTY

HAPPY HOURS   Summit on the sundeck for watching the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, you are invited to Sunset party (we serve you local snacks and fresh fruits) and do not miss the special offer “Happy hours – buy 2 get 1 for free” (from 17:30 to 19:00).

18:00 COOKING DEMONSTRATION          You take part in cooking demonstration. We will guide you how to make the traditional Vietnamese dish – deep fried spring rolls or fresh summer rolls.

19:15 DINNER TIME         The delicious dinner is served with fresh food set menu.

21:00 ONBOARD ACTIVITIES        After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or go down to the entrance of the cruise for the squid fishing (We open the light and preparing the squid fishing rods).

 

05:30 – 06:00 SUNRISE & TAI CHI SESSION             Wake up early for the sunrise (depends on the season and the weather) Enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck (If it is not raining). Tai Chi helps focus the mind and condition the body.

06:30 Light breakfast is served in the dining room with the morning view of bay’s landscape.

07:30 BAMBOO BOAT or KAYAK IN LIGHT CAVE AREA   Traditional bamboo sampan or kayaking activities in the Light cave area – a perfect destination for the adventurous visitor who would love to row or kayak on calm water surface while enjoying the cave’s impressive stonewalls.

08:30   Come back to Rosy Cruise and pack your luggage.

09:15 CHECK OUT TIME Check-out, settle your bills and return the room keys at the reception area

09:30 BRUNCH TIME       Delicious brunch is served with set menu.

11:00 DISEMBARK THE CRUISE   After disembarking from Rosy Cruise, you will be transferred speedboat to Tuan Chau Marina

Drive back to Hanoi for overnight

You are free till transfer to the airport at 9:15 for departure flight

 

Inclusion

  • Accommodation at all places including breakfast (on basis of 02 people / double / twin), except in Hoi An
  • Sharing overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Travel on private, modern & comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with a caring driver for all transfers and ground transportation (except the days with sharing transfer)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entry fee for all mentioned sites for visit
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program
  • Qualified local tour guides during the whole trip (except the break time or program clearly mentioned “WITHOUT GUIDE”)

Exclusion

  • International flight tickets
  • Transportation vehicles not listed in the program
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks, telephone, laundry and all that is not clearly mentioned in the “Price includes”.
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Insurances

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