The Real Deal If Vietnam has always been on your travel bucket list, this is the package you've been waiting for. Foodies will especially love this tour, which includes round-trip airfare from L.A. or San Francisco; all transfers, domestic flights, and transportation within the country; accommodations in five-star hotels including two nights at the Golden Sand Resort & Spa in Hoi An, two nights at the Sheraton Hanoi, two nights at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, and two nights at the Imperial Hotel Hue; an overnight cruise on Hạ Long Bay with Pelican Cruises (or similar); 13 meals including nine American buffet breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners; the services of English-speaking guides throughout; an extensive sightseeing program including entrance fees; and the chance to learn more about the history and people of this fascinating country while exploring five major Vietnamese locales; from $1,899 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; add $100 for Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 2016; add $200 for Dec. 1, 8, 2015.
Gateways L.A. or San Francisco; add $200 for New York City.
The Fine Print Vacation package reflects the cash discount price ($1,899). Contact World Spree Travel to reserve and send a $200 non-refundable check deposit within seven days to confirm your spot. Remaining balance is due 75 days prior to departure. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $500. Airport taxes and fees are included, however a $115 visa fee is not ($70 to World Spree for filing your documents and $45 for the visa stamp fee, payable directly upon arrival in Vietnam). Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact World Spree Travel, 866/652-5656, worldspree.com.
Why It's a Deal A quick search on Kayak shows the lowest multicity round-trip airfare between San Francisco, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City starts from $849 in early May (Asiana Airlines). After the airfare is subtracted, the remaining balance for this travel package breaks down to about $95 per person per day for this amazing 11-day trip that includes an extensive sightseeing program, entrance fees, most meals, eight nights' accommodations in five-star hotels in five Vietnamese locales, an overnight cruise on Hạ Long Bay, and all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a half-day guided tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter, the Hanoi Hilton, and a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Show from $40 per person; a guided cyclo tour through the streets of Hue with dinner near the Imperial Citadel from $45 per person; a full-day guided trip down the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, Tu Duc's Tomb, and Dong Ba Market from $60 per person; a half-day guided trip to see the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels from $40 per person; and a full-day escorted trip to the Mekong Delta from $85 per person.
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