The Real Deal Vacation package to Vietnam includes air from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City, with a return flight via Hanoi; three nights at the New World Saigon Hotel; three nights in the Hotel Nikko Hanoi; domestic airfare between the two cities; daily breakfast; a comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees and transportation; and all air and hotel taxes and fees included, from $1,899 per person.
When Mar. 17, 2013 ($1,899); Sep. 16, 2012 ($1,919); Oct. 21, 2012 ($1,979); Feb. 24, 2013 ($1,999); Nov. 18, 2012 ($2,019).
Gateways Los Angeles (from $1,899).
The Fine Print All air and hotel taxes and fees are included in the package price. A $115 Vietnam Visa fee is not included and must be paid separately. Based on double or triple occupancy; the single supplement is $375. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By Jun. 13, 2012; add $300 for bookings made after Jun. 13.
Contact Friendly Planet Travel, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak found that airfare from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City, with a return flight from Hanoi, starts at $1,086 in mid-March (Vietnam Airlines or Korean Air). Three nights at the New World Saigon Hotel starts at $238 per person, and three nights at the Hotel Nikko Hanoi starts at $234 per person. Together you'd be paying $1,558 just for international airfare and accommodation. For $341 more, this travel package includes international flights and six nights in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, plus a domestic flight between the two cities, daily breakfast, and a complete touring package including transportation and entrance fees.
More Additional nights are available at both hotels for from $120 per person, per night. Friendly Planet also offers a number of optional add-ons. For from $170 additional per person, you can take a one-night cruise on Halong Bay aboard the Emeraude. For a slightly longer extension, pay $499 extra per person for a stopover in Bangkok, where you'll stay two nights at the Dusit Thani hotel before returning home to the U.S.
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