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Vietnam Experience

January 31 - February 12, 2023

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Extend your stay! Make it a Southeast Grand Tour by combining this tour with our Cambodia Adventure and Thailand Tour

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Vietnam on a journey that spans from the emerald mountains of the north to the sun-drenched beaches of the south. Spend a night on a traditional junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay, roam the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, glimpse rural life on a trek through hilltribe villages, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the heart of bustling Hanoi. As you travel the length of the country, take in the long view of this fascinating corner of Indochina.

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • 1 Night traditional Junk boat
  • Internal flights
  • Airport transfers
  • 12 breakfast, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Private minivan transportation throughout
  • Breakfast at Hoa Sua, Hanoi
  • Mai Chau Village home visit and meal
  • Traditional Lantern Experience, Hoi An
  • Oodles of Noodles Local Market Excursion, Hoi An
  • Oodles of Noodles demonstration and lunch
  • Visit Hoa Lo Prison and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Overnight on Junk Boat on Halong Bay
  • Guided tour of Emperor's Tomb and Imperial Citadel Hue
  • Hanoi Food Tour
  • Visit a Buddhist Nunnery
  • Visit and tour My Son Temples
  • Walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Ho Chi Minh City Cyclo Tour
  • Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Vietnam Landscape
Welcome to Vietnam!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour host will review the details of your tour. After our meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Accommodations: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort
Mai Chau Valley

Travel to the verdant Mai Chau Valley, a patchwork of rice paddies, emerald hills, and charming traditional villages. This afternoon after we arrive at our lakeside lodge you will have some free time to relax or take advantage of one of the lodges optional activities.

You can opt to take a bamboo float out on the scenic Hoa Binh reservoir, the largest reservoir in Vietnam, or pedal through the countryside on a bike, enjoying the lush scenery and getting a glimpse of local life.
Accommodations: Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Mai Chau Valley
Mai Chau Valley

Spend the day exploring the picturesque valley. We will enjoy an easy walk through rice paddies, terraces, and scenic green hills., learning about the local tribes and customs, and visit a rural market for a fruit tasting.

Visit Na Phon village and a local traditional brickworks, continuing to Lac Village (White Tai ethnic group) or Mai Chau market for some exotic fruit tasting. Enjoy stunning natural landscapes while learning about the local ethnic tribes of the Mai Chau valley. Enjoy a truly authentic dinner at a local home and get to know the ethnic White Tai culture first hand.
Accommodations: Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Hanoi
Hanoi

Today we return to Hanoi to explore Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and go on a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter.
We will tour the museum of Hoa Lo Prison, referred to as Hanoi Hilton by American prisoners, to learn more about the Vietnam War.

Most exhibits relate to the prison’s use up to the mid-1950s, focusing on the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France. A gruesome relic is the ominous French guillotine, used to behead Vietnamese revolutionaries. There are also displays focusing on the American pilots who were incarcerated at Hoa Lo during the American War. After the Prison we will vist the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Take a guided tour of the mausoleum. Visit the museum, Ho Chi Minh stilted house and learn about Ho Chi Minh’s life and political history.
Take a seat on a cyclo for a tour of Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter. Let the driver navigate through the bustling streets and start taking some photos or just use the tour to help get familiar with the area.

Indulge your inner foodie with a street food tour through bustling Hanoi. Follow your guide through the back streets and markets of the city’s old quarter, sampling local fare along the way. Mingle with city natives and experienced street food artists alike, as you taste a variety of Hanoi faves like “nem ran” and “banh goi.” Stop at a streetside bar to savour a draught beer like Hanoians do. Cap off the tour at the Hanoi Food Culture restaurant and try the city’s signature specialty coffee.
Accommodations: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

Start your day off right with breakfast at Hoa Sua, a non-profit training restaurant for underprivileged Hanoi youth where you can enjoy a hearty meal while helping others. Afterwards, we will transfer to Halong Bay and spend the night on a traditional junk boat surrounded by turquoise waters, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the calm waters.

Relax and enjoy as we cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay, a more secluded section of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site and continue to cruise around the bay and explore the Me Cung cave with our local guide.
This traditional junk boat is our home for the evening. The traditional wooden sailing boat offers a unique way of navigating the lime karsts of Halong Bay with all the comforts of a motorized, floating hotel. The boat crew will prepare an included seafood lunch and dinner to feast on.
All cabins are twin share and have an en-suite bathroom. The boat features an enclosed dining and sitting area and of course plenty of outside deck space to enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Accommodations: Bhaya Classic

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Hue
Hue

Enjoy an early lunch on board before returning to land and heading back to Hanoi to catch a short flight to Hue. A former imperial capital of Vietnam, this World Heritage-listed city boasts many architectural treasures; it was also the site of one of the Vietnam War’s most dramatic battles.
Accommodations: Moonlight Hotel Hue

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Hue
Hue

Set out on a guided tour of Hue’s imposing walled citadel, discovering lavish palaces, gardens, and courtyards. Visit the Forbidden Purple City, which served as the private quarters of the imperial family; then venture into the countryside to the magnificent tombs of Vietnam’s emperors, located along the banks of the Perfume River.

Visit a Buddhist nunnery and enjoy a leisurely lunch following the traditions of vegetarian cuisine which features fresh, local produce and fermented or preserved ingredients.
Accommodations: Moonlight Hotel Hue

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Lanterns
Hoi An

As we depart Hue sit back and enjoy the scenic journey to Hoi An, via the Hai Van Pass, an incredibly scenic and mountainous stretch of highway with spectacular views of Lang Co Beach. Hoi An itself is a charming small town 30km (19 mi) south of Danang.

We will take a walking tour of the ancient town. Also visit the Lifestart Foundation and learn how to make a traditional lantern from one of the beneficiaries of this program. This project helps local Vietnamese with chronic disabilities gain sustainable employment.
Accommodations: La Pavilion Hoi An Luxury Resort

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Vietnamese noodles
Hoi An

Take a walking tour of a Hoi An local market led by youths who have come to Oodles of Noodles to be trained in the culinary arts. This excursion will empower the kitchen youth to lead insider noodle tours in Hoi An.

There are currently over 26 types of noodles in this city alone and we will go to the market with two students and their trainer, learn about the ingredients at the market, and do a tasting of the different noodles while supporting local small women enterprises. We then pick the ingredients and return with our youth guides to the training kitchen where you will learn to cook and prepare noodles. After we enjoy our noodles for lunch and watch a video an learn about the organization.
Accommodations: La Pavilion Hoi An Luxury Resort

Day 10
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - My Son Temples
Hoi An

Today we travel outside of Hoi An to visit the My Son Temples. Tour these Hindu temples built between the fourth and 14th centuries; the site is widely accepted as one of the most important Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia. Learn about the architectural style and history of a site that’s often compared to Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Bagan in Burma.
Accommodations: La Pavilion Hoi An Luxury Resort

Day 11
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast we will depart to the airport for our short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Discover the city on a cyclo tour, taking in iconic sites like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the ornate Central Post Office and City Hall. You have the rest of the day to relax or further explore.
Accommodations: Alagon D’antique Hotel

Day 12
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience - Cu Chi Tunnels
Ho Chi Minh City

Take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of tunnels that the Viet Cong lived in to protect themselves from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Try crawling through some of the tunnels (if you’re not claustrophobic). These tunnels stored ammunition, had underground hospitals, and served as a hidden base for attacking allied forces.
Accommodations: Alagon D’antique Hotel

Day 13
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Experience
Depart

Time to say good-bye to Southeast Asia and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue your Southeast Asia experience with our Cambodia Tour.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details &Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $4199 CAD per person (sharing a room) - Approx. $3300 USD
Single Occupancy - $5379 CAD per person (your own room) - Approx. $4300 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $300 CAD due at time of booking.
Final Payment due - November 2, 2022

*Any payments are non-refundable if you cancel after their date due, we strongly recommend travel insurance. Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Women's Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women's Travel Club tour host is your tour conceierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women's Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Hanoi
Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Vietnam Tour
Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Rising over the heart of Hanoi's central old quarter and famous Silk Road, with a 3-minute walk to HoanKiem Lake, Water Puppet Theatre, St Josephs Cathedral, Night Market, Hanoi Post Office, Trang Tien Plaza shopping center etc. The luxury and impressive designed Golden Silk Boutique Hotel features stunning views and gracious style – a remarkable luxury experience, even by Western standards with graceful Asian style. Especially, the front view rooms of the hotel with balconies, captivating vistas of Hanoi’s old quarter.

Women's Travel Club Vietnam Tour
Mai Chau Hideaway Lake Resort

With exposed wood beams, the simple rooms have free Wi-Fi, en suite wet rooms, and tea and coffeemakers, plus decks or balconies, and lake or pool views.

Women's Travel Club Vietnam Tour
Moonlight Hotel Hue

A new luxury brand hotel in Hue City, was opened from 15 April 2013. Within walking distance to Huong River and in the heart of Hue Downtown, the location of The Moonlight Hotel Hue could not be more central or ideal for those wanting experience the popular attractions of Hue.

Women's Travel Club Vietnam Tour
Bhaya Classi Junk Boat

Panoramic view through large window, comfortable room, sundown happy hour & kayaking across endless emerald water. This is the standard for an insta-worthy vacation in the magical Halong Bay. Wake up with the sun for an early morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck, or save your energy for kayaking and swimming in the warm, calm waters. From the quiet solitude of a floating village to fun cooking and vegetable carving classes, there’s no end of things to do both on and off the Bhaya Classic.

Women's Travel Club Vietnam Tour
La Pavillon Hoi An Luxury

Welcome to Le Pavillon Luxury Hoi An Resort & Spa, a 4-star plus resort with a prime locationon the bank of Bay Mau coconut grove and just over 1 kilometer from Hoi An old town and 3 kilometers from An Bang Beach. Le Pavillon Luxury Hoi An Resort & Spa is located as an oasis in the heart of Hoi An Heritage. The resort features 84 rooms with spacious space and elegant design. Balconies are desined for most of accomodations with a great riverview to the lush coconut grove and serene little river. In addition, Bamboo restaurant, pool bar, Wanna bar, treatment rooms, meeting rooms, gym and outdoor pool are the facilities to bring the complete experience for you. Come and experience Le Pavillon Luxury Hoi An Resort & Spa to feel relaxed and escape the daily bustle and chaos.

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Alagon D'Antique Hotel & Spa

Alagon D'antique Hotels & Spa in Ho Chi Minh City is located in the prime location, within a 5 minute walk from the popular places. With 110 guest rooms including Suites and Deluxe, hotel offers the luxurious and elegant furnishings. All accommodation is decorated with French colonial touches. It features a flat-screen TV, free Wifi and a minibar. The luxury marble bathroom includes spa tub, bathrobes and exclusive toiletries. A seating area is featured in some rooms where guests can relax with a drink from the minibar while watching satellite TV.

Member Reviews

See what our clients who have traveled with us have to say about this tour.

 

4 Star Rating

"The included activities were fun and we had plenty of free time to do either recommended activities or shopping. Loved the Ooddles of Noddles experience and had a lot of fun making noodles. Lantern making was also a fun activity and the 7 group members who attended had a blast."

Sharon

 

5 Star Rating

"This was my first trip to Asia and first WTC trip and I didn't know what to expect. Those who went to Thailand first seemed to enjoy that country more but I found Vietnam very interesting. I am very happy to have taken this tour and strongly recommend it to others. I like a mix of culture, history, architecture, arts, and cuisine and this hit all of those boxes."

Anita