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Hanoi. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 66.7 67.8 73 80.6 88.7 90.7 91.2 89.4 87.6 83.5 77.4 71.2
Average Low 56.7 59 64.6 70.5 75.7 78.4 79 78.3 76.5 71.4 65.3 59.5
Average Rainfall 0.732 1.031 1.724 3.547 7.421 9.445 11.346 12.52 10.449 5.146 1.709 0.921
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Halong Bay. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 68 68 73 81 88 90 90 90 88 84 77 72
Average Low 55 57 63 70 75 77 79 77 75 70 63 57
Average Rainfall 1.1 1.2 1.7 3.6 6.6 9.6 10.5 12.3 8.1 4.7 2.2 0.9
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Danang. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 76.6 79 83.7 87.8 92.1 93 93.7 93 88.7 85.3 80.6 76.8
Average Low 65.3 67.6 70.7 73.9 76.8 77.9 77.5 77.9 75.4 73.8 70.9 66.7
Average Rainfall 3.787 1.299 0.882 1.059 2.465 3.429 3.37 4.055 13.768 24.126 14.417 7.835
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Hue. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 73 75 81 86 91 93 93 93 88 82 79 73
Average Low 63 64 68 72 73 77 77 75 73 72 68 64
Average Rainfall 7.09 3.54 2.36 2.36 3.15 3.54 1.97 5.12 19.69 26.77 25.2 14.57
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.9 91.2 93 94.3 93.2 90.3 89.6 89.2 88.3 88.2 87.8 87.4
Average Low 70 72.5 75.9 78.4 77.4 76.3 75.7 75.7 75.9 75 73 70.5
Average Rainfall 0.543 0.161 0.413 1.984 8.598 12.272 11.563 10.622 12.878 10.5 4.587 1.902
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Mekong Delta. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 80 89 82 71 76 80 81 78 75 84 85 79
Average Low 68 67 69 65 69 70 73 72 71 74 74 65
Average Rainfall 0 0.2 0.6 1.3 1.9 9.1 4.5 9.3 8.1 6.6 1.8 0.2
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Hoi An. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 77 79 82 86 90 91 91 91 88 84 81 79
Average Low 66 68 70 73 77 77 79 77 75 73 72 68
Average Rainfall 3.6 1.3 1.2 1.3 2.2 3.9 3.5 4.1 11.7 20.7 14.3 8.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
My Tho. Vietnam
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 72 73 77 84 89 93 93 92 87 83 78 73
Average Low 63 64 67 73 76 80 80 79 76 73 68 64
Average Rainfall 1.9 2.8 1.4 2.1 5.2 1.4 1.9 4.7 12.7 16.8 8.4 4.3
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
$1.00 USD = 21810.00 VND
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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Vietnam Experience

11 days/9 nights - from $3,270 per person including airfare from West Coast
Take a 9-night trip and experience Vietnam, starting with Hanoi, where you visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and enjoy a water puppet show. Spend a night in Halong Bay and see limestone formations that rise steeply out of the water to form thousands of uniquely shaped islands. Next, travel to Danang, and visit the ancient town of Hoi An. Afterward, drive to Hue, visiting the royal citadel and taking a boat trip along the Perfume River. Finally, fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and see the Presidential Palace and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Also, take a boat trip on the Mekong Delta. Travel back to the US or take our Cambodia Extension or Laos Pretour. Starting from $3270, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures.

Day 1 - Los Angeles/Hanoi
Depart the USA on your China Airlines trans-Pacific flight for Hanoi. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 - Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Water puppet show in the evening. (The Lapis/Melia) (D)

Day 3 - Hanoi
Visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, his former residence, the 900-year-old Temple of Literature, the Fine Arts Museum and the Central Market. (B/L)

Day 4 - Hanoi/Halong Bay
Travel by road from Hanoi to Halong Bay via Haiphong. (Novotel) (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Halong Bay/Hanoi
Enjoy a morning cruise around Halong Bay where limestone formations rise steeply out of the water to form thousands of uniquely shaped islands. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon. (The Lapis/Melia) (B/L)

Day 6 - Hanoi/Danang
Fly to Danang and visit Cham Sculpture Museum and ancient town of Hoi An. (Boutique Hoi An/Palm Garden) (B/L/D)

Day 7 - Danang/Hue
Drive to Hue and enjoy the mountain views over the Hai Van Pass. Visit the royal citadel and take a boat trip along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. (Eldora) (B/L/D)

Day 8 - Hue/Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon sightseeing at the Presidential Palace and Cholon Chinatown district. (Liberty Central/Sofitel Plaza/) (B/L)

Day 9 - Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the Quang Pagoda and Chinese Market, the History Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. (B/L)

Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh City
Drive to My Tho. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda. A boat trip takes you past fishing villages and farmlands of the Mekong Delta. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Dinner includes a musical performance. (B/L/D)

Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City/USA
Board China Airlines flight and return to the USA, arriving the same day. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Francisco
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 1-31
$3310 FC
$3585 D
$3310 FC
$3585 D
$2475 FC
$2750 D
$770 FC
$1125 D
April 1 - May 15
$3270 FC
$3475 D
$3270 FC
$3475 D
$2435 FC
$2645 D
$730 FC
$910 D
May 16 - July 15
$3710 FC
$3945 D
$3710 FC
$3945 D
$2410 FC
$2645 D
$675 FC
$910 D
July 16-31
$3470 FC
$3710 D
$3470 FC
$3710 D
$2410 FC
$2645 D
$675 FC
$910 D
August 1 - October 31
$3295 FC
$3510 D
$3295 FC
$3510 D
$2435 FC
$2645 D
$730 FC
$910 D
November 1-30
$3320 FC
$3550 D
$3320 FC
$3550 D
$2455 FC
$2685 D
$770 FC
$990 D
December 1-11
$3520 FC
$3750 D
$3520 FC
$3750 D
$2455 FC
$2685 D
$770 FC
$990 D
December 12-24
$3770 FC
$4045 D
$3770 FC
$4045 D
$2470 FC
$2745 D
$785 FC
$1080 D
December 25-31
$3530 FC
$3810 D
$3530 FC
$3810 D
$2470 FC
$2745 D
$785 FC
$1080 D
2020
January 1-5
$3530 FC
$3810 D
$3530 FC
$3810 D
$2470 FC
$2745 D
$785 FC
$1080 D
January 6 - March 31
$3340 FC
$3615 D
$3340 FC
$3615 D
$2475 FC
$2750 D
$770 FC
$1125 D
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy for weekday travel. For weekend travel to and from the US (Fri, Sat & Sun), add $60 each way.
  • Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees. Hotels are FC (first-class), D (deluxe), and L (luxury), as indicated.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via China Airlines coach class 
  • Local airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Overland private transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Halong Bay, Danang, and Hue
  • Hotel taxes and service charges 
  • Extensive private sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: water puppet show in Hanoi, half-day tour of Hanoi, half-day tour of Danang, half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels tour, tour of My Tho, cruise in Halong Bay, tour and boat trip in Hue
  • Breakfast daily; 8 lunches; 5 dinners, including dinner with a musical performance in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Laos Pretour Features

  • Inter-Asia airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers (private in Laos, seat-in-coach in Bangkok)
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Bangkok at Century Park (FC) or Avani Riverside (D) 
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Vientiane at Lao Plaza (FC) or Green Park (D) 
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Luang Prabang at Villa Santi (FC) or Maison Souvannaphoum (D)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive private sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: half-day tour of Vientiane,  half-day tour of Luang Prabang, cruise on Mekong River to Pak Ou
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Cambodia Extension Features

  • Inter-Asia airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers (private in Cambodia, seat-in-coach in Bangkok)
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room in Phnom Penh at La Rose (FC) or InterContinental (D)
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Siem Reap at Tara Angkor (FC) or Sofitel Royal Angkor (D)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive private sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: half-day tour of Phnom Penh, full-day tour of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • First Class (FC): The Lapis (Hanoi), Novotel (Halong Bay), Boutique Hoi An (Danang), Eldora (Hue), Liberty Central (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Deluxe (D): Melia (Hanoi), Novotel (Halong Bay), Palm Garden (Danang), Eldora (Hue), Sofitel Plaza (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • If above hotels or China Airlines is not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

Cambodia Extension - 4 Days/3 Nights

Day 11 - Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap
This morning, fly to Siem Reap to visit the ruins of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, perhaps the most extensive temple ruins in Asia. Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Carvings on the enormous central towers are marvelous in both detail and extent. (Tara Angkor/Sofitel Royal Angkor) (B/L/D)

Day 12 - Siem Reap
Spend full day around Angkor Wat/Angkor Thom with a comprehensive tour and time to look around independently. (B/L/D)

Day 13 - Siem Reap/Phnom Penh
Today, fly to Phnom Penh. Afternoon tour includes the National Museum with its fine collection of Khmer art and the Royal Palace with its Silver Pavilion. (La Rose/InterContinental) (B/L/D)

Day 14 - Phnom Penh/USA
Board China Airlines flight back to the USA and arrive home the same day. (B)

 

 

Departure Dates

Land & Air

Single Supplement

Apr - Sep

$1255 FC
$1515 D

$ 190 FC
$ 260 D

Oct - Mar

$1270 FC
$1645 D

$ 220 FC
$ 515 D

The extension packages must be purchased with the basic tour. If purchased separately, prices may be different.

Laos  Pretour - 5 Days/4 Nights 
Bangkok, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Hanoi

Day 1 - Los Angeles/Bangkok
Depart the USA on your China Airlines flight for Bangkok. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 - Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok, where you transfer to your hotel. (Century Park/Avani Riverside)

Day 3 - Bangkok/Vientiane
Fly to Vientiane, situated on the Mekong River. A city tour includes That Luang Temple, the Patuxai arch, and the central market. (Lao Plaza/Green Park) (B/D)

Day 4 - Vientiane/Luang Prabang
Breakfast at hotel, then take a 40-minute flight to Luang Prabang, the ancient capital and home of the former royal family. Afternoon tour includes Wat Phousy temple, located on a hill overlooking the city. Visit the lively markets with arrays of silk goods and handicrafts. (Villa Santi/Maison Souvannaphoum) (B/L/D)

Day 5 - Luang Prabang
Depart on a boat trip along the Mekong River to visit the sacred caves of Pak Ou. View scenic rural landscapes on drive to visit a handicraft village. (B/L/D)

Day 6 - Luang Prabang/Hanoi
Today you visit a museum (the former king's palace) and then proceed to a local market for some shopping. After lunch transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi via Vietnam Airlines. Transfer to your hotel. (The Lapis/Melia) (B/L/D)

 

 Departure Dates

Land & Air

Single Supplement

Apr -Oct

$1620 FC
$1695 D

$ 310 FC
$ 395 D

Nov - Mar

$1630 FC
$1760 D

$ 310 FC
$ 450 D

 The extension packages must be purchased with the basic tour. If purchased separately, price may be different.

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