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VNN 01: Reach each corner of the North Vietnam within 15 days

Bfief Reach each corner of the North Vietnam within 15 days
Day 01: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh - Mai Chau

Day 02: Mai Chau - Moc Chau – Thuan Chau - Son La
Day 03: Son La – Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay
Day 04: Muong Lay – Sin Ho - Tam Duong – Sa Pa 
Day 05: Sa Pa Trekking to 4 villages: Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village 
Day 06: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sa Pa – Overnight in Sapa
Day 07: Sapa - Bac Ha –  A famous Saturday Market or Can Cau Saturday market or Coc Ly Tuesday market or Sin Chen Wednesday market
Day 08: Bac Ha – Drive to Ha Giang for overnight
Day 09: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van - Meo Vac 
Day 10: Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake
Day 11: Bake – Cao Bang
Day 12: Cao Bang – Pac Bo cave and Nguom Ngao cave and Ban Gioc nicest hugest waterfall – Lang Son Border for overnight
Day 13: Lang Son – Halong Bay – Overnight on Boat
Day 14: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
Day 15: Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha bay – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long – Hanoi
 
Reach each corner of the North Vietnam within 15 days
 
Day 01: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh - Mai Chau
- Heading Mai Chau for the first visit to the white Thai minority
- Get to know their daily life and special architecture of stilt houses
- Enjoy lunch in Mai Chau
- Afterwards  strolling throughout narrow lanes of Lac and Khom Coong village of the White Thai…
- Dinner and overnight in homestay in a White Thai family
Inclusive services:A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and homestay + meals (L + D)
 
Day 02: Mai Chau - Moc Chau – Thuan Chau - Son La
- Breakfast then for a new drive up to Moc Chau. Moc Chau is a mountain town at the elevation of 1500 m above the sea, home to the green H’Mong, the Dzao and the Muong ethnic minorities and famous for Its plantations of green tea and milk fresh from the cow
- Continue driving to Son La with visit and collect captivating pictures from the mountain ethnic minority villages dotted on the way
- Up hill to see the old colonial prison.
- Dinner and stay overnight in Son La 
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Hanoi – Son La hotel + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 03: Son La – Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay
- After breakfast, another drive to Dien Bien Phu
- Flexible for you to visit Dien Bien Phu old battle field and the war remnant museum, the A1 hill or
cemetery for who died in the war or not.
Drive to Muong Lay for overnight.
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Lan Anh hotel + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 04: Muong Lay – Sin Ho - Tam Duong – Sa Pa 
Driving into the deep area of Shin Ho on the hidden road up to the unexplored area. It will be great
  to meet Sin Ho Sunday market
Over this thread road is a worth visit to the Heavenly gate and Binh Lu deep valley, partitioned by the Fansipan mountain range and Chinese border a beautiful stretch of road with Silver waterfalls.
Afternoon arrive in Sapa
Dinner and overnight in Sapa
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Holiday Sapa hotel + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 05: Sa Pa Trekking to 4 villages: Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village 
6-7 hrs trekking throughout 4 hamlets - visit 2 different kinds of minority.

05h15 you will arrive at the last arrival station – Lao Cai station.  Picked up and drive up to Sapa. First of all, get shower, luggage store and then enjoy breakfast
- Trek down to YlinhHo and Lao Chai village of the black H’mong people.
- After a picnic lunch, keep on alongside Muong Hoa stream, over suspension bridges to Ta Van village of the Dzay people.
- Keep trekking to Cau May (Rattan Suspension bridge) - Giang Ta Chai I. Visit and stay overnight with a local family of the Dzay minority
- With your tour guide and the house owners, we will set up a temporary cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food for dinner.
- Enjoying your dinner and getting to know local typical traditional customs, cultural….
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and homsestay + meals (B + L + D)
 
 
Day 06: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sa Pa – Overnight in Sapa
5 - 6hrs trekking with surprises at what you have never seen before
- In the early morning you will be sure to be woken up by the households but lucky to see how is their daily life for a new day coming!
- Enjoy some pancakes made by your tour guide’s skillful hands.
- Start a new trek into Hoang Lien Son National Park by more stunning landscapes and other ethnic minority villages dotted further your eyes sigh. Visit Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority and then continue that trail to Su Pan village for lunch 
- Enjoy magnificent view of Ba Ho valley or visit some local houses of the Tay
- Afternoon car to return to Sapa
- Free time and overnight in Sapa
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and hotel + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 07: Sapa - Bac Ha –  A famous Saturday Market or Can Cau Saturday market or Coc Ly Tuesday market or Sin Chen Wednesday market
- 06h30 breakfast
- 07h00 leave Sapa for Bac Ha (one of above markets)
- Attend the Market that is regarded as the biggest ethnic market of all Northwest Vietnam. It is organized by about 7 different kinds of hill tribes, with 7 different colors of clothes, as well as traditional customs and local culture from the Tay, the Dzay, the Red Dzao, the Black H’mong… Come to the market for interesting discoveries, as well as getting to know the universal daily life of the hill tribes in Vietnam. Our guide will offer explanations.
- After lunch, visit the Palace of the King H’mong and then on the roundabout trails we walk to Pho village of the Flower H’mong to enjoy traditional folk music, dancing and musical instruments that you will hear traveling in Vietnam.
- Visit Na Hoi village of the Tay and Flower H’ Mong minority
- Dinner and overnight in the cozy host in Na Hoi village
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and homestay + meals (B + L + D)
 
 
Day 08: Bac Ha – Drive to Ha Giang for overnight
If good weather, no rain we will follow the special adventure day from Bac Ha up to Xin Man and then Hoang Su Phi on the thread road that known to travelers as the house roof top of Indochina, you will catch magnificent landscapes in sleep, WONDER TERRACED FIELD IN HOANG SU PHI DISTRICT and local minorities in the original
For more , please visit : http://guideandtravel.com/wonder-terraced-field-in-hoang-su-phi-district.htm
If it rains, we will follow the connecting road between the Northwest to the Northeast of Vietnam and before this road is for ARMY only
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Truong Xuan resort + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 09: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van - Meo Vac 
Dong Van and Meo Vac - the highest frontier points of Vietnam Nation bordering with China, restricted area in the past but lately opening to welcome adventure visitors. Terrain of rugger rock mountains high and sharp, the local people had spent 6 years to construct 20km of road and especially the workers had to hang themselves to work on the rugger rock cliffs during 11 months and finally the road was completed and those workers named this thread road is The Road of Happiness.
- After getting the permit to discover the restricted area – Border-frontline 
-  08h30 head upon the unique thread road to Dong Van – among the Park of Karst that recently recorded as the World Heritage. View the fairy bosom and Quan Ba from the top of mountain 
- Lunch in Dong Van
- Visit the Palace of Cat King (the King of H’mong minority) who before 1945 did not support The French in Vietnam as well as Tuong Gioi Thach in China, he took own power and dominated over 70 thousands of H’mong people overall the Northeast-west of Vietnam as his autonomous territory with the capital in Dong Van but after 1945 he followed Ho Chi Minh…
- Driver to enjoy the most spectacular landscape of Indochina (Ma Pi Leng Pass) = (kneed-horse pass), this means the pass is so high that all horses passing have to bend their knees to rest by being exhausted
-  Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac  
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Hoa Cuong + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 10: Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Ba Be lake
- The road Meo Vac –Bao Lac – Cao Bang has just opened back for tourist, travel on this road, not only for unexplored landscape and minorities but also for none-tourist roads
- Late afternoon arrive in Ba Be
- Dinner and overnight in Ba Be – Pac Ngoi village of Tay People
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and homestay + meals (B + L + D)
 
 
Day 11: Bake – Cao Bang
Boating around Babe lake for natural verdant scenery.
In the morning
- Take a motor boat around the central lake and national park.
- Alongside Nang river to visit Puong cave and Dau Dang waterfall where you and take a short rest, swim then enjoying a picnic lunch
PM
- Drive to Cao Bang
- Dinner and overnight in Cao Bang
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Hoang Anh hotel + meals (B + L + D)
 
 
Day 12: Cao Bang – Pac Bo cave and Nguom Ngao cave and Ban Gioc nicest hugest waterfall – Lang Son Border for overnight
- Today is dedicated to discover all the corners of Cao Bang Province
- Visit Pac Po cave where Ho Chi Minh first time returned Vietnam 1942
- Drive on shortcut on hidden road to the most famous water - Ban Dzoc waterfall that known to adventurous travelers as the nicest hugest one in Viet Nam. Here you can enjoy a fresh swimming in the waterbase, with a permit included you can see the neighbouring China for a moment then back to Cao Bang for dinner and overnight.
- Visit Nguom Ngao cave 2km from the waterfall (people say very beautiful and intact and no tourist)
- In the afternoon we will not drive back to Cao Bac but on the other short cut road to  Lang Son on the threaded roads of Dong Khe and That Khe pass with stopover for magnificent landscapes and remote village, huge mountain and rainforest to the middle province of Lang Son that sharing the border with Chine. 
- Stop at Huu Nghi or Friendship international border gate and Tan Thanh border market.
- Dinner and overnight in Lang Son.
Inclusive services: A private car, tour guide, sightseeing ticket and Van Xuan + meals (B + L)
 
 
Day 13: Lang Son – Halong Bay – Overnight on Boat
After breakfast, check out the hotel then drive to Halong Bay
Ha Noi - Ha Long bay - Overnight on Vega Cruise
AM
11h45 Welcome aboard and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat restaurant while we cruise further into the bay of  immensity of limestone mountains
PM
Sit back and relax as we cruise past the following islands and sights: the Dog stone, the Fighting Cock islet and the couple islet via the 3 -tunnel grotto, the floating fishing villages and fish farms.
- Visit the largest cave in the bay called Hang Sung Sot (Surprising cave).
- Paddle in our 2-person kayak through a limestone tunnel grotto called (Hang Luon) into a lovely lagoon. You may even see wild monkeys playing on the mountain cliffs. Paddle along and through narrow passages to visit the Man head island, Butterfly cave and Horse Neck cave. Spend more time swimming from the boat or kayak in the emerald waters…
- Anchor in a tranquil lagoon among Bai Tu Long Bay, Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay for dinner and a peaceful night on the boat.
Inclusive services:
Vega minivan and deluxe rooms on Vega Cruise, full-time English speaking tour guide, kayak, entrance fees into Halong Bay, meals (B + L+ D)
Rooms on the Cruise: Air-conditioned rooms, private bathroom and window with an ocean view (see the cruise's amenities in Images Tab)
 
 
Day 14: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island
AM
- 07h00 Wake up, do morning exercises on the boat deck and then the boat will drop us on Titop Beach island.
- Walk up 340 constructed terraced steps to the top of the mountain to watch the sunrise over the bay. The 360 degree view is breath-taking from this pagoda with views of Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island Nat Park.
- Walk down to Titop beach, a naturally formed sand beach, for a refreshing dip in the bay.
- Afterwards enjoy breakfast on the boat while we cruise towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
- Transship to tour small junk and then continue boating into Lan Ha Bay, the shallow bay surrounds Cat Ba National Park – Here we can decide to follow one of 2 flexible options.
+ Option for those whom likes cycling and trekking.
- The junk will approach Cat Ba National Park – Viet Hai dock where we will cycle 30 minutes on the shady path to Viet Hai village, visit and talk to get to know the daily life of the local villagers
- From the village, we trek for 1,5 hours on a roundabout trail into the park through the cave of bat, discover the tropical forest and the national biosphere of Cat Ba and over the mountain for universal view of Viet Hai village
- Afterwards we continue cycling back to the junk.
PM
- Enjoy lunch on the junk.
- Flexible activities: Relaxing on the junk deck or swim in the emerald waters…,
- Full afternoon for Kayaking: Paddle our kayak around to discover the hidden bay with long tunnel grottoes, quiet lagoons, secluded beaches and visit fishing villages to learn more about the daily life of fishermen… 
- Watch the sunset over the bay as we cruise to Cat Ba Island
- Check in the hotel for a relaxing night on Cat Ba Island
Inclusive services:
Vega boat, full time English speaking tour guide, kayak, entrance fees for Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba NP and meals (B + L) Hotel Acc: Hung Long hotel 3*,  superior room with ocean viewing window, air-conditioned
 
 
Day 15: Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha bay – Bai Tu Long Bay - Ha Long – Hanoi
- 07h00 check out the hotel and enjoy buffet breakfast
- Take another boat trip though Lan Ha Bay to meet our big boat again
- Transship and cruise past Van Gia fishing village further into Bai Tu Long Bay. This outer route will lead you into an area lesser traveled by tourist and well-known for its magnificent seascapes
- We will stop for a while in a peaceful place for relaxation on the boat deck before heading for Halong pier.
PM
- 11h45 Disembark and transfer to a hotel restaurant for lunch.
- After lunch we will drive back to Hanoi
- Estimated to arrive in Hanoi between 16h30 – 17h00
Inclusive services: Vega minivan and cruise, full time English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L
 
 
 
ABOUT G&TRAVEL
G&travel is a local, trustworthy and professional Vietnam tour operator, offering a wide range of Vietnam and Indochina tour packages to the most exciting destinations at most competitive price. We are very pleased to be a member of Vietnam Administration of Tourism with financial guarantee – a deposit of 500,000,000 million Vietnam Dong (US$ 25,000) in a bank of Vietnam.
Are you planning your Vietnam Holiday, but not sure how to arrange the trip? Getting lost in many tour options? Being sick of searching...? Just leave your troubles behind to read our Vietnam travel guides and send us your requests. Your private travel consultant at G&Travel will help you design a perfectly suggested tour itinerary and quote which are tailor made to suit your wishes and budget.
* How to plan my Vietnam tour with you?
1. Send us an inquiry by submitting one of our online tour inquiry forms (Click). Tell us as much information as possible. For examples;
- Please tell us how many people will be traveling with you?
- Please tell us your preferred hotels, level of hotel (3, 4 or 5 stars), type of hotel, type of room...
- Please tell us your type of travel, length of travel and activities that you are interested in. For example; Family with kids, Couple's vacation, Honeymoon, Friends, Shopping, Sightseeing, Leisure and Relaxing, Cuisine & Cooking, Kayaking, Caves & Grottoes, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Minority, Adventure & Discovery...
- Please tell us where and what you want to visit. If you do not know much about Vietnam and Indochina, just give us your travel plan and ideas and we will create a suggested tour for you.
- Most of our tour guide are English speaking tour guides, but if you want another language like French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese... we can always arrange. Please tell us what you do you expect from your guides, for example; you want a guide with sense of humor? Good knowledge in history & culture? Male/Female guide? Talkative/untalkative? Young/Old guide?
- Please advise if you want breakfast included only or also lunch and dinner. Please let us know if you are a vegetarian, the food you can eat or can't? If you want local food in local restaurants or western food in tourist restaurant...? Actually, you do not have to send us all information, but the more we know, the better we plan your holiday.
2. After having received your inquiry, one of our professional Vietnam travel consultants will email and give you a proposal.
3. If you accept the proposal (you may modify it till you are satisfied with it), we will calculate the tour cost and send you the tour price. If you accept it, please confirm that you would like to book it.
* How Travel Experts at G& TRavel Service you?
"Highest Standards of Quality and Honesty" is the core value of each specialized team at G&travel.
Everyone in our company is working hard for only one goal, which is to ensure the highest level of service, luxury, and attention to detail from the minute you begin planning your trip, to the day you return home.

1-on-1 Travel Consultant
After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget.
Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in Vietnam and Indochina, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.
* How to proceed to book Vietnam and Indochina tour with you?
When you decide to book your Vietnam and Indochina holiday with us, please send us your full names (name on passport) for hotel and domestic flight reservations, and your international flight details in and out Vietnam/Indochina for airport transfers / pick up & see off.
* How to pay the deposit and the balance?
Deposit: When the booking is completely confirmed, we will send you confirmation details including confirmed itinerary, invoice, voucher then deposit request of about 30% of the total tour cost (can be less). You can pay by credit cards (via onepay gateway, pay online), make wire transfer, western union. The deposit is used to pay the flight tickets, hotels, train tickets in advance.
Balance: You can pay the rest 2 weeks before your arrival, or you can pay us on your arrival in Vietnam by credit cards, cash (AUD, USD, EUROS, VND...)
* How to enjoy the tour?
Our job is to make your holiday a memorable experience. To make sure you will have a great time, there are something that we should share;
When you request the tour: Please let us know your personal interests so our travel consultants will design and include in the itinerary, or take notes for the hotels, tour guide, restaurants...
Before you come: One week before your arrival. we always send our clients an email to update about the weather and climate, booking status, and remind you to prepare/check the documents, visa...for the holiday.
When on tour: The tour is fixed, but you can always discuss with us if you want to make it more flexible. For example, you want to make some changes in the itinerary, restaurant (meals), tour guide... please just let us know, we will do the best for you.
Tour guide: Please let us know what do you expect from your tour guides and we will arrange the right ones for you.
* Can you buy the international flight tickets for us?
Yes, we do. However, we advise you to buy the flight tickets in and out Vietnam from your end as it is always cheaper than if booked in here.

* Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts for;
- Family with kids and children < 12 years old
- Disable people
- Old people (> 65 years old)
- Second trip with us
- Big group

* How can I pay you the money?
1) Credit card; (secure online payment gateway via Onepay)
ONEPAY - ONLINE PAYMENT GATEWAY (VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX & JCB ACCEPTED)

Like PayPal, OnePAY is a payment gateway but specialized in Vietnam where the PayPal has not yet reached. This is a perfect and the first payment processor which gains reputation among clients about its efficiency and timely friendly support.
OnePAY in cooperation with biggest bank in Vietnam - Vietcombank which has been implemented this service among many tour operators in Vietnam.
OnePAY is approved by MasterCard for this payment collection on the behalf of us. OnePAY uses SSL Verisign® over internet transaction under 3D-Secure program by respective creditcard companies so you are free from worries your card information disclosed. OnePAY payment portal also meets standards of international financial system such as PCI DSS of PCI Security Standards Council, 3D-Secure of Visa, MasterCard and JCB.
2) Wire transfer (bank transfer)
3) Cash
4) Western union
5) Combination

* Is there any charge if i change my travel plan such as travel dates, tour itinerary, hotels,...?
We are happy to work on your requests, and will not charge you any money. However, if it is too urgent and the date is too close, the hotels or airlines may chare you some money, in this case we will let you know.

* What is the latest time that I can make my reservation?
We suggest you make reservations at least one month before the departure date. If you decide to travel to Vietnam in May, September or October which is peak season, we recommend you make the reservations two months (at least one) before your departure date. Late reservations can not be guaranteed for the availability of domestic flights, hotel rooms, etc.
However, we DO accept late reservations, things are possible at Vivutravel
* What about Cancellation policy?
In case of cancellation, we will not impose any charges if we are not being charged and possible to get refund from our suppliers but if our suppliers apply charges for cancellation, you will have to pay those charges that apply. Cancellation policies vary, depending upon the type of service, the time of year, and the reason for cancellation. We will pass on to you all details of any cancellation policy with our transparent reply upon demand.
General cancellation charges that applied by travel services in Vietnam and Indochina.
- Domestic flights: 25% of the fares
- 3 star hotels, train tickets, no charge if you cancel 3-5 days before your arrival. (FIT)
- 4 star hotels, 7 - 10 days before your arrival (FIT)
- 5 stars hotelS, 10 - 15 days before your arrival (FIT)

However, in peak season, we may have to pay the hotels one month before your arrival to secure the booking, and in this case, the cancellation policy will be based on the hotels' cancellation plolicies.
* Can we get refund?
For the unused services, Vivutravel will refund you the money.

* How do I get a visa?
Vietnam Visa - For those who would like to avoid the perhaps lengthening visa procedures with their local Vietnam's Embassies, the service of Vietnam Visa On Arrival is available for help. It is legitimated and supported by the Vietnamese Immigration Department. We recommend that you choose visa upon arrival, as picking up visa at the Vietnam int'l airport/border is quite simple, easy, no additional charges and no fail.

Steps to obtain Visa on arrival
a) Please provide the following information for us to apply for your visa.
1) Full name on passport
2) Passport number
3) Date of birth
4) Nationality
5) Date of arrival
6) Date of issue
7) Date of expire
8) Please make sure that your passport is still valid for 6 months

b) How long does it take?
It will take 2-3 days (Normal process), 01 day (Urgent process) to get the “Visa Approval Letter” which we will send you via mail. What you need is to print it out and take it along to get the stamp at airports/borders
c) Get the stamp
Upon arrival, you will need to fill in a certain form with your personal information, get the stamp and visa will be done. For this process, you will need to prepare 02 photos (4*6) and $25 USD each in cash which is stamping fee.
Download the form that you will need to fill your personal information at airport/border here
* Do our tour guides and drivers have meals with us?
The guide and the driver in each destination will dine at the same restaurant as yours. But, they will not join you unless you invite them.
* Where can I change our money into Vietnam currency?
We advise you to stop in any of a Vietnamese bank during the tour (Our tour guides will take you to the bank), you can change money at your hotel, but the exchange rate is not really good.
* Can I use credit cards in Vietnam?
Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, Diner's Card, American Express and JCB can be used to purchase goods in large shopping malls and stores in the big and medium cities, to pay for hotel rooms and for meals in some of the fancier restaurants, and to buy plane tickets with them.
Note: If you are to travel to those small cities or even remote rural areas, only cash in Dong can be used.
* Do I need to bring my medical record with me?
Yes, we suggest you take your medical record with you in case that you need it in the event of an emergency, and please also take with you your doctor's name, address and phone number, emergency contact name and phone number, and your insurance company's name, address and phone number.
* When I finish my tour in Vietnam, if I still have some local money, what can I do?
Upon leaving Vietnam, if you still have some local money, you can change them back to foreign currency with your passport and the exchange memos given by the banks or money exchange counters. So please keep those exchange memos well whenever you change money.

* Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:
- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver
Note:
- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?
- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.
* Shopping
Guide &Travel guarantees "no shopping tour", which means we protect you from the tourist shopping centers or traps. However, if you want to buy something, our travel consultants, tour guides will give you suggestions, advices and help you buy to avoid being overcharged.
Bargaining is a "Must" when buying something in Vietnam and Indochina.
 
Guide&travel believes that a good choice of accommodation will be the key factor for a successful holiday, and for many years of experience in tourism, we have created a list of the best hotels and resorts each destination that offer us both more benefits of competitive rates, early birds, guaranteed promotion and discounts with availability.

We pick the selected hotels for you as below:
Location: The hotels must be centrally – located, close to the main attractions and most convenient for you to enjoy your holiday.
Facility & Service Quality: G&travel only uses the hotels that are regularly and strictly inspected. The hotel must provide international standards and your every need is cared for by the hotel staff.
Variety in Choice: As G&travel offers different styles of tour such as honeymoon,, family, adventure, discovery, homestay,... so we will offer many styles and grades of hotels which are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
Hotel Information for planning your holiday and stay.
2 Stars - From US$35 - US$40: 
We hardly use 2 star hotels for our clients but sometimes we have no choice if your trip is in the mountainous or remote areas. Basically, 2 star hotels will offer good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms

3 Stars - From US$40 - US$80:
Offering basic needs for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with Free access high speed Internet, Welcome baskets and drinking water, Telephone with international dialing, Electronic safe box in room, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea, Wake-up service, AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center, spa and swimming pool can be expected.
4 Stars - From from US$80 - US$130:
Offering a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5 Stars - from US$130 - US$200 – US$ 300:
Offering an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
 
Tour guide and driver are Guide&Travel's representatives and your travel companions during your travel in Vietnam and Indochina who take care of our travel services and make your holiday a memorable time. Understanding this, Guide&travel  always selects the best tour guides and drivers for tours.
Private Guide & Transfer
Guide&travel's tour packages are private and tailor made so during your travel with us, you will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel to. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

Tour Guide:
We do understand that a good tour guide will make your holiday a beautiful time and tour guides who work with us are well-paid, experienced with a university background, eager to exchange our culture, lifestyle, knowledge...with travelers, and have a great passion for their country and understand the personal touch.
Note: In Sapa or some mountainous areas, we may use local tour guides who come from the ethnic groups like H'Mong, or Red Dao as they know better than anyone else about their land, culture, customs and habits... and this is also the way that Vivutravel helps the local people a better life.
Guide&travel's requirements for a tour guide:
1 - Licensed at least for 4 years with working experience.
2 - Guiding does require more than just hanging out in the sun. Guides must be friendly and good with people, organized enough to keep groups or people on schedule, quick on their feet and ready for the inevitable snafus that arises.
3 - Must be an honest broker of their services and able to take criticism.
4 - Should be qualified at some level in health, health care or first aid.
5 - Able to relate to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.
6 - Clear speech and good hearing.
7 - Must not be a alcoholic or No-alcohol during working time or anytime when on tour.
8 - Tour guide is a nurse to take care of visitors, a boss to keep the right itinerary, a teacher to give information, an ambassador to introduce our country, an entertainer
9 - Must be on time every time. Being late or delay is unacceptable.
10 - Check flight tickets, train tickets, meals, weather... to make sure things are in order and inform local office if any changes that might effect the tour.
11 - Solve problems with care when there is dissatisfy. Argument should be averted by courtesy.
12 - If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Transportation:
G&travel guarantees to offer the best means of transport during your holiday in Vietnam and Indochina. The safety, comfort and security of our customers come first. We use only the latest modern cars, vans, coaches and all our drivers are full time workers, government licensed in the tourism industry with at least 5 years driving experience. We are fully in control of our quality and service as we own our vehicles.
G&travel's requirements for a tour driver.
- Our drivers must be good drivers with at least 5 years of experience
- Our drivers must keep the vehicles clean,
- Our drivers are not allowed to hear cell-phone or smoke, chat, drink when driving.
- Our drivers must be friendly, helpful.
- Our drivers are not allowed to take you to shops unless you ask for.
- Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained.
Tipping
Tipping is not compulsory, but expected by your tour guide and driver.  We advise you to tip as below:
- US$10 - $15 per day for tour guide
- US$7 - US$10 per day for driver
- Tipping can be more or less or nothing that depends on how big is the group? And how do you enjoy our services?
- Other tipping for tuktuk, sampan boat, cyclo,... please check with your tour guide during the tour.
 
Indochina holiday to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand offers you some of the world's best food and it is really the highlight of your travel. G&travel tends to include meals where necessary and when special. Other meals are at your own choices.
Breakfast:
Breakfast is included at all hotels and is buffet breakfast with Asian and Western food.
Lunch
Lunches (if included) are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants are carefully selected and highly recommended.
If allergic to some food
We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our reservation's team and tour guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.
Dinner
Dinners are only included if you stay overnight in a homestay, overnight on cruise in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta or at some special occasions such as welcome dinner, farewell dinner or on requested. So dinners are at your own choice and arrangement, but Guide&travel's tour guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
 

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