$700 per person shared room or $850 per person for a private room. This trip can be paired up with our Hue Paradise Cave Vietnam trip April 18th-23rd 2023. Join us in the historic city of Hoi An in central Vietnam for an amazing 5 night 6 day adventure. I have secured 10 rooms at the Phu Thinh Boutique Resort and Spa. Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a well preserved ancient city with lots of shops, restaurants, and beautiful beaches. There are 3 exciting tours offered in this package. The first is a one day bicycle tour across the beautiful countryside offering the opportunity to see the true Vietnamese way of life. You will ride through rice fields, dine at a local's house and travel across unusual bridges made out of wood and bamboo. The second tour will take you to Sabirama cooking school. (This trek features tours of the market, boat rides, water buffalo rides, foot massages and a chance to cook your own Vietnamese cuisine. The third tour is a guided hike around Marble Mountain. We will also enjoy one group dinner to introduce you to exquisite, local Vietnamese cuisine at Streets Restaurant, There will be plenty of time to do your own independent exploring too! Lounge at the nearby beaches or visit one of the hundreds of nearby tailors for affordable custom clothing. This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring, and adventure then this trip is for you. Bring a family member or friend, but make sure they are fun!
April 13th Arrival:
From Danang International airport, take a 30 minute taxi ride ($25-$30 for 4 persons) to the Phu Thinh Boutique Resort in Hoi An (hotel address below). We will rendezvous at the Bamboo Bar in the hotel for a meet and greet reception at 5:30pm. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, and order drinks at the bar (cash bar) or simply bring your own beverages. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow travel mates and I will give a briefing of the weeks activities.
Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel. Meet in the lobby at 8 am and get ready to see the very best of the Hoi An countryside. We will embark on a short boat ride to an island where we will begin our bike ride through the countryside (moderate level biking with flat terrain). We will cross several beautiful bamboo bridges, meet local farmers, learn the art of wood boat making, and try your luck commanding a traditional Vietnamese basket boat. Tour includes lunch. (Recommended attire, tennis shoes, shorts, hat, sunscreen)
Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your free day! Enjoy some time at the beach or visit one of the many local tailors. At 6pm we will all meet in the hotel lobby for our group dinner at Streets Restaurant. This restaurant helps train disadvantage youth for careers in the restaurant field. It’s also one of the top ranked places to dine on TripAdvisor. http://www.streetsinternational.org
Complimentary Breakfast at the Hotel. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 9 am and depart for nearby Marble Mountain for hiking and sightseeing. We should be back around 2pm and you can enjoy the rest of your day
Complimentary Breakfast at the Hotel. We will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for the coolest cooking adventure ever! This tour features a walk around the local market, private boat excursion, a ride on a water buffalo, foot massages, and of course cooking classes. Tour includes lunch (Recommended attire, tennis shoes, shorts, bathing suit, sunscreen)
Complimentary Breakfast at the hotel. There is nothing planned on this day as most of you will be heading home or to another destination. Anyone heading to the airport can share a taxi.
PHU THINH BOUTIQUE RESORT & SPA
Add: 488 Cua Dai - Hoi An - Quang Nam -Viet Nam
Tel: (+84) 510 392 3923 | Fax: (+84) 510 392 3259
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.phuthinhhotels.com
5 nights April 13th-18th 2023 at the Phu Thinh Boutique Resort and Spa http://phuthinhhotel.com
One group dinner at Streets.
One full day bicycle discovery tour (Lunch Provided)
One full day cooking school (Lunch Provided)
Marble Mountain trek
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The price for this tour is per $700 per person for a shared room or $850 person for a private room. To secure your spot you will need to put down a $100.00 NON REFUNDABLE deposit. The balance of the trip will be due 60 days prior to departure which will be February 13th 2023.
Getting To Hoi An:
The closest airport to Hoi An is Danang (DAD) with nonstop international flights from Seoul(ICN) Korean Air/ Asiana and Hong Kong (HKG)Dragon Air. There are also plenty of inexpensive daily flights from Hanoi(HAN) and Ho Chi Minh(SGN). Vietnamese airlines do not currently offer ZED fares, but flights within Vietnam are cheap ranging from $40-$60. I would highly recommend side trips to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh prior or after our tour. I will be glad to recommend hotels and things to do. Citizens from the USA will need a visa to enter Vietnam. There are 2 options to obtain a visa. Send your passport to the Vietnamese embassy in the USA which will cost you $100.00 for a one time 30 day entry. The easier and less expensive option is to apply for a visa on arrival and you do not have to mail your passport to the US Vietnamese embassy. You pay a small processing fee ($15-20) to an online travel agent. You will receive your entry document via email. When you arrive in Vietnam you will pay $25.00 to the customs agent and submit your letter and a passport photo. There are several online companies that offer visa on arrival. I personally use this company. https://www.visa4vietnam.com
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Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT - $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 60 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 60 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 60 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
Final payments for our Croatia Cruise are due 90 days before departure.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 60 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.
Check out our Happy in Vietnam Video