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Below is a list of frequently asked questions by visitors while on tour
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The best time to visit Vietnam is in the months of November through to March. September, October, April and May are also popular though the weather is not as good. However, Vietnam can be at its most attractive during the monsoon due to lush growth of the vegetation.
Private basis with minimum 2 to go! Frustrated at group tours that are cancelled at the last minute due to poor response? Do not worry, all our trips are based on a private basis with the luxury of having your own knowledgeable guide and transport. Being in a private tour, you can now choose your own departure dates and enjoy great flexibility during your tour, without having to follow strictly to a pre-fixed schedule.
Vietnam Visa Application
(Apply by yourself at your country) Applying to any one of the Vietnam Embassies and Consulates in the world. Documents needed: Passport of 6 months’ validity, visa application forms, and probably some others required by the embassy or consulate. Visa forms are available by getting directly at the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country or by sending there a stamped, self-addressed envelope addressed to Visa Section. Fees are varying from embassy to embassy. It should take between 4 to 10 days depending on your country of origin.
Vietnam Visa on Arrival
In the event that there is no Vietnam embassy or Consulate in your country, or you just want to make Vietnam part of a multi-destination trip, then we recommend Visa on Arrival as your best option. Visa on arrival most likely the easiest way to obtain your visa without having to chase down embassies, consulates and the like prior to your trip, and is a valid alternative when applying for a tourist visa. The entry visa will be stamped on your passport as you pass through our immigration check point at the airport. Though valid for thirty days, it can be extended once you enter Viet Nam. With this type of visa, you only can enter the country by air. You need a paper which is called an “Approval Letter” from the Viet Nam Immigration Department in Hanoi. After we obtain the approval for you, we will forward you a copy by fax or email. Copies of the same document will be forwarded on your behalf to Vietnam immigration checkpoints at International Airports only, so that when you arrive in Viet Nam, the Immigration officers will have those documents on hand and will be able to issue your entry visa expediently.
What should I prepare to apply for my visa?
* Full name
* Date of birth
* Passport numbers
* Passport expired date
* Arrival date
* Departure date
* Flight details ( optional )
What document do I need at the airport?
*02 photos 3x5 CM
*Letter of visa upon arrival ( Approval Letter )
*25 USD stamping fee ( This Visa issuance fee can be change by our government at times)
What document do I need at the airport?
* Original passport * 02 photos 3x5 CM * Letter of visa upon arrival ( Approval Letter ) * 25 USD stamping fee ( This Visa issuance fee can be change by our government at times)
Most of our package tours includes breakfast, 01 meal or no meal per day which is depend on where you travel. While you are on tour in the countryside or remote area or on the cruise we will includes meals as part of the package for the convenience.Breakfast is always included with your hotel in Vietnam.
Breakfast is usually a combination of Vietnamese and western style food, whilst lunch and dinner is in local Vietnamese restaurants. Seafood is the specialty in Vietnam but there will be a wide range of cuisine to choose from such as rice, noodles, meat and vegetarian dishes, including regional specialties. Beverages are at an additional cost and are readily available from restaurants, hotels or even from street vendors. If you wish to have meals specially prepared for you, based on dietary requirements, you will need to advise Absolute Vietnam Travel at the time of your booking so that these arrangements can be made.
The travel modes on our Vietnam tours have been planned with both variety and enjoyment in mind. Car, Van, Coach, the Reunification Express train, boat trips of various sizes and varieties and flights are employed to make your holiday more enjoyable and enrich your ‘authentic’ Vietnam experience. You need to be of average mobility to be able to climb on and off small boats if you intend on going to the Mekong Delta or Halong Bay. Boat trips also occur in Hue,Hoian and Nha Trang.
When a tour uses overnight train travel, standard travel will be in shared cabin with 4 berth ‘soft sleeper’ carriages, you can get the deluxe cabin for 01 or 02 people with extra cost.However, they are not of the same standard as your train at home. The best train to Sapa is Victoria train which is runs by Victoria Hotel & Spa. It is advisable to take with you onboard any drinks or snacks you want to have during that journey. There is a western toilet per carriage but the facility is basic.
Because we operate on a tailor-made basis, you can request alterations to any aspect of your holiday without surcharges. We will advise you of the cost or saving resulting from proposed alterations and, if it is acceptable to you, incorporate it into the price. If you ask for changes to be made after you have paid in full, but before your date of departure, any increase in the price must be settled by cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) upon your arrival. If changes result in a reduction of the price, you will be reimbursed upon arrival less any costs that we have reasonably incurred. If you ask for changes to be made during travel, we will advise you of the extra cost and only proceed on your instruction. Any extra costs that you have incurred by altering your itinerary must be settled at the most convenient time during your stay in this traveling country. If the alteration involves a reduction, we will refund you the saving, less any costs that we have reasonably incurred before ending tour. No refunds will be made for any unused elements of the itinerary.