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Finding Kong’s Footprints - 1 Day

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Tour code: ASW-VN-S02

Duration: 1 days

Destination: Halong Bay or Ninh Binh or Phong Nha Ke Bang

US$ 82 per person

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It is no longer just a dream for anyone to check-in at wonderlands where Hollywood blockbuster movies have been shot. Now, you are part of the movie, let's discover by yourself with our excellent private tour service to find Kong on his Skull Island. 

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  • Discover the world's natural heritages at Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and Phong Nha Ke Bang where the Hollywood blockbuster was filmed. 
  • Boat riding in Ninh Binh, Caving in Phong Nha Ke Bang and Cruising in Halong Bay

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Day 1: 3 options of Quang Binh, Halong or Ninh Binh

Meals: Lunch

It is no longer just a dream for anyone to check-in at wonderlands where Hollywood blockbuster movies have been shot.
Now, you are part of the movie, let’s discover by yourself with our excellent private tour service to find Kong on his Skull Island.

OPTION 1: KONG - SKULL ISLAND @QUANG BINH (Joined-group tour)
Tour duration: 10hrs
Price: USD 82 per person. Guaranteed departure for minimum 2pax
Transport: Air-conditioned bus, board, walking
Tour price include: Transportation, English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, boat cruise, 02 water bottles on bus
Not include: Tipping, drink and personal expenses
Tour nature: Adventure, Hiking

Start your day with pick-up from your guesthouse in Phong Nha between 7:00am and 7:30am (please be ready!).

You’ll then drive 70 km over the Da Deo Mountain Pass to reach the ethnic minority village of Tan Hoa. You can leave your entire luggage at our office in the storage room.

After a safety briefing, checking gear and signing our Release Form, the day adventure begins with a 2 km walk across peanut and buffalo fields to reach the Rao Nan River.

After crossing the river you’ll reach the impressive Hang Chuot (Rat Cave) to explore its massive formations for up to 280m. Return back to the river another way, then trek through Hung Ton Valley to reach Hung Ton Cave. Explore this wild cave by descending a 15 m ladder with a safety rope before swimming 50m through the cave and following an underground river to reach To Mo Valley, where a delicious BBQ lunch will be awaiting you.

After swimming at the waterfall, trek over Hung Ton Mountain (1 km), across Hung Ton Valley (500 m), and another small hill down to Rao Nan River (500 m). You’ll finish the day crossing back over peanut and buffalo fields (2.5 km) to the Oxalis Headquarters, where a cold drink and shower will be awaiting your return.

Depart Tan Hoa at 17:00 and return to Phong Nha at 18:30 and you will be dropped at your guesthouse.

Technical request for Option 1:
- Available: this trip depart daily except Thurday. It is advised to book in advance as this is a popular trip and the number of guest is limited.
This tour is operated from November to mid-September (closed from mid-September to the first week of November).
- Adventure Level: Easy (8 km) for physically active guests, 9km jungle and mountain trekking, rocky terrain, 1 km caving
- Swimming is necessary: 50m swimming in caves
- Minimum Age: 16 years
- Average 2 pax - 8 pax (private tour is available up on request)

OPTION 2: KONG - SKULL ISLAND @HALONG BAY
Tour duration: 11hrs
Price: USD 142 per person. Guaranteed departure for minimum 2pax
Transport: Air-conditioned bus, board cruise, walking
Tour price include: Transportation, English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, boat cruise, 02 water bottles on bus
Not include: Tipping, drink and personal expenses
Tour nature: Leisure, little walk

8.00am: You will be picked up at you hotel for driving east to Halong Bay. After about 3.5 hours, passing by the Red River Delta, you will arrive in Halong City. Get on your boat in Tuan Chau Island. Start your cruising trip into the Natural World Heritage, amazing sceneries you saw in the movie.

Witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks of a traditional junk, complete with bat-winged sails. Gliding through the gin-clear waters of the bay, absorb one of the most magnificent natural splendors of the Far East. See tiny islands dotted with rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names: Incense Burner, Stone Dog and Fighting Chickens (the symbol of Halong Bay. Stopping for the two of most beautiful caves named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and Dau Go (Wooden Stakes Cave). Climbing steep stairs to explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise through the fairyland-like landscape.

Depends on the water of the day, you can take a small sampan to visit Ba Hang area and the floating village nearby.
Lunch is served on the boat while visiting the bay.
Stop en-route at a souvenir shop for short break
You will finish your trip in Hanoi at about 7.30pm

OPTION 3: KONG - SKULL ISLAND @NINH BINH, VAN LONG BAY
Tour duration: 11hrs
Price: USD 115 per person. Guaranteed departure for minimum 2pax
Transport: Air-conditioned bus, board, walking
Tour price include: Transportation, English speaking tour guide, bicycle, lunch, entrance fee, boat cruise, 02 water bottles on bus
Not include: Tipping, drink and personal expenses
Tour nature: Leisure, little walk

In the morning, you will be transferred to Ninh Binh province. After 2 hours driving, you will arrive in Van Long Wetland Reserve.

Stop at Van Long house on stilt, you will get bicycle, ready for biking to the village which appear in the movie and through hamlets, visiting temples, pagodas, common house and countryside market… (7km). At Cau Vang hamlet (golden bridge) at Gia Hoa commune, you will take part in the activities of farming work as: Catching crabs, fishing, transplanting rice in the field and bail out water about one hour.

You will bike back to the house-on-stilt; join with local family cooking lunch.
In the afternoon, continue to bike to watering place. You will pass by Meo Cao mount and arrive at Van Long wharf. From here, you will take a hand rowing sampan in 2 hours on the place of movie studio. You will have time to talk to the boatmen who used to transfer the movie crew during their time here. Rowing back to the wharf and biking to house-on-stilt.
Hop back to your car and drive back to Hanoi. Your trip will finish in Hanoi at about 7.30pm

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  • Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a traveling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the "Find travel mate" button above to invite your friends and family, traveler forum's members to book this tour with you.
  • The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.


  • Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes


 

What's included:

· Bicycle

· Boat trip

· Entrance fees

· Lunch

· Caving & safety gear for Option 3: caving helmet, caving headlight, life jacket, gloves

· Share dry bag (Option 3)

· Travel by private A/C car with experienced driver

· English speaking guide with legal license

· Fresh water

· VAT, all taxes and service charge

 

What's NOT included:

· Tipping for guide and driver

· Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)

· Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

· Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

· Accommodation, airfare, insurance

· Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the Included

 

Remarks:

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the "Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night

Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night

Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night

Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night

High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night.

  1. Child policy:


Ages 0-2 years at 5 % of adult price

Ages 2-5 years at 30% of adult price

Ages 6-11 at 70% of adult price

12 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.

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