IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read carefully before booking.

1. The Contract

A. Formation of the contract:

No contract shall be deemed to be concluded until the Company has received:

(i) The booking form signed by the Customer; and

(ii) The deposit or full payment for the Tour.

B. Termination of the Contract:

The Company reserves the right to terminate this Contract if the behaviour, conduct, manner and/or action of the Customer either prior to or during the Tour is likely to cause offence to other customers, or endanger the safety, well-being, properties and/ or benefits of other customers or of the Customer himself/ herself. In such cases, full cancellation charges as set out in Section 4 below shall apply and the Company shall have no further liability to the Customer. If the behaviour, conduct, and/or action of the Customer causes any damage to the accommodation in which the Customer is staying, or causes delay or diversion to any means of transportation and/or the Tour, the Customer agrees to fully indemnify the Company against any claim (including legal costs) made against the Company by or on behalf of any relevant third party.

2. Payment

A. Deposits & Payment

For online bookings via email or telephone A NON REFUNDABLE 25% deposit is required at the time of booking of your requested tour, with the remaining amount due no later than 30 days prior to departure or mentioned and agreed otherwise. Failure to adhere to the payment policy may result in the cancellation of your booking. A deposit can be made via bank transfer. Details for payment will b provided and the net amount transferred is regarded as actual deposit and will be deducted from the overall booking amount.

B. Full Payment

For direct bookings via our representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam a full payment (in cash or credit card (+3.5% bank fee) is required at all time of your booking. Failure to adhere to the payment policy may result in the cancellation of your booking.

Full payment of online bookings shall be received no later than 30 days (1 month) prior to the customers arrival, or if the booking is made within 30 days prior to the Customers arrival, full payment must be made upon confirming booking confirmation by email with us or mentioned different through your booking confirmation. All payments shall be made by bank transfer to the appropriate account that we will supply. The net amount transferred is regarded as actual payment.

C. Change in tour price

All prices quoted are stated in Vietnamese Dong (the local Vietnamese currency) and converted into United States Dollars ($) according to currency exchange law and based on the currency exchange rate following the Vietnamese State bank and are based on transport prices (including the cost of fuel), dues, taxes or fees chargeable at airports and ports, accommodation costs, sightseeing fees and exchange rates current and appropriate at the time of publication. If any of these vary, Tour price may increase or decrease accordingly.  Any such increase/ decrease must be paid by or refunded to the Customer. During the period of 5 days prior to the Customer arrival date, the Company shall not increase the Tour price.

3. Alternatives

Whilst the Company shall do everything reasonably possible to provide the Customers Tour itinerary as planned, the Company reserves the right to alter itineraries, transport and/ or accommodation if deemed necessary. In such cases, a one-week prior written notification of the alterations shall be made to the Customer by the Company.

4. Cancellations

A. Cancellation by the Company

(i) If the Tour is not paid for by the due date, the Company shall have the right to cancel the Tour. If the Company, at the request of the Customer, agrees to delay cancellation of the Tour then the Company still cancels the Tour for the Customer’s non-payment, the cancellation charges set out in Clause 4B shall apply and be payable by the Customer.

B. Cancellation by the Customer

Where the Customer cancels the Tour reservation, then the effective date of cancellation will be the date the Company receives written notification. The cancellation charge to the Customer is listed below.
– 30 days: deposit is forfeited
– 30-08 days: 30% of the Tour price is forfeited
– 07-03 days: 50% of the Tour price is forfeited
– 48 hours and no-show: non-refundable

For the avoidance of doubt, since some suppliers (hotels, cruise companies) have cancellation policies that are different from those of the Company, the cancellation charge may, at the Company’s discretion, be adjusted accordingly.

C. Refund of unused Services

No refunds or exchanges can be made in respect of accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, which are included in the Tour prices but not utilized by the Tour member.

D. In the case of a customer deciding to leave a tour by own decision and before its completion, then he or she will not be entitled to any reimbursement, nor will he or she be permitted to use any equipment of the Company. Such a Customer is also responsible for all costs incurred after leaving the tour. The guide reserves the right to cancel a Customer's tour mid trip, should the Customer not adhere to the Terms and Conditions or should the Customer not be of sound mind and body to complete the tour. In such cases the Customer will not be entitled to any reimbursement, nor will he or she be permitted to use any equipment of the Company. Such a Customer is also responsible for all costs incurred after his or her tour is cancelled. A Cancellation refund is only valid for the services organised by the Company. Other services organised by you are NOT refundable through the Company. The guide is the sole arbitrator of this and should circumstances dictate then the guide could send a Customer back to Hanoi before the Trip, Tour or Expedition is complete. In such cases the Customer will not be entitled to any reimbursement, nor will he or she be permitted to use any equipment of the Company. Such a Customer is also responsible for all costs incurred after his or her tour is cancelled.

E. While the Trip, Tour or Expedition guides will alter the fixed itinerary if necessary, the guide can adjust his or her way to accommodate the wishes of the Customers. The final decision regarding all aspects of the tour will remain with the guides however, and the Customers are obliged to follow these decisions. The guides reserve the right to change the route of the tour at any time in the face of unfavourable weather or road conditions or due to difficulties experienced by the Customers. All Customers are obliged to follow any advice (written or spoken) concerning safety given to them by their guides. In case of doing a bicycle or motorbike tour, all riders and passengers must carefully study the “Tips for Driving Safely in Vietnam” document given to them by Company, and clarify any points they do not understand BEFORE beginning the ride or tour.

F. Refund policy in case of “Force Majeure”.

For cruise tours to Halong Bay 2 days & 1 night

1. Be cancelled before arriving Halong harbor: Free Of Charge
2. Be cancelled at Halong harbor with or without lunch: Charged 30%/ tour price
3. Be cancelled when the customer is already on board: Charged 100%/ tour price (including 1 night in 3- star hotel at Halong harbor, meals, transfer back to Hanoi in the next day by shuttle bus or local bus)

For cruise tours to Halong Bay 3 days & 2 nights

1. Be cancelled before arriving Halong harbor: Free Of Charge
2. Be cancelled at Halong harbor with or without lunch: Charged 30%/ tour price
3. Be cancelled hen the customer is already on board at the first day of tour: Charged 50% / tour price (including 1 night in 3- star hotel at Halong harbor, meals, transport back to Hanoi in the next day by shuttle bus or
local bus)

4. Be cancelled when the customer is already on board at the second day of tour: Charged 85% / tour price (including lunch and transport back to Hanoi by shuttle bus or local bus at the same day

5. Be cancelled when the customer is already on board at the third day of tour: Charged 100% / tour price

For Day cruise tours only

1. Be cancelled before arriving Halong harbor” Free Of Charge
2. Be cancelled at Halong harbor with or without lunch: Charged 50%/ tour price
3. Be cancelled when the customer is already on board: Charged 100% / tour price

For Day tours only
1. Be cancelled before starting tour: Free Of Charge
2. Be cancelled at half way time itinerary with or without lunch: Charged 50%/ tour price
3. Be cancelled when the customer is finished: Charged 100% / tour price

5. Force Majeure

If as a consequence of “Force Majeure” (as defined below), the Company is obliged to curtail, alter, extend or cancel the Tour, the Customer shall not be at liberty to maintain a claim for compensation or otherwise for any loss arising as a consequence of said curtailment, alteration, extension or cancellation of the Tour. “Force Majeure” means Acts of God, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or other destruction of any vessel, craft or vehicle to be used in connection with a holiday, destruction or damage to holiday accommodation, riots, acts of war, civil commotion, exercise of legislative or government action, municipal or military or other authority, strikes, industrial action, requisition of equipment, mechanical breakdown, shortage of fuel, insolvency or default of any carrier or service connected with the Tour, fraud perpetrated against the Company.

6. Customers with Special Needs

(i) It shall be the Customers responsibility to disclose to the Company, and prior to booking, any physical or mental conditions of a member of their party, which may be relevant.

(ii) The Company reserves the right to decline to provide the Tour for a person where, in the opinion of the Company, that Tour would be inconsistent with the special needs of that person. No liability shall be attached to the Company for the provision of an unsuitable Tour, or for any person where those persons ,special needs have not been disclosed at the time of booking.

7. Special Requests

(i) Special Requests (e.g. ground floor accommodation etc.) shall be communicated by the Customer in writing to the Company at the time of making the booking. The Company shall use reasonable endeavors to fulfill such requests. However, special requests cannot be guaranteed and do not form part of the Contract. No liability shall attach to the Company for failure to comply with a special request. Special requests cannot be processed within 1 day of departure.

8. Obligations of the Customer

(i) The Customer is obliged to check their travel documentation to ensure that the dates and other information’s are correct and should notify the Company immediately of any errors or omissions.

(ii) It is the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that their travel documentation is in order, e.g. valid passport and visa.

(iii) Where the Customer does not arrive on the agreed date for the Tour, the Company is entitled to treat the Tour as having been cancelled by the Customer.

(iv) The Customer agrees to abide by instructions given by Company or Crew employees and agrees to indemnify the Company against any loss or injury suffered as a result of failing to comply with Crew instructions

(v) The Customer agrees to conduct himself in a proper manner so as to not to cause disturbance or offence to other holidaymakers.

(vi) Customer agrees not to damage accommodation and should such damage arise, agrees to pay the owner for the price of repair or replacement.

9. Complaints

(i) If the Customer wishes to make a complaint in relation to a holiday, he or she should inform the Company’s representative at the location where the Customer is when the complaint arises, thereby giving the Company reasonable opportunity to rectify matters.

(ii) Not with standing the above, the Customer can notify the Company in writing using the feedback form not later than 7 days after return to place of departure. Any complaint received after this period will not be entertained.

(iii) The Customer may also email the C.E.O. of the Company at:

10. Liabilities and Insurance

A. Liability

(i) The Company is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the Customer. In addition, the Company will not be held liable or accountable for any delays or cancellations to any public transport, including trains, buses, taxis or aircraft.

(ii) The Company shall not be liable for any damage caused to the Customer by the failure to perform the Contract or the improper performance of the Contract where the failure or the improper performance is due neither to the fault of the Company because:

(a) The failure which occurs in the performance of the Contract is attributable to the Customer; or
(b) The failure is attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and are unforeseeable or unavoidable; or
(c) The failure is due to Force Major as defined in Paragraph 5 above.

B. Insurance

The Customer is required to have full travel insurance. It is the responsibility of the Customer to read their insurance policy before they travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides the Customer with the requisite level of cover.

C. Dispute Settlement

(i) The terms and conditions contained herein are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of Vietnam.

(ii) Any dispute arising out of or in connection with the applications of the terms and conditions contained herein, are not capable of being resolved amicably between the Customer and the Company within 30 days, will be referred to the Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (“VIAC”) for final and binding settlement in accordance with its rules of arbitration. The place of arbitration will be Hanoi City and the language of arbitration will be English.

(iii) During this process and without prejudice to the course of arbitration, this Agreement shall endure. Participation on any Tour implies full and unconditional acceptance of the above conditions by the Customer.


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In order to process your booking, send you any information or respond to an enquiry, we need to collect personal data from you. As referred to below, our website uses “cookies” which will also collect personal data. Depending on what’s required, the personal data we collect may include names and contact details, credit/ debit card or other payment information and special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition which may affect holiday arrangements and any dietary restrictions, which may disclose your religious beliefs (“sensitive personal data”). All references in this privacy policy to personal data include sensitive personal data unless otherwise stated.

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You are generally entitled to ask us (by letter or e-mail) what details of yours are being held or processed, for what purpose and to whom they may be or have been disclosed. We may charge a fee to respond to such a request. We promise to respond to your request within 40 days of receiving your written request and fee. In certain limited circumstances we are entitled to refuse your request. If you believe that any of your personal data which we are processing is inaccurate or incorrect please contact us immediately.

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