Viet Nam Shore Excursion

Introduction to Viet Nam Shore Excursions

Vietnam is truly amazing, and with my team I am proud and passionate about my country, its people and our culture – we really look forward to sharing its beauty and history with you.

My Vietnam Shore Excursions are specially designed, allowing you to experience authentic Vietnam with first class comforts & levels of customer service.

My Private Shore Excursions to Hoi An, Da Nang, My Son, Hue and the wonderful rural beauty of central Vietnam, are based on many of my successful Private Day Tours but add-in special requirements requested by discerning cruise ship clients, including:

  • University educated English speaking & government licensed guides.
  • Fully escorted itineraries.
  • Structured itineraries ensuring a timely return to shipside.
  • “Meet & Greet” shipside (no searching for the port gates!).
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Professional drivers
  • Free chilled & sealed bottled mineral water in your vehicle.
  • Moist, scented towelettes
  • And lastly, not a factory or shopping outlet visit in sight!

Both ports of central Vietnam are used extensively for cargo/freight operations, their busy industrial nature can present a challenge when walking between ship and port gates. This can take up to 30 minutes. For your convenience and safety, I include the extra port fee to meet you shipside (this fee is standardly $20/ customer, no exception on any company who operate tours from Chan May Port and Tien Sa Port. With this, it’s easy for you to find your local guide at the private tour parking lot.
We welcome couples, families and small groups of friends for a truly private experience. With prior coordination, we accommodate larger groups formed on Cruise Critic ‘Roll Call’ forums.

“She took us to places that a normal commercial trip would not reach and she was genuinely concerned at showing us as much as possible. Her driver Binh was also excellent, managing to navigate his way round the scootered masses and delivering us back to the Cruise Ship in good time” 

Client TripAdvisor Review

Your ship’s itinerary will often say ‘Da Nang’ as port of arrival, although central Vietnam is served by the two ports of Chan May & Tien Sa:

Chan May Port is best suited for Private Shore Excursions to either the Imperial City of Hue or the metropolitan city of Da Nang and UNESCO listed Hoi An, as it is located roughly halfway between each.

Tien Sa Port is part of Da Nang itself and is best for Private Shore Excursions into Da Nang and Hoi An.  The ancient Champa ruins of My Son Sanctuary are also a popular destination from Tien Sa.

Thu Ngo Vietnam Shore Excursions Payment Terms:

I do ask for a 20% deposit, payable on receipt of my VTC account, a Vietnam online banking company with a extra charge of 3,2% per total transaction. Balance is payable at the end of your excursion in cash – $US or our local currency (VND) at the exchange rate prevailing on the day.

Cancellation Terms:

  • 100% deposit return – if cancelled 28 days or more before your arrival date.
  • 50% deposit return – if cancelled between 28 & 14 days before your arrival date, unless your tour slot can be rebooked. Every effort is made to rebook.
  • 0% deposit return – if cancelled less than 14 days before your arrival date, or for ‘no shows’ after the ship has docked. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer a refund in the unlikely event your ship cannot dock due to inclement weather. Your deposit is used to pay legal port fees prior to your arrival (a legal requirement here), and a refund is not guaranteed by the Vietnam Port Authority agents. Additionally, we are unaware of your ship’s non-arrival until after driver and guide enter port.

Cruise Companies Scheduled to Call in 2019 Are:

Chan May PortTien Sa Port
Celebrity CruisesRoyal Caribbean
Hapag-Lloyd CruisesHolland America Line
SilverseaCelebrity Cruises
Royal CaribbeanAzamara
Crystal CruisesSeabourn
Cruise & MaritimeVoyages of Discovery
Voyages of DiscoveryOceania Cruises
Oceania CruisesPrincess Cruises
 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
 Crystal Cruises
 Cruise & Maritime
 Swan Hellenic
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