Vietnam is a popular tourist destination among Indian passport holders. The country is a short flight from India, and the country has tourist attractions for any type of traveler. To plan a trip to Vietnam, check out our Vietnam travel guides. Popular tourist destinations for Indian tourists in Vietnam include Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Halong Bay, and Danang.
Sorting out visas is an essential item for Indian passport holders who are planning a trip to Vietnam. Yes, Indian passport holders do need a visa to enter the country. However, with an online application for visas on arrival, it is now easier than ever for Indian citizens to get a Vietnam visa. After applying online, Indians arriving into Vietnam can get their visa on arrival at one of Vietnam’s participating international airports, including Ha Noi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, and Nha Trang.
What is the best way to get a Vietnam visa for Indian citizens?
To apply for a Vietnam visa as an Indian passport holder, take the following steps:
- Visit www.VietnamVisa.govt.vn.
- Complete the online visa application form.
- Obtain a visa-on-arrival (VOA) approval letter. You will use this letter at the airport in Vietnam to pick up your visa.
Please note that since 2015, we have considered Indian passports to be “difficult” when it comes to acquiring a visa for Vietnam. Indian passport holders face relatively high visa fees, and they must produce a passport copy and proof of a return flight with their visa application. Accordingly, it is best to apply for your Vietnam visa online well before your trip. An early online application will provide extra time to help sort out any issues.
Since 2015, the cost for a visa approval letter for Indian passport holders is as follows:
- US $35 for a one-month, single-entry or multiple-entry visa
- US $45 for a three-month, single-entry visa
- US $65 for a three-month, multiple-entry visa
Points for Indian passport holders to consider when applying for a Vietnam visa
Arcady Boutique Cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam
DAY 1: HA NOI – HALONG INTERNATIONAL PORT – TUNG SAU PEARL FARM – TITOP ISLAND
Things to do: Kayaking, Swimming, Romantic Dining, Cooking Class, Visting
08:15-09:00 – Hotel Pick Up
Our English-speaking tour guide will pick up guests from various hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, ranging from 08:15AM – 09:0OAM, we try to make the pick-ups as timely as possible but with morning traffic in the Old Quarter and many hotels to collect from this time is approximate. Please be ready to help expedite this process.
10:30-10:45 – Short Lavatory Break
Quick rest stop halfway to stretch your legs, use the facilities, or grab a quick snack in case you missed breakfast (our driver appreciates a coffee break as well!) before we get back on the road and finish the drive.
Transportation from Hanoi to Ha Long available if guest request with charge:
- Shuttle Bus: 25 US$/ 2 way / person
- Limousine: 35 US$ / 2 way / person
12:30 – Boarding The Cruise – Check In Time.
The bus will arrive at Halong International Port, reach our pier, where our welcoming staff will be awaiting your arrival with a big smile.
Welcome drink will be served while the captain introduces the cruise briefing and instruction.
13:15 – Lunch On Board
The cruise departs from Halong International Port for a joyful journey to discover the beauty of the world heritage Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you will have chance to pass through the grandeur of the legendary bay with thousands of limestone islands such as: Dog Rock, Duck Rock and especially Thumb Rock – a beautiful limestone islet rising from sea water in the shape of a giant thumb. Mother Nature has put Thumb Rock here to send a message of goodness to every passenger cruising in the ancient bay.
Have a Huge – Lunch with variety of dishes including Seafood – Vietnamese Food and Western Food.
14:30 – Tung Sau Area ( Kayaking – Pearl Farm )
Tung Sau Pearl Farm is the most well-known pearl farm in Halong Bay and also a charming attraction fot tourists where they can witness and learn the entire process in making pearls and expansive pearl products from the first step of growing to harvesting pearl. The pearl farm is located in an isolated water area, surrounded by undulating limestone islands and owned by Halong Pearl Join Stock Company.
Visiting the pearl farm is a very special experience besides enjoying Halong Bay cruises. Travelers will learn about the pearl making process, as well as the characteristics of the colors and shapes of oysters grown here. The pearl growing and handicraft system has been based on Vietnamese traditional experience and Japanese technology. When passing the jetty, visitors will admire the oysters’ cages growing in the clear blue waters of Halong Bay.
Sport Activities: You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming, kayaking….
16:00 – Titop Island – Titop Beach – Titop Mountian – Swimming – Hiking
Stop at Titop Island. One this small island, you can climb halfway up the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. Looking down from high above gives you a wonderful sensation; at the same time offers you a spectacular view of every corner of the bay.
Lay on the little white sand beach, go for a swim, or just stay on the boat and relax in Ha Long Bay. You will have time to enjoy sand between your toes. So, relax and take a few moments to reflect on the absolute beauty of this natural wonder of the world.
17:00 – Cocktail Party – Ha Long Sunset – Cooking Class
Complimentary: “Ha Long Sunset” cocktail with snacks. Pre-dinner cocktails party While the sunset starts to drop and the sky fills with deep reds, purples, and yellows.
Learn the history of a traditional Vietnamese dish that is most famous. From the fresh ingredients, to the preparation method, and then have try at making them yourselves. You’ll be able to make Vietnamese summer rolls in your own kitchen after this informative and fun course. Excite all your friends and family at home with your new skills!
19:30 – Dinner On Board ( Top Deck )
Ready for an unforgettable night?
Enjoy an unforgettable evening experience with Dinner on Top Deck. Have the unique opportunity to be immersed in spectacular panoramic views of Halong Bay while indulging in a course meal crafted by top chefs. Savor every moment while our expert staff treat you to the best of hospitality. Soak up the tranquil atmosphere and let us take care of all the details!
20:30 – Night Life Activities – Happy Hour – Squid Fishing
Do not miss out on some activities on board such as: Board Games, Card, Parcheesi, Karaoke.
Get ready for Happy Hour with our exclusive cruise deal! Experience a one-of-a-kind fantastic journey with our unique Happy Hour program– all presented upon your check-in!
Join our special activity: The Fantastic Squid Fishing Adventure! And discover How you can become a Squid Fishing!
Stay overnight on the Arcady Boutique Cruise.
DAY 2 : SURPRISING CAVE – HALONG INTERNATIONAL PORT – HANOI
Things to do: Tai Chi, Explore Caves
The morning was beautiful! Favorite time of day starts with the color of this most captivating sunrise. A halo of Blue of the Sea, White of the Cloud and Red of the Sun.
06:30 – Taichi Class
Start the morning with Taichi session!
07:00 – Light Breakfast
Full your energy with breakfast on board. Coffee. Tea, and pastries are served in restaurant.
07:30 – Explore Surprising Cave ( Amazing Cave – Sung Sot Cave )
Stop at Bo Hon Island. Our tour guide will take you to Sung Sot Cave/Surprising Cave, the largest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. After about 200 steps under forest canopy, the entrance of the cave shows up. A paradise of appear in front of you. You will discover the cave in about 45 minutes before getting back to the cruise
(For other tourists whom can’t walk much, you can stay on cruise, chilling out on the sundeck)
09:15 – Check Out Time.
Back the Arcady Boutique Cruise for check out process! Start cruising towards the Port.
09:30 – Brunch and Relax
Have a International Buffet Brunch served in Dinning Room during the Cruise heads back to Halong International Port!
11:00 – Disembark – Bus
We dock at the harbor, get back onto the busses and cruise down the high speed highway. A quick stop halfway, and back to Hanoi
15:00 – Hotel Drop
We thank you for giving Arcady Boutique Cruise the chance to deliver you a once in a lifetime experience. The tour guide will deliver you to the front door of the hotel of your choice in the Old Quarter.
*On weekends, some roads will not allowed vehicles to make room for the Walking street therefore our buses will drop you off at the closest and suitable point in the Old Quarter instead.
Transportation from Hanoi to Ha Long is available if the guest requests with charge:
- Shuttle Bus: 25 US$/ 2 way / person
- Limousine: 35 US$ / 2 way / person
|Room type||Quntity||Single Room
(1 pax /cabin) (USD)
(2 pax/cabin) (USD)
(3 pax/cabin) (USD)
(4 pax/cabin) (USD)
|Deluxe Balcony ( 1st Floor )||9||200||220||N/A||N/A|
|Junior Suite Balcony ( 2nd Floor )||7||230||260||N/A||N/A|
|Triple Bayview ( 1st Floor )||2||N/A||220||330||N/A|
|Family – Connecting ( 1st Floor )||2||N/A||NA||425||450|
|King Suite With Balcony ( 2nd Floor )||3||260||280||N/A||N/A|
|Presidential Suite ( 2nd Floor )||1||280||325||N/A||N/A|
|● Entrance and sightseeing fees
● Welcome drinks
● In-house English-speaking guide
● Luxury cabins with air conditioning & en-suite bathroom
● 2 bottles of complimentary drinking water in each cabin
● Asian set lunch, set dinner, light breakfast, and buffet brunch
● Drinking water after each excursion
● Kayaks/rowing boats
● Cooking class, Tai Chi session & pre-dinner cocktail
● Night-time squid fishing
● Onboard insurance
|● Airfare & transfers
● Visa fees
● Spa & massage services
● Additional drinks
● Tips and other expenses not mentioned in inclusions
WHAT SHOULD WE BRINGS
- Good hiking shoes , Sunscreen , Water Bottle , Small Luggage
- Cash , Sunglass, Big Hat, Umbrella , Flipflops
- Camera, Binoculars , Back up batteries and Charger
- Insect repellent , Clothes to wears on board / Swimming wear
- Medicine if you need special one
Children under 5 years old sharing the full price cabin with adults: Free of charge (Limited to 1 child/1 cabin).
From 2nd child: charged 30% adult (without extra bed).
From 5 to 11 years old: 01 child stays in the double/twin cabin with 2 adults: charged 75% adult price with extra bed.
From 2nd child: charged 100% adult ( with extra bed ).
01 child stays in the double/twin cabin with 1 adult: charged 75% adult price
You can explore various delightful sights in Vietnam with your own eyes by checking out the itineraries given below Halong Bay Cruises – Hanoi Tours – Phu Quoc Tours – Vietnam Tours – Sapa Tours – Package Tours – or book a private car to discover where ever you want to enjoy the Vietnamese taste.