Thursday, 21 February 2013

New Ha Long Bay Cruise Added to Helen Wong's Tours' Vietnam Program

Halong Bay, Vietnam

A three-day leisurely cruise of breathtaking Halong Bay has been added to Helen Wong's Tours' comprehensive Vietnam brochure for 2013-2014.

The cruise, aboard one of the two Au Co luxury ships, is included in the leading Asian specialist's newly created 12-day Treasure of the Bay itinerary from the company's list of Premium Group Tours.

It is priced from $3990 per person, twin share from Australia.

"Both Au Co vessels have well-appointed cabins with contemporary furnishings and private balcony," said Helen Wong, managing director and founder of Helen Wong's Tours.

"We listened to what our customers wanted, so we decided to add this two-night luxury experience to the program," she said. "Vietnam, in particular Halong Bay, is proving a very popular destination for Australians."

In all, Helen Wong's Tours has 12 group tours, five premium tours and four Indo China Encounters for independent travellers in its new brochure, some itineraries extending beyond Vietnam to major cities and attractions in Cambodia (home of ancient Angkor Wat), Laos, Myanmar and China.

New to the brochure, as is the case with the tour specialist's China program, is a series of quick response (QR) codes for Smart Phone owners so they can watch "virtual tour" video coverage of major areas featured in the programs.

Scan the codes in the brochure and you will videos accompanied by music and commentary, at the tail of each a call for action phone number.

The comprehensive brochure also puts much emphasis on the leading specialist's Encounters Programs, designed for those who prefer the freedom and flexibility to pre-plan private travel on a preferred date - ideal for family and independent travellers.

Helen Wong's Tours will also continue to offer good value for money through its use of quality accommodation and "Helen's Choice" series of bonus experiences included in the group and premium tour itineraries - at no additional cost.

Among the bonuses is dinner at the exclusive Press Club in the Vietnam capital of Hanoi, another a private twin-berth compartment on the overnight train journeys to and from Sapa in Vietnam's north.

Prices for group tours in the Vietnam brochure start at $3450 per person twin share from Australia for the 12-day Glimpse of Vietnam which visits Saigon, the Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay (for an overnight stay).

Helen Wong's Tours, phone (02) 9267 7833, 1300 788328, www.helenwongstours.com