Independent School Parent has teamed up with Experience Travel Group to offer one lucky family an inspirational luxury one-week holiday to Vietnam – one of Asia’s most stunningly diverse destinations.
The trip takes in some of this fascinating country’s most incredible sights, from the beautiful beaches and buzzing metropolis of Saigon in the south, to the atmospheric streets of the ancient capital Hanoi in the north, plus an overnight Paradise Luxury cruise among the limestone karsts of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
Our lucky winners will begin their trip with two nights at the luxurious Hotel Sofitel Saigon Plaza in Vietnam’s largest city. Still known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a melting pot of Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultural influences, with elegant boulevards and European-style buildings – with magnificent landmarks such as the Reunification Palace.
A relaxing island escape also awaits our winners, as they unwind at the contemporary boutique Salinda Resort in beautiful Phu Quoc – also known as the “Pearl of Asia” – an island off Vietnam’s south coast. Then it’s north to Vietnam’s historic capital, Hanoi, established over 1,000 years ago. Landmarks such as the Temple of Literature and the bustling old quarter are a dramatic contrast to the modern face of the city.
With the help of Experience Travel Group’s guides, winners will explore Hanoi by rickshaw, visit the Museum of Ethnology, enjoy a Vietnamese water-puppet theatre show, and discover Vietnam’s iconic national dish at the famous Pho 24 restaurant.
This will be followed by an overnight cruise to Vietnam’s World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay, courtesy of Paradise Cruises – on one of its boutique vessels, inspired by the design of a traditional Vietnamese ship.
The prize includes convenient return flights on Vietnam Airlines, which has non-stop daily Dreamliner services from Heathrow to Hanoi or Saigon – including internal flights and private transfers.
For your chance to win this trip of a lifetime to Vietnam, simply answer the following question:
What is the capital of Vietnam? *
Hanoi >>>>>Suggested answer
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The competition closes at midnight on 10th October 2016. The prize is a one week holiday in Vietnam for two adults and two children including B&B accommodation at Salinda Resort Phu Quoc and the Sofitel Plaza Saigon; an overnight Paradise Luxury cruise in Halong Bay including full board (excluding alcoholic beverages); return Economy class flights to Vietnam with Vietnam Airlines departing from Heathrow, including internal flights; and all transfers in Vietnam. Valid for travel from 1st May-30th September 2017, excluding 16th July-10th August (outbound), 25th August-15th September (return) and public holidays, subject to availability. Must be booked in full at least 30 days before departure. Bookings cannot be changed once made. Non transferrable and non refundable. The winner must be over 18 years of age. Prize excludes travel costs to and from the departure airports, travel insurance, visas, vaccinations, meals, ground transportation or any other costs not explicitly stated. Prize must be taken as stated. No compensation will be payable if a winner is unable to use the prize as stated. It is the winners responsibility to ensure they have valid passports, visas, insurance and vaccinations at the time of travel. If any part of the prize is unavailable, for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute it for an alternative of equal or greater value. Compliance with any health or other government requirements is the responsibility of the winner. It is the responsibility of the winner to enquire about local issues and conditions at destinations before travel. Vietnam Airlines normal conditions of carriage apply. See vietnamairlines.com for full details.