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Vietnam Signature

"Our most popular tour of Vietnam, hitting all of the major highlights from North to South. Enjoy premium accommodation, local cuisine, and a variety of stunning landscapes."

Trip Information:
Trip Start:
Hanoi, Vietnam
Oct 19, 2010
9 days (8 nights)
Trip End:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Group Size:
2 people
Per person:
  • $1.54 (USD) (double room)
Total Trip Price:
$3.08 (USD) (excluding international airfare)
Quote #:
101019Doe2-124837 (expired - contact us for updated quote)


Our most popular tour of Vietnam, hitting all of the major highlights from North to South. Enjoy premium accommodation, local cuisine, and a variety of stunning landscapes.

Itinerary Summary


Day 1:
Tue, Oct 19 2010
  • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Movenpick (4.5*)
Superior Deluxe (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 2:
Wed, Oct 20 2010
  • Tour - Private - Hanoi City Tour with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (included)
Movenpick (4.5*)
Superior Deluxe (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 3:
Thu, Oct 21 2010
Halong Bay
  • Ship-based - Ginger/Jasmine Overnight Cruise (Day 1) - Boat
Halong Ginger Cruise (5*)
Superior Cabin (B,L,D)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 4:
Fri, Oct 22 2010
Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Ship-based - Ginger/Jasmine Overnight Cruise (Day 2) - Boat
Movenpick (4.5*)
Superior Deluxe (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 5:
Sat, Oct 23 2010
Hanoi - Hoi An
  • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Air - Hanoi - Danang [Direct] - Economy
  • Transfer - Airport (Danang) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Anantara Hoi An Resort (4.5*)
Junior Garden View Suite (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 6:
Sun, Oct 24 2010
Hoi An
  • Private - Cycling, Cooking Class, and Cua Dai Beach with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (included)
Anantara Hoi An Resort (4.5*)
Junior Garden View Suite (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 7:
Mon, Oct 25 2010
Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transfer - Airport (Danang) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Air - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City [Direct ] - Economy
  • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour (Cathedral & Pagodas) (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
Renaissance Riverside (4*)
Deluxe River View (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 8:
Tue, Oct 26 2010
Ho Chi Minh City
  • Private - Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh with Lunch (8.5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (included)
Renaissance Riverside (4*)
Deluxe River View (B)
1 DBL (2 Adults)

Day 9:
Wed, Oct 27 2010
Ho Chi Minh City
  • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, 1/2d = Half Day, Al = All Inclusive

Customizable Trip Options

All of our itineraries may be customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, see different sights. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation vacation plan.


  • Vietnam

    Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Vietnam was under Chinese control for a thousand years before becoming a nation-state in the 10th century. Successive dynasties flourished along with geographic and political expansion deeper into Southeast Asia, until it was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. The French were expelled in the mid-20th century, leaving a nation divided politically into two countries. Bitter fighting between the two sides continued during the Vietnam War, ending with a communist victory in 1975. In 1986, Vietnam instituted economic and political reforms and began a path towards international reintegration. By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with most nations. Its economic growth has been among the highest in the world in the past decade. Tourism is centered on Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in the north, Hue and Da Nang in the center, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south.

  • Halong Bay

    Ha Long Bay is located 160km (100 miles) north of Hanoi, this is an amazing complex of 3000 chalk islands rising out of the South China Sea. The area is strange, eerie and very beautiful. Many of the islands contain bizarre cave formations and grottoes. An entire culture of floating villages has evolved with interlinked boats that can move from island to island.

  • Hanoi

    Hanoi is nestled on the banks of the Red River, it is a beautiful city that retains an air of French colonial elegance with pretty yellow stucco buildings lining leafy streets. Hanoi is also a city of lakes, which adds to its air of sleepy grace. In the middle of the city lies the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake with the 18th-century Ngoc Son Temple sitting on an island in its center. To the north of Hoan Kiem Lake is the Old Quarter, a fascinating maze of small antiquated streets lined with markets and pavement restaurants and cafes. Also worth a visit, the former Ville Française was the old French administrative center and is characterized by enormous colonial-era châteaux and wide spacious boulevards. It also houses Hanoi’s most popular attraction, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is more modern than other Vietnamese cities, and has retained its French colonial influences. The streets are jam-packed with mopeds and scooters, often carrying whole families. Highlights in the city include the colorful Emperor of Jade Pagoda, an excellent example of a Chinese temple. The Hôtel de Ville is a wonderful example of French colonial architecture. The twin towers of Notre Dame Cathedral have been a familiar landmark in Ho Chi Minh City since the 1880s. The War Remnants Museum bears witness to the suffering inflicted on the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s. Other sites relevant to that era are Reunification Hall and the former US Embassy. An interesting excursion from Saigon is a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels in which the South Vietnamese Communists concealed themselves and from which they launched attacks on US soldiers.

  • Hoi An

    Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam famous for its wooden houses, family chapels, Assembly Halls, and silk shops. The town of Hoi An, known as Faifo in Europe, played a central role in the commerce between Vietnam and the rest of the world from the 16th to the 19th century. Nowadays the town attracts tourists from all continents.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

    • HanoiHanoi
    • Movenpick EntranceMovenpick Entrance

    Day 1: Tue, Oct 19 2010 - Hanoi

    Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

    Accommodation: Movenpick (4.5*)
    • Ho Chi Minh's MausoleumHo Chi Minh's Mausoleum

    Day 2: Wed, Oct 20 2010 - Hanoi

    You will be picked up at your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and taken to visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and his former residence, One pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature. For lunch, enjoy a lovely meal at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your city tour to your choice of one of Hanoi's many museums, including Fine Art, History, Revolutionary, War, and Ethnology, then head to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple and experience a 1 hour cyclo tour. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

    Accommodation: Movenpick (4.5*)
    • Halong BayHalong Bay
    • Halong Ginger CruiseHalong Ginger Cruise

    Day 3: Thu, Oct 21 2010 - Halong Bay

    You will be picked up at 8am for your private transfer to Halong City. This takes roughly 3 hours. You may stop enroute to admire the local scenery. Arrive at the port around 11:30am and board the ship. Begin sailing and pass through a magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board enjoy a lavish dinner. Overnight on board.


    Accommodation: Halong Ginger Cruise (5*)
    • Tai ChiTai Chi

    Day 4: Fri, Oct 22 2010 - Halong Bay - Hanoi

    Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. Breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, then you will visit the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around 11am and transfer back to Hanoi with your private vehicle, guide and driver.

    Accommodation: Movenpick (4.5*)
    • Hoi AnHoi An
    • Anantara Hoi An ResortAnantara Hoi An Resort

    Day 5: Sat, Oct 23 2010 - Hanoi - Hoi An

    You will be picked up by private car with an English speaking driver and transferred between airport and your hotel in Hanoi.

    Fly from Hanoi to Danang.

    Airport transfer between Danang airport and Hoi An with private vehicle, Driver, and English-speaking guide.

    You will be picked up at your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and taken on a city tour to visit the ancient architecture of Hoi An. The city is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional characters with Chinese and Japanese influence. There are plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market.

    Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (4.5*)
    • Vietnamese CuisineVietnamese Cuisine

    Day 6: Sun, Oct 24 2010 - Hoi An

    You will be picked up by car today for a full day tour. Join a small group for the cooking school portion. Pick out your ingredients at the local market and take a boat 25-minutes up the river to the cooking school. Watch the fishermen cast their nets on the water and experience the life along the river. We arrive at a small town and walk to the cooking school. The lesson is in an open-air pavilion next to the river. Chef Thanh will teach you how to cook a traditional Vietnamese meal. Work off that lunch with an afternoon cycling tour to Cua Dai beach (5km) and relax. You will return back to your hotel by about 4:00PM.

    Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort (4.5*)
    • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City
    • Renaissance RiversideRenaissance Riverside

    Day 7: Mon, Oct 25 2010 - Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City

    Airport transfer between Danang airport and Hoi An with private vehicle, Driver, and English-speaking guide.

    Fly from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

    You will be picked up from your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and taken around the city for half day tour. Start the tour with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a neo-Romanesque cathedral constructed between 1877 and 1883 using bricks from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Continue on to the Old Saigon Post Office and Cholon, the Chinatown of Ho Chi Minh City; and the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai), one of the most interesting pagodas in Vietnam. It’s filled with smoky incense and fantastic carved figurines. It was built by the Cantonese community around the turn of the 20th century and is still buzzing with worshipers, many lounging in the front gardens.

    Accommodation: Renaissance Riverside (4*)
    • Cu Chi TunnelsCu Chi Tunnels

    Day 8: Tue, Oct 26 2010 - Ho Chi Minh City

    In the morning, you will be picked up by private car with an English speaking guide and taken to Tay Ninh. Just, 60 miles northwest of Ho Chi Minh City is the Great Temple or Holy See, the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. Cao Dai is a syncretistic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and even Catholicism. The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was built in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions. In the afternoon, you will travel just north of the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Vietnamese are proud of their resolve in their prolonged history of struggle against invading armies.The residents of Cu Chi took their war underground, literally, developing a network of tunnels that, at its height, stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens, and triage areas. Enjoy a nice lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.

    Accommodation: Renaissance Riverside (4*)
  • Day 9: Wed, Oct 27 2010 - Ho Chi Minh City

    You will be picked up by a private car with an English speaking guide and transferred between Ho Chi Minh City airport and your hotel.

    Accommodation: Depart

Travel Tips

  • Vietnam


    A passport that is valid for at least one month after the end of your trip is required for both U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter and depart the country. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.

    Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.


    Both Canadian and American citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam. You have to apply for a visa at the Vietnam embassy within your country. Make sure to check maximum duration per visit. Alternatively, you may email your Kensington Sales Agent a clear, colour passport scan and they will arrange for a visa on arrival letter to be issued. This means you may secure your visa on arrival at the airport in Vietnam. The cost locally is $45 USD per person.

    For more visa information please visit:



    Health insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website:

    Capital: Hanoi.
    Government: Socialist republic since 1980. Gained independence from France in 1954.
    Language: Vietnamese is the official language. English, French, Chinese and occasionally Russian and German are spoken.
    Religion: Buddhist majority. There are also Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Caodaist and Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic) minorities.
    Time: GMT + 7.
    Electricity: 220/110 volts AC, 50Hz; two-pin flat plugs are in use.
    Telephone: Country code +84.
    Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. Coverage is available throughout large parts of the country.
    Internet: Internet cafes are widely available throughout the country.

    More Info on Vietnam


    • Movenpick EntranceMovenpick Entrance
    • Superior DeluxeSuperior Deluxe
    • Movenpick HotelMovenpick Hotel

    Movenpick (4.5*) - Hanoi

    The Movenpick is conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi’s business district, a 40-minute drive from Noi Bai International Airport and only 5 minutes from the city centre. Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi is specially tailored to meet the needs of discerning corporate travellers. There are well-appointed rooms and suites equipped with LCD flat screen TVs and a wide selection of international cable TV channels. Mini-bar, personal safe, tea and coffee making amenities are also available. Broadband cable and WiFi Internet is accessible in all guest rooms and throughout the public areas of the hotel. Mangosteen, the all-day dining restaurant offers an interactive buffet as well as à la carte menu.

    Room: Superior Deluxe

    Superior rooms offer 1 king bed in contemporary design on 30 sqm. The rooms feature a bathroom with a full glass panel, magnifying mirror and rainforest showers. They have broadband Internet access and universal power outlets, a large working desk, a 37 inch LCD TV and a comfortable leather armchair.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Movenpick Restaurants

      The all-day dining restaurant offers an interactive buffet style concept serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a creative à la carte menu. The Lounge 83 is an an ideal place to catch up with friends and enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere with a wide selection of martinis, cocktails and wines offered from the wine cellar.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Kinetic Gym and Wellness Studio

      Reserve a massage treatment and experience the lush recreational facilities of the Kinetic Gym and Wellness Studio. Experience first-hand the unique character of the Vietnamese tradition by choosing from one of the many facial and massage treatments performed by talented therapists. Escape from the physical, mental and emotional demands of your daily life and allow yourself to revive your body, soul and mind.

    • Halong Ginger CruiseHalong Ginger Cruise
    • Superior CabinSuperior Cabin

    Halong Ginger Cruise (5*) - Halong Bay

    Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Halong Ginger, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 38 meters in length, this newly built, custom-designed yacht features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room-plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery.

    Room: Superior Cabin

    While the view is undoubtedly the best feature of each of the ten guest cabins, guests will also appreciate the room’s tasteful décor and furnishings. To complement the bay’s natural beauty the cabins have been outfitted in natural materials: wood floors covered with sedge mats, walls covered with woven bamboo panels, and ceilings decorated with bamboo panels hand-painted with a ginger motif. The standing shower, meanwhile, features mosaic tiles in Ginger flower patterns.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Dining

      A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff, and great views make the restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast buffets, casual sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable fusion cuisine. All dishes are prepared to please both the eye and the palate. Special BBQ dinners are served on the Sundeck on weekends, or upon a group’s request.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Activities

      Guests are welcome to make use of binoculars, snorkeling equipment, and top-of-the-line Canadian made Seaward kayaks. Kayaks can be rented for US$43 per person.

    • Anantara Hoi An ResortAnantara Hoi An Resort
    • Junior Garden View SuiteJunior Garden View Suite
    • Anantara Hoi An ResortAnantara Hoi An Resort
    • Lanterns RestaurantLanterns Restaurant
    • The GardensThe Gardens

    Anantara Hoi An Resort (4.5*) - Hoi An

    At Anantara Hoi An Resort experience an idyllic blend of riverside relaxation in Anantara luxury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on your doorstep, and beautiful beach life just a short bicycle or boat ride away. Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Anantara Hoi An Resort is a charming boutique retreat in the historic port town of Hoi An. Designed with French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences that reveal Hoi An’s fascinating cultural diversity, split level rooms and suites open onto porches with comfortable daybeds, overlooking the river or a garden courtyard. Delve into Vietnamese culture with language, savour authentic local dishes and popular world flavours in elegant and casual settings beside the river. Meet up at the heritage inspired wine bar for an atmospheric view of Hoi An’s street life or laze by the pool and let the staff bring an exotic cocktail to your sun bed.

    Room: Junior Garden View Suite

    The spacious Junior Garden View Suites offer a graceful interior and an attractive al fresco porch area, contemporary style and luxury comforts. Step onto the porch and feel naturally revived by an exotic garden scene. Wake up and sip a cup of tea or coffee on the sofa in the lower living area, while planning a day of exciting exploration. Enjoy the options of a queen size bed or twin beds, a bathroom with a shower or a sunken bathtub with a shower, and interconnecting suites.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Lanterns Restaurant

      Start your day with a delicious breakfast buffet in the French colonial style dining room with a wonderful river view. Return in the evening to find an a la carte menu that showcases the very best of Vietnamese cuisine, as well as seafood and steaks that are grilled to perfection. Complement your meal with the ideal wine from our carefully crafted selection, or sample an expert recommendation from the resident Wine Guru.

    • Riverside Cafe

      Take a break for tasty replenishment on a terrace overlooking the river, where outdoor tables are shaded by market style umbrellas and cooled by a gentle breeze, and indoor tables embrace the French inspired interior. Meet up for tropical beverages, tea specialties and fine Vietnamese coffee, paired with daily cake and bakery creations. Stop by for a light meal at lunchtime and watch the world go by.

    • Heritage Bar

      Ease into a lazy afternoon or romantic evening at this colonial style bar, which boasts a wide selection of wines. Indoors, old black and white photos depict the town’s heritage. Outside on the picturesque terrace, tables nestle under a giant tree with hanging lanterns and offer a prime view of street life unfolding. Try Vietnam’s famous baguettes or tapas plates accompanied by a fine wine. Tuck into comfort food such as pizzas and burgers with a cool beer. Return after dinner for sophisticated nightcaps, which can be enjoyed with a cigar.

    • Reflections

      After a morning of exploration, exotic replenishment can be found in the quiet setting of the pool bar. Take a refreshing dip, followed by a tropical juice or indulgent cocktail, accompanied by a choice of light bites. Catch romantic glimpses of fishing boats on the river just steps away, as you unwind into a tranquil afternoon.

    Recreation Amenities

    • The Spa

      The Anantara Hoi An Resort luxurious spa offers a tranquil sanctuary for expert pampering. One double and three individual treatment rooms with private bathtubs are accompanied by an outdoor pavilion for manicure and pedicure treatments, as well as foot, neck and shoulder massages.

    • Renaissance RiversideRenaissance Riverside
    • Renaissance Riverside - Guest RoomRenaissance Riverside - Guest Room
    • Renaissance Riverside - PoolRenaissance Riverside - Pool

    Renaissance Riverside (4*) - Ho Chi Minh City

    The Renaissance Riverside is located in the heart of Saigon's business district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers first-class hospitality, comfortable rooms and modern amenities. After a long day, relax at the poolside terrace or enjoy a leisurely dinner at Kabin, known as one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the city. Take a dip in the rooftop pool and visit the Health Club for an invigorating workout with the latest gym equipment. Otherwise, simply enjoy the incredible views of the Saigon River and stroll to museums, galleries and other area attractions. You’ll find that the hotel’s central location, panoramic views and impeccable service makes this the ideal place to stay while visiting Ho Chi Minh City.

    Room: Deluxe River View

    All rooms are equipped with a desk and ample lighting, luxurious bedding, in-room coffee and tea service, high-speed internet, safe and well-stocked mini-bar.

    Restaurant Amenities

    • Renaissance Riverside Restaurants

      Renowned as one of the finest Chinese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, the "Kabin" offers a great dining experience with authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. The Poolside bar offers sweeping views over the Saigon River and the city skyline, making it the perfect place for a relaxing drink with friends. The sumptuous buffet selection at The Riverside Cafe is a masterful blend of Asian, Western and Vietnamese cuisine, bound to please even the most discerning diner. Visit The Atrium, or Lobby Lounge for refreshing cocktails and light snacks.

    Recreation Amenities

    • Renaissance Riverside Activities

      Take a dip in the rooftop pool and visit the Health Club for an invigorating workout with the latest gym equipment or book an appointment at one of the nearby spas.

Contact Information

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The Fine Print

  • What's Included:

    • Guaranteed departure - Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary - Local and international traveler assistance during your tour - Specialised and personalised services
  • What's not Included:

    • Tips - Laundry - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted - Optional activities/extras – Visas (unless noted) - Vacation insurance
  • Trip Terms & Conditions

    • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
    • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
    • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
    • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
    • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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    • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.