Saigon to Hanoi Tour

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay

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10

Days

From R11850

R7709/pp

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Overview

This 10 day great tour is specially suitable for those who wish to get a glimpse of the hidden charm of Vietnam. From the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh, you will be taken through the lush Mekong Delta with a cruise around the region, the ancient town of Hoian with an eco-tour and the dreamy land of Halong Bay. Each destination features interesting experiences for you to enjoy.

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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The city is the hub of commerce and culture with the great blend of temples and skyscrapers on the streets. There are so many things to do in this vibrant city. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Ho Chi Minh for your reference.

This morning, enjoy a short trip by van to the Mekong Delta to have a true insight into the unique lifestyle of the locals in the Southern Delta region. You will cross the Mekong River with a cruise to one of the islands (in My Tho town) to visit local cottage industry of making coconut candies and enjoy tea served with honey.

Afterwards, board a paddle boat for a cruise through the small canals of the Mekong . Lunch will be served with the specialty of the region – “Elephant Ear” and other delicious Vietnamese dishes. In the afternoon, head back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Today is free for you to explore the bustling city on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

There are some several options you could consider:

• Option 1: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel – joint in group tour
• Option 2: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel – private tour
• Option 3: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel by speed boat – joint in group tour

Cu Chi Tunnel is an impressively historical site in south Vietnam. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. The system was served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living areas for Vietnamese fighters throughout the war. Take your time to descend into the tunnels to discover the wonderful tunnels and the harsh conditions of Vietcong guerrillas.

If you wish, you could try to fire off round from war era M16 or Ak47 at the nearby firing range. (Note: This is optional, the fees for the firing range is not included)

In the afternoon, transfer without guide to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Danang. Once arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in Hoian. Meals on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Hoi An for your reference.

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the meeting point.

We will cycle through peaceful green paddies to reach the local market (Ba Le market). The tour guide will show you where the ingredients of the cooking courses come from and you will have chance to capture the hustle and bustle trading lives of local people. After that, we head back to the restaurant where the chef and the cooking course are waiting for you.

Upon arrival, you will have a break with a Vietnamese coffee to cool down and relax. Then, let’s join a fun bamboo basket boat ride through small creeks in water coconut fields and the folk game “bit mat dap noi”

Once you get back, we will start to cook a variety of local dishes following the given menu. Our Chef and Tour Guide will instruct and assist you to cook during the class. Afterwards we enjoy our delicious and mindful dishes together.

After lunch, we will take a lazy boat back to Hoi An Ancient Town. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and local life of fisherman along the riverside. Back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration: 7 hours

Menu: (vegetarian menu available upon request)

1. Fresh Spring Rolls

2. Rice pancake

3. Papaya Salad with Shrimp and Pork

4. Braised Chicken with Chili and Lemongrass

Today is free to relax the town on your own or relax on the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

If you want to discover the town with more activities, you could contact with our travel consultant to get some optional tours.

Today is free to relax the town on your own or relax on the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

If you want to discover the town with more activities, you could contact with our travel consultant to get some optional tours.

After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for a short fly to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. Upon your arrival at the airport, our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. The capital city of Hanoi is home to the rich culture of the country which is influenced by the culture of different countries in the world such as China, France, Southeast Asia area. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to another fascinating land – the gem in the north of Vietnam – Halong Bay. The drive takes you through beautiful paddy rice and mountains of the Red River Delta. Visiting the bay, you will experience the magic of the wonderful wonder of the world. 

From the harbor, board our boutique junk boat for a cruise among the numerous limestone karst rising from the emerald water. Make a stop en route to visit a grotto of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and anchor for a relaxing swim in a hidden cave. 

Note: You are recommended to bring an overnight bag to keep your necessary luggage. We are afraid that there is not enough space to store all the luggage of every passenger on board. Moreover, after an overnight stay on board, you will turn back to the same hotel in Hanoi, so your remaining luggage will be sure to be kept safely. 

♥ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

After breakfast, enjoy your time to swim, sunbathe and relax in the fascinating background of the bay. After lunch on board, transfer back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is free to relax. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are free to relax until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. End of tour.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Thanh Binh Riverside Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Le Duy Grand Ruby River Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hoi An Kim An
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Saigon Ruby River
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Hoi An Thanh Binh Riverside
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Majestic Saigon

This is a perfect tour for all travelers who wish to have a combination of exploring and relaxing during holiday.

Within 10 days, you will have a chance to visit the South, Center and North of Vietnam. Between some days with activities, you also have your own time to explore or do leisure things. The activities are classic, easy and interesting with cultural value.

You may consider a tour start vice versa: Vietnam Tour from North to South - 11 Days

If you want to have more time for beach break - it is so easy to add extra nights in Hoian. Or if you want to add the beach break in other beaches such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang or Phan Thiet, please contact with our travel consultant for a revised program and cost.

You want to add more activities in the North of Vietnam? You may like below options

» Hanoi to Sapa Tour by Train - 3 Days

» Hanoi to Ninh Binh Tour - 4 Days

Best time for traveling to Vietnam with this itinerary:

-> From March until September: perfect, warm weather and great for swimming

-> From October until Feb: nice weather in the North and South - rainy season in the Center

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 10 day tour from the South to the North of Vietnam.
  • 9 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 14 meals included.
  • 2 x domestic flights: One from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang and the other from Da Nang to Hanoi by Vietnam Airlines. (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • All airport transfers
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

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