Hanoi to Saigon Tour

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta




From R10950


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With just a week you could also explore some of the great sights of Vietnam. This special tour is designed for those who have not much time, still wish to visit the entire Vietnam. In addition to famous attractions throughout the country, local experience is also an indispensible part in this tour which makes it a special one. Let see what awaits you to discover!

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Our guide and driver will pick you up from the airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. After a welcome dinner, enjoy your time with a water puppet show.  Overnight at the hotel.

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

Today, set off your city exploration starting with a visit to the boisterous Old Quarter where you can find a wide range of stalls selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, sophisticated linens, furniture, cooking utensils and so on.  Visit some of the numerous art galleries in the city to admire the impressive modern art. During the city tour, you also visit some main cultural sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which houses the body of the famous President Ho Chi Minh, the traditional stilt house, the special structure of One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Art Museum and the Temple of Literature – known as the first university of Vietnam. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, you will be picked up from your hotel for a drive to the dreamy land of Halong. After around 3,5 hour drive, you will reach Halong Harbor where our junk boat awaits to take you through the bay within 4 hours. Along the way, the ship will stop at one of most beautiful limestone caves in the bay. During your cruise on board, you have great chance to enjoy the fabulous lunch with delicious seafood. Afterwards, take the last chance to enjoy the spectacular landscape as the ship makes its way back to the harbor for a transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: If you wish to take an overnight cruise on Halong Bay instead of a full day cruise, please inform us so that we can change the itinerary as well as the services.

At the good time this morning, you will be transfer to the airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. 

In the afternoon, set out the sightseeing tour of this vibrant metropolis. The highlights of the tour including the bustling Chinatown, Thien Hau pagoda, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. You also visit the War Remnants Museum to learn more the history of the country during war time. Then take a stroll along the wide boulevard lined with big shops to see lovely boutiques, hill tribe crafts and beautiful linens. As the day comes to an end, transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

Today, you will depart for Cai Be by car or van via Trung Luong Express Highway. There is a stop along the way in Tan An town to take some nice photos of picturesque rice fields.

Once in Cai Be, you will board a motor boat for a visit to the colorful Cai Be floating market where you can explore the wide selection of tropical fruits and the unique lifestyle of the local people. Then, continue onto a small family business to see the interesting making process of coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn. Take a stroll through small villages and visit the lash orchard and fruit plantation in the beautiful rhyme of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

Keep cruising through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Once arriving in Tan Phong Island, join our cooking class. Share your cooking experience and try your hands to prepare some special Vietnamese dishes. Lunch will be served in the heart of the garden with the food you’ve cooked and fresh river food.

In the afternoon, hop on the bike and paddle along the village road lined with beautiful orchards and bonsai garden. Get the chance to interact with the locals on the island to get a glimpse of their way of life.

Afterwards, take a boat ride back to Cai Be where your car/van awaits to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.  Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are free today to explore the bustling city on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

There are some optional tours for you to take:

» 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 one of the most famous and historical sites 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)

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

In the last day of your trip, there is no activity. You could take the last chance to get some souvenirs at the shops as gifts for your family and friends. You will then be taken to the airport for your departure flight. Meals on your own. End of tour.

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

In Vietnam

Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Saigon Le Duy Hotel Le Duy Grand Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Saigon Le Duy Hotel
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Hanoi Apricot
Saigon Majestic Saigon

This 7 day holiday is a great option for travelers who have very short time to visit Vietnam. The itinerary covers highlighted sites in the North and the South of Vietnam. It is easy to customize the itinerary to be vice versa.

Time for traveling: all year around

Quick note:

You can consider to choose other options for Hanoi tour on day 2 such as a cooking class/ street food tour/ biking tour or even explore surrounding Hanoi - Ninh Binh.

You can take an overnight cruise on Halong Bay (we would recommend this option) and it is absolutely possible. You can contact our travel consultant for more details and discuss with us about your desire plan.

If you may have more time, check our excursion in Sapa or Central of Vietnam to have more ideas:

» Central Vietnam Tour - 5 Days

» Hanoi to Sapa Tour by Train - 3 Days

You love a beach break in Vietnam? Visit our beach holiday collections for all details.

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)

° 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


  • 7 day tour from the North to the South of Vietnam.
  • 6 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 9 meals included.
  • 1 x domestic flight: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airlines (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Private boat for Halong excursion
  • Service charges and government VAT tax


  • 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

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews


Cape Town, South Africa

"Wonderful holiday through Vietnam and Cambodia"

Oct 2017

It has been a great experience. Our holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia was fantastic. We explore all of Hanoi, Halong, Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap. The guides and drivers work like clockwork, friendly and helpful. The cruise in Halong was superb, very comfortable in ... More +

Mathew and Wife

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam experience!"

Oct 2017

I and my wife are just home from our tour to Vietnam after nearly two weeks. It was an excellent job done by Alex and her team to organize everything perfectly. I'm happy with my drivers and tour guides especially Tom in Hanoi. He ... More +

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +


Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +


Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +


Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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