Touring Vietnam from South to North over 11 days

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay 

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Explore the highlights & experience the beauty, historic and culture of Vietnam with this 11-day package tour. Begin your journey in Saigon; visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, tour the Mekong Delta. Fly to Danang and explore the beaches around Hoi An and try your hand at Vietnamese cooking, and end your trip discovering the wonders of Hanoi and its beautiful temples.

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Welcome to Saigon, 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 a wonderful blend of temples and skyscrapers. Spend the afternoon exploring. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

After breakfast at your hotel, our guide will collect you for your tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels.

The historic tunnel system used by the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime. This fantastic network of tunnels stretches over 250 km and became legendary during the 1960’s when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi minh City. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities and included hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters. 

Once you’re back above ground you’ll be taken on a guided tour of Saigon. Your tour will include many of Saigon’s highlights: the Opera House, Town Hall and the Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace before exploring the vibrant market of Ben Thanh – the most famous market in the city.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for Cai Be via the Trung Luong Express Highway. Along the way, we’ll stop in Tan An town to take some photos of the picturesque rice paddy fields.

After reaching Cai Be, board a motor boat for a visit to the colorful Cai Be floating market where you will be astonished by 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 process of how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Take a stroll through the small villages and visit the lush orchard and fruit plantations featured in the beautiful rhymes of traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.

Continue the cruise through the small canals and enjoy the rustic beauty of the Upper Mekong Delta. On arrival on Tan Phong Island, join our cooking class. Share your cooking experience and try your hand at preparing some special Vietnamese dishes. Lunch will be served in the heart of the garden with the food you’ve cooked and the fresh river food prepared for you.

In the afternoon, you'll take a cycle tour along the village road lined with beautiful orchards and bonsai gardens. Take the opportunity 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/bus awaits to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang. Our guide will meet you at Danang Airport for your transfer to Hoi An. After checking in take a stroll around the beautiful Ancient Village and enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants there. Overnight at the hotel.

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

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take 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 for the cooking courses come from and explain how the markets function and you will have the chance to do some shopping of your own. After that, we head to the restaurant where the chef and the cooking course are waiting for you.

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

After the boat ride, you will start to cook a variety of local dishes following the menu shown below. Our Chef and Tour Guide will instruct and assist you to cook during the class. You'll have a chance to enjoy your creations during the lunch after the cooking course.

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: 5 - 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

Your day is yours to enjoy as you wish: relax on the beautiful An Bang Beach and bathe in the warm sea or wander around the Ancient Village of Hoi An. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.

After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for a short flight 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. 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, our guide will meet you and take you on a tour of the Capital city. Prepare to be amazed! Your tour will include the Buddhist Temple, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature, each an architectural and historical feast. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at your 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: We recommend that you 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 safe. 

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

Enjoy the sunrise over the cliffs and after breakfast take the time to take more photos or simply relax in the sun and read your book. After lunch, the bus will take you back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are free to relax after breakfast until your transport arrives to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. End of tour.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

SimonCB

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 +

Sheila

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 +

Okicjoe

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 +

CarolineVp

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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