Overview

This Group Tour 10 Day Vietnam Discovery from South to North promises to offer you the best opportunity to discover the hidden beauty of Vietnam with the most famous destinations from South to North such as Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Marble Mountains, Hoi An Ancient Town, the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and so on.

Highlights

  • Discover the idyllic Mekong Delta 
  • Enjoy the mysterious Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Explore the beauty of Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Admire the stunning view of Ha Long Bay
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Trip Code: VNZA -1008

Trip Duration: 10 Days

Starting: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Less than 20 pax

Itinerary Expand All

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest and most bustling city in Vietnam. Upon arrival at the airport, our guide and driver welcome and transfer you to the hotel in the city center for check-in.

For the rest of the day, it is free to explore the city on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

This morning, our guide and driver will pick you up for a journey to the beautiful land of Mekong Delta – a highlight of any trip in South Vietnam. There is a photo stop en-route at Tan An town to capture some nice photos of immense rice field.

The journey finally takes you to Cai Be Floating Market where you hop on a motorized boat and explore the region. Cruising along the fascinating waterways, you will be fascinated by the bustling local scenes of trading boats going back and forth and the locals exchanging goods on the water.

Continue our journey to rural villages, orchards and fruit plantations before following small canals to Vinh Long- another sleepy riverside town. We will visit some family businesses producing local products such as Coconut Candy Mill and Crispy Rice Popcorn.

Head out to Binh Hoa Phuoc village – a green land of Vinh Long where you can immerse in the tranquility of nature.

Enjoy lunch in a lovely garden while taking in the great Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take some time to relax with a leisurely walk through the bonsai garden in Vinh Long before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Check out of the hotel in the morning and leave your luggage in the lobby. The staff will keep it safely for you. 

Around 08:00 – 08:30 am, you will be picked up to drive about 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi Tunnels. We may stop along the way for refreshments.

Upon arrival, you’ll watch a brief of propaganda video, which explains how the tunnels were used to successfully defeat American military forces in combat.

The tour continues and the guide explains some traps that were placed in the jungles of Vietnam to either maim American soldiers or create panic amongst the ranks.

From here, you can enter one of the tunnel entrances and crawl through the tunnels is a real experience to imagine how people could live there for an extended period! 

There is a shooting range where you can try to fire automatic or semi-automatic weapons for a fee (this fee is not included)

Take some rest at the end for a taste of Cu Chi Tunnels boiled tapioca and thinking what humans are capable of when having to defend their home. 

We drive back to Ho Chi Minh city and drop you to your hotel. Free at your leisure to go around for shopping until 18:45, our driver and tour guide will come to pick you up to transfer to the Railway station to take the overnight train to Danang

The train will depart from Ho Chi Minh at 19:45 and arrive in Danang at 12:30 pm (next day). Overnight on train. You will have 01 soft berths in sharing a cabin for overnight train Ho Chi Minh – Danang. 

Welcome on arrival in Danang at around 12:30 pm, you will be collected by our tour guide and driver to transfer to the hotel in Danang to check-in. The room is at your disposal from 14:00. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 Enjoy a free morning at leisure. Check out of the hotel at noontime.

14:30 Bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel. We then depart for Son Tra Peninsula, you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda.

15:30 After that, the bus will take you to Marble Mountains. You could explore many mysterious caves

17:00 Bus will move to the ancient town of Hoi An.

The tour guide will take you for the visit: As the national trading center in the 16th century, Hoi An is home to the diversity of ancient streets and homes. Stroll around the unusual cobblestone streets to admire the hundred-century old Chinese houses.

The leisurely trip offers you a great chance to see the ancient houses built in Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. There are some incredible places that you should not miss when visiting Hoi An including the hundred- year – old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Hall. Then, enjoy the dinner at the restaurant with local food.

You enjoy your free time to walk along the old street.

20:30 Bus and guide take you back to the hotel. Drop at your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in the hotel by yourself. Overnight at the hotel. 

Today is free for you to explore this ancient town in your own way. Enjoy a walking tour along the old streets to explore its timeless history, culture, and local charm or hop on a bike to get around the town with stops en-route to visit the ancient temples and pagodas, get a beautiful handmade lantern or savor a cup of coffee on Thu Bon riverside. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Free at your leisure before being transferred to the airport (without tour guide) to take your domestic flight to Hanoi.

Once arrival in Hanoi, our driver (no guide) warmly welcomes and transfer to the hotel to check-in. The balance of the day will be free at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Today, depart for an impressive journey to Halong Bay – the jewel of North Vietnam famous for its thousands of dramatic limestone islands sprinkled around the bay.

Our shuttle bus will take you through the peaceful scenery of rice fields as we travel through the countryside and the lush land of Red River Delta.

At around noon, after a scenic drive, we arrive at the pier. Upon boarding our luxurious cruise, join the crew and the captain with a welcome drink and a cruise briefing.

After settling into your cabin, enjoy a delicious lunch while the ship starts heading out to the bay passing numerous jungle-clad mountains and mysterious caves.

You have plenty of time to climb up to the top for the panoramic view of the bay or kayak around the limestone karsts. Back on board for a cruise to the anchorage spot in a quiet area.

This evening, join your fellow passengers with a fresh cocktail on the sundeck while enjoying the awe-inspiring scenery of the surroundings before having dinner with delicious Vietnamese foods.

After dinner, enjoy your time on board with a range of interesting activities including playing games, fishing squid or watching movies.

Start your new day this early morning with a relaxing Tai Chi session on board to rejuvenate your soul and body in the astonishingly tranquil ambiance.

Enjoy breakfast while the ship makes its way through numerous limestone karsts and caves.

After breakfast, prepare to check out of your cabin. As the ship cruises back to the harbor, take your leisure time to relax onboard or simply enjoy the spectacular views passing by.

Brunch will be served on board on the way back. Upon arrival back in the harbor, transfer by shuttle bus to Hanoi. You arrive in Hanoi at around 17.00 pm. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

After breakfast at the hotel, you are free to relax until the airport transfers for your flight back home. The room is at your disposal until noontime. Meals on your own. End of tour.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a double/twin share with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Local English speaking guides
  • The soft berth in sharing overnight cabin (04 soft berths in 01 cabin) for the train Ho Chi Minh – Danang 
  • 01 bottle of water/person/day tour
  • Visa approval letter for Vietnam 
  • Meals where mentioned (B: Breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Domestic flight in Economy class of Vietjet Air as mentioned in the itinerary:

       - Danang – Hanoi 

Vietjet Air is an Economy Airlines of Vietnam; it may be delayed hours. If you would like to upgrade, we highly recommend you use Vietnam Airlines with surcharge 30 USD/person /domestic ticket.

Exclusions

  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam visa fee at 25 USD per person
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 9
  • Lunch: 2
  • Brunch: 1
  • Dinner: 2 

Transport

  • Car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane 
  • Boat 

Included Activities

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (2D1N on non-private cruise)
  • Day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Mekong Delta Day Trip

Accommodations

Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

Destination 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Sai Gon

Park View Saigon

Hoian

Le Pavillon Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa

Danang

Sea Phoenix Hotel

Halong Bay

Renea Cruises Halong

Ha Noi

La Dolce Vita Hotel

Special Note:

 Note:

  • Black out date: 20 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020, 23 Jan – 27 Jan 2020
  • If you travel alone, please add the single supplement +161 USD
  • We only accept the payment by USD, the RAND rate may be changed at the time you book following the exchange rate at  https://www.xe.com

 

 Our price is guaranteed with NO HIDDEN COST.

When you arrive in Vietnam, you only need to pay for your personal expense and Visa fees which will be estimated as below:

 

Personal expense

Cost per person

Vietnam Visa Stamp Fee

25USD

Lunch/ dinner with local foods on the streets or local stall

3-5USD

Lunch/ dinner at good local restaurants

8-12USD

Tips for local guide and driver

1-3USD/ person/ day


Please kindly note that the excursions included in this tour are not compulsory to join. You, perhaps, don’t want to take it at some point. In this case, please let your operator know and note that we are not able to provide any refunds.

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of the deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days prior to departure: 50% on the total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members.

Children Policy

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

Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

Excellent
5 out of 5

Based on 63 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Rosh & Betti

Guest Country: Durban, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam tours have been awesome, especially Ashley Trang, the agent assigned to us. After finding this tour company on Facebook and making contact with them, Ashley immediately responded to my query. She worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that she catered to our every need and requirement. With her advice and expertise we here able to put together an itinerary, that has allowed us to have the best experience of this beautiful country, people,food and sights.

Our trip went without hitches from being transferred to airports and awesome hotels, organised private tours with knowledgeable English speaking tour guides and plenty free time with the best advice to explore at our leasure.

Ashley paid us a personal visit at our hotel in Hanoi, a gesture beyond her scope of duty. We have left Vietnam with very pleasant memories and will definitely recommend Vietnam Tours to family and friends.

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Lauren B

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

I booked my tour and from the moment of first contact Trung was amazing. He put together a bespoke tour for us that included everything we wanted to see (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An). The hotels were great, perfectly located and all the staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The day tours and experiences were exactly what we were looking for and far exceeded our expectations. It truly was an amazing tour we will never forget.

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Philip Nel

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

From day one the tour planning with Ashley from Vietnam tours was perfect and we had no trouble with pic-ups, tour guides and accommodation. The tour was informative and most enjoyable. We could not have asked for a better and more professional tour adviser than Ashley for the company. We had the best in 15 days what Cambodia and Vietnam could offer!!

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Annette R

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: September 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Will Nguyen was an absolute star! From putting together an unforgettable 7 days as per our requirements to making sure we have arrived in Vietnam and follow up messages to make sure everything is going as planned during our whole trip.

Thanks for an absolute best of our lifetime experience!!!

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Q&A’s

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 26/04/2019

Tipping is not customary in Vietnam but it's highly appreciated. Most the high-end services include a service fee but if you receive a service that exceeded your expectation, then a tip is highly recommended. Normally, you should tip at least 1-3 USD/pax/day for your guide and driver.

A Response from Seni World 18/07/2019

Vietnam's weather is tropical climate with high humidity creating a favorable condition for many insects especially mosquitoes. Whenever you head outside especially in mountainous areas, be sure to apply repellent to all areas of exposed skin. 

A Response from Seni World 15/04/2019

Depending on individual hotels, most of the hotels in Vietnam are equipped with all necessary amenities such as hair dryers, private bathroom, safety box, shampoo, body lotion and more. If you're not sure about the quality of these kinds of stuff, you can bring your own or buy outside.

A Response from Seni World 07/12/2018

You can easily find an ATM at any major cities across the country. Though, it's hard to find one in local areas, so make sure you prepare enough money for a journey out of the city.  Do not keep too much money along you to avoid the risk of theft. 

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