10-Day Vietnam Discovery from South to North

Overview

This 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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Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA -1008

Duration

Duration
10 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Flexible

Accommodation

Accommodation
Up to 5-star

Transports

Transports
Private car , Shuttle bus, Airplane, Boat, Train

Special Offers

Special Offers
Free Visa Approval Letter

Full 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
  • Meals where mentioned (B: Breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Domestic flight ticket: Da Nang - Hanoi

Exclusions

  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam visa fee at 30 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

  • Private car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane 
  • Boat 
  • Train

Included Activities

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

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 +222 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

Customer Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

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Based on 97 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Liza

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: May 2024

Traveled To: Vietnam

Local specialist: Lyn

Wow wow wow! It was an absolutely amazing trip! I cannot recommend this company highly enough! It was our first time to Asia and it was incredible! From the first communication I had when we started planning our trip 6 month's prior to going to the end (and even afterwards) it was absolutely brilliant! Everything was so meticulously planned and executed and nothing was too much to ask! From the planning stages to the actual tour every question or query was rapidly answered without hesitation and with such friendliness and helpfulness! A HUGE thank you must go to Trang and Lyn for creating and executing our trip with such professionalism, dedication, friendliness and helpfulness - it was an utter joy dealing with them! I can a 100 % say that it is the best service I have EVER received!!! Vietnam and its people were breathtaking! This was also a very special and personal trip for us and Trang and Lyn made sure that it felt so special! They went above and beyond to make it special and we truly felt cared for and not just a number. Every day trip was excellent with great tour guides and everything was always on time - even the transfers and pick up guides were fantastic! We did not have to worry about a thing and could only enjoy ourselves! The hotels chosen were great and centrally located! I honestly cannot fault anything except that I wish more people and companies could learn the work ethic, responsibility and dedication that Trang and Lyn have shown! The communication with Trang and Lyn keeping us updated and just checking in on us were exceptional! We will truly never forget Trang and Lyn and our fabulous trip of a lifetime to Vietnam! Thank you, thank you, thank you again for making this trip so memorable and truly a trip of a lifetime!!! Will for sure recommend you to all family and friends and definitely use you again if we are fortunate enough to visit Vietnam again!!!

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Linda F

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: May 2024

Traveled To: Vietnam

Local specialist: Lucy

Lucy from Seni World booked our entire holiday, it was magical from start to finish. All our transfers, hotels and tours were booked by Lucy and our visas were organised by her, it went without a hitch. Any questions we had, Lucy responded immediately, it didn't matter what time of day or night. I highly recommend Lucy and Seni World, thanks for the holiday of a lifetime. We so loved Vietnam - what a peaceful, happy, beautiful country!

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Ryan

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: April 2024

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

Local specialist: Lyn

We had a two week family trip in April 2024 to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was a magical holiday full of special memories and exciting experiences. I can't speak highly enough about the service we had from Ms Lyn Nyugen. What I really appreciate was that Lyn worked with me for 6 months before the trip to customize and structure the trip so we could fit it as much as possible, and we we backwards and forwards for dozens of communication. Nothing was too much trouble. Service from Lyn in country was as good as it possibly could be. Arrangements went very smoothly and the communication and early bookings were always done and on time. Response times were immediate and all communication was done with friendly and helpful attitude. I would 100% use Lyn again for our arrangements when we return to SE Asia

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Hein A

Guest Country: Pretoria, South Africa

Travel Dates: February 2024

Traveled To: Vietnam

Local specialist: Lyn

We were a group of 8 friends doing North to South in Vietnam. Everything organised by Trang and Lyn. It was perfectly organised and we had the best time. Trang and Lyn are just amazing!

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2021

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 12/06/2017

Vietnam's weather differs greatly from region to region.  Depending on where and when you're going to visit, make sure you prepare for the weather before you go.

North: Best time to visit is during spring (from February and April) and autumn (from September to November). The temperatures are more moderate with lighter rainfall

Central: Best time to visit is between January and August when the weather is dry with no heavy rains

South: The best time to visit the region is during the dry season, between December and April when the city experiences warm weather without rain showers.

If you're planning to visit the whole country, it is possible to travel to any part of Vietnam during any season.

A Response from Seni World 06/12/2018

Depending on your place of choice and your interest, the duration could be varied. Normally, for first- time travelers, it will take you about 10- 14 days to discover the must-see attractions throughout Vietnam.

A Response from Seni World 22/12/2018

There are two available methods for passport holders from South Africa to choose to apply for a visa to Vietnam. You can either apply for your visa at the local embassy or obtain a visa on arrival with a visa letter.

You need to have a passport which is effective for at least 6 months beyond arrival date, 2 photos 4x6 and 2 blank pages on it for visa stamp (which costs 25$) and a visa letter. When you book tours with vietnamtour.co.za, we will offer a visa letter for free. 

A Response from Seni World 03/11/2018

Our price doesn't consist of international flight tickets. If you have any problem in finding international flight tickets, we could book them for you. 

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