Overview

If you’re looking for a fun-filled holiday with your family in the beguiling country of Vietnam, look no further than our sprawling and rejuvenating family trip. During 2 weeks, you and your family will be taken to some of the most iconic and must-see destinations with all the best sights, scents and sounds in between. Walking hands in hands through the vibrant streets, sampling flavorful street foods, delving into the country’s rich culture with a range of enticing activities, traveling through the majestic lands jam-packed with awe-inspiring natural beauty or simply sharing your leisure time together on the pristine beach. This captivating holiday has something for anyone in your family and never fails to astound.

Highlights

  • Taste the mouth-watering eats of Hanoi with an unforgettable street food tour while exploring a plethora of its natural landmarks
  • Indulge in a stunning cruise in Halong Bay with a wide range of activities: kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, caving…
  • Soak in the spellbinding beauty of nature in Danang with its trending landmarks: the Golden Bridge, Fantasy Park..
  • Get a great dose of local culture with a wide range of joyful activities to join from an eco-tour in Hoian to the inviting journey to the Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy your leisure time together on the white sand beach of Phan Thiet
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R 13,899 R 19,999

per person

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Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA-1055

Duration

Duration
13 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Flexible

Accommodation

Accommodation
Up to 5 Star

Transports

Transports
Private car, Shuttle bus, Airplane

Special Offers

Special Offers
Free Visa Approval Letter

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Welcome to Hanoi, you will be collected by our local guide at Hanoi Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. Balance of the day as your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, you will spend time on exploring Hanoi with highlights:

  • Hang Be Market, nestled smack in the heart of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, 5 minutes’ walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. The market offers all a market in Vietnam kinds of goods that might be of need by the people of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, be it uncooked meat, cooked meat, fruits, dry food, worshiping items... It will bring you an interesting approach to the life of the people in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
  • Ho Chi Minh Complex (outside) where the great President Ho Chi Minh rests in peace. We will visit the traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with particular structure. 
  • Temple of Literature - famous for being the first university of Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating.

Relax and have lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, we will visit Vietnamese Ethnology Museum. Here, you can deeply explore the life of Vietnamese ethnic groups through history.

At around 4.00pm, you will have a walking street food tour in the Old Quarter.

  • You will walk through the maze of bustling streets, trying seasonal fruit and sampling tasty French-inspired snacks from a street cart. Trying the famed Hanoi dishes such as Bun Cha Ta (a grilled pork and noodle dish) and Banh Cuon at a local eatery and watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is put together.
  • The next two snack stops are at outdoor BBQ stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour.  It’s now time for dessert!
  • Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets - Banh My Hanoi - a hidden street food restaurant where you can taste the top street foods in Hanoi including Vietnamese Rice Wine and the famous Egg Coffee. 

Before transfer to your hotel, we enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Please note: If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so that we can accommodate your needs and wishes.

After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi without guide for a journey to Halong Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 2000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery.

You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Halong Bay and savouring special menu of fresh seafood will absolutely bring you the best moment you have ever had.

You will be served with lunch and dinner on boat. Overnight onboard.

Note: Meals on boat with local/Asian food. Vegetarian good is available upon request.

After breakfast, enjoy your time to sunbathe and relax in the fascinating background of the bay. After brunch on board – around 11.30am, back to Hanoi. En route, our private car picks you up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by our local guide and driver and transferred to your hotel in Danang to check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

08:00 - 08:30 AM: Be picked up at hotel in Danang. Transfer to Ba Na hills (35km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, The Old Villas of French, the Golden bridge, etc.

Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden, etc. Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. Buffet lunch will be severed at the restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park, etc. (2 hours). Or discover Ba Na hills on your own.

3:00 PM: Back to the cable car. Transfer back your hotel. 

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Danang.

Today, 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 transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town. We will start a walking trip with our tour-guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore.

Deliberately walking here, you will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoi An. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favourite clothes/suits/dresses done in just few hours if you are interested.

Then, you will be transferred to hotel in Hoi An for check in. 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.

On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred without guide to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to the hotel to check in. The rest of the day is yours to spare. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, and drive 1,5 hours to My Tho. We will stop along the way for refreshments and toilet. 

  • Upon arrival, we board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River, including four famous islands “Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix”.
  • Stop at one of the floating fish houses, in nets and wire baskets under their house, the villagers cultivate freshwater fish and shrimp - a major export product of the region.
  • Cross the River to the other side, you will stop at a traditional workshop to witness a step-by-step process on how to make coconut candy, honey farming… while trying some yourself and listening to traditional music.
  • Enjoy what local people offer by hand rowing a sampan along the shady, breezy canal. We will transfer to local transportation called Xe Loi to travel throughout the villages.
  • Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant with a Vietnamese 5-course set menu. Please request in advance if you have a food allergy, you are a vegetarian, or you observe Halal.
  • Take a rest after lunch before boarding the motor-boat back to My Tho. We drive to Vinh Trang pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem built in the middle of the 19th century. There are many Buddha statues including some that are over a hundred years old.

We drive back to Ho Chi Minh city and drop you at your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Lunch in Mekong Delta with local/Asian food. Vegetarian good is available upon request.

In the morning, depart on a 4-hours drive by private vehicle for the coastal town of Phan Thiet.

Phan Thiet, which is rather larger, is famous for its fish sauce, an ingredient in most Vietnamese dishes. It, too, has a beautiful beach. There is a wide range of accommodation, and restaurants offer a huge selection of seafood at very affordable prices. There are golf courses, beautiful pagodas, spectacular red and white sand dunes, and a variety of water sports.

Arrive before lunch time, with the rest of the day free to enjoy the 10 km-long beach in the middle of a beautiful palm grove. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Spend the day at your leisure, enjoy the beach or explore the town as your wish. Meals on your own. Overnight at the resort.

On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred to Ho Chi Minh. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are free to relax until being transferred to the airport (without tour guide) for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. End of services!

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a double room share with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi 
  • Joint in tour as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; Br: brunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Flight ticket in Economy class of Vietjet Air as mentioned in the itinerary:
      - Hanoi – Danang
      - Danang – Ho Chi Minh
    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 & 50 USD/regional flight.

Exclusions

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

Meals

  • Breakfast: 12
  • Lunch: 4
  • Dinner: 2
  • Brunch: 1

Transport

  • Private car
  • Shuttle bus
  • Airplane

Included Activities

  • Hanoi city tour
  • Hanoi street food tour
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Dicover Ba Na Hills
  • Hoi An eco tour
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta
  • Relax in Phan Thiet

Special Note:

  • Single supplement: 396 USD
  • Not valid during the peak season: 20 Dec – 10 Jan 2020, 24 – 27 Jan 2020
  • 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

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 deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on 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, a 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

  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 10 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC

Customer Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

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Based on 74 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Zelda

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

In December 2019 we were lucky enough to do a 23 day tour through Vietnam. Friends of ours recommended Vietnamtours.co.za. So we emailed them and within a couple of minutes the ball started rolling. Our Agent Ashley was eager to help and worked out a itinerary that suited our request and of course our budget. We started in Hanoi working our way out Hoi Chi Min. We had a mini bus to ourselves every day we travelled and we were only 4. So space and comfort was on point. We had different guides throughout the tour and loved each and every one of them. They loved what they were doing and their knowledge of their country is impeccable. Shoutout to

Thai aka Harry

Daniel

Terry

Sherlock (Mai). All Wonderful people.

 

Vietnam and It’s people are in one word AMAZING... I was fortunate enough to travel before and I must say the Vietnamese are SO Friendly. I felt save and comfortable the whole trip.

 

The food Is Amazing. It’s the first time I actually went on holiday where I lost weight because the food is so healthy and freshly prepared. Sometimes it might look different but believe me the taste is amazing. My pallet loved the whole experience. So much so that I’m trying to adopt the eating habits back at home.

 

Our trip showed us the very best Vietnam has to offer, so we have many stories and wonderful memories left of this Amazing Place.

 

I would strongly recommend using Ashley and her company to give you your dream holiday of Vietnam. It’s definitely A must See.

 

I can write a book about all our experiences and the beautiful places. But as I can only write so much I highly recommend. Pu Luong, Halong Bay Tràng An and Hoi An, Ba Na Hills And Both the cities of course.

 

Just a note Prepare yourself for the traffic in Vietnam... I call it Organized Chaos. It’s amazing to see the traffic flow. You will be gobsmacked

 

I highly recommend EVERYTHING

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Lara de Bruijin

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We had an absolute blast in Vietnam!

Everything was organised exceptionally well, there were no hiccups. We felt secure, safe and looked after. Thank you to our brilliant travel agent, Ashley Tran, from Vietnam Tour for being available on Whatsapp 24/7 if we had questions or wanted to squeeze in another tour. Truly amazing service, comfortable transportation, friendly English speaking tour guides, great hotels, perfect balance of exciting tours and personal free time. Thank you for making this trip so memorable. We would strongly recommend this company!

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Nonkululeko

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My family & I had an opportunity to travel to Vietnam on a 10 day tour and it was absolutely amazing. We were dealing with Ashley from the beginning and she did a fantastic job organizing our tour to the last detail. The hotels were great especially in Hoi An, the transport was comfortable, the tour guides were informative and the overall tour was well planned. Thanks for the excellent customer service!

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Experience_Editor

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

After googling and speaking to many of our South African and other Vietnamese tour companies, Vietnam Tours had the best quote and amazing customer service for our December travel to Vietnam and Cambodia.

We contacted them in June 2019 and liaised with Trung Hoang.

Trung was amazing from the get go.

He personalized our trip according to our exact needs, if we did not like specific hotels, he assisted with finding better options to suit our needs.

We chatted on email and whatsapp - payment was simple.

The itinerary that was planned was perfect - we had a private tour, best tour guides, lovely air conditioned vehicles, airport transfers were waiting on arrival and on time to fetch us for departures.

Thank you to Trung and the team for arranging a magical trip Vietnam and Cambodia.

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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 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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