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Featured among our best Vietnam Day Tours, this adventure is designed for you to explore the charm of two fascinating cities in central Vietnam - Hue and Hoian. With long lasting history and rich culture, both cities surely guarantees you many unforgettable experiences. For more explorations to other destinations in Vietnam, take a look at our Vietnam travel packages. 

Highlights

  • Hue - our imperial & royal city where managed to hold onto its old world charm, despite the many ravages of war and time
  • Hoi An – our most beloved town with yellow walls, bougainvillea in the day time, and sparking lanterns in the night time
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Trip Code: VNZA-823

Trip Duration: 5 Days

Starting: Hue, Vietnam

Finishing: Danang, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

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Once in Hue, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

In the morning, pay a visit to the historical Imperial Citadel to appreciate the fineness in architecture which is the perfect combination of different factors.The complex is located on the northern bank of the Perfume River and consists of 3 walled enclosures: the Citadel, the Yellow Imperial City and the Purple City. The Forbidden Purple City – Tu Cam Thanh lies in the center of the complex where the King and his household live. With the rich history and the importance in Vietnamese culture, Hue Citadel has been recognized as the World Heritage Site.

Then, continue to visit Hue Royal Antiquities Museum which has preserved and displayed nearly 10,000 antiquities relating to the life during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Then we will take a boat to Thien Mu pagoda and enjoy the peace here. 

At the end of the day, head back to your hotel to relax.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, continue your exploration of Hue with a visit the mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc - one of the most impressive in Dinh and Le dynasty. After the visit, enjoy a scenic drive to Da Nang, crossing Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. This drive offers you a special chance to take in the natural beauty of the country. Along the way, make a stop at Cham Museum to admire the great collection of Cham artifacts. Upon arrival in Hoi An, spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Today is spent exploring the hidden charm of this ancient town starting with a visit to one of the most famous lantern workshops. Here you can learn how to make a beautiful one for you. Then, set off your walking tour around this fascinating city with stops at some famous attractions including an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and the bustling riverside market.

Wrap your beautiful day with a stunning boat trip on the Thu Bon River. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the town on your own.

Say goodbye to the World Heritage Site and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 5 day tour from the Centre of Vietnam.
  • 4 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 4 meals included.
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • 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

Meals

  • Breakfast: 4
  • Lunch: 0
  • Brunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0

Transport

  • Private car 
  • Shuttle bus  
  • Boat 

Included Activities

  • Hue City Tour
  • Hoian Sightseeing 

Special Note:

This trip covers the most highlighted sites and activities in Hue and Hoian. If you are a history and culture lover, this tour is perfect for you.

Best time to travel: from February until the end of August.

Not recommended time: From September to the end of January as this is the rainy season in Central Vietnam.

From Hue, you can have many more options for day tours such as tour to Phong Nha, Quang Binh, a day trip to DMZ zone, etc.

From Danang Airport, you can easily take a domestic or international flight to new destination such as Singapore, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh, Nha Trang, Hanoi, etc.

If you would love to adjust any thing, please do not hesitate to contact our travel consultant for more details.

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)

° Easter Holidays: some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

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

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 46 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Elmarie Ed

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 03-06-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My husband and I just arrived back in Cape Town from the best ever Asian holiday, arranged by Vietnam Travel - Ha Nguyen (Sales1@Vietnam Travel). From the time I made contact with Ha, till we left Vietnam, she was inconstantly assisting and advising via WhatsApp and calls. She was 24/7 just a message or a call away. Our tailor-made holiday she arranged and booked with our agreement, suited us like a glove.

From arriving at Hanoi Airport, as mentioned in our correspondence by Ha, we were met by staff who quickly assisted us with the visa on arrival. We met the most dearest and friendly Ha outside to transport us to the hotel. She even booked us in at the hotel while we had a welcome tea.

The pickups were always on time, the tours with English speaking guides were all excellent. Mrs Trang in Hue and Mt Yen Toan in Ho Chi Minh City must be complimented for their knowledge and manner they have engaged with us.

The Ha Long Bay trip on the V Spirit Premier was an experience not to be missed. Hoi An with all the lanterns and soft street music is the most romantic city ever experienced in Asia. Our accommodation was perfect and of a high standard as well as the breakfast at the different hotels, from Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh.

I would highly recommend Vietnam Tour for any traveler from any country to Vietnam.

Once again a big thank you to Ha who became a friend of us.

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Pamemla Harvey

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 06-07-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We landed in Ho Chi Minh and spent three days there. We went to see the tunnels that were excavated in the Vietnam War. Very interesting and thought-provoking. Did a local boat trip on the Mekong Delta. We were introduced to the way of life there and a had a splendid luncheon Prawns, fish, salads, etc. Something for everyone. Then on to De Nang. A very different experience. Wonderful markets with a variety of clothing, curiosities, food, and drink. Splendid Spa treatments. Went to the market umpteen times. Very good local restaurants all within walking distance of our hotel. Last stop was Hanoi. Another exciting experience. A highlight was meeting our agent Nguyĕn Thu Hà who was the most divine soul. She is extremely helpful and NOTHING is too much trouble. All our transport was arranged to and from airports and to venues and trips. The trip on Ha Long Bay on a cruise liner was fabulous. A country full of diversity and kind, happy and helpful people! A must visit. Try something different.

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Landy Lowe

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 06-07-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We traveled from North to South in Vietnam over a two week period. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Ha from Vietnam Travel! From the first contact, she made me feel that I was her only client. I changed our itinerary, added people and flights, had many questions- she took it in her stride. She understood my needs and within minutes she would have a recommendation or a price ready.

I cannot recommend her services highly enough. My travel agent became a friend!

Thank you Ha- I will always think of you with happy memories when I think of our two weeks in Vietnam.

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Barbara

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 30/04/2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Ha Nguyen from Vietnam tours was beyond excellent in her service in putting together the most amazing 2-week trip. We started in the south in Ho Chi Min and ended in the North. Having a local agent in Vietnam made a huge difference. All arrangements, transfers, and tours went like clockwork and she checked in all the time to ensure that all was Ok. Our homestay in Quoc Khanh Bamboo Homestay in Ninh Binh is also highly recommended. Beautiful countryside and if you have the time, really worthwhile taking a 2-hour drive cab from Hanoi and staying in a homestay once there. Contact Ha Nguyen by her WhatsApp number +84 915078294

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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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