Overview

As the name suggests, our ENCHANTING JOURNEY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH VIETNAM IN 12 DAYS promises to offer you the best discovery in the S-shaped country. You will have a chance to visit the most well-known attractions in Vietnam such as the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, My Son Sanctuary and Cu Chi Tunnels.

Highlights

  • Admire the splendid scenery of Halong Bay
  • Trekking in the stunning mountain of Sapa
  • Explore the hidden beauty of Mekong Delta
  • Adventure under the mystery Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit the sacred My Son Sanctuary dating back from 4th century
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Trip Code: VNZA - 1049

Trip Duration: 12 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, Culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Less than 20 pax

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Today, our guide will meet you at the airport then you will be transferred to the hotel. Welcome to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam, where is renowned as one of the must-visit destination in the north of the country. Check-in your hotel at 14:00 P.M. 

The rest of the day is free on your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi.

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 onboard with a range of interesting activities including playing games, fishing squid or watching movies. Overnight on the cruise. 

Start your new day this early morning with a relaxing Tai Chi session onboard 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 on board or simply enjoy the spectacular views passing by.

Brunch will be served onboard 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. 

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On this day, you will be transferred to Sapa, a small mountain town in northern Vietnam. Blessed with picturesque natural beauty, Sapa is an ideal destination to admire beautiful terraced rice fields and breathtaking mountainous view. Upon arrival in the town, enjoy a Vietnamese meal in a local restaurant.

After that, you will take part in thrilling 2-hour trekking to Cat Cat Village where is home to ethnic people of Black H' mong. It is a nice chance for you to learn more about the traditions, cultures, and the costumes of the minority group. You can also take great photos of the majestic waterfall in the area.

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In the morning, you will take a short 30-minute journey to Y Linh Ho and along the Muong Hoa stream, a stunning place boasting the spectacular mountain views of Hoang Lien Son. If your visit is between May and October, the local harvest period, you will have a chance to see the local farmers in action. 

The walk takes you from Lao Chai Village of the Black H'mong minority to the Ta Van Village of the Giay minority. After that, you will pass the Ta Van Bridge and return to Sapa by bus before heading back to Hanoi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

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This morning, it is time for your free adventure in Hanoi. This hustle and bustle city still has a lot of things waiting for you to explore. Take this chance to stroll around the street, sample the local food, take some wonderful photos and experience daily life in the Old Quarter.

Room is at your disposal until noontime only. If you want to have a late check out, please feel free to ask us. 

In the evening, get an overnight train and transferred to Da Nang. You can also admire the beautiful view of Vietnam along the way.

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Today is your free day to explore the city of Da Nang. Today is your free day to explore the city of Da Nang. Known as the most worth-living city in Vietnam, Da Nang possesses a lot of fascinating attractions, which are famous all over the world such as Dragon Bridge, Ba Na Hill, Marble Mountains.

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On this day, you will take a ride westward toward the foothills of the mountain spine of Indochina. Welcome to My Son - a holy Sanctuary including more than 70 towers and temples, worshiping to Shiva and other Hindu gods. Located about 70km southwest of Danang and 40km from Hoi An, this historic site is a remarkable complex with ancient Champa style's structures made of red bricks and exquisite sandstone. 

There will also be a traditional music show that you can enjoy. After that, you will take a boat trip down River Thu Bon and visit a traditional village before returning to Da Nang. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) - the biggest city in Vietnam, located in the south of the country. 

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day is at leisure.

This morning, continue your journey to My Tho, a small town lies on the bank of the Mekong River. Enjoy the scenery along the National Highway before boarding the sampan and cruising down the river.

Upon arrival to My Tho, stop by to visit the Vinh Trang pagoda - the greatest pagoda in Tien Giang province. Then, take a pleasant boat ride and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside along the river. 

Stopover at Tortoise islet and savor your lunch in the orchard garden. After that, head to An Khanh, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta followed by enjoying riding a hand-rowed sampan along natural canals. Stop at a local family’s home to relish tropical fruit and honey tea as well as enjoy folk song music which is performed by the locals.

Afterward, you will return to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast at your hotel, start your tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels. With the length over 250 km, this is a historic site once used by the Vietnamese soldiers during the 1960s. The tunnels played an important role in the Vietnam War, which is not only allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City but they were also functioning as an underground city including hospitals, schools, meeting rooms, kitchens and sleeping quarters.

Once you’re back above ground you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Free to go shopping in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.


Today, you will be picked up from the hotel (without guide) to the Tan Son Nhat international airport for your departure flight. The room will be at your disposal until noontime only. 

End of services! Goodbye and see you on the next journey!

Note: Check-in time - 14.00 pm and check out time - 12.00 pm applied to all hotels in package

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Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a double/twin share with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle
  • The soft berth in sharing overnight cabin (04 soft berths in 01 cabin) for the train Hanoi – Danang 
  • Halong Bay Overnight Cruise package as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Local English speaking guides
  • 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 – 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 a 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: 11
  • Lunch: 4
  • Brunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1 

Transport

  • Car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane 
  • Boat 
  • Train

Included Activities

  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • Day trip to My Son Sanctuary
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day

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

Sapa

Relax Sapa

Halong Bay

Renea Cruises Halong

Ha Noi

La Dolce Vita Hotel

Special Note:

Blackout date: 20 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020, 23 Jan – 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 

f you travel alone, please add the single supplement + 161 USD/pax = 3392 R/ pax (you still have sharing cabin on night train)

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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