Overview

Spend your time in Vietnam experiencing the variety of cultures and natural wonders across the country during 10 beautiful days. On this tailor made tour, you will uncover the staggering vista of Halong Bay’s landscape, finding yourself lost in the intriguing cultural heritage sites and the special flavors of Hanoi Old Quarter and experiencing the truly unique local way of life in rural Vietnam. Explore the diversity of Vietnam and enjoy the marvel in your own way.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a luxurious cruise among the picturesque scenery of natural wonders in Halong Bay
  • Get lost in the colonial charm of Hanoi Old Quarter and its fascinating flavors of local cuisine
  • Be awed by the old –world charm and the intriguing culture of Hoian ancient town
  • Experience the local culture and scenery in the quaint land of Mekong Delta
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Trip Code: VNZA-1048

Trip Duration: 10 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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Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Hanoi. Check into your room and relax with a welcome drink.

The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can simply stay at your hotel or get acquainted to the charming city with a short walk along the narrow streets. Do not miss the chance to taste some great local foods along the way. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

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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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Served as the center of rich culture, architecture and tradition, Hanoi old quarter is an interesting point, a must-see destination to get a true glimpse of local people and culture. This enticing walking tour will introduce you to some of the best of the city with its amazing sights and sounds.

Starting from 6.00 pm, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on this idyllic journey discovering the mouth-watering local foods in Hanoi. Walking along the narrow streets and alleys, you will be fascinated by the incredibly bustling local scenes on the streets teemed with spectacular architectural buildings.

Get a feel for the awe-inspiring flavors of authentic street foods as you try a special dish of “Bánh Cuốn” (steamed rice rolls) at a popular local restaurant. You also taste the traditional delicacy of “Chè” (sweet gruel) before making your way to a local market to delve into the vibrant atmosphere and the lifestyle of Hanoian.

 After three - hour walking tour, head back to your hotel for check out as our driver and tour guide will take you to Hanoi train station for an overnight train to Danang.

The train will leave Hanoi at 10:20pm and arrive in Danang at 01:26pm next day. You will have 01 soft berth in sharing cabin for overnight train. There are 04 soft berths in 01 cabin. 

Note: The rotating menu from day-to- day is subject to change

Welcome on arrival in Da Nang. The train will arrive at 01:26pm, our driver and tour guide will welcome and transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An to check in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

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At 8.00am, our guide and driver collect you from the hotel in Hoian for a day trip to My Son Holy Land. The scenic drive takes you through the spectacular views of Hoian rivers, mountains and beautiful islands.

We will finally arrive at My Son – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back from the 4th to 15th century, this ancient architectural complex has been regarded as one of the most beautiful and famous temple complexes in Southeast Asia. During the exploration, our guide will explain the long-lasting history of this religious site.

At mid-noon, head back to Hoian for a romantic boat trip on Thu Bon River. After the boat ride, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch before returning to the hotel to relax. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Today is free for you to explore this ancient town on 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. 

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Enjoy the last day exploring the charming town: walk around the town, explore ancient houses and architecture, take photos of fascinating architecture. Free at leisure until being transferred to Danang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh to check in.

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At around 8.00am, meet our guide and driver at your hotel and depart for a journey to the quaint land of Mekong Delta which is touted to be the “Rice Bowl” of Vietnam thanks to the abundance of rice, tropical fruits and flowers. Exploring the delta, you will gain a true insight into the tremendous culture and nature of the region. Continue our excursion to the colorful land of Cai Be- noted for its amazing waterways and boisterous floating markets.

Upon arrival, embark a rowing boat for a scenic ride to a local orchard for a glimpse of local activities in handicraft villages. After lunch at the fruit garden, continue our boat ride along the majestic Mekong River to the lush land of Vinh Long – home to tropical fruits. After that, head back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy the last day in this vibrant city with anything that takes your fancy until being transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Room is at your disposal until noon. Meals on your own. End of services.

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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
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Late check out until 06pm on day 4
  • Local English speaking guides
  • The soft berth in sharing overnight cabin for train Hanoi – Danang (sharing 4 berth cabin)
  • Visa approval letter to 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 surcharge 30 USD/person /domestic ticket.

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: 8
  • Lunch: 3
  • Brunch: 1
  • Dinner: 2 

Transport

  • Car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane 
  • Boat 
  • Train

Included Activities

  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Street food tour in Hanoi
  • Day trip to My Son Sanctuary
  • Boat trip in Hoian
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta

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

Halong Bay

Renea Cruises Halong

Ha Noi

La Dolce Vita Hotel

Special Note:

Black out 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 

• If you travel alone, please add the single supplement + 216 USD/pax = 3207R / 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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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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