Overviews

Our Vietnam luxury journey comprises for the most charming destinations throughout Vietnam. You will have a chance to see the beautiful one-thousand-year-old capital city of Vietnam - Hanoi, the captivating World's Natural Wonder - Halong Bay, the romantic ancient town of Hoi An, bustling city streets in Ho Chi Minh, tranquil riverine life in Mekong Delta and much much more. Contact Vietnam Tour from South Africa now for more Vietnam luxury tours

Highlights

  • Hanoi – our capital – the political - economic - cultural - scientific and technological center of the whole country
  • Experience overnight cruise in Halong Bay to understand why it is considered “the should-not miss destination” in Vietnam
  • Hoi An is not only beautiful in the day time with incredible ancient buildings and bougainvillea but also in the night time with sparkling lanterns in the night time. Especially, you could learn how to cook Vietnamese food with interesting cooking course.
  • Ho Chi Minh – the largest city of Vietnam with heroic information in Cu Chi tunnels and interesting local life on Mekong Delta
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Trip Code: VNZA-843

Trip Duration: 12 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Culture, nature

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

Itinerary Expand All

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.

In the afternoon, you will take a short drive on Electric Car around the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. Within one hour, you will have the chance to visit the old streets and witness the life of the local. Then, transfer back to the hotel.

In the evening, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for a welcoming dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Do you know that the best way to travel in Vietnam is by Vespa scooters? With this tour, you will experience Hanoi in a way that is more authentic than that of a hot crowded bus tour. Traveling with Vespa Tour Hanoi, you will have a unique and exciting touch of Hanoian spirit, experience the past, present, and future. 

Our drivers will take you to the must-see landmarks and ride pass small alley, away from the tourist areas that only a true native Hanoian would know. Our tour will include the visit to the most iconic sites of Hanoi: City gate, Long Bien Bridge (one of the oldest bridge built by the French colonialists from 1898);  Then our riders will take you to the West Lake to visit Tay Ho Temple, Van Nien Pagoda (over 1000 years old), the local market, railway track, parts of New Hanoi city and Ngu Hiep Lake with B-52 Bomber wreckage. Afterward, we will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the great father of Vietnamese people rests in peace. Then make a turn to the 1000-year- old Imperial Citadel nearby; Round off the day with the ride around French Quarter and have lunch at a special restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel. The afternoon is yours to spare.

In the evening, you will be transferred to Hanoi Opera House to enjoy My Village Show. A charming, athletic, spectacular show - with simple but versatile sets, based on bamboo and simple village life. Great music, wonderful acrobatics and a story-line around nature, village life, love, and loss. The 70 minutes were completely enjoyable and absorbing.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You will meet our guide and driver and transfer to the airport to board the seaplane to Halong Bay. After a 45-minute flight, you have 15 minutes to admire the breathtaking panoramic overview of the bay from the sky. This different angle provides you with impressive aerial views and creates a memorable time before landing at the pier where your private car awaits and brings you to the pier to board a traditional junk boat where you will stay overnight. 

Check into the board with welcome drinks and speech from the cruise manager. Then enjoy an excellent lunch with fresh seafood. In the afternoon, enjoy the view around Halong Bay while the boat is quietly cruising among thousands of limestone and island. You can opt to stop at some grotto or the beach to enjoy. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.

On this day, we continue cruising to explore remote parts of this mystical bay with beautiful caves, islands, beaches and a floating village with its own thriving community. There is time for other activities such as swimming (weather permitting), kayaking, etc. Meals will be served on board the junk or on the beach if the weather is agreeable. Overnight on board.

You are recommended to wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the brunch on the cruise, you will continue the excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. After disembarking the cruise, you will be picked up at the pier and transfer to Hanoi Airport to take the flight to Danang.

On arrival in Danang, meet your local guide and then drive to the resort for check-in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the resort.

Today will be a fun and interesting day to experience the rural life in Hoi An and Vietnamese Cuisine.

In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at the resort and transfer to Hoian. Then we will have a chance to visit a local market. From here, you can feel the bustle of the morning market, have an opportunity to have direct contact with sellers. You might also learn some tips of “bargaining” when going shopping. Our tour guides will introduce to you the necessary ingredients for cooking classes.

Next, you will be switched to a coracle and paddle on the canals of the Bay Mau nipa forest. You will be immersed in the natural beauty of the nipa palm forest. You can get some loveable handmade souvenirs made from nipa palm leaves such as hats, watches, rings.

Our guide will show you a very fun folk game “bit mat dap nieu”. After that, it is time for a short break with local tea. To prepare for our lunch, you will join in a cooking class with our local chefs. The chefs will teach you how to cook Vietnamese foods and share valuable information in Vietnamese cultural cuisine. Then you can enjoy Vietnamese food made by yourself during lunch.

The relaxing time will be a sightseeing tour along the Thu Bon River by boat. On the river, you have a chance to contemplate the river beauty in the countryside of Vietnam, the traditional way of catching fish as well as the lives of the hospitable fishermen here.

Then you will be transferred back to the hotel in Danang. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the resort.

On this day, you are free at leisure to enjoy the beautiful beach of Danang. Meals on your own. Overnight at the resort.

 

 On this day, you are free at leisure to enjoy the beautiful beach of Danang. Meals on your own. Overnight at the resort.

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

Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be welcomed by our local guide and transferred to the hotel to check in. Lunch on your own. The afternoon is yours to spare.

In the evening, you will be transferred to the bank of Saigon River and embark the Bon Sai Cruise to enjoy the dinner while sailing slowly along the river. Then transfer back to the cruise to overnight.

In the morning at around 7.00, our guide will meet you at your hotel and then transfer you to the pier where your boat awaits.

Embark our luxury speedboat for a stunning cruise on Saigon River. As the boat cruises, you will see the changes of scenery from the city view to lush jungle landscape. A light breakfast with Vietnamese local food will be served on board.

Upon arrival at the Cu Chi Tunnels, you’ll have a look at a brief video of the Tunnels before setting you’re your exploration. Venture into tunnels to get to know more about the working and living conditions of the Vietnamese soldiers in the wartime.

After the fascinating exploration, enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch with authentic local food. After lunch, make your way back to Ho Chi Minh City. Drop-off at your hotel.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

At 8.00am, depart for a 1.5-hour drive from Saigon to Ben Tre, one of the country's southern provinces, situated in the Delta of the Mekong River.  Take in the highway as you leave behind the busy city. Pass Rach Mieu bridge before reaching Huu Dinh hamlet. Get on a rickshaw (xeloi) to enjoy the lush surroundings of rice paddies and fruit farms alongside the narrow village roads.

Arrive at the waterfront, board the charming Mango Cruise for a glimpse at the Delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. First stop for a visit at the coconut processing, then back to your cruise and the cruise will stop at a brick making shop, where the locals still use centuries-old traditional methods to make the bricks by hand where you will start a Bicycle trip around Phong Nam village around 4km, through gardens and stop at a rice noodle factory “hu tieu”, one of most popular breakfast dishes in the region. Walk about 3 minutes to visit at Mrs. Huong’s home. Her family lives on fishing, shrimp and farming. Enjoy the tropical fruits and honey tea in her garden before taking the rowing sampan, be paddled by a personalized rower trip to discover the maze of small canals.

Then rowing you back to your mango boat and head to Mango home restaurant, enjoy your 5 course lunch and freshen up before switch to a bicycle and ride  500m About 4 minutes( or 7-10 minutes’ walk) on village roads past green gardens and local houses, and stop at another local house of Mr Sau Tuong, a former Vietcong soldier who survived two years fighting the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh. Now he and his wife live on making rice paper which is the most famous specialty of My Long village. Have a chat with him and enjoy the crispy rice paper made by his wife, and see how it is made.

After the visit, the boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre city where your car will be ready to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Drop-off at your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred without our guide to the airport for the departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noon. Meals on your own. End of services!

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in double/twin share with daily breakfast
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by 4-seat private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sea Plane Hanoi – Halong Bay
  • Private car transfer Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Halong Bay Cruise Package (3D2N on a non-private luxury cruise)
  • Boat trip on Mekong Delta as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Speedboat to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam
  • Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Government tax and service charges
  • Internal flights in economy class as mentioned in the itinerary: Hanoi – Danang & Danang – Ho Chi Minh

Exclusions

  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam visa fee at $25
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 11
  • Lunch: 5
  • Brunch: 1
  • Dinner: 4

Transport

  • Private car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane
  • Helicopter 
  • Boat 

Included Activities

  • Hanoi sightseeing on Vespa Tour 
  • Enjoy "My Village" Show 
  • Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (3D2N trip on non-private cruise)
  • Hoian Eco Tour and Cooking Class
  • Have a romantic dinner on Bonsai cruise
  • Cu Chi Tunnels by speed boat
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta on Mango Cruise

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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