Overview

Taking this great tour, you will get a great opportunity to travel and uncover the mysteries of Vietnam, the famous temples of Laos as well as the hidden gems of Cambodia. During our Indochina tour packages, there are various chances to soak up in the stunning landscapes, explore the ancient architecture and learn about the local culture. This tour is sure to be your highlight so contact us now for the best offers. For those interested in exploring impressive sights in Vietnam, take a look at our Vietnam holiday packages.

Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh city – our largest city with many popular destinations with rich history, French colonial buildings 
  • Enjoy many fun activities in Mekong Delta which is considered the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam, is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens
  • Study the interesting history stories for Angkor sites in Siem Reap
  • Discover Luang Prabang’s history, culture by visiting the most famous temples, museums
  • Enjoy the most breathtaking cascades of waterfall in Luang Prabang - Kuang Si waterfall
  • Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam with hundreds of temples, pagodas, architectural structures and other famous landscapes will help you understand more about our culture, history
  • Study about an imperial & royal Hue 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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VNZA-804

Duration

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19 Days

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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city – the most bustling city in Vietnam. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal at 1.30 pm. Free to relax after a long flight. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today is spent exploring the hidden treasures of this vibrant city with a visit to the fascinating colonial landmarks and the Reunification Palace - an important place in Vietnam during wartime. After that, visit Ben Thanh market and have some shopping tips from our guide. Back to your hotel in the early afternoon. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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This morning, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and make your way to the lush Mekong Delta. You will explore this fertile region with a cruise through various waterways and wetlands. You are offered a special chance to see the floating markets – a typical feature of the region, fruit orchards and a number of small islands.

After that, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local house and enjoy the fresh air of fruit gardens. You will have more time to explore the rural areas by walking or cycling. In the end, enjoy a slow local boat back to the pier for a transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap – home to the spectacular temple complex of Angkor. Welcome on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Set off your temple exploration today with a visit to the famous Angkor Thom which is no doubt the expression of the highest genius. The stunning architecture of the structure in all dimensions challenges the talent of any painters. Continue your trail to the unusual Angkor Wat - the most famous and largest temple complex in Cambodia and in the world as well. The complex is considered the architectural masterpiece thanks to its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, reliefs, and sculpture. As the day comes to a close, take your time to soak up in the stunning views of the iconic monuments. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Enjoy your free day to do your leisure activities. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, pay a visit to the JWOC Community Centre to meet local children before transferring to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang – the capital city of Laos. On arrival, meet your local guide and be transferred to your hotel in the town center for check-in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Start your city sightseeing tour with a visit to some beautiful temples of the city including Wat Sen and Wat Visoun - the oldest and one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang. Afterward, head out of the city to visit Kuang Si Waterfall. On the way, you will see the picturesque landscape of the country with villages and verdant paddy fields. As one of the most famous waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfall is an attractive destination with the endless charm of nature. After relaxing at the cave, proceed to Mount Phousi where you can get spectacular views over the region. You also have some time to explore the colorful night market. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, you will explore this beautiful town from a different perspective. You will embark on a traditional boat for a leisurely cruise along the mighty Mekong River. Along the way, there are some stops to visit small villages to get an authentic glimpse of local life. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Take the great chance this morning to attend the traditional ritual of almsgiving taking place on the streets of the city from the break of dawn. Afterward, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Meet your local guide at the airport and drive to your hotel in the city center for check-in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Take the full day today to explore the charming city of Hanoi. The city remains a great place to discover the stunning structures influenced by different architectures. Enjoy a cyclo tour around the bustling streets to get an exciting insight into life here. At the end of the day, enjoy a traditional water puppet performance to learn more about this special art form. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, after breakfast, leave the fascinating land of Hanoi for a scenic drive to the dreamy land of Halong Bay – the UNESCO Heritage Site. The thousands of islands located in a background of the Gulf of Tonkin make the bay a picturesque seascape. Visiting the bay, you will delve into the endless charm of different types of scenery.

You will embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. Staying onboard, you are also offered a great chance to savor a special menu of fresh seafood in the natural beauty of limestone formations. This is surely the best moment you have had in your journey in Vietnam.

Lunch, dinner, and overnight on board.

Start your new day with an early Tai Chi exercise on the upper deck before having a light breakfast. After lunch on board, take the last chance to enjoy the impressive views of the beautiful limestone as the ship cruises through the numerous limestone.

After getting to the harbor, transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

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After breakfast, spend time relaxing until being transferred to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Hue- the ancient city of Vietnam. Welcome on arrival and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal at 2 pm.

After a short rest, set off your exploration of the royal city with a visit to the famous Hue Citadel. The complex is located on the north bank of Perfume River and consists of 3 walled enclosures: the Citadel, Kim Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial city, Hoang Thanh. In the center of the complex is the Forbidden Purple city – Tu Cam Thanh. With the long-lasting history and the importance of Vietnamese history, the whole complex has been recognized as the World Heritage Site.

At the end of the day, head back to your hotel for relaxing. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

At the good time in the morning, you will be picked up for a transfer to Hoian via the scenic Hai Van Pass looking over the central coastline which offers you a unique chance to enjoy the amazing sceneries of Vietnam. Transfer to your hotel in Hoian. The rest of the day is free to relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

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Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer 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 of the cooking courses come from and you will have a chance to capture the hustle and bustle trading lives of local people. After that, we head back to the restaurant where the chef and the cooking course are waiting for you.

Upon arrival, you will have a break with a Vietnamese coffee to cool down and relax. Then, let’s join a fun bamboo basket boat ride through small creeks in water coconut fields and the folk game “bit mat dap noi”

Once you get back, we will start to cook a variety of local dishes following the given menu. Our Chef and Tour Guide will instruct and assist you to cook during the class. Afterward, we enjoy our delicious and mindful dishes together.

After lunch, we will take a lazy boat back to Hoi An Ancient Town. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and local life of fishermen along the riverside. Back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Duration: 7 hours

Menu: (vegetarian menu available upon request)

1. Fresh Spring Rolls

2. Rice pancake

3. Papaya Salad with Shrimp and Pork

4. Braised Chicken with Chili and Lemongrass

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Today is free to relax the town on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

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After breakfast, transfer to Danang for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Meet our guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Spend the evening exploring this bustling metropolis. The city is the hub of commerce and culture of the country where temples and skyscrapers line the streets. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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It’s time to say goodbye to the vibrant city. Our driver you transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Meals on your own. END OF SERVICES.

If you wish to do sightseeing on this day, you may consider a half-day city tour or half-day Cu Chi Tunnels. Please contact our travel consultant for more details.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 19 day tour start and end from the South of Vietnam.
  • 18 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laos cuisine with 23 meals included.
  • 5 x domestic/ regional flights: Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap/ Siem Reap - Luang Prabang/ Luang Prabang - Hanoi/ Hanoi - Hue/ Danang - Ho Chi Minh (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • All local slow boats as mentioned
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different 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/ Laos/ Cambodia are approximately $700-$1400 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: 45USD per person for multi entries
  • Cambodia Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Laos Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 18
  • Lunch: 3
  • Dinner: 1
  • Brunch: 1

Transport

  • Private car
  • Cruise
  • Airplane
  • Shuttle bus
  • Local boat

Included Activities

  • Ho Chi Minh City Tour
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta
  • Siem Reap Angkor Sightseeing
  • A day trip to Kuang Sy Waterfall
  • Exploring some villages along Mekong Delta
  • 2D1N Trip on non-private Halong Bay Cruise
  • Hue Sightseeing
  • Hoian Eco tour and Cooking Class

Special Note:

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for groups from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

 

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharged 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 be surcharged for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will be surcharged 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

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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