Overview

The Heroic Vietnam War has always been a page of history to be explored by the hand of foreign tourists. In this Vietnam adventure, you will explore through the magnificent land of Vietnam and visit numerous historical sites from Ho Chi Minh Trail to the peaceful town of Hoi An. Biking on a slow pace and enjoy the very beauty in this South East Asia country. For more expeditions and itineraries to other charming regions in Vietnam, have a look at our Vietnam Travel Packages!

Highlights

  • Explore our North with Hanoi capital to understand more about our culture, history and of course, our cuisine
  • Mai Chau - known as home to beautiful landscapes, unique natural heritages, and hospitable citizens
  • Experience the authentic lifestyle, enjoy the breathtaking view in Pu Luong
  • Dong Hoi - a pleasantly untouristed port and seaside town
  • Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2003, the remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia
  • 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
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Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA-820

Duration

Duration
13 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Flexible

Accommodation

Accommodation
Up to 5 Star

Transports

Transports
Private car , Shuttle bus, Bike

Special Offers

Special Offers
Free Visa Approval Letter

Full Itinerary Expand All

Upon landing at Noi Bai airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. A tour guide will provide up-to-date information about your journey and traffic in Vietnam to your group.

In the afternoon, you will spend time at your leisure by traveling around by bike. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Our morning will begin through Mai Chau Valley where you can catch the first glimpse of Vietnam mountainous area. It is possible to stop midway and take some lovely pictures of mountains, vast green fields, and forests. Try to relax on the drive as you will soon begin a biking adventure with an experienced guide.

Reach Mai Chau in about 4 hours and stop in a village of the Thai, an ethnic group in Vietnam, called PomCoong. Here, feel free to talk with the locals as you enjoy the hearty meal made by the host. Afterward, take a ride to Buoc Village on village road and stop at the home of Thai People. During your trip, you will be provided with the necessary equipment such as helmets alongside the best road suitable for viewing the stunning scenery in Mai Chau.

Arrive at our destination in the late afternoon. Dine and rest in the traditional house of local people.

On this day, we will continue on a more difficult road, so fully enjoy your breakfast made by the local host. After that, bid farewell to Buoc Village and ride to Van Mai Village while traveling through charming river and landscape. Stop at Van Mai Village and lunch in a stilt house.

Continue by returning to Mai Chau Valley and travel to Puluong Nature Reserve.

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From Hang Village, challenge yourself by biking on a bumpy road to another village. For half of the day, a tough climb on the hill will certainly satisfy any adventurers and in the afternoon you will reach Hin Village. Spend time relaxing in the peaceful mountainous area and explore local culture and customs up-close. Overnight in Hin Village.

Our next trip will be riding beside beautiful Ma River where you can easily encounter fascinated ancient Water Transfer System in the region. Bid farewell to your localhost and biking to a bridge before arrive in Canh Nang Town. View the wonderful traits of the Vietnamese countryside and lunch in the town.

Afterward, it is time for us to contemplate various kinds of fishes in Cam Luong in which we stop at Fairy Fish Stream. Feel free to feed and take photographs of some of the rarest fish in Vietnam. The trip continues to the South until we reach Ho Chi Minh highway. 

Now, you can finally leave your bike behind and be transferred by Van back to Tan Ky to have dinner and rest for the night.

 

Start on Ho Chi Minh Highway, biking to the South of Tan Ky until you reach Pho Chau. On the way to this small town, enjoy the magnificent yet tranquil scenery with vast fields on two sides of the road. In Pho Chau, leave your bike behind for a while to take a bus to Pho Chau and lunch in this peaceful town. Then, time to head back to Ho Chi Minh Trail and travel to a special historical site, Dong Loc Junction. Finally, for an hour drive, you will return on Ho Chi Minh Trail and take a bus to Huong Khue. Dinner and overnight in Huong Khue.

The highlight of today’s trip will be in Phong Nha National Park where you discover the beauty of Vietnamese Cave System.  Make your way toward Liem Phu and lunch before transfer to Phong Nha Cave by bus. Here, you will venture into a different world in the cave on a small cruise along the river. This destination is famous for its astonishing stalactite formations with hundred kinds of shape and size. 

For 2 hours, you will have plenty of opportunities to capture the trait of the cave and then take a bus to Dong Hoi to rest and overnight.

After breakfast, catch a bus and arrive at the meeting point where you grab your bike and continue on Ho Chi Minh Highway. On the way, you will have the chance to visit the Cemetery of thousands of soldiers fighting to protect the unification and independence of the country.

Back to Dong Hoi and lunch in a local restaurant before a short bus tour to DMZ. This "Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone" contains some of the most iconic evidence of the Vietnamese War with many ordnance devices still remaining outside of the safe zone. Dinner and overnight in Dong Ha.

 

Today, the tour guide will take you to a whole new historical site called Khe Sanh. This was once a military base during the war, but now it has become a lively open exhibition. Head toward to Da Krong River next to contemplate the beautiful countryside scenery and leave the heavy atmosphere of the war behind for a while. Lunch will be served on the way.

Continue to A Luoi to feel the cruel battlefields from decades ago between Vietnam and US. Through the story told by the tour guide, you can easily imagine the whole scene during your trip in A Luoi. Take time and explore the Vietnamese history and then dine with your group. Overnight in A Luoi.

Enjoy a nice meal in the morning and transfer through a long pass. Begin your ride to Prao and challenge yourself uphill and then downhill for 40 kilometers. Lunch in Prao and biking to Thanh My.

Dinner and overnight in Thanh My.

Your adventure today will be entirely in the charming ancient town of Hoi An. Biking along peaceful Vu Gia River and stop at Dai Loc to lunch. Witness the life of the local on the way and enjoy your easy ride to Hoi An.

Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in your hotel and start to explore the cuisine in the town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Explore Hoi An to your heart's content and immerse yourself in one of the most interesting locations in Vietnam. For food lovers, Hoi An has a huge number of unique foods only in the region and also other dishes in Vietnam or sit down and relax in the corner of a cafe to try the delectable Vietnamese Phin. Other than that, the town has a good selection of cultural sites and handicraft villages for tourists to find out.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Relax in Hoi An or you can spend time in Cua Dai Beach before transferring to Danang to take your flight. End of Service.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • Meals included in the package. 
  • All transfers in the package.  
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • Vietnam visa
  • Single supplement for a single room
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...) 
  • Travel insurance

Meals

  • Breakfast: 12
  • Lunch: 9
  • Dinner: 3

Transport

  • Private car
  • Shuttle bus
  • Bike

Included Activities

  • Biking Adventure to explore Mai Chau & Pu Luong's landscape 
  • Climbing on the hill 
  • Comtemplating various kinds of fishes in Cam Luong
  • Exploring Phong nha National Park & Cave
  • Visiting Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone & Battlefields
  • Relax and enjoy in Hoian

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.

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

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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