Saigon to Hanoi Tour
Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay
|Price/p Hotel||Twin Share||Single Traveller|
Note: The price doesn't include International flight tickets
This 10-day great tour is especially suitable for those who wish to get a glimpse of the hidden charm of Vietnam. From the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh, you will be taken through the lush Mekong Delta with a cruise around the region, the ancient town of Hoian with an eco-tour and the dreamy land of Halong Bay. Each destination features interesting experiences for you to enjoy. Furthermore, our Vietnam budget tours are well designed for budget travelers to enjoy their amazing Vietnam tour packages at reasonable prices.
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Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The city is the hub of commerce and culture with the great blend of temples and skyscrapers on the streets. There are so many things to do in this vibrant city. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning, the guide will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ben Tre. After arriving at Ham Luong dock, board the boat & cruise along Ham Luong River, a tributary to the Mekong River. The cool breeze from the river and lush tropical islands along its banks will immediately get you excited to explore all the great things ahead.
Arrive and visit various local workplaces to find many wonderful examples of how local people use ageless techniques to create their crafts, including activated charcoal, dried coconut, handy coconut husk brooms, and many family businesses using coir, or coconut fiber, to create amazing art. Drive around the village roads by “Xe Lôi”, the local vehicle, which is a kind of motorized rickshaw, doing a kayaking through the lush tropical canal.
Perfect your day with a delicious and filling lunch at a local host house.
Break time, treating yourself to a relaxing time to relish the beautiful countryside or cycling around the village.
Visit the local fruit plantation, enjoy seasonal fresh fruits, and spend time relaxing while being rowed in a small boat slowly through the natural canals to get a sense of how truly beautiful this area is.
Embark on the sampan and return to the dock. Travel back to Saigon. Complete your trip. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning we will leave the city by private vehicle to visit the amazing tunnel network of Cu Chi. This incredible system, covering almost 250km in length was shelter to over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas during the wars. Initially started in 1948 to provide shelter against the French air and ground sweeps, the network went on to serve as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living quarters for Vietnamese fighters throughout the American war. If you are interested (and game) you can even descend into the tunnels to learn more about the harsh conditions faced by Vietcong guerrillas who lived there. Return to the city center.
In the afternoon set out on a tour of the former capital of French Indochina. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House. Continue your tour by visiting the Reunification Palace which was used as the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war in the 60s. After that visit the ethnic Chinese district of Cholon.
Then, transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel
Today you are free until being picked up and transferred without the guide to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Danang. Once arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in Hoian. Meals on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.
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 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. Afterwards 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 fisherman 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
Today is free to relax the town on your own or relax on the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
If you want to discover the town with more activities, you could contact with our travel consultant to get some optional tours.
After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for a short fly to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam. Upon your arrival at the airport, our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is at your leisure. The capital city of Hanoi is home to the rich culture of the country which is influenced by the culture of different countries in the world such as China, France, Southeast Asia area. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to another fascinating land – the gem in the north of Vietnam – Halong Bay. The drive takes you through beautiful paddy rice and mountains of the Red River Delta. Visiting the bay, you will experience the magic of the wonderful wonder of the world.
From the harbor, board our boutique junk boat for a cruise among the numerous limestone karst rising from the emerald water. Make a stop en route to visit a grotto of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and anchor for a relaxing swim in a hidden cave.
Note: You are recommended to bring an overnight bag to keep your necessary luggage. We are afraid that there is not enough space to store all the luggage of every passenger on board. Moreover, after an overnight stay on board, you will turn back to the same hotel in Hanoi, so your remaining luggage will be sure to be kept safely.
After breakfast, enjoy your time to swim, sunbathe and relax in the fascinating background of the bay. After lunch on board, transfer back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is free to relax. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
You are free to relax until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. The room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. End of tour.
List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.
|Budget||3 - Star||4 - Star||5 - Star|
|Hanoi||Adamas||L'Heritage||May De Ville Old Quarter||Melia Hanoi|
|Halong Bay||Lavender Cruise||Oriental Sails||V'spirit Premier Cruise||Athena Luxury Cruise|
|Hoi An||Kim An||Hoian River Green Boutique Hotel||Belle Maison Dahana Hoi An||Sunrise Hoian|
|Saigon||Le Duy||Park View Saigon||Muong Thanh Centre||Majestic Saigon|
|Halong Bay||Lavender Cruise|
|Hoi An||Kim An|
|Halong Bay||Oriental Sails|
|Hoi An||Hoian River Green Boutique Hotel|
|Saigon||Park View Saigon|
|Hanoi||May De Ville Old Quarter|
|Halong Bay||V'spirit Premier Cruise|
|Hoi An||Belle Maison Dahana Hoi An|
|Saigon||Muong Thanh Centre|
|Halong Bay||Athena Luxury Cruise|
|Hoi An||Sunrise Hoian|
This is a perfect tour for all travelers who wish to have a combination of exploring and relaxing during the holiday.
Within 10 days, you will have a chance to visit the South, Center, and North of Vietnam. Between some days with activities, you also have your own time to explore or do leisure things. The activities are classic, easy and interesting with cultural value.
For the same itinerary but lower price, you can consider our Group Tour: Saigon to Hanoi Tour
If you want to have more time for beach break - it is so easy to add extra nights in Hoian. Or if you want to add the beach break in other beaches such as Phu Quoc, Nha Trang or Phan Thiet, please contact our travel consultant for a revised program and cost.
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Best time for traveling to Vietnam with this itinerary:
-> From March until September: perfect, warm weather and great for swimming
-> From October until Feb: nice weather in the North and South - rainy season in the Center
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 March 2020 – if you travel during this period, there will be surcharged for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking
- 10 day tour from the South to the North of Vietnam.
- 9 nights' accommodation.
- Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 14 meals included.
- 2 domestic flights by economy airlines (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage) : Ho Chi Minh - Danang, Danang - Hanoi
- All airport transfers are private
- Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
- 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
- International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $800-$1200 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: 25USD per person
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance
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