Vietnam Tour from North to South in 11 Days
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta
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Note: The price doesn't include International flight tickets
With a wide range of highlights stretching from the north to the south, Vietnam remains an enchanting destination for many tourists on their holidays to South-East Asia.
Featured in our best Vietnam Holiday Packages, this 11-day adventure is a great introduction to the best of Vietnam, allowing you to explore, in depth, all the hidden charms of the country.
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Welcome 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 to Check In. The balance of the day is for you to spend at your leisure. The capital city of Hanoi is home to the rich culture of the country and you will see both Chinese and French influences in architecture & cuisine as you explore the city. 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 the beautiful rice paddy fields and mountains of the Red River Delta. On your arrival in Halong Bay, you will realize why this area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be ferried a short distance from the harbor aboard a tender boat to board the Junk Boat for a cruise among the numerous limestone karsts rising from the emerald water. After lunch of a great selection of fresh seafood on board, the Tender will once again take you to visit a grotto of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, stopping en route for a relaxing swim in the warm waters of Halong Bay & a kayak back from the beach to the floating island to enjoya close up view of the bay and islands. In the late afternoon, the ship will drop anchor for an overnight stay on board.
Note: We recommend that you bring an overnight bag with you to pack for your trip to Halong Bay so that you don't have to lug all your bags with you. You will be returned to the same hotel in Hanoi after your trip and can safely store your luggage there.
Enjoy the sunrise over the cliffs and after breakfast take the time to take more photos or simply relax in the sun and read your book. After lunch, the bus will take you back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, relax or take a walk through the streets surrounding your hotel before your transport arrives to transfer you to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Hue, the ancient Imperial City of Vietnam. Welcome on arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
After a short rest, your guide will arrive to take you on 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 its ancient history and the importance of Vietnamese culture, the whole complex has been recognized as the World Heritage Site.
At the end of the day, head back to your hotel to relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
In this morning, you check out hotel and transfer by bus to Hoian. The drive will take you through one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam – Lang Co beach with long white sandy beach.
Continue your trail through the scenic Hai Van Pass looking over the central coastline which offers you a unique chance to enjoy the amazing sceneries of Vietnam.
We will stop at Marble mountain - a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble in Da Nang. It's also a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered.
Upon arrive in Hoian, you will check in the hotel, the room is at disposal from 14.00PM. The rest of the day is yours to explore the ancient town of Hoian or visit one of the many tailors to order a bespoke garment. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take 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 for the cooking courses come from and explain how the markets function and you will have the chance to do some shopping of your own. After that, we head to the restaurant where the chef and the cooking course are waiting for you.
Upon arrival at the cooking school, you will have a break with a Vietnamese coffee to cool down and relax. Then you'll join a fun bamboo basket boat ride through small creeks in water coconut fields and the folk game “bit mat dap noi”.
After the boat ride, you will start to cook a variety of local dishes following the menu shown below. Our Chef and Tour Guide will instruct and assist you to cook during the class. You'll have a chance to enjoy your creations during the lunch after the cooking course.
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: 5 - 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
Your day is yours to enjoy as you wish: relax on the beautiful An Bang Beach and bathe in the warm sea or wander around the Ancient Village of Hoi An. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An.
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.
Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, and drive 2,5 hours to Cai Be. We will stop along the way for refreshments and toilet.
Upon arrival, we will visit a flea market before cruising along a vast network of canals and channels to enjoy wonderful views of the Mekong River. Stop by a house-boat at the floating market for having fresh fruits, and see how locals do their business on the water.
In your visits to some local cottage industries, you can see a coconut candy workshop, try some snake wine, learn how to make pop-rice, or witness the process of making rice paper.
Cross to the other side of the Mekong River to a famous island named Tan Phong. Here we visit a tropical fruit garden, listen to Vietnamese traditional music, and slowly enjoy getting in touch with local life by taking a hand-rowing sampan.
Lunch will be served at a local house. Your host will show you a cooking demonstration and challenge yourself with cooking a traditional Vietnamese dish and enjoy your wonderful lunch afterward.
After that, we can choose to take a rest at the house or take a cycling tour of about 30 minutes around the village, this will give you a fantastic way to experience local life.
Get back to the house, say goodbye to your hosts and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. We drop you at your hotel.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is free for you to explore the bustling city on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
There are some several options you could consider:
• Option 1: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel – join in group tour
• Option 2: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel – private tour
• Option 3: Half day Cu Chi Tunnel by speed boat – join in group tour
Cu Chi Tunnel is an impressive historical site in south Vietnam. This fantastic network of tunnels stretches over 250 km and was the shelter of the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. The system served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living areas for Vietnamese fighters throughout the war. Take time descending into the tunnels to discover the amazing infrastructure and the harsh conditions of the Vietcong guerrillas.
If you wish, you could try to fire off a round from war era M16 or Ak47 at the nearby firing range. (Note: This is optional, the fees for the firing range is not included)
On the last day of your journey, spend time relaxing before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Your hotel room is at your disposal until noon. 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|
|Hue||Alba Hotel||Alba Spa Hotel||Eldora Hotel||Indochine Hue|
|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|
|Hue||Alba Spa Hotel|
|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|
If you love the culture and history of Vietnam - this is the greatest option for you.
Best time to travel: From Feb until August.
From September until Jan, it is the rainy season in the center of Vietnam (Hue, Hoian). If you never mind about the rainy days, it's so great. If you like sunny days, you may consider the tour without Center Vietnam during these months: Vietnam Tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - 7 Days
There are 02 internal flights: Hanoi - Hue and Danang - Ho Chi Minh by the best domestic airlines - Vietnam Airlines. If you love the train riding, we can replace the flight Hanoi - Hue and book an overnight train from Hanoi to Hue - shared cabin - 4 soft sleepers per cabin. Just contact our travel consultant to let us know your ideas.
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.
- 11 day tour from the North to the South of Vietnam.
- 10 nights' accommodation.
- Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 15 meals included.
- 2 x domestic flights: Hanoi - Hue and Danang - Ho Chi Minh by:
Vietnam Airlines (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage) for 4-star and 5-star option
Vietjet Air (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage) for budget and 3-star option
- All airport transfers are private
- Shuttle bus for 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 $700-$1100 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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