Simply Vietnam

Price per person
from £2,197

Price based on
London Heathrow
26th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 12 days

  • Vietnam

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Experience South East Asia in all its surreal and ancient glory on this north to south journey through Vietnam: sail amongst the mysterious islands of Halong Bay, sample the delicious street food of Hanoi and climb through the legendary Cu Chi tunnels.

At a glance


  • Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House A small two-storey property where the Vietnamese leader spent the last part of his life.
  • Thay Phuong Pagoda A beautiful 7th century temple of exquisite wood carving.
  • Halong Bay An overnight boat trip to this magical setting of towering forested-islands.
  • Hoi An Wander the riverside town's colourful temples and sample its delicious seafood.
  • Boat trip to Thien Mu Sail up the Perfume River to this elegant pagoda.
  • Cu Chi Tunnels Climb through the famous Viet Cong tunnels.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

It was very good value and the itinerary ensured we...

24th February 2018
Trusted Customer

It was very good value and the itinerary ensured we saw all the key places of interest. But it was frenetic and we have come back exhausted. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about telling us all about his homeland. There was a lovely crowd on the trip which helped make it an enjoyable experience

Accommodation, tour guide and travel was excellent. Would have given...

27th January 2018
Mr Gerard Schuring

Accommodation, tour guide and travel was excellent. Would have given 5 stars but some food was poor.

Was a great trip. Lovely country. Fairly well organised. Tour...

7th December 2017
Trusted Customer

Was a great trip. Lovely country. Fairly well organised. Tour manager did talk a lot though.

Again,first class guide, hotels, and activities...

27th November 2017
Mr John Fearn

Again,first class guide, hotels, and activities

The brilliant tour, hotels were first class, enough time in...

16th March 2017
Trusted Customer

The brilliant tour, hotels were first class, enough time in each area to enjoy without being bored or tired. A couple of minor tweaks I would suggest in regard to the intinery but nothing major.

Overview

Experience South East Asia in all its surreal and ancient glory on this north to south journey through Vietnam: sail amongst the mysterious islands of Halong Bay, sample the delicious street food of Hanoi and climb through the legendary Cu Chi tunnels.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hanoi

Day
2

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, an attractive, laidback city with charming French-Colonial-style buildings. Your tour starts today.

Hanoi

Day
3

Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hanoi

Day
4

Today’s full-day excursion begins with a drive through the tranquil countryside to Chua Thay Pagoda, home to an ancient stage where it is believed the first water puppet show was performed. Later, admire the carved wooden roof and unique architectural shape of Tay Phuong, one of Vietnam’s first pagodas. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed Water Puppets.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hanoi - Halong

Day
5

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favourite destinations, and board your cruise. After lunch, set sail through the dramatic limestone islands. Explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) grotto before visiting Luon Cave by bamboo boat. Anchor in a secluded lagoon overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

Day
6

Continue cruising this morning. Visit Titop Island, where you can climb 400 steps to be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view. Disembark late this morning, and journey back to Hanoi to board your flight to Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city. Upon arrival, drive to the charming town of Hoi An.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hoi An

Day
7

Start today with a cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside before visiting Pottery and Wood Carving Villages. Then, a leisurely walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Sa Huynh Museum with its early Hoi An history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hoi An - Danang - Hue

Day
8

Journey back to Danang and visit the Cham Museum. Continue through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) to the imperial walled city of Hue. Here, visit the Forbidden Purple City, modelled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden City. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Day
9

Begin today with a boat trip on the Perfume River to the pretty Thien Mu Pagoda, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ho Chi Minh City

Day
10

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as the Chinese district.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ho Chin Minh and Cu Chi Tunnels

Day
11

Today, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh City - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Hanoi: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi;
  • Halong Bay: La Vela (cruise boat);
  • Hoi An: Essence Hoi An;
  • Hue: Indochine Palace Hue;
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Pullman Saigon Centre.

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