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Simply Vietnam

Price per person
from £2,314

Price based on
London Heathrow
12th Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Asia & The Far East

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Vietnam tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha National Park, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see historic sites, including Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, built in 1070, and One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; and Hoi An’s Thien Mu Pagoda. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you'll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam's gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world's most amazing scenery. You'll sail by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. In Phong Nha National Park, a boat ride on the Son River takes you to Phong Nha Cave. You'll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you'll pass unspoiled countryside. These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam. From the historic sites to the gorgeous scenery, this Vietnam tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers is a vacation of a lifetime! 

At a glance

Hanoi Visit the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda; water puppets performance

Ha Long Bay Day cruise on the bay

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Boat ride on Son River, visit Phong Nha Cave

Hue Visit the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, Thien Mu Pagoda

Hoi An Cruise on Thu Bon River; walking tour through Hoi An Ancient Town

Ho Chi Minh City Visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and Cu Chi Tunnels

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Laos pre extension

  • 5 days: Sapa pre extension

  • 8 days: Cambodia and Bangkok tour extension

  • 5 days: Cambodia tour extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • 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.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

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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

With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Vietnam tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha National Park, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see historic sites, including Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, built in 1070, and One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; and Hoi An’s Thien Mu Pagoda. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you'll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam's gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world's most amazing scenery. You'll sail by islets, caves, beaches, and floating villages. In Phong Nha National Park, a boat ride on the Son River takes you to Phong Nha Cave. You'll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you'll pass unspoiled countryside. These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam. From the historic sites to the gorgeous scenery, this Vietnam tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers is a vacation of a lifetime! 

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Hanoi, Vietnam

Day
2

On arrival in Hanoi you will transfer to your hotel.

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

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. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed WATER PUPPETS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Day
4

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favourite destinations, and board your DAY CRUISE through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Day
5

Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable PHONG NHA-KE BANG NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farm stay at the base of park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Day
6

This morning, take a BOAT RIDE on the Son River to Phong Nha Cave, famous for its rock formations with names like the “Lion” and the “Buddha.” The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park - Hue

Day
7

Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY, modeled 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

Hue - Hoi An

Day
8

Begin today with a visit to 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. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hoi An

Day
9

Start today with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely WALKING TOUR through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Day
10

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh City

Day
11

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

Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

Day
12

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
13

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

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Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Luang Prabang, Laos

Welcome to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Luang Prabang

Begin your morning by ascending MOUNT PHOUSI for beautiful views over the city and Mekong River. Then, walk through the historic town center stopping at WAT MAI, famous for its 5-tiered roof built in the traditional style of Luang Prabang. You will also visit the NATIONAL MUSEUM and WAT XIENG THONG, often thought to be the most beautiful wat, or monastery, in the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore further.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Luang Prabang

A full day at your leisure. Perhaps consider an excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls or a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Luang Prabang - Hanoi

Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, an attractive, laidback city with charming French-Colonial-style buildings. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Hanoi - Sapa

Today, transfer to the hill-station town of Sapa known for its mountain scenery, rice fields, and colourful ethnic minorities. This afternoon, join a walking tour of this small town and visit the local market.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sapa

Your day starts with a visit to TA VAN and LAO CHAI villages, to see the traditional way of life of the Zay and Black Hmong ethnic groups. These ethnic groups live together here under the watch of Fansipan Mountain. The Zay live a sedentary lifestyle and choose land near the valley's bottom for growing wet rice. The Hmong have historically preferred higher elevations for corn farming but recently they've started gradually moving to lower land and learning from others like the Zay. After lunch, visit the beautiful SILVER WATERFALL and ascend the highest road in Vietnam to HEAVEN GATE for stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sapa

This morning, visit one of the famous WEEKLY MARKETS. Here, the local ethnic minority groups wear their most beautiful costumes as they sell and trade their homemade products. The Flower Hmong group is most recognisable with their colourful dress. After a quick photo stop at the China border, visit Taphin village, home of the RED DAO people who migrated from China starting in the 12th century. The Dao women are recognisable by the bright red turban they wear and, in some cases, shaved eyebrows. Tonight, consider exploring Sapa and stop at the famous "Love Market," where local Hmong and Dao come from their villages for the chance to see one another and perhaps go on a date!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Sapa - Hanoi

Return to Hanoi today. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation centre under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siem Reap

Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Siem Reap

Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siem Reap - Bangkok

Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city.

Bangkok

Today’s sightseeing tour starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Bangkok

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bangkok

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siem Reap

Today, visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Siem Reap

Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Siem Reap

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

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.

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Hanoi - Silk Path Hotel

Find yourself in the refined elegance of the Silk Path Hotel located in the historic Silk district of Hanoi. This chic and sophisticated boutique hotel has an essence of classic luxury mixed with rich oriental heritage. The professional staff is ready to provide exceptional service to make all guests feel welcome. Guestrooms at the Silk Path are tastefully decorated and include modern amenities for your convenience. With two bars and two restaurants, the Silk Path Hotel is equipped to serve your every need.

  • Location

    195-199 Hang Bong Street Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Ha Long Bay - Ha Long Plaza Hotel

Ideally located in the Halong city, by Halong Bay, the Halong Plaza Hotel combines a warm welcome and excellent services to provide the ideal venue for guests. After a day of sightseeing, relax by the pool or indulge in a massage.

  • Location

    8 Ha Long, Bai Chay Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park - Chay Lap Farmstay

Experience an idyllic blend of rural relaxation and Chay Lap Farmstay hospitality, with the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park on your doorstep.

  • Location

    Chay Lap Village, Phuc Trach Commune Phong Nha- Ke Bang, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Hue - Indochine Palace

Surrounded by a lush exotic garden, the Indochine Palace offers a wide variety of amenities to enjoy during your stay. Take a swim in the pool, play billiards, work out in the gym, or book any one of their tempting spa services. Dining options abound from fine dining and poolside snacks to room service and light meals in the lounge with live music.

  • Location

    105A Hung Vuong Street Hue, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Hoi An - Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa

Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa is designed in modern, elegant and convenient accommodation. The hotel houses a restaurant serving  local and international cuisines, and features an outdoor pool, gym, and spa services.

  • Location

    14 Hung Vuong Str Hoi An, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Ho Chi Minh City - Paragon Saigon Hotel

The Paragon Saigon Hotel features a sleek, modern design. Enjoy sweepings views of the Saigon city from the rooftop pool, or indulge in a treatment at the spa. The hotel's central location makes it a perfect base to explore this bustling city. 

  • Location

    22 - 24, Thi Sách, Ben Nghé Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

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