Simply Vietnam

Price per person
from £2,225

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th Jan 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Vietnam

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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, Hue, Hoi An, 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; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed with materials brought from France in the 1800s; 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. Take a cruise on Ha Long Bay with some of the world's most amazing scenery. Pass unspoiled countryside along the Thu Bon River in Hoi An and cruise along the Son River in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the stunning Phong Nha Cave.

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 travellers is an experience of a lifetime!

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.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

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, Hue, Hoi An, 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; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed with materials brought from France in the 1800s; 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. Take a cruise on Ha Long Bay with some of the world's most amazing scenery. Pass unspoiled countryside along the Thu Bon River in Hoi An and cruise along the Son River in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see the stunning Phong Nha Cave.

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 travellers is an experience of a lifetime!

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Hanoi, Vietnam.

Day
2

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 favorite 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

Hoin 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.

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

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.

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