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Country of Contrasts

With the Chinese invasion in 111 BC, colonization by the French in the 19th century, the Japanese invasion during World War II, and finally the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War), Vietnam has certainly had a volatile history. Now the country has been at peace for over 40 years, and this fascinating land has moved into the 21st century. In the past few years savvy travelers have made Vietnam one of the most in-demand destinations in the world. There’s never been a better time to visit.

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At Southeast Asia Tours, we design tours for any number of people and any length of stay. The focus is always on your special interests and desires. Do you prefer deluxe, first class or standard hotel accommodations? Do you want just a little sightseeing, a lot of sightseeing or a 50/50 mix of sightseeing and leisure time? We even assist in obtaining Vietnam visa-on-arrival preapproval. Here are just a few samples of the kind of trip that we can design just for you.

Our Sample Itineraries, Adventures, City Packages and Mix and Match options are just a start. You might want to add a cooking class. Or, perhaps you’d like to enhance your itinerary with a variety of day trips and activities that are off the main tourist circuit. Check out our list of Favorite Day Trips. Of course, you may want to take a break from sightseeing with one of our Beach Getaways. And, ask us about overnight cruises between Vietnam and Cambodia. In connection with land arrangements, we are pleased to offer discount airfares within Vietnam.  The itineraries below are just samples. Lots of tour options are available, so just let us know what your heart desires.

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Vietnam was absolutely wonderful! We enjoyed all the cities/towns (especially Hanoi and Hoi An). The resort style hotel in Hoi An was a very nice surprise – great to have the beach and pool. The day trip to Halong Bay was well worth the drive there and back. All said, we loved the country, people and food. It has been decided that Vietnam will be a place to return to in the near future! Thanks for all the help you provided and for setting us up with just a great, fun-packed trip!
Jessica DeMont

Sample Vietnam Itineraries

Saigon Sampler

ho-chi-minh-city-1348092_6403 Days/2 Nights

Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day tour includes an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels and a Saigon city tour. (B, L)

Day 3 – At leisure until time to transfer to the airport. (B)

 

4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Three nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day tour includes an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels and a Saigon city tour. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s full day excursion takes you to the Mekong Delta at My Tho. A boat trip on the Delta is included. (B, L)

Day 4 – Transfer to the Saigon airport. (B)

Arts of Saigon

viet-nam-1258781_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to you hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Four nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day tour of the city includes Notre Dame Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the History Museum, Chinatown and local temples. (B, L)

Day 3 – This morning’s non-private cooking class at Hoa Tuc restaurant begins with a market visit. In the afternoon you’ll have a private calligraphy lesson with one of Vietnam’s most well-known practitioners of the craft. Learn about the integral part that breathing plays in the discipline, as well as your teacher’s belief in calligraphy as a form of meditation. (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning you’ll experience the art of Vietnam with an art expert. This non-private tour takes a look at the major shifts in 20th and 21st century Vietnam through the eyes of local artists. You’ll visit the Fine Art Museum, Duc Minh Gallery, the private home of an art collector and an independent artist-run exhibition space and reading room. Afternoon at leisure. This evening you’ll attend an A O (acrobatics) show. (B)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport. (B).

Saigon Food & Market Tour

vietnamese-254934_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to you hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). This evening you’ll take explore Ben Thanh night market with your guide. Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – This morning’s non-private cooking class at Hoa Tuc restaurant begins with a market visit. The afternoon is at leisure. For tonight’s non-private Discovery Saigon’ Nightlife by Antique Vespa tour, you’ll ride on the seat behind the driver, on a vintage Vespa, for a tour of Saigon’s nightlife. Start at a coffee shop for a cocktail and appetizer. Continue to Chinatown and then to District 4, through busy streets and alleys to see the night life of the locals and to enjoy street seafood and cold drinks at places rarely visited by foreigners. Continue to Districts 3 and 1, for Banh Xeo (a specialty of Saigon) and other southern food with the locals. Continue to a hidden coffee shop for a taste of live Vietnamese music, ending at a lively bar for drinks and live music. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – This morning’s “Good Morning Saigon” by side car tour includes bread and coffee at local shops. Afternoon transfer to the airport. (B)

Hanoi Itineraries

Hanoi Sampler

architecture-809416_6403 Days/2 Nights

Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hanoi. Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day city tour of Hanoi, known as the “Paris of the Orient,” includes Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, cottage and museum, a walking tour of the Ancient Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, the Hoa Lo prison, a Vietnamese lunch and an evening water puppets performance. (B, L)

Day 3 – Transfer to the Hanoi airport. (B)

4 Days/3 Nights

Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hanoi. Three nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day city tour of Hanoi, known as the “Paris of the Orient,” includes Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, cottage and museum, a walking tour of the Ancient Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature a Vietnamese lunch and an evening water puppets performance. (B, L)

Day 3 – This morning’s excursion takes you to the Thay & Tay Phuong Pagodas. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 4 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Consider adding an overnight excursion to Halong Bay.

Hanoi Food & Culture

water-puppet-4417_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hanoi. Four nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Early this morning experience Hanoi as it wakes up (5:30 to 7:00am). Return to your hotel for breakfast and then explore the Old Quarter via cyclo, buggy and walking. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening attend a water puppets performance.(B, L)

Day 3 – This morning you’ll have a private market visit and cooking class at Wild Rice Restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Ethnology Museum. (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning’s Street Food tour includes specialties of Hanoi. This afternoon visit the Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas. In the evening you’ll attend a Symphony Concert performance at the Hanoi Opera House. (B, L)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Hanoi Countryside

selling-1228097_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hanoi. Five nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day city tour of Hanoi, known as the “Paris of the Orient,” includes Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, cottage and museum, a walking tour of the Ancient Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison and a Vietnamese lunch. This evening you’ll attend a performance of the Water Puppets. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s full day tour takes you to the Primate Center at Cuc Phuong National Park. The Primate Center is a non-profit organization that breeds, rehabilitates and oversees conservation of endangered primates. Five of the species at the center are endemic to Vietnam and are among the world’s most endangered primates. (B, L)

Day 4 – Today’s full day tour takes you through the countryside to Duong Lam village where you’ll have a home-hosted lunch. Duong Lam is an agricultural village known for its ancient houses and temples, including the 15th century Mia Pagoda. You’ll also take a bicycle ride around the village. (B, L)

Day 5 – Today’s full day tour is to the Huong (Perfume) Pagoda. Huong is actually a complex of pagodas and shrines, many of which are in caves and grottoes or built into the limestone cliffs. To reach these pagodas, travel by boat through an area of green rice paddies, with a backdrop of mountains. (B, L)

Day 6 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Exploring Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

vietnam-1235945_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Saigon. Two nights accommodations. (D)

Day 2 – This morning’s city tour includes the Presidential Palace, History Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. In the afternoon visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)

Day 3 – Transfer to the Saigon airport for your included flight to Danang. Upon arrival you’ll visit the Cham Museum, before driving to Hoi An for a guided walking tour of this ancient town that’s now a World Heritage Site. One night accommodation in Danang or in Hoi An. (B, L)

Day 4 – Travel overland to Hue, the old imperial capital of Vietnam. This afternoon’s Imperial Hue tour includes the Imperial Citadel. Two nights accommodations. (B, L)

Day 5 – Today’s Royal Tombs tour include a boat ride on the Perfume River and visits to Thien Mu Pagoda and the royal tombs of Minh Mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. (B, L)

Day 6 – Transfer to the Hue airport for your included flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you’ll take a city highlights tour. Two nights accommodations in Hanoi. (B)

Day 7 – This morning you’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh complex with his cottage, museum and mausoleum. The afternoon is at leisure. (B, L)

Day 8 – Transfer to the Hanoi airport. (B)

Imperial Hue & Countryside In Depth

vietnam-1235947_640Day 1 – Transfer from the Hue airport to your hotel. This evening attend an Imperial Feast Dinner Cruise with music. Six nights accommodations.

Day 2 -Today’s full day Royal Tombs tour includes a boat ride on the Perfume River and Thien Mu Pagoda. (B, L)

Day 3 – This morning attend a market visit and cooking class. This afernoon you’ll tour the Imperial Citadel, Long An Palace and Dong Ba Market. (B, L)

Day 4 – Today’s full day excursion visit the DMZ including Dong Ha, Khe Sanh, Rock Pile and Ta Con. (B, L)

Day 5 – Today’s full day excursion takes you to Bach Ma National Park. (B, L)

Day 6 – Today’s full day excursion takes you to the Thien Duong Cave at Khe Bang National Park, a World Heritage Site. (B, L)

Day 7 – Transfer to the Hue airport. (B)

Vietnam In Depth

vietnam-1463900_640Day 1 – Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Saigon. Three nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s full day Saigon city tour includes the Presidential Palace, History Museum, Chinatown, Notre Dame, markets and temples. This evening you’ll take a guided walking tour of Ben Thanh market. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s full day tour takes you outside the city to the Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple, where you’ll see the temple ceremony. (B, L)

Day 4 – Today you’ll travel to the Mekong Delta at Cai Be. A boat trip on the Delta, a visit to an island and other stops are included. Disembark at Vinh Long and travel to Can Tho. Overnight in a hotel in Can Tho. (B, L)

Day 5 – This morning you’ll visit the floating markets, the Can Tho Museum and Khmer Pagoda before returning to Saigon. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure. One night accommodation in Saigon. (B, L)

Day 6 – Transfer to the Saigon airport for your included flight to the hill station of Dalat. This afternoon you’ll take a tour of the city, including Bao Dai’s Palace, Truc Lam Temples zen monastery, Crazy House, the local market and the historic Railway Station. Two nights accommodations. (B,L)

Day 7 – Morning tour of Dalat’s surrounding countryside and a Lat village. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 8 – Overland journey through a scenic area of plantations to the coastal town of Nha Trang. On arrival you’ll tour the city, including Thap Ba Tower, Dam Market and Long Son Pagoda. Four nights accommodations. (B)

Day 9 – Your full day boat excursion takes you to Nha Trang’s offshore islands. You’ll have an opportunity to snorkel. (B, L)

Day 10 – For today’s full day excursion you have a choice of visiting Yangbay Waterfall or going kayaking on the Cai River. (Bicycling on the waterfall tour is available for a surcharge.) (B, L)

Day 11 – For this morning’s city and shopping tour, you’ll travel via cyclo. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 12 – Transfer to the Nha Trang airport for your included flight to Danang. Upon arrival you’ll visit the Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and China Beach. Continue to your hotel at Hoi An or Danang, where the balance of the day is at leisure. Two nights accommodations. (B)

Day 13 – This morning you’ll take a guided walking tour of Hoi An, a 1,000 year old town that’s now a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon you’ll travel by boat to Cam Ha pottery village and Kim Bong village. (B)

Day 14 – This morning you’ll have a private market visit and cooking class in Hoi An. In the afternoon you’ll travel overland to Hue, the old imperial capital of Vietnam, for a two night stay. (B)

Day 15 – Today’s full day Royal Tombs tour includes a boat ride on the Perfume River and Thien Mu Pagoda. (B, L)

Day 16 – This morning you’ll tour the Imperial Citadel, Long An Palace and Dong Ba Market follwed by a home-hosted lunch at a traditional garden house. Late afternoon transfer to the Hue airport for your included flight to Hanoi. Arrival transfer. Four nights accommodations in Hanoi. (B)

Day 17 – Today’s full day tour of Hanoi includes Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, museum and cottage, the Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo prison. You’ll also have a guided walking tour of the Ancient Quarter. This evening you’ll attend a water puppet performance, followed by dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 18 – Today’s full day tour takes you through the countryside to Duong Lam village where you’ll have a home-hosted lunch. Duong Lam is an agricultural village known for its ancient houses and temples, including the 15th century Mia Pagoda. (A bicycle ride around the village is available for a surcharge.) (B, L)

Day 19 – Today’s full day excursion takes you to the scenic Huong (Perfume) Pagoda. This series of temples will be reached by boat. A fair amount of walking, including some uphill climbs, are required to see certain areas of the pagoda. (B, L)

Day 20 – This morning travel overland to Halong Bay where you’ll board your share Bai Tho junk boat for a cruise of the inlets and islands of this spectacular bay. Meals will be prepared for you on board. Overnight on board your boat. (B, L, D)

Day 21 – Disembark in the morning and return overland to Hanoi, where you’ll transfer to the train station in time to catch the overnight express train to Lao Cai. Overnight accommodations are in a share compartment. (B, L)

Day 22 – You’ll arrive early at Lao Cai station. From there you’ll transfer to Sapa. Upon arrival in Sapa you’ll explore the market and will then trek from Giang Ta Chai village to Su Pan village. One night accommodation in Sapa. (B, L)

Day 23 – Your full day trek will take you from Cat Cat village through Y Linh Lo and on to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. You’ll return to Lao Cai railway station in time to catch the overnight express train to Hanoi. A shared cabin on the train is included. (B, L, D)

Day 24 – Morning arrival in Hanoi and transfer to the airport. (B) 

Consider extending your stay in Sapa, with treks to more remote hill tribe villages and markets. Extend your Halong Bay excursion with an overnight stay on Cat Ba Island, Halong City or Hai Phong. Also recommended is the addition of a few nights at Phu Quoc Island or Con Dao Island.

Vietnam Adventures

Sapa, Mai Chau & Cuc Phong

vietnam-1435874_640Mai Chau Valley – 2 days/1 night
Includes transfers from Hanoi, accommodations in a traditional ethnic group longhouse or mountain lodge, guided trekking and four meals.

Mai Chau & Cuc Phuong National Park – 3 days/2 nights
Includes transfers from Hanoi, one night accommodation in a traditional Tai village longhouse, one night at Cuc Phuong Park headquarters, guided trekking and seven meals.

Sapa Tribal Faces & Market – 1 night hotel in Sapa + 2 nights express train
Available from Hanoi, including roundtrip overnight express train, accommodations, boat ride on the Chay River, guided trekking, market and village visits and six meals. Visiting Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Bac Ha, Trung Do villages and the H’mong market. Depart Friday, return Sunday.

Sapa Highlands Minorities – 1 night hotel in Sapa + 2 nights express train
Available from Hanoi, including roundtrip overnight express train, accommodations, guided trekking, market and village visits and six meals. Visiting Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. Depart weekdays.

Sapa – 2 nights hotel in Sapa + 2 nights express train
Available from Hanoi, including roundtrip overnight express train, accommodations, guided trekking, market and village visits and nine meals. Visiting Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Nam Toong, Su Pan, Ban Ho villages. Depart weekdays.

Sapa – 3 nights hotel in Sapa + 2 nights express train
Available from Hanoi, including overnight roundtrip express train, accommodations, guided trekking, market and village visits and twelve meals. Visiting Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ma Tra and Ta Phin villages. Depart weekdays.

Sapa hilltribe, market and scenic extensions:

  • Silver Waterfall and Heavens Gate
  • Ta Phin Red Dao village (1.5 hour hike)
  • Matra Black H’mong village (2.5 hour hike)
  • Sapa ancient rock field, rattan bridge & Red Dao village (2.5 hour hike)
  • Sa Seng Valley for Black H’mong village (3 hour easy walk)
  • Cycling to Red Dao village Ta Phin (3 hour bike + 1 hour walk)
  • Cycling Muong Hoa Valley to Lao Chai & Ta Van (3.5 hour bike + 1 hour walk)
  • Minority villages, rice field, waterfall Lao Chai-Ta Van-Giang Ta Chai (4 hour walk)
  • Red Dao village through hidden trail Mong Sen-Ta Phin (4 hour hike)
  • H’mong village Ma Tra to Ta Phin (4 hour hike)
  • Cat Cat through Y Linh Ho to Lao Chai & Ta Van (5 hour hike)
  • Heavens Gate to Spa Valley Tram Ton-Sin Chai (4 hour hike)
  • Day trek along Den Thang Mountain Sa Seng-Hau Thao Commune (5-6 hour hike)
  • Cycling Sapa to Binh Lu (46 kms including 15kms uphill)
  • Downhill cycling into Sapa Valley (28 kms including 2kms uphill)
  • Can Cau Saturday market (120 kms from Sapa)
  • Pha Long Saturday market (75 kms from Sapa)
  • Bac Ha Sunday market (100 kms from Sapa)
  • Muong Hum Sunday market (80 kms from Sapa)
  • Muong Khuong Sunday market (95 kms from Sapa)
  • Coc Ly Tuesday market (100 kms from Sapa)
  • Cao Son Wednesday market (115 kms from Sapa)
  • Lung Khau Nhin Thursday market (110 kms from Sapa)
  • Hill tribe remote land excursion to Nam Sai & Nam Cang
  • Untouched regions excursion to Ban Khoang & Ta Giang Phin
  • Mysterious region excursion to west side of Fansipan

Dalat Extension

vietnam-1493578_640Day 1 – Travel overland from Saigon to the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Upon arrival in Dalat you’ll take an afternoon tour that includes Bao Dai’s Palace, Crazy House, the local market, Truc Lam Temple zen monastery and the ancient railway station. Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Morning tour of the Dalat countryside, including a Lat village. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3 – Transfer to the Dalat airport. Or, for an extra charge, transfer overland to Nha Trang. (B)

Dalat Trekking & Cycling Adventure

dalat-1119610_640Day 1 – Arrival transfer Dalat airport to hotel following city highlights tour including Bao Dai’s Palace, Crazy House, the local market, Truc Lam Temple zen monastery and the ancient railway station. Three nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Today’s guided trekking excursion takes you through a jungle area and ends at a lake. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Return to your hotel in the mid to late afternoon. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today you’ll take a downhill bicycle ride through a pine forest, small farms and past Dankia Lake. You’ll stop for a picnic lunch. Return to your hotel in the mid to late afternoon. (B, L)

Day 4 – Today you’ll take a full day non-private flat water kayaking excursion in the highlands. (B, L)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport. Or, for an extra charge, transfer overland to Nha Trang. (B)

Consider adding a one day non-private cycling excursion from the mountains to the coast at Mui Ne or Nha Trang.

Trekking at Cat Tien National Park

vietnam-85300_640Day 1 – This morning you’ll travel overland from Saigon to Cat Tien National Park. Cross the river by ferry to the Park headquarters. In the mid-afternoon you’ll go bird-watching via canoe along the river. After dinner you’ll take a night safari. Two nights accommodations. (L, D)

Day 2 – Today’s full day trek takes you up to Crocodile Lake, where you’ll have a picnic lunch. Return to Park headquarters in the mid-afternoon. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – This morning you’ll visit the Endangered Primate Species Centre at Dao Tien island, before returning to Saigon. (B)

Northwest Frontier Adventure

vietnam-1463899_640Day 1 – Travel overland from Hanoi to Sapa, via 4WD vehicle. Two nights accommodations in Sapa.

Day 2 – Today’s full day exploration of Sapa includes treks to Ta Van and Lao Chai. (B, L)

Day 3 – Visit Ta Phin village. Have a picnic lunch before traveling overland to Lai Chau for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Travel overland to Dien Bien Phu where you’ll have time to explore the area. Overnight accommodations in Dien Bien Phu. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Continue your overland excursion to Son La, with time to explore the area. One night stay in Son La. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – The adventure continues with an overland drive to Mai Chau, to experience village life. Accommodations are in a village longhouse. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Today you’ll take a full day trek in the valley. Overnight in a Mai Chau village longhouse or continue to Hoa Binh for an overnight hotel stay. (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Travel overland back to Hanoi. (B)

Highlands & Coast – Dalat & Nha Trang

nha-trang-100273_640Day 1 – Transfer overland from Saigon to Dalat, located in the central highlands of Vietnam. Half day city tour on arrival, including Bao Dai’s Palace, Crazy House, the local market, Truc Lam Temple zen monastery and the ancient railway station. Two nights accommodations. (L)

Day 2 – This morning tour of the countryside around Dalat, including a Lat village. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3 – Travel overland to Nha Trang, through a lush area of plantations. On arrival visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers. Two nights accommodations. (B, L)

Day 4 – Morning tour of the Nha Trang countryside tour. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 5 – At leisure until it’s time to transfer to the Nha Trang airport. (B)

Highlands & Coast – Dalat & Phan Thiet

sand-hill-1462689_640Day 1 – Transfer overland from Saigon to Dalat, in the highlands of Vietnam. Half day city tour on arrival, including Bao Dai’s Palace, Crazy House, the local market, Truc Lam Temple zen monastery and the ancient railway station. Two nights accommodations. (L)

Day 2 – This morning tour of the countryside around Dalat, including a Lat village. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 3 – Travel overland to Phan Thiet. En route a stop will be made to visit Po Klong Garai Towers. Two nights accommodations. (B, L)

Day 4 – Morning jeep ride to explore the ocean dunes. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B, L)

Day 5 – At leisure until it’s time for an overland transfer to Nha Trang or back to Saigon. (B)

Overnight Mekong Delta Cruises, Hotel Packages & Homestay

vietnam-1276917_640Homestay in the Mekong Delta – 2 days/1 night
Includes transfers from Saigon, sightseeing and bicycling in local villages and markets, as well as cooking and dining with the locals. Four meals and your choice of an overnight in a homestay in Vinh Long province or a local lodge in the Cai Be area are included.

Exploring the Mekong Delta at Cai Be & Can Tho – 2 days/1 night
Includes transfers from Saigon, one night hotel in Can Tho, a boat ride on the Mekong, sightseeing and three meals.

Mekong Delta Cruise with overnight onboard – 2 days/1 night
Includes transfers from Saigon, a boat ride on the Mekong, accommodations on board, sightseeing and four meals. This is a non-private excursion.

Exploring the Mekong Delta at Cai Be & Can Tho – 3 days/2 nights
Includes transfers from Saigon, two nights accommodations in Can Tho, boat ride on the river, visits to the Bang Lang storks garden, Binh Thuy ancient house, Can Tho Museum, the Khmer Pagoda and four meals.

Exploring the Mekong Delta – 3 days/2 nights Cai Be, Can Tho & Chau Doc
Includes transfers from Saigon, accommodations one night each in Can Tho and Chau Doc, boat ride on the Delta, sightseeing, visit to floating markets, Can Tho township with the Bang Lang storks garden, Khmer Pagoda, Binh Thuy ancient house and Can Tho museum, Chau Doc town, a Khmer village and drive or trek to the top of Sam Mountain, along with five meals.

Mekong Delta Cruise with overnight onboard – 3 days/2 nights
Includes transfers from Saigon, accommodations on board, floating markets, local villages, a local house at Co Chien, Can Tho town and seven meals.

Exploring the Mekong Delta – 4 days/3 nights Cai Be, Can Tho & Chau Doc
Includes transfers from Saigon, accommodations for two nights in Can Tho and one night in Chau Doc, boat ride on the Delta, sightseeing, visit to floating markets, Can Tho township with the Bang Lang storks garden, Khmer Pagoda, Binh Thuy ancient house and Can Tho museum, Chau Doc town, a floating home, a Khmer village and drive or trek to the top of Sam Mountain, along with six meals.

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Beach Getaways

Nha Trang Beach Adventure

vietnam-704656_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Nha Trang you’ll be met and transferred to Cau Da pier for a full day excursion to local islands via private boat. You can snorkel at Mun Island and will have lunch at Se Tre Island. Three nights accommodations. (L)

Day 2 – Today’s excursion takes you through the forest to the Cai River where you’ll go kayaking on the river. Lunch will be at a riverside restaurant. Return to your hotel in the mid-afternoon. (B, L)

Day 3 – Head out this morning to visit a coffee processing plant. After your morning coffee drive to the starting point for a leisurely bike ride through the fields to Yangbay Waterfall. Continue your ride to an ethnic village and crocodile farm. Return to your hotel by car. (B, L)

Day 4 – Morning city tour and cyclo ride. Afternoon transfer to the airport. (B)

Beach stays are available for any number of nights.

Phu Quoc Island Getaway

vietnam-1262819_640Day 1 – Transfer from any hotel in Saigon to the airport for your included flight to Phu Quoc. Upon arrival in Phu Quoc you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Three nights accommodations in Phu Quoc.

Day 2 – Day at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 3 – Day at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 4 – Transfer to the Phu Quoc airport for your included flight to Saigon. Transfer to any hotel in Saigon. (B)

Beach stays are available for any number of nights.

Con Dao Island Getaway

fishing-164977_640Day 1 – Transfer from any hotel in Saigon to the airport for your included flight to Con Dao. Arrival transfer to hotel. Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – Full day at leisure. (B)

Day 3 – At leisure until time to transfer to the Con Dao airport. (B)

Beach stays are available for any number of nights.

Hoi An Beach & Exploration

viet-nam-1037226_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in at the Danang airport you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel at Hoi An. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach. Three nights accommodations.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll take a guided walking tour of Hoi An, a 1,000 year old town that’s now a World Heritage Site, followed by an afternoon countryside tour. (B, L)

Day 3 – At leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 4 – Transfer to the Danang airport or transfer overland to Hue. (B)

Beach stays are available for any number of nights.

Phan Thiet Getaway

phan-thiet-1790701_1280Day 1 – Morning overland transfer from Saigon to Phan Thiet city or Mua Ne. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach. Two nights accommodations.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll explore Phan Thiet via sampan and cyclo. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 3 – This morning you’ll explore the area via jeep. Afternoon transfer back to Saigon. (B)

Beach stays are available for any number of nights.

Overnight Halong Bay Options

About Halong Bay Cruises

Halong Bay options include the choice of your own private boat or a variety of share boats. Overnight onboard or at a hotel in Halong City or on Cat Ba Island. We use the following boats for Halong Bay:

  • Signature HLG and Signature Royal
  • Dragon Legend, Red Dragon and Dragon Pearl
  • Syrena
  • Pelican
  • La Vela Premium and La Vela
  • Indochina Sails, Valentine and Premium Valentine
  • Violet, Jasmine and Ginger
  • Emeraude (steamship)
  • Au Co
  • Paradise, Paradise Peak and Paradise Luxury
  • Victory Star
  • Bhaya Legend and Classic
  • Bai Tho
  • Orchid Cruise

2 days/1 night – Halong Bay with Halong City

Includes transfers from Hanoi, day cruise on a private boat, accommodations in Halong City and three meals.

2 days/1 night – Halong Bay Overnight Onboard Share Boat

Includes transfers from Hanoi, overnight stay onboard a share boat in Halong Bay and four meals.

2 days/1 night – Halong Bay overnight onboard private boat

Includes transfers from Hanoi, overnight stay onboard a private boat in Halong Bay and four meals.

3 days/2 nights – Halong Bay with Cat Ba island & share boat

Includes transfers from Hanoi, one night on board a share Bai Tho junk boat, one night accommodation on Cat Ba Island, cruise of the bay, sightseeing in Cat Ba’s National Park, hydrofoil ride, tour of Haiphong town and six meals.

3 days/2 nights – Halong Bay with hotel stays in Haiphong & Cat Ba island

Includes transfers from Hanoi, one night accommodation on a private junk boat, one night on Cat Ba Island, sightseeing in Cat Ba Island’s National Park, hydrofoil ride, sightseeing in Haiphong and six meals.

3 days/2 nights – Halong Bay with Haiphong, Cat Ba island & private boat

Includes transfers from Hanoi, one night on Cat Ba Island, one night in Haiphong, sightseeing in Cat Ba Island’s National Park, hydrofoil ride, sightseeing in Haiphong and six meals.

Mix and Match Packages

 

Because all our tours are custom-designed, you can choose any of the above itineraries and mix and match them with other itineraries. Or, you can opt to select portions of the above itineraries and mix them together. Or, build your own itinerary. The more trip components you add, the lower the per component price.

 

Vietnam Day Trips

Favorite Day Trips & Activities

Add any of these excursions to your itinerary:

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  • Evening A O show with guide.
  • Ben Thanh Night Market walking tour with guide.
  • Pre-dinner drinks at Chill Bar, followed by a Vietnamese dinner.
  • Laydy Hau Dinner Cruise.
  • Special Dining Experience at Noir.
  • Half day city tour by side car.
  • Good morning Vietnam by side car.
  • Full day Can Gio mangroves by speedboat.
  • French Colonial Era of Saigon by antique car.
  • Walk Through Saigon’s Secret Rail Tracks.
  • For families – making cupcakes & dolls with the locals.
  • Contrasts walking tour of Districts 4 & 7.
  • Cu Chi by Speedboat & Bike Ride.
  • Can Gio Ecological Forest by Bike & Boat.
  • Good morning Vietnam by Sidecar.
  • Amazing Farm visit with healthy cooking class.
  • Vung Tau by Hydrofoil or Road.

Hanoi

  • Symphony concert at Hanoi Opera House.
  • Behind the Scenes at the Hanoi Opera House with dinner.
  • Home Hosted Vietnamese Dinner.
  • Red River Delta’s Buddhist Pagoda with mediation & vegetarian lunch.
  • Temple Under the Stars with dinner – exclusive night access to Hanoi’s Temple of Literature.
  • Lacquerware Art Class.
  • West Lake Spiritual Journey with home-hosted lunch.
  • Private Antique Collection tour.
  • Full day Hanmoi exploration by bike.
  • Primate Center at Cuc Phuong National Park.
  • Ninh Binh Kayaking.
  • Hoa Binh Village Day Tour or Ha Bac Countryside Tour.
  • Pho Hien and Tho Ha Village Tour.
  • Duong Lam Village.
  • Hanoi’s Photographic & Film Heritage.
  • Buddhist & Zen Experience with vegetarian lunch at a Pagoda.
  • City tour via cyclo and city buggy.

Hoi An/Danang & Hue

  • Marble Mountain rappelling (Hoi An/Danang).
  • Rock climbing at Marble Mountain (Hoi An/Danang).
  • Full day to Thien Duong Cave (Hue).
  • Full day Bach Ma National Park (Hue or Hoi An/Danang).
  • Visit Tra Que herb village by bike (Hoi An/Danang).
  • My Son (Hoi An/Danang)
  • Ancient Hoa Lu Day Tour including Boat Trip (Hoi An/Danang).
  • Boat Trip to Islands (Hoi An/Danang, Hoi An)
  • Sunrise or Sunset Cruise on Tam Giang Lagoon (Hue).
  • Traditional Garden house with home-hosted lunch or dinner (Hue).
  • Dine at Boi Tran Private Gallery (Hue).
  • DMZ Day Tour (Hue).
  • Salt Rice dinner with a famous cookbook author (Hue).
  • Meditation & Vegetarian Meal at Zen house (Hue).
  • Kite-making (Hue).

Nha Trang

  • City highlight tour & mud bath experience.
  • Art & craft tour by cyclo.
  • Participating in charitable works for abandoned children.
  • Scuba diving.
  • Boat Trip to Islands.

Various cities

  • A variety of street food tours, market tours and cooking classes.
  • A variety of bicycle excursions.
  • Shuttle boat service from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Overland transfers between various cities including Saigon to Phan Thiet, Nha Trang to Dalat, Hue to Hoi An, Saigon to Nha Trang, Phan Thiet to Dalat and more.
  • Much more – If you don’t see what you want – just ask us!

Vietnam Transport

Rail Travel

Available when purchased in connection with other arrangements such as hotels, private sightseeing and transfers:

  • Saigon to Hanoi or Hanoi to Saigon (29hrs/30mins)
  • Saigon to Danang (17hrs/36mins)
  • Saigon to Hue (20hrs/50mins)
  • Saigon to Nha Trang (10hrs/25mins)
  • Saigon to Phan Thiet (4hrs/45mins)
  • Hanoi to Hue (11hrs/39mins)
  • Hanoi to Danang (14hrs/3mins)
  • Hanoi to Nha Trang (22hrs/42mins)

Discounted airfares within Vietnam

Available when purchased in connection with other arrangements such as hotels, private sightseeing and transfers, our discount airfares are available between the city pairs below. Discounted fares from Vietnam to elsewhere in Southeast Asia may also be available.

Hanoi To:

Saigon
Danang
Hue
Dien Bien Phu
Nha Trang
Dalat
Can Tho
Buon Me Thuot
Qui Nhon
Dong Hoi

Saigon To:

Hanoi
Haiphong
Danang
Hue
Nha Trang
Dalat
Quy Nhon
Buon Me Thuot
Pleiku
Phu Quoc
Rach Gia
Con Dao
Ca Mau
Vinh City
Tuy Hoa
Can Tho
Chu Lai

Miscellaneous:

Phu Quoc / Rach Gia
Danang / Nha Trang
Danang / Buon Me Thuot
Danang / Pleiku
Danang / Quy Nhon
Phu Quoc / Can Tho

Multi-Country Tours

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Prices include meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner). Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are approximate and are subject to change/availability at the time of confirmation. Prices are subject to holiday/high season surcharges including possible compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners. Prices are subject to possible black-out periods. Prices are subject to currency fluctuation. Packages that include flights are subject to airfare changes. Prices in particular accommodation categories may vary greatly, depending upon the dates of travel and choice of hotel. In most cases, the prices listed above are based on minimum category hotels rooms. Mekong Delta and Halong Bay private boat prices may vary depending upon the number of people traveling together and the size of the boat required. Prices are based upon a cash discount. A visa is required to enter Vietnam. Visa fees are not included in the above prices.