Vietnam Free and Easy Tour 4/5* with Optional Mai Chau/Ninh Binh Extension - Ho Chi Minh City - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Escape to the majestic country of Vietnam for an extraordinary tour of its highlights, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An and Hanoi.
  • Opt to add an additional 3-night extension to Mai Chau & Ninh Binh, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery and traditional villages.
  • During your stay, you'll be able to choose between Superior 4* Hotels and Deluxe 4/5* Hotels, all of which boast prime locations, delightful facilities and plush rooms.

Your Destination

Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of luxury 5-star resorts.

Our Offers

Offer 1: 11-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour in Superior 4* Hotels

Offer 2: 11-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour in Deluxe 4/5* Hotels

Offer 3: 14-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour + 3-Night Mai Chau Extension in Superior 4* Hotels

Offer 4: 14-Night Essentials of Vietnam Tour + 3-Night Mai Chau Extension in Deluxe 4/5* Hotels

Your Itinerary In Brief

11-Night Standard Tour
Day 1: Saigon arrival
Day 2: Saigon visits 
Day 3: Saigon – Vinh Long – Can Tho 
Day 4: Can Tho – Da Nang – Hoi An 
Day 5: Hoi An – Hoi An Countryside by motorbike
Day 6: Hoi An – Hue visits
Day 7: Hue free time 
Day 8: Hue – Hanoi 
Day 9: Hanoi visits 
Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Day 11: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi 
Day 12: Hanoi – Departure 

Extension to Mai Chau/Ninh Binh
Day 12: Hanoi – Mai Chau valley
Day 13: Mai Chau valley – Ninh Binh/Ha Long Bay on land
Day 14: Ninh Binh visits – Hanoi 
Day 15: Hanoi – Departure 

Your Itinerary

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below.

Day 1: Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, and be welcomed by our driver and transferred to your hotel for check-in and a refresh. With its heady mix of past and present architecture, scooters whizzing past, and noodle sellers on the sidewalk, Saigon is a city on the move. Spend the rest of the day enjoying free time. Please Note: Official room check-in time is 14.00. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast & Lunch)
Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s history, and experience the city as it was before the war. Travel to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. We continue to the Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and late President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in Apr 30, 1975.Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, you visit a local food market, a flower market, a local residence to observe the local life. The last stop of the day is the unforgettable Jade Emperor pagoda. The pagoda is filled with smoky incense and fantastic carved figurines. It was built by the Cantonese community at the turn of the 20th century and continues to buzz with the faithful. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 3: Saigon – Vinh Long – Can Tho (Breakfast & Lunch)
After that, take the road to Vinh Long and visit Vinh Long Market in town. This is the best photo opportunity for fish, shrimp, shrimp, crabs, snakes, rice field rats, tropical fruits, vegetables ... Continue the trip by a boat cruise to visit the local workshops where you will see how to make rice leaves, coconut candies and rice popcorn. Enjoy some types of candies with a hot cup of tea. Then we wander around to visit the orchard and the local family. We will enjoy some types of fruits and tea while listening to traditional music. Lunch in a fruitful orchard.  In the afternoon, continue to boat trip along the Mekong River and observe many floating cages for fish farming. Then we pass the My An canal to see many brick kilns on both sides and return to the Hòa Tịnh canal. We will walk in the peaceful village to see how they make bricks, trays and bamboo baskets ... You will also learn how they make conical hats by hand. Heading to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4: Can Tho – Da Nang – Hoi An (Breakfast)
Early morning cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by motorboat, we will see the Cai Rang Floating Market- the busiest but nicest one with heaps of rowing boats. See the beautiful scenery and daily activities of the locals. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay before heading to Can Tho airport for the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up and drive you to your hotel. Free time and overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An visits – Hoi An countryside by motorbike (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel.At 8:30am a tour guide and motorbike driver will pick you up from hotel for an authentic village tour. This countryside tour of Hoi An will give you real insight to local life. Meet our motorbike driver at your hotel and we ride over the bridge to Cam Kim Island and along the riverside into the beautiful rural countryside. First stops include an Ancestral House and a traditional boat builder’s yard before we set off to explore the sleepy island villages. Zig-zag through the breathtaking scenery of rice paddies & farmland and enjoy the cooling breeze. Next, learn from friendly local families the art of mat weaving, farming, and how to make (and eat) the perfect Banh Dap rice crackers. Meeting local families is a must-do to see the real way of life in Vietnam. Finally, it’s up high and over the new bridge offering spectacular panoramic views of Hoi An, which takes us to the water coconut palm for interesting basket boat rowing on the peaceful river, and then back to your hotel at noon. Lunch in a restaurant.Take a guided walking tour around Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit the Japanese covered bridge, Chinese assembly hall, a typical Vietnamese merchant’s house, one of the interesting museums and the local market. There’re numerous art galleries, souvenirs and tailor shops where you can get some express made-to-order clothes if you like. The next visit is to home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you’ll have a brief introduction to the history, shape and color of the lanterns as well as stages of making them. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Day 6 : Hoi An – Hue visits (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast, you will proceed along one of Vietnam most scenic highways to Hue (4hr). When crossing the Hai Van pass, you will have a chance to contemplate a superb panorama of the central coastline and the beach of Lang Co – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Arrival in Hue after 3 hour driving. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, we explore the Imperial Citadel where Kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City and Thien Mu Pagoda. Return to your resort. Overnight in Hue. 
Day 7: Hue Free time (Breakfast)
After your breakfast, free time to enjoy your beautiful resort.

Day 8: Hue – Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Hue Airport for the flight to Hanoi.On arrival, your guide and driver will pick you up and drive to the hotel (Check-in time is 14:00). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi visits & encounter (Breakfast & Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, 08.00 guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Begin our exploration by following the most famous streets in the heart of the Old Quarters, discover the dark and tiny alleys whose width is perfectly adapted to an average Vietnamese. You stop at a local house in the old neighborhood which have been living here for over 50 years and discuss with them about their daily life. You will learn more about local traditions, culture and way of life. Continue to Dong Xuan Market, the biggest retail market in the Old Quarters, where you can find all the incredible and inexpensive shopping, ranging from exotic herbs to fresh fruits and vegetables, fragrant flowers to craft and the wooden decoration. On the way, you will have 2 stops to sample the drink and typical local dishes. The walk ends at O Quan Chuong gate, the only gate with 5 doors surrounding the citadel Thang Long, survives as a real "square door". Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam), Thang Long citadel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. Passing many rocks and islets in shape of Dog, Incense, Fighting-cock, Finger, Hoa Cuong etc and visit Surprise cave, kayak (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing and later overnight on board. Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to boat availability, weather condition, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. Local guide on boat.

Day 11: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Brunch)
In the morning, brunch will be served while cruising in the bay, pass by several rocks, islets and fishing villages, then moving toward Ha Long City for disembarking around 11 a.m.  Return to Hanoi. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi – Departure (Breakfast)
Breakfast at your hotel. Free time until transfer to the hotel for the flight of your departure. After check-out time at 12h00, it is possible to leave your luggage at hotel reception.

Optional Extension to Mai Chau

The following extension details a Mai Chau holiday extension which can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Day 12 : Hanoi – Mai Chau valley (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Mai Chau valley. You arrive at Mai Chau after about 4 hours driving. Take a walk or bike ride around ethnic villages. Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 13: Mai Chau valley – Ninh Binh/Ha Long Bay on land (Breakfast & Lunch)
Wake up early for sunrise before breakfast served by your hotel. After breakfast, visit a local market and take a walk through the villages, visit a kindergarten or a primary school (weekdays) where you take a bike ride through the cornfields and peanut fields to reach Xia Spring. Lunch at a homestay. In the afternoon, take the road to Ninh Binh. You arrive in Ninh Binh after about 3,5 hours. Overnight in Ninh Binh.

Day 14: Ninh Binh visits – Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch)
Breakfast at hotel, Take a bike ride on a beautiful country road in the middle of paddy fields and rocky peaks to a small pier Thung Nham which is still a little unknown to tourists, take a traditional boat ride in the poetic landscapes of Thung Nham between limestone peaks, visit the impressive Cave on the way. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then you visit Mua Cave, the most beautiful place to see in Ninh Binh, where you can see the city from the square in front of Tam Coc in the back and the limestone mountain that runs along the south of Vietnam. Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 15 : Hanoi – Departure (Breakfast)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time until transfer to the airport for the return flight (check-out time is 12:00).

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following Superior 4* or Deluxe 4/5* hotels in Standard Rooms with meals included as per itinerary.

Just for you
Just for you:
In Hue:
  • 2 daily spa treatments (50 minutes per treatment) & 1 daily Onsen bath treatment for 30 minutes per adult / night
  • Daily hot springs bathing.
  • Anywhere Anytime Daily Breakfast
  • Daily one time playing Zipline & Highwire per pax / night (children must be over 1’1m tall)
  • Complimentary Movement Therapies
  • Healthy welcome drink and welcome fruits upon arrival

One time 30-minute foot acupressure OR scalp treatment per person (for 2 persons)

10% discount on food & beverage menu

10% discount on laundry service

Kayaking, tennis court upon availability.

Daily Taichi & Yoga class according to resort schedule.

Daily shuttle bus to Hue city & Canh Duong beach according to resort schedule.

Complimentary usage of Wifi internet, bicycle, gym & fitness center

Superior 4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Ho Chi Minh City: 2-night stay at the Orchid Hotel Saigon 4* or similar
Can Tho: 1-night stay at the Iris Can Tho Hotel or similar 
Hoi An:
 2-night stay at the Rosemary Hoi An Hotel 4* or similar
Hue: Alba Wellness Spa 4* in a Bungalow Villa or similar
Hanoi: 2
-night stay at the Melia Hotel 4* or similar
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay aboard the Sealife Cruise 4* or similar

Mai Chau (with extension): 2-night stay at the Sol Bungalow 4* or similar
Ninh Binh (with extension): 1-night stay at the Hidden Charm Hotel or similar
Hanoi (with extension): 1 additional night at the La Belle vie Hotel 4* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Deluxe 4/5* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Ho Chi Minh City: 2-night stay at the Grand Saigon Hotel 5* or similar
Can Tho: 1-night stay at the Can Tho Lodge or Vinpearl Hotel 4* or similar
Hoi An:
 2-night stay at the Koi Hoi An Resort 5* or similar
Hue: Alba Wellness Spa 4* in a Bungalow Villa or similar
Hanoi:
 2-night stay at the Melia Hotel 5* or similar
Ha Long Bay: 1-night stay aboard the Sealife Legend Cruise 5* or similar

Mai Chau (with extension): 2-night stay at the Mai Chau Eco Lodge 4* or similar
Ninh Binh (with extension): 1-night stay at the Emeralda Ninh Binh Resort 4* or similar
Hanoi (with extension): 1 additional night at the Melia Hotel 5* or similar

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Return air-conditioned transfers are included throughout this offer. Internal flight tickets: Economy class, one piece of 23kg of checked luggage and one piece of 12kg of handbag (Can Tho – Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi).

Weather

Jan
min : 22°C max : 31°C
Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
min : 25°C max : 31°C
Jul
min : 25°C max : 31°C
Aug
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Sep
min : 24°C max : 31°C
Oct
min : 24°C max : 30°C
Nov
min : 23°C max : 30°C
Dec
min : 22°C max : 30°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements
 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Vietnam. If you have a different type of British nationality – for example ‘British national (overseas)’ you’ll need to get a visa before entering Vietnam. For further information about visa requirements, check with the Vietnamese Embassy in London.


Health
 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


UK health authorities have classified Vietnam as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Dengue fever is prevalent in the summer/wetter months. The majority of cases are in southern Vietnam. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


If you’re taking prescription medication into Vietnam, carry it in your hand luggage with a copy of the prescription. If it has a total import value greater than US$100, you should declare it at customs. 


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 1 pm or 2 pm
Check-out time: before 11 am or 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned or similar
  • Meals as listed in the program
  • Transfer services in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • English speaking guide as mentioned in the program
  • In-house English speaking guide on board in Ha Long Bay
  • Boat to share on Ha Long Bay
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Bottled mineral waters and wet wipes in car during the tour
  • Internal flight tickets: Economy class, one piece of 23kg of checked luggage and one piece of 12kg of handbag (Can Tho – Da Nang, Hue - Hanoi)

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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  • Exclusive perks and discounts of up to -70%
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