Vietnam Nature & Beach Tour
Hanoi • Halong Bay • Nha Trang • Ho Chi Minh City
Starting your adventure in Hanoi, we take in the city sights before we heading to Ninh Binh to see the biggest pagoda in Vietnam, Bai Dinh Pagoda. We also enjoy a scenic cruise at the Trang An complex to marvel at the caves, mountains and rivers.
Moving on to Ha Long Bay, we board a junk cruise to explore the picturesque bay and its magnificent limestone cliffs, the highlight of any visit to Vietnam. Next we fly south to Nha Trang and enjoy a cultural tour with some time to relax and enjoy the pristine beaches the region is so fondly known for.
The final stop on our tour is the capital city of Saigon. Here we will tour the city's historical sights and see the famous Cu Chi tunnel network built by the Viet Cong during the 1960's.
Arrive in Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transfer to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, The French colonial Styled Presidential Palace and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 in honour of Confucius.
After lunch, our car pick up and transfer to Ninh Binh
Car and tour guide pick you up at a place in city to depart for Ninh Binh .
Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam 10 metre in height, 100 tons in weight.
Have lunch in restaurant
In The afternoon, Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat cruise to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh.
Overnight in Ninh Bình
After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.
Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbour we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat while experiencing the majestic beauty of Halong Bay.
The junk is a wooden sailboat designed in a traditional Vietnamese style while offering a full range of modern amenities. Visit the fascinating Dau Go Cave called “The Cave of Marvels” and Thien Cung Cave, the “Heavenly Palace cave” surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
After dinner, enjoy fishing with local fishermen. The reflection of the limestone outcrops, the sight of fishing boats lit up in the darkness; enjoy these precious moments in one of the most breath-taking landscapes in the world.
Overnight on board the junk.
Stop by a cove for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Seafood feast on board. On the afternoon return to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, we will see the Museum of Ethnology then we will attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival.
Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it.
After our car pick up and transfer to the airport or flight to Nha Trang
Overnight in Nha Trang
Nha Trang Free Day.
After breakfast at hotel, we free at leisure until the time transfer to the airport for flight to Sai Gon.
Overnight in Sai Gon
08:00 A.m, departure to the small town of Cu Chi, located 35 km from Saigon (1h30), an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnel Network which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, there were over 250 km of tunnels. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included innumerable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon’s factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. The tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years beginning in the late 1940s.
Return to Saigon for an afternoon half day city tour: We enjoy a city tour to see Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1883) right on the square and the beautiful French-style Post Office (1886-1891), with its glass canopy and iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Overnight in Sai Gon
Breakfast at hotel. Free time your visit and relax. After check out hotel, our car pick up and transfer to the airport to flight departure.
- Return flights from South Africa to Vietnam
- All airport taxes
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- All private transportation
- Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English-speaking guide
- Domestic flights on Economy class
- Private boat trip as per tour
- Ha Long Junk cruise (2 days 1 night) with meals on board
- Breakfast Daily (Lunches and Dinners to be confirmed upon quoting)
- All sightseeing tickets
- Services charges and government tax
- Travel Insurance
- Visas (not required for South Afircan Passport holders)
- Vietnam visa pre-approval letter per nationality
- Vietnam visa pre-approval letter: $38 pp for South Africa Citizen
- Vietnam visa stamp fee: $25 pp (To be paid on arrival)
- Meals not specified (Supplement $15 per meal - Asian/Vietnamese set menu at local restaurant)
- Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
- Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
- Optional excursions not specified
- Items of personal nature
Rates are based on lowest fares.
Rates increase during the school and public holiday periods.
Please enquire for a quotation over the school holidays.
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.