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Discover Vietnam

Get ready for cultural immersion, local escapades, plenty of fun and un-pho-gettable times all rolled into one.
One trip, double the fun! 
 
From the temples of Siem Reap to the limestone karst wonderland of Ha Long Bay, and the beautiful old-world charm of Hoi An to the buzzing local vibrancy of Hanoi, experience the best of Vietnam and Cambodia with us. Explore a mix of ancient-modern cities, floating villages and colourful market streets that crackle with energy, eat steaming bowls of noodle soup, and enjoy plenty of good times with new friends in between.
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Duration
11 Days

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Starting From
₹167,827
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Active Asia Tours

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Reviews

10 Reviews

Karen & Pauline
5.0 out of 5
Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.
Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.read less
Phillippa & Jim
5.0 out of 5
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend.read less
Barry & Janet
5.0 out of 5
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened. Thanks again for the great memory.
Would just like to thank you guys, we recently did a tour though Vietnam which could not have gone any better, your guides, hotel location, tour selection all to clock work, you said it, it happened. Thanks again for the great memory.read less
Annette
4.5 out of 5
Active Asia were just incredible to deal with, the tour guides, the drivers – couldn’t believe how good their service was. We were treated so well, and they were NEVER late, every detail was thought of and planned so well. Our accommodation and everything was awesome!
Active Asia were just incredible to deal with, the tour guides, the drivers – couldn’t believe how good their service was. We were treated so well, and they were NEVER late, every detail was thought of and planned so well. Our accommodation and everything was awesome!read less
M & T Marsh
4.5 out of 5
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.
Viet’s (our guide) knowledge of the country and history is extensive, his English language excellent. We loved his humour, efficiency and kindness in dealing with older clients.read less
Philippa & Jim
5.0 out of 5
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend. His knowledge is amazing, he got our sense of humour and his English is perfect. A big thank you for sharing his passion and knowledge of Vietnam!
Honestly the best guide ever – in all the world. Hoang (guide) was like travelling with a friend. His knowledge is amazing, he got our sense of humour and his English is perfect. A big thank you for sharing his passion and knowledge of Vietnam!read less
Rebecca
4.0 out of 5
Hoong (our guide) is the most personable, friendly and helpful guide anyone could hope for. We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.
Hoong (our guide) is the most personable, friendly and helpful guide anyone could hope for. We would certainly recommend to our friends to do an Active Asia tour, excellently organised and no worries from a traveller’s point of view.read less
Henry & Diane
4.5 out of 5
Best guide we have ever had!
Best guide we have ever had!read less
Karen & Pauline
4.5 out of 5
Vu (our guide) was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, friendly, gave good information. He made our trip into a great experience. We loved his sense of humour and nothing was a problem. Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.
Vu (our guide) was fabulous. Very knowledgeable, friendly, gave good information. He made our trip into a great experience. We loved his sense of humour and nothing was a problem. Our trip has been an amazing experience for two ladies who have never done anything like this before. Excellent.read less
Barbara & Graham
4.5 out of 5
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing. The hotels, our accommodation, was as good as anywhere. The food also was extremely very good and as is the case we ate too much. Memorable!
The guides & drivers were exemplary, polite, on time and understanding of our needs. Certainly, no language difficulties. They were truly amazing. The hotels, our accommodation, was as good as anywhere. The food also was extremely very good and as is the case we ate too much. Memorable!read less
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Why take this trip with us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Arrive Hanoi

Arrive Hanoi anytime today where you will be met for the transfer to your hotel.

Upon arrival your local English Speaking guide will update you with all you need to know about Hanoi including money matters, how to get around, what’s ahead on your tour plus you’ll get our best of what to do and where to eat guide.

Bask in luxury with a two night stay in a boutique 4 Star Hotel in the heart of the old quarter.

Hanoi

This morning after a wonderful breakfast at your hotel meet your group for a Heritage Hanoi city tour beginning with a visit to the Women’s Museum, which highlights the incredible role women have in Vietnamese culture and traditions in supporting their family and country. An incredible insight into Vietnamese community.

Continue to tour Hoa Lo, the infamous prison nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton which once housed US Senator John McCain.

The Temple of Literature built in 1070 was Vietnam’s first University, dedicated to Confucius and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture.

Lunch is included at KOTO a not-for-profit restaurant helping troubled youth learn culinary skills to bring them a higher education and a brighter future.

After lunch, visit Ba Dinh Square to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, a major pilgrimage site for the Vietnamese people, where inside lies the country’s famous leader. You’ll tour his Historic House to learn more about the great man Ho Chi Minh and the famous One Pillar Pagoda.

We then return to the ‘Old Quarter’ for an Ancient City Walking Tour to discover the narrow streets of this 1,000-year-old city centre. Bustling streets filled with vendors, city life and narrow traditional homes make this an amazing place to explore.

The evening is yours at leisure, you may like to shop, dine beside Hoan Kiem Lake or relax back at your hotel.

Optional Experience:
Street Food Tour – Sample the special flavours of Vietnam on this walking tour of the street food of Vietnam. Guided, 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Halong Bay

We’ll arrive around midday, just in time to board your oriental-style cruise boat and to enjoy a tasty buffet lunch in comfortable surroundings.

Spend the afternoon cruising amongst the limestone pillars, beautiful forest-topped islets, caves, and deserted coves. Take the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters or kayak! If you’d rather relax in the comfort of the boat, activities include sunbathing, traditional massage and cooking demonstrations.

Enjoy a delicious dinner and a luxurious night’s sleep on our Deluxe Cruise. Your cabin offers all the amenities to feel comfortable: twin or queen-size bed, air-conditioner, ensuite bathroom with shower and expansive windows providing memorable views.

Halong Bay - Hoi An

An early-morning treat awaits the early-riser: join in with Tai Chi on the sundeck for the chance to admire the beauty and tranquility of the sunrise or simply enjoy dawn break with coffee and a light breakfast. Don’t miss your last chance to take in the stunning seascape of Halong Bay as we cruise back to port. We’ll stop at islands and bays for you to take your final pictures, before enjoying a buffet brunch. Upon disembarking, your guide will greet you for your return drive to Hanoi.

Late afternoon you’ll arrive at Hanoi airport for the short flight to Danang in Central Vietnam.
Bonus: We have included access to the airport lounge for you to relax before your flight.

On arrival, transfer to Hoi An and your seaside hotel.
3 nights, 4 Star, boutique beachfront Resort.

Hoi An

This morning discover the ancient Ruins of My Son.
Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the My Son remains of impressive towers located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

My Son is Vietnam’s counterpart to the grand cities of other Asian civilizations such as Angkor (Cambodia), Bagan (Myanmar), Ayutthaya (Thailand), and Borobudur (Java).

You’ll return to Hoi An for a lunch of traditional Hoi An food.
A short Ancient Hoi An walking tour showcases the historic old buildings. Ancient shop houses line the streets, the Japanese covered bridge is a landmark and you’ll discover the history of this ancient trading port.

You can return to your hotel to relax, swim and freshen up – then the evening is yours at leisure. Hoi An offers a huge range of lovely restaurants and is very popular for shopping

Hoi An

We have included a full day at leisure in Hoi An as it is the jewel in anyone’s visit to Hoi An. You can choose to relax, explore, swim or shop – the choice is yours.

Hoi An is one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam with its charming old town filled with art shops, home-wares, cafés and tailors. During the 17th and 18th centuries Hoi An was a major Asian trading centre, it is a wonderful town for getting clothes tailor-made or for buying souvenirs, Hoi An also boasts an excellent beach.

For those who want to maximize their time we offer optional tours (additional cost)

Optional Experiences:
Cooking class – Red Bridge offers one of the most professional and fun cooking classes in Vietnam. Beginning with a market visit to purchase produce, followed by a boat trip to the school. Red Bridge will teach you how to create many of the popular Vietnamese dishes you will encounter on your holiday. Begins at 8.15am in Hoi An town.

Countryside Village by bike
Using quality local bikes your guide will collect you from your hotel for a cycle through the countryside to a local village where the way of life remains as it has for generations. You’ll see pottery making and visit the Tra Que farming Village, the fresh vegetable gardens and many of local farmers work at their fields using traditional methods. On the way see small handicrafts, such as rice paper making. Lunch is included of local food before biking back to your hotel. Fitness level: Average. Grade: Easy

Ethnic Village by Jeep
Travel by American Army Jeep for an exciting ride inland towards the Ho Chi Minh Trail, through stunning countryside to a traditional ethnic community still living the ways of their ancestors. Full Day Tour, Guided.

Optional tours can be pre-paid with your tour or available for you to book with your guide.

Hai Van Pass

Take in the stunning mountains and turquoise waters as we make our way to Marble Mountain – a collection of five marble and limestone hills, home to an entire village devoted to carving beautiful sculptures. We will make a brief stop at the Cham Museum, giving you the opportunity to explore artefacts from the ancient Cham Kingdom.

Climbing the pass, once rated by National Geographic as one of the 50 ‘must-do’ journeys in the world, stunning views await of Lang Co Beach and out to Sea.

Once we’ve had our fill of breathtaking scenery, we will continue to Hue to check in and relax.

Bonus: This evening you’ll be pampered like royalty as you discover the cuisine the Emperor’s dined on at a special Imperial Banquet dinner.

Enjoy two luxurious nights in a heritage style 4 Star hotel.

Hue

A day exploring the Royal Capital.

Start the day with a scenic boat trip along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, a beautiful seven-storey temple built in 1601. Then continue by car to the Ancient Citadel, the capital of Vietnam from 1802-1945, where the last King of Vietnam – Bao Dai King – stepped down on 30 August, 1945.

In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, before visiting the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh with its mix of Asian and Western architecture. Get acquainted with local culture and traditional crafts on the return journey to your hotel. We’ll stop at a roadside village to observe how locals make incense and traditional conical hats. A real off-the-beaten track experience!

Bonus: This evening you’ll be pampered like Royalty as you discover the cuisine the Emperor’s dined on at a special Imperial Banquet dinner.

Hue to Saigon

This morning transfer to Hue airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
On arrival transfer to your hotel for check-in and to freshen up.

Then get ready to tour the Saigon Sights. We’ll explore the beautiful architecture and preserved history of this former French colonial city, including a stop at the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office. Once you’ve witnessed the blend of East and West in the landmarks, we’ll make time for a delicious lunch (not included), and make a stop at the War Museum – a stark reminder of the impact of the Vietnam War.

Then, enjoy a visit to the traditional medicine museum, where you’ll discover the use of natural herbs in traditional medicines used in Asia dating back to the Stone Age. We’ll end the day at a local boutique brewery for those who want to sample an ice-cold local beer to end their day!

Spend two nights in a historic, central 4 Star Hotel.

Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon

This network of war tunnels is a fascinating insight into the Vietnam War. Watch a video to understand their use, tour the grounds, and even take a peek inside. The tunnels have been excavated to accommodate Western bodies, so climb in if you wish!

On your return to Saigon, the afternoon is yours at leisure for that last-minute shopping or to enjoy the cafés and bars.

Tip! For shopping enjoy the luxury brand names around downtown Saigon or head to Ben Thanh market to test your bartering skills.

Departure

Today is at leisure until you transfer for your International flight departure.

Inclusions

 2-night stays throughout to ensure your holiday is leisurely and enjoyable

 Plus 3 nights in everyone’s favourite spot – Hoi An!

 Cruise Halong Bay

 Quality 4 star centrally located Hotels & Resorts

 Our friendly local English speaking guide throughout tour

 All transfers and sightseeing tours detailed including all entrance fees 

 All domestic flights, additional meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

 Full pre-departure information and an emergency contact phone number in Vietnam

Not Included

 International flights

 Vietnam entry visa 

 Travel Insurance 

 Drinks during lunches and dinners 

 Departure taxes (if applicable) 

 Personal expenses (laundry, mini-bar, internet, etc) 

 Gratuities (tips)

 Additional 5% GST

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