Essential Vietnam Tour

$899 per person
7 days

PREMIUM HOTELS Escorted Tour of Vietnam

Discover the magic of Vietnam on this top value escorted tour with the comforts of 4-star hotels. Travel south to north as you explore Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay and Hanoi.
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This Vietnam coach tour gets the double thumbs up for value. Join the tour in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the ease of group travel as your journey heads north to Halong Bay and the capital city of Hanoi. Knowledgeable local guides look after you all the way and there's plenty of time to explore at you own pace on this exciting introduction to Vietnam!

What's included

Departure Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Return Location
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tour Start Date & Time
May 2, 2024 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Booking Code: VIETG7M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Internal flights
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements and fees
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: From extra $450 includes private rooms. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: We can book hotels for you in Vietnam. Flights to Vietnam: Contact us for the latest airfare deals. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask us for a quote.

Vietnam tour overview

This tour starts in the south and travels north from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.

In Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), there’s leisure time to enjoy exploring the city with its magnificent French colonial architecture. View the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea during the Halong Bay excursion and discover the fascinating blend of East and West in the capital city of Hanoi.

An internal flight is included to make the most of your time and local guides will share their knowledge and insights into this remarkable country.




Vietnam Tour Sale

Hurry, space is already filling quickly on this escorted tour of Vietnam and flash sale must be booked by 29 April 2024.

Lowest price departures are in February and March 2025, with tours available from August 2024 to May 2025.

For full details and to make a booking, please call 1300 168 910 or email [email protected] today!

Please note: Prices in AUD are per person, based on twin share. Single supplement is from $450. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and will vary depending on travel date. Please contact us for current prices. Tour does not include international flights and these can be added on request. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply. Booking code VIETG7M.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Intra-flight: Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
    • 3 nights Ho Chi Minh City
    • 1 night Halong Bay
    • 2 nights Hanoi
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special features

  • Leisure time to enjoy Hoi Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, with its magnificent French colonial architecture
  • View the thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea during the Halong Bay excursion
  • Time to explore the capital city of Hanoi, a fascinating blend of East and West, at your own pace


Halong Bay, Vietnam
Discover the stunning emerald waters of Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon), the largest city in Vietnam. Make your own way to the hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh


Full Day in Ho Chi Minh City

Spend the full day at leisure or, join the optional morning half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. They were part of an underground tunnel network built by the Viet Cong to control a large rural area near Saigon. The Cu Chi network includes 125 miles of tunnels with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, weapon factories, hospitals, shelters and other tunnels. In the afternoon, choose to participate in an optional half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with its French style architecture, City Hall, and the magnificent Saigon Opera House. From here, visit lively Ben Thanh Market - where an unbelievable assortment of wares and crafts are sold under one roof. Continue to Dong Khoi Street, a major shopping thoroughfare in the centre of the city. Early in the evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager. Remainder of the evening is at leisure. Be sure to check out the diversified dining scene in this culinary rich city
Optional: Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels (AM)
Optional: Half Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour (PM)
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast


Full Day in Ho Chi Minh City

Today is at leisure to further explore the city on your own or, join the optional full day Mekong Delta River Tour. Today’s journey into the Mekong Delta region will take you along the newly built highway, picturesque countryside and seemingly endless paddy fields. Upon arrival at My Tho, you will board a private motor boat for a fascinating cruise along the river, observing the daily life of local people on the waterways. The tour includes a visit to a coconut factory, handicraft workshop and honey bee farm. You will be introduced to the daily life of the local people, learning about local fruit and plants as well as an opportunity to sample some local tropical fruit in an orchard. The tour ends with a great lunch at a local restaurant by the river bank
Optional: Full Day Mekong Delta River Tour
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast


Fly to Hanoi, Transfer to Halong Bay

Depart Ho Chi Minh on a flight to sparkling Hanoi, cultural centre of the country. Upon arrival, travel overland and through the lush Vietnamese countryside to picturesque Halong Bay, considered one of Vietnam's most celebrated attractions. As you approach, you’ll see thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea creating a truly magical scene. Arrive at your hotel in Halong Bay for overnight
Overnight: Halong Bay. Meals: Breakfast


Cruise Halong Bay, Travel to Hanoi

Incredible views await you today! Halong Bay is considered one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, added to the list of UNESCO Heritage sites and declared recently as one of the "New Seven Natural Wonders of the World". There are over 3,000 islands in the emerald waters and over 1,000 have their own names. Numbers of caves and grottos of all sizes and shapes are filled with small waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. Sail on a traditional wooden boat on the tranquil bay with lunch served on board. Visit one of the caves and afterwards, travel to Hanoi, Vietnam's vibrant capital and check into your hotel. This city's history is tied to French colonialism - its architecture, cuisine and local culture still bear evidence of the French influence
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Full Day in Hanoi

Spend the day at leisure discovering all of the delights of Hanoi independently, or join the optional full day tour of Hanoi City and Water Puppet Show with Lunch. Embark on a city tour of Hanoi that includes a cyclo ride around the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi. The cyclo is a very common mode of transportation in Vietnam. Visit the Ho Chi Minh historic complex, and walk through its grounds to view the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (where the late president's embalmed body is displayed), the Presidential Palace, House on Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Afterward, learn the craft of Vietnamese cooking! Visit the local market with a Chef, followed by a private cooking class. Sample and savour your personally cooked lunch. In the afternoon, visit Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi's most visited temple and one of the city's Tube Houses, a tall dwelling with narrow frontage, to see first-hand how residents once lived. Later, attend a performance of the world-famous Water Puppet Show, accompanied by a traditional Vietnamese orchestra and Cheo (a form of opera). The show depicts a series of ancient Vietnamese folktales, acted out by puppets over a pool of water. Tonight, join you Tour Manager and newfound friends for a Farewell Reception
Optional: Full Day Hanoi City Tour and Water Puppet Show with Lunch
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast


Depart Hanoi, Vietnam

Check out this morning and make your own way to the airport if you're flying out today.
Meals: Breakfast

More about Vietnam

Vietnam is on the eastern edge of Indochina and borders China to the north, Cambodia and Laos to the west. One of the first things you'll notice about this Southeast Asian country is that despite its tumultuous history, it's a land of very welcoming people that has a strong, rich and uniquely Vietnamese culture. Stunning beaches, beautiful pagodas and palaces, lush mountain landscapes and bustling cities are all part of its charm. Travellers will often argue over whether they love Ho Chi Minh City of Hanoi more, because both are such wonderful cities to explore. Wandering the ancient streets of World Heritage-list Hoi An is a highlight and cruising Halong Bay lives up to the hype of the guide books. Also, make sure you come with plenty of space in your suitcase, because the shopping is some of the best in the world!
This Vietnam coach tour gets the double thumbs up for value. Join the tour in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the ease of group travel as your journey heads north to Halong Bay and the capital city of Hanoi. Knowledgeable local guides look after you all the way and there's plenty of time to explore at you own pace on this exciting introduction to Vietnam!

My Travel Experience Review

4.4out of 5
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This Vietnam tour has the ideal balance of included activities, optional tours and free time. In addition to the great accommodation, the tour includes daily breakfasts and one lunch.

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Tour departures

This tour departs on select Thursdays in 2024 and 2025.

Prices can vary, depending on your travel date.

Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current rates.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is a guide only and will be confirmed by our office.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of your flight details and check-in times when your booking is confirmed.

Is this trip right for you?

This 'Value' program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customisation. The program is minimally active, unless all optional tours are selected. If so, this moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. The pace is moderate, however the majority is over uneven surfaces, stairs and steps.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

Safe travel requirements:
International regulations are constantly changing as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Local authorities, as well as airlines and cruise companies, may have requirements in place, such as vaccination status, testing and wearing masks. We recommend you check conditions in advance and again before departure. If you're transiting through other destinations during your trip, check on any local requirements at each transit destination and confirm any specific requirements for onward travel with your airline.

Only get tested through verified official testing centres. Scammers are taking advantage of travellers by charging for fake tests. If you're unsure where to get tested, contact the local health authority for advice.

Guidelines are subject to change and the enforcement of certain measures (i.e. vaccination status, covid testing, social distancing, mask-wearing etc.) can vary in different regions. It's your responsibility to check with local health authorities  and verify that you are eligible to travel at the time of booking.

How to make a booking:

The tour deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Published price was correct as of 3 April 2024. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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